Baizhu, the long-awaited Dendro support and healer in Genshin Impact, brings versatility and efficiency to team compositions.
This guide dives into the best practices for using Baizhu, including optimal artifacts, weapons, team synergies, and more.
A Comprehensive Guide to Baizhu: Best Builds and Team Compositions
Baizhu's Abilities and Playstyle
Elemental Skill: Universal Diagnosis
Baizhu's skill involves launching a Dendro snake that targets enemies, applies Dendro, and then returns, healing the entire party.
The skill's ability to heal all party members simultaneously makes it a powerful tool for consistent healing.
With a 10-second cooldown, strategic timing is key to optimize healing and Dendro application.
Elemental Burst: Holistic Revivification
Baizhu's burst generates small shields at intervals, absorbing Dendro damage more effectively.
These shields scale with Baizhu's HP.
Active characters receive healing whenever a new shield is generated or an existing one is shattered.
This contributes to sustained party health during combat.
The burst also consistently applies Dendro, aiding in reaction-based team compositions.
Off-Field Support: Baizhu excels as an off-field support, providing healing and Dendro application without needing frequent character swaps. This makes him ideal for teams with characters requiring long field times.
Single-Target Focus: While effective in single-target scenarios, his Dendro application and damage have a smaller area of effect, making him less ideal for handling large groups of enemies.
Energy Recharge Consideration: Baizhu’s Elemental Burst has a high energy cost, necessitating a significant amount of Energy Recharge to ensure consistent use.
Elemental Burst: Prioritizing the Elemental Burst enhances Baizhu's healing output and Dendro application, making it the primary focus for talent upgrades.
Elemental Skill: Next in line, upgrading the Elemental Skill boosts party-wide healing, reinforcing his role as a healer.
Normal Attacks: These can be a lower priority unless Baizhu is used more actively on-field.
Building Baizhu: Artifacts
Deepwood Memories (4-Piece)
Enhances Baizhu's Dendro application and boosts team Dendro reaction damage, ideal for teams reliant on Dendro reactions.
Best for a supportive role, amplifying Dendro-based team compositions.
Tenacity of the Millelith (2-Piece) with Another 2-Piece Set
Increases Baizhu's HP, directly boosting his healing and shield strength.
Suitable for a more healing-focused role, especially if the 4-piece Deepwood Memories is already used by another team member.
Ocean-Hued Clam (4-Piece)
Healing creates a bubble that explodes to deal damage based on the amount healed.
Converts healing into additional AoE damage, adding an offensive aspect to Baizhu's healing.
Useful in situations where extra DPS is beneficial alongside healing.
Energy Recharge or HP%.
Choice depends on energy needs and team composition.
Energy Recharge is crucial if Baizhu struggles with energy, while HP% boosts his healing and shield strength.
HP% or Dendro DMG Bonus.
Choice depends on role focus.
HP% for enhanced healing and shield potency, or Dendro DMG for a more offensive approach.
HP% or Healing Bonus.
Amplifies Baizhu's healing effectiveness.
Boosts overall healing, shield strength, and enhances the effect of his passive talent.
- Energy Recharge: Essential for consistent use of Elemental Burst.
- HP%: Directly increases healing output and shield durability.
- Crit Rate/Damage (if offensive build): For a more damage-oriented playstyle.
- Elemental Mastery: Enhances Dendro reaction damage, beneficial in reaction-focused teams.
Baizhu's Weapon Options
Jadefall's Splendor (Signature Weapon)
Baizhu's optimal weapon choice is the signature 5-star Jadefall's Splendor.
It's specially designed for him, providing a significant boost in HP and a unique passive ability.
This passive restores energy and enhances your team's Elemental damage based on Baizhu's HP.
This weapon excels in offering substantial stat boosts and amplifying team performance.
Grants HP% bonus and a passive that regenerates Energy and heals all party members upon using an Elemental Burst.
Amplifies Baizhu's healing capabilities and addresses his Energy Recharge needs.
Best for a supportive Baizhu focused on healing and consistent skill usage.
Offers Energy Recharge and a passive that generates Elemental Particles to restore Energy when scoring CRIT hits.
Ensures more frequent use of Baizhu's Elemental Burst, enhancing his support role.
Suitable for teams where Baizhu's Burst uptime is crucial for sustained Dendro application and healing.
Provides CRIT DMG and a passive that randomly boosts ATK, Elemental DMG, or Elemental Mastery.
Increases Baizhu's potential for damage or enhances reaction strength.
Good for a hybrid role where Baizhu occasionally steps in for damage output.
Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers
Boosts HP and provides a passive that increases the next character's ATK after switching.
Boosts Baizhu's healing and benefits the main DPS upon switch.
Effective in rotations where Baizhu is quickly swapped out after skill/burst usage.
Dendro Reaction Teams
Baizhu works well in teams that capitalize on Dendro-based reactions like Bloom, Burgeon, or Aggravate.
His ability to apply Dendro from off-field and provide substantial healing makes him ideal for sustaining these reaction-heavy teams.
Quicken (Electro-Dendro) Teams
In Quicken teams focusing on Aggravate or Spread reactions, Baizhu serves as a reliable Dendro applier and healer.
Teams with High Field-Time Characters
Baizhu is particularly effective with characters like Cyno, who demand prolonged field time.
His off-field Dendro application and shielding prevent the need for frequent character swapping.
Double Dendro Compositions
For teams needing more Dendro application or energy generation, pairing Baizhu with another Dendro character like Nahida enhances both aspects.
This can be especially effective in teams focusing on Bloom or Hyperbloom reactions.
Flexibility in Various Teams
Baizhu’s healing and Dendro application allow him to fit into many team compositions beyond those centered on Dendro reactions.
His versatility extends to teams that benefit from his off-field support without needing him to be the primary reaction trigger.
Notable Character Synergies
- Cyno: Benefits from Baizhu's off-field Dendro application, allowing Cyno to maximize his burst potential.
- Electro Characters (e.g., Fischl, Keqing): In Aggravate teams, Baizhu’s Dendro application synergizes well with Electro DPS for efficient reaction damage.
- Anemo Supports (e.g., Sucrose, Venti, Kazuha): Enhance reaction damage and provide crowd control, complementing Baizhu’s role.
C1: Attentive Observation
Adds an additional charge to Baizhu's Elemental Skill.
Increases his healing output and Dendro application frequency.
More skill charges mean more consistent support for the team.
C2: Incisive Discernment
Generates extra Dendro damage passively during combat.
Boosts Baizhu's off-field Dendro application, aiding in triggering Dendro-related reactions more frequently.
This constellation is particularly valuable for teams that rely on Dendro for elemental reactions.
C4: Ancient Art of Perception
After using the Elemental Burst, grants all party members 80 Elemental Mastery.
Amplifies the potency of elemental reactions across the team, especially beneficial in reaction-focused compositions.
C6: Elimination of Malicious Qi
Significantly boosts Baizhu's personal damage output and provides stronger shielding effects.
Transforms Baizhu into a more active contributor in terms of damage, while also enhancing his protective capabilities.
Baizhu, especially in combination with characters like Cyno, offers a unique blend of healing and Dendro support.
While he can be replaced with other Dendro healers like Yaoyao, his specific strengths make him a valuable asset in certain team compositions.
Baizhu is not essential but is a commendable character for those looking to enrich their Dendro-focused teams or require a reliable healer with additional benefits.