Genshin Impact: Diluc Build Guide 2022

Here is an updated build guide for Diluc, one of the best Pyro DPS characters in Genshin Impact.

Diluc Ragnvindr is a playable 5-star Pyro claymore character hailing from Mondstadt. Born into the influential Ragnvindr Clan, Diluc is the current owner of the Dawn Winery and a nobleman of high esteem in Mondstadt. He became the youngest-ever Cavalry Captain of the Knights of Favonius. It was his father’s wish for him to be the most esteemed knight and safeguard the City of Freedom. While a past incident caused him to split ways with the Knights of Favonius, he continued to protect Mondstadt in his way. He is also known as the Darknight Hero to the people of Mondstadt.

Diluc is the first Main DPS character introduced in Genshin Impact and can be obtained from the Standard and Character Event banners. Even almost two years later, Diluc is still one of the best Pyro characters in the game because of his unique playstyle.

Below is a comprehensive build guide for Diluc, one of the best Pyro DPS in Genshin Impact.

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Diluc Build Guide

Talents

Normal Attack: Tempered Sword

Normal Attack: Performs up to five rapid strikes.

Charged Attack: Drains Stamina over time to perform continuous slashes.
At the end of the sequence, perform a more powerful slash.

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

Elemental Skill

Searing Onslaught

Performs a forward slash that deals Pyro DMG.

This skill can be consecutively used 3 times. Enters CD if not cast again within a short period.

Elemental Burst

Dawn

Releases intense flames to knock back nearby opponents, dealing Pyro DMG.
The flames then converge into the weapon, summoning a Phoenix that flies forward and deals massive Pyro DMG to all opponents in its path. The Phoenix explodes upon reaching its destination, causing a large amount of AoE Pyro DMG.
The searing flames that run down his blade cause it to be infused with Pyro.

Passive Talents

Relentless

Diluc’s Charged Attack Stamina Cost is decreased by 50%, and its duration is increased by 3s.

Blessing of Phoenix

The Pyro Infusion provided by Dawn lasts for 4s longer. Additionally, Diluc gains 20% Pyro DMG Bonus for the duration of this effect.

Tradition of the Dawn Knight

Refunds 15% of the ores used when Forging Claymore-type weapons.

Diluc Constellations

ConstellationEffect
Conviction
(Unlocked at C1)
Diluc deals 15% more DMG to opponents whose HP is above 50%.
Searing Ember
(Unlocked at C2)
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.
Fire and Steel
(Unlocked at C3)
Increases the Level of Searing Onslaught by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Flowing Flame
(Unlocked at C4)
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.
Phoenix, Harbinger of Dawn
(Unlocked at C5)
Increases the Level of Dawn by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Flaming Sword, Nemesis of the Dark
(Unlocked at C6)
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.

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Diluc Artifact Set Guide

Being a Pyro character, we can only recommend the Crimson Witch of Flames artifact set for Diluc because this is the best artifact set for him. Gladiator’s Finale is another good option if you cannot get good Crimson Witch of Flames pieces.

Crimson 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 the 2-Piece Set Bonus by 50% of its starting value for 10s. Max 3 stacks.

Gladiator’s Finale
2-piece set: ATK +18%

4-piece set: If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.

Best Weapons for Diluc

Diluc has some good weapon options, including some free-to-play ones. These are the best weapon options for Diluc:

Wolf’s Gravestone

Wolf's Gravestone, Credit: HoYoverse
Wolf’s Gravestone, Credit: HoYoverse

Base Attack: 46, at Level 90: 608
Substat
ATK: 10.8%, at Level 90: 49.6%

Increases ATK by 20%. On hit, attacks against opponents with less than 30% HP increase all party members’ ATK by 40% for 12s. Can only occur once every 30s.

Skyward Pride

Skyward Pride, Credit: HoYoverse
Skyward Pride, Credit: HoYoverse

Base Attack: 48, at Level 90: 674
Substat
Energy Recharge: 8.0%, at Level 90: 36.8%

Increases all DMG by 8%. After using an Elemental Burst, Normal or Charged Attack, on hit, creates a vacuum blade that does 80% of ATK as DMG to opponents along its path. Lasts for 20s or 8 vacuum blades.

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Serpent Spine

Serpent Spine, Credit: HoYoverse
Serpent Spine, Credit: HoYoverse

Base Attack: 42, at Level 90: 510
Substat
CRIT Rate: 6.0%, at Level 90: 27.6%

Every 4s a character is on the field, they will deal 6% more DMG and take 3% more DMG. This effect has a maximum of 5 stacks and will not be reset if the character leaves the field, but will be reduced by 1 stack when the character takes DMG.

Prototype Archaic

Prototype Archaic, Credit: HoYoverse
Prototype Archaic, Credit: HoYoverse

Base Attack: 44, at Level 90: 565
Substat
CRIT DMG: 6.0%, at Level 90: 27.6%

On hit, Normal or Charged Attacks have a 50% chance to deal an additional 240% ATK DMG to opponents within a small AoE. Can only occur once every 15s.

Blackcliff Slasher

Blackcliff Slasher, Credit: HoYoverse
Blackcliff Slasher, Credit: HoYoverse

Base Attack: 42, at Level 90: 510
Substat
CRIT DMG: 12.0%, at Level 90: 55.1%

After defeating an opponent, ATK is increased by 12% for 30s. This effect has a maximum of 3 stacks, and the duration of each stack is independent of the others.

The Unforged

The Unforged, Credit: HoYoverse
The Unforged, Credit: HoYoverse

Base Attack: 46, at Level 90: 608
Substat
ATK: 10.8%, at Level 90: 49.6%

Increases Shield Strength by 20%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 4% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.

Luxurious Sea-Lord

Luxurious Sea-Lord, Credit: HoYoverse
Luxurious Sea-Lord, Credit: HoYoverse

Base Attack: 42, at Level 90: 454
Substat
ATK: 12.0%, at Level 90: 55.1%

Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 12%. When Elemental Burst hits opponents, there is a 100% chance of summoning a huge onrush of tuna that charges and deals 100% ATK as AoE DMG. This effect can occur once every 15s.

Verdict

Diluc has some pretty good weapon options, including a couple of free-to-play ones. For example, Wolf’s Gravestone, a 5-star claymore that is one of the best overall weapons in the game, is the best in slot weapon for Diluc. Wolf’s Gravestone will provide a ton of ATK, which is excellent for Diluc, and it will also provide an attack boost to the rest of the party. The 4-star weapon from the battle pass, Serpent Spine, is a good alternative because of the passive and really high CRIT Rate.

Prototype Archaic is a craftable 4-star free-to-play weapon which is also great for Diluc because it has a good ATK% substat. Blackcliff Slasher, another 4-star claymore, is an excellent weapon with really high CRIT DMG that can be bought from the Paimon’s Bargain shop with Masterless Starglitter.

Skyward Pride is an excellent claymore for Diluc because of its high base ATK and energy recharge. The Unforged is an excellent 5-star weapon, but it will require a shield character paired up with Diluc for its passive to activate. Finally, Luxurious Sea-Lord is a fish-looking event weapon that is also a good weapon for Diluc.

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Diluc Builds

Standard EM Build
4-piece Crimson Witch of Flames
Flower, Feather, ATK%, Pyro DMG Bonus%, CRIT DMG or Rate

Sub-DPS or Pyro Support Build
4-piece Crimson Witch of Flames or 4-piece Gladiator’s Finale
Flower, Feather, ATK%, Pyro DMG Bonus%, CRIT DMG or Rate

Playstyle

Diluc’s playstyle is pretty straightforward as a main DPS character. Being a claymore character, he is comparatively slower than other DPS characters in the game, but that’s not entirely a downside of playing him. Diluc is a character that can push around enemies with his brute strength and overpower almost all enemies in the game. His combat and passive talents are designed in a way that will make you want to keep Diluc on the field.

Diluc’s build is pretty straightforward; 4-piece Crimson Witch of Flames artifact set, a good claymore, and you’re done. Other than Hu Tao, Diluc is the only character who can fully maximize the bonus of the Crimson Witch of Flames artifact set.

His elemental skill Searing Onslaught, allows him to swing his claymore at opponents while infused with Pyro and deal with Pyro damage. His skill can be used three times consecutively with a maximum interval time of 3 seconds. In addition, players can use a few normal attacks with his elemental skill to do an alternating combo of physical and elemental attacks.

Dawn, Diluc’s elemental burst talent, will have him summon a Phoenix that flies forward to deal massive Pyro damage to all enemies in its path. His burst is great because it can deal an enormous amount of damage and group up many enemies in one place. After casting his elemental burst, Diluc’s claymore will be infused with Pyro, making all his attacks deal Pyro damage.

Diluc deals most of his damage by raw Pyro damage, vaporize, or melt reactions. Diluc can be paired up with Xingqiu or Chongyun for the best output, and Bennett can be used for Pyro resonance, increasing your attack by 20%. Applying Hydro or Cryo on enemies and using Diluc’s skill and burst for most damage.

Diluc can also be used as a Pyro support for Ayaka. Using Ayaka’s elemental burst and Diluc’s elemental burst is pretty lethal, and it will obliterate enemies on the field. Diluc is great as a DPS because his elemental skill and burst can be used frequently as they have a really low energy cost.

Best Team Comp

Here we listed some of the popular team comps for Diluc.

  1. Diluc, Xingqiu, Bennett, Sucrose.
  2. Diluc, Xingqiu, Bennett, Zhongli.
  3. Ayaka, Xingqiu, Diona, Diluc.

Diluc Ascension Materials

The materials needed to ascend Diluc from level 1 to level 90.

LevelsMaterials
Lv.20 → Lv.40Small Lamp Grass ×3
Agnidus Agate Silver ×1
Recruit’s Insignia ×3
Mora x20,000
Lv.40 → Lv.50Small Lamp Grass ×10
Agnidus Agate Fragment ×3
Recruit’s Insignia ×15
Hoarfrost Core ×2
Mora x40,000
Lv.50 → Lv.60Small Lamp Grass ×20
Agnidus Agate Fragment ×6
Sergeant’s Insignia ×12
Hoarfrost Core ×4
Mora x60,000
Lv.60 → Lv.70Small Lamp Grass ×30
Agnidus Agate Chunk ×3
Sergeant’s Insignia ×18
Hoarfrost Core ×8
Mora x80,000
Lv.70 → Lv.80Small Lamp Grass ×45
Agnidus Agate Chunk ×6
Lieutenant’s Insignia ×12
Hoarfrost Core ×12
Mora x100,000
Lv.80 → Lv.90Small Lamp Grass ×60
Agnidus Agate Gemstone ×6
Lieutenant’s Insignia ×24
Hoarfrost Core ×20
Mora x120,000
Diluc Ascension Materials

Talent Upgrade Materials for Diluc

The total number of materials required to level up the talents of Diluc. Please multiply these materials by 3 because there are three types of upgradable talents for Diluc.

AmountMaterials
3Teachings of Resistance
21Guide to Resistance
38Philosophies of Resistance
6Recruit’s Insignia
22Sergeant’s Insignia
31Lieutenant’s Insignia
6Dvalin’s Plume
1Crown of Insight
1,652,500Mora
Talent Materials for Diluc

That’s it for the updated Diluc guide for new and old players. Keep an eye on GameRiv for more build guides and future Genshin Impact content.

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