Genshin Impact Aleph (Electro Hypostatis) – How to Beat Aleph

Here's how you can beat Aleph in Genshin Impact

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If you need help beating Genshin Impact Aleph, we’re here to help!

“Code Name: Aleph. A high-purity Electro entity.
Elemental hypostases are the highest forms of elemental structures, usually formed either at a location bursting with elemental energy or at a clogged ley line.
Elemental hypostases have developed defensive mechanisms based on their elemental attributes.”

– in-game description from the Adventurer Handbook

The Electro Hypostasis – or Aleph – is a Genshin Impact Normal Boss and one of the elemental Hypostases. You can find it in the Cape Oath, Mondstadt. Not hard to miss, Aleph looks like a large floating cube with a glowing core at its center. The cube shell acts as armour and the Elemental Lifeform takes no damage when the cube is intact.

 

Aleph Genshin Impact

Aleph’s Abilities and Attacks

A few of Aleph’s attacks will leave it briefly vulnerable, with its core exposed to attacks. This is the prime time to lay into the core and deal as much damage as you can to it, whilst evading its attacks.

Exposed Core Attacks:

These attacks will give you a brief chance to attack the center core and deal damage to Aleph.

  • Missiles: Aleph flies into the air and forms a rhombus with its shell pieces, firing four attacks. Move around to dodge.
  • Cage: Aleph sends shell pieces into the sky and rains them down in an octagon formation around the player, trapping them, before raining lightning in the cage. The cage can be broken by attacking the pillars with elemental damage. Dash toward the first pillar, and then out of the cage before the complete cage is formed. This attack only triggers when the player takes too long to defeat the Electro Hypostasis.
  • Rotating Lasers: Aleph forms a ring around its core with its shell pieces and fires lasers out in 4 directions. The ring will then rotate, the lasers moving with it. When the lasers turn off, the shell pieces quickly converge on the core. Sprint in a circle close to the ring to dodge lasers. Alternatively, stand inside the ring to dodge the lasers, but make sure to leave the ring before the pieces converge (indicated by the ground rune disappearing). The core will be exposed during this attack, allowing the player to safely continue damaging the Hypostasis for a duration.

Non-Exposed Core Attacks:

These attacks don’t expose the core, so focus on dodging if you spot any of these attacks incoming.

  • Clap: Aleph quickly flies next to the player and forms a large wall, which folds in a “clapping” motion very quickly, dealing damage in an area in front of the wall. Dash sideways to dodge.
  • Rock, Scissors, Paper: Aleph flies next to the player and turns into a giant fist, punching in the player’s direction. Then, turns into giant scissors and deals damage in a “cutting” motion. Finally, turns into a giant hand and slaps the ground in front of it. Sometimes only performs 1 or 2 of the attacks, but will always perform them in the given order. Dash or move in a circle behind the boss to dodge.
  • Drill: Aleph turns into a giant drill and spins across the arena. Dash to dodge.
  • Tremors: Aleph moves to the center of the arena and forms a spinning dome formation with its shell while sending out many small waves of shell pieces. Weave between the waves to dodge.
  • Rebirth: when Aleph’s HP is low (approx. 5%), it teleports to the center of the arena and forms 3 Electro Prisms, which can only be damaged by Elemental damage (may only be reaction damage). After 15 seconds, absorbs the Prisms and heals for 15%/35%/50% of its HP for 1/2/3 prisms absorbed. If a Prism is destroyed, it does not add to the healing and does not respawn next time the Electro Hypostasis uses Rebirth. When the player destroys all three Electro Prisms, Aleph dies immediately.

 

How to Beat Aleph in Genshin Impact

When you engage in battle with Aleph in Genshin Impact, you’ll find that that majority of its attacks are easy to dodge and predictable but there are some things you should bear in mind:

  • All of Aleph‘s attacks deal Electro damage.
  • Aleph is imbued with Electro so it’s not wise to go against Aleph with an Electro character.
  • Try using Pyro Characters, using Overloaded reactions which can be extremely effecting against Aleph.
  • If you have any characters who can Crystallize, they have help provide more resistance against Aleph‘s attacks.
  • If you’re caught in Aleph‘s cage, you can break one of the pillars with reactions of using a Geo construct to jump out of the cage.

Remember!

When Aleph reaches critical health, it will try to revive itself. It’ll create three Prisms that will slowly charge up and possibly restore Aleph’s health. These prisms are highly susceptible to Pyro attacks. A Pyro bow, catalyst or even Cryo and Anemo/Geo’s can be just as useful if Pyro isn’t available and you’re quick enough!

Youtuber Sun Wei has a short video that could also be helpful!

Good luck!