Amber is the very first character that player met in Genshin Impact. She wield a bow with pyro vision, but honestly she didn’t have “unique” role in your team. Her kit just plain bad, Mihoyo did her dirty.
She’s good for early game exploration, sniping enemy weakpoint from afar, lighting far torch, and breaking enemy shield especially in Dragonspine region.
If you plan to build Amber as DPS, you need to focus on her Charged Attack as main source of DMG. If you plan to build her as support, you will need to focus on her elemental burst since she can apply pyro pretty fast.
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Amber have Precise Shot passive which will increase ATK by 15% after hitting enemy weakpoint.
With her elemental skill: Explosive Puppet, Amber will summon Baron Bunny (tap or hold) that continuously taunts enemy until it’s explode and deals AoE Pyro DMG. Baron Bunny HP scales with Amber Max HP, but since we won’t build HP for Amber, expect the puppet to explode in a few seconds.
Amber elemental burst: Fiery Rain will shoot rain of fire arrows that deals continuous AoE Pyro DMG. It’s have pretty low energy cost, and usefull for quick pyro application or destroying cryo shield of Dragonspine monsters.
Charged Attack DPS Build
When it come to Amber DPS Build, your main source of damage would be Amber Charged Attack. So weapon that boost Charged Attack or give boost after hitting weakpoint is a good choice.
First we have Amos Bow which is the best for any charged attack character (for now) in Genshin Impact. Next we have Skyward Harp, overall best bow from day 1 for DPS character with it’s CRIT Rate substats.
Because using DPS Amber involving weakpoint attack, Prototype Crescent from forging with effect to increase ATK after hitting enemy weakpoint is a good choice. Next up we have Blackcliff Warbow from Paimon Bargain Shop with it’s CRIT DMG substats.
Sharpshooters Oath is your F2P choice from gacha, easy to obtain for it’s refinement 5. This bow have CRIT DMG substats and effect to increase DMG against weakpoint by 48% (refinement 5)
4 Wanderer’s Troupe will boost Amber Charged Attack by 35%. Can be obtained from weekly bosses and elite bosses so it might take a bit longer to get 4 set with good stats.
Your second choice for DPS Amber is 4 Shimenawa Reminiscence. 2 set will boost Amber ATK by 18% while it’s 4 set increase Charged Attack DMG by 50% after using elemental skill. Recommended to use if you have C4 Amber because Explosive Puppet CD reduction.
Next choice is classic set for Pyro DPS, Crimson Witch of Flames.
You can use 4 set or mix and match 2 set Crimson Witch with 2 other set which give 18% ATK (Gladiator’s Finale and Shimenawa Reminiscence).
For support build, your priority would be weapon with Energy Recharge or effect to increase elemental burst.
Unlucky with your recent Staff of Homa banner roll and get Elegy for the End instead when you don’t have Venti? You might wanna use it on Amber. This weapon have Energy Recharge substats and effect to increase ATK + Elemental Mastery.
Favonius Warbow is your free 2 play choice and can be used for any archer support. You can get this weapon from Mondstadt main quest after Dvalin quest, also from gacha. Favonis Warbow have energy recharge substats and effect to generate elemental orb for quick energy recharge.
As for Stringless, you can get this weapon from gacha. This weapon have effect to increase Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG.
For support artifacts, you can use 4 Noblesse Oblige. 2 set will increase Amber Elemental Burst DMG by 20% and it’s 4 set will increase all party members ATK by 20% for 12s when Amber using elemental burst.
|ATK%/Energy Recharge(support)||Pyro DMG Bonus%||CRIT DMG%/CRIT Rate%|
|CRIT Rate% > CRIT DMG% > ATK% > Elemental Mastery > Energy Recharge%|