[Top 10] Genshin Impact Best Artifact Sets

Genshin Impact Best Artifact Sets
After the weapons, come the artifact sets to help your warrior go to war.


Along with the characters and the weapons they wield, comes artifacts that would boost their base stats. After all, we need something working in the background, too, right? These artifacts would boost you with their main stat and even more with sub ones; some of them boost your healing ability, some your ATK, some your max HP, and so on.

Artifacts are comparably easier to get your hands on, or so to stay. You can find them through domains, battles, and treasure chests. Obviously, domains would be a better choice if you’re hoping for a certain type of artifacts.

There are 5 active slots of artifacts: Flower of Life, Plume of Death, Sands of Eon, Goblet of Eonothem, and Circlet of Logos. The higher the stars are, the bigger the boost. The numbers aren’t the only thing you need to look out for, though.

From the 5 active slots, you can fill it all 5 with one set, or go mix and match for your desired boost. Using two of the same set or four of the same set activates an extra effect. That said, you can either use all 5 of the same set, 4 of the same set and one other artifact you deem necessary, or go two-two for a two sets different effect. Good luck figuring it out!

As of ver 1.2., there are a total of 27 sets of artifacts, plus 4 individual Circlet of Logos dropped by certain Bosses. These artifacts need to be levelled up if you want them to work better, boosting the existing stats and even adding extra ones once you’ve reached certain levels. I genuinely hope you aren’t like me who didn’t realize I needed to level them up until Ascension 1.

While mix and matching artifacts seems like a fun thing to figure out, I’m here to tell you my version of the 10 best artifact sets when they are, well, being used as sets. Here goes nothing.

10. Maiden Beloved.


The Maiden Beloved set is the only five-starred artifacts with a healing-based boost. When you’re the only one with certain characteristics; you’re bound to make it to the top 10 list (like right here) though you might be on the very last on that list (also like right here). This set can be obtained through the Valley of Remembrance Domain, in the chamber of Dance of Steel II – V.

Obviously, this is best suited for your healer.

Having 2 set pieces on will raise your Healing Effectiveness by 15%, and the 4 set pieces will raise the healing received by everyone in the part by 20% for 10 seconds when you use Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst.

Set details:

  • Maiden's Fleeting Leisure
  • Maiden's Fading Beauty    Maiden
  • Maiden's Distant Love
  • Maiden's Heart-stricken Infatuation
  • Maiden's Passing Youth

Why Maiden Beloved Is Great:

  • You don’t have to worry about your HP going down if this is equipped on your healer.
  • The 2 set piece is already a good enough addition if you wish to mix other artifacts in.
  • If you don’t wish to use this in your usual gameplay, it would be a great set to use during Spiral Abyss.

9. Lavawalker

You can get your hands on the Lavawalker set through the Hidden Palace of Zhou Formula Domain, in the Frost I – IV Chamber. The set name kinda explains itself as a Pyro-themed set.

Using 2 pieces of this set unlocks an increased Pyro RES by 40%. If you have the full set on, it will give you a 35% bonus DMG when the enemies are affected by Pyro; Elemental Skill, Burst, Charged Attack, whatever!

It does seem like there are only very few characters who can make use of this particular set (hence this is low on the list), but the boost that it gives is too much for it not to be on the list.

Set details:

  • Lavawalker's Epiphany
  • Lavawalker's Wisdom    
  • Lavawalker's Resolution
  • Lavawalker's Salvation
  • Lavawalker's Torment

Why Lavawalker Is Great:

  • With the full set on, if you keep on using your Pyro attack, you basically get a free 35% DMG boost. 
  • Which means almost all of your Pyro DMG is at least 35%.
  • Or even if you make a non-Pyro character use this, it would still be pretty great if you have another Pyro in your party for  Elemental Reactions.
  • An honorary mention of its twin, the Thundershooter set, is much needed, because it’s basically the same set but for Electro.


8. Retracing Bolide

The Retracing Bolide set is available through the Domain of Guyun by the Spring III – VI chamber. This set is… a buff. I know every artifact is basically a buff, but that’s the only thing that comes to my mind as I type this. But you can say this one strengthens your ‘defense’.

The 2 set pieces increase the strength of your Shield by 35%. The effect seems kinda lacking compared to other artifacts, I know. However, if you’re using the full set, it would give you a 40% DMG by Normal and Charged Attack when you’re within the Shield area. Insane, right.

This seems like it’s for the Geo characters, because they seem to be the ones that produce Shield (like Noelle and Zhongli). But I think Xinyan could also benefit from this, plus she’s a Claymore wielder, I can only imagine the DMG boost she’d be able to get from this.

Set details:

  • Summer Night's Waterballoon    
  • Summer Night's Mask    
  • Summer Night's Bloom
  • Summer Night's Finale
  • Summer Night's Moment

Why Retracing Bolide Is Great:

  • It increases both your Shield and your Normal & Charged ATK if you’re using all of the set. 
  • A 40% addition of Normal and Charged Attack is considerably a big boost to your damage.
  • That means your Shield is close to being impenetrable whilst having a 40% boost of Normal and Charged Attack DMG that doesn’t need a cooldown for you to keep on using.
  • The only reason it’s pretty low on the list is because not everyone likes playing with Shield.


7. Thundering Fury

The Thundering Fury artifact can be found in the Midsummer Courtyard Domain, Fires of Purification Chamber III – VI. The name is a bit of a give-away, but this is an Electro-leaning set.

Technically, this set is similar to the Crimson Witch of Flames set, just that this is Electro-leaning and that one is Pyro-leaning. The reason why this set lost the higher position to its sister is simply because Pyro reactions deal more damage than Electro reactions do.

Equipping two pieces of this set activates a bonus of 15% Electro DMG. Having the full set on boosts the DMG through Overloaded, Electro-Charged, and Superconduct by 40%. When these Elemental Reactions are triggered, your Elemental Skill cooldown is down by 1 second though this can only be activated every 0.8 second. 

Set details:

  • Omen of Thunderstorm
  • Thunder Summoner's Crown
  • Thunderbird's Mercy
  • Survivor of Catastrophe
  • Hourglass of Thunder

Why Thundering Fury Is Great:

  • If you love playing with Elemental Reactions like me this is a great set for your Electro characters.
  • The effect of decreasing Elemental Skill CD by 1s can be stacked over and over again if you can keep on triggering the reaction.
  • Which means this is a very good addition for a party with a variety of elements.
  • This would eventually lead to decreasing your Elemental Skill CD again and again.

6. Crimson Witch of Flames

If the name and the appearance isn’t obvious enough, I’m happy to tell you the Crimson Witch of Flames set is a Pyro leaning set. You can find this set in the Hidden Palace of Zhou Formula Domain, within the Frost I – IV chamber.

The 2 pieces set unlocks a good addition of 15% Pyro DMG Bonus. The 4 pieces, though, bring a 40% increased Overloaded and Burning DMG and a +15% DMG for Vaporize and Melt. This is dedicated to you, players who love Pyro Elemental Reactions.

On top of this, the four pieces set also adds an additional of 50% value from the 2 pieces set effect for 10s if you’re using Elemental Skill. This particular effect can be stacked up to 3 times. Burn!!

Set details:

  • Witch's Heart Flames    
  • Witch's Scorching Hat    
  • Witch's Flower of Blaze
  • Witch's Ever-Burning Plume
  • Witch's End Time

Why Crimson Witch of Flames Is Great:

  • Though ideally this is better for Pyro whose Skill CD is rather quick, it’s still great to any Pyro user.
  • As the Pyro element is already originally big on damage, this set would increase these DMG for an even bigger DMG.
  • This is very good when you’re playing Co-op whose characters are of other elements. Elemental Reactions, baby!
  • Or you can use your characters first before switching to Pyro.


5. Blizzard Strayer

A very fitting set coming from Dragonspine. You can obtain the Blizzard Strayer set by battling in the Peak of Vindagnyr Domain. From its name to its appearance, I’d say it’s pretty obvious this artifact is made for Cryo users.

Using 2 pieces of this set unlocks a 15% addition of Cryo DMG. And using 4 of them would increase your Cryo character’s CRIT Rate by 20% when the enemies is affected by the element. In the case of Frozen enemies, your CRIT Rate gets another 20% boost from the set.

Like I said, this set is just a perfect match for your Cryo characters. All of its boosts are designated for Cryo attacks. Quite frankly, if you feel like using it with another set of artifacts, the first effect is already good enough for your Cryo.

Set details:

  • Goblet of the North Wind    
  • Glacial Crown
  • Glacial Heart
  • Snowy Feather Feather Accessory
  • Ice Hourglass

Why Blizzard Strayer Is Great:

  • Because this is exclusively for Cryo users, using the full set will get you  +15% Cryo DMG and 40% CRIT Rate if you manage to trigger the Frozen reaction in total.
  • That also means at least 20% CRIT Rate addition to your Cryo.
  • You can save your resin to farm this and the Heart of Depth set, a Hydro leaning set, because they’re dropped in the same domain.
  • Which is important because you need a Hydro to trigger the Frozen reaction.


4. Heart of Depth

The Heart of Depth set is one of the newest additions to the set family, originating in Dragonspine’s Domain: Peak of Vindagnyr. This one is probably one of the best choices for a Hydro Vision holder.

Using 2 of this set of this activates a 15% addition to your Hydro DMG (notice the pattern?). While using 4 would boost up your DMG caused by Normal Attack and Charged Attack by 30% for 15s. Kind of ironic that we get this in Dragonspine, which is the bane of Hydro characters.

Truthfully, if you want the effect unlocked by the full set but you don’t want to use a Hydro, it’s completely okay because the effect isn’t limited to a Hydro one. But, quite obviously, you wouldn’t be able to get its maximum potential if you don’t pair it with a Hydro user.

Set details:

  • Heart of Depth Flower
  • Heart of Depth Feather
  • Heart of Depth Hourglass
  • Heart of Depth Goblet
  • Heart of Depth Circlet

Why Heart of Depth Is Great:

  • Very good for your Hydro character, even more if you have Mona or Childe.
  • It’s still pretty good even if you wish to equip this full set to a character with another element.
  • 30% DMG addition for Normal and Charged attack means you don’t have to wait for a cooldown. Just keep on hitting them until 15 seconds is up!
  • Which means in total you have about 45% addition when you’re using a Hydro attack.

3. Viridescent Venerer

Now if you’re using an Anemo character this is your best go-to set. Viridescent Venerer is obtainable through the Valley of Remembrance Domain, in the Dance of Steel II – V chamber.

Using two of this set triggers a 15% addition of Anemo DMG. But, if you’re using four, then it will boost an extra 60% Swirl DMG. 60% is… a big number. On top of that, if you’re triggering the Swirl with any other element, it will decrease your opponent’s Elemental RES to that element by 40% for 10s.

While this is limited to Anemo users, any Anemo character that uses this would get an enermous boost of damage. It doesn’t matter which weapon they bear. I kind of want to use an Anemo as I’m typing this.

Set details:

  • Viridescent Venerer's Vessel
  • Viridescent Venerer's Diadem
  • In Remembrance of Viridescent Fields
  • Viridescent Arrow Feather
  • Viridescent Venerer's Determination

Why Viridescent Venerer Is Great:

  • This is basically made to buff up your Anemo character (uh… Lumine?). The effects from this set directly affect your Anemo skills.
  • 60% Swirl DMG boost, yo! I don’t really need to say anything, right?
  • It doesn’t matter what weapon your Anemo is using; even if you don’t have Venti or Scurose… your MC’s Anemo mode is there to help you make use of this artifact.
  • You can say the second effect basically gives you extra 40% DMG if you’re combining Swirl with another element. Poof. Gone with the wind.


2. Gladiator’s Finale

I do not want to throw this word around easily, but I personally think the Gladiator’s Finale is one of the ‘easiest’ sets to get. If you’re big on fighting bosses, that is.

Whichever bosses you feel like going against, everyone has a chance to drop one of these. So, if you’re fighting them at least 4 times a day with your daily dose of Resin, there’s a really big chance of getting all of them quickly. 

Gladiator’s Finale gives you a 18% bonus ATK if you’re using 2 pieces, and a +35% Normal Attack DMG if your character uses a Sword, Claymore, or Polearm if you’re using the 4 pieces sets.

That being said, if you don’t manage to get all of the sets but only 2 of them, it’s a very big okay. You can try to mix and match 2 Gladiator’s Finale artifacts with some other ones that fit your characters best.

While this set does not cater to one specific element, its best ability can only be used by certain weapon wielders. Using this set with your main DPS, like Razor, Keqing, or Childe would be a much better choice for the artifacts to work best. 

Set details:

  • Gladiator's Nostalgia
  • Gladiator's Destiny
  • Gladiator's Longing
  • Gladiator's Intoxication
  • Gladiator's Triumphus

Why Gladiator’s Finale Is Great:

  • It’s considerably easier to get the full set compared to the others. I don’t know how many Gladiator artifacts I’ve gotten.
  • The 2 piece set effect is great enough that you can be combined with another two if you’re not using one of the weapons above.
  • Which means if you get a lot of this, you can keep on using two sets on your other characters.
  • Even though there is a limitation of weapons for its full effect to go to use, it’s still easier to find one in your party who uses one of the weapons because there’s no element restrictions.

1. Noblesse Oblige

The Noblesse Oblige comes as the number one set of all sets. You can get this set by completing the Clear Pool & Mountain Cavern Domain, on Stone Chamber I – III! This is starting to sound like an advertisement, I’m sorry. 

Activating two out of four will give you a 20% bonus Elemental Burst DMG and if you’re using all four, it gives everyone in the party an additional 20% ATK for 12s. Even though the effect does not stack, I’d say it’s still a really big push for not only your character but everyone in the party.

On top of that, this set is pretty much versatile no matter who uses it, regardless of the elements nor weapons. Which is one of the main reasons why The Noblesse Oblige is on top of this list. Everyone in your team can use it and it wouldn’t be a problem.

Though, if you’re using all 4 sets of this, making a support like Xingqiu, Barbara, or Qiqi equips this set of artifacts would be better. But if you’re only using 2, then it might be better to equip it to a main so the Elemental Burst would get the extra boost.

Set details:

  • Royal Silver Urn    
  • Royal Masque
  • Royal Flora
  • Royal Plume    
  • Royal Pocket Watch

Why Noblesse Oblige Is Great:

  • You don’t really have to think hard who would be the best character to use this one. Practically every character would match well with this set.
  • Its effect is not limited to certain elements nor weapons.
  • The full set gives an ATK boost to everyone in the party, not just the character who holds this set.
  • It’s totally okay if you only manage to find two, because the first set effect is already good enough!
  • And then you can mix the effect with another two sets if you’d like.

Now how was that list? I'm sure there are things you agree with, and some that you don't. Comment down below and tell us your best artifacts set.

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