Neuvillette Guide and Best Builds

Neuvillette Guide and Best Builds for Genshin Impact

Neuvillette is a 5-star Hydro character who utilizes powerful Charged Attack: Equitable Judgment to unleash huge Hydro damage. These charged attacks trigger his water cannon which can be channelled and aimed at packs of enemies, but this attack has a four second charge up unless you collect his Sourcewater Droplets which lower the cast time. This unique mechanic creates a fun, active, on-field play style for Neuvillette.

Last updated on Apr 03, 2024 at 13:29 by Tectonix
S Rating
Hydro Element
Catalyst Weapon
Ray Chase EN Voice Actor
Kamiya Hiroshi JP Voice Actor

Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
  • +High AoE DPS attack.
  • +Naturally scales on CRIT DMG.
  • +Stand alone DPS meaning they do not need reactions to deal high damage.
X Weaknesses
  • -Can easily be Interrupted.
  • -Need high investment.

Neuvillette Main DPS Build

Neuvillette is all about gathering Sourcewater Droplets and activating his water cannon. These droplets come from both of his abilities, leaving them on the ground behind for Neuvillette to suck up and power up his charged attack. As a Main DPS, we focus on augmenting his damage as much as possible through his gear, artifacts and teammates to create devastating elemental reactions on top of his extremely strong personal DPS.

BiS Weapon Tome of the Eternal Flow
Alternate Weapons
  1. Sacrificial Jade
  2. Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds
  3. Prototype Amber
Best Artifacts
  1. Marechaussee Hunter
  2. Wanderer's Troupe
  3. Heart of Depth
Main Stats
  • Sand Stats: HP %
  • Goblet Stats: Hydro DMG
  • Circlet Stats: CRIT Rate or CRIT DMG
Substat Priority
  1. HP %
  2. CRIT Rate
  4. Energy Recharge
Talent Priority
  1. Normal Attack
  2. Elemental Skill
  3. Elemental Burst

Neuvillette's damage is focused around Charged Attack: Equitable Judgment, which uses his HP instead of consuming Stamina. His current HP also scales his charged attack at the time of casting, so we want to stack his HP as high as possible through both Weapon choice and Artifacts. Outside of high HP % rolls, we need to aim for CRIT stats to multiply his personal damage output.

Another component of Neuvillette's DPS is his Energy Recharge, this is important as we need to balance how quickly his skills become available so we can collect his Sourcewater Droplets. Typically, we want to aim for around 160% Energy Recharge for the majority of Neuvillette's team compositions, however, this can be lowered depending on if we have strong energy generation from the rest of his team. We will dive deeper into the mechanics surrounding his charged attacks in the next section.


Combos and How to Play Neuvillette

Understanding how Neuvillette's charged attack works is the key to finding success with him as your Main DPS. First, we need to understand that his normal attacks deal fairly weak Hydro Damage. It is only when you use Charged Attack: Equitable Judgment that his true potential shines. This charged attack has several components to it and we need to manage each one for it to work properly. Failing to do so will cause the water cannon to take 4 seconds to activate, leaving you vulnerable while you wait.

Sourcewater Droplets are created by Neuvillette's Elemental Skill, O Tears, I Shall Repay, and his Elemental Burst, O Tides, I Have Returned . These skills produce three Sourcewater Droplets and six Sourcewater Droplets, respectively. These Sourcewater Droplets not only speed up the casting time for Charged Attack: Equitable Judgment, but they also heal him, counteracting the health drain from usage of the skill. Therefore, it is vital for us to produce as many Sourcewater Droplets as possible from his skills which is why Energy Recharge is such an important component of his build.

The first time you play Neuvillette can feel very awkward, especially if you do not have a good grasp on how to use his Sourcewater Droplets correctly, but overtime you will find it very smooth. Once you add in the right team composition to keep him buffed and in the fight, the results are amazing. While Neuvillette has so many positives going for him, he has one major drawback; he can be knocked out of his charged attack by enemies, this is his Achilles heel. His Venerable Institution (C1) does counteract this somewhat by giving him resistance to being interrupted but ultimately this is where shield teammates are critical to his success.


Neuvillette's Best Team Comps

As we have mentioned, Neuvillette is a powerhouse of DPS, but can be knocked over easily if we get interrupted. So one element we will constantly be utilizing within his team compositions is shielders, whether this is from crystallized reactions or a shield skill - keeping him safe while channelling is the key to success.


Neuvillette Hypercarry Teams

Main DPS Sub DPS Support Support
Neuvillette Fischl Kaedehara Kazuha Zhongli
Main DPS Support Support Support
Neuvillette Furina Kaedehara Kazuha

Neuvillette's best team comps tend to revolve around his Hypercarry playstyle which primarily focuses on the damage he can provide to the team. In both examples, Kaedehara Kazuha is used to help decrease the enemies Hydro RES as well as providing an Elemental DMG bonus to Hydro with his Ascension passive, Soumon Swordsmanship.

In the first example, Fischl brings powerful off-field DPS while Zhongli also brings RES Shred as well as interruption RES which is important at C0. In the second example, Furina is instead used alongside Baizhu or Charlotte as suitable healers to help generate Fanfare stacks. Baizhu is the best choice here as any Blooms generated can both add DMG and count towards Heir to the Ancient Sea's Authority.


Neuvillette Hyperbloom Team

Main DPS Sub DPS Sub DPS Shielder
Neuvillette Nahida Raiden Shogun

Neuvillette is able to perform as an on-field Hydro applicator in Hyperbloom teams alongside a Dendro character without having to change his build at all. Nahida is a great fit for this team with her powerful Dendro application as well as off-field DMG while Raiden Shogun provides incredible Electro application. A shielder is ideal in this situation with Kirara being able to both help apply Dendro as well as increase interruption RES. Zhongli can also be used and provides RES Shred instead of Elemental application, but he is often useful in other Spiral Abyss teams meaning he may not always be available.


Neuvillette Freeze Team

Main DPS Buffer Support Shielder - Cryo
Neuvillette Kaedehara Kazuha Rosaria Diona

This Freeze team has so much CC, it's almost comical to play. We start our team off with Kaedehara Kazuha as our buffer and support to help group enemies together. Once he has used his skills, we swap to Neuvillette to apply Hydro to all enemies with his O Tears, I Shall Repay and a blast of Charged Attack: Equitable Judgment. Next, we bring out Rosaria to slam Rites of Termination down onto the battlefield, a fast swap over to Diona for her shield skill and burst. Then go back to Neuvillette for his Burst skill, O Tides, I Have Returned , to create more Sourcewater Droplets on the field for his to use his charged attack. Now simply rinse and repeat, keeping the enemies locked in a Frozen state as you blast them down with Neuvillette.


Neuvillette's Ascensions, Talents, and Constellations

Neuvillette Ascensions Neuvillette Talents Neuvillette Constellations

Neuvillette's Ascension Passives and Materials

Unlock Ascension Passive Explanation
With Character Gather Like the Tide Increases underwater Sprint SPD for your own party members by 15%. Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the exact same effects.
1st Ascension Heir to the Ancient Sea's Authority

When a party member triggers a Vaporize, Frozen, Electro-Charged, Bloom, Hydro , or a Hydro Crystallize reaction on opponents, one stack of Past Draconic Glories will be granted to Neuvillette for 30s. Max three stacks. Past Draconic Glories causes Charged Attack: Equitable Judgment to deal 110%/125%/160% of its original DMG.

The stacks of Past Draconic Glories created by each kind of Elemental Reaction exist independently.

4th Ascension Discipline of the Supreme Arbitration For each 1% of Neuvillette's current HP greater than 30% of Max HP, he will gain 0.6% Hydro DMG Bonus. A maximum bonus of 30% can be obtained this way.

Neuvillette requires a range of materials to ascend to the 6th ascension. Starting from the second ascension he gains additional CRIT DMG as his bonus stat giving a total of 38.4% additional CRIT DMG at the final ascension. The total cost to upgrade all ascensions is:

Source Quantity
Mora 420,000 Mora
Boss Material 46x Fontemer Unihorn
Ascension Material
Local Specialty 168x Lumitoile
Enhancement Material
  • 18x Transoceanic Pearl
  • 30x Transoceanic Chunk
  • 36x Xenochromatic Crystal

Neuvillette's Talents

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

Type Talent Name Brief Explanation
Normal Normal Attack: As Water Seeks Equilibrium Performs up to three Hydro attacks. His Charged Attack will gather the power of water, to form a Hydro AoE attack after a 4 second cast. If Neuvillette sucks up any Sourcewater Droplets, it will increase his cast time. Gathering the might of Hydro, Neuvillette plunges towards the ground from mid-air, dealing AoE Hydro DMG upon impact with the ground.
Elemental Skill O Tears, I Shall Repay Creates a waterfall that deals AoE Hydro DMG and creates three Sourcewater Droplets. At a certain point, after the waterfall ends a Spiritbreath Thorn will pierce enemies and deal another hit of Hydro DMG.
Elemental Burst O Tides, I Have Returned Unleashes waves that will deal AoE Hydro DMG based on Neuvillette's Max HP. After a short interval, two waterfalls will descend and deal Hydro DMG in a somewhat smaller AoE, and will generate 6 Sourcewater Droplets within an area in front.

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 Everamber
Domain Material
  • 3x Teachings of Equity
  • 21x Guide to Equity
  • 38x Philosophies of Equity
Enhancement Material
  • 6x Transoceanic Pearl
  • 22x Transoceanic Chunk
  • 31x Xenochromatic Crystal

Neuvillette's Constellations

Neuvillette functions at C0, however, almost every single one of his constellations offer an increase in damage and quality of life options that make him better and better with each added constellation.

# Name Explanation
C1 Venerable Institution

When Neuvillette takes the field, he will obtain one stack of Past Draconic Glories from the Passive Talent Heir to the Ancient Sea's Authority.

Additionally, his interruption resistance will be increased while using Charged Attack Empowerment: Legal Evaluation and Charged Attack: Equitable Judgment.

C2 Juridical Exhortation The Passive Talent Heir to the Ancient Sea's Authority will be enhanced: Each stack of Past Draconic Glories will increase the CRIT DMG of Charged Attack: Equitable Judgment by 14%. The maximum increase that can be achieved this way is 42%.
C3 Ancient Postulation
  • Increases the Level of Normal Attack: As Water Seeks Equilibrium by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4 Crown of Commiseration When Neuvillette is on the field and is healed, one Sourcewater Droplet will be generated. This effect can occur once every 4 seconds.
C5 Axiomatic Judgment
  • Increases the Level of O Tides, I Have Returned by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6 Wrathful Recompense

When using Charged Attack: Equitable Judgment, Neuvillette can absorb nearby Sourcewater Droplets in an AoE. Each absorbed Droplet will increase the duration of Charged Attack: Equitable Judgment by 1s.

Additionally, when Equitable Judgment hits opponents, it will fire off two additional currents every 2 seconds, each of which will deal 10% of Neuvillette's Max HP as Hydro DMG. Damage dealt this way will count as damage dealt by Equitable Judgment.



  • 03 Apr. 2024: Team Comps updated.
  • 29 Nov. 2023: Guide added.
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