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Genshin Impact Noelle Build Guide - Everything You Need to Know

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 NPC

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How to get Noelle

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Noelle is obtainable by spending wishes in the Wanderlust Invocation standard banner and sometimes appears in the Paimon’s Bargains shop. She’s also part of the Beginners’ Wish banner, with a guaranteed chance of dropping in the first 10 wishes. Good luck obtaining her!

Character Overview, Skills, and Talents

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.

Normal Attack - Favonius Bladework - Maid

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.

Passive Talents

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.

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.

Maid's Knighthood
When a Perfect Cooking is achieved on a Defense-boosting dish, Noelle has a 12% chance to obtain double the product.

Constellation - Parma Cordis

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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.


Best Weapons for Noelle

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The Unforged
Bonus Stats: Attack
Skill - 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%.

The Bell
Bonus Stats: HP
Skill - 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.

Bonus Stats: Def
Skill - 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.


Best Artifacts for Noelle

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Retracing Bolide
2 Piece Bonus: Increases Shield Strength by 35%.
4 Piece Bonus: While protected by a shield, gain an additional 40% Normal and Charged Attack damage.

Tenacity of the Millelith
2 Piece Bonus: HP +20%.
4 Piece Bonus: 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
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%.

Maiden Beloved
2 Piece Bonus: Character Healing Effectiveness +15%
4 Piece Bonus: Using an Elemental Skill or Burst increases healing received by all party members by 20% for 10 seconds.

Example Builds for Noelle

Defensive DPS Build
Weapon - The Unforged or The Bell
This build will work especially well with The Unforgedand 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.

Artifacts - Retracing Bolide (4 Pieces) or Tenacity of the Millelith (2 Pieces)
Retracting Bolide will give us a big buff every time we use a Shield, while the Tenacity of the Milleith 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.

Support Build
Weapon - The Bell
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.

Artifacts - Maiden Beloved (4 Pieces)
There’s only one real 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.