Genshin impactVersion 2.1 “Floating World Under the Moonlight” is finally here. Baal is one of the newest characters added to the game in Update 2.1 alongside Sangonomiya Kokomi and Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn. To prepare you for the arrival of the Raiden Shogun, we are going to show you a construction of Baal which will show all the true power of the electro Archon.
Is Baal a support or a DPS?
Baal is a secondary DPS, specializing in massive damage with his Elemental Blast, Secret Art: Musou Shinsetsu, which allows him to wield his Tachi for 7 seconds after a quick strike. In this mode, all of his normal, charged, and dipping attacks are converted to deal Electro Burst damage. That said, the next build will not only focus on maxing out their set, but also increasing the availability of their Elemental Burst.
Baal Recommended Artifacts
First, we need to sort out his artifacts, which should not only increase his overall damage, but also his energy recharge. For this, we recommend using the new Emblem of Severed Fate Artifact Set, as it not only increases its energy recharge through its 2-piece effect, but also increases its burst damage by a fraction of its energy recharge thanks to its 4 piece effect, making it a perfect fit for her ensemble.
When choosing main stats for Artifacts, taking into account our own experience with the game and the many studies done by the gaming community, we recommend choosing Energy Recharge on your Sands of Eon and ATK% on your Goblet of Eonothem. The main reason being that while a lot of ATK + Elemental Damage works better, we need to ensure that Baal will be able to use his Burst often while increasing his overall damage in Burst mode.
According to studies done on the r/RaidenMains Subreddit, having ATK as the main stat of the two artifacts mentioned above actually allows it to deal more damage, but taking into account the loss of energy recharge and Due to the fact that many players won't be able to shoot for his signature weapon, we decided to focus on a build that will work extremely well with both 5-star and 4-star weapons.
It is essential that you try to achieve at least 55% crit rate and 120% crit damage on artifacts alone. You can get the Emblem of Severed Fate Artifact Set by completing the Momiji-Dyed Court Estate. You can check out our guide on how to clear the domain here.
Of all the weapons in the game, our top pick would be its star weapon, the Engulfing Lightning Polearm, as it not only increases its ATK based on its energy recharge, but also increases the latter by 30% after triggering its Elemental. Burst. If you plan to use this weapon, we recommend going with an ATK + ATK / ATK + Electro artifact composition.
Our second pick is the Skyward Spine, available as one of the 5-star weapons found in the game's normal banner, as it not only increases its energy recharge through its sub-stat, but also increases its crit rate and its ATK speed.
Out of all the 4-star weapons in the game, our top pick would be the next The Catch, as it will not only offer a boost to energy recharge, but also a huge boost to the CRIT rate and overall damage of its elemental burst. This makes it a perfect fit for Baal since all attacks are considered burst damage in his burst mode.
What talents to focus on
Since the Raiden Shogun is a high elemental damage focused character when in burst mode, you should prioritize his normal/charged attacks and elemental burst.
Considering that Baal is a character focused on massive damage at fixed intervals, it is essential to choose teammates who can allow him to generate enough energy to trigger his Burst as soon as possible. For this, we recommend the use of Fischl, which can inflict constant electrical damage.
It is also advisable to use Bennett as a team healer as he can generate a lot of energy quickly, as well as increase overall DPS and sub-DPS damage with his Elemental Burst. The fact that both characters can also use their bursts often works like a charm with Baal's Chakra Desiderata ability.
If you want, you can also put an Anemo Support such as Kazuha or Sucrose on the team to increase the Electro Shogun's damage with Elemental Reactions. Since the team will generate a lot of energy, using Xiao as your primary DPS can work really well as you can switch between elemental bursts from him and Baal to deal massive damage. Keqing is also a good choice as she will help Baal by generating a lot of energy and is able to use her Elemental Burst often.
Genshin impact is currently available for PC, through the official miHoYo launcher and on the Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and mobile devices – Android and iOS.
– This article was last updated on August 31, 2022