The ever-expanding roster of Dendro characters in Genshin Impact has yet another new addition to its tally with the introduction of the new Dendro DPS Alhaitham in Version 3.4. He is the current scribe of the Sumeru Academia and is a five-star sword user. In this Genshin Impact Alhaitham guide, we will discuss his best build, artifacts, weapon, team, and more.
Genshin Impact Alhaitham Talent and Playstyle
Alhaihtam is a specialized reaction-based DPS with the main focus of his kit being the Chisel-Light Mirrors his skills can create. This Chisel-Light mirror adds a new source of damage to him called projection attacks. Projection attack scales off of the amount of Chisel-Light Mirrors Alhaitham has created on the ground and the more you have, the better his damage will have.
Chisel-Light Mirrors are generated with his Charge and Plunge attack elemental skill and elemental burst. Alhaitham’s passive talent Mysteries Laid Bare also makes him a good EM-scaled character by adding a damage buff to his projection attack based on his Elemental Mastery.
There are two best ways of playing DPS Alhaitham, one is Quickswap, and the Other is the on-field attacker. Quick swap you will first generate all of his Mirror by using skill and a charged attack and then unleash his powerful burst. On the other hand, on-field playstyle requires you to start the rotation with his burst and then start spamming his SKill and normal and charge attacks.
Alhaitham is a strong and perfectly viable character at his base constellation of zero. His constellation is not game-breaking by any means and adds a small buff to his kit until his last constellation. For f2p and low spenders who can snipe a few early constellations for him, his early constellations are not worth the amount of primo you will spend so it is better to save for a future character or spend it on a weapon banner instead.
Best artifact sets to farm for Alhaitham in Genshin Impact
1. Gilded Dream
Alhaitham relies heavily on reaction damage and he also possesses a passive talent that increases his damage based on his Elemental Mastery. The 4 piece Gilded Dream will provide you with the highest amount of EM and is his best in-slot artifact set.
|Gilded Dreams||2-Piece: Elemental Mastery +80|
4-Piece: Within 8s of triggering an Elemental Reaction, the character equipping this will obtain buffs based on the Elemental Type of the other party members. ATK is increased by 14% for each member whose Elemental Type is the same as the equipping character, and EM is increased by 50 for every member with a different Elemental Type. Each of the buffs will count up to 3 characters. This effect can be triggered once every 8s and even when not on the field.
2. Deepwood Memories
The 4 piece Deepwood memories set is an excellent choice for any dendro damage dealer and Alhaitham is no exception. If your party doesn’t have any placeholder for this artifact set then it is better to equip Alhaitham with this artifact over Gilded Dream.
|Deepwood Memories||2-Piece: Dendro DMG Bonus +15%|
4-Piece: After Elemental Skills or Bursts hit opponents, the target’s Dendro RES will be decreased by 30% for 8s. This effect can be triggered even if the equipping character is not on the field.
Best weapons for Alhaitham in Genshin Impact
1. Light of Foliar Incision
A brand new five-star sword that was handmade for Alhaithem and is his best in-slot weapon. The new weapon has a high base crit damage as well as a passive that increases the crit rate.
|Bonus Effect||CRIT DMG +19.2%|
CRIT Rate is increased by 4%. After Normal Attacks deal Elemental DMG, the Foliar Incision effect will be obtained, increasing DMG dealt by Normal Attacks and Elemental Skills by 120% of Elemental Mastery. This effect will disappear after 28 DMG instances or 12s. You can obtain Foliar Incision once every 12s.
2. Primordial Jade Cutter
The PJC sword has been around in the game for a while now and it is still one of the strongest weapons in the game. With a huge base crit rate of 44%, this weapon can turn any sword character into a strong DPS.
|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.
3. Toukabou Shigure
The Toukabou Shigure is a free-to-play weapon that was handed out as the version reward of 3.3. This weapon possesses an EM sub-stat that Alhaithem can properly utilize as well as a passive that increases the damage an enemy takes from you.
|Bonus Effect||Elemental Mastery + 36|
|Skill||Kaidan: Rainfall Earthbinder :|
・After an attack hits opponents, it will inflict an instance of Cursed Parasol upon one of them for 10s. This effect can be triggered once every 15s. If this opponent is taken out during Cursed Parasol’s duration, Cursed Parasol’s CD will be refreshed immediately. The character wielding this weapon will deal 16% more DMG to the opponent affected by Cursed Parasol.
Best Team Comp for Alhaitham in Genshin Impact
Picking the right team is essential for Alhaitham as he is mainly reliant on reaction damage. Alhaithem can be played in any of the new Dendro reaction teams but his best 3 ideal teams comp would be Spread, Bloom, and Hyperbloom.
- Zhongli/ any Healer
- Nahida/Dendro Traveller
Genshin Impact Alhaitham Ascension and Talent materials
We have a dedicated full article on Alhaithams Talent and Ascension materials farming guide which you can check out to easily farm all of his materials.
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