In-Depth Guide To "Dance of the Shimmering Wave"


Author: Weiss | Featured Character: Eula Lawrence | Element Type: Cryo | Game Version 1.5.0

Intro

Official Description

A rebellious descendant of the old aristocracy who is always out on the battlefield.             As one born into the old aristocracy, carrying the bloodline of sinners, Eula has needed a unique approach to the world to navigate the towering walls of prejudice peacefully.  Of course, this did not prevent her from severing ties with her clan.  As the outstanding Spindrift Knight, she hunts down Mondstadt's enemies in the wild to exact her unique "vengeance."

In-game Profile

Eula's role within the Knights of Favonius is Captain of the Reconnaisance Company.  The nature of her work means that she rarely sets foot in the city - she spends most her time out in the wild, leadding her team of scouts as they hunt down Abyss Order operatives and other monsters.

Mainguide

This is a guide focused around Eula's practical application on the battlefield as well as recommended equipment for the Spindrift Knight.

Talents & Constellation

Character Talents


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Favonius Bladework - Edel

Normal Attack
Perform up to 5 consecutive strikes.

Charged Attack
Drains Stamina over time to perform continuous slashes.
At end of the sequence, perform a more powerful slash.

Plunging Attack
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.


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Icetide Vortex

Sharp frost, swift blade.

Tap
Slashes swiftly, dealing Cryo DMG.
When it hits an opponent, Eula gains a stack of Grimheart that stacks up to 2 times. These stacks can only be gained once every 0.3s.

Grimheart
Increases Eula's resistance to interruption and DEF.

Hold
Wielding her sword, Eula slashes forward, dealing AoE Cryo DMG to opponents in front of her, consuming all the stacks of Grimheart that Eula possess.
If Grimheart stacks are consumed, opponents hit by this skill will have their Physical RES and Cryo RES decreased.
Each stack of Grimheart will be converted into an Icewhirl Brand that deals Cryo DMG to nearby opponents.

"So the waves roiled, swallowing the crown of the nobles. And ever after did each drop amidst the icy waves reflect a golden crown, each and every droplet of the spray shining with its light."


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Glacial Illumination

Brandishes her greatsword, dealing Cryo DMG to nearby opponents and creates a Lightfall Sword that follows her around for a certain duration.

When Eula's own Normal Attacks, Elemental Skills and Elemental Bursts deal DMG to opponents, they will charge the Lightfall Sword, which can gain an energy stack once every 0.1s.
Once its duration ends, the Lightfall Sword will explode violently, dealing Physical DMG to nearby opponents.
This DMG scales on the number of energy stacks the Lightfall Sword has accumulated.
If Eula dies or leaves the field, the Lightfall Sword will immediately explode

It is easy to sink. But even so, she desires to freeze this oncoming tide.


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Roiling Rime

If 2 stacks of Grimheart are consumed upon unleashing the Holding Mode of Icetide Vortex, a Lightfall Sword Remnant will be created that will explode immediately, dealing 50% of the basic Physical DMG dealt by a Lightfall Sword created by Glacial Illumination.


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Wellspring of War-Lust

When Eula's Normal Attacks score CRIT Hits, **Icetide Vortex**'s CD will be decreased by 0.3s. This effect can occur once every 0.1s.


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Aristocratic Introspection

When Eula crafts Character Talent Materials, she has a 10% to receive double the product.

Thoughts on Talents


The Elemental Burst itself isn't deadly, it is the Lightfall Sword where your huge DMG comes.  The Lightfall Sword can and will Nuke all enemies in an immediate AOE

Increasing ATK Speed will help the stacks on the Lightfall Sword gather over the course of the 7s duration.  In practical application, we've seen anywhere between 34k and 75k DMG based on how many stacks the Lightfall Sword has gathered.

Character Constellation


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Tidal Illusion

Every time Icetide Vortex's Grimheart stacks are consumed, Eula's Physical DMG is increased by 30% for 6s.
Each stack consumed will increase the duration of this effect by 6s up to a maximum of 18s.


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Lady of Seafoam

Decreases the CD of Icetide Vortex's Holding Mode, rendering it identical to Tap CD.


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Lawrence Pedigree

Increases the Level of Glacial Illumination by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.


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The Obstinacy of One's Inferiors

Lightfall Swords deal 25% increased DMG against opponents with less than 50% HP.


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Chivalric Quality

Increases the Level of Icetide Vortex by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.


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Noble Obligation

Lightfall Swords created by Glacial Illumination start with 5 stacks of energy. Normal Attacks, Elemental Skills and Elemental Bursts have a 50% chance to grant the Lightfall Sword an additional stack of energy.

Thoughts on Talents


Some keypoints on Eula's Constellations.  

Yes, her cons help make the Lightfall Sword deal that much more explosive damage.  But personally, she works just as good as a C0.

Team Compositions

The Nuke Support


Character Selection

Rotation

I'm just going to break this up into how each character compliments Eula:

Chongyun-  Chongyun adds the Cryo Elemental Resonance to the team which gives everyone 40% less affected by Electro, and increases CRIT Rate against enemies effected by Cryo or Frozen by 15%.  Pop Chongyun out periodically and use his Elemental Skill, trust me.  This allows Eula to deal consistent Cryo DMG as well as increases her ATK Speed.  Pair the ATK Speed buff with Eula's Elemental Burst and you can get even more stacks on her Lightfall Sword causing even more Nuke level DMG.

Beidou-  Beidou's Elemental Burst both puts a shield around Eula and allows Eula to do consistent Superconduct damage.  The added Electro damage helps Eula break through Ice Shields, and paired with Xingqiu's Elemental Burst, allows Eula to absolutely shred through enemies.

Xingqiu- Xingqiu's Elemental Burst allows Eula to do even more strike as well as making the enemies wet allowing Eula to freeze them.  Paired with Chongyun's Elemental Skill, it allows for even more stun lock freezing allowing you to consistently stun enemies.  It's even speculated that Xingqiu's Elemental Burst helps adds stacks to Eula's Lightfall Sword.

Optional Swaps:

Barbara for Xinqiu-  Barbara can be an impressive healer in exchange for Xingqiu.  The real drawback for Barbara's Elemental Skill is although it does allow you to heal, it makes your character wet and is highly advised against when going up against Cryo enemies.  

Weapons

Choice Number #1 - Song of Broken Pines


Weapon Ability

A part of the "Millennial Movement" that wanders amidst the winds. Increases ATK by 16%, and when Normal or Charged Attacks hit opponents, the character gains a Sigil of Whispers. This effect can be triggered once every 0.3s. When you possess 4 Sigils of Whispers, all of them will be consumed and all nearby party members will obtain the "Millennial Movement: Banner-Hymn" effect for 12s. "Millennial Movement: Banner-Hymn" increases Normal ATK SPD by 12% and increases ATK by 20%. Once this effect is triggered, you will not gain Sigils of Whispers for 20s. Of the many effects of the "Millennial Movement," buffs of the same type will not stack.

Usage Description

Some of the most incredible physical DMG ever seen.


Choice Number #2 - Wolf's Gravestone


Weapon Ability

Increases ATK by 20/25/30/35/40%. On hit, attacks against enemies with less than 30% HP increase all party members' ATK by 40/50/60/70/80% for 12s. Can only occur once every 30s.

Usage Description

This weapon speaks for itself.


Choice Number #3 - Snow-Tombed Starsilver


Weapon Ability

Hitting an opponent with Normal and Charged Attacks has a 60/70/80/90/100% chance of forming and dropping an Everfrost Icicle above them, dealing 80/95/110/125/140% AoE ATK DMG. Opponents affected by Cryo are dealt 200/240/280/320/360% ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 10s.

Usage Description

The best F2P alternative there is for Eula.

Artifactsetup

Artifact Setup #1 - PURE EFFICIENCY


It's as though the Pale Flame 4 piece set was made for Eula.  You not only bolster her Physical DMG with the 25% boost but with how frequent she gets her Elemental Skill, you can essentially keep the 2 stack going, which increases the 25% increase from the 2 piece set and gains an additional 125% plus the 18% making a whopping total of 143% increase in DMG

I highly advise against building Eula for straight Cryo.  She thrives at Physical DMG output.

ATK % > Flat ATK > CRIT RATE > CRIT DMG


1st Setbonus (Pale Flame)

Physical DMG +25%

2nd Setbonus (Pale Flame)

When an Elemental Skill hits an opponent, ATK is increased by 9% for 7s. This effect stacks up to 2 times and can be triggered once every 0.3s. Once 2 stacks are reached, the 2-set effect is increased by 100%


Artifact Setup #2 - EULA THE GLADIATOR


Gladiator isn't going to be as efficient as Pale Flame, but if you're still trying to grind for those perfect substats, Glad is a perfect option for a temporary set.  

Again, highly advise against building Eula for straight Cryo.  She thrives at Physical DMG output.

ATK % > Flat ATK > CRIT RATE > CRIT DMG


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

Eula is a power house, employed by some truly impressive Physical DMG, and I would highly recommend pulling on her banner while it's still available.  With the use of a stacked Lightfall Sword, Nuking the battlefield in Spiral Abyss can benefit you all the way up into Floor 11 and 12.  Farming for Dandelion Seeds is probably one of the most troublesome moments of building her, but once you've got her to LV 90, she doesn't pull any stops.  If you were wondering about Constellations, I wouldn't.  If you have them, fantastic, but Eula is going to do work no matter what her Cons are at.  I hope readers find this guide useful.

Thanks for reading!