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The best Genshin Impact Rosaria guide and build

Genshin Impact's Rosaria is a frosty, mysterious lady, and a flexible teammate. Here's how to build her in our comprehensive build guide.

Genshin Impact Rosaria's birthday art

Genshin Impact’s Rosaria is a sister of the Church of Favonius – though she may not look it – in Mondstadt and a four-star cryo polearm wielder. Her elemental burst gives her the power to deal a mighty slash, doling out huge cryo damage and summoning a deadly ice lance that deals continuous cryo damage to any nearby – and incredibly unlucky – enemies.

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Here’s everything in our Genshin Impact Rosaria build guide:

What’s the best Genshin Impact Rosaria build?

Best weapon Staff of Homa
Weapon substitutes Wavebreaker’s Fin, Crescent Pike
Best artifact set Blizzard Strayer
Main stats -Sands – Energy recharge
-Goblet – Cryo damage bonus
-Circlet – Crit rate/damage
Sub stats Attack, crit rate, crit damage

Rosaria is a four-star cryo polearm wielder who applies consistent off-field cryo damage, has a short skill cooldown, and boasts great team flexibility. Her kit offers a very rare crit buff, regenerates a decent amount of particles, and both her skill and burst synergize well with melt team comps.

Unfortunately, Rosaria does face some stiff competition when it comes to other cryo units. Her burst is also quite restrictive in its field of impact, as the AoE is fairly small. Rosaria is an affordable, versatile, and powerful unit and you shouldn’t overlook her – she is capable of filling many roles, and with our help, you should have no regrets about investing in this icy beauty.

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How do I use Rosaria?

The best part of Rosaria’s kit is her crit-boosting passive, which comes into play when her elemental burst is active. Note that this passive unlocks at ascension four.

As soon as it’s ready, activate her elemental burst and swap to your main DPS so they can deal a bit more damage – this is especially useful in combat events and the Spiral Abyss.

What are the best weapons for Rosaria?

Like many characters, Rosaria’s best weapon depends heavily on how you intend to use her. In a melt team, the five-star Staff of Homa is the best option for Rosaria, as it still maintains the second-best slot in freeze teams due to its amazing offensive capabilities. However, it’s a highly contested weapon and may be better on another character given its status.

Wavebreaker’s Fin at R5 is the best option for freeze and the second best option for melt. Even when you aren’t using its passive, it still offers a higher attack boost than all other options. Even at lower refinement ranks, it is still your best option if you don’t have a spare Staff of Homa at hand (and, honestly, who does?).

Weapon Effect How to obtain
Staff of Homa (five-star) Bonus effect: Crit damage
Skill: Increases HP by 20%. Rosaria receives an attack bonus based on 0.8% of her max HP. When HP drops below 50%, the attack bonus increases by an additional 1% of Rosaria’s max HP
Weapon banner (alongside Hu Tao)
Primordial Jade Winged-Spear (five-star) Bonus effect: Crit rate
Hits increase Rosaria’s attack by 3.2% for six seconds. Max seven stacks. This can only occur every 0.3 seconds. While in possession of seven stacks, damage increases by a further 12%.
Weapon banner (alongside Xiao)
Wavebreaker’s Fin (four-star) Bonus effect: Attack
Skill: Increases elemental bust damage by 0.12% for every point of the entire party’s combined maximum energy capacity. You can achieve a total of 40% elemental burst damage in this way
All banners
Crescent Pike (four-star) Bonus effect: Physical damage
Skill: After you pick up an elemental particle, normal and charged attacks deal an extra 20% damage for five seconds
Forged via blacksmith

What are the best artifacts for Rosaria?

Generally, a full four-piece set of Blizzard Strayer is the best set for most team comps, with Noblesse Oblige coming close behind. However, if you’re looking for a unique reverse melt build, you can go with Lavawalker instead. The Emblem of Severed Fate artifact set would also work wonders for Rosaria in elemental damage-focused builds.

Artifact set Effect How to obtain
Blizzard Strayer Two equipped: Cryo damage bonus
Four equipped: Increases crit rate by 20% when attacking an enemy affected by cryo. If the enemy freezes, it increases crit rate by an additional 20%
Peak of Vindagnyr domain
Noblesse Oblige Two equipped: Elemental burst damage increase
Four equipped: Elemental bursts increase all party members’ attack by 20% for 12 seconds
Clear Pool and Mountain Cavern domain
Emblem of Severed Fate Two equipped: Energy recharge
Four equipped: Increases elemental burst damage by 25% of Rosaria’s energy recharge. The maximum addition is 75% bonus damage
Momiji Dyed Court domain
Pale Flame Two equipped: Increase physical damage
Four equipped: When an elemental skill hits opponents, Rosaria’s attack increases by 9% for seven seconds. This can stack two times and can trigger every 0.3 seconds. If two stacks are reached, the two-piece effect increases by 100%.
Ridge Watch domain

Artifact stat recommendations

When picking artifacts for Rosaria, pay attention to the stats. The best stats to aim for are attack, crit rate, and crit damage, with a cryo damage bonus if you have one.

Main stats:

  • Sands: Attack
  • Goblet: Cryo damage bonus
  • Circlet: Crit rate, crit damage (try to maintain a 1:2 ratio overall)


  • Crit rate/crit damage
  • Elemental mastery
  • Attack %
  • Energy recharge

Genshin Impact's Rosaria in a church, looking at a dagger in her hand

What are the best Rosaria team comps?

Rosaria can be a fantastic physical DPS if you want her to be (in which case, we recommend the first team), or she can assist with melt, freeze, permafreeze, reverse melt – you name it. If it involves cryo, Rosaria can do it!

First character slot Second character slot Third character slot Fourth character slot
Rosaria Yun Jin Raiden Diona
Rosaria Hu Tao Xingqiu Zhongli
Rosaria Eula Raiden Zhongli
Rosaria Bennett Chongyun Kazuha
Rosaria Ayaka Kokomi Kazuha

What are Rosaria’s abilities?

Here are all of Rosaria’s skills, and what they can do for you in battle.

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Normal attack: Spear of the Church Normal: Performs up to five strikes
Charged: Consumes stamina to lunge forward and deal damage along the way
Plunging: Plunges from mid-air, dealing AoE damage on impact with the ground
Elemental skill: Ravaging Confession Rosaria appears behind an enemy before piercing and slashing them with her polearm, dealing cryo damage
Elemental burst: Rites of Termination Rosaria summons an ice lance that deals AoE cryo damage after swinging her polearm. The lance also gradually deals more AoE cryo damage over time

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
Regina Probationum (unlocked at ascension one) Increases crit rate by 12% for five seconds when Rosaria attacks enemies from behind using Ravaging Confession.
Shadow Samaritan (unlocked at ascension four) Increases nearby party members’ crit rate by 15% of Rosaria’s crit rate for ten seconds after Rites of Termination applies
Night Walk (unlocked automatically) Increases movement speed by 10% between 18:00 – 06:00

What are Rosaria’s constellations?

Here’s every bonus you receive when leveling up Rosaria’s constellations.

Constellation Effect
C1: Unholy Revelation Increases Rosaria’s attack speed and damage by 10% for four seconds when she deals a critical hit
C2: Land Without Promise Increases the duration of the ice lance by four seconds
C3: The Wages of Sin Increases the level of Ravaging Confession by three
C4: Painful Grace Five energy regenerates if you land a critical hit using Ravaging Confession
C5: Last Rites Increases the level of Rites of Termination by three
C6: Divine Retribution Rites of Termination decrease enemies’ physical resistance by 20% for ten seconds

Genshin Impact Rosaria on the ice holding a spear

What are Rosaria’s ascension materials?

Rosaria requires a few items in order to get ascended all the way to 80 and above.

Required level Mora Materials
20 20,000 One shivada jade sliver, three valberries, three recruit’s insignia
40 40,000 Three shivada jade fragments, two hoarfrost cores, ten valberries, 15 recruit’s insignia
50 60,000 Six shivada jade fragments, four hoarfrost cores, 20 valberries, 12 sergeant’s insignia
60 80,000 Three shivada jade chunks, eight hoarfrost cores, 30 valberries, 18 sergeant’s insignia
70 100,000 Six shivada jade chunks, 12 hoarfrost cores, 45 valberries, 12 lieutenant’s insignia
80 120,000 Six shivada jade gemstones, 20 hoarfrost cores, 60 valberries, 24 lieutenant’s insignia

Here’s where to get all of Rosaria’s ascension materials:

  • Shivada jade – obtain from normal and weekly bosses – especially the cryo hypostasis and Andrius – or craft via alchemy
  • Valberries – gather from around Mondstadt, specifically in the Stormbearer Mountains, or grow them in your teapot
  • Recruit, sergeant, and lieutenant insignia – obtain from Fatui enemies all across Teyvat
  • Hoarfrost cores – drops from the cryo regisvine boss in Mondstadt

What are Rosaria’s talent materials?

Rosaria’s talents need even more insignia drops, along with the Ballad family of talent books. The Shadow of the Warrior item is a drop from the Tartaglia weekly boss fight.

Talent level Mora Materials
Two 12,500 Six recruit’s insignia, three teachings of ballad
Three 17,500 Three sergeant’s insignia, two guides to ballad
Four 25,000 Four sergeant’s insignia, four guides to ballad
Five 30,000 Six sergeant’s insignia, six guides to ballad
Six 37,500 Nine sergeant’s insignia, nine guides to ballad
Seven 120,000 Four lieutenant’s insignia, four philosophies of ballad, one shadow of the warrior
Eight 260,000 Six lieutenant’s insignia, six philosophies of ballad, one shadow of the warrior
Nine 450,000 Nine lieutenant’s insignia, 12 philosophies of ballad, two shadows of the warrior
Ten 700,000 12 lieutenant’s insignia, 16 philosophies of ballad, two shadows of the warrior, one crown of insight

Here’s how to get all of Rosaria’s talent materials:

  • Ballad talent books – obtain from the Forsaken Rift domain in Mondstadt on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sundays
  • Recruit, sergeant, and lieutenant insignia – obtain from Fatui enemies all across Teyvat
  • Shadow of the warrior – drops from Tartaglia’s weekly boss fight in the Golden House, Liyue

Talent priorities:

  • Elemental burst > elemental skill > normal attack

That’s everything we know about Rosaria. If you’re on the hunt for more adventures to embark on, check out our list of the best games like Genshin Impact. Speaking of, here’s our Honkai Star Rail tier list and what we know about any Honkai Star Rail codes.