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Genshin Impact Neuvillette build

Here’s our Genshin Impact Neuvillette build packed with weapon and artifact recommendations, as well as how to build his talents and ascend him to the top.

Genshin Impact Neuvillette's splash art on a blue pocket tactics background

We’ve all met Genshin Impact’s Neuvillette in the story, as he settles down to soak up some drama in the Opera Epiclese. As chief justice, he’s the judge right at the top of Fontaine’s beloved judiciary system, and he’s an incredibly powerful five-star hydro DPS unit, wielding a catalyst and a cane.

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Here’s the absolute best Genshin Impact’s Neuvillette build to do him justice.

What’s the best Genshin Impact Neuvillette build?

Best weapon Tome of Eternal Flow
Weapon substitutes Ballad of the Boundless Blue or Flowing Purity
Best artifact set Marechaussee Hunter
Main stats Sands – HP
Goblet – Hydro damage bonus
Circlet – HP
Sub stats HP, crit rate, crit damage

The best Neuvillette build capitalizes on his abilities as an on-field DPS focusing on charged moves and has him equipped with his signature weapon and a four-piece set of Marechaussee Hunter. His best damage comes from his charged hydro attack and AoE ultimate. As a catalyst user, it’s easy to pop off plenty of reactions in a team due to his constant hydro application, especially as his passive skill gives him a buff when most hydro-infused reactions happen.

His best weapon is his signature – Tome of Eternal Flow – but when picking weapons and artifacts, focus on HP and crit stats to get a sizeable amount of damage out of Neuvillette.

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How do I use Neuvillette?

Using Neuvillette is simple – keep him on the field as much as you can, and use his charged attack to deal damage. He uses his skill and ultimate to create pearls, which he absorbs to heal himself, keeping him alive even without a healer. It’s better to take a shielder so that he isn’t interrupted while charging his skill.

What are Neuvillette’s best weapons?

Neuvillette’s best weapon is Tome of Eternal Flow, his own five-star catalyst that runs alongside his banner. This adds a hefty chunk to his charged attack damage.

For those of us who haven’t got his signature weapon, there are some very good options you can set him up with. If you, like me, struggle with getting good rolls on crit stats, then the Solar Pearl can add a nice boost to Neuvillette’s crit rate, along with increasing his elemental damage – or a Prototype Amber can add a lot to his HP stat. The Widsith is another endlessly good four-star option offering a crit damage boost along with attack, elemental mastery, and elemental damage boosts.

Weapon Effect How to obtain
Tome of the Eternal Flow (five-star) Bonus effect: Increases crit damage
Skill: Neuvillette’s HP increases by 16%. When his current HP increases or decreases, his charged attack damage increases by 14% for four seconds. This can stack three times. When he has three stacks, he restores eight energy
Weapon banner alongside Neuvillette
Sacrificial Jade (four-star) Bonus effect: Increases crit rate
Skill: When Neuvillette is not on-field for more than five seconds, his maximum HP increases by 32% and his elemental mastery by 40. These effects cancel when Neuvillette is on the field for over ten seconds
Battle Pass
Solar Pearl (four-star) Bonus effect: Increases crit rate
 Neuvillette’s normal attack hits increase his elemental skill and elemental burst damage by 20% for six seconds. His elemental skill and burst hits increase his normal attack damage by the same
Battle pass
Flowing Purity (four-star) Bonus effect: Increases attack stat
When Neuvillette uses his elemental skill, his hydro damage bonus increases by 8% for 15 seconds. A Bond of Life worth 24% of his maximum HP appears, which can trigger once every ten seconds.
You can clear the Bond by healing Neuvillette equal to the amount of the Bond (24%), and clearing it provides a 2% hydro bonus for every 1,000 HP he heals, up to a maximum of 12%. This is easy to achieve as Neuvillette can heal himself
The Widsith (four-star) Bonus effect:  Crit damage increase
Skill: When Neuvillette takes the field, he gains one of three songs for ten seconds. This can only occur every 30 seconds. The songs are:
-Recitative: Neuvillette’s attack increases by 60%
-Aria: Increases Neuvillette’s elemental damage by 48%
-Interlude: Neuvillette’s elemental mastery increases by 240
All banners
Prototype Amber (four-star) Bonus effect: Increases maximum HP
Skill: Using Neuvillette’s elemental burst regenerates four energy every two seconds, for six seconds. Each party member also regenerates 4% HP every two seconds, for the same duration
Ballad of the Boundless Blue (four-star) Bonus effect: Increases energy recharge
Within six seconds after a normal or charged attack hits an opponent, normal attack damage increases by 8%, and charged attack damage by 6%. This can stack three times
Waterborne Poetry event reward

What are the Neuvillette’s best artifacts?

The Marechaussee Hunter set is the best choice of artifact for Neuvillette, adding a good chunk of extra damage thanks to the crit rate boost when his charged attack drains his HP. This means you can focus on HP or crit damage on his weapon and other substats. Usually, you would aim for a 2:1 split with his crit damage to rate, but with the Marechaussee buff, you only really need around 50% maximum to achieve a hefty output.

If the RNG gods have not given you the best options, then you could use two pieces of a set that provide a hydro damage increase, or skill damage increase, alongside an HP set for some good buffs.

Artifact set Effect How to obtain
Marechaussee Hunter Two equipped: Increases Neuvillette’s normal and charged attack damage
Four equipped: When Neuvillette’s current HP increases or decreases, his crit rate increases by 12% for five seconds. Can stack three times
Denouement of Sin domain
Nymph’s Dream Two equipped: Hydro damage increase
Four equipped: When Neuvillette’s normal, charged, plunging, elemental skill and elemental burst attacks hit an opponent, he gains one stack of Mirrored Nymph, lasting for eight seconds. When Neuvillette is under the effect of one, two, or three stacks, his attack increases by 7%/16%/25%, and hydro damage increases by 4%/9%/15%
Molten Iron Fortress domain
Heart of Depth Two equipped: Hydro damage increase
Four equipped: After Neuvillette uses an elemental skill, his normal attack and charged attack damage increase by 30% for 15 seconds.
Peak of Vindagnry domain
Tenacity of the Millelith Two equipped: Increases Neuvillette’s maximum HP
Four equipped: When Neuvillette hits an opponent with an elemental skill, the attack of all nearby party members increases by 20%, and their shield strength by 30% for three seconds. This effect can trigger every 0.5 seconds.
Ridge Watch domain
Vourukasha’s Glow Two equipped: Increases Neuvillette’s maximum HP
Four equipped: Neuvillette’s elemental skill and burst damage increase by 10%. After he takes damage, the damage bonus increases by 89% for five seconds. This can stack up to five times.
Molten Iron Fortress domain

Artifact stat recommendations

When picking out which artifacts to equip Neuvillette with, make sure to pay attention to the main and sub-stats on each piece. For the Iudex, you’re going to want as much HP as you can get, with a lot of crit rate and damage if you can squeeze it in.

Main stats:

  • Sands: HP
  • Goblet: Hydro damage bonus
  • Circlet: Crit rate/crit damage


  • HP
  • Crit damage/crit rate
  • Attack
  • Energy recharge

Genshin Impact Neuvillette in his trailer, smiling at the camera

What are the best Neuvillette team comps?

As a hydro DPS, Neuvillette is very useful in a lot of reaction-based teams. We suggest pairing him with Kazuha (or Sucrose) and aiming for a hyperbloom swirl or taser team, but honestly? Neuvillette barely needs anyone else in order to do damage. Prioritize taking a shielder as it stops him being interrupted while charging his beam.

First character slot Second character slot Third character slot Fourth character slot
Neuvillette Fischl iconFischl Zhongli Kazuha
Neuvillette Kuki Shinobu Nahida Flexible shield or grouper
Neuvillette Nilou Nahida Baizhu
Neuvillette Ganyu Shenhe Kazuha
Neuvillette Furina Zhongli Kazuha

What are Neuvillette’s abilities?

Neuvillette’s abilities revolve around applying hydro and creating Sourcewater Droplets to use. In combat, he absorbs these droplets, which increase the formation speed of his Seal – the horizontal beam of water he can shoot using a charged attack – and heals himself.

Once the Seal forms, Neuvillette unleashes his charged attack, Equitable Judgment, dealing continuous hydro AoE damage right in front of him. Both his elemental skill and burst can generate these droplets.

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Normal attack: As Water Seeks Equilibrium Normal: Neuvillette waves his cane and unleashes up to three attacks dealing hydro damage
Charged attack: Neuvillette consumes a fixed amount of stamina to attack opponents in a hydro AoE
Charged attack – Empowerment: Legal Evaluation: While charging, Neuvillette gathers the power of water and forms a Seal of Arbitration. In this state, Neuvillette hovers and can move and absorb Sourcewater Droplets. When charging is finished, Neuvillette fires a blast in front of him dealing hydro damage. If the Seal is fully charged, he unleashes Equitable Judgment
Charged attack – Equitable Judgment: Neuvillette unleashes surging torrents, dealing continuous hydro damage in a straight line in front of him. This does not consume any stamina and lasts for three seconds. If his HP is above 50%, he constantly loses HP while this attack happens.
Plunging: Neuvillette plunges toward the ground and damages all opponents in his path with a small hydro AoE
Elemental skill: O Tears, I Shall Repay Neuvillette summons a Raging Waterfall that deals AoE hydro damage to enemies in front of him. The damage is based on his maximum HP. After hitting an opponent, he creates three Sourcewater Droplets
Arkhe: Pneuma
At certain intervals, when the Raging Waterfall descends, a Spiritbreath Thorn descends that pierces opponents and deals Pneuma-aligned hydro damage
Elemental burst: O Tides, I Have Returned Neuvillette unleashes a wave dealing AoE hydro damage based on his maximum HP. After a short interval, two waterfalls descend and deal hydro damage in a smaller AoE, and generate six Sourcewater Droplets

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
Heir to the Ancient Sea’s Authority (unlocked at ascension one) When a party member triggers vaporize, frozen, electro-charged, bloom, hydro swirl or hydro crystallize reaction on opponents, Neuvillette earns one stack of Past Draconic Glories. This lasts 30 seconds and has a maximum of three stacks. This causes charged attacks (Equitable Judgment) to deal 110%/125%/160% of its damage. Each stack created by different reactions exists independently
Discipline of the Supreme Arbitration (unlocked at ascension four) For every 1% of Neuvillette’s current HP greater than 30%, he gains a 0.6% hydro damage bonus. You can earn a maximum of 30% this way
Gather Like the Tide (unlocked automatically) Increases underwater sprint speed for party members by 15%. This does not carry over in co-op. Does not stack with other passives providing the same effect

What are Neuvillette’s constellations?

Spoiler alert: Neuvillette’s constellation is Leviathan Judicator. He’s already incredibly powerful at C0, but if you get lucky and pull more than one of him, here’s what you can unlock.

Constellation Effect
C1: Venerable Institution When Neuvillette takes the field, he gains one stack of Past Draconic Glories from his passive talent, Heir to the Ancient Sea’s Authority. Additionally, his interruption resistance increases while using his charged attacks
 C2: Juridical Exhortation  Heir to the Ancient Sea’s Authority becomes enhanced – each stack of Past Draconic Glories increases Neuvillette’s crit damage on his charged attack (Equitable judgment) by 14%. The maximum of this is 42%
C3: Ancient Postulation Increases the level of Neuvillette’s normal attack – As Water Seeks Equilibrium – by three
C4: Crown of Commiseration When Neuvillette is on the field and becomes healed, he generates one Sourcewater Droplet. This can occur every four seconds
C5: Axiomatic Judgment Increases the level of  O Tides, I Have Returned by three
C6: Wrathful recompense When using his charged attack (Equitable Judgment), Neuvillette absorbs nearby Sourcewater Droplets in an AoE. Each droplet increases the duration of the charged attack by one second. Additionally, when Equitable Judgment hits opponents, it fires off two extra currents every two seconds, each dealing 10% of Neuvillette’s maximum HP as hydro damage

Genshin Impact Neuvillette sitting in a grand chair with his legs crossed

What are Neuvillette’s ascension materials?

Neuvillette needs items found in Fontaine’s Liffey region. The boss drops, fontemer unihorns, come from the new Millennial Pearl Seahorse boss found in an underwater cave. The lumitoile starfish items appear on the Liffey area’s shoreline.

Required level Mora Materials
20 20,000 One varunada lazurite sliver, three lumitoiles, three transoceanic pearl
40 40,000 Three varunada lazurite fragments, 15 transoceanic pearl, ten lumitoiles, two fontemer unihorns
50 60,000 Six varunada lazurite fragments, 12 transoceanic chunks, 20 lumitoiles, four fontemer unihorns
60 80,000 Three varunada lazurite chunks, 18 transoceanic chunks, 30 lumitoiles, eight fontemer unihorns
70 100,000 Six varunada lazurite chunks, 12 xenochromatic crystals, 45 lumitoiles, 12 fontemer unihorns
80 120,000 Six varunada lazurite gemstones, 24 xenochromatic crystals, 60 lumitoiles, 20 fontemer unihorns

What are Neuvillette’s talent materials?

Sorry, but you need to go hunting cute sea creatures again to get more transoceanic drops to upgrade Neuvillette’s talents. Along with that, you need a ton of guides, teachings, and philosophies of equity – one of the Fontaine talent books. Neuvillette also needs drops from the Apep boss fight in his later levels – the everamber, to be precise.

Talent level Mora Materials
Two 12,500 Six transoceanic pearls, three teachings of equity
Three 17,500 Three transoceanic chunks, two guides to equity
Four 25,000 Four transoceanic chunks, four guides to equity
Five 30,000 Six transoceanic chunks, six guides to equity
Six 37,500 Nine transoceanic chunks, nine guides to equity
Seven 120,000 Four xenochromatic crystals, four philosophies of equity, one everamber
Eight 260,000 Six xenochromatic crystals, six philosophies of equity, one everamber
Nine 450,000 Nine xenochromatic crystals, 12 philosophies of equity, two everamber
Ten 700,000 12 xenochromatic crystals, 16 philosophies of equity, two everamber, crown of insight

Talent priority:

If you’re not sure where to start, here’s Neuvillette’s talent priorities:

  •  Normal attack > elemental skill > elemental burst

While we’re on the topic of Fontaine, here are our speculative guides on who Genshin Impact’s Charlotte, Genshin Impact’s Wriothesley, and Genshin Impact’s Focalors are for some more information.