Best Build for Venti in Genshin Impact
Pros & Cons
- Excellent Crowd Control
- Burst mechanics trivializes all content where it is relevant in
- Low investment, high impact
- Access to 4PC Viridescent Venerer
- Damage comes from Swirls requiring only EXP & EM investments
- Deceptively good damage
- Venti can swirl from 7 to 14 times in his burst
- Valuable Battery support
- Burst refunds energy if it infused an element
- Overall value comes from synergy with burst
- Some characters won't be able to damage enemies in the Burst
- While Venti is good at applying VV, his future-proofing is dependent on his kit's relevance.
- Non-traditional scaling makes Venti "difficult" to fully invest in.
- Venti's damage is mostly AoE, diminishing his value in low mob count scenarios
Perform up to 6 consecutive shots with a bow.
Perform a more precise Aimed Shot with increased DMG.
While aiming, favorable winds will accumulate on the arrowhead. A fully charged wind arrow will deal Anemo DMG.
Fires off a shower of arrows in mid-air before falling and striking the ground, dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
O wind upon which all hymns and songs fly, bear these earth-walkers up into the sky!
Summons a Wind Domain at the opponent's location, dealing AoE Anemo DMG and launching opponents into the air.
Summons an even larger Wind Domain with Venti as the epicenter, dealing AoE Anemo DMG and launching affected opponents into the air.
After unleashing the Hold version of this ability, Venti rides the wind into the air.
Opponents hit by Skyward Sonnet will fall to the ground slowly.
Fires off an arrow made of countless coalesced winds, creating a huge Stormeye that sucks in opponents and deals continuous Anemo DMG.
If the Stormeye comes into contact with Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro, it will deal additional Elemental DMG of that type.
Elemental Absorption may only occur once per use.
Decreases gliding Stamina consumption for your own party members by 20%.
Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the exact same effects.
Holding Skyward Sonnet creates an upcurrent that lasts for 20s.
Regenerates 15 Energy for Venti after the effects of Wind's Grand Ode end. If an Elemental Absorption occurred, this also restores 15 Energy to all characters of that corresponding element.
Fires 2 additional arrows per Aimed Shot, each dealing 33% of the original arrow's DMG.
Skyward Sonnet decreases opponents' Anemo RES and Physical RES by 12% for 10s.
Opponents launched by Skyward Sonnet suffer an additional 12% Anemo RES and Physical RES decrease while airborne.
Increases the Level of Wind's Grand Ode by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
When Venti picks up an Elemental Orb or Particle, he receives a 25% Anemo DMG Bonus for 10s.
Increases the Level of Skyward Sonnet by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Targets who take DMG from Wind's Grand Ode have their Anemo RES decreased by 20%.
If an Elemental Absorption occurred, then their RES towards the corresponding Element is also decreased by 20%.
For a detailed breakdown of the best Venti teams go to the Venti team guide page.
Elemental Mastery Support Build
Venti himself is a powerful unit because of how he abuses Swirl mechanics. His burst primes targets by grouping them together and can infuse with an element to provide a lot of AoE damage created from the Burst creating Swirl reactions. This is the main reason why Venti scales very well with EM builds. While matchups are important a well-invested Venti is very much relevant for difficult content.
Burst > Skill
Leveling up talents is a countably finite activity but Venti's damage scales from his Swirls which are only dependent on his level and EM stat.
Main stats: ER or EM/EM/EM
Substats: ER or EM
Swirl reactions cannot crit so the only important stats are ER for burst uptime and EM for swirl damage.
In invested Venti builds the ER substat is very likely to be redundant so the main value of this weapon comes from the passive being able to buff both ATK and EM of your other party members.
Increases Elemental Mastery by 60~120. When the Elemental Skills or Elemental Bursts of the character wielding this weapon hit opponents, that character gains a Sigil of Remembrance. This effect can be triggered once every 0.2s and can be triggered even if said character is not on the field. When you possess 4 Sigils of Remembrance, all of them will be consumed and all nearby party members will obtain the "Millennial Movement: Farewell Song" effect for 12s. "Millennial Movement: Farewell Song" increases Elemental Mastery by 100~200 and increases ATK by 20~40%. Once this effect is triggered, you will not gain Sigils of Remembrance for 20s.Of the many effects of the "Millennial Movement," buffs of the same type will not stack.
Usually the best weapon for Venti's damage. both the EM substat and passive are very effective.
An event-exclusive weapon that works on Venti.
While the passive is good and ER is valuable at low-investments this weapon gets mentioned because a copy is given out for free. You will want Crit Rate stats to use the passive which is why its not as valuable as other options.
While the passive is pretty good on Venti, not having an EM substat does hurt more invested builds.
Event locked weapon, useful if ER is low and Favonius is equipped on another character.
Best F2P option since it has an EM stat and a very good conditional passive.
At low investment, you don't realy need more than the 4PC effect of VV (yes you can ignore main-stats if it means completing the set).
Worthwhile if you run teams where VV does not work. Not recommended to go out of your way to farm this set for Venti.
Use this artifact set only if you aren't able to farm lv.90 Viridiscent Venerer Domain.
Crit Sub DPS Build
This build is NOT recommended unless you have a constellated Venti or you want to use him in a mono element team. It needs much more investment than a EM build and is less efficient.
Burst > Skill
Burst may be brought up to level 9/10 as its damage and quadratic scaling (more enemies hit = higher damage) make it worth a crown.
Main stats: ER or ATK% / Anemo DMG% / Crit Rate/DMG%
Substats: Crit Rate/DMG > ATK% > ER%
Make sure to have at least 160% Energy Recharge and a balanced Crit Ratio. Go for 1:3 if a Crit Weapon is equipped, else 1:2.
Crit stat sticks with similar and unnoticeable differences in performance.
These weapons give Venti a lot of ATK and extra damage, so make sure to balance your crit ratio with artifacts only. Especially good with refinements.
These weapons are not the best on Venti but if you happen to have them, feel free to put them to use.
If you are at an early stage of the game with none of the weapon options mentioned above, 3 stars weapons might come in hand as they're easy to get. Note that you should replace them with better options as soon as you happen to get one.
4 piece Viridiscent Venerer remains best in slot due to its debuff effect, very useful with mono element teams as well.
If you're planning to use Venti in a reactionless team (mono Geo or mono Anemo), then 4 piece Noblesse is a valid option. It is however not recommended to farm this set exclusively for Venti.
If you happen to have great rolls you can also go with any 2 piece combination of these sets:
You may use this set if you aren't able to farm for 5 star artifacts consistently.