Shenhe is a five-star Cryo user and a polearm wielder in Genshin Impact that you can obtain by performing wishes on her character event wish banner “The Transcendent One Return.”
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Since many of you Genshin Impact enthusiasts will wish for Shenhe, we have prepared the best build guide for Shenhe that you can use to maximize her abilities and utility.
The Best Shenhe Build
Here are the best weapons and artifacts that will help you attain the best Shenhe build.
Best Weapons for Shenhe
There is no doubt that miHoYo markets their five-star playable characters along with a weapon specially designed by keeping the character’s abilities and entire kit in mind.
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Shenhe is no exception to that, as along with her release, we also get a new five-star Polearm, the Calamity Queller, which is—by far—the best weapon for Shenhe.
- Rarity – ✮✮✮✮✮
- Base ATK – 49 (base)
- Secondary Stat Type – ATK%
- Secondary Stat – 3.6% (base)
- Weapon Skill – Gain 12% All Elemental DMG Bonus.
- Obtain Consummation for the 20s after using an Elemental Skill, causing ATK to increase by 3.2% per second.
- This ATK increase can stack six times. When the character equipped with this weapon is not on the field, Consummation’s ATK increase is doubled.
The base damage of the Calamity Queller is highest among all Polearms. Furthermore, the weapon skill of the Calamity Queller increases the ATK%, which further increases the overall ATK of Shenhe by a large number.
Other than that, here are some great free-to-get and battle pass weapons that you can use on Shenhe to attain the best build.
- The Catch [Craftable]
- Deathmatch [Battle Pass]
- Blackcliff Polearm [Paimon’s Bargain]
- Crescent Pike [Craftable]
Best Artifacts for Shenhe
Shenhe’s elemental skill, Spring Spirit Summoning, and her elemental burst, Divine Maiden’s Deliverance, both deal Cryo-based damage.
So, there is no doubt that while selecting the best artifact set for Shenhe, the first and foremost thing to do is to look for artifacts that increase Cryo DMG.
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At the moment, the only artifact that fits the said criteria is the Blizzard Strayer set.
Here are the two-set and four-set bonuses that you get from the Blizzard Strayer set:
- 2-Piece Set Bonus
- Cryo DMG Bonus +15%
- 4-Piece Set Bonus
- When a character attacks an opponent affected by Cryo, their CRIT Rate is increased by 20%. If the opponent is Frozen, the CRIT Rate is increased by an additional 20%
It not only increases the Cryo element damage, but also gives Shenhe an additional CRIT Rate bonus that comes in handy all the time.
Burst DPS Shenhe
You can use The Catch Polearm along with two pieces of Noblesse Oblige and two pieces of Blizzard Strayer artifact sets to attain the perfect burst DPS build for Shenhe.
Pure DPS Build
In case you managed to get your hands on the Calamity Queller polearm, we recommend you go for a pure DPS build, which you can attain by maximizing Shenhe’s ATK.
For the pure DPS build, you can use two pieces of Gladiators Finale and two pieces of Shimenawa’s Reminiscence artifact set.
That’s it for now. Make sure to check out our coverage on the Genshin Impact version 2.4 update.
Genshin Impact is a free-to-play gacha-based role-playing game currently available on PC, PS4, PS5, Android, and iOS.
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