Bennett, often hailed as one of the most effective characters in Genshin Impact, particularly shines as a support character.
His value stems from a combination of healing abilities and significant attack buffs he offers to teams.
This updated guide dives into his talents, optimal artifact and weapon choices, and team synergy, ensuring you can maximize Bennett's potential.
The Ultimate Bennett Guide for Genshin Impact
Bennett's Talents and Abilities Explained
Bennett's Elemental Burst: Fantastic Voyage
Bennett's Elemental Burst, Fantastic Voyage, is the cornerstone of his support capabilities.
It creates an area that provides two main benefits:
The burst continuously heals characters within the area.
The healing amount scales with Bennett's HP.
Provides an attack bonus based on Bennett's base attack.
This is the sum of his attack value from his level and weapon.
The buff is more significant when Bennett's HP is above 70% or with his first constellation, which removes the HP threshold entirely.
Elemental Skill: Passion Overload
Bennett's Elemental Skill, Passion Overload, is versatile and has a short cooldown, making it an efficient tool for generating Pyro particles.
This skill can be tapped or held, but tapping is generally preferred for quick particle generation.
Deals Pyro damage quickly with a low cooldown.
Releases more powerful Pyro damage but with a longer cooldown.
It's less frequently used due to the risk of knockback and longer cooldown.
Bennett's Elemental Burst, Fantastic Voyage, is the centerpiece of his kit.
Leveling up this talent increases both the healing and the attack bonus provided.
Since Bennett is often used for this attack buff, enhancing it maximizes the utility he brings to any team.
This skill deals Pyro damage, and its cooldown is relatively short when tapped, making it ideal for generating energy particles.
Increasing the level of Passion Overload boosts its damage output, which can be beneficial when Bennett is used more actively in combat.
However, since Bennett is primarily a support character, this talent is often a secondary priority.
This is Bennett's basic attack combo. Bennett is rarely used for his basic attacks in a support role.
His main contributions are his burst and skill. Thus, investing resources into leveling up his normal attack talent provides less benefit compared to his other talents.
Building Bennett: Artifacts and Stats
Noblesse Oblige (4-Piece)
Enhances Bennett's Elemental Burst, increasing the party's attack by 20% for 12 seconds.
Also boosts Bennett's burst damage by 20%, enhancing his utility in dual roles as a healer and damage amplifier.
Emblem of Severed Fate (4-piece): Useful for its energy recharge while boosting his Burst damage.
Crimson Witch of Flames (4-piece): More Pyro DMG bonus and effective in reaction-based teams.
The Exile (4-Piece): Useful for energy regeneration, beneficial in teams lacking energy recharge.
Instructor Set: Potentially more effective in reaction-based teams but can be inconsistent.
Thundering Fury (4-Piece): Niche use against Electro shields; not recommended for general support.
Artifacts Main Stat Priorities
- Sands: Energy Recharge or ATK%.
- Goblet: HP% (for healing) or Pyro Damage Bonus (for DPS).
- Circlet: HP% or Healing Bonus for a healing focus; Crit Rate/Damage for DPS focus.
- Focus on Energy Recharge: This is the most crucial substat for Bennett.
- Secondary Priorities: HP%, ATK%, Crit Rate, and Crit Damage, depending on the build focus.
Weapon Selection for Bennett
Key Considerations for Bennett's Weapons
High Base Attack: Important for increasing the attack bonus provided by Bennett’s Elemental Burst.
Energy Recharge: Essential for ensuring Bennett can use his Elemental Burst frequently.
Early Game: Energy recharge might be more valuable to compensate for lower artifact stats.
Late Game: Higher base attack becomes more crucial as Bennett’s artifact stats improve.
Top Weapon Choices for Bennett
Skyward Blade: Offers a balanced mix of high base attack and energy recharge.
Aquila Favonia: One of the highest base attacks, suitable for maximizing burst attack bonus. Lacks energy recharge.
Festering Desire (Event Exclusive): Excellent energy recharge, useful for newer accounts or when lacking energy recharge artifacts.
Four-Star and Free-to-Play Options
The Alley Flash: The highest base attack among four-star swords, but lacks energy recharge.
Prototype Rancour: A free-to-play friendly option with decent base attack.
Favonius Sword: Excellent for energy generation; useful if Bennett is your primary energy battery.
Sacrificial Sword: Can be effective for resetting the cooldown of Bennett's Elemental Skill, aiding in energy generation.
Iron Sting: An alternative option for teams focused on elemental reactions.
C1: Grand Expectation
Bennett's Elemental Burst, Fantastic Voyage, gains an additional 20% of Bennett's Base ATK as an ATK Bonus.
Removes the HP restriction for the ATK bonus, allowing Bennett to provide consistent buffs regardless of party members' HP levels.
Widely considered one of the best first constellations in the game, it significantly amplifies Bennett's support role.
C2: Impasse Conqueror
Energy Recharge is increased by 30% when Bennett's HP falls below 70%.
Useful for more aggressive playstyles, allowing more frequent skill usage for energy generation or damage.
C4: Unexpected Odyssey
Using Passion Overload in its third form (held attack) creates an inspiration field with Fantastic Voyage's effects for 12 seconds.
Offers additional utility for teams that can capitalize on Bennett's burst effects without needing his actual burst.
C6: Fire Ventures with Me
Sword, Claymore, or Polearm-wielding characters inside Fantastic Voyage's radius gain a 15% Pyro DMG Bonus and their weapons are infused with Pyro.
Can significantly boost Pyro DPS characters but may limit the effectiveness of physical DPS characters.
Bennett's Team Synergies
Bennett acts as an enabler and amplifier, providing energy and boosting Pyro DPS through his burst.
Enhanced Pyro damage and improved energy regeneration.
Healer and attack buffer.
Avoid activating Bennett's C6 constellation as it can interfere with physical damage output.
Enhances elemental reactions through Swirl.
Increases overall team damage and elemental reaction efficiency.
Sets up Melt reactions with Cryo characters.
Significantly boosts damage output, especially for characters like Ganyu.
Generates Overload reactions.
Provides consistent AoE damage and energy recharge.
Amplifies Hydro characters' damage through Vaporize.
Massive increase in burst damage potential, especially with characters like Mona.
Team Composition Examples
Xiangling (DPS), Bennett (Support), Xingqiu (Sub-DPS), Sucrose (Utility).
Utilizes Pyro and Hydro for Vaporize, with Anemo support for crowd control and elemental mastery.
Ganyu (DPS), Bennett (Support), Diona (Shield/Healing), Kazuha (Utility).
Built around Ganyu’s Cryo DPS, leveraging Bennett’s buff for increased damage.
Fischl (DPS), Bennett (Support), Beidou (Sub-DPS), Anemo character (Swirl/CC).
Focuses on triggering Overload reactions, with Bennett providing healing and attack boosts.
Conclusion: The Power of Bennett
Bennett remains a top-tier choice in Genshin Impact for his unparalleled support capabilities.
Whether you're enhancing his healing or focusing on damage output, his flexibility in team compositions and the substantial boost he provides make him an invaluable asset to any team.