Eula Guide: Maximizing her Cryo Claymore DPS Potential

Eula Guide: Maximizing the Cryo Claymore User's Potential
Last updated:
February 16, 2024

Eula, a powerful Cryo Claymore DPS unit in Genshin Impact, stands out for her high burst damage and unique playstyle.

This guide goes deep into her talents, skills, optimal artifacts, weapons, team compositions, and advanced play tips.

Let's dive in!

Eula Complete Guide: Best Artifacts, Weapons and Team Compositions

Understanding Eula's Talents and Skills

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Elemental Burst: Glacial Illumination

Eula's burst is her primary damage-dealing ability.

It delivers a significant initial Cryo hit followed by a powerful physical damage strike from the Lightfall Sword.

After activating her burst, every normal attack, Elemental Skill hit, and the initial burst hit itself contribute stacks to the Lightfall Sword, increasing its eventual damage.

Without Constellations, you can typically achieve around 14 stacks. However, with her C6, you can reach up to 30 stacks.

Eula's burst has a cooldown of 20 seconds and an energy cost of 80, making energy management crucial.

Properly timing burst usage and stack building is key to maximizing her DPS.

Elemental Skill: Icetide Vortex

Eula's skill can be pressed for a quick Cryo attack or held for a more powerful strike that consumes Grimheart stacks.

Accumulated through pressing her Elemental Skill, these stacks enhance her defense and interruption resistance.

Holding her skill with two stacks shreds the physical and Cryo resistance of enemies and triggers a burst of physical damage linked to her passive talent, dealing damage based on her burst's scaling.

Normal Attacks

Eula's normal attack chain, particularly the four-hit combo, is essential for building stacks for her burst.

Properly timed, these attacks significantly contribute to her overall damage output.

Talent Prioritization

Burst First: Her Elemental Burst should be leveled up first due to its high damage potential.

Normal Attacks Second: Regular attack upgrades follow, as they are crucial for stacking burst damage.

Elemental Skill Last: Though important for stack building and resistance shredding, the Elemental Skill can be leveled up last.

Passive Talents

Roiling Rime: If Eula's Grimheart stacks are consumed by holding her Elemental Skill, she gains a Lightfall Sword stack, enhancing her burst damage potential.

Wellspring of War-Lust: Using her Elemental Burst immediately grants her a stack of Grimheart and resets the cooldown of Icetide Vortex, allowing for immediate use of her hold skill for resistance shredding and extra damage.

Optimal Artifact Sets

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Pale Flame Set

The 4-piece Pale Flame is particularly effective for Eula as it synergizes well with her playstyle, which involves frequent use of her Elemental Skill to generate Grimheart stacks.

The stacking mechanism of the Pale Flame set complements her skill rotation, ensuring she gets both increased physical damage and a significant ATK boost.

Pale Flame + Bloodstained Chivalry

2 pieces of Pale Flame and 2 pieces of Bloodstained Chivalry.

This combination provides a total of 50% increased Physical DMG (25% from each set).

This mix is particularly useful if you don't have a full set of optimal Pale Flame artifacts, or if your Bloodstained Chivalry pieces have better substats.

The combination is nearly as effective as the full Pale Flame set for boosting physical damage.

Alternative Sets

Bloodstained Chivalry

If Pale Flame is not available, a 4-piece Bloodstained Chivalry can also be effective, especially for its 25% Physical DMG bonus and increased charged attack damage.

However, this set is less ideal compared to Pale Flame as Eula relies more on her burst than charged attacks.

Gladiator's Finale

A 2-piece or 4-piece Gladiator's Finale set can be a placeholder, offering an 18% ATK increase, which benefits all her damage sources.

Main Stat Priorities

  • Sands: ATK% or Energy Recharge (if struggling with energy).
  • Goblet: Physical DMG Bonus is crucial as it directly boosts her most significant damage output from her Elemental Burst.
  • Circlet: Crit Rate or Crit DMG, depending on your Crit Rate/Crit DMG ratio. Ideally, you want to aim for a 1:2 ratio, but leaning towards Crit DMG is often recommended for Eula due to her burst's high damage potential.

Substat Priorities

  • Focus on Crit Rate and Crit DMG to maximize burst damage.
  • Include Energy Recharge if necessary to ensure her burst is available as often as possible.
  • ATK% and flat ATK are also beneficial but prioritize Crit stats and Energy Recharge.

Weapon Recommendations

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5-Star Weapons for Eula

Song of Broken Pines

Provides Physical DMG Bonus and a high Base ATK, which is crucial for Eula.

Increases ATK and boosts Normal Attack SPD.

Additionally, it triggers an effect that further increases ATK when Normal Attacks hit opponents.

Enhances her Normal Attacks, which are essential for building stacks for her Elemental Burst.

Wolf's Gravestone

Offers a high Base ATK and increases ATK%.

Greatly increases ATK when hitting opponents with less than 30% HP.

Also, it buffs the entire team’s ATK, making it beneficial in group scenarios.

Excellent for maximizing burst damage and helpful in team support.

Skyward Pride

Provides Energy Recharge, which is beneficial for maintaining Eula's Burst availability.

Increases all DMG and triggers vacuum blades that deal additional damage.

This complements Eula's playstyle and her burst-oriented damage output.

Ideal for builds needing extra Energy Recharge without sacrificing damage.

The Unforged

Increases Shield Strength and ATK.

Further boosts ATK when protected by a shield.

Works best in teams with reliable shield support (like Diona), enhancing both survivability and damage.

4-Star Weapons for Eula

Serpent Spine

Crit Rate substat, which helps achieve an optimal Crit Rate/Crit DMG balance.

Increases damage dealt and taken, stacking with each hit.

Extremely effective for increasing Eula's damage, especially if you can mitigate the increased damage taken (through shields or dodging).

Snow-Tombed Starsilver

Provides Physical DMG Bonus.

Has a chance to drop an icicle that deals significant AoE damage, adding to Eula's burst potential.

A strong free-to-play friendly choice, especially for players without access to 5-star weapons.

Prototype Archaic

Increases ATK.

Chance to deal additional ATK DMG to opponents in a small AoE.

A solid option if Snow-Tombed Starsilver isn't available, offering consistent additional damage.

Team Composition and Synergy

in game eula party setup with mika rosaria and raiden shogun in genshin impacto

Cryo Battery

Diona: Offers healing, shields, and Cryo particles. Her shield can also reduce the increased damage taken from the Serpent Spine weapon.

Rosaria: Provides Crit Rate bonus to the team with her passive and generates Cryo particles.

Kaeya: A consistent source of Cryo energy and his abilities have short cooldowns.

Mika: Mika has abilities that generate Cryo particles, and he can significantly help in quickly charging Eula’s Elemental Burst. He can provide buffs like increased ATK Speed, Physical Crit DMG, Physical Damage, and also provide healing.

Electro Support for Superconduct Reaction

Fischl: Her Oz can stay on-field providing constant Electro application for Superconduct, also deals significant off-field damage.

Raiden Shogun: Offers energy recharge and high burst damage. Her Elemental Burst's AoE Electro application is beneficial for triggering Superconduct.

Beidou: Her Elemental Burst can synergize with Eula's normal attacks, providing additional AoE Electro damage.

Flexible Slot

Shield or Additional Healer: For increased survivability. Characters like Zhongli (shield) or Bennett (healing and ATK buff) are excellent choices.

Second Cryo for Resonance: For additional Crit Rate against Cryo-affected enemies. This can further boost Eula's damage output.

Advanced Team Synergies

Double Cryo Composition: Running two Cryo characters (like Diona and Rosaria) not only ensures energy for Eula’s Burst but also takes advantage of the Cryo Elemental Resonance, increasing Crit Rate against Cryo-affected enemies, which is vital for Eula's damage output.

Electro-Cryo Core: Combining Eula with an Electro support like Fischl or Raiden Shogun ensures consistent Superconduct reactions, which is key for Physical DPS characters. This reaction significantly reduces the Physical Resistance of enemies, allowing Eula to deal more damage.

Utility and Support: Characters like Bennett or Zhongli can be added for their utility. Bennett provides healing and an ATK bonus, while Zhongli offers strong shields and can debuff enemies with his Elemental Burst.

Example Teams

  • Eula, Diona, Fischl, Bennett: Balanced team with healing, shields, Electro support for Superconduct, and Bennett's ATK boost.
  • Eula, Rosaria, Raiden Shogun, Zhongli: Focuses on damage output and survivability, with Raiden helping with energy recharge.
  • Eula, Mika, Fischl, Bennett: This team offers a balance of energy generation, damage amplification, healing, and Superconduct reaction.

Eula's Constellations

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C1: Tidal Illusion

Consuming Grimheart stacks increases Eula's Physical DMG by 30% for each stack consumed, lasting 6 seconds per stack.

Boosts her Physical DMG significantly, especially when using her Elemental Skill strategically to consume Grimheart stacks before executing high-damage moves like her Burst.

C2: Lady of Seafoam

Decreases the cooldown of Eula's Hold Elemental Skill to match her Press Elemental Skill.

Allows more frequent use of the Hold version of her skill for resistance reduction and additional damage, enhancing her overall DPS and team utility.

C4: The Obstinacy of One's Inferiors

Lightfall Swords deal 25% more damage against enemies with less than 50% HP.

Enhances her ability to finish off weakened enemies, particularly useful in high-level content where enemies have large health pools.

C6: Noble Obligation

Lightfall Swords start with 5 stacks of energy, and Eula has a 50% chance to gain an additional stack when hitting an enemy with normal attacks, Elemental Skill, or Burst.

Massively increases the potential damage of her Burst, allowing it to reach near or at its maximum stack limit.

This is a game-changer for Eula, skyrocketing her damage output in Burst phases.

Advanced Tips and Rotation Strategy

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Advanced Rotation Strategy

Pre-Burst Setup: Before using Eula's Burst, ensure she has 2 stacks of Grimheart from her Elemental Skill. This setup enhances her damage and resistance shredding.

Burst Activation: Use Eula's Elemental Burst (Lightfall Sword) immediately after acquiring the Grimheart stacks. This resets the cooldown of her Elemental Skill.

Skill and Attack Sequence: After activating her Burst, perform the following sequence:

Hold Elemental Skill: Consumes Grimheart stacks, shreds resistance, and triggers additional physical damage.

Normal Attack Chain: Perform a four-hit normal attack combo (N4). Eula's fourth normal attack has high scaling, contributing significantly to stacking her Lightfall Sword.

Repeat Normal Attacks: If time permits within the Burst's 7-second window, repeat the N4 combo.

Burst Explosion Timing: Ensure Eula is on the field for the Lightfall Sword's explosion to maximize damage. Avoid swapping characters prematurely.

Particle Collection: After the Burst, gather energy particles to recharge her Burst quickly. Using another Cryo character as a battery can help with this.

Advanced Tips for Optimizing Damage

Superconduct Reaction: Pair Eula with an Electro character to consistently trigger Superconduct, reducing enemies' Physical Resistance.

Timing Buffs and Debuffs: Align buffs from teammates (like Bennett's ATK boost) and debuffs on enemies (like resistance reduction from Superconduct or Viridescent Venerer) with Eula's Burst explosion.

Energy Management: Monitor Eula's energy and adjust your play to ensure her Burst is ready when needed. Use Cryo particles and energy recharge efficiently.

Stamina Management: Manage Eula's stamina for dash-cancelling normal attacks, essential for resetting her attack animations and maximizing DPS.

Snapshot Mechanics: Understand that Eula's Burst doesn't benefit from snapshotting, meaning buffs gained after its activation won't enhance its damage.

Final Thoughts on Eula

Eula, with her high burst damage potential, thrives in teams that support her playstyle.

Proper artifact and weapon choices, combined with strategic gameplay, can maximize her effectiveness on the battlefield.

Whether in Spiral Abyss or overworld challenges, Eula proves to be a formidable force in any player's roster.