Baizhu is the new top Dendro support in Genshin Impact! Here's how you build him
Not only does Baizhu provide healing and shielding, he also buffs the damage of Dendro-related elemental reactions.
Baizhu has finally arrived in the second half of Genshin Impact version 3.6! After three years of waiting for him to be let out of HoYoverse’s vault, the doctor of Bubu Pharmacy enters the field as a 5-star Dendro catalyst user that not only does a great job at healing, but also strengthens Dendro elemental reactions.
If you’re a Dendro main, you’d definitely want the good dctor in your party. Here's everything you need to know to build Baizhu!
Doctor by day, Dendro support whenever
Baizhu’s kit focuses on healing and shielding the party while also consistently applying Dendro to enemies. His skill, Universal Diagnosis, lets him summon a Gossamer Sprite that will attack nearby enemies. After performing three attacks, the Sprite will return and heal nearby party members based on Baizhu’s max HP.
Baizhu's burst, Holistic Revivification, creates a Seamless Shield that bursts into Spiritveins to deal Dendro DMG every 2.5 seconds during its 14-second duration. The shield can also absorb Dendro DMG with 250% effectiveness as well as heal the active character based on Baizhu’s max HP.
Because Baizhu is a healer, his A1 passive, Five Fortunes Forever, gives him different buffs depending on the current HP of your current active character, namely:
When their HP is less than 50%, Baizhu will gain 20% Healing Bonus
When their HP is equal to or above 50%, Baizhu gains 25% Dendro DMG Bonus.
Meanwhile, Baizhu's A4 passive, All Things Are of the Earth, will make characters who are healed by Baizhu’s Seamless Shields gain the Year of Verdant Favor effect, which will increase the DMG of Burgeon, Burning, Bloom and Hyperbloom DMG by 2% as well as Aggravate and Spread by 0.8% of every 1,000 Max HP given that his HP does not exceed 50,000.
For weapons, Baizhu will work best with his best-in-slot 5-star weapon, Jadefall Splendor, but you don’t need to break the bank and end up with an unwanted Amos Bow. The craftable Prototype Amber is the best free-to-play weapon option with an HP substat and passive that caters to his heavy energy needs, allowing him to reach the 50,000 HP mark.
If you’ve reached the 50,000 mark with just his artifacts alone, you can opt to equip him with Favonius Codex to give him higher Energy Recharge.
For artifacts, you can use a variety of sets depending on what kind of role Baizhu will play in your team composition.
For healing-oriented gameplay, you can give him a full set of Maiden’s Beloved, which will buff his healing capabilities and increase the healing which can be received by your teammates. You can also give him a mix of Ocean-Hued Clam, which gives him a 20% Healing Bonus, and any HP artifact set if you’re not too keen on slaving away for Maiden’s Beloved pieces.
If you want an all-around support build, you can opt to equip him with a full set of Tenacity of the Milelith, which gives him an HP increase as well as an ATK buff and additional shield-strength to your teammates whenever he unleashes his skill.
When focusing on making him a burst support, go for a mix of Emblem of Severed Fate, which will increase his Energy Recharge by 20%, and any HP artifact set (Tenacity of the Milelith or Vourashka’s Glow).
For a Dendro-oriented support playstyle, a full set of Deepwood Memories is your best bet, as it gives him additional Dendro DMG bonus as well as lowers the Dendro resistance of enemies by 30% after his skill or burst hits enemies.
For main stats, focus on getting him all HP artifacts to easily attain his needed 50,000 HP. Sub stats should also be HP and Energy Recharge. You don’t really need Crit or ATK when making him your support.
Since Baizhu is a premier Dendro support, he can slot in perfectly well in teams that take advantage of Dendro-related reactions. Here are some of his best team compositions!
Bountiful Bloom: Nilou/Kaveh, Yelan/Kokomi/Xingqiu, Dendro MC/Collei/Nahida, Baizhu
Taking advantage of both Kaveh and Nilou’s Bloom production, Baizhu will act as a secondary trigger, shielder, and healer. Having 2 Hydro units will also help him gain more energy particles, allowing his burst to be consistently up when needed.
Hyperbloom: Alhaitham/Tighnari/Nahida/Dendro MC, Kuki Shinobu/Fischl, Yelan/Xingqiu, Baizhu
Baizhu will act as healer and shielder for this team, as well as the one to have Deepwood Memories, making him a valuable buffer to increase Dendro DMG. Your Electro unit should be equipped with a full set of Flower of Paradise Lost to increase the DMG of your Hyperbloom.
Aggravate: Cyno, Baizhu, Kaedehara Kazuha, Dendro Support #2
Cyno mains will find great comfort in Baizhu, who can provide both Dendro Application and healing off-field, freeing up a slot for a much-needed Swirl-support.
While Baizhu’s burst duration is 4 seconds less than Cyno’s insane burst length, which runs at a whopping 18 seconds, it’s not much of a problem when all your enemies turn to ash in a matter of a few slashes. The 2nd Dendro support will trigger the Dendro Resonance, giving Cyno additional Elemental Mastery.
Baizhu features alongside Ganyu in the second half of Genshin Impact version 3.6. If you're still torn on whether you should pull for Baizhu, Ganyu, or their signature weapons, we've got you covered.
Version 3.6 is slated to run from 12 April to 21 May. After version 3.6 comes version 3.7, which will see the debut of new character Kirara and is expected to be released in late May.
Yan Ku is a full-time dog parent, part-time (gacha) gamer, and part-time writer.
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