Albedo Quick TL;DR DPS and Support Build Guide

Albedo Portrait

Albedo is the latest five-star Geo character to be introduced with the The Chalk Prince and the Dragon Version 1.2 Patch, and is now available to be pulled in the event wish Secretum Secretorum! Here is our Quick TL;DR character build guide, both for DPS and support roles in your party.

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

Man literally plants a Geo flower into the ground, doing AoE Geo DMG and creates a field. Hold to choose placing location. YOU CAN STAND ON THE CENTER OF THE FLOWER TO MAKE IT INTO AN ELEVATOR! Slap enemies inside the field to do some extra Geo DMG

PSA #3: IMPORTANT TIPS REGARDING E

  1. THE FIELD STAYS WHEN YOU SWAP CHARACTERS
  2. E is NOT and enchantment like Chongyun’s E
  3. 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
  4. 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!

Basically the Geo DMG procs slap harder
Literally drops a giant rock flower infront of you, dealing massive AoE Geo DMG. Spreads like pollen, since it also causes 7 mini AoE Geo explosions inside Albedo’s E

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!

Just use Q then proc elemental reactions. Albedo = Geo Sucrose

Talent Leveling Order: E > Normal > Q (E > Q > Normal for burst DPS/Support)

WEAPON #1 (Recommended for DPS): Aquila Favonia

How do I get it D: ? – It’s time to roll boys (gacha)

Has base Phys DMG% scaling and basically the weapon skill wipes the floor

PSA #4: We’re still testing, but – Albedo’s playstyle benefits Geo DMG% across all roles. Saw roughly a 2.4k more burst DMG and 300-400 Transient Blossom damage with Archaic Petra.

Here are the damage comparisons:

With more realistic projections (assuming players chose The Black Sword for every BP so far), R3 The Black Sword does surpass R1 Skyward Blade by roughly 1.4k total DPS. So if you don’t have Aquila Favonia, The Black Sword will also be fine.

In-game tests, Aquila’s only gimmick is playing recklessly to proc the weapon skill. Otherwise it’s extremely strong for a normal attack reliant main DPS/subDPS like Albedo

However, most people won’t have Aquila Favonia or Skyward Blade, so The Black Sword will be the best option for most players. Prototype Rancour can also work extremely well for more F2P oriented players

WEAPON #2 (Recommended for a pretty flower Support): Festering Desire

How do I get it D: ? – It’s time to roll boys (gacha)

Has base Energy Recharge scaling and the weapon skill affects both initial E + transient blossom procs (effect stays even after swapping)

Harbinger of Dawn is also an easy sword to refine/level. Just make sure to basically stay 100% HP, or you’ll lose a lot of CRIT% (which effectively also punishes your CRIT DMG).

Favonius Sword, Sacrifical Sword, The Black Sword, and Fillet Blade are also great choices for support Albedo. The Black sword if you’re leaning more towards a damage oriented build (where you don’t mind having Albedo on the field)

ARTIFACT #1 (Recommended for massive DPS): Gladiator’s Finale

How do I get it D: ? – Any World Boss (40 Resin per run)

18%+ ATK benefits everything, but more so because Albedo’s kit revolves around normal attacking

For burst DPS however, 2-set Noblesse + 2-set Archaic Petra will perform better (roughly 3k+ DMG markup) at the loss of damage consistency from normal attacks

ARTIFACT #2 (Recommended for sturdy Supporting): Noblesse Oblige

How do I get it D: ? – Clear Pool and Mountain Cavern Domain (AR 35 locked, 20 Resin per run)

Burst just hurts more, and you buff your team (got team!)

Archaic Petra is also great, but just be aware of picking up wrong element-infused crystallize gems — otherwise your DPS will never benefit from the 4-set bonus. Noblesse is just a much easier, safer buff (if you’re used to Archaic Petra, go have fun).

Can run The Exile set for earlier support builds as well, as it will basically turn Albedo into an overkill energy recharger

However, support Albedo can also run a more damage heavy setup if they really wish to

PSA #5: C2 Albedo changes things for both burst DPS and Support Albedo, as it does give some precedent to getting DEF%/DEF substats. Not worth enough to replace Geo DMG% or CRIT values, but it makes getting DEF substats more tolerable (as your E proc’s and Q damage does increase)

Main stats:

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DEF%Geo DMG%CRIT% or CRIT DMG

Substats: CRIT% > CRIT DMG > DEF% > ATK

If you want other characters let me know. Hope this helped. Bye.