Gorou, the General of Watatsumi Army is here. Gorou wielding a bow with Geo vision. His role in party is Support, specifically Geo Support. You will need to have full Geo party (4 characters) to maximize Gorou support potential.
Gorou elemental skill and elemental burst both scales of his DEF. It’s a good time to use all those DEF artifacts in your inventory.
With his elemental skill: Inuzaka All-Round Defense, Gorou will summon General’s War Banner. This banner will provides up to 3 active buffs depend on the number of Geo characters in the party at the time of casting.
- 1 Geo character: Adds “Standing Firm” – DEF Bonus.
- 2 Geo characters: Adds “Impregnable” – Increased resistance to interruption.
- 3 Geo characters: Adds “Crunch” – Geo DMG Bonus.
Gorou elemental burst: Juuga: Forward Unto Victory, basically is his elemental skill that will follow him around with some extras: generating 1 Crystal Collapse every 1.5s that deals AoE Geo DMG to 1 opponent within skill range and pull 1 elemental shard within skill AoE to active character.
Thanks to Heedless of the Wind and Weather passive, all nearby party member will gain DEF bonus by 25% for 12s after Gorou using Juuga: Forward Unto Victory.
Gorou have high energy recharge requirement: 80. And because he is support, your priority will be using weapon with Energy Recharge substats.
The best weapon for Gorou is Favonius Warbow. Aside from it’s energy recharge substats, this weapon also have passive to generate more energy for the character.
Favonius Warbow is your best option since this weapon can be obtained for free from Mondstadt main story quest and easily obtainable from gacha.
How about other bow with energy recharge like 5 star Elegy For The End or 4 star Sacrificial Bow?
Elegy might be 5 star weapon but it’s have less Energy Recharge than Favonius Warbow. While Sacrificial Bow have passive to reset elemental skill CD, you won’t really need it because Gorou elemental skill only have 10s CD.
The best artifact set for Gorou is 2 Husk of Opulent Dreams + 2 Emblem of Severed Fate. 2 Husk will increase his DEF by 30% and 2 Emblem will increase his Energy Recharge by 20%.
But if you think you have enough energy recharge from weapon os substats, you might wanna go for 4 Husk of Opulent Dreams for additional DEF bonus.
Also, don’t forget about 4 Noblesse Oblige. The best overall artifact for support character. 2 set will increase Gorou Elemental Burst DMG by 20% and it’s 4 set will increase all party members ATK by 20% for 12s after Gorou using his elemental burst.
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