Candace

Candace Splash Art
Candace Splash Art
TitleGuardian of Aaru Village
BirthdayMay 3rd
AffiliationAaru Village
VisionHydro
ConstellationSagitta Scutum
WeaponPolearm
The scion of Al-Ahmar and the Guardian of Aaru Village, Candace is kind to travelers who visit, but is unforgiving to those who violate the village’s rules.

Candace Support Build

Candace work best as pure support, giving buff to increase elemental DMG with their normal attack, and give hydro infusion ONLY for sword,claymore, and polearm wielding character.

3Star Black Tassel
Black Tassel
4Star Favonious Lance
Favonius Lance

Black Tassel for stronger shield, or Favonius Lance for energy recharge support. There’s some other polearms with Energy Recharge substats such as Engulfing Lightning, Prototype Starglitter, and The Catch but since Candace have poor personal DMG and rarely on field, she won’t benefit from those 3 polearm passive.

Noblesse Oblige Artifact Set
4 Noblesse Oblige
(2) Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
(4) Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members’ ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.
OR
Emblem Of Severed Fate - Magnificent Tsuba
4 Emblem of Severed Fate
(2) Energy Recharge +20%.
(4) Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained in this way.
Talent Priority
Elemental Burst > Elemental Skill > Normal Attack

Artifact Main Stats & Substats

SandGobletCirclet
Energy Recharge%/HP%HP%CRIT Rate%/HP%
Substats
Energy Recharge% > CRIT Rate% > HP%

CRIT is an option IF you are using Favonius Lance.

Candace Team

As explained above, Candace elemental burst will increase teammates elemental normal attack DMG and give hydro infusion specifically for polearm, claymore, and sword wielder. Taking that into account, she work best as support for Nilou or Ayato since both character main source of DMG is hydro infused normal attack.

Getting in the same team as Nilou or Ayato will also activate Soothing Water elemental resonance, give her (and Nilou) 25% more HP, further increase their respective stats. So the best team for her would be like this:

Bloom Hyperbloom Team With Nilou as Main DPS

Consisting of 2 dendro + 2 hydro character to activate both elemental resonance. Of course, you change change Traveler and Collei with other Dendro like Tighnari or Nahida (later).

Regular Team With Ayato as Main DPS

Since I don’t have Ayato, I can’t comment much on this. But the team member would be like this: Ayato as main DPS, Candace as NA buff support, and 2 other character you want.

Ascension and Talent Level Up Materials

LevelMoraGemsBoss MaterialSpecialtyCommon
20 to 20+20.000Varunada Lazurite Sliverx1Redcrestx3Faded Red Satinx3
40 to 40+40.000Varunada Lazurite Fragmentx3Light Guiding Tetrahedronx2Redcrestx10Faded Red Satinx15
50 to 50+60.000Varunada Lazurite Fragmentx6Light Guiding Tetrahedronx4Redcrestx20Trimmed Red Silkx12
60 to 60+80.000Varunada Lazurite Chunkx3Light Guiding Tetrahedronx8Redcrestx30Trimmed Red Silkx18
70 to 70+100.000Varunada Lazurite Chunkx6Light Guiding Tetrahedronx12Redcrestx45Rich Red Brocadex12
80 to 80+120.000Varunada Lazurite Gemstonex6Light Guiding Tetrahedronx20Redcrestx60Rich Red Brocadex24
LevelMoraTalent BooksCommonBoss MaterialCrown
212.500Dendro Books 4x3Faded Red Satinx6
317.500Dendro Books 5x2Trimmed Red Silkx3
425.000Dendro Books 5x4Trimmed Red Silkx4
530.000Dendro Books 5x6Trimmed Red Silkx6
637500Dendro Books 5x9Trimmed Red Silkx9
7120.000Dendro Books 6x4Rich Red Brocadex4https://genshindb.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Tears-of-the-Calamitous-God.pngx1
8260.000Dendro Books 6x6Rich Red Brocadex6https://genshindb.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Tears-of-the-Calamitous-God.pngx1
9450.000Dendro Books 6x12Rich Red Brocadex9https://genshindb.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Tears-of-the-Calamitous-God.pngx2– 
10700.000Dendro Books 6x16Rich Red Brocadex12https://genshindb.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Tears-of-the-Calamitous-God.pngx2Event Crown Of Insightx1
Candace Namecard Grey Heron
Candace Namecard: Grey Heron

Talents and Constellations

For skill and talents, we are covering combat talents, passive talents, and all 6 constellations.

TalentDescription
Candace Talent Gleaming Spear Guardian Stance
Gleaming Spear – Guardian Stance (Normal Attack)
Normal Attack: Performs up to four consecutive spear strikes.
Charged Attack: Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to lunge forward, dealing damage to opponents along the way.
Plunging Attack: Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
Candace Talent Sacred Rite Heron's Sanctum
Sacred Rite: Heron’s Sanctum (Elemental Skill)
Candace’s fighting style is capable of warding of an entire tide of foes.

Tap
Rushes forward with her shield, dealing Hydro DMG.

Hold
Raises her shield to block incoming attacks from nearby opponents, forming a barrier that absorbs DMG based on her Max HP and absorbs Hydro DMG 250% more effectively. This barrier lasts until the Elemental Skill is unleashed.

After holding for a certain period of time, Candace will finish charging, and when the skill button is released, the skill duration expires, or when the barrier is broken, she will perform a leaping strike that deals Hydro DMG to opponents in front of her.
Candace Talent Sacred Rite Wagtail's Tide
Sacred Rite: Wagtail’s Tide (Elemental Burst)
Raising her weapon on high, Candace calls upon a divine blessing that deals AoE Hydro DMG based on her Max HP and continuously confers the Prayer of the Crimson Crown on your active character.

Prayer of the Crimson Crown
This effect has the following properties:
– Characters deal increased Elemental DMG with their Normal Attacks.
– Whenever a character takes the field, they will unleash a rippling wave of water that deals Hydro DMG to nearby opponents. There is a limited number of waves that can be triggered in the duration of this skill.
– Sword, Claymore, and Polearm-wielding character(s) under this effect will obtain a Hydro Infusion.
TalentDescription
Candace Talent Aegis of Crossed ArrowsFeatherflow GuardIf Candace is hit by an attack in the Hold duration of Sacred Rite: Heron’s Sanctum, that skill will finish charging instantly.
Candace Talent Celestial Dome of SandSand ArchCharacters affected by the Prayer of the Crimson Crown caused by Sacred Rite: Wagtail’s Tide will deal 0.5% increased DMG to opponents for every 1,000 points of Candace’s Max HP when they deal Elemental DMG with their Normal Attacks.
Candace Talent To Dawn's First Light
To Dawn’s First Light
Decreases climbing Stamina consumption for your own party members by 20%.
Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the exact same effects.
LevelConstellationDescription
1 Candace Constellation Returning Heiress of the Scarlet Sands
Returning Heir of the Scarlet Sands
The duration of Prayer of the Crimson Crown effect triggered by Sacred Rite: Wagtail’s Tide is increased by 3s.
2 Candace Constellation Moon Piercing Brilliance
Moon-Piercing Brilliance
When Sacred Rite: Heron’s Guard hits opponents, Candace’s Max HP will be increased by 20% for 15s.
3 Candace Constellation Hunter's SupplicationHunter’s SupplicationIncreases the Level of Sacred Rite: Wagtail’s Tide by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
4 Candace Constellation Sentinel OathSentinel OathShortens the Hold CD of Sacred Rite: Heron’s Guard to be the same as that of the Tapping CD.
5 Candace Constellation Heterochromatic Gaze
Golden Eye
Increases the Level of Sacred Rite: Heron’s Guard by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
6 Candace Constellation The Overflow
The Overflow
When characters (excluding Candace herself) affected by the Prayer of the Crimson Crown caused by Sacred Rite: Wagtail’s Tide deal Elemental DMG to opponents using Normal Attacks, an attack wave will be unleashed that deals AoE Hydro DMG equal to 20.93% of Candace’s Max HP.

This effect can trigger once every 2.3s and is considered Elemental Burst DMG.