Best Build for Kuki in Genshin Impact

Best Build for Kuki in Genshin Impact
Kuki is a 4-star Electro Electro sword character in Genshin Impact. This guide covers the best builds, weapons and artifacts for Kuki.

Pros & Cons

  • One of a kind, the only Electro character able to heal
  • Great Electro Applier
  • 100% Tenacity of the Millelith uptime even at C0
  • Potential isn't locked behind constellations
  • Damage is very low and irrelevant, not worth investing into it
  • Only heals one character at a time
  • Looks "out of place": there isn't any currently existing team that needs her to work properly


Shinobu's Shadowsword
Shinobu's Shadowsword
Normal Attack

Normal Attack
Perform up to 4 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.

Sanctifying Ring
Sanctifying Ring
Elemental Skill

Creates a Grass Ring of Sanctification at the cost of part of her HP, dealing Electro DMG to nearby opponents.

Grass Ring of Sanctification
Follows your current active character around. Deals Electro DMG to nearby opponents every 1.5s and restores HP for the active character(s) within the ring's AoE based on Kuki Shinobu's Max HP.

The HP consumption from using this skill can only bring her to 20% HP.

Gyoei Narukami Kariyama Rite
Gyoei Narukami Kariyama Rite
Elemental Burst

Stabs an evil-excoriating blade into the ground, creating a field that cleanses the area of all that is foul, dealing continuous Electro DMG to opponents within its AoE based on Shinobu's Max HP.

If Shinobu's HP is less than or equal to 50% when this skill is used, the field will last longer.


Protracted Prayers
Protracted Prayers
Utility Passive

Gains 25% more rewards when dispatched on an Inazuma Expedition for 20 hours.

Breaking Free
Breaking Free
Ascension 1

When Shinobu's HP is not higher than 50%, her Healing Bonus is increased by 15%.

Heart's Repose
Heart's Repose
Ascension 4

Sanctifying Ring's abilities will be boosted based on Shinobu's Elemental Mastery:

  • Healing amount will be increased by 75% of Elemental Mastery.
  • DMG dealt is increased by 25% of Elemental Mastery.


To Cloister Compassion
To Cloister Compassion
Level 1

Gyoei Narukami Kariyama Rite's AoE is increased by 50%.

To Forsake Fortune
To Forsake Fortune
Level 2

Grass Ring of Sanctification's duration is increased by 3s.

To Sequester Sorrow
To Sequester Sorrow
Level 3

Increases the Level of Sanctifying Ring by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

To Sever Sealing
To Sever Sealing
Level 4

When the Normal, Charged, or Plunging Attacks of the character affected by Shinobu's Grass Ring of Sanctification hit opponents, a Thundergrass Mark will land on the opponent's position and deal AoE Electro DMG based on 9.7% of Shinobu's Max HP.
This effect can occur once every 5s.

To Cease Courtesies
To Cease Courtesies
Level 5

Increases the Level of Gyoei Narukami Kariyama Rite by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

To Ward Weakness
To Ward Weakness
Level 6

When Kuki Shinobu takes lethal DMG, this instance of DMG will not take her down. This effect will automatically trigger when her HP reaches 1 and will trigger once every 60s.
When Shinobu's HP drops below 25%, she will gain 150 Elemental Mastery for 15s. This effect will trigger once every 60s.


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


Electro Support Build

Kuki Shinobu is a great Electro Applier and healer. Her damage is mostly irrelevant (except in Hyperbloom teams) so it's better to focus her build on fully supportive options.

Talent Priority

Skill > Burst
Kuki's skill is her main source of utility and it's important to level as her healing will get better. Burst deal some damage but it shouldn't be taken into priority.

Stat Priority

Main stats: HP or EM / HP or EM / Healing Bonus or EM
Substats: HP/EM/ER/Crit Rate
Kuki's healing is increased by both HP and EM. while HP is more valuable, EM is also an option if you're planning to run Kuki in a Hyperbloom/Overload/Electro-Charged team as she procs reactions frequently. ER requirement is around 160% but her burst uptime isn't a priority. Crit Rate is only useful to proc Favonius Sword's passive.

Weapon Weapons
Best Weapons

Kuki's best option is Favonius Sword, it gives her a noticeable amount of ER% and it also helps the team.

Favonius Sword
Energy Recharge
Star Star Star Star
CRIT hits have a 60~100% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12~6s.

Freedom-Sworn can be used as well but it's better to give it to other characters, such as Kazuha and Jean.

Elemental Mastery
Star Star Star Star Star
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.
Weapon Variations
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These weapons give extra EM, they can be taken into consideration if Favonius Sword is already equipped on another character or for a more DMG focussed Kuki.

Iron Sting
Elemental Mastery
Star Star Star Star
Infusion Stinger
Dealing Elemental DMG increases all DMG by 6~12% for 6s. Max 2 stacks. Can only occur once every 1s.
Dark Iron Sword
Elemental Mastery
Star Star Star
Upon causing an Overloaded, Superconduct, Electro-Charged, or an Electro-infused Swirl reaction, ATK is increased by 20~40% for 12s.

Gains value when Kuki is used together with Dendro units.

Sapwood Blade
Energy Recharge
Star Star Star Star
Forest Sanctuary
After triggering Burning, Quicken, Aggravate, Spread, Bloom, Hyperbloom, or Burgeon, a Leaf of Consciousness will be created around the character for a maximum of 10s. When picked up, the Leaf will grant the character 60 Elemental Mastery for 12s. Only 1 Leaf can be generated this way every 20s. This effect can still be triggered if the character is not on the field. The Leaf of Consciousness' effect cannot stack.

It's mentioned only because its passive increases HP. Also extra points for the aesthetic.

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.
Artifact Artifacts
Best Set

Kuki can maintain 100% Tenacity of the Millelith uptime even at C0. This is indeed her best option.

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.

This set greatly increases Kuki's reaction damage and partially her healing. Most recommended in a full EM build Hyperbloom team where Kuki is the main damage dealer.

2 Elemental Mastery +80.
4 Within 8s of triggering an Elemental Reaction, the character equipping this will obtain buffs based on the Elemental Type of the other party members, ATK is increased by 14% for each party member whose Elemental Type is the same as the equipping character, and Elemental Mastery is increased by 50 for every party member with a different Elemental Type. Each of the aforementioned buffs will count up to 3 characters. This effect can be triggered once every 8s. The character who equips this can still trigger its effects when not on the field.
Artifact Variations
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Any Combination

These set combinations are weaker in terms of healing and supportivity but are much easier to farm.

2 HP +20%.
2 Increases Elemental Mastery by 80.
2 Elemental Mastery +80.
2 Energy Recharge +20%.

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