Best Genshin Impact artifacts for damage dealers, healers, and supports

Aakrit Sharma
Ayato, Traveler, and various artifacts from Genshin Impact

You cannot defeat bosses in Genshin Impact without giving your characters a proper set of artifacts. If character-building is baffling you, check out this list of the best Genshin Impact artifacts for damage dealers, healers, and support units.

Apart from its awe-inspiring open world and lore, Genshin Impact has a unique combat system that expects you to build your characters with artifacts and weapons. Without these elements and ascension, your characters will never reach their true potential and boss fights like Raiden Shogun’s End of Oneiric Euthymia will become impossible.

Artifacts in Genshin Impact carry stats and you can randomly improve some of these stats by upgrading the artifact. Domains around the map contain challenges and completing them drops random artifacts. This is undoubtedly a complex system and it is natural for players to struggle with character-building.

Here’s a list of the best artifacts in Genshin Impact for you to make a team of the strongest characters possible.

Arataki Itto with Husk of Opulent Dreams artifact set

List of all artifacts in Genshin Impact and the best characters for them

Artifacts in Genshin Impact provide set bonuses if you equip two or four of them on the same character. This bonus plays a major role in building characters as some bonuses favor damage dealers while others focus on buffing support abilities.

This table includes all artifacts in Genshin Impact, their rarity and bonuses, and the best characters to use them on:

Artifact in Genshin ImpactRarity Two-Piece BonusFour-Piece BonusBest Genshin Impact characters to use the artifact set
Adventurer3-star Max HP increased by 1,000.Opening a chest regenerates 30% Max HP over 5s.Barbara, Zhongli, and Hu Tao for two-piece. Only recommended for beginners
Lucky Dog3-starDEF increased by 1000Picking up Mora restores 300 HPNoelle, Albedo, and Yun Jin for two-piece. Only recommended for early game
Traveling Doctor3-starIncreases incoming healing by 20%Using Elemental Burst restores 20% HPHu Tao and other DPS units. Only recommended for early game.
Resolution of Sojouner4-starATK + 18%Increases Charged Attack Crit Rate by 30%. Ganyu, Arataki Itto, Yoimiya, and Hu Tao. Two-piece set works fine with DPS characters. Replaceable after AR 40.
Tiny Miracle4-starAll Elemental RES increased by 20%Incoming Elemental DMG increases corresponding Elemental RES by 30% for 10s. Can only occur once every 10s.Noelle and Gorou. Only recommended for early game.
Berserker4-starCrit Rate +12%When HP is below 70%, CRIT Rate increases by an additional 24%.All DPS characters need a high Crit Rate. Can be replaced later with better artifacts.
Instructor 4-starElemental Mastery +80Upon triggering an Elemental Reaction, increases all party members’ Elemental Mastery by 120 for 8s.DPS Characters that constantly trigger reactions like Xingqiu, Xiangling, Hu Tao, Nahida, and Diluc. Also good for support units like Venti, Kazuha, and Sucrose.
The Exile4-starEnergy Recharge +20% Using an Elemental Burst regenerates 2 Energy for all party members (excluding the wearer) every 2s for 6s. This effect cannot stack.Kuki Shinobu, Gorou. Can replace with better artifacts later.
Defender’s Will4-star DEF +30%For each different element present in your own party, the wearer’s Elemental RES to that corresponding element is increased by 30%.GEO characters like Gorou, Itto, Noelle, Albedo, Yun Jin, and Gorou. Replace with better artifacts later.
Brave Heart4-starATK increased by 18%Increases DMG by 30% against opponents with more than 50% HP.
Usable for any DPS character before Adventure Rank 40.
Martial Artist4-starIncreases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 15%.After using Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 25% for 8s.Eula, Razor, Ningguang, Hu Tao, Cyno, Heizou. Can replace after Adventure Rank 30.
Gambler4-star Increases Elemental Skill damage by 20%Defeating an opponent has a 100% chance to remove Elemental Skill CD. Can only occur once every 15s.
Jean, Xingqiu, Fischl, Albedo, and other characters that have strong Elemental Skills. Can be replaced after AR 40.
Scholar 4-star Energy Recharge +20%Gaining Elemental Particles or Orbs gives 3 Energy to all party members who have a bow or a catalyst equipped. Can only occur once every 3s.Sucrose and Diona. Can be replaced after AR 40.
Prayers for Wisdom4-starAffected by Electro for 40% less time. – 1-piece bonusCan be used before elemental boss fights. Not recommended for any character.
Prayers for Illumination4-starAffected by Pyro for 40% less time. – 1-piece bonusCan be used before elemental boss fights. Not recommended for any character.
Prayers for Destiny 4-starAffected by Hydro for 40% less time. – 1-piece bonusCan be used before elemental boss fights. Not recommended for any character.
Prayers to Stringtime 4-star Affected by Cryo for 40% less time. – 1-piece bonusCan be used before elemental boss fights. Not recommended for any character.
Gladiator’s Finale5-starATK +18%If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.Most DPS characters can utilize the two-piece bonus. Use four-piece for Diluc, Cyno, DPS Kazuha, Keqing, Chongyun, Razer, Kaeya, and Jean.
Wanderer’s Troupe5-starIncreases Elemental Mastery by 80.Increases Charged Attack DMG by 35% if the character uses a Catalyst or Bow.
Ganyu, Amber, Yanfei, Klee, Mona
Noblesse Oblige5-star Elemental Burst DMG +20%
Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members’ ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.Two-piece set is great for Burst DPS characters like Yelan, Kujou Sara, Zhongli, Childe, Jean, Ayaka, Xiangling, Xingqiu. Use four-piece set on Bennett, Mona, and Jean.
Bloodstained Chivalry5-starPhysical DMG Bonus +25%
After defeating an opponent, increases Charged Attack DMG by 50%, and reduces its Stamina cost to 0 for 10s. Also triggers with wild animals such as boars, squirrels and frogs.Tailor-made for Eula. Other Claymore DPS units like Razor, Xinyan, and Noelle can also use it.
Maiden Beloved5-starCharacter Healing Effectiveness +15%Using an Elemental Skill or Burst increases healing received by all party members by 20% for 10s.Tailor-made for healers like Kokomi, Sayu, Barbara, Qiqi, Jean, Diona, and Bennett.
Viridescent Venerer5-starAnemo DMG Bonus +15%Increases Swirl DMG by 60%. Decreases opponent’s Elemental RES to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10s.Tailor-made for Anemo units like Venti, Sucrose, Kazuha, Xiao, and Jean.
Archaic Petra5-starGeo DMG Bonus +15%
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.Tailor-made for Zhongli and other Geo characters like Noelle, Ningguang, Gorou, Itto, and Albedo.
Retracing Bolide5-starIncreases Shield Strength by 35%.
While protected by a shield, gain an additional 40% Normal and Charged Attack DMG.
Noelle and Xinyan
Thundersoother5-starElectro RES increased by 40%.Increases DMG against opponents affected by Electro by 35%.Use during fights against Electro bosses like Raiden Shogun and Electro Oceanid. The best characters include Fischl, Beidou, Keqing, and Kujou Sara.
Thundering Fury5-starElectro DMG Bonus +15%
Increases DMG caused by Overloaded, Electro-Charged, Superconduct, and Hyperbloom by 40%, and the DMG Bonus conferred by Aggravate is increased by 20%. When Quicken or the aforementioned Elemental Reactions are triggered, Elemental Skill CD is decreased by 1s. Can only occur once every 0.8s.
All Electro DPS units like Yae Miko, Raiden Shogun, Keqing, Fischl, and Lisa can use the two-piece. Four-piece is ideal for Lisa.
Lavawalker5-starPyro RES increased by 40%.
Increases DMG against opponents affected by Pyro by 35%.
Pyro DPS units like Diluc, Hu Tao, and Klee
Crimson Witch of Flames5-starPyro DMG Bonus +15%Increases Overloaded and Burning, and Burgeon DMG by 40%. Increases Vaporize and Melt DMG by 15%. Using Elemental Skill increases the 2-Piece Set Bonus by 50% of its starting value for 10s. Max 3 stacks.Two-piece set is ideal for any Pyro DPS unit. Four-piece can be used with Yanfei, Diluc, and Hu Tao.
Blizzard Strayer5-starCryo DMG Bonus +15%When a character attacks an opponent affected by Cryo, their CRIT Rate is increased by 20%. If the opponent is Frozen, CRIT Rate is increased by an additional 20%.Tailor-made for Cryo damage dealers like Ganyu, Ayaka, and Kaeya. Support units like Chongyun and Shenhe are great with it as well.
Heart of Depth5-starHydro DMG Bonus +15%
After using an Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 30% for 15s.Two-piece set is ideal for Hydro DPS units like Xingqiu, Yelan, Mona. Four-piece is great for Childe.
Tenacity of the Millelith5-star HP +20%
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.Two-piece is great for characters that require HP like Diona, Zhongli, Dori, Nilou, Candace, and Yelan. Four-piece is ideal for Zhongli, Albedo, Kuki Shinobu, and Layla.
Pale Flame5-starPhysical DMG Bonus +25%
When an Elemental Skill hits an opponent, ATK is increased by 9% for 7s. This effect stacks up to 2 times and can be triggered once every 0.3s. Once 2 stacks are reached, the 2-set effect is increased by 100%.Two-piece for Keqing. Four-piece for Eula, Razor, Xinyan, and Rosaria.
Shimenawa’s Reminiscence 5-starATK +18%When casting an Elemental Skill, if the character has 15 or more Energy, they lose 15 Energy and Normal/Charged/Plunging Attack DMG is increased by 50% for 10s. This effect will not trigger again during that duration.Two-piece is the same as Gladiator’s Finale. Four-piece is ideal for Yoimiya.
Emblem of Severed Fate
5-starEnergy Recharge +20%
Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained in this way.
Tailor-made for Raiden Shogun. Equally brilliant on Xingqiu, Xianling, Ayaka, and Mona.
Husk of Opulent Dreams 5-starDEF +30%
Increases DEF and Geo DMG bonus. Tailor-made for Arataki Itto and Noelle. Other Geo characters can also use it.
Ocean-Hued Clam5-starHealing Bonus +15%.
Wasted heals turn into AoE damage. Tailor-made for healers like Kokomi, Qiqi, Barbara, and Jean.
Vermillion Hereafter5-starATK +18%.
After using an Elemental Burst. this character will gain the Nascent Light effect, increasing their ATK by 8% for 16s. Also increases attack when character loses HP.Four-piece is tailor-made for Xiao. The two-piece bonus is the same as Gladiator’s Finale.
Echoes of an Offering5-starATK +18%.
Increases Normal Attack DMG.Tailor-made for Ayato. Two-piece is the same as Gladiator’s Finale.
Deepwood Memories5-starDendro DMG Bonus +15%

After Elemental Skills or Bursts hit opponents, the targets’ Dendro RES will be decreased by 30% for 8s. This effect can be triggered even if the equipping character is not on the field.
Tailor-made for Dendro characters like Nahida, Collei, and Tighnari.
Glided Dreams5-starElemental Mastery +80
Buffs ATK and Elemental Mastery based on elements of party members.Two-piece for Sucrose, Venti, Kazuha, and Hu Tao. Four-piece for Nahida, Fischl, Shinobu, and Cyno.

From the chart above, it is clear that some artifact sets in the game like the two-piece Gladiator’s Finale, Shimenawa’s Reminiscence, and Vermillion Hereafter are really versatile. Emblem of Severed Fate is brilliant for a wide range of sub-DPS characters while Noblesse Oblige can be put on any support character without second thoughts.

On the flip side, some sets like Crimson Witch of Flames and Husk of Opulent Dreams are tailor-made for a character type/element.

Raiden Shogun with her giant sword

Hence, with this chart, you should know which artifacts best suit damage dealers, healers, and support characters. Moreover, you’ll learn which sets help in boosting the damage of an element.

How to get the best artifacts in Genshin Impact

Open your Adventurer Handbook in Genshin Impact (book icon in the top right corner) and look for Domains that drop artifacts as rewards. The book will mark these locations on the map and before entering, you’ll get information regarding the enemies and recommendations related to teams.

Do note that a domain only drops artifacts from four fixed sets. For instance, the Clear Pool and Mountain Cavern domain in Liyue only hands out Gambler, Scholar, Bloodstained Chivalry, and Noblesse Oblige artifacts.

Upon completing the challenge, you’ll have to spend Resin or Condensed Resin to collect the rewards which will include three-star, four-star, or five-star artifacts depending on your Adventure Rank. The stats and artifacts you get will be random and even while leveling them up, the stats that get improved will be random.

Traveler in Genshin Impact collecting artifacts from a Domain

Well, this was everything to know about the artifacts in Genshin Impact. We’ll update this article whenever new artifacts arrive with content updates, and until then, you can check out Sango Pearl locations, all 131 Geoculus locations, and Philanemo Mushroom locations.

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