Diluc Guide and Best Builds

Diluc Guide and Best Builds for Genshin Impact

Diluc is a 5-star Pyro Claymore character in Genshin Impact who primarily functions as an On-Field DPS. This guide will focus on Diluc's best builds, weapons, artifacts, teambuilding and more!

Last updated on Mar 13, 2024 at 12:36 by Shikhu
A Rating
Pyro Element
Claymore Weapon
Sean Chiplock EN Voice Actor
Ono Kensho JP Voice Actor

Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
  • +Pyro Infusion will not be lost if you swap characters and swap back to Diluc.
  • +Great Shield breaking having both Pyro and Blunt DMG.
  • +Elemental Burst only costs 40 Energy.
X Weaknesses
  • -Low damage compared to other Main DPS, especially Pyro characters.
  • -First Ascension Passive increases Charged Attack damage which is rarely used.
  • -Diluc's best weapons are simply stat sticks and not tailored for him.

Diluc On-Field DPS

Diluc is commonly played as your parties Main DPS, supported characters to boost his damage and off-field characters to create either Melt or Vaporize reactions.

BiS Weapon Redhorn Stonethresher
Alternative Weapons
  1. Beacon of the Reed Sea
  2. Serpent Spine
  3. Wolf's Gravestone
  4. Mailed Flower
Best Artifacts
  1. Crimson Witch of Flames
Main Stats
  • Sand Stats: ATK % or Elemental Mastery
  • Goblet Stats: Pyro DMG
  • Circlet Stats: CRIT Rate or CRIT DMG
Substat Priority
    1. CRIT Rate / DMG
    2. Elemental Mastery
    3. ATK %
    4. Energy Recharge
    5. ATK
Talent Priority
  1. Normal Attack
  2. Elemental Skill
  3. Elemental Burst

Diluc has a wide range of similarly powerful weapon options with Beacon of the Reed Sea and Redhorn Stonethresher being best due to the CRIT that they offer. Depending on which weapon you use, you will want to consider changing the main stat for your Circlet.

With regards to Diluc's stat priorities, a Elemental Mastery Sands is important in team comps that often trigger Vaporize, otherwise ATK % is much more important.

Having a very low 40 Energy requirement for his Elemental Burst Dawn means that Diluc only requires around 115-120% Energy Recharge and can be fine with less if in a party with a Pyro support such as Bennett.


Combos and How to Play Diluc

Your Elemental Burst Dawn deals large amounts of AoE Pyro DMG to enemies in front. More importantly, is that it also infuses your weapon with Pyro. You therefore want to use Dawn before the combo listed below.

Diluc's most popular combo while on-field is 2 Normal Attacks and then 1 hit of Searing Onslaught. This is then repeated two more times. The great thing about Searing Onslaught is that you are able to attack between uses of your Elemental Skill and therefore allowing this combo to occur. Each hit of Searing Onslaught needs to be used within 4 seconds of the previous hit, otherwise the skill will begin its 10-second cooldown.

Diluc is also great to break shields. With Pyro being effective against a large range of Elemental shields and because Diluc is a Claymore user he is able to easily break Geo shields as well.


Diluc's Best Team Comps

With the release of Xianyun, Diluc has a new powerful team turning his "Dragonstrike" build into his strongest team. Generally for any of Diluc's teams Bennett is incredibly important with his ATK buff being a huge damage boost.


Diluc Plunging Team

Main DPS Support Support Support
Diluc Furina Bennett Xianyun

Claymore characters such as Diluc heavily benefit from the buffs provided by Xianyun who are then supported by Bennett and Furina. These characters all provide amazing DMG increases for Diluc making him much more competitive in endgame content.


Diluc Melt Teams

Main DPS Sub DPS Support Support
  • Kaeya
  • Rosaria

Using characters such as Kaeya and Rosaria makes it easy to apply Cryo and subsequently create Melt reactions. Consistently creating Melt reactions can be difficult at times but it will come with practice and Melt teams often rewards more damage than the next team comp example.


Diluc Vaporize Teams

Main DPS Sub DPS Sub DPS Support
Diluc Bennett

Having characters such as Xingqiu and Yelan allows Diluc to easily proc Vaporize. You can even use both characters if you wanted to instead of Anemo characters such as Kaedehara Kazuha or Sucrose therefore enabling easy Vaporize reactions to occur.


Diluc Hypercarry

Main DPS Sub DPS Sub DPS Support
Diluc Furina Jean

Furina makes it easy for Diluc to have the ability to act more like a Hypercarry thanks to the damage buffs provided with Let the People Rejoice. This makes Jean a great healer option due to their healing allowing you to build Fanfare stacks and also providing Anemo RES Shred with the Viridescent Venerer artifact set. Bennett can still be a great option however. Mona is a good option for if Xingqiu is being used in a different team. Xingqiu will deal more damage than Mona but Mona increases Diluc's personal damage instead.


Diluc's Ascensions, Talents and Constellations

Diluc's Ascensions Diluc's Talents Diluc's Constellations

Diluc's Ascension Passives and Materials

Unlock Ascension Passive Explanation
With Character Tradition of the Dawn Knight Refunds 15% of the ore used when crafting Claymore-type weapons.
1st Ascension Relentless Diluc's Charged Attack Stamina Cost is decreased by 50%, and its duration is increased by 3s.
4th Ascension Blessing of Phoenix The Pyro Elemental Infusion provided by Dawn lasts for 4s longer. Additionally, Diluc gains 20% Pyro DMG Bonus during the duration of this effect.

Diluc requires a range of materials to ascend to the 6th ascension. Starting from the second ascension they gain additional CRIT Rate as they gain levels, giving a total of 19.2% Bonus CRIT Rate at the final ascension. The total cost to upgrade all ascensions is:

Source Quantity
Mora 420,000 Mora
Boss Material 46x Everflame Seed
Ascension Material
Local Specialty 168x Small Lamp Grass
Enhancement Material
  • 18x Recruit's Insignia
  • 30x Sergeant's Insignia
  • 36x Lieutenant's Insignia

Diluc's Talents

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

Type Talent Name Brief Explanation
Normal Normal Attack: Tempered Sword Standard Normal Attack chain of 4 attacks, Charged Attack deals a powerful slash at the end, but is rarely used.
Elemental Skill Searing Onslaught

Can be used 3 times in a row, each providing a different attack as part of a combo.

The next use of Diluc's Elemental Skill must be used before 4 seconds have passed.

Elemental Burst Dawn Summons a phoenix that deals AoE Pyro DMG in front of Diluc. It also infuses your Claymore with Pyro.

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 Dvalin's Plume
Domain Material
  • 3x Teachings of Resistance
  • 21x Guide to Resistance
  • 38x Philosophies of Resistance
Enhancement Material
  • 6x Recruit's Insignia
  • 22x Sergeant's Insignia
  • 31x Lieutenant's Insignia

Diluc's Constellations

Diluc's most impactful Constellations are Searing Ember (C2) which can proc even with a Shield on Diluc and Flowing Flame which changes up Diluc's rotations.

# Name Explanation
C1 Conviction Deals 15% more DMG to enemies who are below 50% HP.
C2 Searing Ember

When Diluc takes DMG, ATK is increased and ATK SPD is increased for 10s. It can stack up to 3 times.

Can be triggered if damage is dealt to your shield as well.

C3 Fire and Steel
  • Increases the Level of Searing Onslaught by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4 Flowing Flame Casting Searing Onslaught within 2s of the previous cast deals 40% extra DMG.
C5 Diluc
  • Increases the Level of Dawn by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6 Flaming Sword, Nemesis of the Dark
  • After casting Searing Onslaught, the next 2 Normal Attacks within the next 6s will have their DMG and ATK SPD increased by 30%.
  • Additionally, Searing Onslaught will not interrupt the Normal Attack combo.


  • 13 Mar. 2024: Updated to 4.5 with constellation advice now that you can actually aim for constellations with the new banner system.
  • 31 Jan. 2024: Updated to 4.4, tier changed and Xianyun team comp added.
  • 04 Dec. 2023: Guide added.
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