Wuthering Waves Guide for the Elemental Reaction System

2023-01-25

Welcome to the mysterious and treacherous world of Wuthering Waves. As you embark on your journey through this dark and foreboding realm, it's important to be well-versed in the intricacies of the Elemental Reaction System, which lies at the heart of the combat system in this game.

Wuthering Waves Guide for the Elemental Reaction System

Though the wuthering waves release date has yet to be confirmed, whispers on the Wind suggest that it may be coming sooner than we expected. With that in mind, we thought it is wise to prepare you for one of the most crucial aspects of the game. For those unfamiliar with Wuthering Waves, it is an open-world RPG that combines elements of Genshin Impact and Tower of Fantasy but with a far more ominous and perilous twist. 

You'll have the opportunity to play as either a male or female character and will be able to add two more characters to explore the world and take on a wide variety of content. Each character possesses unique abilities, and many of their attacks are imbued with elemental powers, and you can take advantage of these elements' reactions when you are in the thick of Wuthering Waves Combat. To play the game like a pro with easy controls and to enjoy it with better graphics, play Wuthering Waves on PC with LDPlayer. Let's start. 

Wuthering Waves Elemental Reaction System

The first thing you should know about the Elemental Reaction System is you will not be able to spam it like similar games like this; this system will be most advantageous when you are fighting with a lot of enemies or an enemy that has a high HP point. 

This is because if you want to activate an Elemental Reaction, first, you have to attack with one element until you fill one of the three circles located near the left side of your Exp bar. When it is active, you will see a glowing ring around the circle; then, you have to change into the next element you want to activate the reaction with. 

Elemental Priority

The next key thing to understand about this system is the priority of the elements. Dark element has the highest priority, meaning it will override any other elemental reaction if it is used as the primary or secondary element in an elemental reaction chain. Ice element, on the other hand, has the lowest priority and will be overridden by other elements.

Wuthering Waves Elemental Reaction System

It's also important to note that the same elements do not react with each other. This means that using two fire abilities in succession will not create an elemental reaction. Instead, you will need to use different elements in order to activate the elemental reaction system.

The order in which the elements are used also does not matter. Using the dark element first and then using the ice element will have the same effect as using the ice element first and then using the dark element. This means that you can choose any element as the primary or secondary element in an elemental reaction chain.

For example, if you have a fire hero that can fill up the element bubble faster, then you can start attacking with the fire element to fill up the bubble and then switch to Light or any other element you want to activate that elemental reaction with. In this way, you can choose the element that best suits your playstyle and the situation you are in.

Wuthering Waves Elements and Their Reactions

The Wuthering Waves has six elements: Dark, Light, Wind, Lightning, Fire, and ice. When they react to each other, you will get many benefits, so let's see what they are. 

Dark Element

Dark reacts with every element, and when you activate dark elemental reaction, you will do dark + the other element damage and reduce the enemy resistance to the second element (single target).

  • Lightning Erosion (Dark+Lightning): Cause Lightning and Dark damage and reduces enemy resistance to lightning by 30% for ten seconds. 

  • Fire Erosion (Dark+Fire): Causes Fire and Dark damage and reduces enemy resistance to Fire by 30% for ten seconds. 

  • Ice Erosion (Dark+Ice): Causes Ice and Dark damage and reduces enemy resistance to Ice by 30% for ten seconds. 

  • Light Erosion (Dark+Light): Causes Light and Dark damage and reduces enemy resistance to Light by 30% for ten seconds. 

  • Wind Erosion (Dark+Wind): Causes Wind and Dark damage and reduces enemy resistance to Wind by 30% for ten seconds. 

Light Element

Same as the dark element reaction; when elements react with the Light element, it reduces the resistance of the second element. But resistance reduction is 10% more than the dark, and triggering this reaction will stop time (area of effect). The only downside to this reaction is it only lasts for three seconds. These reactions will be perfect if you have time to do a lot of damage from one element in a short amount of time.

  • Wind Domain (Light+Wind): Time stops within the range and reduces enemy wind resistance within the area by 40% for three seconds. 

  • Lightning Domain (Light+Lightning): Time stops within the range and reduces enemy Lightning resistance within the area by 40% for three seconds. 

  • Ice Domain (Light+Ice): Time stops within the range and reduces enemy Ice resistance within the area by 40% for three seconds. 

  • Ice Domain (Light+Ice): Time stops within the range and reduces enemy Ice resistance within the area by 40% for three seconds. 

  • Fire Domain (Light+Fire): Time stops within the range and reduces enemy Fire resistance within the area by 40% for three seconds. 

Wind Element

Wind Element

The Wind element reacts with Lightning, Fire, and Ice gives you different effects; all the wind reactions pull enemies into the center of the reaction and give different results according to the element it reacted with. 

  • Lightning Array (Wind+Lightning): Gather monsters in the area and cause lightning damage. It will also raise your armor and increase your audio bar. 

  • Fire Array (Wind+Fire): Gather monsters in the area and cause Fire and wind damage, then mark the target and place a five-second damage over time effect that deals fire damage on the target.

  • Ice Array(Wind+Ice): Gather monsters in the area and cause ice and wind area damage and freeze any target injured by the attack. 

High Damage Elemental Reactions

Other than the above elemental reactions, in Wuthering Waves, there are three elemental reactions that give you high damage output. They can be used in situations you purely desire high DPS. Following are the ways you can do that. 

  • Fire Damage (Lighting+Fire): Deals a high amount of Fire and lightning damage. 

  • Ice Damage (Lightning+Ice): Deals a high amount of Ice and Lightning damage. 

  • Frigid (Fire+Ice): Deal massive amounts of Fire and ice damage. This is the highest damage output elemental reaction. 

How Could You Use the This System

We hope by now you have a clear understanding of what the elemental reaction system is and how you can trigger them in your wuthering waves gameplay. But how you can use it is a topic on its own, and we thought it would be best to give you some Wuthering Waves tips on elemental reaction systems before we end this guide.

How Could You Use the This System

First, to benefit from the elemental reaction system, you have to choose Wuthering Waves characters that fall into three elements. If you want High DPS in a short amount of time with some breathing room, the best combination you can make is a LIght character + an Ice character + a Fire character. 

When using this team composition, you first attack with Light and once build up the Light element and set it off with Fire or Ice. Let's say you activate it with Fire, then you keep attacking the enemies with your fire character and build up the fire element and then switch to the Ice element to activate it. By then, your light element cooldown may have passed, and you can start from the top. If you don't care about the CC effect and only need the DPS, then you can swap the Light skill with the Dark element. 

The speed of building up an element depends on how many times you attack the enemy; with the best android emulator, LDPlayer's Keyboard Mapping Feature, you can do that easily. All you have to do is drag the "simulate Continues multiple touch" option onto your attack button and press and hold the key. It will help you to fill up the bubble faster than you would with your fingers. 

Then the next advantage you can have is you can make a Keyboard Macro Command to change between characters with a single button press in the order of the elemental reaction. This way, you don't have to pay attention to the character you are going to change into next; you can attack, fill up the bubble quickly, change the character and continue with ease. 

Conclusion

Through this Elemental Reaction System guide for the Wuthering Waves beginners , we have shown you how the elemental reaction system works and some Wuthering Waves tips on using them. Now it is time for us to end this guide; thanks for reading and have a nice day.

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