Genshin Impact Albedo – build, ascension materials, and skills

Everything you need to know to play Genshin Impact’s Albedo well

One of the newest and most popular Genshin Impact characters is Albedo, the sword-wielding geo alchemist from the Monstadt region. If you’re familiar with Genshin Impact, you’ll know Albedo is one of the strongest DPS characters in the game. That being said, you’ll still need to use the correct build to help him reach his full potential in battle.

Due to his power and popularity, we’ve compiled some handy information to make sure your Genshin Impact Albedo build is the best it can be. By the end of our guide, you’ll know exactly how to use his moves to their full potential, and be well-versed on which weapons and artifacts are worth equipping for maximum damage output.

If you’re looking for more content like this, make sure you check out our Genshin Impact guide for beginners and Genshin Impact tier list to make sure your party includes the best characters available. We’ve also created guides for other characters, check out our Genshin Impact Ganyu and Genshin Impact Klee builds.

The best Genshin Impact Albedo build

We recommend using Albedo as a secondary DPS character due to his quick move cooldowns and intense AoE geo damage. Pair him up with other DPS characters like Zhongli or Keqing to maximise your damage output.

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Which weapon should you use?

Both of the weapons below are suitable choices when using Albedo as a secondary DPS character.

Weapon Effect
Skyward Blade Crit rate is increased by 4%. Gains Skypiercing Might when an Elemental Burst is used, this increases movement speed by 10%, attack speed by 10%, and the damage of normal and charged attacks by 20% for 12 seconds
Harbinger of Dawn When Albedo’s HP is above 90%, crit rate is increased by 14%

Which artifact set should you use?

You can equip five artifacts in total. Feel free to use two of each for a stat boost, or use a full set if you would prefer to have some additional bonuses that assist party members.

Artifact set Effect
Archaic Petra Two equipped: Geo damage is boosted by 15%.
Four equipped: when you obtain an elemental shard created through a crystallize reaction, all party members will gain a 35% damage bonus for the element created which lasts ten seconds
Noblesse Oblige Two equipped: Elemental burst damage is increased by 20%.
Four equipped: Using an elemental burst increases all party members’ attack by 20% for 12 seconds

Albedo standing against a white background with his hand outstretched

What are Albedo’s skills?

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Favonius Bladework – Weiss Perform up to five strikes
Favonius Bladework – Weiss (charged) Consume stamina to unleash two sword strikes
Favonius Bladework – Weiss (plunging) Plunges from mid-air, damaging opponents and dealing AoE damage
Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma Deals AoE geo damage when used, generates a geo construct, and summons Transient Blossoms which also deal AoE geo damage
Rite of Progeniture: Tectonic Tide Summon geo crystals to deal AoE geo damage

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
Calcite Might (unlocked at ascension one) Transient Blossoms summoned by Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma deal 25% more damage to enemies when their HP is below 50%.
Homuncular Nature (unlocked at ascension four) Using Rite of Progeniture: Tectonic Tide will increase the Elemental Mastery of nearby party members by 125 for 10 seconds
Flash of Genius (unlocked automatically) 10% chance to receive double the product when crafting

What are Albedo’s constellations?

Constellations are buffs that improve how a character performs in battle. You can level up Albedo’s constellations when you receive him as duplicate while making a wish.

Constellation Effect
Flower of Eden Transient Blossoms regenerate 1.2 Energy
Opening of Phanerozoic Transient Blossoms grant Albedo Fatal Reckoning for 30 seconds which boosts his attack and defence
Grace of Helios Increases the level of Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma by 3
Descent of Divinity Solar Isotoma increases plunging attack damage by 30% for active party members
Tide of Hadaen Increases the level of Rite of Progeniture: Tectonic Tide by 3
Dust of Purification If nearby party members are protected by a shield created by Crystallize, Solar Isotoma increases their damage by 17%

Albedo and three others fighting against a crystal monster in the snow

What does it cost to ascend Albedo?

If you want Albedo to be as strong as possible, you’ll need to ascend him fully to boost his geo damage to the maximum. Here’s what it will cost to ascend Albedo:

Required level Mora Materials
20 20,000 One Prithiva Topaz Sliver, three Cecilia, three Divining Scrolls
40 40,000 Three Prithiva Topaz Fragment, two Basalt Pillars, ten Cecilia, 15 Divining Scrolls
50 60,000 Six Prithiva Topaz Fragment, four Basalt Pillar, 20 Cecilia, 12 Sealed Scrolls
60 80,000 Three Prithiva Topaz Chunk, eight Basalt Pillar, 30 Cecilia, 18 Sealed Scrolls
70 100,000 Six Prithiva Topaz Chunk, 12 Basalt Pillar, 45 Cecilia, 12 Forbidden Curse Scrolls
80 120,000 Six Prithiva Topaz Gemstone, 20 Basalt Pillar, 60 Cecilia, 24 Forbidden Curse Scrolls

There you have it! That’s everything you need to know in order to have the best Genshin Impact Albedo build. If you’re on the lookout for some in-game freebies, head on over to our Genshin Impact codes list for some extra goodies.

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