Diluc DPS Build Guide

Diluc The Dawn Knight
Diluc The Dawn Knight by drw01 – https://www.pixiv.net/en/artworks/84976487

Diluc is character that be considered as too powerful back in the early days of Genshin Impact. He have simple kit, easy to use, and deal a lot of damage to enemies.


Diluc Elemental Skill: Searing Onslaught perform forward slash attack that deals Pyro DMG. This skill can be used 3 times consecutively with third slash have the highest DMG compared to first and second slash.

Searing Onslaught Skill Attributes
Searing Onslaught Skill Attributes

In between 3 slash you can use normal attack to cancel the attack animation and deal more damage. So optimal rotation for using Searing Onslaught would be like this:

E > Normal Attack > E > Normal Attack > E > Normal Attack

This skill have pretty fast CD, only 10s. Making it pretty much spammable.

Diluc Elemental Burst: Dawn allow Diluc to throw flaming phoenix to the enemy. This one attack will deals 3 different kind of DMG in one execution:

  1. Slashing DMG when he’s swing his claymore, preparing for attack.
  2. DoT DMG when enemy got pushed back by the phoenix.
  3. Explosion DMG when the phoenix went upwards after pushing the enemy.
Dawn Skill Attributes
Dawn Skill Attributes

Dawn will also give Diluc 8s Pyro infusion, making all his Normal and Charged Attack deals Pyro DMG. This 8s infusioon duration increased to 12s with Blessing of Phoenix passive, while also gaining 20% Pyro DMG Bonus.

Blessing of Phoenix Talent Info
Blessing of Phoenix Talent Info

Dawn have 12s CD and ONLY 40 Energy Cost. Fast CD on Elemental Skill and Burst with high DMG is the reason why Diluc so strong.


Wolf’s Gravestone is the most recommended weapon for Diluc. This weapon have ATK substats and passive called Wolfish Tracker with following effects:

Increases ATK by 20/25/30/35/40%. On hit, attacks against opponents with less than 30% HP increase all party members’ ATK by 40/50/60/70/80% for 12s. Can only occur once every 30s.

For 4 star options, we have Serpent Spine from premium Battle Pass, Blackcliff Slasher from Paimon Bargain Shop, Luxurious Sea Lord from Moonchase festival event (ended), and Prototype Archaic from forging.

4Star Serpent SpineSerpent Spine4Star Blackcliff SlasherBlackcliff Slasher
Luxurious Sea LordLuxurious Sea Lord4Star Prototype ArchaicPrototype Archaic


For artifacts, the best choice would be 4 set Crimson Witch of Flames. 2 set Crimson Witch will give 15% Pyro DMG. 4 set will increase elemental reaction DMG and boost 2 piece set bonus by 50% of it’s starting value for 10s.

If you haven’t get good 4 set of Crimson Witch. You can also mix 2 set Crimson Witch with Gladiator’s Finale or Shimenawa Reminiscence which give 18% ATK increase.

Artifact Stats

CRIT Rate% > CRIT DMG% > ATK%/ATK > Elemental Mastery > Energy Recharge%