Genshin Impact Best Noelle DPS Build: Weapons, Artifacts, Talents, and More (2.7+)

Check out how to build Noelle as an Elemental DPS

by Franklin Bellone Borges


Among the many characters part of the Genshin Impact roster, Noelle is without a doubt a fan favorite, thanks to not only her design, lore, and personality, but also thanks to her ability to deal high damage no matter in which part of the game you currently are. With that said, we will now tell you how to build Noelle as an Elemental DPS sure to sweep the battlefield clean no matter who you are facing.

How Viable is a DPS Noelle?

The fact that Noelle is a character whose set was made to fit an on-field DPS style of play, thanks to her ability to deal high and constant amounts of damage in a huge AoE, all while healing the party, makes her a solid choice for the role among the game’s roster, but it’s important to point out that she will not be able to deal damage comparable to some of the game’s top-tier DPS’.

It’s also important to point out that Noelle will be able to perform way better as a DPS after players unlock her sixth constellation, which gives her the ability to buff her ATK when on her Burst State by an extra portion of her overall defense, while also increasing its duration. It’s highly advisable to have her at C6 if you are thinking of using her as a DPS in the later stages of the game.

Best Artifacts for Noelle

Taking into account that our Noelle build will be focused on boosting her damage while in her Burst state, which is triggered by her Elemental Burst, Sweeping Time, as well as her big differential, which lies in the fact that her Elemental Burst not only deals damage based on her overall Defense but also increases her normal attack damage by a portion of it, our main recommendation would be a 4-piece Husk of Opulent Dreams. Considered by many in the community as the best set for Noelle, the set offers not only a good boost in DEF (30%) but also gives players the ability to further increase both her defense and elemental damage by a total of 24%.

For those who are still trying to get a good Husk of Opulent Dreams set, we would recommend either a 4-piece Gladiator’s Finale or a 4-piece Retracing Bolide, as both sets offer a good boost in normal/charged attack damage. The difference between her damage while using either set is minimal, but even though using Gladiator’s Finale will allow you to deal more damage, especially before C6, Retracing Bolide will offer not only a good damage buff but also a studier shield.

You can check out the recommended main stat for every artifact piece below:

  • Flower of Life: HP%
  • Plume of Death: ATK%
  • Sands of Eon: DEF%
  • Goblet of Eonothem: Geo Damage Bonus
  • Circlet of Logos: CRIT Rate/CRIT Damage (Depending on your weapon of choice).

Substat-wise, we recommend that you go for CRIT Rate/CRIT Damage, Defense, and then Energy Recharge.

Noelle DPS Build: Best Weapons

We would recommend that you make use of the Redhorn Stonethresher claymore, as the 5-star weapon will not only offer a monstrous amount of Crit DMG (88%) but will also increase her overall defense by a total of 28%, as well as her normal and charged attack damage by a total of 40%.

4-star wise, our main picks will be either the Serpent Spine claymore, thanks to its great overall buff and CRIT Rate substat, or the Whiteblind claymore, as the weapon offers not only a good amount of defense but also a healthy, but situational, boost in damage. If you are using the Whiteblind, is highly advisable that you refine the weapon to the max.

To recap, here are the best weapons for Noelle:

  • 5-star: Redhorn Stonethresher.
  • 4-star: Serpent Spine / Whiteblind.
  • F2P Alternative: Whiteblind.

What Talents to Prioritize?

Taking into account that Noelle’s biggest strength lies in her ability to deal heavy damage while on her Elemental Burst state, which increases both the AoE and the overall damage of her normal attacks, all while also coating them in Geo, as well as the fact that our Noelle build is focused on empowering exactly that, we advise you to upgrade both her normal/charged attacks and her Elemental Burst simultaneously.

Noelle DPS Build: Best Team Compositions

Thanks to the fact that for her to work as a high-end DPS, Noelle needs to be able to use her Elemental Burst frequently throughout the rotation, using a Geo battery capable of enabling her is vital, as doing so will not only enable her but will also buff her damage thanks to the Enduring Rock resonance. For that role, our main recommendations would be either Albedo (C1), thanks to his ability to not only generate particles, but also deal constant damage, or an Energy Recharge focused Geo Traveler. Using Yun Jin can also work out great, thanks to her ability to buff Noelle’s strikes, all while generating a lot of particles.

Other than that, you can be creative with the rest of the party, but using a full Geo party is not a bad idea, especially if you have both Gorou and Zhongli on your roster, the former which can massively increase her damage if on a party featuring 3 Geo units or more.

Genshin Impact is currently available for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and mobile devices – Android, and iOS.

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