Genshin Impact Dendro: All Reactions Explained

Here is how all Dendro Reactions work in Genshin Impact.

In Genshin Impact, you can use Dendro to cause several reactions with the different elements. Thus it makes the characters of this element an excellent addition to your team. This is especially true if the best characters on your team are of the Pyro, Hydro, or Electro elements. So here are all the Dendro Reactions explained for Genshin Impact and how you can use them effectively.

Genshin Impact All Dendro Reactions Explained

how dendro reactions work in genshin impact

Dendro has a total of three reactions that can take place with the help of Pyro, Hydro, and Electro elements. It sadly doesn’t do anything with Geo, Cryo, Anemo, or itself. Here are the Reactions:

  • Burning
  • Bloom
  • Catalyze / Quicken

This is how each of these reactions work and how you can use them to your advantage.



Burning is the reaction you get when you hit a target with a Pyro attack and follow it up with a Dendro attack or vice versa. Once the target is inflicted by both elements it will trigger an AoE Pyro damage in a radius of 1M.

This reaction also applies the Burning aura to the target. And this aura is made up of both Pyro and Dendro auras, so once one of them depletes, the burning aura ends. A thing to remember here is during Burning the Dendro aura gets consumed a lot faster than the Pyro aura.

Bloom – Dendro Reactions Explained for Genshin Impact


This reaction is a bit more powerful than Burning and even has two sub-reactions.

You can trigger Bloom by inflicting a target with Hydro and Dendro. It doesn’t matter which elemental damage you hit your target with first as long as you hit them with both of these elements.

Bloom produces a Dendro Core. This core will explode after 6 seconds of spawning and will deal AoE Dendro damage to both enemies and players within 5M of its range. You cannot have more than 5 Dendro Cores on the field at the same time. In a situation where you manage to produce 6 of them the oldest Dendro core explodes immediately. But what makes Dendro Cores interesting are their abilities to react with other elements.

You can inflict a Dendro Core with Pyro or Electro to produce further sub reactions, these reactions are:

  • Burgeon: Inflict Pyro on a Dendro Core and it will deal increased AoE Dendro DMG to both, the players and the enemies within its radius.
  • Hyperbloom: Inflict Electro on a Dendro Core and it will turn the core into a Sprawling shot. These home in on the enemies and inflict AoE Dendro damage to both the enemies and the players in its 1M radius.

Catalyze / Quicken


Catalyze is better explained as a group of reactions rather than a reaction in itself. You can inflict Catalyze on your target by inflicting them with the elements Electro and Dendro and then further attacking them with either Electro, Dendro, Pyro, or Hydro. You can inflict Electro and Dendro attacks in your order of choice. These allow you to cause Quicken, Aggravate, or Spread.

  • Quicken: Quicken is the Aura you inflict by attacking your target with both Electro and Dendro elements. Next, you can follow up by attacking your target with Hydro or Pyro damage. This will allow you to cause the target to get affected by Burning or Bloom.
  • Aggravate: While the target is in the Quicken state attack them with an Electro attack. This reaction will give the attack a Flat Damage Bonus.
  • Spread: Similar to Aggravate, while the target is in the Quicken state you have to attack them again but this time with a Dendro attack. This reaction also gives the attack a Flat Damage Bonus.

That covers this guide on how all Dendro reactions work in Genshin Impact. If you do plan to try out these reactions then check out our guides on the best build for both Dendro characters, Tighnari and Collei. And if you need help on Sumeru or other topics of this game then check out our Genshin Impact guides.