It is intended to be a brief overview of the strengths/weaknesses of the character, with the authors own opinions on the best currently available gear to pair with the character.
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.
Both Albdeo'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 frickin ROCK FLOWERS... b r o.
When Albedo crafts Weapon Ascension Materials, he has a 10% chance to recieve double the product.
PSA #3: IMPORTANT TIPS REGARDING E
THE FIELD STAYS WHEN YOU SWAP CHARACTERS
E is NOT an enchantment like Chongyun's E
Transient Blossom procs (the Geo DMG) only occurs when you damage enemies INSIDEthe field. If they're outside the field, they will not receive the Geo DMG proc
Transient Blossom procs occurs roughly every 2 seconds (it's basically like a Geo version of Xingqiu's Q)
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!
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.
|Transient Blossom DMG||214% DEF|
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.
IMPORTANT TIP: You do NOT need to be in the field to cause the 7 Geo explosions. His E just has to be on spawned, and you can cast Albedo's Q anywhere to cause the explosions!
JUST MAKE SURE ALBEDO'S E IS OUT BEFORE YOU Q!
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).
|Elemental Burst DMG||588%|
|Fatal Blossom DMG||115.2% each|
Literally drops a giant rock flower infront of you, dealing massive AoE Geo DMG. Spreads it's pollen, since it also causes 7 mini AoE Geo explosions inside Albedo's E.
WEAPON #1 (Recommended for DPS): Aquila Favonia
How do I get it D: ?: It's time to roll boys (gacha)
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.
Aquila Favonia vs. Skyward Blade vs. The Black Sword (For Geo DMG DPS).
With more realistic projections (assuming players chose The Black Sword for every BP so far), 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.
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/sub DPS like Albedo.
WEAPON #2 (Recommended for a pretty flower Support): Festering Desire
How do I get it D: ? - Dragonspine Storyline
Has base Energy Recharge scaling and the weapon skill affects both initial E + transient blossom procs (effect stays even after swapping).
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).
ARTIFACT #1 (Recommended for massive DPS): Gladiator's Finale
How do I get it D: ? - Any World Boss (40 Resin per run).
+18% ATK benefits everything, but more so because Albedo's kit revolves around normal attacking.
ARTIFACT #2 (Recommended for sturdy Supporting): Noblesse Oblige
How do I get it D: ? - Clear Pool and Mountain Cavern Domain (AR 35 locked, 20 Resin per run).
Burst just hurts more, and you buff your team (go team!)
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).
Can run The Exile set for earlier support builds as well, as it will basically turn Albedo into an overkill energy generator
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).
Main stats: DEF% Sands / Geo DMG% Goblet / CRIT% or CRIT DMG Circlet
Substats: CRIT% > CRIT DMG > DEF% > ATK