Kuki Shinobu is a 4-star electro sword character released in Genshin Impact 2.7. Learn Shinobu's best Healer and Sub DPS builds, weapons, artifacts, talent priority, skills, teams, and rating in this guide!
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EN Voice Actor: Kira Buckland
JP Voice Actor: Mizuhashi Kaori
|Lvl 20||3,417||82||209||HP 0%|
|Lvl 80||11,438||221||699||HP 24.00%|
• Consistent off-field Electro DMG.
• Elemental Skill synergizes very well in Hyperbloom teams.
• Low Elemental Burst Cost.
• Reliable Healing.
• Low Energy Particle generation.
• Constantly using her Elemental Skill keeps her health low.
• No party-wide healing.
|Party Buffer Build|
2. Iron Sting
Sands: Elemental Mastery
Goblet: Elemental Mastery
Circlet: Elemental Mastery
|Substats||Elemental Mastery, HP%, Energy Recharge|
This Shinobu Sub-DPS build focuses on maximizing her damage for Hyperbloom teams. Shinobu only needs to use her Elemental Skill for this role, so needing high Energy Recharge isn't necessary.
Goblet: HP% or Electro DMG
Circlet: Healing Bonus or HP%
|Substats||Energy Recharge, HP%, Elemental Mastery|
This Shinobu Aggravate or healer support build provides a consistent +20% ATK DMG bonus to the entire party from the 4pc. effect of the Artifact. An Electro DMG Cup with an HP% Circlet can be used for more DMG.
Make sure to get CRIT Rate if you're using the Favonius Sword!
|Sub-DPS and Support|
Shinobu's Elemental Skill brings together off-field DMG and healing into one talent. It's arguably her key defining trait and should be leveled up first. Next would be her Elemental Burst while her Normal Attacks can be left alone.
|1st||Flower of 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.
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||Tenacity of the Millelith||
2-PC: HP +20%
4-PC: 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.
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.
Bonus Stat: Elemental Mastery 43
Skill Effect: Increases DMG by 10%. When characters with Freedom-Sworn trigger Elemental Reactions, they gain a Sigil of Rebellion (once every 0.5s). This triggers even if they aren't on the field. When you reach 2 Sigils, they will be consumed which grants nearby party members 20% ATK and 16% Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attack DMG for 12s. Once triggered, you gain no Sigils for 20s. The same buffs from the Millennial Movement series does not stack.
|2nd||Key of Khaj-Nisut||
Bonus Stat: HP% 14.4%
Skill Effect: HP increased by 20%. When an Elemental Skill hits opponents, you gain the Grand Hymn effect for 20s. This effect increases the equipping character's Elemental Mastery by 0.12% of their Max HP. This effect can trigger once every 0.3s. Max 3 stacks. When this effect gains 3 stacks, or when the third stack's duration is refreshed, the Elemental Mastery of all nearby party members will be increased by 0.2% of the equipping character's max HP for 20s.
Bonus Stat: Elemental Mastery 36
Skill Effect: The following effect will trigger every 10s: The equipping character will gain 0.036% Energy Recharge for each point of Elemental Mastery they possess for 12s, with nearby party members gaining 30% of this buff for the same duration. Multiple instances of this weapon can allow this buff to stack. This effect will still trigger even if the character is not on the field.
Bonus Stat: Elemental Mastery 36
Skill Effect: Dealing Elemental DMG increases all DMG by 6% for 6s. Max 2 stacks. Can occur once every 1s.
|Recommended Weapons||How to Get|
|Shinobu Sub-DPS Teams|
|Shinobu Support Teams|
Kuki Shinobu can be used in any team comp that requires both a healer and off-field Electro DMG.
This Dendro team comp for Shinobu focuses on her triggering the Hyperbloom reaction by using her Elemental Skill to hit Dendro Cores.
This Shinbou Aggravate team focuses on keeping the Quicken Aura applied on the enemy. It's recommended to build the healer Tenacity build as she won't be able to deal any meaningful damage like that of Hyperbloom.
This Shinobu team comp brings together the leader and deputy officer of the Arataki gang! Without a C4 Gorou, the usual problem of an Itto-Gorou team is a lack of healing. Shinobu in the party fixes that issue by providing healing and triggering a Crystalize reaction for shields!
Shinobu in Superconduct teams is a perfect role for her as an off-field Electro support character. By swapping Diona for Shinobu, you can add more Cryo DPS and buffs for Eula's damage.
Shinobu is an excellent choice as the 2nd electro unit for any Electro-Charged team comp. Having Shinobu constantly deal Electro DMG while off-field ensures there isn't any gap in between applying Hydro and Electro!
To Cloister Compassion
Gyoei Narukami Kariyama Rite's AoE is increased by 50%.
To Forsake Fortune
Grass Ring of Sanctification's duration is increased by 3s
To Sequester Sorrow
Increases the Level of Sanctifying Ring by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
To Sever Sealing
When the Normal, Charged, or Plunging Attacks of the character affected by Shinobu's Grass Ring of Sanctification hit opponents, a Thundergrass Mark will land on the opponent's position and deal AoE Electro DMG based on 9.7% of Shinobu's Max HP.
This effect can occur once every 5s.
To Cease Courtesies
Increases the Level of Gyoei Narukami Kariyama Rite by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
To Ward Weakness
When Kuki Shinobu takes lethal DMG, this instance of DMG will not take her down. This effect will automatically trigger when her HP reaches 1 and will trigger once every 60s.
When shinobu's HP drops below 25%, she will gain 150 Elemental Mastery for 15s. This effect will trigger once every 60s.
|Rating||Constellation Effect / Merits|
• Increases the duration of her Elemental Skill.
• Adds 2 extra ticks of healing and Aoe Damage.
• Increases Shinobus off-field DPS capability.
• Perfect for Auto Attack based characters.
Shinobu as a support character is perfectly fine at C0. However, players who want to turn up her DMG as an off-field character should consider unlocking her 4th Constellation. What makes it so good is that you won't need to swap out HP as her Mainstat to deal extra DMG.
Naku Weed ×3
Naku Weed ×10
Spectral Husk ×15
Runic Fang ×2
Naku Weed ×20
Spectral Heart ×12
Runic Fang ×4
Naku Weed ×30
Spectral Heart ×18
Runic Fang ×8
Naku Weed ×45
Spectral Nucleus ×12
Runic Fang ×12
Naku Weed ×60
Spectral Nucleus ×24
Runic Fang ×20
|Daily Domain Drops||Enemy Drops||Weekly Boss Drops|
Teachings of Elegance
|Raiden Shogun Challenge Reward
Tears of the Calamitous God
|Guide to Elegance||Spectral Heart|
|Philosophies of Elegance||Spectral Nucleus|
Kuki Shinobu's Elemental Skill, Sanctifying Ring, sacrifices a portion of her health and summons a ring that will periodically heal the active party member and damage surrounding enemies with Electro DMG.
Kuki Shinobu's Elemental Burst, Gyoei Narukami Kariyama Rite, is a damaging ability that will deal AoE Electro damage in a circular area.
If Kuki Shinobu's current health is less than 50%, the duration is extended. Try to safely keep Kuki Shinobu's health within this range to reap the benefits!
Shinobu will need to use her Elemental Burst first and then Skill to ensure the Favonius Sword's weapon passive triggers consistently. Her Elemental Burst deals multiple instances of damage, so it's better than just waiting for her Elemental Skill to trigger it.
Performs up to 4 rapid strikes.
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.
|Attribute||Effect (Lvl 1)|
|Charged Attack||55.6% + 66.8%|
|Charged Attack Stamina Cost||20|
|Low/High Plunge DMG||128%/160%|
|Creates a Grass Ring of Sanctification at the cost of part of her HP, dealing Electro DMG to nearby opponents.
Grass Ring of Sanctification
Follows your current active character around. Deals Electro DMG to nearby opponents every 1.5s and restores HP for active character(s) within the ring's AoE based on Kuki Shinobu's Max HP.
The HP consumption from using this skill can only bring her to 20% HP.
|Attribute||Effect (Lvl 1)|
|Grass Ring of Sanctification Healing||3.0% of Max HP +289|
|Grass Ring of Sanctification DMG||25.20%|
|Activation Cost||30% of Current HP|
|Stabs an evil-excoriating blade into the ground, creating a field that cleanses the area of all that is foul, dealing continuous Electro DMG to opponents within its AoE based on Shinobu's Max HP.
If Shinobu's HP is less than or equal to 50% when this skill is used, the field will last longer.
|Attribute||Effect (Lvl 1)|
|Single Instance DMG||3.6% of Max HP|
|Total DMG||25.2%/43.3% of Max of HP|
|When Shinobu's HP is not higher than 50%, Her healing Bonus is increased by 15%|
|Sanctifying Ring's abilities will be boosted based on Shinobu's Elemental Mastery:
・Healing amount will be increased by 75% of Elemental Mastery.
・DMG dealt is increased by 25% of Elemental Mastery.
|Gain 25% more rewards when dispatched on an Inazuma Expedition for 20 hours.|
|All Current Wish Banners|
|Epitome Invocation||Farewell of Snezhnaya|
|Gentry of Hermitage||Wanderlust Invocation|
Kuki Shinobu is available at a normal rate on all Standard Wish Banners except Beginner's Wish. This means you can get her from Wanderlust Invocation, Epitome Invocation, and the current Character Event Wishes.
Kuki Shinobu is the Deputy Officer of the Arataki Gang. Though Itto wouldn't admit it, she takes on more of a Leader role when it comes to taking care of the Gang. From getting the group out of legal trouble to mediating for Itto when he causes problems, people can always count on her professionalism and wits.
|Title||Deputy Officer of the Arataki Gang|
|Skins & Namecards||Outfit: Arataki's Demonic Deputy
|Genshin Impact Version 2.7|
|Release Date||May 31, 2022|
Shinobu was officially released as a playable character during the second phase of Version 2.7 on June 21, 2022.
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|Heizou||The Arataki Gang is a free and diverse organization that accepts anyone, regardless of their background. Pretty amazing if you ask me. They're lucky to have Shinobu to help keep them all in line. Hmm? How do I know all this? Haha, I mean... as deductions go, this one was pretty elementary.|
|Itto||Nobody questions my leadership in the gang, what I say goes — except when it comes to Shinobu. She's always challenging everything I say. And not only that — all the hard-earned loot I bring back and share with everyone? She goes and returns it! But also, she gets me out of every mess we get ourselves into, so I'll let it slide. Besides, I don't wanna get on her bad side... An angry Shinobu would make my life a nightmare.|
|Sara||With her talent and qualifications, it's a shame she decided to join the Arataki gang. I must concede, however, that at the very lease, her presence has effectively prevented idlers from stirring up trouble and disturbing the public, reducing the burden on the Tenryou Commission.|
|Sayu||Doesn't ring a bell, umm... What? Arataki Itto's little sidekick? Ugh, well she's definitely gotta be a sleep disturbance then. Birds of a feather flock together...|
|Yae Miko||I've heard a lot about Miyuki's little sister. Quite the character, I'm told. Although she comes from a family of shrine maidens, she's gone her own way in life - tried her hand at many different trades, studied abroad in Liyue, even ended up joining the Arataki Gang... Fascinating girl. Maybe I should have Miyuki introduce me. Yes, that'll work — Miyuki wouldn't dream of refusing my request.|
|Yanfei||Shinobu? I remember her, she's the Inazuman girl that came to Liyue as an exchange student to specialize in law. When she was doing her coursework, she used to meet with me to discuss some cases, and after we're done, she'd always bow and thank me, which would make a little embarassed. I always felt like she was going to make an excellent lawyer in the future. Thinking about it, Inazuma went into lockdown right about the time she would have graduated. I wonder how she's been doing since she went back...|
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.
The boss has a lot of unpleasant memories from his past, but he still manages to stay positive. I'd say that kind of resilience is pretty rare. He treats us well and his character has a good effect on everyone in the gang. Of course, it's never an excuse for him to run amok with no consideration for others. Just let me know if he ever causes you any trouble and I'll be sure to make him regret ever being rude to you.
After the Sakoku Decree was lifted, the Raiden Shogun issued many decrees aimed at supporting the development of various industries. All those certificates I received during the Sakoku Decree are coming in real handy now, and the gang is finally out of the red... Fate really does have its ways. Who would've thought after all that, I'd still have her to thank?
Madam Kujou? Yes, she's a friend of mine. Hmm? You're surprised that I know her? Oh, you must've misunderstood, I knew her from before I joined the Arataki Gang. Heh, in fact, it's hard to tell who's the winner whenever we spar.
About Yae Miko
You can't imagine how boring it is to be a shrine maiden. Even Lady Guuji from the Grand Narukami Shrine has her publishing gig to break up the monotony. I will never go back to being a shrine maiden. Never.
Back then I had an argument with my family and I only wanted to run away as far as I could. So, I went to study law in Liyue, but thanks to this experience, I got to meet Yanfei. She's like a walking law encyclopedia. Huh? Me? I have a certificate but there are a lot of restrictions for practicing law... It's not really the right field for me.
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