09 Aug 2021 4:14 PM +00:00

The best Genshin Impact Bennett build

What is the best Genshin Impact Bennett build? An orphan raised by the Adventurer’s Guild, Bennett is a sweet boy and the only member of the 'Benny's Adventure Team.' Nobody else is part of that team since he’s so unlucky that every former member left, which is extremely sad since Benny is just a nice kid wanting to go for new adventures.

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Bennett appearing on a Wish
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When Will the Genshin Impact Bennett Banner Return?

Bennett is obtainable by spending wishes in the Wanderlust Invocation banner, and it has appeared in the Paimon’s Bargains shop in the past.

What Are the Best Bennett Builds?

As a DPS, Bennet can get a ridiculously short cooldown in his Elemental Skill, with a Pyro damage output that comes in handy in an aggressive team. However, his Elemental Burst also regenerates the HP of his teammates, boosts their Attack, and applies Pyro element to them, which is just incredibly useful at the moment of triggering Elemental Reactions.

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

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Role Best Weapon Alternative Weapon Best Artifacts Alternative Artifacts
Pyro Support BuildSkyward BladeFavonius SwordNoblesse Oblige (4 Pieces)The Exile (4 Pieces)
Pyro DPS BuildFestering DesireLion’s RoarCrimson Witch of Flames (4 Pieces)-

Pyro Support Build

For a Supporter setup, the Skyward Blade works excellently, boosting your Attack Speed and Movement Speed, but the Favonius Sword works greatly as a replacement since the former can be difficult to obtain. Either Artifact set is equally useful for this setup, and your choice between buffing your party members’ Attack or Energy Regeneration should depend on how your team is built.

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Pyro DPS Build

Festering Desire is the best option for a DPS approach (and kudos to you if you have it), but since it’s currently unobtainable, Lion’s Roar's advantage while attacking enemies affected by Pyro should serve its purpose really well.

The Crimson Witch of Flames set comes in handy by boosting Pyro damage and increasing the Elemental Reactions damage as well, and the cherry on top is an extra buff to the first bonus after using an elemental skill, which, as you now know, will happen very often.

What Are the Best Team Comps for Bennett?

Bennett’s capability as a Support/DPS hybrid unit works really well no matter how we build his setup, but the approach may change depending on his companions. Bennett and Fischl are great as partners since they can help boost any Main DPS unit's damage output while also triggering Elemental Reactions such as Vaporize or Superconduct. To complete the team, a support unit like Jean or Zhongli can provide the necessary sustain to make everyone feel a bit safer.

Character Element
Eula/Tartaglia/Hu TaoCryo/Hydro/Hu Tao
BennettPyro
FischlElectro
Zhongli/JeanGeo/Anemo
Bennett's Weapon Menu
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What Are the Best Weapons for Bennett?

Weapons that boost Energy Recharge like Festering Desire or the Skyward Blade are the best option for Bennett, but you can also find a more affordable and equally good alternative in the form of the Favonius Sword.

Weapon Rarity Stats Skills How to Obtain
Festering Desire4-StarEnergy RechargeSky-Piercing Fang: Critical Rate increased by 4%. Gains Skypiercing Might upon using an Elemental Burst: Increases Movement Speed by 10%, increases Attack Speed by 10%, and increases the damage of Normal and Charged Attack hits by 20% for 12 seconds.Wishes
Favonius Sword4-StarEnergy RechargeUndying Admiration: Increases Elemental Skill damage by 16% and Elemental Skill Critical Rate by 6%.Wishes
Skyward Blade5-StarEnergy RechargeWindfall: Critical Hits have a 60% chance to generate a small number of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12 seconds.Wishes
Bennett's Artifact Menu
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What Are the Best Artifacts for Bennett?

On the Artifacts side, sets like Crimson Witch of Flames, The Exile, or Noblesse Oblige are truly useful since we want to boost either Pyro Damage, Energy Recharge, or the Elemental Burst skill.

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Artifacts Two-Piece Effect Four-Piece Effect
Noblesse ObligeElemental Burst damage +20%Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' Attack by 20% for 12 seconds. This effect cannot stack.
Crimson Witch of FlamesPyro damage Bonus +15%Increases Overloaded and Burning damage by 40%. Increases Vaporize and Melt damage by 15%. Using an Elemental Skill increases the 2 Piece Bonus by 50% for 10 seconds. Max 3 stacks.
The ExileEnergy Recharge +20%Using an Elemental Burst regenerates 2 Energy for all the other party members every 2 seconds, for 6 seconds. This effect cannot stack.

Bennett Artifact Stats

Given Bennett's set of skills, you want to develop his Energy Recharge as the main stat, then focus on boosting HP as the sub-stat.

Slot Main Stat Sub Stats
FeatherATKHP%, Energy Recharge, HP, CRIT Damage/CRIT Rate
FlowerHPHP%, Energy Recharge, CRIT Rate, CRIT Damage
HourglassHP%/Energy RechargeHP%/Energy Recharge, CRIT Damage, HP, CRIT Rate
GobletHP%Energy Recharge, HP, CRIT Damage, CRIT Rate
HeadpieceHealing BonusEnergy Recharge, HP, Healing Bonus, CRIT Rate/CRIT Damage

What Are Bennett's Skills and Talents?

Bennet is easily one of the best units in the game, a Support/DPS hybrid unit that works really well in any team, either by supporting the Main DPS or taking the spotlight by triggering Elemental Reactions. The short cooldown on his Elemental Skill and the healing/boosting potential that his Elemental Burst has makes him a really valuable asset in combat,

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Attack Effect
Normal AttackPerforms up to 5 rapid strikes.
Charged AttackConsumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword swings.
Plunging AttackPlunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE damage upon impact.
Elemental Skill - Passion OverloadPress A single, swift flame strike that deals Pyro damage. Hold Charges up, resulting in different effects when unleashed based on the Charge Level.
Elemental Burst - Fantastic VoyageBennett leaps towards the enemy and performs a plunging attack, dealing Pyro damage, creating an Inspiration Field. Inspiration Field -If the health of a character in the circle is equal to or falls below 70%, their health will continuously regenerate. Regeneration scales based on Bennett's Max HP. -If the health of a character in the circle is higher than 70%, they gain an Attack Bonus that is based on Bennett's Base Attack. Applies the Pyro element to characters within the Field.
Talent#1 - RekindleDecreases Passion Overload's cooldown by 20%.
Talent#2 - FearnaughtWhen inside the area created by Fantastic Voyage, Passion Overload takes on the following effects: cooldown is reduced by 50%. Bennett will not be launched by the effects of Charge Level 2.
Talent#3 - It Should Be Safe...When dispatched on an expedition in Mondstadt, time consumed is reduced by 25%.
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Bennett's Constellation Menu
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What Are Bennett's Constellations?

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If you get to pull Bennett multiple times, you will eventually reach a level of the constellation that will turn Bennett into an excellent Support unit, with improvements on all his Skills and their respective cooldowns, making Bennett a great way to trigger Elemental Reactions and heal your party.

Something worth noting is that the last constellation bonus converts all physical damage from Sword, Claymore, and Polearm characters into Pyro damage while they are inside Bennett's elemental burst, which can be really bad if you're trying to trigger other reactions and whatnot. This is why it's recommended to never activate it, leaving Bennet perpetually at Constellation Level 5.

Constellation Effect
Grand ExpectationFantastic Voyage's Attack increases no longer have an HP restriction and gains an additional 20% Base Attack.
Impasse ConquerorWhen Bennett's HP falls below 70%, his Energy Recharge is increased by 30%.
Unstoppable FervorIncreases the Level of Passion Overload by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Unexpected OdysseyUsing a Normal Attack when executing the second attack of Passion Overload's Charge Level 1 allows an additional attack to be performed. This additional attack does 135% of the second attack's damage.
True ExplorerIncrease the Level of Fantastic Voyage by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Fire Ventures with MeSword, Claymore, or Polearm-wielding characters inside Fantastic Voyage's radius gain a 15% Pyro Damage Bonus. Normal and Charged Attacks now do Pyro damage.

What Are Bennett's Ascension Materials?

Ascending Bennett boosts his HP and Energy Recharge stats more than anything else, a welcomed improvement that turns him into a great Support unit. Farming the Pyro Regisvine can take time, but it's more than worth it.

Ascension Rank Required Level Required Materials
12020000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Sliver x1, Windwheel Aster x3, Treasure Hoarder Insignia x3
25040000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Fragment x3, Everflame Seed x2, Windwheel Aster x10, Treasure Hoarder Insignia x15
36060000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Fragment x6, Everflame Seed x4, Windwheel Aster x20, Silver Insignia x12
47080000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Chunk x3, Everflame Seed x8, Windwheel Aster x30, Silver Insignia x18
580100000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Chunk x6, Everflame Seed x12, Windwheel Aster x45, Golden x12
690120000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Gemstone x6, Everflame Seed x20, Windwheel Aster x60, Golden Insignia x24

What Are Bennett's Talent Level Up Materials?

An important part of building Bennett is remembering to level up his talents and abilities. The order in which you go about this will change slightly depending on the role you expect him to play in your team, but here's the most common Bennett talent upgrade order:

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

And that's everything you need to know about Genshin Impact Bennett! You now have all the info you need to make the most of Mondstadt's best boy in combat.