Best Artifacts for DPS Heizou in Genshin Impact


Anemo is arguably the most broken element in Genshin Impact. Almost all anemo units are great support units. So far, Xiao was the only pure Anemo DPS. However, Genshin Impact version 2.8 brings Shikanoin Heizou, a 4-star Anemo DPS. In this guide, we look at the best artifacts for DPS Heizou in Genshin Impact.

Which Artifacts are Best for Heizou DPS Build in Genshin Impact

Shikanoin Heizou is a 4-star Anemo character who wields a catalyst in Genshin Impact. Heizou is a unique catalyst character as he uses melee attacks while other catalyst users have ranged attacks. Here are the best artifacts for Heizou in Genshin Impact:

1. 4-pieces Viridescent Venerer

  • 2-pieces effect: Anemo DMG Bonus +15%
  • 4-pieces effect: Increases Swirl DMG by 60%. Decreases opponent’s Elemental RES to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10s.

For almost every Anemo unit, 4-pieces Viridescent Venerer is the go-to set in Genshin Impact. Since Heizou is a catalyst user, his normal attacks are imbued with the Anemo element and can easily trigger the 4-pieces effect of Viridescent Venerer.

4-pieces Viridescent Venerer is great for Heizou in Electro-charge teams. Players can replace Sucrose with Heizou in popular Electro-charge-based teams in Genshin Impact. With the 4-pieces effect, Heizou will deal tremendous swirl damage while decreasing the enemy’s elemental resistance to help teammates do more damage.

Related: Genshin Impact Shikanoin Heizou Ascension Materials List 

2. 2-pieces Viridescent Venerer + 2-pieces 18% ATK set

Genshin Impact Shikanoin Heizou (1)

4-pieces Viridescent Venerer works well in Electro-charge teams only. If players want to see high raw Anemo damage, they will have to use a combination of 2-pieces Viridescent Venerer and 2-pieces 18% ATK set. With this artifact combo, Heizou will get the maximum Anemo damage in Genshin Impact.

Players will have to get these main stats for building Heizou as a DPS:

  • Sands: ATK%
  • Goblet: Anemo DMG Bonus
  • Circlet: Crit Rate/DMG

Along with artifacts, choosing a good weapon is also necessary to make the most of Heizou’s kit. Given his beautiful attack animations, Genshin Impact players will love to play Heizou.

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