Genshin Impact Heizou Build and Team Guide


Hailing from the Tenryou Commission, this youthful detective is a prodigy with keen senses and clever insights. Heizou, a 4-star Anemo catalyst user, is known for unraveling unsolved cases in unique and unexpected ways, constantly uncovering the truth behind even the most perplexing mysteries. This article will dive into the best Shikanoin Heizou builds and team compositions to help you take your gaming experience to the next level. No matter your level of expertise in Genshin Impact, this guide will provide valuable insights for enhancing your Heizou gameplay.

Strength and Weaknesses

Heizou Genshin Impact


  • Heizou plays well with Anemo, thanks to his swirling-focused playstyle. 
  • Heizou has a higher-than-average base ATK for a 4-Star character. 
  • Heizou can easily stack Declension using his swirling Normal Attacks, allowing him to deal maximum Elemental Skill damage. 


  • Heizou’s Elemental Burst only detonates upon hitting the first enemy, requiring proper placement. 
  • While using his Elemental Skill, Heizou is vulnerable to attacks, and the Skill can be interrupted. 
  • Heizou’s effectiveness as an Elemental Reaction enabler is contingent on having supportive allies playing off the field.


Fudou Style Martial Arts:

  • Normal Attack: 5 punches infused with wind, dealing Anemo damage.
  • Charged Attack: Spend stamina for a sweeping kick, also dealing Anemo damage.
  • Plunging Attack: A wind-powered mid-air dive, damaging all enemies in the path and causing AoE Anemo damage upon landing.

Heartstopper Strike:

  • Press: Unleashes a swift wind attack that deals with Anemo damage.
  • Hold: Charge for more power and obtain Declension stacks, increasing Heartstopper Strike’s damage and range. Release to unleash a powerful Anemo attack.
  • Declension: Increases Heartstopper Strike’s power up to 4 stacks. With four stacks, Heartstopper Strike strengthens and has a broader impact area.

Windmuster Kick: Elemental Burst 

This is the ability where Heizuo uses the Fudou Style Vacuum Slugger to kick the opponent and deal AoE Anemo damage. The Vacuum Slugger creates an Arresting Wind Tunnel that draws in nearby objects and opponents. If enemies affected by Hydro, Pyro, Cryo, or Electro are hit, they are inflicted with Windmuster Iris, which explodes and dissipates, dealing corresponding elemental-type damage. The Vacuum Slugger can affect up to 4 enemies but not with multiple elemental types.

Heizou Support Build

When constructing Heizou, you have two options: fully invest in Elemental Mastery (EM) or opt for the traditional ATK/Anemo/CRIT build. If you choose EM, ensure a secondary elemental type is available to create a swirling effect.

Recommended Weapon

  • Skyward Atlas 
  • Tulaytullah’s Remembrance 
  • Kagura’s Verity 
  • Memory of Dust 
  • Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds
  • The Widsith 
  • Mappa Mare
  • Sacrificial Fragments
  • Solar Pearl

Best Artifact

  • Viridescent Venerer (4-Piece)

Substitute 1:

  • Desert Pavilion Chronicle (4-Piece)

Substitute 2:

  • Viridescent Venerer (2-Piece)
  • Gladiator’s Finale (2-Piece)
  • Any other ATK% 2-Piece set

Heizou talent priority 

  • 1st: Elemental Skill
  • 2nd: Normal Attack
  • 3rd: Elemental Burst

Heizou Best Team Comp

For the best team composition, it’s recommended to have Heizou as the main or sub-DPS and to pair him with characters that complement his skills. Here are a few combinations to consider.

Shikanoin Heizouer Anemo Team

Heizou’s DPS enhances mastery and spreads elements. Faruzan boosts damage, Yelan deals with Hydro attacks, and Bennett provides healing/ATK buff.

  • Shikanoin Heizou
  • Faruzan
  • Yelan
  • Benett

Shikanoin Heizou is the main DPS character in this team setup. Shikanoin can enhance his teammates’ Elemental Mastery and spread elemental effects to enemies. With the Viridescent Venerer set, Heizou can also lower enemies’ elemental resistance. Faruzan is another strong character who can use her Elemental Burst to decrease enemies’ Anemo resistance and increase Heizou’s damage output.

Faruzan’s Elemental Burst can further increase Shikanoin Heizou’s Critical Damage Bonus. Yelan serves as the secondary DPS in this team and can consistently deal with Hydro attacks even when not on the field. Meanwhile, Bennett’s Elemental Burst provides a significant Attack buff and healing to the other team members.

Shikanoin Heizou Vaporize Team

In this comp, Heizou is the main DPS, and Xingqiu is the sub DPS. Xiangling provides Pyro, and Bennett offers healing/ATK buff.

  • Shikanoin Heizou
  • Xingqui
  • Xiangling
  • Bennett

Shikanoin Heizou is the primary DPS in the team composition and can boost his teammates’ Elemental Mastery while spreading elemental effects to enemies. With the Viridescent Venerer set, Heizou can also decrease enemies’ elemental resistance. Meanwhile, Xingqiu serves as the secondary DPS, and his damage output is amplified by Vaporization in this team.

Xiangling’s Elemental Burst generates significant damage and continuous Pyro effects, which Xingqiu can then use to trigger Vaporization. Finally, Bennett’s Elemental Burst provides the other team members with a big Attack buff and healing.

Overall, the best team composition for Heizou is to pair him with characters that complement his Anemo abilities and create a swirl effect. Heizou can maximize his damage output and contribute to your team by doing so.

How To Use Shikanoin Heizou

To use Heizou, equip a Skyward Atlas or any other ATK% weapon. Prioritize leveling up his Elemental Skill, followed by Normal Attack and Elemental Burst. Heizou excels as a Main and Sub-DPS in team composition.

Regardless of your experience level with the game, this guide offers valuable tips for maximizing Heizou’s potential. Join the ranks of seasoned players or up your skills as a newcomer, and get ready to harness Heizou’s full power.

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