Genshin Impact – Best Noelle Builds Guide (4-Star / Geo)

Noelle: DPS Build

Equipment

Weapon

  • 1. Redhorn Stonethresher (5✩)
  • 2. Serpent Spine (4✩)*
  • 3. Skyward Pride (5✩)*
  • 4. Whiteblind (4✩)
  • 5. Favonius Greatsword (4✩)*

[C6] is assumed for this ranking.

Artifact

  • 1. Husk of Opulent Dreams (4)
  • 2. Retracing Bolide (4)*
  • 3. Gladiator’s Finale (4)
  • 4. Husk of Opulent Dreams (2) Archaic Petra (2)

Artifact Stats

Main Stats

  • Sands – DEF% / ATK%
  • Goblet – Geo DMG
  • Circlet – Crit Rate / DMG

ATK% sands when below C6 and below Talent Level 9 Burst.

Substats

  • 1. Crit Rate / DMG
  • 2. Energy Recharge (~20-30%)
  • 3. DEF%

Talent Priority

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

Ability Tips

Optimal attack rotation is N1>N2>N3>N4>dash/hop, where N refers to each normal attack in her 4 hit combo. This isn’t always feasible due to cast time and N4 covers a lesser AoE than N1-3 (as well as knockback issues), so the recommended rotation is N1>N2>N3>dash/hop.

Gameplay Tips

It’s recommended to avoid building a DPS Noelle if she’s not [C5+].

Noelle DPS is best optimized at [C6] where she converts an additional 50% DEF into ATK. Her ability to sustain her team with shields, heals and AOE damage makes for a reliable DPS when your team is built around her.

Regarding Weapon Choices:

  • Serpent Spine: When using Husk of Opulent Dreams, Serpent Spine stacks are prioritized over Husk of the Opulent Dreams stacks due to their conflicting nature in gaining stacks (Off-field and on-field).
  • Skyward Pride: Useful if you are unable to get ER from your substats. Does really well while its passive is active, but falls off in sustained fights. Comfort option that can lose to a high refined Whiteblind with stacks.
  • Favonius Greatsword: Only recommended with high refines, as its usefulness scales with its particle generation capabilities. R5 allows her to self-battery assuming some additional particles from enemies, but a second Geo is always recommended regardless for resonance.

Regarding Artifact Sets:

  • Husk of Opulent Dreams (4): Noelle snapshots her DEF on burst cast. To get the full 4 stacks’ DEF% boost during your first burst, you need to wait 12 seconds off field before swapping in. In abyss, time spent before the chamber starts still generates stacks.
  • Retracing Bolide (4): Optimally offers slightly less damage than Gladiator’s, but is much easier to farm per resin and can have 100% uptime with crystallise shields. Consider Gladiator’s Finale if you don’t want to farm for Archaic Petra as Artifact Strongbox is much more effective than elite bosses in terms of artifacts per resin.

Noelle: Support Build

Equipment

Weapon

  • 1. Whiteblind (4✩)
  • 2. Sacrificial Greatsword (4✩)[R5]*
  • 3. Favonius Greatsword (4✩)*

Artifact

  • 1. Husk of Opulent Dreams (4)
  • 2. Husk of Opulent Dreams (2) Maiden Beloved (2)

Ideally just run with whatever DEF% main stats you have. Set bonuses are not important, focus on stacking DEF.

Artifact Stats

Main Stats

  • Sands – DEF%
  • Goblet – DEF%
  • Circlet – DEF%

Substats

  • 1. DEF%
  • 2. Flat DEF
  • 3. Energy Recharge

Talent Priority

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

Ability Tips

Use her charged attacks for healing as they are much faster than normal attacks.

Gameplay Tips

Support Noelle is not currently recommended in any content due to her extremely lackluster healing and poor shield uptime.

Regarding Weapon Choices:

  • Sacrificial Greatsword: Does not proc on Noelle’s [C4] if she’s off field, so a high refine is needed for the initial cast to reliably reset cooldown. Even with [R5], the cooldown is 16 seconds while Noelle’s shield duration is 12, so forced downtime is an issue.
  • Favonius Greatsword: Relies on hitting crits to generate energy. The 12 second cooldown at [R1] matches with her shield cooldown. Generally not recommended unless you have an abundance of crit substats or wish to build her pseudo-DPS.

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