Say cheese! Genshin Impact’s Charlotte is here from Fontaine to report on all the biggest scoops across Teyvat. With her trusty Kamera, Monsieur Verite, she’s prepared to investigate even the smallest clues to find the truth for her loyal fans.
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Here’s everything you need to know about Genshin Impact’s Charlotte.
Charlotte is a four-star, cryo, catalyst user who deals damage and can heal the team during her burst. As a cryo catalyst, she will be very useful in freeze teams as she is able to freeze any enemy with the wet status.
Charlotte’s best weapon is the Skyward Atlas thanks to its attack and elemental damage bonus buffs. Pair this with a combination of Blizzard Strayer and Maiden Beloved artifacts depending on your team comp, availability, and whether or not you’ve unlocked Diversified Investigation. Focus on attack%, cryo damage bonus, healing bonus, and energy recharge for artifact stats.
Use Charlotte’s normal attack and elemental skill to apply the cryo status to enemies and deal cryo damage, while also marking them for further damage from Monsieur Verite. Pop her ultimate to provide AoE cryo damage as well as healing for your team while she’s off-field, letting your other characters do massive damage through elemental reactions.
Charlotte’s best weapon is the five-star Skyward Atlas, which boosts her attack and her elemental damage bonus. As she is a four-star, she doesn’t have a signature weapon, but there are plenty of good choices depending on how you want to use her.
|Weapon||Effect||How to obtain|
|Skyward Atlas (five-star)||Bonus effect: attack +7.2%
Skill: Increases Charlotte’s elemental damage bonus by 12%. Normal attack hits have a 50% chance to earn the ‘favor of the clouds’ which seeks out opponents and attacks for 15 seconds, dealing 160% attack damage
|Favonius Codex (four-star)||Bonus effect: energy recharge +10%
Skill: Crit hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of elemental particles, which regenerate six energy for Charlotte. Can only occur once every 12 seconds
|Eye of Perception (four-star)||Bonus effect: attack +12%
Skill: Normal and charged attacks have a 50% chance to fire a Bolt of Perception, dealing 240% of Charlotte’s attack as damage. This bolt can bounce between enemies up to four times
Depending on her role in the party, we recommend a full set of Blizzard Strayer, a full set of Maiden Beloved, or a combination of the two for Charlotte. Her damage and her healing output both scale based on her attack stat, so keep that in mind when rolling sub-stats or choosing alternatives.
|Artifact set||Effect||How to obtain|
|Blizzard Strayer||Two equipped: Cryo damage bonus
Four equipped: When characters attack an enemy affected by cryo, their crit rate increases by 20%. If the enemy gets frozen, crit rate increases an additional 20%
|Peak of Vindagnyr domain|
|Maiden Beloved||Two equipped: Increases healing effectiveness
Four equipped: Using Charlotte’s elemental skill or burst increases healing received by all party members by 20% for ten seconds
|Valley of Remembrance domain|
|Ocean-Hued Clam||Two equipped: Healing bonus
Four equipped: When Charlotte heals a party member, a Foam appears. This accumulates healed HP for three seconds, then explodes and deals 90% of that HP as damage to nearby enemies. The maximum healing that accumulates is 30,000. There can only be one Foam active, but it remains when you swap off Charlotte
|Slumbering Court domain|
|Echoes of an Offering||Two equipped: Increases attack
Four equipped: When Charlotte’s normal attack hit opponents, there is a 36% chance that Valley Rite triggers. This increases normal attack damage by 70%. The effect dispels 0.05 seconds after a normal attack deals damage. If a normal attack does not trigger Valley Rite, the odds of it triggering the next time increases by 20%
|The Lost Valley domain|
Artifact stat recommendations
- Sands: Attack
- Goblet: Cryo damage bonus
- Circlet: Healing boost, attack
- Energy recharge
To find out more about how artifacts work, check out our Genshin Impact artifacts guide.
Thanks to her Diversified Investigation passive, Charlotte’s role in a team is heavily dependent on who she’s paired with. Choose all Fontainians like Genshin Impact’s Furina and Genshin Impact’s Neuvillette and she becomes a main healer. Alternatively, teaming up with characters from other regions like Genshin Impact’s Raiden Shogun boosts her cryo damage bonus, making her a more viable sub-DPS in superconduct, melt, and permafrost teams.
Here’s an example of a strong healer Charlotte team comp:
Here’s an example of a strong superconduct Charlotte team comp:
|Normal attack: Cool-Color Capture||Normal: Charlotte performs up to three consecutive attacks dealing cryo damage
Charged: consumes a set amount of stamina to deploy Monsieur Verite and deal AoE cryo damage
Plunging: Charlotte plunges towards the ground, dealing damage to all in her path and dealing AoE cryo damage upon impact with the ground
Arkhe: Pneuma: at certain intervals when using a charged attack, Charlotte summons a Spiritbreath Thorn which deals Pneuma-aligned AoE cryo damage to enemies
|Elemental skill: Framing: Freezing Point Composition||Press: Charlotte takes a snapshot, dealing AoE cryo damage to opponents in front of her and applying Snappy Silhouette to up to five enemies. This effect deals additional cryo damage to those affected over time
Hold: Charlotte enters Composition Mode, expanding the viewfinder until you reach the Finisher Frame state. In this state, Charlotte can move and change direction freely. When the hold state ends, Monsieur Verite deals cryo damage to all enemies locked on in the viewfinder and applies Snappy Silhouette to them. If you unleash this ability after reaching the Finisher Frame state, you instead apply Focused Impression which lasts longer and deals more damage, but also makes the skill cooldown longer.
Composition Mode lasts a maximum of 15 seconds and can select a maximum of five enemies
|Elemental burst: Still Photo: Comprehensive Confirmation||Using condensed ice, Charlotte creates a Newsflash Field which deals AoE cryo damage and restores HP to nearby party members based on Charlotte’s attack.
– While the ability is active, Monsieur Verite deals cryo damage at intervals to enemies within the AoE
– Continuously restores HP to active characters with the AoE based on Charlotte’s attack
|Moment of Impact||When you defeat opponents marked by Focused Impression, Framing: Freezing Point Composition’s cooldown decreases by two seconds. This can trigger four times every 12 seconds|
|Diversified Investigation||When the party contains one/two/three Fontainians other than herself, Charlotte gains a 5/10/15% healing bonus. When the party contains one/two/three non-Fontainians, Charlotte gains a 5/10/15% cryo damage bonus|
|First-Person Shutter||After activating the Special Analysis Zoom Lens, Charlotte’s elemental skill hold mode cannot trigger its original effects, but instead enables her to take photos in a rather unique manner… This zoom lens isn’t available just yet, so we’ll update this section when we know exactly what it does|
If you’re lucky enough to pull multiples of Charlotte, you can unlock these extra bonuses to make her even more powerful.
|C1: A Need to Verify Facts||After Charlotte’s elemental burst heals a character, it marks them with Verification, which heals them once every two seconds for 80% of Charlotte’s attack. This effect lasts six seconds|
|C2: A Duty to Pursue Truth||When Monsieur Verite hits one/two/three (or more) opponents during Charlotte’s elemental skill, Charlotte’s own attack increases by 10/20/30% for 12 seconds|
|C3: An Imperative to Independence||Increases Charlotte’s elemental burst level by three up to a maximum of level 15|
|C4: A Responsibility to Oversee||When Charlotte’s elemental burst hits an opponent marked with Snappy Silhouette or Focused Impression, it deals 10% more damage and restores two energy to Charlotte. This can trigger five times every 20 seconds|
|C5: A Principle of Conscience||Increases Charlotte’s elemental skill level by three up to a maximum of level 15|
|C6: A Summation of Interest||When the active character’s normal or charged attacks hit an opponent marked by Focused Impression, Monsieur Verite performs a coordinated attack that deals 180% of Charlotte’s attack as AoE cryo damage and heals active characters within the AoE for 42% of Charlotte’s attack. This effect can trigger once every six seconds and both damage and healing dealt in this way are considered as Charlotte’s elemental burst damage|
To ascend Charlotte all the way to the top, you’ll need to farm a lot of materials from all around Fontaine, which makes sense as her job takes her to every corner of the nation. Grab beryl conches from diving expeditions, beat up clockwork mecha for their gears, and defeat the Prototype Cal. Breguet for its “tourbillon devices”.
|20||20k||One shivada jade sliver, three beryl conches, and three meshing gears|
|40||40k||Two “tourbillon devices”, three shivada jade fragments, ten beryl conches, and 15 meshing gears|
|50||60k||Four “tourbillon devices”, six shivada jade fragments, 20 beryl conches, and 12 mechanical spur gears|
|60||80k||Eight “tourbillon devices”, three shivada jade chunks, 30 beryl conches, and 18 mechanical spur gears|
|70||100k||12 “tourbillon devices”, six shivada jade chunks, 45 beryl conches, and 12 artificed dynamic gears|
|80||120k||20 “tourbillon devices”, six shivada jade gemstones, 60 beryl conches, and 24 artificed dynamic gears|
What are Charlotte’s talent materials?
Oh, did you think you were done dismantling clockwork mecha? Think again! You’ll need even more gears to level up all of Charlotte’s talents to ten, plus some drops from the terrifying All-Devouring Narwhal weekly boss.
|2||12.5k||Six meshing gears, and three teachings of justice|
|3||17.5k||Three mechanical spur gears, and two guides to justice|
|4||25k||Four mechanical spur gears, and four guides to justice|
|5||30k||Six mechanical spur gears, and six guides to justice|
|6||37.5k||Nine mechanical spur gears, and nine guides to justice|
|7||120k||Four artificed dynamic gears, four philosophies of justice, and one lightless silk string|
|8||260k||Six artificed dynamic gears, six philosophies of justice, and one lightless silk string|
|9||450k||Nine artificed dynamic gears, 12 philosophies of justice, and two lightless silk strings|
|10||700k||12 artificed dynamic gears, 16 philosophies of justice, two lightless silk strings, and one crown of insight|
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