Genshin Impact: Kujou Sara Quick Character Guide

Kujou Sara is a support character who can attack and increase party damage at the same time. She can use her skills flexibly to inflict DMG on enemies and provide ATK Bonuses to teammates at the same time.

Kujou Sara is a support character who can attack and increase party damage at the same time. She can use her skills flexibly to inflict DMG on enemies and provide ATK Bonuses to teammates at the same time.

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


Talent Priorities

Skill > Burst > Normal Attack

Sara is a quickswap support who is able to buff your active characters via its Crowfeather mechanics. When Sara uses her Elemental Skill, her next Charged Shot will leave a Crowfeather on the target location, and after a short while, the Crowfeather explodes and the active character in its AoE will benefit from Sara's ATK buff, which scales with her Base ATK.

At [C2], you can skip the Charged Shot as it immediately drops a Crowfeather, and save it for later on if you wanna swap back to her to extend her buffs. You can also use Elemental Skill followed by Elemental Burst so that she benefits from the Crowfeather dropped by her Elemental Skill, then swap to other character so that character can benefit from Sara's ATK buff. It's worth mentioning that Sara's Crit DMG buff at [C6] doesn't snapshot and it also doesn't show on the stats page, so don't freak out when you don't see it there.

For her Elemental Skill to generate particles, you need to perform a Charged Shot to place a Crowfeather after casting her Elemental Skill. If the Crowfeather explosion hits an enemy, it generates 3 particles.
Crowfeathers generated from Sara's [C2] do NOT generate particles.


Constellations

Best Constellations: C2, C4 & C6

C1: Crow's Eye
When Tengu Juurai grant characters ATK Bonuses or hits opponents, the CD of Tengu Stormcall is decreased by 1s.
This effect can be triggered once every 3s.

C2: Dark Wings
Unleashing Tengu Stormcall will leave a weaker Crowfeather at Kujou Sara's original position that will deal 30% of its original DMG.

C3: The War Within
Increases the Level of Subjugation: Koukou Sendou by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

C4: Conclusive Proof
The number of Tengu Juurai: Stormcluster released by Subjugation: Koukou Sendou is increased to 6.

C5: Spellsinger
Increases the Level of Tengu Stormcall by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

C6: Sin of Pride
The Electro DMG of characters who have had their ATK increased by Tengu Juurai has its Crit DMG increased by 60%.


Recommended Weapons

  1. Polar Star (5✩)*
  2. Skyward Harp (5✩)*
  3. Hunter's Path (5✩)
    ~= Aqua Simulacra (5✩)
  4. Thundering Pulse (5✩)
  5. Amos' Bow (5✩)
    ~= Mouun's Moon (4✩)*
  6. Elegy for the End (5✩)*
  7. Alley Hunter (4✩)
    ~= Fading Twilight (4✩)
  8. The Viridescent Hunt (4✩)
  9. Blackcliff Warbow (4✩)
  10. Sacrificial Bow (4✩)*
  11. Prototype Crescent (4✩)
  12. Favonius Warbow (4✩)
  13. Messenger (3✩)

Regarding Weapon Choices: Weapons here are ranked based on their Base ATK to maximize Sara's ATK buff.


1) Polar Star (ATK: 608 • Crit Rate: 33.1%)
[Refinement 1]
Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG increased by 12%. After a Normal Attack, Charged Attack, Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst hits an opponent, 1 stack of Ashen Nightstar will be gained for 12s. When 1/2/3/4 stacks of Ashen Nightstar are present, ATK is increased by 10/20/30/48%. The stack of Ashen Nightstar created by the Normal Attack, Charged Attack, Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst will be counted independently of the others.

Note: This is the best weapon for her personal damage, at the cost of having weaker buffing capabilities compared to Skyward Harp.

2) Skyward Harp (ATK: 674 • Crit Rate: 22.1%)
[Refinement 1] Increases CRIT DMG by 20%. Hits have a 60% chance to inflict a small AoE attack, dealing 125% Physical ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 4s.

NoteThis is the best all-rounder weapon. Combining both high personal damage, with the second best buffing capabilities of any weapon.

3) Hunter's Path (ATK: 542 • CRIT Rate: 44.1%)
[Refinement 1] Gain 12% All Elemental DMG Bonus. Obtain the Tireless Hunt effect after hitting an opponent with a Charged Attack. This effect increases Charged Attack DMG by 160% of Elemental Mastery. This effect will be removed after 12 Charged Attacks or 10s. Only 1 instance of Tireless Hunt can be gained every 12s.

4) Thundering Pulse (ATK: 608 • CRIT DMG: 66.2%)
[Refinement 1] Increases ATK by 20% and grants the might of the Thunder Emblem. At stack levels 1/2/3, the Thunder Emblem increases Normal Attack DMG by 12/24/40%. The character will obtain 1 stack of Thunder Emblem in each of the following scenarios: Normal Attack deals DMG (stack lasts 5s), casting Elemental Skill (stack lasts 10s); Energy is less than 100% (stack disappears when Energy is full). Each stack's duration is calculated independently.

5) Amos' Bow (ATK: 608 • ATK: 49.6%)
[Refinement 1] Increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 12%. After a Normal or Charged Attack is fired, DMG dealt increases by a further 8% every 0.1 seconds the arrow is in the air for up to 5 times.

6) Elegy for the End (ATK: 608 • Energy Recharge: 55.1%)
[Refinement 1] Increases Elemental Mastery by 60.
When the Elemental Skills or Elemental Bursts of the character wielding this weapon hit opponents, that character gains a Sigil of Remembrance. This effect can be triggered once every 0.2s and can be triggered even if said character is not on the field.
When you possess 4 Sigils of Remembrance, all of them will be consumed and all nearby party members will obtain the "Millennial Movement: Farewell Song" effect for 12s.
"Millennial Movement: Farewell Song" increases Elemental Mastery by 100 and increases ATK by 20%. Once this effect is triggered, you will not gain Sigils of Remembrance for 20s. Of the many effects of the "Millennial Movement," buffs of the same type will not stack.

NoteThe cooldown on this weapon's passive aligns perfectly with Sara's Elemental Burst cooldown. This weapon has lower base ATK if compared with Skyward Harp, but this weapon can be considered over Skyward Harp due to the teamwide ATK% and EM buff it provides. It's worth keeping in mind that Sara can experience issues triggering the Elegy passive consistently, against small hitbox single-target scenarios.

7) Alley Hunter (ATK:565 • ATK: 27.6%)
[Refinement 1] While the character equipped with this weapon is in the party but not on the field, their DMG increases by 2% every second up to a max of 20%. When the character is on the field for more than 4s, the aforementioned DMG buff decreases by 4% per second until it reaches 0%.

8) The Viridescent Hunt (ATK: 510 • CRIT Rate: 27.6%)
[Refinement 1] Upon hit, Normal and Aimed Shot Attacks have a 50% chance to generate a Cyclone, which will continuously attract surrounding opponents, dealing 40% of ATK as DMG to these opponents every 0.5s for 4s. This effect can only occur once every 14s.

9) Blackcliff Warbow (ATK: 565 • Crit DMG: 36.8%)
[Refinement 1] After defeating an opponent, ATK is increased by 12% for 30s. This effect has a maximum of 3 stacks, and the duration of each stack is independent of the others.

10) Sacrificial Bow (ATK: 565 • Energy Recharge: 30.6%)
[Refinement 5] After dealing damage to an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 80% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 16s.

Note: The combination of high base ATK and a Energy Recharge substat makes this one of her best (4✩) weapon options in teams where she needs a Energy Recharge weapon to meet energy requirements and battery another Electro unit at the same time.

11) Prototype Crescent (ATK: 510 • ATK: 41.3%)
[Refinement 1] Charged Attack hits on weak points increase Movement SPD by 10% and ATK by 36% for 10s.

12) Favonius Warbow (ATK: 454 • Energy Recharge: 61.3%)
[Refinement 5] CRIT hits have a 100% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 6s.


Recommended Artifacts

  1. Emblem of Severed Fate (4)
  2. Noblesse Oblige (4)*
  3. Noblesse Oblige (2) Thundering Fury (2)
  4. Noblesse Oblige (2) +18% ATK set (2)

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.

2) 4-Pc Noblesse Oblige
2-Piece Bonus: Elemental Burst DMG +20%
4-Piece Bonus: Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.

Note: Universal support set that is able to buff your party member's ATK by 20%, use this set on Sara if there's nobody else in the party who's equipping one.

3) Noblesse Oblige (2) Thundering Fury (2)

4) Noblesse Oblige (2) +18% ATK set (2)


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

*Prioritize Energy Recharge first until you can burst off cooldown

Team Compositions

Mono Electro Team

Raiden Shogun: Main DPS
Yae Miko: Sub-DPS
Kaedehara Kazuha: Elemental RES Shred
Kujou Sara: Buffer + Sub-DPS

Hypercarry Team w/ Raiden

Raiden Shogun: Main DPS
Bennett: Buffer + Healer
Chevreuse: Buffer || Kaedehara Kazuha: Elemental RES Shred
Kujou Sara: Buffer + Sub-DPS

Taser Team

Kamisato Ayato: Main DPS
Bennett: Buffer + Healer
Fischl: Sub-DPS
Kujou Sara: Buffer + Sub-DPS

Quicken Team

Keqing: Main DPS
Nahida: Sub-DPS + Dendro Applicator
Zhongli: Shielder + Elemental RES Shred || Kaedehara Kazuha: Elemental RES Shred
Kujou Sara: Buffer + Sub-DPS

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