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.
|Role||Best Weapon||Alternative Weapon||Best Artifacts||Alternative Artifacts|
|Electro DPS Build||Wolf's Gravestone||Prototype Archaic||Thundering Fury (4 Pieces)||Gladiator's Finale (2 Pieces) & Thundering Fury (2 Pieces)|
|Physical DPS Build||Song of Broken Pines||Wolf's Gravestone||Pale 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.
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.
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 Gravestone||5-Star||Attack||Wolfish 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 Pines||5-Star||Physical Damage Bonus||Rebel'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 Starsilver||4-Star||Physical Damage Bonus||Frost 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 Archaic||4-Star||Attack||Crush: 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.
|Artifacts||Two-Piece Effect||Four-Piece Effect|
|Thundering Fury||Electro 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 Flame||Physical 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 Chivalry||Physical damage +25%||After defeating an opponent, increases Charged Attack damage by 50% and reduces its Stamina cost to 0 for 10 seconds.|
|Gladiator's Finale||Attack +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|
|Feather||Attack||Critical Rate, Critical Damage, Attack%, Energy Recharge|
|Flower||HP||Critical Rate, Critical Damage, Attack%, Energy Recharge|
|Hourglass||Attack%||Critical Rate, Critical Damage, Elemental Mastery, Energy Recharge|
|Goblet||Electro Damage Bonus||Critical Rate, Critical Damage, Attack% ,Energy Recharge|
|Headpiece||Critical Rate/ Critical Damage||Critical 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.
|Normal Attack||Performs up to 5 successive strikes.|
|Charged Attack||Drains Stamina over time to perform continuous slashes, performing a more powerful slash at the end of the sequence.|
|Plunging Attack||Descends from mid-air to strike the ground, dealing AoE damage upon impact.|
|Elemental Skill - Tidecaller||Press 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 - Stormbreaker||Recalling 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 - Retribution||Counterattacking with Tidecaller at the precise moment when the character is hit grants the maximum damage Bonus.|
|Talent#2 - Lightning Storm||Gain 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 Tides||Decreases all party member's swimming Stamina consumption by 20%.|
What Are Beidou's Constellations?
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.
|Sea Beast's Scourge||When 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 Arises||Stormbreaker's arc lightning can jump 2 additional targets.|
|Summoner of Storm||Increases the Level of Tidecaller by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.|
|Stunning Revenge||Within 10 seconds of taking damage, Beidou's Normal Attacks gain 20% additional Electro damage.|
|Crimson Tidewalker||Increase the Level of Stormbreaker by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.|
|Bane of the Evil||During 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|
|1||20||20000 Mora, Vajrada Amethyst Sliver x1, Noctilucous Jade x3, Treasure Hoarder Insignia x3|
|2||50||40000 Mora, Vajrada Amethyst Fragment x3, Lightning Prism x2, Noctilucous Jade x10, Treasure Hoarder Insignia x15|
|3||60||60000 Mora, Vajrada Amethyst Fragment x6, Lightning Prism x4, Noctilucous Jade x20, Silver Raven Insignia x12|
|4||70||80000 Mora, Vajrada Amethyst Chunk x3, Lightning Prism x8, Noctilucous Jade x30, Silver Raven Insignia x18|
|5||80||100000 Mora, Vajrada Amethyst Chunk x6, Lightning Prism x12, Noctilucous Jade x45, Golden Raven Insignia x12|
|6||90||120000 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 Gold||Treasure Hoarder/ Silver/ Golden Insignia||Dvalin'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!