Genshin Impact: Thoma's Best Character Builds Explained

Thoma was initially introduced within the Inazuma story as a non-playable character, but after Genshin Impact\’s Version 2.2 update, players will have the opportunity to pull for him in the game\’s Wish system. Thoma is a promotional character along with Diona, Sayu, and the 5-star Hu Tao in the limited Fragrance in Thaw Banner. For gamers lucky enough to pull Thoma, there are several optimal character build options, but here are the best weapons and Artifacts for the \”Fixer\” of Inazuma.

Thoma is a 4-star Pyro character in Genshin Impact, who uses a polearm in battle. The main focus for Thoma is to use his Blazing Barriers created from his Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst to provide protection for allies, which makes him a strong defensive support character in the game. If players are looking for an effective shield supporter who can also offer continuous Pyro-infused attacks for the party, then Thoma may be a good option.

Thoma\’s Elemental Burst creates small waves of fire known as Fiery Collapse, which deals AOE Pyro damage to enemies whenever the active party member uses a Normal Attack. As a continuous ability, Thoma\’s Talent can easily infuse Pryo status on targets allowing allies to trigger Genshin Impact\’s Elemental Reactions like Overload, Vaporize, or Melt. Thoma\’s Blazing Barrier has a stacking effect allowing the shield to absorb more damage. Gamers will want to increase Thoma\’s Max HP in order to strengthen the barrier he creates because the durability of the shield scales with his overall health. Players will need to equip the right weapons and Artifacts in order to use Thoma\’s supportive abilities to the fullest potential.

Genshin Impact: Thoma\’s Best Weapons Explained

The best types of polearms for Thoma are weapons that offer Energy Recharge or HP stats for the user. The 5-star Engulfing Lightning is a powerful polearm that increases ATK by 608 and offers up to 55.1% Energy Recharge as the secondary stat. At Refinement level 1, this weapon in Genshin Impact will further boost ATK by an additional 28% of the character\’s Energy Recharge level that is over the base of 100. The Engulfing Lightning will also grant the user 30% extra Energy Recharge for 12 seconds after using an Elemental Burst. This will allow Thoma to effectively use his Elemental Burst more frequently in battle.

Unfortunately, the Engulfing Lightning was a limited-time polearm and cannot be obtained until it is featured again in a promotional Banner. For players who did not acquire the weapon, the Skyward Spine is a great alternative. The spear increases the user\’s ATK by 674 and further boosts Energy Recharge by 36.8%. There are several powerful 4-star polearms gamers can use because obtaining 5-star weapons in Genshin Imapct\’s Banners can be difficult.

The Favonius Lance in Genshin Impact can increase Thoma\’s ATK by 565 and further boost Energy Recharge up to 30.6%. Players will need to increase Thoma\’s CRIT Rate stats in order to take advantage of the spear\’s additional effect, which has a chance to regenerate 6 energy when the character deals critical damage from attacks. The Catch is a free-to-play 4-star polearm that increases Energy Recharge up to 45.9% and is an excellent weapon for players more focused on improving Thoma\’s Elemental Burst damage. The 3-star Black Tassel polearm will increase Thoma\’s HP stats by 46.9% and is perfect for players struggling to raise Thoma\’s overall health.

Genshin Impact: Thoma\’s Best Artifacts Explained

The best type of Artifacts for Thoma is the 4-piece Noblesse Oblige set, which can be crafted in Genshin Impact\’s Strongbox. By having two pieces equipped, Thoma\’s Elemental Burst damage increases by 20%, and by equipping four pieces of the Noblesse Artifacts, it will increase all party members\’ ATK by 20% for 12 seconds whenever Thoma uses his Elemental Burst. Thoma is a character that relies on using the Elemental Burst often in battle making the Noblesse Oblige set the perfect Artifacts that increase both individual damage and team support.

Thoma will also benefit from combining new Artifacts like the Emblem of Severed Fate and the Tenacity of the Millelith. Having two pieces of the Severed Fate equipped will increase Thoma\’s Energy Recharge by 20%, while the 2-piece Millelith Artifact will boost HP stats by 20% as well. The rise in health will strengthen Thoma\’s Blazing Barrier allowing the shield to take more damage before breaking. Players can also combine 3-star or lower equipment if necessary because Farming Artifacts in Genshin Impact can be a long process.

The Adventurer Artifact will increase Thoma\’s Max HP by 1,000 and can be used with the Tenacity of the Millelith. If players are struggling with raising Thoma\’s Energy Recharge, both the Exile and the Scholar sets will boost the recharge stat by 20%. Combining the two Artifacts or matching a set with the Emblem of Severed Fate will give an extra 40% Energy Recharge for Thoma. Despite being a supporting character, if gamers wish to use Thoma as a damage dealer then the 4-piece Crimson Witch of Flames will help with Pyro damage. Alternatively, a physical build using the 2-piece Bloodstained Chivalry and the 2-piece Pale Flame will increase Thoma\’s DPS.

Genshin Impact: The Best Character Stats For Thoma

When comparing Thoma to other Pyro characters in Genshin Impact, he isn\’t as strong in dealing high damage to enemies. Players will need to balance Thoma\’s overall stats in order to use him effectively in combat. Having too much HP and not enough Energy Recharge will hurt Thoma\’s Elemental Burst uptime, preventing him from using the Talent frequently, but having too little HP can lead to his shield breaking easily. Another issue players will need to consider is Thoma\’s potentially low damage output.

When prioritizing HP and Energy Recharge, other offensive stats like ATK%, CRIT rate, and CRIT damage will suffer. But despite the lower damage, it is best to focus on Thoma\’s supportive abilities. Players in Genshin Impact should prioritize either HP% or Energy Recharge for Thoma\’s weapon. If necessary, equip an Energy Recharge main stat for the Sands Artifact while the Goblet and Circlet slots should be HP%.

Genshin Impact\’s Version 2.3 update will most likely start on November 24, 2021. If players wish to pull for Thoma, it\’ll have to be done before his Banner ends. For gamers who successfully pulled him, with the right build and equipment, Thoma can be a powerful supporter for teams.

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