Bennett Quick TL;DR DPS and Support Build Guide

Bennett Portrait


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


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 Benny DPS): Festering Desire

How do I get it D: ? – Dragonspine Storyline

Has base Energy Recharge scaling and essentially makes E into a burning whip + you get Q faster

WEAPON #2 (Recommended for early Benny Support): Harbinger of Dawn

How do I get it D: ? – You get one from Kaeya, but rest from gacha

Has base CRIT DMG scaling and turns Benny into a CRIT machine

Festering Desire is essentially still the best option for both DPS and 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

ARTIFACT #1 (Recommended for a big thumbs up): Crimson Witch + Noblesse Oblige

How do I get it D: ? – Crimson Witch at Hidden Palace of Zhou Formula Domain (AR 30 locked, 20 Resin per run). Noblesse Oblige at Clear Pool and Mountain Cavern Domain (AR 35 locked, 20 Resin per run)

Makes E and Q hurt a lot
Q does big boom

There is a really odd Phys DMG DPS Bennett build that uses Aquila Favonia + 4-set Gladiator’s, but it’s just for giggles. Highly recommend just going with the artifacts above if you just want to spam Q and nuke people

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

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):


Substats: CRIT% > CRIT DMG > ATK > EM

Main stats (for Support):

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.


I spend too much time filling out spreadsheets for incoherent data, but at least I can turn them into guides :P

10 Responses

  1. Holly Haas says:

    Which is better, festering desire or skyward blade?

  2. ARandomBennettMain says:

    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

  3. Yeet says:

    Does 2pc Crimson & 2pc Noblese work as support as well?

    • 2board says:

      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

      • Yeet says:

        And would the main stats for Bennett’s DPS build also on his support build too?

        • 2board says:

          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!

  4. Sakh says:

    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.

    • 2board says:

      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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