Alhaitham is a new 5-star Dendro Sword user who joined Genshin Impact in Version 3.4. He is the Sumeru Akademiya’s Scribe, with a logical and detached attitude. He can deal high single and multi-target damage with his Chisel Light Mirrors, which infuse his attacks with Dendro and generate AoE Dendro Projection Attacks. He is also flexible to perform all Dendro-related reactions on-field, such as Quicken and Hyperbloom.
In this guide, we will show you the best builds and weapons for Alhaitham, as well as the best team compositions and artifacts to optimize his performance.
Best Weapons for Alhaitham
The best weapon for Alhaitham is Light of Foliar Incision, a 5-star sword that increases Elemental Mastery by 20% and increases Dendro DMG by 12%. Additionally, when an Elemental Skill hits an opponent, it increases the DMG of Projection Attacks by 20% for 12s. This effect can stack up to 3 times.
Some alternative weapons for Alhaitham are:
- Primordial Jade Cutter: A 5-star sword that increases HP by 20% and provides an ATK Bonus based on 1.2% of the wielder’s Max HP. Additionally, when the wielder’s HP is above 90%, it increases CRIT Rate by 28%.
- Mistsplitter Reforged: A 5-star sword that grants a Mistsplitter’s Emblem stack for every element type present in the party. Each stack increases Elemental DMG by 8% and can stack up to 3 times. Additionally, when dealing Elemental DMG, it increases ATK by 12% for 8s.
- Toukabou Shigure: A 4-star sword that increases Elemental Mastery by 80 and increases Elemental DMG by 6%. Additionally, when an Elemental Skill hits an opponent, it increases Elemental DMG by 6% for 6s. This effect can stack up to 2 times.
Best Artifacts for Alhaitham
The best artifact set for Alhaitham depends on whether he is the only Dendro character in the party or not.
If he is the only Dendro character, then the best artifact set is Deepwood Memories, a new 4-piece set that increases Dendro DMG by 15% and increases Elemental Mastery by 80. Additionally, when triggering a Dendro-related reaction, it increases Elemental Mastery by an additional amount equal to 40% of the character’s Elemental Mastery for 10s.
If he is not the only Dendro character, then the best artifact set is Gilded Dreams, another new 4-piece set that increases Elemental Mastery by 80 and increases DMG dealt by Projection Attacks by 25%. Additionally, when triggering a Dendro-related reaction, it increases DMG dealt by Projection Attacks by an additional amount equal to 10% of the character’s Elemental Mastery for 10s.
The main stats for both sets are:
- Sands: Elemental Mastery
- Goblet: Dendro DMG Bonus
- Circlet: CRIT Rate or CRIT DMG
The sub stats are:
- Elemental Mastery
- Energy Recharge
- CRIT Rate
- CRIT DMG
Best Team Compositions for Alhaitham
Alhaitham can work well with different team compositions depending on the type of reaction you want to trigger.
For Quicken reactions, which increase attack speed and movement speed, you want to pair him with Hydro characters like Mona or Xingqiu. For Hyperbloom reactions, which deal massive AoE damage based on Elemental Mastery, you want to pair him with Pyro characters like Hu Tao or Klee.
You also want to have a support character who can provide shields or healing, such as Zhongli or Jean. Finally, you can add another character who can boost Alhaitham’s damage output or provide utility, such as Fischl or Venti.
Here are some examples of team compositions for Alhaitham:
- Alhaitham / Mona / Hu Tao / Zhongli
- Alhaitham / Xingqiu / Klee / Venti
- Alhaitham / Mona / Fischl / Jean
How to Play Alhaitham
Alhaitham’s gameplay revolves around his Chisel Light Mirrors, which infuse his Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attacks with Dendro, and also generate AoE Dendro Projection Attacks whenever his infused attacks hit opponents.
When Alhaitham uses his Elemental Skill, Universality: An Elaboration on Form, he rushes forward, dealing Dendro damage and causing 1 Chisel-Light Mirror to form. If there are no Mirrors on the field, 2 will be created instead.
When he uses his Elemental Burst: Fetters of Phenomena, the number of Chisel Light Mirrors on the field are consumed and inverted as follows.
- 3 Mirrors -> 0 Mirrors
- 2 Mirrors -> 1 Mirror
- 1 Mirror -> 2 Mirrors
- 0 Mirrors – 3 Mirrors
Alhaitham’s Passive, Four-Causal Correction, generates a Mirror when a Charged or Plunging Attack hits an opponent. This effect can activate once every 12 seconds. He can have up to 3 Mirrors on the field at one time. His mirrors disappear one-at-a-time every four seconds, and they also disappear when Alhaitham leaves the field.
The type of AoE Dendro Projection Attack attack generated by the Mirrors varies based on the number of Mirrors Alhaitham has on the field. The Mirror Projection attacks scale from Elemental Mastery, and also benefit from his 4th Ascension Passive, Mysteries Laid Bare, which increases the damage dealt by Projection Attacks and Particular Field: Fetters of Phenomena by 0.1% for every point of Elemental Mastery Alhaitham has.
Generally, Alhaitham will generate more damage using his Mirrors than with his burst. Therefore, you want to use his burst immediately on field to generate 3 mirrors, then attack until you lose a mirror, at which point use your charged attack to generate another mirror. As soon as a mirror disappears, use your Elemental Skill to create another one, and attack again until another mirror is lost, at which point you’ll swap him out.
Alhaitham is a powerful Dendro DPS character who can deal high damage with his Chisel Light Mirrors and Projection Attacks. He can also trigger various Dendro reactions with different elements to boost his damage output or utility. He is best suited for players who enjoy fast-paced and skillful gameplay.
We hope this guide helped you understand how to build and play Alhaitham in Genshin Impact. If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to leave a comment below!
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