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Genshin Impact Bennett build

For the best Genshin Impact’s Bennett build, check out our recommendations for his best weapons, artifacts, team comps, and more. Bouken da bouken!

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Genshin Impact’s Bennett is an accident-prone yet adorable adventurer from Mondstadt, and currently the sole member of ‘Benny’s Adventure Team’, as the previous members all left after experiencing the constant misfortune that seems to follow him. Luckily, it looks like there are plenty of new applicants considering just how valuable Benny is in battle, and, in this Genshin Bennett build guide, we intend on showing you why, along with how to make best use of this plucky pyro wielder.

We can also help out with other characters, so head over to our Genshin Impact’s Fischl, Genshin Impact’s Xiangling, and Genshin Impact’s Razor guides for suitable character builds. If you’re a bit low on primogems, we even have a handy Genshin Impact codes list so you can line your wallets with some extra currency and use to pull on the Genshin Impact next banner for the top characters on our Genshin Impact tier list.

Here’s everything you need to know about Teyvat’s unluckiest lad, Genshin Impact’s Bennett.

What’s the best Genshin Impact Bennett build?

Best weapon Mistsplitter Reforged
Weapon alternatives Sapwood Blade
Best artifact set Noblesse Oblige
Artifact set alternatives Instructor
Main stats
  • Sands: energy recharge or HP%
  • Goblet: HP%
  • Circlet: HP%
Sub-stats
  • Energy recharge
  • HP% > flat HP
  • Elemental mastery
  • Crit rate/crit damage

Bennett’s best weapon is Mistsplitter Reforged as a support unit. His go-to artifact set is Noblesse Oblige and you should prioritize him as the NO-holder in your party. Build him with plenty of energy recharge, HP% for healing, elemental mastery for reactions, and crit for personal damage. If you want to know how much energy recharge your Bennett needs, check out Zakharov’s energy recharge calculator.

When leveling up Bennett, we recommend prioritizing his elemental burst first, regardless of playstyle, as it’s the most important part of his kit. After that, you can upgrade his elemental skill, which is useful for generating elemental particles for his burst. Finally, you can upgrade his normal attack if you want to, though it’s not a necessity unless you want to use him as an on-field DPS.

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How should I use Bennett?

Bennett is easily one of the most sought-after support units in the game, capable of not only healing his allies, but also offering substantial attack buffs and generating a decent amount of particles. As such, most top teams revolve around having a well-built Bennett and many five-star damage dealers fight over who gets him on their team. Looks like Bennett’s adventure team has more than enough members these days!

To sing more of his praises, he doesn’t require much field time, his attack boost is unrivaled in the game, he’s versatile and universal, he doesn’t rely on any specific characters to perform well, and he has an extremely accessible roster of artifacts and weapons to choose from. He has noteworthy pyro application, is capable of near-constant damage dealing and healing, and is very easy to play.

He has very few downsides outside of his lack of AoE outside of his elemental burst, and the fact that his burst field is relatively restrictive – you want to stay inside that sucker as much as possible, which can be tricky with large groups unless you’ve got someone on the team with grouping capabilities. Also, choosing to upgrade to C6 is not always the best idea depending on how you intend to use him, as its pyro infusion can disrupt elemental interactions in certain teams.

However, regardless of his very small flaws, Bennett is honestly invaluable. Every player deserves a well-built Benny on their team, and that’s what we’re going to help you with today.

What are the best Bennett weapons?

In his intended support role, the best weapon for Bennett is Mistsplitter, due to its high base attack. It also offers some nice crit if you’re hoping for Benny to dish out some damage when he’s on the field. Freedom Sworn is also a great choice as its buffs stack with Benny’s burst, adding to your overall team damage.

If you’re looking for an option to help an energy-hungry build, or you’re hoping to minimize Bennett’s field time, Skyward Blade is a good option with decent base attack, and likely one of the more accessible five-star weapons for F2P players.

When it comes to four-star options, The Alley Flash has the highest base attack and is a good budget option for maximizing Benny’s attack buff. Alternatively, Sapwood Blade is the best-in-slot craftable sword for Bennett, thanks to its energy recharge secondary stat and the fact it has the second-highest base attack of all four-star swords in the game.

Weapon Effect How to obtain
Mistsplitter Reforged Bonus stat: crit damage
Skill: Gain a 12% elemental damage bonus for all elements and receive the might of the Mistsplitter’s Emblem. At stack levels one/two/three, Mistsplitter’s Emblem provides a 8/16/28% elemental damage bonus for the character’s elemental type. Bennett obtains one stack of Mistsplitter’s Emblem in each of the following scenarios: normal attack deals elemental damage (stack lasts five seconds), casting elemental burst (stack lasts ten seconds); energy is less than 100% (stack disappears when energy is full). Each stack’s duration is calculated independently
Weapon event gacha
Freedom-Sworn Bonus stat: elemental mastery
Skill: A part of the “Millennial Movement” that wanders amidst the winds. Increases damage by 10%.
When Bennett triggers elemental reactions, he gains a Sigil of Rebellion. This effect can trigger once every 0.5 seconds and can trigger even if Bennett is not on the field.
When you possess two Sigils of Rebellion, consume all of them and all nearby party members obtain “Millennial Movement: Song of Resistance” for 12 seconds.
“Millennial Movement: Song of Resistance” increases normal, charged, and plunging attack damage by 16% and increases attack by 20%. Once this effect triggers, you will not gain Sigils of Rebellion for 20 seconds.
Of the many effects of the “Millennial Movement,” buffs of the same type will not stack
Weapon event gacha
Skyward Blade Bonus stat: energy recharge
Skill: Crit rate increased by 4
%. Gains Skypiercing Might upon using an elemental burst: Increases movement speed by 10%, increases attack speed by 10%, and normal and charged hits deal additional damage equal to 20% of Bennett’s attack. Skypiercing Might lasts for 12 seconds
Gacha
The Alley Flash Bonus stat: elemental mastery
Skill: Increases Bennett’s damage dealt by 12%. Taking damage disables this effect for five seconds
Weapon event gacha
Sapwood Blade Bonus stat: energy recharge
Skill: After triggering burning, quicken, aggravate, spread, bloom, hyperbloom, or burgeon, a Leaf of Consciousness will be created around Bennett for a maximum of ten seconds. When picked up, the Leaf will grant the character 60 elemental mastery for 12 seconds. You can only generate one Leaf this way every 20 seconds. This effect can still be triggered if Bennett is not on the field. The Leaf of Consciousness’ effect cannot stack
Forging

What are the best Bennett artifacts?

Noblesse Oblige is Bennett’s go-to support set, boosting Bennett’s buffing capabilities by providing an additional team-wide attack boost when he uses his burst. There’s very little reason to farm for anything else.

However, if you already have a character on the team with a full set of Noblesse Oblige, you can go with a four-piece set of Instructor, which also gives a team-wide buff that increases everyone’s elemental mastery. However, this buff can be difficult to activate depending on your team rotation, so we generally recommend sticking with NO where possible.

Artifact set Effect How to obtain
Noblesse Oblige Two equipped: elemental burst damage +20%
Four equipped: increases all party members’ attack by 20% for 12 seconds after using an elemental burst. This effect cannot stack
Clear Pool and Mountain Cavern domain in Minlin, Mt. Aozang, Liyue, or from the Noblesse Oblige Artifact Strongbox
Instructor Two equipped: elemental mastery +80
Four equipped: upon triggering an elemental reaction, increases all party members’ elemental mastery by 120 for eight seconds
Chests, domains, enemy drops, quest rewards

Artifact stat recommendations

When it comes to stats, stacking attack won’t increase his buff as it relies on his flat attack (i.e. Bennett’s base attack + his sword). Instead, you should focus on increasing his HP through main stats to maximize his healing, and increase his energy recharge through sub-stats until he can comfortably burst off cooldown in your chosen team.

If you’re struggling to hit energy recharge requirements through sub-stats, you can give him an energy recharge goblet instead of HP.

Main stats:

  • Sands: energy recharge (if you’re struggling to hit requirements), or HP%
  • Goblet: HP%
  • Circlet: HP%

Sub-stats:

  • Energy recharge (prioritize until you hit requirements)
  • HP% > flat HP
  • Elemental mastery (in reaction teams)
  • Crit rate/crit damage (for personal damage)

What are the best Bennett team comps?

As arguably the best healer in the game, Bennett can fit into practically any team comp. He’s an invaluable asset to any team so if you follow our guide and build him well, try him out in your favorite team and see how he fares!

If you’re looking for some inspiration, here’s an example of a strong Bennett team comp:

First character slot Second character slot Third character slot Fourth character slot
Bennett iconBennett Raiden Shogun iconRaiden Shogun Xingqiu iconXingqiu Genshin Impact XianglingXiangling

Genshin Impact Bennett: Chibi Bennett sat on the grass at night giving his signature thumbs up.

What are Bennett’s abilities?

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Normal attack: Strike of Fortune Normal: Performs five strikes
Charged: Consumes stamina to unleash two rapid sword swings
Plunging: Deal AoE damage on impact with the ground
Elemental skill: Passion Overload Press: A quick pyro sword strike
Hold: A short hold will cause Bennett to strike enemies twice, dealing pyro damage and launching enemies. A long hold causes Bennett to strike three times, dealing pyro damage The last attack triggers an explosion that launches both Bennett and the enemy. Bennett takes no damage from this
Elemental burst: Fantastic Voyage Deals pyro damage and creates an Inspiration Field that regenerates health for those under 70% HP, increases attack for those over 70%, and applies the pyro element to allies in the field

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
Rekindle Reduces Passion Overload’s cooldown by 20%
Fearnaught While inside the Inspiration Field, Passion Overload’s cooldown is reduced by 50% and Bennett will no longer be launched
It Should Be Safe… Expeditions in Mondstadt take 25% less time

What are Bennett’s constellations?

Here’s every perk Bennett receives as you level up his constellations.

Constellation Effect
C1: Grand Expectation Fantastic Voyage’s attack increase no longer has an HP restriction and gains an additional 20% on Bennett’s base attack
C2: Impasse Conqueror When Bennett’s HP falls below 70%, he recharges energy 30% faster
C3: Unstoppable Fervor Increases the level of Passion Overload by three up to a maximum level of 15
C4: Unexpected Odyssey Using a normal attack when the second strike of Passion Overload’s short hold is in progress triggers an additional attack. The attack does 135% of the second attack’s damage
C5: True Explorer Increases the level of Fantastic Voyage by three up to a maximum level of 15
C6: Fire Ventures with Me Sword, claymore, or polearm-wielding characters inside Fantastic Voyage’s AoE gain a 15% pyro damage boost and deal pyro damage with normal and charged attacks

What are Bennett’s ascension materials?

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

Level Mora Ascension materials
20+ 20k One agnidus agate sliver, three windwheel aster, three treasure hoarder insignia
40+ 40k Three agnidus agate fragment, two everflame seed, ten windwheel aster, 15 treasure hoarder insignia
50+ 60k Six agnidus agate fragment, four everflame seed, 20 windwheel aster, 12 silver raven insignia
60+ 80k Three agnidus agate chunk, eight everflame seed, 30 windwheel aster, 18 silver raven insignia
70+ 100k Six agnidus agate chunk, 12 everflame seed, 45 windwheel aster, 12 golden raven insignia
80+ 120k Six agnidus agate gemstone, 20 everflame seed, 60 windwheel aster, 24 golden raven insignia

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

  • Agnidus agate – drops from normal and weekly bosses
  • Windwheel aster – sold in Mondstadt, found in Stormterror’s Lair, Windrise, and by Dawn Winery and Starfell Lake’s Statues of the Seven, or grown in the Serenitea Pot
  • Everflame seeds – drops from the Pyro Regisvine normal boss in Liyue
  • Treasure hoarder insignias / silver raven insignias / golden raven insignias – drops from Treasure Hoarder enemies

Genshin Impact Bennett's birthday art showing him with a bunch of flowers

What are Bennett’s talent materials?

Here are all the talent materials you need to turn one of Bennett’s talents up to ten:

Talent level Mora Materials
Two 12.5k Six treasure hoarder insignia, three teachings of resistance
Three 17.5k Three silver raven insignia, two guide to resistance
Four 25k Four silver raven insignia, four guide to resistance
Five 30k Six silver raven insignia, six guide to resistance
Six 37.5k Nine silver raven insignia, nine guide to resistance
Seven 120k Four golden raven insignia, four philosophies of resistance, one Dvalin’s Plume
Eight 260k Six golden raven insignia, six philosophies of resistance, one Dvalin’s Plume
Nine 450k Nine golden raven insignia, 12 philosophies of resistance, two Dvalin’s Plume
Ten 700k 12 golden raven insignia, 16 philosophies of resistance, one crown of insight

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

  • Treasure hoarder insignias / silver raven insignias / golden raven insignias – drops from Treasure Hoarder enemies
  • Dvalin’s plumes – drops from the Stormterror Dvalin weekly boss in Mondstadt
  • Resistance talent books – rewards from the Forsaken Rift domains on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays

Talent priorities

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

  • Elemental burst >> elemental skill > normal attack

That’s everything you need to know about Genshin Impact’s Bennett. Take a trip on the Astral Express in Hoyoverse’s new game and check out our Honkai Star Rail tier list and Honkai Star Rail codes. We also have builds for Honkai Star Rail’s Black Swan, Honkai Star Rail’s March 7th, and Honkai Star Rail’s Robin.