Best Diluc Genshin Impact build: Artifacts, weapons, more

Andrew Amos
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Diluc is a 5-star Pyro-Claymore user in Genshin Impact. Here’s everything you need to know about building the character.

Diluc is a 5-star Pyro character who carves through any enemy like butter with his massive Claymore weapon. He can infuse his weapon with Pyro, dishing out plenty of damage and combining for some massive elemental reactions with other characters.

As a member of the Ragnvindr Clan, Diluc is the owner of Mondstadt’s Dawn Winery. Even after leaving the Knights of Favonius, Diluc still protects the region.

If you lost a 50-50 to Diluc or were actually hoping to get him, we’ve got the ultimate guide right here, including the best build, weapons, and artifacts.


Diluc abilities in Genshin Impact

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Getting the best Diluc build helps, but mastering his combos is what makes him incredibly strong.

Normal Attack: Tempered Sword

  • Normal Attack: Diluc performs up to 4 consecutive strikes.
  • Charged Attack: Diluc drains Stamina over time to perform continuous slashes. At the end of the sequence, he performs a more powerful slash.
  • Plunging Attack: Diluc plunges from mid-air to strike the ground, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AOE damage upon impact.

Diluc’s Charged Attack is pretty much useless, but he has very high Plunging Attack damage. You can weave both Normal and Plunging attacks into your combos — especially after using his Elemental Burst.

Elemental Skill: Searing Onslaught

Diluc’s basic ability lets the Pyro character perform a forward slash that deals Pyro DMG. However, it’s not just a one-and-done: Diluc can use it three times consecutively in a short period and combo it with elemental reactions to hit hard.

It’s good to weave in basic attacks while casting Searing Onslaught as it acts as an animation cancel, meaning he can swing his Claymore like a Sword and increase his DPS drastically.

Elemental Burst: Dawn

Diluc’s Elemental Burst brings down a Phoenix from the skies, dealing massive Pyro damage and knocking opponents back. He then imbues his sword with Pyro, transforming his basic attacks into hard-hitting elemental ones.

Once you ascend him to level 60, the duration of infusion is increased, and you’ll get bonus Pyro damage too. Combining it with another big AOE Burst means you can get plenty of elemental reactions too.

Diluc ability
Setting your opponents ablaze is all part of the fun when playing as Diluc.

Diluc constellations

Get multiple copies of Diluc? Then you have these insane constellation buffs to look forward to.

  • Level 1 ⁠— Conviction: Diluc deals 15% more DMG to opponents whose HP is above 50%.
  • Level 2 ⁠— Searing Ember: When Diluc takes DMG, his ATK increases by 10% and his ATK SPD increases by 5%. Lasts for 10s. This effect can stack up to 3 times and can only occur once every 1.5s.
  • Level 3 ⁠— Fire and Steel: Increases the Level of Searing Onslaught by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • Level 4 ⁠— Flowing Flame: Casting Searing Onslaught in rhythm greatly increases damage dealt. 2s after casting Searing Onslaught, casting the next Searing Onslaught in the combo deals 40% additional DMG. This effect lasts for 2s.
  • Level 5 ⁠— Phoenix, Harbinger of Dawn: Increases the Level of Dawn by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • Level 6 ⁠— Flaming Sword, Nemesis of Dark: After casting Searing Onslaught, the next 2 Normal Attacks within the next 6s will have their DMG and ATK SPD increased by 30%. Additionally, Searing Onslaught will not interrupt the Normal Attack combo.
Diluc Genshin Impact sitting with head in hand
Diluc is great when he’s the shining light of your Genshin Impact party.

Best Diluc Artifacts in Genshin Impact

There’s one amazing Artifact set for Diluc, and that’s the Crimson Witch of Flames. Basically, any Pyro character benefits from the set, increasing their damage. You can choose to replace it with Gilded Dreams or Marechaussee Hunter, though.

You’re looking for any artifacts that boost CRIT DMG, CRIT Rate, ATK%, or Pyro DMG Bonus, too, so if you get a bad roll on one artifact’s stats, be sure to keep hunting them down!

Artifact Details
Crimson Witch of Flames Flower of Blaze Genshin ImpactCrimson Witch of Flames 2-Piece Set: Pyro DMG Bonus +15%.
4-Piece Set: Increases Overloaded and Burning DMG by 40%. Increases Vaporize and Melt DMG by 15%. Using an Elemental SKill increases 2-Piece Set effects by 50% for 10s. Max 3 stacks.
Gilded Dreams in Genshin
Gilded Dreams
2-Piece Set: Elemental Mastery +80.
4-Piece Set: Within 8s of triggering an Elemental Reaction, the character equipping this will obtain buffs based on the Elemental Type of the other party members. ATK is increased by 14% for each member whose Elemental Type is the same as the equipping character, and EM is increased by 50 for every member with a different Elemental Type. Each of the buffs will count up to 3 characters. This effect can be triggered once every 8s and even when not on the field.
Marechaussee Hunter 2-Piece Set: Normal and Charged Attack DMG +15%
4-Piece Set: When current HP increases or decreases, CRIT Rate will be increased by 12% for 5s. Max 3 stacks.

Best Diluc weapons in Genshin Impact

The best Diluc build requires one hard-hitting Claymore weapon, and that’s Beacon of the Reed Sea. After Diluc hits an opponent with his Elemental Skill, the character’s ATK will increase by 20% for eight seconds. If he takes damage, Diluc’s ATK will be improved by another 20% for eight seconds.

Alternatively, you could use the 5-star Claymore Redhorn Stonethresher to increase DEF by 28% in addition to Normal and Charged Attack DMG being improved by 40% of Diluc’s DEF.

There are some budget options, including the battle pass weapon Serpent Spine. This will raise Diluc’s damage output depending on how long he is on the field.

Take a look at the list of Diluc’s best weapons in Genshin Impact below.

Weapon Details
Beacon of the Reed Sea Genshin ImpactBeacon of the Reed Sea After the character’s Elemental Skill hits an opponent, their ATK will be increased by 20% for 8s. After the character takes DMG, their ATK will be increased by 20% for 8s. The 2 aforementioned effects can be triggered even when the character is not on the field. Additionally, when not protected by a shield, the character’s Max HP will be increased by 32%.
Serpent Spine Genshin Impact weaponSerpent Spine Every 4s a character is on the field, they will deal 6/7/8/9/10% more DMG and take 3/2.7/2.4/2.1/1.8% more DMG. This effect has a maximum of 5 stacks and will not be reset if the character leaves the field, but will be cleared when the character takes DMG.
Redthorn Stonethresher in Genshin ImpactRedhorn Stonethresher  DEF is increased by 28%. Normal and Charged Attack DMG is increased by 40% of DEF.

Diluc Talent Level-Up and Ascension materials

Diluc in Genshin Impact needs Teachings of Resistance, Recruit’s Insignia and its upgrades, and Dvalin’s Plume for talent level-ups.

Diluc Talent Level-Up Materials

Talent Level-Up Materials
Talent Level-Up Materials Teachings of Resistance x9 Guide to Resistance x63 Philosophies of Resistance x114
Common Ascension Materials Recruit’s Insignia x18 Sergeant’s Insignia x66 Lieutenant’s Insignia x93
Weekly Boss Materials Dvalin’s Plume x18

Where to farm Diluc talent level-up materials in Genshin Impact

Teachings of Resistance and its upgrades

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Forsaken Rift can be found in Mondstadt

Teachings of Resistance can be farmed from the Forsaken Rift domain on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday. It can be found very near to the Springvale teleport waypoint as shown in the image above.

Recruit’s Insignia and its upgrades

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Recruit’s Insignia can be farmed from Fatui Harbingers

Recruit’s Insignia and its upgrades can be farmed from Fatui Skirmisher in Genshin Impact. You can locate this enemy by using the Adventurer’s Handbook. All you need to do is find the enemy in the book and click on navigate. The game will automatically guide you to the concerned locations.

Dvalin’s Plume

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Dvalin can be unlocked as part of Mondstadt quest

Dvalin’s Plume is a drop from the Dvalin boss fight in Mondstadt. You need to unlock this boss by completing the Mondstadt Archon Quest involving Venti and Dvalin.

Diluc Ascension Materials

Ascension Level Mora Cost Materials
1 20,000 Agnidus Agate Sliver x1 Small Lamp Grass x3 Recruit’s Insignia x3
2 40,000 Agnidus Agate Fragment x3 Everflame Seed x2 Small Lamp Grass x10 Recruit’s Insignia x15
3 60,000 Agnidus Agate Fragment x6 Everflame Seed x4 Small Lamp Grass x20 Sergeant’s Insignia x12
4 80,000 Agnidus Agate Chunk x3 Everflame Seed x8 Small Lamp Grass x30 Sergeant’s Insignia x18
5 100,000 Agnidus Agate Chunk x6 Everflame Seed x12 Small Lamp Grass x45 Lieutenant’s Insignia x12
6 120,000 Agnidus Agate Gemstone x6 Everflame Seed x20 Small Lamp Grass x60 Lieutenant’s Insignia x24

The total number of materials you need for Diluc are as follows:

  • Agnidus Agate Silver x1
  • Agnidus Agate Fragment x9
  • Agnidus Agate Chunk x9
  • Agnidus Agate Gemstone x6
  • Everflame Seed x46
  • Small Lamp Grass x168
  • Recruit’s Insignia x18
  • Sergeant’s Insignia x30
  • Lieutenant’s Insignia x36

Where to farm Dilic Ascension materials in Genshin Impact

Agnidus Agate Silver and its upgrades

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Pyro Hypostasis is required for Diluc in Genshin Impact

Agnidus Agate Silver and its upgraded forms can be farmed from the Pyro Regisvine in Liyue or the Pyro Hypostasis in Inazuma. Either of them are good source for these stones.

Everflame Seed

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Everflame Seed can be farmed from Liyue in Genshin Impact

Everflame Seed is dropped from the Pyro Regisvine in Liyue in Genshin Impact. It can be found close to Luhua Pool teleport waypoint.

Small Lamp Grass

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Small Lamp Grass is a key item for Diluc

Small Lamp Grass is a local specialty of Mondstadt. The locations have been marked in red in the image provided above.

Diluc trailer in Genshin Impact

Being one of the first characters in Genshin Impact, Diluc got his gameplay trailer pretty quickly. It dives into his backstory as the owner of the Dawn Winery, and his plaudits in Mondstadt.

It also showcases just how powerful his high-damage Pyro-Claymore combo is. The narrator says Diluc “has mastered the art of violence”, and truth be told, they’re 100% correct.

Diluc pros and cons in Genshin Impact

The pros and cons of Diluc in Genshin Impact are as follows:

Pros Cons
Straightforward character to build Dated unit, so out damaged by modern units
Decent DPS potential High investment unit and requires good weapons and artifacts
Good for early game

Should you build Diluc in Genshin Impact?

The question of whether you should build Diluc or not depends on where you stand in the game. If you are a new player, you should build Diluc as he will carry you through the early parts. If you are a veteran, Diluc is not worth the effort as characters like Hu Tao and Arlecchino are way better than him.

However, if you have him at Constellation 4 or above with any 5-star Claymore, Diluc is worth building. He is a high-investment unit if you want to use him in the late game, especially in the Spiral Abyss. The problem with Diluc is that he is way too straightforward, and his kit lacks the complications of modern day units.

Therefore, unless you spend several months on him, his damage will continue to feel underwhelming. Even then, if you like the unit, there is no reason to ignore him, especially if you want to buy his 5-star skin.

Best Diluc team comp

Xingqiu Genshin Impact
Xingqiu is the best ally to party with Diluc.

With Diluc, you want to maximize his Elemental damage by pairing him with Hydro and Cryo allies. Xingqiu and Chongyun are great at this, as they can both easily allow Diluc to proc Vaporize and Melt. The elemental reactions only increase his stellar base DPS.

If you’re looking to buff Diluc’s raw damage, then you’ll need Sucrose — with a few Constellation buffs and the right artifacts and weapons to make it work really well. You also replace Sucrose with Kazuha if you wish to do so.

Another Pyro support or secondary like Bennett is a good idea to get the Elemental Resonance buff too. You can run Diona if you need a bit more healing, though.

He might not be as good as he was at the launch of Genshin Impact, but with the best Diluc build, you can make him shine.

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