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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Genshin Impact 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 defence-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.
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.
|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|
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.
|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.
|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
Albedo mostly scales off defence, so increasing that should be your top priority. If you only have one other geo character on your team, you should aim to get him to about 140% energy recharge. This can be a little lower if he’s in a mono-geo team.
- Defence% Sands of Eon
- Geo damage Goblet of Eonothem
- Crit rate/crit damage Circlet of logos
- Energy recharge
- Crit rate/crit damage
|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|
|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|
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.
|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%|
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||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|
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 monopolise 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 can be filled with the following characters:
- Genshin Impact’s Venti or Genshin Impact’s Kazuha – both strong groupers that make it easier for Ningguang and Albedo to land multiple hits. However, both characters increase your need for elemental mastery
- Genshin Impact Fischl – a great turret capable of applying heaps of off-field damage. Her elemental mastery requirement may be a bit high for a quickswap initially, but filling the other slot with another electro character can abate this
- Genshin Impact Bennett or Genshin Impact Sara – of course, Bennett is popular in almost every team, and for good reason. He offers substantial buffs to his teammates, and has low cooldowns which suit this teamcomp well. However, Sara surprisingly fills this role just as well in this specific scenario, and is less highly-contested
- Genshin Impact Gorou or Genshin Impact Zhongli – both of these boys offer great buffs tow Ningguang and Albedo, and benefit from the geo resonance buff. At higher constellations, Gorou can also act as the healer on this team
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.