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Genshin Impact Kuki Shinobu Guide: Best weapons, artifact sets, and materials required for ascension

All you need to know about Kuki Shinobu, and the ways to unleash his maximum potential!

Kuki Shinobu is the latest 4-star Electro character to be introduced to Genshin Impact version 2.7 updates. Kuki Shinobu works with Arataki Itto and serves as the deputy leader of the Arataki Gang. She joined the Arataki Gang late but gained immense respect and rose through the ranks quickly. In this Genshin Impact Kuki Shinobu guide, we will tell you everything about Kuki Shinobu in Genshin Impact and her talents, passive skills, best weapons, and artifacts along with the ascension materials required.

Kuki Shinobu: Playstyle and skillset of the character

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Kuki Shinobu is a sword-wielding character well versed in martial arts and literature. Her constellation is Tribulatio Demptio.

Name/ Description Type
Shinobu’s Shadowsword                       Normal Attack
Normal Attack: Perform up to 4 successive strikes. Charged Attack: Consumes a certain amount of stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes. Plunging Attack: Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE Damage upon impact. 
Sanctifying RingElemental Skill
Creates a Grass Ring of Sanctification at the cost of part of her HP, dealing Electro DMG to nearby opponents. 
Gyoei Narukami Kariyama RiteElemental Burst
Stabs an evil-excoriating blade into the ground, creating a barrier that cleanses the area of all that is foul, dealing continuous Electro DMG to opponents within its AoE based on Shinobu’s Max HP. If Shinobu’s HP is less than or equal to 50% when this skill is used, the barrier will last longer. 

Kuki Shinobu’s Passive Skills

Genshin Impact Kuki Shinobu Guide
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  • Protracted Prayers: Gains 25% more rewards when dispatched on an Inazuma Expedition for 20 hours.
  • Breaking Free: When Shinobu’s HP is not higher than 50%, her Healing Bonus is increased by 15%.
  • Heart’s Repose: Sanctifying Ring’s abilities will be boosted based on Shinobu’s Elemental Mastery: Healing amount will be increased by 75% of Elemental Mastery, DMG dealt is increased by 25% of Elemental Mastery.

Kuki Shinobu’s Constellations

Constellation LevelNameEffects
C1 To Cloister CompassionGyoei Narukami Kariyama Rite’s AoE is increased by 50%.
C2 To Forsake Fortune  Grass Ring of Sanctification’s duration is increased by 3 seconds.
C3 To Sequester SorrowIncreases the Level of Sanctifying Ring by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4To Sever Sealing       When the Normal, Charged, or Plunging Attacks of the character affected by Shinobu’s Grass Ring of Sanctification hit opponents, a Thundergrass Mark will land on the opponent’s position and deal AoE Electro DMG based on 9.7% of Shinobu’s Max HP. This effect can only occur once every 5 seconds
C5 To Cease Courtesies Increases the level of Gyoei Narukami Kariyama Rite by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6 To Ward Weakness   When Kuki Shinobu takes lethal DMG, this instance of DMG will not take her down. This effect will automatically trigger when her HP reaches 1 and will trigger once every 60 seconds. When Shinobu’s HP drops below 25%, she will gain 150 Elemental Mastery for 15 seconds. This effect will trigger once every 60 seconds.    

Special Dish

Omurice Waltz
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Omurice Waltz: Kuki Shinobu’s specialty. The soft egg skin almost seems to dance upon a stage made from the sauce, with fluffy rice wrapped under its swaying skirt. This would even be a match for the work of Uyuu Restaurant’s head chef. Truly, Shinobu’s chef license was not earned in vain.

Sets to farm for the Kuki Shinobu in Genshin Impact

  • 4 pc Tenacity of the Millelith: As a pure Support where the role of Kuki Shinobu is healing the 4 pc Tenacity set provides insane value as not only does it increase her healing capability but also increases the ATK stat of other characters in the party.
  • 2 pc Tenacity of the Millelith and 2 pc Thundering Fury: Geared for the support build this is the second-best option if players find it hard to farm four good pieces of Tenacity.
  • 2 pc Emblem of Severed Fate and 2 pc Thundering Fury
  • 4 pc Emblem of Severed Fate: Another set that is geared for the Sub DPS role since it increases her energy recharge and boosts her burst damage.
  • 2 pc Tenacity of the Millelith and 2 pc Noblesse Oblige: For the Sub DPS build 2 pc Tenacity and Noblesse give her balance between healing and bonus damage from her elemental burst and buffing party’s attack stat.

Best Artifacts Build for Kuki Shinobu in Genshin Impact

ArtifactMain statSub Stat Priority
FlowerHPHP%>EM>Energy Recharge> Crit Rate = Crit Damage [Support,Sub DPS] Or Crit Rate = Crit Damage > ATK% > Energy Recharge > EM
PlumeATKHP%>EM>Energy Recharge> Crit Rate = Crit Damage [Support,Sub DPS] Or Crit Rate = Crit Damage > ATK% > Energy Recharge > EM
SandsHP % OR ATKHP%>EM>Energy Recharge> Crit Rate = Crit Damage [Support,Sub DPS] Or Crit Rate = Crit Damage > ATK% > Energy Recharge > EM
GobletHP% OR Physical DMG BonusHP%>EM>Energy Recharge> Crit Rate = Crit Damage [Support,Sub DPS] Or Crit Rate = Crit Damage > ATK% > Energy Recharge > EM
CircletHP% OR Crit Rate/ Crit DamageHP%>EM>Energy Recharge> Crit Rate = Crit Damage [Support,Sub DPS] Or Crit Rate = Crit Damage > ATK% > Energy Recharge > EM

Kuki Shinobu kit is primarily geared as a support brawler with healing abilities. She can also be a sub-DPS dealing damage intermittently with her burst. While physical main Kuki is a possible build there are better and more consistent options available.

Talent Priority: Elemental Skill > Elemental Burst > Normal Attack

Materials required for Ascension of Kuki Shinobu

TIn this Genshin Impact Kuki Shinobu Guide, we will look at the materials required for the Ascension of Kuki Shinobu from level 1 to level 90.

1xVajrada Amethyst Silver
9xVajrada Amethyst Fragment
9xVajrada Amethyst Chunk
6xVajrada Amethyst Gemstone
46xRunic Fang
168xNaku Weed
18xSpectral Husk
30xSpectral Heart
36xSpectral Nucleus
Experience414 Hero’s wit, 13 Adventurer’s XP, 22 Wanderers advice, and 1,672,000 Mora

Talent Level Materials

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

3xTeachings of Elegance
21xGuide to Elegance
38xPhilosophies of Elegance
6xSpectral Husk
22xSpectral Heart
31xSpectral Nucleus
6xTears of the Calamitous God
1xCrown of Insight

Best Weapons for Kuki Shinobu in Genshin Impact

The best 5-star weapons for Kuki Shinobu are Freedom Sworn and Primordial Jade Cutter with Mistsplitter being a viable pick if no other character is using it. Among the 4 stars, the viable options in decreasing order are Festering Desire, Favonious Sword, Iron Sting, and Black Sword. Aquila Favonia, Prototype Rancour, and Lions roar are the best options for physical DPS build.

Kuki Shinobu
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Best Team Comps for Kuki Shinobu in Genshin Impact

Kuki Shinobu works well in electro-charged Tazer teams and overloaded comps. Being an electro character she synergizes in Cryo teams as it gives her access to superconduct thereby increasing physical damage which means she acts as good support for Eula. Superconduct also gives players an option to try Shinobu as a physical DPS main pairing her with Kaeya/Rosaria/Shenhe. Additionally, Geo characters like Zhongli and Yun Jin also are viable options to pair with Kuki Shinobu.

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

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