One of the newest characters in Genshin Impact is the Ordainer of Inexorable Judgment Neuvillette. This straight-laced individual offers an equally straightforward playstyle that delivers extremely powerful beams of Hydro-infused attacks to enemies. Still, his kit might not be that understandable for some players. So, here’s this guide to tell you how to use him appropriately.
It should be noted that while this guide will focus on playstyle technicalities, it isn’t a build-oriented guide that will tell you what artifact sets are appropriate for the character. Since the character is still new and currently being tested at the time of writing, players are still discovering tech that might make certain sets stand above others. Instead, this guide will look at Talent level priority, playstyle, and team compositions.
How Does Neuvillette Play in Genshin Impact?
Neuvillette is a Hydro-focused character that focuses heavily on Charged attacks. His main focus relies upon the water orbs that are left scattered around the field whenever he uses his Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst. His Charged Attack has an extremely long wind-up time. However, it delivers a mighty stream of attacks at a long-ranged straight-line AoE.
The Charge Attack wind-up time can be lowered by collecting the orbs that Neuvillette generates. Each time he performs his Charge Attack, Neuvillette will try to collect as many orbs as possible to both heal himself and also reduce the wind-up time of his charge attack. This healing will also play an important role with his 4th Ascension Passive in which he gains 0.6% Hydro DMG Bonus (Up to 30%) for each 1% of HP he has over 30%.
Important Things to Note About Neuvillette’s Charged Attack
It’s important to note that Neuvillette is not invincible while doing this attack. He can be staggered by enemy attacks during his charging or while blasting opponents. As such, if you are going to get hit frequently, it might be worthwhile to invest in a shielder unit like Layla, Diona, and Kirara, or a stagger resist unit like Xinqjiu.
It’s also worth noting that his stream attack gradually consumes HP. This is important as his bonus effect will constantly drain as well. While he can easily sustain himself thanks to his gimmick, he can also use the aid of healers like Kokomi and Kuki Shinobu to maintain his Hydro DMG bonus topped up at all times.
Talent Level Priority
Neuvillette will majorly deal with Charged Attacks. As such, your main priority when it comes to his talents lies within his Normal Attack. His Burst and Elemental Skill should only serve as additional channels to create orbs to decrease the wind-up time of his Charged Attack beams.
If you still can’t decide between leveling up his Skill or Burst first. It should be noted that his Burst does a fair lot more damage compared to his Elemental Skill. Not to mention that the Elemental Burst has a bigger Area of Effect compared to the Skill and just looks cooler in general if you’re into that sort of thing!
One of Neuvillette’s most wonderful features is his flexibility as a DPS unit compared to others. He can be fit in a wide variety of teams ranging from Dendro-focused teams to Electro-focused teams. If you’re looking for a few team composition ideas to fit, here are a few recommendations from the subreddit Neuvillette Mains.
- Hypercarry: Neuvillette/Kazuha/Offensive Flex (Fischl/Yae Miko/Mona/Yelan)/Zhongli
- Hyperbloom: Neuvillette/Nahida/Raiden Shogun/Kuki Shinobu
- Nilou Bloom: Neuvillette/Nilou/Nahida/Baizhu
- Taser: Neuvillette/Fischl/Beidou/Kazuha
- Vaporize: Neuvillette/Xiangling/Bennett/Kazuha
Genshin Impact is available on PlayStation, PC, and Mobile Devices. If you’re looking for more advice regarding the new content offered by Version 4.1, check out our guide on how to defeat the Millennial Pearl Seahorse.