Candace is a 4-star Hydro Polearm Character in Genshin Impact. She is going to debut in the 3.1 version of Genshin Impact, where the desert portion of Sumeru is unlocked. Overall, Candace seems to be more suited as a sub-DPS  who does Elemental DMG based off her Max HP. Her Elemental Burst also deals off-field damage, which lets her fill the role of Sub-DPS quite nicely.

In this article, is going to showcase a complete Genshin Impact Candace build guide.


1. Genshin Impact Candace Build

Support Candace

In a support build, Candace would focus on HP and ER - players need to stack as much HP% and ER as possible on a support candace. Therefore, the best weapon for her is the Skyward Spine. Alternatively, players can use either Favonius Lance, The Catch, or even Black Tassel.

Skyward Spine Weapon

The best artifact set for Support Candace is the Noblesse Oblige x4 or Emblem Of Severed Fate x2 + Tenacity of the Millelith x2

Try to reach 180% ER then put everything else in HP. For consistency of her Burst, players need to get at least that level of ER before they can put more thought about HP%. 180% Energy Recharge can easily be obtained through sub-stats and weapon so HP% main stat in all Artifacts is possible.

Noblesse Oblige is the best choice if you don't have a Noblesse holder on your team yet.

DPS Candace

If for some reason you want to build Candace as a main/sub DPS and have the resources to spare, it is actually pretty straightforward. The best weapon for DPS Candace is the Staff of Homa. Alternatively, players can use either the Blackcliff Pole, Deathmatch or White Tassels.

Staff Of Homa

The best artifact sets for DPS Candace are Heart of Depth x4 or Gladiator's Finale x4. The best stats for DPS Candace is the usual HP% / ATK% / CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG, with a bit of flexibility as she can make use of both ATK and HP. Furthermore, players might want to get some ER on her as well, as she needs energy for her Burst.

2. Best Constellation for Candace

Overall, as Candace is a 4 star, players have the opportunity to eventually get her to C6. It is likely that you would be able to get a few levels of her constellations while pulling for Cyno.

Candace's constellations are pretty weak, however, as C1 and C2 don't increase her damage much. She pretty much has 99% of her effectiveness at C0.


Returning Heir of the Scarlet Sands

The duration of Prayer of the Crimson Crown effect triggered by Sacred Rite: Wagtail’s Tide is increased by 3s.

Moon-Piercing Brilliance

When Sacred Rite: Heron’s Guard hits opponents, Candace’s Max HP will be increased by 20% for 15s.

Hunter’s Supplication

Increases the Level of Sacred Rite: Wagtail’s Tide by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.

Sentinel Oath

Shortens the Hold CD of Sacred Rite: Heron’s Guard to be the same as that of the Tapping CD.

Golden Eye

Increases the Level of Sacred Rite: Heron’s Guard by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.

The Overflow

When characters (excluding Candace herself) affected by the Prayer of the Crimson Crown caused by Sacred Rite: Wagtail’s Tide deal Elemental DMG to opponents using normal Attacks, it will unleash the wave attack from Wagtail’s Tide.

This effect can trigger once every 2.3s, and triggering this will not consume the base Wave instances granted by Prayer of the Crimson Crown.

3. Best Candace Team Comps

Candace’s burst is the focus of this support build as it buffs other characters, providing Hydro infusion, increased elemental damage with normal attacks, and whenever a new character enters the field, a rippling wave deals Hydro damage to nearby opponents.

Overall, Candace's team comps are quite limited, as her infusion can ruin reaction combos. Characters who mainly deal damage with normal attacks can be supported by Candace.

Candace Ayato Vaporize team

  • Candace + Ayato + Xiangling + Bennett

This is the most optimal Candace team - she will be the main support, boosting the normal attack of the team. Ayato will be the main DPS who deals damage using normal attacks. He also get some HP boost via Hydro Resonance.

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Xiangling will be the sub-DPS of the team, triggering Vaporize. Bennett will buff the team and provide stable healing, while unlocking Pyro Resonance.

Players can also substitute the Pyro pair with Yun Jin or other Normal DPS supporters like Yoimiya.

Candace F2p team

  • Candace + Xiangling + Sucrose + Barbara

Overall, Candace can also act as a Hydro DPS while Xiangling can provide Vaporized Reaction. Sucrose boost reaction. Barbara provided Hydro Resonance and stable healing.

Candace Burst

It is not recommended to play her as a main DPS overall, as she is mostly outclassed by 5 stars.

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