Best Venti Build: Playstyles, Weapons, Artifacts Guide

The 5-star Anemo bow user named Venti of Genshin Impact was the first promotional character of the game, appearing in Ver. 1.0 wish banner ”Ballad in Goblets.” For players who were unlucky or just not around during the run of his original banner, our ”tone-deaf bard” was another worthy pull during the game’s Ver. 1.4. Besides being the Anemo Archon underneath his cheerful disguise, Venti functions as a sub-DPS or support to your party with his unparalleled crowd control.

Now, thanks to the double banner feature, Venti is back for the game’s Ver. 2.6 together with the new 5-star Hydro sword user Kamisato Ayato. The 4-star characters joining the Anemo Archon on his third run are Anemo catalyst user Sucrose, Pyro polearm user Xiangling, and Geo polearm user Yun Jin. With this awesome character line-up, you’ll definitely want to pull on this limited-time event banner!

With that, we prepared the best Genshin Impact Venti build for players who patiently waited for his re-run! Whether you’re F2P or a devoted ’whale,’ read on for the Anemo Archon’s playstyles, best weapons, and best artifacts!

Breakdown of Talents and Playstyles

 Venti Elemental Skill (Tap)
Genshin Impact Venti’s Elemental Skill (Tap)
Venti Elemental Skill (Hold)
Genshin Impact Venti’s Elemental Skill (Hold)

The Archon’s skillset works best as a Burst Support and Sub-DPS. Given that he wields Anemo, he serves as an excellent support to characters wielding Pyro, Hydro, Cryo, or Electro. This pairing maximizes the in-game Elemental Absorption mechanic that can deal continuous Elemental DMG to enemies.

Venti’s Elemental Skill, Skyward Sonnet, has two unique versions. Tapping or pressing his E Skill deals AoE Anemo DMG at the opponents’ location by summoning a Wind Domain. This can even launch small enemies like hilichurls and samachurls in the air.

On the other hand, holding his E Skill will summon a larger Wind Domain on Venti’s location. Nearby opponents will also deal AoE Anemo DMG as Venti floats into the air. From his 1st Ascension Passive, holding this talent will also create a 20-second upcurrent.

If you want to have a makeshift Xiao for plunging attacks, the upcurrent from Venti’s E SKill is highly beneficial. You can also save a little stamina from climbing with this. This talent provides mobility to your party for both combat and exploration.

Venti Elemental Burst
Genshin Impact Venti’s Elemental Burst

Barbatos incarnate’s Elemental Burst, Wind’s Grand Ode, will summon a Stormeye or vacuum field. This talent sucks in and renders small opponents hovering while dealing Anemo DMG for 8 seconds. Elemental Absorption can occur here once the Stormeye comes in contact with a non-Anemo element. This can be from an enemy, party character, or environment with an inflicted or natural elemental status. For some reason, Xiangling’s Guoba and Amber’s Baron Bunny can prompt an Elemental Absorption.

If you’re running a team composition with Venti, you can try this simple attack sequence.

  • Use your characters’ buffs (ATK, Elemental Mastery, Elemental DMG Bonus)
  • Unleash Venti’s Burst near enemies. If opponents are widely dispersed, try to lure them all towards the same direction and/or position the Burst at the enemies’ epicenter.
  • Swap to your DPS characters and use their Bursts and E Skills to make reactions.
  • Swap back to Venti and use his E Skill to gather energy.

Weapons

Genshin Impact Weapons - The Stringless, Skyward Harp, Elegy for the End
The Stringless, Skyward Harp, Elegy for the End

Many players have agreed that the 4-star bow The Stringless, especially at Refinement Rank 5, is the best weapon for Venti in terms of consistent damage output. The Elemental Mastery substat is beneficial in making elemental reactions like Swirl and others once the Elemental Absorption kicks in. Furthermore, the bow’s Passive has zero conditions so you’re sure to deal amplified damage. Support or DPS Venti will benefit from this powerful weapon.

If you want to equip the Anemo Archon with his original weapon, then you can test your luck on the Standard Banner for Skyward Harp. This is ideal if you use Venti as a DPS due to its Crit Rate subtat and Crit DMG Passive. Overall, you will be dealing a ton of damage with its high base ATK as a 5-star weapon.

For a support Venti, you can wish for the promotional bow Elegy for the End. Its Energy Recharge (ER) substat will allow you to spam Venti’s burst. Moreover, it also increases his Elemental Mastery (EM) by 60 and buffs nearby party members’ EM by 100 and ATK by 20% for 12 seconds.

You can also opt for Sacrificial Bow or Favonius Warbow if you rely on Venti’s Stormeye for crowd control. If you’re not sure which to use, this detailed weapon guide from Xlice will show you how each bow works for Venti.

Artifacts

Venti’s Recommended Artifact Sets, Main Stats, and Substats
Recommended Artifacts and Stats for Venti

The artifacts and stats best suited for Venti vary depending on how you will use him, the weapon he has, and the team composition he’s in.

The classic support or DPS build is the 4-piece set of Viridescent Venerer, which will increase his Swirl DMG and reduce enemies Elemental RES to the Swirl-infused element. The 2-piece set also gives him 15% Anemo DMG Bonus.

If you’re leaning towards using Venti as a DPS, then equipping a 2-piece set of Gladiator’s Finale for an ATK increase and another 2-piece set of Viridescent Venerer for an Anemo DMG increase is ideal. As a DPS, you can prioritize ATK, Anemo DMG, and Crit Rate or Crit DMG for your sands, goblet, and circlet, respectively.

For a full-blown Burst support, a 4-piece set of Noblesse Oblige is the way to go. This will increase his Elemental Burst DMG and temporarily buff all party members’ ATK. It’s best that you prioritize Venti’s EM and ER with this.

Conclusion

We’re wishing good luck to all the Travelers who have patiently waited for his re-run! Who could even forget the first featured character of Genshin Impact? Venti is just the Anemo crowd-control character we all need, lore- and combat-wise!

In the meantime, check out our guides for other Genshin Impact characters! The Geo Archon Zhongli and the unofficial Cryo Archon Ganyu are your best bets for a tough shielder and a powerful DPS, respectively, to join Venti!

We hope you found this guide on Venti helpful and that your Intertwined Fates are enough for the Anemo Archon to come home! Thanks for reading this article!

Lia Pangilinan
Lia Pangilinan
A passionate content writer with a penchant for all things in the realm of Asian pop culture. Lia enjoys listening to Halca and CHiCO with HoneyWorks on repeat and playing RPG like Genshin Impact.

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