By day, Genshin Impact’s Diluc runs a winery, but by night he’s the legendary Darknight Hero who protects Monstadt in his own way. This claymore-wielding character harnesses the power of fire, making him one of the most powerful DPS characters in the game.
With help from our Genshin Impact Diluc build guide, you’ll soon know the best weapons and artifacts to equip, find out how much it’s going to cost you to upgrade his constellations, and get a rundown on all of his skills. We recommend using Diluc as your main DPS character and building your team up around him.
If you need some help with other popular characters, take a look at our Genshin Impact Eula and Genshin Impact Yanfei guides. We’ve also got a handy Genshin Impact codes list to get you some free primogems, and a Genshin Impact tier list to help you build up a full and powerful party.
The best Genshin Impact Diluc build
As mentioned above, we recommend using Diluc as your main DPS. He excels even further when paired up with a support character who can help Diluc trigger an elemental reaction. Suitable options include Kaeya for the melt reaction, or Fischl for overload.
Which weapon should you use?
We highly recommend going for the Wolf’s Gravestone due to its ability to increase all party members’ attack by 40%. Unfortunately, you need to be pretty lucky in order to obtain it from a wish, so the four-star Sacrificial Sword is a suitable option if you can’t get your hands on it.
|Wolf’s Gravestone||Increases attack by 20%. Attacks against enemies with less than 30% HP increase all party members’ attack by 40% for 12 seconds. This can only occur once every 30 seconds|
|Sacrificial Sword||After damaging an opponent with an elemental skill, the skill has a 40% chance to end its cooldown. This can only occur once every 30 seconds|
Which artifact set should you use?
Either of the artifact sets below are suitable for Diluc. Feel free to equip a full set or two of each to reap the damage benefits.
|Crimson Witch of Flames||
Two equipped: 15% pyro damage bonus
Four equipped: Increases overload and burn damage by 40%. Increases vaporize and melt damage by 15%. Using an elemental skill increases two-piece set effects by 50% for ten seconds. Maximum three stacks
Two equipped: Increases attack by 18%
Four equipped: If the wielder of this set uses a sword, claymore, or polearm, their normal attack damage is increased by 35%
What are Diluc’s skills?
|Tempered Sword||Performs four strikes|
|Tempered Sword (charged)||Drains stamina to perform a further, more powerful slash|
|Tempered Sword (plunging)||Deals AoE damage on impact|
|Searing Onslaught||Deals fire damage in a forward slash. You can use it three times consecutively|
|Dawn||Knocks back enemies, summons a phoenix that deals massive AoE damage, and adds fire damage to Diluc’s attacks|
|Relentless (unlocked at ascension one)||Reduces the cost of Tempered Sword (charged) by 50% and increases its duration by three seconds|
|Blessing of Phoenix (unlocked at ascension four)||Dawn’s fire damage effect is 20% more powerful and lasts four seconds longer|
|Tradition of the Dawn Knight (unlocked automatically)||Refunds 15% of the ore cost when crafting claymores|
What are Diluc’s constellations?
Although Diluc is extremely powerful without any constellations at all, powering them up to level six will make him an unstoppable powerhouse.
|Conviction||15% more damage is dealt to enemies with HP above 50%|
|Searing Ember||When Diluc takes damage, his base attack is increased by 10% and his attack speed by 5%. This lasts for ten seconds. Can stack up to three times and can only occur once every 1.5 seconds|
|Steel and Fire||Increases the level of Searing Onslaught by three|
|Flowing Flame||Within two seconds of using Searing Onslaught, casting the skill again in a combo deals 40% additional damage. This effect lasts for the next two seconds|
|Phoenix, Harbinger of Dawn||Increases the level of Dawn by three|
|Flaming Sword, Nemesis of Dark||After casting Searing Onslaught, the next two normal attacks used within six seconds will get a 30% increase in damage and attack speed. Searing Onslaught will not interrupt the normal attack combo|
What does it cost to ascend Diluc?
Ascension can be an expensive task, so make sure you keep hold of the items below to save time down the line.
|20||20,000||One Agnidus Agate Sliver, three Small Lamp Grass, three Recruit’s Insignia|
|40||40,000||Three Agnidus Agate Fragment, two Everflame Seed, ten Small Lamp Grass, 15 Recruit’s Insignia|
|50||60,000||Six Agnidus Agate Fragment, four Everflame Seed, 20 Small Lamp Grass, 12 Sergeant’s Insignia|
|60||80,000||Three Agnidus Agate Chunk, eight Everflame Seed, 30 Small Lamp Grass, 18 Sergeant’s Insignia|
|70||100,000||Six Agnidus Agate Chunk, 12 Everflame Seed, 45 Small Lamp Grass, 12 Lieutenant’s Insignia|
|80||120,000||Six Agnidus Agate Gemstone, 20 Everflame Seed, 60 Small Lamp Grass, 24 Lieutenant’s Insignia|
There you have it– everything you need to know about creating a solid Genshin Impact Diluc build. If you’ve mastered Genshin Impact already and are looking for something else to play, make sure you check out our list of the best gacha games for iOS and Android.