The best Genshin Impact Raiden Shogun build

Here’s the best support build for the deadly Raiden Shogun in Genshin Impact

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

Searching for the best Genshin Impact Raiden Shogun build? Also known as Raiden Ei, the main villain in the Inazuma storyline, Raiden Shogun has joined the ever growing roster of new Genshin Impact characters. Raiden Shogun could have an upcoming banner rerun according to Genshin Impact 2.5 update rumours, so be sure to grab all of Raiden Shogun’s ascension materials and plan for Ei’s abilities.

Though Ei 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. Ei’s arsenal leans towards her being a support 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, Raiden Shogun is going to do a great job in the support and sub DPS role.


  • 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 Ei 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 Ei 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 is obtained fairly easily if you catch enough rare fish.

Engulfing Lightning increases Ei’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 Ei an additional 20% to her energy recharge rate, while the four-piece set 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 Ei’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 gain the High Voltage elemental resonance.

As a support character, Raiden Shogun spends a lot of her time off the field after she activates her elemental skill. Where Ei differentiates herself from most support characters is her elemental burst – this ability requires her to be active on the battlefield. So in a way, she plays 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 her with a Cryo character like Rosaria or Eula to maximise our damage output. There’s even an argument to run two Cryo characters alongside Ei to deal the most damage possible. 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 Raiden Shogun build in Genshin Impact. 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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