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Genshin Impact Gorou Guide: Best weapons, artifacts and materials required for ascension

All you need to know about Gorou, and the ways to unleash his maximum potential.

Genshin Impact is an adventure RPG released by miHoyo in 2020. In a short period, the game has become one of the most successful adventures RPG titles ever to have been released. Gorou, the furry canine featured boy hailing from Inazuma is the general of the Watatsumi army. The resistance force formed by Sangonomiya Kokomi Inazuman opposes the vision hunt decree imposed by the Raiden Shogun, Baal. Don’t go by his innocent face, Gorou is a capable warrior. In this guide, we will tell you everything about Gorou in Genshin Impact, discussing his talents, passive skills, best weapons, and artifacts along with the required ascension materials.

Gorou: Playstyle and skillset of the character

Gorou Genshin Impact

The character of Gorou is a 4 star Geo bow-wielding character who commands high respect from residents of Watatsumi.

Ripping Fang Fletching                              Normal Attack
Perform up to 4 consecutive shots with a bow.    
Ripping Fang Fletching        Charged Attack
Perform a more precise Aimed Shot with increased DMG. While aiming, stone crystals will accumulate on the arrowhead. A fully charged crystalline arrow will deal with Geo DMG.  
Ripping Fang Fletching        Plunging Attack
Fires off a shower of arrows in mid-air before falling and striking the ground, dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
Inuzaka All-Round Defense            Elemental Skill
Deals AoE Geo DMG and sets up a General’s War Banner.   General’s War Banner   Provides up to 3 buffs to active characters within the skill’s AoE based on the number of Geo characters in the party at the time of casting: 1 Geo character: Adds “Standing Firm” – DEF Bonus. 2 Geo characters: Adds “Impregnable” – Increased resistance to interruption. 3 Geo characters: Adds “Crunch” – Geo DMG Bonus.   Gorou can deploy only 1 General’s War Banner on the field at any one time. Characters can only benefit from 1 General’s War Banner at a time. When a party member leaves the field, the active buff will last for 2s.   Hold Adjust the location of the skill. 
Juuga: Forward Unto Victory        Elemental Burst
Displaying his valor as a general, Gorou deals with Aoe Geo DMG and creates a field known as General’s Glory to embolden his comrades.   General’s Glory This field has the following properties: Like the General’s War Banner created by Inazuka All-Round Defense, provides buffs to active characters within the skill’s AoE based on the number of Geo characters in the party. Also moves together with your active character. Generates 1 Crystal Collapse every 1.5s that deals AoE Geo DMG to 1 opponent within the skill’s AoE. Pulls 1 elemental shard in the skill’s AoE to your active character’s position every 1.5s (elemental shards are created by Crystallize reactions).  
If a General’s War banner created by Gorou currently exists on the field when his ability is used, it will be destroyed. In addition, for the duration of General’s Glory, Gorou’s Elemental Skill “Inazuka All-Round Defense” will not create the General’s, War Banner. If Gorou falls, the effects of General’s Glory will be cleared.

Gorou’s Passive

  • 1st Ascension Passive : After using Juuga: Forward Unto Victory, all nearby party members’ DEF is increased by 25% for 12s.
  • 4th Ascension Passive : Gorou receives the following DMG Bonuses to his attacks based on his DEF:
    • Inuzaka All-Round Defense: Skill DMG increased by 156% of DEF
    • Juuga: Forward Unto Victory: Skill DMG and Crystal Collapse DMG increased by 15.6% of DEF
  • Utility Passive : Displays the location of nearby resources unique to Inazuma on the mini-map.

Gorou’s Constellations

1Rushing Hound: Swift as the Wind  When characters (other than Gorou) within the AoE of Gorou’s General’s War Banner or General’s Glory deal Geo DMG to opponents, the CD of Gorou’s Inuzaka All-Round Defense is decreased by 2s. This effect can occur once every 10s.  
2Sitting Hound: Steady as a Clock  While General’s Glory is in effect, its duration is extended by 1s when a nearby active character obtains an Elemental Shard from a Crystallize reaction. This effect can occur once every 0.1s. Max extension is 3s.  
3Mauling Hound: Fierce as Fire     Increases the Level of Inuzaka All-Round Defense by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.
4Lapping Hound: Warm as Water When General’s Glory is in the “Impregnable” or “Crunch” states, it will also heal active characters within its AoE by 50% of Gorou’s own DEF every 1.5s.  
5 Frostbiting Embrace  Increases the Level of Juuga: Forward Unto Victory by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.
6Valiant Hound: Mountainous Fealty For 12s after using Inuzaka All-Round Defense or Juuga: Forward Unto Victory, increases the CRIT DMG of all nearby party members’ Geo DMG based on the buff level of the skill’s field at the time of use: “Standing Firm”: +10% “Impregnable”: +20% “Crunch”: +40% This effect cannot stack and will take reference from the last instance of the effect that is triggered.

For Gorou the most important constellation that increases the whole team’s damage potential is C6. The constellation is not necessary to make him top-tier support but upon unlocking it players will have access to higher damage numbers. C4 allows Gorou to heal and in geo team with shields, even a small amount of healing ability means players don’t need to put in a healer in their team and can rather focus on more support/ damage augmenting characters.

Special Dish

Victorious Legend
Victorious Legend Genshin Impact Gorou Guide

Victorious Legend is Gorou’s special dish. The side dishes have been piled high to form a slight moving as Gorou’s own motivations. As you finish the noodles and soup all in one go and pat your stomach in satisfaction, you look up and see Gorou smiling radiantly as his tail wags from side to side (the latter probably unbeknownst to him!)

Artifacts sets for Gorou in Genshin Impact

  • 4 pc Archaic Petra: Gorou gains Geo damage bonus while also providing Geo damage bonus to all party members.
  • 4 pc Exile : Gorou Lack energy recharge and this set helps him overcome his deficiencies while also as a battery for his teammates on using his burst. Since Gorou’s own stats are not transferred using a 4 star artifact set is not a problem.
  • 2 pc Husk of Opulent Dreams + 2 pc Emblem of Severed Fate: To overcome his energy woes Gorou can use Emblem while Husk of Opulent Dream gives him DEF increase for increased damage. DEF increase also comes for increasing healing at constellation 4.
  • 4 pc Noblesse Oblige: The staple artifact for support characters, this set is only recommended for Gorou when he has sufficient energy recharge to constantly use his burst since he has a costly burst.

Artifacts Stats

ArtifactMain statSub Stat
FlowerHPCrit Rate > Energy Recharge > DEF > Crit Damage
PlumeATKCrit Rate > Energy Recharge > DEF > Crit Damage
SandsEnergy RechargeCrit Rate > Energy Recharge > DEF > Crit Damage
GobletGeo Damage BonusCrit Rate > Energy Recharge > DEF > Crit Damage
CircletCrit RateCrit Rate > Energy Recharge > DEF > Crit Damage

Elemental Skill > Elemental Burst > Normal Attack

Best Builds for Gorou

Gorou is an out-and-out Support character as his kit revolves around his off-field capabilities. He pairs well with other geo characters as he provides them passive support. His normal attack scaling is very low making it extremely hard to use him as the main DPS. Using him in Geo teams also makes him a solid pick for acting as a battery for the main and sub DPS characters.

Materials required for ascension of Gorou

In this Genshin Impact Gorou Guide, we will look at the materials required for the Ascension of Kokomi from level 1 to level 90.

1xPrithiva Topaz Sliver
9xPrithiva Topaz Fragment
9xPrithiva Topaz Chunk
6xPrithiva Topaz Gemstone
46xPerpetual Heart
168xSango Pearl
18xSpectral Husk
30xSpectral Heart
36xSpectral Nucleus
Experience414 Hero’s wit, 13 Adventurer’s XP, 22 Wanderers advice

Talent Upgrade Materials for Gorou

The following materials are required to level up 1 talent up to level 10.

3xTeachings of Light
21xGuide to Light
38xPhilosophies of Light
6xSpectral Husk
22xSpectral Heart
31xSpectral Nucleus
6xMolten Moment
1xCrown of Insight

Best weapons for Gorou in Genshin Impact

Gorou is an energy-hungry character as his burst costs 80 energy, additionally, his energy woes are amplified by his inability to generate sufficient particles as generates a meager 2 energy orbs. Therefore it becomes extremely important to equip a weapon with energy recharge secondary stat.

Among five stars Elegy for the End is the best option providing energy recharge and elemental mastery. No other 5-star weapon currently is currently viable on Gorou.

Gorou has more options in the four-star armory namely Favonius Warbow and Sacrificial Bow. Favonius Warbow is a better option than Sacrificial since it has a higher energy recharge stat and the passive is also more useful for Gorou.  The passive generates 6 energy orbs on crit attacks while the Sacrificial bow resets the cooldown of elemental skill but Gorou has a 100% uptime for his skill making the passive less valuable in comparison.

Best Team Comps  

As an off-field Support whose buffs increase DEF and Geo Damage, Gorou is best utilized in Geo teams. Having two or more Geo characters will also grant Geo resonance which buffs shield strength, decreases enemies Geo resistance, and increases dmg. He synergizes exceptionally well with Itto, Albedo, and Noelle. He can be paired with Zhongli and Ningguang though they have Geo main character as a better option. Another way to create teams consisting of Gorou is to have two geo characters and two characters who can do reactions or have off-field support characteristics.

That’s all for today’s Genshin Impact Gorou Guide. Did you like our guide on Gorou in Genshin Impact? Let us know in the comments below!

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