Best Gorou Build: Playstyles, Weapons, Artifacts

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Welcome to Gorou's Build Guide

Gorou is a fairly easy Geo support character to build and doesn’t require a lot of investment. In this article, we’ll discuss his best artifacts, weapons, and teams. The best Gorou build utilizes the Canine Warrior’s Geo DMG Bonus buffs to their full potential! 

The General of the Watatsumi Army, Gorou, is a 4-star Geo Bow user. We first laid eyes on him during the previous Archon Quests, where he stood side-by-side the Divine Priestess Sangonomiya Kokomi fighting in the Vision Hunt Decree against Raiden Shogun and the Tengu Kujou Sara

Gorou’s Passive Talents

Talent NameTalent Description
Seeker of ShiniesGorou can sense and display the location of nearby resources of Inazuma on the mini-map
Heedless of the Wind and WeatherAfter using Juuga: Forward Unto Victory (Elemental Burst), all nearby party members’ DEF is increased by 25% for 12s.
A Favour RepaidGorou‘s attacks gains the following bonuses based on his DEF.
->Elmental Skill DMG increased by 156% of DEF
->Elemental Burst DMG and Crystal Collapse DMG increased by 15.6% of DEF
Gorou’s Passive Build Talents

Gorou’s Elemental Skill

Gorou's Talents

Gorou‘s main role in a party is to buff your Geo carries. He can be played optimally even without the best artifacts; he’s the best Geo support to build that won’t leave you Mora-less. His Elemental Skill: Inazuka All-Round Defense depends not on his stats but mostly on his talent level.

Once activated, Gorou releases a banner that deals AoE Geo DMG. The flag provides different buffs to your team depending on the number of Geo characters present. One Geo character equals a DEF Bonus, two Geo characters mean increased interruption resistance, and three Geo characters equal Geo DMG Bonus.

Gorou's Elemental Skill Tapped

The ability’s placement can be positioned on the field by holding down the Elemental Skill button. The banner is not a Geo construct and generates two Geo particles. A cute paw above Gorou‘s head will indicate how many buffs are activated.

Gorou's Elemental Skill Held

Gorou’s Elemental Burst

Next, Gorou‘s Elemental Burst Juuga: Forward Unto Victory provides the same multiple buffs to your team as his Elemental Skill. Activated, it deals AoE Geo DMG and creates a field called General’s Glory. Gorou‘s Burst follows the character around in the form of a cute floating puppy. In addition, his Burst pulls a crystalized shard to your character every 1.5 seconds.

Gorou's Elemental Burst

It’s worth mentioning that Gorou‘s playstyle changes the more constellations he has, mainly his fourth and sixth ones. His fourth constellation allows you to play Gorou as a healer, while his sixth constellation increases the CRIT DMG of all nearby party members’ GEO DMG. This buff will greatly change the DMG of your Geo carries as it lasts for a whopping 12 seconds.

Gorou’s Best Team Rotations

The optimal rotation for a Gorou team composition typically goes like this:

  1. Use Gorou‘s Elemental Skill (E) and switch to Geo carry.
  2. Save up enough Energy to activate Gorou‘s Elemental Burst (Q). 
  3. Switch back to Gorou and activate his Elemental Burst to give Geo carries buffs.
  4. Repeat. 

Additionally, here’s a more specific rotation with Geo carries like Itto, Noelle, and other support/sub-DPS characters like Albedo on the team: 

  1. Use Gorou‘s Elemental Skill (E). 
  2. Switch to Albedo and activate his Elemental Skill (E). 
  3. Then, switch to Itto or Noelle and activate their Elemental Skills (E). 
  4. Return to Gorou when his Elemental Burst (Q) is up and activate. 
  5. Switch back to Geo carry and activate Elemental Burst (Q) and attack. 

Gorou’s Best Weapons

Elegy for the End
Elegy for the End
At Max Level and Refinement Rank 1:
Base ATK: 608
Bonus CRIT Rate 33.1%

Daylight Augury
->Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG increased by 12%.

->After a Normal Attack, Charged Attack, Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst hits an opponent, 1 stack of Ashen Nightstar will be gained for 12s.

->When 1/2/3/4 stacks of Ashen Nightstar are present, ATK is increased by 10/20/30/48%.

->The stack will be counted independently of the others.
Favonius Warbow
Favonius Warbow
At Max Level and Refinement Rank 5:
Base ATK: 454
Bonus Energy Recharge 61.3%

CRIT hits have a 100% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character.

->Can only occur once every 6s.
Sacrificial Bow
Sacrificial Bow
At Max Level and Refinement Rank 5:
Base ATK: 565
Bonus Energy Recharge 30.6%

After dealing damage to an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 80% chance to end its own CD.

->Can only occur once every 16s.
Gorou’s Support Build Best Weapons

Gorou’s Best Artifacts

Artifact NameDescription
Husk of Opulent Dreams
Husk of Opulent Dreams
2-Piece Bonus

4-Piece Bonus
A character equipped with this Artifact set will obtain the Curiosity effect when the following requisites.

->On-field character gains 1 stack after hitting an opponent with a Geo attack, triggering a maximum of once every 0.3s.
->When off the field, the character gains 1 stack every 3s.

->Curiosity can stack up to 4 times.

->Each stack provides 6% DEF and a 6% Geo DMG Bonus.

->When 6 seconds pass without gaining a Curiosity stack, 1 stack is lost.
Emblem of Severed Fate
Emblem of Severed Fate
2-Piece Bonus
Energy Recharge +20%
4-Piece Bonus
Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge.

->A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained in this way.
Noblesse Oblige
Noblesse Oblige

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.
Gorou’s Build Best Artifact Sets
Gorou's Artifacts
Gorou’s Desired Sub-stats

The main stats to get are an Energy Recharge or DEF% Sands, DEF% Goblet, and a CRIT Rate Circlet to proc the Favonius Warbow passive. You’ll need at least a 50% CRIT Rate to proc the passive. 

If you have a C4 Gorou, you can run a DEF Sands. Other than that, go for an ER Sands. Gorou needs around 180 to 200 plus ER to be played efficiently. If you already have enough CRIT Rate gained from the other pieces’ substats, you can opt for a DEF% Circlet to focus on Gorou‘s healing. 


  • Energy Recharge 
  • CRIT Rate/DMG
  • DEF % 

Gorou’s Best Teams

Arataki Itto, Zhongli, and Albedo
Arataki Itto, Zhongli, and Albedo

This is considered as the best team for Gorou! Since Gorou’s Elemental Skill gets stronger depending on the number of Geo characters in your team, why not have a team filled with some of the best Geo characters in the game? Arataki Itto as your main-dps, Zhongli as shield-support/Burst-DPS, and Albedo as sub-dps is all you need to make the perfect Geo-DPS team in the game!

Arataki Itto, Zhongli, and Bennett
Arataki Itto, Zhongli, and Bennett

This team, replacing Albedo with Bennett, is an alternative for players who never pulled for the former character. Bennett is Genshin Impact’s greatest support character who can take any teams DPS output to the next level.


Low investment, substantial buffs, and easy to build- Gorou is worth having in a party with a Geo carry. If you still haven’t gotten the 4-star Doggo General, there are still a few days left on his banner! We hope this article helped steer you in the right direction to building the best Geo support for your team.

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