Best Genshin Impact Albedo Builds

Best Genshin Impact Albedo Builds
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Hritwik Raj


21st Apr 2022 18:47

The best Genshin Impact Albedo builds talk about the weapons and artifacts that you can use on the five-star Geo user and Sword wielder, Albedo - one of the characters from Mondstadt who plays a vital role in the Mondstadt storyline and the Genshin Impact main story. With this best Genshin Impact Albedo build, we also talk about his playstyle, roles, and how you can maximize Albedo's potential as a playable unit.

Best Genshin Impact Albedo Build: Role And Playstyle

Albedo is an S-Tier Geo Support unit in Genshin Impact who serves as the battery for other Geo users. With Albedo and his Elemental Skill, Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma, on the field, Geo users gain an increased Energy Recharge and attack damage. 

You can also use Albedo as a Burst DPS unit as he excels at dealing relatively high AoE damage. Or, use him as a Sub-DPS by making full use of his Elemental Skill, Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma, exploiting its very low uptime. Albedo is one of the flexible units in Genshin Impact who can fill in different roles in your party.

Best Genshin Impact Albedo Build: Maximising Albedo's Potential

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You can hold down the Elemental Skill button to adjust the skill placement. (Image Credit - hritwik/HoYoVerse)

To maximize Albedo's potential as a playable unit in Genshin Impact, we must focus on his Defense Attribute(DEF) and Geo DMG Bonus. Albedo's Elemental Skill, Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma, scales with this DEF stat. And his Elemental Burst attack, Rite of Progeniture: Tectonic Tide, gets increased damage when Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma skill is active. 

So overall, you can focus on the DEF stat to maximize Albedo's potential. Whether you want to use Albedo as a Geo Support, Burst DPS, or Sub-DPS unit, you have to focus on the DEF attribute to maximize the DMG output or utility. 

Best Genshin Impact Albedo Builds: Support, Burst DPS, Sub-DPS

Here are the weapons and artifacts you need to attain the best Support, Burst DPS, or Sub-DPS builds for Albedo. 

Best Weapons For Albedo

Genshin Impact Cinnabar Spindle Sword
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The Cinnabar Spindle is the best sword for Albedo that was obtainable during the Shadows Amidst Snowstorms event. (Image Credit - Hritwik/HoYoVerse)

When we talk about the best weapons for any playable unit in Genshin Impact, the answer is usually their featured weapons. Genshin Impact is a gacha-game that cleverly markets its playable characters and weapons to maximize sales. However, when it comes to Albedo, we have an exception. The best weapons for Albedo are the four-star sword Cinnabar Spindle and the three-star sword, Harbinger of Dawn.

When it comes to five-star weapons, you can use swords like the Primordial Jade Cutter. But, it is better that you use the Cinnabar Spindle or the alternative, Harbinger of Dawn, as their weapon skills go well with Albedo's character kit. 

Genshin Impact Harbinger of Dawn
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You can obtain the Harbinger od Dawn sword by performing wishes on any banner. (Image Credit - Hritwik/HoYoVerse)

When you use the Cinnabar Spindle sword on Albedo, you get a 69% increased DEF%. Whereas the weapon skill, Spotless Heart, increases Albedo's Elemental Skill, Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma's damage based on 40% of DEF. This DMG bonus effect takes place once every 1.5 seconds. On the other hand, when you use the Harbinger of Dawn on Albedo, you get a whopping 46.9% increase in CRIT DMG. Moreover, Harbinger of Dawn's weapon skill, Vigorous, increases the CRIT Rate% by 14% if Albedo's HP is over 90%. That too, at base refinement. You can further increase the CRIT Rate% by having an R2 to R5 Refinement Harbinger of Dawn. 


The Primordial Jade Cutter is also a great weapon for Albedo, granted you own the said weapon. If not - you have to spend a lot of Primogems on the weapon's banner, Epitome Invocation when Primordial Jade Cutter appears on the banner as one of the featured weapons. You can use the Primordial Jade Cutter on Albedo to increase his CRIT Rate% by 44.1%.

Genshin Impact Amenoma Kageuchi
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The Amenoma Kageuchi is one of the craftable weapons thats you can use on Albedo in case you don't have Cinnabar Spindle or Harbinger of Dawn. (Image Credit - Hritwik/HoYoVerse)

The weapon skill of the Primordial Jade Cutter is also great though it doesn't fit well with what we are aiming for Albedo. Primordial Jade Cutter's weapon skill, Protector's Virtue, increases the wielder's HP by 20%, and it also gives an ATK% boost based on 1.2% of the wielder's max HP at base refinement. 

There is a very low chance that you don't own the Harbinger of Dawn or the Cinnabar Spindle swords in Genshin Impact. Still, if that is the case, you can use any craftable sword or battle pass weapon, like The Black Sword, to manage the CRIT Rate, ATK, CRIT DMG, and DEF stats. 

Best Artifacts For Albedo

Genshin Impact Husk of Opulent Dream
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Husk of Opulent Dream is the best artifact for Albedo as it goes well with his character kit. (Image Credit - Hritwik/HoYoVerse)

The best artifact for Albedo is the four pieces of the Husk of Opulent Dreams artifact set that you can obtain from the Slumbering Court domain found on Seirai Island, in the Inazuma region of Teyvat. Apart from that, you can also use the Archaic Petra artifact set to increase Albedo's Geo DMG. 

Here are the stat bonus that you get on using the Husk of Opulent Dreams artifact set:

  • 2-Piece Bonus: DEF +30%
  • 4-Piece Bonus: A character equipped with this Artifact set will obtain the Curiosity effect in the following conditions: When on the field, the character gains 1 stack after hitting an opponent with a Geo attack, triggering a maximum of once every 0.3s. 
  • When off the field, the character gains 1 stack every 3s. Curiosity can stack up to 4 times, each providing 6% DEF and a 6% Geo DMG Bonus. When 6 seconds pass without gaining a Curiosity stack, 1 stack is lost.

Here are the stat bonus that you get on using the Archaic Petra artifact set:

  • 2-Piece Bonus: Geo DMG Bonus +15%
  • 4-Piece Bonus: Upon obtaining an Elemental Shard created through a Crystallize Reaction, all party members gain 35% DMG Bonus for that particular element for 10s. Only one form of Elemental DMG Bonus can be gained in this manner at any one time.

Best artifact for Albedo in Genshin Impact
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While Husk of Opulent Dreams is the best set to use on Albedo, two pieces of Noblesse Oblige and two pieces of Archaic Petra also produces the same result, almost. (Image Credit - Hritwik/HoYoVerse)

For the Burst DPS build, you can go for two pieces of Archaic Petra or Husk of Opulent Dreams combined with two pieces of the Noblesse Oblige artifact set. For the Geo Support build, you can use four pieces of the Tenacity of the Millelith artifact set or four pieces of the Archaic Petra artifact set. For DPS build, you have to use four pieces of the Husk of Opulent Dreams artifact set, which is the best artifact for Albedo till now.

Here are the stat bonus that you get on using the Tenacity of Millelith artifact set:

  • 2-Piece Bonus: HP +20%
  • 4-Piece Bonus: When an Elemental Skill hits an opponent, the ATK of all nearby party members is increased by 20%, and their Shield Strength is increased by 30% for 3s. This effect can be triggered once every 0.5s. This effect can still be triggered even when the character who is using this artifact set is not on the field.

Here are the stat bonus that you get on using the Noblesse Oblige artifact set:

  • 2-Piece Bonus: Elemental Burst DMG +20%
  • 4-Piece Bonus: Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.

Best Genshin Impact Albedo Build: Stats And Attributes

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Maintaining the CRIT Rate to DRIT DMG ratio while having decent Geo DMG bonus will help you get more damage out of Albedo's abilities. (Image Credit - Hritwik/HoYoVerse)

To attain Albedo's aforementioned builds in Genshin Impact, you have to prioritize upgrading his stats based on the following order: DEF > Geo DMG Bonus > CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG> ATK. Also, make sure you have the CRIT Rate to CRIT DMG ratio around 1:3 or 1:4. Balancing these attributes vary on a case-to-case basis. It depends on the main stats and sub-stats you have on the artifact as the drops are based on RNG. So we will leave the management part to you.  

That should be all you need to know to build the best Genshin Impact Albedo builds - if you're fancying a different character, why not check out our guide on the best Genshin Impact Venti builds?


Hritwik Raj
About the author
Hritwik Raj
Hritwik has been writing about video games, manga, and anime for more than 8 years. Some of his favourite games include The Last of Us Part II, Fallout 76, Apex Legends, Genshin Impact, and the Souls series.
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