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Diluc is a character in Genshin Impact. Learn about Diluc's stats, strengths and weaknesses, best artifact buid, and our rating of the character in this complete profile!

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Diluc Rating

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Rating: S Rank Icon

Rarity: ★★★★★
Element: Fire ImagePyro (Fire)

Weapon: Claymore ImageClaymore

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Diluc Strengths and Weaknesses

Vs. Bosses Vs. Mobs Support Exploration
Diluc Boss Rank Diluc Domain Rank Diluc Support Rank Diluc Exploration Rank
  • Fire Elemental attacks are also great for exploration.
  • Elemental Burst can hit hard on a wide area in a single blow.
  • Charged attacks unleash a flurry of hits for massive damage.

How to Use Diluc

Take out enemies with shields and shells easily

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Enemies with protective shields and shells can cause trouble for many characters, but Diluc's attacks are able to lay waste to these otherwise substantial threats. His Elemental Skill “Searing Onslaught” allows him to hit three times consecutively with the Pyro Element, destroying wooden shields and shells made of ice cleanly and leaving enemies vulnerable.

Enemies with shields made of rock and other hard objects can be handled with his claymore instead. Even in cases where his element doesn't provide direct benefit, Diluc can hold his own, making him a ruthless fighter fit for almost any foe.

Knock down foes and pummel them one-sidedly

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Diluc's greatest asset is his ability to knock down foes with his claymore, and then use his held attack to execute repeated attacks while preventing the enemy from hitting back. Against standard enemies, a slash with his claymore can even cancel most regular attacks. Countering attacks in this way does drain Diluc's stamina, although there will still be enough remaining to execute his held attack.

To conserve stamina, the best way to handle opponents is to wait for them to become vulnerable, then take the opportunity to knock them down, then slash repeatedly with the held attack. That saiid, keep in mind that larger bosses cannot be knocked down with the claymore, so you'll have to be more cautious in these fights and will need to adjust your strategy accordingly.

Wide-ranged Elemental Burst is effective for Time Trials

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Diluc's Elemental Burst covers a huge swath of land in flames for a massive attack. When up against a Time Trial where you must defeat several foes within a limited time frame, this attack can change the game in a single blow. Time Trials can appear frequently in Daily Quests, so this ability can be used regularly to handle these challenges when they appear.

Best Builds for Diluc

Pyro DPS Build

This build utilizes Diluc's Pyro DMG buff by performing normal attacks in between the Searing Onslaught ability.

Weapon Artifact Set
WolfWolf's Gravestone Crimson Witch of Flames:
2-Piece: Pyro DMG Bonus +15%
4-Piece: Increases Overloaded and Burning DMG by 40%. Increases Vaporize and Melt DMG by 15%. Using an Elemental SKill increases 2-Piece Set effects by 50% for 10s. Max 3 stacks.
Primary Stat: ATK
Talent Priority
Searing Onslaught
Performs a forward slash that deals Pyro DMG.
This skill can be used 3 times consecutively. Enters CD if not cast again within a short period.

Physical DPS Build

This build relies on dealing raw physical damage using normal and charged attacks to kill enemies without using Pyro DMG.

Weapon Artifact Set
Prototype Aminus ImagePrototype Aminus Bloodstained Chivalry:
2-Piece: Physical DMG +25%
Gladiator's Finale:
2-Piece: ATK +18%
Primary Stat: ATK/ATK%
Talent Priority
Normal Attack: Tempered Sword
Perform up to 4 consecutive strikes.

Best Artifact Build For Diluc

Best Artifacts Ranked

Rating Relic Build
  • Pyro DMG Bonus +15%.
  • Increases Overloaded and Burning DMG by 40%. Increases Vaporize and Melt DMG by 15%. Using an Elemental SKill increases 2-Piece Set effects by 50% for 10s. Max 3 stacks.
Second Best
  • ATK +18%.
  • If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.
Third Best
  • CRIT Rate +12%
  • When HP is below 70%, CRIT Rate increases by an additional 24%.

If Crimson Witch of Flames Is Not Available

If the Crimson WItch of Flames is not available, swap it out for other Artifacts that provides Atk like Resolution of Sojourner and Brave Heart.

Recommended Artifact Stats

Recommended Main Stats
  • crownAttack
  • gobletPyro DMG Bonus
  • hourglass.Attack
  • featherAttack
  • flowerHP

Recommended Sub-Stats:
  • Attack
  • Critical Rate
  • Critical Damage
  • Elemental Mastery

List of Artifacts and Set Bonuses

Diluc Talents (Skills)

Normal Attack: Tempered Sword

Talent Description
Perform up to 4 consecutive strikes.
Charge Attack
Drains Stamina over time to perform continuous slashes.
At the end of the sequence, perform a more powerful slash.

Plunge Attack:
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Searing Onslaught

Talent Description
Performs a forward slash that deals Pyro DMG.
This skill can be used 3 times consecutively. Enters CD if not cast again within a short period.
Flavor Text:
The slashes represent the values that Diluc holds dear: one for justice, one for courage, and one for duty.


Talent Description
Releases intense flames to knock nearby enemies back, dealing Pyro DMG. The flames then converge into the weapon, summoning a Phoenix that flies forward and deals massive Pyro DMG to all enemies in its path. The Phoenix explodes upon reaching its destination, causing a large amount of AoE Pyro DMG.
The searing flames that run down his blade cause Diluc's Normal and Charged Attacks to deal Pyro DMG for a time.
Flavor Text:
The only reason to walk in the darkness is to light it up. Behold, that fleeing light in the dead of night is the herald of the coming dawn.


Talent Description
Diluc's Charged Attack Stamina Cost is decreased by 50%, and its duration is increased by 3s.

Blessing of Phoenix

Talent Description
The Pyro Enchantment provided by Dawn lasts for 4s longer. Additionally, Diluc gains 20% Pyro DMG Bonus during the duration of this effect.

Tradition of the Dawn Knight

Talent Description
Refunds 15% of the ores used when crafting Claymore-type weapons.

Diluc Constellations

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Conviction Diluc deals 15% more DMG to enemies whose HP is above 50%.
Searing Ember When Diluc takes DMG, his ATK increases by 10% and his ATK SPD increases by 5%. Lasts for 10s.
This effect can stack up to 3 times and can only occur once every 1.5s.
Fire and Steel Increases the Level of Searing Onslaught by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Flowing Flame Casting Searing Onslaught in sequence greatly increases damage dealt.
Within 2s of using Searing Onslaught, casting the next Searing Onslaught in the combo deals 40% additional DMG. This effect lasts for the next 2s.
Phoenix, Harbinger of Dawn Increases the Level of Dawn by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Flaming Sword, Nemesis of Dark After casting Searing Onslaught, the next 2 Normal Attacks within the next 6s will have their DMG and ATK SPD increased by 30%.
Additionally, Searing Onslaught will not interrupt the Normal Attack combo.

Diluc Basic Information

Stats and Element

Rarity and Element

Rarity Element
★★★★★ Pyro

Stats (Lv. 20)

HP Attack Defense Elemental
2,621 91 158 0

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