Genshin Impact Albedo build, ascension materials, and skills

Everything you need to know to play Genshin Impact’s Albedo well, including the ascension materials you need to gather along the way

Genshin Impact's Albedo holding his wrist

One of the 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.

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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. The Cinnibar 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 defence. However, the other two weapons can still pack a strong punch.

Weapon Effect
Cinnibar Spindle Elemental skill damage is increased by 40% of defence. The effect can only be triggered once every 1.5 seconds, and will be cleared 0.1 seconds after the elemental skill deals damage
Harbinger of Dawn When Albedo’s HP is above 90%, crit rate is increased by 14%
Primordial Jade Cutter Increases Albedo’s HP increased by 20%, and provides an attack bonus based on 1.2% of his max HP

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
Husk of Opulent Dreams Two equipped: +30% defence
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% defence and 6% geo damage. For every 6 seconds that pass without gaining a new curiosity stack, one stack is lost
Tenacity of the Millelith Two equipped: +20% HP
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
Archaic Petra Two equipped: +15% geo damage bonus
Four equipped: When Albedo gains an elemental shard through a crystalize reaction, all party members gain a 35% damage bonus for the element of the shard for ten seconds. Only one form of elemental damage bonus can be gained in this manner at a time

Alternate artifact set

While the above artifacts are the best you can get, it might take you a while to snag a set. So, if you’re looking for artifacts to use while leveling or waiting for the fancy ones to drop, the following set is a good stand-in.

Artifact set Effect
Defender’s Will Two equipped: +30% defence
Four equipped: Elemental resistance is increased by 30% for each element present among the characters in your party

Traveler, Genshin Impact's Albedo, and Paimon standing in the snow

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 and 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 a 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%

Genshin Impact's 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 want to know which characters are available now, take a look at our Genshin Impact next banner guide.