Genshin Impact is a world full of magic and elemental power, but this power does not come naturally to every citizen of Teyvat. Aside from Genshin Impact’s Traveler, most characters require a vision in order to harness the elements, with each vision dictating which element they control. But what exactly are visions? And how do wielders acquire them?
In our Genshin Impact visions guide, we take a look at these mysterious artefacts, what they mean, and the power they control. We’ll also go through all the different types of vision, which archon and nation they’re associated with, and which characters wield them. If you want a bit more guidance understanding the elements these visions represent, and the interactions between different elements in battle, be sure to check out our Genshin Impact elements guide.
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What is a Genshin Impact vision?
A vision is a gift bestowed upon specific people of Teyvat who are recognized by the gods. It gives them elemental powers based on the element of the vision they’re given, allowing them to use these powers in battle. Vision wielders are also known as allogenes, and carry their vision with them at all times – you can usually see them attached to their clothing. They take the form of glowing gems that radiate energy, boasting the symbol of the element they contain on their front.
Visions are considered to be indestructible, though when a vision wielder dies, they lose their color and become dull. This can be seen in the cutscene telling the tale of Genshin Impact’s Tomo.
Very little is currently known about both the origin of visions, and how they work. However, they’re considered to be conduits to elemental energy, allowing wielders to harness the power of said element. Archons don’t have a direct impact on whether a wielder is granted a vision, as they’re said to be bestowed by Celestia itself. Legend states that those who field visions have a chance of ascending to Celestia, and become gods.
During the Vision Hunt Decree, where Genshin Impact’s Sara and her troops attempted to take away the visions of the Inazuman people at the supposed command of Genshin Impact’s Raiden, we saw the effect of loss of a vision can have on a wielder. Many lost their motivation and memories, suffering greatly from its absence. However, when Genshin Impact’s Itto lost his vision, he was seen to still be quite lively and angry after the loss of his vision. Genshin Impact’s Yoymiya also helped vision bearers during the Vision Hunt Decree, by giving them fake visions to trick the soldiers.
The Fatui’s plan to manufacture delusions shows how highly receiving a vision is regarded, specifically in Genshin Impact’s Inazuma, as people are willing to risk their lives to obtain such power.
While each of the seven nations of Teyvat has a signature element, along with an archon that wields it, that doesn’t dictate where a vision wielder comes from, nor what element a new vision wielder will receive.
Genshin Impact anemo vision
An anemo vision grants its user the power to fight with anemo (wind) attacks. The Anemo Archon is Genshin Impact’s Venti, also known as Barbatos, whose domain is Mondstadt. Here are all the playable characters that currently wield an anemo vision.
Genshin Impact geo vision
A geo vision grants its user the power to fight with the geo element (stone / earth). The Geo Archon is Genshin Impact’s Zhongli, also known as Rex Lapis or Morax, whose domain is Liyue. Here are all the playable characters that currently wield a geo vision.
Genshin Impact electro vision
An electro vision grants its wielder the ability to fight using the electro element (electricity). The Electro Archon is Genshin Impact’s Raiden, also known as Baal or Raiden Shogun, whose domain is Inazuma. Here are all the playable characters that currently wield an electro vision.
Genshin Impact hydro vision
A hydro vision grants wielders power over the hydro element (water). The Hydro Archon is currently only known as the God of Justice, whose domain is the unreleased nation of Fontaine. Here are all the playable characters that currently wield a hydro vision.
Another hydro user, Genshin Impact’s Ayato, is coming soon, too.
Genshin Impact pyro vision
Pyro visions grant their wielders the power of the pyro element (fire). The Pyro Archon is called Murata, whose domain is the unreleased nation of Natlan. Here are all the playable characters that currently wield a pyro vision.
Genshin Impact cryo vision
The cryo vision grants its wielder the ability to control the cryo element (ice). The cryo archon is the Tsaritsa, head of the Fatui and the Harbingers, whose domain is the unreleased nation of Snezhnaya. Here are all the playable characters that currently wield a cryo vision.
Genshin Impact dendro vision
A dendro vision grants its wielder power over the dendro element (plants). It’s the only element that currently has no playable wielders, though it is present in several enemies. The Dendro Archon is currently only known as the Lesser Lord Kusanali, whose domain is the unreleased nation of Genshin Impact’s Sumeru.
While we are yet to get our hands on a playable dendro character, there are quite a few Genshin Impact leaks circulating that point to the following unreleased characters being dendro wielders.
Will there be any other types of Genshin Impact visions in the future?
While we do not know what Mihoyo has planned for after the release of the Seven Nations of Teyvat, it’s unlikely we’ll see a new element or vision after dendro. However, if Mihoyo confirms any new visions, or develops the concept of delusions and fake visions any further, we will be sure to update this guide.
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