A mysterious bard that wanders around the city of Mondstadt, Venti is a cheerful kid with a secret identity to protect. Dubbed “Tone-Deaf Bard” by Paimon, he’s a playful character that enjoys eating Apples, drinking Dandelion Wine, and speaking in rhymes. On the battlefield, he’s easily the best Support in the game, with DPS potential too.
How to get Venti
Venti is obtainable by spending wishes in the Event Banner “Ballad in Goblets”, which happens every few months so keep your eyes open and good luck!
Character Overview, Skills, and Talents
Venti displays his full potential when you pair him with the proper teammates. As a support, he can give bonuses in Attack, and the potential that “Wind’s Grand Ode” has at triggering Elemental Reactions is extremely effective. However, if you want to play Venti on a more offensive approach, he can be a pretty decent DPS if you give him a proper boost to his Critical stats, Elemental Skills, Bursts, and Anemo damage overall.
Normal Attack - Divine Marksmanship
Performs up to 6 consecutive shots with a bow.
Perform a more precise Aimed Shot with increased damage. A fully charged arrow will deal Anemo damage.
Fires off a shower of arrows in mid-air before falling and dealing AoE damage upon landing.
Elemental Skill - Skyward Sonnet
Summons a Wind Domain at the enemy's location, dealing AoE Anemo damage and launching enemies into the air.
Summons an even larger Wind Domain with Venti as the epicenter, dealing AoE Anemo damage and launching affected enemies into the air. After releasing the Hold version of this ability, Venti rides the wind up into the air. Enemies hit by Skyward Sonnet will fall to the ground slowly.
Elemental Burst - Wind's Grand Ode
Fires off an arrow that creates a huge Stormeye that sucks in objects and enemies along its path, dealing continuous Anemo damage. If the Stormeye comes into contact with Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro elements, it will deal additional elemental damage of that type. This effect can be triggered only once per use.
Embrace of Winds
Holding Skyward Sonnet creates an air current that lasts for 20 seconds.
Regenerates 15 Energy for Venti after the effects of Wind's Grand Ode end. If an Elemental Absorption occurred, this also restores 15 Energy to all characters of that corresponding element.
Decreases all party member's gliding Stamina Consumption by 20%. Doesn’t stack with skills that provide the same effect.
Constellation - Carmen Dei
Fires 2 additional arrows per Aimed Shot, each dealing 33% of the original arrow's damage.
Breeze of Reminiscence
Skyward Sonnet decreases enemy Anemo Resistance by 12% for 10 seconds. Enemies launched up in the air by Skyward Sonnet suffer an additional 12% Anemo Resistance and Physical Resistance reduction while airborne.
Ode to Thousand Winds
Increases the Level of Wind's Grand Ode by 3, up to a maximum of 15.
Hurricane of Freedom
When Venti picks up an Elemental Orb or Particle, he receives a 25% Anemo damage Bonus for 10 seconds.
Concerto dal Cielo
Increase the Level of Skyward Sonnet by 3, up to a maximum of 15.
Storm of Defiance
Targets who take damage from Wind's Grand Ode have their Anemo Resistance decreased by 20%. If an Elemental Absorption occurred, then their Resistance towards the corresponding Element is also decreased by 20%.
Best Weapons for Venti
Elegy for the End
Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge
Skill - The Parting Refrain
Increased Elemental Mastery by 60. User gains a Sigil of Remembrance when dealing damage with Elemental Skill or Burst. Elemental Mastery increased by 100 and Attack increased by 20% for all the party members when 4 sigils are obtained. Once this effect is triggered, you will not gain Sigils of Remembrance for 20 seconds.
Bonus Stat: Crit Rate
Skill - Echoing Ballad
Increases Critical damage by 20%. Hits have a 60% chance to inflict a small AoE attack, dealing 125% Physical Attack damage. Can only occur once every 4s.
Bonus Stat: Elemental Mastery
Skill - Arrowless Song
Increases Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst damage by 24%
Best Artifacts for Venti
2 Piece Bonus: Elemental Burst damage +20%.
4 Piece Bonus: Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' Attack by 20% for 12 seconds. This effect cannot stack.
2 Piece Bonus: Anemo damage Bonus +15%
4 Piece Bonus: Increases Swirl damage by 60%. Decreases opponent's Elemental Resistance to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10 seconds.
2 Piece Bonus: Energy Recharge +20%
4 Piece Bonus: Using an Elemental Burst regenerates 2 Energy for all the other party members every 2 seconds, for 6 seconds. This effect cannot stack.
Example Builds for Venti
Weapon 1 - Elegy of the End
Due to this bow’s Skill, the effect is perfect for a Support setup, being able to boost your party members ATK very often. However, since it’s a 5-star item it may take a while for you to get your hands on it, which takes us to the next option.
Weapon 2 - The Stringless
This bow is easy enough to obtain and with its skill buffing your Elemental Burst, you can unleash some interesting Elemental Absorptions in tandem with the other Party members.
Artifacts - Noblesse Oblige or The Exile (4 Parts)
Basically the same, your choice relies on whether you want to boost the Attack or the Energy Regeneration of your teammates every time you use your Elemental Burst.
Weapon - Skyward Harp
With a native boost on Critical Rate and Damage, being able to inflict an AoE with a 125% Attack Bonus makes it the perfect option for a DPS Build.
Artifacts - Viridescent Venerer (4 Pieces)
With a bonus on Anemo damage and a boost to your Swirl reactions, this works perfectly as it also reduces your enemies’ Resistance to Swirl.