01 Sep 2021 1:41 PM +00:00

What is the Best Raiden Shogun (Baal) Build in Genshin Impact?

The Raiden Shogun, Baal, the Electro Archon, is on her way to Genshin Impact 2.1.

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A 5-Star Electro Polearm user, fans can expect her to be a powerful addition to their character roster, just like previous archons, Venti and Zhongli.

Raiden Shogun (Baal) Best Artifacts

Genshin Impact Baal
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ARTIFACTS: Sever Fate

Baal's skillset positions her as a powerful Sub DPS, as well as an Electro Battery.

A 4-Piece set of Emblem of the Severed Fate will bring out the best in her, increasing her Burst DMG and Energy Recharge.

  • 2-Piece Emblem of the Severed Fate
    • Energy Recharge + 20%
  • 4-Piece Emblem of the Severed Fate
    • Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained in this way.
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Genshin Impact players who do not have a full 4-Piece set can also substitute with:

  • 2-Piece Thundering Fury
    • Electro DMG +15%
  • 2-Piece Noblesse Oblige
    • Elemental Burst DMG +20%
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Raiden Shogun (Baal) Best Weapons

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GRASSCUTTER: Well...not anymore

Genshin Impact 2.1's 5-Star Engulfing Lighting, formerly known as Grasscutter's Light, is a weapon that seems tailor-made for Baal, but not enough is known about the weapon at this time to confirm this.

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For now, players should stick with the 5-Star Skyward Spine.

At Level 1, Skyward Spine has the following stats:

  • Base ATK: 48
  • Secondary Stat Type: Energy Recharge
  • Secondary Stat: 8%
  • Ability: Blackwing - Increases CRIT Rate by 8% and increases Normal ATK SPD by 12%. Additionally, Normal and Charged Attacks hits on opponents have a 50% chance to trigger a vacuum blade that deals 40% of ATK as DMG in a small AoE. This effect can occur no more than once every 2s.
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When refined to Level 5, Blackwing increases CRIT Rate by 16% and the vacuum blade deals 100% of ATK as DMG.

At Level 90, Skyward Spine has the following stats:

  • Base ATK: 674
  • Secondary Stat Type: Energy Recharge
  • Secondary Stat: 36.8%
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An excellent 4-Star alternative for Baal is the Favonius Lance.

At Level 1, Favonius Lance has the following stats:

  • Base ATK: 44
  • Secondary Stat Type: Energy Recharge
  • Secondary Stat: 6.7%
  • Ability: Windfall - CRIT hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12s.
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When refined to Level 5, Winfall increases Elemental Particle generation rates to 100% every 6 seconds.

At Level 90, Favonius Lance has the following stats:

  • Base ATK: 565
  • Secondary Stat Type: Energy Recharge
  • Secondary Stat: 30.6%
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Raiden Shogun (Baal) Best Teammates

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KAZUHA: He and Baal better settle their differences

While Baal is set to be a major damage dealer, she best fills a Sub-DPS role alongside Eula, with Diona and Kazuha providing shields, healing, and increased Elemental DMG.

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Players without other 5-Star characters can use her as a Main DPS with Sucrose, Xingqiu, and Bennet to get similar benefits.

READ MORE: What Is the Best Genshin Impact Eula Build?

Are Her Constellations Good?

Genshin Impact Baal Constellation
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BAAL: Her constellation looks kind of boring
  • Ominous Inscription- Constellation Level 1
    • Shogan Byakugen no Rain will gather Resolve even faster. When Electro characters use their Elemental Bursts, the Resolve gained is increased by 80%. When characters of other Elemental Types use their Elemental Bursts, the Resolve gained is increased by 20%.
  • Pledge of Propriety - Constellation Level 2
    • When the Musou Isshin state applied by Secret Art: Musou Shinsetsu expires, all nearby party members (excluding the Raiden Shogun) gain 30% bonus ATK for 10s.
  • Shinkage Bygones - Constellation Level 3
    • Increases the Level of Yoohoo Art: Mujina Flurry by 3.
    • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • Steelbreaker - Constellation Level 4
    • While in the Musou Isshin state applied by Secret Art: Musou Shinsetsu, the Raiden Shogun's attacks ignore 60% of opponents' DEF.
  • Shogun's Descent - Constellation Level 5
    • Increases the Level of Transcendence: Baleful Light by 3
    • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • Wishbearer - Constellation Level 6
    • While in the Musou Isshin state applied by Secret Art: Musou Shinsetsu, the Raiden Shogun's Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attacks will decrease all nearby party members' (but not including the Raiden Shogun herself) Elemental Burst CD by 1s when they hit opponents.
    • This effect can trigger once every 1s and can trigger a total of 5 times during the state's duration.
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The star Constellation for Baal is her first, increasing her Resolve by massive amounts.

Of course, being a 5-Star Archon, her other levels are nothing to sneeze at, either.

As Baal unlocks more Constellations, her Musou Shinsetsu becomes incredibly more powerful.

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