Shikanoin Heizou Best Builds, Artifacts, Weapon & Guides - Genshin Impact

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Shikanoin Heizou Best Builds, Artifacts, Weapon & Guides

Shikanoin Heizou Best Build

Shikanoin Heizou is an Anemo Catalyst Character in Genshin Impact 2.8. Even though he is a four stars character, he can play as a strong DPS in the team. Here I list the how to build Heizou, and I analysis the best build by weapon, weapons, skills, ascension, and talent materials for Shikanoin Heizou. 

Best Weapon

As the main DPS, the weapon is important for Heizou. Five stars are always better than four stars. 

Weapon choice should be to focus on elemental skill, ATK, and Crit Rate/DMG.



Lost Prayer To The Sacred Winds

High ATK with Crit Rate. Increase Movement SPD. Good for a DPS. The best five stars weapon for Heizou.

Obtain: Wish.

Skyward Atlas

Increase Elemental DMG and ATK. If you don't have the other five stars weapon. Use this one. 

Obtain: Wish.


Sacrificial Fragments

The best weapon for the support. Not very good on Heizou, but it is good on Sucrose. 40% chance to reset the Elemental Skill’s CD once in every 30s.

Obtain: Wish

The Widsith

The best four stars weapon, if you build Heizou as the main DPS. Increase Crit DMG.

Obtain: Wish


Mappa Mare 

If you build Heizou lack the materials for him, using the craft weapon. Triggering an elemental reaction grants an 8% Elemental DMG bonus for 10s. Max 2 stacks.

Obtain: Craft

Favonius Codex

Good on Sucrose, also good on Heizou, but it is not the best choice. CRIT Hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Prticles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12s.

Obtain: Wish.

Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers 

After switching characters, the new character taking the field has their ATK increased by 24% for 10s.

This effect only occurs every 20 s.

Obtain: Wish.

Heizou Best Artifacts

Using Sucrose as a support in the team. To increase the Swirl DMG, artifacts are mostly using:

  1. ATK%
  2. Elemental Mastery
  3. Crit Rate
  4. Crit DMG

So I suggest to use:

Basic (Obtaining difficulty is low, only for transition):

  2 The Exile Set + 2 Instructor Set+ 1 Free (Better with Elemental Mastery)

  • The Exile Set
  • Instructor Set


2 + 2  + 1 Elemental Mastery

  • Viridescent Venerer
  • Noblesse Oblige
  • Echoes of an offering


4 Viridescent Set (5 stars) + 1 Elemental Mastery 

  • Viridescent Venerer Set




Viridescent Venerer


2-Piece: Anemo DMG +15%.

4-Piece Set: Increases Swirl DMG by 60%. Decreases opponent's Elemental RES to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10s.

Farm LocationDomain: Valley of Remembrance, Mondstadt.

Noblesse Oblige

2-Piece: Elemental Burst DMG +20%.

4-Piece: After using an Elemental Burst, all teammates get +20% ATK. It Lasts 12s, does not stack.

Farm LocationClear Pool & Mountain Cavern, Liyue.

Echoes of an offering

2-Piece:  ATK + 18%

4-Piece: Once hit the enemies, there's a chance (36%) to increase normal attack to 70%. The buff expires 0.05s after the next Normal Attack. If a NA doesn’t give the buff, the next hit chance will be increased by 20%.

Farm LocationChasm, Liyue.


Instructor (Max 4 Stars)

2-Piece: Increases Elemental Mastery by 80.

4-Piece: Upon triggering an Elemental Reaction, increases all party members' Elemental Mastery by 120 for 8s

Farm LocationAll bosses. Such as Fatui, Mages, Ruin Hunters, and Mitachurls.

The Exile (Max 4 Stars)

2-Piece: Energy Recharge +20%.

Farm LocationAll bosses. Such as Fatui, Mages, Ruin Hunters, and Mitachurls.

Best Team Build

Shikanoin can:

  • provide swirl DMG.
  • Increase the Elemental Burst and reaction

Basic: *(If you are totally f2p, and no extra good characters for Sucrose at the moment)


Shikanoin Heizou




This party can Swirl, Eletro-Charge, Vaporize, and Overload.

 Better Choice: *(if you play for a long time and get more characters)


Razor/ Beidou/ Chongyun

Bennett/ Xingqiu

Xinyan/ Diona

Bennet and Xingqiu can not only healing but also increase the DMG and provide elemental reaction.

Diona and Xinyan’s shield can give elemental reactions.

Best Choice: (combine with the more 5 stars’ characters)



Main Support





Jean/ Qiqi/Kokomi

Yae Miko/Raiden Shogun/ Yelan

Bennet / Zhongli/ Albedo

Zhongli's shield can protect the DPS. 

Albedo can release DMG AoEs while attacking.

*Tips: Two Anemo characters are enough for energy recharging in the party. Leave the spot for the other elemental reactions.

However, there are more options for buildings.

Level-up and Talent ascension Materials

For the Talent level up, I suggest this leveling up in this order:

  • Elemental Skill (Level 9-10)
  • Normal Attack (Level 9-10)
  • Elemental Burst (Level 6-9)

If you have the extra talent materials, you can try to make them all in level 10. However, since Heizou is only a four stars character, save the crown for the other important characters. Just make his skill in level 9. 

Please leave the comments below. I am looking forwards answer.


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