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Heizou Genshin Impact Guide : Build, Weapons and Artifacts

Heizou Genshin Impact Guide

Shikanoin Heizou is a rather atypical 4-star Anemo hero. While he is armed with a catalyst, he actually fights hand-to-hand. He thus benefits from an original and particularly fun gameplay. He will be played mostly as a main DPS or burst DPS and will be able to cause big damages in elementary teams. We reveal the strengths and weaknesses of Shikanoin Heizou from Genshin Impact as well as our tips and tricks for playing the hero in this complete guide. You'll know which weapons and artifacts to equip to give him the best build, but also in which teams to play him.

How to get Heizou in Genshin Impact ?

Shikanoin Heizou is a 4-star character, you have a small chance to summon him in Standard Wish and Character Event Wish.

Heizou Wish

Kazuha's wish to summon Heizou in Genshin Impact
Klee's wish to invoke Heizou in Genshin Impact

The chances of unlocking Heizou in Genshin Impact are increased when he is featured in an Event Banner, as is the case in the first part of update 2.8 of Genshin Impact (Wednesday, July 13 to Tuesday, August 2). You can get it by performing invocations on the Banners of Klee or Kazuha.

Heizou's Constellations

Constellations of Heizou in Genshin Impact

You will be able to make your Heizou more powerful thanks to its challenges. His C1 Named Juvenile Casebook allows him to attack faster and to obtain 1 Declension accumulation for his elemental attack.

Investigative Collection (C2) increases the pull of Heizou's elemental rampage and its duration by one second.

But, the biggest damage boost is provided by its C6 Curious Casefiles. It greatly increases the damage and critical hit rate of your Heizou.

How to play Heizou in Genshin Impact ?

In Genshin Impact, Heizou's role is mainly as a main DPS / burst DPS. He will shine in a fast-paced team with off-camera damage inflicting characters such as Xiangling and Fischl.

Heizou's normal attack statistics

While the hero Anemo has the advantage of being able to disperse with all of his attacks, his normal attacks do little personal damage. On the other hand, his elemental attack Heartstopper Strike does a lot of damage. To take full advantage of this, you'll need to charge 4 Declension stacks.

Thanks to the Paradoxical Practice passive, you get a Declension stack when Heizou triggers a Swirl. This effect can be activated every 0.1 seconds.

Statistics of Heizou's elemental skill in Genshin Impact

So for optimal rotation and maximum Anemo damage, we recommend that you start by performing a normal attack, a charged attack, the elemental rampage, and then a Heartstopper Strike.

As an added bonus, when Heizou's elemental attack hits an enemy, the elemental mastery of all characters (except Heizou) is increased by 80 points for 10 seconds with the Penetrative Reasoning passive.

Heizou's elemental rampage statistics in Genshin Impact

With his Windmuster Kick elemental rampage, Heizou leaps into the air to deliver a powerful kick to the enemy and launch a vacuum bomb. It explodes on impact and creates a whirlwind that sucks in enemies. If they are affected by the Hydro, Pyro, Cryo or Electro element, the ability deals damage from that element.

Nevertheless, Heizou's pull (even with his C2) is not comparable to Venti's, Kazuha's or even Sucrose's and needs to be well placed to be effective. Ideally, raise all 3 of Heizou's abilities to level 8.

Attack of Heizou in Genshin Impact

What is the best equipment for Heizou?

You can assign two types of builds to Shikanoin Heizou: a build where you focus on his elemental mastery in order to achieve maximum damage with elemental reactions or a build where you increase his ATK, his hit rate and critical damage. It is this configuration which will allow him to carry out the most damage in the majority of the cases.

In this guide we reveal the best weapons and artifacts to equip on Heizou in Genshin Impact.

The best weapons for Heizou

Tulaytullah's Remembrance is Heizou's current best-in-slot weapon. It brings a hefty amount of attack and crit damage stats, and ultimately it boosts normal attack speed and damage, allowing him to score more hits over time.

Genshin Impact Tulaytullahs Souvenirs artefacts icône
Tulaytullah's Remembrance

Other weapons can be considered as replacements:

Best weapon for Heizou in Genshin Impact : Skyward Atlas
Skyward Atlas
Weapon for Heizou : Kagura's Verity
Kagura's Verity
Weapon for Heizou : Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds
Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds
  • Skyward Atlas: The catalyst increases the ATK and increases elemental damage by 12%. When normal attacks hit, they have a 50% chance to trigger an attack that causes 160% of the damage of ATK ;
  • Kagura's Verity: This weapon boosts DMG critical and triggering an elemental skill increases the damage of elemental skills by 12% for 16 seconds. This effect can be cumulated up to 3 times. In this case, the character benefits from an additional 12% bonus to DMG ;
  • Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds: The weapon increases critical rate and movement speed by 10% and grants an 8% elemental damage bonus every 4 seconds while the character is in combat (cumulative up to 4 times);
Weapon for Heizou : The Widsith
The Widsith
Weapon for Heizou: Sacrificial Fragments
Sacrificial Fragments
Weapon for Heizou : Solar pearl
Solar Pearl
  • The Widsith: This excellent 4-star catalyst increases critical DMG and when Heizou is deployed, a melody is triggered. It can randomly increase ATK by 60%, boost elemental damage by 48%, or grant 240 additional elemental mastery points;
  • Sacrificial Fragments: This time you boost elemental mastery. The passive offers a chance to reset the cooldown of the elemental skill (once every 30 seconds);
  • Solar Pearl (Battle Pass weapon): The catalyst increases the critical rate and normal attacks increase the damage of elemental skills by 20% for 6 seconds when they hit. The same applies in the opposite direction.

The best artifacts for Heizou

The best artifact set to equip on Heizou in Genshin Impact is the 4-piece Viridescent Venerer set. In addition to increasing Anemo damage by 15%, it increases Swirl damage by 60% and lowers the elemental resistance of enemies by 40% for 10 seconds depending on the elemental type of the Swirl. With this trick, you can greatly increase the damage of Heizou and your other characters.

Viridescent Venerer
Viridescent Venerer

If you play it with another Anemo character already equipped with this set, you can choose two Anemo coins and two artifact coins that increase ATK by 18%, such as Gladiator's Finale or Shimenawa's Reminiscence.

Gladiator's Finale
Gladiator's Finale
Gladiator's Finale
Gladiator's Finale

When it comes to stats, you have several choices. You can focus on an attack/damage and critical strike set or elemental mastery.

  • Hourglass: ATK% or elementary mastery;
  • Cut: Anemo damage bonus or elemental mastery;
  • Crown: critical rate, critical damage or elemental control.

For secondary statistics:

  • ATK;
  • CRIT Rate;
  • Damage CRIT;
  • Elemental Mastery;
  • Energy recharge.

Climbing materials for Heizou in Genshin Impact

To raise Heizou to level 80+ in Genshin Impact, you will need the following resources:

  • 1 Sliver, 9 Fragments, 9 Chunks and 6 Gemstones of Vayuda Turquoise which are mainly obtained on theAnemo Hypostasis;
  • 46 Runic Fangs to loot on the Ruin Serpent;
  • 168 Onikabuto: you will find these insects on the lightning loaded areas in Inazuma. Locate them directly with the interactive map of Teyvat or with the help of Gorou, who shows all the products of Inazuma on your mini map;
  • 18 Treasure Hoarder Insignia, 30 Silver Raven Insignia and 36 Golden Raven Insignia.

In which team should Heizou play ?

Team to play Heizou in Genshin Impact : Heizou / Xingqiu / Bennett / Xiangling

In Genshin Impact, Heizou will perform mostly in teams with fast rotations. He will then be used to perform Swirls, boost damage with his Viridescent Venerer artifact set, and perform high damage with his elemental attack.

You can play it in many teams such as :

Team to play Heizou in Genshin Impact : Heizou / Xingqiu / Raiden / Kuki Shinobu
  • Xingqiu or Yelan / 2 Electro characters ( Beidou, Fishl, Shinobu (for the heal), Raiden, Yae Miko, etc) / Heizou : a fun electro team but less efficient than with a Sucrose ;
  • Yoimiya / Xingqiu / Heizou / Bennett: a team to play Heizou in support.

How old and how big is Heizou from Genshin Impact ?

Heizou is one of the smallest male characters. He was born on July 24, and although he seems relatively young, he is already considered the best detective of the Tenryou commission.

Heizou in Genshin Impact

That's it for our tips and tricks in this Heizou from Genshin Impact guide. While he is a very good DPS burst, he will be less effective as a support than Kazuha or even Sucrose, who boost the elemental attacks of the characters in your team considerably. On the other hand, Heizou can cause a lot of damage. As a bonus, he is particularly fun to play. While it doesn't revolutionize the RPG, it will allow you to vary your teams and take advantage of a powerful 4-star hero. He is without a doubt one of the best 4-star characters in Inazuma.

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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