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Aloy Genshin Impact Guide: Build, Weapons and Artifacts

Aloy Genshin Impact Guide : Build, Weapons and Artifacts

Aloy is a 5-star Cryo archer, but before coming to shoot frozen arrows in Genshin Impact, she is first and foremost the heroine of the action/adventure video game Horizon. She is thus the first character to be issued from a collaboration with another universe. She benefits from a dynamic and easy to handle gameplay. Often underestimated, she is nevertheless a convincing DPS burst and is ideal for beginners. We explain how to play Aloy from Genshin Impact in this complete guide. With our tips and tricks, you'll know which artifacts and weapons to equip her with, and who to play her with.

How to get Aloy in Genshin Impact ?

Visual of Aloy in Genshin Impact

Aloy is a unique character. She belongs to the Horizon universe. This collaboration was to celebrate the Genshin Impact release on PS5. You could then unlock Aloy in Genshin Impact for free if you play on PS4 or PS5. Then, the Cryo heroine was offered from October 13 to November 24, 2021 to PC and mobile players.

Unfortunately, it is no longer possible to get Aloy. She doesn't get any forward bids in an Character Event Wish or a Standard Wish. Also, unlike all other characters in the RPG, she has no constellation.

How to play Aloy in Genshin Impact ?

Genshin Impact Aloy gameplay

While one might expect Aloy to be played as the main DPS, she proves to be better as a sub-DPS. Her normal attacks are unfortunately too weak to make her a full-fledged DPS. She does not compete with Ayaka or Ganyu in this area. On the other hand, thanks to her elemental attacks, she can effectively assist your team.

Statistics of the elemental attack of Aloy in Genshin Impact
Statistics of Aloy's elemental attack at level 5

With her Frozen Wilds elemental ability, Aloy fires a gel bomb that explodes on impact in the targeted direction and deals Cryo damage. It then splits into many smaller bombs, similar to the elemental attack of Klee. When a bomb hits an enemy, the enemy's ATK drops (up to 15% once the ability reaches level 10) and Aloy gets 1 Coil stack. If she has 4, Aloy enters a state of Rushing Ice state. Her normal attacks will be infused with Cryo and do more damage for 10 seconds.

As an added bonus, the Combat Override passive increases Aloy's ATK by 16% and nearby characters by 8% for 10 seconds when affected by at least one coil. The Strong Strike passive increases Aloy's Cryo damage bonus by up to 35% when she is in a Rush Ice state.

Statistics of Aloy's elemental rampage in Genshin Impact
Statistics of Aloy's elemental rampage at level 5

This is the perfect time to activate her Prophecies of Dawn elemental rampage. Aloy shoots an arrow that generates large DMG Area Cryo. This ability only costs 40 elemental energy points, so you can cast it regularly.

The trick is to only mount Aloy's elemental attack and elemental rampage. To do good damage, aim for level 8 for these two abilities.

What is the best equipment for Aloy in Genshin Impact ?

As for most offensive characters, we recommend a build with a maximum of ATK, critical rate and critical damage.

We reveal the best artifacts and weapons to equip on Aloy in Genshin Impact.

The best artifacts for Aloy

To play Aloy as a DPS burst in Genshin Impact, the best artifact set is definitely the 4 piece Noblesse Oblige set. With 2 pieces of equipment, you increase elemental rampage by 20%. The 4-piece set will boost the attack of the whole team after an elemental rampage. This effect is not cumulative, however.

Best Artifact Set for Aloy in Genshin Impact : Noblesse Oblige
Noblesse Oblige

If a character on your team is already wearing this set, you can start with the 4-piece Emblem of Severed Fate set. It increases energy recharge by 20% and elemental rampage damage by 25% of your character's total energy recharge.

Artifact for Aloy in Genshin Impact : Emblem of Severed Fate
Emblem of Severed Fate

For your Aloy to benefit from a more offensive build, our advice is to opt for 2 pieces from the Noblesse Oblige and 2 pieces from the Blizzard Strayer set, in order to benefit from a 15% Cryo damage bonus.

Artifact for Aloy in Genshin Impact : Blizzard Strayer
Blizzard Strayer

It is also possible to choose 2 pieces of equipment from the Blizzard Strayer set and 2 pieces from a set of artifacts boosting the ATK of 18% such as Gladiator's Finale or Shimenawa's Reminiscence.

Artifact for Aloy: Gladiator's Finale
Gladiator's Finale
Artifact for Aloy: Shimenawa's Reminiscence
Shimenawa's Reminiscence

For the main statistics, prefer :

  • Hourglass: ATK%;
  • Cut: Cryo damage bonus;
  • Crown: critical rate or critical damage.

For secondary statistics:

  • ATK% ;
  • Critical rate ;
  • Critical damage ;
  • Elemental Mastery;
  • Energy recharge.

The best weapons for Aloy

In order to perfect Genshin Impact Aloy build, choose preferably weapons with ATK, critical damage or rate, or even energy recharge.

Here are the best weapons to equip on Aloy in Genshin Impact :

Weapon for Aloy in Genshin Impact : Polar Star (5★)
Polar star (5★)
Weapon for Aloy in Genshin Impact : Skyward Harp (5★)
Skyward Harp (5★)
Weapon for Aloy in Genshin Impact : Thunder Pulse (5★)
Thundering pulse (5★)
  • Pole Star: The bow increases the critical rate and damage of elemental skills by 12% and the ATK by up to 48%;
  • Skyward Harp: You boost critical rate, critical damage, while triggering additional damage after hitting an enemy;
  • Thunder Pulse: This is the best weapon to equip on Aloy for a DPS build. The bow increases the critical damage, the ATK of 20% and the damage of the normal attacks up to 40%.

There are also some excellent options on the 4-star side:

Weapon for Aloy: The Stringless
The Stringless (4★)
Weapon for Aloy: Alley Hunter
Alley Hunter (4★)
Weapon for Aloy: Sacrificial Bow (4★)
Sacrificial Bow (4★)
  • The Stringless: this bow is excellent on Aloy: it increases his elemental mastery and the damage of his elemental skills;
  • Alley Hunter: This weapon boosts ATK and will increase Aloy's damage by up to 20% when not deployed;
  • Sacrificial Bow: Not the best choice, but the bow will give you a significant energy recharge bonus and allow you to reset Aloy's elemental skill.

Aloy's climbing materials in Genshin Impact

To raise Aloy to level 80+ in Genshin Impact and thus increase her Cryo damage bonus, you will need to collect the following resources:

  • 18 Spectral Husks, 30 Spectral Hearts and 36 Spectral Nucleus to loot on Specter;
  • 1 Sliver, 9 Fragments, 9 Chunks and 6 Gemstones of Shivada Jade, as well as 46 Crystalline Bloom. You will get them by fighting the Cryo Hypostasis;
  • 168 Crystal Marrows: you will find them in Inazuma. Locate them directly with the interactive map of Teyvat.

Which team should Aloy play in?

Aloy can fit into almost any team in Genshin Impact. She will be able to apply the Cryo element to create elemental reactions and generate good damage with her elemental rampage.

Best team to play Aloy in Genshin Impact : Aloy / Sucrose or Kazuha / Xiangling / Diona

For example, you can perform Melt by playing it with Xiangling / Bennett / an Anemo character such as Venti, Kazuha or Sucrose to gather the enemy and weaken them.

You can also choose two Cryo characters: Aloy / Diona / Xiangling / Kazuha or another Anemo character.

Aloy will also work in a Gel team with Ayaka / Kazuha / Kokomi.

Team to play Aloy in Genshin Impact : Klee / Aloy / Kazuha / Bennett

And we have one last fun option for you: Klee / Aloy / Sucrose or Kazuha / Bennett. The trick is that Sucrose or Kazuha will be able to gather the bombs of Klee and Aloy to generate a maximum of explosions.

How old and how tall is Aloy from Genshin Impact ?

Genshin Impact Aloy profile

Aloy is about 18 years old and 1m62 tall. She is the heroine of the game Horizon released on PS4 and PS5. She has no story in Genshin Impact.

Genshin Impact Aloy photo

That's it for our tips and tricks in this Genshin Impact Aloy guide Although the Cryo heroine has no constellation and a weak basic attack, she has many strengths. She can lower the enemy's ATK and increase your team's, easily apply the Cryo element and regularly perform her elemental rampage. These qualities make the Archer a very good sub-DPS, especially since she is one of the easiest characters to play in Genshin Impact and will work in almost all your teams.

Hazulia
Hazulia Passionate about fantasy and science-fiction, I am constantly exploring many worlds in my head, in my texts and of course in video games! These last few months, it's Genshin Impact that takes up part of my days... But I also enjoy card games, fighting games, management games, manga, series, movies, etc.

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