Genshin Impact has a large and vast world to explore; and exploring is a very important concept of the game. For instance, it can lead to treasure chests, ingredients to farm, enemy spawns, and random quests. Although exploring the world can be overwhelming, players can use elemental sight to make it easier.
What is elemental sight in Genshin Impact?
Elemental sight is a great exploration utility in Genshin Impact. This ability allows players to see objects that can be interacted with, based on the highlighted color. From secrets to ingredients, and enemies, this guide will help players give a deeper understanding of elemental sight in Genshin Impact.
To use elemental sight, players can press the UI button (on mobile), holding the middle mouse button on PC, or the left bumper + Dpad on the controller. Furthermore, when casting elemental sight, there will be a white line that traces the distance of how far the sight reaches.
In addition, elemental sight can grant players vision of elemental trails. Elemental trails can lead to resources, treasures chests, and other objects. For example, a great use of elemental sight is by activating it next to a Seelie statue. This will bring up an elemental trail and lead players in the general direction of where the Seelie is.
Elemental sight can also be used in various ways. It can highlight rocks that can be destroyed, highlight footsteps during quests, and NPCs. Although elemental sight is a great utility if the player moves while elemental sight is activated then it will deactivate. Players can activate elemental sight while moving. However, it will only be activated for a short period of time.
In spite of the short activation, using elemental sight during battle is a great tool. Moving and fighting is a reason why elemental sight has a short activation. This utility will give players an upper hand during combat.
Highlighted objects and enemies from elemental sight
When objects or enemies are inflicted by an element, they will be highlighted in a certain color. Below is a table that will define what each color means. In addition, some but not all examples of objects and enemies are listed below.
Grass, Dendro Vines/Slimes/Samachurl
Dandelions, Anemo Slime
Pyro Abyss Mage, Slime, Ruins Torch
Any object /enemy that has been rained on or stepped into water, Hydro Abyss Mage
Electro Crystals, Fauti Electro Cicin Mage
Cryo Flowers, Frostorm Lawachurl
all Ores such as Iron, Cor Lapis, etc.
Interactable NPCs, treasure chests, objects or enemies not affected by an element yet
If players aren’t too sure what element to use against certain enemies, elemental sight will grant them an advantage in order to exploit the enemies’ weaknesses. Understanding the colors can let players adapt during battle. Below is an example of utilizing elemental sight against enemies and objects.
In this instance, the enemy is inflicted with electro (purple) due to being previously inflicted with hydro (blue). In conclusion, players will know what elemental reaction to deal damage with or to avoid.