Albedo Quick TL;DR Support Build Guide – Version 2.3 – December 2021
Updated for 2.3 😁!
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.