Genshin Impact Shenhe Guide: Best Build, Weapons, Artifacts, Tips & More

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Genshin Impact's next major update "Fleating Colors in Flight" is expected to bring many new features to the game, with the addition of Enkanomiya region, new menacing enemies, a powerful 5-star weapon, the return of the Rite lantern, and most importantly, two new characters and even some exclusive skins.

Although you can already see some of the details revealed during the 2.4 Special Program, such as the new banners they will be available in and a new edition of our full character lists, miHoYo has already released all the details on the first of them. two new additions to the game's roster.



So now it's time to introduce you to the next 5-star character coming in Genshin update 2.4, being a mysterious entity with a lasting connection to Adept and Frightening abilities. Introducing “Lonesome Transcendence” Shenhe.

Shenhe – Background and Origins

Although details about Shenhe's life are vague, it is known that her past was marked by tragedy, as she was born destined to bear the curse of calamity, which means she is prone to harming people. people around him. This led her to exile in the mountains and a fatal encounter with the powerful Adepti.

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Here, followers guided her to bind her soul with red cords to keep her murderous nature at bay, allowing her to live a quiet life in the highlands of Liyue but living most of her life in solitude, far away. others, thus developing a distant and indifferent attitude.

However, coming from a family of exorcists, Shenhe developed certain skills that enabled him to deal with any threat within Liyue, becoming a master of martial arts and earning the right to be Cloud Retainer's disciple, a follower who lives in his abode on Mount Aocang.



So even though she lacks manners, her impressive constitution and intelligence allow her to face any conflict with her style and methods, so even though she is a mere mortal, her training and preparation with the adepti allow him to be anyone battle, thanks to his delicate movements and his subtle skills.

Shenhe – Talents

His normal attack, Aurora Piercer, allows him to do up to five consecutive spear swings, while with his charged attack, Shenhe will consume a certain amount of stamina to lunge forward, dealing damage to all opponents along the way.

She can also use a dive attack from the air, to smash the ground below and damage opponents along the way and inflict AoE DMG on impact.

Shenhe Elemental Skill, Spring Spirit Summon. (Photo: miHoYo)

With his elemental skill, Spring Spirit Summon, Shenhe will grant all nearby party members the Icy Quill effect, which causes all attack sources to inflict Cryo DMG on opponents, based on Shenhe's current ATK and whether the skill is pressed or maintained.

  • When tapped, she will dash with a Spirit Talisman, inflicting Cryo DMG on opponents along the way.
  • While holding, she will command her Spirit Talisman to deal AoE Cryo DMG.

These effects will be removed after their duration expires or after being triggered a certain number of times. Additionally, when held rather than pressed, Icy Quill's effect will last longer and can be triggered more times. The effect can also be triggered multiple times depending on the number of opponents hit, and each activation will be calculated independently for each party member with the Ice Feather.



The elemental burst of Shenhe, the deliverance of the divine maiden. (Photo: miHoYo)

Finally, with its Elemental Burst, The Deliverance of the Divine Maiden, Shenhe will unleash the power of her Spirit Talisman, allowing her to move freely in this plane and inflicting 473 AoE Cryo DMG on her.

The Talisman spirit will then create a field that will decrease the cryo RES and physical RES of opponents within it. He also distributes periodic Cryo DMGs to opponents in the field.

Shenhe – Best Weapons

Calamity Generator

If we are talking about the right weapon for Shenhe, the best option will be the new Polearm that will be introduced with his debut, the Calamity Queller. This five-star weapon is said to be a finely honed weapon forged from a strange crystal, decorated with a faint blue light that sees the whisper of countless questions now past.

5 star weapon, Calamity Queller. (Photo: miHoYo)

As for his stats, he will have a base ATK stat of 49 to 741 and a bonus ATK of 3,6% to 16,5%. Additionally, this will come with the “Precept of Extinction” passive which increases all elemental DMG by 12/15/18/21/24%, and after using an elemental skill, all your characters will get a consumption effect which increases 3,2/4/4,8/5,6/6,4% ATK per second for 20 seconds, up to six times.

Additionally, when the character equipped with this weapon is not in the field, the ATK increase from consumption will be doubled.


engulfing lightning

If you want to focus on spamming his skills and using his energy recharge in your favor, this 5-star weapon known to be the Raiden Shogun's signature option will be the best one to choose.


5 star weapon, Engulfing Lightning. (Photo: miHoYo)

The Engulfing Lightning polearm comes with a base ATK stat of 46 to 608, an energy recharge bonus of 12% to 55,1%, and a special passive called Timeless Dream: Eternal Stove that increases 28/35/42/49/56% ATK, based on your current energy recharge at 100% base, up to a max bonus of 80/90/100/110/120% ATK.

It also grants an additional 30/35/40/45/50% energy recharge for 12 seconds after using an elemental burst.

Stone Spear

Moving on to 4 star weapons and as a third option we can't avoid mentioning the Liyue Spear, a Liyue polearm forged from the rocks of Guyun's Stone Forest, said to be able to pierce even through scales of dragon, with a hardness that knows no equal.

4 star weapon, lithic spear. (Photo: miHoYo)

This spear comes with a base ATK of 44 to 565, while its secondary stat increases ATK by 6% to 27,6%.

As it is part of the Lithic series with the Lithic Blade, its Lithic Axiom – Unity effect increases its wearer's ATK by 7/8/9/10/11% and CRIT Rate by 3/4/5/6 /7%, for each character in the group originally from Liyue.

" Capturing "

Finally, we will find one of the last intros to the game available as a free reward, among the items available in the Inazuma Fishing Association, in exchange for the fish you collect with the fishing system.

4 star weapon, "The Catch". (Photo: miHoYo)

"The Catch" is a polearm that almost looks like a trident. His skill Shanty can increase your elemental burst DMG by 16% and your elemental burst CRIT rate by 6%.

Shenhe – Best Artifacts

Blizzard Errant

As a primary pick for his Artifacts, we'll recommend the Blizzard Strayer set, a set introduced with the addition of Dragon's Thorn Mountain that boosts the power of your elemental skills by giving you a 15% Cryo DMG bonus.

Ensemble d’artefacts Blizzard Strayer. (Photo : miHoYo)

If you manage to get four pieces from this set, each time Shenhe attacks an opponent affected by Cryo, his CRIT rate will be increased by 20%. If the Opponent is Frozen, their CRIT Rate will be increased by an additional 20%.

If you don't have all the pieces, you can either combine them or go for the Noblesse Oblige Artifacts, as these will increase the power of his elemental burst by 20% with two pieces, while with four, the Using an Elemental Burst will increase the ATK of all party members by 20% for 12 seconds.

Gladiator's Final

As an alternative, and if you want to focus on a DPS comp, the key is to get your hands on Gladiator's Finale set, which will dramatically increase his ATK by 18% with two pieces, while Shenhe's normal attack DMG will be powered by 35% by having the complete set.

Ensemble d’artefacts Gladiator’s Finale. (Photo : miHoYo)

It can also be combined with the Reminiscence of Shimenawa set, which also increases your ATK by 18% with two pieces, or with Blizzard Strayer artifacts.

Artifact Stats

As for their stats, they will be focused on boosting his offensive capabilities, with a priority on his ATK and CRITs, as well as increased energy recharge for spamming his skills, and better Cryo DMG for his attacks. basic and elementary.

Main statistics:

  • HP
  • ATQ
  • COMPUTING%
  • Cryo DMG Bonus %
  • CRIT DMG
  • CRIT rate

Substats:

  • COMPUTING%
  • CRIT DMG
  • CRIT rate
  • Energy Refill
  • Elemental Mastery
Behind his cold expressions, Shenhe hides a past filled with tragedy and calamity. (Photo: miHoYo)

Recommended team composition and release date

Shenhe has a lot of potential waiting to be unleashed, as she can create fantastic Cryo effects with her AoE skills and boost other Cryo character attacks, making her a fantastic support character. However, his greatest chances to shine will mostly be focused on Cryo comps, or with teams that make good use of his icy reactions.

So, to complement his playstyle, we recommend choosing from these characters for your team:

  • To start, we suggest you choose a Cryo character as your main DPS, capable of inflicting the most damage possible. For this, you can go for Kamisato Ayaka, Ganyu, or any other Cryo adventurer that fills that spot (in case you don't have the first two).
  • As the second element of your team, it is crucial to opt for a Hydro character as this can provide healing and freezing reactions. You can choose between Sangonomiya Kokomi, Mona or Barbara.
  • Finally, your last option will be pretty flexible, either you want to get another powerful under-DPS character like Kaedehara Kazuha or a support like Jean
  • or sucrose.

And that's all we have to share with you about Shenhe. Remember that it will only be available from January 5 to 26, with Yun Jin in “The Transcendent One Returns” banner, so try to save as many Primogems as possible.

  • Read more: Genshin Impact Yun Jin: Release date, abilities, voice actors and more

In the meantime, be sure to check out our dedicated Genshin Impact section, where you can find all the news, guides, and previews you desire, as well as our Genshin Impact Twitter account.

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