The Best Genshin Impact Raiden Shogun Build

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What is the best Genshin Impact Raiden Shogun build? Like other Archons before her, Raiden Shogun (or Baal) excels as a support character and recharges energy for party members with her Burst. Unlike other Archons, Baal's Burst also turns her into a powerful DPS character while it's active.

As with any Archon, she's powerful right out of the proverbial box. However, the best Raiden Shogun build in Genshin Impact will focus on maximizing her potential as either support or DPS in a party designed to suit her special abilities.

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What Are the Best Raiden Shogun Builds?

Role Best Weapon Alternative Weapon Best Artifacts Alternative Artifacts
Support DPSSkyward SpineKitain Cross SpearThe ExileGambler
DPSGrasscutter's LightKitain Cross SpearThundering FuryGladiator's Finale

Above are two Raiden Shogun build options used since her release. One treats her as support, and the other as a DPS character. Each Raiden Shogun build take her stats into account. She's not only great setting up reactions - making her a powerful damage-dealer - but she's also a fantastic source of energy for characters in your team that that can deal heavy burst damage.

How Do I Get Raiden Shogun in Genshin Impact?

Raiden Shogun was originally released as a playable character back in September 2021, with a re-run event bringing her back on March 8, 2022.

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Will Raiden Shogun Get a Rerun?

Raiden Shogun got her first re-run banner on March 8, 2022. It lasts up until March 29, 2022. She shares this spot with a Kokomi rerun, replacing the Yae Miko release banner from the start of Patch 2.5.

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What Are the Best Team Comps for Raiden Shogun?

You can approach Raiden Shogun team comp in a few ways thanks to her flexible nature as support and high DPS.

Raiden Shogun DPS Team Comp

Character Element
DilucPyro
KokomiHydro
KazuhaAnemo
SaraElectro

When using a DPS Raiden Shogun build, the team comp route you should take involves the usual Pyro and Hydro characters. These can take advantage of Raiden Shogun's Electro skill and Burst to deal powerful reactions.

Diluc

  • Unleash his skill to get Pyro on as many enemies as possible, then switch to Raiden Shogun and use Baleful Light to trigger Overload on them in one go.
  • The Eye's lingering effects give Diluc a chance to continue triggering Overload with his Skill and Burst
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Barbara, Xingqiu, or Kokomi make good Hydro companions since each can easily apply Wet to enemies just by moving in close proximity to them.

  • Activate the Eye, then switch to Barbara or Kokomi for constant Electro-Charged until the Eye's effect fades.

Kazuha's Burst triggers a regular round of Anemo damage. All you need to do for this is activate the Eye, then use Kazuha's Burst for several Swirl reactions.

The last slot is a freebie, but we opted for Electro to get the Elemental Resonance benefit from it. Keep mind that Raiden Shogun's Burst ability won't work with characters like Beidou or the Electro version of Aether/Lumine

Best elements for Baal in Genshin Impact
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Raiden Shogun Support Team Comp

Character Element
KeqingElectro
KleePyro
AlbedoGeo
GanyuCryo

Raiden Shogun's Burst powers up after other members use their own Bursts and help restore their energy, so your support team could look different depending on what you want out of the setup.

One possible composition involves using characters with high Energy recovery.

The goal is firing off their Bursts, then using Raiden Shogun's super-powered Burst. That, in turn, recharges the other party members so you can keep using this cycle until you've vanquished your foe.

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What Are the Best Weapons for Raiden Shogun?

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Weapon Rarity Stats Effect How to Obtain
Engulfing LightningFive-StarBase ATK/Energy RechargeAttack increases by 56% of Energy recharge. Gain 50% recharge for 12s after using a BurstWish
Kitain Cross SpearFour-StarBase ATK/Elemental MasteryIncreases Skill damage, restores EnergyForge
Skyward SpineFive-StarBase ATK/Energy RechargeIncreases CRIT rate, may trigger additional damageWish

Whatever your choice for Raiden Shogun's build, don't neglect her impressive attack power. The base stat is 26, meaning she rivals Diluc and Eula as one of the game's strongest characters. As with many other unique figures, Baal has a weapon that's meant for her, though it's not the only one the Electro Archon can make good use of.

Given the nature of the game, your best bet is starting with Kitain Cross Spear and then saving your Wishes for other weapons or characters. You can augment Raiden Shogun's recharge with Artifacts, and forging weapons instead of spending Primogems is always a good thing.

What Are the Best Artifacts for Raiden Shogun?

Artifact Set Two-Piece Effect Four-Piece Effect
The ExileEnergy Recharge +20%Using an Elemental Burst regenerates 2 Energy for all party members (excluding the wearer) every 2s for 6s
GamblerEnergy Recharge +20% Defeating an opponent has 100% chance to remove Elemental Skill CD. Can only occur once every 15s.
Thundering FuryElectro damage +15%Increases damage caused by Overloaded, Electro-Charged and Superconduct by 40%. Triggering such effects decreases Elemental Skill CD by 1s. Can only occur once every 0.8s.

Baal's best Artifacts increase her Electro damage and the capacity for your party to chain Skills and Bursts quickly. Thundering Fury is a good choice for DPS Raiden Shogun, but the two-piece effect works with support too. Even if your goal is turning Baal into a battery, you might as well make use of the damage her Burst lets her deal.

Gambler is better for DPS Raiden Shogun since you can keep chaining her skill with the four-piece effect.

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What Are Raiden Shogun's Artifact Stats?

Slot Stat
FeatherAttack
FlowerHP
Sands of EonEnergy Recharge or Elemental Mastery
GobletElemental Damage Bonus
CircletElemental Mastery or Attack

As with any Artifact, you want to focus on specific stats that match your Raiden Shogun build. Pay close attention to the goblets and sand items to make sure you don't get the wrong element if you opt for Elemental damage increases.

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What Are Raiden Shogun's Skills and Talents?

Talent Effect
Normal AttackUp to 5 consecutive spear strikes
Charged AttackConsumes stamina to perform an upward slash
Plunging AttackStrikes the ground and deals AoE damage to nearby enemies
Elemental Skill: Transcendence: Baleful LightDeals AoE Electro damage and activates Eye of Judgment. The Eye deals AoE Electro damage when the character strikes an opponent. Attacks occur every 0.9s
Elemental Burst: Secret Art: Musou ShinsetsuBaal deals AoE Electro damage and enters Musou Isshin state and her spear turns into a sword. Normal, charged, and plunging attacks deal Electro damage. Each hit generates Energy for the party every 1s and can happen 5 times during the Burst. Party member bursts build Resolve stacks which increase the Secret Art's power.
Talent #1: Wishes Unnumbered When party members gain Elemental orbs or particles, Baal gains 2 Resolve stacks
Talent #2: Enlightened OneEach 1% above 100% Energy Recharge grants 0.6% recharge from Musou Isshin and 0.4% Electro damage bonus
Passive TalentAscending swords and polearms costs 50% less Mora

Baal is both a strong support unit and a DPS attacker. Her Elemental Skill deals AoE Electro damage and lingers on after switching out, while her Burst both gains power from other Bursts used and recharges your party members so they can use Burst again faster.

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What Are Raiden Shogun's Constellations?

Constellation Effect
Ominous InscriptionIncreases Resolve earned through Bursts by 80% for Electro characters and 20% for other elements
Pledge of ProprietyParty (except Baal) gains attack +30% for 10s after Musou Isshin ends
Shinkage BygonesIncreases Musou Shinsetsu's level by 3
SteelbreakerDuring Musou Isshin, Baal's attacks ignore 60% of opponent DEF
Shogun's DescentIncreases Baleful Light's level by 3
WishbearerDuring Musou Isshin, Baal's attacks decrease Burst cooldown for party by 1s. Triggers every 1s for a total of 5 times

If you roll Baal more than once, you'll unlock her true potential, though she is admittedly just fine without any Constellations. Here's what to expect if your luck holds true, though.

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What Are the Raiden Shogun Character Ascension Materials?

Baal uses a mix of old and new items in her Ascension. Tenkumo Fruit grows on Serai island, which will reportedly be introduced in the 2.1 update, while Storm Beads come from the Thunder Manifestation boss.

Ascending Baal boosts her HP, Attack, and Energy Recharge stats more than anything else, which is a welcomed improvement that makes her a very versatile unit. Farming the Thunder Manifestation can take a while, but improving her is well worth the effort.

Ascension Rank Required Level Required Materials
12020000 Mora, Vajrada Amethyst Sliver x1, Tenkumo Fruit x3, Old Handguard x3
25040000 Mora, Vajrada Amethyst Fragment x3, Storm Beads x2, Tenkumo Fruit x10, Old Handguard x15
36060000 Mora, Vajrada Amethyst Fragment x6, Storm Beads x4, Tenkumo Fruit x20, Kageuchi Handguard x12
47080000 Mora, Vajrada Amethyst Chunk x3, Storm Beads x8, Tenkumo Fruit x30, Kageuchi Handguard x18
580100000 Mora, Vajrada Amethyst Chunk x6, Storm Beads x12, Tenkumo Fruit x45, Famed Handguard x12
690120000 Mora, Vajrada Amethyst Gemstone x6, Storm Beads x20, Tenkumo Fruit x60, Famed Handguard x24

What Are Raiden Shogun's Talent Level Up Materials?

Daily Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Drops
Teachings/Guide/Philosophies of LightOld/ Kageuchi/Famed HandguardMolten Moment (Raiden Shogun)

Raiden Shogun requires various materials found throughout Inazuma's islands to level up and upgrade her ascension rank. For her skills, you actually need to beat her in the Narukami Island: Tenshukaku trounce domain to collect Molten Moment, Hellfire Butterfly, and Ashen Heart items weekly.

An important part of building Raiden Shogun is remembering to level up her talents and abilities. The order in which you go about this will change slightly depending on the role you expect her to play in your team, but here's the most common talent upgrade order:

  • Elemental Skill
  • Elemental Burst
  • Normal Attack
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And that's everything you need to know about Genshin Impact Raiden Shogun. You now have all the info you need to make the most of the Raiden Shogun in combat. For more character guides, check out the best Genshin Impact Yae Miko build, the Kamisato Ayato release date primer, and what we know about the mysterious new Genshin Impact Yelan character set to show up soon.