For the Genshin Impact players who have been lucky enough to pull her, Baal is one of the newest characters needing a good build. After a long wait, the game’s third Archon, the Raiden Shogun, has finally been released to the public. As the ruler of Inazuma, Baal’s character and abilities are unlike any other in the game.
The Raiden Shogun (or Baal) is an Electro polearm user. Players had the chance to fight her during the first part of the Inazuma Archon quest. For players looking to build her, here are the weapons, artifacts, talents, and team compositions that work best for her.
Baal’s kit allows her to function best as a burst support or sub-DPS unit who restores energy for the team while dealing damage. Baal has a very unique role within the team; however, she excels at this role when built correctly.
How to Build the Raiden Shogun in Genshin Impact
Here are all of Baal’s abilities in Genshin Impact and how they work:
Normal Attack: OriginBaal performs up to 5 consecutive spear strikes. When charged, she performs an upward slash.
Elemental Skill: Transcendence: Baleful OmenBaal unveils a shard of her Euthymia, dealing Electro DMG to nearby opponents and granting nearby party members the Eye of Stormy Judgement. This deals an additional AoE Electro DMG attack along with the normal attacks of the party member, and grants the party increased Elemental Burst DMG based on the Energy Cost of their burst.
Elemental Burst: Secret Art: Musou ShinsetsuBaal unleashes her sword, the Musou no Hitotachi, and deals AoE Electro DMG. All of Baal’s attacks are fused with Electro during this state, and she will regenerate Energy for all nearby party members. Baal also gains immunity to Electro-Charged reaction DMG.
As a support unit, Baal’s most useful ability is her Elemental Skill, as it grants increased Elemental Burst damage to her party members. Thus, players should focus on leveling her Elemental Skill first, followed by her Burst.
In terms of artifacts, players are going to want to run a 4-Piece Emblem of Severed Fate set on her. This set increases Energy Recharge by 20% and increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge for a maximum of a 75% DMG bonus. This set works great on Baal, as players are going to want to build her with a decent amount of Energy Recharge to get her Burst back fast. The majority of Baal’s damage dealing is done with her Elemental Burst, so the Burst DMG bonus also works perfectly with her kit.
For her specific artifact stats, players are going to want to focus on Crit Rate, Crit DMG, Energy Recharge, and ATK% on every artifact. One of Baal’s passive talents scales her Electro DMG with her Energy Recharge, making Energy Recharge extremely important for her.
For her main stats, an Energy Recharge Hourglass, and Crit Rate/Crit DMG Hat (depending on which stat she needs more) work best. Players can also use an ATK% Hourglass for an additional damage boost. Players can also use an ATK% or Electro DMG cup. Players can choose which to use based on which Cup they have with better sub-stats.
For her weapon, the Raiden Shogun’s best-in-slot weapon is the 5-Star polearm Engulfing Lightning. This weapon has an Energy Recharge main stat and allows ATK to scale even more with all Energy Recharge over the base 100%. It also allows players to gain a 30% Energy Recharge boost after using an Elemental Burst. For players who don’t have this weapon, other polearms with an Energy Recharge main or sub-stat, like the Favonius Lance or The Catch, work well.
Team composition is extremely important for Baal in Genshin Impact. Baal serves a very unique role within a team, and players are going to want to pair her with characters who have high energy-cost skills. Many consider Eula to be the character that synergizes best with Baal. However, other characters with high energy costs, like Xingqiu and Beidou, also work well as damage dealers on her team.