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Genshin Impact - Beidou Rating and Best Builds

Beidou is a 4-star Electro Claymore character in Genshin Impact. Learn about Beidou's stats, strengths and weaknesses, Japanese voice actor, best weapon and builds, and our rating of the character in this complete profile!

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Beidou Rating and Information

Character Information

Beidou
Beidou Icon
Rating: A Rank Icon

Rarity: ★★★★
Element: Electro ImageElectro

Weapon: Claymore ImageClaymore

EN Voice Actor: Allegra Clark
JP Voice Actor: Koshimizu Ami

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Beidou's Stats

HP Attack Defense Ascension Bonus Stat
Lvl 20 2,811 72 140 Electro DMG 0
Lvl 80 12146 210 603 Electro DMG 24%

Beidou Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths
• Perfect Counters reward players with High Electro DMG.
• Can provide off-field Electro with Elemental Burst.
Weaknesses
• High energy cost for Elemental Burst.
• Elemental Skill needs precise timing to get the most out of it.
• Needs to take DMG before she can maximize her DPS with Constellation Lv. 4.

Beidou Recommended Constellations

Constellation Constellation Bonus
C2 ・Stormbreaker's arc lightning can jump to 2 additional targets.
C6 ・During the duration of Stormbreaker, the Electro RES of surrounding enemies is decreased by 15%.

How to Get Beidou

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Beidou will be a rate-up 4-star character featured in both Zhongli and Ganyu's Rerun Banners from January 25, 2022 to February 15, 2022. She is also available at a normal rate in the Wanderlust Invocation, and Epitome Invocation!

Alongside Beidou, Xingqiu and Yanfei are also rate-ups in both rerun banners!

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As a 4-star character, Beidou has a chance to appear in the Starglitter Exchange every month. She can be traded for 34 Masterless Starglitter.

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Best Build For Beidou

Beidou's Roles and Builds

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Beidou DPS Builds

Electro Main DPS

Weapon Artifact Set
The Unforged ImageThe Unforged
Set Bonus
• ATK +18%.
• Electro DMG Bonus +15%
Talent Priority
Tidecaller
Nothing to worry about. Should anyone raise a hand against her or her men, she will avenge it ten-fold with sword and thunder.

Tap
Accumulating the power of lightning, Beidou swings her blade forward fiercely, dealing Electro DMG.

Recommended Artifact Substats

Stat Priority
Sands of EonATK% / HP

Goblet of EonothemElectro DMG Bonus / ATK% / HP

Circlet of LogosATK% / CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG / HP
Substats ・ATK%
・Energy Recharge
・HP
・CRIT Rate
・CRIT DMG

Replacement Weapons

Weapon Effect
WolfWolf's Gravestone Bonus Stat: ATK
・Increases ATK by 20%. On hit, attacks against enemies with less than 30% HP increases all party members' ATK by 40% for 12s. Can only occur once every 30s.
Rainslasher ImageRainslasher Bonus Stat: Elemental Mastery
・Increases DMG against enemies affected by Hydro or Electro by 20%

Parry Main DPS

Weapon Artifact Set
The Unforged ImageThe Unforged
Set Bonus
• Increases Shield Strength by 35%
• While protected by a shield, gain an additional 40% Normal and Charged Attack DMG.
Talent Priority
Tidecaller
Nothing to worry about. Should anyone raise a hand against her or her men, she will avenge it ten-fold with sword and thunder.

Tap
Accumulating the power of lightning, Beidou swings her blade forward fiercely, dealing Electro DMG.

Recommended Artifact Substats

Stat Priority
Sands of EonATK% / HP%

Goblet of EonothemElectro DMG Bonus / ATK% / HP

Circlet of LogosATK% / HP / CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG
Substats ・ATK%
・CRIT Rate
・CRIT DMG
・Energy Recharge
・HP

Replacement Weapons

Weapon Effect
WolfWolf's Gravestone Bonus Stat: ATK
・Increases ATK by 20%. On hit, attacks against enemies with less than 30% HP increases all party members' ATK by 40% for 12s. Can only occur once every 30s.
Rainslasher ImageRainslasher Bonus Stat: Elemental Mastery
・Increases DMG against enemies affected by Hydro or Electro by 20%

Best Artifacts and Weapons for Beidou

Best Artifacts Ranked

Rating Set Bonus
Best Gladiator's Finale • ATK +18%.
• If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.
Second Best Thundering Fury • Electro DMG Bonus +15%
• Increases damage caused by Overloaded, Electro-Charged and Superconduct by 40%. Triggering such effects decreases Elemental Skill CD by 1s. Can only occur once every 0.8s.
Third Best Retracing Bolide • Increases Shield Strength by 35%
• While protected by a shield, gain an additional 40% Normal and Charged Attack DMG.

Alternative Artifact Set

Set Bonus
Berserker • CRIT Rate +12%
• When HP is below 70%, CRIT Rate increases by an additional 24%.

List of Artifacts and Set Bonuses

Best Weapons Ranked

Rating Weapon Stats (Lv.1)
Best The Unforged Image The Unforged Base Stats
Base Attack: 46
Bonus Effect: ATK 10.8%
Skill Effect
Increases Shield Strength by 20%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 4% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.
Second Best Wolf Wolf's Gravestone Base Stats
Base Attack: 46
Bonus Effect: ATK 10.8%
Skill Effect
Increases ATK by 20%. On hit, attacks against enemies with less than 30% HP increases all party members' ATK by 40% for 12s. Can only occur once every 30s.
Third Best Rainslasher Image Rainslasher Base Stats
Base Attack: 42
Bonus Effect: Elemental Mastery 36
Skill Effect
Increases DMG against enemies affected by Hydro or Electro by 20%

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Recommended Party Members for Beidou

Best Characters for Beidou

Character Element Weapon
Genshin Impact - Xingqiu ImageXingqiu
· Elemental Burst combines well with Beidou's own Burst, creating Electro-Charged.
Genshin Impact - Kaeya ImageKaeya
· Great for generating high damage Superconduct reactions.
· Elemental Burst combines well with Beidou's Elemental Burst.
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· Great for high DMG Overloaded reactions.
· Elemental Burst boosts ATK.
Genshin Impact - Ganyu ImageGanyu
· Elemental Burst AoE can be used to trigger Superconduct using Beidou's Elemental Skill and Burst.

How to Use Beidou

Execute Your Counters at the Right Time

Genshin - Beidou Elemental Skill

Beidou is a reactive character that relies on countering enemy attacks with her Elemental Skill, Tidecaller. When executed perfectly, you can deal the maximum amount of DMG.

Off-Field Electro Application to Mobs with Burst

Genshin - Beidou Elemental Burst

Beidou's Elemental Burst, on the other hand, is a strong offensive Talent that allows her to deal Electro DMG after each hit to enemies while reducing the amount of incoming DMG you take from enemies.

Use this when facing large numbers of enemies to even the odds. It is also especially powerful when combined with Hydro for Electro-Charged reactions.

Passive Reduces Swimming Stamina Cost

Genshin - Beidou Swimming

Beidou grants a 20% stamina reduction when swimming to the entire party. This is very useful for exploring the many islands of Teyvat, giving you extra distance that helps you reach farther locations.

Beidou Ascension and Talent Material

Beidou Ascension Materials

Lv.20→Lv.40
Lv.40→Lv.50
Lv.50→Lv.60
Lv.60→Lv.70
Lv.70→Lv.80
Lv.80→Lv.90

Beidou Talent Level-Up Materials

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Talent Materials per Level

Beidou Talents (Skills)

Normal Attack: Oceanborne

Talent Description
Perform up to 5 consecutive strikes.
Charge Attack
Drains Stamina over time to perform continuous slashes.
At 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.

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
1-Hit DMG 71.1%
2-Hit DMG 70.9%
3-Hit DMG 88.3%
4-Hit DMG 86.5%
5-Hit DMG 112%
Charged Attack Spinning DMG 56.2%
Charged Attack Final DMG 102%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost 40.0/s
Max Duration 5.0s
Plunge DMG 74.6%
Low/High Plunge DMG 149%/186%

Tidecaller

Talent Description
Nothing to worry about. Should anyone raise a hand against her or her men, she will avenge it ten-fold with sword and thunder.

Tap
Accumulating the power of lightning, Beidou swings her blade forward fiercely, dealing Electro DMG.
Hold Attack:
Lifts her weapon up as a shield. Max DMG absorbed scales off Beidou's Max HP.
Attacks using the energy stored within the greatsword upon release or once this ability's duration expires, dealing Electro DMG. DMG dealt scales with the number of times Beidou is attacked in the skill's duration.
The greatest DMG Bonus will be attained once this effect is triggered twice.
The shield possesses the following properties:
・Has 250% Electro DMG Absorption Efficiency.
・Applies the Electro element to Beidou upon activation.
Flavor Text:
Conquer the high seas! Pursue the waves and chase the storm!

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Shield DMG Absorption 14.4% Max HP + 1386
Base DMG 122%
DMG Bonus on Hit Take 160%
CD 7.5s

Stormbreaker

Talent Description
Recalling her slaying of the great beast Haishan, Beidou calls upon that monstrous strength and the lightning to create a Thunderbeast's Targe around herself, dealing Electro DMG to nearby enemies.
Thunderbeast's Targe:
・When Normal and Charged Attacks hit, they create a lightning discharge that can jump between enemies, dealing Electro DMG.
・Increases the character's resistance to interruption, and decreases DMG taken.

A maximum of 1 lightning discharge can be triggered per second.
Flavor Text:
With a peal of thunder, Haishan is slain.

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Skill DMG 122%
Lightning DMG 96%
DMG Reduction 20%
Duration 15s
CD 20s
Energy Cost 80

Retribution

Talent Description
Counterattacking with Tidecaller at the precise moment when the character is hit grants the maximum DMG Bonus.

Lightning Storm

Talent Description
Gain the following effects for 10s after unleashing Tidecaller with its maximum DMG Bonus:
・DMG dealt by Normal and Charged Attacks is increased by 15%.
ATK SPD of Normal and Charged Attacks is increased by 15%.
・Greatly reduced delay before unleashing Charged Attacks.

Conqueror of Tides

Talent Description
Decreases swimming Stamina consumption of your characters in the party by 20%. Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the exact same effects.

Beidou Constellations

Beidou Image
Sea Beast's Scourge When Stormbreaker is used: Creates a shield that absorbs up to 16% of Beidou's Max HP for 15s.
This shield absorbs Electro DMG 250% more effectively.
Upon the Turbulent Sea, the Thunder Arises Stormbreaker's arc lightning can jump to 2 additional targets.
Summoner of Storm Increases the Level of Tidecaller by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Stunning Revenge Within 10s of taking DMG, Beidou's Normal Attacks gain 20% additional Electro DMG.
Crimson Tidewalker Increases the Level of Stormbreaker by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Bane of Evil During the duration of Stormbreaker, the Electro RES of surrounding enemies is decreased by 15%.

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