Genshin Impact

CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG Guide

Genshin Impact - CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG Guide

CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG are character stats that determine damage output in Genshin Impact. Read on to learn more about what CRIT is, how to raise CRIT Stats using weapons, artifacts, and characters, and the ideal CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG ratio.

CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG Basic Information

What is CRIT?

More Damage Dealt per Hit

CRIT (or Critical Hit) is an attack that deals more damage than usual. When damage numbers are scaled larger, it indicates that you managed to deal a CRIT Hit.


Genshin Impact - CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG Attributes


CRIT Rate measures how often you can deal CRIT Hits. Higher percentages means a higher chance of your attacks becoming critical hits.

For Bow characters, all Charged Attacks that hit an enemy's weak spot will be a guaranteed CRIT Hit!

Every character has a base CRIT Rate of at least 5%.


CRIT DMG measures how much bonus DMG you deal when you get a CRIT Hit. Higher percentages means more bonus DMG output.

Every character has a base CRIT DMG of at least 50%.

CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG Ratio

Recommended 1:2 CRIT Ratio

CRIT Ratio
CRIT Rate = At least 50% CRIT DMG = CRIT Rate x 2

Our recommended ratio of CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG is 1:2, with CRIT DMG being double of the CRIT Rate. For example, if your CRIT Rate is 60%, your CRIT DMG should be at least 120%.

Try to aim for at least 50% CRIT Rate when building characters, so everyone has a decent chance to deal CRIT hits!

Best Characters to Use CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG

Use on DPS and Sub-DPS Characters

Genshin - AoE Burst Damage
The characters that benefit the most from CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG will be your main damage dealers. They will need these stats to deal more damage per hit.

Best Team Comps

Balance CRIT and ATK

Genshin - Searing Onslaught Damage
The higher your ATK, the better effect your CRIT Rate/CRIT DMG can have, so make sure you are also building this important stat!

Don't Forget ATK

CRIT increases the damage multiplier on the initial damage you deal to enemies. This means raising only CRIT Rate or CRIT DMG won't deal high damage if you don't increase your character's ATK stat.

A healthy build is to find a middle ground between raising CRIT Rate, Crit DMG and ATK, as well as keep in mind the stat that your character's talent scales off of.

How to Raise CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG

Equip CRIT Artifacts

Genshin Impact - CRIT Artifacts
You can increase your CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG by equipping artifacts with CRIT Main and Sub stats.

Only Circlets can get CRIT stats as their Main artifact stat, so you should build your artifacts based on whatever your Circlet artifact has.

If your Circlet artifact has CRIT Rate, aim for CRIT DMG Sub-stats on your other artifacts. If it has CRIT DMG, you need CRIT Rate Sub-stats.

Artifact Sets that Increase CRIT Rate

Set Set Bonus
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%.
Berserker Set IconBerserker 2-Piece: CRIT Rate +12%
4-Piece: When HP is below 70%, CRIT Rate increases by an additional 24%.

Best Artifact Sets

Use Weapons with CRIT Stats

Genshin - CRIT Weapons
There are weapons in the game that build up CRIT after every Ascension. Using these items will make building CRIT easier as you do not need to rely much on getting artifacts with CRIT substats!

Weapons with CRIT Rate Substat

List of Weapons
Beacon of the Reed Sea Image Beacon of the Reed Sea Haran Geppaku Futsu Image Haran Geppaku Futsu Primordial Jade Winged-Spear Image Primordial Jade Winged-Spear
Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds Image Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds Skyward Harp Image Skyward Harp Staff of the Scarlet Sands Image Staff of the Scarlet Sands
Cashflow Supervision Image Cashflow Supervision Polar Star Image Polar Star Hunter Hunter's Path
Primordial Jade Cutter Image Primordial Jade Cutter The Viridescent Hunt Image The Viridescent Hunt Deathmatch Image Deathmatch
Serpent Spine Image Serpent Spine Solar Pearl Image Solar Pearl Wolf-Fang Image Wolf-Fang
Scion of the Blazing Sun Image Scion of the Blazing Sun Talking Stick Image Talking Stick Sacrificial Jade Image Sacrificial Jade
Ballad of the Fjords Image Ballad of the Fjords The Black Sword Image The Black Sword Twin Nephrite Image Twin Nephrite
Slingshot Image Slingshot White Tassel Image White Tassel

Weapons with CRIT DMG Substat

List of Weapons
Tulaytullah Tulaytullah's Remembrance The First Great Magic Image The First Great Magic Redhorn Stonethresher Image Redhorn Stonethresher
Light of Foliar Incision Image Light of Foliar Incision Mistsplitter Reforged Image Mistsplitter Reforged Splendor of Tranquil Waters Image Splendor of Tranquil Waters
Thundering Pulse Image Thundering Pulse Staff of Homa Image Staff of Homa Kagura Kagura's Verity
Tome of the Eternal Flow Image Tome of the Eternal Flow Aqua Simulacra Image Aqua Simulacra Blackcliff Longsword Image Blackcliff Longsword
Blackcliff Slasher Image Blackcliff Slasher Blackcliff Pole Image Blackcliff Pole Blackcliff Agate Image Blackcliff Agate
Blackcliff Warbow Image Blackcliff Warbow The Widsith Image The Widsith Messenger Image Messenger
Harbinger of Dawn Image Harbinger of Dawn Sharpshooter Sharpshooter's Oath

Weapon Tier List

Characters Who Can Increase CRIT Rate

Genshin - CRIT Talents

Character Talents and Constellations

Some characters can provide additional CRIT Rate for their party members, depending on their Talents or Constellations.

Talents that Increase CRIT Rate

Character Talent Effect
Rosaria Image Rosaria Shadow Samaritan Casting her Elemental Burst increases CRIT Rate of all nearby party members (except Rosaria herself) by 15% of Rosaria's CRIT Rate for 10s.
Hu Tao Image Hu Tao Flutter By When a Paramita Papilio state activated by her Elemental Skill ends, all allies in the party (excluding Hu Tao herself) will have their CRIT Rate increased by 12% for 8s.

Constellations that Increase CRIT Rate

Character Constellation Effect
Hu Tao Image Hu Tao C4
Garden of Eternal Rest
Upon defeating an enemy affected by a Blood Blossom (C2) that Hu Tao applied herself, all nearby allies (excluding Hu Tao herself) will have their CRIT Rate increased by 12% for 15s.

CRIT DMG and CRIT Rate Ascension Stats

Genshin - CRIT Ascension Stat
There are some characters that raise CRIT stats when they ascend. These characters can make CRIT building much easier as you do not have to rely too much on Artifacts or Weapons to get CRIT.

Characters with Crit Rate Bonus Stat

List of Characters
Genshin - Diluc Icon Diluc Genshin - Xiao Icon Xiao Genshin - Wanderer Icon Wanderer
Genshin - Lyney Icon Lyney Genshin - Yae Miko Icon Yae Miko Genshin - Itto Icon Itto
Genshin - Yelan Icon Yelan Genshin - Furina Icon Furina Genshin - Yoimiya Icon Yoimiya

Characters with Crit DMG Bonus Stat

List of Characters
Genshin - Keqing Icon Keqing Genshin - Eula Icon Eula Genshin - Ayato Icon Ayato
Genshin - Hu Tao Icon Hu Tao Genshin - Ayaka Icon Ayaka Genshin - Wriothesley Icon Wriothesley
Genshin - Cyno Icon Cyno Genshin - Neuvillette Icon Neuvillette Genshin - Ganyu Icon Ganyu

Best Characters Tier List

Elemental Resonance

Use Cryo Resonance to Increase CRIT Rate

Genshin - Use Cryo to Defeat Enemies
When you have two characters in the party that use Cryo, you activate Cryo Resonance, which gives you a CRIT Rate bonus of 15% against opponents that can get frozen or affected by Cryo.

Cryo Characters

List of Characters
Genshin - Kaeya Icon Kaeya Genshin - Chongyun Icon Chongyun Genshin - Qiqi Icon Qiqi
Genshin - Eula Icon Eula Genshin - Aloy Icon Aloy Genshin - Rosaria Icon Rosaria
Genshin - Ayaka Icon Ayaka Genshin - Layla Icon Layla Genshin - Wriothesley Icon Wriothesley
Genshin - Mika Icon Mika Genshin - Freminet Icon Freminet Genshin - Charlotte Icon Charlotte
Genshin - Diona Icon Diona Genshin - Shenhe Icon Shenhe Genshin - Ganyu Icon Ganyu

Best Elemental Resonance Setup

CRIT Rate Food

Genshin - CRIT Foods
You can also consume food that gives a temporary boost to CRIT Rate for your party.

Keep in mind that this does not apply in some instances like the Spiral Abyss.

Food that Increases CRIT Rate

CRIT Rate Food
Genshin Impact - Berry & Mint Burst Image Berry & Mint Burst Genshin Impact - Jueyun Chili Chicken Image Jueyun Chili Chicken Genshin Impact - Satisfying Salad Image Satisfying Salad
Genshin Impact - Stone Harbor Delicacies Image Stone Harbor Delicacies Genshin Impact - Pile Pile 'Em Up Genshin Impact - Come and Get It Image Come and Get It
Genshin Impact - Golden Fried Chicken Image Golden Fried Chicken Genshin Impact - Tianshu Meat Image Tianshu Meat Genshin Impact - Adeptus Adeptus' Temptation

List of Food & Recovery Items

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