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Genshin Impact Beidou Build Guide - Everything You Need to Know

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. 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.

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How to get Beidou

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

Character Overview, Skills, and Talents

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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.

Normal Attack - Oceanborne

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.

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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

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.

Passive Talents

Retribution
Counterattacking with Tidecaller at the precise moment when the character is hit grants the maximum damage Bonus.

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.

Conqueror of Tides
Decreases all party member's swimming Stamina consumption by 20%.

Constellation - Victor Mare

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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%.

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Best Weapons for Beidou

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Wolf's Gravestone
Bonus Stat: Attack
Skill - Wolfish Tracker
Increases Attack by 20%. On hit, attacks against enemies with less than 30% HP increases all party members' Attacks by 40% for 12 seconds. Can only occur once every 30 seconds.

Skyward Pride
Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge
Skill - Sky-ripping Dragon Spine
Increases all damage by 8%. After using an Elemental Burst, Normal, or Charged Attack, on hit, creates a vacuum blade that does 80% of Attack as damage to enemies along its path. Lasts for 20 seconds or 8 vacuum blades.

Prototype Archaic
Bonus Stat: Attack
Skill - 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.

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Best Artifacts for Beidou

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Gladiator's Finale
2 Piece Bonus: Attack +18%.
4 Piece Bonus: If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack damage by 35%.

Thundering Fury
2 Piece Bonus: Electro damage Bonus +15%
4 Piece Bonus: Increases damage caused by Overloaded, Electro-Charged and Superconduct by 40%. Triggering such effects decreases Elemental Skill cooldown by 1 second. Can only occur once every 0.8 seconds.

Bloodstained Chivalry
2 Piece Bonus: Physical damage +25%
4 Piece Bonus: After defeating an opponent, increases Charged Attack damage by 50% and reduces its Stamina cost to 0 for 10 seconds.

Example Builds for Beidou

DPS Build
Weapon - Wolf's Gravestone or Prototype Archaic
This build relies on correctly timing Tidecaller, after which the bonus in these two weapons will shine greatly. If you can’t afford to get Wolf’s Gravestone, Prototype Archaic will be the best option.

Artifacts - Gladiator's Finale (4 Pieces) Or Thundering Fury (4 Pieces)
Same with the weapons, the bonuses in both sets benefit Beidou greatly, and the remaining choice depends on your playstyle.