Genshin Impact – Best Diluc Builds Guide (5-Star / Pyro)

Diluc: DPS Build

Equipment

Weapon

  • 1. Redhorn Stonethresher (5✩)*
  • 2. Serpent Spine (4✩)*
  • 3. Wolf’s Gravestone (5✩)
  • ~= The Unforged (5✩)*
  • 4. Rainslasher (4✩)*
  • 5. Skyward Pride (5✩)
  • 6. Song Of Broken Pines (5✩)
  • 6. Blackcliff Slasher (4✩)
  • ~= Luxurious Sea-Lord (4✩)
  • 7. Prototype Archaic (4✩)

Assumptions are important for this ranking. Please check notes for relevant weapons.

Artifact

  • 1. Crimson Witch of Flames (4)*
  • 2. Crimson Witch of Flames (2) / +18% ATK set (2) / Wanderer’s Troupe (2) [Choose Two]
  • 3. Gladiator’s Finale (4)*

Artifact Stats

Main Stats

  • Sands – EM / ATK%
  • Goblet – Pyro DMG
  • Circlet – Crit Rate / DMG

Substats

  • 1. Crit Rate / DMG
  • 2. ATK%
  • 3. Elemental Mastery* (higher prio in Vaporize/Melt comps)
  • 4. Energy Recharge

Talent Priority

  • 1. Normal Attack
  • 2. Skill
  • 3. Burst

**Worth noting that Diluc’s constellations boost his Elemental Skill’s damage, so talent prioritization can vary from player to player

Ability Tips

Diluc has a number of combos he can do during his uptime.

N = Normal Attack, E = Elemental Skill, Q = Elemental Burst (N2 would equal 2 Normal Attacks)

His most common combo is Q N2 E N2 E N2 E. This fits perfectly into the buff window of his teams.

For high upfront damage, use Q E N1 E N1 E N1. This falls off significantly if the enemy isn’t killed within this window.

A full rotation combo can look similar to Q N2 E N2 E N2 E N4 N3 E N1 E E.

Gameplay Tips

Regarding Weapon Choices:

These placements assume strong ATK buffs such as Bennett, as Diluc is commonly played with them present in his party.

  • Redhorn Stonethresher: This weapon falls off considerably when strong ATK buffs are not present, still being a top tier option but similar in power to the weapons ranked directly below.
  • Serpent Spine: This placement assumes you can maintain high stacks of the weapon effect. If you find yourself being hit often, a low-stacked Serpent Spine will find itself falling significantly in potential. This weapon scales well with refinements, having the potential to be Diluc’s best weapon.
  • The Unforged: This weapon matches Wolf’s Gravestone while shielded. While unshielded, it loses some potency but is still a strong weapon tied with a low refined Rainslasher.
  • Rainslasher: This weapon should only be used in teams where Diluc is consistently Vaporising his attacks. This weapon scales well with refinements, potentially surpassing Wolf’s Gravestone at [R5].

Regarding Artifact Sets:

  • Crimson Witch of Flames (4): Generally the best go to set for Diluc due to how easily Diluc can stack the Pyro Damage effect, while his burst imbues his Normal/Charged Attacks with Pyro.
  • Gladiator’s Finale (4): For those who are still reluctant on farming for Crimson Witch of Flames (Pre-AR 45), this will still provide a fairly decent increase in DPS as a large portion of his damage is tied into his Normal Attack talent.

Regarding Main Stats Priority:

If Diluc is run alongside Xingqiu where he can trigger vaporize very often, he can run EM sands as an alternative to ATK sands as EM boosts Diluc’s reaction damage significantly.

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