Improved Weapons, Artifacts, and Substats

I hope you’re ready for a new meow-velous Genshin Impact support.

Kirara, Dendro’s latest character, has just debuted in Genshin Impact 3.7. She is a nekomata (cat girl with two tails) who hails from Inazuma, hence her traditional Japanese-inspired clothing and aesthetic. Her heritage as a supernatural creature isn’t what she knows, though. She is a delivery girl who travels between different countries, meeting characters from Amber to Arataki Itto. These delivery skills are extremely useful in an unexpected way: protecting packages (and teammates) and dealing with Dendro DMG.

See how to build Genshin Impactthe new cat of a Dendro shielder.

How to build Kirara in Genshin Impact

You can build Kirara as a Dendro DPS to improve her personal damage, but she won’t do the job as well as characters built specifically for a DPS role like Alhaitham. She excels at protecting and applying Dendro to trigger elemental reactions in Quicken and on specific Bloom teams. To do this, Kirara needs both hp as possible with just enough energy recharge so you don’t have to wait too long to use your Elemental Burst.

Kirara’s HP, like most shields, increases her shield’s damage absorption. In her case, she mostly protects her teammates from the Dendro DMG. She has a talent that increases her damage based on her HP, but it doesn’t make a significant enough difference to be worth focusing on. Her Elemental Burst deals AoE Dendro DMG and scatters “Cat Grass Cardamoms” similar to Dendro Core within its radius. It’s not great for dealing damage, because it doesn’t scale based on her HP. It’s just to deal with Dendro DMG, Elemental Burst DMG and trigger reactions. You need high Energy Recharge to keep using it for the good of your teammates.

With that in mind, these are the best weapons for Kirara.

The best weapons for Kirara

The Favonius Sword is considered “F2P friendly” because it is a four-star sword that you can get from standard banners. It’s not the only option you have, however.


There’s no need to pull for a five-star weapon for Kirara because of all the four-star options that will work just as well. However, if you have one of these 5 star swords below, they can seriously increase Kirara’s HP and her personal damage as a plus.

5 star weapons

  • Primordial Jade Cutter (HP) – HP increased by 20 percent. Additionally, it provides an ATK bonus based on 1.2% of the user’s maximum HP.
  • Key of Khaj-Nisut (HP) – HP increased by 20 percent. When an Elemental Skill hits opponents, you gain the effect of Great Hymn for 20 seconds. This effect increases the character’s elemental mastery by 0.12% of their maximum HP. This effect can be activated once every 0.3s. Maximum 3 stacks. When this effect gains 3 stacks, or when the duration of the third stack is updated, the Elemental Mastery of all nearby party members will increase by 0.2% of the equipped character’s maximum HP for 20 seconds.

The best free-to-play option for Kirara is the Sapwood Blade, a four-star crafted sword you can obtain after completing Sumeru’s Aranara quest line. However, if you haven’t made it to the Nation of Wisdom yet, you can also use any of the other popular Energy Recharge swords, such as Favonius Sword, Sacrificial Sword, or Festering Desire from the Chalk Prince event.

If all else fails, an Elemental Mastery sword will also work to increase Elemental DMG and any elemental reactions Kirara causes. The Iron Sting, which you can obtain from the blacksmith in Mondstadt, is a crafted Elemental Mastery weapon that appears early in the game.

It’s almost always best to hold Kirara’s Elemental Skill down so you can apply Dendro to any enemies she comes into contact with. It also ends in a stronger final attack once the skill expires.


4 star weapons

  • Sapwood Blade (Energy Recharge) – After activating Burning, Quicken, Aggravate, Spread, Bloom, Hyperbloom or Burgeon, a Leaf of Consciousness will be created around the character for a maximum of 10 seconds. When picked up, the Leaf will grant the character 60 Elemental Mastery for 12 seconds. Only 1 Leaf can be spawned this way every 20 seconds. This effect can still trigger if the character is not on the field. The effect of Leaf of Conscience cannot be stacked.
  • Favonius Sword (Energy Recharge) – CRIT hits have a 60 percent chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12s.
  • Sacrificial Sword (Energy Recharge) – After damaging an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30 seconds.
  • Iron Sting (Elemental Mastery) – Dealing Elemental DMG increases all DMG by 6% for 6 seconds. Maximum 2 stacks. It can only occur once every second.

Kirara’s weapon will also minimally affect which artifact stats to focus on. Here are the best artifacts to use on HP-hungry nekomata.

Best Artifacts for Kirara

Look at that juicy HP stat. You can tell that Kirara doesn’t have a Dendro DMG Goblet because of her stats.


Any artifact set that increases Kirara’s HP or Dendro DMG is a viable choice. If you want to maximize Kirara’s usefulness as a shielder, build her HP as much as possible. You can’t go wrong with two pieces Millelith’s Tenacity It is Vourukasha’s Glowor any artifacts with HP as their main stat.

Tenacity of Millelith is also worth considering as a four-piece set. Increases party members’ attack by 20% and increases shield strength, even if Kirara is not on the field. This strengthens your team as a whole, which is worth more than increasing Kirara’s HP a little more. Some content creators like Gacha Gamer also recommend Noble obligation, an artifact that has been in Genshin Impact since its earliest days. It arguably works as a better option to additionally increase Kirara’s personal damage and buff her teammates.

Memories of the Deep Woods increases the damage of Dendro reactions because it decreases Dendro RES as a four-piece set. However, if you use it on a team with a Dendro DPS, give it to the DPS.

Kirara is equipped with a two-piece Tenacity of Millelith and a two-piece Vourukasha’s Glow in the trial, which you can try for free at Genshin Impact event menu.


Millelith’s tenacity

  • 2 parts: HP +20 percent.
  • 4-piece: When an Elemental Skill hits an opponent, the ATK of all nearby party members is increased by 20% and Shield Strength is increased by 30% for 3 seconds. This effect can be triggered once every 0.5 seconds. This effect can still trigger even when the character wearing this artifact set is not on the field.

Vourukasha’s Glow

  • 2 parts: HP +20 percent.
  • 4-piece: Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG will be increased by 10 percent. After the equipment character receives DMG, the DMG bonus mentioned above is increased by 80 percent for 5 seconds. This effect boost can have 5 stacks. The duration of each stack is counted independently. These effects can be triggered even when the character who equipped it is not on the field.

Noble obligation

  • 2 parts: Elemental Blast DMG +20 percent.
  • 4-piece: Using an Elemental Burst increases the ATK of all party members by 20% for 12 seconds. This effect cannot stack.

Memories of the Deep Woods

  • 2 parts: Bonus Dendro DMG +15%.
  • 4-piece: After Elemental Skills or Bursts hit opponents, the targets’ Dendro RES will be reduced by 30% for eight seconds. This effect can be triggered even if the character who equipped it is not on the field.

Better Artifact Substats for Kirara

As mentioned before, hp is Kirara’s favorite stat. A higher HP stat benefits all of the most useful skills in your kit, mostly related to Dendro DMG protection and absorption. If you can’t get an Energy Recharge weapon for whatever reason, try to get one Energy Recharge Sands (the hourglass-looking artifact) to reduce the cooldown of your Elemental Burst.

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