Genshin Impact is holding its first ever rerun for a time limited gacha banner, featuring Venti, who was the featured character of the first ever banner when the game launched in September 28, 2020 – however, the Childe banner is coming right after it and players who didn’t pull Venti back then, or who picked up Genshin after the huge worldwide success the game enjoyed, now face a choice, pull Venti now, or wait for Childe – here’s a build, tips, and team comps for Venti to help you decide.
Genshin Impact banners – Venti build and tips
First, it’s important to understand Venti’s role in a Genshin Impact party or team comp. Venti is what most players will call a Support character. A character you quickly swap to, for using their Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst, before switching back to your main DPS character. To trigger Elemental Reactions.
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As a Bow user and an Anemo user, Venti triggers Swirl reactions, which amplifies Elemental DMG. Venti’s Elemental Skill / E is particularly useful for that, and for stopping enemies. Venti’s E has a ridiculously short cool down when using the tap version. When using the hold version, the Skill also creates an air current you can ride to use Plunging Attacks.
Venti is the best character for crowd control, as in gathering enemies in a certain spot, or stalling them. Venti’s Elemental Burst / Q creates a cyclone that sucks in enemies. It will also deal Elemental DMG of the specific Element it first comes in contact with.
Thanks to his Elemental Burst, Venti is particularly useful for clearing some of the later floors of the Spiral Abyss, such as the infamous floor 11-2.
As for team comps, Venti works with pretty much anyone seeing the above. But having another Anemo character in your party is a good choice to trigger the Resonance boost.
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During the event wish, the event-exclusive 5-star character “Windborne Bard” Venti (Anemo) will receive a huge drop-rate boost!
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Best Artifacts and weapons builds for Venti
As for weapons, one of the best Bow you can give Venti is The Stringless, a 4* Bow. The Stringless’ ability increases Elemental Skill and Burst DMG by 24%, which is a huge boost.
If you’ve been playing for a while, you probably ended up pulling The Stringless. If you didn’t, which Bow you should give Venti will all depend on which Bow you own, and what build you’re going with depending on your preferences. A fully upgraded Windblume Ode Bow is a good replacement. Assuming you cleared and redeemed all rewards of the Windblume Festival.
Lastly, as for artifacts, the simplest choice is to give Venti a Viridescent Venerer set. These are farmable in a Domain, simply check your Adventurer Notebook in-game. As always though, the Artifacts’ substats are what truly matters, and are the most annoying to perfect, seeing all the RNG in play. Personally speaking, rather than a better resin system or higher gacha drop rates, I’d love to have a system to reroll Artifacts substats.
For Venti, I’d suggest prioritizing Artifacts with a lot of Energy Recharge to trigger his Burst as much as possible.
We know about the Venti build now, what about Childe?
Childe, also known as Tartaglia, is also a Bow user, but an Hydro Vision user and a DPS character. Long story short, Childe can be one of the best DPS in Genshin. With the right Artifacts, such as the Heart of Depth set. Alongside a Bow such as Rust, a four star Bow whose ability boosts ATK%. Lastly, you’d need good Support characters in your team for max optimization.
Childe will be the five star featured character of the banner coming after Venti. This will be the second ever banner rerun, as Childe had his first banner available in Ver 1.1.
Moreover, the Childe banner will also have a drop rate boost for new four star character Rosaria. As a four star character, Rosaria will also be added to the permanent standard banner. However, this boost will it easier to pull her. If you want to pull Rosaria, you should wait for the Childe banner.
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At the end of the day, keep in mind the most important is playing with the characters you like. Don’t pull Venti or Childe simply because you heard guides or YouTubers say they’re “broken”. Pull them because you like them.
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Personally speaking, I believe there’s objectively no point in pulling additional characters in Genshin Impact after reaching a certain amount of characters. By playing earnestly every day and farming for the right Artifacts, you can clear of all the game’s endgame content with the free characters and some of your pulled ones. The only reason to pull should be whether you like the characters or not. I’d also add nothing forces you to play a “support” character as a support either. You want to make Venti into a DPS? Just do it. Remember to have fun, this is what Genshin Impact should be for.