Genshin Impact Neuvillette release date, build, and lore

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.

A close up of Genshin Impact Neuvillette's face and eyes

By now, we’ve all met Genshin Impact’s Neuvillette in the story, often with Genshin Impact’s Focalors in the Opera Epiclese. As chief justice – the ordainer of inexorable judgment – he’s the judge right at the top of Fontaine’s beloved judiciary system. In terms of on-field and in the archon quests, he’s incredibly powerful, so we’ve got the perfect build recommendations to do him justice.

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Here’s what we know about Genshin Impact’s Neuvillette.

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Genshin Impact’s Neuvillette release date

Hoyoverse has yet to confirm any release dates for the Fontaine characters, but Neuvillette is to release in the first half of the 4.1 update in Genshin Impact, alongside a Hu Tao rerun.

What’s the best Genshin Impact Neuvillette’s build?

Neuvillette’s kit places him as an on-field DPS, focusing on charged moves and hydro AoE attacks. As a catalyst user, it should be easy to pop off plenty of reactions in a team, though we’ll need to wait until we can test this out.

What are the best Genshin Impact Neuvillette weapons?

Neuvillette’s best weapon is Tome of Eternal Flow, his own five-star catalyst that will run alongside his banner. If you’re not in a place to pull for this as well as the man himself, then there are some other options that you can prepare before his release including a forgeable Fontaine catalyst.

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
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
Flowing Purity (four-star) Bonus effect: Attack increase
When Neuvillette uses an elemental skill, his elemental damage bonus increases by 8% for 15 seconds, and a Bond of Life worth 24% of his maximum HP appears. This can trigger once every ten seconds. When you clear the Bond of Life, every 1,000 HP cleared in the process provides a 2% more elemental damage bonus, up to a maximum of 12%.

What are the best Genshin Impact Neuvillette artifacts?

As Neuvillette’s kit involves some HP mechanics, it’s likely best to equip him with a two-piece to increase his HP, using either Tenacity of the Millelith or Vourukasha’s Glow.

The new Marechaussee Hunter set will add some extra damage whenever Neuvillette’s HP changes, or you could a two-piece that provides a hydro damage increase alongside the HP set.

Artifact set Effect How to obtain
Marechaussee Hunter Two equipped: Normal and charged attack damage increase.
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 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 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

Main stats:

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


  • HP
  • Crit damage/crit rate
  • Energy recharge

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

What are Genshin Impact Neuvillette’s abilities?

We don’t have Neuvillette’s full kit yet, but we have seen a glimpse – his Sourcewater Droplet usage. 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. The droplets can also heal Neuvillette.

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.

Skill Effect
Normal attack: Normal: Neuvillette waves his cane and unleashes up to three attacks dealing hydro damage.
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.
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.

What is Genshin Impact Neuvillette’s constellation?

For now, Neuvillette’s constellation remains a mystery thanks to it being listed simply as ‘???’ in his reveal Tweet. Neuvillette’s upcoming story quest is titled Diluvies, and all other characters’ story matches the name of their own quests, so this may turn out to be his constellation name.

What are Genshin Impact Neuvillette’s ascension materials?

Most of Neuvillette’s ascension materials are now confirmed – aside from the boss drops, though they’re likely to come from the new Millennial Pearl Seahorse boss in 4.1. The new starfish item will appear in 4.1, too.

For now, you can stock up on the following:

  • Varunada lazurite fragments, chunks, and gemstones
  • Transoceanic pearls, transoceanic chunks, and xenochromatic crystals from fontemer aberrants under and around Fontaine’s bodies of water

Genshin Impact Neuvillette examining a fancy glass in an office

What are Genshin Impact 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.

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.