Rosaria TLDR Guide


Author: 2board | Featured Character: Rosaria | Element Type: Cryo | Game Version 1.4.0

Intro

PSA #1: A DPS punishes those who bully your team with cold, divine retribution.

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PSA #2: Both Rosaria’s abilities scale off ATK, and she’s extremely straightforward to play! Just make sure utilize her built in CRIT% to really bring the pain.


E - Ravaging Confession

Rosaria swiftly shifts her position to appear behind her opponent, then stabs and slashes them with her polearm, dealing Cryo DMG.
This ability cannot be used to travel behind opponents of a larger build.

Those who confess to Sister Rosaria will be granted no absolution. All sinners shall be met with the piercing cold of punishment proportionate to the weight of their sins.

Teleports behind her enemy and slices their back twice. BOTH ATTACKS DEALS SMALL AOE CRYO DMG. Does not teleport you behind large enemies like Lawachurls.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: DOES NOT TELEPORT YOU BEHIND LARGE ENEMIES! Just remember that so you’re not trying to teleport behind something like a Shielded Mitachurl or most World Bosses, and then get smacked to death because you can’t!

Regina Probatium

When Rosaria strikes an opponent from behind using Ravaging Confession, Rosaria's CRIT Rate increases by 12% for 5s.

If E hits an enemy in their back, you get a free 15% CRIT%. ONLY WORKS WITH E AS INDICATED!

PSA #3: E as much as you can! There’s a 1s gap between the 5s the CRIT% buff lasts and E’s 6s CD. This essentially guarantees a free permanent 15% CRIT% buff, and E will always backstab most enemies automatically anyways.


Q - Rites of Termination

Rosaria's unique take on this prayer ritual: First, she swings her weapon to slash surrounding opponents; then, she summons a frigid Ice Lance that strikes the ground. Both actions deal Cryo DMG.
While active, the Ice Lance periodically releases a blast of cold air, dealing Cryo DMG to surrounding opponents.

Judgment is such a tedious ordeal — much easier to skip that phase and get straight to the last rites. Rosaria was never very devoted to the Anemo God anyway, which makes performing them all too easy.

She slaps enemies away infront and then orbital strikes a giant friggin ice spear into the ground. Both attacks deal massive AoE Cryo DMG.

IMPORTANT TIP: The spear pulses once every 2s, meaning it will pulse a total of 4x within the 8s duration. If you have C2, it will pulse 6x total!

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Casting Rites of Termination increases CRIT Rate of all nearby party members (except Rosaria herself) by 15% of Rosaria's CRIT Rate for 10s.
CRIT Rate Bonus gained this way cannot exceed 15%.

Using Q basically gives a free CRIT% buff based off 15% of Rosaria’s total CRIT%.

This is based off her immediate CRIT%, meaning the buff will snapshot. For example, all the bonus CRIT% you gain from something like 4-set Blizzard Strayer will be calculated in that total CRIT%, giving 15% her total IMMEDIATE CRIT% to the rest of her party.

THIS PASSIVE IS WHAT MAKES HER SUCH A GREAT BURST DPS OPTION.


Talent Leveling Order (for both Cryo/Phys): Normal > Q > E (can go E over Q if you want/have bad ER)

Weapons

Choice Number #1 - Staff of Homa


Weapon Ability

0.8% of the wielder's Max HP. When the wielder's HP is less than 50%, this ATK Bonus is increased by an additional 1% of Max HP.

Usage Description

#1: Recommended for Cryo DPS.

How do I get it D: ? – It’s time to roll boys (gacha)

Has base CRIT DMG scaling and makes you tankier + additional ATK scaling (high risk, high reward).

Staff of Homa is a pretty dominant weapon for most polearm users due to it’s raw ATK buff. Fact it also provides a ton of CRIT DMG fits great for someone like Rosaria who can easily gain sufficient CRIT% from her E + artifact sets like 4-set Blizzard Strayer.

If you have Vortex or Jade-Winged, they’re also great alternatives as their raw scaling and weapon skills can also fit Cryo DPS Rosaria well.

Blackcliff Pole is a bootleg version of Homa, but mainly a great alternative for easy CRIT DMG scaling. If you have Lithic Spear (and running a freeze comp with Chongyun + Xingqiu), it is also fairly viable.


Choice Number #2 - Crescent Pike


Weapon Ability

After picking up an Elemental Orb/Particle, Normal and Charged Attacks deal an additional 20/25/30/35/40% ATK DMG for 5s.

Usage Description

#2: How do I get it D: ? – Forge (Prototype x1, Crystal Chunk x50, White Iron Chunk x50)

Has base Phys DMG scaling and extremely easy to keep weapon skill up 100% with her E.

At R4-5, CP is the best option for Phys DPS Rosaria due to 1) how easy she can proc energy particles for weapon skill, and 2) practically a 100% uptime on weapon skill as explained in PSA #3.

Staff of Homa, Jade-Winged, and even Vortex are better options if you have them, as their raw scaling + 4-set Glad bonus stacks very well, and can still work for Phys DPS build if your CP is below R4. Dragonspine Spear can be a decent alternative as you are given one for free, but subpar to CP for Phys DMG.

Artifactsetup

Artifact Setup #1 - ARTIFACT #1 (Recommended for Cryo DPS): Blizzard Strayer


How do I get it D: ? – Blizzard at Peak of Vindagnyer Domain (AR 30 locked, 20 Resin per run)

Boosts E and Q DMG + a free 40% CRIT% if you run a freeze comp!

Pretty self-explanatory set/dominant set for Cryo DPS. If you’re running even a moderately decent freeze comp, you’re getting a free 65% CRIT% just from the set + Rosaria’s A1 passive. Along with her A2 passive + some CRIT% substats, you can easily push for the 80-100% mark.

Sands - ATK%, Goblet - Cryo DMG%, Circlet - Crit DMG

Substats: CRIT DMG > ATK% > ATK > ER (EM if running melt comp)

She gains so much CRIT% already CRIT DMG takes priority for Circlet.


1st Setbonus (Blizzard Strayer)

Cryo DMG Bonus +15%

2nd Setbonus (Blizzard Strayer)

When a character attacks an enemy affected by Cryo, their CRIT Rate is increased by 20%. If the enemy is Frozen, CRIT Rate is increased by 20%.


Artifact Setup #2 - ARTIFACT #2 (Recommended for Phys DPS): Gladiator’s Finale


How do I get it D: ? – Any World Boss (40 Resin per run)

Boosts everything + essential for normal attack heavy characters like Rosaria.

If you’re running something other than CP, then you can run 4-set Glad. Otherwise for CP run 2-set Glad + 2-set Bloodstained for the immediate time.

You could run 4-set BS for the Phys DPS build as well for the guaranteed CRIT procs, but at that point it’s better to invest into a Cryo build for full value.

Artifacts to run for early/lower level players: 2-set Brave + 2-set Exile for Q spam OR 2-set Brave + 2-set Sojourner for raw early DMG scaling.

Sands - ATK%, Goblet - Phys DMG%, Circlet - Crit DMG

Substats: CRIT DMG > ATK% > ATK > ER (EM if running melt comp)

She gains so much CRIT% already CRIT DMG takes priority for Circlet.


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%

Conclusion

PSA #4: There is a burst DPS/support build with 2-set Noblesse + 2-set Blizzard where you focus high CRIT% to abuse the A4 passive. It’s pretty fun, does decent damage, and great if you desperately need a Cryo user/support on your team. Can go 4-set Noblesse if no one on your team is running it already!