Noelle, the compassionate and coy maid of the Knights of Favonius, brings both defensive prowess and healing support to your Genshin Impact team. Well, that’s assuming you build her right. So, in this comprehensive Noelle Genshin Impact guide, we’ll delve into the optimal strategies for enhancing Noelle’s capabilities through artifacts, weapons, and skills.
Perhaps if you manage to build her right, the Knights of Favonius might just let her graduate from her maid duties.
Best Artifacts for Noelle
Noelle, with her Geo abilities, offers versatility as both a tank and a healer. Choosing the right artifacts can significantly impact her effectiveness. Here are the recommended artifact sets for Noelle based on her strengths in Genshin Impact.
- 2-Piece Set: Increases Shield Strength by 35%.
- 4-Piece Set: While protected by a shield, gain an additional 40% Normal and Charged Attack DMG.
If you are using Noelle as some kind of main character in your party, then you will want her to be tough so that she can at least have some staying power. At the same time, turning her into a tank ensures that you have a backup plan for when your squishy hypercarries get stomped.
- 2-Piece Set: Character Healing Effectiveness +15%.
- 4-Piece Set: Using an Elemental Skill or Burst increases healing received by all party members by 20% for 10s.
Noelle can heal but we recommend her as mostly an auxiliary healer rather than a main one. In any case, she already provides a shield as an extra layer of protection apart from healing. Still, the Maiden Beloved set might be a decent placeholder for Noelle until you get a good Retracing Bolide or…
- 2-Piece Set: ATK +18%.
- 4-Piece Set: If the wielder uses a Sword, Claymore, or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.
It’s an expensive set to farm or reroll but it’s great for most DPS characters in Genshin Impact. As a side note, if you have a C6 Noelle, you might want to pick something that gives DEF instead of ATK.
Artifact Stats to Prioritize
Noelle’s abilities scale off her DEF though it’s not that important of a stat unless you get her to C6 in which case she’ll scale off DEF whenever she attacks. You can prepare for that possibility, of course. But for our pick, we recommend tank Noelle in the meantime.
- DEF (Sands, Goblet, and substats)
- Healing% (Circlet, if focusing on healing)
- Geo DMG Bonus (Goblet, if focusing on damage)
- Energy Recharge (substats)
- CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG (substats)
The play style is straightforward. Tank the hits with your shield while attacking. That won’t work in the higher levels of the Spiral Abyss, but if you’re that serious, why bring Noelle?
Best Weapons for Noelle
Choosing the right weapon is crucial to maximize Noelle’s potential. Here are some top choices. These are a mix of good weapons for Noelle and all of them are ideal for her and can be easy to obtain.
- On hit, Normal or Charged Attacks increase ATK and DEF by 6% for 6s. Max 4 stacks (24% total). Can only occur once every 0.5s.
- The Unforged
- 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.
- Skyward Pride
- Increases all DMG by 8%. After using an Elemental Burst, Normal or Charged Attack, on hit, creates a vacuum blade that does 80% of ATK as DMG to opponents along its path. Lasts for 20s or 8 vacuum blades.
Skill Priority for Noelle
To optimize Noelle’s performance, focus on leveling up her skills in the following order:
- Elemental Skill – Breastplate:
- Summons a protective stone armor, dealing Geo DMG and creating a shield.
- Prioritize for defensive support and healing.
- Elemental Burst – Sweeping Time:
- Strikes enemies within a large AoE, dealing Geo DMG.
- Enhances attack AoE, converts attack DMG to Geo, and increases ATK based on DEF.
- Normal Attack – Favonius Bladework – Maid:
- Perform up to 4 consecutive strikes.
- While not the top priority, it contributes to Noelle’s overall DPS.
Noelle Team Composition
Crafting a well-rounded team is crucial for Noelle’s success. Or rather, pairing her with good teammates contributes to the overall success rate. Consider the following compositions:
Becoming good at Noelle’s unique playstyle in Genshin Impact involves combining her defensive capabilities with healing support and controlled DPS. Whether you’re utilizing premium 5-star weapons or exploring free-to-play alternatives, this Noelle Genshin Impact guide ensures that your maid shines on the battlefield, providing solid defense and support for your team.