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Genshin Impact - Raiden Shogun Best Builds and Teams

Raiden Shogun is a 5-Star Electro Polearm character in Genshin Impact. Check out Raiden Shogun's build, ascension materials, best weapons, best artifacts, talent priority, skills, teams, and our rating of the character in this build guide!

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Raiden Shogun Rating and Basic Info

Raiden's Character Information

Raiden Shogun
Genshin - Nahida
SS Rank
Voice Actors EN Voice Actor: Anne Yatco
JP Voice Actor: Sawashiro Miyuki

Tier List Rankings

Main DPS Sub-DPS Support Exploration
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Character Tier List

Raiden's Stats

HP Attack Defense Ascension Stat
Lvl 20 2,606 91 159 Energy Recharge 100%
Lvl 80 12,000 337 711 Energy Recharge 132%

Raiden Shogun's Strengths and Weaknesses

Raiden Shogun's Strengths
• Deals high active and passive Electro DMG.
• Has a high Energy Recharge rate.
• Increases the team's Elemental Burst DMG.
• Regenerates Energy for the team.
Raiden Shogun's Weaknesses
• Can't cook any kind of food.
• Elemental Burst does not work with certain characters, like Beidou.

Raiden Shogun Best Builds

Raiden Shogun Build for Main DPS, Sub-DPS and Support

Best Weapon
Replacement Weapons
Best Artifacts
Main Stats
Genshin - HourglassSands: Energy Recharge or ATK%
Genshin - GobletGoblet: ATK% or Electro DMG Bonus
Genshin - CircletCirclet: CRIT Rate or CRIT DMG
Substats CRIT DMG, CRIT Rate, Energy Recharge, ATK%

Raiden Shogun can be used for any role in the game. Luckily, the Emblem of Severed Fate set is the best overall artifact set for her in any role!

If you have the Engulfing Lighting it is stricly better to use an Energy Recharge Mainstat for the Sands piece and an Electro Goblet.

If you don't have Engulfing Lightning, you have the option of using a combination of ER Sands and an ATK% Goblet or ATK% Sands and an Electro Goblet.

Raiden Shogun's Talent Priority

For All Roles
1st Elemental Burst
2nd Elemental Skill
3rd Normal Attack

Raiden's core utility relies on using her Elemental Burst, so leveling it up first is very important. Her Elemental skill is only a minor tool for all of her roles, so it should be leveled second. Lastly, her Normal Attacks will not affect her Elemental Burst, so it should be leveled last (if at all).

Raiden Shogun Best Artifacts

Raiden Shogun Artifact Rankings

Artifact Artifact Bonuses
1st Genshin - Emblem of Severed Fate Image Emblem 2-PC: Energy Recharge +20%.
4-PC: Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained in this way.
2nd Genshin - Gilded Dreams Image Gilded 2-PC: Elemental Mastery +80
4-PC: Within 8s of triggering an Elemental Reaction, the character equipping this will obtain buffs based on the Elemental Type of the other party members. ATK is increased by 14% for each member whose Elemental Type is the same as the equipping character, and EM is increased by 50 for every member with a different Elemental Type. Each of the buffs will count up to 3 characters. This effect can be triggered once every 8s and even when not on the field.
3rd Genshin - Flower of Paradise Lost Image Paradise Lost 2-PC: Elemental Mastery +80
4-PC: The equipping character's Bloom, Hyperbloom, and Burgeon reaction DMG are increased by 40%. Additionally, after the equipping character triggers Bloom, Hyperbloom, or Burgeon, they will gain another 25% bonus to the effect mentioned prior. Each stack of this lasts 10s. Max 4 stacks simultaneously. This effect can only be triggered once per second. The character who equips this can still trigger its effects when not on the field.

We feel it's important to note here that the Emblem of Severed Fate will be the absolute best set for Raiden.

However, other artifacts such as Gilded Dreams or Paradise Lost can be a good option for an off-field Raiden where her only purpose is to trigger Aggravate or Hyperbloom Reactions.

Best 4-Star Artifact for Raiden Shogun

Artifact Artifact Bonuses
Genshin - The Exile Image The Exile 2-PC: Energy Recharge +20%
4-PC: Using an Elemental Burst regenerates 2 Energy for all party members (excluding the wearer) every 2s for 6s. This effect cannot stack.

List of Artifacts and Set Bonuses

Raiden Shogun Best Weapons

Raiden Shogun Weapon Rankings

Weapon Weapon Information
1st Genshin Impact - Engulfing Lightning Image Engulfing Lightning Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge 12.0%
Skill Effect: ATK increased by 28% of Energy Recharge over the base 100%. You can gain a maximum bonus of 80% ATK. Gain 30% Energy Recharge for 12s after using an Elemental Burst.
2nd Genshin Impact - Staff of Homa Image Staff of Homa Bonus Stat: CRIT DMG 14.4%
Skill Effect: HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 0.8% of the wielder’s Max HP. When the wielder's HP is less than 50%, this ATK Bonus is increased by an additional 1% of Max HP.
3rd Genshin Impact - Wavebreaker Wavebreaker's Fin Bonus Stat: ATK 3.0%
Skill Effect: For every point of the entire party's combined maximum Energy capacity, the Elemental Burst DMG of the character equipping this weapon is increased by 0.12%. A maximum of 40% increased Elemental Burst DMG can be achieved this way.

Best Free-to-Play Weapon for Raiden

Weapon Weapon Information
Genshin Impact - The Catch Image The Catch Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge 10.0%
Skill Effect: Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 16% and Elemental Burst CRIT Rate by 6%.

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Raiden Shogun Best Teams

Raiden Aggravate Team

Main DPS Sub-DPS Sub-DPS Support
Genshin - Raiden Raiden Genshin - Yelan Yelan Genshin - Nahida Nahida Genshin - Kazuha Kazuha

This Raiden team comp focuses on increasing Raiden's personal damage through the aggravate reaction. You do not need to invest in EM mainstats or substats for this team comp. Kazuha can be replaced with a healer or shielder like Zhongli.

Raiden International Team

Main DPS Sub-DPS Sub-DPS Support
Genshin - Raiden Raiden Genshin - Xiangling Xiangling Genshin - Xingqiu Xingqiu Genshin - Bennett Bennett

The premier F2P team for Raiden Shogun that can rival premium team comps. This team focuses on dealing constnat Burst type damage thanks to Raiden's ability to nearly fully recharging the team's high burst cost.

Sub-DPS and Support Raiden Team

Main DPS Sub-DPS Support Support
Genshin - Eula Eula Genshin - Raiden Raiden Genshin - Shenhe Shenhe Genshin - Diona Diona

Raiden can be slotted into any team comp that needs an Electro element, a Sub-DPS burst unit, and a support unit that can help recharge the Elemental Burst of the team. One sample is the Eula-Raiden team comp where Raiden triggers superconduct and recharges Eula and Shenhe's Elemental Burst.

Raiden Shogun Best Constellations

Imperatrix Umbrosa

Constellation and Effects

Raiden's Constellations
C1 Ominous Inscription
Chakra Desiderata will gather Resolve even faster. When Electro characters use their Elemental Bursts, the Resolve gained is increased by 80%. When characters of other Elemental Types use their Elemental Bursts, the Resolve gained is increased by 20%.
C2 Steelbreaker
While using Musou no Hitotachi in the Musou Isshin state applied by Secret Art: Musou Shinsetsu, the Raiden Shogun's attacks ignore 60% of opponents' DEF.
C3 Shinkage Bygones
Increases the Level of Secret Art: Musou Shinsetsu by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4 Pledge of Propriety
When the Musou Isshin state applied by Secret Art: Musou Shinsetsu expires, all nearby party members (excluding the Raiden Shogun) gain 30% bonus ATK for 10s.
C5 Shogun's Descent
Increases the Level of Transcendence: Baleful Omen by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6 Wishbearer
While in the Musou Isshin state applied by Secret Art: Musou Shinsetsu, attacks by the Raiden Shogun that are considered part of her Elemental Burst will decrease all nearby party members' (not including Raiden Shogun herself) Elemental Burst CD by 1s when they hit opponents. This effect can trigger once every 1s and can trigger a total of 5 times during Musou Isshin's duration.

Best Constellations Rating and Explanation

Rating Constellation Effect / Merits
C1 ★★☆ • Resolve gained through Elemental Bursts of Party members is increased. • More resolves stacks means higher Elemental Burst DMG for Raiden Shogun.
C2 ★★★ • Elemental Burst ignores 60% DEF of enemies.
• This Constellation provides the highest personal DPS increase for Raiden Shogun

C2 Is a Good Stopping Point

Raiden Shogun at C2 becomes a phenomenal Main DPS and Sub-DPS character at this level. As long as enemies aren't immune to Electro DMG, she will absolutely wipe the floor against any opponent.

Raiden Shogun Ascension and Talent Materials

Raiden Shogun Ascension Materials

Mora ImageMora ×20,000
Mora ImageMora ×40,000
Mora ImageMora ×60,000
Mora ImageMora ×80,000
Mora ImageMora ×100,000
Mora ImageMora ×120,000

Raiden Shogun Talent Level-Up Materials

Daily Domain Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Boss Drops
Genshin Impact - Teachings of Light Image Teachings of Light
Genshin Impact - Old Handguard Image Old Handguard
La Signora Challenge Reward
Genshin Impact - Molten Moment Image Molten Moment
Genshin Impact - Guide to Light Image Guide to Light Genshin Impact - Kageuchi Handguard Image Kageuchi Handguard
Genshin Impact - Philosophies of Light Image Philosophies of Light Genshin Impact - Famed Handguard Image Famed Handguard

Talent Materials per Level

How to Use Raiden Shogun

Normal Attacks Change After using Elemental Burst

Genshin - Raiden Elemental Burst
Secret Art: Musou Shinsetsu

Raiden Shogun uses a polearm as her weapon of choice. Somewhat similar to Tartaglia, Raiden Shogun's Normal Attacks will change after activating her Elemental Burst and can deal Electro DMG.

Deal Off-Party DMG using Elemental Skill

Genshin - Raiden Elemental Skill
Transcendence: Baleful Omen

Raiden Shogun's Elemental Skill, Transcendence: Baleful Omen, can deal Electro DMG to enemies and provide an Eye of Stormy Judgement.

Eye of Stormy Judgement

Genshin - Raiden Shogun Baal Elemental Skill
After using the Skill, Raiden Shogun also summons an Eye of Stormy Judgement, a buff that can increase your party's Elemental Burst DMG while also providing coordinated Electro DMG.

Deal Electro DMG with her Elemental Burst

Genshin - Raiden Shogun Baal Elemental Burst
After using Raiden Shogun's Elemental Burst, Secret Art: Musou Shinsetsu, she will be able to deal Electro DMG using her Normal Attacks for a short period of time while having increased interruption RES & Electro-charged immunity.

Increase Elemental Burst DMG using Party Members' Bursts

Genshin - Raiden Shogun Baal Use Party
Use the Elemental Bursts of other party members to increase the Raiden Shogun's Resolve stacks. Resolve stacks increase the DMG dealt by Raiden Shogun during her Elemental Burst, therefore the more Resolve you have, the stronger Raiden Shogun gets.

Raiden Shogun Talents (Skills)

Normal Attack: Origin

Talent Description
Perform up to 5 consecutive spear strikes.
Charge Attack
Consumes a certain amount of stamina to perform an upward slash.
Plunge Attack:
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
1-Hit DMG 39.6%
2-Hit DMG 39.7%
3-Hit DMG 49.9%
4-Hit DMG 29% + 29%
5-Hit DMG 58.1%
Charged Attack DMG 99.6%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost 25.0
Plunge DMG 63.9%
Low/High Plunge DMG 128%/160%

Transcendence: Baleful Omen

Talent Description
The Raiden Shogun unveils a shard of her Euthymia, dealing Electro DMG to nearby opponents, and granting nearby party members the Eye of Stormy Judgment.
Eye of Stormy Judgement
When characters with this buff attack deal DMG to opponents, the Eye will unleash a coordinated attack, dealing AoE Electro DMG at the opponent's position.
Characters who gain the Eye of Stormy Judgment will have their Elemental Burst DMG increased based on the Energy Cost of the Elemental Burst during the Eye's duration.
・The Eye can initiate 1 coordinated attack every 0.9s per party.
・Coordinated attacks generated by characters not controlled by you deal 20% of the normal DMG.

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Skill DMG 117.20%
Coordinated ATK DMG 42.00%
Duration 25.0s
Elemental Burst DMG Bonus 0.22% Per Energy
CD 10.0s

Secret Art: Musou Shinsetsu

Talent Description
The Raiden Shogun unleashes the Musou no Hitotachi and deals AoE Electro DMG, using Musou Isshin in combat for a certain duration afterward. The DMG dealt by Musou no Hitotachi and Musou Isshin's attacks will be increased based on the number of Chakra Desiderata's Resolve stacks consumed when the skill is used.
Musou Isshin
While in this state, the Raiden Shogun's Normal, Charged, and Plunging ATKs are infused with Electro, which cannot be overriden. When her attacks hit opponents, she regenerates Energy for nearby party members. Energy can be restored this way once every 1s, and this effect can be triggered 5 times throughout the skill's duration.
Chakra Desiderata
When nearby party members (excluding the Raiden Shogun herself) use their Elemental Bursts, the Raiden Shogun will build up Resolve stacks based on the Energy Cost of these Elemental Bursts. The maximum number of Resolve stacks is 60.

The Resolve gained by Chakra Desiderata will be cleared 300s after the Raiden Shogun leaves the field.

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Musou no Hitachi Base DMG 401%
Resolve Bonus 3.89% Initial/0.73% ATK DMG Per Stack
Resolve Stacks Gained 0.15 Per Energy Consumed
1-Hit DMG 44.7%
2-Hit DMG 44.00%
3-Hit DMG 53.8%
4-Hit DMG 30.9% + 31.0%
5-Hit DMG 73.9%
Charged Attack DMG 61.6% + 74.4%
Plunge DMG 63.9%
Low/High Plunge DMG 128%/160%
Musou Isshin Energy Restoration 1.6
Musou Isshin Duration 7.0s
CD 18.0s
Energy Cost 90

Wishes Unnumbered

Talent Description
When nearby party members gain Elemental Orbs or Particles, Chakra Desiderata gains 2 Resolve Stacks.
This effect can occur once every 3s.

Enlighted One

Talent Description
Each 1% above 100% Energy Recharge that the Raiden Shogun possesses grants her:
・0.6% greater Energy restoration from Musou Isshin.
・0.4% Electro DMG Bonus.


Talent Description
Mora expended when ascending Swords and Polearms is decreased by 50%.

How to Get Raiden Shogun

Pull on the Raiden Shogun's Banner in Version 3.3 Phase 2

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Banner Status Inactive

The Raiden Shogun's banner rerun, Reign of Serenity was last available for the Phase 2 of Version 3.3 from December 27, 2022 until January 17, 2022. Her banner ran alongside Kamisato Ayato's banner, Azure Excursion.

Rosaria, Sayu, and Kujou Sara are the featured 4-star characters in both Phase 2 Banners. There are no other ways to get Raiden Shogun outside her featured banner.

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