Searching for a strong Genshin Impact Albedo build before his rerun? The five-star Geo character and Head Alchemist of the Knights of Favonius is returning to Genshin Impact for the first time since version 1.2. He's appearing as part of the new rerun banner alongside Eula, which is headlining Genshin Impact 2.3 when it launches on November 24.
Albedo is one of the strongest Geo characters in the game, mainly because of the Transient and Fatal Blossoms that he summons to deal AoE Geo damage. Like those annoying Geo Samachurls, he can also create a stone pillar to either jump off for a plunging attack if you're Kazuha, or to rain death down on your enemies if you're Klee.
If you're still working your way through 2.2, this Tsurumi Island fog puzzle guide can help you deal with the new area's troublesome weather. That said, here's a great Genshin Impact Albedo build, along with everything you need to know about the five-star alchemist before his rerun.
The best Genshin Impact Albedo build
Albedo's strength lies in the Transient and Fatal Blossoms that he can summon as part of his elemental skill and burst to deal AoE Geo damage. In this sense, it's a good idea to boost his Geo damage output, but also to increase his crit rate so these blossoms have even more damage potential.
- Weapon: Harbinger of Dawn
The five-star alchemist is a rare example of a character that does great with a three-star weapon. The Harbinger of Dawn sword provides him with a 14% crit rate increase when his HP is above 90%, and considering he's a Geo character, and he doesn't have to be on the field once Solar Isotoma is active, this isn't too hard to achieve. The sword also provides a crit damage boost and is easy to get.
- Artifact: (2) Archaic Petra, (2) Noblesse Oblige
Two-pieces of Archaic Petra boost Geo damage by 15%, which basically increases Albedo's ability to deal damage across the board. Two-pieces of Noblesse Oblige also provide a 20% burst damage bonus, increasing the power of his Fatal Blossoms. If you don't have either one, you can always go four-pieces of Archaic Petra or four-pieces of Noblesse Oblige instead, since they both still provide powerful support-based effects.
How to unlock
How to get Albedo in Genshin Impact
Albedo first arrived back in version 1.2 alongside the Dragonspine region, but the recent 2.3 special programme confirmed he's coming back for a rerun, since he features prominently in the 'Shadows Amidst Snowstorms' event questline. This banner releases on November 24, and even though there are two seperate five-star character reruns, they share a Pity count. This means you're guaranteed a five-star character by your 90th wish on them collectively.
Here are Albedo's abilities, passives, and constellations:
|Normal||Perform five rapid strikes.|
|Charged||Consumes stamina to unleash two rapid sword strikes.|
|Plunging||Albedo slams down from mid-air, inflicting AoE damage upon landing.|
|Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma||Albedo creates a Solar Isotoma, dealing AoE Geo damage. When enemies within its field take damage, it creates a Transient Blossom every two seconds, that deal AoE Geo damage scaling with Albedo’s defense. The Solar Isotoma can also summon a crystalised platform beneath the character. The Solar Isotoma counts as a Geo construct.|
|Rite of Progeniture: Tectonic Tide||Albedo summons Geo crystals that explode, dealing AoE Geo damage. If a Solar Isotoma is active, seven Fatal Blossoms also appear dealing AoE Geo damage. Damage from this burst will not generate Transient Blossoms.|
|Homuncular Nature||Using Rite of Progeniture: Tectonic Tide increases Elemental Mastery of all party members by 125% for ten seconds.|
|Calcite Might||Transient Blossoms deal 25% more to enemies below 50 percent HP.|
|Flash of Genius||Albedo has a 10% chance to receive double products when crafting Weapon Ascension materials.|
|Flower Of Eden||Transient Blossoms regenerate 1.2 Energy for Albedo.|
|Opening Of Phanerozoic||Transient Blossoms grant Albedo one stack of Fatal Reckoning for 30 seconds. Unleashing Rite of Progeniture consumes all stacks and each increases its damage by 30% of Albedo’s defense. Fatal Reckoning can stack four times.|
|Grace Of Helios||Increases the level of Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma by three. Max upgrade level is 15.|
|Descent Of Divinity: Abiogenesis||Party members within Solar Isotoma’s field have their plunging attack increased by 30%|
|Tides of Hadean||Increases the level of Rite of Progeniture: Tectonic Tide by three. Max upgrade level is 15.|
|Domain Of Purification||Party members who are in the Solar Isotoma field and protected by a Crystalize shield, have their damage increased by 15%.|
Albedo Ascension materials
For Albedo's character Ascension materials you'll need the Prithiva Topaz and Basalt Pillars that come from defeating the Geo Hypostasis boss. You'll also need two world materials:
- Divining Scroll-series items
Cecilias are flowers found around Mondstadt, but specifically on Starsnatch Cliff. You can also purchase them daily from Flora at the flower shop in Mondstadt. Divining Scrolls and their upgraded versions come from defeating Samachurls of different world levels.
Here are Albedo's talent Ascension materials:
- Teachings of Ballad-series items
- Forbidden Scrolls
- Tusk of Monoceros Caeli
- Crown of Insight
The Teachings of Ballad can be farmed at the Forsaken Rift domain on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. As mentioned, Forbidden Scrolls and their variants are dropped by Samachurls of different world levels.
The Tusk of Monoceros Caeli comes from defeating the level 70+ Childe weekly boss in the Trounce Domain. And finally, the Crown of Insight comes from certain seasonal events, or can be earned by upgrading the Frostbearing Tree in Dragonspine, and the Sacred Sakura in Inazuma.