Fear not, fellow Travelers, we'll soon be able to use the Genshin Impact Dendro element and harness the power of nature across Teyvat. Hoyoverse hasn't confirmed any details, but leaks and rumours heavily suggest that Dendro Visions will be coming with the big 3.0 update, which will also likely bring us the Sumeru region to explore. Here's everything we know about the new Genshin Impact element ahead of time.
New characters, to be releasing in upcoming banners, have been alleged to use Dendro, and after years of promising the next big elemental reaction for us to mess around with, there's likely quite a backlog of characters to release, ready to toss leaves around like a Bulbasaur. We only really know of the one right now, but Traveler is a sure-fire inclusion we can look at as well.
Genshin Impact is alive with activity, so why not check out our up-to-date tier list, codes page, and our page on everything update 2.8. We're also starting to look at the big Genshin Impact 3.0 update as well, which is likely to include everything we thought would arrive in the Genshin Impact 2.9 update originally expected toward the beginning of August.
When Is the Genshin Impact Dendro Element Release Date?
We can't say for certain, but Dendro users are likely to arrive with the Sumeru region, which is thought to release in Genshin Impact 3.0.
Although Dendro was originally expected to release before even the 2.0 update, it makes sense to save a new element - which will have a profound effect on gameplay - for a big new release.
Genshin Impact Dendro Characters
For now, no characters are confirmed as having Dendro visions. We know that the Traveler will be able to swap to Dendro just as they have Anemo in Mondstadt, Geo in Liyue, and Electro in Inazuma. Other than that, everything else is just rumour and speculation right now at best.
According to potential leaks, Baizhu of the Bubu Pharmacy in Liyue will be a newly playable Dendro character, and we're fully expecting them to be the first to release once the Dendro element finally surfaces.
Other leaks have named new characters coming to banners in the 3.0 update, including Collei, YaoYao, and Tighnari.
Collei has already appeared in the manga, and YaoYao has been in cutscenes and promotional artwork in the past. The weapon type (and vision) of these characters remains unknown, but we expect at least one of them to be another Dendro character you'll be able to pair up with Dendro Traveler or Baizhu.
Genshin Impact Dendro Reactions
|Dendro + Pyro||Burning||Target takes extra Pyro damage.|
|Dendro + Electro||Intensified||Buffs both Hydro and Dendro damage.|
|Dendro + Hydro||Overgrown||Seeds drop and turn into mushrooms, dealing Dendro AoE damage.|
Each of the seven elements in Genshin Impact has reactions with each other. For instance, Pyro used on a Cryo-inflicted target creates Melt, and Cryo over a Hydro-inflicted target creates Freeze.
As for how Dendro reacts, we've seen some reactions already thanks to the Samachurls and Slimes on the overworld.
So far there are three elements that do not have any reactions with Dendro: Cryo, Geo, and Anemo. This may change in future, but that remains to be seen. More reactions may be added with further Sumeru updates, like with Inazuma. If you haven't found all the collectibles there yet, check out our Genshin Impact Electroculus locations map for the details.