22 Sep 2021 11:39 AM +00:00

The Best Genshin Impact Beidou Build

What is the best Genshin Impact Beidou build? The Captain of the Crux Beidu displays great strength and a total lack of fear towards the Tianquan of the Liyue Qixing, Ningguang. She loves sailing and takes care of her crew, prioritizing their well being over anything else.

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How Do I Get Beidou in Genshin?

Beidou is obtainable by spending wishes in the Wanderlust Invocation standard banner. Good luck obtaining her!

What Are the Best Beidou Builds?

Beidou excels as an Electro DPS unit. That being said, she’s a more defensive unit in combat in terms of movement, with her DPS potential relying on her counterattacks. That’s why timing correctly her moves is key in any battle, something you will need to learn sooner or later by using Tidecaller right after an enemy attack.

Below are two of the best Beidou builds right now. You can keep reading to find out the hows and whys of these particular Beidou builds, but if you've used her/her before, you'll quickly understand the thought process behind her best weapon and artifact choices.

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Role Best Weapon Alternative Weapon Best Artifacts Alternative Artifacts
Electro DPS BuildWolf's GravestonePrototype ArchaicThundering Fury (4 Pieces)Gladiator's Finale (2 Pieces) & Thundering Fury (2 Pieces)
Physical DPS BuildSong of Broken PinesWolf's GravestonePale Flame (2 Pieces) & Bloodstained Chivalry (2 Pieces)Gladiator's Finale (2 Pieces) & Bloodstained Chivalry (2 Pieces)

Electro DPS Build

This build relies on correctly timing Tidecaller, after which any of the bonus in the suggested weapons will shine greatly. If you can’t afford to get Wolf’s Gravestone, Prototype Archaic will be the best option. Similar to the weapons, the bonuses in both Artifact sets benefit Beidou greatly, and the remaining choice depends mostly on on your playstyle. You can use any of them as complete sets or make 2-2 mixed sets.

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Physical DPS Build

Weapons that boost physical damage are the only real good option for this build, which makes The Song of Broken Pines easily the best option for Beidou. You can also find a more affordable alternative that’s equally good in the Wolf's Gravestone if you’re still don’t have the former. A 2-2 mixed set of Pale Flame and Bloodstained Chivalry is the best option for the same reason as the greatsword since Beidou needs as much Physical DMG as she can get.

What Are the Best Team Comps for Beidou?

On the battlefield, she’s an Electro DPS unit and a greatsword user that can hit heavily, making her a great asset for an offensive role. Fischl provides great elemental Resonance, with Xingquiu acting as the trigger for Elemental Reactions and Diona providing the needed sustain.

Character Element
BeidouElectro
DionaCryo
FischlElectro
XingqiuHydro
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What Are the Best Weapons for Beidou?

Weapons like Wolf's Gravestone that boost Attack or Song of the Broken Pines and its boost on Physical Damage are the only real good options for these builds. You can also find a more affordable and equally good alternative in the form of the Snow-Tombed Starsilver. Last but not least, if you’re looking for a craftable option, you can obtain the Prototype Archaic if you still don’t have any of the former.

Weapon Rarity Stats Skills How to Obtain
Wolf's Gravestone5-StarAttackWolfish Tracker: Increases Attack by 20%. On hit, attacks against enemies with less than 30% HP increases all party members' Attack by 40% for 12 seconds. Can only occur once every 30 seconds.Wishes
Song of Broken Pines5-StarPhysical Damage BonusRebel's Banner Hymn: A part of the "Millennial Movement" that wanders amidst the winds. Increases Attack by 16%, and when Normal or Charged Attacks hit opponents, the character gains a Sigil of Whispers. This effect can be triggered once every 0.3 seconds. When you possess four Sigils of Whispers, all of them will be consumed and all nearby party members will obtain the "Millennial Movement: Banner-Hymn" effect for 12 seconds. "Millennial Movement: Banner-Hymn" increases Normal Attack Speed by 12% and increases Attack by 20%. Once this effect is triggered, you will not gain Sigils of Whispers for 20 seconds. Of the many effects of the "Millennial Movement", buffs of the same type will not stack.Wishes
Snow-Tombed Starsilver4-StarPhysical Damage BonusFrost Burial: Hitting an enemy with Normal and Charged Attacks has a 60% chance of forming and dropping an Everfrost Icicle above them dealing 80% AoE Attack Damage. Enemies affected by Cryo are dealt 200% Attack Damage. Can only occur once every 10 seconds.Forge
Prototype Archaic4-StarAttackCrush: On hit, Normal or Charge Attacks have a 50% chance to deal an additional 240% Attack damage to enemies with a small AoE. Can only occur once every 15 seconds.Forge
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What Are the Best Artifacts for Beidou?

Depending on which build you choose to make, you may need the Thundering Fury set in case you want to use Beidou as an Electro DPS, or Pale Flame for Physical DPS purposes. How many of these you choose to equip on her will depend on your gameplay, so it is suggested that you test different builds, how they work as mixed or full sets and you can decide then.

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Artifacts Two-Piece Effect Four-Piece Effect
Thundering FuryElectro damage Bonus +15%Increases damage caused by Overloaded, Electro-Charged, and Superconduct by 40%. Triggering such effects decreases Elemental Skill CD by 1 second. Can only occur once every 0.8 seconds.
Pale FlamePhysical damage +25%When an Elemental skill hits an opponent, Attack is increased by 9% for 7 seconds. This effect stacks up to 2 times and can be triggered once every 0.3s. Once 2 stacks are reached, the 2 piece bonus is increased by 100%.
Bloodstained ChivalryPhysical damage +25%After defeating an opponent, increases Charged Attack damage by 50% and reduces its Stamina cost to 0 for 10 seconds.
Gladiator's FinaleAttack +18%.If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack damage by 35%.

Beidou Artifact Stats

Given Beidou's set of skills, you want to develop Attack and Critical values as the main stats and focus on boosting Energy Recharge as the sub-stat.

Slot Main Stat Sub Stats
FeatherAttackCritical Rate, Critical Damage, Attack%, Energy Recharge
FlowerHPCritical Rate, Critical Damage, Attack%, Energy Recharge
HourglassAttack%Critical Rate, Critical Damage, Elemental Mastery, Energy Recharge
GobletElectro Damage BonusCritical Rate, Critical Damage, Attack% ,Energy Recharge
HeadpieceCritical Rate/ Critical DamageCritical Rate/ Critical Damage, Attack%, Elemental Mastery, Energy Recharge

What Are Beidou's Skills and Talents?

Beidou's Elemental Skill, Tidecaller, can be a bit difficult to perfect, but extremely useful and fun to play once mastered, if timed correctly. Stormbreaker will also obliterate the enemies around you, making Beidou a great Main DPS unit.

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Attack Effect
Normal AttackPerforms up to 5 successive strikes.
Charged AttackDrains Stamina over time to perform continuous slashes, performing a more powerful slash at the end of the sequence.
Plunging AttackDescends from mid-air to strike the ground, dealing AoE damage upon impact.
Elemental Skill - TidecallerPress Beidou swings her blade forward fiercely, dealing Electro damage. Hold Lifts her weapon up as a shield. Max damage absorbed scales off Beidou's Max HP. Attacks using the energy stored within the greatsword upon release or once this ability's duration expires, dealing Electro damage that scales with the number of times Beidou is attacked in the skill's duration. The greatest damage Bonus will be attained once this effect is triggered twice. The shield possesses the following properties: Has 250% Electro damage Absorption Efficiency. Applies the Electro element to Beidou upon activation.
Elemental Burst - StormbreakerRecalling her slaying of the great beast Haishan. Beidou calls upon that monstrous strength and the lightning to create a Thunderbeast's Targe around herself. Thunderbeast's Target When Normal and Charged Attacks hit, they create a lightning discharge that can jump between enemies, dealing Electro damage. Increases the character's resistance to interruption, and decreases damage taken.
Talent#1 - RetributionCounterattacking with Tidecaller at the precise moment when the character is hit grants the maximum damage Bonus.
Talent#2 - Lightning StormGain the following effects for 10 seconds after unleashing Tidecaller with its maximum damage Bonus: Damage dealt by Normal and Charged Attacks is increased by 15%. Attack Speed of Normal and Charged Attacks is increased by 15%. Greatly reduced delay before unleashing Charged Attacks.
Talent#3 - Conqueror of TidesDecreases all party member's swimming Stamina consumption by 20%.
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What Are Beidou's Constellations?

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If you get to pull Beidou multiple times, you will eventually reach a level of the constellation that will turn her into an excellent DPS unit, with improvements on all her Skills and their respective cooldowns, making Beidou a great tool to wipe entire rooms full of enemies.

Constellation Effect
Sea Beast's ScourgeWhen Stormbreaker is used, creates a shield that absorbs up to 16% of Beidou's Max HP for 15 seconds. This shield absorbs Electro damage 250% more effectively.
Upon the Turbulent Sea, the Thunder ArisesStormbreaker's arc lightning can jump 2 additional targets.
Summoner of StormIncreases the Level of Tidecaller by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Stunning RevengeWithin 10 seconds of taking damage, Beidou's Normal Attacks gain 20% additional Electro damage.
Crimson TidewalkerIncrease the Level of Stormbreaker by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Bane of the EvilDuring the duration of Stormbreaker, the Electro Resistance of surrounding enemies is decreased by 15%.

What Are Beidou's Ascension Materials?

Ascending Beidou boosts her Electro Damage stats more than anything else, a welcomed improvement that makes her a great Main DPS. Farming the Electro Hypostasis can take a bit, but for improving a unit as helpful as Beidou is for your team it's worth the effort.

Ascension Rank Required Level Required Materials
12020000 Mora, Vajrada Amethyst Sliver x1, Noctilucous Jade x3, Treasure Hoarder Insignia x3
25040000 Mora, Vajrada Amethyst Fragment x3, Lightning Prism x2, Noctilucous Jade x10, Treasure Hoarder Insignia x15
36060000 Mora, Vajrada Amethyst Fragment x6, Lightning Prism x4, Noctilucous Jade x20, Silver Raven Insignia x12
47080000 Mora, Vajrada Amethyst Chunk x3, Lightning Prism x8, Noctilucous Jade x30, Silver Raven Insignia x18
580100000 Mora, Vajrada Amethyst Chunk x6, Lightning Prism x12, Noctilucous Jade x45, Golden Raven Insignia x12
690120000 Mora, Vajrada Amethyst Gemstone x6, Lightning Prism x20, Noctilucous Jade x60, Golden Raven Insignia x24

What Are Beidou's Talent Level Up Materials?

An important part of building Beidou 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 Beidou talent upgrade order:

  • Elemental Skill
  • Elemental Burst
  • Normal Attack
Daily Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Drops
Teachings/Guide/Philosophies of GoldTreasure Hoarder/ Silver/ Golden InsigniaDvalin's Sigh

And that's everything you need to know about Genshin Impact Beidou! You now have all the info you need to make the most of Queen of the Crux Fleet in combat. Good luck!