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Genshin Impact Raiden Shogun guide for the best build, artifacts, weapons, and more

The electro archon is here!

The exalted ruler of the Inazuma, Shogunate, Raiden Shogun is a 5-star character in Genshin Impact. Story-wise, she plays a big role in being the ruler of Inazuma. And in the game, her skill is very good with other electro and dendro element characters. She is famous for her power and uses Electro Polearm to strike her enemies at sight. Through our guide, you will learn about the shogun’s skills, best artifacts, best weapons, ascension materials, and so on.

Talents and Playstyle

Raiden is a very flexible character in Genshin Impact. Her skill deals a normal amount of damage in the game. But her burst is the main damage source when playing Raiden Shogun. The Burst not only damages the opponents, but it also recharges her and her teammates’ Burst.

Skill and Burst Talent

Transcendence – Baleful Light (Skill)Characters who gain the Eye of Stormy Judgment will have their Elemental Burst DMG increased and, the Eye will unleash a coordinated attack. This attack deals AoE Electro DMG at the opponent’s position. Raiden Shogun deals dealing Electro damage to all nearby enemies with a single horizontal strike.
Secret Art – MusouShinsetsu (Burst)Raiden Shogun unleashes her Burst the Musou no Hitotachi and deals AoE Elector DMG. It can only do damage if you are using MusouIsshin in combat. The attack is based on the number of Shogun Byakugen no Rin’s Resolve stacks consumed when she is using the skill. When her attacks hit the opponents, she regenerates Energy for nearby party members. Although her Energy can be restored once every 1s, but this effect can only be triggered 5 times.

Passive Talent

Raiden has some neat passives that reinforce her playstyle as a burst support. If Raiden Shogun is in your party, you will see an electro ring appear behind your characters. This is a resolve counter. Every time you gain elemental orbs the resolve counter will go up. Having more resolve will deal more damage when you unleash your burst onto the enemy.

As for her 2nd passive, any energy recharge above 100% will increase the energy restoration by 0.6% and electro damage bonus by 0.4% per 1% of energy. This further solidifies Raiden Shogun’s playstyle as someone who relies on her Brust skill to deal maximum damage.


She has some amazing constellations and they are just her personal damage spikes. Below here are her constellations:

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C1Ominous InscriptionWhen Electro characters use their Elemental Bursts, the Resolve gained is increased by 80%. When characters of other Elemental Types use their Elemental Bursts, the Resolve gained is increased by 20%.
C2SteelbreakerSecret Art: MusouShinsetsu’sMusou no Hitotachi and MusouIsshin attacks will ignore 60% of opponents’ DEF.
C3Shinkage BygonesIncreases the Level of Secret Art: MusouShinsetsu by 3, up to a maximum of 15.
C4Pledge of ProprietyWhen the MusouIsshin state applied by Secret Art: MusouShinsetsu expires, all nearby party members (excluding the Raiden Shogun) gain 30% bonus ATK for 10s.
C5Shogun’s DescentIncreases the Level of Transcendence: Baleful Omen by 3, up to a maximum of 15.
C6WishbearerWhile in the MusouIsshin state applied by Secret Art: MusouShinsetsu, attacks by the Raiden Shogun that are considered part of her Elemental Burst will decrease all nearby party members’ (excluding Raiden Shogun) Elemental Burst CD by 1s when they hit opponents. The effect can trigger once every 1s and can trigger a total of 5 times.

Best Artifact sets for Raiden Shogun in Genshin Impact

A perfect set should fully benefit her and provide her with the best damage. There is one best-in-slot option for Raiden Shogun and if you don’t have that, broken sets can also work. But since she benefits greatly from energy recharge, getting her best in slot set is the best option for her damage.

1. Emblem of Severed Fate

The main choice for her is the Emblem of Severed Fate set. That is because this set provides a combination of Elemental Recharge and Elemental Burst damage buffs. Her best set is the Emblem of Severed Fate. But it’s better to use Raiden’s when using its 4pc. Because giving her too much energy while using not the 4pc of this set might lower her damage.

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

2. Thundering Fury with ATK %

Thundering Fury is another good set for her because of its electro-damage bonus. If you don’t have the 4pc emblem set you can use this set with any of the Atk% 2pc sets.

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SetSet Bonus
Thundering Fury2-PC: Electro DMG Bonus +15%
Genshin impact Artifact, Shimenawa
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Echoes of An Offering,
Shimenawa’s Reminiscence,
Vermillion Hereafter,
Gladiator’s Finale
2-Piece: ATK +18%

Best Weapon for Raiden in Genshin Impact

1. Engulfing Lightning

Engulfing Lightning is her best 5-star weapon. It’s her signature weapon and made especially for her. So no wonder it outperforms all other weapons when used with her.

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Base ATK46
Bonus EffectEnergy Recharge + 12.0%
SkillTimeless Dream: Eternal Stove
ATK increased by 28% of Energy Recharge over the base 100%. You can gain a maximum bonus of 80% ATK. Gain 30% Energy Recharge for 12s after using an Elemental Burst.

2. Skyward Spine

Raiden’s next weapon is Skyward Spine which is one of the weapons blessed by the Anemo Archon Barbatos. The energy recharge effect helps Raiden to keep her burst up and deal as much damage as possible.

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Base ATK48
Bonus EffectEnergy Recharge + 8%
SkillBlack Wing
Increases CRIT Rate by 8% and increases Normal ATK SPD by 12%. Additionally, Normal and Charged Attacks hits on enemies have a 50% chance to trigger a vacuum blade that deals 40% of ATK as DMG in a small AoE. This effect can occur no more than once every 2s.

3. The Catch

Next comes the 4-star weapon names The Catch which resembles a trident. It’s a free item that can be found in the Inazuma Fishing Association in exchange for the fish. This weapon has the skill to increase burst damage and crit rate for your burst. So this will be the best free-to-play weapon you can use for Riden Shogun.

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Base ATK42
Bonus EffectEnergy Recharge + 10.0%
Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 16% and Elemental Burst CRIT Rate by 6%.

Ascension Materials for Raiden in Genshin Impact

To level up Raiden Shogun to level 90, the following Materials and Mora are required.

Ascension LevelMora CostMaterials
120,000Vajrada Amethyst Sliver x1
Amakumo Fruit x3
Old Handguard x3
240,000Vajrada Amethyst Fragment x3
Storm Beads x2
Amakumo Fruit x10
Old Handguard x15
360,000Vajrada Amethyst Fragment x6
Storm Beads x4
Amakumo Fruit x20
Kageuchi Handguard x12
480,000Vajrada Amethyst Chunk x3
Storm Beads x8
Amakumo Fruit x30
Kageuchi Handguard x18
5100,000Vajrada Amethyst Chunk x6
Storm Beads x12
Amakumo Fruit x45
Famed Handguard x12
6120,000Vajrada Amethyst Gemstone x6
Storm Beads x20
Amakumo Fruit x60
Famed Handguard x24
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Talent Materials

NameTalent Materials
Talent Level-Up MaterialsTeachings of Light x9
Guide to Light x63
Philosophies of Light x114
Common Ascension MaterialsOld Handguard x18
Kageuchi Handguard x66
Famed Handguard x93
Weekly Boss MaterialsMolten Moment x18

Best Team Comps for Raiden Shogun in Genshin Impact

Raiden Shogun can fit into a few different teams. But in most of the team, Shogun will focus on her burst damage. With the new Dendro element, Raiden Shogun has become even more powerful. Here are some team comps you can use that bring out her potential:

1. Aggravate Team

This team focuses on the new aggravate reaction. You get aggravate when you apply dendro + electro then electro again. This boost the electro damage Raiden does. So it is a very fun team to use. Here are the teammates you will need for the team:

  • Raiden Shogun
  • Nahida
  • Kazuha
  • Fischl

2. Raiden National

It is a variation of the national team. The national team is already very powerful. So changing and incorporating Raiden Shogun into the team only makes the team even better. Here is the lineup for a Raiden National team:

  • Raiden Shogun
  • Kazuha/Sucrose
  • Bennett
  • Xangling

Special Dish

Raiden Shogun cannot cook. So she doesn’t have any special dishes.

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

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