Genshin Impact’s Sucrose is one of the oldest characters in the game, having been part of it since version 1.0. Fast forward to version 3.2 (when this article was written), she remains a powerful support with a lot to bring to the table. Much like Venti, Sucrose’s value lies in the crowd control that her kit provides, allowing you to corral enemies into one spot to make sure that AoE attacks hit all of them.
Sucrose also has valuable Constellations that increase the power of her kit and your team overall. With the release of Dendro, she’s now able to boost more reactions and compliment Dendro-Electro-Hydro reaction teams because she has a Constellation that increases elemental damage bonus for her party members and a skill that lets her share a portion of her Elemental Mastery with the rest of her team.
Sucrose 101: An Overview of the Knight of Favonius’ Premier Bio-Alchemist
Travelers meet Sucrose early in the game, particularly during the Story Quests of other characters she’s friends with such as Albedo, though we do get to know her in her own quest.
Sucrose has a very timid personality and she can be quite shy around other characters like the Traveler. When she’s in her element, studying how to alter existing lifeforms, she becomes less self-conscious and singlemindedly focused on her work. However, her terrible social skills and secretive nature make her suspicious to other people in Monstadt. They just don’t mind her anymore since her inventions help them.
As for what Sucrose is trying to achieve, that remains a secret to the rest of Monstadt, but we’re told from her story details that she wants to recreate a “wonderland” that she and her friends discovered when they were children in the hope that they’ll reconnect once she does.
In the meantime, Sucrose is stuck helping us fight Abyss monsters all throughout Teyvat. The highlights of her kit are as follows:
- Crowd Control: Sucrose’s Elemental Skill Astable Anemohypostasis Creation – 6308 and Elemental Burst Forbidden Creation – Isomer 75/Type II both suck enemies into a single point in the battlefield, corralling them into one spot so that your other characters can hit them.
- Damage Buff: Sucrose’s kit provides damage buffs in the form of her Elemental Skill sharing and Elemental damage buff. When she triggers a Swirl reaction with her skill or burst, her party members get an Elemental Mastery boost.
- Elemental Resistance Shred: Because Sucrose is an Anemo character, she’s able to make use of the Virisdescent Venereer artifact. VV’s 4-piece bonus increases swirl damage by 60% and decreases opponent’s Elemental resistance to the infused element in the Swirl by 40% for 10 seconds.
Sucrose is a support character who mainly draws her damage from her Elemental Mastery and Anemo damage bonus. Though Crit Rate and Crit Damage wouldn’t hurt, it really isn’t as essential as making sure she has enough Elemental Mastery and Energy Recharge given her skill’s long cool down and high energy cost for her burst.
What Are Sucrose’s Talents, Priority Talents, and Stat Priorities?
Sucrose has six skills, only half of which can be upgraded. You can raise the levels of these skills up to Level 10 with a Crown of Insight and even up to Level 13 if she has her constellations. This is easy enough to accomplish since she’s a 4-star, letting you obtain her from any banner she’s featured on as long as you’re also pulling for the 5-star.
Sucrose Genshin Impact Active Talents
Sucrose’s active talents are Wind Spirit Creation, Astable Anemohypostasis Creation-6308, and Forbidden Creation-Isomer 75/Type II. The first one is her Normal, Charged, and Plunging attacks, the second is the name of her skill, and the last is the name of her burst.
- Wind Spirit Creation (Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attacks): Sucrose performs up to 4 attacks that deal Anemo damage. Her charged attack consumes stamina while her plunging attack produces a small AoE where enemies receive Anemo damage.
- Astable Anemohypostasis Creation-6308 (Elemental Skill): Sucrose summons a Wind Spirit that pulls opponents and objects towards the center of her Anemo AoE where they are dealt Anemo damage as well as Swirl damage from an element provided by another party member.
- Forbidden Creation-Isomer 75/Type II (Elemental Burst): Sucrose’s elemental burst summons an Anemo hypostasis that sucks enemies into the center of its AoE where they’ll be dealt Swirl damage from the element that Sucrose’s burst absorbed with an additional elemental damage buff.
As you may have noticed, all of Sucrose’s talents revolve around Swirl and Elemental Absorption, making her great for breaking shields and boosting damage. Add crowd control capabilities on top and it becomes clear why she’s one of the most used supports in Spiral Abyss.
Sucrose Genshin Impact Passive Talents
Sucrose’s passive talents increase her team’s Elemental Mastery based on either when she triggers a Swirl reaction or uses her skill and burst. Because she’s a seasoned alchemist, she can also give you more materials from the crafting table.
- Catalyst Conversion: When Sucrose triggers a Swirl reaction, all characters in the party with the matching element to the one Swirled, excluding Sucrose, receive an Elemental Mastery increase of 50 for 8 seconds.
- Mollis Favonius: When Astable Anemohypostasis Creation-6308 or Forbidden Creation-Isomer 75/Type II hits an opponent, increases all party members’ excluding Sucrose Elemental Mastery by an amount equal to 20% of Sucrose’s Elemental Mastery for 8s.
- Astable Invention: When Sucrose crafts Character and Weapon Enchantment Materials, she has a 10% chance to obtain double the product.
Sucrose Genshin Impact Talent Priority and Stat Priority
Sucrose’s long skill cooldown and high burst cost makes it hard to give her enough uptime during your rotation. The best way to get around this is to have high Energy Recharge. To ensure her team gets enough buffs, load your Sucrose with Elemental Mastery. A good crit ratio would be ideal, but it’s not as vital as the earlier two.
What Weapons Should Sucrose Have?
Sucrose has multiple options for weapons, but like Xingqiu her long skill cooldown makes it difficult for these alternatives to be effective. Outside of Sacrificial Fragments, the available options are not as flexible. This is because Sacrificial Fragments fixes the cooldown related problems of Sucrose’s kit by giving her a chance to end her skill’s cooldown. The Elemental Mastery substat is just icing on the cake.
A second, though less ideal option, would be Favonius Codex which has an Energy Recharge substat and has a passive that generates a small amount of Elemental Particles that regenerate energy for your character whenever they make a crit hit.
Another viable option, though not ideal, would be the 3-star weapon Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers. While the weapon has HP for a substat, the passive increases the attack of the character you switch to after its wielder by 48% for 10 seconds.
What Artifacts Should I Use for Sucrose?
There’s really only one option for Sucrose’s artifacts and that’s Viridescent Venereer. It’s the same story for all of the Anemo characters barring Xiao and Jean who can get some use out of Attack-oriented artifacts. VV’s value is unmatched in the game because of its 4-piece set bonus that increases Swirl damage by a whopping 60% and decreases the opponents’ elemental resistance to the element that got Swirled by 40%.
Team Compositions for Sucrose: Elements, Roles, and More
Sucrose’s constellations can easily be obtained in the game through limited time banners. The best strategy is to wait for a limited time banner that features Sucrose and whose featured 5-star you want to obtain.
Here’s a quick look at Sucrose’s constellations:
- C1: Astable Anemohypostasis Creation-6308 gans 1 additional charge.
- C2: The duration of Forbidden Creation-Isomer 75/Type II is increased by 2 seconds.
- C3: Increases the Level of Astable Anemohypostyasis Creation-6308 by 3.
- C4: Sucrose will reduce the CD of Astable Anemohypostasis Creation-6308 by 1-7s for every 7 Normal or Charged Attack hits she scores against opponents One hit may be counted every 0.1s.
- C5: Increase the Level of Forbidden Creation-Isomer 75/Type II by 3.
- C6: If Forbidden Creation-Isomer 75/Type II triggers an Elemental Absorption, all party members gain a 20% Elemental damage bonus for the corresponding absorbed element during its duration.
Sucrose’s current meta teams include the National Team (Bennet, Xingqiu, and Xiangling) and Sukokomon (Sangonomiya Kokomi, Fischl, and Mona). Another good possible team member for Sucrose that you can mix and match party members with is Raiden Shogun whose ability to recharge her team members’ burst help Sucrose keep hers ready to go each rotation.