Quicken is the reaction between Dendro and Electro. When first triggered, the enemies enter a state called Quicken, which by itself does nothing. If Dendro is applied again, Spread will occur. If Electro is applied again, Aggravate will occur. The damage difference between the two is very minor, so the only major difference between the two is the name. From here on out they’ll be lumped together as Quicken.

Quicken is called an Additive Reaction. Instead of being a separate instance of damage like other reactions, when Quicken is triggered it adds additional damage to the attack that triggered it. In contrast with Amplification Reactions of Melt and Vaporize, weaker attacks equal more overall damage rather than one powerful attack equaling more damage.


The example teams are not intended to be the best for that specific archetype. Some of them are strong, while others are just fun teams that will struggle in the highest levels of the Abyss. Some archetypes are weaker than others, as they don’t have a strong roster to draw from. But that doesn’t make them less enjoyable to play in the overworld.

We tried restricting each team to no more than two limited 5* units.

All the archetypes have multiple lineups that work. Use these guides to help you experiment with your own teams!


The basic Quicken teams capitalizes on both Electro and Dendro applying their element as much as possible, thus triggering Quicken as much as possible. Quantity over quality with this reaction gives it more overall damage.
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Forest Ranger's Quicken (Example Team)

The Forest Ranger’s Quicken uses Yae Miko and Raiden’s powerful off-field Electro application. And Tighnari and Collei’s multiple hits to trigger Quicken a number of times every rotation.
Tighnari Collei Yae Miko Raiden

Lightning-Struck Tree

This archetype replaces an Electro slot with an Anemo, having them act as a secondary Electro unit to trigger their own Quicken. They also reduced the enemy’s Electro resistance. Because Anemo doesn’t react with Dendro, you’ll want an Electro main DPS to take advantage of the guaranteed Electro resistance reduction.
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Raiden's Divine Bolts (Example Team)

Raiden’s Divine Bolts uses Yaoyao and Dendro Traveler as off-field Dendro applicators, with Yaoyao as the team’s healer.

Kazuha swirls Raiden’s Electro, buffing her damage, reducing the enemy’s Electro resistance, and triggering his own Quicken.

Raiden takes the field to recharge everyone’s energy and trigger a lot of Quicken reactions with her fast sword strikes.

Yaoyao Traveler Raiden Kazuha

Ground Current

Ground Current uses Geo as its 4th slot, with Dendro or Electro fitting the 3rd slot depending on the team. By itself, Geo doesn’t do much, but if Zhongli is slotted in, he reduces the Dendro resistance of enemies. Also, Geo will only react with Electro, allowing the Geo unit to hold Archaic Petra, buffing the Electro unit’s damage. If this technique is used, it’s better to have two Electro units with one of them being the main DPS.
Core Flex
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Keqing Hates Gods (Example Team)

Keqing Hates Gods example team takes advantage of that technique. Nahida applies enough Dendro to be the only Dendro unit.

Zhongli is used to reduce Electro and Dendro resistance, and hold Archaic Petra to boost the Electro damage even more.

Raiden is an off-field Electro unit here.

And Keqing is the main on-fielder, taking advantage of everything the team has to offer.

Nahida Keqing Zhongli Raiden

Lightning Strikes Twice

The Lightning Strikes Twice archetype attempts to trigger Quicken reactions through the Burning reaction. This archetype is less consistent from a pure Quicken standpoint, but it has the addition of Overload and Burning reactions to make up for it.

You want to make sure to have more Electro and Dendro, and less Pyro. This is because Burning will refresh Pyro as it burns. And there needs to be enough Dendro and Electro trigger both Overload and Quicken for this archetype to work.

Core Flex
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Yae Burning Quicken (Example Team)

This example team uses Nahida as the solo Dendro unit, as she applies enough Dendro by herself for both Burning and Quicken reactions.

Xiangling is used for her off-field Pyro application.

Kuki is for off-field Electro and healing.

While Yae Miko is the main on-fielder. Her turrets hit knock-backed enemies without chasing them down.

Xiangling Nahida Yae Miko Kuki