Best Arlecchino Genshin Impact build: Weapons, Artifacts, team comp, & more

Rishov Mukherjee
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Arlecchino, the Fourth Fatui Harbinger is finally a playable unit in Genshin Impact. Here is a detailed guide for this unit featuring her abilities, best weapons, team comp, artifacts, and more.

Arlecchino is by far one of the strongest and most unique characters in Genshin Impact. She has lived up to her hype and players are beyond excited with her kit, gameplay, and visual design.

It does not matter whether you are a new player or a veteran, as Arlecchino is a must-pull for you. She will enable your account through her flexibility and carry potential. Hence, if you are spending your hard-earned Primogems on her, you will need a guide to cover her basics.

Here is all you need to know about Arlecchino and her best builds in Genshin Impact.


Arlecchino abilities in Genshin Impact

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The Bond of Life is a unique mechanic in Arlecchino’s kit

Normal Attack: Invitation to a Beheading

Normal Attack

  • Performs up to 6 consecutive spear strikes.

Charged Attack

  • Consumes a fixed amount of Stamina, dashing toward a nearby opponent and cleaving once.
    Continuously holding this button will cause Arlecchino to consume Stamina and engage in up to 5s of high-speed movement.

Plunging Attack

  • Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Masque of the Red Death

  • When Arlecchino has a Bond of Life equal to or greater than 30% of her Max HP, she will enter the “Masque of the Red Death” state, where her Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attacks will be converted to deal Pyro DMG. This cannot be overridden.
  • When in the “Masque of the Red Death” state, Arlecchino’s Normal Attacks will deal extra DMG to opponents on hit that scales off her ATK multiplied by a certain ratio of her current Bond of Life percentage. This will consume 7.5% of said current Bond of Life. Her Bond of Life can be consumed this way every 0.03s. When her Bond of Life is consumed in this manner, All Is Ash’s CD will decrease by 0.8s.

Skill: All Is Ash

  • Summons forth Balemoon Bloodfire, dealing Pyro DMG to multiple nearby opponents and performing a dash-cleave against one of them, dealing AoE Pyro DMG.
  • Opponents hit by the aforementioned attack will have a Blood-Debt Directive applied to them.

Blood-Debt Directive

  • Lasts 30s. Every 5s, it will deal 1 instance of Pyro DMG to the opponent. Max 2 instances. This DMG will be considered Elemental Skill DMG.
  • When Arlecchino uses a Charged Attack or her Elemental Burst, Balemoon Rising, she will absorb and clear nearby Blood-Debt Directives. Each Directive absorbed grants her a Bond of Life worth 65% of her Max HP.
  • The maximum value of the Bond of Life she can be granted through Blood-Debt Directives within 35s after using her Elemental Skill is 145% of her Max HP. Using the Elemental Skill again during this duration will restart the count on duration and the limit on the value of Bond of Life she may gain from Blood-Debt Directives.

Ultimate: Balemoon Rising

  • Arlecchino’s great wing of Balemoon Bloodfire beats as she absorbs and clears Blood-Debt Directives around her. She deals AoE Pyro DMG before clearing the CD of All Is Ash and healing herself. The healing is based on her Bond of Life value and ATK.

Passive Skills

The Balemoon Alone May Know

  • While in combat, Arlecchino gains a 40% Pyro DMG Bonus and can only be healed through Balemoon Rising.

Agony Alone May Be Repaid

  • Blood-Debt Directives have the following characteristics:
  • Arlecchino will be granted a Bond of Life worth 130% of her Max HP when an opponent to which she herself applied a Directive is defeated.
  • 5s after a Directive is applied, it will be upgraded to a Blood-Debt Due. When absorbed, it will instead grant Arlecchino a Bond of Life worth 130%.
  • A Bond of Life created in the aforementioned ways cannot exceed the original limit on the value of Bonds of Life obtained through All Is Ash.

Strength Alone Can Defend

  • Arlecchino gains 1% All Elemental and Physical RES for every 100 ATK she has in excess of 1,000. The maximum RES increase she can gain this way for each is 20%.

Arlecchino Constellations in Genshin Impact

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Arlecchino’s constellations are worth chasing in Genshin Impact

Level 1- All Reprisals and Arrears Mine to Bear: Masque of the Red Death is further enhanced, the value of the increase is 100%. Additionally, Arlecchino’s interruption resistance is increased when she performs Normal or Charged Attacks while affected by the Masque of the Red Death.

Level 2- All Rewards and Retribution Mine to Bestow: Blood-Debt Directives are now already Blood-Debt Due when first applied. When Arlecchino absorbs such a Due, she unleashes Balemoon Bloodfire in front of her, dealing 900% of her ATK as AoE Pyro DMG and increasing her All Elemental RES and Physical RES by 20% for 15s. This effect can trigger once every 10s. You must first unlock the Passive Talent “Agony Alone May Be Repaid.”

Level 3- You Shall Become A New Member of Our Family: Increases the Level of Normal Attack: Invitation to a Beheading by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Level 4- You Shall Love and Protect Each Other Henceforth: When Arlecchino successfully absorbs a Blood-Debt Directive, Balemoon Rising’s CD will decrease by 2s and 15 Elemental Energy will be restored to her. This effect can occur once every 10s.

Level 5- For Alone, We Are As Good As Dead: Increases the Level of Balemoon Rising by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Level 6- From This Day On, We Shall Delight In New Life Together: The DMG of Balemoon Rising is increased by Arlecchino’s ATK multiplied by 700% of Arlecchino’s current Bond of Life percentage. For 20s after Arlecchino uses All Is Ash, both her Normal Attacks and Elemental Burst gain 10% increased CRIT Rate and 70% increased CRIT DMG. This effect can be triggered up to once every 15s.

Best Arlecchino weapon in Genshin Impact

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Arlecchino has multiple choices when it comes to weapons in Genshin Impact

The best weapon for Arlecchino in Genshin Impact is the 5-star Polearm Crimson Moon’s Semblance. This Polearm has CRIT Rate as sub-stats and its passive enables Arlecchino’s kit quite effectively. The weapon grants Bond of Life equal to 25% of maximum HP whenever a charged Attack hits an opponent.

This effect can be triggered once every 14 seconds. In addition, when the equipping character has a Bond of Life, they gain a 12% DMG bonus: if the value of Bond of Life is greater or equal to 30% of max HP, then gain an additional 24% Bonus DMG. The only way to get access to this weapon is from the banner.

The second-best weapon for Arlecchino is the Primordial Jade Winged Spear. This weapon is available in the standard banner and it provides Crit Rate, ATK, and DMG boost to Arlecchino. Apart from that, you can go with Staff of Homa which is an exceptional choice as it boosts the overall damage for Arlecchino because of the weapons’ passive and provides a huge Crit DMG boost.

Best Artifact set for Arlecchino in Genshin Impact

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Arlecchino has a new artifact set that boosts her damage output

The best Artifact set for Arlecchino in Genshin Impact is Fragment of Harmonic Whimsy. The set bonus for this Artifact set are as follows:

  • 2-piece bonus: ATK +18%
  • 4-piece bonus: When the value of a Bond of Life increases or decreases, this character deals 18% increased DMG for 6s. Max 3 stacks.

This Artifact set is mandatory for Arlecchino since it directly provides damage buffs through Bond of Life. You can try using Crimson Witch of Flames and Shimenawa’s Reminiscence for the time being, but you must farm Fragment of Harmonic Whimsy as soon as possible.

Arlecchino Ascension and Talent level-up materials in Genshin Impact

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Legatus Golem is one of the key bosses to farm for Arlecchino

For ascension purposes, Arlecchino requires Agnidus Agate Silver and its upgrades, Rainbow Rose, Recruit’s Insignia and its upgrades, and Fragment of Golden Melody. Among these, Fragment of Golden Melody can be farmed from the boss Legatus Golem. However, this boss needs to be unlocked by completing The Shadow over Petrichor world quest.

If you want to level up Arlecchino’s Talents, you will need Teachings of Order and its upgrades, Recruit’s Insignia and its upgrades, and Fading Candle. Among these, Fading Candle is a reward from The Kanve boss fight. This fight is unlocked via Arlecchino’s story quest Ignis Purgatorius.

Arlecchino Ascension Materials

Ascension LevelMora CostMaterials
120,000Agnidus Agate Silver x1Recruit’s Insignia x3Rainbow Rose x3
240,000Agnidus Agate Fragment x3Fragment of Golden Melody x2Recruit’s Insignia x15Rainbow Rose x10
360,000Agnidus Agate Fragment x6Fragment of Golden Melody x4Seargent’s Insignia x12Rainbow Rose x20
480,000Agnidus Agate Chunk x3Fragment of Golden Melody x8Seargent’s Insignia x18Rainbow Rose x30
5100,000Agnidus Agate Chunk x6Fragment of Golden Melody x12Lieutenant’s Insignia x12Rainbow Rose x45
6120,000Agnidus Agate Gemstone x6Fragment of Golden Melody x20Lieutenant’s Insignia x24Rainbow Rose x60

Arlecchino Talent level-up materials

Arlecchino ascension materials
Talent level-up materialsTeachings of Order x9Guide to Order x63Philosophies of Order x114
Common Ascension MaterialsRecruit’s Insignia x18Seargent’s Insignia x66Lieutenant’s Insignia x93
Boss MaterialFading Candle x18

Arlecchino Talent and Stat priority in Genshin Impact

Arlecchino talent priority

The talents you should focus for Arlecchino in order are as follows:

  • Basic ATK
  • Ultimate
  • Elemental Skill

Arlecchino stat priority

The stats you should be focusing on for Arlecchino are as follows:

Main StatsSub-Stats
Sands: ATKCrit Rate
Goblet: Pyro DMG BonusCrit Damage
Body: Crit Rate/Crit DMGATK

Arlecchino Constellation priority

The constellations you should focus on for Arlecchino are as follows:

Constellation 1 (high priority): This is a very good constellation as it provides interruption resistance and increases the damage output of Normal Attack’s passive damage. Good investment for free-to-play players.

Constellation 2 (Medium priority): Arlecchino is able to max out her Bond of Life at every instance and her Nuke potential is increased massively.

Constellation 6 (high priority): Arlecchino gains a massive boost to her Normal Attacks through increased Crit Rate and Crit Damage.

Best Arlecchino team comp in Genshin Impact

Arlecchino can function in a wide range of teams in Genshin Impact. The various combinations have been discussed below:

Team 1: Arlecchino, Yelan, Xingqiu, Zhongli

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Yelan and Xingqiu are powerful units to pair with Arlecchino

This is the vape team for Arlecchino and functions similarly to the Hu Tao team. The damage output of this team is exceptionally high and also quite consistent. Additionally, Zhongli protects Arlecchino since her Bond of Life mechanic makes her quite squishy, and can lose a lot of HP in one single hit.

Team 2: Arlecchino, Xingqiu, Kazuha, Bennett

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Bennett can significantly boost Arlecchino’s damage

This team is also very good as Xingqiu‘s hydro application is more than enough for the vape reaction. Bennett provides a massive ATK boost to Arlecchino, especially if you have him at Constellation 6. Finally, Kazuha can boost Arlecchino’s damage significantly through his Ultimate’s Swirl reaction.

Team 3: Arlecchino, Bennett, Xiangling, Kazuha

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Mono Pyro is a viable team choice for Arlecchino

This is Arlecchino’s mono-pyro team which has immense damage potential due to pyro resonance. However, you need to make sure that Arlecchino has very good Crit Rate and Crit Damage stats as she does not have the luxury of reactions in this team.

Arlecchino pros and cons in Genshin Impact

Arlecchino is a very strong unit, but she has her strengths and weaknesses. Here is what you need to know about it:

Her Pyro infusion is very strong and does not go away even when you swap herPoor interruption resistance and needs a shield
She can heal herself through her Ultimate similar to Hu TaoExternal healers do not work when she has Bond of Life
Free-to-play friendly and works with a wide range of weapons at Constellation 0Requires a lot of investment in terms of stats and resources
Flexible unit with a wide range of teams

Should you pull for Arlecchino in Genshin Impact?

Yes, you should pull for Arlecchino in Genshin Impact. She is quite possibly the best Pyro damage dealer in the game right now. She is flexible and can work with a wide range of teams, making her a powerful ally for both new players and veterans.

Her weapon choices are also quite lenient as she can work even with 3-star polearms. Finally, she has one of the most unique playstyles in the game with Bond of Life. She can also heal herself through her ultimate, making her a self-sustaining unit.

Overall, Arlecchino will carry you through both the early game and end-game of Genshin Impact. Hence, if you have Primogems, you should pull for her without a second thought.

Arlecchino trailer in Genshin Impact

On April 23, 2024, HoYoverse released the official trailer for Arlecchino on their YouTube channel. If you did not check it out yet, you can do so from the link provided below:

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