Best Build for Albedo in Genshin Impact

Best Build for Albedo in Genshin Impact
Albedo is a 5-star Geo Geo sword character in Genshin Impact. This guide covers the best builds, weapons and artifacts for Albedo.

Pros & Cons

  • Decent Off-Field DPS
  • Skill has short cooldown, long uptime
  • F2P weapons are only slightly weaker than 5* weapons
  • Flexible team options
  • Utility includes:
    • Consistent crystallize reactions
    • EM Buff on burst
  • ATK/DEF Split Scaling
  • Limited usable weapons
  • Low Particle Generation
  • Skill can be destroyed by bosses


Favonius Bladework - Weiss
Favonius Bladework - Weiss
Normal Attack

Normal Attack
Perform up to 5 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.

Abiogenesis Solar Isotoma
Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma
Elemental Skill

Albedo creates a Solar Isotoma using alchemy, which deals AoE Geo DMG on appearance.

Solar Isotoma
Has the following properties:

  • When opponents within the Solar Isotoma field take DMG, the Solar Isotoma will generate Transient Blossoms which deal AoE Geo DMG. DMG dealt scales off Albedo's DEF.
  • Transient Blossoms can only be generated once every 2s.
  • When a character is located at the locus of the Solar Isotoma, the Solar Isotoma will accumulate Geo power to form a crystallized platform that lifts the character up to a certain height. Only one crystallized platform can exist at a time.
  • Solar Isotoma is considered a Geo construct. Only one Solar Isotoma created by Albedo himself can exist at a time.

Hold to designate the location of the skill.

Rite of Progeniture Tectonic Tide
Rite of Progeniture: Tectonic Tide
Elemental Burst

Under Albedo's command, Geo crystals surge and burst forth, dealing AoE Geo DMG in front of him.
If a Solar Isotoma created by Albedo himself is on the field, 7 Fatal Blossoms will be generated in the Solar Isotoma field, bursting violently into bloom and dealing AoE Geo DMG.

Tectonic Tide DMG and Fatal Blossom DMG will not generate Transient Blossoms.


Flash of Genius (Albedo)
Flash of Genius (Albedo)
Utility Passive

When Albedo crafts Weapon Ascension Materials, he has a 10% chance to receive double the product.

Calcite Might
Calcite Might
Ascension 1

Transient Blossoms generated by Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma deal 25% more DMG to opponents whose HP is below 50%.

Homuncular Nature
Homuncular Nature
Ascension 4

Using Rite of Progeniture: Tectonic Tide increases the Elemental Mastery of nearby party members by 125 for 10s.


Flower of Eden
Flower of Eden
Level 1

Transient Blossoms generated by Albedo's Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma regenerate 1.2 Energy for Albedo.

Opening of Phanerozoic
Opening of Phanerozoic
Level 2

Transient Blossoms generated by Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma grant Albedo Fatal Reckoning for 30s:

  • Unleashing Rite of Progeniture: Tectonic Tide consumes all stacks of Fatal Reckoning. Each stack of Fatal Reckoning consumed increases the DMG dealt by Fatal Blossoms and Rite of Progeniture: Tectonic Tide's burst DMG by 30% of Albedo's DEF.
  • This effect stacks up to 4 times.
Grace of Helios
Grace of Helios
Level 3

Increases the Level of Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Descent of Divinity
Descent of Divinity
Level 4

Active party members within the Solar Isotoma field have their Plunging Attack DMG increased by 30%.

Tide of Hadean
Tide of Hadean
Level 5

Increases the Level of Rite of Progeniture: Tectonic Tide by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Dust of Purification
Dust of Purification
Level 6

Active party members within the Solar Isotoma field who are protected by a shield created by Crystallize have their DMG increased by 17%.


For a detailed breakdown of the best Albedo teams go to the Albedo team guide page.


Off-Field DPS Build

Albedo is an off-field DPS that can fit into a lot of teams that can dish out fast AoE damage. His skill can constantly generate crystallize shields and his burst provides an EM buff which is valuable for Melt/Vaporize teams. Albedo uses split scaling, so there is a tradeoff between skill damage and burst damage.

Talent Priority

Skill > Burst
Albedo's skill has a very short skill CD and a long uptime, so this is where most of his damage will be coming from. His burst does somewhat decent damage but it is usually neglected for several reasons: split scaling, weapon options, energy recharge, and useless EM for non-reaction teams.

Stat Priority

Main stats: DEF/Geo DMG/Crit
Substats: Crit/DEF/ER/ATK
Stacking DEF maximizes his skill's damage. ATK substats are only needed for a hybrid build. ER is only important if he is in a team that benefits from his burst's EM buff.

Weapon Weapons
Best Weapons

These F2P weapons are great for a DEF-focused build where Base ATK and ATK stats are ignored. Cinnabar Spindle allows you to go for more Crit substats while Harbinger of Dawn allows you to go for more DEF substats.

Spotless Heart
Elemental Skill DMG is increased by 40~80% of DEF. The effect will be triggered no more than once every 1.5s and will be cleared 0.1s after the Elemental Skill deals DMG.
When HP is above 90%, increases CRIT Rate by 14~28%.
Weapon Variations
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Hybrid Weapons

These weapons are slightly better than the F2P options due to their Crit stats, and their higher Base ATK stats also increase Albedo's burst damage. Generally not recommended since a different team member may benefit more from the weapon.

Protector's Virtue
HP increased by 20~40%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 1.2~2.4% of the wielder's Max HP.
Mistsplitter's Edge

Gain a 12~24% Elemental DMG Bonus for every element and receive the might of Mistsplitter's Emblem. At stack levels 1/2/3, Mistsplitter's Emblem provides a 8/16/28~16/32/56% Elemental DMG Bonus for the character's Elemental Type.

The character will obtain 1 stack of Mistsplitter's Emblem in each of the following scenarios: Normal Attack deals Elemental DMG (stack lasts 5s), casting Elemental Burst (stack lasts 10s); Energy is less than 100% (stack disappears when Energy is full). Each stack's duration is calculated independently.

The Freedom-Sworn will massively hurt Albedo's damage since it provides almost nothing for his skill damage. However, his constant off-field damage can easily maintain stacks from the passive, turning him into a pseudo 4PC Noblesse user.

Elemental Mastery
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Revolutionary Chorale

A part of the "Millennial Movement" that wanders amidst the winds.

Increases DMG by 10~20%.

When the character wielding this weapon triggers Elemental Reactions, they gain a Sigil of Rebellion. This effect can be triggered once every 0.5s and can be triggered even if said character is not on the field.

When you possess 2 Sigils of Rebellion, all of them will be consumed and all nearby party members will obtain "Millennial Movement: Song of Resistance" for 12s.

"Millennial Movement: Song of Resistance" increases Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attack DMG by 16~32% and increases ATK by 20~40%. Once this effect is triggered, you will not gain Sigils of Rebellion for 20s.

Of the many effects of the "Millennial Movement," buffs of the same type will not stack.
Artifact Artifacts
Best Set

This set is perfect for maximizing Albedo's skill damage since it increases both DEF and Geo DMG. Albedo needs to wait around 12 seconds before combat so he can start the battle with full stacks.

2 DEF +30%.
4 A character equipped with this Artifact set will obtain the Curiosity effect in the following conditions:

When on the field, the character gains 1 stack after hitting an opponent with a Geo attack, triggering a maximum of once every 0.3s. When off the field, the character gains 1 stack every 3s. Curiosity can stack up to 4 times, each providing 6% DEF and a 6% Geo DMG Bonus.

When 6 seconds pass without gaining a Curiosity stack, 1 stack is lost.
Decent Damage

These sets will provide less damage but are easier to farm. 2PC Noblesse is less useful for a full DEF build.

2 DEF +30%.
2 Geo DMG Bonus +15%.
2 Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
Artifact Variations
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Niche Sets

This set provides less skill damage than the 2PC set combinations. The 4PC effect compensates for the DPS loss since he can quickly and consistently generate crystallize shields. Take note that Albedo has to pick up the crystallize shield in order to buff the main DPS.

2 Geo DMG Bonus +15%.
4 Upon obtaining an Elemental Shard created through a Crystallize Reaction, all party members gain 35% DMG Bonus for that particular element for 10s. Only one form of Elemental DMG Bonus can be gained in this manner at any one time.

Albedo's skill can easily maintain uptime on the 4PC effect, but his damage suffers since he does not benefit from the set bonuses.

2 HP +20%.
4 When an Elemental Skill hits an opponent, the ATK of all nearby party members is increased by 20% and their Shield Strength is increased by 30% for 3s. This effect can be triggered once every 0.5s. This effect can still be triggered even when the character who is using this artifact set is not on the field.

Albedo's damage suffers the most when using this set, but he can use 4PC Noblesse if no one else in the team can use it. Constant uptime on the 4PC effect requires Albedo to stack ER, which results in even weaker offensive stats.

2 Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
4 Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.

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