The Physical element may struggle a bit with inflicting the Break effect on enemies compared to other elements, but Sushang makes it work with a little dedication. As a character on the Path of the Hunt, Sushang’s kit is oriented toward single-target damage.
Sushang is a cheap and easy-to-build F2P DPS character that can slot into any existing team that needs a single-target damage dealer. Not to mention, Sushang is incredibly simple to play and doesn’t lock you into building a very specific team composition with a specific set of gear just for her.
Sure, Sushang is a novice Cloud Knight and is no Jing Yuan, but you can make her shine with this guide.
Best Relic Set and Ornaments for Sushang
Champion of Streetwise Boxing
Sushang’s kit is built around increasing her personal damage — and unloading all of it on just one target enemy. She scales on ATK and benefits greatly from bonuses that buff her damage type. Since Sushang’s SPD also increases based on whether she’s broken the Weakness of an enemy, you’ll also want her to be the one doing the hard work of beating enemies up. To make sure the Breaks happen on her turn, use the Champion of Streetwise Boxing relic set.
The Champion of Streetwise Boxing has the following set bonus effects:
- 2-Piece Set Bonus – Increases Physical DMG by 10%.
- 4-Piece Set Bonus -After the wearer attacks or is hit, their ATK increases by 5% for the rest of the battle. This effect can stack up to 5 time(s).
The Champion of Streetwise Boxing set can be obtained from the Path of Jabbing Punch, a Cavern of Corrosion located in the Silvermane Guard Restricted Zone area of the Jarilo-VI map.
Musketeer of Wild Wheat
As your DPS, Sushang needs to be taking her turn as soon as possible. Plus, again, she scales with ATK. While it’s not as great as the set effects for Champion of Streetwise Boxing, Musketeer of Wild Wheat is a solid option if you have a set with good substats.
The Musketeer of Wild Wheat has the following set bonus effects:
- 2-Piece Bonus – ATK increases by 12%.
- 4-Piece Bonus – The wearer’s SPD increases by 6%, and Basic ATK DMG increases by 10%.
The Musketeer of Wild Wheat Set can be found at the Path of Drifting, a Cavern of Corrosion located in the Corridor of Fading Echoes area of the Jarilo-VI map.
Planar Ornaments for Sushang should be Space Sealing Station, Inert Salsotto, or Rutilant Arena. The former set favors ATK and speed, while the latter set favors Crit. Select which Planar Ornament to put on Sushang based on whether you need a stronger series of regular attacks or if you want to go all in on Sushang’s Break effect-inducing abilities.
- Space Sealing Station: Increases ATK by 12 percent. When your Speed reaches 120 or higher, your ATK increases by an extra 12 percent.
- Inert Salsotto: Increases the wearer’s CRIT Rate by 8%. When the wearer’s current CRIT Rate reaches 50% or higher, the wearer’s Ultimate and follow-up attack DMG increases by 15%.
- Rutilant Arena: Increases the wearer’s CRIT Rate by 8%. When the wearer’s current CRIT Rate reaches 70% or higher, the wearer’s Basic ATK and Skill DMG increase by 20%.
Relic Stats to Prioritize for Sushang
Sushang is a classic DPS that benefits from Crit, Elemental DMG bonus, and ATK. If you happen to have a Break Effect relic with good substats, we recommend using that too. Generally, however, you’re better off using ATK, Physical DMG, and Crit stats as no matter how you build your Sushang, they’re bound to come in handy.
- Body: CRIT Rate or CRIT DMG
- Feet: ATK or Speed
- Planar Sphere: Physical DMG
- Link Rope: ATK or Break Effect
Best Light Cones for Sushang
In the Night
Here’s what In the Night does:
- Increases the wearer’s CRIT Rate by 18%. While the wearer is in battle, for every 10 SPD that exceeds 100, the DMG of the wearer’s Basic ATK and Skill is increased by 6%, and the CRIT DMG of their Ultimate is increased by 12%. This effect can stack up to 6 time(s).
Other viable options include:
- Sleep Like the Dead: Increases the wearer’s CRIT DMG by 30%. When the wearer’s Basic ATK or Skill does not result in a CRIT Hit, increases their CRIT Rate by 36% for 1 turn. This effect can be only triggered 1 time every 3 turn(s).
- Cruising the Interstellar Sea: Increases the wearer’s CRIT rate by 8% and increases their CRIT rate against enemies with HP less than or equal to 50% by an additional 8%.
Sushang doesn’t have to keep borrowing signature light cones to shine. Swordplay is her best budget alternative among the 4-star light cones. While she is borrowing Luocha’s sword in the light cone art, the light cone effects are made especially for her. Swordplay rewards Sushang for attacking the same enemy multiple times in a row by mimicking the way her kit gives her damage-increasing buff stacks.
Here’s what Swordplay does:
- For each time the wearer hits the same target, DMG dealt increases by 8%, stacking up to 5 time(s). This effect will be dispelled when the wearer changes targets.
Skill Priorities for Sushang
Sushang’s kit focuses on damage, optimizes the speed at which she fights, and offers a degree of survivability all at the same time. The best part is that these aspects of her kit don’t conflict with each other, so you’re not forced to pick one build over the other. With all these abilities available to her, Sushang makes for a very self-sufficient DPS.
- Cloudfencer Art: Mountainfall (Skill): Deals Physical DMG equal to 105%–231% of Sushang’s ATK to a single enemy. In addition, there is a 33% chance to trigger Sword Stance on the final hit, dealing Additional Physical DMG equal to 50%–110% of Sushang’s ATK to the enemy. If the enemy is inflicted with Weakness Break, Sword Stance is guaranteed to trigger.
- Shape of Taixu: Dawn Herald (Ultimate): Deals Physical DMG equal to 192%–345.6% of Sushang’s ATK to a single enemy target, and she immediately takes action again. In addition, Sushang’s ATK increases by 18%–32.4%, and using her Skill has 2 extra chances to trigger Sword Stance for 2 turn(s). Sword Stance triggered from the extra chances deals 50% of the original DMG.
- Dancing Blade (Talent): When an enemy has their Weakness Broken on the field, Sushang’s SPD increases by 15%–21% for 2 turn(s).
- Guileless (Bonus Ability): When current HP percentage is 50% or lower, reduces the chance of being attacked by enemies.
- Vanquisher (Bonus Ability): After using Basic ATK or Skill, if there are enemies on the field with Weakness Break, Sushang’s action is Advanced Forward by 15%.
To upgrade those traces and skills, you’ll need:
|Arrow of the Beast Hunter (Tier 1)||Artifex’s Module (Tier 1)||Tracks of Destiny|
|Arrow of the Demon Slayer (Tier 2)||Artifex’s Cogwheel (Tier 2)||Guardian’s Lament|
|Arrow of the Starchaser (Tier 3)||Artifex’s Gyreheart (Tier 3)||Credits|
Sushang Team Composition
Again, Sushang isn’t a selfish or resource-needy DPS. You can easily fit her in a flex spot on any team that needs a single-target DPS because her straightforward kit works well with most of the supports in the game and fits nicely into your typical Healer/Support – Sub DPS – DPS team.
- Pela can weaken enemies so that Sushang hits harder. Not to mention, as a Nihility character, she can come in handy when an enemy doesn’t have a weakness to Physical DMG.
- Asta, Tingyun, or Bronya all buff DMG or increase SPD. Either way, your Sushang is winning with one of them on her side.
- Gepard or Clara can taunt and take the hits for Sushang. You can be surer that the enemy attacks go to these two when they’re paired with Sushang because of Sushang’s ability which makes her less likely to be attacked if she’s below 5% HP (Guiless).
- Natasha, Bailu, or Luocha are also good because Sushang can’t heal herself, and you’d have a hard time finishing content without your DPS.