Best Artifact Sets | Artifact Tier List | Genshin Impact

See all the latest news on Version 2.1 here!
Version 2.1 Guide and Livestream
Inazuma Maps, Puzzles, and Features
Fishing System GuideHOT
Moonlight Merriment Event GuideNEW

Learn more about the current 2.1 characters here!
Kokomi's Ratings & Best BuildsNEW
Aloy's Rating & Best Builds

Genshin Impact - Artifact Tier List
This is an Artifact Tier List for Genshin Impact. Keep reading to learn about the best Artifact Sets, Artifact stats, and the best choices for Artifact farming.

Artifact Set Tier List

Genshin - SS Rank Icon
Noblesse Oblige Image Gladiator
S Rank Icon
Viridescent Venerer Image Crimson Witch of Flames Image Heart of Depth Image Thundering Fury Image Wanderer Thundering Fury Image Blizzard Strayer Image Archaic Petra Image Bloodstained Chivalry Image Emblem of Severed Fate Image
A Rank Icon
Retracing Bolide Image Lavawalker Image Thundersoother Image Maiden Beloved Image Shimenawa Gambler Image Berserker Image Martial Artist Image Instructor Image
B Rank Icon
Brave Heart Image Resolution of Sojourner Image Scholar Image The Exile Image Defender
C Rank Icon
Tiny Miracle Image Prayers for Destiny Image Prayers for Illumination Image Prayers for Wisdom Image Adventurer Image Lucky Dog Image Traveling Doctor Image

Best Artifact Sets

Artifact Tiers
Genshin - SS Rank Icon S Rank Icon A Rank Icon B Rank Icon C Rank Icon

SS Tier Artifacts

Set Set Bonus
Noblesse Oblige Set IconNoblesse Oblige 2-Piece: Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
4-Piece: Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.
GladiatorGladiator'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%.

Gladiator's Finale and Noblesse Oblige are currently the most flexible sets avaliable as they can easily fit into any DPS, Sub-DPS or Support build for an overall damage boost. While Noblesse Oblige is farmable via Domains, Gladiator's Finale is only dropped by Field and Weekly Bosses. With a cost of 40 to 60 Resin per run, Gladiator's Finale is rather difficult to farm despite its powerfull bonuses.

S Tier Artifacts

Set Set Bonus
Archaic Petra Set IconArchaic Petra 2-Piece: Gain a 15% Geo DMG Bonus.
4-Piece: Upon obtaining an Elemental Shard Created through a Crystallize Reaction, all party members gain a 35% DMG Bonus for that particular element for 10s. Only one form of Elemental DMG Bonus can be gained in this manner at any one time.
Blizzard Strayer Set IconBlizzard Strayer 2-Piece: Cryo DMG Bonus +15%
4-Piece: When a character attacks an enemy affected by Cryo, their CRIT Rate is increased by 20%. If the enemy is Frozen, CRIT Rate is increased by an additional 20%.
Bloodstained Chivalry Set IconBloodstained Chivalry 2-Piece: Physical DMG +25%
4-Piece: After defeating an opponent, increases Charged Attack DMG by 50% and reduces its Stamina cost to 0 for 10s.
Crimson Witch of Flames Set IconCrimson Witch of Flames 2-Piece: Pyro DMG Bonus +15%.
4-Piece: Increases Overloaded and Burning 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.
Emblem of Severed Fate Set IconEmblem of Severed Fate 2-Piece: Energy Recharge +20%.
4-Piece: Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained in this way.
Heart of Depth Set IconHeart of Depth 2-Piece: Hydro DMG Bonus +15%
4-Piece: After using Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 30% for 15s.
Tenacity of the Millelith Set IconTenacity of the Millelith 2-Piece: HP +20%
4-Piece: When an Elemental Skill hits an opponent, the ATK of all nearby party members is increased by 20% and their Shield Strength is increased by 30% for 3s. This effect can be triggered once every 0.5s. This effect can still be triggered even when the character who is using this artifact set is not on the field.
Thundering Fury Set IconThundering Fury 2-Piece: Electro DMG Bonus +15%
4-Piece: 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.
Viridescent Venerer Set IconViridescent Venerer 2-Piece: Anemo DMG Bonus +15%
4-Piece: Increases Swirl DMG by 60%. Decreases opponent's Elemental RES to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10s.
WandererWanderer's Troupe 2-Piece: Increases Elemental Mastery by 80.
4-Piece: Increases Charged Attack DMG by 35% if the character uses a Catalyst or a Bow.

The Damage Bonus sets bring elemental build flexibilty with their 2 Piece bonuses and typically have a unique build around effect with their 4 Piece bonuses. Many of these sets are currently considered the best for certain characters, like Crimson Witch of Flames for Diluc, or Heart of Depth for Tartaglia. These sets are all farmable via Domains with the exception of Wanderer's Troupe which is the same as Gladiator's Finale and locked behind Field and Weekly bosses.

A Tier Artifacts

Set Set Bonus
Berserker Set IconBerserker 2-Piece: CRIT Rate +12%
4-Piece: When HP is below 70%, CRIT Rate increases by an additional 24%.
Gambler Set IconGambler 2-Piece: Increases Elemental Skill DMG by 20%.
4-Piece: Defeating an enemy has a 100% chance to remove Elemental Skill CD. Can only occur once every 15s.
Instructor Set IconInstructor 2-Piece: Increases Elemental Mastery by 80.
4-Piece: After using Elemental Skill, increases all party members' Elemental Mastery by 120 for 8s.
Lavawalker Set IconLavawalker 2-Piece: Pyro RES increased by 40%.
4-Piece: Increased DMG against enemies affected by Pyro by 35%.
Maiden Beloved Set IconMaiden Beloved 2-Piece: Character Healing Effectiveness +15%.
4-Piece: Using an Elemental Skill or Burst increases healing received by all party members by 20% for 10s.
Martial Artist Set IconMartial Artist 2-Piece: Increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 15%.
4-Piece: After using Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 25% for 8s.
Pale Flame Set IconPale Flame 2-Piece: Physical DMG +25%
4-Piece: When an Elemental skill hits an opponent, ATK is increased by 9% for 7s. This effect stacks up to 2 times and can be triggered once every 0.3s. Once 2 stacks are reached, 2-set effect is increased by 100%
Retracing Bolide Set IconRetracing Bolide 2-Piece: Increases Shield Strength by 35%
4-Piece: While protected by a shield, gain an additional 40% Normal and Charged Attack DMG.
ShimenawaShimenawa's Reminiscence 2-Piece: ATK +18%.
4-Piece: When casting an Elemental Skill, if the character has 15 or more Energy, they lose 15 Energy and Normal/Charge/Plunging Attack DMG is increased by 50% for 10s.
Thundersoother Set IconThundersoother 2-Piece: Electro RES increased by 40%.
4-Piece: Increases DMG against enemies affected by Electro by 35%.

The 5 star sets in A Tier are typically sought after for their 4 Piece Set bonus rather than their 2 Piece bonuses, or are particularly narrow in build flexibility. The 4 star sets are overall great sets but are held back by their status as max 4 Star Artifacts as their upgrade level caps at +16. However, these Artifacts are still able to find their ways into many builds and are great place holders untill more power 5 Star Artifacts are found.

B Tier Artifacts

Set Set Bonus
Brave Heart Set IconBrave Heart 2-Piece: ATK +18%.
4-Piece: Increases DMG by 30% against enemies with more than 50% HP.
DefenderDefender's Will 2-Piece: DEF +30%
4-Piece: Increases Elemental RES by 30% for each element present among your characters in the party.
Resolution of Sojourner Set IconResolution of Sojourner 2-Piece: ATK +18%.
4-Piece: Increases Charged Attack CRIT Rate by 30%.
Scholar Set IconScholar 2-Piece: Energy Recharge +20%
4-Piece: Gaining Energy gives 3 Energy to all party members who have a bow or a catalyst equipped. Can only occur once every 3s.
The Exile Set IconThe Exile 2-Piece: Energy Recharge +20%
4-Piece: Using an Elemental Burst regenerates 2 Energy for all party members (excluding the wearer) every 2s for 6s. This effect cannot stack.

These Artifacts can provide a great boost to both damage and utility especially in the lower Adventure Ranks. Brave Heart and Resolution of Sojourner are partucularly nice as they are the only Max 4 Star Artifacts that boost ATK as a 2 Piece bonus. Unfortunately, most of these Artifiacts are quickly replaced as builds become more tailored in higher Adventure Ranks.

C Tier Artifacts

Set Set Bonus
Adventurer Set IconAdventurer 2-Piece: Max HP increases by 1000.
4-Piece: Opening a chest regenerates 30% Max HP over 5s.
Lucky Dog Set IconLucky Dog 2-Piece: DEF increased by 100.
4-Piece: Picking up Mora restores 300 HP.
Prayers for Destiny Set IconPrayers for Destiny 1-Piece: Affected by Hydro for 40% less time.
Prayers for Illumination Set IconPrayers for Illumination 1-Piece: Affected by Pyro for 40% less time.
Prayers for Wisdom Set IconPrayers for Wisdom 1-Piece: Affected by Electro for 40% less time.
Prayers to Springtime Set IconPrayers to Springtime 1-Piece: Affected by Cryo for 40% less time.
Tiny Miracle Set IconTiny Miracle 2-Piece: Elemental RES increased by 20%.
4-Piece: Incoming elemental DMG increases corresponding Elemental RES by 30% for 10s. Can only occur once every 10s.
Traveling Doctor Set IconTraveling Doctor 2-Piece: Increases incoming healing by 20%.
4-Piece: Using Elemental Burst restores 20% HP.

Artifacts in C Tier are generally outshined by most other Artifacts. The Prayers Set, while having great flexibility with 1 Piece bonuses, are difficult to farm due to being locked behind Field Bosses and only offer defensive bonuses. The 3 Star aritfacts are usually found in treasure chests throughout Teyvat and are typically used as upgrade fodder for other Artifacts.

Artifact Rating Explanations

Artifact screen

Build Flexibility is Highly Valued

Powerful Artifacts that can fit into many builds and roles are highly valued due to 2 Piece and 4 Piece bonuses.

Purely Defensive Artifacts are Less Valuable

While there are some characters that can take advantage of the defensive sets, currently there is no content that demands use of such Artifacts.

Situational Artifacts Aren't Placed Too Highly

Heavily conditional or situational Artifacts are not as sought after, however these lower value Artifacts can be used to strengthen your more powerful ones.

Genshin Impact Related Guides

All Tier Lists

Genshin - All Tier Lists

All Tier Lists

List of Tier Lists

All Genshin Impact Tier Lists
Genshin Impact - Character Tier ListCharacter Tier List Genshin Impact - Best Team Composition GuideBest Team Comp
Genshin Impact - Best Weapon Tier ListWeapons Tier List Genshin - Artifact Set ListArtifact Tier List
Genshin - Reroll Tier ListReroll Tier List Genshin - Best Characters to Level EarlyBest Free Characters

    The Like Feature

    You can save a comment for later by giving it a Like.
    As a member:Get access to several features!

    Opinions about an article or post go here.
    Opinions about an article or post
    We at Game8 thank you for your support.
    In order for us to make the best articles possible, share your corrections, opinions, and thoughts about "Best Artifact Sets | Artifact Tier List" with us!
    When reporting a problem, please be as specific as possible in providing details such as what conditions the problem occurred under and what kind of effects it had.

    Walkthrough Menu

    New Comment

    • >>[97]
      I already did archon quest in liyue/inazuma at that AR, check your current archon quest. Maybe u already completed it unconciously. I didn't remember much but try going to mondstat from city gate rather than teleport waypoint

    • asia server : i would like to grind hero's wit and other materials used to directly level up characters , im currently at adventure rank 30+, <3

    All rights reserved

    Back to the Top