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How To Switch Characters In Genshin Impact

How To Switch Characters In Genshin Impact
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Genshin Impact is an action role-playing game that shares many similarities to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Though, unlike Zelda, Genshin Impact has a diverse set of unique playable characters, each having distinct elemental skill sets, choice of weapons, and much more.

When we take gameplay into account, Genshin Impact has a lot to offer. Players form a team of four characters, one being the main character, Traveler. Moreover, players can use characters with different elemental skills in midst of a battle to trigger elemental reactions and more.

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Switching characters in Genshin Impact comes in many forms. Like switching characters during a battle to trigger elemental reactions and combos. Switching characters before entering a domain to fit the elemental requirements of that particular domain or switching your team roster. Today we are going to explain all three of them.

Switching Characters During Battle

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One of the key strategies to overcome any battle in Genshin Impact is to switch characters in midst of battle very often. It helps players to trigger a wide variety of elemental reactions to deal high damage. Also, it helps in applying buffs and heals during battle.

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Switching characters in Genshin Impact during a battle on Mobile devices is simple. Click on the character icon on the right side of your screen, to switch to that character.

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When it comes to PC players, they can switch characters by using the top 1, 2, 3, and 4 numeric keys on their keyboard. Now, as for PlayStation players, they can change characters using the D-Pad on their controller.

Switching Characters Before Entering Domains

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Domains in Genshin Impact are like Dungeons that reward players with character and weapon upgrade materials and much more. Each domain has different types of enemies prone to different elemental damage. It is a good strategy to design your team as per the domain requirements.

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Before entering a domain players are automatically prompted to a character selection screen. At the bottom left corner of the screen, you can find which element users are best for completing the domain. Select four suitable characters and then enter the domain to slay some enemies for good loot.

Switching Characters to Change Team Roster

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Got a new character that you always wanted to be a part of your team?. It time to change the team roster.

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  • Open menu.
  • Go to Party Setup.
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  • Click on Quick Setup.
  • Switch the character: Replace the character with a new character.
  • Your new team is now ready for battle.

Genshin Impact is a free to play gacha-based role-playing game currently available on PC, PS4, Android, and iOS.

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Hritwik Raj

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Hritwik is a guides writer who has been writing about video games for almost a decade. He is a Computer Science graduate who has always been into gaming. Most of the time, you will find him covering News and Guides for various publications. And when he is not working, you will find him fighting with his friends about how good of a gamer he is. His favorite games include Fallout 76, Borderlands 2, Call of Duty, Apex Legends, Destiny 2, Souls series, Genshin Impact, and The Last of Us.

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