Best Candace Genshin Impact build: Artifacts, weapons, more

Andrew Amos
Candace in Genshin Impact

Candace is a Hydro Polearm character introduced in Genshin Impact’s Sumeru region. We’ve got you covered on her recommended Artifacts, weapons, and more.

Candace has two sides to her, depending on who you ask: A kind and caring guardian of the Aaru Village, helping all who pass through. And then there’s the rather vicious side that can summon sandstorms with the wrath equaled by the Dendro Archon only.

In battle, Candace excels at improving the power of Elemental Normal Attacks and mitigating damage with her shield. However, she is lacking in the personal damage department in comparison to other units.

Here’s everything you need to know about building Candace in Genshin Impact.


Candace abilities in Genshin Impact

candace standing behind shield in genshin impact

Normal Attack: Gleaming Spear – Guardian Stance

  • Normal Attack: Perform up to four consecutive spear strikes.
  • Charged Attack: Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to lunge forward, dealing damage to opponents along the way.
  • Plunging Attack: Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Elemental Skill: Sacrad Rite – Heron’s Sanctum

Candace’s fighting style is capable of warding off an entire tide of foes.

Tap: Rushes forward with her shield, dealing Hydro DMG.

Hold: Candace raises her shield to block incoming attacks from nearby opponents, forming a barrier that absorbs DMG based on her Max HP and absorbs Hydro DMG 250% more effectively. This barrier lasts until the elemental skill is unleashed.

After holding for a certain period of time, Candace will finish charging, and when the skill button is released, the skill duration expires, or when the barrier is broken, she will perform a leaping strike that deals Hydro DMG to opponents in front of her.

Elemental Burst: Sacred Rite – Wagtail’s Tide

Raising her weapon on high, Candace calls upon a divine blessing that deals AoE Hydro DMG based on her Max HP and confers the Prayer of the Crimson Crown on all your party members.

Prayer of the Crimson Crown:

  • Characters deal increased Elemental DMG with their Normal Attacks
  • Whenever a character takes the field, they unleash a rippling wave of water that deals Hydro DMG to nearby opponents. There is a limited number of waves that can be triggered in the duration of this skill.
  • Active Sword, Claymore, and Polearm-wielding characters under this effect will obtain a Hydro infusion.

Candace Constellations in Genshin Impact

Candace's Constellations in Genshin Impact

If you manage to pull several copies of Candace, here are her Constellations to help you out in battle:

  • Level One Returning Heiress of the Scarlet Sands: The duration of Prayer of the Crimson Crown effect triggered by Sacred Rite: Wagtail’s Tide is increased by 3 seconds.
  • Level Two – Moon-Piercing Brilliance: When Sacred Rite: Heron’s Guard hits opponents, Candace’s Max HP will be increased by 20% for 15 seconds.
  • Level Three – Hunter’s Supplication: Increases the level of Sacred Rite: Wagtail’s Tide by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • Level Four – Sentinel Oath: Shortens the Hold cooldown of Sacred Ride: Heron’s Guard to be the same as that of the Tapping cooldown.
  • Level Five – Golden Eye: Increases the level of Sacred Rite: Heron’s Guard by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • Level Six – The Overflow: When 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, it will unleash the wave attack from Wagtail’s Tide.
    • This effect can trigger once every 2.3 seconds, and triggering this will not consume the base wave instances granted by Prayer of the Crimson Crown.

Best Candace Artifacts in Genshin Impact

If you’re running Candace as an off-field sub-DPS, we suggest going with the 4-piece Emblem of Severed Fate set. This will not only increase her Energy Recharge by 20%, but it will improve her Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of her Energy Recharge.

You could enforce her role as a buffer by placing the 4-piece Noblesse Oblige set on Candace. In addition to increasing her Elemental Burst DMG, the ability will boost her teammates’ ATK by 20% for 12 seconds.

ArtifactSet Bonuses
Emblem of Severed Fate
Emblem of Severed Fate
2-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.
Noblesse Oblige FlowerNoblesse 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.

Best Candace weapons in Genshin Impact

The best weapon for Candace is the 5-star Staff of Homa to increase her HP. This Polearm will also grant Candance an ATK Bonus based on 0.8% of her Max HP, which increases even more when her HP is less than 50%.

Another option is running Favonius Lance on Candace to grant her a chance to regenerate Energy by dealing CRIT Hits. This is by far the best 4-star weapon for Candance to use in battle.

Alternatively, you could go with the 4-star Polearm The Catch if you want to improve her Elemental Burst DMG by 16% and the attack’s CRIT Rate by 6%.

Weapon Details
Staff of HomaStaff of HomaHP 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.
Favonius Lance in Genshin ImpactFavonius Lance 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.
The Catch in Genshin ImpactThe Catch Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 16% and Elemental Burst CRIT Rate by 6%.

Candace Talent Level-up and Ascension Materials

The following tables contain what materials you’ll need to gather to level up Candace’s Talents and fully ascend her:

Talent level-up materials
Talent level-up materialsTeachings of Admonition x9Guide to Admonition x63Philosophies of Admonition x114
Common Ascension MaterialsFaded Red Satin x18Trimmed Red Silk x66Rich Red Brocade x93
Weekly Boss MaterialTears of the Calamitous God x18
Ascension LevelMoraMaterials
120000Varunada Lazurite Silver x1Faded Red Satin x3Henna Berry x3
240000Varunada Lazurite Fragment x3Light Guiding Tetrahedron x2Faded Red Satin x15Henna Berry x10
360000Varunada Lazurite Fragment x6Light Guiding Tetrahedron x4Trimmed Red Silk x12Henna Berry x20
480000Varunada Lazurite Chunk x3Light Guiding Tetrahedron x8Trimmed Red Silk x18Henna Berry x30
5100000Varunada Lazurite Chunk x6Light Guiding Tetrahedron x12Rich Red Brocade x12Henna Berry x45
6120000Varunada Lazurite Gemstone x6Light Guiding Tetrahedron x20Rich Red Brocade x24Henna Berry x60

Candace Genshin Impact trailer

In September 2022, Genshin Impact posted a character demo of Candace on its official YouTube channel. You can watch the video below:

Best Candance team comp in Genshin Impact

There are several team compositions recommended for Candace. First, we suggest placing her in a party focused on the Bloom Elemental Reaction. Therefore, you should pick characters like Nahida, Nilou, and Yaoyao. This comp will utilize Nilou’s Bountiful Cores while Candace and Yaoyao are in sync with their Elemental Burst.

Alternatively, you could run Candace on an Electro-Charged team with Cyno, Yelan, and Kazuha. Cyno is a great option to pair with Candace due to her ability to increase the damage output of his Elemental Normal Attacks.

That’s everything you need to know about effectively building Candace. If you want to build more Genshin Impact characters, check out our guides below:

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