Genshin Impact Genius Invokation TCG guide – How to play and collect cards

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Genshin Impact’s Genius Invokation trading card game (TCG) is now live. This free new evergreen game mode allows you to use your favorite Genshin Impact characters in a completely new way. In the spirit of other spin-off card games like GWENT or Legends of Runeterra, Genius Invokation is a mode with a new playstyle, meta, and way to experience the world of Genshin Impact.

To experience Genius Invocation, you must be at least Adventure Rank 32. Talk to Sucrose in Mondstadt to start the quest.

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It is revealed that the Genius Invokation TCG is an invention from Sumeru Academy. Sucrose, who received some cards as a gift, wants to learn how to play, so Timaeus suggests you go to the Cat’s Tail bar where the people of Mondstadt play the game.

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From here, you will learn how to play the game through a tutorial.

How to play Genshin Impact’s Genius Invokation TCG game

In Genius Invokation, you have to pit Character Cards against your opponent. The goal is simple: defeat all of your opponents Character Cards. Select the Diluc card as indicated and play it as your active card.

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At the start of each round, you roll 8 Elemental Dice. The dice you roll represent Elemental Energy. The dice you roll will allow you to perform different actions.

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After the Roll Phase, the Action Phase start. Here, you can spend the Elemental Dice you rolled to perform actions. Click on Diluc’s Searing Onslaught ability, which costs three Pyro Elemental Dice that you see on the right. If you don’t like your dice roll, you have the option to select the dice you don’t like and reroll.

When a Character Card uses an Elemental Skill, they gain Elemental Energy that goes into their Elemental Burst. Diluc needs three points of Elemental Energy, as well as four Pyro dice to use his Elemental Burst, but it can deal devastating damage.

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Pure Elemental Dice are “Omni Elemental Dice” and can replace any element. When you run out of dice to use, you must end the round. The player who finishes the round first takes the next turn first.

In most Genius Invokation games, you play multiple Character Cards at once to form a party. With this in mind, just like the regular game, you can make Reaction Elements. For example, Pyro and Cryo will do melt with extraordinary effect.

Every party has one Active Behavior and one Passive Behavior. The Active Character is the one that continues in the field. You can only use skills from the Active Character. To use another character’s skill, you must transfer your Active Character. It costs 1 Elemental Die of any element.

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During the start of each round, you also roll five Action Cards. It costs either two of any Elemental Dice of the same element, or two Elemental Dice of any element.

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Finally, you can discard an Action Card and drag it to the right of the screen to perform Elemental Tuning. This will allow you to take one of your Elemental Dice that you don’t need and change it to your Active Character’s Element type.

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Those are the rules of Genius Inovkation. After the tutorial, you can complete the quest by participating in several duels, including one against Sucrose, Fischl, and an NPC. Winning these duels will allow you to become an official Genius Invokation player, allowing you to fight other characters.

To get more Character Cards, go to the Invitation Board and invite a character to fight. You get their Character Card upon victory.

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Get all the cards you can and maximize your chances of winning. The game offers you all the cards for free, so you don’t have to worry about paying for the cards.

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