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Genshin Impact Albedo build

Get familiar with Genshin Impact's Albedo, Chief Alchemist of the Knights of Favonius, and learn his best build, weapons, artifacts, team comps, and more.

Genshin Impact Albedo: Albedo sat in the tavern with his head leaning on one arm, staring into the camera with his large blue eyes.

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.

What’s the best Genshin Impact Albedo build?

Best weapon Uraku Misugiri
Weapon substitutes Cinnabar Spindle
Best artifact set Husk of Opulent Dreams
Artifact substitutes Golden Troupe
Main stats
  • Sands: defense%
  • Goblet: geo damage bonus
  • Circlet: crit rate, crit damage, or defense%
Sub-stats
  • Defense%
  • Attack%
  • Energy recharge
  • Crit rate/crit damage

The best Albedo build focuses on increasing his defense, so his best weapon is the Uraku Misugiri. 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.

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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.

What are the best Albedo weapons?

Cinnabar Spindle is a four-star weapon that’s tailor-made for Albedo and used to be his best in slot sword. It’s still indisputably his best four-star option. He’s the only sword-user with an elemental skill that scales purely with defense (Genshin Impact’s Chiori splits her scaling between attack and defense) so building around his kit can be tricky without this event-exclusive weapon from way back in Mondstadt.

Thanks to her aforementioned split scaling, Chiori brought a new five-star sword option for Albedo with her into the gacha pool – Uraku Misugiri. While its bonus stat is crit damage rather than the much sought-after defense%, its passive grants Albedo massive a defense increase, especially in geo-heavy teams, making it his new BiS pick.

We’ve also suggested two more weapons that can still pack a strong punch if you missed out on the Dragonspine event or you’re down on your gacha luck. Harbinger of Dawn is a great free-to-play option, whereas Primordial Jade Cutter is there for when you want Albedo to look extra blingy.

Weapon Effect How to obtain
Uraku Misugiri Bonus stat: crit damage
Skill: normal attack damage is increased by 16% and elemental skill damage is increased by 24%. After a nearby active character deals geo damage, the aforementioned effects increase by 100% for 15 seconds. Additionally, Albedo’s defense is increased by 20%
Weapon event gacha
Cinnabar Spindle Bonus stat: defense
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
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
Skill: Increases Albedo’s HP increased by 20%, and provides an attack bonus based on 1.2% of his max HP
Gacha

What are the best Albedo artifacts?

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.

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, or artifact strongbox
Golden Troupe 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
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

Main stats

  • Sands: defense%
  • Goblet: geo damage bonus
  • Circlet: crit rate, crit damage, or defense%

Sub-stats

  • Defense%
  • Attack%
  • Energy recharge
  • Crit rate/crit damage

What are the best Albedo team comps?

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:

First character slot Second character slot Third character slot Fourth character slot
Albedo Zhongli Hu Tao Flex support

And here’s an example of a double geo quickswap Albedo team comp:

First character slot Second character slot Third character slot Fourth character slot
Albedo Ningguang Fischl Sara

Genshin Impact Albedo: A cropped version of the Genshin Quiz Show art showing Albedo in a library in the Knights of Favonius headquarters.

What are Albedo’s abilities?

Active skills:

Skill Effect
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

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
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

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
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%

What are Albedo’s ascension materials?

If you want Albedo to be as strong as possible, you’ll need to ascend him with the following materials:

Level Mora Ascension materials
20+ 20k One prithiva topaz sliver, three cecilias, three divining scrolls
40+ 40k Three prithiva topaz fragments, two basalt pillars, ten cecilias, 15 divining scrolls
50+ 60k Six prithiva topaz fragments, four basalt pillars, 20 cecilias, 12 sealed scrolls
60+ 80k Three prithiva topaz chunks, eight basalt pillars, 30 cecilias, 18 sealed scrolls
70+ 100k Six prithiva topaz chunks, 12 basalt pillars, 45 cecilias, 12 forbidden curse scrolls
80+ 120k Six prithiva topaz gemstones, 20 basalt pillars, 60 cecilias, 24 forbidden curse scrolls

Here’s where to find all of Albedo’s ascension materials:

  • Prithiva topaz – drops from normal and weekly bosses
  • Cecilias – Starsnatch Cliff in Mondstadt, in Flora’s shop in Mondstadt, or by growing them in the Serenitea Pot
  • Divining scrolls / sealed scrolls / forbidden curse scrolls – drops from Samachurl enemies
  • Basalt pillars – drops from the Geo Hypostasis normal boss in Mondstadt

Genshin Impact Albedo stood on Dragonspine with the Traveler and Paimon

What are Albedo’s talent materials? 

Here are all the talent level-up materials you need to ascend one of Albedo’s talents to level ten.

Talent level Mora Materials
Two 12.5k Six divining scrolls, three teachings of ballad
Three 17.5k Three sealed scrolls, two guides to ballad
Four 25k Four sealed scrolls, four guides to ballad
Five 30k Six sealed scrolls, six guides to ballad
Six 37.5k Nine sealed scrolls, nine guides to ballad
Seven 120k Four forbidden curse scrolls, four philosophies of ballad, one tusk of monoceros caeli
Eight 260k Six forbidden curse scrolls, six philosophies of ballad, one tusk of monoceros caeli
Nine 450k Nine forbidden curse scrolls, 12 philosophies of ballad, two tusks of monoceros caeli
Ten 700k 12 forbidden curse scrolls, 16 philosophies of ballad, two tusks of monoceros caeli, one crown of insight

Here’s where to get each of Albedo’s talent materials:

  • Divining scrolls / sealed scrolls / forbidden curse scrolls – drops from Samachurl enemies
  • Ballad talent books – rewards from the Forsaken Rift domains on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays
  • Tusks of monoceros caeli – drops from the Childe weekly boss in Liyue

Talent priorities

When leveling up Albedo’s talents, we recommend prioritizing them in the following order:

  • Elemental skill >>> elemental burst > normal attack

Note: We highly recommend ascending Albedo to level 90 before leveling up his burst.

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 Black Swan, Honkai Star Rail’s Lynx, and Honkai Star Rail’s Guinaifen.