Genshin Impact Diluc Guide - best build, strengths and weaknesses

All you need to know about Diluc

Genshin Impact Diluc Guide - best build, strengths and weaknesses
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| Genshin Impact
Updated on: July 23, 2021

Welcome to Pocket Gamers' detailed Genshin Impact Diluc guide! Diluc is the owner of the Dawn Winery in Mondstadt, and is formally one of the Knights of Favonius. After an accident involving his father led to his death, Diluc left the Knights searching for something more stable. Despite owning the winery, which specializes in Dandelion Wine, Diluc is actually not fond of alcohol and prefers other fruity drinks instead.

In the guide below you will find the following features: 

Character Appearance


Diluc Element / Tier / Rarity / Weapon

Pyro / S Tier / 5* Rarity / Claymore

In Genshin Impact, Diluc is a Pyro-wielding claymore user whose Burst attacks knock enemies away from him. His Elemental Skill also stops most enemies dead in their tracks, and stuns them, unable to attack or use skills.

How to get Diluc

You can obtain Diluc in the permanent banner, Wanderlust Invocation.

Genshin Impact Diluc Combat Info (Strengths and Weaknesses)

Diluc Strengths


  • Diluc can use Pyro with his weapon to create multiple elemental reactions
  • His Elemental Burst provides a large AoE
  • You can actually raise his critical damage output as you raise his Ascension level, unlike most


  • He’s one of the slower attackers in the game

Best Build for Diluc in Genshin Impact

Kit Diluc out with the Wolf’s Gravestone weapon to amplify his damage output significantly. Pair this with the Crimson Witch of Flames artifact set to turn Diluc into a Pyro nightmare, who can deliver crazy elemental reactions with a full set.

Diluc Guide - Best Artifacts and Weapons

Crimson Witch of Flames

ATK% / Pyro DMG / CRIT DMG Set Bonuses:
  • (2) Gain a 15% Pyro DMG Bonus.
  • (4) Increases Overloaded and Burning DMG by 40%. Increases Vaporize and Melt DMG by 15%. Using an Elemental Skill increases 2-Piece Set effects by 50% for 10s. Max 3 stacks.
How to Obtain:  Hidden Palace of Zhou Formula Domain reward

Wolf’s Gravestone

  • Base Attack: 46
  • Rating: 5*
  • Bonus Effect: ATK + 10.8%
Skill: Wolf Tracker: Increases ATK by 20%. On hit, attacks against enemies with less than 30% HP increases all party members' ATK by 40% for 12s. Can only occur once every 30s. How to Obtain: Gacha

Best Party Members to match Diluc with in Genshin Impact

Premium (Gacha) Team

In Genshin Impact, Diluc dishes out some serious damage, considering he is both Pyro and a claymore user. He will be your DPS, constantly adding Pyro to the field and using his Burst to provide additional damage to groups of enemies. With Xingqiu on board, you can also apply Vaporize, which in turn amplifies Diluc’s Pyro damage.

Bennett is great as a Support with this team, to pump up damage and work as a great healer plus he offers Pyro resonance as a cherry on top. Sucrose can be used to pull enemies in range and spread reactions around to maximize your damage.

F2P Team

Diluc is great for offering high DPS, but combos with other characters will really push your output numbers. Use Xiangling to give Pyro resonance plus she can swap in when Diluc is waiting for his next Elemental Skill or Burst to cooldown. Kaeya is a great choice to amplify damage output with Melt. Finally, Barbara is a great choice for healing and can even provide heals while Diluc is out doing his best.

Talents / Skills / Passive

Genshin Impact Diluc Talents

Tempered Sword - Normal Attack

  • Normal Attack: Perform up to 4 consecutive strikes.
  • Charged Attack: Drains Stamina over time to perform continuous slashes.
  • At the end of the sequence, perform a more powerful slash.
  • Plunging Attack: Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
Skill Attributes:
  • 1-Hit DMG 89.7%
  • 2-Hit DMG 87.6%
  • 3-Hit DMG 98.8%
  • 4-Hit DMG 134%
  • Charged Attack Spinning DMG - 68.8%
  • Charge Attack Final DMG - 125%
  • Charged Attack Stamina Cost - 40
  • Max Duration - 5s
  • Plunge DMG - 89.5%
  • Low/High Plunge DMG - 179% / 224%

Searing Onslaught - Elemental Skill

Performs a forward slash that deals Pyro DMG.

This skill can be used 3 times consecutively. Enters cooldown if not cast again within a short period.

  • 1-Hit DMG - 94.4%
  • 2-Hit DMG -97.6%
  • 3-Hit DMG -129%
  • CD 10s

Dawn - Elemental Burst

Releases intense flames to knock nearby enemies back, dealing Pyro DMG. The flames then converge into the weapon, summoning a Phoenix that flies forward and deals massive Pyro DMG to all enemies in its path. The Phoenix explodes upon reaching its destination, causing a large amount of AoE Pyro DMG.

The searing flames that run down his blade cause Diluc's Normal and Charged Attacks to deal Pyro DMG for a time.

Skill Attributes
  • Slashing DMG 204%
  • DoT 60%
  • Explosion DMG 204%
  • CD - 12s
  • Enchantment Duration 8s
  • Energy Cost - 40

Relentless - 1st Ascension Passive

Diluc's Charged Attack Stamina Cost is decreased by 50%, and its duration is increased by 3s.

Blessing of Phoenix - 4th Ascension Passive

The Pyro Enchantment provided by Dawn lasts for 4s longer. Additionally, Diluc gains 20% Pyro DMG Bonus during the duration of this effect.

Tradition of the Dawn Knight - Unlocked Automatically

Refunds 15% of the ores used when crafting Claymore-type weapons.

Talent Leveling Materials

Gained from Enemy Drops (Fatui):

  • Recruit's Insignia
  • Sergeant's Insignia
  • Lieutenant's Insignia

Acquired from Domains (Tuesday/Friday/Sunday):

  • Teachings of Resistance
  • Guide to Resistance
  • Philosophies of Resistance

Obtained after defeating Bosses (Dvalin):

Dvalin’s Plume


Diluc Constellations


Diluc deals 15% more DMG to enemies whose HP is above 50%.

Searing Ember

  • When Diluc takes DMG, his ATK increases by 10% and his ATK SPD increases by 5%. Lasts for 10s.
  • This effect can stack up to 3 times and can only occur once every 1.5s.

Fire and Steel

  • Increases the Level of Searing Onslaught by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Flowing Flame

  • Casting Searing Onslaught in sequence greatly increases damage dealt.
  • Within 2s of using Searing Onslaught, casting the next Searing Onslaught in the combo deals 40% additional DMG. This effect lasts for the next 2s.

Phoenix, Harbinger of Dawn

  • Increases the Level of Dawn by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Flaming Sword, Nemesis of Dark

  • After casting Searing Onslaught, the next 2 Normal Attacks within the next 6s will have their DMG and ATK SPD increased by 30%.
  • Additionally, Searing Onslaught will not interrupt the Normal Attack combo.

Genshin Impact Diluc Ascensions costs

Phase 1
  • Lv.20→Lv.40
  • Mora Cost: 20,000
  • Small Lamp Grass ×3
  • Agnidus Agate Sliver ×1
  • Recruit's Insignia ×3
Phase 2
  • Lv.40→Lv.50
  • Small Lamp Grass ×10
  • Agnidus Agate Fragment ×3
  • Recruit's Insignia ×15
  • Everflame Seed ×2
Phase 3
  • Lv.50→Lv.60
  • Mora Cost: 60,000
  • Small Lamp Grass ×20
  • Agnidus Agate Fragment ×6
  • Sergeant's Insignia ×12
  • Everflame Seed ×4
Phase 4
  • Lv.60→Lv.70
  • Mora Cost: 80,000
  • Small Lamp Grass ×20
  • Agnidus Agate Chunk ×3
  • Sergeant's Insignia ×18
  • Everflame Seed ×8
Phase 5
  • Lv.70→Lv.80
  • Mora Cost: 100,000
  • Small Lamp Grass ×45
  • Agnidus Agate Chunk ×6
  • Lieutenant's Insignia ×12
  • Everflame Seed ×12
Phase 6 (MAX)
  • Lv.80→Lv.90
  • Mora Cost: 120,000
  • Small Lamp Grass ×60
  • Agnidus Agate Gemstone ×6
  • Lieutenant's Insignia ×24
  • Everflame Seed ×20

Base Stats

At Level 1, Diluc starts with 1,011 HP, 26 ATK, and 61 DEF.

Wishes / Availability

In Genshin Impact Diluc can be received at the regular rate in the Wanderlust Invocation Standard Wish, which is always available.

You know, we also have a Genshin Impact tier list if you want to check how well Diluc performs in comparison to other characters! Also, stay aware, soon enough we plan to make a Genshin Impact characters hub with all of the available characters and their detailed guides!

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