Shikanoin Heizou or just Heizou is the newest character in Genshin Impact, released as part of the 2.8 update. He is a 4-star Anemo Catalyst user with the unique ability to fight in close combat with anemo-infused martial art.

In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the top 5 characters to support Heizou.

1. Xingqiu

Despite being a 4-star character, Xingqiu is considered the best sword user in Genshin Impact. He is the most consistent Hydro support/sub DPS in the game, who can apply Hydro while staying off-field.

Xingqiu is a common support that most players already have.

With Yelan being a 5-star and recently released, players might not have her yet. Xingqiu, on the other hand, is a staple 4 star and most players should have him. His Hydro application should support Heizou pretty well, allowing him to swirl with the Venerer set to deal extra damage. His Hydro also reacts with Electro, a common element to use in Heizou teams.

2. Yelan

Yelan is pretty much an upgraded version of Xingqiu, with the same Elemental Burst. However, her passive gives Heizou an extra 50% damage, allowing him to be much more effective.

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Yelan's damage potential is insane.

Players can even run her alongside Xingqiu in a Heizou team, as his Venerer swirl would improve the damage of her and Xingqiu's Elemental Burst.

3. Fischl

Fischl is the best off-field electro support in the game, with the ability to apply the element constantly using her Skill. With the right rotations, players can get 100% up time, boosting Heizou's damage greatly.

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Fischl's main job is to apply Electro.

If players are running Heizou with either Yelan or Xingqiu, Fischl would still work, as her Electro application just create Electro Charged and does not interfere with Hydro reactions.

4. Xiangling

Xiangling is one of the strongest and most flexible Sub DPS characters in the game. She has high ATK Speed, high AoE Burst damage with a strong Pyro application that persists even after switching out. There's a reason fans called her "the Pyro Archon" - she performs better than a lot of 5-star characters.

C4 Xiangling is actually SS tier, with her Burst lasting 40% longer. When combined with Heizou, players should be able to swirl and deal a lot of damage with Pyro.

Xiangling is an amazing burst support.

5. Raiden Shogun

Being an Archon, Raiden Shogun is a top-tier Electro character who can deal high damage as both main and sub DPS. Besides her innate high stats, Raiden also has an excellent kit that increases the team's Elemental Burst damage and Energy Recharge.

As spamming Elemental Burst is one of the most common, cookie-cutter strategies in the game, Raiden Shogun is a staple of the best team comps for Genshin's hardest content. She should be an excellent character to support Heizou.

Raiden is the main character in a lot of builds.

Raiden Shogun gets a huge power spike at C2, where she gains a passive that allows her skill and burst to ignore 60% of enemies' DEF.

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