Genshin Impact: How To Set Up Supports For a One-Hit Boss Kill

Among the story-rich content in Genshin Impact, players are able to battle open-world Bosses such as the Wolf-King of the North, Cryo Regisvine, and Pyro Hypostasis. These Bosses offer Adventurer EXP, Mora, Artifacts, and other Character Ascension materials. Many players utilize the character-swapping feature to stack effects from the entire team in order to land a single, critical Elemental Burst hit from their main DPS character.

As shown in a variety of player showcases, these quick swaps and combinations may look tricky at first glance. However, players can easily replicate the damage once they understand the mechanics of how each character supports the team. With the help of properly built support characters and optimal stacking of their skills, players can maximize their DPS characters to their highest potential. This same method can be used to challenge Genshin Impact’s Spiral Abyss, as there are floors with Boss opponents as well as additional buffs for each chamber.

Each one-hit team can look different depending on the main DPS and support availability. Players should factor in: Elemental Resonance, support builds, Elemental Mastery and ATK buffs, and a character that is able to inflict the opposite Element of the main DPS onto the Boss opponent. Since Genshin Impact’s Elemental Reactions multiply damage by large amounts, this will be one of the main contributors to a character’s Burst damage.

Genshin Impact: Bennett & Sucrose Support for Solo Boss Runs

Each Genshin Impact character has unique skills, and some are able to stack with others. As some skills lose activity after a number of seconds, players will need to use specific skills in a certain order for them to stack properly. Because of their low investment and high contribution, the most popular support characters for Boss battles include 4-Star Anemo Catalyst-user Sucrose and 4-Star Pyro Sword-user Bennett.

Sucrose makes for a great support character because of her Elemental Mastery bonus in Genshin Impact. Due to her Passive Talents, she is able to increase other party members’ Elemental Mastery (EM) based on 20% of her own EM when her Elemental Skill hits an opponent. Upon triggering a Swirl effect, the characters in the party with the matching element Swirled will receive an additional 50 EM for 8 seconds. Sucrose should be equipped with a 4-piece set of Viridescent Venerer (with EM for all main stats) and the Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers weapon, allowing a 48% ATK bonus at Refinement 5 for the next character taking the field.

Following Bennett’s best build in Genshin Impact, players will be able to take advantage of his exceptional ATK bonus buff that comes with his Elemental Burst, Fantastic Voyage. If equipped with a 4-piece set of Noblesse Oblige, he will be able to provide an additional ATK bonus of 20% for the entire team. Bennett acts as a second buff source of overall DMG as well as a Pyro applicator if needed. Together with Sucrose, they can aid a DPS character’s Burst damage tremendously.

Genshin Impact: How to Support a DPS Character’s Max Burst Damage

When choosing Boss opponents to battle, it is best to pick one with an Element that is opposite of the player’s main DPS. For example, Tartaglia works well against Genshin Impact’s Pyro Hypostasis as Hydro character. In this specific situation, the team can consist of Tartaglia, Sucrose, Bennett, and Barbara – for Hydro resonance as well as the 15% Hydro DMG Bonus that comes from her C2. If players do not have C2 Barbara, another Hydro character such as Xingqiu works well in her place.

As with most Genshin Impact Bosses, the first step is to remove the shield with the secondary Hydro character, ensuring that the Boss is inflicted with Hydro and  – if using Barbara – that Barbara’s Elemental Skill is active. Once the shield is removed and the Boss enters its vulnerable state, players will need to Swirl the Hydro element with Sucrose’s Elemental Skill – which reduces its Hydro resistance in addition to the EM – and then quickly swap to Tartaglia to give him the Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers ATK buff. Players need to switch again to use Bennett’s Elemental Burst and reapply the Boss’ Pyro status, and then end on Tartaglia’s powerful Elemental Burst in Melee mode. Players need to be sure to switch to Tartaglia’s Melee mode away from the Boss as to not remove its Pyro status prematurely.

Given that all of the switches need to happen as fast as possible, it may take a few tries to get the timing right. The success also depends on the DPS character’s CRIT Rate, since they need to successfully carry out a CRIT hit. Food buffs such as Genshin Impact’s “Adeptus’ Temptation” works well because it offers 8-12% CRIT Rate bonus. Another option is the dish “Pile ‘Em Up,” which offers a 10-20% CRIT Rate bonus. With continued practice, players will be able to set up their DPS characters without hesitation, ensuring a successful and powerful Elemental Burst hitting at max potential.

Genshin Impact: Powerful Team Compositions For Open-World Bosses

When fighting Andrius, the Wolf-King of the North, an example team composition that players can use includes: Pyro Polearm-user Hu Tao, Sucrose, Bennett, and a Cryo character such as Chongyun. The first step is to inflict Pyro with Bennett’s Elemental Burst, followed by a Swirl of Sucrose’s Elemental Skill. After a quick switch to Hu Tao for Sucrose’s weapon buff, Chongyun can apply Cryo to the Wolf, and players can quickly finish off with Hu Tao’s Elemental Skill, then Burst. This particular setup may be trickier than others since Andrius has an arsenal of defensive maneuvers, but they can be avoided with proper dodging.

For players interested in preparing for Shenhe’s Ascension materials in Genshin Impact, the Cryo Regisvine is a popular enemy. An example of team composition can be Diluc, Sucrose, Bennett, and Kaeya. First, players will need to attack the core with Pyro – either from Diluc or Bennett – to stun the Regisvine. Once stunned, Sucrose will need to Swirl the Pyro with her Elemental Skill, followed by a quick swap to Diluc for the ATK buff. Then, players should use Bennett’s Elemental Burst followed by Kaeya’s Elemental Skill to restore the Cryo status on the Regisvine. Lastly, players can end with Diluc’s Elemental Burst.

There are endless possibilities when it comes to building team compositions in Genshin Impact. Since every character has different abilities, Talents, and Constellations, players can continue to discover new and creative combinations to successfully defeat Boss opponents. With the release of more difficult enemies every update, Genshin Impact players will continue to rise to the challenge.

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