Raiden Shogun (Baal) is a 5 Star Electro Polearm character in Genshin Impact. She is the Electro Archon and the most popular character released in Genshin to date, and her rerun banner is finally here.

Baal is strong in both DPS and sub DPS positions, with a skill set that can both deal damage and support teammates at the same time. In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase a complete Genshin Impact Raiden Shogun build guide for Main/Sub DPS.

Genshin Impact Baal Build Raiden Shogun
Raiden Shogun is amongst the most powerful characters ever released in the game.

1. Raiden Shogun Strengths & Weaknesses

Raiden Shogun's kit was designed differently from the other archons. She can provide the whole team with Energy while dishing out some serious damage, which allows Raiden teams to use yet another flex character instead of a battery support.

Strengths Weaknesses
Deals high active and passive Electro DMG Elemental Burst does not work with certain characters such as Beidou
Has a high Energy Recharge rate Electro reactions are underpowered
Increases the team's Elemental Burst DMG
Regenerates Energy for the team

In both main and sub DPS builds, players should prioritize upgrading Raiden's Burst first, then Skill and finally normal attack.

2. Genshin Impact Raiden Shogun build for main DPS

  • Main DPS: Raiden
  • Sub DPS: Fischl/Sara/Yae + Xingqiu
  • Support: Zhongli/Kazuha/Bennett

Overall, a Main DPS Raiden team usually runs two Electro, with Raiden getting support from Sara, Fischl or Yae. Depending on the situation Sara and Yae will give more AoE and buff while Fischl will act as a better battery.

Baal And Yae Miko
Yae Miko or Sara Kujou can contribute to Genshin Impact Raiden Shogun Main DPS build.

Xingqiu is the main support of this comp, providing tankiness, healing, damage, and constant Hydro procs all in one. His burst being high cost also adds even more for Raiden’s resolved charge. If you want an effective main DPS Raiden, having a good Xingqiu is a must.

The last slot could be whatever support character you want, preferably the meta characters like Zhongli or Bennett.

3. Genshin Impact Raiden Shogun build for sub DPS

  • Main DPS: Eula
  • Sub DPS: Raiden
  • Support: any combination of Xingqiu/Diona/Zhongli/Kazuha

The only team comp with the potential to eclipse main DPS Raiden is Eula Phys Burst spam + superconduct. Raiden is the perfect sub DPS + enabler for Eula, allowing her to spam her powerful burst repeatedly.

Raiden Eula
Eula + Raiden is probably the best Genshin Impact sub DPS build

It is best to bring at least 1 Cryo support like Diona or Chongyun for this team to unlock the extra crit from Cryo resonance. Diona is the better choice as her shield is more useful.

The last slot could again be whatever meta support characters players have, such as Xingqiu, Zhongli or Venti/Kazuha. Just don't bring Bennett as his Pyro might break the Superconduct combo.

4. Raiden Shogun best weapons & artifacts


The best weapon for Raiden is her own spear, Engulfing Lightning. It gives her a secondary boost to her energy recharge and enhances 28% ATK. In total, you can get a maximum bonus of 80% with a whopping 30% energy recharge boost for 12 seconds after an elemental burst is cast. While Raiden’s Electro DMG scales for every 1 percent of Energy Recharge that she owns over the 100% base, Engulfing Lightning just adds one more layer to that effect.

Alternatively, if players aren't able to get this weapon, just use either Deathmatch or The Catch on her. The former is a battle pass weapon while the latter can be exchanged for free from the Inazuma fishing association.

Engulfing Lightning
The Engulfing Lightning is undoubtedly the best weapon to use on Raiden Shogun.

Other 5 Star spears like Skyward Spine or Primordial Jade Winged-Spear can be a decent generic choice on Raiden, however, they don't support her Burst as much as The Catch.


Emblem of Severed Fate 4-piece is the artifact of choice for Raiden's Main DPS build. On top of the Energy Recharge +20%, it also increases her Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. Players can get a maximum of 75% bonus DMG this way. This artifact maximizes the damage of Raiden's burst, allowing her to build around ER to deal damage.

Emblem Of Severed Fate
Emblem Of Severed Fate is one of the best artifact sets ever released in Genshin.

Alternatively, players can use either Noblesse Oblige or Thundering Fury on Raiden, which also boosts her Electro burst damage but to a lesser degree.

5. Best constellation for Raiden Shogun

Raiden Shogun has three power spikes at constellations 2, 4 and 6. However, C2 or C3 is enough to bring out her full potential.

  • At Constellation 2, Raiden Shogun's attack during her Burst will ignore 60% of enemies' defenses, which allow her to deal significantly more damage. Among the Constellations, this one has the most damage increase which is very useful for Burst DPS builds.
  • Constellation 4 allows players to build Raiden Shogun as a Burst-spamming sub-DPS. It gives a whopping 30% ATK bonus buff to allies for 10 seconds.
  • Finally, at Constellation 6, Raiden becomes a burst machine, with her burst reducing allies' burst cooldown. Only very few lucky or rich players would be able to reach this level.

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