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Genshin Impact: The Best Build for Gorou

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Genshin Impact: The Best Build for Gorou
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This guide shows you how best to build, equip, and play Gorou, the latest character to be added to the Genshin Impact roster.

Gorou is a new 4-star Geo character arriving in the second part of Genshin Impact Version 2.3.

An archer, he's there to support your team during battles, bestowing bonuses to his allies. These depend on the number of Geo characters in your team, meaning his full potential comes from building a team with multiple Geo characters.

While this kind of team sacrifices elemental reactions, it can still prove useful in certain situations.

The goal with Gorou isn't to stay active. The most important skill is the Elemental Burst, since it follows the active character. To make the most of it, you'll need to stack Energy Recharge, so we're looking at equipping something like a Sacrificial Bow, which also has the benefit of resetting Elemental Skill cooldown. You'll also want to stack DEF on his artifacts.

In simple terms, you'll bring in Gorou, have him launch his Elemental Burst or Elemental Skill, then immediately switch back to your DPS.

Recommended Weapons

Favonius Warbow

4-Star Bow

Base ATK: 41

Secondary Stati: Energy Recharge

Obtained via Wishes

CRIT hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12s.

Sacrificial Bow

4-Star Bow

Base ATK: 44

Secondary Stat: Energy Recharge

Obtained via Wishes

After dealing damage to an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30s.

Elegy for the End

5-Star Bow

Base ATK: 46

Secondary Stat: Energy Recharge

Obtained via Wishes

A part of the "Millennial Movement" that wanders amidst the winds. Increases Elemental Mastery by 60. When the Elemental Skills or Elemental Bursts of the character wielding this weapon hit opponents, that character gains a Sigil of Remembrance. This effect can be triggered once every 0.2s and can be triggered even if said character is not on the field. When you possess 4 Sigils of Remembrance, all of them will be consumed and all nearby party members will obtain the "Millennial Movement: Farewell Song" effect for 12s. "Millennial Movement: Farewell Song" increases Elemental Mastery by 100 and increases ATK by 20%. Once this effect is triggered, you will not gain Sigils of Remembrance for 20s. Of the many effects of the "Millennial Movement," buffs of the same type will not stack.

Artifacts

Retracing Bolide

2-Piece Bonus

Increases Shield Strength by 35%.

4-Piece Bonus

While protected by a shield, gain an additional 40% Normal and Charged Attack DMG.

Defender's Will

2-Piece Bonus

DEF +30%

4-Piece Bonus

For each different element present in your own party, the wearer's Elemental RES to that corresponding element is increased by 30%.

Noblesse Oblige

2-Piece Bonus

Elemental Burst DMG +20%

4-Piece Bonus

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

Recommended Build(s)

Retracing Bolide

  • ATK
  • DEF% or Energy Recharge
  • Energy Recharge
  • DEF% or Energy Recharge
  • HP

Retracing Bolide + Defender's Will

  • ATK
  • Energy Recharge
  • Energy Recharge
  • DEF%
  • HP

Noblesse Oblige

  • ATK
  • Energy Recharge or DEF%
  • Energy Recharge
  • DEF% or Energy Recharge
  • HP

Suggested Substats(s)

  • Energy Recharge
  • DEF

Constellations

Gorou's constellations allow him to amplify his support utility, extending the duration of shields or adding effects such as a DEF-scalinng HP regen, or a CRIT DMG bonus for Geo. 

Rushing Hound: Swift as the Wind

When characters (other than Gorou) within the AoE of Gorou's General's War Banner or General's Glory deal Geo DMG to opponents, the CD of Gorou's Inuzaka All-Round Defense is decreased by 2s. This effect can occur once every 10s.

Sitting Hound: Steady as a Clock

While General's Glory is in effect, its duration is extended by 1s when a nearby active character obtains an Elemental Shard from a Crystallize reaction. This effect can occur once every 0.1s. Max extension is 3s.

Mauling Hound: Fierce as Fire

Increases the Level of Inuzaka All-Round Defense by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Lapping Hound: Warm as Water

When General's Glory is in the "Impregnable" or "Crunch" states, it will also heal active characters within its AoE by 50% of Gorou's own DEF every 1.5s.

Striking Hound: Thunderous Force

Increases the Level of Juuga: Forward Unto Victory by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Valiant Hound: Mountainous Fealty

For 12s after using Inuzaka All-Round Defense or Juuga: Forward Unto Victory, increases the CRIT DMG of all nearby party members' Geo DMG based on the buff level of the skill's field at the time of use:"Standing Firm": +10%
"Impregnable": +20%
"Crunch": +40%
This effect cannot stack and will take reference from the last instance of the effect that is triggered.

Best Teammates

Itto

Itto is a Geo character who draws his strength from ATK and DEF. He's a good partner for Gorou since there'll be additional bonuses activated. Gorou also enables Itto to increase his Geo DMG and DEF.

Zhongli

Zhongli is highly complementary to Gorou, adding even more bonuses due to his Geo type. There's also great synergy with his Elemental Skill shield.

There are many other possible combinations that will work well, so experiment and let us know what you think works best! 

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