The best Genshin Impact Beidou build

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Beidou in Genshin Impact
August 11: Beidou is currently available to purchase for 34 Masterless Starglitter.

No game is complete without pirates, and Genshin is no different. Let's take a look at the best Genshin Impact Beidou build to get the most out of the swashbuckling captain.

Beidou, fearless Captain of the Crux fleet, is known in Teyvat as Uncrowned Lord of the Ocean. She is able to slay even the most formidable monsters, and that was before she got her Electro Vision!

While you're here, be sure to check out our guide to all Genshin Impact Electroculus locations and Genshin Impact weapons. We also have a regularly updated Genshin Impact codes guide if you're looking for some handy freebies.

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Table of Contents

How do I get Beidou in Genshin Impact?

Currently, Beidou is available to purchase for 34 Masterless Starglitter from the in-game shop. She is also available in the standard banner pool, Wanderlust Invocation.

As a 4-Star character, she may feature on other banners, but won't get one of her own.

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What are the best Beidou builds?

Beidou excels as an Electro DPS unit, with her potential found in her counterattacks. Timing her moves correctly 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. If you've used her before, you'll quickly understand the thought process behind her best weapon and artifact choices.

Electro DPS Build

This build relies on correctly timing Tidecaller. If you can’t afford to get Wolf’s Gravestone, a free-to-play friendly option is Katsuragikiri Nagamasa.

Similar to the weapons, the bonuses in the right Artifact sets benefit Beidou greatly, and the remaining choice depends mostly 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 Unforged easily the best option for Beidou.

You can also find a more affordable alternative that’s equally good in the Wolf's Gravestone. 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.

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What are the best team comps for Beidou?

On the battlefield, she’s an Electro DPS unit and a claymore user that can hit heavy, making her a great asset for an offensive role.

Ideally, a team with Fischl provides great Elemental Resonance, with Xingquiu acting as the trigger for Elemental Reactions and Diona providing the needed sustain.

Other great teammates would be Tartaglia, Bennett, Eula, or Sucrose.

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What are the best weapons for Beidou?

Weapons like Wolf's Gravestone that boost Attack or The Unforged and its boost on Physical Damage are the only real good options for these builds. If you’re looking for a craftable option, you can obtain the Katsuragikiri Nagamasa if you still don’t have any of the former.

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Weapon Rarity Stats Skills How to Obtain
Wolf's Gravestone5-StarATK + 10.8%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
The Unforged5-StarATK + 10.8%Increases Shield Strength by 20%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 4% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.Wishes
Katsuragikiri Nagamasa4-StarEnergy Recharge + 10.0%Increases Elemental Skill DMG by 6%. After Elemental Skill hits an opponent, the character loses 3 Energy but regenerates 3 Energy every 2s for the next 6s. This effect can occur once every 10s. Can be triggered even when the character is not on the field.Forged
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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 Emblem. 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
Emblem of Severed FateEnergy Recharge +20%.Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained in this way.
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.
Gladiator's FinaleAttack +18%.If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack damage by 35%.

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!