Known for her explosive playstyle, Klee is a character who can light up the battlefield with her pyrotechnic power.
This guide aims to equip you with the knowledge and strategies to unleash Klee's full potential, turning her into a top-tier DPS in your team.
Let's dive in!
Comprehensive Klee Guide: Best Builds and Team Compositions
Klee's Talents Explained
Normal Attack: Kaboom!
Klee’s primary attack involves throwing Pyro bombs that explode on impact, dealing AoE Pyro damage.
Charged Attack: Consumes a portion of Stamina to deal AoE Pyro damage to enemies.
Plunging Attack: Klee plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE Pyro damage upon impact.
Elemental Skill: Jumpy Dumpty
Klee throws Jumpy Dumpty, a bouncy bomb that deals AoE Pyro damage.
Upon reaching the maximum bounce count or upon impact with an enemy, the bomb splits into mines that explode upon contact with enemies or after a short duration.
The mines deal AoE Pyro damage, making this skill effective for crowd control and spreading Pyro for elemental reactions.
Elemental Burst: Sparks 'n' Splash
Klee’s burst summons sparks that attack nearby enemies automatically, dealing Pyro damage.
This ability is great for continuous damage over its duration, especially when combined with other elemental abilities for reactions like Overload or Melt.
First Ascension Passive: Pounding Surprise
When Klee's normal and charged attacks deal damage, she has a chance to obtain an Explosive Spark, which makes her next charged attack cost no Stamina and deals increased damage.
This passive is crucial for stamina management and maximizing her charged attack damage.
Fourth Ascension Passive: Sparkling Burst
When Klee's charged attack results in a CRIT, all party members gain 2 Elemental Energy.
This passive helps with energy regeneration for the whole team, particularly useful in teams that rely on frequent elemental burst usage.
Utility Passive: All Of My Treasures!
Displays the location of nearby resources unique to Mondstadt on the mini-map.
This is a non-combat ability but useful for resource gathering in Mondstadt.
Klee's charged attack, once enhanced by her passive talent Pounding Surprise, becomes a major source of her damage output.
It deals significant AoE Pyro damage and benefits from the stamina reduction and damage increase from her passive.
Leveling this up increases the base damage of her charged attacks, making it essential for maximizing DPS.
Elemental Skill: Jumpy Dumpty
Jumpy Dumpty is a versatile skill that deals substantial AoE damage and can control crowds by scattering mines.
These mines can trigger multiple Pyro reactions, especially useful in teams built around elemental synergy.
Enhancing this skill increases its damage output and overall utility in combat.
Elemental Burst: Sparks ‘n’ Splash
While Klee's Elemental Burst deals significant continuous AoE damage, its impact on her overall DPS is generally less than her charged attacks and Jumpy Dumpty.
Thus, it should be leveled up after the other two talents.
It’s particularly effective in prolonged fights where the burst can continuously deal damage and trigger elemental reactions.
Artifact Sets and Stats
Recommended Artifact Sets
Crimson Witch of Flames (4-Piece)
Enhancing Pyro damage and boosting reaction damage (Vaporize, Melt).
Reaction-based teams (e.g., with Hydro or Cryo characters for Vaporize/Melt reactions).
Crimson Witch of Flames (2-Piece) + Gladiator's Finale or Shimenawa's Reminiscence (2-Piece)
Balanced increase in ATK and Pyro damage.
Ideal for general use, especially when full Crimson Witch set isn't available or when focusing on raw damage over reactions.
Gilded Dreams (4-Piece)
Boosting reaction damage, especially in Dendro-based teams (Burgeon).
Teams focusing on Elemental Mastery and reactions, particularly with Dendro for Burgeon.
Mono-Pyro teams or when consistently applying Pyro.
Increases damage against enemies affected by Pyro by 35%.
Ideal for situations where Klee faces enemies mainly affected by Pyro.
Main Stat Priorities
Goblet: Pyro DMG Bonus.
Circlet: Crit Rate or Crit Damage, depending on your current crit ratio (ideal ratio is 1:2).
Crit Rate and Crit Damage: Achieve a balanced ratio of 1:2 (Crit Rate:Crit Damage) for optimal DPS.
ATK%: While important, it has diminishing returns compared to Crit stats.
Elemental Mastery (EM): Enhancing reaction damage, especially in reaction-focused teams.
Energy Recharge: You find it challenging to maintain her Elemental Burst uptime.
Best Weapons for Klee
Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds
Boosts Crit Rate, increases movement speed, and provides an Elemental DMG Bonus that stacks over time.
Ideal for consistent damage output and for players who keep Klee on-field for longer durations to maximize the stacking buff.
Offers a significant ATK boost and increases Elemental DMG.
Its passive can trigger additional AoE ATK DMG.
Useful for general DPS increase and occasional AoE damage boost.
Memory of Dust
Provides a substantial ATK boost.
Its shield-related bonus further increases ATK, making it powerful in teams with reliable shielding.
Increases Crit DMG and enhances Elemental Skill DMG.
Optimal for players who frequently use Klee's Elemental Skill and Burst, enhancing her overall DPS.
Offers Crit DMG and a random buff to DMG, Elemental Mastery, or ATK.
Best for burst phases, especially effective if you can time Klee’s on-field presence with its DMG buff phase.
Increases Crit Rate and boosts Elemental Skill/Burst DMG after using Normal Attacks, and vice versa.
Ideal for enhancing Klee’s overall DPS, particularly effective for players who frequently alternate between Klee’s Normal and Elemental Attacks.
Dodoco Tales (Event Weapon)
Increases ATK and boosts Charged Attack DMG, further enhancing ATK upon hitting with Charged Attacks.
Designed for players focusing on Klee’s Charged Attack playstyle.
Increases Elemental Mastery and provides an Elemental DMG bonus upon triggering reactions.
Optimal in Elemental reaction-centric teams where Klee frequently triggers reactions like Vaporize or Melt.
Oathsworn Eye (Free-to-play option)
Good for players without access to the above options, as it provides a balanced increase in ATK and Elemental Mastery.
Best Team Compositions
Increases Klee's Pyro attacks through the Vaporize reaction.
- Hydro Sub-DPS: Xingqiu, Furina or Yelan for consistent Hydro application.
- Anemo Support: Kazuha, Sucrose, or Venti for grouping enemies and boosting Elemental Mastery.
- Utility/Flex Spot: Bennett for ATK boost and healing, or Zhongli for shielding and crowd control.
Hydro characters apply their element to enemies, which Klee can then Vaporize with her Pyro attacks for increased damage.
Anemo support enhances reactions and groups enemies, while Bennett or Zhongli provide additional support.
Mono Pyro Teams
Focus on Pyro damage synergy.
- Pyro Sub-DPS: Xiangling for off-field Pyro application.
- Pyro Support: Bennett for ATK buff and healing.
- Utility/Flex Spot: Anemo support for crowd control or a shielder like Zhongli for protection.
This team emphasizes raw Pyro damage, with Bennett's buff enhancing Klee's attack power.
Xiangling adds additional Pyro damage, and the flex spot is filled based on the team's need for either control or defense.
Burgeon Teams (with Dendro)
Bring the new Dendro element for Burgeon reactions.
- Dendro Enabler: Nahida or Dendro Traveler for continuous Dendro application.
- Hydro Support: Xingqiu or Yelan for Hydro application to trigger Burgeon.
- Utility/Flex Spot: Anemo support for grouping or a shielder/healer based on team needs.
Dendro and Hydro set up the Burgeon reaction, which Klee can trigger with her Pyro attacks for area-of-effect damage.
The flex spot ensures the team’s balance in offense and defense.
Reverse Melt Teams
Bring Cryo characters to trigger Melt with Klee’s Pyro attacks.
- Key Members:
- Cryo Sub-DPS: Rosaria or Ganyu for reliable Cryo application.
- Support: Bennett for ATK buff and healing.
- Utility/Flex Spot: Anemo support like Kazuha for increased Elemental Mastery or a shielder for protection.
Cryo characters apply their element for Klee to Melt, increasing her damage.
Bennett boosts Klee's attack, while the flex spot provides crowd control or added defense.
Maximize the Overload reaction for high AoE damage.
- Electro Sub-DPS: Fischl or Beidou for Electro application.
- Support: Bennett for the ATK buff and healing.
- Utility/Flex Spot: A shielder like Zhongli or Diona for added protection, or an Anemo character for crowd control.
Electro characters set up Overload reactions with Klee's Pyro attacks, causing AoE damage.
Bennett enhances Klee's damage output, and the flex spot ensures the team’s stability and control.
Constellation 1: Chained Reactions
Attacks and Skills have a certain chance to summon sparks that deal damage equivalent to 120% of Sparks 'n' Splash's (Elemental Burst) damage.
Adds a significant DPS boost to Klee's normal rotation by potentially adding burst-level damage intermittently.
Ideal for enhancing damage during her normal attack sequences, especially effective in longer fights where these sparks can add up.
Constellation 2: Explosive Frags
Being hit by Jumpy Dumpty's mines decreases enemies' DEF by 23% for 10s.
Increases the entire team's damage against affected enemies, making it particularly effective in teams where Klee is the main DPS.
Maximizes the utility of Jumpy Dumpty, encouraging its strategic use for debuffing tough enemies or bosses.
Constellation 4: Sparkly Explosion
If Klee leaves the field during the duration of Sparks 'n' Splash, her departure triggers an explosion that deals 555% of her ATK as AoE Pyro DMG.
Adds a strategic element to her burst, allowing for a powerful finishing move when switching characters.
Best used in rotations where Klee opens with her burst and then quickly swaps to another character for combo plays.
Constellation 6: Blazing Delight
While under the effects of Sparks 'n' Splash, Klee regenerates 3 Energy for all party members (except herself) every 3 seconds.
Additionally, grants all party members a 10% Pyro DMG Bonus for 25s.
A substantial boost to team energy recharge and Pyro damage, enhancing both Klee’s and Pyro teammates’ performances.
Greatly beneficial in Pyro-centric teams or compositions that rely heavily on energy generation for quick bursts.
Playstyle Tips and Combos
Jump Cancel: Klee's normal attacks have a noticeable delay. By jumping immediately after launching an attack, you can cancel the end lag of the animation, allowing for quicker subsequent attacks.
Dash Cancel: Alternatively, you can use dashing to cancel animations. However, this consumes stamina, so it's less sustainable than jump cancelling.
Charged Attack Usage
Explosive Spark: Klee's passive, Pounding Surprise, gives her a 50% chance to gain an Explosive Spark, which makes her next charged attack cost no stamina and increases its damage. This should be a central aspect of her combat strategy.
Stamina Management: Regularly incorporate normal attacks between charged attacks to manage stamina and maximize the chances of obtaining Explosive Sparks.
N1C/N2C Strategy: Alternate between one or two normal attacks (N1/N2) followed by a charged attack (C). This balances stamina usage and damage output.
N1C: Use one normal attack then a charged attack for aggressive play.
N2C: Use two normal attacks before a charged attack for more stable stamina usage.
Final Thoughts on Klee
In conclusion, Klee stands out as a dynamic and powerful DPS character in Genshin Impact, capable of delivering high Pyro damage output.
With the right combination of talents, artifacts, weapons, and team compositions, Klee can not only dish out substantial damage but also synergize well with various team setups to trigger strong elemental reactions.