Beidou Quick TL;DR DPS Build Guide

Beidou Portrait

PSA #1: A DPS is the captain of a pirate crew. They just tell their crewmates what to do so their job gets easier. Make sure to help your captain or walk the plank (it’s cause Beidou is a pirate)

PSA #2: Both Beidou’s abilities scale off ATK, but her E also scales with HP. She’s arguably one of the most satisfying characters to play, which really do make her “bae doe.” BUCKLE DOWN ME MATEY, WE’RE GOIN’ ON A TRIP WITH THIS TL;DR

This is her bread and butter. Learn how to master this quickly if you want to really watch Beidou slap her simps around

IMPORTANT TIP: There are 2 ways to use E
1. Tap E to instantly slash in front of her dealing electro damage
2. Hold E to put up a shield that absorbs damage and release to dish that damage + more back to the enemy

Using E will apply an electro proc on yourself, so just be careful not to take hydro damage or you will stun lock yourself

PSA #3: Her E has some explaining to do:

1. The shield from holding E scales with HP. The more HP = more you can store damage (but you don’t need to build HP)
2. The SHIELD WILL BREAK IF THE DAMAGE ABSORBED EXCEEDS IT’S TOTAL HEALTH. This will forcibly release the E and you WILL TAKE THE EXCESS DAMAGE
3. Taking 2 instances of damage while holding E will grant it maximum damage (caps at 2 stacks)

Example: no attacks blocked = 200%, one attack blocked = 400%, two attacks blocked = 800%

Basically you need to learn how to use her E to dish maximum damage. It isn’t strict, so you can still get perfect counters if you do it a second too early or late. YOU CAN TELL IT’S A PERFECT COUNTER BECAUSE A GIANT ELECTRO AURA WILL OCCUR (examples below)
REGULAR COUNTER
PERFECT COUNTER
Getting a perfect counter or taking 2 instances of damage while holding E procs this passive. Makes Beidou slap like an actual truck. My advice is getting good at perfect countering arrows from Hilchurls and you’ll be a master

Standing on fire, standing in cryo mist, or any DoT effect will also trigger the perfect counter, so it’s not all too strict in it’s proc parameters

Beidou said “nah” to taking damage, so her ultimate reduces damage taken and also dishes damage while you normal/charged attack. STAYS WHEN YOU SWAP CHARACTERS (which is why she can also be a great electro support!)

While there are better electro-based supports, her Q actually allows her to become a rather standard “turret” support (essentially just swap to Beidou, Tap E, use Q, then swap back)

Talent Leveling Order: E > Normal > Q

WEAPON #1 (Recommended for Maximum Booty DPS): Wolf’s Gravestone

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

Has base ATK% scaling and just provides overkill on ATK, making your E stronger (makes your team strong too)

WEAPON #2 (Recommended for early slappage): Prototype Archaic

How do I get it D: ? – Forge (Prototype x1, Crystal Chunk x50, White Iron Chunk x50)

Has base ATK% scaling and lets your normal attack absolute SMASH sometimes

Rainslasher is also an extremely viable option, as her Q can keep the buff up. Serpent Spine is also a great weapon, but highly recommended that you have suitable CRIT% to really maximize the CRIT DMG + damage bonuses it provides. Royal Greatsword also feels refreshing to use for E (after max stacks)

Debate Club is also another really solid early game weapon for Beidou, especially at R5. Bloodtainted Greatsword is also another viable early game claymore

ARTIFACT #1 (Recommended for maximum slappage): Thundering Fury + Gladiator’s Finale

How do I get it D: ? – Thundering Fury at Midsummer Courtyard Domain (AR 30 locked, 20 Resin per run). Gladiator’s at any World Boss (40 Resin per run)

Boosts her Q and, most importantly, E DMG
Boosts everything

Why not 4-set Gladiator’s or 4-set Thundering Fury? Gladiator’s provides a solid 4-set bonus, but Beidou’s main damage still comes from her counter. As for Thundering Fury, the 4-set bonus doesn’t really provide too much towards overall DPS, whereas the simple ATK +18% does

ARTIFACT #2 (Recommended for early DPS): Berserker

How do I get it D: ? – Go slap some monsters and steal their chests, or any World Boss (40 Resin per run)

Basically if you can CRIT = E hits hard

Alternatively, you can also just mix 2-set Berserker + 2-set Sojourner for early stages until you can farm properly for the aforementioned artifacts.

PSA #4: DO NOT WORRY ABOUT STACKING HP. You can still focus on CRIT% > CRIT DMG > ATK > Elemental Mastery as you don’t want to be AFK holding E a long time. It’s better to honestly have the shield shatter and return to doing normal attack parses (your Flower of Life should be more than enough!)

Main stats:

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ATK%Electro DMG%CRIT% or CRIT DMG

Substats: CRIT% > CRIT DMG > ATK > EM

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