In Genshin Impact, Albedo is the master alchemist of Mondstadt and the uncle of Klee. He wields a sword and has a Geo vision. In version 3.1 second half, he is being released along with Nilou. Albedo is a strong character for any old or new players. If your favourite element to play is Geo or you are an Itto main, you may want to get him to boost your team’s damage a lot. In this Genshin Impact Albedo guide we’ll be discussing the best build, artifact sets, weapons, and more.
Genshin Impact Albedo talents and playstyle
Albedo is a sword user of Geo Element. He has a very simple playstyle of placing his elemental skill down and then swapping to other characters. You can occasionally use his ultimate when that is recharged. He is an excellent off-field support for any team but works particularly great in a Geo one.
Albedo’s Elemental skill is Solar Isotomawhich looks like a flower. He places the flower down on the ground, and it lasts 30 seconds. As long as the flower exists on the ground, it will deal Geo damage to the enemy when he or any other character hits the enemy.
He has a pretty good scaling on the elemental skill. So he can work in any team and play style as flex support. But in a geo team, he truly shines as everyone will do geo damage and shred Geo resistance depending on who you choose to use in the team.
As for Albedo’s talent level-up priority, he will be doing damage using his elemental skill. Then you can level up the burst. But you don’t need to level up the normal attack since he is a off-field support. But if you want, you can get that levelled up last. So you need to go like this: Elemental Skill > Elemental Brust > Normal Attack.
His passive talents reinforce his off-field damage capacity. When an enemy has less than 50% HP, his damage from his elemental skill increases by 25%. He can also increase the elemental mastery of the teammates by 125 for 10 seconds after using his elemental skill. But since a Geo team is usually not reaction-focused, this passive doesn’t get much use.
|C1||Flower of Eden: Transient Blossoms generated by Albedo’s Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma regenerate 1.2 Energy for Albedo.|
|C2||Opening of Phanerozoic: Transient Blossoms generated by Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma grant Albedo Fatal Reckoning for 30s: Each stack of Fatal Reckoning increases DMG by 30% of Albedo’s DEF. The effect stacks up to 4 times.|
Unleashing Rite of Progeniture: Tectonic Tide consumes all stacks of Fatal Reckoning, increasing the DMG dealt by the Tectonic Tide and Fatal Blossoms based on the number of stacks consumed.
|C3||Grace of Helios: Increase the Level of Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.|
|C4||Descent of Divinity: Solar Isotoma increases Plunging Attack DMG by 30% for active party members within the AoE.|
|C5||Tide of Hadean: Increases the Level of Rite of Progeniture: Tectonic Tide by 3. Maximum Upgrade level is 15.|
|C6||Dust of Purification: If active party members within the AoE are protected by a shield created by Crystallize, Solar Isotoma increases their DMG by 17%.|
Best Artifact sets for Albedo in Genshin Impact
There is a best in slot set for Albedo, but if you don’t have the 4-piece then another double 2-piece sets is also good for him. Let us see what are these sets you need to focus on:
1. 4-Piece set: Husk of Opulent Dreams
The husk of Opulent Dreams is the current best artifact for him. 2 Piece Set is amazing, but with 4 Piece Set, Albedo gets tons of Geo bonuses and increases to his elemental skill. So if you can get a good 4 piece of this set, you should use it.
|Husk of Opulent Dreams||2-Piece: DEF +30%|
4-Piece: A character equipped with this Artifact set will obtain the Curiosity effect in the following conditions: When on the field, the character gains 1 stack after hitting an opponent with a Geo attack, triggering a maximum of once every 0.3s. When off the field, the character gains 1 stack every 3s. Curiosity can stack up to 4 times, each providing 6% DEF and a 6% Geo DMG Bonus. When 6 seconds pass without gaining a Curiosity stack, 1 stack is lost.
2-Piece Sets: Archaic Petra, Noblesse Oblige, Husk of Opulent Dreams
Any combination of these sets will work as a substitute build as long as you don’t have better options and farming for the sets.
|Noblesse Oblige||2-Piece: Elemental Burst DMG +20%.|
Noblesse is only if you want to build a burst damage Albedo. His main source of damage is the elemental skill. So having a burst Albedo is not efficient. But you can run Nobless if you don’t have any other option and farming for a better set.
|Archaic Petra||2-Piece: Gain a 15% Geo DMG Bonus.|
Archaic Petra is best paired with the Husk of Opulent Dreams set. With the Geo damage bonus from this set and the Defense bonus of the Husk set, you will get a good chuck of damage boost for the 2 pieces.
Best weapons for Albedo in Genshin Impact
Albedo has a few different swords he can use. His best sword option is his 4 star event weapon, Cinnabar Spindle. Other than that, you can use Harbinger of Dawn or Primordial Jade Cutter too. Here are what the weapons do:
1. Cinnabar Spindle
His best weapon is Cinnabar Spindle. It gives a lot of Def, and on top of that, the effect of this weapon is also made for him. So it is overall a huge boost of damage for him.
|Bonus Effect||DEF% + 15.0%|
・Elemental Skill DMG is increased by 40% of DEF. The effect will be triggered no more than once every 1.5s and will be cleared 0.1s after the Elemental Skill deals DMG.
2. Harbinger of Dawn
This is a 3 star weapon that you can use if you don’t have his signature 4 star one. Even though the attack is low, at R5, the weapon gives a lot of crit rate and crit damage. So if your build is lacking the crit stats, this weapon is going to be good for it.
|Bonus Effect||CRIT DMG + 10.2%|
・When HP is above 90%, increases CRIT Rate by 14%.
3. Primordial Jade Cutter
Primordial Jade Cutter is a 5 star weapon which is good for anyone who wants to deal damage. So it is no surprise it is also good on Albedo. But even though it is good on him, it is a good idea to use the sword on a damage dealer since the damage dealer will get more value for this weapon.
|Bonus Effect||CRIT Rate + 9.6%|
・HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 1.2% of the wielder’s Max HP.
Talent and Ascension Materials for Albedo in Genshin Impact
Being a Geo character, Albedo needs Geo stones for Ascension. With that, he will need Cecilia from Mondstadt and scrolls from defeating enemies worldwide. Also, his Ascension materials drop from the Geo Hypostasis boss. As for his talent-up materials, he needs books of Ballad from the domain and fragments from Childe boss fight. Here is everything you will need to get him to max level.
Albedo Ascension Materials
|Lv.20→Lv.40||1x Prithiva Topaz Sliver|
3x Divining Scroll
|Lv.40→Lv.50||3x Prithiva Topaz Fragment|
15x Divining Scroll
2x Basalt Pillar
|Lv.50→Lv.60||6x Prithiva Topaz Fragment|
12x Sealed Scroll
4x Basalt Pillar
|Lv.60→Lv.70||3x Prithiva Topaz Chunk|
18x Sealed Scroll
8x Basalt Pillar
|Lv.70→Lv.80||6x Prithiva Topaz Chunk|
12x Forbidden Curse Scroll
12x Basalt Pillar
|Lv.80→Lv.90||6x Prithiva Topaz Gemstone|
24x Forbidden Curse Scroll
20x Basalt Pillar
Albedo Talent Materials
The following materials are required to level up one talent to level 10.
Daily Domain Drops Wed/Sat/Sun
- Teachings of Ballad x3
- Guide to Ballad x21
- Philosophies of Ballad x38
- Divining Scroll x6
- Sealed Scroll x22
- Forbidden Curse Scroll x31
Weekly Boss Drop
- Childe Boss Fight in Liyue Reward Tusk of Monoceros Caeli x6
Best Team Comps for Albedo in Genshin Impact
As he is a very flexible unit, a perfect team can make him use his maximum potential. Albedo is already great initially and his constellations make him even better.
1. Geo Team
Using him with other Geo characters will give the Geo resonance, increasing the damage. Also, teaming up with characters like Zhongli who shreds resistance, will make him do even more damage. With that in mind, here is a good Geo team for Albedo:
2. Flex Support Team
He can be a flex support for practically any team that has an open slot. So here is a team that focuses on single target burst damage to melt down the bosses on Abyss floors.
- Hu Tao
Here, Hu Tao and Xinque will do the damage and reactions while zhongli and Albedo will provide resistance shred and off field damage to make the even scale even higher.
Special Dish for Albedo
Like any other character, he also has a favourite dish.
Name: Woodland Dream
Effect: Increases all party members’ Shield Strength by 35% for 300 seconds
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