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

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Beidou Rating

Beidou Icon
Rating: C Rank Icon

Rarity: ★★★★
Element: Lightning ImageElectro (Lightning)

Weapon: Claymore ImageClaymore

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Beidou Strengths and Weaknesses

  • Specializes in melee attacks.
  • Charged attack provides invulnerability frames.
  • Charged spinning attack can take out foes easily.

Knock down foes and pummel them one-sidedly

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Beidou's is able to knock down foes with her claymore, and then use her held attack to execute repeated attacks while preventing the enemy from hitting back. Against standard enemies, a slash with her claymore can even cancel most regular attacks. Countering attacks in this way does drain Beidou'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.

Use her Elemental Skill defensively

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Beidou's strongest asset is her ability to balance attack and defense with her Electro Elemental Skill. This Skill reduces the damage she takes when holding down the button, and then unleashes a lightning attack when it is released.

It can be difficult to weigh both of these assets, but the skill is easiest to used by deciding whether you want to attack or defend, and then hitting the button. When first getting used to the character, it's best to think of the skill as a Guard button and using it only when you see an attack coming.

Switch in when exploring the water

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Beidou grants a stamina use reduction of 20% when swimming to the entire party. Genshin Impact is unforgiving when it comes to swimming, causing an effective Game Over when a character runs out of stamina in the water. If you're planning to explore in an area surrounded by water, it can be a good idea to switch in Beidou to give your swimmers a little extra breathing room.

Best Build For Beidou

Electro DPS Build

This build empowers Beidou's high damaging normal attacks by using the Gladiator's Finale for the 4-piece set bonus and the Wolf's Gravestone for the 20% increase DMG passive.

Weapon Artifact Set
Prototype Aminus ImagePrototype Aminus
WolfWolf's Gravestone
Gladiator's Finale
2-Piece: ATK +18%.
4-Piece: If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.
Primary Stat: ATK %/ATK
Talent Priority
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.

Best Artifact Build For Beidou

Best Artifacts Ranked

Rating Relic Build
  • Increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 15%.
  • After using Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 25% for 8s.
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
  • 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.

Recommended Artifact Stats

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

Recommended Sub-Stats:
  • Attack
  • Energy Recharge
  • Critical Rate
  • Critical Damage

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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.


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.

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!


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.
Flavor Text:
With a peal of thunder, Haishan is slain.


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%.

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%.

Beidou Basic Information

Stats and Element

Rarity and Element

Rarity Element
★★★★ Electro

Stats (Lv. 20)

HP Attack Defense Elemental
2,811 72 140 0

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1 Anonymous1 day

Beidou's lvl 70 ascending materials are 6x vajrada amethyst chunks, 12x lightning prism, 45x noctilucous jade and 12x golden raven insignia.


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