Chevreuse, the Patrol Captain of Fontaine, brings a fascinating blend of mechanics.
As a four-star Pyro polearm unit, her skills are finely tuned towards supporting Overload teams, enhancing Pyro and Electro damage, and offering healing support.
While primarily a support character, Chevreuse also has potential for damage-dealing, particularly when boosted by constellations.
This guide will dive into the mechanics and strategic potential of Chevreuse, her best build and best team compositions.
Comprehensive Guide to Chevreuse in Genshin Impact
Understanding Chevreuse’s Kit and Talents
Elemental Skill: Short-Ranged Rapid Interdiction Fire
Chevreuse’s Elemental Skill can be both pressed and held.
Pressing it deals immediate AOE Pyro damage, while holding it enters an aiming mode, firing a more potent Overcharged ball for larger AOE Pyro damage.
Gains an Overcharged ball when a party member triggers an Overload reaction.
This mechanic is central to her gameplay, emphasizing the importance of team composition and reaction timing.
Upon using her held skill, Chevreuse heals the active character, with the healing amount scaling off her Max HP.
This adds a layer of support utility to her role.
Elemental Burst: Ring of Bursting Grenades
Chevreuse’s Elemental Burst involves firing a projectile that subsequently splits into secondary shells, dealing multiple instances of Pyro damage.
The secondary explosions from her burst can cluster enemies together, providing some level of crowd control and setting up for further team attacks.
At Ascension one, Chevreuse's passive reduces enemies' Pyro and Electro resistances by 40% for 6 seconds when an Overload reaction is triggered.
This is dependent on having a team comprised only of Pyro and Electro characters.
Unlike direct reaction enhancements, her passive focuses on lowering enemy resistances, indirectly boosting the effectiveness of Overload and other Pyro/Electro attacks.
Elemental Skill: For a support-oriented Chevreuse, prioritize leveling up her Elemental Skill first. This enhances both her damage output and healing effectiveness.
Elemental Burst: If using Chevreuse for her offensive capabilities, her Elemental Burst should be leveled to maximize its damage potential.
Normal Attacks: Her normal attacks, being primarily physical, are less of a priority and can be overlooked in favor of her skill and burst, especially in a support build.
Recommended Artifact Sets
Noblesse Oblige Set
Enhances Chevreuse's ability to support her team by boosting the attack of all party members.
Increases Elemental Burst damage and provides a party-wide attack buff after using the Elemental Burst.
Maximizing Chevreuse's support capabilities, especially when using her burst frequently.
Provides additional energy regeneration, making it easier for Chevreuse and her teammates to use their Elemental Bursts.
Increases Energy Recharge and provides energy to all team members when using an Elemental Burst.
Teams that struggle with energy management or when Chevreuse is used to funnel energy to other characters.
Song of Days Past
This set is particularly effective in teams where Chevreuse acts as the primary healer.
This set not only boosts her healing but also adds an intriguing damage buff mechanism based on the amount of healing done.
With this set, Chevreuse’s healing not only supports the team's survivability but also contributes to its offensive capabilities.
Alternative Artifact Sets
Mix and match sets that offer Energy Recharge, HP, or Healing Bonus, such as Emblem of Severed Fate or Maiden Beloved.
Provides flexibility in building Chevreuse based on specific team needs, such as increased healing or better energy management.
Healing-Focused Sets: Ocean-Hued Clam or Maiden Beloved
Enhances Chevreuse’s healing capabilities.
These sets are less recommended as they tend to overemphasize healing at the expense of other support functions.
Main and Substat Priorities
Main Stats Priority
- Sands: HP% or Energy Recharge. HP% boosts her healing and attack buff, while Energy Recharge ensures more frequent use of her Elemental Burst.
- Goblet: HP% to further enhance her healing capabilities and attack buff.
- Circlet: HP% is recommended for maximizing her overall support utility. Optionally, a Healing Bonus can be used to specifically enhance her healing effectiveness.
- Energy Recharge: Essential for maintaining a consistent flow of energy, allowing for regular use of her Elemental Skill and Burst.
- HP%: Further augments her healing output and the potency of her attack buffs based on her HP.
- Crit Rate: If using the Favonius Lance, ensuring a decent Crit Rate helps activate the weapon's energy-generating passive.
Main Stats Priority
- Sands: ATK% to increase her overall damage output.
- Goblet: Pyro DMG Bonus to significantly boost her Pyro damage, crucial for a DPS role.
- Circlet: CRIT Rate or CRIT DMG, depending on which stat is lacking. Balancing CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG is important for maximizing damage.
- Crit Stats: Aim for a balance between CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG to ensure consistent high damage output.
- ATK%: Complements the main stat on the Sands, further increasing her damage.
- Energy Recharge: While not as critical as in a support build, sufficient Energy Recharge is still important to use her Elemental Burst regularly.
Weapons for Support/Healer Build
Provides Energy Recharge, essential for ensuring frequent use of Chevreuse's Elemental Burst.
Generates elemental particles on CRIT hits, aiding the team's overall energy needs.
Ensuring Chevreuse and her teammates can consistently use their Elemental Bursts.
Rightful Reward (Fontaine’s Craftable Polearm)
Offers an HP substat, directly enhancing Chevreuse's healing and attack buff.
Focuses on energy generation, balancing between her HP and energy needs.
A balanced support build, maximizing both healing and energy management.
High HP substat, significantly boosting Chevreuse’s healing and HP-based attack buff.
Budget-friendly option for players focusing solely on Chevreuse’s support capabilities.
Weapons for DPS-Focused Build
Weapons with Attack and Crit Substats
Include options like the Deathmatch (Battle Pass weapon) or the Lithic Spear.
Enhance Chevreuse's damage output, with added critical rate or damage boosting her overall DPS.
Players looking to increase Chevreuse’s potential as an off-field DPS.
Other Notable Weapon Options
Favonius Lance for Hybrid Builds: If you're looking to balance between support and DPS, the Favonius Lance remains a solid choice, providing energy while still allowing for decent damage output.
Team Composition and Synergy
Pyro-Electro Focused Teams
Use Chevreuse in teams comprising solely Pyro and Electro characters to maximize the efficiency of her Ascension passive.
Chevreuse acts as a support, reducing enemy resistances and enhancing Pyro and Electro damage through Overload.
Overload Reaction Teams
Pair Chevreuse with characters that can frequently trigger Overload for continuous resistance reduction.
Beyond her elemental support, she provides healing, adding a layer of survivability to the team.
Synergies Beyond Elemental Restrictions
Hybrid Teams: While her Ascension passive is limited to Pyro-Electro compositions, Chevreuse can still offer value in mixed teams, particularly with her healing and attack buffs.
C1: Stable Front Line's Resolve
When an active character triggers an Overload reaction, they recover 6 energy, with a cooldown of 10 seconds.
Enhances the team's energy regeneration, allowing for more frequent use of Elemental Bursts.
C2: Sniper Induced Explosion
Adds two chain explosions that deal additional Pyro damage.
Increases her damage output, particularly useful when she’s used for her DPS potential.
C4: The Secret To Rapid-Fire Multishots
After using her Elemental Burst, Chevreuse can use her hold skill without starting its cooldown.
Offers more flexibility and damage potential in her rotations, especially useful for DPS builds.
C6: In Pursuit of Ending Evil
After her skill’s healing effect, the entire party gets additional healing based on her Max HP.
Grants a 20% Pyro and Electro damage bonus for 8 seconds, stackable up to three times.
Significantly enhances her role as a buffer, providing substantial boosts to team damage.
Chevreuse’s Role and Rotation
Understanding Chevreuse’s Combat Role
As a support unit, Chevreuse excels in teams that are focused on Pyro and Electro characters.
Her skillset is designed to buff these elements, reduce enemy resistances, and offer healing.
While her main role is support, Chevreuse can also contribute to the team's overall damage, particularly when Overload reactions are consistently triggered.
Effective Combat Rotation for Chevreuse
Begin by ensuring that an Overload reaction is triggered.
This is essential for loading Chevreuse’s Overcharged ball, which is central to her kit.
Using Elemental Skill
Press: For quick AOE Pyro damage and immediate effect.
Hold: To fire an Overcharged ball for larger AOE Pyro damage. This should be used after triggering Overload for maximum effect.
Healing Aspect: Remember that her skill also provides healing, making it beneficial to use it when the active character needs health restoration.
Elemental Burst Usage
Use her Elemental Burst when multiple enemies are present to take advantage of its AOE damage and crowd control capabilities.
Her burst can be used strategically to generate elemental particles for the team.
Balancing Between Skill and Burst
In most cases, prioritize her skill for its healing and buffing capabilities.
Use her burst for additional damage output and crowd control, especially in scenarios where crowd control can be beneficial.
Managing Cooldowns and Energy
Keep an eye on her skill and burst cooldowns to ensure they're used effectively and at the right times.
Ensure Chevreuse has enough Energy Recharge to consistently use her burst.
Chevreuse's unique skill set makes her a valuable addition to any Genshin Impact roster, particularly in Pyro and Electro-centric teams.
Her ability to reduce enemy resistances, coupled with her healing and buffing capabilities, allows her to adapt to various combat scenarios, offering both offensive and defensive support.
With the right build and team composition, Chevreuse can significantly enhance the overall performance of your team in Genshin Impact.