In this article:
- Fischl is a 4-star Electro unit with a kit capable of filling DPS, sub-DPS, and support roles alike.
- Learn the best artifact options for Fischl and their advantages.
- Find out what weapons work best with Fischl depending on your build.
- Consider possible team composition combos for Fischl that maximize elemental reactions as well as her personal damage.
Fischl isn’t exactly the most meta character in Genshin Impact as of the current 2.8 patch. However, the Prinzessin der Verurteilung was once considered a good DPS unit when built for dealing physical damage via her normal attacks.
Like many Electro units in the game, she’s a 4-star, giving her a much weaker base of power and a more limited kit to pull from compared to 5-stars in the game. That said, because she was introduced so early into the game, she doesn’t have a hyperspecific kit that only works together with a certain 5-star or has a lot of limited use cases.
This makes Fischl an extremely flexible Electro support that lets you take advantage of one of the best buffs in the game, Superconduct, as well as trigger other Electro-based reactions.
Fischl 101: An Overview of the Prinzessin Der Verurteilung
So, you got a free Fischl skin and a free Fischl from this year’s Genshin Impact summer event. Now, it’s time to get acquainted with the Prinzesin der Verurteilung, Genshin Impact‘s biggest chuunibyo.
Despite her strange speech and appearance, she’s not really a princess but the daughter of two Monstadt adventurers who just happens to really like fantasy books to the point of adopting it as her persona.
In “real life”, Amy is an Electro vision user able to summon a crow familiar named Oz. Oz helps her deal the bulk of her damage through her elemental skill (E) and burst (Q).
Fischl uses a bow, but unlike Ganyu, who is a little harder to stay on the move with because of her need for charge attacks, Fischl can easily dodge and chase down enemies with her normal attacks.
The unique advantages and features of her kit make Fischl well-suited for the following roles:
- Electro applier: As an Electro character, Fischl can be used for applying Electro to elements Pyro, Cryo, Hydro, and Anemo. Electro + Pyro results in Overload and is generally not recommended as the damage increase is lower versus other elements and produces a knock-back effect that scatters enemies, ruining crowd control. Superconduct, Cryo + Electro, is a more favorable reaction since it buffs physical damage while Electrocharge, Hydro + Electro, provides more consistent off-field damage.
- Main damage dealer: Fischl’s fast normal attacks are the reason why physical DPS Fischl builds were nicknamed Machine Gun Fischl. While these builds are less common today due to the game having stronger enemies, you can still create a specialized DPS Fischl with the Pale Flame and Bloodstained Chivalry artifact sets.
- Off-field damage dealer: Fischl’s constellations and kit are geared towards making her a support and providing her with damage boosts from an off-field Oz. Her Nightrider elemental skill deals AOE Electro damage even when Fischl isn’t active and, if you decide to attack with her, her Constellation 1 adds an extra attack from Oz to all of her Normal Attacks which is equivalent to 22% of Fischl’s total attack stat.
Fischl is also surprisingly easy to build. While you may have heard of the dreaded Crit ratio chasing that happens when farming for artifacts, rest assured that Fischl won’t make you grind for artifacts.
Provided that you’re primarily using her as a support, Fischl’s kit mostly revolves around Electro Damage and ATK so as long as you have an Electro goblet and a lot of attack percentage substats on your artifacts, you won’t have to worry about much.
Whether you’re building a support or DPS Fischl, you’ll want to prioritize her Elemental Skill for talent levels ups and make sure that she has around 2,000 ATK to get the most out of her kit. A DPS Fischl will need a traditional 1:2 Crit ratio build.
What Are Fischl’s Talents, Priority Talents, and Stat Priorities?
Fischl has six talents. As with other Genshin Impact units, you can upgrade her first three active talents to Level 10 using a Crown of Insight and the appropriate materials.
Fischl uses Ballad talent books, Arrowheads, and the Spirit Locket of Boreas as her level-up materials.
Fischl Genshin Impact Active Talents
Fischl has three active talents: Bolts of Downfall, Nightrider, and Midnight Phantasmagoria. Fischl has no complicated buff system similar to that of characters like Yanfei. Her kit is fairly straightforward, giving her easy access to Electro application, reactions, and AOE damage.
- Bolts of Downfall (Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attacks): Fischl performs a string of 5 consecutive bow shots. Her charged attack lets you deal Electro damage on a single target.
- Nightrider (Elemental Skill): This is Fischl’s priority talent. Nightrider lets you summon Oz who will stay on the field, whether Fischl does or not, and apply AOE Electro damage. This lasts for 10 seconds and has a 25-second cooldown.
- Midnight Phantasmagoria (Elemental Burst): Fischl transforms into Oz and flies around the field, striking enemies she comes into contact with with a bolt of lightning.
Out of Fischl’s three active talents, Midnight Phantasmagoria is the one that isn’t so great. It doesn’t offer enough benefits to justify the work and resin that goes into leveling it up since it applies relatively minimal damage compared to Nightrider, an AOE skill. Regardless of your Fischl build, you’re likely to get better use out of Bolts of Downfall and Nightrider.
Fischl’s Constellation 1 supports Bolts of Downfall by tacking on an extra 22% of ATK from Oz. Meanwhile, Constellation 2 buffs Nightrider so that it deals an additional 200% of Fischl’s ATK as damage and increases AOE by 50%.
If you have a C6 Fischl, she’ll make a great support for a physical DPS like Eula since at Constellation 6, Oz provides a joint attack for the active character that is 30% of Fischl’s ATK.
The best part? He deals it as Electro damage so you can trigger Superconduct without even putting your Fischl on the field to activate Nightrider.
Fischl Genshin Impact Passive Talents
Unlike other support units, Fischl’s passive talents are designed to buff her damage. In Genshin Impact, passive talents are unlocked as you level up the character and do not have to be built like active talents.
- Stellar Predator: When Fischl uses Nightrider, she can choose to shoot Oz to trigger Thundering Retribution which deals AOE Electro damage equivalent to 152.7% of the arrow’s damage.
- Undone Be Thy Sinful Hex: If your active character triggers an Electro reaction while Nightrider is active, Oz will bring down Thundering Retribution, this time dealing Electro damage equivalent to 80% of Fischl’s ATK.
- Mein Hausgarten: Shortens expedition time in Monstadt by 25%.
As you can likely glean from her kit info, Fischl requires ATK and Electro damage bonus as her priority stats. A 1:2 Crit ratio is only necessary for a DPS Fischl. While following the crit guidelines for a support Fischl will give you more damage, the benefits are relatively marginal compared to investing those resources in your main DPS.
What Weapons Should Fischl Have?
Fischl’s flexible kit and multiple sources of damage let her make use of multiple bows that are available in the game. Of course, you still want a bow with a high base ATK or a substantial buff for her elemental skill.
If you’re building a DPS Fischl, a bow with Crit Rate or Crit Damage substats can help you offset the randomness of artifact rolls in the game and balance out your Fischl’s stats.
Aside from ATK and Crit stats, another key thing to remember about Fischl is that her kit lets her deal tons of off-field damage. If a weapon buffs her off-field damage and/or helps her team without her being on field, it can work.
Another thing is that Electro reactions are buffed by the Elemental Mastery stat and Fischl’s kit just happens to deal a lot of AOE Electro damage that’s perfect for triggering reactions.
We recommend The Stringless as the Best In Slot weapon for a Support Fischl build.
The Stringless has a decent base ATK main stat and provides Fischl with additional Elemental Mastery that helps increase the damage of Electro reactions she triggers. The weapon’s passive also boosts Elemental Skill damage by 24% which plays nicely into Fischl’s off-field Electro application features.
If you don’t have a copy of The Stringless, Fading Twilight works too. It progressively buffs damage dealt by Fischl by 12%, 20%, and 28% with each enemy that Fischl hits. The passive can be activated even if Fischl is not on the field.
For a DPS Fischl, Rust remains a community favorite. While Rust’s base attack isn’t all too different from other 4-star bows, it does have a 37.7% ATK increase substat. The weapon also increases Normal Attack damage while decreasing Charge Attack damage which works for Fischl since she hardly makes use of her charged attacks.
At higher refinements, the Normal Attack DMG buff provided by Rust increases. A full refinement Rust buffs Normal Attack DMG by 80%.
If you have the primogems for it, the best DPS weapon for Fischl is Thundering Pulse. The 5-star weapon has a base attack of 608 once fully leveled and provides Fischl with 66.2% Crit damage via its substat. Its passive also buffs normal attacks and elemental skill.
What Artifacts Should I Use for Fischl?
Fischl can make use of artifacts that buff her ATK, Elemental Mastery, Electro Damage, Normal Attacks, and Physical Damage stats.
- Wanderer’s Troupe: 2-piece set boosts Elemental Mastery by 80.
- Shimenawa’s Resistance: 2-piece set increases ATK by 18%. 4-piece set increases Normal Attack damage in exchange for decreasing Energy after you cast your Elemental Skill.
- Gladiator’s Finale or Vermillion Hereafter: Both 2-piece sets increase ATK by 18%.
- Echoes of an Offering: 2-piece set increases ATK by 18%. 4-piece set provides additional damage to Normal Attacks.
- Pale Flame or Bloodstained Chivalry: Both 2-piece sets increase Physical Damage by 25%. The Pale Flame 4-piece set increases attack by 9% for 7 seconds when an Elemental Skill hits an opponent.
- Thundering Fury: 2-piece set increases Electro Damage bonus by 15%.
Team Compositions for Fischl: Elements, Roles, and More
Because of the limited benefits of Electro resonance, many team compositions for Fischl focus on resonances for other elements. Cryo resonance increases your crit rate while Pyro resonance increases your overall attack. Both of these, work well for increasing Fischl’s damage.
Pairing Fischl with Xingqiu, Kokomi, or another Hydro unit gives you access to Electro-charge, allowing you to build a taser team. You can also pair her with Cryo units so that she can trigger Superconduct, a reaction that buffs Physical Damage.
Cryo units that can make use of a Physical Damage build and/or can provide enough Cryo application to keep up with your DPS Fischl are great options. Eula is great if your Fischl is a support but Rosaria can work for both a DPS Fischl and a support Fischl.