Updated for 2.3 😁!
PSA #1: I don’t have a clever anecdote for this one… I’m just down bad for Eula 😩👌
PSA #2: Both of Eula’s abilities scale of ATK. Honestly I have zero clue why a giant, frozen, cryo sword would cause nuclear devastation as Phys DMG, but I do know it slaps HARD
PSA #3: Tap E grants her a “Grimheart” stack which is important for optimizing damage!
Each stack of Grimheart lasts 18 seconds each, meaning they have independent timers to each other. It’s important to remember that Tap E is the only way to gain stacks — Hold E will consume these stacks to do additional damage by applying debuffs. Must hit an enemy to receive a stack!
Hold E will consume any Grimheart stacks to release an additional AoE attack (Icewhirl Brand)
Grimheart offers 3 main buffs/debuffs (these are based off E’s Talent Level 8 numbers):
- Buffs Eula’s DEF by 30% per stack (60% DEF bonus total) and gives her interruption resistance
- Debuffs enemies’ by reducing their Phys Resistance by 23% (doesn’t stack)
- Debuffs enemies’ by reducing their Cryo Resistance by 23% (doesn’t stack)
While the DEF buff lasts the same duration as the Grimheart stacks, the debuffs only last 7 seconds, so make sure to utilize your burst within that time window to maximize damage!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Another localization error — it works if you only have 1 Grimheart stack as well. Meaning you don’t need 2 to proc this passive
The damage is actually pretty nice, as it’s scaled off your Q’s damage, so make sure to always get 2 stacks of Grimheart before Hold E
IMPORTANT TIP: Each hit on an enemy will give you a stack. For example: if you do Eula’s full Normal Attack combo, it’ll grant 7 stacks instead of 5 since her 3rd and 5th attack grants 2 hits. For a better explanation, check out Zeal’s in-depth breakdown of how the stacks work
Her Q will also explode on it own in 7 seconds whether you have it nearly stacked or not, so make sure to get those hits in!
The scaling on her Q is insanely high, and although it’s Phys DMG, it doesn’t matter because of the sheer damage those multipliers provide. Here’s what her Q’s multiplier is at max stacks on level 8: 4,473.4% of her ATK.
So let’s say you have 2,100 ATK and we’re solely tracking her damage from Lightfall explosion alone (no debuffs, no CRIT, nothing). That means the explosion will basically do 93,941.4 Phys DMG. That’s nothing to laugh at… add the debuffs, CRIT DMG, and all her Phys DMG bonuses — it’s why people are hitting over millions of damage so consistently on her
PSA #4: Here are her combos (weave Normal Attacks in) –
Without Q: Tap E > Tap E > Hold E
With Q: Tap E > Q > Hold E > Tap E (this way your Q explosion will still benefit from E’s Phys RES reduction!)
Talent Leveling Order: Normal > Q > E (Normal > Q since her Q is 80 energy. Your sustained DPS will be from Normal Attacks)
WEAPON #1 (Recommended for best DPS): Wolf’s Gravestone
How do I get it D: ? – It’s time to roll boys (gacha)
The raw ATK scaling it provides purely trumps Song of Broken Pines in total damage –– the counter argument being “you can get more stacks in from the ATK SPD bonus,” but that’s not a consistent enough buff in a sustain DPS calculation (20s downtime is a big gap). Also allows for you to run an ER Sands > ATK Sands for maintaining her Q uptime
The Unforged will also outscale SoBP if you’re running a shield character, but this isn’t a huge issue since Diona’s shield + heal is great, will provide you Cryo resonance for free CRIT%, and her E can be spammed
Skyward Pride is unfortunately bad BUT if you have it, you can run it on her to help with her ER problems. Still better in overall DPS than 4-stars though.
WEAPON #2 (Recommended for 4-star): Serpent Spine
How do I get it D: ? – Battlepass (Tier 30)
Even at lower refinements, Serpent Spine will outperform all other 4-stars at max stacks. Higher refinements only gap this damage difference. The extra DMG received can be ignored since Eula gains DEF% from her E
Luxurious Sea-Lord is also a great weapon (plus it’s R5 free pretty much), as it helps scale Eula’s Q damage by a lot. Similar with Akuoumaru being better than Sea-Lord at R3+, but I would argue that if you don’t have a team that exceeds around 240 Energy Cost it’s not really worth it — this is including Eula’s 80 cost btw
Snow-Tombed Starsilver and Prototype Archaic are both totally fine to run though. If you’re a F2P, and have good CRIT% substats, then Snow-Tombed can be an optimal weapon choice for damage output
ARTIFACT #1 (Recommended for best DPS): Pale Flame
How do I get it D: ? – Ridge Watch Domain (AR 30 locked, 20 Resin per run)
Her E + Q combo makes it extremely easy to maintain the stacks when it matters. Just remember to keep your E combo consistent, and you’ll have 100% uptime
If you don’t have perfect Pale Flame pieces yet, don’t sweat it. Just run 2-set Pale + 2-set Bloodstained in the meantime until you do to amp her NA + Q DPS
ARTIFACT #2 (Recommended for early DPS): Gladiator’s Finale
How do I get it D: ? – Any World Boss (40 Resin per run)
If you’re extremely new to the game and don’t have an excess amount of Gladiator’s pieces, then just stack two +18% ATK sets like Sojourners + Brave Heart
Or if you’re struggling with ER and don’t have a battery unit, then run Exile + any +18% ATK sets
|ATK%||Phys DMG%||CRIT%/CRIT DMG|
Substats: CRIT % > CRIT DMG > ATK% (flat ATK if main stat) > ER%
If you want other characters let me know. Eula’s Team Comp build will be coming out later this weekend! Hope this helped. Bye.