Ultimate Rosaria Guide: Mastering the Cryo Nun

Ultimate Rosaria Guide: Mastering the Cryo Nun
Last updated:
February 15, 2024

Rosaria, a formidable four-star Cryo character in Genshin Impact, remains a versatile and powerful unit since her debut.

Known for her ability to seamlessly fit into various team compositions, Rosaria offers a blend of offensive capabilities and supportive skills.

This guide dives into Rosaria's talents, optimal artifact and weapon builds, and her synergy with team setups to help you maximize her potential.

Ultimate Rosaria Guide: Best Builds and Team Compositions

Understanding Rosaria's Kit

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Elemental Skill: Ravaging Confession

Rosaria's Elemental Skill is a powerful tool for both damage and positioning.

By targeting an enemy, Rosaria quickly closes the distance, delivering two hits of Cryo damage.

It allows Rosaria to maneuver around the battlefield with ease.

When targeting smaller enemies, Rosaria can teleport behind them, gaining a tactical advantage.

The skill delivers two separate instances of Cryo, enabling the triggering of elemental reactions without internal cooldown.

This makes it particularly effective for setting up reactions like Freeze or Superconduct.

Elemental Burst: Rites of Termination

Rosaria's Elemental Burst is the cornerstone of her kit, offering sustained Cryo application and area-of-effect damage.

Upon activation, it deals initial Cryo damage followed by consistent AoE Cryo damage through an Ice Lance that remains on the field.

Rosaria doesn't need to remain on the field for the burst to continue dealing damage, making her an excellent support for DPS characters who benefit from consistent Cryo application.

Each tick of her burst can apply Cryo, making it invaluable for reaction-heavy teams.

The burst snapshots Rosaria's stats upon activation, meaning any buffs she has at the moment of casting will affect the entire duration of the burst.

Passive Talents

Regina Probationum

Increases CRIT Rate against enemies hit from behind using her Elemental Skill, enhancing her burst potential.

Shadow Samaritan

Boosts the CRIT Rate of all party members (except Rosaria) based on a percentage of Rosaria's CRIT Rate after using her Elemental Burst.

This unique support capability can significantly increase your team's overall damage output.

Talents and Prioritization

Elemental Burst: Given its significance in Rosaria's kit, prioritize leveling her Elemental Burst first for maximum damage and utility.

Elemental Skill: Next, enhance her Elemental Skill for improved damage and lower cooldowns, enabling more frequent Cryo application.

Normal Attack: Generally, her Normal Attack chain is less of a priority unless you're building Rosaria as a main DPS, which is less common.

Artifact Recommendations

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General Artifact Sets for Rosaria

Blizzard Strayer (4-Piece)

Freeze compositions or teams where Rosaria benefits from the increased CRIT Rate against enemies affected by Cryo.

This set increases Rosaria's damage and makes her a more reliable Cryo applicator.

Noblesse Oblige (4-Piece)

Support-oriented builds where Rosaria's role is to enhance the team's damage with her Elemental Burst.

This set boosts the burst damage and provides an ATK buff to all team members after using the burst.

Hybrid Builds

For players looking to balance Rosaria's damage output while still providing substantial support to the team, a mix of two artifact sets can be effective:

Blizzard Strayer (2-Piece) and Noblesse Oblige (2-Piece)

This combination offers a balanced increase in Cryo damage and burst damage.

It's suitable for teams where Rosaria alternates between dealing damage and supporting.

Gladiator's Finale/Shimenawa's Reminiscence (2-Piece) and Noblesse Oblige (2-Piece)

Opt for this mix if your Rosaria leans more towards physical damage or if you're using her in a sub-DPS role with a focus on her skill and normal attacks.

Specialized Builds

Emblem of Severed Fate (4-Piece)

Maximizing Rosaria's Elemental Burst frequency and damage.

This set is particularly effective if you find Rosaria often energy-starved or if her burst plays a central role in your team's strategy.

Main Stats Priority

Prioritize ATK% on Sands, Cryo DMG Bonus on Goblet, and CRIT Rate or CRIT DMG on Circlet, aiming for a balance in CRIT stats.

Sub-Stats Priority

Focus on CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG to maximize Rosaria's damage output.

Energy Recharge is essential if Rosaria's burst is crucial for your team's strategy, followed by ATK% to further increase her damage.

Weapon Choices

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Support and Sub-DPS Role

Favonius Lance

The Favonius Lance offers Energy Recharge, which is crucial for ensuring Rosaria can use her Elemental Burst frequently.

Its passive ability generates elemental orbs on CRIT hits, further aiding the team's energy needs.

The Catch

Although more commonly associated with polearm users focusing on burst damage, The Catch, with its Energy Recharge sub-stat and burst damage and CRIT rate increase, is an excellent free-to-play option for Rosaria, enhancing both her support capabilities and her burst damage.


If you're leaning towards a more aggressive sub-DPS Rosaria, Deathmatch from the Battle Pass increases both her CRIT rate and ATK, depending on the number of enemies around.

This makes her more strong in smaller skirmishes or boss fights.

DPS Role

Dragonspine Spear

This weapon synergizes well with Rosaria's Cryo abilities, offering a physical damage bonus and a passive that deals additional Cryo damage upon hitting enemies affected by Cryo.

It's a solid choice for a physical DPS build, especially in Cryo-focused teams.

Staff of Homa

A top-tier choice for DPS builds, the Staff of Homa boosts CRIT DMG significantly and increases HP and ATK based on Rosaria's max HP.

While it's more commonly used on DPS polearm users, Rosaria can also benefit from its raw power increase.

Hybrid Builds

Prototype Starglitter

This craftable weapon offers Energy Recharge, helping with Rosaria's burst uptime.

Its passive increases Elemental Skill and Burst damage after using them, supporting a hybrid playstyle where Rosaria engages more actively in combat.

Wavebreaker's Fin

Another Energy Recharge weapon that boosts burst damage.

While its passive focuses on increasing ATK based on Energy Recharge over 100%, it's a great option for Rosaria to both support and deal damage.

Team Compositions

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Freeze Compositions

Use Rosaria's Cryo application to consistently freeze enemies, allowing for uninterrupted damage from your main DPS.

  • Rosaria (Cryo Support): Set up Melt reactions with her Cryo abilities, enhancing the Pyro DPS's damage output.
  • Hydro DPS (e.g., Childe/Tartaglia, Ayato, Mona, or Xingqiu): Provides consistent Hydro application to freeze enemies when combined with Rosaria's Cryo.
  • Sub-DPS/Support (e.g., Venti or Sucrose): Anemo characters with the Viridescent Venerer set can reduce Cryo resistance, enhancing Rosaria and the main DPS's damage.
  • Flex Slot (e.g., Bennett): Offers healing and an ATK boost, enhancing overall team damage and sustainability.

Melt Compositions

Pair Rosaria with Pyro characters to trigger Melt reactions, significantly increasing damage output.

  • Rosaria (Cryo Enabler): Support physical DPS by enabling Superconduct and offering crit rate buffs to enhance damage further.
  • Pyro DPS (e.g., Diluc, Klee, or Hu Tao): Serves as the primary damage dealer, using Rosaria's Cryo application to trigger powerful Melt reactions.
  • Support (e.g., Xingqiu or Mona): Provides additional elemental reactions or buffs. Hydro supports can also help reduce Pyro enemies' resistance.
  • Utility/Healer (e.g., Zhongli or Diona): Adds shielding or healing while potentially offering additional Cryo resonance with Rosaria for increased CRIT Rate.

Physical DPS Teams

Optimize Rosaria's ability to reduce enemy physical resistance and support physical DPS characters.

  • Rosaria (Cryo Support/Sub-DPS): Support physical DPS by enabling Superconduct and offering crit rate buffs to enhance damage further.
  • Physical DPS (e.g., Eula or Razor): Acts as the main damage dealer, benefiting from Superconduct triggered by Rosaria to reduce enemies' physical resistance.
  • Electro Support (e.g., Fischl or Beidou): Ensures consistent Electro application for Superconduct, reducing physical resistance.
  • Healer/Utility (e.g., Bennett or Jean): Provides healing and additional buffs or crowd control to support the team's overall performance.

Superconduct Teams

Focus on reducing enemy physical resistance through Superconduct, maximizing physical damage from your team.

  • Rosaria (Cryo Application): In Superconduct-focused teams, Rosaria primarily aims to apply Cryo for Superconduct, supporting a physical DPS strategy.
  • Electro Character (e.g., Raiden Shogun or Lisa): Applies Electro to trigger Superconduct with Rosaria, reducing physical resistance.
  • Physical DPS (e.g., Razor or Rosaria herself as Physical DPS): Capitalizes on the reduced physical resistance from Superconduct for increased damage.
  • Support (e.g., Diona): Offers additional Cryo for resonance, healing, or shielding, enhancing team survivability and further supporting Rosaria's Cryo application.

Constellations Overview

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Constellation 1: Unholy Revelation

This constellation boosts Rosaria's attack speed and normal attack damage following a CRIT hit, enhancing her DPS potential.

While it suggests a more DPS-oriented role, the benefits can still complement her utility in fast-paced combat scenarios, especially in physical DPS builds.

Best optimized in situations where Rosaria is used on-field more frequently, allowing her to capitalize on the increased attack speed and damage for sustained DPS or to quickly apply Cryo for reactions.

Constellation 2: Land Without Promise

Extending the duration of the Ice Lance from her Elemental Burst means more consistent Cryo application and damage over time, solidifying her role in reaction-based teams such as Freeze or Melt.

This constellation is particularly valuable in teams reliant on continuous elemental reactions.

The extended Ice Lance duration ensures higher uptime for Cryo, making it easier to maintain reactions like Freeze with Hydro partners or enable more frequent Melt reactions with Pyro characters.

Constellation 4: Painful Grace

This constellation addresses one of Rosaria's main challenges: energy regeneration.

By regenerating energy on CRIT hits with Ravaging Confession, Rosaria can more reliably have her burst ready for each rotation.

Crucial for ensuring Rosaria's Elemental Burst can be used as often as possible, this constellation benefits all team compositions, especially in those where Rosaria's burst is central to the team's strategy.

Constellation 6: Divine Retribution

This constellation transforms Rosaria into a valuable asset for physical DPS teams by reducing the physical resistance of enemies hit by her burst, significantly boosting the team's physical damage output.

Ideal in compositions featuring physical DPS characters, C6 makes Rosaria a powerful support in Superconduct teams or any setup focusing on physical damage, such as those built around Eula or Razor.

Advanced Tips

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Mastering Combat Mobility

Rosaria's skill is not just an attack but a mobility tool.

Use it to dodge enemy attacks, especially AoE bursts from bosses, by blinking through them or repositioning to their blind spots, maintaining offensive pressure without taking hits.

Energy Management

Balancing Rosaria's Energy Recharge (ER) stat is crucial for maintaining her burst uptime.

Use her Elemental Skill effectively to generate Cryo particles, and consider weapons or artifacts that enhance ER if you find her burst not ready when needed.

Maximize Reaction Potential

In a Melt composition, timing is key.

Ensure Rosaria's Cryo application precedes Pyro attacks for optimal Melt reactions.

In Freeze teams, synchronize her burst with consistent Hydro application to lock enemies in place, enabling uninterrupted DPS.

Synergistic Positioning

Place Rosaria's Ice Lance in conjunction with other AoE abilities from your team for layered elemental reactions.

For example, aligning it with Xiangling's Pyronado or Mona's Stellaris Phantasm can create continuous Melt or Freeze reactions, maximizing AoE damage output.

Final Thoughts on Rosaria

Rosaria's versatility as a Cryo support character makes her a valuable addition to any Genshin Impact roster.

By understanding her kit, optimizing her builds, and integrating her into effective team compositions, you can unleash Rosaria's full potential, making her a force to be reckoned with in Teyvat.

Whether you're freezing enemies or setting the stage for devastating melt reactions, Rosaria is ready to support your journey with her ice power.