Albedo Quick TL;DR Support Build Guide
Updated for 3.1 😁!
Table of Contents
- 1 PSA #1: A DPS and their Supports have a unique relationship: DPS bullies the Supports into doing their homework, then hands it in to look like they’re really smart — that is a DPS
- 2 PSA #2: Both Albedo’s abilities scale off ATK, but DEF can play a huge role depending on his constellation. He can practically bring anything to life, but chose a frickin ROCK FLOWER… b r o
- 3 PSA #3: IMPORTANT TIPS REGARDING E
- 4 WEAPON #1 (Recommended for best E DMG): Cinnabar Spindle
- 5 WEAPON #2 (Recommended for F2P): Harbinger of Dawn
- 6 ARTIFACT #1 (Recommended for massive DPS): Husk of Opulent Dreams
PSA #1: A DPS and their Supports have a unique relationship: DPS bullies the Supports into doing their homework, then hands it in to look like they’re really smart — that is a DPS
PSA #2: Both Albedo’s abilities scale off ATK, but DEF can play a huge role depending on his constellation. He can practically bring anything to life, but chose a frickin ROCK FLOWER… b r o
PSA #3: IMPORTANT TIPS REGARDING E
- THE FIELD STAYS WHEN YOU SWAP CHARACTERS
- E is NOT and enchantment like Chongyun’s E
- Transient Blossom procs (the Geo DMG) only occurs when you damage enemies INSIDE the field. If they’re outside the field, they will not receive the Geo DMG proc
- Transient Blossom procs occurs roughly every 2 seconds (it’s basically like a Geo version of Xingqiu’s Q)
The E can be very sensitive, so make sure you don’t accidentally cancel your combo’s or lose aggro because you stepped on the flower!
The Transient Blossom procs are essential to his kit, but it does not mean you should double-down on DEF% main stats unless you’re strictly planning on centralizing your build on E. A single DEF% Sands will be more than fine!
IMPORTANT TIP: You do NOT need to be in the field to cause the 7 Geo explosions. His E just has to be spawned, and you can cast Albedo’s Q anywhere to cause the explosions!
JUST MAKE SURE ALBEDO’S E IS OUT BEFORE YOU Q!
Talent Leveling Order: E > Q > Normal (don’t really need to level Normal
WEAPON #1 (Recommended for best E DMG): Cinnabar Spindle
How do I get it D: ? – Shadows Amidst Snowstorms Event
Cinnabar Spindle is basically best in slot for Albedo since it just boost DEF by a ton, and the DMG provided by 40% of his DEF (80% at R5) it provides for E will snapshot (meaning even off-field, the Transient Blossom procs will also gain DMG). Also, huge plus that it’s an event item that you can R5 easily!
If you have Primordial Jade Cutter it still does great. Keep in mind that Jade Cutter will bolster both E and Q, while Cinnabar will focus on E DMG. So if you’re only playing off-field Support Albedo, Cinnabar will most likely still get you better mileage.
Honorable mention is Festering Desire, for it’s ER% (which is always nice) and that it also boosts E’s DMG and CRIT% (ideal if you’re low on CRIT%, but not necessary)
WEAPON #2 (Recommended for F2P): Harbinger of Dawn
How do I get it D: ? – It’s time to roll boys (gacha)
Harbinger of Dawn is also an easy sword to refine/level, even if you’re F2P (literally a 10x roll on any banner will probably get you it). Just make sure to basically stay 100% HP, or you’ll lose a lot of CRIT% (which effectively also punishes your CRIT DMG).
However, it’s also worth mentioning since you’re only using Albedo to quickly E then swap, chances of getting hit are low. Just watch out for corrosion from the Rifthounds, since the DoT damage affect your whole team.
ARTIFACT #1 (Recommended for massive DPS): Husk of Opulent Dreams
How do I get it D: ? – Slumbering Court Domain (AR 30 Locked, 20 Resin per run)
Husk of Opulent Dreams is the new artifact set, and it’s basically made for Albedo. The +30% DEF alone is great, but the 4x effect essentially gives Albedo an additional 24% DEF bonus + 24% Geo DMG buff. You don’t even have to worry about losing the stacks since Albedo is basically off-field 90% of the time.
4x Opulent is strong for burst DPS hybrid Albedo, but if you’re too lazy to farm for the new artifacts you can just run 2x Archaic + 2x Opulent (or Noblesse). It’s a good placeholder that still significantly bolsters Q DMG!
|DEF%||Geo DMG%||CRIT% or CRIT DMG|
Substats: CRIT% > CRIT DMG > DEF% > ER%
If you want other characters let me know. Hope this helped. Bye.
You accidentally wrote that the “Festering Desire” can be obtainable from gacha. Maybe change it so people saving up for his rerun know that the weapon is an event-exclusive 😀
Oh, I might have accidentally typed it on impulse, thanks for the catch!
what about albedo with def/geo/def
i have 2k def this way, since I only use albedo for his E, and I have HoD so I have
52/169i score about 11k+ per E or is there any better build ?
That works! It’s a solid build with goodI would maybe try testing DEF circlet vs. CRIT DMG circlet just to see if your E can max out — but that involves more artifact grinding (ideally if you can get a CRIT DMG circlet with DEF% + DEF substats, that would be better I think)
yeah, i think CD% with DEF% substat also works okay then thankyou
oh yes thats true, i just realized that omg lmao
so my albedo stats with Def circlet with cr/cd 52/169
Def : 2041
Total Damage (240% skill damage crowned *2041 = 4898.5 + 90% geo dmg bonus = 9326.5 * 169 cr == 15.845
while with cd with 44 flat def + 12% def
Def : 1683
Total Damage (240% * 1683 = 4039 + 90.4% = 7690 * 212 CD = 16.357
total about 500 damage difference but if I can get better artifact with more def the difference should be higher
Can I run a 2 archaic petra + 2 Glad or 2 Emblem for support albedo which mainly uses his E skill?
You can run 2x Petra + 2x Glad if you want, but you’ll get a lot more mileage out of 2x Petra + 2x Noblesse
team comp guide pls) more creative teams)
I’ve been thinking about re-vamping a lot of the team comp guides
Given how little he’s on the field, how do you feel about running 4x Millelith?
It’s a decent placeholder, but right now Husk just scales too well overall (for both his E and his Q, whereas Millelith is more support based)
“if you’re too lazy to farm” more like “if the shit RNG gives you way too many Ocean-Hued Clam pieses”
Technically not untrue lmao. I can’t count how many times I’ve had to farm for a decent piece. It’s almost as if the game will give you good offensive stats, when you sometimes want just HP% lol