Until Genshin Impact wow, this is the first time players will have an Electro character that can heal. Unfortunately healing him and the rest of his puppies suffer from the problem of split desquamation. Kuki Shinobu’s healing increases primarily with her HP, but can also be increased if she has Elemental Mastery. Meanwhile, the damage of her elemental skill increases with her ATK. However, her Ultimate scales with her HP.
This can be really confusing as people will have to decide if they want to focus on ATK, HP, or Elemental Mastery. Among the many mistakes players can make when using Kuki Shinobu in Genshin Impactthese are some of the more notable ones that travelers should try to avoid.
7 Building it into ATK
Kuki Shinobu’s elemental ability damage scales with attack, however, even if players build it on ATK/Electro/Crit, Kuki Shinobu will still deal mediocre damage. Because of this, Ex-Shrine Maiden is not worth building on ATK or Electro DMG. Players are better off with other stats she needs.
This means that players should also avoid focusing on Genshin Impact weapons that increase your offensive stat. This includes ATK, critical rate, and critical damage. Also, Kuki Shinobu doesn’t need to recharge energy either.
6 Not knowing his best damage build
So what is the best damage build for Kuki Shinobu? Well, if players want to maximize the damage of their Electro Healer, they should design it to deal as much Elemental reaction damage as possible.
This can be done by accumulating Elemental Mastery on your watch, chalice, and hoop. Also, while 4-Tenacity of the Millelith is awesome for the team, if players want to make sure Kuki Shinobu deals as much personal damage as possible, they can also equip her with 4-Ocean-Hued Clam.
5 Not knowing how to maximize your healing
As mentioned above, Shinobu really suffers from split scaling. For Kuki Shinobu to maximize his healing on Genshin Impact, players must build her on HP and Healing Bonus. As for the artifact set, 4-Maiden Beloved or 2-Maiden Beloved + 2-Ocean-Hued Clam is the best option for players to use. Meanwhile, your weapon must be Freedom-Sworn, Primordial Jade Cutter, or Iron Sting.
Kuki Shinobu’s healing comes from her elemental ability. Her Skill ring lasts 12 seconds and will heal every 1.5 seconds. This means that at C0, players will gain eight points of healing after casting their elemental ability.
4 Focusing too much on her bang
When players cast Kuki Shinobu’s Elemental Burst on Genshin Impact, it will create a small circle that deals damage for a few seconds before disappearing. His AOE will deal damage seven times, scaling with his max HP. Sadly, even if players build Kuki Shinobu on HP/Electro/Crit, the damage dealt by this ability is still not worth losing his healing numbers.
Therefore, there is no need to build Kuki Shinobu on Electro or Energy Recharge. That’s why energy recharge weapons are also not a good option for her. Additionally, Ex-Shrine Maiden also doesn’t provide any support abilities from her Elemental Burst, other than some elemental reactions she can trigger.
3 Improving the wrong talent
Because Kuki Shinobu is meant to be played as a support in Genshin Impact, players will not need to level up their normal attack. His best ability lies in his Elemental Ability, which provides healing and Electro application. As for his Elemental Burst, it’s fine to level it up, but Travelers shouldn’t focus on it.
Therefore, here is the priority of Talent when upgrading Kuki Shinobu:
two Not managing your HP
When Kuki Shinobu casts his Elemental Skill, it will consume 30% of his current HP. Don’t worry though, the HP reduction from this skill will not be less than 20% of his max HP. While this may seem scary, players would want to keep Kuki Shinobu’s HP below 50%, as this will increase his healing and burst damage.
Her Genshin Impact Passive, Kuki will gain an additional 15% healing bonus when her HP is 50% or less. Meanwhile, the duration of his Elemental Blast will increase from two seconds to three and a half seconds if he meets the low HP condition.
1 Ignoring the ocean colored clam
Kuki Shinobu will lose some elemental reaction damage with Ocean-Hued Clam, but the overall damage will be worth it. If people build her with HP/HP/Bonus Heal, Kuki will deal around 10k + 10k + 7k damage every skill rotation.
After unlocking your second Constellation in Genshin Impact, this number increases further as his Ability will last longer, thus accumulating more healing. Instead of eight healing and damage ticks, players will get 10 triggers from their Ability.
Genshin Impact is available now on mobile, PC, PS4 and PS5. A Switch version is in development.
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