Genshin Impact Albedo build guide: Best artifacts, weapons & team compositions

Aakrit Sharma
Albedo with Husk of Opulent Dreams artifacts and a sword

Albedo is a five-star Geo support character in Genshin Impact that uses Sword in combat. In this build guide, we’ll take a look at the best artifacts, weapons, and team compositions for Albedo.

Albedo is one of the oldest characters in Genshin Impact and players first witnessed him in version 1.2. Over the years, he’s been featured in many events and the developers even released a tailor-made four-star sword for him.

Albedo is a five-star character purely made to support the team. His abilities encourage him to be off-field which is why players often overlook him. However, with suitable artifacts and weapons, Albedo can significantly improve your team’s damage output.

In this guide, we’ll teach you how to play Albedo in Genshin Impact and the best weapons, artifacts, and teams for him.

Albedo and Klee sitting on a sofa

Albedo’s abilities in Genshin Impact explained

Elemental Skill

With his Elemental Skill in Genshin Impact, Albedo creates a Solar Isotoma that deals AoE Geo DMG upon creation and deals AoE Geo DMG to nearby opponents if party members take damage within its radius. Do note that this damage is based on Albedo’s DEF.

This is a unique skill because the Solar Isotoma can also elevate characters when they stand on it. Using this platform to initiate Plunging Attacks or temporarily escape enemies is a common strategy among Albedo users.

Pressing the Elemental Skill will spawn the Solar Isotoma at Albedo’s current location while holding the button lets you aim and decide the Isotoma’s location.

Elemental Burst

Albedo deals AoE Geo DMG to enemies in front of him through his Elemental Burst in Genshin Impact. If there’s a Solar Isotoma created by Albedo himself on the field during the Elemental Burst, seven small strikes generate in the field dealing AoE Geo DMG.

When you ascend Albedo for the fourth time, you’ll unlock a passive talent too. After using the Elemental Burst, the Elemental Mastery of nearby characters is increased by 125 for 10 seconds.

How to play Albedo in Genshin Impact

Albedo is a dedicated support character in Genshin Impact. His Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst are off-field abilities and the main source of his Geo DMG is the Elemental Skill.

Albedo’s Elemental Skill is long-lasting and has a minor 4-second cooldown. Hence, make sure that the Solar Isotoma is always on the ground which will also maximize the Elemental Burst damage.

Once you’ve unlocked Albedo’s fourth ascension passive talent, feel free to use him in teams that rely on elemental reactions. Before triggering the primary reactions, use Albedo’s Burst and the Elemental Mastery buff should multiply the overall damage.

Albedo painting a portrait in Genshin Impact

Best artifacts for Albedo in Genshin Impact

Four-piece Husk of Opulent Dreams

The four-piece Husk of Opulent Dreams artifact set grants a ton of DEF which is the best stat for Albedo in Genshin Impact. The two-piece bonus is as straightforward as 30% DEF while the four-piece bonus revolves around stacks of Curiosity.

In simple words, the four-piece Husk of Opulent Dreams set grants 54% DEF and a 24% Geo DMG bonus. Both these stats can significantly boost Albedo’s damage. While there are alternatives, the four-piece Husk of Opulent Dreams is objectively the best artifact set for Albedo.

Two-piece Husk of Opulent Dreams with two-piece Archaic Petra/Noblesse Oblige

Do not miss out on the 30% DEF from the two-piece Husk of Opulent Dreams if you want to properly use Albedo in Genshin Impact. However, for the remaining artifacts, you can go with Archaic Petra (grants Geo DMG Bonus) or Noblesse Oblige (Burst DMG bonus).

Which artifact stats are best for Albedo in Genshin Impact?

To get the best damage from Albedo, focus on getting a DEF% Sands, a Geo DMG Bonus Goblet, and a Crit Rate/Crit DMG/ DEF% Circlet. The stat of the Circlet depends on the amount of DEF you’re getting from artifact sub-stats and weapons.

Genshin Impact's official artwork for Albedo

Best weapons for Albedo in Genshin Impact

Cinnabar Spindle

Cinnabar Spindle is the tailor-made four-star weapon for Albedo in Genshin Impact. It has a DEF% sub-stat and the passive ability increases Elemental Skill DMG by 40% of the total DEF.

The amount of defense you get from this sword is irreplaceable and by now, it should be obvious that Albedo thrives on his defense.

However, the Cinnabar Spindle was a reward during the Shadows Amidst Snowstorm event and if you didn’t unlock it back then, there’s no way to get the sword at the moment.

Harbinger of Dawn

The Harbinger of Dawn is a three-star sword in Genshin Impact. It grants Crit DMG through sub-stat and increases Crit Rate when you have high HP. Albedo can make the most of this effect because he’s a Geo character. Thanks to consistent shields and off-field abilities, maintaining Albedo’s HP isn’t an arduous task.

Five-star Swords like the Mistsplitter Reforged and the Primordial Jade-Cutter are brilliant for literally every sword user in the game and Albedo is no exception. Having said that, it’s better to use these explosive five-star Swords with damage dealers like Ayaka and Ayato.

A versatile support unit like Albedo can easily fulfill his role with a three-star Harbinger of Dawn too.

Genshin Impact artwork featuring Albedo, Traveler, and Paimon

Best team compositions for Albedo in Genshin Impact

Like the Geo Archon Zhongli, Albedo is an extremely flexible character in Genshin Impact. His consistent Geo DMG won’t affect the elemental reactions triggered by the rest of your team and there are many ways to utilize this Skill and Burst.

In any team, Albedo’s role will be to constantly keep the Solar Isotoma on the field. This way, when your damage dealers use elemental attacks, they’ll also trigger Crytalize and be shielded most of the time.

On top of that, use Albedo’s Elemental Burst whenever you can to increase the team’s overall Elemental Mastery.

Based on these playstyle parameters, these are the best teams for Albedo in Genshin Impact:

  • Jean, Xiao, Albedo, Zhongli
  • Itto, Gorou, Albedo, Zhongli
  • Hu Tao, Xingqiu, Albedo, Zhongli
  • Albedo, Tighnari, Raiden Shogun, Zhongli

If you do not have Zhongli, Anemo supports like Kazuha and Sucrose are brilliant alternatives.

We hope this guide helps you build Albedo in Genshin Impact. We have similar build guides for Zhongli, Ayato, Dendro Traveler, and Kokomi.

For more Genshin Impact content, you can check out our farming guides for Sakura BloomSango PearlGeoculusLotus HeadSacrificial KnifePhilanemo MushroomsValberry, and Dandelion Seeds.

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