When it comes to characters in fantasy video games, we want them to do huge damage and use mind-blowing abilities. Genshin Impact is no different as we want to see unique characters featuring flashy skills. Players can level up these abilities and even boost their damage with in-game items like artifacts.
You may be wondering what these artifacts are? To put it simply, they’re just items that you can equip on your character to raise specific stats. Stats like elemental damage bonus, health, attack, and much more change as you equip different artifacts. This makes artifacts one of the most important in-game items that affect characters’ damage-dealing capabilities.
Players need to thoroughly understand artifacts because they can make a difference in damage. The stark difference we are talking about here is like day and night. I’ll say coupling a versatile team composition with better artifacts is the key to having insane damage. By tweaking artifacts, players can try out different playstyles, team combinations, and much more.
In this Viridescent Venerer guide, I’ll be going over one such artifact that you can equip on anemo character and benefit from its effect, which is elemental resistance shred. Without further ado, let’s go over what Viridescent Venerer is.
- Rarity: 4-star / 5-star
- 2-piece set bonus: Increases Anemo DMG 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 10s.
You cannot shred Geo and Anemo resistance using the Viridescent venerer artifact because there is currently no reaction related to Geo except crystallize and dealing damage with anemo element will just act as anemo application.
However, when it comes to swirling other elements, Viridescent Venerer is one of the best artifact sets. If you are a fan of elemental damage compositions like I am, you can’t miss out on putting at least one anemo character on the team.
You can also use characters like Venti and build them for swirl damage to take benefit of the 4-piece effect. But that depends from player to player. Some people prefer one-shot team compositions, while others prefer constant damage output.
But I’ll say overall, the primary use for using a Viridescent venerer set is to take benefit from elemental resistance shred. If you have applied elemental resistance shred to the enemy, it makes a lot of difference in elemental damage.
Viridescent Venerer Set Pieces
Flower of Life – In Remembrance of Viridescent Fields
A wildflower that was once a ubiquitous sight in its homeland and it was picked by a hunter who wore it on their chest
Flower of Life features one primary stat, which is flat HP. I recommend you level up this artifact piece because when fighting high-level enemies, extra HP will help you tank some incoming damage.
Sometimes, enemies can just one-shot you in combat, so having additional health may save you from critical blows. Also, if you can get good substats on set pieces, that’s cherry on top. With enough good substat rolls, you can manage stats in optimal ratios, thus further enhancing your character’s potential.
The plume of Death – Viridescent Arrow Feather
The fletching of an arrow that once pierced right through its prey but somehow remained spotless
This artifact piece features flat ATK as the primary stat as the name sounds. You should level up both flower and plume to the maximum level, no matter which character you are using. It should be your priority to have these two maxes out then focus on leveling up other pieces.
In my opinion, both of these pieces make the foundation of your character and help you both survive and damage enemies. So, don’t slack off when it comes to leveling up flowers and plumes; just think of it as an investment in the longer run.
Sands of Eon – Viridescent Venerer’s Determination
A wondrous instrument that a hunter once wore. It forever points towards their prey.
Sands of Eon is also known as hourglass or timepiece and features 5 stats that can drop based on RNG. The type of stat you want to use on Sands will depend on the character you will use. Because character kits and your ascension stat may differ in supporting stat, you need to pay attention to which role you want your character to fit in.
In my experience so far, the most used stats I have on my character sands are Energy recharge and ATK% to help clear end-game content like Spiral abyss. Most of the time, I equip Energy recharge on my support characters to get their burst back in time and keep the team rotation going.
Following are the possible drops you may get:
- HP %
- DEF %
- ATK %
- Energy Recharge %
- Elemental Mastery
Even if you get a stat that you can’t use on an Anemo character, I recommend you save it. You may be wondering, why keep it where you can feed it? The simple answer is that you can use that piece as an offset on some other character’s artifact combination.
So, even if you get an artifact piece that’s not currently usable on your Anemo character, save it for future use because artifact farming is quite a resin drain. If you miss an excellent stat once, the chances of getting the same stat in the future are pretty low because of the RNG involved in the drop rates.
Goblet of Eonothem – Viridescent Venerer’s Vessel
Water pouch used by the viridescent venerer; its capacity is much greater than one would expect
Goblet of Eonothem looks more like a wine glass and has a cup-like appearance. Here you can get one primary stat among 11 possible outcomes. Most of the time, you will be using elemental damage bonuses. However, you may use other combinations for certain characters and team compositions.
Mostly I use damage bonuses because of their potency for main damage dealers. In the case of Anemo characters, you can go with Anemo DMG bonus, elemental mastery, or ATK% as a last resort. But overall, it depends on how you want to build a particular character and fit that character in team composition.
Following are the possible main stats you can expect
- Physical DMG Bonus %
- Hydro DMG Bonus %
- Pyro DMG Bonus %
- Geo DMG Bonus %
- Anemo DMG Bonus %
- Electro DMG Bonus %
- Cryo DMG Bonus %
- HP %
- Elemental Mastery
Just like Sands, you can keep some pieces as an offset to equip on other characters. In my experience, most of my character’s elemental damage bonuses are offset pieces. Offset pieces mean “odd one out” piece in a 4-piece artifact set combination or 2-2 piece artifact set combination.
So, keep them saved and don’t feed them because you never know how much time you’ll need to farm for that damage bonus goblet. Resin is the only limiting factor in artifact farming in Genshin Impact, so keep an eye on your Resin use for a particular domain.
Circlet of Logos – Viridescent Venerer’s Diadem
A proud crown that once belonged to the Viridescent Venerer. It is as lush and green as the breezes of the wild.
Circlet has a helmet-like appearance like the one you see in Greek mythologies. Like Sands and Goblet, Circlet also offers 7 possible main stats that players can obtain, but the drop is RNG-based. Mainly, I’ve used CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG circlets on most of my characters.
In the case of Anemo characters, my go-to choice is Healing bonus or CRIT Rate for Jean, Elemental Mastery for Venti, Sucrose, Kazuha, and Sayu. But, all these stat placements change from time to time, depending on the team composition I’m running for Spiral abyss.
So, if you feel you need an extra healing bonus on your character, go with that circlet. Try to experiment and tweak as much as possible to find the best configuration for your team.
Following are the main stats you can expect to drop
- HP %
- ATK %
- DEF %
- Elemental Mastery
- CRIT Rate %
- CRIT DMG %
- Healing Bonus %
Artifact farming can both be good and painful at the same time. Players need to spend countless hours to farm for better pieces with substats, and farming is limited by resin cap. So, it sometimes takes days or even weeks and months to farm for suitable pieces. Speaking from personal experience, I’ve spent over a month farming Viridescent Venerer domain and still do not have better pieces.
Consider yourself lucky if you get good pieces soon enough. Keep them locked and close to your heart because they are precious. The good thing with artifact pieces is that you can use them either as offset or swap them on another character. This can save some time for artifact farming, and you can use resin somewhere else.
Viridescent Venerer: Domain location
Leyline Disorder: Physical DMG dealt with by all party members increased by 75%
Viridescent Venerer is available to farm at Valley of Remembrance. You can easily reach it from the statue of seven at Dawn winery. I recommend you open up all teleport points and statues of sevens before further exploring regions. This will help you cover areas as fast as possible and instantly travel between different locations.
You can also click on the Valley of Remembrance domain when you open the map and select on navigate. After that, you will be able to see the domain on your mini-map, and you don’t have to open the whole map again. Shortcuts like these help save time and further optimize the effort you spend on exploring the game.
Go from the Dawn winery statue of seven or other teleport points near Valley of Remembrance domain and climb onto the rock in front of it. After you climb the rock, you can see the domain in front of you.
Contrary to other domains that require players to solve some puzzle before unlocking, the Valley of remembrance domain is relatively straight-forward and easily accessible in the overworld.
Note: You need to be adventure rank 25 before you can farm in the Valley of Remembrance domain
Valley of Remembrance
After some time, the people of the continent lost track of the past. They attempt to explore downwards, searching for the things that they had forgotten. On the other side of the ancient tree’s hollow, the secrets of yesterday have become today’s treasures.
Let’s go over different domain types that you can see in Valley of Remembrance. I will be going over their requirements and enemies that you will face in those domains. In my opinion, Valley of Remembrance is relatively easy to find and fight compared to other domains in the game.
However, if you still face difficulty clearing it, I recommend you co-op with your friends or match with other players on the domain menu. I believe if you are stuck at some point, you should take help from other people and make your gaming experience smoother.
The domain of Blessing: Dance of Steel I
This ancient blessed altar is filled with monsters that fear pure, brute force. You shall earn priceless artifacts, if and only if you can pass the trial
- Required Adventure Rank: 25
- Resin Cost: 20
- Rewards: Adventure EXP x 100, Mora x 1700, Companionship EXP x 15, Traveling Doctor, Tiny Miracle
- Enemies: Treasure Hoarders: Cryo potioneer, Treasure Hoarders: Handyman, Treasure Hoarders: Gravediffer, Treasure Hoarders: Seaman, Treasure Hoarders: Pugilist
The domain of Blessing: Dance of Steel II
- Required Adventure Rank: 30
- Resin Cost: 20
- Rewards: Adventure EXP x 100, Mora x 1850, Companionship EXP x 15, Tiny Miracle, Traveling doctor, Viridescent Venerer, Maiden beloved
- Enemies: Treasure Hoarders: Scout, Fatui Pyro Agent, Treasure Hoarders: Pyro potioneer, Treasure Hoarders: Hydro potioneer, Treasure Hoarders: Handyman, Treasure Hoarders: Pugilist, Treasure Hoarders: Crusher
The domain of Blessing: Dance of Steel III
- Required Aventure Rank: 35
- Resin Cost: 20
- Rewards: Adventure EXP x 100, Mora x 2025, Companionship EXP x 20, Tiny Miracle, Viridescent Venerer, Maiden Beloved, Traveling doctor
- Enemies: Fatui Pyro Agent, Fatui Electro Cicin Mage, Treasure Hoarders: Scout, Treasure Hoarders: Pyro Potioneer, Treasure Hoarders: Electro Potioneer, Treasure Hoarders: Handyman, Treasure Hoarders: Gravedigger, Treasure Hoarders: Pugilist, Treasure Hoarders: Crusher
The domain of Blessing: Dance of Steel IV
- Required Adventure Rank: 40
- Resin Cost: 20
- Rewards: Adventure EXP x 100, Mora x 2200, Companionship EXP x 20, Tiny Miracle, Traveling Doctor, Viridescent Venerer, Maiden Beloved
- Enemies: Fatui Pyro Agent, Fatui Electro Cicin Mage, Treasure Hoarders: Pyro Potioneer, Treasure Hoarders: Hydro Potioneer, Treasure Hoarders: Cryo Potioneer, Treasure Hoarders: Seaman
The domain of Blessing: Dance of Steel V
- Required Adventure Rank: 45
- Resin Cost: 20
- Rewards: Adventure Rank x 100, Mora x 2525 x Companionship EXP x 20, Tiny Miracle, Traveling Doctor, Viridescent Venerer, Maiden Beloved
- Enemies: Fatui Pyro Agent, Fatui Electro Cicin Mage, Treasure Hoarders: Cryo Potioneer
As the domain level increases, so does the enemy level. So, either co-op with other players or level up your characters properly before initiating a domain fight. It’s better to be prepared before diving into the battle and reduce the effort to save time in clearing the enemies.
I recommend you go through the Treasure hoarders guide to know more about each enemy type. Treasure hoarders come in different varieties and have their abilities, so it’s better that you should know about them. Because spiral abyss often features treasure hoarders in chambers, the combination of their abilities can be annoying to deal with sometimes.
Let’s go over a few tips that can help you clear the Valley of Remembrance domain faster.
Domain Clearing Tips
When clearing domains like Valley of Remembrance, you can follow a few tips to help you clear them faster. I’ll share some of my remarks on how you can clear the domain quickly and not waste much time farming:
Coming to domains in Genshin Impact, sometimes the fastest way to clear them is to co-op with other players. Whether they are your friends or a random party, each player can contribute to the overall team with their skill. Sometimes, a specific character can be powerful in one domain, and you don’t have that. Someone in the co-op may have that character, and you can take their help to clear faster.
Whenever it comes to co-op mode, I like to think that four brains are working simultaneously and not a single person is making decisions. And If you have a good synergy, a co-op party can make content like a cakewalk. So, I recommend you clear domains at a party if you plan to spend a good amount of resin on it.
Valley of remembrance has enemies like Treasure hoarders,fatui agents, and electro cicin mage that can be annoying while fighting at the same time. A character like Venti or sucrose can group them at a single spot and allow a space to perform character rotations.
Whether you group them or freeze them, you will be able to output damage without getting hurt. So, crowd control is quite essential when facing multiple enemies simultaneously. That’s why it’s called crowd control because you are doing that.
An area-wide attack can be helpful when it comes to facing multiple enemies or groups of enemies. Characters like Childe or Ganyu cover many areas while attacking, and their abilities take their damage even further.
So, whenever you are trying to clear a domain, check the enemies you will be facing. If there are multiple enemies, AoE characters will be beneficial. And if there’s only one tanky enemy, then single target characters are your best friends.
Most essential factor when clearing a domain. Although, you can clear any domain without benefiting from leyline disorders if your characters are adequately invested. However, when it comes to players on lower adventure ranks, even leyline disorders matter to them.
In Valley of Remembrance, you have a potent physical DMG bonus on characters like Razor and Eula. They are good physical DMG dealers and can pump out severe damage. So, whenever possible, try to benefit from leyline disorders and make your life easier.
I follow a rule of thumb to list my characters in the order I want them to rotate. This saves me time in thinking about which character to swap. I recommend you to follow the same strategy to optimally perform rotations and not worry much about switching characters here and there.
Goto party setup and choose characters in their rotation order. When you tap on them, they automatically get numbering on their character name card and help you quickly identify their party order. Remember, minor tweaks can help you optimize your gameplay, and you should pay attention to them.
Viridescent Venerer: Characters
Let’s talk about characters who can equip this artifact and take the most benefit from its effects. Generally, when it comes to anemo characters, Viridescent Venerer is the go-to option for them because of its elemental shred application. But, sometimes, players prefer to play a specific playstyle, for example, using Venti as the primary damage dealer; that’s when they need to tweak artifact combinations.
As of writing this guide, Genshin Impact 2.5 has the following characters that can use Viridescent Venerer artifacts:-
Kazuha is a 5-star character whose abilities focus on providing elemental damage bonus to the team and crowd control in a small area. You can use his skill to apply crowd control in the melee range area around him, and his burst triggers a swirl reaction in an area.
Viridescent Venerer is helpful to him if you’re planning to use him as support and benefit from his Elemental mastery-focused kit. More elemental mastery on him, the more elemental damage bonus you can get.
Venti is a 5-star character whose abilities are mainly focused on the wide-area application of crowd control. You can fire off his burst to summon a vortex that can pull enemies toward it and trigger a swirl reaction on them.
Also, if his burst gets infused with an element, you can trigger transformative reactions like overload and electro charge. Viridescent venerer is the best choice for him if you plan to use him in a support role.
Sayu is a 4-star character whose abilities focus on healing characters and high on-field mobility. She can be excellent if you want to position yourself well on the field.
Viridescent venerer can be used on her if you want her to shred enemies’ resistance. However, you have to take care of artifact substat to have better uptime on her burst to manage her cooldown.
Sucrose is a 4-star character whose ability to boost reaction damage potential and crowd control enemies in an area. However, her abilities are a relatively small range focused, and you have to position her to use them well on enemies.
Viridescent venerer with complete Elemental mastery build is incredible on her if you want to one-shot enemies using vaporize or melt reactions.
Jean is a 5-star character specializing in healing team members, and with her skill, she can stagger enemies. Her abilities scale off her ATK%, making her more of an offensive healer who can take heal the team and act as a sub damage dealer.
Viridescent Venerer can be used on her if you want to trigger swirl reaction and shred enemies resistance; however, you have to manage energy recharge requirement on her artifact stats and substats.
Traveler can resonate with the statue of seven and obtain anemo powers. As you progress through the game, you will unlock their constellation, further enhancing their damage-dealing capabilities.
However, I will recommend you to use Anemo traveler in a support role because you can use their skills to apply crowd control on enemies and stagger them using their skills.
Viridescent Venerer will shine on them as you can trigger swirl reactions in their skill and burst.
Xiao is a 5-star main damage dealer who specializes in dealing an insane amount of Anemo damage in an area during his burst.
When traveling a short distance and positioning intense combat situations, Xiao is your savior. However, Viridescent Venerer is not recommended on him because Xiao’s role in most of the team composition is primary damage dealer.
You should instead use artifact sets with offensive set bonuses and primary damage dealer-oriented.
Let’s go over a few questions that you may have after reading this guide.
Question: Where should I use anemo characters?
Answer: Anemo characters are the only characters in-game that can take maximum benefit from Viridescent Venerer artifacts because of their ability to trigger swirl reactions. This artifact set can be used on almost every anemo character, except for Xiao. Because Xiao’s kit is more damage-oriented, it’s better to use other artifact set bonuses on him. This doesn’t mean he cannot use Viridescent Venerer; he can. However, that’s not an optimal choice.
Coming to the question, you should use anemo characters where you can take the most benefit from elemental reactions of elemental damage. They can help your character reach insane damage when triggering transformative or amplifying reactions.
Question: Should I feed 5-star pieces as artifact exp while leveling up existing artifact pieces?
Answer: It depends on whether your existing Anemo characters have complete sets. However, I will still not recommend you to feed 5-star pieces with good stats or substats because they can be used as an offset for another character. Most of the time, you will not be able to get a complete set of desired stats because of artifact RNG in the game. So, you can compensate for that by using a 2-piece set bonus of different artifact sets and an extra offset artifact piece on top of that.
So, In the longer run, I recommend you save these pieces and focus on farming artifacts from the overworld or just feed the lower rarity artifact pieces to the existing ones.
Question: If this artifact gives elemental shred, should I even go for physical damage characters?
Answer: Alright, now when it comes to Genshin impact, there are two types of damages, physical and elemental. You can choose to go elemental damage team compositions because they can take benefit from elemental reactions. Amplifying reactions like vaporizing or
melting can deal 1.5x-2x damage and sometimes even one-shot enemies.
However, team compositions go under versatile tweaks when it comes to physical damage. You must focus on characters that can trigger superconduct reactions, eventually reducing enemies’ physical resistance. And concentrate on team compositions that value physical damage more.
General, the rule of thumb depends on the enemies you’re facing. If they have less physical resistance or high elemental resistance, go with physical damage dealers and vice-versa.
Viridescent Venerer can be considered a go-to option for anemo characters because of its passive effects. Players can swap in an anemo character in their team and benefit from elemental shred.
Also, if they want to take the maximum advantage from anemo team compositions, they may go with team compositions that favor amplifying reactions like vaporizing and melting.
While most of Anemo characters can use this artifact set, there’s one character who’s an exception when equipping Viridescent Venerer, Xiao. Xiao is a dedicated anemo damage dealer who doesn’t benefit enough from the 4-piece effect of this artifact set. So, you need to equip other artifacts set on him.
To know more about characters and their roles and even in-depth weapon comparisons, I recommend you to go over other guides on the site and give them a good read. This will help you expand your knowledge about the game and help others in character building.