Collei is the new four-star character in Genshin Impact, and she is one of only three Dendro characters available in 3.0. It’s a sub-DPS that can currently be obtained for free, so every player should be able to get it right now. Here’s everything you all need to know about how to build Collei, including information on her abilities, best artifacts, weapons, and team compositions.
Elemental Skill – Floral Brush
- Collei throws a Floral Ring boomerang that deals Dendro damage to all enemies it hits, both outbound and inbound.
Elemental Burst – Trump-Card Kitty
- Collei throws in a doll named Cuilein-Anbar that looks and functions almost exactly like Amber’s Baron bunny. Cuilein-Anbar will cause an explosion, dealing AoE Dendro damage.
- After the explosion, the doll will dance inside a newly created area to deal more AoE Dendro damage.
- The Floral Sidewinder talent activates when a party member causes a Dendro-related reaction (Burning, Quicken, Aggravate, Bloom, Spread, Hyperbloom, or Burgeon) after Collei throws her Floral Ring boomerang.
- After the reaction, the party member will benefit from the Sprout effect once the boomerang returns. Sprout causes surrounding enemies to take Dendro damage equal to 40% of Collei’s ATK for three seconds. This is considered elemental skill damage and the effect cannot be stacked.
- The Languid Wood talent extends the duration of the Cuilein-Anbar area by one second whenever a character inside triggers a Dendro-related elemental reaction (same as those mentioned above). The area can only be extended for an additional three seconds.
Better Artifact Stats
Collei is mainly used to apply Dendro and activate Dendro reactions as under DPS and support. She won’t deal the most damage to your team, but she can make other characters be able to take down enemies faster, as long as they have good elemental mastery. Collei’s first passive talent depends on her ATK stat, but if you use it for reactions to lower constellations, Elemental Mastery is the stat to focus on when building it.
|Artifacts||Suggested Core Stats||Suggested substats|
|Flower||HP||Elemental Mastery, Crit Dmg, Crit Rate, ATK%|
|Feather||CTA||Elemental Mastery, Crit Dmg, Crit Rate, ATK%|
|sands||Elemental Mastery or ATK %||Crit Dmg, Crit Rate, ATK% / Elemental Mastery, Energy Recharge|
|cup||Dendro DMG||Elemental Mastery, Crit Dmg, Crit Rate, ATK%|
|Circle||Crit Dmg or Crit Rate||Elemental Mastery, Crit Dmg / Crit Rate, ATK%, Energy Recharge|
Collei can be built similarly to Tighnari since her main goal is to use her elemental skill and elemental burst, then leave the field until more Dendro is needed. Her first Constellation even gives her 20% more energy recharge when she’s not on the field, and she never needs to use normal or charged attacks, because those will only waste time during character rotation.
Best Artifact Sets
Memories of Deepwood
- Two Piece Set: Dendro damage bonus increased by 15%.
- Four-Piece Set: After an Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst hits an opponent, the target’s Dendro resistance decreases by 30% for eight seconds. This effect can be triggered even if the user is not on the field.
Deepwood Memories is a new artifact set that works well with Collei’s kit. Her cooldowns are fast, so she can use both her elemental skill and her flurry fairly frequently, which will steadily lower the enemy’s resistance to Dendro. This is especially useful when paired with Tighnari since he is Dendro’s primary DPS.
Emblem of Broken Fate
- Two Piece Set: Dendro damage bonus increased by 15%.
- Four-Piece Set: Increases Elemental Burst damage by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% more damage can be gained from this effect.
- Emblem of Severed Fate is one of the most popular artifact sets in the entire game because it works for so many characters. We now know that it also works for Collei and his AoE Burst, especially if his energy recharge is high.
Collei’s best weapons provide Energy Recharge, Elemental Mastery, or ATK% boosts so she can use her Burst more often or get higher numbers from her Elemental Burst and Skill. Here are three options that can be used by all kinds of players, whether the Collei version is free or has money.
Elegy for the End
- Main Stat: Energy Recharge
- Effect: Increases Elemental Mastery by 60/75/90/105/120. When the wearer’s Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst hits an opponent, the character gains a Seal of Remembrance, providing an effect that can be triggered every 0.2 seconds, whether the character is on the field or not. When four Remembrance Seals are stacked, they are automatically used to increase party Elemental Mastery by 100/125/150/175/200, and also increase Atk by 20/25/30/35/40%. Seals can no longer be gained for an additional 20 seconds after this effect occurs.
This five-star bow is perfect for a Collei support if you have an extra one lying around in your inventory. It provides significant buffs after skills and bursts, and since Collei has low cooldowns, the effect will trigger often.
- Primary Stat: Elemental Mastery
- Effect: Increases damage of Elemental Skills and Elemental Burst by 24/30/36/42/48%.
The Stringless is a four-star bow that players can obtain with some luck from Banner Wishes. This effect is easier to track, as it’s a direct damage increase of the two abilities Collei uses all the time.
- Main Stat: ATK %
- Effect: Targeted shots at weak points increase movement speed by 10% and ATK by 36/45/54/63/72% for 10 seconds.
The Crescent Prototype is a four-star bow that can be crafted for free at any blacksmith. The buff forces players to hit weak spots, which isn’t ideal, but the bonus ATK% matches Collei’s first talent.
Collei should only be used as a support that deals a moderate amount of bonus damage alongside other characters that use elemental attacks to defeat enemies. She works well with Electro characters especially due to the power of Dendro and Electro reactions.
Here are some examples of Collei team compositions:
Expensive team compositions:
- Collei, Tighnari, Kokomi, Raiden Shogun
- Collei, Kazuha, Childe, Yae Miko
- Collei, Kazuha, Kokomi, Fischl
- Collei, Mona, Raiden Shogun, Tighnari
Composition of the budget team:
- Collei, Fischl, Beidou, Sucrose
- Collei, Fischl, Barbara, Keqing
- Collei, Xiangling, Bennett, Sucrose
- Collei, Fischl, Lisa, Tighnari
Collei isn’t exactly the strongest characterbut she’s free to add to your roster and is one of the few Dendro users currently available in the game. She’s worth building as a low-budget Dendro sub-DPS or support simply because of the item’s rarity at the moment, especially since Sumeru often offers the ability to use Dendro for traversal, combat, and puzzles.
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