Archon of the hydro nation, Genshin Impact’s Furina, lives for the drama of the courthouse and presides over all of Fontaine’s goings-on. She’s a five-star, hydro unit that uses a sword and can help pop off tons of reactions on the field with her menagerie of watery animals, while putting on a fantastic show, of course.
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Here’s everything you need to know about the best Genshin Impact Furina build.
|Best weapon||Splendor of Tranquil Waters|
|Weapon substitutes||Dockhand’s Assistant, Key of Khaj Nisut|
|Best artifact set||Golden Troupe|
|Main stats||Sands – HP
Goblet – Hydro damage bonus
Circlet – HP
|Sub stats||HP, energy recharge, crit rate, crit damage|
The best Furina build has her equipped with her signature weapon, a four-piece set of the Golden Troupe artifact set, and uses her as a sub-DPS dealing hydro damage on and off field. She’s an excellent unit for popping off reactions including hyperbloom, freeze, and vaporize.
As part of her performance on the field, Furina invites the guests of the Salon Solitaire to come forth and join her either dealing constant damage or healing your character, depending on Furina’s current Arkhe alignment. Furina can change her alignment using her charged attacks. Her attacks scale off her HP, so keep this in mind when building her.
How do I use Genshin Impact’s Furina?
Ideally, you want Furina’s burst to be up as much as possible, while also keeping an eye on which of her skills are currently deployed on the field. If you need a little healing boost while dealing some hydro damage, use her Pneuma-aligned skill – whereas if you want all hydro damage all the time, use her Ouisa-aligned watery summons.
Furina requires a high HP stat and plenty of energy recharge, but thankfully there are plenty of good weapon choices to help out with this, while also boosting her damage.
|Weapon||Effect||How to obtain|
|Splendor of Tranquil Waters (five-star)||Bonus effect: Increases crit damage
Skill: When Furina’s current HP increases or decreases, her elemental skill damage increases by 8% for six seconds. This can stack three times. When other party members’ HP fluctuates, her max HP increases by 14% for six seconds – this can stack twice. These effects can trigger even when she is not on field.
|Weapon banner alongside Furina|
|Key of Khaj-Nisut (five-star)||Bonus effect: Increases max HP
Skill: Furina’s HP increases by 20%. When her elemental skill hits an opponent, you gain the Grand Hymn effect for 20 seconds. This increases Furina’s elemental mastery by 0.12% of her max HP. This effect triggers once every 0.3 seconds. Maximum three stacks. When this effect gains three stacks, or when the third stack’s duration refreshes, the elemental mastery of all nearby party members increases by 0.2% of Furina’s max HP for 20 seconds
|Weapon banner alongside Nilou|
|Fleuve Cendre Ferryman (four-star)||Bonus effect: Increases energy recharge
Skill: Increases Furina’s elemental skill crit rate by 8%. Additionally increases her energy recharge by 16% for five seconds after using an elemental skill
|Fontaine Fishing Association reward|
|Favonius Sword||Bonus effect: Increases energy recharge
Skill: Crit hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of elemental particles, which regenerate six energy each for Furina. This can only occur once every 12 seconds
|Wolf Fang (four-star)||Bonus effect: Increases crit rate
Skill: Damage dealt by Furina’s elemental skill and burst increases by 16%. When an elemental skill or burst hits an opponent, the crit rate increases by 2%. Both effects last ten seconds, separately, and can stack up to four times
|Battle Pass reward|
|Sapwood Blade (four-star)||Bonus effect: Increases energy recharge
Skill: After triggering bloom, hyperbloom, or burgeon, reactions, a Leaf of Consciousness appears for ten seconds. When picked up, Furina gains 60 elemental mastery for 12 seconds. One leaf can exist at a time. This can trigger when Furina is not on field.
Furina’s kit is all about elemental damage, even with her using a sword as a weapon. Her deployable animals constantly attack foes with hydro, so boosting her elemental damage bonuses is key – but most important is her HP. As mentioned, her attacks scale off it, so at least one HP-boosting two-piece set is recommended.
Obviously, a hydro-boosting two-piece will work on Furina if you don’t have much else, but there are better options for her kit.
|Artifact||Effect||How to obtain|
|Golden Troupe||Two equipped: Increases elemental skill damage
Four equipped: Increases Furina’s elemental skill damage by 25%. When she is not on field, her elemental skill damage further increases by another 25%. This clears two seconds after she takes the field
|Denouement of Sin domain|
|Marechaussee Hunter||Two equipped: Increases normal and charged attack damage
Four equipped: When Furina’s current HP increases or decreases, her crit rate increases by 12% for five seconds. This can stack three times
|Denouement of Sin domain|
|Vourukasha’s Glow||Two equipped: Increases HP
Four equipped: Furina’s elemental skill and burst damage increase by 10%. After she takes damage, the damage bonus increases by 80% for five seconds. This can stack five times. This can trigger even when she is not on field
|Molten Iron Fortress domain|
|Nymph’s Dream||Two equipped: Increases hydro damage
Four equipped: After Furina’s normal, charged, and plunging attacks, elemental skills, or elemental bursts hit opponents, she triggers one stack of Mirrored Nymph. When under the effect of one, two, or three stacks, her attack increases by 7/16/25%, and hydro damage bonus increases by 4/9/15%
|Molten Iron Fortress domain|
Artifact stat recommendations
- Sands: HP
- Goblet: Hydro damage bonus
- Circlet: Crit rate/damage
- Energy recharge
- Crit rate/damage
To find out more about how artifacts work, check out our Genshin Impact artifacts guide.
Right now, we’re testing out the hydro archon in a few different teams to see where she excels. We do have some preliminary team comp recommendations, though. Furina can deal a lot of hydro damage and apply the wet status almost constantly, as well as buffing your team, so she can slot into many comps.
It appears that Furina has it all going for her, in a suitably dramatic kit for the hydro archon. She deals plenty of hydro damage in an AoE, along with draining HP and healing fellow teammates, while summoning adorable hydro critters.
|Normal attack:||Normal: Furina uses her sword to deal physical damage up to four consecutive times
Charged: Consumes an amount of stamina to deal physical damage to targets, but also allows Furina to swap between Ousia and Pneuma Arkhe alignments.
Plunging: Furina dives to the ground and deals physical damage in a small AoE.
Arkhe: Seats Sacred and Secular: At intervals when Furina’s normal attacks hit, Spiritbreath Thorns or Surging Blades descend based on her current Arkhe alignment, dealing Pneuma or Ouisa-aligned hydro damage.
|Elemental skill: Salon Solitaire||Furina’s elemental skill changes depending on her Arhke alignment.
Ousia: Furina invites the three Salon Members to the field who deal hydro damage to nearby targets. Her damage increases depending on how many characters in the party have HP over a certain amount. This attack deals hydro damage in an AoE scaling off Furina’s max HP. If characters nearby have more than 50% HP, the Members increase their attack power while consuming said HP. If there are 1/2/3/4 characters meeting this requirement, their attack raises by 110/120/130/140% respectively.
Pneuma: Furina summons the Singer of Many Waters, who provides healing to nearby party members intermittently. Furina’s summons stay on the field even when she swaps out. Both summons share the same duration – if Furina uses her charged attack to swap between types, then the new summon inherits the same duration. While summons are on the field, Furina can walk on water.
|Elemental burst: Let the People Rejoice||Furina deals AoE hydro damage to surrounding opponents based on her maximum HP. Nearby party members enter the Universal Revelry state – when party members’ HP increases or decreases, she gains a Fanfare Point for each percentage change. These points increase the party’s damage and incoming healing bonus.|
|Endless Waltz (unlocked at ascension one)||When the active character receives healing, and the source of the healing is not Furina, and the healing overflows, Furina heals nearby party members by 2% of their max HP once every two seconds for the next four seconds.|
|Unheard Confession (unlocked at ascension four)||Every 1,000 points of Furina’s max HP buffs her different Arkhe-aligned Salon Solitaire effects:
-Increases Salon Members damage by 0.7%, up to a maximum of 28%.
-Decreases Singer of Many Waters’ healing intervals by 0.4% up to a maximum of 16%.
|The Sea Is My Stage (unlocked automatically)||Decreases the cooldown on abilities gained from Xenochromatic Abberants underwater by 30%.|
Furina’s constellation is Animula Choragi – this translates roughly to ‘leader of a little soul chorus’. Here is what each copy of her unlocks, if you happen to pull one:
|C1: “Love Is a Rebellious Bird That None Can Tame”||When using Let the People Rejoice, Furina gains 150 Fanfare. Additionally, her Fanfare limit increases by 100.|
|C2: “A Woman Adapts Like Deckweed in Water”||While Let the People Rejoice lasts, Furina’s Fanfare she gains from HP fluctuation of party members increases by 250%. Each point of Fanfare above the limit increases Furina’s maximum HP by 0.35%. The maximum increase of this is 140%.|
|C3: “My Secret Is Hidden Within Me, No One Will Know My Name”||Increases the level of Let the People Rejoice by three. Maximum upgrade level is 15.|
|C4: “They Know Not Life, Who Dwelt in the Netherworld Not!”||When the Salon Members of Salon Solitaire hit an opponent or the Singer of Many Waters restores HP to active characters, Furina restores four energy.|
|C5: “His Name I Now Know, It Is…!”||Increases the level of Salon Solitaire by three. Maximum upgrade level is 15.|
|C6: “Hear Me – Let Us Raise the Chalice of Love!”||When using Salon Solitaire, Furina gains the “Center of Attention” for ten seconds. While this is active, her normal, charged, and plunging attacks turn into hydro damage, which cannot be overridden by any other elemental infusion. Damage also increases by the equivalent of 18% of Furina’s maximum HP.
Depending on her Arkhe alignment, these attacks have different effects:
Arkhe: Ouisa –
Every second, all nearby party members heal 4% of Furina’s max HP for 2.9 seconds. Triggering this again will extend the duration.
Arkhe: Pneuma –
Normal attacks, charged attacks, and plunging attacks increase by an amount equal to 25% of Furina’s max HP. Using this consumes 1% of nearby party member’s HP.
Furina’s materials are mostly Fontaine-based. She needs whopperflower drops (nectar, shimmering nectar, and energy nectar), along with the varunada lazurite gems. Her regional specialty item is a new flower in the 4.2 update, the
|20||20,000||One varunada lazurite sliver, three whopperflower nectar, three lakelight lilies|
|40||40,000||Three varunada lazurite fragments, 15 whopperflower nectar, ten lakelight lilies, two ‘Waters That Failed to Transcend’|
|50||60,000||Six varunada lazurite fragments, 12 shimmering nectar, 20 lakelight lilies, four ‘Waters That Failed to Transcend’|
|60||80,000||Three varunada lazurite chunks, 18 shimmering nectar, 30 lakelight lilies, eight ‘Waters That Failed to Transcend’|
|70||100,000||Six varunada lazurite chunks, 12 energy nectar, 45 lakelight lilies, 12 ‘Waters That Failed to Transcend’|
|80||120,000||Six varunada lazurite gemstones, 24 energy nectar, 60 lakelight lilies, 20 ‘Waters That Failed to Transcend’|
Furina requires some Fontaine talent books – the justice ones – to level up her skills. Along with this, you’ll need to go hunting whopperflowers again for their drops. Her weekly boss drops are a new addition with her release.
|Two||12,500||Six whopperflower nectar, three teachings of justice|
|Three||17,500||Three whopperflower nectar, two guides to justice|
|Four||25,000||Four shimmering nectar, four guides to justice|
|Five||30,000||Six shimmering nectar, six guides to justice|
|Six||37,500||Nine shimmering nectar, nine guides to justice|
|Seven||120,000||Four energy nectar, four philosophies of justice, one Lightless Mass|
|Eight||260,000||Six energy nectar, six philosophies of justice, one Lightless Mass|
|Nine||450,000||Nine energy nectar, 12 philosophies of justice, two Lightless Mass|
|Ten||700,000||12 energy nectar, 16 philosophies of justice, two Lightless Mass, crown of insight|
When looking to upgrade Furina’s abilities, here are her talent priorities:
- Elemental burst > elemental skill > normal attack
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