Shenhe (Chong’s aunty, but our mommy 😳)
|24/7 Cryo procs||Strong buffs/debuffs||Viable as sub-DPS|
|Has ATK% as hidden stat||High damage multipliers||Decent AoE|
|Extremely easy to gear/play||Good energy generation|
|Q is 80 cost||Can only buff Cryo DPS||Limited until C1|
|Buff can disappear in 1 attack||ATK% reliant|
PSA #1: Shenhe’s major flaw is her buffs only apply to Cryo DMG — I will mention how Chongyun can change it in PSA #2. Other than that, she’s a strong buffer who can can further the damage with her debuffs!
- Allows Cryo resonance, providing free CRIT% and shines even more in a Freeze comp
- Ganyu’s Charged Attack (Bloom) is affected by Shenhe’s Hold E buff, increasing her overall DPS x2
- Ganyu’s overall kit also gains bonus damage from Shenhe’s Q RES shred
- CAN BE REPLACED WITH AYAKA OR BASICALLY ANY CRYO DPS (or technically Phys DPS)
- Can slot TTDS further boosting ATK% — however still use TTDS buff on DPS and NOT SHENHE
- Amazing energy battery and insane AoE with her E and Q
- Can run 4x Viridescent Venerer, further shredding enemy’s Cryo RES
- CAN BE REPLACED WITH KAZUHA OR VENTI FOR CONSISTENT AOE SHRED
- Kokomi’s E has great AoE that can apply Hydro to enemies + heals for a lot
- Amazing for Freeze comp and alternatively a sub-DPS slot with her Q
- Paired with Ganyu’s Q + Shenhe’s Q can essentially perma-Freeze with her E alone (Q is just icing on top)
- CAN BE REPLACED WITH BARBARA OR MONA FOR TAUNT + MORGANA COMBO
PSA #2: Shenhe’s E buff only applies to Cryo DMG attacks, but Chongyun’s E can essentially make it so a lot of Normal/Charged characters can gain the buffs. Is it worth it? — Not really. Highly recommended that if you want to buff non-Cryo to run Bennett or Sara, but for Cryo characters Shenhe is an amazing pick!
Great flex slot alternatives:
- ANY CRYO DPS – Ayaka, Rosaria, Chongyun, etc… Basically any Cryo character can massive benefit from Shenhe’s E + Q buffs
- Phys DPS (Razor/Eula) – Shenhe can easily proc Superconduct, but her Q also shreds enemy’s Phys RES as well
- Kazuha/Venti – Good AoE that make it easy for Shenhe to proc her Q debuff from the start + 4x VV shred to Cryo RES
- Barbara – Mainly for Freeze comp as her E can proc Wet, but also a decent healer replacement
- Mona – Her E taunt is amazing for Freeze, and Q to further enhance nuke potential (you won’t have a healer tho)
- Bennett – Technically Bennett’s Q ATK buff does affect Shenhe’s E buff as well
- Xingqiu – Can run if using Ayaka as main Cryo DPS for Freeze comp
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.