Geovishap Hatchling is a small and very nimble lizard hatchling. When its attacks are deflected by a character with a shield, it seems to be paralyzed for a moment by the recoil.
A young vishap with a hard Geo exoskeleton.
Vishaps are exceptionally agile creatures that one would be wise not to underestimate in battle. Experts from Sumeru Academia believe that they become dragons when fully grown. By avoiding predators and natural disasters, perhaps they can even live long enough to become formidable beasts that reign over entire mountains.
The following table describes the level scaling. Note that values may change in Co-Op, some Quests, and certain Domains (such as the Spiral Abyss). The change usually involves multiplying some of the values by a constant scale factor.
Abilities and Attacks
- Slash Attack: The Geovishap Hatchling approaches and performs a cross slash with its claws, dealing a considerable amount of Geo elemental damage.
- Spinning Attack: The Geovishap Hatchling leaps into the air, curls up and starts spinning like a top at high speeds upon landing, coming into contact with a spinning Hatchling will result in taking continuous physical damage.
- Rolling Attack: The Geovishap Hatchling curls up into a ball and starts rolling around at high speeds, dealing physical damage to the player on contact. The Hatchling does not target you and instead rolls around randomly and only changes directions when bumping into something. If the Hatchling crashes into a player when the shield is active, it'll get knocked out of its rolling state and become stunned for a few seconds.
- Burrowing: The Geovishap Hatchling burrows into the ground and pops up a fair distance away. When digging itself into the ground, the Hatchling digs up 2 bright yellow Geo crystals which can be picked up by the player and form a shield, potentially protecting the player from the Hatchling's attacks.
Geovishap Hatchlings are fairly easy to defeat but irritating at most. Their spin attack is particularly dangerous, as it can deal heavy damage while constantly staggering the player. They have a nasty habit of frequently burrowing, which makes them invulnerable to all damage during its animation.
When the hatchling burrows, it leaves behind two Geo crystals which may be picked to form a shield. After reappearing, the hatchling tends to roll around uncontrollably in the surrounding area. If it runs into a player with a shield, either from the crystals it leaves behind or through an Elemental Skill, it will be flipped over and attempt to get back on its feet, leaving it vulnerable and open for attack for several seconds. However, doing this is generally unfeasible due to the erratic direction and it is better to attack them from afar or wait it out.
Many Catalyst wielders can be effective at landing hits on the Geovishap Hatchlings, as their AI is erratic and they have annoyingly high speeds. Whenever the hatchling attacks with either the Slash, Spinning Attack, or Rolling attack, there is potential to strike against it, and halt it with Frozen. Other Elemental Reactions work just as fine, but they do not extend the window of opportunity given. The easiest way to halt the hatchling would be to hit it with Barbara or Mona's Normal Attack, then Kaeya's Elemental Skill, Frostgnaw.
Geovishap Hatchling locations can be pinpointed on the map by using the Adventurer Handbook.