Ultimate Beidou Guide: Mastering the Electro Burst DPS

Ultimate Beidou Guide: Mastering the Electro Burst DPS
Last updated:
February 6, 2024

Beidou, a dynamic four-star Electro character in Genshin Impact, has evolved into a potent burst DPS.

With the introduction of new characters and Dendro, her synergy and potential have significantly increased.

This guide covers all you need to know about Beidou, including her build, playstyle, and team compositions.

Let's dive in!

Ultimate Beidou Guide: Mastering the Electro Burst DPS in Genshin Impact

Beidou's Role and Abilities

in game beidou talent elemental burst in genshin impact

Elemental Burst: Stormbreaker

Beidou's Elemental Burst, Stormbreaker, is her main source of damage, especially in AOE scenarios.

It synergizes with the active character’s attacks to produce Electro discharges that bounce between enemies.

Enhancing this talent increases the Electro damage dealt with each discharge, significantly boosting her overall DPS.

This is particularly effective in teams that facilitate rapid normal or charged attacks from the active character.

Elemental Skill: Tidecaller

Her Elemental Skill, Tidecaller, offers a unique counterattack mechanism that can absorb damage and release a powerful Electro strike.

Leveling up this talent enhances the counterattack’s damage and energy generation.

It's particularly beneficial for players adept at timing the parry to execute perfect counters.

However, its importance is slightly lesser compared to the Elemental Burst for her overall DPS output.

Normal Attack: Oceanborne

Beidou’s Normal Attack sequence, Oceanborne, is generally less crucial to invest in, as she's often used for her Elemental Burst and Skill rather than continuous on-field attacks.

If you find yourself using Beidou as an on-field DPS more frequently, or in scenarios where her Elemental Burst isn't as effective (like against single targets), then investing in this talent becomes more relevant.

Talent Leveling Strategy

Focus on Burst: Initially, prioritize leveling up her Elemental Burst to maximize her AOE damage potential in various team setups.

Balance with Skill: Subsequently, invest in her Elemental Skill to ensure efficient energy generation and potent counterattacks.

Adjust According to Playstyle: If your playstyle or team composition leans towards keeping Beidou on the field longer, consider balancing investment in her Normal Attack.

Building Beidou: Artifacts and Stats

in game beidou artifacts details in genshin impact

Emblem of Severed Fate (4-piece)

Boosts Elemental Burst damage by 25% of Energy Recharge, making it a top pick for Beidou.

+20% Energy Recharge, crucial for ensuring Beidou can use her burst frequently.

Thundering Fury (4-piece)

Good for increasing Electro damage and reducing Elemental Skill cooldown, especially if Beidou is used more actively on the field.

+15% Electro DMG Bonus, directly amplifying her Electro damage.

Thundering Fury (2-piece) + Gladiator's Finale/Noblesse Oblige (2-piece)

Combines Electro damage boost with either increased attack or Elemental Burst damage.

Useful if you don't have a complete set of Emblem of Severed Fate.

Main Stats

  • Sands: Energy Recharge or ATK%, depending on your energy needs.
  • Goblet: Electro DMG Bonus, to significantly increase her Electro damage output.
  • Circlet: CRIT Rate or CRIT DMG, based on what your substats are lacking.

Substats Priority

  • Energy Recharge: Ensure she has enough to frequently use her Elemental Burst.
  • CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG: Aim for a balanced ratio (1:2 is ideal), enhancing overall damage output.
  • ATK%: Additional boost to her overall damage.
  • Elemental Mastery: Consider if using her in a reaction-heavy team, like with Dendro for Aggravate.

Weapon Choices for Beidou

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5-Star Weapons

Wolf's Gravestone

Offers high base ATK and boosts ATK, significantly enhancing her overall damage.

Increases ATK further, especially effective in teams where you can quickly reduce enemies' HP.

The Unforged

Works well if Beidou frequently uses her shield from her Elemental Skill.

Increases shield strength and ATK when shielded, aligning well with her playstyle.

Song of Broken Pines

Ideal if you're using Beidou as a physical DPS.

Increases ATK and ATK SPD, beneficial for her normal attacks.

4-Star Weapons

Serpent Spine

High Crit Rate makes building her easier, and the damage bonus stacks increase her DPS.

Increased damage taken may require careful play or additional shielding/healing support.

Prototype Archaic

Solid option with ATK% substat, boosting overall damage.

Has a chance to deal additional AoE damage, complementing her burst playstyle.


Great if Beidou is part of an Electro-Charged team.

Increases damage against enemies affected by Hydro or Electro, synergizing with her Elemental Burst.

Free-to-Play Options

Luxurious Sea-Lord: ncreases Elemental Burst DMG, directly boosting Beidou's primary damage source.

Beidou's Constellations

in game beidou constellation overview in genshin impact

C1: Sea Beast's Scourge

Generates a shield on a successful counter with her Elemental Skill.

Adds durability and survivability, especially useful for players newer to timing her counters.

C2: Upon the Turbulent Sea, the Thunder Arises

When Stormbreaker (Elemental Burst) hits enemies, it generates two more Electro discharges.

Greatly enhances her AOE damage output, as the discharges can bounce to additional enemies.

Crowd control and maximizing DPS in scenarios with multiple enemies.

C4: Stunning Revenge

Upon taking DMG, Beidou's ATK is increased for 10s.

Encourages a more aggressive playstyle where taking hits benefits her overall damage output.

C6: Bane of Evil

During the duration of Stormbreaker, Beidou's normal attacks gain an additional Electro DMG bonus.

Enhances her on-field presence and DPS, especially if she's used more actively rather than just for her Elemental Burst.

Best Team Compositions for Beidou

in game beidou team comp with fishcl xingqiu and kazuha in genshin impact

Electro-Charged (Taser) Team

Composition: Beidou, Fischl/Xingqiu

Uses Electro-Charged reactions for consistent AOE damage.

Fischl: Provides off-field Electro support, enhancing Beidou's Elemental Burst.

Xingqiu: Adds Hydro application for Electro-Charged reactions; also offers damage reduction and healing.

Anemo Support: Sucrose or Kazuha for crowd control and Elemental Mastery buffing.

Dendro Support: Nahida or other Dendro characters for additional reactions and buffs.

Aggravate/Quicken Team (With Dendro)

Composition: Beidou, Dendro Support (Nahida, Dendro Traveler)

Focuses on Aggravate (Electro + Dendro) reactions for high damage output.

Electro Battery: Another Electro character (e.g., Fischl, Lisa) for energy regeneration.

Hydro/Anemo Support: For additional reactions, crowd control, or buffs.

Overload Team (With Pyro)

Composition: Beidou, Pyro character (e.g., Xiangling, Bennett)

Uses Overload for high burst damage, effective against shields.

Support: Bennett for healing and ATK buff, enhancing Beidou's burst potential.

Anemo Support: For swirl and debuffing enemies.

Shield/Healer: For added survivability.

Physical DPS Team (Superconduct)

Composition: Beidou, Cryo character (e.g., Eula, Rosaria)

Uses Superconduct to reduce enemy Physical RES, boosting Physical DPS.

Beidou acts as a secondary DPS or support for Electro application.

Healer/Shielder: For sustain and protection.

Anemo Support: For resistance shredding with Viridescent Venerer.

Hybrid/Burst DPS Team

Composition: Beidou, Main DPS (e.g., Ayaka, Tartaglia)

Beidou acts as a burst support, complementing the main DPS's abilities.

Healer: To ensure team sustainability.

Electro/Anemo Support: For energy recharge or additional debuffing.

Advanced Tips for Combat

in game beidou elemental skill animation in genshin impact

Perfecting the Counter (Elemental Skill)

Activate Beidou’s Elemental Skill (Tidecaller) at the precise moment of enemy attack to unleash a powerful counter.

This "perfect counter" maximizes damage and energy generation.

Learn enemy patterns to time your counters effectively.

This is crucial in high-level content where Beidou's counter can significantly impact the fight.

Elemental Burst Optimization

Beidou’s Elemental Burst (Stormbreaker) snapshots buffs at the time of activation.

Use this to your advantage by activating her burst under optimal conditions (e.g., inside Bennett's burst, with all buffs applied).

Her burst synergizes with the active character's normal attacks.

Pair her with characters who have fast attack rates to maximize electro discharges.

Energy Management

Pair Beidou with another Electro character for improved energy regeneration.

This ensures her burst is available more frequently.

Prioritize Energy Recharge in her build to maintain consistent use of her burst.

Team Composition Strategies

In teams focusing on Electro-Charged reactions, pair Beidou with fast Hydro applicators like Xingqiu for continuous AOE damage.

Use Dendro reactions in teams with Dendro characters to exploit Aggravate for increased damage.

Using Her Shield

Beidou's counter generates a shield that absorbs damage.

Use this to protect her and the team, especially when you can't perfectly time the counter.

In risky situations, use the shield as a buffer to safely charge her counter.

Final Thoughts on Beidou

Beidou's power as an Electro burst DPS makes her an invaluable asset in Genshin Impact's diverse combat scenarios.

Mastering her playstyle and understanding her synergies unlocks her potential as a formidable character on combat.

With the right build and team, Beidou can significantly enhance your gameplay experience.