Genshin Impact Kujou Sara guide: Best weapons, artifacts, and materials required for ascension

Kujou Sara is a 4-star playable electro bow-wielding character in Genshin Impact. She first appeared on the Version 2.0 Special Program and the players meet her during the Archon quest. Patch 2.1 has introduced the electro archon as the 5-star rate-up character. Her constellation is called Flabellum. In this guide, we will cover everything about Kujou Sara in Genshin Impact and her talents, passive skills, best weapons, and artifacts along with the required ascension materials.

Kujou Sara: Playstyle and skillset of the character

Sara is a member of the Kujou Clan and acts as a bodyguard for the Electro archon Baal and leads the troops in seizing the visions. Being a general of the Tenryou Commission, she is extremely skilled in battle.

The Tengu warrior can be utilized in many roles. But, her best role is based on her stats and skills. She looks to be burst support which provides buffs to the team. She is also a good addition to a quick swap team.

Name Type
Tengu Bowmanship

Normal Attack: Perform Upto 5 consecutive attacks with a bow.

Charged Attack: Perform a more precise Aimed Shot with increased DMG. While aiming, crackling lightning will accumulate on the arrowhead. An arrow fully charged with the storm’s might will deal Electro DMG.

When in the Crowfeather Cover state, a fully-charged arrow will leave a Crowfeather behind after it hits.

Plunging Attack: Fires off a shower of arrows in mid-air before falling and striking the ground, dealing AoE DMG upon impact. 

Normal Attack
Tengu Stormcall 

Retreats rapidly with the speed of a tengu, summoning the protection of the Crowfeather. Gains Crowfeather Cover for 18s, and when Kujou Sara fires a fully-charged Aimed Shot, Crowfeather Cover will be consumed and will leave a Crowfeather at the target location.

Crowfeathers will trigger Tengu Juurai: Ambush after a short time, dealing Electro DMG and granting the active character within its AoE an ATK Bonus based on Kujou Sara’s Base ATK.
The ATK Bonuses from different Tengu Juurai will not stack, and their effects and duration will be determined by the last Tengu Juurai to take effect.

Elemental Skill 
Subjugation: KouKou Sendou

Casts down Tengu Juurai: Titanbreaker, dealing AoE Electro DMG. Afterwards, Tengu Juurai: Titanbreaker spreads out into 4 consecutive bouts of Tengu Juurai: Stormcluster, dealing AoE Electro DMG.

Tengu Juurai: Titanbreaker and Tengu Juurai: Stormcluster can provide the active character within their AoE with the same ATK Bonus as given by the Elemental Skill, Tengu Stormcall.The ATK Bonus provided by various kinds of Tengu Juurai will not stack, and their effects and duration will be determined by the last Tengu Juurai to take effect.

Elemental Burst 

Kujou Sara’s Passive

  • Immovable Will: When in Crowfeather cover state provided by Tengu Stormcall, aimed shot charge times are decreased by 60%.
  • Decorum: When Tengu Jurai: Ambush hits opponents, Kujou Sara will restore 1.2 energy to all party members for every 100% Energy Recharge she has. This effect can be triggered once every 3 seconds.
  • Land Survey: When dispatched on expedition in Inazuma, time consumed is reduced by 25%.

Sets to farm for Kujou Sara in Genshin Impact

Stats to look on artifacts

Kujou Sara in Genshin Impact

Players can use characters in various ways in accordance with the team’s needs. Characters of the same element also provide elemental resonance. Therefore, while looking at the artifacts for Sara, we will focus on two builds. The first role being of Burst Support and the second role can be as a Sub DPS.

1. Burst Support

  • Main Stats: Energy Recharge (for 4 pc Noblesse) or Attack% (for 4 pc Emblem), Electro DMG Bonus, Crit Rate/Crit DMG.
  • Substats : Energy Recharge > Crit Rate, Crit Damage > Atk%.

4 pc Noblesse Oblige at first glance looks like the best artifact. This is because it had been the best artifact set for support characters since its inception. It provides a 20% burst damage increase along with a 20% attack boost for all party members.

Another good option is the 4 pc Emblem of Severed fate. It is one of the best artifact sets for Kujou Sara since it provides both energy recharge and extra damage for the elemental burst based on energy recharge, meaning high uptime for the burst along with high damaging numbers. 

2. Sub DPS

  • Main Stats:  Attack% (With Emblem)/Energy Recharge, Electro DMG Bonus, Rate/Crit DMG.

While focussing on the sub DPS build, players need to pay attention to the elemental skill as well as the elemental burst.

Therefore players can choose either between a 2-PC Thundering Fury and 2-pc Gladiator/Shimenawa’s Reminiscence or 4-PC Emblem of Severed Fate set.

Materials required for ascension of Sara

Materials Required for the ascension of Kujou Sara

The materials needed to ascend Sara from Level 1 to Level 90 are as follows:

1x Vajrada Amethyst Sliver
9x Vajrada Amethyst Fragment
9x Vajrada Amethyst Chunk
6x Vajrada Amethyst Gemstone
168x Dendrobium
46x Storm Beads {Will be available post 2.1 Update}
18x Damage Mask
30x Stained Mask
36x Ominous Mask
420,000 Mora

Talent Upgrade Materials for Sara

3x Teachings of Elegance
6x Damaged Mask
21x Guides to Elegance
22x Stained Mask
38x Philosophies of Elegencet
31x Ominous Mask
6x Unnamed Entity (Players will be able to get their hands after the update is released on September 1)
1x Crown of Insight
1,652,500x Mora

Teachings, Guides and Philosophies of Elegance are obtainable from the domain Violet Court on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.

Best weapons for Kujou Sara in Genshin Impact

Similar to Bennet, Kujou Sara provides attack buffs based on the base attack. Therefore, weapons with higher base attacks will do better over lower base attack weapons.

5 stars with their higher base attacks will provide higher buffs. Among the 5-star weapons, the best options are Skyward Harp and Elegy for the end are the best weapons for Sara in general. For sub-DPS/ DPS for Sara, Thundering Pulse is the best. 

Among the 4-star weapons, the Sacrificial bow with its high base attack (highest in 4 stars) is hands-down the best option. It also provides a much-needed energy recharge stat along with its great passive which means more elemental skills can be used as a result of higher uptime for the burst as well. Alley hunter also has a high base attack and therefore serves as an alternative for the sacrificial bow. These are for players who already have their Sacrificial bow on some other character. 

For f2p players who were unable to find any good gacha weapons, Blackcliff warbow can be used until they find a better weapon. 

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