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Genshin Impact - Heizou Best Builds and Materials

Shikanoin Heizou is a 4-Star character in Genshin Impact. He uses an Anemo Vision and a Catalyst. Check out this guide for Heizou's best builds, best teams, best weapons and best artifacts!

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Shikanoin Heizou Rating and Info

Heizou's Character Guide

Heizou Icon
Rating: A Rank Icon

Rarity: ★★★★
Element: Anemo ImageAnemo

Weapon: Catalyst ImageCatalyst

EN Voice Actor: Kieran Regan
JP Voice Actor: Iguchi Yuichi

Heizou's Tier List Rankings

Main DPS Sub-DPS Support Exploration
Genshin - A Icon Genshin - B Icon N/A Genshin - C Icon

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Heizou's Stats

HP Attack Defense Ascension Stat
Lvl 20 2,296 48 147 Anemo DMG Bonus 0%
Lvl 80 9919 210 637 Anemo DMG Bonus 24%

Heizou's Strengths and Weaknesses

Heizou's Strengths
• Swirl focused playstyle that synergizes well with Anemo.
• Above average base ATK for a 4-Star character.
• Can quickly create Declension stacks through swirled Normal Attacks, letting him deal max Elemental Skill DMG.
Heizou's Weaknesses
• Elemental Burst explodes on the first enemy hit, making it require proper positioning.
• Holding his Elemental Skill makes him open to attacks, which cancels his Skill.
• Heizou is an Elemental Reaction enabler that requires equally invested off-field teammates.

Shikanoin Heizou Best Builds

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Heizou Main and Sub DPS Builds

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Main / Sub DPS
EM Swirl DPS Build

Heizou's best builds are the same whether you're using him as a Main or Sub DPS. If you're fighting multiple enemies, we recommend an EM Swirl Build to deal Swirls in an AoE. If only fighting a few enemies, the CRIT Build is best to use.

Swirl DPS

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Main Stats
Genshin - HourglassSands: Elemental Mastery
Genshin - GobletGoblet: Elemental Mastery
Genshin - CircletCirclet: Elemental Mastery
Substats Elemental Mastery, ATK%, CRIT Rate, CRIT DMG

This Main DPS Heizou Build will focus on doing Swirl DMG and spreading Elemental Reactions. This build does the most DPS and works best against multiple enemies. Heizou's strength comes from his role as a driver to enable off-field characters to deal more DMG.


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Main Stats
Genshin - HourglassSands: ATK% or Elemental Mastery
Genshin - GobletGoblet: Anemo DMG
Genshin - CircletCirclet: CRIT Rate/CRIT DMG or Elemental Mastery
Substats CRIT Rate, CRIT DMG, ATK%, Elemental Mastery

The standard ATK%-Element-CRIT build prioritizes Crits than Swirls. Heizou with this DPS build works best against single target enemies, with only a minor difference in DMG compared to the Triple EM mainstat build.

Heizou's Talent Priority

Main & Sub-DPS
1st Elemental Skill
2nd Normal Attack
3rd Elemental Burst

A big chunk of Heizou's DMG comes from his Elemental Skill, so leveling it is a priority. Heizou regularly uses his Normal Attacks and Elemental Burst, which should be leveled up equally after his Elemental Skill.

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Best Artifacts Ranked

Artifact Artifact Bonuses
1st Genshin - Viridescent Venerer Image Viridescent 2-PC: Anemo DMG Bonus +15%
4-PC: Increases Swirl DMG by 60%. Decreases opponent's Elemental RES to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10s.
2nd Genshin - Viridescent Venerer Image Viridescent 2-PC: Anemo DMG Bonus +15%
Genshin - Gladiator Gladiator 2-PC: ATK +18%
3rd Genshin - Noblesse Oblige Image Noblesse 2-PC: Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
4-PC: Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.

Heizou's best Artifact is the Viridescent Venerer set to increase Swirl damage and debuff enemies. This is still recommended to use if you're using a CRIT build.

Equipping Viridescent vs. Gladiators Artifacts

Unlike Xiao, a major part of his damage comes from swirl damage. Generally, equipping a 2pc. Viridescent and a +18% ATK artifact set will lead to lower team and personal damage.

Best 4-Star Artifact for Heizou

Artifact Artifact Bonuses
Genshin - Instructor Image Instructor 2-PC: Increases Elemental Mastery by 80.
4-PC: Upon triggering an Elemental Reaction, increases all party members' Elemental Mastery by 120 for 8s.

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Top 3 Heizou Weapons

Weapon Weapon Information
1st Genshin Impact - Skyward Atlas Image Skyward Atlas Bonus Stat: ATK 7.2%
Skill Effect: Increases Elemental DMG Bonus by 12%. Normal attack hits have a 50% chance to earn the favor of the clouds, which actively seeks out nearby enemies to attack for 15s. Dealing 160% ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 30s.
2nd Genshin Impact - Kagura Kagura's Verity Bonus Stat: CRIT DMG 14.4%
Skill Effect: Gains the Kagura Dance effect when using an Elemental Skill, causing the Elemental Skill DMG of the character wielding this weapon to increase by 12% for 16s. Max 3 stacks. This character will gain 12% All Elemental DMG Bonus when they possess 3 stacks.
3rd Genshin Impact - The Widsith Image The Widsith Bonus Stat: CRIT DMG 12.0%
Skill Effect: When a character takes the field, they will gain a random theme song for 10s. This can only occur once every 30s. Recitative: ATK is increased by 60%. Aria: Increases all Elemental DMG by 48%. Interlude: Elemental Mastery is increased by 240.

Best Free-to-Play Weapon for Heizou

Weapon Weapon Information
Genshin Impact - Mappa Mare Image Mappa Mare Bonus Stat: Elemental Mastery 36
Skill Effect: Triggering an Elemental reaction grants a 8% Elemental DMG Bonus for 10s. Max 2 stacks.

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Shikanoin Heizou Best Team Comp

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Best Party for Heizou

Heizou Main DPS Teams

Premium Electro-Charged Team

Main DPS Sub-DPS Sub-DPS Support
Genshin - Heizou Heizou Genshin - Yelan Yelan Genshin - Yae Miko Yae Miko Genshin - Shinobu Shinobu

This Heizou team comp focuses on Swirling Electro and Hydro Reactions. Shinobu can be replaced with Fischl to help with Elemental Particle generation.

Heizou F2P Electro-Charged Team

Main DPS Sub-DPS Sub-DPS Support
Genshin - Heizou Heizou Genshin - Xingqiu Xingqiu Genshin - Beidou Beidou Genshin - Fischl Fischl

This Heizou F2P team focuses on Swirling Electro and Hydro Reactions while also providing Heizou with shields and DMG resistance. Fischl can or Beidou can be swapped out with Shinobu if you need healing.

Heizou International Team

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

A strong classic team comp with Heizo acting as the Main DPS in the party. This Heizou team comp has strong Hydro and Pyro application which can help with triggering multiple Vaproize reactions.

Shikanoin Heizou Best Constellations

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Cervus Minor

Constellation and Effects

Heizou's Constellations
C1 Named Juvenile Casebook
For 5s after Shikanoin Heizou takes the field, his Normal Attack SPD is increased by 15%. He also gains 1 Declension stack for Heartstopper Strike. This effect can be triggered once every 10s.
C2 Investigative Collection
The pull effect of the Arresting Windtunnel created by Windmuster Kick is enhanced and its duration is increased to 1s.
C3 Esoteric Puzzle Book
Increases the Level of Heartstopper Strike by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4 Tome of Lies
The first Windmuster Iris explosion in each Windmuster Kick will regenerate 9 Elemental Energy for Shikanoin Heizou. Every subsequent explosion in that Windmuster Kick will each regenerate an additional 1.5 Energy for Heizou. One Windmuster Kick can regenerate a total of 13.5 Energy for Heizou in this manner.
C5 Secret Archive
Increases the Level of Windmuster Kick by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6 Curious Casefiles
Each Declension stack will increase the CRIT Rate of the Heartstopper Strike unleashed by 4%. When Heizou possesses Conviction, this Heartstopper Strike's CRIT DMG is increased by 32%.

Best Constellations Rating and Explanation

Rating Constellation Effect / Merits
C3 ★★☆ • Decent bump to the DMG of his main toolkit.
C6 ★★★ • Big DMG increase to his main toolkit.
• Having ATK% and CRIT Mainstats and Substats increases the value of this Constellation.

C0 is Perfectly Fine for Heizou

Heizou at C0 is a very solid character. None of his Constellations drastically change his playstyle, nor are any of them needed to make him a good Main DPS.

Shikanoin Heizou Ascension and Talent Materials

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Heizou Ascension Materials

Mora ImageMora ×20,000
Mora ImageMora ×40,000
Onikabuto ImageOnikabuto ×10
Mora ImageMora ×60,000
Onikabuto ImageOnikabuto ×20
Mora ImageMora ×80,000
Onikabuto ImageOnikabuto ×30
Mora ImageMora ×100,000
Onikabuto ImageOnikabuto ×45
Mora ImageMora ×120,000
Onikabuto ImageOnikabuto ×60

Heizou Talent Level-Up Materials

Daily Domain Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Boss Drops
Genshin Impact - Teachings of Transience Image Teachings of Transience
Treasure Hoarders
Genshin Impact - Treasure Hoarder Insignia Image Treasure Hoarder Insignia
Raiden Shogun Challenge Reward
Genshin Impact - The Meaning of Aeons Image The Meaning of Aeons
Genshin Impact - Guide to Transience Image Guide to Transience Genshin Impact - Silver Raven Insignia Image Silver Raven Insignia
Genshin Impact - Philosophies of Transience Image Philosophies of Transience Genshin Impact - Golden Raven Insignia Image Golden Raven Insignia

Talent Materials per Level

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Punch and Kick Enemies in Close Combat

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Heizou's is a Catalyst user who attacks enemies with Anemo-infused fists and kicks. He works when spreading Elemental Reactions from his off-field teammates!

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Charge and Punch with Elemental Skill

Genshin - Heizou
Heizou's Elemental Skill, Heartstopper Strike, unleashes a powerful punch that can knockback opponents. Holding his Elemental Skill charges it and increases the power of its damage, via a mechanic called the Declension effect.

No need to hold!

Genshin - How to Increase Declension Stacks for Heizou

Swirling with Heizou is an alternative way to get four Declension stacks. As Swirls are independent between Normal and Charged Attacks, we recommend Swirling with Normal + Charged Attack in succession to quickly gain two stacks of Declension!

Blast and Pull in Enemies with Elemental Burst

Genshin - Heizou
Heizou jumps and kicks a ball of Anemo for his Elemental Burst, Windmuster Kick. Enemies affected with an Element will receive a follow up explosion DMG. Just be careful how you aim it, since the ball explodes on the enemy it hits!

Shikanoin Heizou Talents (Skills)

Normal Attack: Fudou Style Martial Arts

Talent Description
Performs fisticuffs empowered by a mighty wind, dealing Anemo DMG
Charge Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina and performs a sweeping kick that deals Anemo DMG.
Plunge Attack:
Calling upon the surging wind, Heizou plunges towards the ground from mid-air, damaging all opponents in his path. Deals AoE Anemo DMG upon impact with the ground.
Flavor Text:
A unique technique that gathers Anemo in one place before unleashing it all in one kick. Is always there in a pinch to land on some criminal's fleeing back.

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
1-Hit DMG 37.5%
2-Hit DMG 36.9%%
3-Hit DMG 51.1%
4-Hit DMG 14.8%+16.3%+19.2%%
5-Hit DMG 61.4%
Charged Attack 73%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost 25
Plunge DMG 56.8%
Low/High Plunge DMG 114%/142%

Heartstopper Strike

Talent Description
Wields the swift winds to launch a Heartstopper Strike that deals Anemo DMG.
Charges energy to unleash an even stronger blow. He will obtain the Declension effect while charging, which will increase the power of the Heartstopper Strike. When the skill button is released or the skill duration ends, he will strike forward, dealing Anemo DMG.
Increases the power of the next Heartstopper Strike. Max 4 stacks. When you possess 4 Declension stacks, the Conviction effect will be produced, which will cause the next Heartstopper Strike to be even stronger and have a larger AoE.

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Skill DMG 227.5%
Declension DMG Bonus 56.9% per stack
Conviction DMG Bonus 113.80%
Declension Duration 60s
CD 10s

Windmuster Kick

Talent Description
Leaps into the air and uses the Fudou Style Vacuum Slugger and kicks his opponent. The Vacuum Slugger will explode upon hit and create an Arresting Windtunnel that pulls in nearby objects and opponents, dealing AoE Anemo DMG.
Elemental Absorption:
When Fudou Style Vacuum Slugger hits enemies affected by Hydro, Pyro, Cryo or Electro, it afflicts them with Windmuster Iris. Moments later, Windmuster Iris explodes and dissipates, dealing AoE DMG of the corresponding elemental type.
Fudou Style Vacuum Slugger can afflict a maximum of four enemies with the Windmuster Iris. A single enemy cannot be afflicted by Irises of different elemental types at the same time.

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Fundou Style Vaccume Slugger DMG 314.7%
Windmuster Iris DMG 21.5%
CD 12s
Energy Cost 40

Paradoxical Practice

Talent Description
When Shikanoin Heizou activates a Swirl reaction while on the field, he will gain 1 Declension stack for Heartstopper Strike. This effect can be triggered once every 0.1s

Penetrative Reasoning

Talent Description
After Shikanoin Heizou's Heartstopper Strike hits an opponent, increase all party members' (excluding Shikanoin Heizou) Elemental Mastery by 80 for 10s.

Pre-Existing Guilt

Talent Description
Decreases sprinting Stamina consumption for your own party members.

How to Get Heizou

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Heizou is currently a rate-up in Tartaglia and Yae Miko's rerun banners in the second phase of Version 3.2. It runs from November 18, 2022 until December 6, 2022! Thoma, and the new 4-star Cryo character, Layla, are also on rate-ups in Phase 2.

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Shikanoin Heizou's In-Game Information

Who is Shikanoin Heizou?

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Heizou is the number one detective of the Tenryou Commission. He's been offered promotions multiple times for his achievements, but chooses not to accept them since he believes that staying close to the front lines means intimidating criminals from his name alone.

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Heizou Character Profile

Title Detective of the Tenryou Commission
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Gender Male
Race Human
Height Medium
Faction Tenryou Commission
Constellation Cervus Minor
Birthday Date July 24
Special Dish
Skins & Namecards Outfit: Spirited Valor
Namecard: Temari
Furnishing Wakeful Spring & Eternal Dream of Fleeting Dreams

Heizou Release Date

Genshin Impact Version 2.8
Genshin - Summertime Fantasia
Release Date July 13, 2022

Released in Version 2.8 Phase 1

Heizou was officially released as a playable character during the first phase of Version 2.8 on July 13, 2022.

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Thoughts About Heizou

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Genshin Impact - Ayaka ImageAyaka Mr. Shikanoin belongs to the Tenryou Commission, just like Miss Kujou. He is very... principled, sometimes even more determinedly so than Miss Kujou. The only thing is, when it comes to the question of which matters should be governed by his principles, I believe only Mr. Shikanoin himself knows the answer.
Genshin Impact - Gorou ImageGorou You mean that sneaky detective that never seems to actually be working on a case? Well, no one from the Shogunate can be fully trusted, so I'll be keeping my eyes and ears on him! On a separate note, he does have some talent for investigation. But how can we know that this isn't all part of some nefarious scheme?? Hmm. Only time will tell, I suppose.
Genshin Impact - Kokomi ImageKokomi Initially, I was astonished to see anyone coming to Watatsumi Island wearing a Tenryou Commission uniform. A Tenryou Commission samurai would never be that brazen, and a Tenryou Commission spy would never be that conspicuous. Shortly after, I discovered that he was a self-proclaimed "detective" by the name of Shikanoin, and that he took no interest in military, government, or commercial affairs. Instead he seemed to have arrived for a bit of sightseeing. As such, I set a few eyes on him, but refrained from taking any action to remove him from the island. be sure to talk to him if the chance presents itself.
Genshin Impact - Sara ImageSara Shikanoin and I may be colleagues, but I have few positive words to say about him. He seems preoccupied with his personal schemes while official duties take second place. The only reason I have not sought to bring him into line so far is that his investigations deliver results... 'sigh' He is such a headache.
Genshin Impact - Shinobu ImageShinobu He's different from the other Doushin of the Tenryou Commission. I have yet to see him on patrol or apprehend anyone, and he occasionally comes to me to buy intelligence. In exchange, I asked him to put in a good word for me whenever I'm bailing people out of the Police Station. He gladly agreed. I'd say that's a pretty good deal... After all, getting the boys to keep their eyes and ears open on the streets is easy enough.
Genshin Impact - Thoma ImageThoma Ho, that guy is a detective for the Tenryou Commission. He seems to have his own way of doing things — not the easiest person to get along with. Also... Any situation that involves a detective is probably not one that's going to end well. I think I'll keep on giving him a wide berth.

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