Charlotte Guide and Best Builds

Charlotte Guide and Best Builds for Genshin Impact

Charlotte is a 4-star Cryo Catalyst user in Genshin Impact who supports the team with their Kamera and photgraphy skills. Our Charlotte build guide will focus on her Best Artifacts, Team Comps, Ascension Materials and More.

Last updated on Feb 13, 2024 at 15:48 by Shikhu
B Rating
Cryo Element
Catalyst Weapon
Maya Aoki Tuttle EN Voice Actor
Waki Azumi JP Voice Actor

Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
  • +Able to Consistently apply Cryo due to being a Cryo Catalyst user.
  • +Great partywide healing with her Elemental Burst.
  • +Unique passive ability changing her Elemental Skill into a Kamera which can be used in Combat and in Domains.
X Weaknesses
  • -4th Ascension Passive can make team building more restrictive.
  • -Very high Energy Recharge requirements.
  • -Even though Charlotte's healing scales based on ATK, she still outputs low damage.

Healer Support Charlotte

BiS Weapon Prototype Amber
Alternative Weapons
  1. Favonius Codex
  2. Wine and Song
  3. Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers
  4. Oathsworn Eye
Best Artifacts
  1. Noblesse Oblige
  2. Tenacity of the Millelith
Main Stats
  • Sand Stats: Energy Recharge / ATK %
  • Goblet Stats: ATK %
  • Circlet Stats: Healing Bonus / CRIT Rate (With Favonius) / ATK %
Substat Priority
  1. Energy Recharge to requirements
  2. ATK %
  3. CRIT Rate (With Favonius)
  4. ATK
Talent Priority
  1. Elemental Burst
  2. Elemental Skill
  3. Normal Attack

Charlotte's best weapon is Prototype Amber. Even though it gives HP as its secondary stat, the Energy it regenerates from your Elemental Burst as well as the additional healing makes it a better option than weapons which just give ATK boosts. Favonius Codex is the next best alternative providing a lot of Energy Recharge while also helping to lower your teams Energy Recharge requirements as a result of its effect.

Charlotte's best artifact set tends to be Noblesse Oblige which provides ATK buffs for the party although it does encourage you to use your Elemental Burst every rotation even if unneeded. Tenacity of the Millelith is a great alternate artifact set if someone in the party is already using Noblesse and also provides ATK buffs for the party.

With regards to stat prioroties, Charlotte wants Energy Recharge and ATK mostly. Healing Bonus is your best option for the Circlet although CRIT Rate is an important stat to consider if you are using Favonius Codex so that you can ensure you trigger the Energy saving effects.


Energy Recharge Requirements for Charlotte

Charlotte initially has very high Energy Recharge requirements and therefore benefits heavily from weapons which help to ease this issue. Listed below are some approximations depending on how many Cryo characters are in the party as well as rough estimates with specific weapons.

Scenario Prototype Amber Favonius Codex Other Weapons
Solo Cryo 180 - 190% 200 - 210% 230 - 250%
Double Cryo 160 - 170% 175 - 195% 200 - 220%
Triple Cryo 140 - 160% 160 - 170% 180 - 200%

Note that Charlotte's A Responsibility to Oversee (C4) can restore Energy for every enemy hit by Still Photo: Comprehensive Confirmation while marked. This is ~5% per enemy but you can not necessarily guarantee the later floors of Spiral Abyss will have multiple enemies to tag.


Combos and How to Play Charlotte

Charlotte's Elemental Skill Framing: Freezing Point Composition provides very different effects depending on if you tap or hold the skill.

  • Tap deals AoE Cryo DMG in front of her, applying the effect "Snappy Silhouette" which marks the enemy and deals Damage over time.
  • Hold enters an Aiming mode which deals Cryo DMG and applies "Snappy Silhouette". Additionally, if you fully hold the skill "Snappy Silhouette" changes to "Focused Impresion" which is the same thing but deals increased DMG for longer while also making the skill CD longer.

Generally, you will use the Tap version of the skill. While it generates a little less Energy, the cooldown when reduced with Moment of Impact can be short enough to allow you to use it twice which can provide a higher uptime on the mark and more Energy overall. These attacks are also all counted as coming from Monsieur Verite, which is her custom Kamera. This is important for some of Charlotte's Constellations which specifically active when Monsieur Verite attacks.

Charlotte's Elemental Burst Still Photo: Comprehensive Confirmation is how she heals the party. On top of dealing Cryo DMG in a Small AoE it deals powerful partywide healing and then additional healing to the on-field character.


Charlotte's Best Team Comps

Charlotte's main pairing is with Furina where her partywide healing helps to easily generate Fanfare stacks and therefore a powerful DMG bonus. Aside from that she also pairs really well with other Cryo characters for reduced Energy Recharge requirements and Elemental Resonance.


Neuvillette Hypercarry Team

Main DPS Support Support Support
Neuvillette Furina Kaedehara Kazuha Charlotte

In this team, Charlotte provides healing for Kaedehara Kazuha and Furina while also generating Fanfare with Furina's Elemental Burst. While Neuvillette has his own self healing abilities it is not enough to efficiently generate Fanfare stacks. Kazuha supports the team by providing Hydro RES Shred to further increase Neuvillette's DMG.


Charlotte Freeze Teams

Main DPS Support Support Support
Furina Charlotte
Main DPS Sub DPS Sub DPS Support
Wriothesley Furina Charlotte

Charlotte can be great in Freeze teams, her Energy Recharge requirements are significantly lower and she also helps bring Cryo Resonance to increase CRIT Rate for your team. Some example teams include Freeze teams with Ganyu, Kamisato Ayaka and Wriothesley.


Charlotte's Ascensions, Talents and Constellations

Charlotte's Ascensions Charlotte's Talents Charlotte's Constellations

Charlotte's Ascension Passives and Materials

Unlock Ascension Passive Explanation
With Character First-Person Shutter After activating the Special Analysis Zoom Lens, Charlotte's Framing: Freezing Point Composition Hold Mode cannot trigger its original effects, but instead enables her to take photos in a rather unique manner...
1st Ascension Moment of Impact When opponents marked by "Focused Impression" are defeated, Framing: Freezing Point Composition's CD will be decreased by 2s. This CD decrease can be triggered 4 times every 12s.
4th Ascension Diversified Investigation When the party contains 1/2/3 Fontainians other than herself, Charlotte gains a 5%/10%/15% Healing Bonus. When the party contains 1/2/3 non-Fontainians, Charlotte gains a 5%/10%/15% Cryo DMG Bonus.

Charlotte requires a range of materials to ascend to the 6th ascension. Starting from the second ascension she gains ATK as she levels, giving a total of 24% Bonus ATK at the final ascension. The total cost to upgrade all ascensions is:

Source Quantity
Mora 420,000 Mora
Boss Material 46x "Tourbillon Device"
Ascension Material
Local Specialty 168x Beryl Conch
Enhancement Material
  • 18x Meshing Gear
  • 30x Mechanical Spur Gear
  • 36x Artificed Dynamic Gear

Charlotte's Talents

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

Type Talent Name Brief Explanation
Normal Normal Attack: Cool-Color Capture Normal Attacks are 3 Cryo attacks. Charged Attack is an AoE in font of Charlotte also dealing Cryo DMG and also applying her Pneuma Arkhe. Plunging Attack is a standard Catalyst Plunge.
Elemental Skill Framing: Freezing Point Composition

Has 2 effects depending on if Tapped or Held.

  • Tap deals AoE Cryo DMG both on hit and over time to enemies who become marked with the Snappy Silhouette.
  • Hold allows you to aim at enemies and deal Cryo DMG to all enemies locked on during your aiming mode. If the skill is held for the full duration, Snappy Silhouette becomes Focused Impression to deal further DMG.
Elemental Burst Still Photo: Comprehensive Confirmation Heals all party members and creates a Newsflash Field which deals Cryo DMG and heals the active character periodically.

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 Lightless Silk String
Domain Material
  • 3x Teachings of Justice
  • 21x Guide to Justice
  • 38x Philosophies of Justice
Enhancement Material
  • 6x Meshing Gear
  • 22x Mechanical Spur Gear
  • 31x Artificed Dynamic Gear

Charlotte's Constellations

Many of Charlotte's Constellations help to increase her healing capeabilities. Most importantly A Need to Verify Facts (C1) and A Summation of Interest (C6) which both increase the amount of healing occuring when off-field specifically. A Responsibility to Oversee (C4) which helps to lower Energy Recharge requirements.

# Name Explanation
C1 A Need to Verify Facts After Still Photo: Comprehensive Confirmation heals a character, grant them Verification which heals them every 2s for 6s.
C2 A Duty to Pursue Truth When Framing: Freezing Point Composition is used and Monsieur Verite hits opponents. Increase Charlotte's ATK by 10/20/30% for each enemy hit.
C3 An Imperative to Independence
  • Increases the Level of Still Photo: Comprehensive Confirmation by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4 A Responsibility to Oversee When Still Photo: Comprehensive Confirmation hits a marked opponent, deal 10% more DMG and restore 2 Energy. This can be triggered 5 times up to a total of 10 Energy gained.
C5 A Principle of Conscience
  • Increases the Level of Framing: Freezing Point Composition by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6 A Summation of Interest

When the active characters Normal or Charged Attacks hit an opponent marked by Framing: Freezing Point Composition's Focused Impression (Fully Held Skill), Monsieur Verite will deal a coordinated Attack dealing AoE Cryo DMG.

This coordinated attack also heals the active character.



  • 13 Feb. 2024: Guide added.
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