Best Collei Genshin Impact build: Artifacts, weapons, more

Andrew Amos
Collei looking at boomerang in Genshin Impact closeup

Collei was one of the first 4-star Dendro characters Genshin Impact introduced to the game. Here are our recommended Artifacts, weapons, and more for Collei.

Collei initially suffered as a victim of Fatui human experimentation before meeting Amber in Mondstadt. She later joined the Sumeru region’s group of Forest Rangers in the Avidya Forest, looking up to 5-star Dendro unit Tighnari as a mentor.

In terms of combat, Collei excels at triggering Dendro-related Elemental Reactions with her Elemental Skill and largely relies on her Elemental Burst for damage.

If you’re looking to build Collei, keep reading for our artifact and weapon recommendations.


Collei abilities in Genshin Impact

Collei firing bow in Genshin Impact

Normal Attack: Supplicant’s Bowmanship

  • Normal Attack: Perform up to 4 consecutive shots with a bow.
  • Charged Attack: Perform a more precise Aimed Shot with increased DMG. While aiming, Dendro energy will accumulate on the arrowhead. A fully charged arrow will deal Dendro DMG.
  • Plunging Attack: Fires off a shower of arrows in mid-air before falling and striking the ground, dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Elemental Skill: Floral Brush

Throws out a Floral Ring that deals 1 instance of Dendro DMG to opponents along the path. The Floral Ring will return after a set time, dealing Dendro DMG once again.

Elemental Burst: Trump-Card Kitty

Trusty Cuilein-Anbar comes to save the day! Throws the doll named Cuilein-Anbar, causing an explosion that deals AoE Dendro DMG, creating a Cuilein-Anbar Zone. Cuilein-Anbar will bound around within this zone, dealing AoE Dendro DMG.

Collei Constellations in Genshin Impact

Collei Constellations in Genshin Impact

If you manage to pull multiple copies of Collei, here are the expected buffs from her Constellations:

  • Level One – Deepwood Patrol: When in the party and not on the field, Collei’s Energy Recharge is increased by 20%
  • Level Two – Through Hill and Copse: The Floral Ring will grant the character the Sprout effect from Floral Sidewinder upon return, dealing 40% of Collei’s ATK as Dendro DMG to nearby opponents for 3 seconds. From the moment of using Floral Brush to the moment when this instance of Sprout effect ends, if any of your party members triggers Burning, Quicken, Aggravate, Spread, Bloom, Hyperbloom, or Burgeon reactions, the Sprout effect will be extended by 3 seconds.
    • The Sprout effect can only be extended this way once. If another Sprout effect is triggered during its initial duration, the initial effect will be removed. Requires you to have the Floral Sidewinder Passive Talent.
  • Level Three – Scent of Summer: Increases the Level of Floral Brush by 3
  • Level Four – Gift of the Woods: Using Trump-Card Kitty will increase all nearby characters’ Elemental Mastery by 60 for 12 seconds excluding Collei.
  • Level Five – All Embers: Increases the Level of Trump-Card Kitty by 3.
  • Level Six – Forest of Falling Arrows: When the Floral Ring hits opponents, it will create a miniature Cuilein-Anbar that will deal 200% of Collei’s ATK as Dendro DMG. Each Floral Brush can only create one such miniature Cullein-Anbar.

Best Collei Artifacts in Genshin Impact

We recommend running the 4-piece Deepwood Memories set on Collei to increase her Dendro DMG Bonus. The 4-piece set will also decrease an opponent’s Dendro RES by 30% for eight seconds after hitting them with an Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst.

If you want to buff your party’s ATK, we suggest placing the 4-piece Noblesse Oblige Artifacts on Collei to improve her Elemental Burst DMG. This will be helpful, considering Collei’s kit largely revolves around using her Elemental Burst and Elemental Skill instead of Normal Attacks.

ArtifactSet Bonuses
Deepwood Memories FlowerDeepwood Memories2-piece: Dendro DMG Bonus +15%
4-piece: After Elemental Skills or Bursts hit opponents, the targets’ Dendro RES will be decreased by 30% for 8s. This effect can be triggered even if the equipping character is not on the field.
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 Collei weapons in Genshin Impact

The best weapon for Collei is the 5-star option Polar Star for its increased Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG. Considering this is the focus of Collei’s kit, Polar Star is a great choice that can also improve her ATK based on the stacks of Ashen Nightstar.

Alternatively, you could run the 5-star Bow Aqua Simulacra if you want to improve Collei’s HP and DMG dealt to opponents at the same time. This effect will trigger even if Collei isn’t on the field.

Since 5-star weapons aren’t easily attainable, we recommend running the 4-star Favonius Warbow. This Bow will have a chance to create Elemental Particles that restore energy after attacking an enemy with a critical hit.

Weapon Details
Polar Star weapon in Genshin ImpactPolar StarElemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG increased by 12%. After a Normal Attack, Charged Attack, Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst hits an opponent, 1 stack of Ashen Nightstar will be gained for 12s. When 1/2/3/4 stacks of Ashen Nightstar are present, ATK is increased by 10/20/30/48%. The stack of Ashen Nightstar created by the Normal Attack, Charged Attack, Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst will be counted independently of the others.
Aqua Simulacra in Genshin ImpactAqua Simulacra HP is increased by 16%. When there are opponents nearby, the DMG dealt by the wielder of this weapon is increased by 20%. This will take effect whether the character is on-field or not.
Favonius Warbow in Genshin ImpactFavonius WarbowCRIT 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.

Collei Talent Level-up and Ascension Materials

The following tables contain what materials you’ll need to level up Collei’s Talents and fully ascend the character:

Talent Level-up MaterialsTeachings of Praxis x9Guide to Praxis x63Philosophies of Praxis x114
Common MaterialsFirm Arrowhead x18Sharp Arrowhead x66Weathered Arrowhead x93
Weekly Boss Materials Tears of the Calamitous God x18
Ascension LevelMoraMaterials
120,000Nagadus Emerald Silver x1Rukkhashava Mushroom x3Firm Arrowhead x3
240,000Nagadus Emerald Fragment x3Majestic Hook Beak x2Rukkhashava Mushroom x10Firm Arrowhead x15
360,000Nagadus Emerald Fragment x6Majestic Hook Beak x4Rukkhashava Mushroom x20Sharp Arrowhead x12
480,000Nagadus Emerald Chunk x3Majestic Hook Beak x8Rukkhashava Mushroom x30Sharp Arrowhead x18
5100,000Nagadus Emerald Chunk x6Majestic Hook Beak x12Rukkhashava Mushroom x45Weathered Arrowhead x12
6120,000Nagadus Emerald Gemstone x6Majestic Hook Beak x20Rukkhashava Mushroom x60Weathered Arrowhead x24

Collei Genshin Impact trailer

In August 2022, HoYoverse posted a character demo of Collei on its official YouTube channel. You can check it out below:

Best Collei team comp in Genshin Impact

An image of Tighnari in Genshin Impact.
Tighnari is a character who was introduced in the 3.0 update.

The best team composition consisting of Collei focuses on the Quicken Elemental Reaction. Therefore, we recommend running her alongside Tighnari, Fischl, and Kuki Shinobu. Fischl, Collei, and Kuki Shinobu will combine their ability to deal off-field damage to maintain enemies’ Quicken status.

Then, Tighnari will be able to take advantage of this situation by dealing Spread damage with his excellent Charged Attacks. You could also replace Fischl with Yae Miko if you wish to do so, considering they both have off-field abilities.

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

Best Yae Miko build | Best Shenhe build | Best Albedo Build | Best Hu Tao build | Best Childe Build | Best Kokomi build | Best Raiden Shogun build | Best Ayaka build | Best Aloy build | Best Ganyu build | Best Diluc build | Best Yoimiya build | Best Klee build | Best Eula build

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