Genshin Impact – Neuvillette best builds guide

Genshin Impact – Neuvillette best builds guide
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Want to know the best builds for Neuvillette in Genshin Impact? Neuvillette is a five-star character added in Genshin version 4.1 using the power of Hydro and attacking with a Catalyst.

At first glance, Neuvillette fits into the role of a main DPS, which means the best Neuvillette builds will focus on increasing his personal damage while being on-field most of the time. His Charged Attacks are the main way he deals damage, so bear this in mind when thinking about the best builds.

Elsewhere in Genshin, make sure you read our best builds for Furina and the best builds for Charlotte, both of whom work wonderfully well with Neuvillete. Now, on to the best builds for Neuvillette in Genshin.

Neuvillette best builds for DPS

As a Hydro DPS character, Neuvillette shines on the battlefield when he is your main on-field DPS. Due to this, you will want to make sure he is the character you use to inflict the most punishment on enemies in tandem with your off-field supports.

Neuvillette’s main source of damage comes from his Burst and Charged Attacks. Both of these, along with his Skill, are used to enhance his Charged Attack to unleash faster and deal more damage. Neuvillete should always be built as a Main DPS, as this is the best build for him and his kit.

BuildArtifact Set
Main DPS4x Marechausse Hunter

Neuvillete best Artifacts for DPS

The best Artifact set for Neuvillette is the four-piece Marechausses Hunter. If you want the best build for Neuviellette, you’ll need the right Artifact set for him, and using Marechausse Hunter will outperform every other set. Due to his status as an HP%-scaling DPS, you want to build Neuvillette as a standard main DPS with an emphasis on HP. This table shows the best Artifact sets for Neuvillette’s best builds.

Artifact SetSet BonusReason
Marechausses Hunter x4Two-piece bonus: Normal and Charged Attack DMG +15%.
Four-piece bonus: When current HP increases or decreases, CRIT Rate will be increased by 12% for 5s. Max 3 stacks.
4x Marcehaussse Hunter is the best Artifact set for Neuvillette. It synergises with his abilities and rotations perfectly, increasing his Normal and Charged attack damage. Neuvillette can also benefit from the effect when his HP is reduced since his Charged Attack drains HP.
Heart of Depth x4Two-piece bonus: Hydro DMG +15.
Four-piece bonus: After using Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 30% for 15s.
4x Heart of Depth is a decent substitute if you have them levelled already, but you should only use this as a stepping stone until you get a decent Marcechaussse Hunter set for Neuvillette.

For Neuvillette’s artifact stats, he needs an HP% Sands, a Hydro DMG Goblet, and a Crit Rate or DMG Circlet. When it comes to substats, focus on Artifacts that have Crit Rate/DMG, HP%, and Energy Recharge. Use this table below for information on Artifact stats for the best builds for Neuvillette.

Artifact PieceMain StatSub Stats
SandsHP%Crit > HP > ER
GobletHydro DMG BonusCrit > HP% > ER
CircletCrit Rate/DMGCrit > HP% > ER

If you’re getting your Crit Rate/DMG from a weapon and you don’t need any more, then you can sub the Circlet out for another HP% main stat. You should always aim for a ratio of one point of Crit Rate for every two points of Crit DMG – for example, 50 Crit Rate and 100 Crit DMG – to give you the perfect balance and the best build for Neuvillette.

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Energy Recharge is helpful

While Neuvillette’s damage doesn’t come from his Burst, you should have enough ER to make it so his Burst doesn’t take too long to fully charge. The Orbs dropped upon activating his Burst will speed up his Charged Attack, and this is the most crucial part of his damage.

Neuvillette best weapons for DPS

The best weapon for Neuvillette is the Tome of Eternal Flow Catalyst, which is his signature 5-Star weapon. Since this can only be obtained from the 4.1 weapon banner, you might want to consider other alternatives that are just as good, if only a little bit worse than Neuvillette’s best-in-slot weapon.

Image of the Tome of Eternal Flow, Neuvillette's catalyst in Genshin Impact

The Prototype Amber catalyst is the best free-to-play weapon for Neuvillette. It provides him with HP, which is the perfect stat he needs to get the most out of his DPS. Since you can craft and refine Prototype Amber for free, this should be Neuvillette’s default weapon. Look at the table below for more of the best weapons for Neuvillette.

Tome of Eternal Flow5-StarCrit DMGHP increased by 16%. When current HP increases or decreases, Charged Attack DMG will be increased by 14% for 4s. Max 3 stacks. This effect can be triggered once every 0.3s. When the character has 3 stacks or a third stack’s duration refreshes, 8 Energy will be restored. This Energy restoration effect can be triggered once every 12s.
Prototype Amber4-StarHP%Using an Elemental Burst regenerates 4 Energy every 2s for 6s. All party members will regenerate 4% HP every 2s for this duration.
Ballad of Boundless Blue4-StarEnergy RechargeWithin 6s after Normal or Charged Attacks hit an opponent, Normal Attack DMG will be increased by 8% and Charged Attack DMG will be increased by 6%. Max 3 stacks. This effect can be triggered once every 0.3s.
Sacrificial Jade4-StarCrit RateWhen not on the field for more than 5s, Max HP will be increased by 32% and Elemental Mastery will be increased by 40. These effects will be cancelled after the wielder has been on the field for 10s.

Any of these weapons will help you achieve the Neuvillette best builds. Naturally, his signature weapon will always be superior to any of these alternatives, but it is not required to allow Neuvillette to be built as a strong DPS.

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Neuvillette’s best 4* weapon

Prototype Amber is the best four-star weapon for Neuvillette. It provides HP and can be grabbed for free. Outside of this weapon, the Battle Pass exclusive Sacrificial Jade would be his best, but it requires you to spend real money to get it.

Neuvillette Talent priority

Neuvillette’s talents increase his Normal and Charged attacks, his Skill, and his Ultimate. All of Neuvillette’s kit and abilities synergise incredibly well together, but the main source of his DPS is his Normal Attack Talent.

Due to this, you should level his Talents in this order: Normal/Charged Attack, and then level his Skill and Ultimate at the same time. His main source of DPS is his Normal and Charged attacks, while his Skill and Ultimate is there to effectively bolster his Charged hydro beam.

Neuvillette in the Talent screen in Genshin Impact

Neuvillette’s Constellations

As a five-star character, you can expect Neuvillette to have decent Constellations, and this is definitely the case here. We don’t recommend pulling for multiple constellations on the featured banner characters simply because it costs so much resources and no game or character is worth spending that much money on. Bear in mind that you don’t need to pull for his Constellations to utilise Neuvillette’s best builds in Genshin.

With that said, Neuvillette’s C1 effect is extremely good, since it will give him innate resistance to interruption while performing his Charged Attack. However, the same thing can be done by using characters like Beidou or a shielder unit alongside Neuvillette. Check the table for all of Neuvillette’s Constellations.

Venerable Institution (C1)When Neuvillette takes the field, he will obtain 1 stack of Past Draconic Glories from the Passive Talent “Heir to the Ancient Sea’s Authority.” You must first unlock the Passive Talent “Heir to the Ancient Sea’s Authority.”
Additionally, his interruption resistance will be increased while using the Charged Attack Empowerment: Legal Evaluation and the Charged Attack: Equitable Judgment.
Juridical Exhortation (C2)The Passive Talent “Heir to the Ancient Sea’s Authority” will be enhanced: Each stack of Past Draconic Glories will increase the CRIT DMG of Charged Attack: Equitable Judgment by 14%. The maximum increase that can be achieved this way is 42%.
Ancient Postulation (C3)Increases the Level of Normal Attack: As Water Seeks Equilibrium by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Crown of Commiseration (C4)When Neuvillette is on the field and is healed, 1 Sourcewater Droplet will be generated. This effect can occur once every 4s.
Axiomatic Judgment (C5)Increases the Level of O Tides, I Have Returned by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Wrathful Recompense (C6)When using Charged Attack: Equitable Judgment, Neuvillette can absorb nearby Sourcewater Droplets in an AoE. Each absorbed Droplet will increase the duration of Charged Attack: Equitable Judgment by 1s.
Additionally, when Equitable Judgment hits opponents, it will fire off 2 additional currents every 2s, each of which will deal 10% of Neuvillette’s Max HP as Hydro DMG. DMG dealt this way will count as DMG dealt by Equitable Judgment.

That’s everything you need to know about the best builds for Neuvillette in Genshin Impact. If you want more guides, check out our best builds for Childe and our best builds for Zhongli to learn more.