Genshin Impact Build: Fischl The Night Raven – Free To Play Guide 

Genshin Impact Build: Fischl The Night Raven – Free To Play Guide 

Composing a party for each situation can be a bit of challenge, especially with the limited options those focusing on free-to-play. So in this Genshin Impact Build: Fischl The Night Raven, we’re going to be taking a look at a party composition around Fischl, creating a good Dungeon farmer build for Spiral Abyss, Abyssal domains, and all weekly and world bosses. As well as choosing characters which will best complement her playstyle. This build will be suitable for mid to current endgame content.

Genshin Impact Build: Fischl The Night Raven – Free To Play Guide

The purpose of this build to have a team for more challenging content, Dungeons, and bosses. We are focusing purely on combat, no exploration or non-combat situations. You can solve puzzles with the relevant elements in your party, but won’t be suitable for some activities such as Mining. So you will focus on dealing damage and chaining endless Elemental Bursts. Combining Hydro and Cryo adds a Crowd Control aspect for most situations, and Fischl adds a constant Electro element. The final party slot is flexible, and can add a fourth element, to trigger more Elemental Reactions. Or it could be filled by another Electro character, for the massive damage bonus on Electro Reactions.

Fischl‘s ranked S tier or in most tier lists, although she’s a four star character. You had high probability of getting her through Venti’s temporary Wish banner, and you may have received a number of Constellations for her that way. In this guide we will compose her party with other highly probable characters from the same banner, such as Barbara and Xiangling. Fischl‘s talents are all ranged, and her Nightrider can stay in the battlefield and auto attack on his own. This allows switching to support roles without losing so much damage, and using other elements in conjunction with Electro at any time.

Fischl The Night Raven Attributes

As a main damage dealer, we want to dish out the most damage in a short amount of time. So we focus on getting all offensive stats, such as + Attack, and % Attack. There is also Electro Damage Bonus that can be found with some Goblets, which tends to be a bit stronger than Attack stats. Towards the endgame, a percentage Attack is better than flat Attack, so keep that in mind.

Energy Recharge is a nice addition for Fischl, as we want to trigger her elemental burst as frequently as possible. It extends her Night Raven’s duration, and makes him stay active much longer on the battlefield. Increasing Crit Rate is an easy source of damage, if you do 50% more damage 20% of time, that’s equal to 10% more damage multiplier. That’s why getting some Crit Rate helps improve damage, as we don’t rely on Critical damage as much.

Fischl The Night Raven Weapon

ebony-bow-bows-weapon-genshin-impact-wiki-guideIn this section we’ll be covering the type of equipment that you want for the Fischl The Night Raven build, and how to get the best out of her.

Fischl uses Bows as a weapon. These are hybrid in nature, and while all normal Attacks are physical, charged Attacks on other hand are elemental by default. In early game content, and without spending real money on Wishes, you will be using 3 star weapons. They are easy to find, and there are an abundance of them around the world, as well as through free wishes. We want to use the Bow with the most Attack as possible, so the best three star weapon is the Ebony Bow. Use it or use the more common Raven Bow until you find your 4 or five star weapon.

I’d recommend leveling up your three star weapon to level 20, as it’s the main source of damage. However, I wouldn’t prefer spending precious materials on Ascending the three star weapon. It’s better to use your up leveled three star weapon in upgrading the next weapon, as it gives 80-90% of EXP it has.

Crafting A Four Star Weapon

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If your damage is struggling, and you didn’t get any 4 star Bow through your Wishes, then you can try crafting the weapon yourself. To do this, you need Northlander Bow Prototype, which can be Purchased from the Souvenir Shop. Explore around Stormterror Lair and mine some White Iron Chunk and Crystal Chunk. These will allow you to craft a four star Catalyst at The Blacksmith.

When it comes to the choice of which weapon to craft, you have a very good pure Attack variant, so go with Prototype Crescent. It’s a good damage, but its passive bonus require Aimed Shots frequently, a less fluid attack. If you find yourself stuck with it, craft another copy, and use it to refine your weapon.

The Ultimate weapon

rust-bows-weapon-genshin-impact-wiki-guideBoth five stars Bows are superb in terms of damage, and either can sustain very high dps. But players focusing for free to play, and not gambling for a small chance to get specific weapon, they seek a good four star weapon that’s easier to obtain. The best four star bow for Fischl is Rust, with huge Normal Attack buff, and no serious downside. You may get Rust through any of the Wish banners.

To Ascend Rust , you will need Sands from Guyun. So make sure to farm Hidden Palace of Lianshan in Monday/Thursday as this domain will drop this item. You will also need to farm Hunter’s Sacrificial Knife from Agents. You can navigate to these encounters from your Adventure Book.

Fischl The Night Raven Artifacts

Figuring out how to customize your Artifacts sets is one of, if not the hardest part of making a Build in Genshin Impact as there are a lot of components involved, and generally takes a try or two before getting it right. In this section, I want to show you how I’ve set this up for maximum performance in this build.

Berserker Set

We only need two pieces of the Berserker set, for the set bonuses “CRIT Rate +12%”. The goal is to reach +20~40% critical rate by endgame, to add some damage.

Thundering Fury Set

This set is exclusive to Abyssal Domains, and specifically Midsummer Courtyard. It also requires world level 3 or 4 to start dropping the Thundering Fury set, so be sure to be on the lookout for this Domain and use your resin to farm it. The two pieces bonus is Electro DMG Bonus +15%, which works more like a damage multiplier. It doesn’t scale your normal attack damage, but the benefit it gives to your elemental talent, elemental burst, and Elemental Reactions is far greater. Because finding perfect stats on this set is harder, and resin limitation, I recommend using Thundering Fury set in Flower & Plume slots. These two slots have predetermined main stat, so you only seek good sub stats.

If you are still in early game and can’t farm Thundering Fury set, you can use two pieces with percentage Attack. Use Sets such as Resolution of Sojourner, Brave Heart, or Gladiator’s Finale temporarily, until you get good rolls of Thundering Fury. Another alternative is the two piece The Exile Set for some easy Energy recharge.

For very endgame, you might consider using 4 pieces of the Thundering Fury set, for huge Electro reaction damage. This however, needs your Critical Rate to be pumped up through sub stats, to compensate for the lose of Berserker set.

Flower of Life & Plume of Death

The main stat on these artifacts is predetermined, with Flower always give HP, and Plume always giving Attack. This makes it easier to get an Artifact with perfect stats on these two slots, because you only need worry about sub-stats (as in less variables). We want any combination of  % Attack , flat Attack, % Energy Recharge, and Crit Rate on sub-stats, in this order.

Note that three star Artifacts start with only one or two sub stats, and gain another stat every 4 levels when upgraded. Four star Artifacts start with two or three sub stats, so seek an Artifact with one or two good stats, upgrade to level 4 or level 8 and see how good is it. If you hit desired stat, you can keep upgrading to higher levels like 12 or 15 and gain more power. Otherwise, hold on to it, and upgrade Artifacts in other slots until you get better Artifact.

Sands of Eon

This timepiece is a more flexible Artifact, with the focus being on main stat. It can roll different stats as main, and that’s why it’s harder to acquire the perfect pieces, but it also has a higher ceiling. Again, we seek % Attack main stat, then seek one or two good sub-stats. These are flat Attack, % Energy Recharge, and Crit Rate

Goblet of Enotherm

Goblets are the most important piece, because it can roll an Electro damage bonus which is the best stat in this slot. % Attack is being second, and we can use it, if we can’t get Electro damage bonus on either Berserker or the Thundering Fury Goblet. Get it either on main stat and then flat Attack, % Energy Recharge, or Crit Rate sub-stats and you are golden.

Circlet of Logos

Same as timepiece, with the focus being on main stat. We seek % Attack main stat, with one or two good sub-stats such as flat Attack, % Energy Recharge, and Crit Rate.

Fischl The Night Raven Talent Skills

Bolts of Downfall

The talent shoots default physical arrow on normal attack, and Electro arrow on charged Attack. Physical Attacks are enchanted by Superconduct Elemental Reaction (from Cryo+Electro), as it reduces enemy Physical Def. You better focus on normal attacks, rather than charged attacks, because they are faster and don’t require careful aiming. With Rust Bow equipped, you have a huge buff for normal attack damage. Resort to Fischl for Attacks if you used all elemental skills on all party members, and have no elemental burst ready. Otherwise, prioritize using your elemental skills first.

Don’t forget to upgrade this talent after reaching level 40 and complete the second Ascension.

Nightrider

Your Elemental Skill summons Oz, the night raven, dealing AOE Electro DMG on initial hit. For a duration, Oz will continuously attack nearby enemies with Electro. After moving, you can summon Oz to your side by pressing it again any time during the ability’s duration. This Talent is the focus of our build, and we aim to maximize its damage output and duration. It scales with both Electro damage, and Attack damage, so we get these stats anywhere applicable.

Although Oz’s duration’s only 10s, we can extend it further by using Fischl‘s Elemental Burst Midnight Phantasmagoria after Nightrider goes into cooldown. We can also use Energy Recharge on Fischl‘s entire party to be able to use Midnight Phantasmagoria on cooldown, creating a never ending loop.

Make sure to position Oz behind enemies with shields to avoid them blocking your elemental skill. When you clear some enemies, move to the next pack and press again to re-position Oz in the middle of enemies. Oz will continuously shoot Electro, even after you switch to another character. So if paired with a character that constantly applies another element, you will trigger a new Elemental Reaction every second. This not only deals more damage, but also re-applies Electro after it has been consumed, when a reaction has triggered.

Finally, after Fischl gets Lightning Smite passive, at the fourth Ascension, Oz will deal even more damage every time Elemental Reaction is triggered. Assuming you get Fischl duplicates, the first three constellations are all focused on increasing Nightrider Talent. They add more levels, increase the Talent power, and even deal damage during cooldown. So it was worth trying to pull more Fischl summons from Venti Wish banner while it lasted.

Midnight Phantasmagoria

The damage from this Elemental Burst is not bad, but it only applies once or twice. The use of this Talent’s to summon Oz, extending his duration on battlefield after your Elemental Skill goes into cooldown. Midnight Phantasmagoria have relatively moderate Energy cost (Only 60), so with right setup, it will be up again in no time. Especially in Domains and Spiral Abyss.

The other utility this Elemental Burst provide, is mobility. If Fischl‘s stuck in a very tight situation, she can pop Midnight Phantasmagoria and move away from all danger. She will escape, and still deal damage, so if you look over your shoulder, you will see dead enemies.

Fischl The Night Raven Party Composition

Genshin Impact has a unique playstyle that depends on switching characters, and chaining combos across these characters. So a solid part of Fischl’s build is knowing which characters will accompany her, and what roles they will play. In this section, I’ll fill you in on some of the best free to play characters that synergise well with this build.

Kaeya

Kaeya is guaranteed to join your party after doing the quest Crash Course during The Outlander Who Caught the Wind Prologue Chapter. He’s the easiest Cryo character to get, so we will be using him from the get go. But he can be replaced by a better Cryo character like Chongyun, Qiqi, or Diona when she gets released. So if you pull a lucky Wish and get any of these characters, it will work fine in this party role.

Kaeya‘s a melee character, using a sword type weapon. His elemental skill does small Cryo area of effect, with a short cooldown. In terms of damage, it’s not the best skill, so we use it to apply Cryo and trigger Superconduct. This is a debuff that reduces enemy Physical Def and allow Fischl to deal more damage with Normal Attacks. His Elemental Burst summons three rotating Ice orbs that follow the active character, dealing Cryo damage. These Orbs are good at triggering Superconduct, but even better at freezing enemies, when combined with constant Hydro effect. This makes Barbara a natural fit to this party, and makes Kaeya‘s Elemental Burst the focus of his build.

Stats

As Kaeya‘s elemental burst has great synergy with our main damage dealer, as well as support in this composition, I’ll scale Energy Recharge mainly. It’s meant to spam Elemental Burst at all times, and break all of the enemy shields, especially Abyssal Mages. Other stats that are worth having is Elemental Mastery.

Weapon

sacrificial-sword-sword-weapon-genshin-impact-wiki-guideEither Sacrificial Sword or Favonius Sword will work fine with Kaeya, as both increases Energy recharge rate. With Favonius Sword giving you even more Energy recharge for your Elemental Burst spam, and Sacrificial Sword giving you a chance to reset cooldown of Elemental Skill. Both are great, so pick whatever you find first. And if fate don’t give you a four star Sword, Iron Sting is available through crafting.

I suggest leveling and Ascending your weapon, and you will notice the difference, as your Elemental Burst will recharge faster, and game play will become much smoother.

Artifacts

The Scholar Set is good to recharge Energy for the the party, not just the character equipping it. All characters using Bow and Catalyst weapons will get some Energy when Kaeya gain Energy, so you get both Barbara, and Fischl covered.

You can get the Energy Recharge stat as a sub-stat on every Artifact, and as the main stat on Timepiece. This makes the Timepiece the most important piece for Kaeya, and the most rewarding to level up, so keep that in mind.

Barbara

When it comes to healing, Barbara is an easy choice for your party. If you reach AR20 before patch 1.1 which releases in November, you are guaranteed to get Barbara, and if you rolled some Wishes with Venti banner before it left, you had a higher chance in gaining Barbara. So if you are dedicated, you probably have unlocked a few Constellations with Barbara as well. Barbara‘s Elemental Burst does a big heal, but has a really long cooldown, so make sure not to waste it.

The Deaconess of the Favonius Church has heavy affinity towards Hydro, this triggers powerful Elemental Reactions with other elements. Her Elemental skill make everybody Wet in an area of effect, when it contacts Cryo damage, it triggers Frozen, a reaction that completely stop enemies and cancel all their actions. All of Barbara‘s Talents can heal the party in some way, a heal which scales with her HP, making it her primary stat.

The Only downside of using Barbara‘s Elemental skill is being Wet yourself, and prone to freeze against Cryo monsters. So you have to be careful, and not use her Elemental Skill against these.

Stats

For stats, I built Barbara towards HP, with both Percentage HP and Flat HP being effective to scale her heals. Same goes for Healing Bonus, which is a rarer stat. These are the the main stats we are looking for on her gear, and if we have some extra stat to choose, we go with Elemental Mastery.

Weapon

prototype-malice-catalyst-weapon-genshin-impact-wiki-guideBarbara is likely the only character using Catalyst in your party, so it might be easy to equip her. Use three stars weapon Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers until you can craft four stars Prototype Malice for even more healing capabilities. Nothing beats Prototype Malice in healing, not even five stars weapon. But if you consider building Barbara for offense, you can use Skyward Atlas

Artifacts

We want two pieces from the Maiden Beloved Set, for a good Healing bonus. Then we have the choice to go for 4 pieces Maiden Beloved, or equip two pieces from the Adventurer set for massive flat HP. Both helps healing, with the latter being also defensive stat for Barbara herself.

Make sure to get %HP as a main stat on Timepiece, and Goblet. Then seek out flat HP on your sub stats. But for Headpiece, we can get a Healing Bonus, which is hard to get anywhere else. Level Artifacts for Barbara as much as you could, because all these HP bonus will make her the most Tanky character in your party, and the one who provides healing in tight situations. If you have spare stats, get some Elemental Mastery. Finally, get the Tiara of Frost on the Headpiece for Barbara, to reduce duration of Cryo on yourself. Barbara makes your party Wet, and easier to be frozen, but this Tiara reduce the freeze duration to counter it.

Xiangling

Again you had an increased chance to get Xiangling by using wishes on the “Venti Ballad” banner, and you have a guaranteed chance to get her by beating floor 3 in the Spiral Abyssal Event after reaching AR 20. I use her for the Elemental Burst Rotation, because it really rocks against monster shields in Spiral Abyss. Pyro is an easy element to pick with Electro, though its interaction with Hydro and Cryo is kind of special. Casting Hydro over Pyro will deal more damage, but Pyro over Hydro deals less damage. Cryo is the opposite, as it deals less damage when cast over Pyro, and Pyro deals more damage over Cryo.

I prefer straight forward Electro interaction with Pyro, over this complicated interaction with Cryo and and Hydro. So while Xiangling Elemental Skill is active, I generally refrain from switching to Barbara. And when Xiangling Elemental Skill goes into cooldown, I then use Barbara Elemental Skill. That way, all support characters’ elements create reactions with Electro, rather than with each other’s. It’s also important to make Electro trigger with all other elements, because it takes Fischl‘s damage into account.

Stats

As Xiangling‘s elemental burst has great synergy with our main damage dealer, in this composition I’ll scale Energy Recharge again. It’s meant to spam Elemental Burst all the time, and help recovering more Energy to other party members, for insane Elemental Burst rotation. Second stat we seek is Attack , to scale some damage.

Weapon

halberd-polearm-weapon-genshin-impact-wiki-guideIf you need to invest heavily in Energy recharge rate, then Either Favonius Lance or Prototype Grudge will do the trick. However, the three stars Halberd refined to rank 5 will do additional 320% damage with normal attack every 10 second. That is very huge bonus, and also this weapon scales Attack higher than any four star weapon, so it’s an appealing option.

Artifacts

The Exile Set is the best at recharging energy for the entire party, including Kaeya, who then will recharge Barbara and Fischl even more. That’s great for starter, but after building enough Energy recharge in relevant party members, you can choose to buff Xiangling and the party in other way. With Noblesse Oblige , you get to buff all party Attack and Increase Xiangling Elemental Burst damage. It’s one of best damage support Sets in entire game.

You can get the Energy Recharge stat as a sub-stat on every Artifact, and as the main stat on Timepiece. And you can get %Attack as main stat on both Headpiece, and Goblet. Then seek out flat Attack on your sub stats as well.

Final Tips

Make sure to cast Fischl‘s Elemental Burst after cooldown of her Elemental Skill, that’s very important as it extends the uptime of her bird Oz. I can’t stress the importance of this enough.

Use Fischl‘s charged Attack to start fights from far, and especially use it against ranged units over elevated ground (such as watch towers). These are the situations where your charged attack becomes quite important, otherwise focus on elemental skills and normal attacks.

Our party is good at solving some puzzles, and Fischl can snipe balloons, but it’s not designed for exploration. You’d be better off building another party with two Anemo elemental characters, and having someone in your party who has a Claymore weapon, to have a more efficient time while exploring.

Don’t save your character level up materials, but rather use them as they become available. Your characters get stronger by level, and you can finish content faster and safer that way.


Genshin Impact is available to play on PC, iOS, Android and PS4. If you enjoyed this Genshin Impact Guide be sure to check out more on our Genshin Impact Wiki. You can also keep an eye out for more guides for Genshin Impact in the upcoming weeks, and be sure to not miss our Genshin Impact Getting Started Guide, as well as our Genshin Impact Build: Lisa The Thunderstorm – Free To Play Beginner Guide.

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