|“||Recently, a lot of unusual phenomena have been occurring all over Liyue. According to some, they may be related to the monster depicted in ancient texts, Geovishap.||„|
|~ The In-game description of an event that involved hunting Geovishaps.|
The Vishaps are dragon-like monsters and an antagonistic species in the video game Genshin Impact. They are creatures that are found in the world of Teyvat. Vishaps are a dominant race of creatures.
Overall, the Vishaps are reptilian-like creatures that burrow around Teyvat, originating from the Vishap Realm. They tend to have the hobby of collecting and cherishing shards of bones, as they see it as the bone of dragons and hopes to have the power of a dragon. As they get older, the Vishaps would obtain the power of absorbing nearby elements which they would use during combat at the cost of losing their armor. They are very hostile towards humans as Geovishaps would attack any human they saw.
They formed an alliance an Abyss Lector calling itself as "Enjou" but were betrayed by the Lector as well gotten consumed by the poison of the Abyss.
Vishaps followed each of the Seven Sovereigns with their respective Elements. Each species will bear the Seven Sovereigns anew, as long as they're biologically pure. Bathysmal Vishaps on the other hand are far more intelligent, it is said that their defeat allows them to survive and evolve to the same human that defeated them. Some of these are known as "Vishap-people", eventually they took the likeness of a human albeit having reptilian-looking eyes and have infiltrated Enkanomiya's population.
The Vishaps share the similarities of having a reptilian-like appearance and having crystals growing out of their body with a horn on their heads, they all have lizard-like features such as claws and have the ability to walk with two legs asides from their leader. The Bathysmal Vishaps, however, have sharper heads and slightly smaller bodies.
Geovishaps are Geo-aligned vishaps found particularly in the Liyue region. They are all led by the Sealed Lord of Vishaps, Azhdaha. A greater majority of the Geovishaps are capable of infusing themselves with the four elements (Pyro, Hydro, Cryo, Electro) to deal Elemental damage. They have been around since Liyue existed.
Geovishap Hatchlings are the hatchlings of the Geovishaps, they are small and agile lizards-like creatures that love to curl up into a ball and roll around in the field. When in combat, they would slash their claws towards their enemies during Geo based damage. They could also hop into the air and curl up into a ball and spin quickly on the land, dealing continuous physical damage. They could also roll at high speed to crash at the player to bring physical damage too. However, they would be knocked out if the player has as a shield. They would also burrow into the ground to ambush the player.
Mature Geovishaps are the results of a Geovishap Hatchling maturing and shredding their protective armor. Initially in the fight, all of their attacks are Geo damage, however, they would eventually infuse themselves with the power of Cryo, Electro, Hydro, or Pyro. Their attacks greatly resemble that of their newborns as they would curl up into a ball and charge at the player. They would also jump and land on the player or punch them. They are even capable of sending out a line of spikes after slamming onto the ground.
Primo Geovsiahps are ancient Geovishaps being permanently fused with a type of element. They can only be found in the cave of the ruin of Tianqiu Valley. They are covered in rock-like armor and are massive in size. In combat, they can launch elemental-infused rocks towards the player which would deal damage once they exploded. They have a number of melee attacks and are capable of spilling out elemental breaths, however, the latter can be reflected with a shield for heavy damage. They are also one of the normal bosses in the game.
A powerful Revived version is found as an event-exclusive boss for the game's limited-time event "Legend of the Vagabond Sword".
- Main article: Azhdaha (Genshin Impact)
Azhdaha is the oldest Geovishaps and is the lord of all Vishaps. He is a giant dragon that was sealed away under the Dragon-Queller. He was once a powerful Geo spirit that was brought to the surface by Morax but was eventually sealed away after he attacked the humans since he lost memories due to erosion. He appears as one of the weekly bosses in the game.
The Bathysmal Vishaps are a type of Vishaps endemic to the Enkanomiya. These creatures formerly ruled the region and the murky depths around it. Unlike the Geovishaps, Bathysmal Vishaps are biologically impure thus, they will be reborn as a human instead. Bathysmal Vishaps have adapted mysterious powers of the depths.
Like the Geovishaps, Bathysmal Vishaps also come with smaller hatchlings, although they are identical to their mature brethren.
Primordial Bathysmal Vishaps
A Bathysmal Vishap aligned with the Hydro element.
Rimebiter Bathysmal Vishaps
A Bathysmal Vishap aligned with the Cryo element.
Bolteater Bathysmal Vishaps
A Bathysmal Vishap aligned with the Electro element.
Bathysmal Vishap Herd
Also known as the "Coral Defenders". They are a duo of Bathysmal Vishaps that became immensely powerful and were chosen by the people of Enkanomiya. These Herds are specifically bred which attributes to their immense strength.
- The eyes of the Geovishap Hatchings changed during the 1.3 update, changing from black to white.
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