Genshin Impact’s Raiden Shogun is the electro archon of Inazuma, and just as powerful as you’d hope the holder of that title would be. A key player in one of the most powerful Spiral Abyss team comps to date, her amazing damage output, electro application, and battery capabilities makes her a valuable asset to any player’s roster. So let’s delve into the plane of euthmiya as we discuss Genshin Raiden‘s best build, weapons, artifacts, and more.
Of course, Genshin Impact’s Baal is just one of the many characters that populate Mihoyo’s open-world RPG. So, if you would like to learn more, check out our Genshin Impact Kokomi, Genhin Impact Thoma, Genshin Impact Yoimiya, and Genshin Impact Sara guides. Besides looking at individual characters, we also have a guide on the upcoming Genshin Impact update and information on the next Genshin Impact banner.
There have been a lot of questions floating around, asking who exactly Genshin Impact’s Baal is. Well, spoiler – it’s Raiden Shogun! She goes by a few different names; Baal, Raiden Shogun, the Electro Archon, and the God of Eternity. With this many names, you know she’s important.
What is the best Genshin Raiden build?
We recommend using Raiden Shogun as a secondary DPS due to her strong burst damage and support capabilities. Increasing her energy recharge will increase her Electro damage bonus, enhancing both her burst and stable energy support potential even further. She can also provide consistent electro status thanks to her skill, all of which makes her a great support for characters with powerful burst damage like Eula.
Raiden Shogun wields a polearm, and has the ability to deal some nasty damage with these weapons. Mihoyo released Engulfing Lightning alongside her and it compliments her abilities well, therefore is the best weapon for Raiden Shogun. However, if you can’t get your hands on one yet, the others are all strong substitutes in its place.
|Weapon||Effect||How to obtain|
|Engulfing Lightning||Bonus effect: increases energy recharge%
Skill: Increases attack by 28% of your energy recharge over the base 100%. You can gain a maximum bonus of 80% attack. Gain 30% energy recharge for 12 seconds after using an elemental burst
|The Catch||Bonus effect: increases energy recharge
Skill: Increases elemental burst damage by 16% and elemental burst critical rate by 6%
|Exchange at the Inazuma Fishing Association|
|Deathmatch||Bonus effect: increases crit rate%
Skill: if there are at least two enemies nearby, attack is increased by 16%. If there are any less than two enemies nearby, attack is increased by 24%.
|Primordial Jade Winged-Spear||Bonus effect: increases energy recharge
Skill: On hit, your attack is increased by 3.2% for six seconds, for a maximum of seven stacks. This effect can only occur once every 0.3 seconds. While in possession of the maximum possible stacks, damage dealt is increased by 12%
You can equip five artifacts in total. The first option below – Emblem of Severed Fate – is our recommended choice, due to it enhancing that tasty electro-damage bonus. If you don’t have access to this, combining Thundering Fury and Noblesse Oblige is a suitable alternative.
|Artifact set||Effect||Where to get|
|Emblem of Severed Fate
|Two equipped: energy recharge is boosted by 20%
Four equipped: elemental burst damage is increased by 25% of energy recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus damage can be obtained in this way
|Momiji-Dyed Court domain on Yashiori Island in Inazuma|
|Two equipped: electro damage is increased by 15%||Midsummer Courtyard domain in Starfell Valley, Starsnatch Cliff|
|Noblesse Oblige (two-piece set)||Two equipped: elemental burst damage is increased by 20%||Clear Pool and Mountain Cavern domain in Minlin, Mt. Aozang, or from the Noblesse Oblige Artifact Strongbox|
Alternate artifact set
If you haven’t been lucky enough to stumble upon the sets above, feel free to use this set.
|The Exile||Two equipped: increases energy recharge by 20%
Four equipped: using an elemental burst regenerates two energy for all party members (excluding the wearer) every two seconds for six seconds. This cannot stack
Genshin Impact Raiden stat priorities
When choosing artifacts for Raiden, you should try to prioritise the following stats.
- Attack% for the Sands of Eon
- Electro damage bonus for the Goblet of Eonothem
- Crit rate or crit damage for the circlet of logos
- Crit damage
- Crit rate
- Energy recharge
To find out more about how artifacts work, check out our Genshin Impact artifacts guide.
|Origin||Perform up to five spear strikes|
|Origin (charged)||Consumes stamina to perform an upward slash|
|Origin (plunging)||Deals AoE damage on impact with the ground|
|Transcendence: Baleful Omen||Raiden Shogun deals electro damage to nearby opponents, and grants nearby party members the Eye of Stormy Judgment
|Secret Art: Musou Shinsetsu||Raiden Shogun unleashes the Musou no Hitotachi and deals AoE electro damage, using Musou Isshin in combat for a certain duration afterwards. The damage dealt by Musou no Hitotachi and Musou Isshin’s attacks are increased based on the number of Chakra Desiderata’s resolve stacks consumed when this skill is used
Musou Isshin: While in this state, Raiden Shogun will wield her tachi in battle. Her normal, charged, and plunging attacks are infused with electro damage, which cannot be overridden. When these attacks hit opponents, Raiden Shogun will regenerate energy for all nearby party members. Energy can be restored this way once every one second, and can be triggered five times throughout this skill’s duration
While in this state, Raiden Shogun’s resistance to interruption is increased, and she’s immune to electro-charged reaction damage.
While Musou Isshin is active, Raiden Shogun’s normal, charged, and plunging attack damage will be considered elemental burst damage.
The effects of Musou Isshin are cleared when she leaves the field
Chakra Desiderata: when nearby party members (excluding Raiden Shogun herself) use their elemental bursts, Raiden Shogun builds up resolve stacks based on the energy costs of the elemental bursts performed (maximum 60 stacks). Resolve gained by Chakra Desiderata will be cleared 300 seconds after she leaves the field
|Wishes Unnumbered||When nearby party members gain elemental orbs or Particles, Chakra Desiderata gains 2 Resolve stacks. This effect can occur once every year 3s|
|Enlightened One||Each 1% above 100% energy recharge that Raiden Shogun possesses grants her 0.6% greater energy restoration from Musou Isshin and a 0.4% electro damage bonus|
|All-Preserver||Spend 50% less Mora when ascending polearms and swords|
Constellations are buffs that improve the character’s performance in battles. You can level up Raiden Shogun’s constellations when you get a duplicate of her while making a wish.
|Ominous Inscription||Chakra Desiderata will gather resolve even faster. When electro characters use their elemental bursts, the resolve gained is increased by 80%, or by 20% for characters with other elemental types|
|Steelbreaker||Secret Art: Musou Shinsetsu’s Musou no Hitotachi and Musou Isshin attacks will ignore 60% of opponents’ defence|
|Shinkage Bygones||Increases the level of Secret Art: Musou Shinsetsu by three. Maximum upgrade level is 15|
|Pledge of Propriety||When the Musou Isshin state applied by Secret Art: Musou Shinsetsu expires, all nearby allied party members gain a 30% bonus attack for ten seconds|
|Shogun’s Descent||Increases the level of Transcendence: Baleful Omen by three. Maximum upgrade level is 15|
|Wishbearer||While in the Musou Isshin state applied by Secret Art: Musou Shinsetsu, Raiden Shogun’s normal, charged, and plunging attacks will decrease the cooldown time of all nearby allied party members’ elemental burst by one second when they hit opponents. This effect can trigger once every one second, and can trigger a total of five times during the state’s duration|
If you want Raiden Shogun to live up to her full potential, you’ll need to ascend her. Here’s everything you’ll need to get her to the max level.
|20||20,000||One Vajrada Amethyst Slivers, three Amakumo Fruit, three Old Handguards|
|40||40,000||Three Vajrada Amethyst Fragments, two Storm Beads, ten Amakuno Fruit, 15 Old Handguards|
|50||60,000||Six Vajrada Amethyst Fragments, four Storm Beads, 20 Amakuno Fruit, 12 Kageuchi Handguard|
|60||80,000||Three Vajrada Amethyst Chunks, eight Storm Beads, 30 Amakumo Fruit, 12 Kageuchi Handguards|
|70||100,000||Six Vajrada Amethyst Chunks, 12 Storm Beads, 45 Amakumo Fruit, 12 Famed Handguards|
|80||120,000||Six Vajrada Amethyst Chunks, 20 Storm Beads, 60 Amakumo Fruit, 24 Famed Handguards|
That’s all we know about Raiden Shogun for now, but feel free to go and check out our Genshin Impact tier list to find out more about the current characters. Oh, and if, like us, you enjoy a freebie, take a look at our Genshin Impact codes guide.