4 Best Elements Against to Wreck Anemo Enemies

Four winds or four weak points? The anemo element has many counters that will annihilate it if you can recognize - just bring elements you swirl with anemo!

Updated on Oct 03, 2023
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4 Best Elements Against to Wreck Anemo Enemies

About Anemo Element

Anemo characters are known for their Swirl reactions - the elemental reactions that occur when specific elements are applied together with anemo (Venti and Kaedehara Kazuha anyone?). Anemo characters usually depend on elemental mastery to provide more damage buffs for the team when they trigger elemental reactions, allowing you to wipe enemy hordes without breaking a sweat.

Anemo Hilichurl Rogue

Anemo-aligned enemies, vice-versa also suffer the same faith. An elemental shield that the anemo character may possess can be chipped away by using the appropriate elements and sufficient elemental mastery! The notable anemo enemies that you may face are:

  • Anemo Slimes
  • Anemo Hilichurl Rogue
  • Anemo Hypostasis
  • Eremite Galehunter
  • Eye of the Storm
  • and many more.

When facing anemo enemies, be wary of the other enemies that are present. The other elements that can react together with anemo may drastically increase the damage potential enemies may deal. This may need you to shape teams that provide some sustainability.

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The pyro element is a strong contender for the best element to go against anemo characters. In Genshin Impact, there are a couple of the best pyro DPS (Damage Per Second) characters that can easily shred enemies. These include the following characters:

  • Hutao - pyro-infused auto attacks
  • Yoimiya - pyro-infused auto attacks
  • Lyney - homing charged attacks

As long as your pyro characters can deal pyro damage, regardless if they are from an elemental burst or elemental skill, you should be able to deal with anemo enemies with no problem.

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The hydro element is another element that can react with the anemo element. Hydro is a popular choice to deal with anemo characters. Hydro characters can make it rain, providing hydro application for the base reaction for a freeze reaction - an easy solution to defeat enemies by keeping them still in position. Hydro characters that can utilize the anemo element present in anemo characters are:

  • Xingqiu - elemental burst
  • Yelan - elemental skill and elemental burst

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Ayaka Burst

Ice, ice baby~ Cryo is another common counterpart to hydro when dealing with anemo characters. As anemo enemies tend to be elusive and quick, utilizing freeze reactions to keep them still is favored by many players. Most cryo characters tend to be sufficient in dealing with anemo characters and providing cryo elemental damage, but these characters tend to stand out of the bunch:

  • Ayaka - cryo-infused auto attacks and elemental burst
  • Ganyu - elemental skill and elemental burst
  • Shenhe - elemental burst

The mentioned characters have the ability to apply cryo damage over a long period of time, allowing you to send your enemies into a winter wonderland. However, do note that most of the stronger cryo characters may require you to do some extra single and multi rolls to acquire them into your teams.

Also, the visual effects for cryo characters tend to be more extravagant for your computer to load, so if your computer is not strong enough, your Genshin Impact can freeze.

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Fry anemo enemies' circuits with the purple electro element! The electro element is yet another solution against defeating anemo enemies with elemental shields. With many strong electro characters as contenders, take a look at a few of the hottest characters that are recommended:

  • Raiden Shogun - elemental skill and elemental burst
  • Yae Miko - elemental skill and elemental burst
  • Fischl - elemental skill

Electro characters can dish out outstanding damage over pretty lengthy fights. As you will sometimes have to chase enemies, fortunately for you, the electro characters above have homing elemental skills, so sit back, take your popcorn, and watch the enemies perish.

If you are worrying that you do not have the appropriate characters, make sure you know just which characters you can get without wishes. They are enough to clear any content Genshin Impact has provided.

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