Genshin Impact‘s Genius Invokation minigame is all about using a trio of characters and a bunch of cards to defeat your opponents. Naturally, you’ll want to remember each hero’s abilities, as well as the types of utility effects that you’ll activate. Here’s our Genshin Impact Genius Invokation best decks and team comps guide to help you with the cards that provide a lot of synergy.
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Genshin Impact Genius Invokation best decks and team comps guide
To understand the best decks and team comps in Genshin Impact‘s Genius Invokation TCG, we need to take a look at the best Character Cards and best Support Cards. While the three heroes you have should provide decent synergy (i.e., elemental reactions/off-field procs), the utility effects are the ones that aid your playstyle.
Kaeya Burst Quickswap
This is the most beginner-friendly, and probably one of the best decks or team comps in Genshin Impact‘s Genius Invokation TCG. Kaeya’s burst, Glacial Waltz (4x Cryo and 2x Omni) is the crux of the strategy. The goal is to cast it when you can, and then immediately abuse the Character Switch mechanic. Because the burst deals +2 damage whenever you switch (up to a maximum of three times), you’re whittling down your opponent’s HP when they probably can’t counter.
For best results, Support Cards like Leave It to Me and When the Crane Returned work well here. Similarly, Keqing’s own elemental skill (3x Electro) lets her instantly swap if she’s not the active character.
Ayaka Passive: Superconduct or Freeze reactions
The idea here is to make use of Ayaka’s passive, Kamisato Art Senho, which is triggered when you swap to her as the active character.
- Prior to that, make sure you’ve got someone who can deal Electro damage. Keqing and Fischl come to mind, though Fischl is more cost-effective. By switching to Ayaka, her passive will proc automatically, infusing a cheap normal attack with Cryo. That’s an instant Superconduct reaction, which deals +1 damage to standby characters (not the target).
- It’s also possible to do Electro -> Sucrose for the Anemo Swirls -> Ayaka for the passive proc and Superconduct hit.
- Another option, instead of Electro, is to use Hydro (i.e., Mona or Xingqiu). Apply Hydro on enemies -> switch to Ayaka for a quick freeze.
Collei Quicken reaction
The goal here is to maximize the damage from Collei’s Floral Brush (3x Dendro), which will eventually help trigger Quicken alongside Electro (i.e., deals +1 damage instantly, followed by +1 bonus damage for the next three instances of Dendro/Electro). This has the potential to be one of the best Genius Invokation decks or team comps in Genshin Impact. The only downsides are that (a) Collei is currently the only Dendro character with a card, and (b) you’re likely relying a lot on Kaeya, Ayaka, or Ganyu (and they’re not gonna help out much for a Dendro reaction).
In essence, you’ll go with the following:
- Have switch-related Support Cards (i.e., Leave It to Me and When the Crane Returned), rerolls/Omni-converters (i.e., Jade Chamber and Paimon/Bestest Travel Companion), and energy-boosting ones (i.e., Starsigns, Liu Su, or Iron Tongue Tian).
- Collei can start so you can apply Dendro immediately.
- You can switch to Fischl so that her attacks, as well as Oz’s, proc Quicken. You should get three instances of the bonus damage in a short span of time.
- Alternatively, there’s Keqing’s Lightning Stiletto from her skill, which auto-casts if she’s still on the field, or auto-swaps her back if she’s no longer the active character.
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