Genshin Impact Raiden Shogun build, artifacts, and skills

Everything we know about Genshin Impact’s Raiden Shogun

Genshin Impact's Raiden Shogun wielding a sword

Genshin Impact’s Raiden Shogun is a fierce new lady in the Genshin ranks, serving up powerful electro attacks and plenty of utility. Also known as Baal and the God of Eternity, she is the suppressive ruler of Inazuma who is revered by her people. She is set to be a top tier DPS with plenty of support potential, as long as you know how to use her.

That’s where we come in. With our Genshin Impact Raiden Shogun guide, we will teach you everything you know to master the God of Eternity, including the best build, weapons, and artifacts to choose for her, along with an in-depth look at her skills.

Of course, Raiden Shogun is just one of the many characters that populate Mihoyo’s open-world RPG. So, if you would like to learn more about these other heroes, check out our Genshin Impact Kokomi, Genhin Impact Thomo, 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.

Who is Genshin Impact’s Baal?

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, she must be pretty important.

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What is the best Genshin Impact’s Raiden Shogun 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.

Which is the best weapon for Genshin Impact’s Raiden Shogun?

Raiden Shogun wields a polearm, and has the ability to deal some nasty damage with these weapons. Engulfing Lightning was released alongside her and 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
Engulfing Lightning Attack is increased 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.
Skyward Spine Increases crit rate by 8% and increases normal attack speed by 12%. Additionally, normal and charged attack hits on opponents have a 50% chance to trigger a vacuum blade that deals 40% of attack as damage in a small AoE. This effect can occur no more than once every 2 seconds.
The Catch Increases elemental burst damage by 16% and elemental burst crit rate by 6%
Primordial Jade Winged-Spear On hit, your attack is increased by 3.2% for 6 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%.
Favonius Lance Critical hits have a 60% chance to generate a small number of elemental particles, which will regenerate six energy Raiden Shogun. This can only occur once every 12 seconds.

Which are the best artifacts for Raiden Shogun?

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
Emblem of Severed Fate
(four-piece set)
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
Thundering Fury
(two-piece set)
Two equipped: electro damage is increased by 15%
Noblesse Oblige (two-piece set) Two equipped: elemental burst damage is increased by 20%

Raiden Shogun with a sword

What are Raiden Shogun’s skills?

Active skills:

Skill Effect
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
  • When a character with Eye of Stormy Judgment deals damage to opponents, the Eye will unleash a coordinated attack, this deals AoE electro damage to the opponent’s position. The Eye can initiate one coordinated attack every 0.9 seconds. Coordinated attacks generated by characters not controlled by you deal 20% of the normal damage
  • Characters with the Eye of Stormy Judgment buff will have their elemental burst damage increased based on the energy cost of the burst during the Eye’s duration
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

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
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

What are Raiden Shogun’s Constellations?

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.

Constellation Effect
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

Raiden Shogun looking toward the camera

What does it cost to ascend Raiden Shogun?

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.

Required level Moira Materials
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.

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