By now, you’ve probably seen all those screenshots of big damage numbers in Genshin Impact before. Whether it’s dealing a hundred thousand or a million points of damage, all of them require a lot of setups and complicated sequences of skills to achieve and replicate. However, none of it could be possible without the inclusion of one character in particular.
This character is none other than Mondstadt’s unluckiest adventurer, Bennett. It’s an unfortunate title but one that’s quite literally written in his stars. Despite his misfortune, his ability to stay optimistic and kind-hearted has endeared this Pyro sword-wielding lad to a lot of players. No matter how hard the challenges get, Bennett’s ready to give you a thumbs up and give it his all.
Equip this ill-fated explorer with all the best gear, from his artifact sets to his choice of teammates, with the use of this Bennett Genshin Impact guide. Trust us; he’s going to need it.
The Best Artifacts for Bennett
Noblesse Oblige grants the following effects:
- 2-Piece Bonus – Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
- 4-Piece Bonus – Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members’ ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.
The Noblesse Oblige set is Bennett’s best-performing artifact set. This doubles down on his ability of greatly improving the party’s ATK upon casting his Elemental Burst with the additional ATK buff. It also makes his Elemental Burst deal a little more damage which is great considering that you’ll want Bennett to ult as often as he can.
Tenacity of the Millelith
The Tenacity of the Millelith set gives these bonuses:
- 2-Piece Bonus – HP +20%
- 4-Piece Bonus – When an Elemental Skill hits an opponent, the ATK of all nearby party members is increased by 20% and their Shield Strength is increased by 30% for 3s. This effect can be triggered once every 0.5s. This effect can still be triggered even when the character who is using this artifact set is not on the field.
For those who would prefer to focus on Bennett’s role as a healer, the Tenacity of the Millelith is the way to go. Bennett’s healing scales with his HP, so the 2-Piece bonus is helpful in that regard. The 4-Piece bonus can also grant the party an ATK boost comparable to Noblesse Oblige and strengthen any shields that the party can get.
Artifact Stats to Prioritize
Here are the stats that Bennett would prefer to have on his artifacts:
- Energy Recharge (Sands and substats)
- HP% (Goblet, Sands, Circlet, and substats)
- ATK% (Subtests)
- Elemental Mastery (Substats)
- CRIT Rate (Circlet and substats)
Bennett’s biggest assets to the team are his healing and massive ATK buff- both of which are tied to his Elemental Burst. This makes Energy Recharge his most important stat to maintain a 100% uptime on his Burst. HP% is a close second due to how his healing scales, and it’s important enough to possibly use HP% sands over Energy Recharge if you’ve already hit around 200% Energy Recharge. Lastly, players can consider a CRIT Rate Circlet if they’re using the Favonius Sword to be able to trigger its weapon effect consistently.
For his substats, the only notable ones you’d want are ATK% and Elemental Mastery. ATK% may not improve the ATK buff he gives (as it only counts his Base ATK), but it can help his personal damage output a little bit. The additional Elemental Mastery is useful since Bennett is a great Pyro applicator for elemental reactions.
Best Weapons for Bennett
He may be unlucky, but luckily for you, Bennett doesn’t require much help to be a great support. All you need to do is slap a weapon on him with a high Base ATK, and he’s pretty much good to go. 5-Star weapons give the most amount of stats, so those who want to maximize his buffs will want to equip him with one of these weapons.
- Mistsplitter Reforged (CRIT DMG) – Gain a 12% Elemental DMG Bonus for all elements and receive the might of the Mistsplitter’s Emblem. At stack levels 1/2/3, Mistsplitter’s Emblem provides a 8/16/28% Elemental DMG Bonus for the character’s Elemental Type. The character will obtain 1 stack of Mistsplitter’s Emblem in each of the following scenarios: Normal Attack deals Elemental DMG (stack lasts 5s), casting Elemental Burst (stack lasts 10s); Energy is less than 100% (stack disappears when Energy is full). Each stack’s duration is calculated independently.
Mistsplitter Reforged rocks one of the highest base ATK for swords with a Base A
TK of 674 when max leveled. While Bennett can’t efficiently make use of the Mistsplitter’s Emblem stacking effect, the innate Elemental DMG Bonus gives his Pyro attacks more damage. Its secondary stat of CRIT DMG can make his critical strikes hit harder.
- Aquila Favonia (Physical DMG Bonus) – ATK is increased by 20%. Triggers on taking DMG: the soul of the Falcon of the West awakens, holding the banner of the resistance aloft, regenerating HP equal to 100% of ATK, and dealing 200% of ATK as DMG to surrounding opponents. This effect can only occur once every 15s.
Aquila Favonia has the same statline as Mistsplitter Reforged with a 674 ATK stat but comes with a more defensive weapon effect. Upon taking damage, an AoE effect erupts from the wielder dealing damage to nearby enemies. At the same time, it also regenerates his health, equal to his ATK. It’s an overall good pick to make your Bennett more durable, and it’s more readily available, given that it can be obtained from the Standard Banner at any time.
- Freedom-Sworn (Elemental Mastery) – Increases DMG by 10%. When the character wielding this weapon triggers Elemental Reactions, they gain a Sigil of Rebellion. This effect can be triggered once every 0.5s and can be triggered even if said character is not on the field. When you possess 2 Sigils of Rebellion, all of them will be consumed, and all nearby party members will obtain “Millennial Movement: Song of Resistance” for 12s. “Millennial Movement: Song of Resistance” increases Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attack DMG by 16% and increases ATK by 20%. Once this effect is triggered, you will not gain Sigils of Rebellion for 20s. Of the many effects of the “Millennial Movement,” buffs of the same type will not stack.
Freedom-Sworn has a lower Base ATK compared to the other options, with an ATK stat of 608, but the trade-off is a good amount of Elemental Mastery. This makes it a viable weapon for Bennett especially if he’s used in a team that makes use of Elemental Mastery. There’s also a partywide ATK buff in its weapon effects which comes in handy.
If you haven’t been lucky enough to obtain one of those 5-Star weapons, there are a couple of 4-Star weapons that can be decent substitutes. Heck, some of them are even good enough to rival premium weapons in certain situations.
- Alley Flash (Elemental Mastery) – Increases DMG dealt by the character equipping this weapon by 12%. Taking DMG disables this effect for 5s.
The Alley Flash is the highest Base ATK 4-star Sword in the game at 620 ATK. It has a general effect of increasing the damage potential of his attacks alongside a good amount of Elemental Mastery for any elemental reactions. The only downside to Alley Flash is that it is a limited-time 4-Star Sword that can only be obtained during weapon banners where it is featured, thereby making it less accessible compared to other options.
- Sapwood Blade (Energy Recharge) – After triggering Burning, Quicken, Aggravate, Spread, Bloom, Hyperbloom, or Burgeon, a Leaf of Consciousness will be created around the character for a maximum of 10s. When picked up, the Leaf will grant the character 60 Elemental Mastery for 12s. Only 1 Leaf can be generated this way every 20s. This effect can still be triggered if the character is not on the field. The Leaf of Consciousness effect cannot stack.
The Sapwood Blade is one of the craftable Sumeru weapons that you can get in the game by buying the weapon diagram from Aravinay in the Aranara World quest line. With a high base ATK of 565, a secondary stat of Energy Recharge, and a weapon effect that gives you Elemental Mastery when procced, it is Bennett’s best-in-slot F2P option.
- Favonius Sword (Energy Recharge) – CRIT hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. It can only occur once every 12s.
Despite its low base ATK of 454, the Favonius Sword is worth considering due to how drastically it can cut down Bennett’s energy requirements as well as his allies’. However, players will have to invest in making sure his crit rate is high enough to proc the weapon’s effect consistently.
Skill Priorities for Bennett
Prioritize this unlucky adventurer’s skills in this order:
- Fantastic Voyage (Elemental Burst) – Bennett delivers a jumping attack that deals Pyro DMG and creates an Inspiration Field. Characters with HP below or equal to 70% will continuously regenerate within the AoE. Characters with above 70% HP gain an ATK Bonus that is based on Bennett’s Base ATK. Lastly, the field imbues characters within the AoE with Pyro.
- Passion Overload (Elemental Skill) – Bennett charges his sword with the power of Pyro. Pressing his skill deals a single swift slash of Pyro DMG. This skill has two levels which can be unleashed based on how long it was charged. The first level attacks twice, dealing Pyro DMG. The second level unleashes 3 consecutive attacks that deal Pyro DMG, with the last attack creating an explosion that launches both Bennett and the enemy.
- Strike of Fortune (Normal Attack) – Bennett performs five rapid strikes (normal). He can consume a certain amount of stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes (charged).
If there is one skill you need to max on Bennett, it is easily his Elemental Burst. It benefits the most from the additional levels as it affects the strength of his ATK buffs and how big the HP scaling is on his healing. His skill only edges out his normal attacks slightly since it deals Pyro damage.
Bennett Team Comps
Bennett may have started out as underappreciated, but he quickly rose through the ranks to become one of the best support units in Genshin Impact. His massive ATK buff, healing, and Pyro application make him a popular support pick for any team composition.
Bennett synergizes very well with the following characters:
- Xiangling (This pair forms the Pyro core of the National team composition)
- Xingqui (Hydro enabler for Vaporize reactions; also part of National)
- Childe (Strong DPS and the best on-field Hydro applicator)
- Rosaria (Cryo applicator for Melt teams)
- Raiden Shogun (For 100% Burst uptime)
- Nahida (Best Dendro off-field support for Burning and Burgeon)
- Kazuha (Great crowd control and elemental resistance shred)
- Jean (Combining their Bursts is the core of the Sunfire team comp)
- Mona (For Vaporize reactions and bigger damage screenshots)
Usually, getting full constellations of a character is a good thing since it unlocks them to their full potential, but Bennett is the exception to this rule. His C6 greatly hinders his flexibility as it turns him into dedicated Pyro support that would no longer play well with other DPS elements. Players will need to take care not to activate this constellation as it would be an irreversible change.