The Best Genshin Impact Noelle Build

What is 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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Noelle's Wish screen
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How Do I Get Noelle in Genshin?

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!

What Are the Best Noelle Builds?

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.

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Role Best Weapon Alternative Weapon Best Artifacts Alternative Artifacts
Tanky DPS BuildThe UnforgedThe BellRetracting Bolide (4 Pieces)Tenacity of the Millelith (4 Pieces)
Support BuildThe BellWhiteblindMaiden Beloved (4 Pieces)Tenacity of the Millelith (4 Pieces)

Tanky 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.

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Support Build

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.

Character Element
NoelleGeo
BennettPyro
XingqiuHydro
NingguangGeo
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What Are the Best Weapons for Noelle?

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.

Weapon Rarity Stats Skills How to Obtain
The Unforged5-StarAttackGolden 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 Bell4-StarHPRebellious 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-StarDefenseInfusion 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
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What Are the Best Artifacts for Noelle?

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.

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Artifacts Two-Piece Effect Four-Piece Effect
Retracing Bolide15% Geo Damage bonusUpon 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 MillelithHP 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 FinaleAttack +18%.If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack damage by 35%.
Maiden BelovedCharacter Healing Effectiveness +15%Using an Elemental Skill or Burst increases healing received by all party members by 20% for 10 seconds.

Noelle Artifact Stats

Given Noelle's set of skills, you want to develop Defense as the main stat and focus on boosting Attack as the sub-stat.

Slot Main Stat Sub Stats
FeatherAttackCritical Damage, Critical Rate, Attack%, Defense%
FlowerHPCritical Damage, Critical RateAttack%, Defense%
HourglassDefense%/Attack%Critical Damage, Critical Rate, Defense%/Attack%, Energy Recharge
GobletGeo Damage Bonus%Critical Damage, Critical Rate, Defense%/Attack%, Defense%
HeadpieceCritical Damage / Critical RateCritical Damage/Critical Rate, Attack%Defense%, Energy Recharge

What Are Noelle's Skills and Talents?

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.

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Attack Effect
Normal AttackPerforms up to 4 consecutive strikes.
Charged AttackDrains Stamina over time to perform continuous swirling attacks against all nearby enemies. At end of the sequence, perform a more powerful slash.
Plunging AttackDescends from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE damage upon landing.
Elemental Skill - BreastplateSummons 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 TimeGathering 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 - DevotionWhen 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 CleanEvery 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 KnighthoodWhen a Perfect Cooking is achieved on a Defense-boosting dish, Noelle has a 12% chance to obtain double the product.
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What Are Noelle's Constellations?

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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.

Constellation Effect
I Got Your BackWhile Sweeping Time and Breastplate are both in effect, the chance of Breastplate's healing effects activating is increased to 100%.
Combat MaidDecreases the Stamina Consumption of Noelle's Charged Attacks by 20% and increases her Charged Attack damage by 15%.
Invulnerable MaidIncreases the Level of Breastplate by 3, up to a maximum of 15.
To Be CleanedWhen Breastplate's duration expires or it is destroyed by damage, it will deal 400% Attack of Geo damage to surrounding enemies.
Favonius Sweeper MasterIncrease the Level of Sweeping Time by 3, up to a maximum of 15.
Must Be SpotlessSweeping 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.

What Are Noelle's Ascension Materials?

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.

Ascension Rank Required Level Required Materials
12020000 Mora, Prithiva Topaz Sliver x1, Valberry x3, Damaged Mask x3
25040000 Mora, Prithiva Topaz Fragment x3, Basalt Pillar x2, Valberry x10, Damaged Mask x15
36060000 Mora, Prithiva Topaz Fragment x6, Basalt Pillar x4, Valberry x20, Stained Mask x12
47080000 Mora, Prithiva Topaz Chunk x3, Basalt Pillar x8, Valberry x30, Stained Mask x18
580100000 Mora, Prithiva Topaz Chunk x6, Basalt Pillar x12, Valberry x45, Ominous Mask x12
690120000 Mora, Prithiva Topaz Gemstone x6, Basalt Pillar x20, Valberry x60, Ominous Mask x24

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 ResistanceDamaged/Stained/Ominous MaskDvalin's Claw

And that's everything you need to know about Genshin Impact Noelle! You now have all the info you need to make the most of the Maid of Favonius in combat. Good luck!