Barbatos Genshin Impact Guide

Barbatos Genshin Impact Guide

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Genshin Impact is an open-world RPG that features unique characters with powerful abilities. Players will obtain characters as they proceed through in-game content or use in-game currency to summon them on wishing banners. With characters featuring their signature skills, players want to make the best use of their stats to clear the content the game offers.

Now, When it comes to researching characters and experimenting best weapons and builds, Character guides can save a lot of time for players. They help players focus on optimal builds, weapons, and team compositions. This becomes extremely important when players challenge tough content and clear it under a time limit. Players can go through character guides, learn about characters, and experiment with their builds to adapt a better playstyle.

In this Barbatos Genshin Impact Guide, I’ll be going over one such character, which is essential in the game’s lore and has awesome gameplay. Venti! The windborne bard, or I shall say The Anemo archon.

Venti: Character Details

venti guide character

One of the many bards of Mondstadt, who freely wanders the city’s streets and alleys

  • Title: Windborne Bard
  • Allegiance: Mondstadt
  • Rarity: 5-star
  • Weapon Type: Bow
  • Element: Anemo
  • Birthday: 16 June

You may be wondering who is this Barbatos I’m talking about? He’s Venti! Barbatos is Venti’s lore name, and for simplicity, I’ll refer him by his in-game name. Venti is one among seven archons in Teyvat and is Anemo Archon of the city of freedom Mondstadt.

When you are starting the game, you will see him interacting with Dvalin on the outskirts of Mondstadt City, and shortly after that, you engage in a chase with Dvalin. I won’t go into spoilers here to save the fun for you, but Venti is quite important for the game’s storyline.

Coming to his gameplay, Venti offers quite a package of abilities, offering AoE crowd control abilities and skills that can help you explore the regions faster. He can help you with a clear abundance of content, whether it’s in the overworld or the Spiral abyss. And with all these abilities, he has passive abilities that can make your game experience smoother. So, having Venti in your character roster will pay you off in the longer run.

Venti: Character Availability

Venti Character Availability

Venti was available in the Ballad of Goblets banner, which ran around September 2020 and March 2021. Those banners consisted of 4-star characters like Xiangling, Fischl, and Sucrose, that can fill various roles in your team. Though you need that promoted character, you should also pay attention to the 4-star characters besides the 5-star unit. 4-star characters can pack a punch when they have constellations on them.

However, as of writing this guide, Venti isn’t available on any wish banner in Genshin impact version 2.5. But, don’t worry, Genshin Impact has re-runs of different characters over time, and we may see another Venti re-run in the future. Who knows? Childe also had three re-runs; maybe we see Venti next time?

Character Stat Progression

CHARACTER STAT PROGRESSION
CHARACTER LEVEL BASE HP BASE ATK BASE DEF ENERGY RECHARGE (% INCREASE)
ASCENSION STAT
1 820 20 52 0
20+ 2830 71 180 0
40+ 4734 118 301 8
60+ 7331 183 465 16
70+ 8557 214 543 24
80+ 9791 245 622 32
90 10531 263 669 32

I’ve listed key levels where you’ll see significant changes to the character’s overall stats. And, I highly recommend you to level up Venti to the maximum level following your world level. Because if you plan to use him as support in-game, which also seems to be his best role, a boost in Elemental Mastery will pay off in the longer run.

When it comes to Anemo characters like Venti, who can synergize well in most team compositions, you should invest properly in them. Anemo characters can equip Viridescent Venerer artifacts, and with the help of swirl reaction, they can benefit from the artifact set’s bonus. So, my best tip for you is to pay attention to your anemo character building and choose a suitable weapon for them.

Attack Talents

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Let’s go over Venti’s talents, and I will give my remarks on how useful they are for gameplay and overall combat mechanics.

I’ll list their stats and give you some tips on how you can make the best use of his abilities. So, buckle up because we gonna go on a knowledge trip from here on!

Normal Attack: Divine Marksmanship

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  Lv1 Lv2 Lv3 Lv4 Lv5 Lv6 Lv7 Lv8 Lv9 Lv10
1-Hit DMG 20.38% 22.04% 23.7% 26.07% 27.73% 29.63% 32.23% 34.84% 37.45% 40.29%
2-Hit DMG 44.38% 47.99% 51.6% 56.76% 60.37% 64.5% 70.18% 75.85% 81.53% 87.72%
3-Hit DMG 52.37% 56.64% 60.9% 66.99% 71.25% 76.13% 82.82% 89.52% 96.22% 103.53%
4-Hit DMG 26.06% 28.18% 30.3% 33.33% 35.45% 37.87% 41.21% 44.54% 47.87% 51.51%
5-Hit DMG 50.65% 54.78% 58.9% 64.79% 68.91% 73.63% 80.1% 86.58% 93.06% 100.13%
6-Hit DMG 70.95% 76.73% 82.5% 90.75% 96.53% 103.13% 112.2% 121.28% 130.35% 140.25%
Aimed Shot DMG 43.86% 47.43% 51% 56.1% 59.67% 63.75% 69.36% 74.97% 80.58% 86.7%
Fully- Charged Aimed Shot DMG 124% 133.3% 142.6% 155% 164.3% 173.6% 186% 198.4% 210.8% 223.2%
Plunge DMG 56.83% 61.45% 66.08% 72.69% 77.31% 82.6% 89.87% 97.14% 104.41% 112.34%
Low Plunge DMG 113.63% 122.88% 132.13% 145.35% 154.59% 165.17% 179.7% 194.23% 208.77% 224.62%
High Plunge DMG 141.93% 153.49% 165.04% 181.54% 193.1% 206.3% 224.45% 242.61% 260.76% 280.57%

Normal Attack: Perform up to 6 consecutive shots with a bow

You won’t be using Venti’s regular attacks even if you reach the end-game. Venti’s not built for physical damage with regular attacks; instead, focus on his skill and burst.

Charged Attack: Perform a more precise Aimed shot with increased DMG; favorable winds will accumulate on the arrowhead while aiming. A fully charged wind arrow will deal Anemo DMG.

Charged attacks can be suitable for elemental applications. If you see an Anemo totem, you can use Venti’s charged attack to apply anemo on that totem to activate its related mechanism. You can aim precisely and apply a swirl reaction to enemies with charged attacks. So, I’ll say it’s not that important, but also you shouldn’t ignore the utility it brings to the table.

One more tip, you can use Venti’s charged attack behind a character to have a nice feather animation effect. Quite helpful when clicking pictures with your friends in co-op!

Plunging Attack: Fires off a shower of arrows in mid-air before falling and striking the ground, dealing AoE DMG upon impact

I don’t think plunging attacks are useful on Venti, simply because you have to think strategically and avoid making unconventional attacks when fighting enemies.

Overall, I’ll say even if you keep your talent level for this attack at level 1, it’s enough to pass through end-game content like Spiral abyss. But I won’t recommend you use his normal attacks in combats and leave them at talent level 1. You shouldn’t level up his normal talent unless you go for major damage Venti.

Skyward Sonnet

Skyward Sonnet

  Lvl 1 Lvl 2  Lvl 3  Lvl 4  Lvl 5  Lvl 6  Lvl 7  Lvl 8  Lvl 9  Lvl 10
Press DMG  276 % 296 % 317 % 345 % 365 % 386 % 414 % 441 % 469 % 496 %
Press CD  6 s 6 s 6 s 6 s 6 s 6 s 6 s 6 s 6 s 6 s
Hold DMG  380 % 408 % 437 % 475 % 503 % 532 % 570 % 608 % 646 % 684 %
Hold CD 15 s 15 s 15 s 15 s 15 s 15 s 15 s 15 s 15 s 15 s

In the day when gods and men walked the earth together, the heavens were filled with countless songs. This melody has long since been forgotten.

Press: Summons a Wind Domain at the opponent’s location, dealing AoE Anemo DMG and launching opponents into the air

Skyward Sonnet is helpful when applying anemo element or triggering a swirl reaction to a group of enemies in front of you. However, it may not be effective against heavy enemies like ruin guards to lift them in the air like hilicurls. So, if you’re looking to displace some enemies quickly, then pressing his skill will help you. Enjoy the view of collecting energy particles with your enemies in the air.

Hold: Summons an even larger Wind Domain with Venti as the epicenter, dealing AoE Anemo DMG and launching affected opponents into the air. After unleashing the Hold version of this ability, Venti rides the wind into the air. Opponents hit by Skyward Sonnet will fall to the ground slowly.

Holding version of Skyward Sonnet is quite helpful for exploration in mountain terrain. Rather than climbing and using stamina on a rock, you can hold Venti’s skill and have an upcurrent formed there. With that, you can glide to rock and save a bit of stamina. Trust me; whenever I’m exploring a new region, I keep Venti in my team to glide on top of tricky rocks.

You can hold Venti’s skill on top of constructs like Zhongli’s Pillar and increase the distance you go in the upcurrent. Place Zhongli’s pillar, climb on top of it, then hold Venti’s Skill. Voila! Now, you are one floor above the previous level.

I recommend you to level up this talent level if you’re planning to use Venti and get better damage when using this skill on enemies.

Wind’s Grand Ode

Wind's Grand Ode

  Lvl 1 Lvl 2  Lvl 3  Lvl 4  Lvl 5  Lvl 6  Lvl 7  Lvl 8  Lvl 9  Lvl 10
DoT 37.6 % 40.4 % 43.2 % 47 % 49.8 % 52.6 % 56.4 % 60.1 % 63.9 % 67.6 %
Additional Elemental DMG  18.8 % 20.2 % 21.6 % 23.5 % 24.9 % 26.3 % 28 % 30 % 31.9 % 33.8 %
Duration 8 s 8 s 8 s 8 s 8 s 8 s 8 s 8 s 8 s 8 s
CD 15 s 15 s 15 s 15 s 15 s 15 s 15 s 15 s 15 s 15 s
Energy Cost 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60

Many hymns written in praise of the Anemo archon have been lost to time. This one sings his mastery over the wind.

Fires off and arrow made of countless coalesced winds, creating a huge Stormeye that sucks in opponents and deals continuous Anemo DMG

Elemental Absorption:

If the Stormeye comes into contact with Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro, it will deal with additional elemental DMG of that type. Elemental Absorption may only occur once peruse.

Venti’s signature ability is where he creates a vortex to pull nearby enemies and, with elemental infusion, wreak havoc. Trust me, it’s tonnes of fun to see your enemies become ashes, and you’re just standing there. With Venti’s burst, some abyss floors become a cakewalk and won’t require much effort from your end. When it comes to Spiral abyss challenges where you have to defend a monolith to a certain percentage, fire off a Venti ult, and relax. As simple as that to clear the chambers with tons of mobs.

Keep in mind that you need to take care of your position because Venti’s ult is placed at a distance, so make sure to get to a better location and not fire off the ult behind chamber walls. Otherwise, your burst will go to waste and not be able to pull any enemies. His burst shines quite well when there are enemies and trigger swirl reactions on them.

Talent level priority: Wind’s Grand Ode -> Skyward Sonnett – > Divine Marksmanship

I won’t’ recommend you invest in his first talent level, Divine Marksmanship, because you rarely use it. Even if you use it, you will either apply anemo element on some totem or aim at a flying object. Unless you want to build him in damage dealing role, you should avoid leveling up that talent.

But when it comes to leveling up his elemental burst and skill, I highly recommend you to invest in them, and if you love playing Venti, you can even crown his elemental burst. This will ensure that you have better damage potential to swipe off enemy mobs in one go!

Passive Talents

venti Passive Talents

Windrider

Decreases gliding Stamina consumption for own party members by 20%. Not stackable with passive talents that provide the same effects

venti Windrider

When it comes to exploration, Venti is one of the best characters. You can pair him up with another Anemo character to take benefit from Anemo elemental resonance, Impetuous Winds, which provides the following benefits

  • Reduces stamina consumption rate by 15%
  • Increases movement speed by 10%
  • Shortens skill cooldown by 5%

I highly recommend using Venti while exploring a new region to benefit from his passive and reduce your stamina consumption rate. Most of the time, whenever you go to a new region, you have to unlock teleport points and roam around vast areas of land. Stamina plays an important role in exploration, so you can consume food to reduce its consumption rate, and if you have elemental resonance in effect, that’s a cherry on top.

Embrace of Winds

venti Embrace of Winds

Holding Skyward Sonnet creates an upcurrent that lasts for the 20s

Yet another reason to have Venti in your team while exploring. Suppose there’s a small cliff you need to go over or climb a few rocks. Just hold Venti’s skill, Skyward Sonnet and have a nice glide to your destination or ride the upcurrent to save some stamina.

Most of the time, when collecting elemental oculis, you will notice that they are placed in tricky locations and sometimes even above ground level. You can use Venti’s skill there and glide to collect that oculus and save yourself from placing a construct and climbing it.

Stormeye

venti Stormeye

Regenerates 15 Energy for Venti after the effects of Wind’s Grand Ode end. If an Elemental Absorption occurs, this also restores 15 Energy to all characters of that corresponding element in the party.

Venti is super good for clearing small mobs of enemies you encounter in the overworld. Most of them consist of hilicurls, and other lightweight enemies easily pulled into his vortex. With low energy recharge requirements, Venti’s burst recharge quite fast. And with his passive unlocked, elemental energy bonanza is waiting for your party members.

Whenever I’m exploring a new region and encounter some enemies, the first thing I do is fire off Venti’s ult and have them grouped up in a vortex to damage them all together. Venti’s burst doesn’t have high energy recharge requirements with energy refund and tons of energy particles. So, he’s super good, either if you’re exploring the overworld or fighting enemies in the Abyss.

Constellations

venti Constellations

1. Splitting Gales

Fires 2 additional arrows per Aimed Shot, each dealing 33% of the original arrow’s DMG

This constellation is helpful if you plan to build Venti with a CRIT rate build. Because with this constellation unlocked, you have shotgun Venti. That’s what it looks like. With the charged attack, you have extra two arrows that deal Anemo DMG. However, I’ll still recommend you to build Venti as support if you’re planning to use him in the Abyss.

2. Breeze of Reminiscence

Skyward Sonnet decreases the opponent’s Anemo Res and Physical RES by 12% for 10s. Opponents launched by Skyward Sonnet suffer an additional 12% Anemo RES and Physical RES decrease while airborne.

Quite a nice boost to Venti if you are building him as a support. You can benefit from extra Anemo elemental and physical resistance shred to deal extra damage. Also, if there are enemies like hilicurls which are lightweight, you can launch them in the air and shred their resistance at the same time. I see it as a win-win situation for the support role Venti!

3. Ode to Thousand Winds

Increases the level of Wind’s Grand Ode by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15

Massive upgrade to support Venti that enhances his burst potential. This constellation is a good pit stop if you want to save your primogems. With this constellation unlocked, you can benefit from Venti’s upgraded burst level and boost his overall damage potential. This constellation is quite game-changing if you’re using a support Venti.

4. Hurricane of Freedom

When Venti picks up an Elemental Orb or Particle, he receives a 25% Anemo DMG Bonus for 10s

This constellation is more focused on a damage-dealing Venti role. Because you’re getting an Anemo DMG bonus boost, you can take the most benefit from Venti’s charged shots and skill. So, you can charge your shots and shoot the enemies with a massive Anemo DMG Blast after using his skill.

5. Concerto dal Cielo

Increases the level of Skyward Sonney by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15

Now, at this point, it simply becomes your choice whether you want to play Venti in a damage-dealing role or support role. Whichever role you choose, he will shine in that. All thanks to his previous unlocked constellations and area-wide abilities.

6. Storm of Defiance

Targets who take DMG from WInd’s Grand Ode have their Anemo RES decreased by 20%. If an Elemental Absorption occurred, then their RES towards the corresponding element is also decreased by 20%

Combining this constellation with Viridescent Venerer’s 4-piece set bonus makes Venti perfect support for any elemental damage dealing team composition. With 60% resistance shred from artifact set, you have an extra elemental shred on top of it.

Overall, I’ll say Venti is quite good even if you are at zero constellation level. I’ve been playing Venti since starting the game and so far never felt the need to get extra constellations. However, if you can afford to get his constellations, then it comes down to your playstyle, whether you want to build him as a support or a damage dealer.

I’ve given my remarks above to help you decide on a stopping point on his constellation and how his gameplay changes. However, if you want to play Venti in a certain role, make sure to couple him with good teammates who synergize well with his abilities. This will help you clear most of the content game offers.

Ascension Material

Ascension Material Genshin

Genshin Impact heavily relies on farming in-game materials to ascending your characters. Sometimes you need to pre-farm for characters you want to invest your resources. More or less, you can’t get away from farming if you’re playing Genshin Impact.

Ascension Material Requirements
Vayuda Turquoise Silver = 1 Slime Condensate = 18 Cecilia = 168
Vayuda Turquoise Fragment = 9 Slime Secretions = 30 Hurricane Seed = 46
Vayuda Turquoise Chunk = 9 Slime Concentrate = 36
Vayuda Turquoise Gemstone = 6 Total mora required for ascension = 420,000
Single Talent Material Requirements to max out
Teachins of Ballad = 3 Slime Condensate = 6 Tail of Boreas =6
Guide to Ballad = 21 Slime Secretions = 22 Crown of Insight = 1
Philosophies of Ballad = 38 Slime Concentrate = 31
Total mora required for talent ascension = 1,652,500

 

Here, I’ve listed Venti’s ascension material that you need for his ascension beyond level 80. I recommend you co-op with some friends or ask some randoms to help you out. Sometimes, it happens that farming can become boring, but when you’re playing with your friends, everything seems easier unless you’re running a barbara and fighting an Oceanid. Jokes apart, the co-op will help you save time and have fun simultaneously.

Related read: Comprehensive Ocaeanid Genshin Impact Guide.

Playstyle

You can either play Venti as support or main damage dealer. The major difference between these roles will be the weapons and artifacts you’ll be using. CRIT build will help you build a damage-dealer Venti, whereas Elemental Mastery is more inclined to support Venti.

In CRIT build, your main focus is to increase his elemental damage so that he can do more Anemo damage to enemies. You will focus on stats like ATK%, Anemo DMG Bonus, and CRIT rate or CRIT damage. However, this may depend on the constellations you have for him because Venti’s constellations affect how you can play him in different roles.

The Elemental Mastery build focuses on building Elemental Mastery on all main artifact stats. The main goal here is to build as much elemental mastery as possible on Venti to benefit from swirl reaction. Swirl reaction’s damage increases with Elemental Mastery and character level.

This will eventually help you to shred elemental resistance and deal off-field damage at the same time. My recommendation is to build support Venti and take the most benefit of his kit.

Artifacts

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Genshin Impact features unique in-game items called artifacts that you can use to boost your characters’ stats. Artifacts consist of the following items:

  • Flower of Life
  • Plume of Death
  • Sands of Eon
  • Goblet of Eonothem
  • Circlet of Logos

Generally, you can equip each of these on your character and make changes to your character’s stats. Whether it’s for boosting your characters’ ATK% or elemental damage bonus or even health, artifacts are your way to go. You can equip artifacts in combinations of 2-piece, 2-piece, or full 4-piece sets. There are different bonuses associated with these sets depending on the combination you’re using and the artifact set you’re equipping.

Suppose you want to know what each artifact piece does and get into more details about it. I’ll recommend you to read a general artifacts guide.

Let’s go over Venti’s artifacts and see which set is suited for a certain role.

Viridescent Venerer

2-piece set bonus:- Increases Anemo DMG bonus by 15%

4-piece set bonus:- Increases swirl DMG by 60% and decreases opponent’s elemental resistance to the element infused in the swirl by 40% for the 10s.

Generally, this is the best artifact set for Venti. As you’ll be triggering a swirl reaction in his burst, you can take the most benefit from this artifact set. When it comes to Anemo characters, Viridescent Venerer set is the go-to option to use on them. The only reason for that is the amount of elemental shred you get from using this artifact set on anemo characters.

If you’re planning to use a full Full Elemental Mastery build on Venti, then this artifact will shine a lot in Venti’s support role. It will help him become an awesome off-field damage dealer, and you will be able to perform team rotations fluidly.

4 Piece Noblesse Oblige

2-piece set bonus: Elemental Burst DMG +20%

4-piece set bonus: Using an Elemental Burst, increase all party members’ ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.

The 4-piece noblesse set is quite a decent set if you don’t have a venerer set on Support Venti. It makes him an off-field damage dealer who can pull enemies into the vortex and provide an ATK% bonus to other team members. If you don’t have a Venerer set, you can equip this, but I’ll recommend you switch to Venerer set in the future.

4 Piece Instructors set

2-piece set bonus: Increases Elemental Mastery by 80

4-piece set bonus: After using Elemental Skill, increases all party members’ Elemental Mastery by 120 for 8s.

If you’re an early game player, then a 4-piece instructor set would be an awesome choice to have on Venti. Especially with its bonuses when it comes to buffing up Venti’s overall Elemental Mastery.

2-Piece artifact options

Depending on your requirements, get an extra burst damage boost, an Elemental Mastery boost, or compensate energy recharge requirements. You can use the following 2-piece set in combinations until you get a proper 4-piece Viridescent Venerer set. 

Why Viridescent Venerer? Because it’s simply the best artifact for Venti and provides immense value to overall team members.

You can use the following artifacts in 2-piece combination to fill up stats you need:

  • Viridescent Venerer – Anemo DMG
  • Emblem of Severed Fate – Energy Recharge
  • Noblesse Oblige – Burst DMG
  • Wanderer’s Troupe – Increase Elemental Mastery

Weapons

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Now, let’s talk about weapons that you can use on Venti. I’ll recommend you to refer to their weapon-specific guides to know more about them in detail. However, I’ll give a basic summary of their passives and secondary stats so that you can get an overview of what that weapon does.

5-star Weapons

Elegy of the End

Elegy is a 5-star weapon that features Energy recharge as its secondary stat and offers plenty of base attack to the character. The best thing about this weapon is it’s passive that helps you gain an elemental mastery bonus and ATK% increase even if your character is not on the field. Remember that you need to gain some stacks to benefit from the passive.

I’ll say Elegy of the end is one of the best 5-star weapon options for support Venti and provides an overall team boost with burst spam. Burst spam? Well, that’s how I call it when you don’t have much problem getting your burst back. So, the question is, how do you do that?

Venti’s ascension stat is energy recharge and combines that with Elegy of the end’s energy recharge. Voila! You’ve got decent energy recharge on Venti and even get your burst back before the cooldown.

Skyward Harp

Skyward Harp features CRIT rate as its secondary stat with plenty of base attack to pump up the character’s damage potential. However, this is more suitable if you plan to build Venti in a damage-dealing role. Having extra constellations on Venti can further enhance his damage potential, and you can benefit from optimal CRIT ratios.

Overall, Skyward harp isn’t a bad option if you are focusing on CRIT build as it will also give some CRIT DMG boost from its passive and inflict a small AoE attack that occurs every 4s. I don’t think you will have any problem clearing content in the overworld with this weapon; however, you may have to reconsider doing Spiral abyss.

Related: Comprehensive Skyward Harp Guide.

Thundering Pulse

Thundering Pulse features CRIT DMG as its secondary stat with plenty of base attack at level 90. Though, Thundering pulse’s passive increases ATK by 20%, the normal attack damage boost you get from it is not advisable on Venti.

I won’t recommend you to level up Venti’s normal attack talent level simply because it’s not worth it to build him as a Physical damage dealer. Any character can work with abnormal artifact sets and weapon choices in the overworld. Still, when clearing end-game content like Spiral abyss, you need optimal team compositions with suitable artifact sets.

So, Thundering pulse is a good option for CRIT build Venti that offers CRIT DMG with an increase in ATK% from its passive.

4-star options

Stringless

Stringless is a 4-star weapon that offers Elemental mastery as its secondary stat and has a passive that boosts your elemental skill and burst damage. It is one of the best 4-star options for support Venti because of its elemental mastery secondary stat.

I’ve been using this weapon on Venti for quite a long time and so far was able to clear any content where Venti was required. Also, 4-star weapons can be refined easily, making them one of the best weapon choices when using on characters.

Windblume Ode

Windblume Ode was a featured event weapon that offers Elemental Mastery as its secondary stat. It was launched in the Invitation of Windblume event, and players could refine this weapon to the maximum level.

Genshin Impact has featured events where players have a chance to obtain event-exclusive weapons along with their refinements. So, free-to-play players have an awesome chance to get weapons suited for their favorite characters. Weapons indeed offer decent passives and can be refined to the maximum level in the event. You should not miss any exclusive events if you are a free-to-play player.

Windblume Ode is an awesome choice because of its passive that offers a 32% ATK increase at maximum refinement for 6s. However, keep in mind to use Venti’s elemental skill before using his burst to benefit from passive damage increase. This is also a decent option if you are building Venti as support.

Prototype Crescent

Prototype Crescent is a 4-star craftable weapon you can forge at a blacksmith’s shop if you have a prototype billet and required ore materials. This weapon is a complete package of ATK% boost with its secondary stat and passive focusing on ATK%. But, there’s a catch in passive that you have to hit enemies’ weak spots to benefit from them.

If you’re able to hit weak spots of enemies, like ruin guard’s eye, then extra movement SPD and ATK% increase from passive can boost Venti’s damage potential in a CRIT build.

Favonius Warbow

Favonius Warbow offers energy recharge as its secondary stat and can generate energy particles from its passive effect. This weapon isn’t the optimal choice for Venti because Venti already has his ascension stat as energy recharge. And having this weapon on him means overkilling energy recharge stat.

But, in some situations, you can equip this weapon if you don’t have decent artifact pieces or stats to compensate lack of energy recharge. This will enable you to have Venti’s burst back even before cooldown and ensure 100% uptime for his ult. So, highly possible that you will be spamming his burst here and there without worrying about energy recharge requirements.

Specific Food

A Buoyant Breeze

Venti’s special dish can be decorated using Cecilia flowers; however, ingredients are quite normal when cooking it. But if you taste it carefully, you can taste the flavor of “a wind that brings hope and tiny twists of fate.” Perhaps this is exactly what Venti wants.

Buoyant Breeze is Venti’s special dish, meaning if you cook Barbatos Ratatouille, you have a chance to get this dish. With RNG involved in most of the activities in-game, cooking is no different.

  • Rarity : 3-star
  • Recipe: Carrot x 4 | Potato x 4 | Onion x 4
  • Effect: Decreases all-party members’ gliding and sprinting stamina consumption rate by 25% for the 1800s. In co-op mode, this effect only applies to your character(s)

Team Composition

Overall, Venti is quite flexible in team composition because his elemental burst Stormeye can infuse with Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro element. This enables his burst to trigger elemental reactions, boosting his overall elemental mastery. Also, with the help of the Venerer artifact, you can shred Elemental resistance from enemies.

Let’s go over his team compositions and see which will fit your playstyle without further ado.

Freeze

Venti’s elemental burst cannot pull heavy enemies, only when frozen. This makes the freeze team a good option to utilize Venti and benefit from his crowd control abilities. Depending on your requirements, you can swap in extra Cryo/Hydro/Anemo characters to benefit from Elemental Resonance and further optimize your gameplay.

I’ve listed some characters which are helpful in this kind of team setup, and you can dedicate each of them to a team role. However, I’m not listing certain team compositions because some players may not have those characters. So, an overview is best, allowing you to experiment with fun team compositions.

Elemental Reactions or Swirl Infusion

Venti is super good when it comes to group enemies and enables a lot of reactions. Whether it’s Electro-charged reactions or swirling a particular element in the vortex, you can use characters to benefit from their elemental application.

The only issue is that enemies in Venti’s vortex get lifted, and sometimes you cannot damage them. So, make sure to position yourself first and then time the attacks. That’s what I do with Diluc when I fire off an unusual Venti ult.

I’ve listed characters that can synergize well with Venti to keep team compositions simple. When it comes to versatile units like Venti, most characters can fit in his team composition. So, don’t worry, even if your favorite character isn’t mentioned here. Even they can be used with Venti when you want to group enemies at a single point.

FAQs

Question: Is Venti good without extra constellations?

Answer: Yes, he’s awesome support even at constellation 0. Venti is super good when it comes to grouping up lightweight enemies in Abyss, and with elemental infusion, the damage potential further rises. I’m a constellation 0 venti holder and have never faced any problem in the Abyss.

Venti’s burst vortex cannot group up heavy enemies; however, when clearing some mobs, he’s quite efficient in that role. Also, sometimes you have to protect a monument in some spiral abyss challenges, so Venti can be used there to group up enemies and not let them attack the monument.

So, I highly recommend you invest in Venti and level him up as much as you can. Investing in him will pay off in the longer run.

Question: Can’t I use Kazuha or Sucrose instead of Venti?

Answer: Kazuha, Sucrose, and Venti are only similar in their elemental aspect. When it comes to their abilities and kits, they are quite different. I won’t recommend you compare these characters only based on their crowd control abilities; rather, see how their abilities affect your team synergy.

Venti is awesome when it comes to crowd-controlling enemies in a large area and regenerating energy particles for your team. Sucrose and Kazuha are unique in their roles and different from Venti regarding ability comparison. If you want to know about them, I recommend you go through their character guides.

Question: What role do you recommend to use Venti in?

Answer: I recommend you to use Venti as support because that is rather easy to build than going for a damage build. That way, you’ll have plenty of time to perform team rotation and switch to your main damage dealer to hit grouped enemies. Just use Venti’s burst, take benefit from the elemental infusion and resistance shred.

Enemies will be disappearing before you can even complete your full team rotation. So, that’s quite a plus point of using Venti.

Closing Remarks

Venti is an awesome character whose skills can help players explore regions much faster and clear any overworld mobs in the blink of the eye. Players can take benefit of his abilities even in the spiral Abyss, where he shines in a support role. Venti’s burst can create a vortex where enemies can be grouped up to deal targeted damage and give breathing room for team rotation.

Venti is one such character who even shines without extra constellations, so if you’re a free-to-play player, then having Venti in your team can save up a lot of strenuous effort in the Abyss. He can create an upcurrent to reach tricky places to collect oculus in the overworld. And with energy recharge as his ascension stat, he won’t have any problem getting his burst back.

Well, this was quite a read for you, and I’m sure you will be able to equip Venti with the best build. Go over the site and search if you’re looking to read more about weapons, characters, or event quest guides.

I believe that the more your experiment in Genshin Impact, the more you learn about gameplay and character mechanics. With this, I shall take a leave and meet you in another guide soon enough. Till then, I wish you the very best for your summons and enjoy the game!

Citation

  • Tiermaker to list the characters in an appropriate format
  • Mentioned Genshin Optimizer, which is a free, open-source website for artifact optimization
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