Short Guide for Noelle

This guide 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 by a Gensh.in editor.

Overview, Indebted Servitude

  • Noelle is your best friend if you let her be.

  • Noelle's E & Q used collectively not only hits hard with Geo but heals hard, with heals scaling off her DEF stat.


Combat Passive

Devotion

When Noelle is in the party but not on the field, this ability triggers automatically when your active character's HP falls below 30%: Creates a shield for your active character that lasts for 20s and absorbs DMG equal to 400% of Noelle's DEF. This effect can only occur once every 60s.

Devotion is just one of Noelle's main support abilities that lends well to high defense build strategies which will fortify active DPS characters that may be a bit squishier in stickier situations.


World Passive

Maid's Knighthood

When a Perfect Cooking is achieved on a DEF-boosting dish, Noelle has a 12% chance to obtain double the product.

Unless you actively cook to prepare for a difficult fight, you may not even notice this one.

E - Breastplate

Summons protective stone armor, dealing Geo DMG to surrounding enemies and creating a shield. The shield's DMG Absorption scales based on Noelle's DEF. The shield has the following properties: 

  • When Noelle's Normal and Charged Attacks hit a target, they have a certain chance to regernate HP for all characters.
  • Possesses 250% Absorption Efficiency against Geo DMG.

The amount of HP healed when regernation is triggered scales based on Noelle's DEF.

Breastplate is where her kit truly shows how effective her healing can be.  

Activating Breastplate near enemies will cause a quick burst of Geo DMG in a small AOE. 

Hits on enemies while Breastplate is active are not guaranteed to apply healing to all of your active party members, though the chance does increase by 1% everytime you level up this Talent.

Breastplate - Lvl. 8 Example Stats

Skill DMG 192%
DMG Absorption 256% def+1443
Healing 34% def+193
Healing Triggering Chance 57%
Duration 12.0s
CD 24.0s

Q - Sweeping Time

Q - Sweeping Time has 3 things to keep in mind:

  1. Has an ATK Bonus that scales off DEF.

  2. At Constellation 1, when Breastplate is also active, has a 100% chance to heal.

  3. Has a huge blade that she uses to literally sweep the field causing in some instances, insane Geo DMG.

Sweeping Time - Lvl. 8 Example Stats

Burst DMG 108%
Skill DMG 148%
ATK Bonus 64% DEF
Duration 15.0s
CD 15.0s
Energy Cost 60

Weapons

BEST IN SLOT WEAPON: Whiteblind 

Obtained by: You're in luck, it can be crafted completely F2P

Has base ATK scaling and a DEF scaling which adds to Noelle's healing capabilities. Ability is Infusion Blade which states: On hit, Normal or Charged Attacks increase ATK and DEF by 6% for 6s.  Max 4 stacks. This effect can only occur once every 0.5s.


WEAPON #2 

Alternative weapons have yet to be tested.  

ARTIFACTS

ARTIFACT #1 (Recommended for Primarily Heals): Maiden Beloved

Obtained from: Valley of Remembrance (South of Mondstadt)

The Maiden Beloved Artifact boosts Noelle's healing capabilites enough that you don't need to sacrifice Artifact base stats to get good team recovery.  Maiden Beloved Set bonus says:

2-Piece Set: Character Healing Effectiveness +15%

4-Piece Set: Using an Elemental Skill or Burst increases healing received by all party members by 20% for 10%

Personally, the 4 Piece fits Noelle extraordinarily well considering she requires her E (Breastplate) to even begin healing. When she's Constellation 1 (Which is insanely easy to get if you took advantage of the Beginner Banner and pre v1.1 reward) Her Q (Sweeping Time) in combination with her E (Breastplate) has a guaranteed 100% chance that healing abilities are activated. (Stacking the E and Q doesn't seem to trigger Maiden Beloved's 4 piece set twice giving an alleged 40% bonus.)

Maiden Beloved's best base and sub stats can be completely different based on player's preference. To prioritize and maximize healing potency, you want to try and get primarily DEF base stat (possbily throw a Healing Effectiveness piece in there) which Noelle's heals are scaled off of.  Sub stats can be DEF% or Attack/ATK% if you're looking for Noelle to still hit well outside her Q. If you're aiming to main her as a DPS with tons of heal potential, it's definitely recommended that you prioritze ATK% main stat with a DEF% sub stat and throw in a GEO DMG Bonus on Maiden's Fleeting Leisure(Cup Piece) if you want to bolster her E's shield activation and removal damage and Q damage. This allows her to hit hard and sustain + heal even harder.


ARTIFACT #2 (Damage, Shields, and Heals): Archaic Petra

Obtained from: Domain of Guyun (Largest Island in the Guyun Stone Forest)

Archaic Petra is the set you go for if you're looking to bolster Noelle's GEO capabilities.

2-Piece Set: Gain a 15% Geo DMG Bonus.

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

This set really works well especially if you plan to do some swapping after getting in some quick heals, helping stack the ATK of your other party members. This works pretty similar to running Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers.

I recommend running DEF% over ATK% main stat just to boost Noelle's kit when using her abilities.  If you can get an ATK% sub stat, that just helps Noelle hit a little harder while waiting for her Q (Sweeping Time) to recharge.  This set is pretty straight forward, pop Noelle in to use her Q (Sweeping Time) with her E (Breastplate), get that crystallize to activate off the GEO DMG, pick up the shard, swap in your main dps who is now full on hp, and slap with the bonus DMG from the elemental shard drop. That's pretty much it.  

Summary

Just to summarize Noelle real quick, she's going to fill a support role really well no matter how you build her aslong as you prioritize DEF% over ATK% for a main stat. She can keep full teams alive in Abyss like no other. Hopefully someone who reads this decides to give the best maid in Teyvat a chance and really sees her abilities pay for themselves.  

Thanks for reading! ~Weiss