Genshin Impact: Beidou Quick Character Guide

Captain of the Crux, with quite the reputation in Liyue.
There are those who say she can split mountains and part the sea. Others say she draws lightning through her sword. Some say that even the mightiest of sea beasts are no match for her.
For those not from Liyue, it may sound like a hearty joke, but those that have sailed with her will say—
"No matter what sea beasts there may be, Beidou will be sure to split them all in two."

This guide is based on the Community Character Builds by the Genshin Helper Team.


Talent Priorities

Burst > Skill > Normal Attack

Beidou's skill grants you an Electro status for a brief moment upon holding it. This means it can be used for status-cleansing (No particular effective element). Can only be done on herself.


Constellations

Best Constellations: C2 & C6

C1: Sea Beast's Scourge
When Stormbreaker is used:
Creates a shield that absorbs up to 16% of Beidou's Max HP for 15s.
This shield absorbs Electro DMG 250% more effectively.

C2: Upon the Turbulent Sea, the Thunder Arises ⭐
Stormbreaker's arc lightning can jump to 2 additional targets.

C3: Summoner of Storm
Increases the Level of Tidecaller by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

C4: Stunning Revenge
Upon being attacked, Beidou's Normal Attacks gain an additional instance of 20% Electro DMG for 10s.

C5: Crimson Tidewalker
Increases the Level of Stormbreaker by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

C6: Bane of Evil ⭐
During the duration of Stormbreaker, the Electro RES of surrounding opponents is decreased by 15%.


Role 1: Off-Field Aggravate DPS

Recommended Weapons

  1. Wolf's Gravestone (5✩)
    ~= Serpent Spine (4✩)*
  2. Beacon of the Reed Sea (5✩)*
  3. Redhorn Stonethresher (5✩)*
  4. The Unforged (1 Stack) (5✩)
  5. Akuoumaru (4✩)*
  6. Luxurious Sea-Lord (4✩)
    ~= Skyward Pride (5✩)
  7. Rainslasher (4✩)*
  8. Prototype Archaic (4✩)

Do note the weapon rankings are based on Beidou's unbuffed state.

1) Wolf's Gravestone (ATK: 608 • ATK: 49.6%)

[Refinement 1] Increases ATK by 20%. On hit, attacks against opponents with less than 30% HP increase all party members' ATK by 40% for 12s. Can only occur once every 30s.
Note: Serpent Spine is a fine choice for Off-Field DPS Beidou and can outperform Wolf's Gravestone by a significant margin when Bennett/Sara ATK buffs are applied. Be sure to use Beidou in slot 1 to pre-stack Serpent Spine before starting an abyss floor. At high refinement, Serpent Spine has the potential to be Beidou's best weapon, especially at low-medium ER requirements.

2) Beacon of the Reed Sea (ATK: 608 • Crit Rate: 33.1%)

[Refinement 1] After the character's Elemental Skill hits an opponent, their ATK will be increased by 20% for 8s. After the character takes DMG, their ATK will be increased by 20% for 8s. The 2 aforementioned effects can be triggered even when the character is not on the field. Additionally, when not protected by a shield, the character's Max HP will be increased by 32%.
Note: Depending on the amount of ATK% buffs you're getting, this weapon (and Redhorn Stonethresher) can overtake Wolf's Gravestone in personal damage. Beacon ranking assumes one stack.

3) Redhorn Stonethresher (ATK: 542 • Crit DMG: 88.2%)

[Refinement 1] DEF is increased by 28%. Normal and Charged Attack DMG is increased by 40% of DEF.

4) The Unforged (ATK: 608 • ATK: 49.6%)

[Refinement 1] Increases Shield Strength by 20%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 4% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.

5) Akuoumaru (ATK: 510 • ATK: 41.3%)

[Refinement 1] 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.
Note: Assuming 260 team energy, this weapon outperforms Skyward Pride on a low ER requirement Beidou (where she is paired with other Electro characters to battery her energy needs). At [R3+], it becomes exponentially better and comes very close to Serpent Spine and Wolf's Gravestone.

6) Luxurious Sea-Lord (ATK: 454 • ATK: 55.1%)

[Refinement 5] Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 24%. When Elemental Burst hits opponents, there is a 100% chance of summoning a huge onrush of tuna that deals 200% ATK as AoE DMG. This effect can occur once every 15s.

7) Rainslasher (ATK: 510 • Elemental Mastery: 165)

[Refinement 1] Increases DMG against opponents affected by Hydro or Electro by 20%.
Note: At max refinement in Aggravate teams this weapon will perform slightly better than Luxurious Sea-Lord.

8) Prototype Archaic (ATK: 565 • ATK: 27.6%)

[Refinement 1] On hit, Normal or Charged Attacks have a 50% chance to deal an additional 240% ATK DMG to opponents within a small AoE. Can only occur once every 15s.


Role 2: Off-Field DPS

Recommended Weapons

  1. Wolf's Gravestone (5✩)
  2. Beacon of the Reed Sea (5✩)*
  3. The Unforged (1 Stack) (5✩)
    ~= Serpent Spine (4✩)*
    ~= Redhorn Stonethresher (5✩)*
  4. Akuoumaru (4✩)*
  5. Skyward Pride (5✩)
    ~= Luxurious Sea-Lord (4✩)
  6. Prototype Archaic (4✩)
  7. Rainslasher (4✩)

Do note the weapon rankings are based on Beidou's unbuffed state.

1) Wolf's Gravestone (ATK: 608 • ATK: 49.6%)

[Refinement 1] Increases ATK by 20%. On hit, attacks against opponents with less than 30% HP increase all party members' ATK by 40% for 12s. Can only occur once every 30s.
Note: Serpent Spine is a fine choice for Off-Field DPS Beidou and can outperform Wolf's Gravestone by a significant margin when Bennett/Sara ATK buffs are applied. Be sure to use Beidou in slot 1 to pre-stack Serpent Spine before starting an abyss floor. At high refinement, Serpent Spine has the potential to be Beidou's best weapon, especially at low-medium ER requirements.

2) Beacon of the Reed Sea (ATK: 608 • Crit Rate: 33.1%)

[Refinement 1] After the character's Elemental Skill hits an opponent, their ATK will be increased by 20% for 8s. After the character takes DMG, their ATK will be increased by 20% for 8s. The 2 aforementioned effects can be triggered even when the character is not on the field. Additionally, when not protected by a shield, the character's Max HP will be increased by 32%.
Note: Depending on the amount of ATK% buffs you're getting, this weapon (and Redhorn Stonethresher) can overtake Wolf's Gravestone in personal damage. Beacon ranking assumes one stack.

3) The Unforged (ATK: 608 • ATK: 49.6%)

[Refinement 1] Increases Shield Strength by 20%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 4% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.

4) Akuoumaru (ATK: 510 • ATK: 41.3%)

[Refinement 1] 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.
Note: Assuming 260 team energy, this weapon outperforms Skyward Pride on a low ER requirement Beidou (where she is paired with other Electro characters to battery her energy needs). At [R3+], it becomes exponentially better and comes very close to Serpent Spine and Wolf's Gravestone.

5) Skyward Pride (ATK: 674 • Energy Recharge: 36.8%)

[Refinement 1] Increases all DMG by 8%. After using an Elemental Burst, Normal or Charged Attack, on hit, creates a vacuum blade that does 80% of ATK as DMG to opponents along its path. Lasts for 20s or 8 vacuum blades.

6) Prototype Archaic (ATK: 565 • ATK: 27.6%)

[Refinement 1] On hit, Normal or Charged Attacks have a 50% chance to deal an additional 240% ATK DMG to opponents within a small AoE. Can only occur once every 15s.

7) Rainslasher (ATK: 510 • Elemental Mastery: 165)

[Refinement 1] Increases DMG against opponents affected by Hydro or Electro by 20%.
Note: At max refinement in Aggravate teams this weapon will perform slightly better than Luxurious Sea-Lord.


Recommended Artifacts for Both Roles

  1. Emblem of Severed Fate (4)*
  2. Noblesse Oblige (2) / Thundering Fury (2) / +18% ATK set (2) / Emblem of Severed Fate (2) [Choose Two]
  3. Thundersoother (4)*

1) 4-Pc Emblem of Severed Fate

2-Piece Bonus: Energy Recharge +20%
4-Piece Bonus: Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained in this way.
Note: Even after considering the 4-piece set effect, you should refrain from investing into Energy Recharge beyond what is needed to burst off cooldown as it will result in a damage loss as compared to prioritising offensive stats such as ATK/Crit. In team comps where Beidou has low ER requirements (i.e. when paired with Electro batteries), a Noblesse Oblige (2) / Thundering Fury (2) / +18% ATK set (2) [Choose Two] will outperform Emblem of Severed Fate (4).

2) Noblesse Oblige (2) / Thundering Fury (2) / +18% ATK set (2) / Emblem of Severed Fate (2) [Choose Two]

3) 4-Pc Thundersoother

2-Piece Bonus: Electro RES increased by 40%.
4-Piece Bonus: Increases DMG against opponents affected by Electro by 35%.
Note: This set works best in teams where you can maintain near perfect uptime on its passive, such as in Electro-Charged, Mono Electro and Aggravate teams.


Main & Sub Stats Priority

Artifact Main StatsArtifact Sub Stats
Sands - ATK% / Energy Recharge
Goblet - Electro DMG
Circlet - Crit Rate / DMG
Energy Recharge*
Crit Rate / DMG
ATK%
Energy Recharge
Elemental Mastery
Flat ATK

*Prioritize Energy Recharge first until you can burst off cooldown

Team Compositions

Electro-Charged Team

Beidou: Off-Field DPS
Fischl: Off-Field DPS
Sucrose: Driver
Xingqiu: Off-Field DPS

Firework Team

Beidou: Off-Field DPS
Fischl: Off-Field DPS
Ayato: Main DPS
Bennett / Jean / Sayu / Kazuha / Sucrose: Flex, suitable for any support character. Although the name for the team will change if Pyro is not in the team but meh.

Aggravate Team

Beidou: Off-Field DPS
Fischl: Off-Field DPS // Keqing: Main DPS
Dendro Traveler: Enabler / Dendro Applicant
Bennett / Jean / Sayu / Kuki: Healer. Although if you choose another responsive element, you might create more reactions than you want.

Hyperbloom Team

Beidou: Off-Field DPS
Raiden Shogun / Kuki Shinobu: Off-Field DPS + Healer for Kuki
Dendro Traveler: Enabler / Dendro Applicant
Xingqiu / Kamisato Ayato: Enabler / Hydro Applicant

Overload Team

Beidou: Off-Field DPS
Fischl: Off-Field DPS
Yoimiya: Enabler / Main DPS
Bennett: Flex

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