Genshin Impact – Kujou Sara best builds, weapons and Artifact Sets to use

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Want to know the Kujou Sara best builds in Genshin Impact? We’ve done the research and put together a comprehensive guide for this stellar support unit.

Kujou Sara is a four-star Electro who specialises in buffing Electro-focused teams. As such, the best Kujou Sara builds focus on burst uptime and increasing her buffing capabilities. If you’ve got Raiden, you will want to use Sara and build her the best way.

As an Electro Bow user, Sara is more geared towards support than being an attacker. Her Charged Shot produces an ATK buff while her Burst does more of the same. Elsewhere in Genshin, make sure you read our best builds for Furina, the best builds for Bennett, and our best Raiden Shogun builds guide. Now, on to the best builds for Kujou Sara in Genshin Impact.

Kujou Sara best builds in Genshin Impact

Kujou Sara is an Electro Bow user who fits nicely into your team as an ATK Support. This build focuses on the buff increase granted by Sara’s Burst and Skill, letting your team do more damage to enemies with the right setup.

When it comes to Kujou Sara best builds, you want her Artifact set up to be set up as a hybrid DPS since Sara scales from base ATK. In simple terms, Sara’s buff is the same as Bennett’s and scales from her base ATK. This means ATK% doesn’t help increase her buff, so bear this in mind. The table below has a brief outline of the best builds for Kujou Sara and we will explain why further down.

Kujou Sara Best BuildArtifact SetWeapons
ATK Support build:4x Noblesse Oblige

OR

4x Emblem of Severed Fate
1. Skyward Harp
2. Sacrificial Bow
3. Favonius Warbow

Kujou Sara best Artifacts

Kujou Sara in the Artifact menu in Genshin Impact showing Kujou Sara best builds
Kujou Sara in the Artifacts menu in Genshin Impact (Image taken by VideoGamer)

The best Artifact set for Kujou Sara is either the four-piece Noblesse Oblige or the Emblem of Severed Fate set. Out of these two, you should see if any other party members are using Noblesse, if they are then give Sara the Emblem of Severed Fate.

✓ jack’s opinion

Emblem or Noblesse?

We recommend the Emblem of Severed Fate set for Sara over Noblesse simply because it provides her with decent Energy Recharge. This improves the uptime of her Burst which will help you access her ATK buff more regularly.

There’s no wrong choice when it comes to Kujou Sara’s best-in-slot Artifact set between these two. Nobless is great for a party-wide buff, so decide which one you like better based on the substats. This table shows the Artifact sets for Kujou Sara best builds.

Artifact Set for Kujou SaraSet BonusReason
Emblem of Severed Fate x4Two-piece: Energy Recharge +20%.
Four-piece: Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained in this way.
While this amount of ER might be overkill, Sara can help restore the team’s Energy based on a percentage of her max Energy Recharge. This helps your whole team’s Burst economy, which is very helpful.
Noblesse Oblige x4Two-piece: Elemental Burst DMG +20%.

Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members’ ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.
This focuses more on buffing the team’s attack in tandem with Sara’s own buff. This might seem to be the most appealing set, but it depends on your team setup and if your other characters in the team scale from ATK increases. There is no wrong answer here.

For Sara’s Artifact stats, she will need to be built as a standard Main DPS, but focus on Energy Recharge depending on the weapon you’ve given her. We use Kujou Sara with the Sacrificial Bow, and since this grants ER as a secondary stat, we have given Sara an ATK% Sands. Then she needs an Electro DMG Bonus Goblet and a Crit Rate or DMG Circlet. Use this table for Kujou Sara best builds:

Artifact PieceMain StatSub Stat
SandsATK% or EREnergy Recharge > Crit DMG/Rate > ATK
GobletElectro DMG BonusCrit DMG/Rate > ATK% > Energy Recharge
CircletCrit Rate or Crit DMGATK% > Crit DMG/Rate > Energy Recharge

Kujou Sara best weapons

Kujou Sara best builds: Sara holding the Sacrificial Bow in Genshin Impact
Kujou Sara holding the Sacrificial Bow in Genshin Impact (Image taken by VideoGamer)

The best weapon for Kujou Sara is tied between the Sacrificial Bow and the Skyward Harp. As a four-star, Sara can use most bows and they will be great. Since the ATK buff from her Skill and Burst scale off her Base ATK, picking a weapon with a high Base ATK will improve her buff the most.

While Base ATK is all well and good, you need to round out Kujou’s stats outside of the weapon. Since ER is valuable for her alongside Base ATK, the Skyward Harp is an incredible option if you have it. Check out the table we’ve put together for Kujou Sara’s best weapons below:

WeaponMain StatPassive EffectOur Reason
Skyward Harp (5*)Crit RateIncreases CRIT DMG by 20%. Hits have a 60% chance to inflict a small AoE attack, dealing 125% Physical ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 4s.This bow has one of the highest base attacks in the game, and this means Kujou Sara’s buff will get the most out of this weapon. The Crit Rate stat also doesn’t hurt, so if you’ve got a Skyward Harp to spare give it to Sara.
Sacrificial Bow (4*)Energy RechargeAfter damaging an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30s.Sacrificial Bow is an amazing weapon for Sara thanks to the passive effect. Not only does it effectively double her Skill use, but it also solves any Energy Recharge problems she might encounter.
Favonius Warbow (4*)Energy RechargeCRIT hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12s.Since this weapon is given for free, it’s a fine weapon for Sara. It has ER, which is important and the passive generates more Elemental Particles when it crits, giving her more uptime on her Burst. The problem is the low Base ATK even at level 90.

Kujou Sara Talent priority

Kujou Sara’s Talents increase her Normal and Charged attacks, her Skill, and her Burst. Since Sara provides an ATK buff with her Skill, levelling this should be your top priority. Next, you should focus on her Burst, and you can safely ignore levelling her Normal Attack Talent. Level her talents in the following order:

  1. Elemental Skill
  2. Elemental Burst
  3. Normal Attack – can be ignored.

Kujou Sara Constellations

As a four-star, you might already have a lot of Kujou Sara Constellations. While they do round out her kit extremely well, the best of them is C6. This is especially helpful for your Electro characters since it will increase your Crit DMG by 60. Typically, Kujou works best in teams with Raiden Shogun and other Electro characters, which is why this is especially good. This is a list of all Kujou Sara Constellations.

ConstellationEffect
Crow’s Eyw (C1)When Sara’s buff increases a teammate’s ATK, the cooldown of Sara’s skill decreases by one second. This can trigger every three seconds.
Dark Wings (C2)Using Sara’s Skill will leave a weaker Crowfeather at Sara’s original position that deals 30% of its original DMG.
The War Within (C3)Increases the level of Kujou Sara’s Burst by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Conclusive Proof (C4)Sara’s Burst will now unleash six travelling lightning bolts instead of four.
A Spellsinger (C5)Increases the level of Kujou Sara’s Skill by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Sin of Pride (C6)The Electro DMG of characters who have their ATK increased by Sara’s buff has its Crit DMG increased by 60%.

That’s everything you need to know about the best builds for Kujou Sara in Genshin Impact. If you want more guides, check out our best builds for Navia, the best builds for Ayaka, the best builds for Bennett, Naku Weed locations, and the best builds for Yoimiya.

Kujou Sara best builds FAQs

Should you pull for Kujou Sara?

Pulling specifically for four-star characters can be tough. While they can get Rate Up on Banners, you can’t rule out bad RNG. If you need an Electro Support, she is excellent.

Are Kujou Sara’s Constellations worth it?

Not really. Sara’s Constellations barely help to improve her kit since they don’t affect or increase her ATK buff.

About the Author

Jack Webb

Jack Webb is a guides writer for VideoGamer.

Genshin Impact

  • Release Date: September 28, 2020
  • Platform(s): Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Massively Multiplayer Online, RPG