Diluc Quick TL;DR DPS Build Guide

Diluc Portrait

PSA #1: DPS is your god. You will worship them. You will love them, and they will love you back

PSA #2: Both Diluc’s abilities scale with ATK. Mother truckers hits harder than a butt cheek on a stick. He’s also the Batman of the Genshin universe except he’s a pyromaniac

I have zero clue how his skinny frame can jump around doing those crazy attacks, but he does 3 of them. Did I mention the claymore IS ON FIRE? Does a small AoE on contact with the enemy. Proc’s pyro on anyone hit

IMPORTANT ADVICE: WEAVE YOUR AUTOS IN-BETWEEN EVERY E. It cancels the animation quicker + you get additional DPS in!

What to do: normal attack > E > normal attack > E > normal attack > E > normal attack

What NOT to do: E > E > E > E > E > E > E > E > E > E > E > E > E > E > E > E > E

Literally conjures a giant phoenix to push away smelly enemies and set them on fire. Applies pyro and a small pyro DoT. At the end, enemies carried away by it take additional damage. IT SETS YOUR CLAYMORE ON FIRE

There are 3 phases of damage in Q:
1) Slashing DMG: The initial swing Diluc does in the animation ISN’T just an animation. It actually does damage, so make sure you cast infront of enemies
2) DoT DMG: When the enemies get carried away/pushed back. It does multiple ticks of it, depending on where they are compared to Diluc (closer = more DoT ticks)
3) Explosion DMG: This is near the end, when the bird swipes upwards. Typically only smaller enemies get hit by this, as larger enemies don’t get knockbacked enough to get hit from the final part

The big bird (or rather Diluc) has some issues with targeting, so make sure you position yourself so that it hits a big crowd rather than some random slimey boy in the corner of your screen

Enemies stuck in Anemo abilities WILL NOT get carried around by big bird (can I make this joke even [shoutout if anyone got the dark humor]), so if you see a Venti ultimate or Anemo tornado, swing batter batter batter

Remember how I said it sets your claymore on fire? Diluc must be rubbing oil all over it because this baby right here? Make it burn longer and brighter

PSA #3: Did I mention your ultimate sets your claymore on fire? It’s important because it transitions your normal attacks from PHYSICAL to PYRO. This can be hindering if you’re trying to kill enemies that are immune to pyro damage, so just be aware!

You can swing longer with less punishment

Talent Leveling Order: E > Normal > Q

WEAPON #1 (Recommended for BIG BOY #’s): Wolf’s Gravestone

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

Has base ATK% scaling and basically overkill ATK buff for your whole team

Skyward Pride is also a great weapon, and if you don’t have Wolf’s Gravestone you can run it!

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

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

Has base ATK% scaling and every now and then you’ll literally one shot someone

Serpent Spine (BP Claymore) is also an extremely consistent weapon, and arguably the better of the two with a high CRIT DMG build. Prototype Archaic is a great placeholder until you’re able to farm for proper artifact stats, then you can swap to SS if you have it

ARTIFACT #1 (Recommended for pyro enthusiasts): Crimson Witch of Flames

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

*Slaps the set.* This bad boy can hold so much pyro damage. THIS IS FINE (ACTUALLY)

A common question is “can I just run 2-set Crimson + 2-set Gladiator’s? The short answer is yes, but ideally you want to run 4-set Crimson. The bonus reaction damange + the fact Diluc can easily get the 3 stacks means you get 22.5% more Pyro DMG (total 37.5% Pyro DMG Bonus)

ARTIFACT #2 (Recommended for early DPS): Gladiator’s Finale

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

ATK buffs everything + the 35% Normal Attack DMG affects the pyro enchanted Normal Attacks as well

Alternatively, you can also just stack two +18% ATK sets early on

PSA #4: Yes, you technically can run Gladiator’s Finale > Crimson if you want, but you would be missing out on A TON of damage. Since Diluc’s ultimate turns his damage to pyro, you’ll be actively receiving a pretty good damage buff for everything from Crimson (add the reaction damage and Gladiator’s can’t even compete); whereas Gladiator’s is a 35% for just normal attacks.

Main stats:


Substats: CRIT% > CRIT DMG > ATK (ATK% if not main stat) > EM

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