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The best Genshin Impact Bennett build

Learn how to put together the best possible Bennett build

Want to learn how to create the best Bennett build in Genshin Impact? Pyro Sword user Bennett is a member of the Adventurer’s Guild and his own Benny’s Adventure Team (though he’s the only member). Between being born on Leap Day, always attracting rain, and often getting hit by lightning, Bennett’s widely known as the unluckiest person in Mondstadt. We hope you have better luck when pulling for him!

Bennett is a very versatile character who can be built as a support or a DPS. We’ll cover both builds in this guide, which will show you how to create the best Bennett build in Genshin Impact. Below we'll cover everything you need to know about Bennett, including wishing, weapons, artifacts, ascension materials, talents, abilities, and constellations.

How to build Bennett as healer support/DPS in Genshin Impact

Best weapon: Skyward Blade

Alternatives: Favonius Sword, Festering Desire

Regardless of if you’re building Bennett as a support or a DPS, it’s smart to equip him with a weapon that has added Energy Recharge stats. Skyward Blade is your best bet as it increases Energy Recharge while also boosting CRIT Rate, DMG, and SPD for short periods of time. If you don’t have Skyward Blade, seek out a Favonius Sword or Festering Desire — these also increase Energy Recharge.


Best artifacts for healer support: Maiden's Beloved

Alternative: Noblesse Oblige

Bennett’s best artifacts really depend on what you’re building him for. If you’re exclusively using Bennett as a healer, we’d recommend a 4-piece Maiden’s Beloved set, although a 4-piece Noblesse Oblige works well for healing too. For this build, you’ll want to prioritize the following stats and substats:

When picking out which stats and substats to prioritize for a healer Bennett build, look for the following:

  • Circlet of Logos: Healing Bonus
  • Sands of Eon: HP
  • Goblet of Eonothem: HP
  • Substats: Energy Recharge and HP

Best artifacts for DPS: Crimson Witch or Gladiator's Finale

Alternative: A combination of both sets mentioned above

If you’re using Bennett as a DPS, try either a 4-piece Crimson Witch or a 4-piece Gladiator’s Finale set. A combination of a 2-piece set of each of these kits would work as well!

When using Bennett as a DPS, you’ll want to look for the following stats and substats:

  • Circlet of Logos: Pyro DMG Bonus
  • Sands of Eon: ATK or Energy Recharge
  • Goblet of Eonothem: ATK
  • Substats: ATK and Pyro DMG Bonus

Talent: Fantastic Voyage (Elemental Burst)

You’ll want to prioritize leveling up Bennett’s Elemental Burst first and then his Elemental Skill. If you’re going to use him as a DPS, feel free to level up his Normal Attack as well; just prioritize this last. Here’s everything Bennett has in store:

  • Normal Attack - Performs up to 5 rapid strikes.
  • Charged Attack - Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword swings.
  • Plunging Attack - Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
  • Elemental Skill: Passion Overload - Bennett concentrates the spirit of Adventure and Pyro into his blade. Depending on how long he charges for, different effects occur. Press: A single, swift flame strike that deals Pyro DMG. Hold (Short): Charges up, resulting in different effects when unleashed based on the Charge Level. Level 1: Strikes twice, dealing Pyro DMG and launching opponents. Level 2: Unleashes 3 consecutive attacks that deal impressive Pyro DMG, but the last attack triggers an explosion that launches both Bennett and the enemy. Bennett takes no damage from being launched, but can take fall damage if he falls down a cliff.
  • Elemental Burst: Fantastic Voyage - Bennett performs a jumping slam attack that deals Pyro DMG, creating an Inspiration Field for 12 seconds. Inspiration Field: If the health of a character within the AoE is equal to or falls below 70%, their health will regenerate each second. The amount of HP restores scales off Bennett's Max HP. If the health of a character within the AoE is higher than 70%, they gain an ATK Bonus that scales based on Bennett's Base ATK. Imbues characters within the AoE with Pyro.
  • Passive Talent 1 - Decreases Passion Overload's CD by 20%.
  • Passive Talent 2 - When inside Fantastic Voyage's circle, Passion Overload's CD is decreased by 50% and Bennett cannot be launched by this skill's explosion.
  • Passive Talent 3 - When dispatched on an expedition in Mondstadt, time consumed is reduced by 25%.

Party composition: Healer build

  • Main DPS: Xingqui
  • Secondary DPS: Xiangling
  • Healer: Bennett
  • Support: Sucrose

5* alternative: Tartaglia replacing Xingqiu as main DPS

Bennett makes for such an excellent healing support character that you can place him into almost any team to great effect. This is just one of many possible DPS/sub-DPS/support combos where Bennett's Elemental Burst and its huge buffs to both attack and healing have a chance to shine.

Pair free Pyro character Xiangling as sub-DPS with a powerful Hydro main: Xingqiu is the best of the 4* characters, to the point where substituting 5* Tartaglia if you have him is only a slight (but nevertheless appreciable) upgrade. These two working in combination as the party's main offensive characters trigger the Vapourize Elemental Reaction, which results in a powerful damage boost across the board against afflicted enemies.

Meanwhile, having an Anemo character as general support allows you to group enemies effectively by applying Swirl to any opponent who's already affected by another character's element. Anemo characters are heavily weighted towards 5* rarity, but Sucrose is a high-tier 4* who'll do an admirable job here.

Party composition: DPS build

  • Main DPS: Bennett
  • Secondary DPS: Xiangling
  • Healer: Barbara
  • Support: Sucrose

5* alternative: Hu Tao replacing Xiangling as secondary DPS

Keeping a Pyro character in the secondary DPS position allows Bennett and his party to benefit from the 25% attack increase the Fervent Flames elemental resonance grants. Pyro is the most populous element in Genshin Impact at the time of writing, so you're spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a sub-DPS. I've stuck with Xiangling since she and Bennett work really well together, but if you have one of Genshin's many 5* Pyro wielders like Hu Tao this is a good chance to try them out in a sub-DPS role, since no-one is likely to outshine Bennett.

After Bennett himself, Barbara is Genshin Impact's most powerful healer; and, just like Bennett, she's a 4* character, so surprisingly easy to obtain. Put her in the healer position to benefit from her abilities and the Vapourize reaction her Hydro powers can help to create. Finally, Sucrose can comfortably occupy the same support role she does in the Bennett healer team to the same effect as crowd control/power amplifier.

How to level up Bennett in Genshin Impact

Ascension Materials

To fully ascend Bennett, you’ll need:

Ascension Level Materials
1 1 Agnidus Agate Sliver, 3 Windwheel Asters, 3 Treasure Hoarder Insignias, and 20,000 Mora
2 3 Agnidus Agate Fragments, 2 Everflame Seeds, 10 Windwheel Asters, 15 Treasure Hoarder Insignias, and 40,000 Mora
3 6 Agnidus Agate Fragments, 4 Everflame Seeds, 20 Windwheel Asters, 12 Silver Raven Insignias, and 60,000 Mora
4 3 Agnidus Agate Chunks, 8 Everflame Seeds, 30 Windwheel Asters, 18 Silver Raven Insignias, and 80,000 Mora
5 6 Agnidus Agate Chunks, 12 Everflame Seeds, 45 Windwheel Asters, 12 Golden Raven Insignias, and 100,000 Mora
6 6 Agnidus Agate Gemstones, 20 Everflame Seeds, 60 Windwheel Asters, 24 Golden Raven Insignias, and 120,000 Mora
Total 1 Agnidus Agate Sliver, 9 Agnidus Agate Fragments, 9 Agnidus Agate Chunks, 6 Agnidus Agate Gemstones, 46 Everflame Seeds, 168 Windwheel Asters, 18 Treasure Hoarder Insignias, 30 Silver Raven Insignias, 36 Golden Raven Insignias, and 420,000 Mora

To get all of these materials, you’ll need to defeat Pyro bosses (Regisvine or Hypostasis) to get enough Agnidus Agate. Everflame Seeds can only be obtained by defeating the Pyro Regisvine. Additionally, you’ll have to journey throughout Mondstadt to forage Windwheel Asters and throughout Teyvat to fight Treasure Hoarders for their precious Insignias.


Talents

To fully level up one of Bennett’s talents, you’ll need:

Talent Level (+ required Ascension Level) Materials
2 (2) 6 Treasure Hoarder Insignias, 3 Teachings of Resistance, and 12,500 Mora
3 (3) 3 Silver Raven Insignias, 2 Guides to Resistance, and 17,500 Mora
4 (3) 4 Silver Raven Insignias, 4 Guides to Resistance, and 25,000 Mora
5 (4) 6 Silver Raven Insignias, 6 Guides to Resistance, and 30,000 Mora
5 (4) 9 Silver Raven Insignias, 9 Guides to Resistance, and 37,500 Mora
7 (5) 4 Golden Raven Insignias, 4 Philosophies of Resistance, 1 Dvalin's Plume, and 120,000 Mora
8 (5) 6 Golden Raven Insignias, 6 Philosophies of Resistance, 1 Dvalin's Plume, and 260,000 Mora
9 (6) 9 Golden Raven Insignias, 12 Philosophies of Resistance, 2 Dvalin's Plumes, and 450,000 Mora
10 (6) 12 Golden Raven Insignias, 16 Philosophies of Resistance, 2 Dvalin's Plumes, 1 Crown of Insight, and 700,000 Mora
Total 3 Teachings of Resistance, 21 Guides to Resistance, 38 Philosophies of Resistance, 6 Treasure Hoarder Insignias, 22 Silver Raven Insignias, 31 Golden Raven Insignias, 6 Dvalin’s Plumes, 1 Crowns of Insight, and 1,652,500 Mora

To triple crown Bennett's talents, you'll need to collect all these materials three times over. You can pick up the books required for Bennett's talents at the Forsaken Rift domain (Wednesday/Saturday/Sunday only), Dvalin's Plumes can only be picked up as rewards from completing the Stormterror Challenge at Level 70+. Finally, Crowns of Insight come from limited-time events or by making offerings to the Frostbearing Tree and the Sacred Sakura.


Constellations

Bennett’s Constellation 1 is a great investment as it provides a decent boost to his healing ability. Be careful when wishing for his Constellations, though, because Bennett’s Constellation 6 is among the most widely-hated Constellations in Genshin Impact. It removes any character’s physical DMG bonus, meaning if you’re using a character like Razor who’s built for physical DMG, they’ll be doing less DMG when Bennett uses his Burst. It also overrides other elements, so if you’re using a Cryo character like Chongyun to apply the Melt reaction, Bennett’s C6 will cancel this out. As tempting as it may seem, we’d recommend holding off on activating Bennett’s C6 if you get there. Here are all of his Constellations (including the dreaded C6):

  • Grand Expectation: Constellation Lv. 1 - Fantastic Voyage's ATK increase no longer has an HP restriction, and gains an additional 20% of Bennett's Base ATK.
  • Impasse Conqueror: Constellation Lv. 2 - When Bennett's HP falls below 70%, his Energy Recharge is increased by 30%.
  • Unstoppable Fervor: Constellation Lv. 3 - Increases the Level of Passion Overload by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • Unexpected Odyssey: Constellation Lv. 4 - Using a Normal Attack when executing the second attack of Passion Overload's Charge Level 1 allows an additional attack to be performed. This additional attack does 135% of the second attack's DMG.
  • True Explorer: Constellation Lv. 5 - Increases the Level of Fantastic Voyage by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • Fire Ventures with Me: Constellation Lv. 6 - Sword, Claymore, or Polearm-wielding characters inside Fantastic Voyage's radius gain a 15% Pyro DMG Bonus and their weapons are infused with Pyro.
Genshin Impact limited character Kaedehara Kazuha’s banner.

How to get Bennett in Genshin Impact

At 4-star rarity, it’s pretty easy to pull Bennett, since you’re able to pull him at any time on either the Character Event Wish banner or the Standard Wish banner. Right now Bennett doesn't have an increased drop rate, but he's a fairly regular sight as a promoted character on Character Event Wish banners, so we're sure he'll be back in rotation soon.

If you’re looking to wish for Bennett, check out our guide on getting characters to learn the best ways to prep, or our Genshin Impact codes list to get some free Primogems!


That’s all the info we’ve got on Bennett! Why not check out our Genshin Impact best characters tier list to see which other characters are good to wish for?

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