Genshin Impact Alhaitham Build: Best weapons, artifacts & team comps

Alhaitham in Genshin Impact

Alhaitham in Genshin Impact

The beefy academic from Sumeru has received his first rerun in the second phase of Genshin Impact's Version 3.7! In this guide, you will find our Genshin Impact Alhaitham build. This character is really strong and definitely worth your attention, especially if you want to create a squad with a Dendro damage dealer.

Today we are going to tell you about the best weapons, artifacts, and team compositions for Alhaitham in Genshin Impact. So, let’s maximize the effectiveness of this character.

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Alhaitham Version 3.7 rerun banner

The Scribe of Akademiya is a very mysterious character that appreciates keeping a low profile. In battle, Alhaitham carries a sword and a Dendro Vision.

Caution in Confidence banner features Alhaitham. The Banner will be available until 4 July.

The following 4-star characters complete the Banner.

  • Yaoyao - 4-star Dendro, Polearm user
  • Heizou - 4-star Anemo, Catalyst user
  • Xiangling - 4-star Pyro, Polearm user
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Who is Alhaitham?

Alhaitham is a member of the Haravatat of the Sumeru Akademiya and the Akademiya's Scribe. Known for his exceptional intellect, Alhaitham's brilliance is unquestioned. However, what puzzles people within the Akademiya is his apparent disinterest in pursuing higher office, despite his egocentric nature. His unwavering commitment to rationality and the pursuit of truth has also set him apart from others, often sparking conflicts and disagreements.


  • Extremely fast and consistent Dendro application
  • Able to deal large AoE and/or single-target DMG
  • Scales well from Elemental Mastery making him simple to build


  • May be difficult to master due to strict timings and rotations
  • Low Resistance and his combos are easily disturbed

Best weapons for Alhaitham

Alhaitham is a sword user and there are a few weapons that work great with him. Here is the list of the best swords for this character:

Light of Foliar Incision
CRIT Rate is increased by 4%. After Normal Attacks deal Elemental DMG, the Foliar Incision effect will be obtained, increasing DMG dealt by Normal Attacks and Elemental Skills by 120% of Elemental Mastery. This effect will disappear after 28 DMG instances or 12s. You can obtain Foliar Incision once every 12s.
Staff of Homa
HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 1.2% of the wielder’s Max HP.
  • Light of Foliar Incision – A great sword that works perfectly with characters that rely on elemental reactions. Alhaitham is such a character and this is the best sword for him. Also, Light of Foliar Incision is his signature weapon, and it’s pretty obvious that it synergizes well with him.
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Jade Primordial Cutter

  • The weapon forge by the Geo Archon is excellent, with high damage potential and a very simple, straightforward passive that will benefit Alhaitham's Playstyle

Mistsplitter Reforged

  • The tailor-made sword for Ayaka will also be viable for Alhitham due to its high CRIT Damage and one of the highest base ATK for any weapon in the game

Harbinger Dawn

  • The best F2P option is the three-star Harbinger Dawn with five refinements. However, the weapon requires 90% HP to trigger the passive; hence the team will need a healer or a shield provider

Best artifacts for Alhaitham

Next up are artifact sets. These are various items and relics that you can equip on your characters. Here are the best artifact sets for Alhaitham in Genshin Impact:

Artifact Bonuses
Main Stats
Dendro Main DPS
Gilded Dreams
4-Piece: Within 8s of triggering an Elemental Reaction, the character equipping this will obtain buffs based on the Elemental Type of the other party members. ATK is increased by 14% for each member whose Elemental Type is the same as the equipping character, and EM is increased by 50 for every member with a different Elemental Type. Each of the buffs will count up to 3 characters. This effect can be triggered once every 8s and even when not on the field.
Sands: Elemental Mastery - Goblet: Dendro DMG Bonus - Circlet: CRIT DMG or CRIT Rate
Solo Dendro DPS
Deepwood Memories
4-PC: After Elemental Skills or Bursts hit opponents, the targets' Dendro RES will be decreased by 30% for 8s. This effect can be triggered even if the equipping character is not on the field.
Sands: Elemental Mastery - Goblet: Dendro DMG Bonus - Circlet: CRIT DMG or CRIT Rate
  • Gilded Dreams – Alhaitham has a significant damage bonus based on his Elemental Mastery. Also, he is a Dendro character who relies heavily on elemental reactions. So, this is the perfect set for him as it boosts his Elemental Mastery and gives you nice bonuses whenever you trigger an elemental reaction
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  • Deepwood Memories – Alhaitham is a Dendro character and this set is great for any hero of this type. It gives you a nice bonus to your Dendro damage and reduces enemies’ resistance to this element
  • Wanderer’s Troupe – Two pieces of this set give you a bonus to your Elemental Mastery. So, you can combine it with the previous two sets
  • Instructor – A good set for beginners who can’t get better artifacts

Of course, Alhaitham is a damage dealer, and stats like Defense or HP% won’t synergise with him. So, the primary stats of your artifacts should be as follows:

  • Sands – Elemental Mastery
  • Goblet – Dendro DMG Bonus
  • Circlet – Crit DMG or Crit Rate

Also, your artifacts have a few secondary stats. Even though they are not that important, there are still a few preferred options. Here are the secondary stats that we recommend for Alhaitham:

  • Energy Recharge (you should get at least 140%)
  • ATK%
  • Elemental Mastery
  • CRIT Rate

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Best teams for Alhaitham

Alhaitham is suitable for most Dendro builds. However, some teams based on this character are extremely powerful, and here is the list of such squads:

Traveler (Dendro)
Yae Miko
Kuki Shinobu

Alhaitham is a strong damage dealer that works great with squads that rely on Elemental DMG. He is able to deal tons of Dendro damage and we highly recommend that you spend your wishes on him. Hopefully, this guide will help you turn your Alhaitham into a true Dendro powerhouse!

Need help farming for Alhaitham's ascension and talent materials? Check out our guide here: Alhaitham Farming Guide: All Ascension & Talent Materials

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