Genshin Impact is an adventure RPG released by miHoyo in 2020. In a short period, the game has become one of the most successful adventures RPG titles ever to have been released. Gorou, the furry canine featured boy hailing from Inazuma is the general of the Watatsumi army. The resistance force formed by Sangonomiya Kokomi Inazuman opposes the vision hunt decree imposed by the Raiden Shogun, Baal. Don’t go by his innocent face, Gorou is a capable warrior. In this guide, we will tell you everything about Gorou in Genshin Impact, discussing his talents, passive skills, best weapons, and artifacts along with the required ascension materials.
Gorou: Playstyle and skillset of the character
The character of Gorou is a 4 star Geo bow-wielding character who commands high respect from residents of Watatsumi.
|NAME / DESCRIPTION||TYPE|
|Ripping Fang Fletching||Normal Attack|
|Perform up to 4 consecutive shots with a bow.|
|Ripping Fang Fletching||Charged Attack|
|Perform a more precise Aimed Shot with increased DMG. While aiming, stone crystals will accumulate on the arrowhead. A fully charged crystalline arrow will deal with Geo DMG.|
|Ripping Fang Fletching||Plunging Attack|
|Fires off a shower of arrows in mid-air before falling and striking the ground, dealing AoE DMG upon impact.|
|Inuzaka All-Round Defense||Elemental Skill|
|Deals AoE Geo DMG and sets up a General’s War Banner. General’s War Banner Provides up to 3 buffs to active characters within the skill’s AoE based on the number of Geo characters in the party at the time of casting: 1 Geo character: Adds “Standing Firm” – DEF Bonus. 2 Geo characters: Adds “Impregnable” – Increased resistance to interruption. 3 Geo characters: Adds “Crunch” – Geo DMG Bonus. Gorou can deploy only 1 General’s War Banner on the field at any one time. Characters can only benefit from 1 General’s War Banner at a time. When a party member leaves the field, the active buff will last for 2s. Hold Adjust the location of the skill.|
|Juuga: Forward Unto Victory||Elemental Burst|
|Displaying his valor as a general, Gorou deals with Aoe Geo DMG and creates a field known as General’s Glory to embolden his comrades. General’s Glory This field has the following properties: Like the General’s War Banner created by Inazuka All-Round Defense, provides buffs to active characters within the skill’s AoE based on the number of Geo characters in the party. Also moves together with your active character. Generates 1 Crystal Collapse every 1.5s that deals AoE Geo DMG to 1 opponent within the skill’s AoE. Pulls 1 elemental shard in the skill’s AoE to your active character’s position every 1.5s (elemental shards are created by Crystallize reactions).
If a General’s War banner created by Gorou currently exists on the field when his ability is used, it will be destroyed. In addition, for the duration of General’s Glory, Gorou’s Elemental Skill “Inazuka All-Round Defense” will not create the General’s, War Banner. If Gorou falls, the effects of General’s Glory will be cleared.
- 1st Ascension Passive : After using Juuga: Forward Unto Victory, all nearby party members’ DEF is increased by 25% for 12s.
- 4th Ascension Passive : Gorou receives the following DMG Bonuses to his attacks based on his DEF:
- Inuzaka All-Round Defense: Skill DMG increased by 156% of DEF
- Juuga: Forward Unto Victory: Skill DMG and Crystal Collapse DMG increased by 15.6% of DEF
- Utility Passive : Displays the location of nearby resources unique to Inazuma on the mini-map.
|1||Rushing Hound: Swift as the Wind||When characters (other than Gorou) within the AoE of Gorou’s General’s War Banner or General’s Glory deal Geo DMG to opponents, the CD of Gorou’s Inuzaka All-Round Defense is decreased by 2s. This effect can occur once every 10s.|
|2||Sitting Hound: Steady as a Clock||While General’s Glory is in effect, its duration is extended by 1s when a nearby active character obtains an Elemental Shard from a Crystallize reaction. This effect can occur once every 0.1s. Max extension is 3s.|
|3||Mauling Hound: Fierce as Fire||Increases the Level of Inuzaka All-Round Defense by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.|
|4||Lapping Hound: Warm as Water||When General’s Glory is in the “Impregnable” or “Crunch” states, it will also heal active characters within its AoE by 50% of Gorou’s own DEF every 1.5s.|
|5||Frostbiting Embrace||Increases the Level of Juuga: Forward Unto Victory by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.|
|6||Valiant Hound: Mountainous Fealty||For 12s after using Inuzaka All-Round Defense or Juuga: Forward Unto Victory, increases the CRIT DMG of all nearby party members’ Geo DMG based on the buff level of the skill’s field at the time of use: “Standing Firm”: +10% “Impregnable”: +20% “Crunch”: +40% This effect cannot stack and will take reference from the last instance of the effect that is triggered.|
For Gorou the most important constellation that increases the whole team’s damage potential is C6. The constellation is not necessary to make him top-tier support but upon unlocking it players will have access to higher damage numbers. C4 allows Gorou to heal and in geo team with shields, even a small amount of healing ability means players don’t need to put in a healer in their team and can rather focus on more support/ damage augmenting characters.
Victorious Legend is Gorou’s special dish. The side dishes have been piled high to form a slight moving as Gorou’s own motivations. As you finish the noodles and soup all in one go and pat your stomach in satisfaction, you look up and see Gorou smiling radiantly as his tail wags from side to side (the latter probably unbeknownst to him!)
Artifacts sets for Gorou in Genshin Impact
- 4 pc Archaic Petra: Gorou gains Geo damage bonus while also providing Geo damage bonus to all party members.
- 4 pc Exile : Gorou Lack energy recharge and this set helps him overcome his deficiencies while also as a battery for his teammates on using his burst. Since Gorou’s own stats are not transferred using a 4 star artifact set is not a problem.
- 2 pc Husk of Opulent Dreams + 2 pc Emblem of Severed Fate: To overcome his energy woes Gorou can use Emblem while Husk of Opulent Dream gives him DEF increase for increased damage. DEF increase also comes for increasing healing at constellation 4.
- 4 pc Noblesse Oblige: The staple artifact for support characters, this set is only recommended for Gorou when he has sufficient energy recharge to constantly use his burst since he has a costly burst.
|Artifact||Main stat||Sub Stat|
|Flower||HP||Crit Rate > Energy Recharge > DEF > Crit Damage|
|Plume||ATK||Crit Rate > Energy Recharge > DEF > Crit Damage|
|Sands||Energy Recharge||Crit Rate > Energy Recharge > DEF > Crit Damage|
|Goblet||Geo Damage Bonus||Crit Rate > Energy Recharge > DEF > Crit Damage|
|Circlet||Crit Rate||Crit Rate > Energy Recharge > DEF > Crit Damage|
Elemental Skill > Elemental Burst > Normal Attack
Best Builds for Gorou
Gorou is an out-and-out Support character as his kit revolves around his off-field capabilities. He pairs well with other geo characters as he provides them passive support. His normal attack scaling is very low making it extremely hard to use him as the main DPS. Using him in Geo teams also makes him a solid pick for acting as a battery for the main and sub DPS characters.
Materials required for ascension of Gorou
In this Genshin Impact Gorou Guide, we will look at the materials required for the Ascension of Kokomi from level 1 to level 90.
|1x||Prithiva Topaz Sliver|
|9x||Prithiva Topaz Fragment|
|9x||Prithiva Topaz Chunk|
|6x||Prithiva Topaz Gemstone|
|Experience||414 Hero’s wit, 13 Adventurer’s XP, 22 Wanderers advice|
Talent Upgrade Materials for Gorou
The following materials are required to level up 1 talent up to level 10.
|3x||Teachings of Light|
|21x||Guide to Light|
|38x||Philosophies of Light|
|1x||Crown of Insight|
Best weapons for Gorou in Genshin Impact
Gorou is an energy-hungry character as his burst costs 80 energy, additionally, his energy woes are amplified by his inability to generate sufficient particles as generates a meager 2 energy orbs. Therefore it becomes extremely important to equip a weapon with energy recharge secondary stat.
Among five stars Elegy for the End is the best option providing energy recharge and elemental mastery. No other 5-star weapon currently is currently viable on Gorou.
Gorou has more options in the four-star armory namely Favonius Warbow and Sacrificial Bow. Favonius Warbow is a better option than Sacrificial since it has a higher energy recharge stat and the passive is also more useful for Gorou. The passive generates 6 energy orbs on crit attacks while the Sacrificial bow resets the cooldown of elemental skill but Gorou has a 100% uptime for his skill making the passive less valuable in comparison.
Best Team Comps
As an off-field Support whose buffs increase DEF and Geo Damage, Gorou is best utilized in Geo teams. Having two or more Geo characters will also grant Geo resonance which buffs shield strength, decreases enemies Geo resistance, and increases dmg. He synergizes exceptionally well with Itto, Albedo, and Noelle. He can be paired with Zhongli and Ningguang though they have Geo main character as a better option. Another way to create teams consisting of Gorou is to have two geo characters and two characters who can do reactions or have off-field support characteristics.