As one of the best four-star characters, Bennett has been sought after by many Genshin Impact players. His role in a team can provide huge support in healing and attack buffs, but he can also hold his own as a DPS.
Bennett players don't have to worry much about increasing the stat too high with a generous amount of HP. Energy Recharge on Bennett can be very good as he can generate Elemental Particles if his Elemental Skill is used. The cooldown is cut in half with his Passive Talents and can get down to two seconds when used within his Burst. Two particles are made when this is tapped, with there being a low chance of a third particle being created. This chance is increased when the Skill is held down. As a Support, the tap is the best way to generate energy for the rest of the team.
The real draw to Bennett's utility as a Support comes from his ability to do so many different things simultaneously. Energy economy is important in a team, and Bennett is very good at keeping himself and other Pyro characters charged. Healing is important, and Bennett can heal a significant amount of HP with little to no investment.
At Level 90 with no Artifacts, he has 12,397 HP, making his Burst, at Talent Level 1, heal for 1,320 HP per second. With just a five-star Flower of Life equipped, this is increased to 17,177 HP and 1,607 HP per second healing.
Bennett's main appeal is the Attack buff he gives to anyone within the area of effect of his Burst, Fantastic Voyage. At Level 1, the Burst increases the Attack of characters inside the AoE by 56 percent of Bennett's Base Attack. This means that any bonuses from Artifacts will not raise this Attack buff. At Level 90 with the Prototype Rancour, Bennett reaches 756 Attack, giving the team a nice 423 Attack buff. The invaluable appeal to buff characters this way makes him fit into nearly any team composition.
For a full Support Bennett, there's no going wrong with Noblesse Oblige. After Bennett uses his Burst, the four-piece set provides a 20 percent Attack increase to all party members. This bonus lasts for 20 seconds and is perfect for Bennett.
the Stats for the three pieces really depend on what each player wants to use Bennett for. Energy Recharge and HP% are both good to have as Bennett can generate particles and heal. An HP Goblet and Energy Recharge Sands will provide efficient numbers for both, with the Crown being either more Energy Recharge or Healing Bonus.
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Free to Play options for weapons are include the Favonius Sword and Prototype Rancour. The Prototype Rancour is a good choice for players wanting to have a weapon with a high Base Attack as this will increase the Fantastic Voyage buff. Favonius Sword, meanwhile, is for players wanting to maximize Energy on their team without sacrificing much Base Attack. Choosing the Favonius Sword will make it, so Bennett needs to land Criticals for extra Elemental Particles, so substats for the Artifacts become much more driven towards increasing Critical Rate.
The Skyward Blade and Aquila Favonia/Mistsplitter Reforged are the best options for five-star weapons. Skyward Blade has immense Energy Recharge and high Base Attack. The Aquila Favonia and Mistsplitter Reforged have the largest Base Attack and are the best weapons for maximizing Bennett's Fantastic Voyage buff.
Bennett's use as a DPS heavily depends on how players want to use him. A few main ways to play him are fairly straightforward and offer flexibility with team composition.
In an Overload team, Bennett can excel because of the four-piece set bonus of Crimson Witch. Using Bennett's Elemental Skill will increase the 15 percent Pyro Damage given by the two-piece bonus by 50 percent, up to three times. This lasts for 10 seconds and has a maximum of three stacks, meaning the most anyone can get out of it is 37.5 percent. With high Elemental Mastery, Bennett's Overload damage becomes increasingly more powerful, and with high Critical Rate and Critical Damage, Vaporize and Melt can also reach high levels of damage. For Overload teams, Elemental Mastery will be the best stat to go for. For Vaporize and Melt, it is best to focus on Attack, Critical Rate, and Critical Damage.
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Bennett's Burst can do a lot of damage despite only doing a single hit. With high Critical investment, this can be all that's needed when fighting an enemy affected by Hydro and Cryo. What is important to note is that Bennett's Attack buff on characters can be used even outside of its area of effect and even its cooldown for some characters. Some characters' Bursts take all the buffs affecting them and have those stats saved for the duration of their Burst. This gives Bennett ample opportunity to Burst, switch out, have another character Burst, and switch back to Bennet to deal damage. Rosaria, Kaeya, Kokomi, and Xinqiu all have Bursts that can be switched out after using, making Bennett the main damage dealer as he spams his Elemental Skill.
One of the best weapons for a damage-dealing build is the Aquila Favonia. Unlike a Support Bennett, DPS Bennett can take full advantage of the weapon's Attack increase and AoE from its Passive. The Physical Damage substat is nice for players who charge their Elemental Skill as there is plenty of time to Normal Attack while waiting for it to be off cooldown.
Freedom Sworn and Alley Flash are excellent Elemental Mastery weapons that Bennett can use for Overload builds. Their Free to Play option is the Iron Sting, which is sometimes preferable to the Alley Flash, given that players don't have to avoid damage for its Passive.
- Overload scales off the character level and Elemental Mastery, meaning builds will require much more investment than Melt or Vaporize.
- Two piece Wanderer's Troupe is an effective Artifact set to boost Bennett's damage.
- Only the Elemental Mastery of the person who caused the Reaction is important for Overload. Meaning if an enemy is already affected by Pyro and gets hit with Electro after, the Electro character's Elemental Mastery and Level are used to calculate damage.
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Genshin Impact: How to build Bennett as a Support or DPS