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Genshin Impact Charlotte build

In our Genshin Impact Charlotte guide we’ll teach you everything you need to know to craft her best build, including weapons, artifacts, and more.

Genshin Impact's Charlotte slightly drop shadowed and pasted on a cryo-blue PT background slightly to the left

Genshin Impact’s Charlotte is here from Fontaine to report on all the biggest scoops across Teyvat. With her trusty Kamera, Monsieur Verite, this four-star cryo catalyst wielder is prepared to investigate even the smallest clues to find the truth for her loyal fans. So let’s take a look at her best build, including artifacts, weapons, and more.

We’ve got loads of Genshin content to get you up to speed on the comings and goings of Teyvat, including the newest Genshin Impact codes, a Genshin Impact tier list, and information on the Genshin Impact next banner. Or if you need help building a character, check out our guides for Genshin Impact’s Kaeya, Genshin Impact’s Albedo, and Genshin Impact’s Gaming.

Here’s everything you need to know about Genshin Impact’s Charlotte.

What’s the best Genshin Impact Charlotte build?

Best weapon Skyward Atlas
Weapon substitutes Prototype Amber, Favonius Codex
Best artifact set Sub-DPS: Blizzard Strayer
Support: Maiden Beloved
Artifact set substitutes
  • Blizzard Strayer and Maiden Beloved
  • Ocean-Hued Clam
  • Echoes of an Offering
Main stats
  • Sands: Attack
  • Goblet: Cryo damage bonus
  • Circlet: Healing boost, attack
  • Attack
  • Energy recharge
  • Healing bonus

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.

When leveling up her talents, we recommend prioritizing her elemental burst first, as it’s crucial to make the most of her healing potential. After that, you can level her elemental skill, but it’s not integral, as it only boosts her personal damage, which isn’t too important.

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How do I use Charlotte?

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.

What are the best weapons for Charlotte?

Charlotte’s best five-star weapon is the 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.

Kagura’s Verity is the best choice for buffing her skill damage thanks to its crit damage stat and passive. Lean fully into Charlotte’s cryo damage capability by amassing three stacks of Kagura Dance and freeze out the competition!

KQM makes a great case for Prototype Amber as the best four-star catalyst for Charlotte, even claiming that it’s her best-in-slot weapon for healing. It massively helps with her energy recharge demand and its passive boosts her healing.

Weapon Effect How to obtain
Skyward Atlas (five-star) Bonus effect: attack
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
Standard banner
Kagura’s Verity (five-star) Bonus effect: crit damage
Skill: Gains the Kagura Dance effect when using an elemental skill, causing charlotte’s elemental skill damage to increase by 12% for 16 seconds. Max three stacks. Charlotte gains 12% all elemental damage bonus when she possesses three stacks
Weapon event banner
Prototype Amber (four-star) Bonus effect: HP
Skill: Using an elemental burst regenerates four energy every two seconds for six seconds. All party members regenerate 4% HP every two seconds for this duration
Favonius Codex (four-star) Bonus effect: energy recharge
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
All banners

What are the best artifacts for Charlotte?

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

Main stats:

  • Sands: Attack
  • Goblet: Cryo damage bonus
  • Circlet: Healing boost, attack


  • Attack
  • Energy recharge

To find out more about how artifacts work, check out our Genshin Impact artifacts guide.

What are the best team comps for Charlotte?

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:

First character slot Second character slot Third character slot Fourth character slot
Genshin Charlotte iconCharlotte Genshin Neuvillette iconNeuvillette Genshin Furina iconFurina Genshin Lynette iconLynette

Here’s an example of a strong superconduct Charlotte team comp:

First character slot Second character slot Third character slot Fourth character slot
Genshin Charlotte iconCharlotte Eula iconEula Genshin Furina iconFurina Raiden Shogun iconRaiden Shogun

Genshin Impact's Charlotte smiling widely and holding up her kamera ready to take a photo.

What are Charlotte’s abilities?

Active skills:

Skill Effect
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.
Newsflash Field:
– 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

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
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

What are Charlotte’s constellations?

If you’re lucky enough to pull multiples of Charlotte, you can unlock these extra bonuses to make her even more powerful.

Constellation Effect
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

What are Charlotte’s ascension materials?

Here are all the materials you need to fully ascend Charlotte:

Level Mora Ascension materials
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

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

  • Shivada jade – drops from normal and weekly bosses
  • Beryl conches – sold in Fontaine or found when diving in the Great Fontaine Lake
  • Meshing gears / mechanical spur gears / artificed dynamic gears – drops from clockwork meka enemies
  • “Tourbillon Devices” – drops from the Prototype Cal. Breguet normal boss in Fontaine

Genshin Impact Charlotte: A screenshot of Charlotte from the new Fontaine trailer

What are Charlotte’s talent materials?

Here are all the talent materials you need to ascend one of Charlotte’s talents to level ten:

Talent level Mora Materials
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

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

  • Meshing gears / mechanical spur gears / artificed dynamic gears – drops from clockwork meka enemies
  • Justice books – rewards from the Pale Forgotten Glory domains on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays
  • Lightless silk strings – drops from the All-Devouring Narwhal weekly boss in the Shadow of Another World, Fontaine

Talent priorities

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

  • Elemental burst > elemental skill >> normal attack

Her normal attack damage is negligible, so only level it up if you want to.

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