Al-Haitham Genshin Impact Build Guide (Playstyle, Weapons, Artifacts, and More!)

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Welcome to Al-Haitham's Builde Guide!

Hello and welcome back, folks! It’s finally time for Al-Haitham’s build guide! The character is version 3.4’s newest release and has been teased since Sumeru first came out in version 3.0. If you’ve been saving your primogems since then and are finally ready to pull for (and hopefully obtain) the character, let us be the ones to help you build Al-Haitham! In this article, you can find his:

  • Ascension/Talent upgrade costs/stat buffs/materials.
  • Constellations
  • Best Weapons
  • Best Artifacts
  • Best Teams


Al-Haitham, titled “Admonishing Instruction”, is a Dendro 5-star Sword user hailing from Sumeru. The character’s kit (which you will be made privy to very soon) points to his role as your teams main DMG-dealing character.

Al-Haitham’s Ascension And Talent Mora And Materials

Ascension Level
Materials Required
Mora Cost
Bonus Dendro DMG %
Level 20x1 Nagadus Emerald Sliver
x3 Sand Grease Pupa
x3 Faded Red Satin
Level 40x3 Nagadus Emerald Fragment
x2 Pseudo-Stamens
x10 Sand Grease Pupa
x15 Faded Red Satin
Level 50x6 Nagadus Emerald Fragment
x4 Pseudo-Stamens
x20 Sand Grease Pupa
x12 Trimmed Red Silk
Level 60x3 Nagadus Emerald Chunk
x8 Pseudo-Stamens
x30 Sand Grease Pupa
x18 Trimmed Red Silk
Level 70x6 Nagadus Emerald Chunk
x12 Pseudo-Stamens
x45 Sand Grease Pupa
x12 Rich Red Brocade
Level 80x6 Nagadus Emerald Gemstone
x20 Pseudo-Stamens
x60 Sand Grease Pupa
x24 Rich Red Brocade
Totals x1 Nagadus Emerald Sliver
x9 Nagadus Emerald Fragment
x9Nagadus Emerald Chunk
x6 Nagadus Emerald Gemstone

x18 Faded Red Satin
x30 Trimmed Red Silk
x36 Rich Red Brocade

x46 Pseudo-Stamens

x168 Sand Grease Pupa
Al-Haitham’s Materials and Mora cost

Al-Haitham’s Talents

This table shows the materials needed to upgrade just one of Al-Haitham’s three combat talents.

Talent Level
Materials Required
Mora Cost
Level 2x3 Teachings of Ingenuity
x6 Faded Red Satin
Level 3x2 Guide to Ingenuity
x3 Trimmed Red Silk
Level 4x4 Guide to Ingenuity
x4 Trimmed Red Silk
Level 5x6 Guide to Ingenuity
x6 Trimmed Red Silk
Level 6x9 Guide to Ingenuity
x9 Trimmed Red Silk
Level 7x4 Philosophies of Ingenuity
x4 Rich Red Brocade
x1 Mirror of Mushin
Level 8x6 Philosophies Ingenuity
x6 Rich Red Brocade
x1 Mirror of Mushin
Level 9x12 Philosophies of Ingenuity
x9 Rich Red Brocade
x2 Mirror of Mushin
Level 10x16 Philosophies of Ingenuity
x12 Rich Red Brocade
x2 Mirror of Mushin
Totalsx3 Teachings of Ingenuity
x21 Guides of Ingenuity
x38 Philosophies of Ingenuity

x6 Faded Red Satin
x22 Trimmed Red Silk
x31 Rich Red Brocade

x6 Mirror of Mushin

Talent Upgrade Costs for Al-Haitham

Al-Haitham’s Constellations

Constellation 1
Al-Haitham's C6 Icon
When a Projection Attack from Al-Haitham’s Elemental Skill hits opponents, his Elemental Burst’s CD is reduced by 1 second.

->This effect can only trigger once every second.
Constellation 2
Al-Haitham's C2 Icon

Whenever a condition for generating a Chisel-Light Mirror is met, Al-Haitham’s Elemental Mastery will be increased by 50 for 8 seconds.

->This effect can stack up to a maximum of 4 times.

->Each stacks duration is counted independently
->This effect can be triggered even when the maximum number of Chisel-Light Mirrors has been reached (3).
Constellations 3
Al-Haitham's C3 Icon

and 5
Al-Haitham's C5 Icon

Negation (C3) increases the talent levels of Al-Haitham’s Elemental Skill, Universality: An Elaboration on Form, by 3.

Sagacity increases the talent levels of Al-Haitham’s Elemental Burst, Particular Field: Fetters of Phenomenon by 3.

Both of these abilities have a maximum level of 15 upon unlocking these constellations.
Constellation 4
Al-Haitham's C4 Icon

When Al-Haitham unleashes his Elemental Burst, he will get bonus effects based on the number of Chisel-Light Mirrors consumed and created.

Each consumed Chisel-Light Mirror will increase the Elemental Mastery of all nearby party members by 30 for 15s.
Each generated Chisel-Light Mirror will buff Al-Haitham’s Dendro DMG by 10%.
Constellation 6
Al-Haitham's C6 Icon

2 seconds after using his Elemental Burst, Particular Field: Fetters of Phenomena, Al-Haitham will always generate 3 Chisel-Light Mirrors.

Suppose Al-Haitham already possesses the maximum number of Chisel-Light Mirrors, and some number of Chisel-Light Mirrors are left to be generated.

->In that case, Al-Haitham will instead gain 10% bonus CRIT Rate and 70% bonus CRIT DMG for 5 seconds.

If this effect is triggered again during its initial 5 second duration, 5 seconds will be added to the remaining duration.
Al-Haitham’s Constellations

Al-Haitham’s Combat Talents

Al-Haitham’s Passive Talents

Talent NameTalent Description
Law of Reductive OverdeterminationWhen Alhaitham crafts Weapon Ascension Materials, he has a 10% chance to receive double the product.
Four-Causal CorrectionIf Kamisato Ayato is not on the field and his Energy is less than 40, he will regenerate 2 Energy for himself every second.

Mysteries Laid BareEach point of Alhaitham’s Elemental Mastery will increase the DMG dealt by Projection Attacks and Particular Field: Fetters of Phenomena by 0.09%.
The maximum DMG increase this way for both these abilities is 90%.
Al-Haitham’s Passive Talents

Normal/Charged Attack: Abductive Reasoning

Al-Haitham Normal and Charged Attacks
Al-Haitham Normal and Charged Attacks

Al-Haitham performs 5-rapid strikes, and can consume a certain amount of stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes

Elemental Skill: Universality: An Elaboration on Form

Al-Haitham Elemental Skill Tap
Al-Haitham Elemental Skill Tap
Al-Haitham Elemental Skill Hold
Al-Haitham Elemental Skill Hold

Al-Haitham rushes forward, and at the end of this dash, deals Dendro DMG to all opponents in the nearby vicinity.

Hold the elemental skill button to aim where you want Al-Haitham to rush. At the end of this skill, one Chisel-Light Mirror forms.

If no Chisel-Light Mirrors are present before activating this skill, an additional Chisel-Light Mirror will form.

Chisel-Light Mirrors have the following properties:

  • Converts Al-Haitham’s normal, charged, and plunging attack DMG to Dendro DMG.
  • When attacks hit opponents, Chisel-Light Mirrors will unleash an additional Projection Attack that deals AoE Dendro DMG based on the number of Chisel-Light Mirrors on the field.
  • A maximum of 3 Chisel-Light Mirrors can exist on-field at once.
  • Chisel-Light Mirrors will disappear one by one over some time when Al-Haitham leaves the field.
  • Chisel-Light Mirrors projection attacks scale of both ATK and Elemental Mastery.

Elemental Burst: Particular Field: Fetters of Phenomena

Al-Haitham Elemental Burst
Al-Haitham Elemental Burst

Al-Haitham creates a particular binding field and deals multiple instances of AoE Dendro DMG. Using the character’s Elemental Burst consumes his Chisel-Light Mirrors and increases the number of instances of Dendro DMG.

2 seconds after this ability is unleashed, if 0/1/2/3 Mirrors were consumed, Al-Haitham generates 3/2/1/0 new Chisel-Light Mirrors.

All gifs were sourced from Quirky Void‘s Youtube Channel, and data has been provided by Honey Hunter Database.

Al-Haitham’s Best Artifacts

In this section, we will mention Al-Haitham’s Best Artifact Sets that compliment his Dendro/Main DPS build

Artifact NameDescription
Deepwood Memories (4-piece)
Deepwood Memories
2-Piece Bonus
Dendro DMG Bonus +15%

4-Piece Bonus
After Elemental Skills or Bursts hit opponents, the targets’ Dendro RES will be decreased by 30% for 8s. This effect can be triggered even if the equipping character is not on the field
Gilded Dreams (4-piece)
Gilded Dreams
2-Piece Bonus
Elemental Mastery +80

4-Piece Bonus
Within 8s of triggering an Elemental Reaction, the character equipping this will obtain buffs based on the Elemental Type of the other party members, ATK is increased by 14% for each party member whose Elemental Type is the same as the equipping character, and Elemental Mastery is increased by 50 for every party member with a different Elemental Type. Each of the aforementioned buffs will count up to 3 characters. This effect can be triggered once every 8s. The character who equips this can still trigger its effects when not on the field.
Shimenawa’s Reminiscence
Shimenawa's Reminiscence
2-Piece Bonus
Character ATK +18%

4-Piece Bonus
When casting an Elemental Skill, if the character has 15 or more Energy, they lose 15 Energy and Normal/Charged/Plunging Attack DMG is increased by 50% for 10s. This effect will not trigger again during that duration.
Wanderer’s Troupe
Wanderer's Troupe

Deepwood Memories/ Gilded Dreams
Wanderer’s Troupe
2-Piece Bonus
Increases Elemental Mastery by 80.

4-Piece Bonus
Increases Charged Attack DMG by 35% if the character uses a Catalyst or Bow.
Al-Haitham’s Best DPS Build Artifact Sets

Al-Haitham’s Artifact Sets Best Stats

Al-Haitham’s Sands could equip both ATK or Elemental Mastery, which ever one you’re looking for or feel like you’re lacking. Generally, 1400-1800 ATK is considered decent, so after you’ve met that threshold, you can go crazy with the Elemental Mastery.

The unit’s Goblet should ideally be Dendro DMG %. And the Circlet can be whatever else you think is needed to fill the stat gap. For example, if you’re lacking CRIT Rate/DMG, you can go for either of those pieces.

Al-Haitham’s Best Weapons

Light of Foliar Incision
Light of Foliar Incision
Al-Haitham’s Signature Weapon.
At Max Level and Refinement Rank 1:
Base ATK 542
Bonus CRIT DMG 88.2%

Whitemoon Bristle
->Increases CRIT Rate by 4%
->Dealing Elemental DMG from Normal Attacks gives Foliar Incision
Increases DMG dealt by normal attacks and Elemental Skills by 120% of Elemental Mastery.
->This effect will cease after 28 DMG instances or 12s.
->Foliar Incision can proc once every 12s
Primordial Jade Cutter
Primordial Jade Cutter
At Max Level and Refinement Rank 1
Base ATK 542
Bonus CRIT Rate 44.1%

Protector’s Virtue
->Increases character HP by 20%. Character is blessed with an ATK bonus based on 1.2% of the wielders Max HP.
Mistsplitter Reforged
Mistsplitter Reforged
At Max Level and Refinement Rank 1
Base ATK 674
Bonus CRIT DMG 44.1%

Mistsplitter’s Edge
Gives characters 12% Elemental DMG bonus
Mistsplitter’s Emblem.
Mistsplitter’s Emblem provides 8/16/28% Elemental DMG bonus for the character’s Elemental Type for every stack
1 stack is gained by
->Dealing Elemental Normal attack DMG.
->Casting Elemental Burst
->Energy bar is not 100% full.
Harbinger of Dawn
Harbinger of Dawn
At Max Level and Refinement Rank 5
Base ATK 401
Bonus CRIT DMG 46.9%

->When equipping character’s HP is above 90%, increases CRIT Rate by 28%.
Sapwood Blade
Sapwood Blade
At Max Level and Refinement Rank 5
Base ATK 565
Bonus Energy Recharge 30.6%

Forest Sanctuary
After triggering Dendro reactions
Leaf of Consciousness will be created around the character for 10s.
->Leaf will grant the character 60 Elemental Mastery for 12s.
->Only 1 Leaf can be obtained this way every 20s.
->This effect can be triggered if the character is not on-field.
->The Leaf of Consciousness effect cannot stack.
Al-Haitham’s Best DPS Build Weapons List

Al-Haitham’s Best Teams

Although we haven’t had the chance to properly test the character out yet, we can only theorize on his best team compositions. However, for a character as popular as Al-Haitham, we can be sure that HoYoverse won’t disappoint!

Al-Haitham, making use of his on-field Dendro application abilities, could serve as a reaction driver in your teams. His use case feels a bit like Childe‘s, who applies Hydro blindingly fast and allows powerful off-field characters like Xiangling and Xingqiu to deal most of the DMG. For this case, perhaps an EM build will suit your Al-Haitham

Team ComparisonChilde. Xingqiu. Xiangling
Team Comparison!

With that said, players can select which Dendro Elemental reaction they want to proc primarily.

For Hydro based, sub-dps’s/Hydro appliers like Yelan, Xingqiu, Sangonomiya Kokomi/Barbara/Mona can work really well.

Al-Haitham's Hydro SupportsMona.Barbara. Yelan.Kokomi
Al-Haitham’s Hydro Supports

To increase Al-Haitham’s personal DMG (Dendro DPS build), perhaps an electro support like Kuki Shinobu/Fischl/Raiden Shogun would suffice.

Al-Haitham's Electro SupportsFischl.Raiden.Kuki
Al-Haitham’s Electro Supports

Pyro supports for Burgeon reactions could have you inviting characters like Thoma, Xiangling, or Bennett in your teams!

Al-Haitham's Pyro SupportsThoma.Bennett
Al-Haitham’s Pyro Supports

Be sure to check back for more updates in this section!


And there you have it folks! A guide on how you can build Al-Haitham.

In the meantime, what do you say to a Wanderer guide? Perhaps you’ve spent all your primos pulling for Yoimiya? Or Nahida? Whatever the case, traveler, we wish you the best of luck in your adventures!

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