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

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Beidou Rating and Basic Info

Beidou
Beidou Icon
Rating: B Rank Icon

Rarity: ★★★★

Weapon: Claymore ImageClaymore

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

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Vs. Bosses Vs. Mobs Support Exploration
B Icon C Icon B Icon A Icon

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
• AoE Electro Damage Counter.
• Electro Damage Aura from Elemental Burst.
Weaknesses
• Needs to take DMG before she can maximize her DPS with Constellation Lv. 4.
• Unable to move when using Elemental Skill.

How to Use Beidou

Knock down foes and pummel them one-sidedly

Beidou 1.png

Beidou is able to knock down foes with her claymore, and then use her Charge 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.

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 Charge 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

Beidou 2.png

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

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

Beidou 3.png

Beidou grants a 20% stamina reduction when swimming to the entire party. Genshin Impact is unforgiving when it comes to swimming, forcing you back on shore when you run out of stamina. If you're planning to explore an area surrounded by water, it can be a good idea to add Beidou to your party to give your swimmers a little extra breathing room.

Best Build For Beidou

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Beido DPS Builds

Electro DPS

Weapon Artifact Set
WolfWolf's Gravestone
Set Bonus
• ATK +18%.
• Physical DMG +25%
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 Priory
Sands of EonATK% or HP

Goblet of EonothemElectro or Physical DMG Bonus/ATK%

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

Replacement Weapons

Weapon Effect
Rainslasher ImageRainslasher Bonus Stat: Elemental Mastery
・Increases DMG against enemies affected by Hydro or Electro by 20%
The Bell ImageThe Bell Bonus Stat: HP
・Taking DMG generates a. shield which absorbs DMG up to 20% of Max HP. This shield lasts for 10s or until broken, and can only be triggered once every 45s. While protected by the shield, the character gains 12% increased DMG.

Beidou Sub DPS Builds

Parry Sub DPS

Weapon Artifact Set
WolfWolf's Gravestone
Set Bonus
• Electro DMG Bonus +15%
• ATK +18%.
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 Priory
Sands of EonATK% /Energy Recharge/ HP%

Goblet of EonothemElectro DMG Bonus

Circlet of LogosCRIT Rate or CRIT DMG
Substats ・ATK%
・CRIT Rate
・CRIT DMG
・Elemental Mastery

Replacement Weapons

Weapon Effect
Prototype Archaic ImagePrototype Archaic Bonus Stat: ATK
・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.
Skyward Pride ImageSkyward Pride Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge
・Increases all DMG by 8%. After using an Elemental Burst, Normal, or Charged Attack, on hit, creates a vacuum blade that does 80% of ATK as DMG to enemies along its path. Lasts for 20s or 8 vacuum blades.

Best Artifacts and Weapons for Beidou

Best Artifacts Ranked

Rating Set Bonuses
Best • ATK +18%.
• If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.
Second 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.
Third Best • 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 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.
Second Best Skyward Pride Image Skyward Pride Base Stats
Base Attack: 48
Bonus Effect: Energy Recharge 8%
Skill Effect
Increases all DMG by 8%. After using an Elemental Burst, Normal, or Charged Attack, on hit, creates a vacuum blade that does 80% of ATK as DMG to enemies along its path. Lasts for 20s or 8 vacuum blades.
Third Best Prototype Archaic Image Prototype Archaic Base Stats
Base Attack: 44
Bonus Effect: ATK 6.0%
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.

List of Claymores

Recommended Party Members for Beidou

Character Element Weapon
Genshin Impact - Xingqiu ImageXingqiu Water Icon Sword Icon
· Elemental Burst suppliments Beido's Damage and triggers reactions.
Genshin Impact - Klee ImageKlee Fire Icon Catalyst Icon
· Great for triggering high damamge Overloaded reactions.
Genshin Impact - Bennett ImageBennett Fire Icon Sword Icon
· Great for high DMG Overnloaded triggers.
· Can boost Tidecaller's DMG.
Genshin Impact - Qiqi ImageQiqi Frost Icon Sword Icon
· Can trigger Superconduct to boost Beido's Physical DMG.

Ascension and Talent Material

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

Talent Level-Up Materials

Daily Domain Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Boss Drops
Wed/Fri/Sun
Genshin Impact - Teachings of Gold Image Teachings of Gold
Treasure Hoarders
Genshin Impact - Treasure Hoarder Insignia Image Treasure Hoarder Insignia
Dvalin Challenge Reward
Genshin Impact - Dvalin Dvalin's Sigh
Genshin Impact - Guide to Gold Image Guide to Gold Genshin Impact - Silver Raven Insignia Image Silver Raven Insignia
Genshin Impact - Philosophies of Gold Image Philosophies of Gold Genshin Impact - Golden Raven Insignia Image Golden Raven Insignia

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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Comment

14 Anonymous19 days

The best part about perfect parry is it increases your melee speed by 15%. Allows you to yeet enemies much faster. Mix her with C2 Barbara's heal aura and you're a killing machine.

13 Anonymous22 days

oh cmon Beidou is an absolute tank she is A tier at best

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