Genshin Impact’s Noelle is the softspoken, kindhearted maid of the Knights of Favonius. She’s dutiful and dedicates herself completely to whatever task is at hand – and that includes on the battlefield, too! So let’s take a look at the best Genshin Noelle build, including her top weapons and artifacts, skills, and more. Leave it to her – all of it, whatever ‘it’ is.
For those of you who need some help with some other characters, take a look at our Genshin Impact’s Kazuha, Genshin Impact’s Sucrose, and Genshin Impact’s Wanderer build guides, or check out our Genshin Impact tier list to see who’s the strongest right now. Once you’ve mastered each character, head over to our Genshin Impact codes list to stock up on extra primogems and mora for the next Genshin Impact banner.
Here’s everything you need to know about Genshin Impact’s Noelle.
|Best artifact set
|Retracing Bolide or Husk of Opulent Dreams
Noelle’s best weapon is Redhorn Stonethresher, a five-star weapon event wish claymore. Her best artifacts are full sets of either Retracing Bolide or Husk of Opulent Dreams to buff her defense and shield strength. Make sure you build her with plenty of attack, defense, crit rate, and crit damage.
Noelle is best suited to a main, on-field, AoE DPS role, which also offers healing and shields. Her elemental burst converts her normal attacks into geo AoE attacks, so we recommend pairing her up with another geo character, such as Genshin Impact’s Zhongli, for an elemental resonance that increases overall geo damage.
Noelle has a simple rotation and is easy to pick up and play, and her attacks cover a wide range, providing good AoE damage. She’s often referred to as the ‘One-Maid Army’ among fans due to her overall tankiness, and ability to provide both shields and healing.
Unfortunately, her single target DPS is pretty low, and she really relies on her C5 and C6 constellations in order to shine as a carry. Additionally, as she deals geo damage, she can’t take advantage of strong elemental reactions to boost her damage, and she really requires a solid battery to maintain her uptime, such as Genshin Impact’s Ningguang.
Our top pick for Noelle’s weapon is Redhorn Stonethresher, as it’s honestly the perfect weapon for her. Its secondary stat is crit damage and increases her base defense stat, which is great as her attack scales from that stat.
Skyward Pride isn’t the best, but it offers good energy recharge if you don’t manage to snag any decent artifacts with an ER sub-stat. It’s not worth aiming for higher refinements unless you have them sitting around collecting dust.
Whiteblind is great for a F2P weapon as it can be easily crafted through the blacksmith, though in the grand scheme of things it’s ‘just okay’ at everything. It boosts Noelle’s tankiness and healing, and doesn’t really excel at anything else. Always take a few swings with Whiteblind before using Noelle’s burst, so she snapshots the buff from the stacks.
|How to obtain
|Bonus stat: crit damage
Skill: Noelle’s defense is increased by 28%. Her normal and charged attack damage is increased by 40% of her defense
|Weapon event wishes
|Bonus stat: energy recharge
Skill: Increases all damage by 8%. After you use Noelle’s elemental burst, normal, or charged attack, on hit, it creates a vacuum blade that does 80% of attack as damage to enemies along its path. Last for 20 seconds or eight vacuum blades
|Bonus stat: defense
Skill: On hit, normal or charged attacks increase attack and defense by 6% for six seconds. Maximum of four stacks. Can only occur once every 0.5 seconds
|Forge via blacksmith
We recommend equipping a full set of Retracing Bolide to boost Noelle’s shield strength, or four pieces of Husk of Opulent Dreams to further buff her defense. Gladiator’s Finale is a great F2P option if you’re struggling to get the other sets.
|How to obtain
|Two equipped: shield strength +35%
Four equipped: While Noelle is protected by a shield, she gains an additional 40% normal and charged attack damage
|Domain of Guyun in Sea of Clouds, Guyun Stone Forest, Liyue
|Husk of Opulent Dreams
|Two equipped: defense +30%
Four equipped: Noelle obtains the curiosity effect in the following conditions: when Noelle is on the field, she gains one stack after hitting an opponent with a geo attack, triggering a maximum of once every 0.3 seconds. When off the field, she gains one stack every three seconds. Curiosity can stack up to four times, each providing 6% defense and a 6% geo damage bonus. When six seconds pass without gaining a curiosity stack, one stack expires
|Slumbering Court domain in Fort Hiraumi, on Seirai Island, Inazuma
|Two equipped: attack +18%
Four equipped: Increases Noelle’s normal attack damage by 35% because she uses a claymore
|Weekly and world boss drops, Gladiator’s Finale artifact strongbox
Artifact stat recommendations
- Sands: Attack or defense
- Goblet: Geo damage bonus
- Circlet: Crit rate or crit damage
- Crit rate
- Crit damage
- Energy recharge
As mentioned in the build section, Noelle really relies on having a strong battery. The best character for this role is actually the Genshin Impact Traveler when aligned with geo. As for the other two slots, Noelle is pretty self-sufficient when it comes to healing and shielding, so you can dedicate these slots to increasing her damage. She works best with burst characters that don’t need much time on the field, so Genshin Impact’s Zhongli or Genshin Impact’s Xingqiu are great choices.
Here’s an example of a strong mono-geo Noelle team comp:
Noelle’s best skills are her hard-hitting normal and charged attacks, and her incredible shielding elemental skill. She can output some massive damage if built correctly while keeping her team safe and healed up at the same time.
|Normal attack: Favonius Bladework – Maid
|Normal: Performs four slashes
Charged: Consumes stamina to deal AoE damage with a powerful slash at the end
Plunging: Plunge from mid-air to deal AoE damage on impact with the ground
|Elemental skill: Breastplate
|Creates a shield that regenerates health and deals AoE geo damage. The shield can also do the following things while active:
|Elemental burst: Sweeping Time
|Deals AoE geo damage before increasing Noelle’s attack AoE, converting attack damage to geo damage, and increasing Noelle’s attack based on her defense
|While Noelle is in the party but not on the field and a character’s HP drops below 30%, she creates a shield that absorbs 400% of Noelle’s defense as damage and lasts for 20 seconds
|Nice and Clean
|Every four normal or charged attacks decrease Breastplate’s cooldown by one second
|Perfect cooking on a defense-boosting dish has a 12% chance to obtain double the product
To upgrade Noelle’s constellations, you need to receive her as a duplicate when making a wish. Here’s every bonus you receive when leveling her up.
|C1: I Got Your Back
|When both Sweeping Time and Breastplate are in effect, the healing effects of Breastplate are increased to 100%
|C2: Combat Maid
|Stamina consumption of Noelle’s charged attacks is decreased by 20%, and her charged attack damage is increased by 15%
|C3: Invulnerable Maid
|Increases the level of Breastplate by three
|C4: To Be Cleaned
|When Breastplate ends or is destroyed, it deals 400% attack as AoE geo damage
|C5: Favonius Sweeper Master
|Increases the level of Sweeping Time by three
|C6: Must Be Spotless
|When Sweeping Time is in use, Noelle’s attack is increased by an additional 50% of her defense. Every enemy defeated during this time adds one second to the duration, for up to ten seconds
To ascend Noelle fully, you need to gather over 100 valberry. The best place to farm these is around Stormbearer Mountain in Mondstadt. Here’s everything you need to acquire in order to ascend Noelle.
|One prithiva topaz sliver, three valberry, three damaged mask
|Three prithiva topaz fragment, two basalt pillar, ten valberry, 15 damaged mask
|Six prithiva topaz fragment, four basalt pillar, 20 valberry, 12 stained mask
|Three prithiva topaz chunk, eight basalt pillar, 30 valberry, 18 stained mask
|Six prithiva topaz chunk, 12 basalt pillar, 45 valberry, 12 ominous mask
|Six prithiva topaz gemstone, 20 basalt pillar, 60 valberry, 24 ominous mask
Here are all the talent level-up materials you need to ascend one of Noelle’s talents to level ten. You’ll need to farm a lot of hilichurls to collect them and fight Dvalin a fair few times.
|Six damaged mask, three teachings of resistance
|Three stained mask, two guide to resistance
|Four stained mask, four guide to resistance
|Six stained mask, six guide to resistance
|Nine stained mask, nine guide to resistance
|Four ominous mask, four philosophies of resistance, one Dvalin’s claw
|Six ominous mask, six philosophies of resistance, one Dvalin’s claw
|Nine ominous mask, 12 philosophies of resistance, two Dvalin’s claw
|12 ominous mask, 16 philosophies of resistance, two Dvalin’s claw, one crown of insight
That’s everything you need to know about Genshin Impact’s Noelle, and how to optimize her to join your squad. We’ve also got a bunch of guides other Hoyoverse games, so head over to our Honkai Star Rail tier list and Honkai Star Rail codes guides next. Or if you’re after character builds, check out our Honkai Star Rail Imbibitor Lunae, Honkai Star Rail’s Welt, and Honkai Star Rail’s Huohuo guides.