Neuvillette, a Hydro 5-star character in Genshin Impact, stands out with his unique kit and HP-scaling abilities.
This detailed guide covers everything from his abilities, best artifacts, weapons, team compositions, to constellations.
Let's dive in!
Complete Guide to Building Neuvillette in Genshin Impact: Best Builds and Team Compositions
Abilities and Playstyle
Neuvillette's Elemental Skill deals AOE Hydro damage, scaling with his max HP.
Hitting an opponent generates three Sourcewater Droplets, essential for enhancing charge attacks.
The skill also deals Pneuma-aligned Hydro damage, useful against certain Fontaine enemies.
The burst initiates with an AOE Hydro attack based on max HP.
After a delay, two waterfalls strike, delivering another hit in a smaller AOE and generating six droplets.
Requires 70 energy and has an 18-second cooldown.
Empowered Charge Attacks
Charging absorbs nearby Sourcewater Droplets, each reducing charge time by one second (up to three).
On release, Neuvillette unleashes a powerful Hydro beam, dealing significant damage.
Empowered charge attacks don't consume stamina but drain HP if above 50%.
Passive 1: Increases charge attack scaling when a party member triggers a Hydro reaction.
Passive 2: Provides up to 30% Hydro damage bonus, scaling with Neuvillette's HP.
Artifacts for Neuvillette
Ideal Set: Marechaussee Hunter
Enhances Neuvillette's charge attacks significantly.
The crit rate bonus synergizes well with his HP-changing mechanics.
Beneficial for boosting reaction damage, suitable if Neuvillette is involved in frequent elemental reactions.
Heart of Depth
Synergizes well with Neuvillette's kit as it provides extra Hydro damage bonus and extra attack bonus after using his elemental skill.
Ideal for shield-heavy teams, maximizing his damage output while shielded.
Optimal in freeze compositions, enhancing crit efficiency against frozen targets.
Main Stat Priorities
- Sands: HP% or ATK% (depending on whether you're focusing on maximizing HP scaling or overall damage output).
- Goblet: Hydro DMG Bonus (essential for maximizing Hydro damage).
- Circlet: Crit Rate/Damage (aim for a balanced Crit Rate/Damage ratio; consider Crit Rate if using a Crit DMG weapon or vice versa).
- Crit Rate and Crit Damage: Essential for maximizing damage output.
- HP%: Increases the effectiveness of HP-scaling abilities.
- Energy Recharge: Ensures more frequent use of Elemental Burst, important for droplet generation.
- ATK%: Overall damage increase.
Weapons for Neuvillette
Tome of the Eternal Flow (Signature Weapon)
CRIT DMG as the main stat.
Grants HP%, energy generation, and up to 42% charge attack damage bonus.
Enhances Neuvillette's charge attacks and provides energy for frequent skill use.
Sacrificial Jade (Battle Pass Weapon)
CRIT Rate main stat.
Offers HP% and further increases CRIT Rate, especially effective with refinements.
Great for balancing Neuvillette’s CRIT Rate/DMG ratio, enhancing overall damage output.
Free-to-Play Friendly Options
HP% main stat.
Generates energy and heals party members, useful for maintaining Neuvillette’s HP for his abilities.
Beneficial for teams lacking a dedicated healer or requiring additional energy regeneration.
Ballad of the Boundless Blue (Event Weapon)
Energy Recharge as the main stat.
Provides charge attack damage bonus, making it an effective alternative to Prototype Amber.
Suitable for builds focusing on maximizing Neuvillette’s Elemental Burst uptime.
Other Viable Weapons
Energy Recharge main stat.
Good in electro-based reaction teams, boosting reaction damage.
Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers
HP% main stat.
Buffs the next character’s ATK after Neuvillette swaps out.
Useful for supporting the main DPS in the team.
Energy Recharge main stat.
If needing significant energy recharge for constant skill and burst usage.
5-Star Stat Sticks
Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds, Everlasting Moonglow, Skyward Atlas
Provide significant stat boosts (CRIT Rate, HP%, and ATK%) but lack specific synergy with Neuvillette’s kit.
C1: Venerable Institution
Automatically grants a stack of his Ascension 1 passive, enhancing charge attack damage.
Improves damage output by ensuring at least one stack is always active.
Additionally, provides increased Interruption resistance during charge attacks.
This constellation greatly enhances Neuvillette's charge attack efficiency and makes his playstyle smoother, especially in challenging content where interruptions are frequent.
C2: Juridical Exhortation
Increases CRIT DMG based on stacks of the Ascension 1 passive.
Significantly boosts CRIT DMG, maximized when all passive stacks are active.
This further amplifies Neuvillette's damage, especially useful in reaction-heavy teams where maintaining stacks is easier.
C4: Crown of Commiseration
Generates an additional Sourcewater Droplet when healed.
Facilitates more frequent and powerful charge attacks due to additional droplet generation.
Most effective in teams with consistent healing, allowing for continuous charge attack enhancements.
C6: Wrathful Recompense
Extends the duration and enhances the damage of charge attacks.
Allows for longer and more potent charge attacks, significantly raising DPS.
This constellation transforms Neuvillette into a powerhouse, enabling extended periods of high damage output.
Electro-Charge (Taser) Team
Uses Dendro and Electro to trigger Hyperblooms with Neuvillette's Hydro application.
Can be filled with another Dendro for more Bloom triggers, a shield character, or a utility unit depending on the team's needs.
To consistently freeze enemies, providing crowd control and enabling safe charge attacks for Neuvillette.
To enable Vaporize reactions for increased damage output.
Not only Bennett provides Pyro application but also buffs and heals, enhancing Neuvillette's performance significantly.
Advanced Playstyle Tips
Maximizing Charge Attack Efficiency
Always aim to absorb three Sourcewater Droplets before executing a charge attack for instant release and enhanced damage.
Use Neuvillette's mobility while charging his attack.
You can reposition and aim better, ensuring maximum enemy coverage.
Maintain HP above 50% for optimal damage output.
Use healing from droplets or team healers to stay in the ideal HP range.
Be cautious of excessive healing that might reduce the efficacy of his HP-scaling abilities.
Skill and Burst Usage
Use Neuvillette's Elemental Burst early in the rotation for droplet generation and to start its cooldown sooner.
Ensure full execution of the skill for maximum droplet generation and avoid premature cancellation.
Team Synergy and Elemental Reactions
In Electro-Charge teams, coordinate with Electro supports to ensure continuous Electro-Charged reactions.
In Hyperbloom teams, synchronize with Dendro and Electro characters for consistent bloom triggers.
Neuvillette is a versatile and powerful Hydro DPS character with a focus on charge attacks.
He excels in teams that capitalize on Hydro reactions, offering both strong individual and team-based damage.
His unique playstyle of HP management and charge attack emphasis makes him a rewarding character to master.