Alhaitham Guide and Best Builds

Alhaitham Guide and Best Builds for Genshin Impact

Alhaitham is a 5-star Dendro character from Sumeru; armed with a sword and magical mirrors, his flexible playstyle as a main DPS role is not only fun to play, but quite rewarding. Alhaitham utilizes a stacking mechanics with his Chisel-light Mirrors to create Dendro attacks with a high-rate of application in an AoE on the battlefield. He is exclusively scaled with Elemental Mastery and when paired with the proper off-fielders, he can create some devastating combinations. Alhaitham is one of the best users for Bloom, Burgeon and Hyperbloom teams.

Last updated on Jan 24, 2024 at 07:37 by Tectonix
S Rating
Dendro Element
Sword Weapon
Nazeeh Tarsha EN Voice Actor
Yuichiro Umehara JP Voice Actor

Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
  • +Fantastic On-field DPS
  • +Great Dendro Spread
  • +Amazing elemental trigger
X Weaknesses
  • -Needs a strong team to bring out his potential
  • -Needs elemental reactions for damage

Alhaitham Main DPS Build

Alhaitham's primary method of damage is his Dendro abilities, which are based upon stacking Mirrors ( Chisel-Light Mirror). These Mirrors convert his damage to Dendro and are generated a multitude of ways; these are as follows:

  • His first Ascension skill, the Four-Causal Correction passive (Charged Attack produces a Mirror);
  • His Universality: An Elaboration on Form talent;
  • His Particular Field: Fetters of Phenomena talent.

These will all produce Mirrors for him to amplify his damage. The build gets fun when using all these mirrors for a rapid application of Dendro. Combined with Hydro, this creates Dendro cores and then you can trigger them with other elements like bombs. However, be aware that Alhaitham's Energy Recharge requirement will need to be as high as 200% for solo Dendro teams and around 150% for duo/triple Dendro teams.

BiS Weapon Light of Foliar Incision
Alternate Weapons
  1. Primordial Jade Cutter
  2. Mistsplitter Reforged
  3. Wolf-Fang
  4. Iron Sting
Best Artifacts
  • 4-piece Options
    1. Gilded Dreams
    2. Deepwood Memories
  • 2-piece Option #1
    • Gilded Dreams — Elemental Mastery +80
    • Deepwood Memories — Dendro DMG Bonus +15%
  • 2-piece Option #2
    • Gilded Dreams — Elemental Mastery +80
    • Wanderer's Troupe — Elemental Mastery +80
Main Stats
  • Sand Stats: Elemental Mastery
  • Goblet Stats: Dendro DMG Bonus
  • Circlet Stats: CRIT Rate or CRIT Damage
Substat Priority
  1. Elemental Mastery
  2. Energy Recharge
  3. CRIT Rate
Talent Priority
  1. Elemental Skill
  2. Normal Attack
  3. Elemental Burst

Light of Foliar Incision is the obvious choice for a 5-star weapon for Alhaitham, not only because of its CRIT DMG increase, but also because we gain several other increases from normal attacks: CRIT Rate, Elemental Skill damage, and Normal Attack damage. This effect holds for 28 instances or 12 seconds overall. While the attack buff only lasts for 12 seconds with no way to increase its duration, it does not have a cooldown, which means it can essentially always be active.

The 4-star option, Wolf-Fang, offers an alternative CRIT stat choice, focusing on CRIT Rate instead of CRIT DMG. The weapon's skill itself offers a flat boost to Elemental Skill and Burst Damage. It also stacks CRIT Rate for both skills, up to 4 stacks total. This weapon can also be crafted and can easily be refined to its top rank.

Lastly, a note about Alhaitham's artifacts — most of his equipment offers boost to his Dendro Damage and Elemental Mastery. These can be split into groups of 2 or full sets, but you are mainly looking for the combination with the best sub stats. Alhaitham does need a strong amount of Energy Recharge (target above 150% minimum) so you can keep his rotations quick. Typically, his Energy Recharge requirement will also heavily depend on his team composition, with some characters acting as a battery for him to generate energy particles from.


Combos and How to Play Alhaitham

Alhaitham requires time on the field to generate Mirrors, which will be key to his Dendro application for the generation of Dendro cores — essentially bombs for your team. He can be played in several different ways; from short burst combos with a high Energy Recharge requirement to a longer combo rotation focusing on maximizing your mirror count and uptime. Which of these two methods you choose will highly depend on your teammates and how much time you need to rotate all their skills onto the field. Remember, Alhaitham has the advantage of being extremely flexible in his gameplay, so he can split up his field time quite easily, focusing on getting the best results out of his teammates.

As for you team, Alhaitham's DPS should always be your top priority for keeping him buffed and constantly dishing out damage with his Dendro attacks. He typically plays with Hyperbloom or Quickbloom teams to cause elemental chaos against your enemies. These units should also focus on strong Elemental Mastery builds to add to your teams overall DPS. This playstyle is very fast, and with well-timed rotations — using all your characters skills — you will see some truly powerful elemental reactions.


Alhaitham's Best Team Comps

Alhaitham is an on-field DPS with excellent attack power and mediocre survivability. With that in mind, we will be targeting off-fielders and support characters that can offer Elemental Reactions for his Dendro abilities to trigger, Damage buffers to keep Alhaitham's DPS high, and finally healers or shielders to keep him on the field when taking any damage.


Alhaitham Quickbloom Team

Main DPS Sub DPS Support Support
Alhaitham Furina Baizhu

For this Quickbloom team, Alhaitham is our main driver for Elemental reactions, fighting on-field the majority of time using his mirrors. Furina and Baizhu will combine their elemental abilities to produce Dendro cores all around the battlefield. To create the Hyperbloom reaction, Kuki Shinobu has an excellent kit to use or you can use Raiden Shogun for a large Electro burst to trigger the Dendro cores. Once this triple combination is out on the battlefield, Alhaitham can use his elemental abilities to help keep the reactions going, as he fights against the enemies.


Alhaitham Aggravate Team

Main DPS Sub DPS Support Support
Alhaitham Fischl Kaedehara Kazuha Beidou

This Aggravate build depends on leaving Electro effects on the field, while using Alhaitham's dendro attacks to trigger multiple instances of Aggravate. The fun element of this build then uses Kaedehara Kazuha to pull enemies into groups with his Chihayaburu and his Kazuha Slash to combine elements for a huge boost in damage. This team does function without a healer so we use Beidou's Stormbreaker for the damage reduction boost to keep us in the fight while using food if necessary. Rotations for this build are very forgiving and the main idea is to simply keep some Electro elements damaging enemies on the field while using Alhaitham.


Alhaitham Spread Team

Main DPS Sub DPS Sub DPS Shielder
Alhaitham Zhongli

This team has a lot of flexible slots to play around with. The setup does work best with a high HP Zhongli build for shields so you can ignore the majority of the enemies damage. We will have a ton of Dendro application on field between our Dendro flex slot and Alhaitham, as for our Electro component in the build, this will depend on your preferred playstyle.


Alhaitham's Ascensions, Talents, and Constellations

Alhaitham Ascensions Alhaitham Talents Alhaitham Constellations

Alhaitham Ascension Passives and Materials

Unlock Ascension Passive Explanation
With Character Law of Reductive Overdetermination When Alhaitham crafts Weapon Ascension Materials, he has a 10% chance to receive double the product.
1st Ascension Four-Causal Correction When Alhaitham's Charged or Plunging Attacks hit opponents, they will generate 1 Chisel-Light Mirror. This effect can be triggered once every 12s.
4th Ascension Mysterious Laid Bare Each point of Alhaitham's Elemental Mastery will increase the DMG dealt by Projection Attacks and Particular Field: Fetters of Phenomena by 0.1%. The maximum DMG increase this way for both these abilities is 100%.

Alhaitham requires a range of materials to ascend to the 6th ascension. Starting from the second ascension he gains additional Bonus Dendro Damage as he gains levels, giving a total of 28.8% Bonus Dendro Damage at the final ascension. The total cost to upgrade all ascensions is:

Source Quantity
Mora 420,000 Mora
Boss Material 46x Pseudo-Stamens
Ascension Material
Local Specialty 168x Sand Grease Pupa
Enhancement Material
  • 18x Faded Red Satin
  • 30x Trimmed Red Silk
  • 36x Rich Red Brocade

Alhaitham's Talents

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

Type Talent Name Brief Explanation
Normal Normal Attack: Abductive Reasoning Standard normal attack dealing 5 rapid strikes. Charged attack is two rapid sword strikes. Plunging attacks strike the ground below with an AoE Damage circle.
Elemental Skill Universality: An Elaboration on Form Rushes forward, dealing Dendro DMG to nearby opponents when the rush ends, causing a Chisel-Light Mirror to form. Holding this skill will cause it to behave differently, allow you to aim the rush attack.
Elemental Burst Particular Field: Fetters of Phenomena Creates a Particular Binding Field and deals multiple instances of AoE Dendro DMG. If Chisel-Light Mirrors exist when this ability is unleashed, all such Mirrors will be consumed and increase the number of DMG instances dealt. 2s after this ability is unleashed, if 0/1/2/3 Mirrors were consumed, Alhaitham will generate 3/2/1/0 new Mirrors in turn.

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 Mirror of Mushin
Domain Material
  • 3x Teachings of Ingenuity
  • 21x Guide to Ingenuity
  • 38x Philosophies of Ingenuity
Enhancement Material
  • 6x Faded Red Satin
  • 22x Trimmed Red Silk
  • 31x Rich Red Brocade

Alhaitham's Constellations

Almost all of Alhaitham's constellations are useful and push him to become stronger and stronger, but he functions at C0 without any issues. His constellations helps to increase his DPS significantly, focusing on damage buffs and critical stat increases.

# Name Explanation
C1 Intuition When a Projection Attack hits an opponent, Universality: An Elaboration on Form's cooldown is decreased by 1.2s. This effect can be triggered once every 1s.
C2 Debate When Alhaitham generates a Chisel-Light Mirror, his Elemental Mastery will be increased by 50 for 8 seconds, max 4 stacks. Each stack's duration is counted independently. This effect can be triggered even when the maximum number of Chisel-Light Mirrors has been reached.
C3 Negation
  • Increases the Level of Universality: An Elaboration on Form by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4 Elucidation

When Particular Field: Fetters of Phenomena is unleashed, the following effects will become active based on the number of Chisel-Light Mirrors consumed and created this time around.

  • Each Mirror consumed will increase the Elemental Mastery of all other nearby party members by 30 for 15s.
  • Each Mirror generated will grant Alhaitham a 10% Dendro DMG Bonus for 15s.

The pre-existing duration of the aforementioned effects will be cleared if you use Particular Field: Fetters of Phenomena again while they are in effect.

C5 Sagacity
  • Increases the Level of Particular Field: Fetters of Phenomena by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6 Structuration

Alhaitham gains the following effects.

  • 2 seconds after Particular Field: Fetters of Phenomena is unleashed, he will generate 3 Chisel-Light Mirrors regardless of the number of mirrors consumed.
  • If Alhaitham generates Chisel-Light Mirrors when their numbers have already maxed out, his CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG will increase by 10% and 70% respectively for 6s. If this effect is triggered again during its initial duration, the duration remaining will be increased by 6s.


  • 04 Feb. 2024: Added Quick Bloom Team.
  • 24 Jan. 2024: Fixed title of Hypercarry team section, which had been mistakenly renamed to Hyperbloom during a mass edit of our team comp titles.
  • 29 Nov. 2023: Guide added.
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