Genshin Impact Elements have a far-reaching impact on gameplay apart from just determining the damage type and adding variations to attacks. The Genshin Impact Pyro Element, for example, is also a whole classification of characters which, apart from determining their place in the gameplay, also implies their personalities and behavior.
Hence, you can also treat Genshin Impact Elements like a Myers & Briggs personality test for the game’s characters.
To also warm yourself up for the game and its Pyro characters, here’s a guide explaining the particulars of the Genshin Impact Pyro Element and just about anything connected to it.
What is the Pyro Element & Pyro Damage in Genshin Impact?
It’s fire damage.
Well, to be more precise, Genshin Impact’s Pyro Element is one of the seven Elements in the game, which also acts as one of its numerous damage types.
It’s associated with the color red, and the icon is self-explanatory enough. It’s inherently an offense-based Element and classification in Genshin Impact.
The Genshin Impact Pyro Element is home to some of the most energetic and passionate characters in the game. We have characters like Hu Tao, Bennett, Klee, Xiangling, Dehya, and even Diluc (who moonlights as a crime fighter at night); they are all brimming with passion no matter how they try to hide it.
Passion and willpower are likely what the Pyro Element represents and how the Pyro Archon chose to bestow the Visions on these characters. Their passionate demeanor and ambitions have led to the Pyro gods recognizing their potential.
As for the god who keeps giving out Pyro Visions like candy to anyone with enough fiery and burning passion, that would be Murata from Natlan, the nation established by the Pyro Archons of the past.
She’s more commonly known as the God of War and the Lady of Fire, and you can see how she has something in common with all the Genshin Impact Pyro characters. She hasn’t been officially revealed, however, as Natlan will likely not be released until 2024 or so.
Regardless, most of the current (or even the upcoming) Genshin Impact Pyro characters have Murata to thank for their Visions and their firepower.
How Does Pyro Work In Genshin Impact?
It burns, it melts, it vaporizes, among the few interactions associated with Pyro damage.
Pyro damage is still considered one of the most effective catalyzers for the most potent Genshin Impact Elemental Reactions.
On its own, however, Pyro Damage is still a capable though somewhat chaotic source of damage since it can burn grass and trigger a mini wildfire.
Pyro Elemental Reactions
Any character or enemy hit with Pyro damage will apply the Pyro status, which doesn’t inherently do anything on its own but allows for Pyro reactions Vaporized, Melt, Overloaded, Burning, and Burgeon.
- Vaporized (when combined with Hydro) – Deals 1.5x Pyro DMG if triggered by Pyro.
- Melt (when combined with Cryo – Deals 2x Pyro DMG if triggered by Pyro.
- Overloaded (when combined with Electro) – Area Pyro DMG explosion that knocks back enemies.
- Burning (when combined with Dendro) – Deals Pyro DMG over time.
- Burgeon (when combined Dendro Cores) – Deals area Dendro DMG.
Vaporized and Melt are the two most popular Pyro Element interactions in the game due to their straightforward damage multipliers.
Pyro Elemental Resonance
Additionally, you can pair two Pyro Element characters in a team to achieve Pyro Resonance which has the following effects:
- Fervent Flames: Affected by Cryo for 40% less time. Increases ATK by 25%.
This is considered one of the most appealing Elemental Resonance effects in the game due to its raw ATK increase, fitting for the Pyro Element and its focus on offense.
Pyro Artifact Set
It’s just set for this one since there’s only one artifact set in Genshin Impact that focuses on Pyro DMG, and that would be the Crimson Witch of Flames. Funny enough, it seems to have been inspired by a certain Konosuba fire wizard character with a propensity for explosions.
In any case, you can find the Crimson Witch of Flames in the Hidden Palace of Zhou Formula Domain in Wuwang Hill, Liyue.
It gives its wielders the following stats and bonuses:
- 2-Piece: Pyro DMG Bonus +15%.
- 4-Piece: Increases Overloaded, Burning, and Burgeon DMG by 40%. Increases Vaporize and Melt DMG by 15%. Using an Elemental Skill increases 2-Piece Set effects by 50% for 10s. Max 3 stacks.
Almost all the Pyro characters will find this as their ideal set– at least the ones that assume the role of main damage dealers, such as Diluc, Klee, Yoimiya, Xiangling, Amber (lol), Hu Tao, and Yanfei.
Speaking of characters, here are the Pyro ones, all 11 of them.
Pyro Characters in Genshin Impact
Pyro characters make up a big chunk of Genshin Impact’s current roster, and there’s bound to be more of them as Genshin Impact adds more content, especially once the game draws closer to introducing Natlan.
At the moment, these are the Pyro characters starting with the 5-stars.
5-Star Pyro Characters
Hu Tao (5-star, Polearm)
Thanks to a rather intricate damage rotation, she’s still the top Pyro DPS in the game. As a main DPS, Hu Tao focuses on bursting down enemies while also dealing consistently high charge attack damage, assuming you set her up for a Vaporize reaction.
Yoimiya (5-star, Bow)
While Hu Tao mainly overpowers enemies with her charged attacks and her high burst damage, Yoimiya is all about frequent numbers and whittling down enemies with normal attacks that are infused with fire. The same tactic applies here as well, give her a Vaporize team.
Diluc (5-star, Claymore)
Dliuc has fallen off far as one of the top DPS in the game, but he’s still a good damage dealer with the right Vaporize setup (as always). He relies on a healthy balance of Pyro-infused normal attacks, Elemental Skill, and Elemental Burst, making gameplay quite easy.
Klee (5-star, Catalyst)
Klee, like all the previous hypercarry Pyro characters, will need a consistent Vaporize team. She also relies on charged attacks to inflict most of her damage.
Dehya (5-star, Claymore)
She’s one of the few main DPS characters in Genshin Impact that doesn’t rely on her Element for damage and is also one of the few Pyro characters that doesn’t need the Crimson Witch of Flames. Dehya scales off her HP stat.
4-Star Pyro Characters
Bennett (4-star, Sword)
The best boy. He’s a special case for Pyro. He’s still the best support in the game, thanks to his Elemental Burst that simultaneously heals and also boosts ATK, making him ideal for just about any team. Just don’t activate his C6 Constellation, or you’ll limit his usefulness to Pyro teams.
Xiangling (4-star, Polearm)
Xiangling is even better than Diluc and Klee despite being a 4-star character, and some players swear by her as Hu Tao’s equal in terms of damage output: same story here, Vaporize team.
Yanfei (4-star, Catalyst)
Yanfei functions mostly like a budget version of Klee where she also relies on her Elemental Burst and a mix of infused normal and charged attacks for maximum damage output. Don’t forget the Vaporize team.
Xinyan (4-star, Claymore)
Sadly, Xinyan isn’t that popular despite being a support class since her abilities are all over the place and lack the same harmony or synergy that’s present in most Genshin Impact characters. She’s still decent for any team though.
Thoma (4-star, Polearm)
Thoma is also rather unpopular since he’s also a support character despite being Pyro. Thoma, like Xiangling, will still be decent in niche teams that require some kind of secondary DPS, but even in that role, there are better alternatives.
Amber (4-star, Bow)
Amber still exists, by the way.
Great for lighting faraway torches.