Albedo Guide and Best Builds

Albedo Guide and Best Builds for Genshin Impact

Albedo is a 5-Star Geo Sword user in Genshin Impact who deals powerful off-field damage using his Elemental Skill. This guide will focus on Albedo's best builds, artifacts, weapons and best team compositions.

Last updated on Mar 13, 2024 at 11:40 by Shikhu
B Rating
Geo Element
Sword Weapon
Khoi Dao EN Voice Actor
Nojima Kenji JP Voice Actor

Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
  • +Consistent off-field Geo Damage to enemies.
  • +Amazing uptime on Elemental Skill with a low cooldown and long duration.
  • +Provides Elemental Mastery to the party using their Elemental Burst.
  • +Incredibly flexible and can be used in a range of teams.
X Weaknesses
  • -Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst have split scaling without C2.
  • -Geo Construct can easily be destroyed by many enemies and bosses.
  • -Best weapons are only available in old events and are no longer obtainable.
  • -Generally tied to at least 1 other Geo character if not an entire team.

Albedo Off-Field DPS Build

BiS Weapon Uraku Misugiri
Alternate Weapons
  1. Cinnabar Spindle
  2. Primordial Jade Cutter
  3. Wolf-Fang
  4. Harbinger of Dawn
Best Artifacts
  1. Husk of Opulent Dreams
  2. Golden Troupe
Main Stats
  • Sand Stats: DEF %
  • Goblet Stats: Geo DMG
  • Circlet Stats: CRIT Rate / DMG or DEF %
Substat Priority
    1. CRIT Rate / DMG
    2. DEF %
    3. Energy Recharge to requirements
    4. ATK %
Talent Priority
  1. Elemental Skill
  2. Elemental Burst
  3. Normal Attack

Albedo's best weapon is Chiori's signature Uraku Misugiri, with Cinnabar Spindle being his second best weapon and great 4-star option but is now unobtainable. Wolf-Fang is generally the next best weapon if you have it at R5, otherwise Primordial Jade Cutter will be best. Harbinger of Dawn is an incredibly powerful F2P option assuming you consistently stay above 90% HP for the passive.

With regards to artifacts, Husk of Opulent Dreams is generally Albedo's best artifact set to aim for however Golden Troupe is a close second, even being better if you have Cinnabar Spindle or Uraku Misugiri.

Because Albedo's Elemental Skill, Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma scales on DEF and is your main source of damage. You want to tailor your stats based on this.

Albedo wants around 130% Energy Recharge when paired with another Geo character but when solo wants around 140-150% instead. If Albedo is C1, 100% Energy Recharge will generally be fine.


Combos and How to Play Albedo

Albedo's Solar Isotoma is your primary way to deal off-field damage with Albedo. Just place down on field and then swap to your main DPS. However, because it is a Geo Construct it can easily be destroyed so be careful with positioning. The Solar Isomata does have a short cooldown making it easy to bring back to the field if broken, but this will lower your teams DPS or break rotations if you need to swap to Albedo.

Albedo's Elemental Skill ( Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma) and Elemental Burst ( Rite of Progeniture: Tectonic Tide) scale off of DEF and ATK respectively.

Rite of Progeniture: Tectonic Tide with the 4th Ascension Passive, Homuncular Nature provides a Elemental Mastery increase for 10s to all party members. This makes him great with transformative reactions.


Albedo's Best Team Comps

Albedo works with a range of teams but normally wants at least another Geo character with him. His best teams tend to be Noelle, Navia and Arataki Itto focused.


Albedo Geo Hypercarries

Main DPS Sub DPS Support Support
Arataki Itto Albedo Zhongli Gorou
Noelle Albedo Gorou
Navia Albedo Bennett Xiangling

Albedo helps support Arataki Itto by providing Geo energy for Elemental Bursts as well as supporting Gorou's buffs while allowing Itto the on-field uptime he needs. Zhongli is a good example of a support turning this into a Mono-Geo team. Other supports such as Fischl, Yelan and Xingqiu can provide increased damage, and Crystalize.

Albedo also pairs really well with Noelle by providing additional energy and increasing Noelles uptime. The SubDPS supports mentioned to pair well with Arataki Itto also pair well with Noelle. However, Yun Jin and Geo Traveler are good Noelle-Specific supports. Yun Jin especially due to her ATK SPD buffs allowing Noelle to attack more often and deal more damage.

With the Navia example, Albedo helps to provide additional Geo for Crystallize. Bennett and Xiangling bring increased DMG and also Pyro Resonance.


Albedo and Zhongli Double Geo

Main DPS Sub DPS Sub DPS Support
Hu Tao Xingqiu Albedo Zhongli

Albedo and Zhongli form a powerful pairing which can be used alongside other strong character pairs such as the Hu Tao and Xingqiu pairing above. Another example could be Xiao and Faruzan. Zhongli's RES Shred and shielding helps both these teams massively with Albedo providing Elemental Resonance and off-field DMG.


Albedo's Ascensions, Talents and Constellations

Albedo's Ascensions Albedo's Talents Albedo's Constellations

Albedo's Ascension Passives and Materials

Unlock Ascension Passive Explanation
With Character Flash of Genius When Albedo crafts Weapon Ascension Materials, he has a 10% chance to receive double the product.
1st Ascension Calcite Might Transient Blossoms generated by Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma deal 25% more DMG to opponents whose HP is below 50%.
4th Ascension Homuncular Nature Using Rite of Progeniture: Tectonic Tide increases the Elemental Mastery of nearby party members by 125 for 10s.

Albedo requires a range of materials to ascend to the 6th ascension. Starting from the second ascension they gain additional Geo DMG as he levels, giving a total of 28.8% Bonus Geo DMG at the final ascension. The total cost to upgrade all ascensions is:

Source Quantity
Mora 420,000 Mora
Boss Material 46x Basalt Pillar
Ascension Material
Local Specialty 168x Cecilia
Enhancement Material
  • 18x Divining Scroll
  • 30x Sealed Scroll
  • 36x Forbidden Curse Scroll

Albedo's Talents

Listed below is each talent and a simplified explanation of how they work.

Type Talent Name Brief Explanation
Normal Normal Attack: Favonius Bladework - Weiss Normal Attacks deal 5 strikes, Charged Attacks deal 2 strikes.
Elemental Skill Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma

Creates a Solar Isotoma dealing Geo DMG.

  • Deals AoE Geo DMG when opponents take DMG every 2s.
  • Geo Construct can be used to raise character into the air.
Elemental Burst Rite of Progeniture: Tectonic Tide

Deals AoE Geo DMG around Albedo.

if there is a Solar Isotoma, 7 additional AoE Geo DMG attacks will occur.

To upgrade a single talent to level 10, it costs:

Source Quantity
Mora 1,625,500 Mora
Special Material 1x Crown of Insight
Boss Material 6x Tusk of Monoceros Caeli
Domain Material
  • 3x Teachings of Ballad
  • 21x Guide to Ballad
  • 38x Philosophies of Ballad
Enhancement Material
  • 6x Divining Scroll
  • 22x Sealed Scroll
  • 31x Forbidden Curse Scroll

Albedo's Constellations

The most gameplay impacting Constellation for Albedo is Opening of Phanerozoic (C2) which generally fixes most issues that occur due to split scaling. Either C2 or C3 are good stopping points for Albedo with Descent of Divinity (C4) being an incredibly niche skill and useless for many team comps but can increase damage with Xianyun in some teams.

# Name Explanation
C1 Flower of Eden Helps to practically eliminate any Energy Recharge requirements allowing you to focus your stats elsewhere.
C2 Opening of Phanerozoic Massively increases the damage of Rite of Progeniture: Tectonic Tide and allows its DMG to scale based on DEF.
C3 Grace of Helios
  • Increases the Level of Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4 Descent of Divinity Increases Plunge Attack DMG by 30% for characters inside Solar Isotoma.
C5 Tide of Hadean
  • Increases the Level of Rite of Progeniture: Tectonic Tide by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6 Dust of Purification Increases DMG of all characters who are protected by a Crystallize by 17%.


  • 13 Mar. 2024: Updated with his new BiS Weapon. Lowered down a tier with Chiori's release.
  • 17 Jan. 2024: Guide added.
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