Diluc Guide - Best Builds and Tips - Genshin Impact Wiki Guide - IGN (2023)

This page is part of IGN's Genshin Impact Wiki guide and details everything you need to know aboutDiluc, which includes a full character overview, how to obtain Diluc, combat details, talents, and skill upgrade priorities, a recommended character build, and much more.

With striking long, red hair and the clothes of a nobleman, Diluc’s attitude is as regal and rough as they come. After his father’s untimely demise, he inherited the family business of the Dawn Winery, essentially putting him in charge of Mondstadt’s lucrative wine industry. His vast wealth, paired with the unofficial eyes and ears his control over the city’s watering holes affords, causes many to see the young man as the unofficial king of Mondstadt.


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  • Diluc Character Overview
  • How to Get Diluc
  • Combat Details
  • Diluc's Talents and Skill Priorities
  • Diluc's Constellations
  • Best Diluc Character Builds
  • Best Weapons for Diluc
  • Best Artifacts for Diluc

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When he’s not watching over his business, he protects the city under the guise of the Darknight Hero. Since his father’s passing, his personality is said to have become “distant” and “bitter”, though as his alter-ego suggests, the passion he holds for his home burns bright.

Diluc is a 5-star character only available in the Standard Banner. He's also one of the characters that can appear in the character banner if you fail your 50/50 pity.

Combat Details

Diluc is a heavy-hitting damage dealer with a unique three-hit Elemental Skill that can be saved to weave between his Normal Attacks - something that comes as part of his design with his final Constellation unlock. Many of Diluc’s upgrades increase his damage output, making him more potent as the fight goes on.

He even unlocks the ability to deal increased damage to enemies with HP above 50%. By pairing him with another Pyro user like Xiangling, Klee, or Bennett, the 25% ATK Bonus of Elemental Resonance can drastically increase his already impressive potential on the battlefield.

Diluc's Talents and Skill Priorities

Diluc's damage comes mostly from his normal attacks and elemental skill. Thus, his skill priorities should be:

  • Normal Attack and Elemental Skill
  • Elemental Burst
Normal AttackTempered SwordTap: 4-hit non-elemental strike

Hold: Continious non-elemental slashes that drain Stamina over time

Plunge: Non-elemental AoE DMG

Elemental SkillSearing OnslaughtPerforms a forward slash attack for Pyro DMG. Can be used three times. Cooldown begins after 3 uses or if not used a second or third time within 5s.
Elemental BurstDawnDeals Pryo DMG and knocks nearby enemies away, then summons a phoenix that travels forward, dealing Pyro DMG to anything in its path before exploding for additional AoE Pyro DMG. After use, Diluc's Normal Attacks deal Pyro DMG for a time.
First Ascension PassiveRelentlessDiluc's Charged Attack drains 50% less stamina and lasts 3s longer.
Fourth Ascension PassiveBlessings of PhoenixDiluc's Normal Attacks deal Pyro DMG for 3s longer after using Dawn. He also gains a 20% Pyro DMG Bonus during this time.
Passive TalentTradition of the Dawn KnightRefunds 15% of the Ore used when crafting Claymores.

Diluc's Constellations


Diluc's constellations increase his overall damage which makes him one of the best damage dealers in Genshin Impact. Constellations to look out for are C1, C2, and C6.

Constellation NameIn-Game Description
Conviction (C1)Diluc deals 15% more DMG to enemies above 50% HP.
Searing Ember (C2)After taking DMG, Diluc's ATK increases by 10% and his ATK SPD increases by 5% for 10s. This can stack up to 3 times after every 1.5s.
Steel and Fire (C3)Increases Searing Onslaught's level by 3.
Flowing Flame (C4)Casting Searing Onslaught in sequence deals 40% additional DMG with each use within 2s.
Phoenix, Harbinger of Dawn (C5)Increases the level of Dawn by 3.
Flaming Sword, Nemesis of Dark (C6)After using Searing Onslaught, Diluc's next 2 Normal Attacks within 6s have their DMG and ATK SPD increased by 30%. Searing Onslaught will no longer interrupt the Normal Attack combo.

Diluc is a heavy-hitting Claymore user designed to hit hard and not necessarily fast. That being said, his Elemental Skill allows him to strike harder and faster than many other early Claymore users, making him a great all-round damage dealer than can comfortably sit at the front of your team backed up with an Electro user to get the most out of his constant Burning and Pyro affliction.

Best Weapons for Diluc

Of course, Diluc's signature weapon: Wolf's Gravestone, is the best for him. Aside from that, Serpent Spine is a nice substitute as well as Prototype Archaic.

Weapon NameIn-Game Description
Wolf's GravestoneIncreases ATK by20%. On hit, attacks against opponents with less than 30% HP increase all party members' ATK by40% for 12s. Can only occur once every 30s.
Serpent SpineEvery 4s a character is on the field, they will deal6% more DMG and take3% more DMG. This effect has a maximum of 5 stacks and will not be reset if the character leaves the field, but will be reduced by 1 stack when the character takes DMG.
Prototype ArchaicOn hit, Normal or Charged Attacks have a 50% chance to deal an additional240% ATK DMG to opponents within a smallAoE. Can only occur once every 15s.

Best Artifacts for Diluc

For artifacts, it's going to be Crimson Witch of Flames. The artifact is just tailor-made for him. For main stats, look out for Elemental Mastery/ATK Sands, Pyro DMG% Goblet, Crit Rate/Crit Damage Circlet depending on your crit.

Elemental Mastery Sands is a worthy investment if the majority of your damage comes from elemental reactions.

Artifact NameIn-Game Description
Crimson Witch of Flames
  • 2-piece effect: Gain a 15%PyroDMG Bonus.
  • 4-piece effect: Increases Overloaded and Burning DMG by 40%. Increases Vaporize and Melt DMG by 15%. Using an Elemental Skill increases 2-Piece Set effects by 50% for 10s. Max 3 stacks.

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