Looking around for the best Genshin Impact Noelle build? A shy and dutiful maid that lives in Mondstadt, Noelle is also a knight-in-training who aspires to be one of the Knights of Favonius one day.
While Jean fears she’s not ready to face what’s out there, this doesn’t stop this polite girl from keep training and doing her best. On the battlefield, Noelle is a more than decent DPS with defensive capabilities.
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The Best Genshin Impact Noelle Build
|Role||Best Weapon||Alternative Weapon||Best Artifacts||Alternative Artifacts|
|Tanky DPS Build||The Unforged||The Bell||Retracting Bolide (4 Pieces)||Tenacity of the Millelith (4 Pieces)|
|Support Build||The Bell||Whiteblind||Maiden Beloved (4 Pieces)||Tenacity of the Millelith (4 Pieces)|
Being a Geo-based character, Noelle has Shield-based abilities that make her stand out as a pretty decent tanky DPS unit.
However, this becomes true especially when you reach the sixth Constellation level, which can be a bit annoying to accomplish. She also has a minor potential as a support/healer, which can be helped by the adequate artifact set, but overall you want to use her as a Defensive DPS character.
Below are two of the best Noelle builds right now. You can keep reading to find out the hows and whys of these particular Noelle builds, but if you've used this character before, you'll quickly understand the thought process behind her best weapon and artifact choices.
Tank DPS Build
This build will work especially well with The Unforged claymore, and its boost to shields. However, since it’s a 5-star weapon we may not be able to get it up until a later point, so you can use The Bell as a more than decent replacement.
The Retracting Bolide set will give us a big buff every time we use a Shield, while the Tenacity of the Milleith set brings more sustain with its HP buff if we want to mix it up. In the end, it’s up to you, since both are equally good.
The Bell and its shield-generating ability will be useful with this setup more than any other weapon, but if you don’t have it yet you can always replace it with Whiteblind, which can be forged.
The Maiden Beloved artifact set it's truly the best option in this setup. We need to max out the Healing Effectiveness as much as we can, otherwise, Noelle won’t really stand up against other healers.
What Are the Best Team Comps for Noelle?
Noelle can work as a great Main DPS with a unit like Ningguang supporting her, by giving energy to her Burst. Bennett will boost the party as a support/healer that can use Pyro reactions to inflict more damage, and Xingqiu will use her Elemental Burst to add additional damage.
What Are the Best Weapons for Noelle?
|Weapon||Rarity||Stats||Skills||How to Obtain|
|The Unforged||5-Star||Attack||Golden Majesty: Increases Shield Strength by 20%. Scoring hits on opponents increases Attack by 4% for 8 seconds, stacking up to 5 times and triggering only once every 0.3 seconds. While protected by a shield, Attack increase effect is increased by 100%.||Wishes|
|The Bell||4-Star||HP||Rebellious Guardian: Taking damage generates a shield that absorbs damage up to 20% of Max HP. This shield lasts for 10 seconds or until broken, and can only be triggered once every 45 seconds. While protected by the shield, the character gains 12% increased damage.||Wishes|
|Whiteblind||4-Star||Defense||Infusion Blade: On hit, Normal or Charged Attacks increase Attack and Defense by 6% for 6 seconds. Max 4 stacks. This effect can only occur once every 0.5 seconds.||Forge|
The Unforged claymore is easily the best option for these builds, but you can also find a more affordable and equally good alternative in the form of The Bell. Last but not least, if you’re looking for a craftable option, you can obtain the Whiteblind if you still don’t have any of the former.
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What Are the Best Artifacts for Noelle?
|Artifacts||Two-Piece Effect||Four-Piece Effect|
|Retracing Bolide||15% Geo Damage bonus||Upon obtaining an Elemental Shard created through a Crystalize Reaction, all party members gain 35% Damage to that particular element for 10 seconds. Only one form of Elemental Damage bonus can be gained in this manner at any one time|
|Tenacity of the Millelith||HP increased by 20%||When an Elemental Skill hits an opponent, the Attack of all nearby party members is increased by 20% and their Shield Strength is increased by 30% for 3 seconds. This effect can be triggered once every 0.5 seconds. This effect can still be triggered even when the character who is using this artifact set is not on the field.|
|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%.|
|Maiden Beloved||Character Healing Effectiveness +15%||Using an Elemental Skill or Burst increases healing received by all party members by 20% for 10 seconds.|
Depending on which build you choose to make, you may need the Retracing Bolide, Gladiator's Finale, or Tenacity of the Millelith sets in case you want to use Noelle as a DPS, or Maiden Beloved for Support 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, see how they work as mixed or full sets and you can decide then.
Noelle Artifact Stats
|Slot||Main Stat||Sub Stats|
|Feather||Attack||Critical Damage, Critical Rate, Attack%, Defense%|
|Flower||HP||Critical Damage, Critical RateAttack%, Defense%|
|Hourglass||Defense%/Attack%||Critical Damage, Critical Rate, Defense%/Attack%, Energy Recharge|
|Goblet||Geo Damage Bonus%||Critical Damage, Critical Rate, Defense%/Attack%, Defense%|
|Headpiece||Critical Damage / Critical Rate||Critical Damage/Critical Rate, Attack%Defense%, Energy Recharge|
Given Noelle's set of skills, you want to develop Defense as the main stat and focus on boosting Attack as the sub-stat.
What Are Noelle's Skills and Talents?
|Normal Attack||Performs up to 4 consecutive strikes.|
|Charged Attack||Drains Stamina over time to perform continuous swirling attacks against all nearby enemies. At end of the sequence, perform a more powerful slash.|
|Plunging Attack||Descends from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE damage upon landing.|
|Elemental Skill - Breastplate||Summons a protective stone armor, dealing Geo damage to surrounding enemies and creating a shield. The shield's damage Absorption scaled based on Noelle's Defense. The shield has the following properties: -When Noelle's Normal and Charged Attacks hit a target, they have a certain chance to regenerate HP for all characters, both on and off the field. -Applies the Geo element to the character. -Possesses 250% Absorption Efficiency against Geo damage. The amount of HP healed when regeneration is triggered scales based on Noelle's Defense.|
|Elemental Burst - Sweeping Time||Gathering the strength of stone around her weapon, Noelle strikes the enemies surrounding her within a large AoE, dealing Geo damage. Noelle gains the following effects: -Larger attack AoE. -Converts attack damage to Geo damage. -Increased Attack that scales based on her Defense.|
|Talent#1 - Devotion||When Noelle is in the party but not on the field, this ability triggers automatically when the active character's HP falls below 30%: Creates a shield that lasts for 20 seconds and absorbs damage equal to 400% of Noelle's Defense. This effect can only occur once every 60 seconds.|
|Talent#2 - Nice and Clean||Every 4 Normal or Charged Attack hits will decrease the cooldown of Breastplate by 1 second. Hitting multiple enemies with a single attack is only counted as 1 hit.|
|Talent#3 - Maid's Knighthood||When a Perfect Cooking is achieved on a Defense-boosting dish, Noelle has a 12% chance to obtain double the product.|
Noelle shines as a DPS, with a very strong AoE attack as her Elemental Burst, and a protective ability in the form of her Elemental Skill, a combination that makes Noelle a solid DPS with enough sustain to hold her ground in combat.
What Are Noelle's Constellations?
|I Got Your Back||While Sweeping Time and Breastplate are both in effect, the chance of Breastplate's healing effects activating is increased to 100%.|
|Combat Maid||Decreases the Stamina Consumption of Noelle's Charged Attacks by 20% and increases her Charged Attack damage by 15%.|
|Invulnerable Maid||Increases the Level of Breastplate by 3, up to a maximum of 15.|
|To Be Cleaned||When Breastplate's duration expires or it is destroyed by damage, it will deal 400% Attack of Geo damage to surrounding enemies.|
|Favonius Sweeper Master||Increase the Level of Sweeping Time by 3, up to a maximum of 15.|
|Must Be Spotless||Sweeping Time increases Noelle's Attack by an additional 50% of her Defense. Additionally, every enemy defeated during the skill's duration adds 1 second to the duration, up to 10 seconds.|
If you get to pull Noelle 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 Noelle a great addition to your party.
What Are Noelle's Ascension Materials?
|Ascension Rank||Required Level||Required Materials|
|1||20||20000 Mora, Prithiva Topaz Sliver x1, Valberry x3, Damaged Mask x3|
|2||50||40000 Mora, Prithiva Topaz Fragment x3, Basalt Pillar x2, Valberry x10, Damaged Mask x15|
|3||60||60000 Mora, Prithiva Topaz Fragment x6, Basalt Pillar x4, Valberry x20, Stained Mask x12|
|4||70||80000 Mora, Prithiva Topaz Chunk x3, Basalt Pillar x8, Valberry x30, Stained Mask x18|
|5||80||100000 Mora, Prithiva Topaz Chunk x6, Basalt Pillar x12, Valberry x45, Ominous Mask x12|
|6||90||120000 Mora, Prithiva Topaz Gemstone x6, Basalt Pillar x20, Valberry x60, Ominous Mask x24|
Ascending Noelle boosts her HP and Defense stats more than anything else, a welcomed improvement that makes him a great DPS. Farming the Geo Hypostasis can take a bit, but for improving a unit as helpful as Noelle is for your team it's worth the effort.
What Are Noelle's Talent Level Up Materials?
An important part of building Noelle 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 him to play in your team, but here's the most common Noelle talent upgrade order:
- Elemental Skill
- Elemental Burst
- Normal Attack
|Daily Drops||Enemy Drops||Weekly Drops|
|Teachings/Guide/Philosophies of Resistance||Damaged/Stained/Ominous Mask||Dvalin's Claw|