Genshin Impact: The best DPS build for Raiden Shogun

The Electro Archon wants nothing less than the best.

Do you want to transform your Raiden Shogun with a truly powerful Electro DPS Build? This Electro Archon is flexible but if you build her right, her damage can reach amazing heights. Upon the 2.1 update, Baal became a playable character in Genshin Impact alongside Kujou Sara, Kokomi, and Aloy. Now that tons of players have summoned Baal, it’s time to find out how to build her.

We have a quick and easy guide for the best Baal DPS build, including her artifacts, weapons, and some team comp suggestions.


Best Baal weapon for DPS

  • Engulfing Lightning

Baal is a polearm user with a sword stance from her Burst. Engulfing Lightning is her best in slot polearm thanks to its high base attack of 608 at Level 90/90, 55.1% Energy Recharge substat, and a passive that increases her attack stat by 28% of her Energy Recharge that is over 100%. Using her elemental Burst will also increase her Energy Recharge by 30%.

Best Baal Artifacts for DPS

  • 4-piece Emblem with Energy Recharge Sands, ATK% Goblet, and Crit Rate/DMG Circlet

The 4-piece set Emblem of Severed Fate was made for Baal. The 2-piece effect gives an extra 20% Energy Recharge. The 4-piece effect increases elemental Burst damage by 25% of her Energy Recharge stat, with a maximum of 75% added Burst damage through this effect. Ideally, you would want your Raiden Shogun to have at least 250% Energy Recharge, which will convert to about 60% extra burst damage.

Don’t want to waste primos on the weapon banner? Don’t worry, we’ll talk about alternatives.

Alternative Weapon options for Baal:

  • Skyward Spine
  • The Catch
  • Favonius Lance

If you’re a F2P (Free-to-play) player, you can use The Catch. It’s a permanent polearm that you can get and refine by exchanging fish with the Inazuma Fishing Association. It increases Energy Recharge and the Crit Rate and Damage of the elemental Burst.

These weapons are heavily built on Energy Recharge because Raiden Shogun needs it. Her burst costs a whopping 90 energy. She also increases her innate Electro Damage based on her Energy Recharge.

Team Comps

If you’re playing Raiden Shogun as a DPS, then you want party mates that can support her. Baal’s best support is the new Electro 4-star character Kujou Sara. Her buffing abilities, and extra Electro Crit DMG at C6, will give Raiden amazing mileage during her Burst DPS window. Bennett is another good attack-buffing alternative. You can also use Kazuha, a recently-released 5-star character, to buff Raiden’s elemental DMG bonus and shred enemies’ elemental resistance.

You can also play Baal with Xiangling for overload effects. Xingqiu is a good Raiden support for reliable Electro-charged reactions.

Raiden is flexible enough to also play a supporting role to some characters. Her elemental skill performs coordinated attacks that deal Electro damage alongside your active character’s normal and charged attacks. She can be a good overload enabler for Yoimiya the pyrotechnician, a Superconduct enabler for Eula, and could even perform Electro-charged for the upcoming 5-star, Kokomi.

Collecting the artifacts, primos, or even fish for Baal’s best DPS build can take time, but it will be worth it. If you’re interested in more Genshin Impact info, you can claim rewards with our list of Genshin Impact codes, and check the best characters through our Genshin Impact tier list

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