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Double swirl refers to simultaneously or consecutively triggering a swirl reaction with two elements. This lets you gain swirl-related effects for two elements at once – most notably the 4pc. Viridescent Venerer (VV) set. This effectively reduces the elemental resistance of opponents for two elements.
Another notable benefit of double swirl is Kazuha’s passive – it gives an elemental damage bonus.
So by performing a double swirl, Kazuha can effectively give a damage bonus to two elements at once.
These buffs are visible on a character’s stat page, so we’ll use it as a reference for whether a double swirl setup is effective or not.
There are three main setups for double swirl:
- Electro-charged and freeze
How To Double Swirl in Single-Target
Single-target has the hardest double swirl setups.
Since most two elements can’t co-exist in a single enemy (except for electro-charged and freeze), double swirls can only be done in quick succession.
There isn’t a universal setup that works everywhere. It’s different for each team and character.
But they all share the same idea: apply one element to the opponent and swirl that element – then apply the second element and swirl that.
To better demonstrate, here’s the double swirl setup for a very popular meta team: the International team.
International Team Setup
This team is composed of Bennett, Tartaglia, Xiangling, and Kazuha/Sucrose.
International’s setups take advantage of Bennett’s Pyro self-application and Xiangling’s Guoba.
There are two ways to go about it, and it largely depends on which Anemo unit you use: Kazuha or Sucrose.
Kazuha can trigger element-infused swirls with the elemental aura he’s affected by.
For instance, if Kazuha is affected by Cryo, then casting his skill will create a Cryo-infused swirl unless there’s a higher priority element nearby.
For reference, Kazuha’s swirl infusion priority is Pyro > Hydro > Electro > Cryo.
If there are multiple elements present, he swirls the one with a higher priority.
This also effectively lets him use the self-Pyro application of Bennett’s burst to swirl Pyro. It’s a very important mechanic in his double swirl setups.
Step 1: Cast Tartaglia’s skill to apply Hydro on the opponent.
Step 2: Cast Bennett’s burst to self-apply Pyro on your character – Tartaglia’s Hydro aura will stay on the opponent.
Step 3: Cast Kazuha’s burst to double swirl Hydro and Pyro. He gains the Hydro infusion from Tartaglia and the Pyro infusion from Bennett’s burst.
Step 4: Done!
Sucrose’s setups make use of Guoba’s self-infusing mechanic.
When Guoba attacks an opponent, he momentarily applies Pyro to himself. By casting Sucrose’s at this exact moment, she can effectively double swirl with Guoba.
It does take some practice, but it’s very useful.
Step 1: Cast Tartaglia’s skill to apply Hydro.
Step 2: Cast Bennett’s burst.
Step 3: Cast Xiangling’s skill (Guoba).
Step 4: Switch to Sucrose and perform one normal attack to trigger a Hydro-infused swirl reaction.
5. Cast Sucrose’s skill to swirl Pyro.
How To Double Swirl in AOE
AOE is a much easier double swirl setup than single-target.
There’s no need to know about more complicated game mechanics – just follow the following steps:
Step 1: Apply two different elements to separate opponents.
Step 2: Trigger a swirl reaction with both elements at once.
Step 3: Done!
How To Double Swirl Electro-Charged and Freeze
Teams that use electro-charged and freeze reactions have the easiest double swirl setups.
This is because they use reactions where two elements can co-exist on an opponent. Hydro and Electro co-exist in electro-charged, while Hydro and Cryo co-exist in freeze
So simply triggering a swirl with an opponent affected by electro-charged or freeze will swirl both elements. There’s no complicated setup.
It works for both single-target and AOE situations. This is also why taser teams are very easy to play – just performing normal attacks with Sucrose is enough to trigger double swirl.
You won’t feel like you’re doing double swirls, but it’s definitely there.
Here’s a better demonstration with Kazuha.
Step 1: Trigger a swirl reaction with an opponent affected by Electro and Hydro.
Step 2: Done!