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.
Genshin Impact’s Albedo is a five-star, geo sub-DPS, who, when treated with a bit of TLC, can be an extremely valuable unit. He 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.
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 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 defense. However, the other two weapons can still pack a strong punch.
|Weapon||Effect||How to obtain|
|Cinnabar Spindle||Elemental skill damage is increased by 40% of defense. The effect can only be triggered 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||When Albedo’s HP is above 90%, crit rate is increased by 14%||Gacha or Kaeya’s Gain quest|
|Primordial Jade Cutter||Increases Albedo’s HP increased by 20%, and provides an attack bonus based on 1.2% of his max HP||Gacha|
Albedo mostly scales off defense, so increasing that should be your top priority when picking artifacts. Husk of Opulent Dreams buffs Albedo’s defense and geo damage bonus, boosting his DPS capability. Tenacity of the Milelith is a great alternative to buff his shields.
|Artifact set||Effect||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|
|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|
|Defender’s Will||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
Here are the stats we recommend focusing on for Albedo’s artifacts.
- Sands: defense%
- Goblet: geo damage bonus
- Circlet: crit rate, crit damage, or defense%
- Energy recharge
- Crit rate/crit damage
|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|
|Calcite Might||Transient Blossoms summoned by Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma deal 25% more damage to enemies when their HP is below 50%.|
|Homuncular Nature||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|
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:
|20||20k||One prithiva topaz sliver, three cecilia, three divining scrolls|
|40||40k||Three prithiva topaz fragment, two basalt pillar, ten cecilia, 15 divining scrolls|
|50||60k||Six prithiva topaz fragment, four basalt pillar, 20 cecilia, 12 sealed scrolls|
|60||80k||Three prithiva topaz chunk, eight basalt pillar, 30 cecilia, 18 sealed scrolls|
|70||100k||Six prithiva topaz chunk, 12 basalt pillar, 45 cecilia, 12 forbidden curse scrolls|
|80||120k||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.
|Two||12.5k||Six divining scroll, three teachings of ballad|
|Three||17.5k||Three sealed scroll, two guide to ballad|
|Four||25k||Four sealed scroll, four guide to ballad|
|Five||30k||Six sealed scroll, six guide to ballad|
|Six||37.5k||Nine sealed scroll, nine guide to ballad|
|Seven||120k||Four forbidden curse scroll, four philosophies of ballad, one tusk of monoceros caeli|
|Eight||260k||Six forbidden curse scroll, six philosophies of ballad, one tusk of monoceros caeli|
|Nine||450k||Nine forbidden curse scroll, 12 philosophies of ballad, two tusk of monoceros caeli|
|Ten||700k||12 forbidden curse scroll, 16 philosophies of ballad, two tusk of monoceros caeli, one crown of insight|
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:
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