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As you know that every character in Genshin Impact has a different element. One of the elements is Cryo. What kind of element is it? What characters do have this element? You need to know about it. After you read this, you will get a lot of information about Cryo in this article.

What is Cryo?

In Genshin Impact, Cryo is one of the elements. The associated Archon of this element is the Tsaritsa whose domain is Snezhnaya. The associated gem is Shivada Jade and the elemental reactions are Electro, Pyro and Hydro.

Cryo elements

The status effect of this element is Cold. It is the status effect which can reduce character movement speed and attack speed. In the Cold status, the overall speed including Movement speed and Attack speed will decrease 15%.

The Elemental Resonance of Cryo

If there are two Cryo characters in your team, the result of the elemental resonance will be like this:

  • Shattering Ice. It is affected by Electro for 40% less time. It can increase crit rate against opponents which are frozen or affected by Cryo by 15%.

The Elemental Reactions of Cryo

As we have explained earlier that Cryo has elemental reactions with some elements including Electro, Pyro and Hydro. You can see the explanation in more detail below.

  • Electro: Superconduct


It can deal AoE Cryo DMG and reduce the Physical DMG resistance of the target by -50%. The amount of targets which are hit by Superconduct will give an effect to how much damage it does. Let say that it hits a single enemy, so it will only hit once. If the AoE of Superconduct can hit 5 opponents, it will strike those 5 opponents 5 times each.

  • Hydro: Frozen


It can freeze the target. If you hit the frozen target by a claymore, a plunge attack or geo DMG, it will cause Shattered. Additional Physical DMG will be dealt by Shattering a frozen target.

  • Pyro: Melt


When a Cryo attack triggers the reaction, it can deal x1.5 Cryo DMG.


Cryo Playable Characters

In Genshin Impact, there are some playable characters whose element is Cryo. Who are they? They are listed below.



This playable character is a male and its rarity is 4 stars. The weapon that he uses is Claymore and his nation is Liyue. His birthday is on September 7th and the constellation is Nubis Caesor. In the game, you can see that this character has light blue hair reaching his ears. He also has pale skin and ice blue cat slit eyes. He wears a symmetrical white hooded jacket and under his jacket, he wears a blue shirt as well. Around his right wrist and right ankle, he wears bandages.

Personally, he is positive and honorable and he is a man who has a passion for sweets. Usually, he is very stoic and calm. However, sometimes he heats up and his congenital positivity makes him get into a nearly manic state and also it makes him become illogical, friendly and excitable where he usually causes extreme chaos.

With his greatsword, Chongyun strikes the ground. It causes a Cryo explosion in a circular AoE in front of him that deals Cryo DMG. After a short delay, the cold air which is made by the Cryo explosion will be united into a Chongyun Frost Field. It will make all sword, claymore and polearm-wielding characters’ weapons will be infused with Cryo.



Diona is a female character. Her rarity is 4 stars and her weapon is bow. Her birthday is on January 18th and her constellation is Feles. Mondstadt is her nation and Definitely Not Bar Food is her special dish. This character is small and has fair skin. Her hair is short pink and part of her hair is pulled into a stiff pigtail at the front of her head. On her head, she has pink, black and white cat ears.

According to her father, Diona is in a rebellious phase. Diona wants to destroy the Mondstadt wine industry, but she has a magic touch that can make all her drinks delicious.

She can fire an Icy Paw that causes Cryo DMG to enemies and form a shield on hit. The DMG absorption scales of the shield based on the Max HP of Diona. Its duration decreases the number of Icy Paws that hit the target.



Ganyu is another Cryo character in Genshin Impact. The rarity of this character is 5 stars and her weapon is bow. Her constellation is Sinae Unicornis and her nation is Liyue. Her birthday is on December 2nd and this character was released on January 12th, 2021.

Ganyu is usually very quiet. Besides, she is also reserved. However, Xiangling and her father note that when Ganyu visits Wanmin Restaurant, she always eats vegetarian dishes in small quantities.

Ganyu is a half-human, half-adeptus hybrid so that she has characteristics of both regular people and features which can only be found in the gods. Celestial Shower which is her talent can give a 20% Cryo DMG Bonus to active members in the AoE.



Kaeya is a male and the rarity of this character is 4 stars. His weapon is a sword and his constellation is Pavo Ocellus. This character is a confident and charming guy. Sometimes, he is seen as overly laid-back. Often, he uses his charm to get information on the people around him.

Physically, Kaeya has tan skin and blue lilac eyes. His hair is dark turquoise that he keeps short with a long rat tail. He wears an eyepatch over his right eye. One of his talents is Frostgnaw and it can unleash a frigid blast where it deals Cryo DMG to enemies in front of Kaeya.



The rarity of this character is 5 stars and the nation is Liyue. Qiqi is a female and she is quiet. However, she is polite when she deals with customers at the pharmacy. Qiqi has light purple hair. It reaches her shoulders at the sides. Her skin is pale and she has magenta eyes. Adeptus Art: Preserver of Fortune is one of her talents. She releases the adeptus power which is closed in her body. It marks nearby enemies with a Fortune-Preserving Talisman that deals Cryo DMG.

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