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Genshin Impact Raiden Guide: Build, Weapons and Artifacts

Genshin Impact Raiden Guide

The Raiden Shogun is the third Archon revealed by Mihoyo and not the least! The5-star Electro heroine is one of the best DPS bursts in the game and deals massive damage! With her on your team, the monsters of the abyss won't last long. But to get the most out of her power, she needs a good build first. We've made it easy for you with this comprehensive guide to Raiden from Genshin Impact. With our tips and tricks, you'll know which weapons and artefacts to equip, who to play her with, and more.

How to get Raiden in Genshin Impact ?

Raiden is a 5 star character, you can only attempt to summon her when she is featured in an Character Event Wish.

Raiden's Event Wish

The Archon Electro makes its comeback in the second part of the 2.5 update of Genshin Impact. Follow our news to find out when the Raiden event wish will be available!

Constellations of Raiden

You can play Raiden Shogun without any constellations. However, these constellations give it an important boost.

Genshin Impact Raiden Constellations

Thanks to C2 " Steel Breaker ", when Raiden's attacks take advantage of the Ideal Harmony state after his elemental rampage, they ignore 60% of enemy DEF. And when it ends, thanks to C4 " Oath of Righteousness ", theATK of all team members (except Raiden) is boosted by 30% for 10 seconds.

How to play Raiden in Genshin Impact ?

Raiden Shogun Gameplay in Genshin Impact

Raiden is mostly played as a DPS burst. Despite the long description of her talents, her gameplay is quite simple. Start by casting her elemental attack " Transcendence : Baleful Omen ". All your characters will then get a Eye of Stormy Judgment. Thanks to this, they will inflict more damage during their elemental rampage. The bonus is calculated according to the energy cost. And for 25 seconds, the eye will generate Electro damage when your characters attack.

Raiden's elemental skill statistics

When you cast your heroes' elemental rampages and Raiden is on your team, a purple wheel will charge behind them. Once complete, use ' Secret Art : Musou Shinsetsu ', Raiden's elemental rampage. This will give you a lot more damage when you trigger it. Then, for 7 seconds, the Archon enters a state of Musou Isshin. Her normal, charged and plunging attacks become elemental rampage attacks and are infused with Electro. As well as hurting like hell, they restore all characters' elemental energy every time they hit enemies. The effect stops if you change characters.

Raiden's elemental rampage statistics in Genshin Impact

Thus, Raiden, in addition to doing a lot of damage, will generate a lot of energy for your characters. You are advised to increase Raiden's elemental damage level to the maximum, and then increase her elemental talent to the second.

What is the best equipment for Raiden?

Raiden's build in Genshin Impact relies heavily on her energy recharge. She needs 90 energy points to launch her rampage. But in addition to that, thanks to her passive " Enlightened One ", for every 1% of energy recharge exceeding the 100% mark, she increases the energy restoration by 0.6% during Musou Isshin as well as the bonus of DMG Electro by 0.4%. To make the most of the passive and energy recharge, we reveal the best weapons and artifacts to equip on Raiden.

The best artefacts for Raiden

To give energy recharge to Raiden Shogun, there is nothing better than the 4-piece Emblem of Severed Fate set. With 2 pieces, you increase the energy recharge by 20% and with 4, the damage inflicted by the elemental rampage is increased by 25% of the total energy recharge (up to 75% more damage).

Best Artifact Set for Raiden in Genshin Impact : Emblem of Severed Fate
Emblem of Severed Fate

But if you don't have enough pieces of this equipment, you can also opt for 4 pieces of the Noblesse Oblige. It increases the damage of the elemental rampage by 20% and the attack of all characters in the team by 20% for 12 seconds.

Artifact for Raiden: Noblesse Oblige
Noblesse Oblige

On the stats side, bet on energy recharge or ATK% on the hourglass, Electro damage bonus or ATK% on the cup and DMG or CRIT% on the crown.

You are advised to have a good balance of primary and secondary stats; expect a lot of attack (at least 1800), a minimum of 230% energy recharge, a critical rate of about 50% and at least double the critical damage.

The best weapons for Raiden

To complete Raiden's equipment, it's best to opt for her signature weapon: the Engulfing Lightning (5★). This hast weapon gives him a huge amount of energy recharge. In addition, her talent increases ATK to 28% of the energy recharge above 100%. And after an elemental rampage, the energy recharge is increased by 30%.

Best weapon for Raiden in Genshin Impact: Engulfing Lightning (5★)
Engulfing Lightning (5★)
Best free-to-play weapon for Raiden in Genshin Impact
"The Catch" (4★)

But if you don't feel like splurging on weapon banners, don't worry, MiHoYo has a great free-to-play option. Through fishing, you can get " The Catch " (4★). The advantage is that you can easily upgrade it to R5, and that's just by catching fish. The spear also increases the energy recharge and damage of elemental rampages by 16% and their critical rate by 6% (at level 1).

Weapon for Raiden: Favonius Lance (4★)
Favonius Lance (4★)
Weapon for Raiden: Deathmatch (4★)
Deathmatch (4★)

Although less effective, you can also consider the Favonius Lance (4★). With it, critical hits have a 60% chance of generating a small amount of elemental particles. The Deathmatch (4★) (the battle pass spear) is also an option as it increases Raiden's critical rate and ATK.

Raiden's Ascension materials in Genshin Impact

In order to get Raiden to level 90 in Genshin Impact, you will need to collect the following resources:

  • 419 Hero's Wit and 2.1 million Moras;
  • 1 Sliver, 9 Fragments, 9 Chunks and 6 Gemstones of Vajrada Amethyst as well as 46 Storm beads, to be looted from the Thunder Manifestation;
  • 168 Amakumo fruits to be harvested on Serai Island in Inazuma. Locate them with the interactive map of Teyvat.
  • 18 Old Handguards, 30 Kageuchi Handguards and 36 Famed Handguards to collect from the Nobushi and Kairagi in Inazuma.

Which team should Raiden play in?

Best team to play Raiden in Genshin Impact : Raiden / Xingqiu / Xiangling / Bennett

Raiden can be found in many teams, especially when it comes to facing the abyss! It's a great support. Among the best teams, we recommend :

  • Yoimiya / Xingqiu / Bennett / Raiden to overload regularly;
  • Eula / Fischl / Diona / Raiden: the Archon is an excellent support for Cryo characters inflicting physical damage; superconduction lowers the physical resistance of enemies;
  • Fischl / Kokomi / Kazuha / Raiden or Sucrose: a very effective electrocution team;
  • Kujou Sara / Kazuha / Bennett / Raiden: these three heroes allow you to considerably boost the skills of the Raiden Shogun, who will then act as the main DPS.
  • Raiden / Xingqiu / Xiangling / Bennett: this is the most popular team in the abyss! With them, you will multiply the elemental reactions.

How old and how big is Raiden in Genshin Impact ?

Raiden's profile in Genshin Impact

You have already met the Archon Electro in the Inazuma quests. But you haven't heard the last of Ei, the deity in search of eternity. She's getting a second story quest in Update 2.5.

The Raiden Shogun was born on June 26th, a long time ago... Yes, she would be no less than 500 years old! As for her height, she is about 1m68.

Portrait of Raiden in Inazuma

I hope that this comprehensive guide to Raiden Shogun from Genshin Impact will be useful to you and help you decide whether or not to summon her. As well as being clearly one of the classiest characters in the RPG, she is a great asset to almost any team!

Hazulia
Hazulia Passionate about fantasy and science-fiction, I am constantly exploring many worlds in my head, in my texts and of course in video games! These last few months, it's Genshin Impact that takes up part of my days... But I also enjoy card games, fighting games, management games, manga, series, movies, etc.

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