Best Build for Raiden Shogun in Genshin Impact

Inazuma shines eternally for the Raiden Shogun!


Baal or the Raiden Shogun is the Electro Archon of Inazuma. She is a 5-star electro character that is essential to the storyline in Inazuma. Baal is a great support and battery character for your team in Genshin Impact. She is an Electro character that uses the Polearm weapon. She can quickly apply the Electro element on enemies even when she is not on the field.  Her skills can also increase the damage of your characters.

Raiden Shogun/Baal's Talents

Origin

The Raiden Shogun performs an upwards slash with her polearm.

Origin is the Raiden Shogun's normal, charged, and plunging attack. She can perform 5 consecutive attacks with her polearm. Her charged attack is an upward slashing attack. Using her charged attack will deplete Stamina and her plunging attack deals AoE damage on enemies.

Transcendence: Baleful Omen

The Baleful Omen affects all party members, including in co-op.

Transcendence: Baleful Omen is the Raiden Shogun's elemental skill. Activating this skill will deal Electro damage to enemies and grant all party members with the Eye of Stormy Judgement. Whenever your characters attack and damage enemies, the Eye of Stormy Judgement will deal Electro damage to nearby enemies. It will also increase the damage of the character's elemental burst depending on the Energy cost of the character's elemental burst.

Secret Art: Musou Shinsetsu

The damage of Musou Shinsetsu depends on your resolve stacks.

Secret Art: Musou Shinsetsu is the Raiden Shogun's elemental burst. Activating this elemental burst will deal AoE electro damage on enemies and allow Baal to use the Musou Isshin. Instead of using her polearm, Baal will use her Tachi and all her attacks will be infused with Electro. All her attacks on this state will recover energy for all her party members. She will also gain bonus resistance to interruption and become immune to Electro-Charged elemental reactions.

Whenever party members use an elemental burst, the Raiden Shogun will get Resolve Stacks. The resolve stacks will depend on the energy cost of the elemental burst. The damage of this elemental burst depends on the Resolve stacks that you have accumulated.

Wishes Unnumbered

Unlocking this passive can grant you more resolve stacks.

This passive skill can be unlocked on Ascension Phase 1. Whenever you get elemental particles or orbs, you will gain 2 Resolve stacks. This effect can last for 3 seconds.

Enlightened One

This passive can increase your Energy recharge from the Musou Isshin. 

You can unlock the Enlightened One at Ascension Phase 4. You will get 0.6% greater Energy restoration from the Musou Isshin and a 0.4% electro damage bonus for every 1% more than 100% of the energy recharge that the Raiden Shogun has.

All-Preserver

The Raiden Shogun decreases the overall Mora you need from enhancing Polearms and Swords.

Whenever you ascend swords and polearms, the Mora you need is decreased by 50%. This passive is unlocked automatically.

Best Build for Raiden Shogun/Baal

The Raiden Shogun is a great battery for your party members.

When it comes to the Raiden Shogun, you need to prioritize her Energy Recharge. The damage of her skills scale is based on her extra Energy Recharge. Below are some of the best weapon choices for the Raiden Shogun.

Sub DPS Weapons

Skyward Spine

The Skyward Spine can provide extra AoE damage and Energy Recharge.

The Skyward Spine is a 5-star polearm that is part of the Mondstadt series. You can get this polearm from the Gacha and it has an Energy Recharge substat. It gives you an effect called Blackwing which increases your CRIT Rate by 8%. It also increases your normal attack speed by 12%.  Your attacks on enemies will have a 50% chance to create a vacuum attack that will deal 40% of your attack as AoE damage. You can trigger this effect every 2 seconds.

The Catch

The Catch and its refinement materials can be bought in the fishing association in Inazuma.

The Catch is a 4-star polearm that also has an energy recharge substat. You can get this weapon from the Fishing Association in Inazuma. You will need the following fishes to get the weapon:

  • 6 Raimei Angelfish
  • 20 Golden Koi
  • 20 Rusty Koi

Purchase them from an NPC called Kujirai Momiji. This polearm will increase your elemental burst damage by 16% and the CRIT Rate of your elemental burst by 6%.

Battery Weapons

Engulfing Lightning

The Engulfing Lightning is the featured weapon for the Raiden Shogun.

The Engulfing Lightning is a 5-star polearm and is the featured weapon for the Raiden Shogun. This polearm has an Energy Recharge substat and gives the effect called Timeless Dream: Eternal Stove. It increases your attack by 28% based on the excess energy recharge you have over 100%. The attack bonus caps at 80% and you also gain a 30% energy recharge for 12 seconds after you use an elemental burst.

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Favonius Lance

The Favonius Lance is a 4-star polearm with an Energy Recharge Substat.

Another 4-star polearm you can choose for the Raiden Shogun is the Favonius Lance. The Favonius lance gives you the effect called Windfall. Your critical attacks on enemies have a 60% chance to generate elemental particles. These particles regenerate 6 Energy for your party member on the field. This effect can happen every 12 seconds.

Raiden Shogun's Artifact Set

The Raiden Shogun is great as both a support and sub-DPS. There are 4 options for the artifact set of the Raiden Shogun. When it comes to the Raiden Shogun's Artifact set, you have to prioritize ATK%, Electro damage, and Crit damage.

4 pcs. Emblem of Severed Fate

The Emblem of Severed Fate is one of the best artifact sets for the Raiden Shogun.

The Emblem of Severed Fate is an artifact set that you can get from the Inazuma Region. You can get this artifact set in the Momiji-Dyed Court. 2 pcs. of the Emblem of Severed Fate will increase your energy recharge by 20%. Equipping 4 pcs. of this artifact set will increase the damage of your elemental burst by 25% depending on your energy recharge. You can only get a maximum bonus of 75% using this buff.

4 pcs. Thundersoother

Equipping 4 pieces of the Thundersoother will increase your damage to enemies affected by Electro.

You can also equip the Raiden Shogun with 4 pcs. of Thundersoother to increase her Electro damage. 2 pcs. of this Artifact, the set will grant you a 40% Electro resistance. Equipping 4 pcs. of Thundersoother will increase your damage on opponents affected by the Electro element by up to 35%. You can get this artifact set in the Midsummer Courtyard.

2 pcs. Thundering Fury and 2 pcs. Noblesse Oblige

Noblesse Oblige can increase the damage of your elemental burst.

Another option you can choose for the Raiden Shogun's artifact set is 2 pcs. of Thundering Fury and 2 pcs. of Noblesse Oblige. 2 pcs. of Thundering fury will increase your Electro damage by 15%.  2 pcs. of the Noblesse Oblige will increase your elemental burst damage by 20%.  You can get the Noblesse Oblige artifact set in the Clear Pool and Mountain Cavern.

Talent Upgrade Materials

Daily Domain Drops every Wednesday/Saturday/Sunday

You need the Guide to Light material to level up the Raiden Shogun's talents.
  • Teachings of Light
  • Guide to Light
  • Philosophies of Light

Nobushi Drops

You can get handguards from Nobushi enemies.
  • Old Handguard
  • Kageuchi Handguard
  • Famed Handguard

La Signora Boss Drops

La Signora is a weekly boss in Inazuma.
  • Molten Moment

Ascension Materials

Ascending the Raiden Shogun will increase her level cap.

Lv.20

  • 1 Vajrada Amethyst Sliver
  • 3 Amakumo Fruit
  • 3 Old Handguard

Lv.40

  • 3 Vajrada Amethyst Fragment
  • 10 Amakumo Fruit
  • 15 Old Handguard
  • 2 Storm Bead

Lv. 50

  • 6 Vajrada Amethyst Fragment
  • 20 Amakumo Fruit
  • 12 Kageuchi Handguard
  • 4 Storm Bead

Lv.60

  • 3 Vajrada Amethyst Chunk
  • 30 Amakumo Fruit
  • 18 Kageuchi Handguard
  • 8 Storm Bead

Lv.70

  • 6 Vajrada Amethyst Chunk
  • 45 Amakumo Fruit
  • 12 Famed Handguard
  • 12 Storm Bead

Lv.80

  • 6 Vajrada Amethyst Gemstone
  • 60 Amakumo Fruit
  • 24 Famed Handguard
  • 20 Storm Bead

Team Compositions

Double Electro

Both Bennett and Kujou Sara can increase your attack during battle.

You can make the Raiden Shogun your main DPS in this team. Pair her up with Kazuha or Jean and Kujou Sara. Both Jean and Kujou Sara will act as the sub DPS as well. Having 2 electro characters in your team means any electro elemental reactions you make have a chance to generate an Electro elemental particle. You can add Bennett to this team as your second healer as well.

Overload Team

Yoimiya can trigger an overload elemental reaction from afar.

If you have Yoimiya, you can make her into a consistent main DPS using the Raiden Shogun. She is a long-range Pyro character and the Raiden Shogun applies the Electro element using her skills. Being a long-range character means that she is safe from the Overload elemental reaction. You can also add Bennett to this team to increase her attack caused by the Pyro resonance. Lastly, any anemo character like Kazuha or Venti will do so you can pull in all your enemies at once.

Eula Team

Having 2 Cryo characters in your team can increase your CRIT rate.

Eula is a powerful Main DPS that can deal physical damage to her enemies. However, it can be challenging to get the energy for her Elemental burst, especially since she is reliant on her elemental burst. The Raiden Shogun can act as her support and battery, giving her the energy recharge she needs. You can also add Diona in this team composition as your healer, giving you an extra CRIT rate because of the Cryo resonance. Zhongli would also be a great addition because Eula can be vulnerable during her long elemental burst.

Summary

Baal or the Raiden Shogun is the Electro Archon of the Inazuma region.

The Raiden Shogun or Baal is one of the best battery and Sub-DPS characters in the game. Her skills can increase the damage of other characters while constantly applying Electro damage on enemies. The best weapon for the Raiden Shogun is any weapon that has an Energy Recharge sub-stat. Always prioritize the ATK% and Electro damage when farming for her artifact sets.

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