When miHoYo dropped this goth beauty in version 1.4, Rosaria easily outshined Childe, the 5-star Hydro DPS character who was getting his first rerun at the time. Why all the hype? While Rosaria’s design might be one of the most obvious waifu baits in Genshin Impact — I mean, come on, a sexy goth nun? — she also had an interesting kit that promised constant Cryo application and the one stat that Genshin players love the most: crit rate.
But aside from her kit, Rosaria has an interesting design with solid gothic themes and some of the most satisfying auto-attack animations in the game. Her powerful spear thrusts provide a high amount of damage per second that, paired with the right weapons and artifacts, can be devastating for most enemies in the game. Unless they’re Cryo, too, of course.
So how do you get the most out of Sister Rosaria? Here’s everything you need to know about her and her kit.
Who Is Rosaria From Genshin Impact?
Travelers were first introduced to Sister Rosaria with the release of “Princeps Cretaceus”, the Albedo story quest that dropped in version 1.2 along with the Dragonspine area.
In the quest, we see that Rosaria acts as a private investigator who works in the shadows to protect Monstadt’s people. While few players can deny that she doesn’t have a certain visual appeal, many found her off-putting due to her confrontational and blunt nature. Sister Rosaria doesn’t seem to have much tolerance for the people around her and would rather bulldoze through tasks.
A quick look at her voice lines reveals that even the other sisters at the Church of Favonius find her difficult. Though Rosaria works to bring criminals to justice, she has no problems with flouting rules and niceties she deems functionally useless — including acting like a conventional nun.
Unlike the other nuns, Rosaria doesn’t attend mass, refuses to participate in choirs, scribbles notes and staples bar flyers to her holy book, and does not believe in the god of Anemo. Let that sink in. An atheist nun.
Sounds paradoxical? Not to Rosaria. Get to know her better through her character stories and voice lines and you’ll see that she treats being a nun as little more than a job, making her lack of faith nothing worth noting in her eyes. As she puts it, “Just because you do something doesn’t mean you love to do it. That’s how every job goes.”
Her strict boundaries between her true self and her occupations make it so that Sister Rosaria can never be compelled to work overtime. But even if she doesn’t like working more than she has to, Rosaria is able to fill a number of roles in the game.
What Roles Can Rosaria Fill?
Rosaria has one of the more flexible kits in the game, especially when compared to 4-star characters released from the 2.0 patch and onwards. Her normal attacks allow her to perform five consecutive spear strikes with considerable reach and speedy movement.
“Ravaging Confession,” Rosaria’s second talent, can be activated by pressing E which then allows her to close a significant amount of distance on the field. This can come in especially handy if you don’t have enough crowd control characters like Kazuha, Sucrose, or Venti. With a cooldown of only 6 seconds, Rosaria’s E skill gives you reliable access to Cryo DMG that generates energy for her burst quickly.
Meanwhile, Rosaria’s Q skill “Rites of Termination” lets her throw down a massive icy spear. You can see her mid-burst in the photo above. The ice lance has a low energy cost of 60, an 8-second duration, and a 15-second cooldown.
Rosaria’s regular Cryo element application and great AoE make her a fantastic reactions enabler. Building Rosaria as a support allows her to slot into Freeze oriented team comps or Melt comps. But even without a meta comp, Rosaria is able to shine because of her flexible and self-contained kit so if you have a good Swirler, you can still get considerable damage out of her.
That said, Travelers have noticed that Kaeya provides better Cryo application. However, due to being a featured Rate-Up character, it’s easier to unlock Rosaria’s full potential by completing her constellations. Plus, even at C0, she has one advantage that Travelers should consider: Rosaria can boost your crit rate.
All Cryo characters can boost crit rate if you have two of them in the same team thanks to the Cryo resonance effect that increases crit rate by 15% if an enemy is affected by Cryo. But Rosaria has two passive skills that increase Cryo.
“Regina Propatorium” allows for seamless use of Rosaria as a DPS, granting her a crit rate increase of 12% for 5 seconds if she attacks from behind with “Ravaging Confession”. Activate her “Rights of Termination” and your other characters get a crit rate increase of 15% of Rosaria’s crit rate for 10 seconds. Obviously, she’s not a selfish DPS and there are few ways to play her that don’t take advantage of some part of her kit.
Aside from healer, you can pretty much play Rosaria in any role but her DPS capabilities truly shine when you unlock all of her constellations.
A Look at Rosaria’s Constellations
Let’s take a quick look at all of Rosaria’s constellations. Monstadt’s no. 1 goth nun has six constellations that Travellers can obtain after maxing out all 7 copies of her from either the limited time banner or the standard banner.
Rosaria’s 1st constellation “Unholy Revelation” increases her attack speed by 10% and boosts her attack damage by 10% for a duration of 4 seconds. But this only happens on the condition that your Rosaria lands a critical hit.
This shouldn’t be a problem if your Rosaria is even halfway decently built as she’ll have enough crit rate to ensure that this damage and speed bonus are almost always activated. Since C1 boosts Rosaria’s auto-attack damage, it provides the most benefit when your Rosaria takes up a lot of floor time.
But Rosaria’s constellations don’t lock her into the DPS role. Her 2nd constellation “Land Without Promise” increases the duration of “Rites of Termination” by 4 seconds which also means you get an extended duration on her crit rate increase for her teammates.
“Wages of Sin”, Rosaria’s 3rd constellation, brings three additional levels to “Ravaging Confession” while the 4th constellation “Painful Grace” allows Rosaria to regenerate 5 energy particles whenever she lands a crit hit using “Ravaging Confession”. Though this could easily be spammable, the game’s text specifies that it can only be procced once per cast of “Ravaging Confession”.
The 5th constellation is another standard 3 level increase for “Rites of Termination” but what’s really worth looking at is “Divine Retribution”, the 6th constellation, which decreases the Physical resistance of your enemies by 20% for 10s during the duration of “Rites of Termination”.
With the 6th constellation, there’s a benefit to keeping Rosaria on the floor as your Physical DPS for the duration of her burst. Just activate “Rites of Termination”, swap into an Electro applicator like Fischl, then switch back to Rosaria to deliver devastating blows to enemies with the Physical damage benefit of the Superconduct reaction.
Artifact Sets for Sister Rosaria
Now for the fun, or should I say infuriating, part of character building: artifact farming.
Rosaria is able to make use of several artifact sets in the game, particularly those centered around Cryo damage, Burst damage, and Physical damage. Given her kit and element, your only real options are the Blizzard Strayer set, the Pale Flame set, the Bloodstained Chivalry set, the Noblesse Oblige set, and the Gladiator’s Finale set.
Key stats to look for in Rosaria’s artifacts are her main damage source, meaning either Cryo damage bonus or Physical damage bonus, crit rate, and crit damage.
Artifacts in Genshin Impact are divided into five categories. You have the Flower of Life which gives you an HP boost, a Plume of Death that provides base attack stats, a Sands of Eon, a Goblet of Eonothem, and a Circlet of Logos. Of all these, only the first two have reliable main stats. The rest are RNG.
The ideal scenario would be to have a Goblet that’s either Physical or Cryo, a Circlet with either crit rate or crit damage, and a Sands with either attack or energy recharge.
If you choose a Physical build, you will of course use a Physical Goblet. In that case, the Pale Flame set provides a Physical damage increase of 25% if you have a 2-piece set. Make that 4 and you benefit from a stackable attack effect that’s useful for a DPS Rosaria build. If you just want the 2-piece effect, a couple of Bloodstained Chivalry artifacts will do since they also provide the same damage bonus. But Rosaria has little to gain from the charged attack bonus the 4-piece set provides.
For a more Cryo-focused Rosaria, look for either a 2-piece Blizzard Strayer set for a 15% Cryo damage bonus increase or a 4-piece that boosts crit rate by 20% if an enemy is affected by Cryo and another 20% if they’re frozen.
Given the high crit rate bonuses you can stack on Rosaria and her access to the Superconduct reaction, it’s viable to build a Physical Rosaria with 4-piece Blizzard Strayer provided that you have another Electro character on the team.
If you’d like your Rosaria to be a Burst bot, the 2-piece and 4-piece Noblesse Oblige set are help you take advantage of her support capabilities. The Gladiator’s Finale set is also worth looking at if you have great artifacts within the set since it provides an attack percent increase and increases normal attack damage by 35% for Rosaria if she has the 4-piece set.
Weapon Options for Rosaria
Rosaria’s flexibility doesn’t just extend to her roles and usable artifacts. Players can match her with pretty much any polearm weapon in the game. Let’s start with the two most popular weapons for Rosaria: Crescent Pike and Dragonspire Spear.
The numbers don’t lie: Crescent Pike provides more damage for your DPS Rosaria. But the Dragonspire Spear isn’t all that bad since it still synergizes nicely with her kit. Dragonspire Spear has a Physical damage bonus substat and has a chance of dropping Everfrost Icicles on opponents affected by Cryo by a massive percentage of your attack stat. Is it ideal? No. But is it viable? Absolutely and she looks great with it too.
If you want your Rosaria to be dropping her ice lance left and right, you can use either Favonius Lance, the Catch, or Prototype Starglitter. Favonius Lance’s abilities are all geared towards maximizing your ability to use “Rites of Termination” at the expense of the rest of Rosaria’s personal damage abilities.
Though Prototype Starglitter provides a damage boost for normal attacks, the Catch provides an energy recharge substat with an increase in elemental burst damage and an increase in crit rate for your burst.
For Travellers who have Klee and want to experiment a little, Dragon’s Bane might be what you need to spice up your daily grind. Yes, Dragon’s Bane, the weapon with the damage increase on opponents affected by Hydro or Pyro. Why? Because Klee applies pyro fast enough to let you do a reverse melt comp with a Dragon’s Bane wielding Rosaria.
But maybe you’re one of the few unfortunate souls who activated the 6th constellation on their Bennet earlier in the game. In that case, slap a Dragon’s Bane on your Rosaria along with a 4-piece Lavawaker artifact set and check out this strange, niche, but nonetheless viable build.