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Frozen is the Elemental Reaction triggered by inflicting Cryo on a target that is already affected by Hydro or vice versa.

Unlike most other elemental reactions, Frozen by itself deals no damage. Instead, this reaction stuns enemies and applies a glowing Cryo status above their head for a certain period of time. The duration of Frozen is based on the lowest remaining duration of the two elements applied. This elemental reaction also allows for a follow-up reaction, Shatter, to be performed with a heavy attack from Claymores, Plunging Attacks, Explosions, or Geo DMG. Shatter behaves like an elemental reaction but deals Physical DMG.

Frozen can be ended prematurely by triggering any elemental reactions, including Shatter (and excluding Frozen). The Frozen status can be reapplied on Frozen opponents, but with a shorter duration.


In the open world, portions of most bodies of water can be Frozen by Cryo attacks and objects such as Cryo Slime Exploding Barrels. This ice can be Melted instantly and can cause Superconduct when near Electro-Charged water or when attacked with Electro.

While most Cryo abilities freeze a portion of water for 3 seconds, some exceptions include Kaeya's Elemental Skill 'Frostgnaw', and Kamisato Ayaka's Elemental Skill 'Kamisato Art: Hyouka'.


Shattered damage is only affected by the level and Elemental Mastery of the character causing the reaction and the enemy's physical resistance. It ignores the target's defense stat and the attacker's attack stat, and it also cannot deal critical hits.[1]

Shatter occurs before any elemental damage, potentially preventing some reactions. However, the initial element of the Frozen reaction can still persist or be reapplied under the freeze, causing the element to remain after the freeze ends (ex. Let the Show Begin > Frostgnaw > Starfell Sword will remove the freeze through Shatter then Crystallize the Hydro effect underneath).[2]

Character Level 1 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90
Base Damage 26 51 121 204 311 485 734 1,150 1,619 2,176

The elemental mastery bonus and any enemy resistances are applied multiplicatively with the base damage.


Tutorial Elemental Trial Frozen 1.png

When Cryo meets Hydro, the Frozen reaction is triggered. Frozen beings are rendered immobile.

Tutorial Elemental Trial Frozen 2.png
Tutorial Elemental Trial Frozen 3.png

Use Hydro attacks in battle to make opponents Wet. Then, switch to a Cryo character and use Cryo attacks to trigger Frozen to control your opponents effectively.


Change History

Released in Version 1.0
Version 2.1

Version 1.6

  • Increases the damage from Elemental Mastery for Shatter.
  • Increases the base damage for Shatter above Level 60.

For reference, the old data was:

Character Level 1 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90
Base Damage 26 51 121 204 311 485 736 1,080 1,420 1,804

Version 1.0

  • Frozen was released.