Genshin Impact

Diluc Rating and Best Builds

Genshin Impact - Diluc Rating and Best Builds

Diluc is a 5-star Pyro Claymore character in Genshin Impact. Learn about Diluc's build, ascension materials, best weapons, best artifacts, talent priority, skills, teams, and our rating of the character in this build guide!

Story Quest
Diluc's Character Guides
Genshin - Diluc Builds and RatingBuild Guide Genshin - Diluc Story and ProfileLore Once Upon a Time in Mondstadt ImageSpecial Dish
Noctua Chapter
Genshin - Act 1Darknight Hero's Alibi Genshin - Act 2Act 2 Genshin - Act 3Act 3

Diluc Rating and Basic Info

Character Information

S Rank Icon
Voice Actors EN Voice Actor: Sean Chiplock
JP Voice Actor: Ono Kenshou

Tier List Rankings

Main DPS Sub-DPS Support Exploration
A - - C

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Diluc's Stats

Lvl. 20 Base Stats
Lvl. 90 Max Stats
Stat Base Value
CRIT Rate%
Stat Max Value
CRIT Rate%

Base Stat Calculations

Genshin - Albedo Thinking Emoji Stats indicated above are obtained from Diluc's base values. These numbers also exclude the character's equipped weapon, artifacts, talents, or other passive effects that are not innate to the character.
Genshin - Faruzan Thinking Emoji All characters start with 5% CRIT Rate, 50% CRIT DMG, 100% Energy Recharge, 0 Elemental Mastery, 0% Healing Bonus, and 0% Elemental DMG bonus before any additional stats are applied. The table above includes such values.
Genshin - Xianyun Thinking Emoji The Level 20 stats indicated for this character are calculated before their first ascension.

Character Stat Rankings

Diluc Strengths and Weaknesses

• Can trigger repeat Elemental Reaction with constant Pyro infusion via his Elemental Skill and Burst, allowing him to reliable trigger Vaporize and Melt.
• Elemental Burst has low ER requirements and low cooldown, ensuring almost constant Pyro Infusion uptime.
• Ascends with CRIT Rate, making it easier to build him as your Main DPS.
• Low Attack Speed, this may be an issue with supports with limited buff times.
• Lacks a weapon that he can perfectly synergize with, compared to other 5-Star Main-DPS.

Best Builds for Diluc

Main DPS Builds for Diluc

Pyro Main DPS

Best Weapon
Replacement Weapons
Best Artifacts
Artifact Main Stats
Genshin - HourglassSands: Elemental Mastery or ATK%
Genshin - GobletGoblet: Pyro DMG Bonus%
Genshin - CircletCirclet: CRIT DMG or CRIT Rate
Artifact Sub Stats CRIT DMG, CRIT Rate, Elemental Mastery, Energy Recharge, ATK%

The Crimson Witch of Flames set fits perfectly with Diluc's playstyle for reactions like Vaporize or Melt. If maximizing Diluc's damage is the goal, then Crimson Witch of Flames is the set that should be farmed for.

For teams with Furina and Xianyun, Marechaussee Hunter is an alternative build for him to maximize the CRIT Rate buffs immediately so he can focus on other important stats like Elemental Mastery and CRIT DMG.

Diluc's Talent Priority

Main DPS

1st 2nd 3rd
Elemental Skill Normal Attack Elemental Burst

Plunge DPS

1st 2nd 3rd
Normal Attack Elemental Skill Elemental Burst

Though the talent priority is Diluc's Elemental Skill and Normal Attack. it is important to keep all three talents equally leveled as a Main DPS.

Best Artifacts for Diluc

Best Artifacts Ranked

Artifact Artifact Bonuses
1st Genshin - Crimson Witch of Flames Image Crimson Witch of Flames 2-PC: Pyro DMG Bonus +15%.
4-PC: Increases Overloaded, Burning, and Burgeon 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.
2nd Genshin - Marechaussee Hunter Image Marechaussee Hunter 2-PC: Normal and Charged Attack DMG +15%
4-PC: When current HP increases or decreases, CRIT Rate will be increased by 12% for 5s. Max 3 stacks.
3rd Genshin - Gilded Dreams Image Gilded Dreams 2-PC: Elemental Mastery +80
4-PC: Within 8s of triggering an Elemental Reaction, the character equipping this will obtain buffs based on the Elemental Type of the other party members. ATK is increased by 14% for each member whose Elemental Type is the same as the equipping character, and EM is increased by 50 for every member with a different Elemental Type. Each of the buffs will count up to 3 characters. This effect can be triggered once every 8s and even when not on the field.

Best 4-Star Artifact for Diluc

Artifact Artifact Bonuses
Genshin - Martial Artist Image Martial Artist 2-PC: Increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 15%.
4-PC: After using Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 25% for 8s.

List of Artifacts and Set Bonuses

Diluc Best Weapons

Top 3 Diluc Weapons

Weapon Weapon Information
1st Genshin Impact - Beacon of the Reed Sea Image Beacon of the Reed Sea Base ATK: 608
Bonus Stat: CRIT Rate 33.1%
Skill Effect: After the character's Elemental Skill hits an opponent, their ATK will be increased by 20% for 8s. After the character takes DMG, their ATK will be increased by 20% for 8s. The 2 aforementioned effects can be triggered even when the character is not on the field. Additionally, when not protected by a shield, the character's Max HP will be increased by 32%.
2nd Genshin Impact - Redhorn Stonethresher Image Redhorn Stonethresher Base ATK: 542
Bonus Stat: CRIT DMG 88.2%
Skill Effect: DEF is increased by 28%. Normal and Charged Attack DMG is increased by 40% of DEF.
3rd Genshin Impact - Serpent Spine Image Serpent Spine Base ATK: 510
Bonus Stat: CRIT Rate 27.6%
Skill Effect: Every 4s a character is on the field, they will deal 6% more DMG and take 3% more DMG. This effect has a maximum of 5 stacks and will not be reset if the character leaves the field, but will be reduced by 1 stack when the character takes DMG.

Best Free-to-Play Weapon for Diluc

Weapon Weapon Information
Genshin Impact - Prototype Archaic Image Prototype Archaic Base ATK: 565
Bonus Stat: ATK 27.6%
Skill Effect: On hit, Normal or Charge Attacks have a 50% chance to deal an additional 240% ATK DMG to enemies with a small AoE. Can only occur once every 15s.

All Recommended Weapons for Diluc

Recommended Weapons How to Get
Battle Pass
Battle Pass
Starglitter Exchange
Starglitter Exchange

Diluc Best Team Comp

Diluc's best role in any team will have him act as the Main DPS while also being the one who triggers Elemental Reactions.

Xianyun Party for Diluc

Main DPS Sub-DPS Support Support
Genshin - Diluc Diluc Genshin - Furina Furina Genshin - Bennett Bennett Genshin - Xianyun Xianyun
Genshin - Diluc Diluc Genshin - Rosaria Rosaria Genshin - Bennett Bennett Genshin - Xianyun Xianyun

Diluc with Xianyun's plunging buffs is his new best team as he has the highest Plunging Attack multiplier in the game. Combined with Bennett and Furina's buffs, he will hit more than twice the damage he does for regular Vaporize. Melt is also a viable option as he can now choose when to plunge.

Regular Vaporize Party for Diluc

Main DPS Sub-DPS Support Support
Genshin - Diluc Diluc Genshin - Xingqiu Xingqiu Genshin - Bennett Bennett Genshin - Kazuha Kazuha

Xingqiu can easily apply Hydro on enemies with his Elemental Burst while Diluc uses his Elemental Skill to trigger the Vaporise Reaction. Anemo user that has a Viridescent Venerer Set equipped can also be replaced by Zhongli or a shielder.

Regular Melt Party for Diluc

Main DPS Sub-DPS Support Support
Genshin - Diluc Diluc Genshin - Rosaria Rosaria Genshin - Bennett Bennett Genshin - Sucrose Sucrose

If Xingqiu or Xianyun is not available, a melt team could be possible with the help of an Anemo user swirling Cryo!

Overload Party for Diluc

Main DPS Sub-DPS Support Support
Genshin - Diluc Diluc Genshin - Fischl Fischl Genshin - Chevreuse Chevreuse Genshin - Bennett Bennett

With the introduction of Chevreuse, Diluc can now be a Main DPS in Overload centric teams.

A shielder or a healer can also be placed in this team, but do be aware that Overload causes enemies to be knocked back further away from you.

Free-to-Play Party for Diluc

Main DPS Sub-DPS Sub-DPS Support
Genshin - Diluc Diluc Genshin - Kaeya Kaeya Genshin - Traveler (Geo) Traveler (Geo) Genshin - Noelle Noelle

This f2p team still focuses on trying to create melt reactions for Diluc with Kaeya as the Cryo applier. Noelle will provide the needed shields to stay in the fight and act as the healer for the party.

Diluc Best Constellations


Constellation and Effects

Diluc's Constellations
Genshin - Diluc C1 C1 Conviction
Diluc deals 15% more DMG to enemies whose HP is above 50%.
Genshin - Diluc C2 C2 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.
Genshin - Diluc C3 C3 Fire and Steel
Increases the Level of Searing Onslaught by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Genshin - Diluc C4 C4 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.
Genshin - Diluc C5 C5 Phoenix, Harbinger of Dawn
Increases the Level of Dawn by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Genshin - Diluc C6 C6 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.

Best Constellations Rating and Explanation

Rating Constellation Effect / Merits
C1 ★★☆ • Deal 15% more damage if enemy HP is more than 50%.
• A simple buff that helps defeat enemies faster, but offers no value once enemies are below 50%.
C2 ★★★ • Gain a stack whenever Diluc takes damage.
• Still works even if Diluc has shields.

C2 Works When Shielded

Contrary to the description, this constellation still activates if Diluc takes damage while shielded. However, Diluc will need to be paired with a shielder to take advantage of this unless you plan on taking damage on purpose.

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.

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
1-Hit DMG 89.7%
2-Hit DMG 87.6%
3-Hit DMG 98.8%
4-Hit DMG 134%
Charged Attack Spinning DMG 68.8%
Charged Attack Final DMG 125%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost 40/s
Max Duration 5.0s
Plunge DMG 89.5%
Low/High Plunge DMG 179%/ 224%

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.

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
1-Hit DMG 94.4%
2-Hit DMG 97.6%
3-Hit DMG 129%


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.

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Slashing DMG 204%
DoT 60%
Explosion DMG 204%
CD 12.0s
Enchantment Duration 8.0s
Energy Cost 40


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 Ascension and Talent Materials

Diluc Ascension Materials

Mora ImageMora ×20,000
Mora ImageMora ×40,000
Mora ImageMora ×60,000
Mora ImageMora ×80,000
Mora ImageMora ×100,000
Mora ImageMora ×120,000

Diluc Talent Level-Up Materials

Daily Domain Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Boss Drops

Genshin Impact - Teachings of Resistance Image Teachings of Resistance
Genshin Impact - Recruit Recruit's Insignia
Dvalin Challenge Reward
Genshin Impact - Dvalin Dvalin's Plume
Genshin Impact - Guide to Resistance Image Guide to Resistance Genshin Impact - Sergeant Sergeant's Insignia
Genshin Impact - Philosophies of Resistance Image Philosophies of Resistance Genshin Impact - Lieutenant Lieutenant's Insignia

Talent Materials per Level

How to Use Diluc

Elemental Skill Interrupts Enemies

Genshin - Diluc Elemental Skill - Searing Onslaught
Elemental Skill: Searing Onslaught

Diluc's Elemental Skill, Searing Onslaught, has the power to interrupt enemies with each of its hits. This can be used strategically to stop certain enemies from moving or using certain skills.

Smash Through Shields

Genshin - Diluc - Destroy Shields

Being a claymore user, Diluc can tear through shields with ease. Being a Pyro character offers Diluc even more utility against shields having very strong elemental reactions with non-pyro element shields.

Tear Through Enemies with Elemental Burst

Diluc Elemental Burst

Diluc's Elemental Burst, Dawn, summons a flaming phoenix towards enemies dealing AoE Pyro DMG. It also imbues Diluc's claymore with Pyro, giving you a lot of opportunities to dish out Elemental Reactions.

How to Get Diluc

Wish on Character Banners

Genshin Impact - Wanderlust Invocation Gacha and Wish Guide

You can get Diluc from the limited-time Event Wish Banners, and from the Standard Wish Banner at a normal rate because he is a standard 5-Star character!

Wanderlust Invocation Wish

Diluc's In-Game Information

Who is Diluc?

Genshin - Diluc
Diluc Ragnvindr is the owner of Mondstadt's Dawn Winery and Angel's Share Tavern. As a former Knight of Favonius, Diluc is skilled in both combat and commerce.

For a better look into the life of Diluc, we recommend checking out our Diluc Lore guide!

Diluc Story and Profile

Diluc Character Profile

Title Dawn Winery Owner, Darknight Hero
Gender Male
Race Human
Height Tall
Faction Knight of Favonius
Constellation Noctua
Birthday April 30
Special Dish
Skins & Namecards

How to Get Diluc Skin

Genshin - Diluc Skin Red Dead of Night
It was announced in during the 2.8 Livestream that Diluc will have the first ever 5-star Skin and it will be available once Version 2.8 is live! The story behind the skin will be featured on the Hidden Strife Event.

Diluc New Skin: Red Dead of Night

Diluc Voicelines

Thoughts About Diluc

Character In-Game Thoughts
Genshin Impact - Barbara ImageBarbara Oh, Master Diluc? Last time, when I was performing at Angel's Share, he kept frowning... Maybe he doesn't like my singing?
Genshin Impact - Diona ImageDiona Diluc... I can't stand him! If there was no Diluc, there would be no Mondstadt wine industry; if there was no Mondstadt wine industry, Daddy wouldn't drink; and if Daddy didn't drink... he would keep me company. Ohhhh...
Genshin Impact - Eula ImageEula I don't get along with some of the knights, and he doesn't think much of them in general, so you'd think that would make us allies.
But the way he always acts so aloof - he's even worse than Acting Grand Master Jean. I want nothing to do with him.
Genshin Impact - Jean ImageJean Disillusion: Master Diluc has his reasons for being so critical of the Knights of Favonius. I am not proud of the way things went, but I cannot change the past. All I can do is keep working hard, in the hope he may one day see us in a better light... This is my duty.
Respect: Master Diluc is my senior, and I have the utmost respect for him. Though we have gone separate ways, I can sense we share the same strong commitment to protecting Mondstadt at all costs.
Genshin Impact - Kaeya ImageKaeya Diluc? He was cute as a young lad. But nowadays he just seems to be in a world of his own... Overall, not much fun to hang out with.
Genshin Impact - Klee ImageKlee He's one of the weird grown-ups. He's so grumpy all the time... Why does he never smile?
Genshin Impact - Lisa ImageLisa You want to know about Diluc? Haha, in that case, I know someone else you should talk to.
Genshin Impact - Mona ImageMona Diluc Ragnvindr. His constellation, Noctua, represents vigilance in the darkness of night... A lone guardian keeping watch, longing for the splendor of dawn, yet destined to solitude in the dark days preceding its arrival. ...Or, wait, maybe Noctua's the one tied to wealth...?
Genshin Impact - Razor ImageRazor Diluc is red and black. Hot and cold.
Genshin Impact - Rosaria ImageRosaria Isn't it obvious? There's more than meets the eye to that rich tycoon. He's confident, yet discreet... and even a little bit dangerous.
Genshin Impact - Venti ImageVenti I'm not surprised you want to befriend Master Diluc. Just think of all the vintage wine he must have stored away... Mwuhahaha... Huh? He doesn't let you sample it? Not even the slightest drop? Huh... Well, I guess you can still appreciate the aroma. That's still better than no wine at all, right? No?

Diluc's Thoughts About Others

Character In-Game Thoughts
Genshin Impact - Diona ImageDiona About Diona
Diona's attitude towards me is... how should I put it? Rather rigid. I've yet to find the opportunity to speak with her properly. I'm not sure if it's an issue with my family line or— Oh? It's not? She simply despises alcohol? Huh... I never thought I'd come across another bartender like myself in Mondstadt.
Genshin Impact - Eula ImageEula About Eula
Ah yes... I've heard about her. She has her own convictions. Her determination to liberate herself from the shackles of her clan is praiseworthy. But, she's... joined the Knights of Favonius.
Genshin Impact - Jean ImageJean About Jean
Enemies: Trifling matters can become Jean's greatest enemy.
Responsibilities: Her unparalleled sense of responsibility is the sole reason why she still hasn't found her true calling.
Genshin Impact - Kaeya ImageKaeya About Kaeya
Kaeya? You can only trust half of what he says... at best.
Genshin Impact - Lisa ImageLisa About Lisa
I believe Lisa has the potential to become the most reliable of the knights. If she's willing.
Genshin Impact - Mona ImageMona About Mona
The land of Mondstadt, by the Anemo Archon's grace, is bountiful. I see no need for the harvest forecasts of astrologers.
Genshin Impact - Varka ImageVarka About Varka
Grand Master Varka... Whilst I understand his disposition, I can make no sense of his actions ...IーI've said too much already. I've long since left the Knights of Favonius. Forget I said anything.

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91 Anonymous13 days

I feel like Diluc with Xianyun is easily SS, my C1 Diluc does 230k damage per plunge, and I church about 5-6 of those...

90 Anonymous4 months

I've gotten 36stars in the abyss with diluc since 2.2, but xianyun made him easy to play for everyone! Before he needed a lot of investment and skill to play. Now he deals a LOT of damage pretty easily!!

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