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Bennett Quick TL;DR DPS and Support Build Guide

UPDATED FOR 2.5 😁!

PSA #1: A DPS is a muscle head. They need muscles and nothing else, but they can’t get gains without that protein shake. Your team is that protein shake, and your damage is that muscle.

PSA #2: Both Bennett’s abilities scale off ATK. He may be seen as a Diluc wannabe, but boy oh boy DO HE SLAP HARD. Someone pick up their boy before they annoy me to death

He basically nuts. Tap E to do a single pyro slash. Hold E to charge for a c-c-c-c-combo breaker. Holding E will do 2 uppercut slashes and a down smash explosion

PSA #3: Tap E is recommended for quickly charging your burst, as charging DOES NOT guarantee more energy regeneration + has a longer cooldown. Hold E is tolerable once you have Q out

Lowers E CD

Essentially changes the CD to 4/6/8s for your E at all levels

THIS IS WHAT BREAKS BENNY BOY.

Here’s the quick breakdown:
1. Q will do pyro damage in a large AoE around Benny
2. If character HP is EQUAL OR BELOW 70%, they will heal based off Benny’s HP
3. If character HP is ABOVE 70%, they will ATK buff based off Benny’s ATK
4. Applies pyro proc on character + any who enter the field

PSA #4: THE BUFF IS NOT A 70% ATK BUFF. It means 70% of Benny’s base ATK is given to the character on the field.

EXAMPLE: You have a level 60 Benny, you’re running a level 60 Skyrider Sword, and your Q is level 4
1. Level 60 Benny has a base ATK of 126. Level 60 Skyrider Sword adds 234 base ATK.
2. You would have a total of 360 base ATK (you can check what this is by clicking on details)
3. Q buff is based off that white number. So 360 base ATK * .70 = 252 ATK bonus

Essentially makes E CD shorter and you don’t get recoil from charge level 2

Talent Leveling Order: Q > E > Normal

WEAPON #1 (Recommended for best Buffing): Mistsplitter Reforged

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

Has base CRIT DMG% scaling and basically provides A LOT of base ATK

Mistsplitter Reforged is recommended for literally a single reason: it boasts the highest base ATK for sword weapons. The CRIT DMG and weapon skill are all cool, but realistically unless you’re DPS/Burst DPS Bennett it’s just the base ATK you want.

For Support Bennett, literally other 5-star weapons, whether the weapon skill or substat is good or not, will do better since 5-star weapons give more base ATK than 4-stars.

Only other reason you would take a 4-star > 5-star weapon is if you’re having serious ER% problems, and struggle to get Q up fast!

WEAPON #2 (Recommended for 4-star Buffing): Festering Desire

How do I get it D: ? – Dragonspine Event

Has base ER% scaling and boosts E DMG and CRIT%

Festering Desire is essentially still the best option for Support due to it’s weapon skill, absurd amount of energy regeneration, and the fact the event provides free refinement and leveling materials

Favonius Sword, Sacrificial Sword, and at early levels Fillet Blade are also great alternatives if you don’t have Festering Desire yet

Alley Flash is also a decent 4-star if you’re using Bennett to proc a lot of reactions in a comp, but otherwise Festering will perform better!

ARTIFACT #1 (Recommended for best DPS): Crimson Witch of Flames

How do I get it D: ? – Crimson Witch at Hidden Palace of Zhou Formula Domain (AR 30 locked, 20 Resin per run)

Boosts E and Q DMG and gives Bennett even more Pyro DMG

Crimson Witch of Flames is best in slot for DPS Bennett since you can stack the 4x bonus extremely easily. Plus, since Bennett’s Q applies Pyro to everyone in it, the reaction damage it provides is an added bonus!

Otherwise as a placeholder, you can mix 2x Crimson + 2x any +18% ATK set or 2x Noblesse until you farm for good 4 pieces!

ARTIFACT #2 (Recommended for overkill Support): Noblesse Oblige

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

Makes Q hurt a lot, but Benny can spam his Q, so works as 2x buff mule

Noblesse Oblige is basically a standard, as it not only buffs Bennett’s Q DMG, but also further provides a 20% ATK buff to your whole team! Great for team rotation damage! If you’re already running 4x Noblesse on someone else, it’s honestly fine to run Bennett as a Burst DPS with 2x Noblesse + 2x Crimson!

The Exile set is an excellent placeholder until you’re strong enough/high enough AR enough to farm for 5-star Noblesse Oblige!

Main stats (for DPS):

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ATK%Pyro DMG%CRIT% or CRIT DMG

Substats: CRIT% > CRIT DMG > ATK > EM

Main stats (for Support):

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ER%HP% (or Pyro DMG%)Healing Bonus%

Substats: HP% > ATK > ER% > HP (but getting CRIT%/CRIT DMG is also fine)

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

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10 Comments

  1. Thankkkksss you explain so welllll and you talk about the stats and subst in detail Wich I’m too dumb to understand otherwise , so thanks that really helps me

    • Yep, works great if you already have someone with a 4-set Noblesse bonus (since it doesn’t stack).

      If your Bennett can’t get Q in like 2 E’s, then you could also run 2x Exile + 2x Noblesse as well

        • No, if you’re going support it’s much better to go HP%/HP%/Healing Bonus% for straight up healing. If you’re more looking for sub-DPS, then the same main stats will be fine!

  2. Hi, is the new inazuma set (Emblem of Severed Fate) any good for a pure support benny? Would you say it’s better than 4pc noblesse? I use him for only the buff and heals.

    • If you’re using Bennett Q for heals and buffs only, stick with 4x Noblesse! 4x Emblem is meant to buff the damage the Q does, so it doesn’t affect the heal or ATK buff it provides at all.

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