The Best Genshin Impact Thoma Build

What is the best Genshin Impact Thoma build? A native of Mondstadt that now lives in Inazuma, Thoma is the Kamisato Housekeeper, helping everyone with a smile and trying to resolve every situation peacefully. On the battlefield, however, Thoma also works as a great DPS unit with AoE attacks that can help you to keep crowded groups of enemies controlled as you fight them.

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When Will the Genshin Impact Thoma Banner Release?

Thoma is obtainable by spending wishes in the Moment of Bloom banner, which will release on November 2nd.

What Are the Best Thoma Builds?

As a DPS, Thoma has access to many AoE skills, and given his defensive abilities he can take on large groups without getting too worn out, which is really useful in combat if you find yourself in a tight situation.

Below are two of the best Thoma builds right now. You can keep reading to find out the hows and whys of these particular Thoma builds, 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 BuildEngulfing LightningSkyward Spine Noblesse Oblige (4 Pieces)The Exile (4 Pieces)
Pyro DPS BuildEngulfing LightningDeathmatchCrimson Witch of Flames (4 Pieces)-

Pyro Support Build

For a Supporter setup, either the Engulfing Lightning or Skyward Spine works excellently by boosting your Energy Recharge. 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

In this build, the Engulfing Lightning is the best choice, but the Deathmatch works greatly as a replacement since the former can be difficult to obtain. 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 Thoma?

Thoma’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. Thoma 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
ThomaPyro
FischlElectro
Zhongli/JeanGeo/Anemo
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What Are the Best Weapons for Thoma?

Weapons that boost Energy Recharge like Engulfing Lightning and Skyward Spine are the best options for Thoma, but you can also find a more affordable and equally good alternative in the form of the Deathmatch.

Weapon Rarity Stats Skills How to Obtain
Engulfing Lightning5-StarEnergy RechargeTimeless Dream: Eternal Stove - Attack increased by 28% of Energy Recharge over the base 100%. You can gain a maximum bonus of 80% Attack. Gain 30% Energy Recharge for 12 seconds after using an Elemental Burst.Wishes
Skyward Spine5-StarEnergy RechargeBlackwing - Increases Critical Rate by 8% and increases Normal Attack Speed by 12%. Additionally, Normal and Charged Attacks hits on opponents have a 50% chance to trigger a vacuum blade that deals 40% of Attack as Damage in a small AoE. This effect can occur no more than once every 2 seconds.Wishes
Deathmatch4-StarCritical RateGladiator - If there are at least 2 opponents nearby, Attack is increased by 16% and Defense is increased by 16%. If there are fewer than 2 opponents nearby, Attack is increased by 24%.Battle Pass
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What Are the Best Artifacts for Thoma?

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

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.

Thoma Artifact Stats

Given Thoma's set of skills, you want to develop his Critical Rate and Critical Damage as the main stats, then focus on boosting Attack as the sub-stat.

Slot Main Stat Sub Stats
FeatherAttackHP%, Energy Recharge, HP, CRIT Damage/CRIT Rate
FlowerHPHP%, Energy Recharge, CRIT Rate, CRIT Damage
HourglassAttackHP%/Energy Recharge, CRIT Damage, HP, CRIT Rate
GobletPyro Damage BonusEnergy Recharge, HP, CRIT Damage, CRIT Rate
HeadpieceCritical Rate/Critical DamageEnergy Recharge, HP, Healing Bonus, CRIT Rate/CRIT Damage

What Are Thoma's Skills and Talents?

Thoma is a Support/DPS hybrid unit that works really well in any team, either by leading the team and taking large groups of enemies with his many AoE attacks, or supporting the party due to his defensive potential, making him a great addition no matter who's accompanying him.

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Attack Effect
Normal AttackPerforms up to four consecutive spear strikes.
Charged AttackConsumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword swings.
Plunging Attackthe way. Plunging Attack: Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE damage upon impact.
Elemental Skill - Blazing BlessingThoma vaults forward with his polearm and delivers a flame-filled flying kick that deals AoE Pyro damage, while also summoning a defensive Blazing Barrier. At the moment of casting, Thoma's Elemental Skill applies Pyro to himself. The damage Absorption of the Blazing Barrier scales off Thoma's Max HP. Blazing Barriers: Absorbs Pyro damage 250% more effectively. When a new Blazing Barrier is obtained, the remaining damage Absorption of an existing Blazing Barrier will stack and its duration will be refreshed. The maximum damage Absoprtion of the Blazing Barrier will not exceed a certain percentage of Thoma's Max HP.
Elemental Burst - Crimson OoyoroiThoma spins his polearm, slicing at his foes with roaring flames that deal AoE Pyro damage and weave themselves into a Scorching Ooyoroi. If Thoma falls, the effects of Scorching Ooyoroi will be cleared. Scorching Ooyoroi: While Scorching Ooyoroi is in effect, the active character's Normal Attacks will trigger Fiery Collapse, dealing AoE Pyro damage and summoning a Blazing Barrier. Fiery Collapse can be triggered once every 1s. Blazing Barriers: Absorbs Pyro damage 250% more effectively. When a new Blazing Barrier is obtained, the remaining damage Absorption of an existing Blazing Barrier will stack and its duration will be refreshed. The maximum damage Absoprtion of the Blazing Barrier will not exceed a certain percentage of Thoma's Max HP.
Talent#1 - Imbricated ArmorWhen your current active character obtains or refreshes a Blazing Barrier, this character's Shield Strength will increase by 5% for 6 seconds. This effect can be triggered once every 0.3 seconds. Max 5 stacks.
Talent#2 - Flaming AssaultDamage dealt by Crimson Ooyoroi's Fiery Collapse is increased by 2.2% of Thoma's Max HP.
Talent#3 - Snap and SwingWhen you fish successfully in Inazuma, Thoma's help grants a 20% chance of scoring a double catch.
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What Are Thoma's Constellations?

If you get to pull Thoma multiple times, you will eventually reach a level of the constellation that will turn Thoma into an excellent DPS/Support unit, with improvements on all his Skills and their respective cooldowns that make him a great way to obliterate groups of enemies with his AoE crowd control tools.

Constellation Effect
A Comrade's DutyWhen a character protected by Thoma's own Blazing Barrier (Thoma excluded) is attacked, Thoma's own Blazing Blessing CD is decreased by 3 seconds, while his own Crimson Ooyoroi's CD is decreased by 3 seconds.This effect can be triggered once every 20 seconds.
A Subordinate's SkillsCrimson Ooyoroi's duration is increased by 3 seconds.
Fortified ResolveIncreases the Level of Blazing Blessing by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Long-Term PlanningAfter using Crimson Ooyoroi, 15 Energy will be restored to Thoma.
Raging WildfireIncreases the Level of Crimson Ooyoroi by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Burning HeartWhen a Blazing Barrier is obtained or refreshed, the damage dealt by all party members' Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attacks is increased by 15% for 6 seconds.

What Are Thoma's Ascension Materials?

Ascending Thoma boosts his Attack and Critical Damage stats more than anything else, a welcomed improvement that turns him into a great DPS/Support unit. Farming the Pyro Hypostasis can take time, but it's more than worth it.

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

What Are Thoma's Talent Level Up Materials?

An important part of building Thoma 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 Thoma talent upgrade order:

  • Elemental Skill
  • Elemental Burst
  • Normal Attack
Daily Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Drops
Teachings/Guide/Philosophies of TransienceTreasure Hoarder/Silver/Golden InsigniaHellfire Butterfly

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