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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

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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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.

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How to Use Beidou

Timing is Key

Genshin - Beidou Elemental Skill

Beidou is a defensive character that relies on countering enemy attacks and delivering high damage. Her Elemental Skill, Tidecaller, is most effective after timing it with the enemy attack. With the right timing, you can defeat enemies more efficiently.

Use your Burst to Counter Mobs

Genshin - Beidou Elemental Burst

Beidou's Elemental Burst, on the other hand, is a strong offensive Talent that works well after using Tidecaller. This allows her to deal Electro DMG after each hit while reducing the amount of incoming DMG you take from enemies. Use this when facing large numbers of enemies to even the odds.

Switch in when exploring the water

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.

Best Build For Beidou

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Beidou 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 Priority
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 Priority
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 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 Bloodstained Chivalry • Physical DMG +25%
• After defeating an opponent, increases Charged Attack DMG by 50% and reduces its Stamina cost to 0 for 10s.

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 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.

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Recommended Party Members for Beidou

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

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

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

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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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      You can only decrease your WL by 1, so if you ascend to WL5, the lowest it can go is WL4.

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