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Thoma's Guide Genshin Impact : Build, Weapons and Artifacts

Thoma's guide to Genshin Impact

Thoma is a 4-star Pyro character. Although the hero has a low offensive potential, he is a good support character. You can protect your characters with his shields and use his Pyro element to perform elemental reactions. In this complete guide, we detail the strengths and weaknesses of Thoma de Genshin Impact. Our tips and tricks will help you decide which artifacts and weapons to equip him with to give him the best build.

How to get Thoma on Genshin Impact ?

You have a small chance of unlocking Thoma in Genshin Impact every time you make wishes on a Character Event Wish or the Standard Wish.

Thoma's banner

Thoma's banner in Genshin Impact

Your chances of invoking Thoma are increased if he is featured in a Character Event Wish.

Thoma's Constellations

Constellations of Thoma in Genshin Impact

Unlocking constellations of Thoma will allow you to use his shields more regularly. His C1 A Comrade's Duty lowers the cooldown on his elemental attacks by 3 seconds when a character protected by Thomas' shield suffers an attack.

C2 A subordinate's Skills extends the duration of Thoma's elemental rampage by 3 seconds.

The C4 Long-Term Planning restores 15 energy points after casting the elemental rampage.

And if you unlock C6 Burning Heart, the damage of all characters in your team's normal, charged and diving attacks will be boosted by 15% for 6 seconds when you place or reset a Thomas shield.

How to play Thoma in Genshin Impact ?

Thoma's attack in Genshin Impact

Thoma's gameplay in Genshin Impact revolves mainly around his shields. He will be used to protect your team, thus being able to replace a healer.

Statistics for Blazing Blessing attack of Thoma in Genshin Impact
Blazing Blessing attack stats at level 4

To play Thoma well, our advice is to start by placing a first Blazing Barrier with his elemental attack Blazing Blessing. The shield lasts 8 seconds and its absorption capacity is calculated according to Thoma's maximum HP.

Then switch to another character and perform Thomas' elemental rampage as soon as possible. Crimson Ooyoroi hits enemies with area Pyro damage, then applies the Scorching Ooyoroi effect for 15 seconds. From then on, when the deployed character performs a normal attack, it deals area Pyro damage and creates a burning barrier. The shield has the same characteristics as the elemental attack.

Statistics of Thoma's elementary outburst in Genshin Impact
Statistics of the Crimson Ooyoroi attack at level 4

When a shield is already active, the remaining damage absorption accumulates with the new shield and its duration is reset. With the Imbricated Armor passive, when the active character obtains or updates a burning barrier, the strength of the shield increases by 5% for 6 seconds, the effect can stack up to 5 times.

It is recommended that you upgrade Thoma's attack and elemental rampage to increase the absorption capacity of his shields.

If Thoma applies the Pyro element with its elemental rampage at regular intervals even when it is no longer present, it takes 2.5 seconds between each application. He is no match for Xiangling in this area.

What is the best equipment for Thoma?

For an optimal support build, the trick is to increase Thoma's energy recharge as much as possible, so that he can regularly perform his elemental rampage. You will also need to increase his HP to create more effective shields and do more damage.

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

The best artifacts for Thoma

Artifact for Thomas: Tenacity of the Millelith
Tenacity of the Millelith
Artifact for Thomas: Emblem of Broken Destiny
Emblem of Severed Fate

For a versatile support build, the best option is to equip Thoma with 2 pieces of the Emblem of Severed Fate set to get a 20% energy recharge bonus and 2 pieces of the Tenacity of the Millelith set to increase his HP by 20%.

Other equipment options are also available:

Artifact for Thoma: Crimson Witch of Flames
Crimson Witch of Flames
Artifact for Thoma: Noblesse Oblige
Noblesse Oblige
  • 2 pieces from the Tenacity of the Millelith set and 2 Crimson Witch of Flames to increase Pyro damage by 15%;
  • 4 pieces Emblem of Severed Fate to increase the damage of the elemental rampage to 25% of the energy recharge, it is a more offensive build;
  • 4 pieces of the Noblesse Oblige Artifact Set: The set boosts Thoma's elemental rampage damage by 20% and the entire team's ATK by 20% after casting it for 12 seconds.

The main statistics to aim for:

  • Hourglass: HP% or energy recharge;
  • Cut: PV% or Pyro damage bonus;
  • Crown: PV% (support), damage or critical rate (sub-DPS).

Secondary statistics :

  • HP%.
  • ATK% ;
  • Critical rate ;
  • Critical damage ;
  • Energy recharge.

The best weapons for Thoma

On the weapons side, you have several options for upgrading Thoma's equipment in Genshin Impact :

Best weapon for Thoma: Staff of Homa (5★)
Staff of Homa (5★)
Weapon for Thoma: Skyward Spine (5★)
Skyward Spine (5★)
Weapon for Thomas: Engulfing Lightning (5★)
Engulfing Lightning (5★)
  • Staff of Homa: This is the best hast weapon to equip on Thomas. The spear increases his critical damage rate, his HP and his attack (sub-DPS and support);
  • Skyward Spine: The weapon increases energy recharge, critical rate and normal attack speed (sub-DPS and support);
  • Engulfing Lightning: the sub-stat raises the energy recharge and thanks to the passive, the ATK is increased to 28% of the energy recharge exceeding 100% (sub-DPS and support).

The best free-to-play weapons for Thoma :

Weapon for Thomas: The Catch (4★)
The Catch (4★)
Weapon for Thoma: Favonius Lance (4★)
Favonius Lance (4★)
Weapon for Thomas: Black tassel (3★)
Black Tassel (3★)
  • The Catch: You gain a bonus energy recharge and the passive boosts the damage of the elemental rampage by 16% and its critical rate by 6% (sub-DPS and support);
  • Favonius Lance: the hast weapon brings a lot of energy recharge (support);
  • Black tassel: easy to obtain, this 3★ weapon increases HP (support).

Thoma's climbing materials

In order to raise Thoma to level 80+ in Genshin Impact (which will increase his ATK), collect the following resources:

  • 1 Sliver, 8 Fragments, 8 Chunks and 6 Gemstones of Agnidus Agate as well as 46 Smoldering Pearls to be looted from thePyro Hypostasis;
  • 168 Fluorescent Fungus: you can find them on Tsurumi Island in Inazuma. Locate them directly with the interactive map of Teyvat;
  • 18 Treasure Hoarder Insignia, 30 Silver Raven Insignia and 36 Golden Raven Insignia.

Which team should Thoma play in?

Best team to play Thoma in Genshin Impact : Hu Tao / Thoma / Xingqiu / Sucrose

You can play Thoma in teams without a healer to protect your characters. He will bring you the bonus of Pyro Resonance if you play him with another Pyro character. This increases the ATK of your team.

Thoma is particularly relevant with Hu Tao, Xingqiu and Kazuha or Sucrose. In this team, he will protect Hu Tao and provide an additional Pyro application to more easily perform Vaporize.

How old and how tall is Thoma in Genshin Impact ?

Thoma is the butler of the Kamisato family, so he is particularly close to Ayaka and Ayato. He is approximately 1.85m tall, which makes him one of the tallest characters on Genshin Impact. Thoma is said to be about 24 years old.

Portrait of Thoma in Genshin Impact

That's it for this guide to Thoma from Genshin Impact. Thanks to our tips and tricks, you now have all the cards in hand to play this character. While he may not be the best at dealing damage, he can protect your team in the abyss and works well with Hu Tao, one of the best DPS in the RPG. Thomas is also a good substitute if you don't have Zhongli.

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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