Diluc Quick TL;DR Team Comp Guide

Diluc (the pyromaniac batman of Mondstadt)

Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist (shoutout to people who got the reference)

Element: Pyro

Weapon: Claymore

Pros:

Consistent pyro procLow E CDExtremely low Q CD
Low energy costEasy to play/gearRidiculous damage scaling
Passive buff up almost 100% of the timeDoesn’t rely on constellations

Cons:

Can lose significant damage if interruptedDamage maximized with anemoQ sometimes doesn’t do full damage
Can’t benefit from superconduct after Q

PSA #1: Diluc is an extremely consistent and practically overpowered DPS. His main flaw is that his E can get interrupted (especially if you’re parsing), and your Q’s full damage isn’t applied if enemies are too close/can’t get pushed back by the bird. That’s why his team will focus on utilizing burst and CC

Who to take (alternatives explained below!):

Venti
  • Massive AoE to gather enemies so Diluc’s Q can hit everyone
  • Literally poops out energy orbs so Diluc’s Q will always be charged
  • Overall great at chunking any elemental shield’s with E
  • CAN REPLACE WITH SUCROSE OR XIANGLING IF YOU WANT TO RUN DOUBLE PYRO
Fischl
  • Professional taser that spits out electro procs consistently
  • Overloaded is poggers
  • Easy to play as you just press E, swap, then swap back to Q to refresh Oz
  • CAN REPLACE WITH BEIDOU OR BENNY IF YOU AREN’T TAKING XIANG FOR BUFF
Barbara
  • Can heal boo boo when you’re too busy spamming E
  • Provides consistent hydro proc so you can do more damage with vaporize
  • Can run Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers if you want Diluc to slap harder
  • CAN REPLACE WITH XINGQIU OR MONA IF YOU WANT ADDITIONAL AOE CC

PSA #2: This is the team I’ve personally run up until Abyss 11. It’s extremely easy to play doesn’t require too much gearing. If you find yourself getting frozen due to Barbara’s E a lot, swap in Xingqiu for the interruption resistance + tankiness or Mona for her E + Q (this will literally pop level 80 enemies if you pop Mona’s Q with Diluc’s Q)

Great flex slot alternatives:

  • Bennett – Provides pyro resonance and the burst heal is extremely nice since Diluc is vulnerable in E combo. ATK buff is also very appreciated
  • Xingqiu – Vaporize from Xingqiu’s E and Q is busted with Diluc’s E > N1 > E > repeat combo, as each E (or N1 if Q is used) proc’s vaporize
  • Ganyu – Burst DPS Ganyu is practically like Xingqiu but mass proc’s melt instead. Amazing to pair with Diluc Q
  • Mona – Taunt into Diluc Q is a great way to maximize Q output + Mona Q is essential for nuke windows
  • Sucrose – Diluc explodes with EM comps, which Sucrose can be an EM mule for + provide TTDS buff
  • Chongyun – Honorary mention, as Chong E doesn’t interfere too much with Diluc as long as he E > N1 > E combos. Can override Chong E enchant if you Diluc Q afterwards

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK QUESTIONS BELOW! I’ll try my best to respond as I know some players may not have ANY of the characters mentioned

Hope this helped. Bye.