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Beidou Quick TL;DR DPS Build Guide

UPDATED FOR 2.4 😁!

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

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)

Wolf’s Gravestone is purely a giant ATK stat stick, allowing Beidou to hit some crazy high numbers. It’s practically an executioner’s sword since when enemies are lower HP, you do more DMG.

Redhorn Stonethresher is subpar, but still a viable option second to Wolf’s. The only redeeming factosr being it’s high base ATK and CRIT DMG, but the weapon skill itself is unnoticeable.

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

Prototype Archaic at R5 is undeniably an extremely strong F2P option. The weapon skill allows for some neat AoE, and can come in clutch if your E is on CD to help nuke a target. However, Serpent Spine will be your BiS among 4-stars if you have access to the BP since it provides not only CRIT%, but also a lot of ATK% as well! SS at R5 can even outperform Wolf’s Gravestone at R1!

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.

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

If you are running her off-field DPS, then 4x Emblem of Severed Fate will be your best set as it provides decent ER% and a juicy amount of damage per proc from her Q

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 2x Berserker + 2x 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.

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  1. Hi 2Board, thanks for you guide as always. I’ve taken an interest in her lately and Im choosing a weapon for her. Would the Serpent Spine or Wolf Gravestone be better for her, both at R1 ? Second question, what is her talent priority order? Thank you

  2. Since we got her for free she’s been sitting in my box at level 1 C0, i got lucky and pulled a C1 Raiden in 1 multipull and she is now at lvl90 with somewhat decent artifacts. My question: Is Beidou worth it? Should I use resources and time on her? Is this one of those scenarios where 2 characters serve a different function in a team so you could consider build both? Or can i just leave her there collecting rust?

    • Highly depends on your character situation. If you have 2 good carry DPS characters that you can run for Abyss, then Beidou is somewhat subpar. You see those videos of Beidou mains using one E and doing like 40k damage, but they’re highly min-maxed (or have optimal ATK to CRIT values), so there is a tiny bit of investment.

      Paired with Raiden, even with considering the Q interaction bug, it’s not bad as Raiden can provide a lot of energy for Beidou’s 80 cost. Overall, I would say if you have no reliable DPS characters, it’s worth the investment — otherwise leave her to rust

      • Thanks for the reply, i am F2P currently stuck at 33 stars but i think it is mainly because i play on mobile so i am exploring alternatives. I don’t think it can get better than Ayaka and HuTao as DPS with basically all the good supports (Diona, Benny, XQ, XL, Sucrose, even Venti and now Raiden). I honestly don’t think Beidou will offer that much to my teams but i am getting kinda desperate lol

    • Yes! I plan on updating all the claymore DPS recommendations soon! — however, Serpent’s Spine is still better than Sea-Lord at same refinement

  3. I wanna use Beidou just for burst in an overload comp with Yoimiya. Is it better to use EM or should I just stick with ATK%/Crit?