Genshin Impact Beidou DPS Build Guide
PSA #1: A DPS is the captain of a pirate crew. They just tell their crewmates what to do so their job gets easier. Make sure to help your captain or walk the plank (it’s cause Beidou is a pirate).
PSA #2: Both Beidou’s abilities scale off ATK, but her E also scales with HP. She’s arguably one of the most satisfying characters to play, which really do make her “bae doe.”
Elemental Skill – Tidecaller
This is her bread and butter. Learn how to master this quickly if you want to really watch Beidou slap her simps around.
IMPORTANT TIP: There are 2 ways to use E
- Tap E to instantly slash in front of her dealing electro damage.
- Hold E to put up a shield that absorbs damage and release to dish that damage + more back to the enemy.
Using E will apply electro proc on yourself, so just be careful not to take hydro damage or you will stun lock yourself
PSA #3: Her E has some explaining to do:
1) The shield from holding E scales with HP. The more HP = more you can store damage (but you don’t need to build HP).
2) The SHIELD WILL BREAK IF THE DAMAGE ABSORBED EXCEEDS IT’S TOTAL HEALTH. This will forcibly release the E and you WILL TAKE THE EXCESS DAMAGE.
3) Taking 2 instances of damage while holding E will grant it maximum damage (caps at 2 stacks).
Example: no attacks blocked = 200%, one attack blocked = 400%, two attacks blocked = 800%
Passive Talent – Retribution
Basically you need to learn how to frame perfect her E to dish maximum damage. If you actually tap E at the perfect time, this passive also activates. YOU CAN TELL IT’S A PERFECT COUNTER BECAUSE A GIANT ELECTRO AURA WILL OCCUR (examples below).
Passive Talent – Lightning Storm
Getting 2 perfect counters or taking 2 instances of damage while holding E procs this passive. Makes Beidou slap like an actual truck. My advice is getting good at perfect countering arrows from Hilchurls and you’ll be a master.
Elemental Burst – Stormbreaker
Beidou said “nah” to taking damage, so her ultimate reduces damage taken and also dishes damage while you normal/charged attack. STAYS WHEN YOU SWAP CHARACTERS (which is why she can also be a great electro support!).
WEAPON #1 (Recommended for MAXIMUM BOOTY): Wolf’s Gravestone
How do I get it D: ? – It’s time to roll boys (gacha).
Has base ATK scaling and do I really need to say anything? She’s already a dumpster truck by herself, this weapon just makes her the landfill.
WEAPON #2 (Recommended for early bonk go to horny jail): Debate Club
How do I get it D: ? – Go slap some monsters and steal their chests, or it’s time to roll boys (gacha).
Has base ATK scaling and synergizes really well with Beidou since she focuses on normal/charged attacks.
If you have Prototype Animus, Skyrider Greatsword, or Rainslasher, they are all extremely good replacements as well!
ARTIFACT #1 (Recommended for maximum slappage): Martial Artist
How do I get it D: ? – Hidden Palace of Zhou Formula Domain (AR 30 locked, 20 Resin per run).
As if Beidou’s passives didn’t already make her normal/charged attacks strong, this artifact set HANDS DOWN just throws it into overdrive.
ARTIFACT #2 (Recommended for HIYAH *shield spam*): Thundering Fury
How do I get it D: ? – Midsummer Courtyard Domain (AR 30 locked, 20 Resin per run).
Compliments her E and Q damage, but also helps her spam E for faster Lightning Storm passive proc.
You can run Gladiator’s Finale if you want, but I highly recommend Martial Artist over the other two sets.
PSA #4: DO NOT WORRY ABOUT STACKING HP. You can still focus on ATK% > CRIT% > CRIT DMG > ATK/Elemental Mastery as you don’t want to be AFK holding E a long time. It’s better to honestly have the shield shatter and return to doing normal attack parses (your Flower of Life should be more than enough)!