Genshin Impact Raiden Shogun build: Best weapons, artifacts, and teams


RAIDEN Shogun is one of the most popular damage dealers in Genshin Impact due to her sheer power.

She’s a five-star Electro character and the ruler of Inazuma, so it makes sense how strong she is.

One of the strongest damage-dealers in Genshin.

While she’s one of the more difficult characters you can win, if you have her banner, she’s well worth a try.

Here’s how you can get the most out of Raiden Shogun in Genshin Impact.

Best weapons for Raiden Shogun in Genshin Impact

After activating her ultimate, Raiden can wield a powerful katana, but she is mostly a polearm user.

Her signature weapon, Engulfing Lightning, a five-star polearm, is the best weapon she can use.

Its damage increases with Energy Recharge, which is one of Raiden’s best assets.

If you don’t have this weapon here are some alternatives:

  • Staff of Homa (five-star polearm) + 20% Max HP and damage increase based on Max HP
  • Primordial Jade Winged-Spear (five-star polearm) Increased damage by hits
  • The Catch (four-star polearm) Increased Elemental Burst damage and crit rate
  • Wavebreaker’s Fin (four-star polearm) Increased Elemental Burst damage by maximum energy capacity

Best artifacts for Raiden Shogun in Genshin Impact

The best artifacts for Raiden Shogun, like her weapon, are part of her signature armour set.

The Emblem of Severed Fate is her best set. Two pieces will increase Energy Recharge by 20%.

At four pieces, it also increases special ability damage based on Energy Recharge by up to 75%.

You should aim for a full set of this, but if you don’t have that, you can fill the gaps with pieces from Noblesse Oblige or Gladiator’s Finale.

Here’s our recommendations for ways you can fit out Raiden Shogun:

  • 4x Emblem of Severed Fate
  • 2x Emblem of Severed Fate and 2x Noblesse Oblige
  • 2x Emblem of Severed Fate and 2x Gladiator’s Finale
  • 2x Noblesse Oblige and 2x Gladiator’s Finale

Best team combinations for Raiden Shogun in Genshin Impact

Raiden works well as a DPS battery and will spend a lot of time in active combat.

She not only deals a large amount of damage, but spawns a lot of elemental particles, which will charge up your team’s ultimates.

Here are some recommendations for her teams:

Raiden Shogun (Main DPS), Xiangling (Sub DPS), Bennett (Support), and Xingqiu (Support)

This team contains characters from four of Teyvat’s regions, and it’s a very free-to-play friendly team.

Keep Raiden on the field as long as possible, and Bennett and Xingqiu will help keep her healthy.

This team will also steadily trigger elemental reactions and charge ultimates quickly.

Raiden Shogun (Main DPS), Kazuha (Sub DPS), Yae Miko (Sub DPS), Bennett (Support)

While it can be difficult to get all four of these characters, investment is far more free-to-play friendly.

Here Raiden also works as the Main DPS, and her damage is hugely increased by her support team.

If you have any five-star weapons to equip, you will be able to destroy even the most difficult opponents.

Upgrade Raiden’s ultimate as a high priority to really increase your odds of success.

Written by Marco Wutz and Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.


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