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Genshin Impact: How to get the most from Artifacts and boost your characters

You don't need a 5 or 4 star set to start buffing your characters

Genshin Impact as an Open-World RPG brings the player a lot of encounters and challenges. One of those is knowing how and what to build for each character. Even though most of the Genshin Impact players think it’s not worth upgrading some artifacts or just upgrading 4+ artifacts, we bring today a guide to help you understand the actual truth. Keep reading to know how and what to do to buff your Genshin Impact characters so you don’t struggle with challenges any longer.

Genshin Impact Artifacts Guide: Set > Stats > Stars

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Brave Heart Flower

Keep in mind, that stats and rarity of artifacts are not everything in Genshin Impact. Although they play a pretty important role, there are some other factors to pay attention to. For example, the Brave Heart set increases your damage by 18%. Add that to two 3-star artifacts with ATK % on their main stats and you easily have 50%+ damage. And since we are at the main stats talk, the usual build for DPS and Supports right now usually follows

  • 2-piece Resolution of the Sojourner: ATK +18%.
  • 2-piece Berserker: Critical Rate +12%.
  • 4-piece Brave Heart: ATK +18%, Increases DMG by 30% against opponents with more than 50% HP.
  • 4-piece Martial Artist: Normal and Charged Attack DMG +15%, After using Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 25% for 8s.
  • 4-piece Gambler: Increases Elemental Skill DMG by 20%, Defeating an opponent has a 100% chance to remove Elemental Skill CD. It can only occur once every 15s.
  • 4-piece Gladiator’s Finale: ATK +18%, Normal Attack Damage +35% (Sword, Polearm, Claymore).
  • 4-piece Wanderer’s Troupe: Increases Elemental Mastery by 80, Increases Charged Attack DMG by 35% (Bow and Catalyst).
  • 4-piece Bloodstained Chivalry: Physical DMG Bonus +25%, After defeating an opponent, increases Charged Attack DMG by 50%, and reduces its Stamina cost to 0 for 10s.
  • 4-piece Retracing Bolide: Increases Shield Strength by 35%, While protected by a shield, gain an additional 40% Normal and Charged Attack DMG.
  • 4-piece Thundersoother: Electro RES increased by 40%, Increased DMG against opponents affected by Electro by 35%.
  • 4-piece Lavawalker: Pyro RES increased by 40%, Increasing DMG against opponents affected by Pyro by 35%.
  • 4-piece Pale Flame:  Physical DMG Bonus +25%, When an Elemental Skill hits an opponent, ATK is increased by 9% for 7s. This effect stacks up to 2 times and can be triggered once every 0.3s. Once 2 stacks are reached, the 2-set effect is increased by 100%.
  • 4-piece Shimenawa’s Reminiscence: ATK +18%, When casting an Elemental Skill, if the character has 15 or more Energy, they lose 15 energy, and Normal/Charged/Plunging Attack DMG is increased by 50% for 10s. 
  • 4-piece Emblem of Severed Fate: Energy Recharge +20%, Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained in this way.
  • 4-piece Vermillion Hereafter: ATK +18%, After using an Elemental Burst. this character will gain the Nascent Light effect, increasing their ATK by 8% for 16s. When the character’s HP decreases, their ATK will further increase by 10%.
  • 4-piece Echoes of an Offering: ATK +18%, When Normal Attacks hit opponents, there is a 36% chance that it will trigger Valley Rite, which will increase Normal Attack DMG by 70% of ATK.
  • 4-piece Gilded Dreams: Increases Elemental Mastery by 80, ATK is increased by 14% for each party member whose Elemental Type is the same as the equipping character, and Elemental Mastery is increased by 50 for every party member with a different Elemental Type.
  • 4-piece Flower of Paradise Lost: Increases Elemental Mastery by 80, The equipping characters Bloom, Hyperbloom, and Burgeon reaction DMG are increased by 40%. Additionally, after the equipping character triggers Bloom, Hyperbloom, or Burgeon, they will gain another 25% bonus to the effect mentioned prior.
  • 4-piece Vourukasha’s Glow: HP +20%, Elemental Skill, and Elemental Burst DMG will be increased by 10%. After the equipping character takes DMG, the aforementioned DMG Bonus is increased by 80% for 5s.
  • 4-piece Marechaussee Hunter: Normal and Charged Attack DMG +15%, When current HP increases or decreases, CRIT Rate will be increased by 12% for 5s. Max 3 stacks.
  • 4-piece Golden Troupe: Increases Elemental Skill DMG by 20%, Increases Elemental Skill DMG by 25%. Additionally, when not on the field, Elemental Skill DMG will be further increased by 25%.
  • 4-piece Nighttime Whispers in the Echoing Woods: ATK +18%, After using an Elemental Skill, gain a 20% Geo DMG Bonus for 10s. While under a shield granted by the Crystallize reaction, the above effect will be increased by 150%, and this additional increase disappears 1s after that shield is lost.
  • 4-piece Elemental-specific sets
    • Crimson Witch of the Flames (Pyro): Pyro DMG Bonus +15%, Increases Overloaded and Burning, and Burgeon DMG by 40%. Increases Vaporize and Melt DMG by 15%. Using Elemental Skill increases the 2-Piece Set Bonus by 50% of its starting value for 10s.
    • Thundering Fury (Electro): Electro DMG Bonus +15%, Increases DMG caused by Overloaded, Electro-Charged, Superconduct, and Hyperbloom by 40%, and the DMG Bonus conferred by Aggravate is increased by 20%. When Quicken or the aforementioned Elemental Reactions are triggered, Elemental Skill CD is decreased by 1s. Can only occur once every 0.8s.
    • Blizzard Strayer (Cyro): Cryo DMG Bonus +15%, When a character attacks an opponent affected by Cryo, their CRIT Rate is increased by 20%. If the opponent is Frozen, the CRIT Rate is increased by an additional 20%.
    • Viridescent Venerer (Anemo): Anemo DMG Bonus +15%, Increases Swirl DMG by 60%. Decreases opponent’s Elemental RES to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10s.
    • Desert Pavilion Chronicle (Anemo): Anemo DMG Bonus +15%, When Charged Attacks hit opponents, the equipping character’s Normal Attack SPD will increase by 10% while Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attack DMG will increase by 40% for 15s.
    • Archaic Petra (Geo): Geo DMG Bonus +15%, Upon obtaining an Elemental Shard created through a Crystallize Reaction, all party members gain 35% DMG Bonus for that particular element for 10s.
    • Heart of Depth (Hydro):  Hydro DMG Bonus +15%, After using an Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 30% for 15s.
    • Nymph’s Dream (Hydro): Hydro DMG Bonus +15%, When under the effect of 1, 2, or 3 or more Mirrored Nymph stacks, ATK will be increased by 7%/16%/25%, and Hydro DMG will be increased by 4%/9%/15%.
    • Deepwood Memories (Dendro): Dendro DMG Bonus +15%, After Elemental Skills or Bursts hit opponents, the targets’ Dendro RES will be decreased by 30% for 8s.
  • 4-piece The Exile: Energy Recharge +20%, Elemental Burst regenerates 2 Energy for other party members every 2s for 6s.
  • 4-piece Instructor: Increases Elemental Mastery by 80, Increases all party members’ Elemental Mastery by 120 for 8s.
  • 4-piece Defender’s Will: DEF +30%, For each different element present in your own party, the wearer’s Elemental RES to that corresponding element is increased by 30%.
  • 4-piece Scholar:  Energy Recharge +20%, Gaining Elemental Particles or Orbs gives 3 Energy to all party members who have a bow or a catalyst equipped.
  • 4-piece Tiny Miracle: All Elemental RES increased by 20%, Incoming Elemental DMG increases corresponding Elemental RES by 30% for 10s.
  • 4-piece Noblesse Oblige: Elemental Burst Damage +20%, Elemental Burst increases all party members’ ATK by 20% for 12s.
  • 4-piece Maiden Beloved: Healing Effectiveness +15%, Using an Elemental Skill or Burst increases healing received by all party members by 20% for 10s.
  • 4-piece Tenacity of the Millelith:  HP +20%, When an Elemental Skill hits an opponent, the ATK of all nearby party members is increased by 20% and their Shield Strength is increased by 30% for 3s.
  • 4-piece Husk of Opulent Dreams: DEF +30%, When off the field, the character gains 1 stack every 3s. Curiosity can stack up to 4 times, each providing 6% DEF and a 6% Geo DMG Bonus.
  • 4-piece Ocean-Hued Clam:  Healing Bonus +15%, When the character equipping this artifact set heals a character in the party, a Sea-Dyed Foam will appear for 3 seconds, accumulating the amount of HP recovered from healing (including overflow healing). At the end of the duration, the Sea-Dyed Foam will explode, dealing DMG to nearby opponents based on 90% of the accumulated healing.
  • 4-piece Song of Days Past: Healing Bonus +15%, When your active party member hits an opponent with a Normal Attack, Charged Attack, Plunging Attack, Elemental Skill, or Elemental Burst, the DMG dealt will be increased by 8% of the total healing amount recorded by the Yearning effect.

Genshin Impact Artifacts Guide: Important Tips

Check the Stats

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In Genshin Impact, Flower and Plume artifacts are guaranteed to have HP and ATK as the main stat, respectively. But apart from that, the artifacts can range from a variety of buffs considering their rarity. With that, you can have a 3-star artifact with the main attribute being ATK% and another one that gives HP. Not that we have any prejudice against HP, but to be fair, your DPS will benefit a lot more from stats like ATK% and Elemental Mastery. Try to prioritize your artifacts with:

  • Sands: ATK % > Elemental Mastery > Elemental Recharge
  • Goblet: ATK % Elemental Bonus > Physical Bonus
  • Circlet: Critical Rate % > Critical Damage % > ATK %

But having good stats isn’t all, because you still need to upgrade them.

Upgrade your Artifacts in Genshin Impact

Once you have the right Set with an artifact that has your preferred stat as its main stat, is time to start improving them. To upgrade an artifact you will use other artifacts, and their level plays an important role in how much XP they will increase the bar. At each level, the main stat increases, at every 4 levels you get a bonus stat. If your artifact has reached the maximum stats possible, it will improve a random stat. Each artifact has limits based on its rarity as follows:

RarityMax LevelBase # of Sub Stats# of Unlocks# of Upgrades

Keep exploring, levelling, and looting

Of course, it is useful to have Great 3-Star artifacts set in Genshin Impact. But 5-star sets, as shown, have more stats and can be upgraded to higher levels. Once you have a good set, don’t take everything for granted and keep looking for more artifacts that suit your build in Genshin Impact. Each artifact has random stats and you should keep trying until you get the one you want with the stats you want. Here are some tables for consulting.

Sands of Eon3-STAR4-STAR5-STAR
HP%5.2 ~ 23.1%6.3 ~ 34.8%7.0 ~ 46.6%
DEF%6.6 ~ 28.8%7.9 ~ 43.5%8.7 ~ 58.3%
ATK%5.2 ~ 23.1%6.3 ~ 34.8%7.0 ~ 46.6%
Elemental Mastery21 ~ 9225 ~ 13928 ~ 187
Energy Recharge %5.8 ~ 25.6%7.0 ~ 38.7%7.8 ~ 51.8%
Goblet of Eonothem3-STAR4-STAR5-STAR
HP%5.2 ~ 23.1%6.3 ~ 34.8%7.0 ~ 46.6%
DEF%6.6 ~ 28.8%7.9 ~ 43.5%8.7 ~ 58.3%
ATK%5.2 ~ 23.1%6.3 ~ 34.8%7.0 ~ 46.6%
Elemental Mastery21 ~ 9225 ~ 13928 ~ 187
Elemental Damage Bonus %5.2 ~ 23.1%6.3 ~ 34.8%7.0 ~ 46.6%
Physical Damage Bonus %6.6 ~ 28.8%7.9 ~ 43.5%8.7 ~ 58.3%
Circlet of Logos3-STAR4-STAR5-STAR
HP%5.2 ~ 23.1%6.3 ~ 34.8%7.0 ~ 46.6%
DEF%6.6 ~ 28.8%7.9 ~ 43.5%8.7 ~ 58.3%
ATK%5.2 ~ 23.1%6.3 ~ 34.8%7.0 ~ 46.6%
Elemental Mastery21 ~ 9225 ~ 13928 ~ 187
Crit Rate %3.5 ~ 15.4%4.2 ~ 23.2%4.7 ~ 31.1%
Crit Damage %7.0 ~ 30.8%8.4 ~ 46.4%9.3% ~ 62.2%
Healing Bonus %4.0 ~ 17.8%4.8 ~ 26.8%5.4 ~ 35.9%
HP100 ~ 143167 ~ 239209 ~ 299
ATK7 ~ 911 ~ 1614 ~ 19
DEF8 ~ 1113 ~ 1916 ~ 23
HP%2.5 ~ 3.5%3.3 ~ 4.7%4.1 ~ 5.8%
ATK%2.5 ~ 3.5%3.3 ~ 4.7%4.1 ~ 5.8%
DEF%3.1 ~ 4.4%4.1 ~ 5.8%5.1 ~ 7.3%
Elemental Mastery10 ~ 1413 ~ 1916 ~ 23
CRIT Rate%1.6 ~ 2.3%2.2 ~ 3.1%2.7 ~ 3.9%
CRIT DMG%3.3 ~ 4.7%4.4 ~ 6.2%5.4% ~ 7.8%
Healing Bonus%2.7 ~ 3.9%3.6 ~ 5.2%4.5 ~ 6.5%

We hope that you’ll find this Genshin Impact artifacts guide useful. If you have any questions, feel free to drop them in the comments below.

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