Genshin Impact’s Albedo is a five-star geo sword wielder and a well-respected alchemist and artist from Mondstadt. His unique kit and scaling make him a very interesting character to build, and, with a bit of TLC, he can be a great asset – especially in mono-geo teams. So let’s take a look at the best Genshin Albedo build, artifacts, and more.
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Here’s everything you need to know about Genshin Impact’s Albedo.
|Harbinger of Dawn
|Best artifact set
|Husk of Opulent Dreams
The best Albedo build focuses on increasing his defense, so his best weapon is the Cinnabar Spindle. His best artifacts are a full set of Husk of Opulent Dreams with increased defense, geo damage bonus, and crit stats.
Albedo has a very unique kit and scaling, so getting to grips with his mechanics can take some practice. However, if you’re willing to do a little on-field research, you’ll soon see his benefits.
When leveling up Albedo’s talents, we recommend prioritizing his elemental skill, followed by his elemental burst, and leaving his normal attack until last. He also benefits greatly from character levels, and he sees around a 10% damage increase when you level him from level 80 to level 90, so it’s definitely worth fully ascending Albedo if you can.
How should I use Albedo?
Albedo’s utility comes from his skill and his burst which allow him to deal off-field damage. Get him in, pop the skills, and get back out. He requires quite a bit of investment, and as a predominantly defense-scaling character, you should aim to get him to level 90. He also performs best in mono-geo teams, or at the very least with another geo by his side, which limits some potential for elemental reactions.
All of the weapons below are suitable choices when using Albedo as a secondary DPS character. The Cinnabar Spindle is a four-star weapon that’s tailor-made for Albedo, as he’s the only sword-user with an elemental skill that scales with defense.
However, the other two weapons can still pack a strong punch if you missed out on the event. Harbinger of Dawn is a really great free-to-play option, whereas Primordial Jade Cutter is there for when you want Albedo to look extra blingy.
|How to obtain
|Bonus stat: defense +15%
Skill: Elemental skill damage is increased by 40% of defense. The effect can only trigger once every 1.5 seconds and will be cleared 0.1 seconds after the elemental skill deals damage
|Shadows Amidst Snowstorms event
|Harbinger of Dawn
|Bonus stat: crit damage +10.2%
Skill: When Albedo’s HP is above 90%, crit rate is increased by 14%
|Gacha or Kaeya’s Gain quest
|Primordial Jade Cutter
|Bonus stat: crit rate +9.6%
Skill: Increases Albedo’s HP increased by 20%, and provides an attack bonus based on 1.2% of his max HP
Husk of Opulent Dreams buffs Albedo’s defense and geo damage bonus, boosting his DPS capability. Now that we’ve got access to Fontaine, Golden Troupe performs just as well as Husk of Opulent Dreams, making it a great alternative set if farming that domain makes more sense for the rest of your party.
Tenacity of the Milelith is a great alternative to buff his shields. Albedo mostly scales off defense, so increasing that should be your top priority when picking artifacts.
|How to obtain
|Husk of Opulent Dreams
|Two equipped: defense +30%
Four equipped: Albedo obtains the curiosity effect. When in the field, he will gain one stack of curiosity after hitting an enemy with a geo attack, triggering a maximum of once every 0.3 seconds. When off the field, he gains one stack every three seconds. Curiosity can stack up to four times, with each stack providing a bonus 6% defense and 6% geo damage. For every 6 seconds that pass without gaining a new curiosity stack, one stack is lost
|Slumbering Court domain in Fort Hiraumi, on Seirai Island, Inazuma, or artifact strongbox
|Two equipped: elemental skill damage +20%
Four equipped: Increases elemental skill damage by 25%. Additionally, when not on the field, elemental skill damage will be further increased by 25%. This effect will be cleared two seconds after taking the field
|Denouement of Sin domain in Belleau Region, Fontaine
|Tenacity of the Milelith
|Two equipped: HP +20%
Four equipped: When an elemental skill hits an opponent, the attack of all nearby party members is increased by 20% and their shield strength is increased by 20% for three seconds. This effect can be triggered once every 0.5 seconds. This effect can be triggered even if Albedo isn’t on the field
|Ridge Watch domain on Bishui Plain, Liyue
|Two equipped: defense +30%
Four equipped: Elemental resistance is increased by 30% for each element present among the characters in your party
|Chests, enemy drops
Artifact stat recommendations
- Sands: defense%
- Goblet: geo damage bonus
- Circlet: crit rate, crit damage, or defense%
- Energy recharge
- Crit rate/crit damage
You have two main team comps to choose between when it comes to Albedo – ‘double geo flex’ and ‘double geo quickswap’. You should always aim to team another geo character with Albedo, as geo resonance dramatically increases his damage.
Double geo flex pairs Albedo with Genshin Impact’s Zhongli, making the most of Albedo’s strength in off-field damage and enabling strong carries that need to monopolize field time, like Genshin Impact’s Hu Tao or Genshin Impact’s Xiao.
Instead of Zhongli, the double geo quickswap pairs Albedo with Genshin Impact’s Ningguang, with the intention of not having any one character stay in the field for longer than 12 seconds. Your basic aim is to bring a character in, use their skill and burst, then swap them back out. The other two positions in this team are flexible, and you can fill them with a range of characters.
Here’s an example of a powerful double geo flex Albedo team comp:
And here’s an example double geo quickswap Albedo team comp:
|Normal attack: Favonius Bladework – Weiss
|Normal: Perform up to five strikes
Charged: Consume stamina to unleash two sword strikes
Plunging: Plunges from mid-air, damaging opponents and dealing AoE damage
|Elemental skill: Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma
|Creates a geo construct called a Solar Isotoma which deals AoE geo damage on appearance. When opponents within the Solar Isotoma take damage, generate Transient Blossoms that deal AoE geo damage based on Albedo’s defense. Solar Isotoma can only generate Transient Blossoms once every two seconds
|Elemental burst: Rite of Progeniture: Tectonic Tide
|Summon geo crystals to deal AoE geo damage. If a Solar Isotoma that Albedo created is on the field, generate seven Fatal Blossoms that deal AoE geo damage
|Transient Blossoms summoned by Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma deal 25% more damage to enemies when their HP is below 50%.
|Using Rite of Progeniture: Tectonic Tide increases the elemental mastery of nearby party members by 125 for ten seconds
|Flash of Genius
|10% chance to receive double the product when crafting
When leveling up Albedo’s talents, we recommend prioritizing them in the following order:
- Elemental skill > elemental burst > normal attack
Constellations are buffs that improve how a character performs in battle. You can level up Albedo’s constellations when you receive him as a duplicate while making a wish.
|C1: Flower of Eden
|Transient Blossoms regenerate 1.2 energy
|C2: Opening of Phanerozoic
|Transient Blossoms grant Albedo Fatal Reckoning for 30 seconds which boosts his attack and defense
|C3: Grace of Helios
|Increases the level of Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma by three
|C4: Descent of Divinity
|Solar Isotoma increases plunging attack damage by 30% for active party members
|C5: Tide of Hadaen
|Increases the level of Rite of Progeniture: Tectonic Tide by three
|C6: Dust of Purification
|If nearby party members are protected by a crystallize shield, Solar Isotoma increases their damage by 17%
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:
|One prithiva topaz sliver, three cecilia, three divining scrolls
|Three prithiva topaz fragment, two basalt pillar, ten cecilia, 15 divining scrolls
|Six prithiva topaz fragment, four basalt pillar, 20 cecilia, 12 sealed scrolls
|Three prithiva topaz chunk, eight basalt pillar, 30 cecilia, 18 sealed scrolls
|Six prithiva topaz chunk, 12 basalt pillar, 45 cecilia, 12 forbidden curse scrolls
|Six prithiva topaz gemstone, 20 basalt pillar, 60 cecilia, 24 forbidden curse scrolls
Here are all the talent level-up materials you need to ascend one of Albedo’s talents to level ten.
|Six divining scroll, three teachings of ballad
|Three sealed scroll, two guide to ballad
|Four sealed scroll, four guide to ballad
|Six sealed scroll, six guide to ballad
|Nine sealed scroll, nine guide to ballad
|Four forbidden curse scroll, four philosophies of ballad, one tusk of monoceros caeli
|Six forbidden curse scroll, six philosophies of ballad, one tusk of monoceros caeli
|Nine forbidden curse scroll, 12 philosophies of ballad, two tusk of monoceros caeli
|12 forbidden curse scroll, 16 philosophies of ballad, two tusk of monoceros caeli, one crown of insight
There you have it! That’s everything you need to know in order to have the best Genshin Impact Albedo build. If you want to know more about Hoyoverse’s turn-based RPG, check out our Honkai Star Rail tier list and Honkai Star Rail codes. We also have build guides for Honkai Star Rail’s Imbibitor Lunae, Honkai Star Rail’s Huohuo, and Honkai Star Rail’s Topaz. Looking forward to Zenless Zone Zero? Check out our builds for Zenless Zone Zero’s Billy or Zenless Zone Zero’s Anby next.