Build Genshin Impact Diluc | Pocket tactics

by Ana Lopez

Diluc van Genshin Impact is a five-star pyro claymore wielder, born into the prosperous Ragnvindr Clan. He is a former knight of Favonius who now spends his days running the Dawn Winery. However, when the sun sets, he assumes the role of the legendary Darknight Hero and protects the people of Mondstadt.

In this Genshin Diluc build guide, we wanted to help you harness the power of this fiery vigilante by giving you an overview of his role, abilities, and zodiac signs, as well as our recommendations for his best artifacts, weapons, and more.

If you need help with other popular characters, check out our Genshin Impact Eula and Genshin Impact Yanfei guides. We also have a handy Genshin Impact code list to give you some free primogems, and a Genshin Impact tier list to help you build a full and powerful party.

Genshin Impact Diluc

Genshin Impact Diluc in his alternate skin looking at a scroll

What is the best Genshin Diluc build?

Diluc is a powerful boy with an easy, powerful style of play. With his combination of stub and pyro damage, he is able to take out all non-elemental shields with relative ease while still having access to elemental reactions. He excels in an important DPS role and has great potential as long as you become familiar with his gear, plus he can be swapped after his ult without losing his pyro infusion.

He’s counting on it Genshin Impact’s Bennett to really excel, and has less damage than other pyro DPS characters. He also needs a lot of field time for his full combo, and it takes a bit of practice to get his rhythm down.

However, if you get used to the cycle of burst, skill, normal attack, skill, normal attack, skill, and pair him with the right team comp, he can rip through a lot of content with relative ease. Plus, he’s really cool – who wouldn’t want to play a mix of Batman and Danger Days-era Gerard Way?

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What is the best Genshin Diluc weapon?

Redhorn Stonethresher is an extremely powerful choice for Diluc and gives a great boost to his crit. However, it does tie Diluc to Bennett to make up for his low base attack.

Wolf’s Gravestone is another great option, and is considered by most to be about as close to a “signature weapon” as Diluc is going to get. It trades some damage for a higher level of versatility and comfort, and is consistently strong across all team compositions, even if you don’t have Benny on Diluc’s squad.

When it comes to four-star options, Serpent Spine is easily the best option. On high refinement ranks, it can go toe-to-toe with some five-star claymores. However, it does require Bennett to make up for his low base attack, and his passive attack can be a pain to keep up without a shield.

Alternatively, Blackcliff Slasher and Prototype Archaic are both viable options at low refinement ranks. They won’t blow your socks off, but they get the job done and they’re F2P friendly.

Weapon Effect
Redhorn Stone Thresher Basic Stats: critical damage
Skill: increases defense by 28% and normal and charged attack damage by 40% of defense
Wolf’s tombstone Basic Stats: attack
Skill: increases attack by 20%. Attacks against enemies with less than 30% HP increase the attack of all party members by 40% for 12 seconds. This can only occur once every 30 seconds
Serpent backbone Basic Stats: criterion
Skill: every four seconds there is a character on the field, they deal 6% more damage and take 3% more damage. This effect has a maximum of five stacks and does not reset if the character leaves the field, but is reduced by one stack if the character takes damage
Blackcliff Slasher Basic Stats: critical damage
Skill: after defeating an opponent, the attack increases by 12% for 20 seconds. This effect has a maximum of three stacks and the duration of each stack is independent of the others
Prototype archaic Basic Stats: attack
Skill: on hit, normal or charged attacks have a 50% chance to deal 240% additional attack damage to opponents with a small AoE

Genshin Impact Diluc birthday art showing him holding two wine glasses and a bottle of wine

What Are The Best Genshin Diluc Artifacts?

Crimson Witch of Flames was literally created with Diluc in mind, so it’s no wonder it’s his best slot. He’s one of the few pyro characters that can reliably maximize his four piece bonus, and it complements his loadout perfectly.

Alternatively, you can use two Crimson Witch of Flames with two Fladiator’s Finale, although this option relies on very good substats to be viable. Use only if you struggle to get a decent set of CWoF.

Artifact set Effect
Crimson witch of flames Two equipped: 15% bonus to pyro damage
Four equipped: Increases overload and fire damage by 40%. Increases evaporation and melting damage by 15%. Using an elemental ability increases the effects of two part sets for ten seconds by 50%. Up to three stacks
Gladiators Final Two equipped: Increases attack by 18%
Four equipped: If the wearer of this set uses a sword, claymore, or polearm, their normal attack damage is increased by 35%

Alternate Artifact Set

This set is a lot easier to get your hands on, go ahead and equip it until you get the above sets.

Artifact set Effect
Berserker Two equipped: increases critical speed by 12%
Four equipped: when Diluc’s HP is below 70%, critical speed increases by another 24%

Artifact stats recommendations

Main stats

  • Sand – Attack% or elemental mastery
  • Cup – bonus for pyro damage
  • Circles – critical hit damage or crit rate (generally try to keep a ratio of 1:2)


  • Completion damage/crit percentage
  • Elemental mastery
  • Attack%

Genshin Impact Diluc looks at a scroll

What are Genshin Diluc’s skills?

Active Skills:

Skill Effect
Hardened sword Performs four strokes
Hardened sword (charged) Loses stamina to take a further, more powerful hit
Hardened sword (diving) Does AoE damage on impact
Searing attack Deals fire damage in a forward slash. You can use it three times in a row
Dawn Knocks back enemies, summons a phoenix that deals massive AoE damage, and adds fire damage to Diluc’s attacks

Passive Skills:

Skill Effect
Relentless (unlocked at ascension one) Reduces the cost of Tempered Sword (charged) by 50% and increases its duration by three seconds
Blessing of Phoenix (Unlocked at Ascension Four) Dawn’s fire damage effect is 20% more powerful and lasts four seconds longer
Tradition of the Dawn Knight (automatically unlocked) Returns 15% of ore cost when crafting claymores

What Are Genshin Diluc’s Zodiac Signs?

Although Diluc is extremely powerful without any constellation, he will become an unstoppable powerhouse by sending them to level six.

Zodiac sign Effect
Persuasion Deal 15% more damage to enemies with HP above 50%
Burning cinder When Diluc takes damage, its basic attack is increased by 10% and its attack speed is increased by 5%. This takes ten seconds. Can stack up to three times and can only occur once every 1.5 seconds
Steel and fire Raises the level of Searing Onslaught by three
Flowing Flame Within two seconds of using Searing Onslaught, recasting the ability in a combo deals 40% extra damage. This effect lasts for the next two seconds
Phoenix, harbinger of the dawn Increases Dawn’s level by three
Flaming sword, Nemesis of Dark After casting Searing Onslaught, the next two normal attacks used within six seconds gain a 30% increase in damage and attack speed. Searing Onslaught does not interrupt the normal attack combination

Genshin Impact Diluc adjusts his glove

What are Genshin Diluc’s Ascension Materials?

Ascension can be an expensive task, so make sure you have the items below on hand to save time later on.

Required level Mora Materials
20 20,000 An Agnidus Agate Sliver, three Small Lamp Grass, three Recruit’s Insignia
40 40,000 Three Agnidus Agate Fragment, two Everflame Seed, ten Small Lamp Grass, 15 Recruit’s Insignia
50 60,000 Six Agnidus Agate Fragment, four Everflame Seed, 20 Small Lamp Grass, 12 Sergeant’s Insignia
60 80,000 Three Agnidus Agate Chunk, eight Everflame Seed, 30 Small Lamp Grass, 18 Sergeant’s Insignia
70 100,000 Six Agnidus Agate Chunk, 12 Everflame Seed, 45 Small Lamp Grass, 12 Lieutenant’s Insignia
80 120,000 Six Agnidus Agate Gemstone, 20 Everflame Seed, 60 Small Lamp Grass, 24 Lieutenant’s Insignia

There you have it – everything you need to know about creating a solid Genshin Impact Diluc build. If you’ve already mastered Genshin Impact and are looking for something different to play, be sure to check out our list of the best gacha games for ios and android.

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