Since Genshin Impact's latest element, Dendro, was introduced, the game has changed drastically. Players now have various reactions they can do, thanks to the Dendro element. Dendro has allowed new reactions such as Bloom, Burgeon, Burning, and Hyperbloom to defeat even the strongest enemies easily.
The best thing about the Dendro reactions and teams is that they are relatively easier to build than your average melt, vape, or freeze teams, as they require a fair bit of min-maxing. In your regular teams, you need to focus on stacking as much crit damage and crit rate as possible to get the most damage out of your main DPS, while the supports need to have at least a 50/100 crit rate to crit damage ratio. The RNG element, when farming the domains for these artifacts do not make it any better.
However, with Dendro teams, you mostly need to focus on stacking as much Elemental Mastery (EM) as possible on the main DPS of your team. The main DPS in Dendro reaction teams is the one who procs the reactions. One of the strongest teams to come out of the Dendro element is the Hyperbloom team. The Hyperbloom reaction has quickly taken over Genshin Impact cause of how easy it is to build the characters and get massive damage out of your teams.
How does Hyperbloom work? When you apply Dendro to the target followed by Hydro element, it produces a Dendro Core. A single Dendro Core can be activated using Electro to cause a Hyperbloom reaction and shoot into enemies dealing huge damage. The Electro character you use in your Hyperbloom team must be built with as much EM as possible.
Here you can ignore the crit rate and damage as the damage increases based on how much EM you have on your Electro character. Your ideal goal is to have 800+ EM. You can expect upward of 20k damage per Dendro Core. We will get more into the builds below.
Best Hyperbloom Team
Let's talk about the team. Hyperbloom is extremely F2P friendly and can be created with several characters. However, having the Dendro Archon, Nahida, will elevate your team to a new level. First, let's talk about the premium Hyperbloom team consisting of Nahida, Yelan, Xingqui, and Kuki Shinobu. This team has much going on here, so let's break it down.
Nahida being the Dendro Archon, is the best Dendro applicator and support.
What makes Nahida amazing is that her skill can be used to enter aiming mode, capture up to 8 enemies in her sight, and apply a long-lasting Dendro mark on them. This mark lasts until Nahida's Dendro mark has caused at least six reactions, also known as Tri-Karma Purification.
This makes it easier for players to cause Dendro reactions as they won't have to rely on field-dependent Dendro bursts as the enemies keep moving around, especially in the Spiral Abyss. Characters like the Dendro Traveler and Collei are examples of a field-dependant Dendro burst. They're good F2P options but not the best for a strong Hyperbloom team.
The best artifact for Nahida as a support is a 4-piece Deepwood Memories set from the Spire of Solitary Enlightenment domain right by the Chasm. The main stat you must focus on is EM, since Nahida scales off of EM. Try to aim for at least 1,000 EM if she is pure support, but if you're also focusing on her damage and trying to fit in crit rate and crit damage, then go for at least 700-800 EM.
Try to get the most EM sub-stats on the flower and the plume. The sands, goblets, and circlet should all have EM main stat. We go with a 4-piece Deepwood Memories set because the 2-piece set gives a 15% more Dendro damage bonus, and the 4-piece decreases Dendro resistance by 30% after the bearer of the artifact set hits the opponent with a skill or a burst. Nahida's skill always hits the opponents and continuously decreases resistance as the Dendro mark procs reactions. This also allows for increased Hyperbloom damage.
Nahida can use a lot of weapons that have EM as the main stat. The best weapon for Nahida is, of course, her five-star signature weapon, A Thousand Floating Dreams, but if you have the 4-star Sacrificial Fragments, then that would also work perfectly fine. Wandering Evenstar is also a decent four-star option, but Sacrificial Fragments is the Best in Slot (BiS) for F2P players and premium players alike.
For Nahida, prioritize her skill and burst. Later, you can upgrade her normal attack as well. But the priority should be her skill and burst.
While Yelan is called a Hydro support, she is nothing short of a main DPS herself. Her personal damage, along with her Hydro application, is excellent. Yelan is here to apply the Hydro element on the Dendro-marked enemies to produce the Dendro Cores while she also damages enemies. Yelan's burst allows her to provide damage and Hydro application off-field without needing her on-field. This is extremely valuable because you can always switch to Nahida and have her on-field to attack enemies for more Dendro applications, as her normal attacks are Dendro-infused.
The best artifact set for her is the Emblem of Severed Fates, obtained from the Momiji-Dyed Court domain in Inazuma. The 2-piece Emblem set provides 20% more Energy Recharge, and the 4-piece set increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained in this way.
The main stats to focus on include HP, Crit Rate, Crit Damage, and Hydro DMG. For the flower and the plume, focus on getting HP%/HP, Crit Rate, or Crit Damage (depending on what's less). And for the sands, go with HP% while focusing on having Crit rate and Crit damage as substats.
For the goblet, go with Hydro Damage Bonus with Crit Rate and Crit Damage as the substat focus. Finally, the circlet can either be Crit Rate or Crit Damage with HP/HP% sub stats, depending on your need. Aim for at least 60/180 Crit Rate to Crit Damage ratio. The rest of the numbers should go to the Energy Recharge stat as her burst is the main off-field Hydro applicator and damage dealer.
Yelan's BiS is her signature weapon, the five-star Aqua Simulacra. However, Yelan being a five-star character, got plenty of F2P options where she works really well with four-star weapons as well.
If you don't have her signature weapon, you can go for Favonius Warbow, which is probably her best F2P option.
Yelan's Constellation 1 (C1) allows you to use her skill twice. This can also be achieved if you use the Sacrificial Bow on her.
Prioritize upgrading Yelan's burst and then her skill.
Ever since his release, Xingqui has been one of the most overpowered four-star characters in the game. He is still, to this day, used in several team comps to beat the Spiral Abyss. Xingqui is a Hydro four-star unit, as many of you already know, and provides a little bit of healing and allows you to deal with off-field Hydro damage similar to Yelan.
For Xingqui, you must focus on giving him at least a 50% Crit Rate and 100% Crit Damage with over 200% Energy Recharge. As for his artifact set, since his damage comes from his burst and he needs adequate Energy Recharge for a smooth rotation, you should give him a 4-piece Emblem of Severed Fate set.
For the flower and the plume, focus on getting Atk%, Energy Recharge, Crit Rate, and Crit Damage substats. Give Xingqui an Atk% sand piece while focusing on getting more Crit Rate, Crit Damage, and Energy Recharge as substats, depending on what you need more of. For the goblet, do the same but get a Hydro Damage Bonus main stat goblet. Finally, opt for either a Crit Rate or Crit Damage main stat piece for the circlet with the former stats as the substat priority.
You don't need to worry about getting any five-star weapons for Xingqui, as he works best with four-star weapons such as the Sacrificial Sword. Sacrificial Sword is arguably the best sword for him in the game. It allows you to use his skill twice and refill his burst in two skill uses when you have over 200% Energy Recharge. This further helps in a smooth rotation.
The more refinements you get on this weapon, the better it becomes. If you don't have the Sacrificial Sword, you can give him the Favonius Sword.
Prioritize upgrading Xingqui's burst and then skill.
Finally, let's talk about our main damage dealer, Kuki Shinobu. When Kuki was released before the release of Dendro Element, everyone underestimated her. But, ever since the release of Dendro, Kuki has been one of the top choices for the Spiral Abyss and in-game in general.
Since you only use her skill to activate the cores, you don't have to worry about any Crit Rate, Crit Damage, or Energy Recharge for her. All you need is EM on her. You must get as much EM on her as possible.
There are several artifacts sets that Kuki can make use of. This includes the Gilded Dreams and her BiS, the Flower of Paradise. We highly recommend going with a 4-piece Flower of Paradise set as the 2-piece set bonus gives an additional 80 EM, and the 4-piece set bonus increases your Hyperbloom damage by 40%. Additionally, if the equipping character triggers Dendro reactions such as Hyperbloom (in this case), the damage is increased by an additional 25% and can stack up to 4 times. So, you can imagine how overpowered this is.
For the flower and the plume, look for EM substats. And for the sands, goblet, and circlet, aim for EM as the main stat. The rest of the stats do not matter that much. However, if you get HP/HP% substat, prioritize those pieces over the ones without them. This is because her healing efficiency scales off of her HP. But the best part about Kuki is that her healing is also increased by 75% of her EM, and her damage dealt is increased by 25% of her EM, thanks to her A4 passive.
This means even if you are stacking EM on her, she will still heal well while dealing lots of damage. You can expect around 3k heals per tick of her skill with over 900 EM. You need to aim for at least 850-900+ EM on Kuki for her to deal a lot of damage.
Kuki Shinobu has a lot of good options. Any weapon with EM stat is good for her. It is just a matter of choosing the one with the most base EM and the one you currently own. The most readily available weapon is the craftable Iron Sting four-star from the Mondstadt blacksmith.
If you own the event-exclusive Toukabou Shigure sword, that is also an excellent choice for her.
If you have none of the above or don't want to go through the trouble of crafting the Iron Sting, there is also a three-star sword called the Dark Iron Sword, which you can get from a vendor named Chen the Sharp in Liyue Harbor.
For Kuki, focus on upgrading her skill.
The team rotation is very easy and leaves a lot of room for error since you won't be running out of energy if you've followed this guide to the tee. The rotation goes as follows:
- Apply Nahida's skill to the enemies.
- Use Nahida's burst.
- Use Yelan's burst.
- Use Xingqui's burst.
- Use Kuki's skill.
Once all these are carried out, switch to Nahida and use Nahida's normal to attack enemies and generate Dendro Cores, as Kuki's skill will activate them for a Hyperbloom reaction. The cores will be generated thanks to the Hydro application from both Yelan and Xingqui. When you use a normal attack, Yelan and Xingqui's activated burst deals Hydro damage. You can alternate between Yelan and Nahida to balance out the Hydro and Dendro applications to produce more Dendro Cores.
Another good thing here is that having two Hydro units in a team provides a Hydro resonance buff. This increases your character's max HP by 25%.
If you don't have Nahida and Yelan, you can try out a different team that will result in massive damage but will cause you to be within a specific area of effect. This team consists of Xingqui as the Hydro applicator and sub-dps, Collei and Dendro Traveler as the Dendro applicators, and Kuki as the Hyperbloom reaction activator.
The rotation here is quite simple. First, use the Dendro Traveler's burst, followed by Xingqui's burst and skill. Then switch to Collei and use her burst. Finally, switch to Kuki and use her skill. Now, use any one of the characters and spam your normal attack to generate as many cores as possible for Kuki to proc the Hyperbloom reaction.
Here, having two Dendro units also gives a Dendro resonance buff which increases everyone's EM by 50. The EM will increase by an additional 30 points upon triggering any one of the Dendro reactions, and here we are constantly causing the Hyperbloom reaction to occur.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best Genshin Impact team?
The best Genshin Impact team can be quite subjective and depends on your playstyle, preferences, and specific situations. While there's no definitive answer, remember to consider your main DPS character, sub DPS characters, support characters, and the elemental resonance and reactions. The synergy between your characters is key!
I can’t join my friend's world in Genshin Impact.
If you're having trouble joining your friend's world, a few things might be the issue. It could be that your friend's world level is higher than yours, their world is full or co-op mode is disabled, or you are on different servers or regions. You can check all these things in the Paimon menu. Just remember that if you change servers, your progress and data will reset for that server.