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Genshin Impact Candace guide for best build, artifacts, weapons, and more

The first Hydro Polearm of the Game!!

Candace is a latest edition to the Hydro 4-star character roster, released with the first phase banner of Cyno and Venti Banner in Genshin Impact version 3.1 update. Candace comes from the newly added desserts of Sumeru and is know as a true descendent of King Deshret. She specialize in buffing the Normal Attacks that are infused with an element by adding certain percentage of Elemental Damage bonus to a Normal Attack. In this Genshin Impact Candace guide, we will dig deep into her Playstyle, Artifacts, Weapon along with her Talent and Ascension materials.

Genshin Impact Candace Talents and Playstyle

Candace is the first Hydro Polearm character of the game who excels at buffing the Elemental normal attack of her teammates. Her Burst is the main attraction of her kit which alongside her passive skill Celestial Dome of Sand buffs the elemental infused normal attack of a character by a lot. this buff also applies to characters who gets elemental infusion from other characters buff.

Example: Chongyun, C6 Bennet and Candace Herself.

Her Talent Level up Priorities are Elemental Burst > Elemental Skill > Normal Attack

Passive Talents

Candace Passive talent are an important part of her whole kit, specially the Celestial Dome of sand passive that converts her HP after 3000 into Elemental damage bonus for Normal Attacks. it makes her Elemental Burst an even greater buffer for Elemental Normal Attack focused characters and makes her overall a HP scaling Character. This focus on HP Synergizes really well with the newly buffed Hydro Resonance.


Candace has some really great Constellations that makes her a even greater support with each Con. Candace’s C1 and C6 is regarded as her best Constellation. Her C1 Extends her Burst uptime and is must have if you want to get the most out of her potential. C6 increases her Off-field Hydro application and allows her to do lot more damage that scales off of her max HP.

Candace’s Constellations
C1Returning Heiress of the Scarlet SandsThe duration of Prayer of the Crimson Crown effect triggered by Sacred Rite: Wagtail’s Tide is increased by 3s.
C2Moon-Piercing BrillianceWhen Sacred Rite: Heron’s Sanctum hits opponents, Candace’s Max HP will be increased by 20% for 15s.
C3Hunter’s SupplicationIncreases the Level of Sacred Rite: Wagtail’s Tide by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4Sentinel oathShortens the Hold CD of Sacred Rite: Heron’s Sanctum to be the same as that of the Tapping CD.
C5Heterochromatic GazeIncreases the Level of Sacred Rite: Heron’s Sanctum by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6The OverflowWhen characters (excluding Candace herself) affected by the Prayer of the Crimson Crown caused by Sacred Rite: Wagtail’s Tide deal Elemental DMG to opponents using Normal Attacks, an attack wave will be unleashed that deals AOE Hydro DMG equal to 15% of Candace’s Max HP. This effect can trigger once every 2.3s and is considered Elemental Burst DMG.

Sets to farm for Candace in Genshin Impact

1. Noblesse Oblige

The 4 piece Noblesse Oblige is the best artefact for Support Candace. The 4 piece bonus increases her support capabilities as well as increases her personal damage. It is a common practice on Genshin impact to have the Noblesse 4-piece set on one team member and candace can fill that role perfectly.

SetSet Bonus
Noblesse Oblige2-Piece: Elemental Burst DMG +20%.4-Piece: Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members’ ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.

2. Emblem of Severed Fate

The 4 piece Emblem set is a perfect fit for candace if you looking to dish out some damage with her alongside her Buffs. the artefact set works wonderfully if you are using the Free R5 Catch polearm on her and the EoSF domain is considered to be the most Resin efficient Domain hence why it is the best option to go for her Damage builds.

SetSet Bonus
Emblem of Severed Fate2-Piece: Energy Recharge +20%.4-Piece: Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained in this way.

The other artefact aside from these two you can go for for her are…

  • 4-piece Instructor
  • 4 piece Heart of Depth
  • 4 piece Exile

Best weapons for Candace in Genshin Impact

1. Staff of Homa

Staff of Homa is undoubtedly one of the best weapon in the game. It works on every polearm character but Candace also has a special use for the weapons passive that increases HP by 20% as Candace passive allows her to converts her HP to elemental damage bonus buff. it is overall her best 5-star weapon.

Base ATK46
Bonus EffectCRIT DMG + 14.4%
SkillReckless Cinnabar
・HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 0.8% of the wielder’s Max HP. When the wielder’s HP is less than 50%, this ATK Bonus is increased by an additional 1% of Max HP.

2. Favonius Lance

The Favonius Lance is an excellent choice for any support character and Candace is no exception. it has a energy recharge sub stat that she can use as well as a passive that works great on her and her teammates . The weapon passive generates extra particles on critical hits that any character can catch and fill up their energy bar.

Base ATK44
Bonus EffectEnergy Recharge + 6.7%
・CRIT Hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12s.

3. Black Tassel

The 3-star weapon, Black Tassel can actually be called the Best in Slot weapon for Candace if all you care for her is just pure support. The Weapon has a huge HP% sub stat and as we already know HP is actually really good on Candace due to her Passive Skill “Celestial Dome of Sand”.

Base ATK38
Bonus EffectHP + 10.2%
SkillBane of the Soft
・Increases DMG against slimes by 40%.

Talent and Ascension Materials

To level up candace to level 90, the following Materials and Mora is needed.

Candace Ascension Materials

Lv.20→Lv.40Varunada Lazurite Sliver ×1, Mora ×20,000, Faded Red Satin ×3, Redcrest ×3
Lv.40→Lv.50Varunada Lazurite Fragment ×3, Mora ×40,000, Faded Red Satin ×15, Redcrest ×10 , Light Guiding Tetrahedron ×2
Lv.50→Lv.60Varunada Lazurite Fragment ×6, Mora, ×60,000, Trimmed Red Silk, ×12, Redcrest ×20, Light Guiding Tetrahedron ×4
Lv.60→Lv.70Varunada Lazurite Chunk ×3, Mora ×80,000, Trimmed Red Silk ×18, Redcrest ×30, Light Guiding Tetrahedron ×8
Lv.70→Lv.80Varunada Lazurite Chunk ×6, Mora, ×100,000 Rich Red Brocade ×12, Redcrest ×45, Light Guiding Tetrahedron ×12
Lv.80→Lv.90Varunada Lazurite Gemstone ×6, Mora ×120,000, Rich Red Brocade ×24, Redcrest ×60, Light Guiding Tetrahedron ×20

Talent Materials

The following materials are required to level up one talent to level 10. 

Daily Domain Drops Mon/Thu/Sun

  • Teachings of Admonition x3
  • Guide to Admonition x21
  • Philosophies of Admonition x38

Enemy Drops

  • Eremites Faded Red Satin x6
  • Trimmed Red Silk x22
  • Rich Red Brocade x31

Weekly Boss Drops

  • Raiden Shogun Challenge Reward Tears of the Calamitous God x6

Best Team Comps for Candace

Candace is a Elemental Normal Attack buffer and can works with any character that deals Elemental Normal Attacks. Some of the best Elmental NA character of Genshin impact right now are

  • Cyno
  • Yoimiya
  • Kamisato Ayato
  • Diluc

Since Hydro is a strong Element and lots of other character in the game also requires a hydro character to trigger strong Elemental Reactions, she can work in their team as a great Hydro Enabler too if you don’t have Xinqiu.

Special Dish

Candace also brings with her a new Dish from Sumeru

Name: Utmost Care

Effect: Restores 80 stamina.

Did this guide help you to build your Candace in Genshin Impact to her best potential? Let us know in the comments below!

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