[Top 3] Genshin Impact Best Raiden Shogun Builds

Top three ways to build the Raiden Shogun
Official splash art for the electro archon, Raiden Shogun

1) Main DPS Build

Raiden Shogun's best-in-slot artifact set

When it comes to Genshin characters, players either love the Shogun or hate her. But everyone can agree that she’s a great character to have on a team. Players who want to have all the best-in-slot weapons and artifacts.

It can be painful trying to get good artifacts with the substats you want. It seems that this is especially true with the Raiden Shogun’s best in slot artifact set, the Emblem of Severed Fate. Though this set is fantastic for the Shogun’s high energy needs, having an energy recharge higher than 100% will even make your Shogun deal more damage due to her Enlightened One passive talent.

Use This Build If:

  • You want an on-field Raiden Shogun
  • You need a high-damage-dealing character
  • You can handle high energy costs
  • Fighting pyro, anemo, dendro, geo, or hydro enemies

Build Details:

  • Artifacts: Emblem of Severed Fate (4-piece)
  • Stats/Substats: energy recharge, crit rate/dmg, electro attack%
  • Weapon: Engulfing Lightening
  • Talent level priority ranked: burst, skill, normal attack
  • Potential team comp: Shogun, Bennett, Xiangling, Xingqiu


2) Support build

Childe DPS with a Raiden Shogun support

If you already have a main DPS but want to use Raiden Shogun, she also makes a great support or sub-DPS character. The fact that the Shogun can be such a useful character on a variety of teams really makes her a worthwhile character for any fan to pull for next time she’s on banner.

For a support Raiden build, players will want to focus more on her elemental mastery stats and substats. Though energy recharge will still be important, a support build will really just utilize the Shogun’s skill rather than her burst or normal attack, so having her skill leveled up as much as possible is a good idea.

Use This Build If:

  • You need a strong sub-DPS
  • Off-field electro-AoE damage is a must
  • You want more electro-based elemental reactions
  • Fighting any enemy type

Build Details: 

  • Artifacts: Gilded Dreams (4-piece)
  • Stats/Substats: elemental mastery, energy recharge
  • Weapon: Engulfing Lightning; The Catch; Dragon’s Bane
  • Talent level priority ranked: skill, burst, normal attack
  • Potential team comp: Childe, Shogun, Xiangling, Bennett


3) Physical damage build

Stats for a physical damage build

Players who like to see huge numbers and deal massive amounts of damage might want to use a physical damage build. A physical damage build is useful for most main DPS characters and will focus on their base attack, crit rate, and crit damage.

Building a physical damage character is always a challenge. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to find the perfect artifact to put on your character. But sometimes players aren’t so lucky. But since a physical build isn’t as strict as trying to get all the best in slot artifacts, it may be better to use a couple different 2-piece sets instead of a full 4-piece.

Use This Build If:

  • You like dealing huge amounts of damage
  • You don’t mind artifact farming
  • Use this build against any type of enemies

Build Details:

  • Artifacts: Emblem of Severed Fate (2-piece); Shimenawa’s Reminiscence (2-piece); Gladiator’s Finale (2-piece or 4-piece)
  • Stats/Substats: attack%, crit rate/dmg
  • Weapon: Engulfing Lightning; The Catch; Staff of Homa
  • Talent level priority ranked: burst, skill, normal attack
  • Potential team comp: Shogun, Kujou Sara, Kazuha, Bennett

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