Albedo TLDR Guide


Author: 2Board | Featured Character: Albedo | Element Type: Geo | Game Version 1.2.0

Intro

PSA #1:

A DPS and their Supports have a unique relationship: DPS bullies the Supports into doing their homework, then hands it in to look like they’re really smart — that is a DPS.

PSA #2:

Both Albedo’s abilities scale off ATK, but DEF can play a huge role depending on his constellation. He can practically bring anything to life, but chose a frickin ROCK FLOWER… b r o.


E = Elemental Skill = Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma

Q = Elemental Burst = Rite of Progeniture: Tectonic Tide

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E - Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma

Albedo creates a Solar Isotoma using alchemy, which deals AoE Geo DMG on appearance.

Solar Isotoma
Has the following properties:

  • When enemies within the Solar Isotoma zone are hit, the Solar Isotoma will generate Transistent Blossoms which deal AoE Geo DMG. DMG Dealt scales off Albedo's DEF.
  • When a character is located at the locus of the Solar Isotoma, the Solar Isotoma will accumulate Geo power to form a crystallized platform that lifts the character up to a certain height. Only one crystallized platform can exist at a time.
  • Solar Isotoma is considered a Geo construct.

Hold to designate the location of the skill.

This Geo bloom has an unusual property mirrored in the aim of alchemy. To rise from the earth, soar into the sky, and become the sun.

Man literally plants a Geo flower into the ground, doing AoE Geo DMG and creates a field. Hold to choose placing location. YOU CAN STAND ON THE CENTER OF THE FLOWER TO MAKE IT INTO AN ELEVATOR! Slap enemies inside the field to do some extra Geo DMG.

PSA #3: IMPORTANT TIPS REGARDING E

  1. THE FIELD STAYS WHEN YOU SWAP CHARACTERS.
  2. E is NOT and enchantment like Chongyun’s E.
  3. Transient Blossom procs (the Geo DMG) only occurs when you damage enemies INSIDE the field. If they’re outside the field, they will not receive the Geo DMG proc.
  4. Transient Blossom procs occurs roughly every 2 seconds(it’s basically like a Geo version of Xingqiu’s Q).

The E can be very sensitive, so make sure you don’t accidentally cancel your combo’s or lose aggro because you stepped on the flower!

The transient blossom procs are essential to his kit, but it does not mean you should double-down on DEF% main stats unless you’re strictly planning on centralizing your build on E. A single DEF% Sands will be more than fine!

Calcite Suppression

Transient Blossom generated by Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma deal 25% more DMG to enemies whose HP is below 50%.

Basically the Geo DMG procs slap harder.


Q - Rite of Progeniture: Tectonic Tide

Under Albedo's command, Geo crystals surge and burst forth, dealing AoE Geo DMG in front of him. If there is Solar Isotoma on the field created by Albedo himself, 7 Fatal Blossoms will be generated in the Solar Isotoma zone, bursting violently into bloom and dealing AoE Geo DMG.

Burst DMG and Fatal Blossom DMG will not generate Transient Blossoms.

Under the Kreideprinz's command, the tectonic tide of creation seethes into life.

Literally drops a giant rock flower infront of you, dealing massive AoE Geo DMG. Spreads like pollen, since it also causes 7 mini AoE Geo explosions inside Albedo’s E.

IMPORTANT TIP: You do NOT need to be in the field to cause the 7 Geo explosions. His E just has to be spawned, and you can cast Albedo’s Q anywhere to cause the explosions!

JUST MAKE SURE ALBEDO’S E IS OUT BEFORE YOU Q!

Homuncular Nature

Using Rite of Progeniture: Tectonic Tide increases the Elemental Mastery of nearby party members by 125 for 10s.

Just use Q then proc elemental reactions. Albedo = Geo Sucrose.

Talent Leveling Order: E > Normal > Q (E > Q > Normal for burst DPS/Support)

Weapons

Choice Number #1 - Aquila Favonia


Weapon Ability

ATK is increased by 20/25/30/35/40%. Triggers on taking DMG: the soul of the Falcon of the West awakens, holding the banner of resistance aloft, regenerating HP equal to 100/115/130/145/160% of ATK and dealing 200/230/260/290/320% of ATK as DMG to surrounding enemies. This effect can only occur once every 15s.

Usage Description

Has base Phys DMG% scaling and basically the weapon skill wipes the floor.

PSA #4: We’re still testing, but – Albedo’s playstyle benefits Geo DMG% across all roles. Saw roughly a 2.4k more burst DMG and 300-400 Transient Blossom damage with Archaic Petra.

Here are the damage comparisons:

In-game tests, Aquila’s only gimmick is playing recklessly to proc the weapon skill. Otherwise it’s extremely strong for a normal attack reliant main DPS/subDPS like Albedo.


Choice Number #2 - Festering Desire


Weapon Ability

Increases Elemental Skill DMG by 16/20/24/28/32% and Elemental Skill CRIT Rate by 6/7.5/9/10.5/12%.

Usage Description

Has base Energy Recharge scaling and the weapon skill affects both initial E + transient blossom procs (effect stays even after swapping).


Choice Number #3 - The Black Sword


Weapon Ability

Increases DMG dealt by Normal and Charged Attacks by 20%. Additionally, regenerates 60% of ATK as HP when Normal and Charged Attacks score a CRIT Hit. This effect can occur once every 5s.

Usage Description

R3 The Black Sword does surpass R1 Skyward Blade by roughly 1.4k total DPS. So if you don’t have Aquila Favonia, The Black Sword will also be fine.

The Black sword if you’re leaning more towards a damage oriented build (where you don’t mind having Albedo on the field).


Choice Number #4 - Prototype Rancour


Weapon Ability

On hit, Normal or Charged Attacks increase ATK and DEF by 4/5/6/7/8% for 6s. Max 4 stacks. This effect can only occur once every 0.3s.

Usage Description

Prototype Rancour can also work extremely well for more F2P oriented players.


Choice Number #5 - Harbringer of Dawn


Weapon Ability

When HP is above 90%, increases CRIT Rate by 14/17.5/21/24.5/28%.

Usage Description

Harbinger of Dawn is also an easy sword to refine/level. Just make sure to basically stay 100% HP, or you’ll lose a lot of CRIT% (which effectively also punishes your CRIT DMG).

Favonius Sword, Sacrifical Sword, The Black Sword, and Fillet Blade are also great choices for support Albedo.

Artifactsetup

Artifact Setup #1 - Recommended for massive DPS


18%+ ATK benefits everything, but more so because Albedo’s kit revolves around normal attacking.

Sands - DEF%, Goblet - Geo DMG%, Circlet - CRIT%/CRIT DMG%

Substats: CRIT% > CRIT DMG > DEF% > ATK


1st Setbonus (Gladiator's Finale)

ATK +18%

2nd Setbonus (Gladiator's Finale)

If the wielder of this artifact set uses Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%


Artifact Setup #2 - Burst DPS


For burst DPS however, 2-set Noblesse + 2-set Archaic Petra will perform better (roughly 3k+ DMG markup) at the loss of damage consistency from normal attacks.

Sands - DEF%, Goblet - Geo DMG%, Circlet - CRIT%/CRIT DMG%

Substats: CRIT% > CRIT DMG > DEF% > ATK


1st Setbonus (Noblesse Oblige)

Elemental Burst DMG +20%

2nd Setbonus (Noblesse Oblige)

Upon obtaining an Elemental Shard created through a Crystallize Reaction, all party members gain 35% DMG to that particular element for 10s. Only one form of Elemental DMG can be gained in this manner at any one time.


Artifact Setup #3 - Recommended for sturdy Supporting


Burst just hurts more, and you buff your team (got team!).

Sands - DEF%, Goblet - Geo DMG%, Circlet - CRIT%/CRIT DMG%

Substats: CRIT% > CRIT DMG > DEF% > ATK


1st Setbonus (Noblesse Oblige)

Elemental Burst DMG +20%

2nd Setbonus (Noblesse Oblige)

Using an Elemental Burst Increases all party member's ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.


Artifact Setup #4 - Shield Support


Archaic Petra is also great, but just be aware of picking up wrong element-infused crystallize gems — otherwise your DPS will never benefit from the 4-set bonus. Noblesse is just a much easier, safer buff (if you’re used to Archaic Petra, go have fun).

Sands - DEF%, Goblet - Geo DMG%, Circlet - CRIT%/CRIT DMG%

Substats: CRIT% > CRIT DMG > DEF% > ATK


1st Setbonus (Archaic Petra)

Gain a 15% Geo DMG Bonus.

2nd Setbonus (Archaic Petra)

Upon obtaining an Elemental Shard created through a Crystallize Reaction, all party members gain 35% DMG to that particular element for 10s. Only one form of Elemental DMG can be gained in this manner at any one time.


Artifact Setup #5 - Energy Recharger


Can run The Exile set for earlier support builds as well, as it will basically turn Albedo into an overkill energy recharger.

However, support Albedo can also run a more damage heavy setup if they really wish to.

Sands - DEF%, Goblet - Geo DMG%, Circlet - CRIT%/CRIT DMG%

Substats: CRIT% > CRIT DMG > DEF% > ATK


1st Setbonus ()

2nd Setbonus ()

Conclusion

PSA #5:

C2 Albedo changes things for both burst DPS and Support Albedo, as it does give some precedent to getting DEF%/DEF substats. Not worth enough to replace Geo DMG% or CRIT values, but it makes getting DEF substats more tolerable (as your E proc’s and Q damage does increase).