Aloy is the new free 5 star that released just recently. She wield a bow with Cryo vision, and as for build she can act DPS, burst DPS, and support.
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Using her Elemental Skill: Frozen Wilds, Aloy will throws a a Freeze Bomb in the targeted direction that explodes on impact, dealing Cryo DMG. After the bomb explodes, it will split into many Chillwater Bomblets that explode on contact with opponents or after a short delay, dealing Cryo DMG. When this bomblet hits an opponent, the opponent’s ATK is reduced and Aloy receive 1 Coil stack.
Every stack of coil will increase Aloy’s Normal Attack DMG and when she have 4 stacks, Aloy will gains Rushing Ice effect which converts her Normal Attack DMG to Cryo DMG. Think it’s as Yoimiya and Hu Tao elemental infusion with extra steps.
If you are using Aloy as support or burst character, you can just throw your elemental skill for it’s energy particles and ignore whether the bomblets gonna hit or not. But if you are using Aloy as DPS, you will need to make sure that the bomblets will hit the opponent.
How? The answer is Anemo character. Use their elemental skill to absorb and gather bomblets and hit the enemy with it. Character like Kazuha and Jean is a good example. If you don’t have any of them, Anemo Traveler and Sucrose could also work.
Unlike her Elemental Skill, Aloy Elemental Burst: Prophecies of Dawn is pretty straightforward. Throw Power Cell filled with Cryo in the targeted direction, detonates it with arrow, dealing AoE Cryo DMG.
This skill have pretty low energy cost, just 40. Making it pretty much spammable for support or burst.
DPS and Burst Build
IF you are running Aloy as main DPS or Burst DPS. The most recommended bow of course would be 5 star bows.
Thundering Pulse is bow with pretty much overkill buff to increase ATK and Normal Attack DMG, Skyward Harp is a bow that will increase CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG, Polar Star bow as newly-released CRIT Rate substats bow with pretty good effect, and Amos Bow with effect to increase Normal and Charged Attack DMG.
For DPS Aloy, you will be using Normal Attack for main source of damage so 4 star bow like Rust with passive to increase Normal Attack is a good option.
If you are using Aloy as Burst DPS and prioritizing her elemental skill and burst over normal attack, your 4 star option would be The Stringless which will increase Aloy Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG.
As support, your priority would be bows with Energy Recharge substats so Aloy can get her elemental burst ready faster.
Your first choice is Sacrificial Bow. Other than Energy Recharge, with this bow have a chance to reset Elemental Skill CD, making it a good counter for Aloy 20s Elemental Skill CD. Your second choice is Favonius Bow which will give some extra elemental orb for faster energy recharge.
For Aloy DPS build, the best choice would be 4 set Blizzard Strayer. 2 set will boost Aloy overall Cryo DMG by 15% while 4 set will give extra CRIT Rate.
For burst DPS, go for 2 Blizzard Strayer + 2 Noblesse Oblige. 2 Blizzard will give 15% Cryo DMG Bonus and 2 Noblesse will increase Aloy elemental burst DMG by 20%.
How about 4 Emblem of Severed Fate?
4 Emblem of Severed Fate could also work for her, but honestly Aloy won’t need that much Energy Recharge so I would still recommend to use 2 Blizzard + Noblesse for burst DPS build.
For support build, it’s best to use 4 Noblesse Oblige. Yes, this artifacts is the best choice for all support character. 2 set will increase Elemental Burst DMG by +20%, while it’s 4 set gives 20% increase for all party members ATK for for 12s.
|ATK%||Cryo DMG Bonus%||CRIT DMG/CRIT Rate|
|CRIT DMG% > CRIT Rate% > ATK%/ATK > Elemental Mastery > Energy Recharge%|