The best Genshin Impact Beidou build

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Beidou in Genshin Impact
October 13: Beidou is a boosted 4-star on Nilou and Albedo's banners, starting October 14.

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.

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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.

Beidou in Genshin Impact

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Beidou in Genshin Impact

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.

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
Beidou in Genshin Impact

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.

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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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.

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.

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:

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  • Elemental Skill
  • Elemental Burst
  • Normal Attack

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!