Raiden Shogun is going to be the Rerun character during the 3.3 update's second phase. If players don't pick her up now, they won't be able to get her again until several months down the line. She is not just a powerful character - Raiden is pretty much in the top 3 best characters in the game.

In this article, we are going to showcase the top 5 reasons players should pull for Raiden Shogun in the Genshin Impact 3.3 Rerun banner.

1. Great Sub-DPS and Support in one

Universal battery, can help make up for batterying time lost due to her field time requirements or allow teammates to run lower ER. Teamwide full uptime Burst DMG% buff from Skill. Flexible with teammates that might otherwise see less use such as Sara or Lisa while still synergizing well with powerful units such as Bennett or Kazuha.

Genshin Impact Baal Build Raiden Shogun
She is mostly built as a sub DPS in Genshin Impact.

Respectable baseline personal damage condensed into a short + easy to buff uptime makes her a powerful DPS even from C0. Quality weapon options, including a strong F2P option and 5* upgrades that are valuable but not necessary.

Early Constellations are major upgrades. Wide AoE on Burst initial hit and attacks, with convenient chase that can avoid DPS loss from running after enemies that have been knocked away.

2. Excellent Electro DPS

While Raiden is the very best in the support department, she is no slouch when it comes to dealing damage. With the right build and investments, Raiden can dish out very impressive numbers with her kit and Burst.

Engulfing Lightning
Engulfing Lightning is a must if you want to have a powerful Raiden.

Good on-field Electro application for units such as Xiangling or Kazuha to react with from off-field, as well as sufficient off-field Electro application for VV setups or Superconduct enabling for units such as Eula. Consistent, long-lasting, AoE off-field Electro application makes her an excellent candidate for triggering Hyperbloom.

A4 + ESF + EL if used allow her to build ER beyond requirements to personal comfort without sacrificing significant damage. Getting her weapon, Engulfing Lightning, is probably the highest priority. It is also going to get a rerun alongside Raiden.

3. Raiden is the perfect battery

Raiden has excellent energy generation. She can serve as the perfect battery for teams that revolve around launching their Elemental Burst.

Raiden Shogun 400 Er
It is possible to reach 400 ER with Raiden Shogun.

Emblem of Severed Fate is the best for Raiden without much contest. Players will need four pieces for the full bonus. One might think that the Nobless Oblige can contribute more to the burst, but if Raiden Shogun has at least 200 percent Energy Recharge (which is very common), then this artifact set is the best-in-slot.

4. Support characters with high-cost Bursts

Usually, characters who need a lot of Energy for their Bursts are on the weaker side, as they require a battery to function. Raiden turns this into an advantage, with her Elemental Burst DMG increasing every time a party member uses their Elemental Burst, especially when a lot of energy is consumed.

Characters with high-DMG and high-Energy Elemental Bursts (such as Yae Miko or Sara) will benefit from the Raiden Shogun's Energy Recharge, and will in turn strengthen her Elemental Burst.

Yae Miko Elemental Burst
Yae Miko is the perfect character to combo with Raiden.

5. Powerful constellations

If players already have Raiden, it might still be worth it to pull for her, as her constellations are excellent. Raiden gets decent power spikes at constellations 2, 4 and 6:

C1 Chakra Desiderata will gather Resolve even faster. Gain more resolve stacks when teammates use Burst - perfect for Electro team.
C2 Burst DMG ignores 60% of opponents' DEF. Increases your Burst damage significantly - it equates to about a 40% damage increase at world level 9.
C4 Burst gives allies a 30% ATK Bonus for 10s! Excellent for building Raiden Shogun as a Burst-spamming sub-DPS
C6 Burst ATKs reduce allies' Burst cooldown! Let players get even more mileage out of a Burst team with Raiden, which allows her to deal even more damage in a shorter time period.

Constellation analysis

Raiden’s good Constellations are concentrated into C1-3. While it may be tempting to “max out” your Raiden by going for 2 or 3 more copies of her, consider this:

  • Raiden’s full team damage at C0 is comparable to most other teams without 5* Constellations, and C3 with C6 5* teams; pulling for her early Constellations is essentially a cheaper buy for a different carry’s max potential, but only in terms of damage and without a gameplay change.
  • Since they offer no gameplay change, they really only translates to faster clear times. If you already have the investment to clear content at C0, her Constellations won’t do anything for you beyond speed.

At the end of the day, it’s your primos and your money. But know that there is no pressure to pull her Constellations in order to make her a good unit. Raiden is very strong regardless of Constellations and can help your account right out of the box if you put in the effort.

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