Genshin Impact Noelle Guide - best build, strengths and weaknesses

All you need to know about Noelle

Genshin Impact Noelle Guide - best build, strengths and weaknesses
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Welcome to Pocket Gamer's detailed Genshin Impact Noelle guide! Noelle is a maid who strives to become one of the Knights of Favonius one day.  She is always looking for another task as she is dutiful in nature, but tends to be a bit stubborn and can come off as a bit inexperienced as a result.

Her generosity, unfortunately, tends to be taken advantage of, and although she won’t directly admit it, Jean won’t knight her as she’s worried that what evil lies outside of Mondstadt will be too much for her.

In the guide below you will find the following features: 

Character Appearance

Noelle Appearance

Noelle Element / Tier / Rarity / Weapon

Geo / A Tier / 4* Rarity / Claymore

In Genshin Impact, Noelle is a maid with a killer combo of a strong shield and an even stronger claymore that she likes to pummel enemies with. Her defense starts off really high, and her Skill helps recover HP for the team. 

How to get Noelle

You can obtain Noelle in the permanent banner, Wanderlust Invocation. You can also receive her in the Beginners’ Wish as a guaranteed character but you can only receive her once this way.

Genshin Impact Noelle Combat Info (Strengths and Weaknesses)

Noelle Strengths


  • Pretty high defense
  • Her Burst attack spreads Geo Damage as it applies the element to all normal attacks
  • Noelle’s skill heals the whole party


  • Her ATK damage is a bit weak
  • You’ll be spending a lot of time on levelling up her Constellation if you want to get her to max DMG

Best Build for Noelle in Genshin Impact

Noelle is normally a defensive powerhouse, but she can also be used as a DPS if you focus on building her right. Equip Noelle with The Unforged, a powerful weapon that increases her shield strength and attack while using it. Also work on spending time collecting defensive stat Maiden Beloved pieces, as it will boost her healing powers significantly.

Noelle - Best Artifacts and Weapons

Maiden Beloved

DEF% / DEF % / Healing Bonus Set Bonuses:
  • (2) Character Healing Effectiveness +15%
  • (4) Using an Elemental Skill or Burst increases healing received by all party members by 20% for 10s
How to Obtain: Valley of Remembrance Domain reward

The Unforged

  • Base Attack: 46
  • Rating: 5*
  • Bonus Effect: ATK 10.8%
Skill: Golden Majesty Increases Shield Strength by 20%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 4% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100% How to Obtain: Gacha

Best Party Members to match Noelle with in Genshin Impact

Premium (Gacha) Team

In Genshin Impact, Noelle can fit most teams, but we’re going to focus on her as a DPS here, using Burst and keeping the energy up to use it often. Ningguang will provide energy for her Burst attack and can dish out damage while Noelle is off the field. Xingqiu is a good option for an additional DPS that can use Burst and then switch to Noelle to continue hitting. Bennett will not only boost the attacks of the party but can heal as well.

F2P Team

Noelle can do most of the damage while getting support from Kaeya, whose attacks will provide energy back to Noelle. Xiangling can provide many additional attacks while Noelle is off the field, plus can get in close with Noelle’s shield. Amber can use her skill to group enemies to make it easier to tackle a combination when more enemies are in the middle of the attack.

Talents / Skills / Passive

Noelle Talents

Favonius Bladework - Normal Attack

Normal Attack: Perform up to 4 consecutive strikes.

Charge Attack: Drains Stamina over time to perform continuous spinning attacks against all nearby enemies. At the end of the sequence, perform a more powerful slash. Plunge Attack: Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact. Skill Attributes:
  • 1-Hit DMG 79.1%
  • 2-Hit DMG 73.4%
  • 3-Hit DMG 86.3%
  • 4-Hit DMG 113%
  • Charged Attack Spinning DMG - 50.7%
  • Charged Attack Final DMG - 90.5%
  • Charged Attack Stamina Cost - 40
  • Plunge DMG - 74.6%
  • Low/High Plunge DMG - 149%/186%

Breastplate - Elemental Skill

Summons protective stone armour, dealing Geo DMG to surrounding enemies and creating a shield. The shield's DMG Absorption scales are 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 regenerate HP for all characters.
  • Possesses 250% Absorption Efficiency against Geo DMG.

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

  • Skill DMG - 230%
  • DMG Absorption - 160% DEF + 770
  • Healing - 21.3% DEF + 103
  • Duration - 12s
  • CD 24s

Sweeping Time - Elemental Burst

Gathering the strength of stone around her weapon, Noelle strikes the enemies surrounding her within a large AoE, dealing Geo DMG.

Afterwards, Noelle gains the following effects:

  • Larger attack AoE.
  • Converts attack DMG to Geo DMG.
  • Increased ATK that scales based on her DEF.
Skill Attributes
  • Elemental Burst DMG - 67.2%
  • Skill DMG - 92.8%
  • ATK Bonus - 40% DEF
  • Duration - 15s
  • CD - 15.0s
  • Energy Cost - 60

Devotion - 1st Ascension Passive

When Noelle is in the party but not on the field, this ability triggers automatically when the 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.

Nice and Clean - 4th Ascension Passive

Every 4 Normal or Charged Attack hits will decrease the CD of Breastplate by 1s. Hitting multiple enemies with a single attack is only counted as 1 hit.

Maid’s Knighthood - Unlocked Automatically

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

Talent Leveling Materials

Gained from Enemy Drops (Hilichurls):

  • Damaged Mask
  • Stained Mask
  • Ominous Mask

Acquired from Domains (Tuesday/Friday/Sunday):

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

Obtained after defeating Bosses (Dvalin Challenge):

Dvalin’s Claw


Noelle Constellation

I Got Your Back

While Sweeping Time and Breastplate are both in effect, the chance of Breastplate's healing effects activating is increased to 100%.

Combat Maid

Decreases the Stamina Consumption of Noelle's Charged Attacks by 20% and increases her Charged Attack DMG by 15%.

Invulnerable Maid

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

To Be Cleaned

When Breastplate's duration expires or it is destroyed by DMG, it will deal 400% ATK of Geo DMG to surrounding enemies.

Favonius Sweeper Master

Increases the Level of Sweeping Time by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Must Be Spotless

Sweeping Time increases Noelle's ATK by an additional 50% of her DEF. Additionally, every enemy defeated during the skill's duration adds 1s to the duration, up to 10s.

Genshin Impact Noelle Ascensions costs

Phase 1
  • Lv.20→Lv.40
  • Mora Cost: 20,000
  • Valberry ×3
  • Prithiva Topaz Sliver ×1
  • Damaged Mask ×3
Phase 2
  • Lv.40→Lv.50
  • Valberry ×10
  • Prithiva Topaz Fragment ×3
  • Damaged Mask ×15
  • Basalt Pillar ×2
Phase 3
  • Lv.50→Lv.60
  • Mora Cost: 60,000
  • Valberry ×20
  • Prithiva Topaz Fragment ×6
  • Stained Mask ×12
  • Basalt Pillar ×4
Phase 4
  • Lv.60→Lv.70
  • Mora Cost: 80,000
  • Valberry ×20
  • Prithiva Topaz Chunk ×3
  • Stained Mask ×18
  • Basalt Pillar ×8
Phase 5
  • Lv.70→Lv.80
  • Mora Cost: 100,000
  • Valberry ×45
  • Prithiva Topaz Chunk ×6
  • Ominous Mask ×12
  • Basalt Pillar ×12
Phase 6 (MAX)
  • Lv.80→Lv.90
  • Mora Cost: 120,000
  • Valberry ×60
  • Prithiva Topaz Gemstone ×6
  • Ominous Mask ×24
  • Basalt Pillar ×20

Base Stats

At Level 1, Noelle starts with 1012 HP, 16 ATK, and 67 DEF.

Wishes / Availability

Noelle can be received at the regular rate in the Wanderlust Invocation Standard Wish, which is always available. She is also available on the Beginners’ Wish and guaranteed on the 8th wish, but cannot be obtained more than once.

You know, we also have a tier list if you want to check how well Noelle 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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