Noelle is a 4-star Geo Claymore user in Genshin Impact. She is one of the first characters that you can get in the game, as a guaranteed drop from your first 10 pull. In this article, we are going to showcase a complete guide for Noelle Genshin Impact, including character profile, gameplay and best builds.

Genshin Impact Noelle
Noelle in Genshin Impact

1 - Genshin Impact Noelle Profile

Noelle is an apprentice knight who's serving under the Knights of Favonius as a maid. Her ultimate goal is to join their ranks one day. Noelle has an exceptional work ethic - she always strives to go over everyone's expectations.

Appearance-wise, Noelle is a beautiful woman dressed in an Armored version of the usual maid outfit. The heavy weapons she carries around contrast her short stature. Her outfit, Armored Rose, is described to be heavy and durable velvet and metal plates.

Noelle Genshin Impact Tier List: Before C6, she is a B-tier at support and DPS. After C6, she's A-tier.

2 - Noelle Genshin Impact Abilities

Normal attack: Favonius Bladework - Maid

  • Normal Attack: Performs up to 4 consecutive slashes.
  • Charged Attack: Consume stamina to perform a continuous swirling attack that strikes all nearby foes. Noelle ends the sequence with a powerful slash.
  • Plunging Attack: Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
Noelle Spin
Noelle's Charged Spin attack

Elemental Skill: Breastplate

Noelle's Elemental Skill deals AoE Geo DMG upon activation and summons a protective stone armor that scales based on her DEF. With the shield active, Noelle's Normal and Charged Attacks have a chance to heal all characters in the team. This heal also scales based on Noelle's DEF.

The shield has 150% DMG Absorption efficiency against all sources of damage.

Elemental Burst: Sweeping Time

Upon activation, Noelle's Elemental Burst deals AoE Geo DMG to all surrounding enemies. Afterward, it imbues her weapon with Geo and turns it into a gigantic Geo blade.

The Geo blade converts her Phys DMG to Geo DMG that can't be changed by other elemental infusions. Furthermore, Noelle gains a larger attack AoE and an ATK buff that scales based on her DEF stat.

Noelle's Elemental Burst
Noelle's Elemental Burst increases her range significantly.

3 - Noelle Genshin Impact Passives

Noelle's kit is all about increasing her defensive potential.

  • 1st Ascension Passive: Devotion

This is a passive ability that triggers automatically when your active character's HP falls below 30%. It creates a 20s shield that absorbs DMG equal to 400% of Noelle's DEF, with the same DMG Absorption ratio as her Skill. The cooldown of this passive is 60s and it does not work on Noelle herself.

Overall, this is a perfect ability to save glass cannon characters from getting instantly killed by enemies.

  • 4th Ascension Passive: Nice and Clean

Decrease the CD of Breastplate by 1s for every 4 attacks from Noelle. This allows Noelle to constantly activating her shield and heal.

  • Utility Passive: Maid's Knighthood

When a Perfect Cooking is achieved on a DEF-boosting dish, Noelle has a 12% chance to obtain double the product.

Noelle is always depicted with her shield.

4 - Noelle Genshin Impact Constellation

Noelle's full power can only be unlocked if you manage to reach C6. This is not too hard a feat, as she is a starter character.

  • I Got Your Back: Increases the chance of Breastplate's healing effects activating to 100% when Sweeping Time and Breastplate are both in effect.
  • Combat Maid: Increases Noelle's Charge attack damage by 15% and reduces its stamina cost by 20%.
  • Invulnerable Maid: Increases the Level of Breastplate by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • To Be Cleaned: When Breastplate's shield is destroyed by DMG or expired, it will deal 400% ATK of Geo DMG to surrounding opponents.
  • Favonius Sweeper Master: Increases the Level of Sweeping Time by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • Must Be Spotless: Sweeping Time increases Noelle's ATK by an additional 50% of her DEF. Additionally, every opponent defeated during the skill's duration adds 1s to the duration, up to 10s.
Noelle's Constellation
Noelle Genshin Impact Constellation

5 - Noelle Genshin Impact Gameplay & Best Build

Noelle is a fairly decent multi-role character. She can tank by providing shield, heal, and at the last level of Constellation, dealing massive GEO damage. As every part of her skill revolves around her DEF stat, her weapon and artifact choice must also follow that principle. There are 2 Noelle best builds where she plays as a DPS and a Support:

Noelle DPS Build

You need to balance between her DEF and ATK stat to make Noelle stronger. C6 is needed for truly top tier damage.

  • The best weapon for Noelle DPS is The Unforged. It increases Shield Strength by 20% and for each attack Noelle makes, she gains an ATK buff. If Noelle's shield is active, the buff is doubled. She can gain up to 40% more ATK with this weapon. Skyward Pride, Wolf's Gravestone and Whiteblind are good alternatives.
  • About Noelle best artifacts, the Retracing Bolide 4 piece set or the Gladiator's Finale 4 piece set are recommended.
Noelle Unforged
The Unforged is the best weapon for Noelle Genshin Impact Build.

Noelle Support build (heal+shield)

This build is best when you are maining other characters as DPS.

  • The best support weapon is Whiteblind. It increases ATK and DEF stat by 6% each hit, last for 6s with a max stack of 4. Sacrificial Greatsword is a decent alternative.
  • Maiden Beloved 4 piece set is the recommended artifacts for this build.
Noelle with Whiteblind

Noelle best team

Overall, Noelle is a super f2p friendly character, who can provide shield and heal for other members of the party while dishing out decent damage. Below are 2 versions of teams involving Noelle main DPS, for both Premium and F2P players. Noelle support can fit anywhere.

Premium Team: Noelle + Ningguang + Bennett + Xingqiu 

  • Noelle is the main tank + DPS.
  • Ningguang provides energy for Noelle's Burst. Furthermore, she can serve as a sub-DPS when Noelle's Burst is on CD.
  • Bennett boosts Noelle's ATK.
  • Xingqiu can Burst for additional DMG while Noelle is attacking.

F2P Team: Noelle + Kaeya + Amber + Xiangling

  • Noelle is the main tank + DPS.
  • Kaeya provides Energy for Noelle.
  • Xiangling is the sub-DPS to deal with Geo-resistance foes.
  • Amber can crowd control with her skill while giving Xiangling more damage.

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