Genshin Impact Version 4.1 Wriothesley Build Guide: Weapons, Team Comp, Constellations Cost Performance

Genshin Impact Wriothesley weapons build guide: Best 5-star and 4-star  optionsMany Genshin Impact players longed for a Catalyst character with a Cryo Vision before Wriothesley arrives in version 4.1. However, while the warden of the Fortress of Meropide in Genshin Impact uses this weapon to enhance his stat, he mainly uses his fist to deal damage in combat.

Wriothesley relies on Normal Attack to deal damage, and Charged Attack to keep him alive on the battlefield. Here are some of the best Wriothesley weapons in Genshin Impactthat players can consider if they got the Duke from his limited banner.

Genshin Impact: Best Weapons For Wriothesley

1. Ballad of the Boundless Blue

  • Primary Stat : 565 Base ATK
  • Secondary Stat : 30.6% Energy Recharge
  • R5 Effect : Within 6s after Normal or Charged Attacks hit an opponent, Normal Attack DMG will be increased by 16% and Charged Attack DMG will be increased by 12%. Max 3 stacks. This effect can be triggered once every 0.3s.

Ballad of the Boundless Blue is a free Catalyst from Genshin Impact 4.1 Waterborne Poetry Event. It increases Normal and Charged Attack DMG, and the Energy Recharge sub-stat is pretty good too since Wriothesley deals decent damage with his Elemental Burst.

2.  Frostbearer

  • Primary Stat : 510 Base ATK
  • Secondary Stat : 41.3% ATK
  • R5 Effect : Hitting an opponent with Normal and Charged Attacks has a 100% chance of forming and dropping an Everfrost Icicle above them, dealing AoE DMG equal to 140% of ATK. Opponents affected by Cryo are instead dealt DMG equal to 360% of ATK. Can only occur once every 10s.

Frostbearer has existed for almost as long as Genshin Impact itself, but it’s forgotten as no Catalyst character was able to use it. Now that a Cryo Catalyst is available, this forgeable weapon in Genshin Impact can finally see some light. However, there are some things people need to consider before getting this weapon for the prison warden, like:

  1. R5 Frostbearer is below R5 Ballad of the Boundless Blue in single-target case.
  2. R5 Frostbearer is better than R5 Eye of Perception and Tulaytullah's Remembrance if there are at least 4 enemies when the passive triggers.

So the more enemies there are in the AoE when the Everfrost Icicle drops, the better this Catalyst will do. This means Wriothesley should only use Frostbearer if he’s fighting a horde of enemies and there’s a Crowd Control to group them together.

3.  Eye of Perception

  • Primary Stat : 454 Base ATK
  • Secondary Stat : 55.1% ATK
  • R5 Effect : Normal and Charged Attacks have a 50% chance to fire a Bolt of Perception, dealing 360% ATK as DMG. This bolt can bounce between opponents a maximum of 4 times. This effect can occur once every 8s.

Eye of Perception is surprisingly good for Wriothesley, especially when he’s fighting a group of enemies. Similar to Frostbearer, if he’s fighting a horde of monsters while holding R5 Eye of Perception, his damage can outperform Tulaytullah's Remembrance, but will still be under Cashflow Supervision. Unlike Frostbearer, though, the damage from Eye of Perception can bounce to enemies outside the initial AoE, so it’s slightly more reliable.

However, in a single-target case, R5 Eye of Perception performs below other options like R5 Ballad of the Boundless Blue, so players should only use this Catalyst if they’re fighting a group of enemies.

4.  Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds

  • Primary Stat : 608 Base ATK
  • Secondary Stat : 33.1% Crit Rate
  • R1 Effect : Increases Movement SPD by 10%. When in battle, gain an 8% Elemental DMG Bonus every 4s. Max 4 stacks. Lasts until the character falls or leaves combat.

Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds is often shrugged off since its passive demands the wielder to stay on-field, but since Wriothesley does just that, he can fare well with this Catalyst.

Unlike ATK-granting weapons that suffer when ATK buffers are involved in the team, Lost Prayer doesn’t face this issue and can often surpass Memory of Dust and Skyward Atlas in these situations. However, even though that’d be the case with Wriothesley, the Crit Rate sub-stat may end up being too much, so players should focus on getting Crit DMG on their Artifacts if they wish to use this Catalyst.

5.  Memory of Dust

  • Primary Stat : 608 Base ATK
  • Secondary Stat : 49.6% ATK
  • R1 Effect : Increases Shield Strength by 20%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 4% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.

Memory of Dust is very situational, and it requires building up, but at full-stack with a Genshin Impact shielder, Wriothesley can greatly benefit from this weapon. However, keep in mind that too much ATK may lead to a diminishing return if players decide to bring ATK buffers like Bennett into the team.

6. Skyward Atlas

  • Primary Stat : 674 Base ATK
  • Secondary Stat : 33.1% ATK
  • R1 Effect : Increases Elemental DMG Bonus by 12%. Normal Attack hits have a 50% chance to earn the favor of the clouds, which actively seek out nearby opponents to attack for 15s, dealing 160% ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 30s.

Skyward Atlas is slightly better than Memory of Dust because it gives Elemental DMG Bonus on its passive and the occasional damage can stack up nicely. However, similar to Memory of Dust, this Catalyst can face a diminishing return when there are other sources of ATK.

7. Tulaytullah's Remembrance

  • Primary Stat : 674 Base ATK
  • Secondary Stat : 44.1% Crit DMG
  • R1 Effect : Normal Attack SPD is increased by 10%. After the wielder unleashes an Elemental Skill, Normal Attack DMG will increase by 4.8% every second for 14s. After hitting an opponent with a Normal Attack during this duration, Normal Attack DMG will be increased by 9.6%. This increase can be triggered once every 0.3s. The maximum Normal Attack DMG increase per single duration of the overall effect is 48%. The effect will be removed when the wielder leaves the field, and using the Elemental Skill again will reset all DMG buffs.

Wanderer’s best weapon in Genshin Impact, Tulaytullah's Remembrance, is surprisingly excellent for Wriothesley. Besides the high base ATK and Crit DMG boost, it enhances Normal Attack SPD, perfect for a unit that relies on Normal Attack like the Duke. Additionally, Wriothesley must use his Elemental Skill as it enhances his Normal Attack DMG, so the next passive also fits like a glove for him.

8.  Cashflow Supervision

  • Primary Stat : 674 Base ATK
  • Secondary Stat : 22.1% Crit Rate
  • R1 Effect : ATK is increased by 16%. When current HP increases or decreases, Normal Attack DMG will be increased by 16% and Charged Attack DMG will be increased by 14% for 4s. Max 3 stacks. This effect can be triggered once every 0.3s. When the wielder has 3 stacks, ATK SPD will be increased by 8%.

Cashflow Supervision has a high base ATK like Tulaytullah's Remembrance, but it has a Crit Rate sub-stat instead of Crit DMG. With this Catalyst, Wriothesley will have a basic stat of 27.1% Crit Rate, which means players will only need a little more Crit Rate from Artifact sub-stats if they’re using four-piece Blizzard Strayer or four-piece Marechaussee Hunter.

Genshin Impact: Wriothesley Team Composition Guide

Wriothesley prefers melee-range combat with boxing animations, making him somewhat similar to Heizou in this regard. Consequently, his team composition requirements differ from those of typical catalyst characters. Wriothesley benefits from close-range support characters, particularly those who can provide crowd control and enable his melee-focused playstyle.

1. Wriothesley + Shenhe + Xiangling + Bennett

  • Wriothesley: Main DPS
  • Shenhe: Buffer
  • Xiangling: Sub-DPS, Pyro enabler
  • Bennett: Healer, Buffer, Battery

Wriothesley excels in Melt team compositions, making him highly effective against boss enemies due to his single-target combat playstyle. Additionally, his optimal build with Maracchuse Hunter doesn't require him to rely on Blizzard Strayer or freezing for an added Crit Rate bonus. In this composition, players can benefit from both Cryo and Pyro resonance, leveraging their effects to boost Wriothesley's performance as he also scales with ATK.

Among the current Cryo units, Shenhe is the most ideal Cryo support to pair with Wriothesley, as she can enhance Cryo damage. Xiangling and Bennett, on the other hand, are considered some of the best Pyro units generally, but also the best options for Wriothesley specifically. In this case, they have excellent synergy with each other and Wriothesley, as they can further boost his damage output, especially if Xiangling has access to later constellations.

For this team to operate most effectively, players should initiate the rotation with Bennett's Burst, followed by Xiangling's Burst, before switching to Shenhe and finally Wriothesley to maximize Wriothesley's benefits. While Bennett can serve as a Battery in this composition, it's essential to build Xiangling with sufficient energy recharge to activate her Elemental Burst every rotation.

2. Wriothesley + Sucrose + Nahida + Thoma

  • Wriothesley: Main DPS
  • Sucrose: Buffer, Debuffer, Crowd Control, Elemental Driver
  • Nahida: Dendro enabler, Sub DPS, Buffer
  • Thoma: Shielder, Pyro enabler

While Cryo doesn't have its own elemental reaction with Dendro, it can benefit from the Burning reaction between Dendro and Pyro to create Melt reactions. Although this approach is more restrictive compared to a standard Melt composition, it can be an enjoyable way to experiment with different team setups and unique strategies.

In this team composition, Thoma serves as the designated Pyro enabler, though Xiangling, and even Bennett, or Dehya can also be used to some extent. It's important to note that while Thoma's application speed for Burning reactions is slower than Xiangling's in general, he makes up for it by providing a shield for the on-field character. Nahida excels as an off-field DPS and support, easily maintaining the Burning reaction and buffing Elemental Mastery for the entire team. Sucrose, equipped with Viridescent Venerer, can debuff enemies and further enhance the team's elemental mastery while providing crowd control.

Another advantage of Sucrose is that players have more control over which element to infuse for her Burst, ideally choosing Cryo to boost Wriothesley's damage. This flexibility is particularly useful compared to Kazuha, who may struggle against enemies with self-infused elements. While adapting to the Burn-Melt playstyle can be challenging for some players, Wriothesley is an excellent character to experiment with this approach.

3. Wriothesley + Layla + Kazuha + Xingqiu

  • Wriothesley: Main DPS
  • Layla: Sub-DPS, Shielder
  • Kazuha: Buffer, Debuffer, Crowd Control
  • Xingqiu: Buffer, Hydro enabler

While Melt team compositions are generally excellent for Wriothesley, players who are not interested in this approach can build effective Freeze compositions with him. The Freeze composition offers more flexibility and ease-of-use compared to the burning-melt freeze option, as players have multiple Cryo, Hydro, and Anemo characters to choose from.

For players without Shenhe, Layla is a great option, serving as both a Sub-DPS and shielder while providing Cryo resonance for the team. However, those who have Shenhe may find her to be a better fit regardless. Xingqiu excels as a Hydro applier with a low internal cooldown (ICD), offering some healing and resistance to interruption for Wriothesley, which helps assist in maintaining Maracchuse Hunter's 4-piece effect. However, players seeking more Sub-DPS potential can consider Yelan as a substitute for Xingqiu.

Kazuha is a strong choice as well, but players need to ensure that Cryo is swirled rather than Hydro by Xingqiu, unless they specifically require additional Hydro application. To achieve this, players can perform one normal attack with Wriothesley for Cryo application, then switch to Kazuha to begin the rotation with his Burst and Skill. Afterward, they can activate Shenhe's and Xingqiu's Bursts before returning to Wriothesley and stating his combo rotation until the Skill's duration ends, and afterward repeating the rotation.

4. Wriothesley + Ganyu + Kokomi + Ayato

  • Wriothesley: Main DPS
  • Ganyu: Sub-DPS, Cryo application, Crowd Control,
  • Kokomi: Healer
  • Ayato: Sub / Main DPS, Hydro Application

Players who enjoy using team compositions featuring sub-DPS options that can also serve as main DPS characters can consider an alternative Freeze composition. While Ayato and Ganyu are excellent main DPS characters, they can also function effectively as off-field Sub-DPS characters due to their long-duration Elemental Bursts, making them suitable for elemental application or serving as the primary DPS when necessary.

However, it's worth noting that this composition may not offer the same party-wide buffs as other options with highly invested support characters, which can result in slightly lower overall damage output. To maximize the potential of this team composition, players should ensure they maintain the Elemental Bursts of Ganyu and Ayato in each rotation. Using Ganyu's and Kokomi's Elemental Skills between rotations is recommended, although Ayato may not need to use his Elemental Skill to maximize Wriothesley's time on the field. Kokomi's Elemental Burst should be reserved for situations requiring extensive healing since perma-freeze teams excel in crowd control generally and won't need healing often. This will also help reduce her on-field time, allowing Wriothesley to be on field as much as possible.

5. Wriothesley + Shenhe + Venti + Diona

  • Wriothesley: Main DPS
  • Shenhe: Buffer
  • Venti: Buffer, Debuffer, Crowd Control, Battery
  • Diona: Healer, Shielder, Battery

Players can also consider a mono-Cryo team composition, although this option works best when players have Shenhe, as she can significantly boost Cryo damage. If players do not have Shenhe on the other hand, it might still be better for players to focus on elemental reaction oriented teams to maximize Wriothesley's potential. In this team setup, two flexible slots are available, one for a Cryo character and another for an Anemo character, offering crowd control and buff capabilities.

Venti is a viable option for the Anemo slot, but players can also consider Sucrose or Kazuha, especially against bosses or lightweight enemies. Additionally, Diona can fill the fourth slot, providing healing, shielding, and a battery function alongside Venti to ensure both Shenhe and Wriothesley can use their Bursts in each rotation. Alternatively, Zhongli can be chosen to reduce the Elemental RES of enemies, as Geo and Anemo do not react to each other. Since Wriothesley can maintain his own HP, having a strong shielder without healing capability is still effective for keeping characters' HP high, even in challenging content.

Are Wriothesley Constellations Worth It In Genshin Impact?

Wriothesley's constellations vary in effectiveness, with a few being excellent and the rest falling into the mid to low-priority category. Fortunately, his C1 is one of his best constellations, making it a great choice for players looking to maximize Wriothesley's potential. Additionally, his C6 significantly boosts his DPS potential and is highly recommended for those aiming to make the most of this character. As a result, it's advisable for players to either stop at C1 or go all the way for C6, as anything in between may not be worth the investment of too many resources.

C1 - Terror for the Evildoers

  • Effect: The Gracious Rebuke from the Passive Talent "There Shall Be a Plea for Justice" is changed to this: When Wriothesley's HP is less than 60% or while he is in the Chilling Penalty state caused by Icefang Rush, when the fifth attack of Repelling Fists hits, it will create a Gracious Rebuke. 1 Gracious Rebuke effect can be obtained every 2.5s. Additionally, Rebuke: Vaulting Fist will obtain the following enhancement: ·The DMG Bonus gained will be further increased to 200%. ·When it hits while Wriothesley is in the Chilling Penalty state, that state's duration is extended by 4s. 1 such extension can occur per 1 Chilling Penalty duration.
  • Importance: Priority

Wriothesley's first constellation may have a lengthy description, but it's worth understanding. In simpler terms, when his normal attacks are in the enhanced state, using the skill and then completing his 5-hit combo provides several benefits. It increases the damage of his charged attack and extends the duration of his enhanced state by 4 seconds, but this extension can only occur once during the skill's duration.

Overall, this constellation significantly boosts the effectiveness of his enhanced charged attacks while reducing their cooldown, which players should be using frequently. More importantly, it minimizes the downtime for Wriothesley, almost aligning the enhanced state's duration with the skill duration, allowing smoother team rotations and enhancing his hypercarry potential.

C2 - Shackles for the Arrogant

  • Effect: When using Darkgold Wolfbite, each Prosecution Edict stack from the Passive Talent "There Shall Be a Reckoning for Sin" will increase said ability's DMG dealt by 40%.
  • Importance: Medium

Wriothesley's primary focus is on his normal attacks, so his Elemental Burst doesn't play a central role in his kit. It primarily provides additional damage without significantly enhancing Wriothesley's strength. However, for those interested in boosting the damage of his Elemental Skill, his second constellation becomes a viable option. With maximum Prosecution Edit stacks, this constellation increases the burst's damage by a significant 200%.

But it's essential to keep in mind that, for this constellation to be effective, players need to use the burst off cooldown. Achieving this may require investing in energy recharge stats or relying on more Cryo characters with energy generation capabilities. This additional reliance on energy management could potentially disadvantage Wriothesley as it adds another consideration and potentially diverts resources from other priority stats or characters.

C4 - Redemption for the Suffering

  • Effect: The HP restored to Wriothesley through Rebuke: Vaulting Fist will be increased to 50% of his Max HP. Additionally, when Wriothesley is healed, if the amount of healing overflows, the following effects will occur depending on whether he is on the field or not. If he is on the field, his ATK SPD will be increased by 20% for 4s. If he is off-field, all of your own party members' ATK SPD will be increased by 10% for 6s. These two methods of increasing ATK SPD cannot stack.
  • Importance: Low

Wriothesley's C4 constellation provides a party-wide buff to attack speed, which can be valuable for certain team members, including Wriothesley himself. However, this constellation doesn't offer sufficient benefits given its position in the constellation order. It also increases the healing capabilities of Wriothesley's charged attack, however when a team has a dedicated shielder or healer, the team can usually sustain itself, making the resources required for this constellation not entirely worthwhile. In summary, this constellation should only be considered if players are committed to going all the way to C6, as its benefits are not substantial on their own.

C6 - Esteem for the Innocent

  • Effect: The CRIT Rate of Rebuke: Vaulting Fist will be increased by 10%, and its CRIT DMG by 80%. When unleashed, it will also create an additional icicle that deals 100% of Rebuke: Vaulting Fist's Base DMG as Cryo DMG. DMG dealt this way is regarded as Charged Attack DMG.
  • Importance: Priority

Wriothesley's C6 constellation is similar to many other strong constellations in Genshin Impact, making it a worthwhile investment. While his first constellation already altered his rotation and playstyle significantly, his final constellation further emphasizes the importance of using charged attacks as frequently as possible, especially considering that his enhanced charged attacks come at no stamina cost. With this in mind, players should aim to utilize charged attacks approximately every 2.5 seconds when possible, significantly increasing Wriothesley's damage output as a hyper carry due to the added Crit Rate, Crit DMG, and the additional icicle produced with each charged attack.

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