“Admonishing Instruction” Alhaitham is an event-exclusive 5* character released in the first half of Genshin Impact Version 3.4. He was one of the most anticipated Dendro characters and he is the premier Dendro DPS in the Genshin Impact roster. He has a very complicated and rewarding playstyle that makes him the best in his field. The fact that he has a rather complex gameplay is very fitting considering he is the Scribe of Sumeru Akademiya and a genius planner in the Sumeru Archon Quest. This Genshin Impact guide will cover how to build and play Alhaitham in his various team comps to bring the best out of him.
Alhaitham in Genshin Impact: Materials and Weapons
As a Dendro character, Alhaitham uses Nagadus Emerald stones for ascension. They can be obtained from the Dendro Hypostasis and the Jadeplume Terrorshroom. His other ascension material, Pseudo Stamen can be obtained from the new boss introduced in version 3.4, Wind Bitten Sandworm.
He also requires Sand Grease Pupa for ascension. It is an item that can be farmed in the new Desert of Hadramaveth area released in version 3.4. Players can obtain the boss materials for their talents from the Everlasting Lord of Arcane Wisdom weekly boss. Players can check out this article for a detailed list of Alhaitham’s materials.
The best weapon for Alhaitham is his signature 5* weapon Light of Foliar Incision which was released alongside him. Several 5* swords also work great on him. His best 4* weapon is Xiphos’ Moonlight. Check out this article for a detailed breakdown of Alhaitham’s best weapons.
The sands should be EM unless it is difficult to hit his ER threshold, in which case ER sand may be equipped. Alhaitham needs around 150-170% ER if he is the only Dendro character on the team. This requirement is brought down to 140% if there is another Dendro teammate.
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The best artifact set for Alhaitham is the 4pc Gilded Dreams, under the condition that another teammate is using the 4pc Deepwood Memories. This configuration is the best for Alhaitham’s DMG potential. However, if no one in the team is using 4pc Deepwood Memories, Alhaitham should equip it. Check out this article for a detailed explanation of Alhaitham’s best artifact sets.
Genshin Impact Alhaitham: Playstyle, Team Comps and Constellations
Alhaitham needs to be played on-field most of the time to capitalize on his Mirror mechanics. An ideal rotation would be, to begin with, his burst to obtain the maximum number of Mirrors, then use his skill or charged attack to gain another mirror when one disappears. The goal is to maintain 3 Mirrors for as long as possible and continue normal attacking.
Most of Alhaitham’s DMG comes from the Spread reaction, his raw Dendro DMG does not make up a significant portion of his overall DMG. Check out this article for a detailed explanation of Alhaitham’s playstyle.
The best team for Alhaitham would be a Spread team. Spread is the reaction Electro + Dendro + Dendro. This reaction scales off the level and EM of the character triggering it, in this case, Alhaitham. A spread team requires at least one Electro unit to function, this could be Raiden Shogun or Kuki Shinobu. Alhaitham can be used in a Bloom team to generate Bloom seeds. This team requires an off-field Hydro applier like Xinqiu/Yelan to function. He can also be used as the driver for a Nilou Bloom team.
Hyperbloom is one of the best reactions in Genshin Impact at the moment, and Alhaitham also easily slots into a Hyperbloom team with Raiden Shogun or Kuki Shinobu as the Hyperbloom trigger. In this team, the Electro character’s level and EM will be taken into account for the Hyperbloom DMG. Alhaitham is still bringing his raw Dendro DMG to the table. Check out this article for a detailed explanation of Alhaitham’s best team comps.
Alhaitham’s best constellations are C2 and C6. His C6 also makes his C4 more valuable. However, players do not need to go for their constellations since he functions perfectly at C0. His constellations do not fix any problem with his base kit, they only increase his DMG. Check out this article for a detailed breakdown of Alhaitham’s constellations.
At the moment, Alhaitham is the second-best Dendro character and the best Dendro main DPS character in Genshin Impact. He is relatively easy to build and does not require 5* teammates to reach his potential. He is one of the most free-to-play-friendly DPS characters so far.
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