The best Genshin Impact Baal build – Raiden Shogun support build

Here’s the best build for the deadly Raiden Shogun

The Raiden Shogun, also known as Baal, drawing a sword from her chest

Searching for the best Genshin Impact Baal build? Baal, also known as Raiden Shogun, is the main villain in Inazuma right now, joining the ever growing roster of new Genshin Impact characters. The Genshin Impact 2.1 update also introduces Kokomi, the leader of the Sangonomiya Resistance, and Baal’s partner in crime, Kujou Sara. Playstation players gain exclusive access to Horizon Zero Dawn’s Aloy in 2.1, but she’ll be available to everyone in 2.2.

Though Baal wields a sword in most of the game’s cutscenes, she’s actually an Electro polearm user. Don’t worry, she still has access to her sword – it only becomes active during her elemental burst. Baal’s arsenal leans towards her being a suppport character, however, her abilities still cause problems for enemies without her needing to be centre stage.

Without spoiling the story, you’re going to need a powerful team to take down the new bosses in the next update. Fortunately, it looks like Baal is going to do a great job in the support and sub DPS role.

GENSHIN IMPACT BAAL SUPPORT BUILD

The best Genshin Impact Baal support build is:

  • Polearm: Engulfing Lightning
  • Artifacts: Severed Fate (four-set)

Five-star characters usually release alongside a special weapon designed with their stats in mind. It’s clear that Baal is no ordinary character as she is launching with a custom polearm, Engulfing Lightning, and artifact set, Severed Fate, both of which are guaranteed to get the best out of her abilities. Energy recharge is extremely important to Baal as her abilities require lots of power – this build ensures she has plenty of energy at any given time. If you’re on a budget, The Catch is an excellent four-star polearm and can be obtained fairly easily if you catch enough rare fish.

Engulfing Lightning increases Baal’s attack by 28% over the base 100%, giving her up to 80% bonus attack. She also gains 30% energy recharge for 12 seconds after using her elemental burst, guaranteeing an attack bonus every time you use her special ability. Severed Fate’s two piece set bonus gives Baal an additional 20% to her energy recharge rate, and the four piece increases her elemental burst damage by 25% of her energy recharge (up to a maximum of 75%).

Baal attacking an enemy using her elemental skill

To take advantage of all this energy, we’re going to want a main DPS character like Kazuha to defeat enemies while Baal’s elemental skill is active. Combining Electro with Anemo is a great way to cause the Swirl elemental reaction, dealing plenty of area of effect damage without any effort. It’s also worth including the Electro Traveler to deal damage through the elemental burst, and to gain the High Voltage elemental resonance.

As a support character, Baal spends a lot of her time off the field after she activates her elemental skill. Where Baal differentiates herself from most support characters is her elemental burst – this ability requires her to be active on the battlefield. In a way, Baal plays in a support and sub-DPS hybrid role compared to someone like Fischl who mostly stays off the field.

Speaking of elemental bursts, we need to pair Baal with a Cryo character like Rosaria or Ganyu to maximise our damage output. With a Cryo character in the party, we can trigger Superconduct, reducing enemies’ physical defence by 50%. Rosaria works well in this role as she’s a fantastic battery – Ganyu is also a great option, though she arguably works better in the main DPS role.

And that’s all you need to know to create the best Baal build in Genshin Impact. The latest update introduces fishing to Genshin Impact, giving players over 20 different types of fish to catch. Be sure to redeem the latest Genshin Impact codes to ensure you have enough primogems to wish on the next Genshin Impact banner.

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