Here’s a complete guide on how to make Genshin Impact’s Electro Archon Raiden Shogun, a.k.a Baal, as powerful as possible.
Genshin Impact is a free-to-play open-world action RPG created by Chinese developer miHoYo. Raiden Shogun, who is also known as Baal, or Beelzebul, or Raiden Ei, is a 5-star character. She is the Electro Archon of Inazuma who uses an Electro Polearm. In addition to that, she also pulls out a sword from within herself during her elemental burst and slashes surrounding enemies.
Although she is primarily a Support / Sub-DPS character, she can still put up a good fight against enemies. Since her Electro damage scales with her Energy Recharge, her build should be focused on stacking it as much as possible. Here we will be providing a complete guide to Raiden Shogun’s Best Builds, Weapons, Artifacts, Talents. Moreover, we will also go over how to obtain Raiden Shogun, as well as the best characters to pair her with.
Quick Look: Raiden Shogun Build Guide
|Energy Recharge, Crit Rate, Crit Damage
|4-piece Emblem of Severed Fate
|Elemental Burst > Elemental Skill
|Main DPS, Driver, Support
Raiden Shogun Talents
The deity’s strongest talent is her elemental burst Secret Art: Musou Shinsetsu. Below is an outline of Baal’s abilities, passives, and Constellation, as well as the talent ascension materials required and how to get them:
Normal Attack: Origin
- Normal Attack – Performs up to 5 consecutive spear strikes.
- Charged Attack – Consumes a certain amount of the Raiden Shogun’s Stamina to perform an upward slash.
- Plunging Attack – The Raiden Shogun lunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along her path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
- Transcendence: Baleful Omen – The Raiden Shogun unveils a shard of her Euthymia, dealing Electro DMG to nearby opponents, and granting nearby party members the Eye of Stormy Judgment.
- Eye of Stormy Judgement: When characters with this buff attack and hit opponents, the Eye will unleash a coordinated attack, dealing AoE Electro damage at the opponent’s position. The Eye can initiate one coordinated attack every 0.9s per party. Coordinated attacks generated by characters not controlled by you deal 20% of the normal DMG.
Secret Art: Musou Shinsetsu
The Raiden Shogun unleashes the Musou no Hitotachi and deals AoE Electro DMG, using Musou Isshin in combat for a certain duration afterward. The DMG dealt by Musou no Hitotachi and Musou Isshin’s ATK will be increased based on the number of Chakra Desiderata’s Resolve stacks consumed when this skill is used.
While in this state, the Raiden Shogun will wield her tachi in battle, while her Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attacks will be infused with Electro DMG, which cannot be overridden. When such attacks hit opponents, she will regenerate Energy for all nearby party members. Energy can be restored this way once every second, and this effect can be triggered 5 times throughout this skill’s duration.
Her resistance to interruption is increased, and she is immune to Electro-Charged reaction DMG. Moreover, while Musou Isshin is active, the Raiden Shogun’s Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attack DMG will be considered Elemental Burst DMG. The effects of Musou Isshin will be cleared when the Raiden Shogun leaves the field.
When nearby party members (excluding the Raiden Shogun herself) use their Elemental Bursts, the Raiden Shogun will build up Resolve stacks based on the Energy Cost of these Elemental Bursts. The maximum number of Resolve stacks is 60. The Resolve gained by Chakra Desiderata will be cleared 300 seconds after the Raiden Shogun leaves the field.
Passive Talent #1: Wishes Unnumbered
When nearby party members gain Elemental Orbs or Particles, Chakra Desiderata gains 2 Resolve stacks. This effect can occur once every 3 seconds.
Passive Talent #2: Enlightened One
Each 1% above 100% Energy Recharge that the Raiden Shogun possesses grants her 0.6% greater Energy restoration from Musou Isshin and a 0.4% Electro DMG Bonus.
Passive Talent #3: All-Preserver
Mora expended when ascending Swords and Polearms is decreased by 50%.
|Ominous Inscription (C1)
|Chakra Desiderata will gather Resolve even faster. When Electro characters use their Elemental Bursts, the Resolve gained is increased by 80%. When characters of other Elemental Types use their Elemental Bursts, the Resolve gained is increased by 20%.
|Secret Art: Musou Shinsetsu’s Musou no Hitotachi and Musou Isshin attacks will ignore 60% of opponents’ Defense.
|Shinkage Bygones (C3)
|Increases the level of Secret Art: Musou Shinsetsu by 3. (Maximum upgrade level is 15.)
|Pledge of Propriety (C4)
|When the Musou Isshin state applied by Secret Art: Musou Shinsetsu expires, all nearby party members (excluding the Raiden Shogun) gain 30% bonus Attack for 10 seconds.
|Shogun’s Descent (C5)
|Increases the level of Transcendence: Baleful Omen by 3. (Maximum upgrade level is 15.)
|While in the Musou Isshin state applied by Secret Art: Musou Shinsetsu, the Raiden Shogun’s Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attacks will decrease all nearby party members’ (but not her own) Elemental Burst Cooldown by 1 second when they hit opponents. This effect can trigger once every 1 second, and can trigger a total of 5 times during the state’s duration.
Raiden Artifact Set Guide
The best artifact set for Raiden is, without any doubt, the 4 piece Emblem of Severed Fate. This set will massively increase the burst damage of Ei and is a transfer of her ER to electro damage.
Other than this set, you can put 4-piece Deep Wood Memories if you are running her in a Dendro comp. In case you don’t have decent artifacts in the mentioned sets, then pairing her up with 2 piece Emblem & 2 piece Noblesse Oblige is a fair option.
Best Stats for Raiden
|Stat Priority (Main/Sub)
|HP/Crit Rate (CR), Crit Damage (CD), Energy Recharge (ER)
|ATK/ER, CD, CR
|ER%, ATK%/CD, CR
|Electro Damage Bonus/ CD, CR, ER
|CR, CD/ ER
Best Weapons for Raiden Shogun
|The Engulfing Lightning
|Considered the best-in-slot weapon for Raiden Shogun. The Elemental Recharge substat, paired with her kit-based passive, allows you to unlock the full potential of the Electro Archon.
|Arguably the best choice after her signature weapon is the catch. You will get extra crit rate and damage through its passive and the Energy Recharge substat makes it perfect for Raiden. What’s more, you can easily R5 it with a bit of fishing.
|With the energy recharge substat and high ATK scaling this weapon is a decent choice for Raiden.
Raiden Shogun Build Type
There are two ways you can play Raiden, either as a main carry or place her as a support.
In this playstyle, you will pair Raiden with powerful supports who will increase her personal damage significantly and make use of the massive burst damage of the character. Raiden will take most time in the field and all the other characters will usually play the role of burst support. This works perfectly as Raiden will be able to recharge other’s burst easily.
Best teams for this playstyle are:
- Raiden + Kazuha/Sucrose + Bennet + Kujo Sara
- Raiden + Xiangling + Xingqiu/Yelan + Sucrose
- Raiden + Kazuha/Sucrose + Bennet + Zhongli/Lisa (Def Shred)
- Raiden + Kazuha/Jean + Bennet + Furina
Here Raiden will take a support role and primarily will use her elemental skill to trigger electro reactions. This is best suited for Dendro comps that are looking for quicken support. You should incorporate her burst only for the initial damage or when other characters are in cooldown.
Teams that use this concept consists:
- Raiden + Nahida/Collie + Kokomi/Xingqiu/Yelan + Alhaitham
- Raiden + Eula + Diona + Bennet
- Raiden + Childe + Kazuha + Bennet
Raiden Shogun Playstyle
Raiden has a versatile playstyle where you can use her as a main DPS or support. Personally, I prefer hypercarry Raiden over other options. It utilizes her kit perfectly. You will have her elemental skill doing damage on all of your hit which will build stack for her burst as your supports use their burst and then unleash a huge damage with her elemental skill. Just make sure to keep the Energy levels at check all the time.
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