Genshin Impact: Updated Bennett Build Guide 2022

Here is a build guide for Bennett, one of the best support characters in Genshin Impact.

If you have been playing Genshin Impact for quite some time now, you have a pretty good idea of Bennett’s importance. One of the best overall characters in Genshin Impact, Bennett is considered the best support in the game.

Bennett is a 4-star Pyro character in Genshin Impact. He was an orphan discovered by an elderly adventurer as a baby. Bennett was raised in Mondstadt’s Adventurers’ Guild. He is the only member of “Benny’s Adventure Team,” as everyone else left the team after experiencing the constant misfortune that follows him.

Bennett is mainly played as a support or sub-DPS, depending on playstyle. One of the best supports in the game, Bennett grants his team massive buffs and a ton of healing. Being a 4-star character, Bennett and his constellations are pretty easy to get, but his sixth constellation is controversial in the Genshin Impact community. On our Top 10 Supports list, Bennett was ranked at the top of the list.

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Below is a comprehensive build guide for Bennett, one of the best supports in Genshin Impact.

Bennett Build Guide

Bennett Talents

Normal Attack: Strike of Fortune

Normal Attack: Performs up to five rapid strikes.

Charged Attack: Consumes a certain amount of stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.

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

Elemental Skill

Passion Overload

Bennett puts all his fire and passion for adventuring into his sword. Results may vary based on how fired up he is..

Press

A single, swift flame strike that deals Pyro DMG.

Hold (Short)

Charges up, resulting in different effects when unleashed based on the Charge Level.

  • Level 1: Strikes twice, dealing Pyro DMG and launching opponents.
  • Level 2: Unleashes 3 consecutive attacks that deal impressive Pyro DMG, but the last attack triggers an explosion that launches both Bennett and the enemy.
    Bennett takes no damage from being launched.

Elemental Burst

Fantastic Voyage

Bennett performs a jumping attack that deals Pyro DMG, creating an Inspiration Field.

Inspiration Field

  • If the health of a character within the AoE is equal to or falls below 70%, their health will continuously regenerate. The amount of HP restored scales off Bennett’s Max HP.
  • If the health of a character within the AoE is higher than 70%, they gain an ATK Bonus that is based on Bennett’s Base ATK.
  • Imbues characters within the AoE with Pyro.

Passive Talents

Rekindle

Decreases Passion Overload‘s CD by 20%.

Fearnaught

Within the area created by Fantastic Voyage, Passion Overload takes on the following effects:

  • CD is reduced by 50%.
  • Bennett will not be launched by the effects of Charge Level 2.

It Should Be Safe…

When dispatched on an expedition in Mondstadt, time consumed is reduced by 25%.

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Bennett Constellations

ConstellationEffect
Grand Expectation
(Unlocked at C1)
Fantastic Voyage’s ATK increase no longer has an HP restriction and gains an additional 20% of Bennett’s Base ATK.
Impasse Conqueror
(Unlocked at C2)
When Bennett’s HP falls below 70%, his Energy Recharge is increased by 30%.
Unstoppable Fervor
(Unlocked at C3)
Increases the Level of Passion Overload by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Unexpected Odyssey
(Unlocked at C4)
Using a Normal Attack when executing the second attack of Passion Overload‘s Charge Level 1 allows an additional attack to be performed.
This additional attack does 135% of the second attack’s DMG.
True Explorer
(Unlocked at C5)
Increases the Level of Fantastic Voyage by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Fire Ventures With Me
(Unlocked at C6)
Sword, Claymore, or Polearm-wielding characters inside Fantastic Voyage‘s radius gain a 15% Pyro DMG Bonus and their weapons are infused with Pyro.

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Bennett Artifact Set Guide

These are the best artifact sets for Bennett in the game.

Noblesse Oblige
2-piece set: Elemental Burst DMG +20%
4-piece set: Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members’ ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.

We recommend this is the only artifact set for Bennett because Noblesse Oblige is still the best artifact set for support characters for its 4-piece set bonus.

Best Weapons for Bennett

Bennett can use a great number of weapons, including some free-to-play ones. Usually, Bennett’s main priorities are weapons with high base attacks and energy recharge. Here are some of the best weapons for Bennett.

Aquila Favonia

Aquila Favonia. Credit: HoYoverse
Aquila Favonia. Credit: HoYoverse

Base Attack: 48, at Level 90: 674
Substat
Physical DMG Bonus: 9.0%, at Level 90: 41.3%

ATK is increased by 20%. Triggers on taking DMG: the soul of the Falcon of the West awakens, holding the banner of the resistance aloft, regenerating HP equal to 100% of ATK and dealing 200% of ATK as DMG to surrounding opponents. This effect can only occur once every 15s.

Skyward Blade

Skyward Blade. Credit: HoYoverse
Skyward Blade. Credit: HoYoverse

Base Attack: 46, at Level 90: 608
Substat
Energy Recharge: 12.0%, at Level 90: 55.1%

CRIT Rate increased by 4%. Gains Skypiercing Might upon using Elemental Burst: Increases Movement SPD by 10%, increases ATK SPD by 10%, and Normal and Charged hits deal additional DMG equal to 20% of ATK. Skypiercing Might lasts for 12s.

Festering Desire

Festering Desire. Credit: HoYoverse
Festering Desire. Credit: HoYoverse

Base Attack: 42, at Level 90: 510
Substat
Energy Recharge: 10.0%, at Level 90: 45.9%

Increases Elemental Skill DMG by 16% and Elemental Skill CRIT Rate by 6%.

The Alley Flash

The Alley Flash. Credit: HoYoverse
The Alley Flash. Credit: HoYoverse

Base Attack: 46, at Level 90: 620
Substat
Elemental Mastery: 11, at Level 90: 55

Increases DMG dealt by the character equipping this weapon by 12%. Taking DMG disables this effect for 5s.

Prototype Rancour

Prototype Rancour. Credit: HoYoverse

Base Attack: 44, at Level 90: 565
Substat
Physical DMG Bonus: 7.5%, at Level 90: 34.5%

On hit, Normal or Charged Attacks increase ATK and DEF by 4% for 6s. Max 4 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s.

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Favonius Sword

Favonius Sword. Credit: HoYoverse
Favonius Sword. Credit: HoYoverse

Base Attack: 41, at Level 90: 454
Substat
Energy Recharge: 13.3%, at Level 90: 61.3%

CRIT 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.

As we can see, Bennett has several good weapons available, even if you’re a free-to-play player. Aquila Favonia is the best in slot weapon for Bennett because of its high base attack. Skyward Blade is also a really good 5-star sword for Bennett because he requires a lot of energy recharge.

Festering Desire was an event reward weapon that may not be available to newer players, but it’s a good option. Prototype Rancour is the best free-to-play option for Bennett because of its high base attack and passive. The Alley Flash is an excellent option because for a 4-star weapon, it has a really high base attack. Then Favonius Sword is great for its high energy recharge, and it can generate a lot of energy for your Bennett and the entire team.

Bennett Builds

Standard Build
4-piece Noblesse Oblige
Flower, Feather, ATK% or Energy Recharge or HP%, Pyro DMG Bonus%, Crit Rate or DMG%

Sub-DPS Build
4-piece Noblesse Oblige or 4-piece Crimson Witch of Flames
Flower, Feather, ATK%, Pyro DMG Bonus%, Crit Rate or DMG%

Playstyle

Bennett is considered an universal support in Genshin Impact. He can fit into any team that needs a healer and party buffer. Bennett is pretty good for Pyro teams because he can act as a battery, and it will increase the Pyro damage of all your party members. Because of Bennet’s short cooldown on his elemental skill and burst, he can get back his elemental burst pretty quick if Bennett is stacked with a lot of energy recharge.

Every single Main DPS character can utilize Bennett’s burst because it will buff your entire party’s attack. And the characters can pull out some great damage numbers if they are inside Bennetts’ burst circle.

Best Team Comp

Bennett can be slotted into every team comp in Genshin Impact, and we are not joking about it. Every single ‘Meta’ teams require Bennett as the main support. Current fan-favorite National Team (Party of 4-stars) where Bennett plays a significant role. Main DPS characters like Eula, Raiden Shogun, Ganyu, and Ayaka need Bennett in their party for maximum damage output.

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

  1. Raiden Shogun, Bennett, Xingqiu, Xiangling
  2. Tartaglia, Xiangling, Bennett, Kazuha
  3. Xiangling, Bennett, Chongyun, Xingqiu
  4. Ganyu, Bennett, Kazuha, Zhongli

Bennett’s Sixth Constellation Controversy

While Bennett is a top-tier support in Genshin, there is a slight controversy around him. Being a 4-star character, his constellations are pretty easy to acquire. His C1 is arguably the best constellation in the game, but his C6 is unwanted by many players.

Bennett’s sixth constellation, ‘Fire Ventures with Me’ is questionable in the game. His sixth constellation provides a unique buff: Sword, Claymore, or Polearm-wielding characters inside Fantastic Voyage‘s (Bennett’s Elemental Burst) radius gain a 15% Pyro DMG Bonus, and their weapons are infused with Pyro.

The extra 15% Pyro DMG Bonus is great for Pyro-oriented teams, like Klee, Yoimiya, and Diluc teams. But the rest of the Main DPS characters cannot correctly utilize Bennett’s elemental burst. Like Keqing, Eula, and Ayaka, who rely on their normal and charged attacks for damage.

This constellation is controversial because Eula, Ayaka, and Keqing teams rely on normal attacks, and his sixth constellation ruins it. It is acceptable for Pyro-oriented teams, but we recommend not activating his sixth constellation for future characters that may require Bennett.

Bennett Ascension Materials

Lv.20 → Lv.40Windwheel Aster ×3
Agnidus Agate Sliver ×1
Treasure Hoarder Insignia ×3
Mora x20,000
Lv.40 → Lv.50Windwheel Aster ×10
Agnidus Agate Fragment ×3
Treasure Hoarder Insignia ×15
Everflame Seed ×2
Mora x40,000
Lv.50 → Lv.60Windwheel Aster ×20
Agnidus Agate Fragment ×6
Silver Raven Insignia ×12
Everflame Seed ×4
Mora x60,000
Lv.60 → Lv.70Windwheel Aster ×30
Agnidus Agate Chunk ×3
Silver Raven Insignia ×18
Everflame Seed ×8
Mora x80,000
Lv.70 → Lv.80Windwheel Aster ×45
Agnidus Agate Chunk ×6
Golden Raven Insignia  ×12
Everflame Seed ×12
Mora x100,000
Lv.80 → Lv.90Windwheel Aster ×60
Agnidus Agate Gemstone ×6
Golden Raven Insignia ×24
Everflame Seed ×20
Mora x120,000

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

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