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Heizou Sub DPS Build

Shikanoin Heizou is a 4-Star character in Genshin Impact that is wielding a Catalyst! Heizou features an interesting unarmed combat play style, despite using a Catalyst as his weapon of choice. Heizou is a great option to amplify Elemental damage with Swirl reactions. This Genshin Impact Heizou Build guide is focusing on the role of Sub DPS!

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Weapon for Heizou Sub DPS Build in Genshin Impact

The Skyward Atlas is a great Catalyst for Heizou since it increases his Elemental Damage!

skyward atlas

Good alternative weapons include:

Artifacts for Heizou Sub DPS Build in Genshin Impact

The Viridescent Venerer is a great Set for Heizou! A Set that boosts Anemo damage but also increases Swirl reaction’s damage and reduces the opponent’s Elemental Resistance. Gilded Dreams is a nice alternative.

heizou build

Our desired Stats for Artifacts are:

  • Elemental Mastery
  • ATK%
  • Anemo DMG Bonus

Skills for Heizou Sub DPS Build in Genshin Impact

Heizou’s Normal attack is called Fudou Style Martial Arts and its effects are:

  • Normal Attack: Performs up to 5 fisticuffs empowered by a mighty wind, dealing Anemo DMG.
  • Charged Attack: Consumes a set amount of Stamina to perform a sweeping kick, dealing Anemo DMG.
  • Plunging Attack: Calling upon the surging wind, Heizou plunges towards the ground from mid-air, damaging all opponents in his path. Deals AOE Anemo DMG upon impact with the ground.

Heizou’s Elemental Skill, Heartstopper Strike, deals Anemo damage when tapping it. If you hold the skill it creates a bigger blow. While charging it, Heizou receives the Declension effect which increases the damage based on the hold duration. This effect has four stacks and after the fourth stack is obtained, the Conviction effect becomes active, increasing further damage.

His Elemental Burst, Windmuster Kick, creates an Anemo Vacuum Slugger that moves towards an enemy. It explodes upon hitting the enemy, creating an Arresting Windtunnel that draws enemies while dealing Anemo Damage. If the Vacuum slugger hits opponents affected by Pyro, Electro, Cryo, or Hydro, they will receive the Windmuster effect. The Windmuster will explode after a moment, dealing extra damage of the appropriate Elemental damage type (Pyro, Electro, Cryo, or Hydro) and can affect up to four enemies at once. They can’t receive damage from more than one of the four Elemental types mentioned.

Best Party Members for Heizou Sub DPS Build in Genshin Impact

Heizou is a great character to combine with almost every element, thanks to the Swirl reactions he triggers. Hu Tao, Raiden Shogun, Bennett are some great options.

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