The game's newest elite boss and newest challenge awaits you in Inazuma. If you want to face him, check out our guide to defeating the pyro cube in Genshin Impact
The arrival of Inazuma didn't just bring more characters, chests and maps to explore. They brought new enemies and bosses to be defeated and treasures to be conquered. And one of the new bosses is someone we've been waiting for since the game's release: the pyro cube. With the hypostasis electro, anemo, geo heads and the subsequent launch of the cryo cube located in Espinha do Dragão, we all knew that a pyro cube would be in the company's plans.
For those waiting for the release of upcoming pyro characters, such as Thoma and Yoimiya, will certainly need to visit this boss a few times in search of character-lifting materials, such as the Blazing Pearl, and Agnidus Agate pieces. So, if you're one of these and you're still not feeling ready to take on this challenge, check out this guide and get ready for the challenge.
Defeat the Pyro Cube in Genshin Impact
Codename: Ayin. A high purity Pyro entity. Elemental Hypostasis have the ability to often go into a sort of "emergency restart" phase when they are about to be destroyed and can revive that way. This rapid regeneration isn't possessed even by most creatures for whom survival is a top priority. – Game Description from the Adventurer's Manual
The Hypostasis Pyro is one of the new Genshin Impact bosses and one of the Elemental Hypostasis.
He can be found north of the Kujou camp, Kannazuka, in the Inazuma region. The burned trees and surrounding grass are a consequence of their bad “temperament”. When defeated, the player must use 40 Original Resins to collect their rewards, which consist of Artifacts and Character Ascension Material for Pyro element users. Once defeated, it takes 3 minutes for the Pyro Hypostasis to reappear.
By defeating him, you will always gain 200 Adventure Experience, regardless of your world level, but the amount of mora, friendship experience and the quality of artifacts varies by world level. In addition to the Blazing Pearl and Agnidus Agate pieces, you can also receive artifacts from Gladiator's Judgment and Wanderers' Troupe artifacts.
skills and attacks
phase in flames
Ignition: When the boss fight starts, the boss forms a Pyro Shield that can be extinguished by elements like Hydro. It is not vulnerable in this state. When completely extinguished, you will have the opportunity to attack. But, he will create a Fire Seed to try to light again.
Fire ball: The pyro cube wraps itself around its protective stones and forms a large ball of fire that tries to run over the players. She can be quite fast if you're not careful and it's recommended to use the dash to escape when she's near. Just keep moving so you don't get caught by surprise.
Fire wave: The pyro cube transforms into a giant hand and punches the ground, causing three explosions of fire in a shock wave that hits anyone in its area. The transformation animation is relatively slow, so it's enough time for you to move away from the hit's effect zone.
Fire Animals: The boss transforms into a kind of bull or wild boar and advances towards the player, diving to the ground and then jumping, like a fish. Finally, it emerges from the ground in wait form and explodes. Keeping moving is the best strategy to escape this blow.
Explosion: A very dangerous move that can easily take down a character. The cube turns into a sphere and concentrates all of its energy in a powerful explosion that deals massive damage in an area similar in size to the arena. Run as far as possible or be well protected with a shield to avoid damage.
Pillar of Fire: When his shield is erased, he will change his attack strategy and start using different moves. The pyro cube will hurl its protective stones to the ground and pillars of flame will emerge from the ground at points where a glowing crack is. These cracks change position while the hypostasis core is vulnerable to attack.
Fire Seeds: After the pillars, he will drop three Flame Seeds and will begin to absorb the pyro power to return to the On Fire phase. The seeds do not attack and not even the line connecting the cube to the points on the ground does damage, but in this state the boss is invulnerable. It is important to destroy these seeds to prevent the boss from regenerating its energy.
Fire balls: The pyro cube will fly and turn into a lozenge, throwing its fireball-shaped protective stones in your direction. Avoid them by keeping moving and go attack him when the core is exposed.
Clapping: The cube turns into two giant hands and tries to crush the player, just like other hypostasis do. To avoid it, just use a dash to get out of the pyro cube and back to attack the exposed core.
When starting the fight, the pyro cube enters its On Fire mode. In this state, the pyro cube in Genshin Impact is protected by a shield that enhances its attacks, and will not expose its core while protected by its fire. To destroy the shield, Hydro or Cryo attacks must be used.
After the shield is removed, the pyro cube enters an Extinct state. Like other hypostases, the boss is only vulnerable when the core is exposed to attacks. A status icon will appear below the right edge of the boss's health bar to indicate how close you are to returning to Burning State. The boss will often try to re-ignite by planting three seeds of fire - this attack is indicated when the boss turns around.
Just keep attacking and use up his life before he goes back to the Burning stage so you can easily defeat him. The character selection here seems pretty obvious: Any cryo or hydro element characters are essential for fighting hypostasis and, for clear reasons, pyro element characters (especially catalyst users like Klee and Yanfei) won't add much to the team.
The boss's biggest challenge is surviving your blast attack, as the damage radius is quite large. Ideally, try to run as far away as possible and be under the protection of a shield. In this case, it might be nice to have you on the Noelle or Zhongli team. Trying to counter the explosion with Beidou's shield is a very risky maneuver, but if you succeed, record a video and send it to us.
At this point, even Barbara can make a good difference in breaking the pyro cube's shield in the early stages. Attack constantly, because even if he doesn't take damage, you might be able to finish the shield faster. When deploying Pyro Seeds, you should prioritize destroying them and don't have to worry too much as they don't have much HP. Bringing characters like Eula and Ganyu can be a good way to deal a lot of damage.
Fire seeds are particularly weak to Hydro attacks. It is important to destroy these seeds as quickly as possible. Although the boss still gains some extra life even if all three seeds are destroyed, the rate he accumulates is significantly reduced. If the status icon is filled, the boss will relight once more. Unlike other hypostasis, the pyro cube in Genshin Impact doesn't have a health regeneration mechanic when it hits critically low health levels, so it's a good opportunity for you to easily defeat it.
Get Ready for Incredible Fights
Genshin Impact is a free open world gacha (similar to loot box) game, but with in-game microtransactions, published and distributed by miHoYo in its official website. In it you step into the shoes of the Traveler, an explorer able to travel across worlds, but who was trapped in Teyvat, a place ruled by the Archons and facing a war against unknown enemies, and must find a way to return to his home world and find his missing twin brother.
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