There was a time when Genshin Impact’s alcoholic tone-deaf bard was one of the most sought-after Archons and characters. Nowadays, Venti isn’t so grande anymore. Too much drinking made him unreliable lore-wise, and the introduction of more powerful characters like Kazuha made him a bench warmer. But all you need is a Venti Genshin Impact guide to make this Archon great again.
Besides, he still has one of the most powerful crowd-control abilities in the game. Give him the best artifacts, weapons, and skills allocation with the help of our Venti Genshin Impact guide, and he’ll be back in full force to show how he became an Archon. Prove once more that Venti doesn’t suck—actually; he does—but in a powerful way. Because of his Burst. Anyway, artifacts!
The Best Artifacts for Venti
Venti, being one of the many support characters in Genshin Impact or a sub-DPS, will mostly need the Viridescent Venerer set so that he can perform to his fullest on a team that relies on Elemental Reactions.
You can farm this artifact set in the Valley of Remembrance in Mondstadt. It’s near Dawn Winery and Dragonspine.
This artifact set comes with the following bonuses:
- 2-Piece Bonus – Anemo DMG Bonus +15%
- 4-Piece Bonus – Increases Swirl DMG by 60%. Decreases opponent’s Elemental RES to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10s.
The 4-piece bonus has a significant damage boost for your Elemental Reaction teams due to the resistance shred, making it ideal for Vaporize or Melt teams.
However, Swirl often needs stalwart precision, and if you miss your chance to pull off your intended Swirl effect, that damage boost from Viridescent Venerer is wasted.
So if you want something simpler, you can go for a 4-piece Noblesse Oblige.
You can farm Noblesse Oblige in Clear Pool and Mountain Cavern domain in Mt. Aocang, Liyue. It comes with the following bonuses:
- 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.
A 20 percent ATK boost is less powerful compared to the 40 percent Elemental RES reduction offered by the Viridescent Venerer. However, as we stated, there’s more room for error here, and you don’t have to religiously commit to a combat rotation, especially if it has been disrupted.
Besides, Venti will be using his Elemental Burst a lot.
Artifact Stats to Prioritize
Venti is more concerned with aiding his allies rather than taking the spotlight for himself, just like most Archons in Genshin Impact. So the primary stat for him would be Elemental Mastery so that his Swirls are more effective.
Energy Recharge is a good stat as well, and you can’t go wrong with the offensive suit (ATK, CRIT). Make sure to prioritize the following artifact stats from most to least important:
- Elemental Mastery (Goblet, Sands, Circlet, substats)
- Energy Recharge (substats)
- ATK/% (substats)
- CRIT (Circlet, but only if you use the Favonius Warbow)
Swirl sadly can’t CRIT so you’ll have to drop that stat, which is great since you can get by with trash stat rolls in your artifacts. CRIT Rate is still good if you use the Favonius Warbow for him. The only thing you wouldn’t want would be DEF and HP.
Best Weapons for Venti
Damage doesn’t really matter much for Venti since he’s a support character. So you don’t have to focus on pumping up his ATK stat. Moreover, he has one of the worst ATK stat scaling values compared to more dedicated damage dealers, so he wasn’t made for that path.
For Venti, you’d want his signature weapon.
- Elegy for the End (Energy Recharge) – Increases Elemental Mastery by 60. When the Elemental Skills or Elemental Bursts of the character wielding this weapon hit opponents, that character gains a Sigil of Remembrance. This effect can be triggered once every 0.2s and can be triggered even if said character is not on the field. When you possess 4 Sigils of Remembrance, all of them will be consumed, and all nearby party members will obtain the “Millennial Movement: Farewell Song” effect for 12s. “Millennial Movement: Farewell Song” increases Elemental Mastery by 100 and increases ATK by 20%. Once this effect is triggered, you will not gain Sigils of Remembrance for 20s. Of the many effects of the “Millennial Movement,” buffs of the same type will not stack.
It’s all about buffing up your Elemental Reaction team and letting Venti use his Elemental Burst as often as possible. With this weapon, Venti’s vacuum Burst will usually be ready for use again as soon as the animation is over.
But seeing as this weapon isn’t exactly an economically wise decision, there are budget alternatives.
From a practical perspective, aiming for a 5-star weapon made exclusively for Venti isn’t practical, especially if you’re a player on a budget.
So you could look into these more obtainable options:
- The Stringless (Elemental Mastery) – Increases Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG by 24%.
It’s not going to turn Venti into a walking singularity, but it’s still decent for getting rid of weaker enemies so that you can only focus on the bosses. Obtaining this one can be frustrating if you don’t already have it since it will require that you wish on banners.
Meanwhile, if you play Genshin Impact events regularly, you probably already have this other budget weapon for Venti.
- Fading Twilight (Energy Recharge) – Has three states, Evengleam, Afterglow, and Dawnblaze, which increase DMG dealt by 6%/10%/14% respectively. When attacks hit opponents, this weapon will switch to the next state. This weapon can change states once every 7s. The character equipping this weapon can still trigger the state switch while not on the field.
Fading Twilight is an event-exclusive weapon (from Perilous Trail), but it’s a solid option for Venti due to the secondary stat and the flat DMG boost instead of a near-useless ATK boost. Obtaining it for new players is easier said than done.
- Favonius Warbow (Energy Recharge) – CRIT hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12s.
If you want Venti to be more consistent with his Elemental Bursts, then the Favonius Warbow is the best budget choice. As an added bonus, it can also help your other characters regenerate their Burst energy.
In the event that you don’t have any of these budget weapons, then just pick whichever bow you have for Venti. It’s not like he’ll notice anyway; he’s usually drunk.
Skill Priorities for Venti
As you might have already guessed, Venti’s strongest ability is that he sucks. Literally like a vacuum. His Elemental Burst will suck up normal-sized enemies to a single point and deny them any agency until the sucking is over. So level up Venti’s sucking game– er, his Elemental Burst.
Everything else is mostly up to your preference. Just follow this priority ranking:
- Wind’s Grand Ode (Elemental Burst) – Fires off an arrow made of countless coalesced winds, creating a huge Stormeye that sucks in objects and enemies along its path, dealing continuous Anemo DMG.
- Skyward Sonnet (Elemental Skill) – Summons a Wind Domain at the enemy’s location, dealing AoE Anemo DMG and launching enemies into the air (press). Summons an even larger Wind Domain with Venti as the epicenter, dealing AoE Anemo DMG and launching affected enemies into the air (hold).
- Divine Marksmanship (Normal Attack) – Performs up to 6 consecutive shots with a bow (normal). Perform a more precise Aimed Shot with increased DMG (charged).
Just keep using his Elemental Burst and then switch to your Elemental Reaction setup.
Venti Team Comps
Being a support, you don’t really build teams around Venti. But you can wedge him into teams that rely a lot on Elemental Reactions such as Vaporize, Melt, and those that deal high damage.
So consider putting Venti into teams with the following characters as their damage dealers:
- Xiangling (for Swirl reactions prior to Vaporize triggers)
- Diluc (same as Xiangling)
- Klee (another Pyro main DPS)
- Ganyu (for reverse Melt reactions)
- Xingqiu (for consistent Vaporize)
- Yelan (a more premium Xingqiu)
- Tartaglia (Vaporize DPS)
- Ayaka (for either Melt or Freeze teams where Venti can group enemies)
Keep in mind that you practically put Venti into most teams, even those that rely on Hyperbloom though not at the expense of functionality or optimal damage rotations. More importantly, we hope you follow this Venti Genshin Impact guide so that he remains relevant in your roster.