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Neuvillette Guide: Judgment of the Tides

A Neuvillette Guide
by caramielle. 

Updated for Version 4.5

Artist: Rafa

“The Chief Justice of Fontaine, known as the Iudex, is renowned for his unassailable impartiality.”

Introduction

Neuvillette is a 5-star Hydro Catalyst character in Genshin Impact with a unique on-field playstyle whose focus is dealing damage through his enhanced Charged Attacks. This guide will review Neuvillette’s best weapons, best artifact sets, best teams, Talent priority, combos, preferred artifact stats, and more!

Why Play Neuvillette?

“Ah, how to describe Monsieur Neuvillette… I guess a good analogy would be rocky reefs in the sea.” 

Pros

  • Strong personal damage lets him perform well in a variety of teams at any investment
  • Self-reliant, as his self sustain lets him forgo a healer and his kit is balanced around the lack of buffers for HP-scaling characters
  • Comfortable to play: has simple gameplay, a large range, and flexible rotations
  • Synergistic with several teammates, but not reliant on any particular unit
  • Looks pretty…

Cons

  • Inability to make use of common sources of buffing due to his HP scaling and long stretches of field time
  • Vulnerable to interruption at C0
  • DPS-wise, his best F2P weapon performs noticeably worse than his paid alternative / signature
  • Limited Hydro application outside of his Charged Attacks can lead to complicated rotations to ensure Hydro Swirls / A1 stacks

TL;DR

Design: cuppacote
Content: euphorysm

Glossary

Show Glossary
AoE“AoE” stands for “Area of Effect”. Some abilities may take effect only within a limited area: this is said to be the ability’s AoE.

Damage that is dealt within an area may be called “AoE” damage, and is particularly effective against multi-target combat, as it can hit multiple opponents at once.
BatteryBatteries are units that provide Energy to their teammates, making it easier to charge any teammates’ higher-cost Bursts. Batteries achieve this by various methods, such as particle generation from off-field, funneling particles, or regenerating Energy to teammates via their abilities.
BiS“Best-in-Slot”, shortened as “BiS”, describes weapons, artifact sets, or even teammates that are best-suited to a particular character. This may be due to synergies or buffs/stats provided.

Sometimes, Best-in-Slots cannot be determined due to competitiveness between options or options being situational.
BufferBuffs are effects that positively influence a character’s, or sometimes enemy’s, abilities, by increasing the character’s or enemy’s stats. Characters that provide buffs are called “buffers”.
C#Shorthand for “Constellation #”. Used when referring to the attributes of a character or to the Constellation itself.
CAAcronym for Charged Attacks
DPSDamage dealer is a possible character role in a team. Damage dealers, as the name implies, are characters who aim to deal substantial damage to enemies. “DPS” is a synonym for damage dealer stemming from old-school RPGs.

Damage-dealers may deal single- or multi-target–focused damage, from on- or off-field (as well as mixes of either).
DynamicAn ability’s damage is calculated differently depending on if it is dynamic or snapshotting.

Dynamic abilities, the most common kind, always consider the stats possessed when the instance damage is dealt. Some effects are only considered dynamically. This means that their bonuses do not get included into an ability’s snapshot and instead always get applied per instance.
Elemental Aura“Auras” are the effects present on enemies when they are affected by an Element. 

Attacks that deal Elemental damage are able to apply Elements, which may cause Elemental Reactions, if the enemy is affected by an Element already, or implant an aura if not. If an Elemental aura is present, an icon of the corresponding Element will be displayed above the enemy (see Image 1 in Examples). After that, another Elemental application will cause an Elemental Reaction. Auras are necessary in order to react.

Furthermore, there exist auras that are applied by triggering an Elemental Reaction. These auras may or may not be indicated by an Elemental icon and have varying properties.
ERShorthand for the Energy Recharge stat. A character’s ER requirement refers to the amount of Energy Recharge that a character needs in order for their Burst to be available off cooldown. That is, for the Energy obtained throughout a rotation to be able to fulfill the character’s Burst Cost by the time they next go on-field.

This amount varies greatly according to particle generation and content faced. Characters with high Burst Cost and low particle generation from Skill usage will have exorbitant ER requirements when met with content that provides little Energy.
Funneling“Funneling” is one of the ways that a unit can serve as a battery. It involves swapping characters immediately after generating Elemental Particles (via an Elemental Skills or Favonius weapons) so that the character taking the field receives the particles instead and gains Energy. This is done in order to allow a character that has plentiful Energy to help another Energy-hungry unit get their Burst back.
GroupingGrouping, otherwise known as crowd control, refers to reduction of enemy movement, such as by immobilizing or pulling enemies together, in order to make hitting them easier. The action of pulling enemies together is called “grouping”.
HypercarryCharacters deemed hypercarries are on-field damage-dealers who forgo their teammates' damage, opting instead to stack buffs on themselves. Hypercarries represent the large majority of total team damage in their compositions.
I-framesShort for “invincibility frames”, a window in which characters cannot take damage. Certain characters' Elemental Bursts provide i-frames far beyond the first cancelable frame.
Internal Cooldown (ICD)“Internal Cooldown” (ICD) is a property of attacks that limits how often they are able to apply an Element.

ICD is the reason why, among other things, not every hit that deals Elemental damage is able to trigger an Elemental Reaction. The standard ICD used by most abilities is of 3 hits or 2.5s, meaning an Element will only be applied every 3 hits or after 2.5s have passed since the previous application by this attack.
Interruption ResistanceA system that determines how difficult it is for a character to be staggered. High amounts of interruption resistance prevent enemies from knocking characters back.
ShredReduction to enemy defensive stats, mainly Elemental RES (Resistance) and DEF (Defense), making them more vulnerable to damage.
ProcAs a verb, to activate or trigger an effect; as a noun, the activation of the effect or the effect itself.
Quality of Life (QoL)Quality of Life; general improvements to the enjoyability of the game.
RotationA rotation is the order in which you use the abilities of all your characters.
SnapshotSnapshotting abilities only take into consideration effects present when it was cast, even if those effects disappear before later damage instances.
StacksTalent, artifact, or weapon effects that build up over time or under certain conditions.

Glossary definitions taken from the WIP KQM Glossary, the KQM Ganyu Guide, KQM TCL, and the KQM Teambuilding Guide.

Combo Notation

EElemental Skill
tETap Skill
hEHold Skill
QElemental Burst
NNormal Attack
N#Number of Normal Attacks
CCharged Attack
PPlunging Attack
hPHigh Plunge
DDash Cancel
JJump Cancel
#[Combo]Number of times to perform that combo

FAQ

Artist: yeurei

Builds, Teams, and Rotations

C0 Neuvillette does not require a shielder, but it is recommended to run a shielder to avoid getting interrupted during his Charged Attacks. Nevertheless, players who are able to avoid getting staggered at C0 can forgo a shielder so long as they feel comfortable. Note that his ability to run without a shielder is dependent on the enemies and scenarios faced.

Generally, no. The vast majority of Neuvillette’s rotations have him leave the field within the 10s maximum required to maintain Sacrificial Jade’s passive. Should there be buff uptime concerns, players can check if the buff icon above his HP bar disappears during his field time, or record Neuvillette’s rotation to see whether he stays on field for over 10s. If he does, shuffle the order of his Charged Attacks with teammate actions to spread out his field time more evenly.

Yes. Although Neuvillette’s A1 stacks are a significant boost to his damage, it is perfectly fine to forgo a stack as long as the unit who slots in can compensate with strong supportive capabilities and/or damage (e.g., Furina and Hyperbloom teams). More information can be found in the Talents section, including an overview of some of Neuvillette’s Double Element archetypes. 

Whether it is worth further leveling Neuvillette’s Burst and Skill depends on the availability of resources and the current investment into him. While the damage increase is minimal, upgrading Talent levels provides a minor, guaranteed DPS improvement that may be more Resin-efficient than min-maxing artifacts, especially in Vaporize teams where Neuvillette Vapes his Skill or Burst. Leveling Neuvillette’s Skill and Burst can be considered similar to leveling ATK-scaling damage dealers from Level 80/90 to 90/90.

Absolutely. Players who have the resources to level his Skill and Burst past Talent Level 6 should consider crowning his Normal Attack instead, as going from Talent Level 9 to 10 on his Normal Attack is a bigger damage increase than going from Talent Level 1 to 9 on both his Skill and Burst. For reference, Talent Levels 10/1/1 is a 3% damage increase over 9/6/6, and a 1% increase over 9/9/9.

Neuvillette and Furina Teams

Not necessarily. It can be better to trade damage gained on Furina from running a healer in exchange for team buffs that increase Neuvillette's damage. For this reason, Kazuha's DMG% buff is often more valuable than Jean's healing. However, healers who offer other utility — such as interruption resistance — and can equip 4pc Song of Days Past (with a highly invested Neuvillette) are competitive with buffers like Zhongli or Lisa, especially when Zhongli is not equipped with 4pc Archaic Petra.

Neuvillette usually prefers a Hydro DMG% Goblet over an HP% Goblet. While Furina provides him with a DMG Bonus through her Burst, she also increases his Max HP by enabling Hydro Resonance. Hydro DMG% and HP% Goblets perform equally when Neuvillette equips weapons with large amounts of DMG% buffs, such as Tome of the Eternal Flow or Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds. To get a more accurate answer, use Genshin Optimizer.

Constellations and Wishing

The value of Neuvillette’s C1 vs. R1 Tome is highly dependent on players’ budgets and accounts.

When upgrading from Prototype Amber, R1 Tome results in a bigger damage increase than Neuvillette’s C1. Neuvillette’s C1 also loses value in teams that already maximize his A1 stacks or do not require additional interruption resistance.

However, pulling for C1 Neuvillette can be the better choice for players who are willing to spend for at least R1 Sacrificial Jade. An R5 Sacrificial Jade even rivals R1 Tome; it performs just slightly worse in Furina teams and in fact better in Vaporize teams with low ER requirements. In such cases, Neuvillette’s C1 would yield a bigger DPS increase and have a considerably cheaper cost, even when factoring in the price of 1-5 Battle Passes.

Low spenders should compare the price and DPS increase of R1 Tome and C1 Neuvillette to consider whether forgoing both R1 and C1 and instead obtaining R5 Sacrificial Jade would be a more financially responsible decision.

The value of Neuvillette’s C1 varies across playstyles. Beyond the option to exchange a shielder for another damage dealer or support, its value for your team depends on how many A1 stacks Neuvillette can obtain and how much of the team's damage output Neuvillette is responsible for.

The chart below examines how Neuvillette’s C1 affects some team compositions.

Team ArchetypeTeam DPS % from C0Neuvillette’s DPS % from C0
Double Hydro (Furina)~117%~124%
Freeze~111%~123%
Double Electro (Fischl + Beidou)~111%~122%
Nilou Bloom ~104%~106%

The value of Neuvillette’s C2 vs. R1 Tome is highly dependent on players’ willingness to invest in a high-refine Sacrificial Jade. If players have plans to obtain R2-R5 Sacrificial Jade, pulling Neuvillette’s C2 offers a larger damage boost, especially in Furina and Vaporize teams. Otherwise, R1 Tome results in a bigger damage increase.

For players without Sacrificial Jade refinements, Neuvillette’s C2 can still be the better pull nevertheless. While R1 Tome is a bigger damage increase if running R1 Sacrificial Jade, the said increase is marginal. Furthermore, since the weapon banner is notoriously expensive, C2 becomes the better pick for players looking to get the most out of their money. The value of the weapon banner is also highly dependent on which weapon Tome is paired with.

Neuvillette and Furina both have strong Constellations that benefit their team similarly. Therefore — disregarding the comparative value of investing in a versatile support unit vs. a strictly on-field DPS — it is often best to invest equally and aim for the same number of Constellations on them. If they are already at equal Constellations, Neuvillette’s Constellation is usually the better investment.

The table below shows how different Constellation distributions compare at different investment levels. Assumptions can be found here.

(R1 Tome Neuvillette; 4pc AP Zhongli; 4-star weapon Furina; Kazuha)

Constellation Distribution% of C0 Neuvillette – C0 Furina (Team DPS)
5-star Constellations: 1
C0 Neuvillette – C1 Furina110%
C1 Neuvillette – C0 Furina117%
5-star Constellations: 2
C0 Neuvillette – C2 Furina 123%
C2 Neuvillette – C0 Furina127%
C1 Neuvillette – C1 Furina129%
5-star Constellations: 3
C0 Neuvillette – C3 Furina131%
C2 Neuvillette – C1 Furina139%
C1 Neuvillette – C2 Furina143%
C3 Neuvillette – C0 Furina147%
5-star Constellations: 4
C1 Neuvillette – C3 Furina152%
C2 Neuvillette – C2 Furina153%
C3 Neuvillette – C1 Furina161%
5-star Constellations: 5
C2 Neuvillette – C3 Furina164%
C3 Neuvillette – C2 Furina176%
5-star Constellations: 6
C6 Neuvillette – C0 Furina179%
C3 Neuvillette – C3 Furina188%
5-star Constellations: 7
C6 Neuvillette – C1 Furina198%

Character Overview

Playstyles

On-Field DPS

Neuvillette’s playstyle focuses on dealing damage through his enhanced Charged Attacks, which he enables by using his Skill and Burst. He can slot into a variety of teams as an on-field damage dealer, performing especially well in teams with many different Elements.

Talents

Level and Talent Priority

>> =

Normal Attack ≥ Level 90 >> Burst = Skill

Neuvillette benefits greatly from character levels as he scales with Max HP. Raising him to Level 90 is recommended to maximize his damage.

Neuvillette’s enhanced Charged Attacks make up the majority share of his damage, so leveling his Normal Attack Talent should be first priority. Conversely, his Burst and Skill need not be leveled past Talent Level 6, as they are mainly used to generate Sourcewater Droplets. 

Because he scales so heavily with his Normal Attack Talent, it is strongly recommended to crown it before leveling his Skill and Burst past Talent Level 6 — this yields a bigger damage increase and costs less resources. To illustrate the difference in value between leveling Neuvillette’s Normal Attack Talent versus his Skill and Burst, bringing his Talents to 9/10/10 results in the same damage as 10/1/1.

The chart below provides further details on Neuvillette’s Talent and level breakpoints, including the value of crowning his Normal Attack Talent.

Neuvillette’s LevelTalent LevelsNeuvillette’s DPS % of Lv. 90/90, TL9/6/6
90/9010/9/9109%
10/1/1103%
9/9/9102%
9/6/6100%
9/1/197%
80/9010/9/9100%
10/1/194%
9/9/994%
9/6/691%
9/1/188%
Normal Attack
Normal Attack | As Water Seeks Equilibrium

Normal Attack
With light flourishes, Neuvillette commands the tides to unleash a maximum of 3 attacks, dealing Hydro DMG.

Charged Attack Empowerment: Legal Evaluation
While charging up, Neuvillette will gather the power of water, forming it into a Seal of Arbitration. In this state, Neuvillette can move and change facing, and also absorb any Sourcewater Droplets in a certain AoE.

Every Droplet he absorbs will increase the formation speed of the Seal, and will heal Neuvillette.
When the charging is stopped, if the Symbol has yet to be formed, then a Charged Attack will be unleashed. If it has been formed, then a Charged Attack: Equitable Judgment will be unleashed.

Charged Attack
Consumes a fixed amount of Stamina to attack opponents with a rupturing blast of water, dealing AoE Hydro DMG.

Charged Attack: Equitable Judgment
Unleashes surging torrents, dealing continuous AoE Hydro DMG to all opponents in a straight-line area in front of him.
Equitable Judgment will not consume any Stamina and lasts 3s.
If Neuvillette’s HP is above 50%, he will continuously lose HP while using this attack.Plunging Attack
Gathering the might of Hydro, Neuvillette plunges towards the ground from mid-air, damaging all opponents in his path. Deals AoE Hydro DMG upon impact with the ground.

Though pretty to look at, Neuvillette’s Normal Attacks see little use and deal insignificant damage. When holding the attack button, Neuvillette enters a charging state and releases a regular Charged Attack if he exits before fully charging. These regular Charged Attacks are largely unimportant outside of very niche scenarios to clear Elemental auras. Note that Neuvillette can still enter his charging state when out of Stamina — he just won’t perform a Charged Attack upon exiting.

The real star of Neuvillette’s kit and his main source of damage is his Equitable Judgment Charged Attacks. After an initial 4s windup, Neuvillette unleashes a long-range enhanced Charged Attack that deals continuous, AoE, HP-scaling damage to all enemies within range. These special Charged Attacks do not consume any Stamina and will continuously drain 8% of his HP every 0.5s over their duration if Neuvillette’s HP is above 50%.

Upon entering his charging state, Neuvillette can absorb up to 3 nearby Sourcewater Droplets. Each absorbed Droplet reduces the charging state’s windup time, and obtaining 3 Droplets lets Neuvillette release it near-instantly. While the Charged Attack still takes about 1s to release on its own, releasing the button as soon as 3 Droplets are absorbed allows Neuvillette to perform the Charged Attack near instantaneously. Be careful not to release the button too early, as any consumed Sourcewater Droplets will disappear if you mistime the release before the attack is fully charged. The absorbed Sourcewater Droplets also instantly heal off the hefty HP drain from his CAs plus some surplus healing. 

By releasing the button as soon as 3 Droplets are absorbed, Neuvillette’s CAs can be released much faster. Video by clevernt.

It is vital that Neuvillette casts his Skill and Burst every rotation to generate the Sourcewater Droplets needed for his Charged Attacks.

Although Neuvillette can absorb Sourcewater Droplets created by Hydro Traveler, he already generates enough Droplets on his own. Therefore, it is not recommended to use them to provide Neuvillette with additional Droplets. Note that Neuvillette cannot absorb other Neuvillettes’ Droplets in Co-Op Mode.

Elemental Skill
Elemental Skill | O Tears, I Shall Repay

Summons a Raging Waterfall that will deal AoE Hydro DMG to opponents in front of Neuvillette based on his Max HP. After hitting an opponent, this skill will generate 3 Sourcewater Droplets near that opponent.Arkhe: Pneuma
At certain intervals, when the Raging Waterfall descends, a Spiritbreath Thorn will descend that will pierce opponents, dealing Pneuma-aligned Hydro DMG.

Neuvillette’s Skill deals AoE damage to opponents in front of him before creating 3 Sourcewater Droplets. If the Skill does not hit an enemy, Droplets will not be created. Neuvillette’s Skill is primarily used to generate both Energy and Sourcewater Droplets, and it does not make up a significant portion of Neuvillette’s damage. Canceling his Skill animation with a Charged Attack saves some rotation time. 

The Skill summons a Spiritbreath Thorn after its initial hit, dealing Pneuma-aligned Hydro damage with a 10s cooldown between procs. This can be used to weaken Ousia-aligned enemies or solve Ousia puzzles. The Spiritbreath Thorn technically deals Hydro damage, but it does not apply enough Hydro to trigger reactions.

Elemental Burst
Elemental Burst | O Tides, I Have Returned

Unleashes waves that will deal AoE Hydro DMG based on Neuvillette’s Max HP. After a short interval, 2 waterfalls will descend and deal Hydro DMG in a somewhat smaller AoE, and will generate 6 Sourcewater Droplets within an area in front.

Neuvillette’s Burst deals three instances of damage: one initial AoE Hydro attack that creates 3 Sourcewater Droplets, followed shortly by two smaller Hydro attacks that generate 2 and 1 Sourcewater Droplets, respectively. Sourcewater Droplets always spawn in front of Neuvillette and at his elevation. Unlike his Skill, Neuvillette’s Burst will generate Droplets regardless of whether it hits an enemy or not.

Droplets are created without hitting an enemy and appear in front of Neuvillette despite standing at a cliff’s edge. Video by caramielle.

Neuvillette’s Burst only makes up a small portion of his damage, but the amount of Sourcewater Droplets it generates makes it mandatory in the vast majority of his rotations.

Ascension 1 Passive
Ascension 1 Passive | Heir to the Ancient Sea’s Authority

When a party member triggers a Vaporize, Frozen, Electro-Charged, Bloom, Hydro Swirl, or a Hydro Crystallize reaction on opponents, 1 stack of Past Draconic Glories will be granted to Neuvillette for 30s. Max 3 stacks. Past Draconic Glories causes Charged Attack: Equitable Judgment to deal 110%/125%/160% of its original DMG.

The stacks of Past Draconic Glories created by each kind of Elemental Reaction exist independently.

A hefty damage boost, Neuvillette’s A1 Passive adds a Base DMG Multiplier for Neuvillette’s Charged Attacks. It increases their damage multiplicatively for every unique Hydro reaction triggered, up to 3 stacks. Neuvillette’s teams often aim to maintain the maximum number of stacks. Note that the reaction does not need to be triggered by the active character for Neuvillette to gain a stack.

Each stack has a 30s duration, which will be refreshed if the same Hydro reaction is triggered before the stack expires. Any party member (including Neuvillette) that triggers a reaction will generate a stack. It is possible to gain stacks by triggering reactions on enemies with auras, but this is risky and should not be relied on. In practice, Neuvillette’s A1 stacks are obtained by having three non-Hydro teammates, each of different Elements.

When stacks are gained or lost, a symbol will appear above the on-field character's head. A circle will light for each A1 stack gained, and this works as a visual indicator of how many stacks Neuvillette has.

Neuvillette triggers Electro-Charged and the visual indicator for his A1 lights up. Video by clevernt.

The number of stacks your party maintains can significantly impact team DPS, so it is important to maximize Neuvillette’s A1 stack count and uptime. That being said, players must also consider a character’s utility when building Neuvillette’s teams. If options are scarce, it can be better to sacrifice a stack than force suboptimal teammates (e.g., running a second Hydro is better than forcing Diluc). Some units also provide benefits that compensate for the loss of an A1 stack (e.g., Beidou’s multi-target damage, Furina’s damage and buffing, or Chiori’s damage and Geo Resonance). Some teams also struggle to gain 3 stacks despite having three unique Elements, such as Hyperbloom teams with Nahida or Vaporize teams.

The table below outlines Neuvillette’s Double Element archetypes and their better teammate options.

Double HydroDouble Hydro teams offer valuable HP% from Hydro Resonance and Hydro Particles to battery Neuvillette. Additional buffs further helps compensate for the loss of an A1 stack. Neuvillette – Furina teams even outperform most of his 3-stack teams.
Double ElectroDouble Electro teams take advantage of existing Electro synergies. They trade an A1 stack for an additional off-field DPS to make up for the fall in Neuvillette’s damage. Electro Resonance and Fischl’s particle generation heavily reduce ER requirements.
Double GeoDouble Geo teams trade an A1 stack for comfort and ease of play. Zhongli’s RES shred, Geo Resonance’s DMG% buff, and 4pc Archaic Petra’s buff keep the damage trade-off low. Double Geo teams with Zhongli are among Neuvillette’s easiest to play, while performing on par with many 3-stack teams.
Double CryoDouble Cryo teams struggle to compete with Neuvillette’s 3-stack teams, but can be decent if teammate options are sparse. They offer high Freeze uptime and a CRIT Rate buff from Cryo Resonance. Shenhe is recommended as she buffs both Neuvillette and the Cryo DPS.
Ascension 4 Passive
Ascension 4 Passive | Discipline of the Supreme Arbitration

For each 1% of Neuvillette’s current HP greater than 30% of Max HP, he will gain 0.6% Hydro DMG Bonus. A maximum bonus of 30% can be obtained this way.

A minor but appreciated increase to Neuvillette’s damage. Since absorbed Sourcewater Droplets only heal him at the beginning of each Charged Attack, Neuvillette will gradually lose some of the Hydro DMG Bonus over the course of the attack’s duration. Though external healing can mitigate this, it is not worth running a healer specifically to extend Neuvillette’s A4 uptime.

Utility Passive
Utility Passive | Gather Like the Tide

Increases underwater Sprint SPD for your own party members by 15%. Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the same effects.

A simple but appreciated speed boost when traversing Fontaine’s waters, and one of the few underwater Utility Passives available. This Talent mainly provides exploration QoL but has some use in underwater combat, where the extra speed can give players an edge over enemies.

Constellations

Artist: s_kradio

Assumptions can be found here. Numbers are rounded. 

Constellations are compared based on the increase to Neuvillette’s personal damage.

Constellation 1
Constellation 1 | Venerable Institution

When Neuvillette takes the field, he will obtain 1 stack of Past Draconic Glories from the Passive Talent "Heir to the Ancient Sea's Authority." You must first unlock the Passive Talent "Heir to the Ancient Sea's Authority."

Additionally, his interruption resistance will be increased while using the Charged Attack Empowerment: Legal Evaluation and the Charged Attack: Equitable Judgment.

A solid first Constellation that is both a respectable damage increase and a valuable QoL improvement. Neuvillette now gains an A1 stack by simply taking the field, which lets him maximize the passive’s buffs in teams with two characters of the same Element. While some Double Element teams are already worth running at C0, Neuvillette’s C1 significantly increases their damage while giving him the extra flexibility to run teams that would otherwise be unable to compensate for the lost A1 stack. 

Neuvillette’s C1 also increases his interruption resistance while charging and casting his enhanced Charged Attacks. This lets him slot in a buffer or an additional off-field damage dealer where he would otherwise require a defensive teammate, or provides a more comfortable playing experience for those who already run him shielderless.

Note that the exact value of this Constellation is variable. Teams that already fully stack Neuvillette’s A1 gain a significantly smaller DPS increase. Some defensive units are still worth running even when interruption resistance is not needed (e.g., Zhongli with his Universal RES Shred, or Beidou with her personal damage), rendering the QoL improvement wasted. Likewise, players who comfortably run shielderless Neuvillette at C0 also get limited benefits from his C1’s added interruption resistance.

Nonetheless, in teams where it is utilized, Neuvillette’s C1 is one of the stronger vertical investment options for low spenders.

Personal DPS increase: 0–24%

Constellation 2
Constellation 2 | Juridical Exhortation

The Passive Talent "Heir to the Ancient Sea's Authority" will be enhanced: Each stack of Past Draconic Glories will increase the CRIT DMG of Charged Attack: Equitable Judgment by 14%. The maximum increase that can be achieved this way is 42%.

You must first unlock the Passive Talent "Heir to the Ancient Sea's Authority."

A relatively straightforward damage increase. Depending on the number of his A1 stacks, Neuvillette gains up to 42% CRIT DMG for his enhanced Charged Attacks, which are by far the largest source of his damage.

This Constellation also synergizes with Neuvillette’s C1. Requiring only two Hydro reactions lets Neuvillette run team compositions such as Double Hydro or Double Electro with no issues.

Personal DPS increase from previous Constellation: ~11%
Personal DPS increase from C0: ~38%

Constellation 3
Constellation 3 | Ancient Postulation

Increases the Level of Normal Attack: As Water Seeks Equilibrium by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Increases Neuvillette’s Normal Attack Talent level, his most important Talent by a significant margin. A decent damage increase, and a good stopping point for medium spenders.

Personal DPS increase from previous Constellation: ~21%
Personal DPS increase from C0: ~66%

Constellation 4
Constellation 4 | Crown of Commiseration

When Neuvillette is on the field and is healed, 1 Sourcewater Droplet will be generated. This effect can occur once every 4s.

Neuvillette’s self-healing lets him trigger his C4 for some extra Droplets per rotation. However, pre-C6 Neuvillette already generates enough Sourcewater Droplets for himself. When performing 3 Charged Attacks, he even has a surplus of unused Droplets each rotation, assuming you use his Skill twice. 

Neuvillette is not able to take advantage of this Constellation’s additional Sourcewater Droplets before obtaining his C6. You should only pull Neuvillette’s C4 if you are also going for his C6.

Personal DPS increase from previous Constellation: 0%
Personal DPS increase from C0: ~66%

Constellation 5
Constellation 5 | Axiomatic Judgment

Increases the Level of O Tides, I Have Returned by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Increases Neuvillette’s Burst Talent level. While his Burst only makes up a small portion of his damage, he uses it consistently in many rotations, so the minor damage increase is appreciated. Overall, an unnoteworthy stepping stone on the way to C6.

Personal DPS increase from previous Constellation: ~1%
Personal DPS increase from C0: ~68%

Constellation 6
Constellation 6 | Wrathful Recompense

When using Charged Attack: Equitable Judgment, Neuvillette can absorb nearby Sourcewater Droplets in an AoE. Each absorbed Droplet will increase the duration of Charged Attack: Equitable Judgment by 1s.

Additionally, when Equitable Judgment hits opponents, it will fire off 2 additional currents every 2s, each of which will deal 10% of Neuvillette’s Max HP as Hydro DMG. DMG dealt this way will count as DMG dealt by Equitable Judgment.

Neuvillette’s C6 increases his Charged Attacks’ duration and damage. He can now extend their duration by absorbing Sourcewater Droplets once the Charged Attack nears its end, 1s per Droplet absorbed. This lets him take advantage of his C4, which provides the extra Droplets needed to extend his Charged Attack by 2–3s. The aforementioned Charged Attacks also deal 2 additional instances of damage equal to 10% of Neuvillette’s Max HP each every 2s, further increasing their damage.

At C6, Neuvillette's rotations should be adjusted to fit his longer Charged Attacks. C6 Neuvillette deals more than enough damage to justify the extended field time, and the additional currents make his longer Charged Attacks further worth using. 

This Constellation is a significant damage increase for Neuvillette, but the exact increase is difficult to gauge. The longer Charged Attacks will affect buff and ability uptimes, which can lead to rotation changes. Teams with shorter buff durations such as those provided by 4pc Viridescent Venerer or 4pc Archaic Petra face adjustments or lose uptime, while teams with longer ability durations like Furina’s DMG% buff or Zhongli’s RES Shred more easily accommodate the extended field time.

Nonetheless, Neuvillette’s C6 is a solid damage boost and a fitting capstone for him.

Personal DPS increase from previous Constellation: ~29%
Personal DPS increase from C0: ~118%

Combos and Rotations

Combos

Neuvillette always performs 2–4 Charged Attacks per rotation. It is advisable to perform 3 or 4 Charged Attacks per rotation depending on what his teammates can accommodate. Oftentimes Neuvillette will split his Charged Attacks across two stretches of field time; he uses 1–2 Charged Attacks at a time.

How many Charged Attacks Neuvillette performs depends on a couple considerations, each with their advantages and disadvantages. Below is a brief overview.

3 Charged AttacksEasiest for buff an ability uptime management, especially when running teammates with shorter uptimes and long cooldowns. The exact combo is mostly unimpactful, but it is commonly a variation of Q > Team > C E C > Team > C E.
4 Charged AttacksAdds an extra Charged Attack to the rotation. Recommended for teams where Neuvillette deals the vast majority of the damage, such as Furina teams. Usually a variation of E > Team > C E C Q > Team > 2[C].
2 Charged AttacksVery rarely used, but pairs well with characters that normally run 15s rotations.

The difference between 2CA rotations and 4CA rotations mostly comes down to semantics. In both 2CA and 4CA rotations, Neuvillette essentially runs a Burst + 2 Skills + 4CA rotation. The key difference is that, in 2CA rotations, most of his teammates cast their Bursts twice.

Rotations

Neuvillette has high but flexible field time requirements, which gives his rotations added variety. The most important part is ensuring he always has available Sourcewater Droplets. Droplets are generated from his Skill and Burst, and each has an independent 15s duration before it expires. Unfortunately, they have no absorption priority, so Neuvillette risks absorbing new Droplets first and leaving old ones to expire before his next Charged Attack. Most rotations take Droplet uptime into account, so this should not be a recurring issue. 

Players looking for an example rotation for their team can check out the Neuvillette Rotation Sheet

The best way to make new rotations is by trying things in game, adapting existing rotations, and figuring out what works and what doesn’t. However, there are some helpful pointers when starting out.

Most commonly, crafting a rotation for Neuvillette starts with a skeleton, looking something like:

Neuvillette Skill or Burst > [teammates set up buffs/abilities] > Neuvillette’s 1st set of Charged Attacks> [short uptime buffs/abilities are refreshed] > Neuvillette’s 2nd set of Charged Attacks

In each rotation, Neuvillette wants to fit in a Burst, 1–2 Skills, and 3–4 Charged Attacks, but these can be flexibly distributed across his three stretches of field time. There are mainly two things to keep in mind:

  • Neuvillette must cast his Skills 12s apart. This is mainly an issue in 3CA rots whose 24–25s rotations necessitate precise Skill timings, lest players run into Skill cooldowns. E.g., if starting with Neuvillette’s Skill, his next Skill use needs to be precisely halfway through the rotation.
  • Droplets need to be available when Neuvillette performs his Charged Attacks. The Droplets’ 15s duration is easy to navigate, but the lack of absorption priority causes issues when both old and new Droplets are on the field. Moving a Charged Attack further up in the rotation is one common workaround, as this ensures old Droplets are used up before new ones are generated. E.g., if Neuvillette starts the rotation with a Skill, instead of following with a Burst and then 3 Charged Attacks, he can do a Charged Attack before his Burst. This ensures old Skill Droplets are used up first before new Burst Droplets are created.

Keeping this in mind, some common variations of the above rotation skeleton are:

3 Charged AttacksNeuvillette Q > [team setup] > Neuvillette E 2[C] > [buff refresh] > Neuvillette E C
4 Charged AttacksNeuvillette E > [team setup] > Neuvillette C E C Q > [buff refresh] > Neuvillette 2[C]

Further rotation adjustments depend on Neuvillette’s teammates. 

On one hand, Anemo units equipped with 4pc Viridescent Venerer want to go on-field right before Neuvillette so that the set effect lasts throughout Neuvillette’s long stretches of field time. Similarly, shielders with limited uptime want to time the shield cast so that Neuvillette does not get interrupted during his Charged Attacks. On the other hand, Bloom and Hyperbloom teams without short-duration buffs like 4pc Viridescent Venerer or 4pc Archaic Petra may skip the buff refresh phase entirely.

These are only a few examples, but ideal rotations are optimized to ensure that team buffs and abilities maintain as high uptime as possible. How to achieve maximum uptime depends largely on the characters and equipment at hand. For some players, it can be desirable to forgo some damage for simpler rotations, either due to inexperience or for comfort.

Gearing

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ER Requirements

It is vital that Neuvillette has enough ER% to Burst every rotation; this ensures he has enough Droplets to cast at least 3 Charged Attacks. While 2CA rotations allow him to Burst every other rotation, they are rare and often similar to his 4CA rotations. The main difference is that his teammates cycle through their Bursts twice. As a result, they have similar ER requirements to their 4CA counterparts.

ScenarioR5 Prototype AmberR1 TomeOther Weapons
Double Hydro with Furina100–105%100–115%110–125%
Double Electro with Fischl100–105%100–110%120–140%
Fischl Solo Electro100–115%100–120%130–150%
Other Compositions100–125%100–130%140–160%

The values above assume 2 Skills per Burst, as rotations with a single Skill are not recommended outside of niche cases due to impractical ER needs. Team Favonius procs reduce ER requirements by 10–20% per proc, and it is recommended to run Favonius weapons when possible to lower Neuvillette’s ER requirements. These numbers are approximate; ER requirements vary depending on team and context. For a more accurate estimate of your ER requirements, use the Energy Recharge Calculator.

Neuvillette can afford to use only 1 Skill per Burst in teams where his ER requirements remain close to 100%. It is generally a damage loss if his ER requirements go any higher than this, as each ER% substat that can be reallocated to CRIT or HP% is a noticeable team DPS increase. Regardless, Neuvillette’s Charged Attacks are long enough that casting 1 less Skill rarely shortens his rotation enough to make a difference.

Artifact Stats


Sands

Goblet

Circlet
HP%Hydro DMG% or HP%CRIT Rate, CRIT DMG, or HP%

Substats:
ER% (until requirement is met) > CRIT = HP% > Flat HP

While HP% | Hydro DMG% | CRIT is very often the best choice of main stats, builds with an HP% Goblet or HP% Circlet are often competitive as the optimal pick leads by only a small margin. Even triple HP% builds can be viable depending on substats. 

The gap between HP% and Hydro DMG% Goblets further narrows in Furina teams, but Hydro DMG% is still the optimal pick. The exception is if Neuvillette is holding Tome of the Eternal Flow or Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds and is paired with other sources of DMG% such as Kazuha or 4pc Archaic Petra. In those scenarios, HP% Goblets just barely outperform Hydro DMG%. HP% Circlets are still worse than CRIT Circlets in all scenarios. 

Keep in mind that suboptimal HP% main stats need high-quality substats to be competitive; additionally, triple HP% builds generally perform worse than alternatives even with good substats. Outside of Furina teams, an HP% Goblet needs decently better substats to beat a Hydro DMG% Goblet, compared to HP% vs. CRIT Circlets.

Comparison tables are included below to show how different main stats perform in various scenarios, but we recommend using Genshin Optimizer to compare your actual artifacts.

Artifact Stat Comparison Table

Without Furina
With Furina

Assumptions: 
Neuvillette — Yae Miko — Kazuha — 4pc AP Zhongli
4pc Marechaussee; 4CA rotation; Solo Hydro
Calcs can be found here
Listed % are of HP | Hydro | CRIT main stats on the same weapon.

WeaponHP | Hydro | CRITHP | HP | CRITHP | Hydro | HPHP | HP | HP
R1 Tome of the Eternal Flow100%99%97%94%
R5 Sacrificial Jade100%94%97%89%
R1 Sacrificial Jade100%96%98%91%
R1–R5 Prototype Amber100%95%98%91%
R1 Lost Prayer100%97%99%95%

Assumptions: 
Neuvillette — Furina — Kazuha — 4pc AP Zhongli
4pc Marechaussee; 4CA rotation; Hydro Resonance
Calcs can be found here
Listed % are of HP | Hydro | CRIT main stats on the same weapon.

WeaponHP | Hydro | CRITHP | HP | CRITHP | Hydro | HPHP | HP | HP
R1 Tome of the Eternal Flow100%101%96%96%
R5 Sacrificial Jade100%96%95%90%
R1 Sacrificial Jade100%98%96%92%
R1–R5 Prototype Amber100%98%97%94%
R1 Lost Prayer100%100%97%95%

Artifact Sets

Assumptions
Neuvillette — Kazuha — 4pc AP Zhongli
R1 Sacrificial Jade; HP% | Hydro DMG% | CRIT; 3CA rotation; 128% base ER requirement; Solo Hydro;
Calcs can be found here.

ArtifactDPS% of 4pc MarechausseeNotes
4pc Marechaussee Hunter
100%A set practically tailor-made for Neuvillette, Marechaussee Hunter is his BiS set by a significant margin. It provides Charged Attack DMG% with its 2-piece set bonus and a hefty CRIT Rate increase with its 4-piece bonus. The set passive is triggered by HP fluctuation, and Neuvillette’s self-heal and HP drain lets him quickly stack the 4-piece set effect with excellent uptime.

It is highly recommended to farm this set.
4pc Heart of Depth
89%4pc Heart of Depth synergizes decently with Neuvillette. It provides Hydro DMG% with its 2pc effect and Charged Attack DMG% with its 4pc effect. However, it is notably worse than 4pc Marechaussee.

Though it may be tempting to use an existing 4pc Heart of Depth set, even a mediocre 4pc Marechaussee Hunter set outperforms a great 4pc Heart of Depth set. While a fine option, it's strongly recommended to only use 4pc Heart of Depth as a placeholder while farming Marechaussee Hunter.
2pc Mixed Sets
84–87%2pc Sets: Marechaussee Hunter, Hydro DMG%, HP%

All these combinations perform similarly to 4pc Heart of Depth and are easier to get good substats as 2pc sets. Pick whichever has better substats.

Similarly to 4pc Heart of Depth, 2pc combinations are usable, but they are easily outperformed by a 4pc Marechaussee set. 2pc Marechaussee + 2pc HP% / Hydro DMG% is an especially good transition set while farming for 4pc Marechaussee.
4pc Retracing Bolide, 4pc Wanderer’s Troupe, 4pc Nymph’s Dream
85–86%Other 4pc sets that perform similarly to 4pc Heart of Depth, but are harder to acquire and more difficult to get good substats on. Note that 4pc Retracing Bolide requires a high-uptime shielder such as Zhongli or Layla to work optimally.

Do not farm these sets for Neuvillette. They are only choices if one of these 4pc sets is already available and are not recommended as anything but temporary placeholders while farming for a proper 4pc Marechaussee set.

Weapons

Weapon Overview

This is a general overview of how different weapons perform on Neuvillette. The order in which each weapon appears is loosely ranked; see below for more detailed comparison tables.

Tome of the Eternal Flow
Neuvillette’s signature weapon and his general BiS, Tome of the Eternal Flow offers a variety of stats he appreciates. Its secondary stat offers a hefty amount of CRIT DMG, while its passive provides some HP% and Charged Attack DMG%. In addition, it has an Energy-restoring passive that negates the need for additional ER% in most scenarios, allowing Neuvillette to build more offensive stats.

Tome performs significantly better than nearly all other weapons, with the sole exception being Sacrificial Jade. At low ER requirements where Neuvillette does not benefit from Tome’s Energy, the gap between the two also becomes significantly smaller. Depending on team and scenario, R5 Sacrificial Jade can even outperform R1 Tome.
Sacrificial Jade
Obtained from the Battle Pass, Sacrificial Jade is Neuvillette’s second-best weapon in most scenarios by a decent margin. It offers a decent amount of stats Neuvillette wants, with a CRIT Rate secondary stat and a passive that offers a large HP% buff. Its passive restricts field time to a maximum of 10s at a time, but this is generally a non-issue as Neuvillette wants to go off-field to refresh buffs anyway. Note that Sacrificial Jade’s CRIT Rate can make it hard to not overcap on CRIT Rate when combined with 4pc Marechaussee.

Even at R1, Sacrificial Jade is a respectable enough improvement over its alternatives that it may be a worthwhile purchase, and at R5 it is the only weapon that comes close to R1 Tome. When Neuvillette’s ER requirements are low enough that Tome’s Energy restoration provides no benefit, the gap in their performance becomes significantly smaller. If without the external HP% buff from Hydro Resonance, or if playing Vaporize teams that can make use of its EM, R5 Sac Jade will even outperform R1 Tome.
Cashflow Supervision
Cashflow Supervision is a strong alternative, especially at high refinements. Neuvillette may not be able to make use of its ATK% passive, but it still offers a solid Charged Attack DMG% Bonus.

At best, the performance of a high refinement Cashflow only equals that of a R5 Sacrificial Jade, and in many scenarios it will be worse than R1 Sac Jade. As such, it is both cheaper and more recommended to purchase Sac Jade rather than pull for Cashflow. Nevertheless, if players already have a copy of Cashflow laying around or Wriothesley to share it with, this weapon is an excellent pick for Neuvillette.
Jadefall’s Splendor
Neuvillette greatly appreciates HP%, which lets Jadefall’s Splendor perform on par with CRIT weapons thanks to its hefty HP% secondary stat. Though its passive has barely any uptime, Jadefall’s Splendor remains a solid stat stick.

As a small consolation to the unfortunate players who lost to this green donut, Jadefall’s Splendor performs just barely better than Prototype Amber. In Furina teams with low ER requirements and copious amounts of DMG Bonus, it even pulls decently ahead.
Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds
Lost Prayer offers CRIT Rate and Elemental DMG%, two stats Neuvillette appreciates. The CRIT Rate from 4pc Marechaussee can make it difficult to build around in practice, but it is still one of Neuvillette’s better weapon options. Lost Prayer is also more accessible than other 5-star picks since players can get it from the Standard Banner. 

Much like other 5-star weapons, Lost Prayer is outperformed by Sac Jade. It is not recommended to pull Lost Prayer specifically for Neuvillette, but it remains a solid choice for players who already have it. For players lacking HP% or overcapping on CRIT Rate, Prototype Amber can become the better pick over R1 Lost Prayer. The exception is at ~100–120% ER requirements, where Lost Prayer pulls further ahead, and in teams with Hydro Resonance.
Prototype Amber
Prototype Amber not only is a strong pick for Neuvillette, but it is also completely F2P-accessible as a craftable weapon. It provides plenty of HP% through its secondary stat, minor team healing, and a useful Energy restoration passive. Although the small and infrequent healing from Prototype Amber’s passive is useless to Neuvillette, it can be beneficial for his teammates since Neuvillette’s teams often lack healers. With Furina, the teamwide healing both stacks Fanfare and increases her damage. As a result, it outperforms even R5 Jadefall despite resulting in lower personal damage.

The higher Neuvillette’s ER requirements are, the further Prototype Amber pulls ahead, though in the vast majority of scenarios players should run enough Favonius weapons to comfortably supply enough Energy Particles. Likewise, in teams with lower ER requirements where the Energy from its passive is unneeded, Prototype Amber performs worse.
Kagura’s Verity
Kagura’s Verity offers CRIT DMG and an Elemental DMG Bonus that in practice only benefits Neuvillette’s Skill. It performs slightly better on paper than R1 Widsith and slightly worse than the Widsith at R5. However, Kagura offers consistency with no RNG and guaranteed buffs every rotation. It notably outperforms the Widsith in Furina teams as well.

Note that Neuvillette gets only 1 or sometimes 2 stacks on Kagura’s passive, as the stacks last 16s while he can only use his Skill every 12s at most.
The Widsith
The Widsith is only recommendable for players who are willing to reset Spiral Abyss chambers repeatedly to get the correct buff. While it offers a very strong Elemental DMG Bonus with one of its passive’s effects, its two other buffs are useless to Neuvillette in most scenarios. The Widsith’s RNG passive makes it arguably the weapon passive version of CRIT-fishing. If players are not willing to repeatedly retry Spiral Abyss, it is better to pick another, more consistent weapon.

The exception for the Widsith’s buff value is in Vaporize teams, where Neuvillette can also make use of its EM passive. In this context, the Widsith is a decently stronger option at R1 and lets it significantly outperform Prototype Amber at R5.
Everlasting Moonglow
For those who gambled on any weapon banner with Kokomi and lost, the original donut is a decent enough stat stick on Neuvillette. Its passive is wasted as he does not perform Normal Attacks, but it still performs acceptably as Neuvillette appreciates its HP%. 

Unfortunately, Moonglow is notably worse than Prototype Amber, and is not recommended outside of temporary use in the event that the player has neither Prototype Amber nor any Billets to craft it.
TTDS, 
Tulaytullah’s Remembrance, Ballad of the Boundless Blue

Subpar options in most scenarios that perform worse than other alternatives but are still acceptable stat sticks. With Furina, they become less of a downgrade but are still behind aforementioned options. Tulaytullah is especially hard to recommend as its 5-star rarity makes it inaccessible on top of being suboptimal. Nonetheless, they are all acceptable picks in the unlikely scenario that no better weapon is available.

TTDS gains some merit for players at very early Adventure Ranks, when access to even 4-star weapons and artifacts is limited. Even then, it should be replaced by better options as soon as possible.

Weapon Comparison Tables

Average ER Reqs. (Solo Hydro)
Low ER Reqs. (With Furina)
Low ER Reqs. (Without Furina)
Vaporize

Assumptions: 
Neuvillette — Yae Miko — Kazuha — 4pc AP Zhongli
4pc Marechaussee; HP | Hydro | CRIT; 4CA rotation; 128% base ER requirements Solo Hydro
Calcs can be found here

Weapons% of R5 Prototype Amber
R5 Tome of the Eternal Flow166%
R1 Tome of the Eternal Flow137%
R5 Sacrificial Jade130%
R5 Cashflow Supervision117%
R1 Sacrificial Jade115%
R5 Jadefall's Splendor106%
R5 Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds106%
R1 Jadefall's Splendor104%
R1 Cashflow Supervision103%
R1 Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds102%
R5 The Widsith (passive averaged)102%
R1–R5 Prototype Amber100%
R5 Kagura's Verity99%
R1 Kagura's Verity99%
R1 The Widsith (passive averaged)99%
R1–R5 Everlasting Moonglow98%
R5 Ballad of the Boundless Blue94%
R1–R5 Tulaytullah's Remembrance92%
R5 Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers92%
R5 Hakushin Ring (with passive)90%
R1 Ballad of the Boundless Blue89%
R5 Flowing Purity88%

Assumptions: 
Neuvillette — Furina — Kazuha — 4pc AP Zhongli
4pc Marechaussee; HP | Hydro | CRIT; 4CA rotation; 116% base ER requirement; Hydro Resonance
Calcs can be found here

Weapons% of R5 Prototype Amber
R5 Tome of the Eternal Flow159%
R1 Tome of the Eternal Flow134%
R5 Sacrificial Jade132%
R1 Sacrificial Jade119%
R5 Cashflow Supervision118%
R5 Kagura's Verity111%
R5 Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds108%
R1 Kagura's Verity107%
R1 Cashflow Supervision107%
R1 Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds106%
R5 Jadefall's Splendor105%
R5 The Widsith (passive averaged)104%
R1 Jadefall's Splendor103%
R1–R5 Everlasting Moonglow101%
R1 The Widsith (passive averaged)101%
R1–R5 Prototype Amber100%
R1–R5 Tulaytullah's Remembrance96%
R5 Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers95%
R5 Ballad of the Boundless Blue93%
R5 Flowing Purity90%
R1 Ballad of the Boundless Blue89%

Assumptions: 
Neuvillette — Shenhe — Kazuha — 4pc AP Zhongli
4pc Marechaussee; HP | Hydro | CRIT; 4CA rotation; 128% base ER requirement; Solo Hydro
Calcs can be found here

Weapons% of R5 Prototype Ambe
R5 Tome of the Eternal Flow164%
R5 Sacrificial Jade137%
R1 Tome of the Eternal Flow136%
R1 Sacrificial Jade123%
R5 Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds112%
R1 Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds109%
R5 The Widsith (passive averaged)107%
R1 The Widsith (passive averaged)105%
R1–R5 Prototype Amber100%

Other weapons can be compared relative to Sacrificial Jade

Assumptions: 
Neuvillette — C6 Xiangling — Kazuha — C6 Kirara
4pc Marechaussee; HP | Hydro | CRIT; 4CA rotation; 110% base ER requirement; Solo Hydro
Calcs can be found here

Weapons% of R5 Prototype Amber
R5 Tome of the Eternal Flow168%
R5 Sacrificial Jade143%
R1 Tome of the Eternal Flow139%
R1 Sacrificial Jade127%
R5 The Widsith (passive averaged)117%
R5 Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds111%
R1 The Widsith (passive averaged)109%
R1 Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds108%
R1–R5 Prototype Amber100%

Other weapons can be compared relative to Sacrificial Jade.

Gearing Neuvillette’s Supports

Neuvillette always deals the majority of his team’s damage, but the weapons and artifacts his teammates can equip to support him are limited. Several of them also come with considerable caveats that should be kept in mind. The most common options will be covered below. 

For teammates who are unable to equip any weapon or artifact sets to support Neuvillette, their builds remain the same as in their non-Neuvillette teams.

Artifacts

4pc Viridescent Venerer (VV)
The value of Hydro RES Shred makes 4pc Viridescent Venerer mandatory on any Anemo support. It is highly recommended to run an Anemo support in any team that allows Hydro Swirls.
4pc Archaic Petra (AP)
A rare source of DMG Bonus and the theoretical BiS set for any Geo teammate. The downside is that the 4-piece set effect requires the set holder to pick up the shard. This can be difficult to execute mid-battle, and spending time running around in practice can cancel out any of the damage increases the set offers.

For players looking to min-max, strongboxing the set is recommended. Players short on Resin should consider whether the set is the right choice for them. It is still somewhat recommendable for casual players as long as they have the Resin to spare; even the uptime from unintentionally picking up a Hydro shard every couple rotations will be a DPS increase when the alternative might be having no support set at all.
4pc Instructor
4pc Instructor is a solid option in teams where Neuvillette benefits from EM, but its 4-star base stats make it harder to reach stat requirements. As such, while most teammates can theoretically equip it, it is mainly an option for teammates with low ER requirements and who can get by with only +16 artifacts. Note that if the teammate in question is a healer or shielder, this will impact their defensive utility. Players who need more survivability should not hesitate to swap to another set.

4pc Instructor’s advantage is that the set is obtainable at no Resin cost. This makes it easier to recommend even in teams where it has limited uptime, as it is exceptionally affordable compared to other alternatives. The downside is that it is not ‘traditionally’ farmable, as it is not available in any domain. Set pieces accumulate over time from opening chests, killing elite enemies, and bosses, but deliberately farming it is time consuming and can be tedious. Nonetheless, it is possible and interested readers can check out the Resinless Progression Guide.
4pc Song of Days Past
An option for teammates that provide healing. Although 4pc Days Past offers a buff for Neuvillette, its limited and easily spent buff means it is at best an insignificant upgrade over 4pc Clam. It is also only available through farming its domain, which makes it near impossible to recommend. Even for players who wish to min-max, investing more Resin into Neuvillette yields bigger upgrades than farming 4pc Days Past. Only at whale investment does the set pull ahead enough to be recommendable to farm.

Outside of whale investment, the set is mainly recommended for players who are already farming 4pc Nighttime Whispers (e.g., for Navia) and do not have a 4pc Clam set. Rather than strongbox for 4pc Clam, they can use 4pc Days Past to save some artifact fodder. Meanwhile, players who have a 4pc Clam set can go with whichever set has better stats (e.g., CRIT Rate to proc Favonius, ER% to Burst, stats for healing).
4pc Noblesse Oblige, 4pc Tenacity of the Millelith
Teammates who do not synergize with the above artifact sets and do not deal significant personal damage can equip 4pc Tenacity or 4pc Noblesse in teams that have an ATK-scaling damage dealer. If the set holder is a healer/shielder that scales with HP, 2pc Tenacity has the added benefit of improving their defensive utility.

Weapon Options

Favonius Weapon Series
Because Neuvillette deals a significant portion of the team’s damage, every ER% substat that he can exchange for an offensive substat is a direct damage increase for the team. As such, very few teammates have a better weapon choice than Favonius. Units that deal significant personal damage like Fischl or Furina are exceptions to this case, but even then it becomes viable for them to wield Favonius weapons should Neuvillette’s ER requirements demand it.
Xiphos’ Moonlight
Mostly an option for supports that build full EM. At high refinements, Xiphos serves the same purpose as Favonius Sword by reducing the ER% Neuvillette has to build and letting him prioritize more offensive stats. Xiphos has the added benefit of not impacting the wielder’s damage.
Hakushin Ring
As long as the holder can trigger Electro-Charged, Hakushin Ring offers a valuable DMG Bonus. Additionally, it is craftable, making it completely F2P. Note that the holder has to be on-field to activate the weapon passive.

Below are gear options for higher-investment players. If available, they are recommended over more affordable alternatives, but are not worth pulling solely for Neuvillette teams. As such, they will not be mentioned outside of this section.

Freedom-Sworn
A luxury option, Freedom-Sworn offers a valuable Charged Attack DMG Bonus. The holder has to trigger Elemental Reactions to proc the weapon passive, but this can be done off-field. 

Recommended: Kazuha, Lynette, Jean, Kuki Shinobu, Layla.
Elegy for the End, A Thousand Floating Dreams, Key of Khaj-Nisut
Luxury options that can be equipped by a teammate if Neuvillette benefits from the EM. Key of Khaj-Nisut offers extra survivability if run by a shielder or healer that scales with HP, while Elegy for the End buffs any ATK-scaling teammate run alongside Neuvillette. Players with very high investment should note that, since the EM share from Thousand Dreams is stackable and scales badly with refinements, it is better to run multiple copies rather than refine them.

Recommended (Elegy): Venti, Collei, Diona.
Recommended (Key): Nilou, Kirara, Kuki Shinobu.
Recommended (Thousand Dreams): Nahida, Sucrose, Baizhu.

Playstyles and Teams

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“Though we live in a world of disarray, I shall undertake to restore all that has been broken.” 

  • N = Normal Attack
  • C = Charged Attack
  • A = Aimed Shot
  • P = Plunging Attack
  • E = Elemental Skill
  • tE = Tap Skill
  • hE = Hold Skill
  • Q = Elemental Burst
  • D = dash (cancel)
  • J = jump (cancel)
  • W = walk (cancel)
  • > = switch character
  • ( ) = these actions are optional; please refer to the notes below
  • [ ] = repeat these actions the specified number of times

Hypercarry

Neuvillette’s signature playstyle. Hypercarry teams center around maximizing his personal damage, letting him dish out the majority of the team’s DPS. They scale very well with investment into Neuvillette, not only through Constellations and BiS weapons, but also through artifact quality and farming. 

Neuvillette’s hypercarry teams are limited by a lack of options that directly buff his damage, and they often run off-field DPS units instead. However, a strong dedicated buffer does exist in Furina: she offers a hefty DMG Bonus, enables Hydro Resonance for +25% HP, and lowers his ER requirements, making her a staple teammate in this playstyle. That being said, Furina is by no means necessary for Neuvillette’s hypercarry compositions to perform well. She can be substituted for whichever supports and off-field damage dealers are available.

Note that even with Furina, hypercarry Neuvillette still struggles with a lack of access to buffs. Unlike ATK-scaling hypercarries, Neuvillette is unable to take advantage of buffs such as 4pc Noblesse or 4pc Tenacity, Thrilling Tales’ passive, and Bennett’s Flat ATK buff. This increases the value of the buffs he does have access to, such as 4pc VV and any units capable of boosting his damage. Kazuha is especially recommended due to his DMG Bonus.

The remaining team slots can be filled by an offensive flex to contribute additional buffs and their own personal damage, or a defensive flex to provide appreciated interruption resistance and survivability. Both should accommodate Neuvillette’s field time requirements. Geo units and healers can equip 4pc Archaic Petra or 4pc Days Past respectively for valuable buffs. Teammates who can stack Neuvillette’s A1 Passive are also preferable for maximizing DPS, though not required. His C1 makes this less of a concern, and lets players replace the shielder slot for another damage dealer or support.

Pros

  • Not as reliant on hyperinvestment as other hypercarries; his teams are strong even at “F2P” investment
  • Very flexible when it comes to teammates
  • DPS is not locked behind complicated combos that are mechanically hard to execute
  • High ceiling for those who wish to invest into Neuvillette
  • Somewhat resource-cheap, as technically only his Normal Attack Talent needs to be leveled

Cons

  • Neuvillette’s ceiling teams are expensive, with primarily 5-star teammates
  • Few actual support units or sources of buffs, most of which come from 5-star characters
  • The performance of his best F2P weapon option is a far cry from that of his best paid or gacha option
  • His A1 locks him out of Mono Element playstyles

Team Composition

Neuvillette — Kazuha / Anemo — Off-Field DPS / Support — Flex
  • Neuvillette deals the majority of the damage, and accommodating him is a priority.
  • An Anemo unit with 4pc Viridescent Venerer is strongly recommended.
  • If possible, run supports to buff Neuvillette’s damage.
  • An off-field damage dealer can slot in as an offensive flex if lacking available supports.
  • A shielder can slot in as a defensive flex for players who want interruption resistance.

Notable Teammates

See the Extended Synergies section for a more detailed breakdown.

Electro
Hydro
Anemo
Flex

Electro Units

Fischl is an excellent off-field damage dealer, with high personal damage and minimal field time. Her particle generation lets her battery Neuvillette. Note that her teams can require delicate setups to Swirl Hydro.
Yae Miko deals solid personal damage from off-field with appreciated rotation flexibility. To alleviate her high ER requirements, she can Burst every other rotation, but it’s often worth forgoing her Burst entirely.
Lisa is a highly accessible buffer who offers valuable DEF Shred. She can either hold Prototype Amber to stack Fanfare and forgo her Hold Skill, or wield Hakushin Ring for a teamwide Hydro DMG Bonus.

Hydro Units

Furina is Neuvillette’s premier buffer. She enables Hydro Resonance, brings a hefty DMG Bonus, and deals high personal damage. Since Neuvillette can stack Fanfare on his own, running a healer is optional.
Yelan buffs Neuvillette with her Burst’s DMG Bonus and Hydro Resonance’s HP% and batteries him with her Skills and Favonius Warbow. It’s often not worth weaving Normal Attacks to trigger her Burst as her personal damage is comparatively low.
Mona enables Hydro Resonance for additional HP%, and her Burst buff offers a large DMG Bonus. However, hypercarry teams lack ways to extend her Omen, limiting its value. She can hold Favonius Codex to lower team ER requirements.
Childe’s Utility Passive increases his party members’ NA Talent Level by 1, a solid buff for Neuvillette which does not require field time. He also enables Hydro Resonance for HP%, and can hold Favonius Warbow to lower ER requirements.
Other Hydro units like Xingqiu, Kokomi, or Barbara can buff Neuvillette by enabling Hydro Resonance while offering some utility, damage, or minor buffs, but they struggle to be competitive against other support picks.

Anemo Units

Kazuha is Neuvillette’s best Anemo teammate. He provides Hydro RES Shred with 4pc VV, a sizable Elemental DMG Bonus with his A4, and strong grouping with his Skill. His Hydro-absorbed Burst can help with Swirl setups.
Jean shines in Furina teams since she shreds Hydro RES with 4pc VV while quickly stacking Fanfare with her healing. She can hold Favonius Sword to lower ER requirements.
Sayu is a solid pick with Furina due to her healing for Fanfare stacks and ability to shred Hydro RES with 4pc VV. She can lower ER requirements with Favonius Greatsword and deal some Swirl damage.
Xianyun pairs well with Furina. She shreds Hydro RES with 4pc VV and stacks Fanfare with her healing. Her advantage lies in her mobility and ability to hold Hakushin Ring or Prototype Amber.
Venti offers powerful grouping, Hydro RES Shred, and batterying capabilities with Favonius Warbow and his 15 Energy refund. He excels in multi-target and multi-wave content, but falls off otherwise.
Sucrose shreds Hydro RES and offers decent grouping. She can Burst to offer Hydro DMG Bonus at C6, but the Absorption is unreliable. Her Burst can also juggle enemies and cause Neuvillette to miss his Charged Attacks.
Lynette provides Hydro RES Shred, slight grouping at C1, and a Burst Taunt that can prevent enemies from staggering Neuvillette. Her HP fluctuation helps stack Fanfare when paired with Furina.
Heizou offers Hydro RES Shred and slight grouping with his cheap, short-cooldown Burst. He can hold Favonius Codex for Energy or Prototype Amber to stack Fanfare when paired with Furina.

Flex Units

Zhongli’s long-duration shield offers comfort, and his RES Shred makes him a solid pick to buff Neuvillette. He can battery units with Favonius Lance and can hold 4pc Archaic Petra for Hydro DMG%, though it comes with caveats. 
Baizhu is an excellent option if paired with Furina. His Skill healing stacks Fanfare and his Burst offers appreciated interruption resistance. At very high investment, he can hold 4pc Days Past to further buff Neuvillette.
Layla is a cheaper alternative to Zhongli with a similarly strong shield. She can hold Favonius Sword to lower ER requirements, but lacks other significant buffs.
Albedo deals respectable damage from off-field and can hold Favonius Sword to lower ER requirements. He can run 4pc Archaic Petra for Hydro DMG% but the set comes with caveats.
Chiori offers high off-field damage with low field time requirements. She can hold 4pc Archaic Petra to provide Hydro DMG Bonus, but struggles to refresh the buff. This also significantly sacrifices her personal damage.
Shenhe’s Hold Skill offers a Charged Attack DMG Bonus, and she can hold Favonius Lance to lower ER requirements.
Other partywide healers like Charlotte and Mika can slot into Neuvillette’s hypercarry teams with Furina. Their healing lets them quickly stack Fanfare, and they can hold Favonius weapons to offer Energy.

Example Teams

These are only a small handful of examples. Check the Neuvillette Rotation Sheet for many more team examples and rotations.

Neuvillette — Kazuha — Furina — Zhongli / Lisa / Baizhu

A very strong hypercarry variation and one of Neuvillette’s premier teams at both low and high investment. Zhongli and Baizhu perform similarly; Zhongli shreds Elemental RES and can hold 4pc Archaic Petra, while Baizhu stacks Furina’s Fanfare. Lisa is freely available and can slot in as a more accessible alternative that still performs on par with Zhongli and Baizhu. She offers a rare DEF Shred and can hold Prototype Amber to increase Fanfare stacks.

At C2, Baizhu can remain off-field for the entirety of the rotation. At this high level of investment, 4pc Songs of Days Past also becomes a better pick over 4pc Ocean-Hued Clam.

Rotation (Zhongli)
Neuvillette E > Furina ED > Kazuha tEPQ > Zhongli hED > Furina Q > Neuvillette C E C Q > Kazuha tEP > Neuvillette 2[C]

Rotation (Baizhu)
Neuvillette E > Furina ED > Kazuha tEPQ > Baizhu Q E or EQ1 > Furina Q > Neuvillette C E C Q > Kazuha tEP > Neuvillette 2[C]

1EQ lowers Baizhu’s ER requirements, but the timing is tight to ensure his Skill stacks Fanfare. Q E is recommended as it has more leeway.

Rotation (Lisa)
With Prototype Amber:
Neuvillette E > Furina ED > Kazuha hEPQ > Furina Q > Lisa Q > Neuvillette C E C Q > Kazuha tEP > Neuvillette 2[C]

Without Prototype Amber:
Neuvillette E > Furina ED > Kazuha Q > Lisa hEQ > Kazuha tEP > Furina Q > Neuvillette C E C Q > Kazuha tEP > Neuvillette 2[C]

Neuvillette — Jean — Furina — Fischl / Zhongli

For players without Kazuha or for those who want a healer, Jean is an excellent pick as she brings comfort and helps stack Fanfare. Fischl batteries and offers great personal damage, while Zhongli offers interruption resistance and RES Shred.

Rotation (Zhongli)
Neuvillette E > Furina ED Q > Zhongli hED > Jean EQ > Neuvillette C Q E C > Zhongli hED > Jean (N1) E > Neuvillette 2[C]

Rotation (Fischl)
Neuvillette E > Furina ED Q > Jean EQ > Fischl E > Neuvillette C Q E C > Jean (N1) E > Fischl Q > Neuvillette 2[C]

Neuvillette — Kazuha — Fischl — Zhongli / Layla

The “original” hypercarry Neuvillette team and a strong variation even with the release of Furina. Fischl takes the place of a buffer to instead battery and deal personal damage. For players without Zhongli, Layla is a more accessible shielder.

Rotation (Zhongli)
Best:
Neuvillette E N1 > Kazuha Q > Zhongli hED > Fischl E > Kazuha tEP > Neuvillette C Q E C > Kazuha tEP > Zhongli hED > Fischl Q > Neuvillette 2[C]
Simple:
Neuvillette Q > Kazuha tEPQ > Zhongli hED > Fischl E/Q > Neuvillette 2[C] E C

Rotation (Layla)
Neuvillette Q N1 > Kazuha tEP > Layla Q (N1) E > Fischl Q > Neuvillette 2[C] E N3 > Kazuha tEPQ > Layla Q (N1) E > Neuvillette C E C

Neuvillette — Kazuha — Albedo / Chiori — Zhongli

A variant of Neuvillette’s Furina-less hypercarry team. Instead of Fischl, the team runs Chiori or Albedo as an offensive flex for Geo Resonance. Zhongli’s sturdy shield ensures high uptime on Geo Resonance’s DMG buff and Chiori/Albedo allow for easier Swirl setups than the Fischl variant.

Zhongli should hold 4pc Archaic Petra to let Chiori/Albedo fully build for damage.

Rotation (Albedo)
Neuvillette E > Albedo E N1 > Kazuha Q tEP > Zhongli (Q)1 hED > Neuvillette C E C Q > Kazuha tEP > Zhongli N1 (pick up Hydro crystal)2 > Neuvillette 2[C]

1 Optional, to fill time for Neuvillette’s Skill cooldown.
2 To refresh 4pc Archaic Petra if equipped.

Rotation (Chiori)
Neuvillette E > Kazuha Q tEP > Zhongli (Q)1 hED > Chiori 2[E] > Neuvillette C E C Q > Kazuha tEP > Zhongli N1 (pick up Hydro crystal)2 > Neuvillette 2[C]
1 Optional, to fill time for Neuvillette’s Skill cooldown.
2 To refresh 4pc Archaic Petra if equipped.

Neuvillette — Lynette / Sayu / Heizou — Furina — Zhongli

The Neuvillette-Furina-Zhongli core with 4-star Anemo options that help stack Fanfare. Sayu provides healing, Heizou can hold Prototype Amber, and Lynette has moderate HP fluctuation in her kit with the added benefit of being freely obtainable.

Rotation (Lynette)
Neuvillette E N1 > Furina ED > Lynette Q N1 E > Zhongli N1 hED > Furina Q > Neuvillette C E C Q > Lynette E N1 > Neuvillette N1 2[C]

Rotation (Sayu)
Neuvillette E > Furina ED Q > Zhongli hED > Sayu tEQ > Neuvillette C Q E C > Zhongli hED > Sayu N1 E > Neuvillette 2[C]

Rotation (Heizou)
Neuvillette E > Furina ED Q > Zhongli hED > Heizou EQ > Neuvillette C Q E C > Zhongli hED > Heizou Q E > Neuvillette 2[C]

Neuvillette — Kazuha — Furina — Albedo / Dori / Dehya / Fischl

The Neuvillette – Furina – Kazuha core with some flex picks who offer utility, damage, and/or buffs. The fourth slot in this team is flexible enough to accommodate a variety of characters depending on who is available.

Rotation (Albedo)
Neuvillette E > Furina ED > Kazuha tEP > Albedo E N1 > Furina Q > Neuvillette C E C Q > Kazuha tEP > Neuvillette 2[C]

Rotation (Dori)
Neuvillette E > Furina ED > Dori E N1 Q > Kazuha tEPQ > Furina Q > Neuvillette C E C Q > Kazuha tEP > Neuvillette 2[C]

Rotation (Dehya)
Neuvillette E > Furina ED > Kazuha tEP > Dehya N1 E N1 > Furina Q > Neuvillette C E C Q > Kazuha tEP > Neuvillette 2[C]

Rotation (Fischl)
Neuvillette E > Furina ED > Kazuha tEPQ > Furina Q > Fischl E > Neuvillette C Q E C > Kazuha tEP > Fischl Q > Neuvillette 2[C]

Neuvillette — Furina — Albedo / Chiori — Zhongli

A team that nearly completely sacrifices Neuvillette’s A1. Since the gap between 1 and 2 stacks of Neuvillette’s A1 is less significant than the gap between 2 and 3 stacks, the team still performs on par with other Furina teams. Buff management is simple with Zhongli’s RES Shred, Furina’s DMG Bonus, and Geo Resonance. Zhongli’s sturdy shield ensures high Resonance uptime and comfortable gameplay. 

Zhongli should equip 4pc Archaic Petra to let Chiori/Albedo build fully for damage.

Rotation (Albedo)
Neuvillette E > Furina ED > Albedo E N1 > Zhongli (Q)¹ hED > Furina Q > Neuvillette C E C Q > Zhongli N1 (pick up Hydro crystal)² > Neuvillette 2[C]

¹Optional, to fill time for Neuvillette’s Skill cooldown.
²To refresh 4pc Archaic Petra if equipped.

Rotation (Chiori)
Neuvillette E > Furina ED > Zhongli (Q)¹ hED > Chiori 2[E] > Furina Q > Neuvillette C E C Q > Zhongli N1 (pick up Hydro crystal)² > Neuvillette 2[C]

¹Optional, to fill time for Neuvillette’s Skill cooldown.
²To refresh 4pc Archaic Petra if equipped.

Neuvillette — Kazuha — Furina — Navia / Lyney / Itto

These teams are not recommended for players who cannot already comfortably 36-star Spiral Abyss.

As mentioned, the list of characters who can slot in as a flex pick to the Neuvillette-Furina-Kazuha core is a mile long. If a unit can trigger a Hydro-related reaction, remain mostly off-field, and/or optionally equip a Favonius weapon, they can slot in without lowering the team’s damage output enough to significantly impact its ability to clear. Geo characters have the added bonus of holding 4pc Archaic Petra for a legitimate buff, and any healing or HP fluctuation helps stack Fanfare. This has resulted in some comical teams where the flex characters sacrifice their kit and damage for the sake of being a Neuvillette support (™). 

Players who already clear Abyss comfortably can experiment with some of the more unorthodox combinations at their own risk.

Rotation (Navia)
Neuvillette E > Navia Q > Furina ED Q > Navia hE¹ > Kazuha tEP > Neuvillette C Q E C > Kazuha tEP > Navia hE¹> Neuvillette 2[C]

¹Navia uses her Hold Skill to absorb Crystallize Shards and trigger 4pc Archaic Petra.

Rotation (Lyney)
Neuvillette E > Furina ED Q > Lyney Q E > Kazuha tEP > Neuvillette C Q E C > Kazuha tEP > Lyney C E > Neuvillette 2[C]

Rotation (Itto)
Neuvillette E > Furina ED Q > Itto E N1 > Kazuha tEPQ > Neuvillette C Q E C > Kazuha tEP > Itto E N1 > Neuvillette 2[C]

Electro-Charged

On the surface level, Neuvillette’s Electro-Charged teams resemble his hypercarry teams. However, whereas hypercarry teams focus entirely on buffing his personal damage, Electro-Charged teams instead slot in (mainly Electro) off-field damage dealers. Neuvillette here acts as an on-field driver, dealing significant damage with his enhanced Charged Attacks while triggering Beidou’s Burst or Fischl’s A4.

Electro-Charged teams thrive in multi-target scenarios, which lets Neuvillette take full advantage of his AoE capabilities. Nevertheless, they can easily slot in more single-target units if content demands it. Apart from including an Anemo unit to shred enemy RES, Neuvillette’s team compositions are versatile and largely flexible. Fischl is strongly recommended due to her batterying capabilities, but the other slot can be a Hydro unit for buffing and Hydro Resonance or another off-field damage dealer. The team can also run two Electro units, slotting in Beidou or Yae Miko in addition to Fischl. Despite sacrificing Neuvillette’s third A1 stack pre-C1, these Double Electro configurations easily keep up with Electro-Charged teams that fully stack his passive, particularly against multiple targets.

Since Neuvillette forgoes buffers for units with higher personal damage, his teammates deal larger portions of the team’s damage compared to other playstyles. As a result, these teams scale well with more horizontal investment. Keep in mind however that Neuvillette himself still deals the majority of the damage, and it is not recommended to sacrifice buff uptimes or Hydro Swirl setups for the sake of increasing his teammates’ damage. 

Note that despite being referred to as Electro-Charged teams, these teams are not focused around the reaction’s damage. It is not recommended to build EM on Neuvillette nor his teammates.

Pros

  • Flexible playstyle, can excel in both multi- and single-target depending on teammates.
  • Takes advantage of strong, existing character synergies (e.g., Fischl and Beidou).
  • Some of his best teammates are 4-star units, making Electro-Charged teams comparatively cheaper.
  • Seeing many numbers is fun.

Cons

  • Neuvillette’s own damage is less prioritized.
  • Reaction setups are sometimes difficult to execute in the first rotation and require bothersome setups.
  • Requires investment into more units compared to Neuvillette’s hyper teams, which is both resource-demanding and time-consuming.

Team Composition

Neuvillette – Electro – Electro / Hydro / Anemo – Flex
  • Teams can have four different Elements, run Double Electro, or run Double Hydro.
  • Off-field damage dealers with low field time and high personal damage are recommended.
  • Fischl is highly recommended due to her batterying capabilities and off-field damage.
  • An Anemo unit with 4pc VV is beneficial.
  • First rotations often need careful setups for 4pc VV and Neuvillette’s A1.

Notable Teammates

See the Extended Synergies section for a more detailed breakdown.

Electro
Hydro
Anemo
Flex

Electro Units

Fischl deals significant damage with minimal field time. Electro-Charged teams further increase this by constantly triggering her A4. Her particle generation lets her battery her teammates.
Beidou excels in multi-target and deals solid personal damage. She also offers appreciated interruption resistance. Due to her high-cost Burst, it’s recommended to pair her with Fischl.
Yae Miko offers high personal damage, and her Totem’s short cooldown and long duration gives her rotation flexibility. With Fischl she can Burst every rotation; otherwise, she should either Burst every other rotation or not Burst at all.
Lisa is a highly accessible buffer, offering valuable DEF Shred. She can either hold Prototype Amber to increase Fanfare or wield Hakushin Ring. Double Electro teams lower her ER requirements.

Hydro Units

Furina provides a hefty DMG Bonus and Hydro Resonance. Her Skill deals high damage and lowers Neuvillette’s ER requirements. Since Neuvillette can stack Fanfare on his own, running a healer is optional.
Yelan buffs Neuvillette with her Burst’s DMG Bonus and Hydro Resonance’s HP%, and lowers his ER requirements. Neuvillette can weave Normal Attacks to trigger her Burst for some additional damage.
Xingqiu offers HP% with Hydro Resonance and Hydro RES Shred with his C2. He lacks other buffs but offers valuable interruption resistance and Energy. Neuvillette can weave Normal Attacks to trigger Xingqiu’s Burst.
Mona enables Hydro Resonance for HP% and offers a large DMG Bonus, but Electro-Charged teams lack ways to extend her Omen. She can hold Favonius Codex to battery or Hakushin for DMG%.
Kokomi offers comfortable healing and HP% with Hydro Resonance, but lacks other buffs or utility. She can hold Hakushin for DMG% and 4pc Days Past if with a highly invested Neuvillette.

Anemo Units

Kazuha buffs his teammates with a sizable Elemental DMG Bonus and provides excellent grouping with his Skill. 4pc VV lets him shred Hydro and Electro RES, though Double Swirls often require delicate setups.
Venti’s powerful grouping excels in multi-target and multi-wave content. He offers Hydro and Electro RES Shred and a conditional 15 Energy refund, but falls off in unfavorable content.
Sucrose shreds Hydro and Electro RES, offers decent grouping, and can hold Hakushin for DMG% buffs. Her Burst can offer Hydro or Electro DMG Bonus at C6, but it can interfere with Neuvillette’s aim by juggling enemies.
Lynette offers Hydro and Electro RES Shred, ATK% buffs for ATK-scaling teammates, and slight grouping at C1. Her Taunt can prevent Neuvillette from getting staggered, and her HP fluctuation can help stack Fanfare if with Furina.
Xianyun shreds Hydro and Electro RES with 4pc VV and can hold Hakushin for DMG% buffs, Favonius Codex for Energy, or TTDS if ER requirements allow. She offers comfort with mobile healing and helps stack Fanfare with Furina.
Heizou shreds Hydro and Electro RES and offers slight grouping with his Burst. He can hold Hakushin for DMG% buffs, Favonius Codex for Energy, or TTDS for ATK-scaling teammates.
Jean can pair with Furina to shred Hydro RES with 4pc VV and quickly stack Fanfare with her healing. She can lower ER requirements by holding Favonius Sword.
Sayu is a strong pick with Furina and easily stacks Fanfare with her healing. 4pc VV lets her shred Hydro RES, and her C6 lets her build for Swirl damage without compromising healing.
Other Anemo units like Anemo Traveler can hold 4pc VV to shred Hydro and Electro RES, but struggle to be competitive due to lack of other utility.

Flex Units

Zhongli is an excellent defensive flex, offering a long-duration shield and RES Shred to buff his team. He can battery with Favonius Lance and can hold 4pc Archaic Petra, though it comes with caveats.
Layla is a cheaper defensive flex, with a strong shield to match Zhongli. She can hold Favonius Sword to lower ER requirements, and 4pc Tenacity to buff her ATK-scaling teammates.
Chiori offers high off-field damage with low field time requirements. She can hold 4pc Archaic Petra, but struggles to refresh the buff. This also significantly sacrifices her personal damage.
Albedo deals respectable damage with low field time and can hold Favonius Sword for Energy. He can also hold 4pc Archaic Petra, but this comes with caveats.

Example Teams

These are only a small handful of examples, visit the Neuvillette Rotation Sheet for many more team examples and rotations.

Neuvillette — Fischl — Beidou / Yae Miko — Kazuha

The classic Double Electro team composition. Fischl deals personal damage while batterying the second Electro unit. Beidou excels in multi-target, while Yae Miko is a solid pick for single-target.

Rotation (Beidou)
Neuvillette Q > Kazuha Q > Beidou EQ > Kazuha tEP > Fischl E > Neuvillette E (N1) 2[C] (N1) > Kazuha tEP > Fischl Q > Beidou E > Neuvillette E C

Rotation (Yae Miko)
With Yae Miko Burst
Neuvillette Q > Kazuha Q > Fischl E > Yae Miko 3[E] > Kazuha tEP > Neuvillette 2[C] E > Kazuha tEP > Yae Miko Q 3[E] > Fischl Q > Neuvillette C E C

Without Yae Miko Burst
Neuvillette E > Kazuha Q > Yae Miko 3[E] > Fischl E > Kazuha tEP > Neuvillette C Q E C > Kazuha tEP > Yae Miko 3[E] > Fischl Q > Neuvillette 2[C]

Neuvillette — Yae Miko — Yelan / Furina — Kazuha

A mid-point between Electro-Charged and hypercarry, with Yelan or Furina providing HP% and DMG%. Yae Miko generally forgoes her Burst so as to not interrupt Neuvillette’s field time. Note that this team lacks interruption resistance.

Rotation (Yelan)
Neuvillette Q > Yae Miko 3[E] > Yelan Q E > Kazuha tEPQ > Neuvillette (N1) E 2[C] > Yae Miko 3[C] > Kazuha tEP > Yelan E > Neuvillette E C

Rotation (Furina)
Neuvillette E > Furina ED > Kazuha tEPQ > Yae Miko 3[C] > Furina Q > Neuvillette C Q C E > Kazuha tEP > Yae Miko 3[E] > Neuvillette 2[C]

Neuvillette — Fischl — Yae Miko — Zhongli / Layla

Takes advantage of the synergy between Fischl and Yae Miko to deal strong damage, while Zhongli or Layla offers interruption resistance. Without an Anemo unit, there is no need for complicated Swirl setups, but Zhongli would ideally generate Hydro Crystallize to proc 4pc Archaic Petra’s set effect.

Rotation (Zhongli)
Neuvillette Q (N1) > Zhongli hED > Yae Miko 3[E] > Fischl E > Neuvillette 2[C] E (N1–N3)¹ > Zhongli hED > Fischl Q > Yae Miko Q 3[E] or 3[N1 E] > Neuvillette C E C

¹Adjust NAs so the next Skill is off cooldown, or to catch particles.

Rotation (Layla)
Neuvillette Q > Layla E (N1) > Yae 3[E] > Fischl E > Neuvillette 2[C] E N3¹ > Layla Q E > Yae Q 3[E] or 3[N1 E] > Fischl Q > Neuvillette C E C

¹To catch particles and fill time, all or some NAs can be removed if Skill cooldown allows.

Neuvillette — Fischl — Beidou — Sucrose / Venti / Lynette

The standard Fischl-Beidou pairing, with different Anemo alternatives for those without Kazuha available.

Rotation (Sucrose)
Neuvillette E N1 > Sucrose N1 EQ > Fischl E > Beidou EQ > Neuvillette C Q E C > Sucrose N1 E > Fischl Q > Beidou E > Neuvillette 2[C]

Rotation (Venti)
Neuvillette E N1 > Venti EQ > Fischl E > Beidou EQ > Neuvillette C Q E C > Venti ED > Fischl Q > Beidou E > Neuvillette 2[C]

Rotation (Lynette)
Neuvillette E N1 > Lynette Q E > Fischl E > Beidou EQ > Neuvillette C Q E C > Lynette E > Fischl Q > Beidou E > Neuvillette 2[C]

Neuvillette — Fischl — Lisa / Raiden — Kazuha

A team that pairs Fischl with some less common Electro units for those without/unwilling to play Yae Miko or Beidou.

Lisa buffs Neuvillette and Fischl’s damage with her A4 DEF Shred, and should equip Hakushin Ring to further increase their damage. Raiden is considerably less optimal as she neither offers buffs nor deals significant damage with only her Skill.

Rotation (Lisa)
Neuvillette E N1 > Kazuha Q > Lisa Q N1 > Fischl E > Kazuha tEP > Neuvillette C Q E C > Kazuha tEP > Fischl Q > Neuvillette 2[C]

Rotation (Raiden)
Neuvillette E N1 > Kazuha Q > Raiden E N1 > Fischl E > Kazuha tEP > Neuvillette C Q E C > Kazuha tEP > Fischl Q > Neuvillette 2[C]

Vaporize

In Vaporize teams, Neuvillette can take full advantage of Forward Vape to amplify his already sizable personal damage for impressive DPS output. In addition to their general strength, these teams have also quickly established themselves as solid speedrunning teams. 

Similarly to Neuvillette’s hypercarry teams, his Forward Vaporize teams scale very well with investment into Neuvillette, whether that be through high-quality artifacts or Constellations.

There are primarily two variants of Neuvillette’s Vaporize teams. In his standard Forward Vape teams, a Pyro unit with consistent Elemental application enables Vaporize. In his Burnvape teams, a Dendro applier sustains Burning and allows Neuvillette to Vaporize off the resulting aura. These teams can run Pyro units with much weaker Pyro application as long as they can enable Burning with the Dendro applier. 

Both variations benefit from an Anemo unit, but there are some caveats. Although Anemo units can provide valuable Hydro RES Shred or assist with Pyro application, not all Vaporize teams can take advantage of their inclusion. Depending on teammates, it can be difficult to Swirl Hydro, which renders 4pc VV useless and strongly reduces its value. In teams with sufficient Pyro application to already Vaporize all of Neuvillette’s hits, the Anemo unit’s assistance in providing Pyro application is rendered useless. 

Reverse Vaporize Neuvillette teams also exist, though they are more finicky and less common. Here, Neuvillette focuses on applying Hydro to let Xiangling Vaporize her Pyronado hits. However, his lesser Hydro application struggles to keep up with Xiangling. As a result, it can be hard to control who triggers Vaporize. Regardless, they both have significant enough damage shares that the team deals respectable DPS either way. 

Note that, in Vaporize, Neuvillette’s signature weapon somewhat falls off. While still a very strong option, a high-refinement Sacrificial Jade now pulls ahead of R1 Tome thanks to its EM buff. Players who wish to invest into Vaporize Neuvillette should therefore consider buying a Battle Pass rather than pulling on the weapon banner. This does not mean Neuvillette builds EM — he still runs an HP% Sands, and any EM through substats should only be considered an appreciated bonus.

Pros

  • A fun and strong playstyle with plenty of room for player skill expression.
  • Teams with high ceilings and excellent speedrun potential at higher investment.
  • Investment can be funneled into Neuvillette which makes gearing the team easier.
  • Seeing big numbers is satisfying.
  • Some of his better teammates are 4-stars, including Xiangling who is available to all players.

Cons

  • Hydro VV can be difficult to ensure in some team compositions.
  • Limited team options without either Xiangling or Nahida.
  • Xiangling has sky-high ER requirements without Bennett and forces a closer range.
  • Neuvillette cannot Vape every hit of his special CA.
  • Aura management can be delicate.

Team Composition

Neuvillette Pyro Anemo / Pyro / Dendro Flex
  • It is vital that the team has sufficient Pyro application. Another teammate can slot in to ensure this; Nahida can sustain Burning, a second Pyro unit can assist with Elemental application, or an Anemo unit can Swirl Pyro.
  • Hydro Swirls can be inconsistent, which makes an Anemo unit with 4pc VV less necessary.
  • When running Xiangling, interruption resistance is appreciated.

Notable Teammates

See the Extended Synergies section for a more detailed breakdown.

Pyro
Hydro
Dendro
Anemo
Flex

Pyro Units

Xiangling provides unmatched Pyro application for Forward Vape, and long rotations keep her ER requirements low. Though less optimal, she can also be played in Reverse Vape. Her Burst’s close range makes interruption resistance valuable.
Bennett’s hefty Flat ATK buff and battery capabilities make him Xiangling’s BiS teammate in Reverse Vape. Forward Vape teams prefer other units who benefit Neuvillette more.
Dehya consolidates appreciated interruption resistance with some Pyro application. She should pair with either Nahida or another Pyro applier to help enable Vaporize.

Hydro Units

Furina’s Hydro application makes Forward Vape less consistent, but Hydro Resonance and her massive DMG Bonus still makes her a solid pick. She compensates by buffing Neuvillette and dealing damage.
Childe’s Utility Passive increases his party members’ NA Talent level by 1 — a valuable buff that does not require field time. He enables Hydro Resonance, lowers ER requirements with Favonius Warbow, and can hold 4pc Instructor for valuable EM.
Mona enables Hydro Resonance for HP% offers a large DMG Bonus, though Vaporize teams lack ways to extend her Omen. She can hold Favonius Codex to battery, and she does not steal Vapes from Neuvillette.
Yelan offers HP% with Hydro Resonance and DMG Bonus with her Burst. She can battery Neuvillette with her Skill and Favonius Warbow. Weaving Normal Attacks to trigger her Burst risks stealing Vapes.
Kokomi provides comfortable healing and Hydro Resonance, but can steal Vapes depending on the Pyro applier. She can hold 4pc Instructor to buff EM, or 4pc Days Past with a highly invested Neuvillette.
Ayato activates Hydro Resonance and can hold 4pc Instructor. His Burst enables more Burgeon reactions in Burnvape teams but steals some Vapes. Long rotations and Favonius Sword lower his ER requirements.

Dendro Units

Nahida’s high Dendro application makes her the only unit consistently able to sustain Burning. Her Skill’s range and long duration easily accommodate Neuvillette, and her Burst’s hefty EM buff increases his Vaporize damage.
Baizhu’s Skill provides healing and his Burst offers appreciated interruption resistance. He can hold 4pc Instructor to buff Neuvillette’s Vaporize damage, or 4pc Days Past if at high investment.
Kirara offers interruption resistance with a strong shield that can be flexibly reapplied to accommodate Neuvillette’s field time. She can hold 4pc Instructor to buff his Vaporize damage.

Anemo Units

Kazuha provides a sizable Elemental DMG Bonus and can shred Hydro RES in teams where Hydro Swirl is consistent. His Skill offers strong grouping, and he can help enable Forward Vape by absorbing Pyro with his Burst.
Sucrose offers decent grouping and a hefty EM buff to significantly increase Neuvillette’s Vaporize damage. She can shred Hydro RES if Swirling Hydro is possible, and she can optionally Burst for Pyro Absorption to help enable Forward Vape.
Venti offers powerful grouping in favorable content and valuable Energy with Favonius Warbow and a 15 Energy refund. He can shred Hydro RES when Swirling Hydro is possible, and absorb Pyro with his Burst to help enable Vaporize.
Sayu can pair with Furina to stack Fanfare with her healing, shred Hydro RES with 4pc VV, and hold Favonius Greatsword for Energy. Her C6 lets her build for Swirl damage without compromising healing.
Jean pairs well with Furina; she quickly stacks Fanfare with her partywide healing while shredding Hydro RES with 4pc VV. She can hold Favonius Sword to provide the team with additional Energy.
Xianyun pairs well with Furina due to her mobile healing to stack Fanfare and Hydro RES Shred with 4pc VV. She can hold Favonius Codex for Energy, or Prototype Amber for more Fanfare stacks.
Lynette offers a Taunt that can prevent Neuvillette from getting staggered, Hydro RES Shred when Swirling Hydro is possible, and slight grouping at C1. Absorbing Pyro with her Burst can help enable Vaporize.
Heizou is an option when Swirling Hydro is possible. He offers Hydro RES Shred, a small EM buff to boost Vaporize damage, and slight grouping with his Burst. He can hold Favonius Codex for Energy.

Flex Units

Zhongli offers a long-duration shield that is especially valuable when playing Neuvillette with Xiangling. Zhongli’s RES Shred buffs Neuvillette in teams unable to use 4pc VV. He can hold Favonius Lance for Energy, 4pc Instructor for EM, or 4pc Archaic Petra for Hydro DMG Bonus.
Albedo deals respectable damage from off-field. He can hold Favonius Sword for Energy and 4pc Archaic Petra. If used, his Burst’s EM bonus increases Neuvillette’s Vaporize damage.
Chiori offers high off-field damage with low field time requirements. She can hold 4pc Archaic Petra, but struggles to refresh the buff. This also significantly sacrifices her personal damage.
Raiden can trigger Hyperbloom in Burnvape teams that produce some Dendro Cores. Her Skill offers a minor Burst DMG Bonus and its range lets Neuvillette keep his distance from enemies.
Kuki Shinobu can also slot into Burnvape teams with decent Dendro Core production to trigger Hyperbloom. Her Skill provides healing but requires Neuvillette to stay closer to enemies.
Layla is a cheaper defensive flex in teams that can accommodate her minimal Cryo application. She can hold Favonius Sword to lower ER requirements and 4pc Instructor to buff Neuvillette’s Vaporize damage.
Diona trades some shield strength for healing; however, Neuvillette usually prefers a shield over healing. Her C6 offers some EM to increase Neuvillette’s Vaporize damage.
Off-field damage dealers like Fischl, Yae Miko or Beidou can slot in as flex picks to contribute personal damage if the team's Pyro applier can accommodate them.

Example Teams

These are only a small handful of examples, visit the Neuvillette Rotation Sheet for many more team examples and rotations.

Neuvillette — Xiangling — Kazuha — Zhongli / Kirara

A very standard Vaporize team, with interruption resistance for those who need it. Zhongli can be swapped for Kirara.

Rotation (Zhongli)
4 Charged Attacks:
Neuvillette Q N1 > Zhongli hE(D) > Kazuha tEP > Xiangling Q E(D) > Neuvillette 2[C] E (N1-N3)1 > Kazuha Q tEP > Zhongli hE(D) > Xiangling E(D) > Neuvillette C E C

1Optional, to fill time for Neuvillette’s Skill cooldown if needed.

3 Charged Attacks:
Neuvillette Q N1 > Zhongli hE(D) > Kazuha tEP > Xiangling Q E(D) > Neuvillette E 2[C] > Kazuha Q tEP > Xiangling E(D) > Neuvillette E C

Rotation (Kirara)
Neuvillette Q > Kazuha tEP > Kirara Q shE > Xiangling Q ED > Neuvillette 2[C] E N3 > Kazuha tEPQ > Kirara shE > Xiangling ED N3 > Neuvillette C E C

Neuvillette — Xiangling — Baizhu / Nahida — Furina

A Burnvape variation with Furina to further increase Neuvillette’s damage. Nahida offers a buff of up to 250 EM and consistent Burning aura, but Baizhu brings a far more comfortable experience and makes up for the loss of Vapes by stacking Fanfare. Since the team produces a decent amount of Dendro Cores, Xiangling can build some EM to increase Burgeon damage.

Rotation (Baizhu)
Neuvillette E > Baizhu EQ > Xiangling Q ED > Furina ED Q > Neuvillette C E C Q > Baizhu E (N1) > Xiangling ED (N1) > Neuvillette 2[C]

Rotation (Nahida)
Neuvillette E > Nahida E (N1) Q > Xiangling Q ED > Furina ED Q > Neuvillette C E C Q > Nahida E N1C > Xiangling ED (N1) > Neuvillette 2[C]

Neuvillette — Dehya — Nahida — Kazuha / Lynette

Dehya and Nahida enable Burnvape without requiring Neuvillette to be within the range of enemy attacks, but Dehya’s lesser Pyro application causes the Burning aura to be less consistent. Kazuha is best for helping with Pyro application, but Lynette is accessible to all players.

Rotation (Kazuha)
Nahida EQ > Neuvillette E N1 Q N1 > Kazuha tEP/hEP Q > Dehya 2[E] > Neuvillette C E 2[C]

Rotation (Lynette)
Nahida N1C EQ > Neuvillette E N1 Q N1 > Lynette E N1 > Dehya 2[E] > Lynette Q N1 > Neuvillette C E 2[C] > Dehya N3 / Lynette E N1¹

¹For C4+ Lynette. Use Dehya N3 otherwise.

Neuvillette — Xiangling — Nahida — Yae Miko / Ayato

Burnvape teams with Xiangling and Nahida can accommodate a variety of flex units. Neuvillette’s limited Hydro application lets Yae Miko trigger both Aggravate and Overloaded for a fun mix of reactions. Ayato’s Hydro application increases the team’s Dendro Core production for a more Burgeon-oriented team.

Rotation (Yae Miko)
Neuvillette E N2 > Yae Miko 3[E] > Nahida EQ > Xiangling Q ED > Neuvillette C E C Q > Yae Miko 3[E] > Xiangling N2 ED > Neuvillette 2[C] (regular-C)¹

¹At the end of the rotation, wait for Nahida’s Skill to run out and perform an unenhanced Charged Attack to ensure maximum stacks on Neuvillette’s A1. This can be skipped at C1, or at C0 in exchange for some damage.

Rotation (Ayato)
Neuvillette E > Nahida N1 E Q > Ayato E N1 Q N1 > Xiangling Q E > Neuvillette C Q E C > Ayato E N1 > Nahida N1C > Xiangling E > Neuvillette 2[C]

Neuvillette — Xiangling — Albedo / Chiori — Zhongli

Double Geo Vaporize teams substitute the RES Shred from 4pc VV with the DMG% from Geo Resonance and Zhongli’s universal RES Shred. They offer hassle-free gameplay with a sturdy shield, no delicate (or impossible) Swirl setups, and uncomplicated off-field damage dealers.

Albedo uses his Burst every rotation for an EM buff to maximize Neuvillette’s Vaporize damage. As such, the Chiori variant performs slightly worse.

Rotation (Albedo)
Neuvillette E N3 > Zhongli hE N1 > Albedo EQ > Xiangling EQ > Neuvillette C EQ C > Xiangling N1 E > Neuvillette 2[C]

Rotation (Chiori)
Neuvillette E N3 > Zhongli hE N1 > Xiangling EQ > Chiori 2[E] > Neuvillette C EQ C > Xiangling N1 E > Neuvillette 2[C]

Neuvillette — Xiangling — Dehya — Sucrose / Lynette

A very accessible team, as Xiangling and Lynette are given to every player and Dehya is a standard banner character. Swapping Lynette for Sucrose increases Neuvillette’s Vaporize damage. Dehya mitigates the issue of Xiangling forcing Neuvillette into the range of enemy attacks. Note that the affordability of the team comes at the price of damage.

Rotation (Sucrose)
Neuvillette Q > Sucrose E > Xiangling Q N1 ED > Dehya 2[E] > Neuvillette C E C N2 > Sucrose EQ > Xiangling N1 ED > Neuvillette C E C

Rotation (Lynette)
Neuvillette Q > Lynette E > Xiangling Q N1 ED > Dehya 2[E] > Neuvillette C E C N2 > Lynette EQ > Xiangling N1 ED > Neuvillette C E C

Hyperbloom

Neuvillette’s Hyperbloom teams shine due to their high damage floors. Their investment requirements to clear Spiral Abyss are lower than his other playstyles, and they can use a wide variety of units. Combined with their flexible and easy rotations, this makes them highly accessible to beginners and more casual players.

Neuvillette acts as an on-field Hydro applier, generating Dendro Cores for an Electro unit to trigger Hyperbloom. His Charged Attacks’ AoE helps balance out the team's single-target nature. Since he does not deal reaction damage, Neuvillette keeps his regular build, contributing significant personal damage instead. Thanks to his rotation freedom and wide variety of available combos, Neuvillette also slots nicely into the more flexible rotations characteristic of Hyperbloom teams. 

Due to his high scalings and subpar Hydro application, Neuvillette still deals a significant portion of the team’s damage even in his Hyperbloom teams. Whereas in traditional Hyperbloom teams the Electro trigger is responsible for the majority of the team's damage, Neuvillette’s Hyperbloom teams rely equally on Hyperbloom damage and his own personal damage. While this does not limit the teams’ DPS output, it necessitates more investment than just leveling the Electro trigger to 90 and building EM. On the other hand, it means the team can take advantage of vertical investment to a larger degree, opening an avenue for those who enjoy the Hyperbloom playstyle but still want to invest into their team.

Keep in mind that Neuvillette’s Hyperbloom teams are slightly restrictive when it comes to teambuilding. As he has no access to off-field Hydro application, he requires both an off-field Hyperbloom trigger (of which there are only two) and an off-field Dendro applier. Although Neuvillette has no source of off-field Elemental application, the downtime in Dendro Core generation is minor and does not make a second Hydro unit necessary.

Pros

  • Lower investment requirement as Hyperbloom scales only with the triggers’ EM and character level.
  • Flexible and beginner-friendly rotations that synergize with Neuvillette’s playstyle.
  • Excellent single-target damage, but can also do well in multi-target.
  • High damage at a comparatively cheap price.
  • More room for vertical investment than other Hyperbloom variations.

Cons

  • Neuvillette’s Hyperbloom teams still require some investment into him.
  • Somewhat restrictive when it comes to teambuilding.
  • Less focus on Neuvillette’s personal damage.
  • Ceiling teams are expensive, as many of his best teammates are 5-stars.

Team Composition

Neuvillette — Hyperbloom Trigger — Dendro — Flex
  • A reliable off-field Hyperbloom trigger is strongly recommended.
  • The 4pc Deepwood Memories set is mandatory to increase Hyperbloom damage.
  • The team requires a Dendro unit with strong, off-field Elemental application.
  • A second Hydro unit can supplement Neuvillette’s Hydro application.
  • A second Dendro unit can assist with Dendro Core generation.
  • Increasing Neuvillette’s DPS can be just as good as increasing Dendro Core production.
  • An Anemo unit can buff, but Swirls can be difficult to impossible depending on teammates.

Notable Teammates

See the Extended Synergies section for a more detailed breakdown.

Electro
Hydro
Dendro
Flex

Electro Units

Raiden is an excellent off-field Hyperbloom trigger, and her Skill range lets Neuvillette keep his distance from enemies. Her Skill also offers a minor Burst DMG Bonus and Energy.
Kuki Shinobu is another great off-field Hyperbloom trigger. She offers defensive utility with her Skill’s healing, but requires Neuvillette to stay closer to enemies. Her Skill cooldown can feel awkward.
Fischl’s significant personal damage, low field time requirements, and great batterying capabilities make her a solid flex pick. Since Oz does not prioritize Dendro Cores, she does not steal many Hyperblooms.
Yae Miko offers high personal damage and flexible rotations. At high ER requirements she can Burst every other rotation or not at all. Her totems do not target Dendro Cores, so she barely steals Hyperblooms.
Beidou deals significant personal damage in multi-target scenarios and offers some interruption resistance, but she struggles with high ER requirements. Only her Skills and initial Burst cast steal Hyperblooms.
Lisa can slot in to buff Neuvillette’s damage without stealing too many Hyperblooms. She offers valuable DEF Shred and can hold Hakushin Ring or Favonius Codex.

Hydro Units

Furina offers DMG Bonus with her Burst and HP% with Hydro Resonance. Her Skill deals significant damage and lowers Neuvillette’s ER requirements, and the added Hydro application helps generate Dendro Cores.
Yelan provides DMG Bonus with her Burst and HP% with Hydro Resonance, and can battery Neuvillette with her Skill and Favonius Warbow. Weaving Normal Attacks to trigger her Burst can help generate Dendro Cores.
Xingqiu enables Hydro Resonance and shreds Hydro RES with his C2, but lacks other buffs. Instead, he offers valuable interruption resistance and Hydro Particles. Weaving Normal Attacks to trigger his Burst helps Dendro Core production.
Kokomi offers healing, HP% with Hydro Resonance, and supplemental Dendro Core generation. She can hold 4pc Instructor for EM or 4pc Days Past if Neuvillette is well-invested.
Mona offers a large DMG Bonus with her Burst, enables Hydro Resonance for HP%, and can hold Favonius Codex to lower ER requirements. However, Hyperbloom teams lack ways to extend the Omen, limiting its value.

Dendro Units

Nahida’s unmatched Dendro application easily sustains Dendro Core production. Her Skill’s range gives Neuvillette valued mobility, and its long duration accommodates his field time.
Dendro Traveler can sustain Dendro Core production with their Burst’s consistent AoE Dendro application, but suffers from high ER requirements. Their more manageable Dendro application can allow for Hydro Swirl.
Collei provides mobile off-field Dendro application to generate Dendro Cores, and has more manageable ER requirements. Her Skill’s and Burst’s short durations and limited range can be bothersome.
Baizhu provides healing with his Skill and valuable interruption resistance with his Burst. A second Dendro teammate is recommended due to his lacking Dendro application.
Kirara offers a strong shield that can be flexibly reapplied to accommodate Neuvillette’s field time. She wants another Dendro teammate to sustain Dendro Core production.
Yaoyao provides defensive utility with comfortable healing, but lacks the interruption resistance Neuvillette often prefers. For sufficient Dendro application, she should pair with another Dendro teammate.

Flex Units

Zhongli’s long-duration shield offers unmatched comfort and shreds Hydro and Dendro RES in teams unable to use 4pc VV. He can hold Favonius Lance for Energy, 4pc Instructor for EM, or 4pc Archaic Petra for DMG%.
Layla is a more accessible option with a shield nearly as strong as Zhongli’s. She can hold Favonius Sword to lower ER requirements and 4pc Instructor for a teamwide EM buff.
Dehya offers some interruption resistance while triggering Burgeon. She can hold Favonius Greatsword for Energy, and 4pc Instructor for the teamwide EM buff.
Anemo Units can hold 4pc VV for a solid buff to Neuvillette’s damage. However, depending on Dendro teammate, it can be difficult to Swirl Hydro, reducing their value.

Example Teams

These are only a small handful of examples, visit the Neuvillette Rotation Sheet for many more team examples and rotations.

Neuvillette — Raiden — Nahida — Fischl / Beidou

Raiden and Nahida let Neuvillette attack from a range while Fischl or Beidou supplement the team's damage. Swapping Fischl for Beidou raises the team’s ER reqs., but in exchange Beidou provides interruption resistance and multi-target damage.

Rotation (Fischl)
Nahida E Q > Raiden E > Fischl E > Neuvillette E C Q C > Fischl Q > Neuvillette C E C

Rotation (Beidou)
1st Version:
Neuvillette Q > Raiden E > Nahida E > Beidou EQ > Neuvillette 2[C] E C

2nd Version:
Neuvillette E > Raiden E > Beidou EQ > Nahida E > Neuvillette C Q > Beidou E > Neuvillette E 3[C]

Neuvillette — Raiden — Nahida — Kirara / Baizhu

A more comfortable variant. Kirara or Baizhu provides interruption resistance for players who would like some comfort. Kirara’s interruption resistance is better for Neuvillette, but Baizhu offers a Hyperbloom buff and healing.

Rotation (Baizhu)
Raiden E > Nahida E Q > Baizhu EQ > Neuvillette (N1) E (N1) C Q (N1) C > Baizhu E > Neuvillette (N1) E 2[C]

Rotation (Kirara)
Raiden E > Nahida E Q > Kirara shE Q > Neuvillette (N1) E (N1) C Q (N1) C > Kirara shE > Neuvillette (N1) E 2[C]

Neuvillette — Raiden / Kuki Shinobu — Nahida — Furina

A strong team. Nahida and Furina ensure high Dendro Core generation, while Furina buffs Neuvillette’s personal damage. 

Since Hyperbloom team slots are highly contested, the only healer option is Shinobu. As a result, players will have to pick between comfort or Furina’s damage. Raiden lets Neuvillette move freely and attack from a range, while Shinobu forces him closer to enemies in exchange for faster Fanfare stacks and increasing the damage from Furina’s pets. Raiden’s long Skill duration also fits better in rotations, compared to Shinobu’s limited uptime and mismatched cooldowns.

Rotation (Raiden)
Neuvillette E > Furina ED > Raiden E > Nahida E (N2) Q > Furina Q > Shinobu E > Neuvillette C (N1) E C Q > Nahida E > Neuvillette 2[C]

Rotation (Kuki Shinobu)
Neuvillette E > Furina ED > (Shinobu Q) > Nahida E Q > Furina Q > Shinobu E > Neuvillette C E C Q > Nahida E > Neuvillette 2[C]

Neuvillette — Kuki Shinobu — Nahida / Dendro Traveler — Collei

A more affordable alternative that is more accessible for players with a limited roster, but this comes at the price of several caveats. Short Skill durations can make the team’ rotations feel awkward, and both Collei and Shinobu’s limited ranges force Neuvillette close to enemies. 

If available, Dendro Traveler can be swapped for Nahida.

Rotation (Dendro Traveler)
Neuvillette E > Dendro Traveler EQ > Shinobu E > Collei Q E > Neuvillette C E Q C > Dendro Traveler E > Shinobu E > Collei Q E > Neuvillette 2[C]

Rotation (Nahida)
Neuvillette E > Nahida E Q > Shinobu E > Collei Q E > Neuvillette (N1) C E Q C > Nahida E N1C > Shinobu E > Collei Q E > Neuvillette (N1) 2[C]

Nilou Bloom

Nilou Bloom teams remain a consistently strong option for Hydro and Dendro characters, Neuvillette included. By constantly applying Dendro and Hydro, the team generates Bountiful Cores capable of dealing massive AoE damage. These teams excel in multi-target, where Neuvillette can take full advantage of his Charged Attacks’ AoE. His range further mitigates Nilou Bloom teams’ lack of grouping, while his ability to move during his Charged Attacks lets him reposition himself with ease. As an added bonus, Neuvillette’s Bloom rotations are comparatively simple.

The key to this playstyle is to maintain Bloom uptime. To ensure this, Neuvillette should ideally pair with two Dendro units, as Triple Hydro teams lack Dendro options that can accommodate a Hydro on-fielder. The first Dendro unit will be responsible for the majority of the team’s Dendro application, while the second should provide some form of support. Often a dedicated shielder or healer is preferred, as Neuvillette may struggle to survive solely off his own healing due to Bountiful Cores’ self-damage and his extended field time. 

Notably, Neuvillette does not want to build partial EM in Nilou Bloom teams despite usually having majority ownership. While the hefty damage from Bountiful Cores in AoE traditionally means Nilou’s teammates prioritize maximizing their Bloom damage, Neuvillette’s poor Hydro application limits the amount of Bountiful Core’s produced. Combined with his high Talent multiplier, this makes him a rare case where he still prefers his ordinary HP | Hydro DMG% | CRIT build. Instead, he mainly gets EM through external buffs, with any EM from substats being merely an added bonus.

Pros

  • Exceptional AoE damage and excels against multiple targets.
  • Neuvillette’s HP-scaling and self healing make him a tanky, comfortable on-fielder
  • Simpler rotations compared to other Neuvillette teams.
  • Neuvillette’s mobility, range, and rotation flexibility mitigate Nilou Bloom teams’ lack of grouping.
  • Neuvillette’s teams have more room for vertical investment compared to other Nilou Bloom teams. 
  • Hydro Resonance boosts Neuvillette’s personal damage.

Cons

  • Despite the high damage, this playstyle does not utilize Neuvillette’s kit well.
  • There are better Hydro options for Nilou Bloom.
  • Bloom teams limit Neuvillette’s A1 to only 1 stack at C0, or 2 at C1.
  • When combined with enemy attacks, the self-damage from Bountiful Bloom and HP drain can be difficult to keep up with.
  • Neuvillette still wants investment into his personal damage as he does not build EM.
  • The requirements for Dendro options in Neuvillette’s teams are somewhat strict.

Team Composition

Neuvillette — Nilou — Dendro Applier — Dendro Support
  • Nilou limits her teams to only Dendro and Hydro characters.
  • Neuvillette’s Bloom teams are primarily composed of himself, Nilou, and two Dendro units.
  • The team needs at least one Dendro unit with consistent and strong Dendro application.
  • The other Dendro unit ideally provides some form of support; healing, shielding, buffing, or additional Dendro application.
  • Both Dendro units should have low field time requirements to accommodate Neuvillette.

Notable Teammates

See the Extended Synergies section for a more detailed breakdown.

Hydro
Main Dendro Applier
2nd Dendro Units

Hydro Units

Nilou is mandatory for this playstyle. She massively buffs the team's Bloom damage, and her A1 minorly increases Neuvillette’s EM. Bloom teams without Nilou are not recommended.

Main Dendro Applier

Nahida offers unmatched Dendro application with her long-lasting Skill and provides comfort with her range and pseudo-grouping. Her Burst’s EM buff significantly boosts Neuvillette’s Bloom damage.
Dendro Traveler is a more accessible alternative, applying Dendro in a large AoE with their Burst. A second Dendro teammate lowers their high ER requirements and cover gaps in their Dendro application.

2nd Dendro Units

Baizhu consolidates healing and interruption resistance with his Skill and Burst. His A4 offers a modest Bloom DMG Bonus, and he can hold 4pc Instructor to buff Neuvillette’s EM if possible.
Kirara’s strong shield makes her a solid defensive pick, and its flexibility lets her accommodate Neuvillette’s field time. She can hold 4pc Instructor to buff his Bloom damage.
Yaoyao lacks interruption resistance, but her healing offers valuable survivability against Bloom’s self damage. She can hold 4pc Instructor to buff EM, and her Skill can help with Dendro application.
Other Dendro characters can slot in as the team's second Dendro unit, but at the cost of survivability. Players may run both Nahida and Dendro Traveler together or pair one of them with Collei.

Example Teams

These are only a small handful of examples, visit the Neuvillette Rotation Sheet for many more team examples and rotations.

Neuvillette — Nilou — Nahida — Kirara / Baizhu

The premium Neuvillette Bloom team. Nahida provides plenty of Dendro application while Baizhu or Kirara keeps the team alive, offers interruption resistance, and potentially holds 4pc Instructor.

Rotation (Baizhu)
Neuvillette E > Nilou setup > Nahida EQ > Baizhu (N1) EQ > Neuvillette C Q E C > Baizhu E (N1) > Neuvillette (N1) 2[C]

Rotation (Kirara)
Nilou setup > Nahida EQ > Kirara Q shE > Neuvillette E C Q C > Kirara shE > Neuvillette C E C > Nahida N1C

Neuvillette — Nilou — Dendro Traveler — Kirara / Yaoyao

A cheaper variant. Dendro Traveler takes Nahida’s place as the Dendro applier, and either Kirara or Yaoyao acts as the sustain. Kirara has the advantage of offering interruption resistance, but Yaoyao provides some minor Dendro application.

Rotation (Kirara)
Neuvillette E (N1) > Nilou setup > Kirara Q shE > Dendro Traveler EQ > Neuvillette C Q E C > Kirara shE > Dendro Traveler E (N1) > Neuvillette 2[C]

Rotation (Yaoyao)
Neuvillette E (N1) > Nilou setup > Yaoyao E > Dendro Traveler E N1 Q > Neuvillette C Q E C > Dendro Traveler E N1 > Neuvillette 2[C]

Neuvillette — Nilou — Nahida — Dendro Traveler / Collei

More skilled players can forgo the defensive slot entirely and run a second Dendro applier. It's strongly recommended to at least run Prototype Amber on Nahida, if not on both her and Neuvillette.

Rotation (Dendro Traveler)
Nilou setup > Nahida E N1 Q > Dendro Traveler EQ > Neuvillette E C Q C > Dendro Traveler E N1 > Neuvillette C E C > Nahida N1C

Rotation (Collei)
Nilou setup > Nahida E N1 Q > Collei EQ > Neuvillette E C Q C > Collei E > Neuvillette E C E

Freeze

Freeze teams take advantage of Neuvillette’s Hydro application to maintain Freeze uptime when paired with one or more Cryo units. His strong personal damage makes him a more offensive alternative to more commonly used Hydro appliers, while Freeze’s ability to lock enemies in place lets him utilize his Charged Attacks’ AoE to the fullest. Frozen enemies can also neither move nor fight back, which opens a more comfortable playing experience for those who find maneuvering in Neuvillette’s Charged Attack state tedious, or those who would otherwise be unable to run shielderless C0 Neuvillette. 

However, Neuvillette is unable to take advantage of most buffs used in Freeze teams (e.g., TTDS, 4pc Tenacity, 4pc Noblesse), and though he compensates by pairing with off-field damage dealers, these are still teams that trade DPS for comfort. This playstyle is also limited by a lack of viable Cryo teammates, as most Freeze teams utilize on-field Cryo damage dealers with off-field Hydro appliers. Neuvillette requires Cryo teammates who function primarily from off-field, of which there are limited options that all come with caveats.

Freeze teams also struggle when faced with unfreezable enemies, Neuvillette’s teams being no exception. While not running 4pc Blizzard Strayer means his damage does not suffer significantly from enemies not being Frozen, lack of crowd control is still a damage loss, especially if relying on Freeze to run shielderless Neuvillette. As a result, Neuvillette’s pure Freeze teams are generally among his lowest-damage teams, relying more on the individual units’ strengths rather than any inherent synergy.

Freeze still offers a fun and viable alternative for those interested in trying a different playstyle. The introduction of Furina has also opened for a subset of Neuvillette’s Freeze playstyle that functions largely as ordinary hypercarry teams, slotting in Furina and another buffer, but with a Cryo unit in the fourth slot. Buffing and supporting Neuvillette’s personal damage takes priority, with Freeze uptime being largely a bonus. These teams do not suffer from the same lower damage ceiling as Neuvillette’s other teams and instead perform more on par with his hypercarry teams.

Pros

  • An alternative for players looking for something new.
  • Teams with high Freeze uptime make it easier to play without a shielder at C0.
  • Allows for a different way to play Cryo units who normally stay on-field, such as Ganyu and Ayaka.
  • Scales well with investment into Neuvillette, particularly his C1, and investment into his 5-star teammates.
  • Frozen enemies are unable to fight back.
  • Can perform on par with his other teams if running Furina.

Cons

  • Struggles against enemies that can’t be Frozen.
  • Lower damage ceilings compared to Neuvillette’s other playstyles.
  • Teams are on the more expensive side, with 4-star alternatives sometimes being a noticeable damage loss.
  • Neuvillette is unable to take advantage of many of the buffs Freeze teams utilize (e.g., TTDS, 4pc Tenacity, 4pc Noblesse)
  • Struggles to gain back the damage loss of not getting Neuvillette’s 3rd A1 stack due to the lack of strong off-field Cryo damage dealers.
  • Harsh ER requirements, especially for Cryo teammates.

Team Composition

Neuvillette – Cryo – Anemo / Cryo / Hydro – Flex
  • Double Cryo or Double Hydro are the most common team compositions.
  • At least one Cryo unit with off-field Elemental application is required.
  • An Anemo unit with 4pc VV to improve damage is strongly recommended.
  • A second Cryo unit can improve Freeze uptime and help make ER requirements more manageable.
  • A second Hydro unit (mainly Furina) can improve damage at the price of Freeze uptime.

Notable Teammates

See the Extended Synergies section for a more detailed breakdown.

Cryo
Hydro
Anemo
Flex

Cryo Units

Ganyu is one of few viable Cryo damage dealer options. She forgoes her Charged Attacks to instead deal solid off-field Cryo damage with her Burst while ensuring high Freeze uptime.
Rosaria’s Burst deals respectable damage and applies Cryo from off-field, and her Skill’s particle generation lets her battery. Her A4 offers CRIT Rate and she can hold 4pc Noblesse if paired with an ATK-scaling teammate.
Shenhe is the premier Cryo buffer available and significantly increases teammates’ Cryo damage. Her Charged Attack DMG Bonus buffs Neuvillette and she helps enable Freeze. She can hold 4pc Noblesse if paired with an ATK-scaling teammate.
Charlotte is a strong pick in Freeze teams with Furina. Her healing stacks Fanfare and her Skill and Burst offer off-field Cryo application. She can wield Favonius Codex for Energy and hold 4pc Days Past if at high investment.
Layla offers a strong shield but is less valuable in Freeze teams. She can wield Favonius Sword to lower ER requirements and hold 4pc Tenacity to buff any ATK-scaling teammates. Her off-field Cryo application helps increase Freeze uptime.
Ayaka is an unorthodox but viable pick for Double Cryo compositions. She deals significant damage with her Burst and can enable Freeze with help from an Anemo or Cryo unit.
Diona trades some shield strength for healing, which matters less in Freeze teams. She can hold Favonius Warbow for Energy and 4pc Noblesse for ATK-scaling teammates. Her healing lets her stack Fanfare with Furina.

Hydro Units

Furina’s high damage, Hydro Resonance, and massive DMG Bonus allows Neuvillette’s Freeze teams to match the damage of his other playstyles. Neuvillette stacks Fanfare on his own and can exchange a healer for a buffer or damage dealer.
Mona enables Hydro Resonance for HP%, offers a large DMG Bonus, and can hold Favonius Codex to lower ER requirements. Freeze teams can take full advantage of her Omen by extending its duration. 
Other Hydro units can increase Neuvillette’s damage by enabling Hydro Resonance for HP% and lowering his ER requirements. Providing other buffs and utility makes them more competitive.

Anemo Units

Kazuha is an excellent pick, since he offers a sizable Elemental DMG Bonus with his A4 and appreciated grouping with his Skill. 4pc VV lets him shred Hydro and Cryo RES, and his Burst can help with Freeze uptime.
Venti offers unmatched grouping in favorable content and valuable Energy with Favonius Warbow and his 15 Energy refund. He can shred Hydro RES, and infusing his Burst with Cryo helps Freeze uptime.
Sucrose offers decent grouping and Hydro and Cryo RES Shred. She can build Energy Recharge to Burst regularly , improving Freeze uptime if infused with Cryo and offering an extra Cryo or Hydro DMG Bonus at C6.
Lynette offers Hydro and Cryo RES Shred, ATK% buffs for ATK-scaling teammates, and slight grouping at C1. A Cryo-absorbed Burst helps Freeze uptime, but the Taunt loses some value. Her HP fluctuation helps stack Fanfare with Furina.
Other Anemo units like Xianyun, Jean, Sayu, Heizou, or Anemo Traveler can slot in as 4pc VV holders to shred Hydro and Cryo RES. Xianyun, Jean and Sayu are more competitive in teams with Furina due to their healing.

Flex Units

Zhongli’s long-duration shield has less value in Freeze teams, but he still shreds enemies’ Hydro and Cryo RES to buff his teammates. He can hold Favonius Lance for Energy and 4pc Archaic Petra for DMG%, although with caveats.
Off-field damage dealers like Fischl, Yae Miko, Chiori, or Albedo can slot in as flex picks to deal personal damage without reducing Freeze uptime too significantly.

Example Teams

These are only a small handful of examples, visit the Neuvillette Rotation Sheet for many more team examples and rotations.

Neuvillette — Ganyu / Rosaria — Furina — Kazuha

One of Neuvillette’s stronger Freeze teams. Furina brings DMG% and HP%, while Ganyu or Rosaria enable Freeze. Going without a healer or shielder becomes less risky with Freeze’s crowd control.

Rotation (Ganyu)
Furina ED > Neuvillette E > Kazuha Q > Ganyu EQ > Furina Q > Kazuha tEP > Neuvillette C Q E C > Kazuha tEP > Ganyu E > Neuvillette 2[C]

Rotation (Rosaria)
Furina ED > Neuvillette E > Kazuha Q > Rosaria Q E > Furina Q > Kazuha tEP > Neuvillette C Q E C > Kazuha tEP > Rosaria E (N1) > Neuvillette 2[C]

Neuvillette — Shenhe — Rosaria / Ganyu — Kazuha

Double Cryo variants with Shenhe taking advantage of her Charged Attack DMG Bonus and Icy Quill effect while lowering Cryo teammates’ ER reqs. The Ganyu variant has higher Freeze uptime, but it becomes harder to refresh Hydro VV.

Rotation (Rosaria)
Neuvillette E > Kazuha tE(P) > Shenhe hE > Rosaria EQ > Neuvillette C > Kazuha tE(P) > Neuvillette E C Q > Kazuha tE(P) > Shenhe hE > Rosaria EQ > Neuvillette C > Kazuha tE(P) > Neuvillette C

Rotation (Ganyu)
Neuvillette E > Kazuha tE(P) Q > Shenhe Q hE > Ganyu EQ > Kazuha tE(P) > Neuvillette C E C Q > Kazuha tEP > Shenhe hE > Ganyu EQ > Neuvillette 2[C]

Neuvillette — Charlotte — Furina — Kazuha / Lynette

Another strong variant, Furina buffs Neuvillette’s personal damage while Charlotte enables Freeze and increases the damage of Furina’s pets. Kazuha is preferable, but Lynette is accessible to all players.

Rotation (Kazuha)
Neuvillette E > Furina ED Q > Kazuha tEPQ > Charlotte E(Q) > Neuvillette C Q E C > Kazuha tEP > Neuvillette 2[C]

Rotation (Lynette)
Neuvillette E > Furina ED Q > Lynette Q E > Charlotte E(Q) > Neuvillette C Q E C > Lynette E > Neuvillette 2[C]

Neuvillette — Shenhe / Rosaria — Kazuha — Zhongli

A midpoint between Freeze and hypercarry, Shenhe and Kazuha’s Cryo-absorbed Burst enable some Freeze uptime, but the DMG Bonuses they provide are the main focus. Rosaria can swap in as a more accessible option; this increases Freeze uptime but loses Shenhe’s Charged Attack DMG Bonus.

Rotation (Shenhe)
Neuvillette Q > Kazuha tEPQ > Zhongli hED > Shenhe hE N1 > Kazuha tEP > Neuvillette 2[C] E > Kazuha tEPQ > Zhongli hED > Shenhe hE N1 > Kazuha tEP > Neuvillette C E C

Rotation (Rosaria)
Neuvillette Q > Kazuha tEPQ > Zhongli hED > Rosaria EQ > Kazuha tEP > Neuvillette 2[C] E > Kazuha tEPQ > Zhongli hED > Rosaria EQ > Kazuha tEP > Neuvillette C E C

Neuvillette — Ayaka — Shenhe / Furina — Kazuha

An odd team with little apparent synergy. Thanks to Ayaka’s personal DPS, the Double Cryo damage output is comparatively good, but the team lacks some functionality that makes it hard to recommend unless for personal enjoyment. 

The Furina variant performs better, but falls behind compared to Neuvillette’s other Furina Freeze teams.

Rotation (Shenhe)
Shenhe tE Q > Neuvillette E > Kazuha tEPQ > Ayaka ED (N1) Q > Shenhe hE > Neuvillette C E Q > Kazuha tEP > Ayaka E > Neuvillette 3[C]

Rotation (Furina)
Furina ED > Neuvillette Q > Kazuha tEPQ > Furina Q > Ayaka E D Q > Neuvillette E 2[C] > Kazuha tEP > Ayaka D E C > Neuvillette E C

Teammate Appendix

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This section is meant to be used as a reference for players after choosing which units they want to play with Neuvillette. Please do not feel obligated to read everything in the synergy tables.

Check out the Neuvillette Rotation Sheet for example teams and rotations, and Gearing Neuvillette’s Supports for a more detailed gearing breakdown (including higher-investment options). For characters whose builds don’t change with Neuvillette, check out their linked guides for more build information. Note that characters are listed alphabetically and not according to synergy.

Pyro
Electro
Cryo
Hydro
Dendro
Anemo
Geo

Pyro Units

Notable Pyro Units


Dehya

Interruption Resistance / Pyro Application
Dehya offers defensive utility with her Skill’s damage mitigation and her A1 Passive’s valuable interruption resistance. Dehya often falls behind shielders due to the limited duration of her A1, but she still finds a place in some Neuvillette teams. Her Pyro application is slow enough to slot into Hyperbloom teams without interfering with Dendro Core generation, but also good enough to enable Burnvape with Nahida (though less consistently than Xiangling).

Recommended Gear: Favonius Greatsword. She can equip 4pc Instructor if Neuvillette benefits from EM.

Notable investments: Dehya’s C2 extends her Fiery Sanctum field duration, but its value is low as it does not extend her A1 Passive. It gains value in Burnvape teams, where the longer Skill duration makes her a more reliable Burning enabler.

Recommended Playstyles:
Vaporize / Hyperbloom

Viable Playstyles:
Hypercarry

Xiangling

Pyro Application / Off-Field Damage
Xiangling is usually inescapable for Hydro units, but with Neuvillette, her personal damage takes the backseat. In Neuvillette’s teams, Xiangling mostly enables him through her Pyro application. She can still build for personal damage in such teams, but it just may not be worth the investment to maximize, since Neuvillette-oriented teams do not run Bennett and Xiangling’s damage is significantly decreased without the ATK buffs. 

While running as solo Pyro usually forces Xiangling to sacrifice offensive substats to reach higher ER requirements, this is less of an issue in Neuvillette’s long rotations. In 4CA rotations her ER requirements are even on par with her regular Reverse Vape teams due to their length, which Favonius Lance further helps with. 

Recommended Gear: Kitain Cross Spear if she benefits from EM, Favonius Lance otherwise. In teams with a Dendro unit, she can build for Transformative damage with 4pc Gilded Dreams or 4pc Paradise Lost. 2pc EM combinations also work fine. At high investment or in speedrunning 4pc Instructor is recommended. In Reverse Vaporize teams, Xiangling uses her standard, personal damage build. 
 
Notable investments: Xiangling’s C4 increases her Pyronado duration by 40% for more damage and Pyro application uptime.

Recommended Playstyles:
Forward Vaporize / Reverse Vaporize

Viable Playstyles:
Hypercarry with Furina

Other Pyro Units


Bennett

Buffing / Healing
Bennett offers a massive Flat ATK buff with his Burst that Neuvillette is unable to take advantage of, significantly limiting Bennett’s value. He can battery Pyro units with high-cost Bursts, and his healing gains value in Furina teams, but both have little value to Neuvillette. The sole exception is in Reverse Vaporize teams with Xiangling. In all other scenarios, Neuvillette lacks ATK-scaling teammates with high enough damage to justify Bennett’s inclusion over a more beneficial support. 

Recommended Gear: Bennett keeps his standard support build in Reverse Vaporize. He can run 4pc Instructor if both Neuvillette and Xiangling trigger Vaporize. 4pc Days Past is a viable set for Bennett in Forward Vaporize, but it is more optimal to instead swap him for another teammate.

Notable Investments: Investing into Bennett does not benefit Neuvillette, so Bennett’s meaningful Constellations and weapons are the same as in other regular Xiangling Reverse Vape teams.

Viable Playstyles:
Reverse Vaporize

Klee (C2+)

Buffing
The DEF Shred from Klee’s C2 and her ability to stack Neuvillette’s A1 makes her a luxury debuffer. Since her DEF Shred only lasts 10s, she needs to swap back in to reapply the debuff in between Neuvillette’s field time stretches. Neuvillette’s long rotations ensure she has both Skill charges off cooldown every rotation. 

Recommended gear: Favonius Codex. She can otherwise build for personal damage or hold 4pc Instructor if Neuvillette benefits from EM.

Viable Playstyles:
Vaporize / Hypercarry

Lyney
Lyney more or less reaches the low bar to be a viable flex pick in a Neuvillette – Furina hypercarry team. He can trigger a Hydro-related reaction, but does require some field time. Since he cannot buff Neuvillette, he keeps his standard build and can somewhat compensate by dealing personal damage. A suboptimal pairing for both Neuvillette and Lyney, but a viable option for players who specifically want to run them together.

Recommended Gear: Lyney builds for personal damage.

Viable Playstyles:
Hypercarry – with Furina

Thoma
Thoma has a shield, provides Pyro application to stack Neuvillette’s A1, and triggers Burgeon, but all of this is locked behind Normal Attacks and unappealing ER requirements. Neuvillette can weave Normal Attacks in between Charged Attacks, but Thoma’s shield strength is still severely reduced. At C6, Thoma gains value by offering a decent Charged Attack buff, but requires Neuvillette to use N1C. Having Thoma’s C4 makes his ER requirements more manageable.

Recommended Gear: Prioritize HP to boost shield strength and ER% to Burst regularly.

Viable Playstyles:
Hypercarry / Vaporize

Xinyan

Shielding
Xinyan offers a shield but lacks much of anything else. She can trigger a Hydro-related reaction for Neuvillette’s A1 and hold Favonius Greatsword for Energy, but is overall a suboptimal teammate.

Recommended Gear: Favonius Greatsword. Prioritize building for shield strength. 

Viable Playstyles:
Hypercarry – with Furina / Vaporize

Yanfei (C4+)

Shielding
At C4+, Yanfei gains a shield that makes her a functional defensive flex when combined with her innate ability to stack Neuvillette’s A1. Since her shield is tied to her Burst, she requires significant investment into ER%. She also lacks other utility and is not recommended over other sources of interruption resistance.

Recommended Gear: Prioritize HP to boost shield strength and ER% to Burst regularly. She often has to give up Favonius Codex to instead hold Prototype Amber.

Viable Playstyles:
Hypercarry / Vaporize

Electro Units

Notable Electro Units


Beidou

Off-Field Damage / Interruption Resistance
Beidou deals significant personal damage in multi-target content. Her Burst triggers on Charged Attacks, making Neuvillette an excellent driver. Their shared AoE capabilities complement each other and Beidou easily accommodates Neuvillette’s field time requirements. Her defensive utility also lets Neuvillette benefit from interruption resistance without compromising on damage by running a pure shielder.

In multi-target, Beidou makes up a decent portion of the team's damage, but it diminishes considerably in single-target. Since the vast majority of Beidou’s damage is tied to her high-cost Burst, running a second Electro teammate is preferable. Fischl is recommended as the best Electro battery available.

Recommended Gear: Beidou builds for personal damage.

Notable Investments: Since Beidou builds for personal damage, her investment options are the same. She has several strong Constellations, with her C2 being a notable boost to her personal damage. The shield from the prerequisite C1 offers some added survivability.

Recommended Playstyles:
Electro-Charged / Hyperbloom 

Viable Playstyles:
Hypercarry / Vaporize

Fischl

Off-Field Damage / Energy
One of Neuvillette’s better teammates, Fischl condenses a variety of roles. Her high particle generation lets her battery her team, allowing them to focus on offensive stats over ER%. This is especially valuable when paired with ER-hungry teammates like Beidou or Yae Miko. With Neuvillette triggering her A4, she also makes up a solid portion of the team's damage. It's not enough to make her worth buffing over Neuvillette, so she often spends the first part of the first rotation unbuffed.

Note that when Neuvillette is run as the solo Hydro unit, Fischl’s Electro application causes issues with Swirl setups in the first rotation. Double Swirl is often ping-dependent or inconsistent. This is mainly an issue with Fischl‘s C6, but Swirl or Crystallize setups can still be tricky at lower Constellations. Delicate setups usually solve this, but if necessary, the most optimal solution is always to sacrifice buffing Fischl to ensure Neuvillette is buffed. A second Hydro teammate reduces this issue.

Recommended Gear: Fischl builds for personal damage.

Notable Investments: Fischl’s most valuable Constellation is her C6, increasing both her damage and Oz’ uptime, but her C3 is a nice damage increase as well.

Recommended Playstyles:
Hypercarry / Electro-Charged / Hyperbloom

Viable Playstyles:
Vaporize - Xiangling Burnvape / Freeze

Kuki Shinobu

Hyperbloom / Healing
Shinobu’s primary contribution in Neuvillette teams is her ability to trigger Hyperbloom. She can slot into most teams that have some Dendro Core production. Her downside is her Skill’s short range, which forces Neuvillette closer to enemies to ensure she reaches nearby Dendro Cores. Without a shielder, this increases the chance of getting interrupted. Healing is not usually of priority to Neuvillette, but Shinobu still offers a more comfortable experience for players who appreciate survivability. 

Recommended Gear: Favonius Sword or Xiphos’ Moonlight, unless Freedom-Sworn is available. If Neuvillette benefits from EM and Shinobu is C4+, she can run Key (use E N1 Q to stack its passive). She builds EM if triggering Hyperbloom, otherwise healing/personal damage. On a full healer build, she can equip 4pc Days Past. If building for personal damage, prioritize healing enough to be comfortable first, since her damage is low. 

Notable Investments: Shinobu’s C2 gives her Skill full uptime. 

Recommended Playstyles:
Hyperbloom / Vaporize

Viable Playstyles:
Electro-Charged / Hypercarry with Furina

Lisa

Buffing
One of Neuvillette’s more accessible buffers. Lisa’s DEF Shred and her ability to trigger Electro-Charged to activate Neuvillette’s A1 makes her a solid support. She often forgoes her Hold Skill as it takes up valuable time that Neuvillette could use instead. This results in high but manageable ER requirements when paired with ER weapons and Neuvillette’s long rotations. Lisa’s ER requirements are also less of an issue if she is run alongside Fischl in Electro-Charged teams. 

Additionally, when paired with Furina, Lisa equips Prototype Amber to help stack Fanfare. The weapon also alleviates her ER requirements enough that she can skip using her Skill entirely. 

Recommended gear: Prototype Amber if paired with Furina to stack Fanfare and let Lisa more easily forgo her Hold Skill. Equip Hakushin Ring or Favonius Codex otherwise. Lisa should prioritize Energy Recharge to regularly Burst and can equip 2pc or 4pc Emblem.

Notable investments: None.

Recommended Playstyles
Hypercarry / Electro-Charged

Viable Playstyles
Hyperbloom / Vaporize

Raiden

Hyperbloom / Off-Field Damage
Neuvillette does not do well in dual carry teams, but Raiden can instead play as an excellent Hyperbloom trigger. Her Skill also offers some Energy and a minor Burst DMG Bonus. Its long duration means she often only goes on-field once per rotation. Raiden’s Skill has full uptime in Neuvillette’s 3CA rotations, and in 4CA rotations the minor downtime is near negligible. Combined with her Skill’s short cast time, this makes her field time requirements minimal.

Raiden can also viably play as an off-field damage dealer in non-Hyperbloom teams, but this is a strict downgrade from actual off-field damage dealers (e.g., Fischl or Yae Miko). Regardless of investment, her Skill never makes up a significant portion of the team’s damage.

Recommended Gear: Raiden uses her standard EM build if she triggers Hyperbloom, otherwise she builds for personal damage. Since she does not Burst, sets like 4pc Golden Troupe are recommended. ATK and CRIT weapons gain value over ER% weapons, the exception being in teams where Neuvillette benefits from added Energy, where Favonius Lance is the stronger pick.

Notable Investments: None.

Recommended Playstyles:
Hyperbloom / Vaporize

Viable Playstyles:
Electro-Charged / Hypercarry

Yae Miko

Off-Field Damage
Much like Fischl, Yae Miko lacks direct ways to buff Neuvillette and instead compensates by dealing personal damage. The totems’ low cooldown, long duration, and inability to snapshot give her appreciated rotation flexibility. Their Electro application is also limited, which lets her stack Neuvillette’s A1 without interfering much with Swirl or Crystallize setups in teams where he is the solo Hydro unit. Although Yae Miko can hold Hakushin Ring to buff Neuvillette, it is rarely worth the damage trade-off, and she is better off focusing on personal DPS.

Compared to alternatives like Fischl, Yae Miko has higher field time requirements, but this is significantly reduced if she forgoes her Burst. Despite being a decent nuke, the value of her Burst diminishes if it extends the rotation or interrupts Neuvillette’s field time. Bursting every rotation as the sole Electro unit also leads to high ER requirements. Note that if she opts to Burst every other rotation, this can lead to issues if her Burst is used to fill time. A recommended solution is alternating between Q 3[E] and 3[N1 E], weaving Normal Attacks to fill the time that would otherwise be filled by her Burst.

Recommended Gear: Yae Miko builds for personal damage. Hakushin Ring is possible but rarely, if ever, better.

Notable Investments: Most of Yae Miko’s Constellations are significant increases to her Skill damage, which is her main contribution in Neuvillette teams. However, investing into Yae Miko loses value in teams centered around Neuvillette (e.g., hypercarry teams). The more highly invested Neuvillette is, the more valuable invested support units become – even beating the value of a well-invested Yae Miko. Her C1 is also conditional: it lets her Burst more regularly but is wasted if her Burst extends the rotation.

Recommended Playstyles:
Hypercarry / Electro-Charged / Hyperbloom / Vaporize – Burnvape Xiangling

Viable Playstyles:
Vaporize – other variants / Freeze

Other Electro Units


Dori

Healing
Dori’s strong healing and ability to trigger Neuvillette’s A1 lets her slot into Neuvillette’s hypercarry teams with Furina. She stacks Fanfare, but lacks other utility or buffs to make her more competitive compared to other healers.

Recommended Gear: Favonius Greatsword. 4pc Days Past if players already have a set available.

Viable Playstyles:
Hypercarry – with Furina

Cryo Units

Notable Cryo Units


Charlotte

Healing / Cryo Application
Charlotte’s strong healing makes her an option for players who want added comfort. She lacks the interruption resistance shielders offer, but her Cryo application can slightly compensate in teams where Freeze is possible. Charlotte’s Skill has a Tap and Hold variant, and which version she uses largely depends on how much free time there is in the rotation. Her Hold Skill helps lower her often high ER requirements, but this is not a priority in Neuvillette teams. The main benefit of Charlotte having lower ER requirements is being able to run TTDS, but Neuvillette does not benefit from its ATK buff. 

Recommended Gear: Favonius Codex. 4pc Days Past performs similarly to 4pc Clam, unless at whale investment where 4pc Days Past is better. 

Notable Investments: The sustained, party-wide healing from Charlotte’s C1 makes stacking buffs like 4pc Days Past or Furina’s Fanfare easier. Her following Constellations further improve her healing and personal damage.

Recommended Playstyles:
Hypercarry – with Furina / Freeze

Diona

Healing / Shielding
Diona offers a shield and decent healing for some additional comfort. She trades weaker shield strength in exchange for healing’s added survivability, but Neuvillette prefers interruption resistance. Diona’s 15s Hold Skill cooldown can also be awkward in Neuvillette’s rotation and often leads to limited shield uptime. With Furina, Diona’s healing becomes a source of buffs by helping stack Fanfare, though she struggles to compete with stronger healers. Her Burst heals only the active character in slow intervals, which conflicts with Neuvillette's long stretches of field time and fast HP drain.

Recommended Gear: Favonius Warbow, Elegy if Neuvillette does not need the Energy and benefits from the EM. 4pc Noblesse if alongside an ATK-scaling teammate. Her mediocre healing struggles to stack 4pc Days Past.

Notable Investments: Several of Diona’s Constellations improve her healing and shield strength for added survivability but are otherwise unremarkable. Her C6 on the other hand shines in Neuvillette’s Vaporize teams where he can take full advantage of the 200 EM buff.

Recommended Playstyles:
Freeze / Vaporize

Viable Playstyles:
Hypercarry with Furina / Electro-Charged / Hyperbloom

Ganyu

Off-Field Damage / Cryo Application
Ganyu is primarily a pick for Neuvillette’s Freeze teams, where she completely forgoes performing Charged Attacks to instead deal damage from off-field with her Burst. Ganyu also offers some defensive utility with her Skill’s taunt. Note that her Burst’s constant Cryo application often makes it harder to get Hydro reactions to stack Neuvillette’s A1 and buff him.

Compared to her regular teams, Ganyu’s ER requirements rise when paired with Neuvillette. In 3CA or 4CA rotations, it is recommended to use her Skill at least twice per rotation to keep Energy requirements manageable. Due to her Burst’s short cooldown and ability to snapshot its own buffs, it may be tempting to cast Ganyu’s Burst twice per Neuvillette Burst. While this is possible, the resulting ER requirements are often unappealing. Nonetheless, Ganyu teams are one of the few where Neuvillette can run a shorter 2CA rotation. 

Recommended Gear: Ganyu builds for personal damage. Since her ER requirements are high, 4pc Emblem often performs similarly to 4pc Blizzard Strayer.

Notable Investments: While some of Ganyu’s Constellations are notable in her Neuvillette teams, none are worth pulling specifically for these teams. For players who already have a high Constellation Ganyu, her C4 is a solid damage increase. Her C6 allows her to perform 1–2 Charged Attacks per rotation, which in turn lets her take advantage of her C2 Cryo RES Shred. Keep in mind that at this level of investment, playing Ganyu with Neuvillette is a suboptimal choice and should be done purely for fun.

Recommended Playstyles:
Freeze

Kaeya

Cryo Application
Kaeya is freely available to all players and can slot into Neuvillette’s teams to offer Energy and some personal damage. The majority of Kaeya’s damage is from his Burst, and its off-field nature lets him accommodate Neuvillette’s field time requirements. Note that the Burst’s limited range forces Neuvillette to stay closer to enemies. While Kaeya’s Cryo application somewhat helps to mitigate this issue by Freezing enemies, the point blank range still increases the risk of getting interrupted.

Recommended gear: Favonius Sword. 4pc Noblesse if paired with an ATK-scaling teammate, otherwise he builds for personal damage.

Notable investments: Kaeya’s Constellations are decent but hard to get. For those who have it, his C6 is a solid increase to his Burst damage while lowering his ER requirements. In content where it can be utilized, the extended Burst duration from his C2 improves Freeze uptime.

Recommended Playstyles:
Freeze

Layla

Shielding / Cryo Application
Layla has the second strongest shield in the game, which eliminates any concern of Neuvillette getting interrupted. Although she lacks the buffs Zhongli offers, her comparable shield strength still makes her a solid replacement. Her shield duration is somewhat short, requiring a refresh every 12s, but this is largely a non-issue in Neuvillette teams. At C4, she offers a miniscule Charged Attack buff. Note that Layla’s Burst can cause issues with Swirl setups if Neuvillette is run as the solo Hydro unit, though it is easier to overcome her Swirl setup issues than other units’. 

Recommended Gear: Favonius Sword. 4pc Noblesse/Tenacity if paired with an ATK-scaling teammate. 4pc Instructor if Neuvillette benefits from EM. She deals non-negligible personal damage if built for but this requires investment that is often better spent elsewhere (such as on Neuvillette). 

Notable Investments: Layla’s C1 and C3 increase her already strong shield. Her C6 lets her build for personal damage without compromising shield strength and makes an invested support build more viable.

Recommended Playstyles:
Freeze / Hypercarry / Electro-Charged / Hyperbloom

Viable Playstyles:
Vaporize

Mika

Healing
Mika offers healing, which lets him slot into Neuvillette – Furina teams to stack Fanfare. His Cryo application lets him stack Neuvillette’s A1, but he struggles to compete with other healers.

Recommended Gear: Favonius Lance or Rightful Reward. 4pc Days Past is an option, but not worth farming.

Recommended Playstyles:
Hypercarry – with Furina

Rosaria

Off-Field Damage / Cryo Application
Rosaria offers respectable personal damage and utility. Her quickswap nature lets her slot into Neuvillette’s rotations with ease and her Skill’s particle generation lets her offer some Energy. Casting Rosaria’s Skill brings her back towards the enemy, which can allow for smooth repositioning if used strategically. Her A4 offers a CRIT Rate buff, appreciated for team damage and helpful if she is holding Favonius Lance. Note that it can cause Neuvillette to easily overcap on CRIT Rate if using Sacrificial Jade, made worse if Cryo Resonance is enabled.

Recommended gear: Favonius Lance. 4pc Noblesse if run alongside an ATK-scaling teammate. If Neuvillette does not need the Energy and no teammate benefits from ATK%, she builds for personal damage.

Notable Investments: Rosaria’s C2 increases both her personal damage and Cryo application, making it a valuable Constellation. Her other Constellations are fairly unremarkable, but the Burst Talent levels from her C5 and lower ER requirements from her C4 further boost her personal damage.

Recommended Playstyles:
Freeze

Shenhe

Buffing
On the surface, Shenhe seems to offer little to Neuvillette since he can take no advantage of her Icy Quill effect or Cryo RES Shred. However, her Hold Skill offers a surprisingly potent Charged Attack buff with a long duration. Neuvillette’s Charged Attacks are by far the largest share of his damage, and the long duration of Shenhe’s buff synergises with his field time requirements. It is recommended to use at least one Hold Skill per rotation regardless of team.

Recommended Gear: Shenhe keeps her standard support build. It is possible for her to hold 4pc Instructor if she does not Burst and if Neuvillette benefits from EM, but this is a niche pick. She can build for personal damage if she is solo Cryo and Neuvillette does not need the Energy from Favonius Lance.

Notable Investments: None of Shenhe’s Constellations directly buff Neuvillette. The only reason to pull for her Constellations is to benefit a standard Freeze team with an on-field Cryo DPS. Neuvillette’s Double Cryo Freeze teams just happen to reap the benefits. Her C1 and C2 may seem like nice QoL, but have little value in practice. Shenhe’s long Hold Skill duration makes her C1 second Skill charge unnecessary, and while her C2 improves Freeze uptime, it has no use outside of Double Cryo Freeze teams as it requires her Burst.

Recommended Playstyles:
Freeze / Hypercarry

Viable Playstyles:
Hyperbloom / Vaporize

Other Cryo Units


Ayaka

Off-Field Damage
At first glance, Ayaka and Neuvillette have little to no synergy. In regular Ayaka teams, she has extensive field time requirements that clash with Neuvillette’s own, and she prefers teammates that provide her with buffs or utility. Her viability as a teammate stems entirely from her raw damage output and the scarcity of Cryo damage dealers with off-field presence. She is also limited to Freeze teams, specifically the Double Cryo variations. 

Similar to Ganyu, Ayaka’s ER requirements spike in Neuvillette teams and she should use at least two Skills per rotation to keep them manageable. A second Cryo unit helps with this while offering appreciated buffs for her damage. There are limited ways to gear Neuvillette’s Freeze teammate’s to support him, so with Ayaka they can instead equip Thrilling Tales and 4pc Noblesse or 4pc Tenacity to buff her. If they have access to buffs Neuvillette can take advantage of such as 4pc Days Past, those should still be prioritized.

Recommended Gar: Ayaka builds for personal damage. At high enough ER requirements, 4pc Emblem performs similar to 4pc Blizzard Strayer.

Notable Investments: Neuvillette’s Freeze teams with Ayaka scale well with investments into her personal damage, but they are just about the worst use possible for a highly invested Ayaka. Similar to Ganyu, her Constellations should not be pulled for Neuvillette’s Freeze teams, and their value is primarily relevant for players who already have a high Constellation Ayaka. For those players, her C2 and C3 are significant damage increases for her Burst, which is her main source of damage. Her C4 also offers a rare source of DEF Shred to boost both her and Neuvillette’s damage.

Recommended Playstyles:
Freeze – Double Cryo

Viable Playstyles:
Freeze – Solo Cryo

Qiqi

Healing
Qiqi heals and triggers Neuvillette’s A1, but has significant downsides. Her Skill uptime is limited, and since Neuvillette cannot accommodate any field time for her, only her Skill’s ticks offer healing. The party-wide healing from her Burst is also locked behind high ER requirements, which are further worsened by Qiqi’s inability to generate Energy. As such, she is unable to compete with other healers for Neuvillette – Furina teams, and is not viable outside of them.

Recommended Gear: Favonius Sword.

Viable Playstyles:
Hypercarry – with Furina

Hydro Units

Notable Hydro Units


Childe

Buffing
Although Childe is an unexpected choice, his Utility Passive, which increases his party members’ NA Talent Level by 1, makes him a surprisingly viable Neuvillette support. Since Neuvillette’s NA Talent levels are so significant for him, even a single Talent level makes for a notable increase to his damage. Childe also offers HP% by enabling Hydro Resonance, and his on-demand Hydro application helps set up Hydro Swirl/Crystallize. His extremely convenient buffs at the expense of very little field time make him a popular choice for speedruns.

Similar to other Hydro units, Childe’s personal damage is almost non-existent in Neuvillette’s teams. As such, his gearing focuses on supporting his team.

Recommended Gear: Favonius Warbow. He can hold 4pc Instructor if he triggers it consistently and Neuvillette benefits from the EM.

Notable Investments: None.

Recommended Playstyles:
Hypercarry – without Furina

Viable Playstyles:
Vaporize / Hyperbloom / Electro-Charged

Furina

Buffing / Off-Field Damage / Energy
Furina is one of Neuvillette’s best supports. She deals significant damage with her long-duration Skill, and the added Hydro application allows for much easier Swirl and Crystallize setups. Her Burst provides a hefty DMG Bonus, stacking up to 75% (at C0, TL10) with HP changes. Neuvillette’s massive HP fluctuation lets him fully stack the buff on his own, providing him the freedom to choose whether to run a healer or not depending on player comfort and teammate options. Furina also lowers his ER requirements and enables Hydro Resonance for HP% that benefits them both.

While going healerless sacrifices some of Furina’s personal damage, the trade-off becomes worth it if the alternative is a synergistic support to further buff Neuvillette. Furina’s sizable damage is still less than Neuvillette’s, so exchanging some of her damage to increase his is generally worthwhile. However, keep in mind that the choice of running a healer is not a clear cut damage increase/decrease for Furina. Forgoing a healer to slot in Kazuha offers just as many buffs to Furina as to Neuvillette. This reduces the damage lost, and makes swapping a healer for a stronger buffer even more of a non-issue in Neuvillette teams.

Of course, if players lack other strong supports to buff Neuvillette, it is recommended to bring a healer to increase Furina’s Fanfare stacks. For many, exchanging a bit of the team’s hefty damage for a more comfortable playing experience is also preferable.

Recommended Gear: Furina builds for personal damage. Key of Khaj-Nisut gains added value if Neuvillette (or a teammate) benefits from its EM buffs. Furina can hold Favonius Sword in teams with very high ER requirements, but this is rarely optimal. 

Notable Investments: Furina’s early Constellations are all excellent boosts to the damage output of Neuvillette’s teams. For higher spenders looking to invest into his teams, Furina’s C1-C3 are strong options. See the FAQ for details on how investing into Furina’s Constellations compares to investing into Neuvillette’s Constellations for team DPS.

Recommended Playstyles:
Hypercarry / Electro-Charged / Vaporize / Hyperbloom / Freeze

Kokomi

Healing
Kokomi enables Hydro Resonance for an additional 25% HP, but does not have much inherent synergy with Neuvillette beyond that. Her healing can provide some extra damage from Neuvillette’s passive, though it is near impossible to fully keep up with the hefty HP drain. 

While Kokomi’s healing has limited use for Neuvillette, she still provides valuable survivability for the rest of the team. At the price of higher ER requirements, Kokomi can swap in to cast her Skill then leave the field to her teammates, only swapping briefly in to refresh Bake-Kurage with her Burst. Her Skill also provides some particles to help keep Neuvillette's ER requirements low, but her negative CRIT Rate makes her unable to battery the team with Favonius Codex. 

Recommended Gear: Kokomi generally uses her standard healer build. She can hold Hakushin Ring with an Electro teammate, and 4pc Tenacity with an ATK-scaling teammate. In niche cases, she can run 4pc Instructor if Neuvillette benefits from EM.

Notable Investments: None

Recommended Playstyles:
Hyperbloom / Electro-Charged

Viable Playstyles:
Freeze / Hypercarry

Mona

Buffing
Mona offers a large DMG Bonus through her Burst, which applies a powerful Omen debuff onto enemies and significantly increases Neuvillette’s damage. Since non-Freeze playstyles lack ways to reliably extend the Omen debuff, it usually wears off during Neuvillette’s second Charged Attack. This reduces the buff’s value, but it still provides a hefty damage boost while it is active. Mona can also Burst twice per Neuvillette’s Burst, which significantly improves her uptime, though this comes with steep ER requirements. This is a non-issue in Freeze teams as they can reliably extend her Omen’s duration.

In other teams, Mona equips 4pc Tenacity/Noblesse and Thrilling Tales to further buff her team, but Neuvillette benefits from none of these. She can instead hold Favonius Codex to lower ER requirements, or Hakushin to buff Neuvillette further if there is an Electro unit. Nonetheless, this makes her a less impressive buffer than she normally is. When played alongside an ATK-scaling teammate with good personal damage, the standard ATK% buffs become viable picks again.

Recommended gear: Favonius Codex, Hakushin Ring if with an Electro teammate. If played alongside ATK-scaling teammates, she can use her standard support build. 4pc Instructor is viable if Neuvillette wants EM, but hard to reach stat requirements with.

Notable investments: Neuvillette teams make decent use of Mona’s C1, especially in Vaporize and Electro-Charged teams. Her C4 is a powerful CRIT Rate buff, but can cause Sacrificial Jade Neuvillette to overcap, especially with Rosaria or Cryo Resonance.

Recommended Playstyles:
Hypercarry / Freeze

Viable Playstyles:
Electro-Charged / Vaporize / Hyperbloom

Nilou

Bloom
Nilou is the key to unlocking the Bountiful Bloom playstyle, with her A1 and A4 passives massively boosting the damage output of Bloom teams. The additive nature of her Bloom buff means she boosts her teammate’s Bloom damage equally regardless of their EM (as long as they are level 90). This greatly benefits Neuvillette since he does not need to choose between personal damage and Nilou’s buff.

Nilou’s A1 is also a decent source of external EM for Neuvillette. At higher investment levels, Nilou can provide another external source of EM by holding Key of Khaj-Nisut. This lets Neuvillette benefit from higher Bloom damage without having to sacrifice his personal damage to build EM.

Recommended Gear: Nilou’s build priorities remain the same as in non-Neuvillette teams.

Notable Investments: Key of Khaj-Nisut provides a valuable source of external EM for Neuvillette, and helps Nilou reach her ideal cap of 74,444 HP more easily. Her C2’s Hydro RES Shred is another buff for Neuvillette, which he can take full advantage of since his personal damage is nearly equal to his Bloom damage.

Recommended Playstyles:
Bloom

Xingqiu

Interruption Resistance / Energy
If alternatives are scarce, players can slot in Xingqiu to enable Hydro Resonance and provide some minor utility. He offers interruption resistance and survivability through his damage mitigation. His Skill can be used to battery Neuvillette and help set up Hydro Swirls for VV Shred. At C2, he also offers modest Hydro RES Shred if weaving the occasional Normal Attack.

Recommended Gear: Favonius Sword. Xingqiu lacks access to ways to buff Neuvillette, so he builds for personal damage.

Notable Investments: The Hydro RES Shred from Xingqiu’s C2 is the only buff he can offer Neuvillette.

Recommended Playstyles:
Hyperbloom / Hypercarry – without Furina

Viable Playstyles:
Electro-Charged

Yelan

Buffing / Energy
Similar to Furina, Yelan offers HP% through Hydro Resonance and a ramping DMG Bonus through her A4, albeit less potent. Although Neuvillette teams are unable to make much use of the rest of Yelan’s kit, the scarcity of HP% and other buffs still make her a viable teammate. She can provide further utility by holding Favonius Warbow and funneling her Skills to Neuvillette, consolidating the roles of buffer and battery.

In Neuvillette’s teams, Yelan transitions from an off-field damage dealer to support. As her Exquisite Throw is only triggered by Normal Attacks, her normally significant personal damage falls off a cliff. While Neuvillette can use N1C rather than Charged Attacks to trigger Exquisite Throw, her personal damage is still comparatively low. 

Recommended Gear: Favonius Warbow. Since she does not have access to support artifact sets, she still builds for personal damage.

Notable Investments: For high-investment players, Yelan’s C4 is a rare source of HP%.

Recommended Playstyles:
Hypercarry – without Furina / Electro-Charged / Hyperbloom

Viable Playstyles:
Vaporize / Freeze

Other Hydro Units


Ayato

Buffing
Ayato offers the bare minimum of enabling Hydro Resonance for HP%. He lacks any buffs or utility to compete with other Hydro options in Neuvillette’s hypercarry teams, but gains some value in teams that benefit from his off-field Hydro application.

Recommended Gear: Favonius Sword and ER% to Burst regularly.

Viable Playstyles:
Hyperbloom / Vaporize – Burnvape Xiangling

Barbara

Healing / Buffing
Barbara enables Hydro Resonance, which makes her a viable enough flex in Neuvillette teams. Her C2 offers a minor Hydro DMG Bonus. Like Xingqiu, she offers little else, but where Xingqiu’s interruption resistance makes him recommendable, Barbara lacks similar utility. 

Recommended Gear: Favonius Codex.

Viable Playstyles:
Hypercarry – without Furina

Hydro Traveler

Buffing
Hydro Traveler enables Hydro Resonance, but offers nothing else that makes them worth running unless out of a desire to specifically use Hydro Traveler. They can generate Sourcewater Droplets, but since Neuvillette generates enough Droplets for himself already, this offers no benefit. Their Burst offers minor off-field Hydro application.

Recommended Gear: Favonius Sword.

Viable Playstyles:
Hypercarry – without Furina / Hyperbloom

Dendro Units

Notable Dendro Units


Baizhu

Healing / Interruption Resistance / Buffing
Baizhu offers strong healing and decent interruption resistance with his Skill and Burst respectively. His Skill’s on-demand, party-wide healing eliminates any risk of dying, and his pseudo-shields are appreciated QoL for C0 Neuvillette. If the team triggers Dendro reactions, Baizhu’s A4 also offers a modest DMG Bonus. Baizhu especially stands out as a pick for Neuvillette — Furina teams, stacking Fanfare while offering interruption resistance. Note that the limited uptime of Baizhu’s Burst can clash with Neuvillette’s rotations. To alleviate this, players can cast Baizhu’s Burst shortly before Neuvillette goes on-field. For players who require interruption resistance to comfortably play C0 Neuvillette, Baizhu’s pseudo-shields might also feel insufficient. 

Recommended Gear: Favonius Codex. 4pc Days Past generally struggles to compete with 4pc Clam, but becomes recommendable at very high investment. He can equip 4pc Instructor if Neuvillette benefits from EM, but it reduces survivability and requires he reach his ER requirements with 4-star artifacts.

Notable Investments: Baizhu’s C2 lets him remain entirely off-field. He stacks Fanfare and triggers Neuvillette’s A1 without going on-field even once, making him a stand-out teammate in higher invest Neuvillette teams.

Recommended Playstyles:
Hypercarry – with Furina / Vaporize / Hyperbloom / Bloom

Viable Playstyles:
Hypercarry – without Furina

Collei

Dendro Application
Collei is an accessible option, freely available after clearing Floor 4 of Spiral Abyss. She provides mobile off-field Dendro application, which she can increase with Sacrificial Bow and her C2. Her lower Burst cost also ensures more manageable ER requirements than Dendro Traveler in Solo Dendro teams, which Sacrificial Bow further helps with.

The shorter durations of Collei’s Skill and Burst may feel awkward in some teams. Their range is also somewhat short, which limits Neuvillette’s mobility and forces him closer to enemies. At C0, this can make some form of interruption resistance necessary.

Recommended Gear: Favonius Warbow or Sacrificial Bow. Collei’s build priorities remain the same in Neuvillette’s teams.

Notable Investments: Collei’s C1 helps her reach her ER requirements, and her C2 increases her Dendro application. Her C4 offers a minor EM buff but is little more than an added bonus in teams where Neuvillette benefits from EM.

Recommended Playstyles:
Hyperbloom / Bloom

Viable Playstyles:
Vaporize

Dendro Traveler

Dendro Application
An accessible alternative, Dendro Traveler is available to all players, with Ascension materials and Constellations that are obtainable for free. They offer sustained, off-field Dendro application through their Burst, which targets enemies randomly within its AoE. Although the Burst is a prime example of what the playerbase refers to as “Circle Impact”, its large circumference, which is further increased by infusing with Hydro, still allows Neuvillette the mobility and range he wants. Dendro Traveler also offers a modest ramping EM buff.

Dendro Traveler often suffers from high ER requirements as their Elemental application is tied to their high-cost Burst. A second Dendro unit and multiple Skill casts per Burst can help alleviate this. Running a second Dendro teammate also helps cover for any gaps in Dendro application caused by Traveler’s Burst’s random targeting.

Recommended Gear: Favonius Sword. Dendro Traveler’s build does not change in Neuvillette teams. 

Notable Investments: Most of Dendro Traveler’s Constellations offer either QoL or utility. Their C1 helps with Energy, their C2 is a valuable Burst duration increase, and their C4 helps speed up the ramping EM buff. At C6 they also offer a DMG Bonus to buff Neuvillette, as long as their Burst infuses Hydro.

Recommended Playstyles:
Hyperbloom / Bloom

Viable Playstyles:
Vaporize

Kirara

Shielding
Kirara offers a strong shield with potentially 100% uptime, which gives her the flexibility to accommodate a variety of teammates. This comes with the need to regularly swap in to recast her shield, but Neuvillette’s own rotation flexibility makes this a non-issue. While Kirara does not offer healing, Neuvillette usually prefers the QoL of a shielder at C0. Note that it is recommended to use Kirara’s short Hold Skill over her Tap Skill for better shield durability and particle generation.

Although Kirara does provide some minor off-field Dendro application at C4 running her alone is still insufficient to maintain Dendro Core uptime. In teams that require Dendro application, Kirara is best suited as a flex pick while another Dendro unit handles Dendro application.

Recommended Gear: Favonius Sword. If Neuvillette benefits from EM, Kirara can hold Key of Khaj-Nisut, using her Hold Skill to stack it. If players can handle the reduced survivability, she can similarly run 4pc Instructor. Else, Kirara can run 4pc Noblesse if with an ATK-scaling teammate, or build purely for shield strength.

Notable Investments: Kirara’s C4 gives her some off-field Dendro application and lets her supplement another Dendro unit’s application. Her C6 offers a 12% DMG Bonus to buff Neuvillette’s damage.

Recommended Playstyles:
Vaporize / Hyperbloom / Bloom

Viable Playstyles:
Hypercarry

Nahida

Dendro Application / Buffing / Off-Field Damage
Nahida’s Skill offers off-field Dendro application that is unmatched in strength and consistency. Since she is the only source of 1.5U Dendro application, she is the only Dendro option able to consistently sustain Burning to enable Forward Vaporize. Her Burst also offers up to 250 EM to increase Neuvillette’s damage in teams where he benefits from EM. It can still be used for i-frames or to fill up rotation time in teams where EM is less valuable.

The long duration of Nahida’s Skill easily accommodates Neuvillette’s field time requirements, and its large range gives him appreciated mobility. Its chainmechanic and pseudo-grouping is beneficial in multi-target content, and can apply Dendro without requiring Neuvillette to remain within a certain range of enemies. In turn, Neuvillette’s flexibility mitigates Nahida’s issues in multi-wave content. In other teams, Nahida might disrupt rotations in order to reapply her Skill when a new wave of enemies spawns, but this is largely a non-issue in Neuvillette’s teams.

Recommended Gear: Nahida’s build remains the same even with Neuvillette on the team. She should always equip 4pc Deepwood in teams that deal Dendro damage, and can hold Thousand Floating Dreams if Neuvillette benefits from the EM.

Notable Investments: Nahida’s C2 is a significant damage increase to all her teams with Neuvillette, especially Bloom and Hyperbloom. Since his Burnvape teams with Nahida and Xiangling can accommodate an Electro flex (e.g., Yae Miko), he can slot one in for the DEF decrease as well. A Thousand Floating Dreams is both a nice increase to Nahida’s personal damage and can buff Neuvillette if he benefits from the EM.

Recommended Playstyles:
Vaporize / Hyperbloom / Bloom

Yaoyao

Healing / Dendro Application
Yaoyao provides healing for the on-field unit with her Skill, and can use her Burst for emergency party-wide healing if needed (though never optimal). She lacks the interruption resistance Neuvillette often prefers over healing, but instead trades it for some off-field Dendro application. Though not enough to sustain Dendro Core generation or Burning on her own, it lets her supplement another Dendro unit to cover gaps in their Dendro application. Having multiple targets further improves her Elemental application. 

Recommended Gear: Favonius Lance. She can equip 4pc Instructor at the price of survivability, but may not always be able to reliably trigger the set passive. 4pc Days Past is an option, but not worth farming.

Notable Investments: Yaoyao’s C6 further improves her healing. Largely unnecessary outside helping survivability if running 4pc Instructor, or to trigger 4pc Days Past.

Recommended Playstyles:
Hyperbloom / Bloom

Viable Playstyles:
Vaporize

Anemo Units

Notable Anemo Units


Heizou

4pc VV
A 4-star Anemo support for players without Sucrose available. In addition to providing Hydro RES Shred, Heizou offers 80 EM to buff Neuvillette in teams that benefit from it. He also provides some grouping through his Burst, which is further enhanced by his C2. In practice, the narrowness of his Burst’s AoE stops it from doing much against spread-out enemies, but it is better than nothing.

Although Heizou lacks HP fluctuation, he can hold Prototype Amber to stack Fanfare if paired with Furina. Since his grouping is tied to his Burst, he is already incentivized to use it regularly. Though not massive, Prototype Amber’s contribution is appreciated while Neuvillette stacks Fanfare through his Charged Attacks.

Recommended Gear: 4pc Viridescent Venerer. Hakushin Ring if with an Electro teammate, Favonius Codex otherwise. Prototype Amber is an option with Furina.

Notable Investments: Heizou’s C2 helps with his grouping, and the Energy refund from his C4 significantly lowers his Burst’s Energy cost.

Recommended Playstyles:
Hypercarry / Electro-Charged / Vaporize

Viable Playstyles:
Hyperbloom / Freeze

Jean

4pc VV / Healing
Jean has a niche in Neuvillette’s teams with Furina, and consolidates the roles of 4pc VV support and healer. Her party-wide healing lets her rapidly increase Furina’s Fanfare, and Hydro RES Shred is an always appreciated buff for Neuvillette (as well as Furina). Having a healer also makes for a more comfortable playing experience in shielderless Neuvillette teams. While Neuvillette himself can self-sustain, his teammates are vulnerable to chip damage. 

However, Jean lacks other buffs in her kit, and her range is also limited. In other Furina teams this is made up for by her excellent ability to stack Fanfare, but Neuvillette benefits significantly less since he already stacks Fanfare well enough on his own. As a result, Jean still trails behind stronger supports like Kazuha. Nonetheless, she is a competitive pick, and as a standard character, she is marginally more accessible compared to her limited 5-star alternatives. Without such an alternative, Jean quickly becomes the better pick. Even with Kazuha available, Jean still offers value as a comfort pick.

Recommended Gear: 4pc Viridescent Venerer. Favonius Sword or Xiphos’ Moonlight (if built full EM).

Notable Investments: None of Jean’s Constellations benefit Neuvillette.

Recommended Playstyles:
Hypercarry - with Furina

Viable Playstyles:
Hypercarry – without Furina / Electro-Charged / Vaporize / Hyperbloom

Kazuha

4pc VV / Buffing / Grouping
Kazuha is Neuvillette’s premier Anemo support, and is one of a handful of units that provide buffs Neuvillette can take full advantage of. He provides not only Hydro RES Shred, but also a powerful Elemental DMG Bonus with his A4, often in the 30–40% range. Since Kazuha’s A4 refreshes while he is off-field, he can cast his Burst to maximize its uptime. This lets him better keep up with Neuvillette’s extensive field time. Kazuha can also absorb Hydro with his Burst to help set up Hydro Swirl/Crystallize later in the rotation.

Kazuha also provides a variety of QoL benefits. His Skill’s short cooldown helps with Swirl setups and lets him refresh the 4pc VV effect in between Neuvillette’s field time. This gives Kazuha valuable flexibility and lets him ensure as high 4pc VV uptime as possible. His Skill’s on-demand grouping also ensures enemies are grouped together and within Neuvillette’s range. 

Recommended Gear: 4pc Viridescent Venerer. Freedom-Sworn if available, Xiphos’ Moonlight or Favonius Sword otherwise.

Notable Investments: Freedom-Sworn offers a buff to Neuvillette’s Charged Attacks. Kazuha’s C2 is also a solid buff in teams where Neuvillette benefits from the EM.

Recommended Playstyles
Hypercarry / Electro-Charged / Vaporize / Freeze

Viable Playstyles
Hyperbloom

Lynette

4pc VV / Defensive Utility
Lynette is more accessible compared to other 4-star Anemo supports, as she is given for free at AR 25. While only her RES Shred benefits Neuvillette, Lynette instead offers more personal damage. Her Burst offers some utility with a taunt that helps prevent shieldless C0 Neuvillette from getting interrupted. At C1, Lynette’s Skill also provides some minor grouping. In practice, her grouping does little unless enemies already are somewhat close, but it is better than nothing. Although of little use to Neuvillette, Lynette does offer an ATK% buff with her A1 Passive to buff any ATK-scaling teammates.

When running Furina, Lynette becomes a more competitive pick. Her built-in HP fluctuation lets her help stack Fanfare. She does not offer a massive amount of stacks compared to a healer, but the contribution is still appreciated. To take full advantage, she should use her Skill shortly after Furina casts her Burst.

Recommended Gear: 4pc Viridescent Venerer. Favonius Sword or Xiphos’ Moonlight for Energy.

Notable Investments: Most of Lynette’s Constellations benefit Neuvillette. Her C1 offers slight grouping and her C2 significantly improves her ability to assist with Elemental application (especially valuable in Vaporize teams). The extra Skill charge from her C4 allows her to use two Skills per rotation without interrupting Neuvillette’s field time. 

Recommended Playstyles
Hypercarry / Freeze / Vaporize / Electro-Charged

Viable Playstyles
Hyperbloom

Sayu

4pc VV / Healing
Rather than providing buffs, Sayu brings defensive utility along with her Hydro RES Shred. She sacrifices some healing compared to Jean, but offers more damage by triggering more Swirls, especially when built full EM (though this comes at the price of some healing pre-C6). However, the healing Sayu provides is of very limited use to Neuvillette himself. Its main benefit is mitigating chip damage taken by his teammates for added comfort.

A notable exception to Sayu’s limited use is in teams with Furina. Here, her healing stacks Fanfare faster and increases Furina’s personal damage by keeping the team above 50% HP. Sayu is still limited by her lack of grouping or other buffs, but her healing makes her a competitive pick.

Recommended Gear: 4pc Viridescent Venerer and Favonius Greatsword. 

Notable Investments: Sayu’s C1 significantly improves her personal damage, and her C6 lets her build for damage without compromising healing.

Recommended Playstyles:
Hypercarry – with Furina

Viable Playstyles:
Hypercarry – without Furina / Electro-Charged / Vaporize / Hyperbloom

Sucrose

4pc VV / Buffing / Grouping
Sucrose is a 4-star alternative, offering buffs and grouping in addition to her RES Shred. Her Ascension Passives offers high amounts of EM, and her C6 offers DMG% as long as her Burst absorbs Hydro. She is extremely competitive in teams where Neuvillette benefits from EM, and remains a solid pick even otherwise.

Sucrose also offers grouping through her Skill and Burst. Note that, while her Skill works well, her Burst can cause issues against lighter enemies. If Neuvillette hits an enemy midair, they will be thrown further into the air, causing the next Charged Attack tick to miss. Even at C6, Sucrose’s Burst’s unreliable absorption and high ER requirements can make it not worth using.

Recommended Gear: 4pc Viridescent Venerer. Sucrose can hold Hakushin Ring with an Electro teammate, Favonius Codex otherwise.

Notable Investments: The extra Skill charge from Sucrose’s C1 lets her fit better into Neuvillette’s rotations. Her C6 offers DMG Bonus, but requires using Burst.

Recommended Playstyles:
Vaporize / Electro-Charged / Freeze / Hypercarry

Viable Playstyles:
Hyperbloom

Venti

4pc VV / Energy / Grouping
Venti offers powerful grouping and utility to go with his Hydro RES Shred. He does not offer other buffs, but in exchange he provides a significant Energy refund, granting 15 Flat Energy to teammates of the Element his Burst absorbs. This is especially appreciated in Neuvillette teams with ER-hungry teammates (such as those in his Vaporize and Freeze teams). Venti’s Burst also uniquely provides continuous grouping after the initial instance of crowd control, and, if enemy spawn location allows, his Burst can even group multiple waves of enemies. This provides a degree of defensive utility as well, by pulling in enemies before they are able to attack.

Keep in mind that Venti’s utility is situational. On one hand, his grouping is unmatched against any multi-target and multi-wave content. On the other hand, if fighting a single target or if battling against enemies he cannot crowd control, Venti begins to struggle. 

Recommended Gear: 4pc Viridescent Venerer and Favonius Warbow. Venti can hold Elegy if Neuvillette’s ER requirements are low and the team benefits from the buff.

Notable Investments: None of Venti’s Constellations benefit Neuvillette, and Elegy is mainly an option for players who already have it for other reasons.

Recommended Playstyles:
Hypercarry / Freeze / Electro-Charged / Vaporize

Viable Playstyles:
Hyperbloom

Xianyun

4pc VV / Healing / Buffing
Neuvillette has no use for Xianyun’s buffs as he does not jump cancel nor are his Plunging Attacks notable. However, he still benefits from her ability to shred Hydro RES and her Burst’s strong healing. This makes her a solid pick in Neuvillette teams with Furina. She has less frontloaded healing compared to alternatives, but this is a non-issue with Neuvillette since he already stacks plenty of Fanfare himself.

Unlike other Anemo healer alternatives, Xianyun offers full mobility as her healing follows the active character. As a Catalyst user, she also has access to more support weapons, such as Hakushin Ring. 

Recommended Gear: 4pc Viridescent Venerer. Hakushin if paired with an Electro teammate, Favonius Codex otherwise. Prototype Amber is an option with Furina, to stack Fanfare even faster. She can also hold ThrillIng Tales, but it is limited to the rare scenario where Neuvillette does not need Energy, has an ATK-scaling teammate, and rotation and ER requirements allow for it. 

Notable Investments: None.

Recommended Playstyles:
Hypercarry - with Furina

Viable Playstyles:
Hypercarry – without Furina / Electro-Charged / Vaporize / Hyperbloom

Other Anemo Units


Anemo Traveler

4pc VV
Anemo Traveler offers Hydro RES Shred but little else, and especially faces competition from Lynette as another free Anemo alternative. At C6, their Burst offers an additional 20% Elemental RES Shred, but only for the Element absorbed. Hydro is low on Anemo Traveler’s Absorption priority, and it is already hard to guarantee Hydro Swirl in many Neuvillette’s teams, let alone ensure their Burst absorbs Hydro. Note that the Traveler’s Burst can carry lighter enemies away.

Recommended Gear: 4pc Viridescent Venerer. Favonius Sword or Xiphos’ Moonlight.

Viable Playstyles:
Hypercarry / Freeze / Electro-Charged

Geo Units

Notable Geo Units


Albedo

Off-Field Damage / Buffing
Albedo’s respectable personal damage lets him slot into Neuvillette teams as an offensive flex. His low field time requirements and his Skill’s long duration fits unobtrusively into Neuvillette’s rotations, and he is rarely a contested unit. He both does well in Solo Geo teams and is one of the better picks for Neuvillette’s Double Geo teams. Note that he can run into issues with enemies breaking his flower, so consider positioning it to avoid this. In teams that benefit from EM, his Burst also provides a 125 EM buff if the rotation can accommodate it. 

Despite dealing decent damage, it is still worth sacrificing Albedo’s DPS to equip Favonius Sword if it lets Neuvillette build more offensive stats. As a Geo character, Albedo can also hold 4pc Archaic Petra, but he is a worse holder than most. In addition to the set's standard caveats, Albedo can struggle to generate Hydro Crystallize shards in the first place if his flower breaks. Players who prioritize min-maxing and are aware of the set’s issues can still opt to use it. 

Recommended Gear: Favonius Sword. Players willing to deal with the caveats can equip 4pc Archaic Petra; otherwise, build for personal damage. 

Notable Investments: None of Albedo’s Constellations are worth pulling for Neuvillette teams. For players who have it, his C2 makes his Burst more valuable in teams that benefit from the EM buff. 

Recommended Playstyles:
Hypercarry / Vaporize / Hyperbloom / Electro-Charged / Freeze

Chiori

Off-Field Damage / Buffing
Chiori deals solid off-field damage with her Skill and can slot into Neuvillette’s teams as an offensive flex. She performs well in Solo Geo teams and is one of the better picks for Neuvillette’s Double Geo teams. Her playstyle is similar to Albedo’s, with some key differences: Chiori offers higher personal damage and there is no risk of Tamoto breaking, unlike Albedo’s flower. 

The doll’s limited duration means Chiori wants to go on-field shortly before Neuvillette. Even so, she can not cover his second stretch of field time due to her long Skill cooldown. While Chiori usually forgoes her Burst, it can be used if the rotation has time to fill. Neuvillette’s long rotations means Chiori’s ER requirements are reasonable even as the sole Geo unit.

Like most Geo characters, Chiori can equip 4pc Archaic Petra to buff Neuvillette, but her long Skill cooldown makes her a less-than-ideal user. She struggles to refresh the buff, and has to either use her Burst or pick up a leftover Hydro Shard. Since using 4pc Archaic Petra also significantly impacts Chiori’s damage, it is easier to just keep her regular build. In Double Geo teams, the other Geo unit should equip 4pc Archaic Petra.

Recommended Gear: Favonius Sword if Neuvillette’s ER requirements are high. Players willing to deal with the caveats can equip 4pc Archaic Petra; otherwise, build for personal damage. 

Notable Investments: Chiori’s C1 seems tempting as it frees her from needing Geo constructs, but it still requires a Geo teammate. Double Geo Neuvillette teams usually run Zhongli or Albedo, making it effectively worthless. Her C2 spawns dolls after she casts her Burst, and her C4 increases the number of dolls created in such a manner. As such, Chiori can now use her Burst to generate dolls during her Skill’s downtime. While this is a nice damage boost, it requires using Chiori’s Burst every rotation to obtain the full benefit.

Recommended Playstyles:
Hypercarry / Vaporize / Hyperbloom / Electro-Charged

Viable Playstyles:
Freeze

Zhongli

Shielding / Buffing
Zhongli is the premier shielder available and the best option for Neuvillette players who require interruption resistance. His shield’s unmatched strength and long duration makes it hassle-free to use, and its universal RES Shred increases Neuvillette’s damage output. Combined with his ability to utilize 4pc Archaic Petra better than most, this makes Zhongli one of Neuvillette’s best teammates.

Depending on available teammates, pairing Zhongli with a second Geo unit like Chiori or Albedo for Geo Resonance is a viable option. This trades a stack of Neuvillette’s A1 passive for buffing, albeit only 15% DMG Bonus compared to Hydro Resonance’s +25% HP. These teams also often forgo 4pc VV, settling for Zhongli’s lesser but unconditional RES Shred instead. As a result the Zhongli variants of Neuvillette’s Double Geo teams are among Neuvillette’s easier teams to play, while sacrificing minimal damage. 

Recommended Gear: Favonius Lance. Players willing to deal with the caveats can equip 4pc Archaic Petra. He can run 4pc Instructor if Neuvillette benefits from EM, and his impressive shield scaling lets him handle the stat loss from using 4-star artifacts.

Notable Investments: The Resin/strongbox fodder to farm a 4pc Archaic Petra set. For whale investment players who already have a C6 Zhongli, the healing lets him help stack Fanfare in Furina teams.

Recommended Playstyles:
Hypercarry / Vaporize / Hyperbloom / Electro-Charged / Freeze

Other Geo Units


Geo Traveler

Buffing
Geo Traveler is a free alternative with slightly more utility than other 4pc Archaic Petra bots. At C1, their Burst offers a 10% CRIT Rate buff, and their C6 increases said buff duration to 20s. Note that their Skill can interfere with both Neuvillette’s mobility and Furina’s pet attacks, so it should be carefully placed out of the way.

Recommended gear: Favonius Sword. 4pc Archaic Petra is strongly recommended since Geo Traveler has limited viability without it.

Viable Playstyles
Hypercarry

Itto

Buffing
Neuvillette’s hypercarry teams with Furina can run nearly anyone in the 4th slot. Itto stacks Neuvillette’s A1 and his field time requirements are minimal since he does not cast his Burst. It is neither a good Itto team nor a good Neuvillette team, but it is viable.

Recommended Gear: Favonius Greatsword. Itto is considerably less viable without 4pc Archaic Petra, so the set is recommended regardless of its caveats.

Viable Playstyles:
Hypercarry – with Furina

Navia

Off-Field Damage / Buffing
Navia reaches the low bar to be a viable flex pick in a Neuvillette – Furina team; she has low field time and triggers a Hydro-related reaction. This is not a team for players who want to see Navia do damage, but is a fine option for players who specifically wish to pair up Neuvillette and Navia. Since her personal damage in Neuvillette teams is low, it is recommended to build for support. While seeing her big Skill numbers is satisfying, focusing on Neuvillette yields better team DPS.

Recommended Gear: Favonius Greatsword. Navia’s viability is in part due to her ability to hold 4pc Archaic Petra, so if players insist on running them together they should also run the set. 

Viable Playstyles:
Hypercarry – with Furina

Credits

Artist: Hoyoverse

Author: caramielle.

Calculations: caramielle., kolvii

Editors: cuppacote, idkanonymized, polomo, leah2212, kolvii

TC Contributors: kolvii, charliex3000, idkanonymized, caxia5, .tokkitsune, cynematic, haafr, clevernt, nikatosaurus

Transcribers: bunnycookie, alehannita

References

Changelog

  • 08/04/2024 - Lisa added to Hypercarry, Electro-Charged, and Hyperbloom; Lisa blurb rewritten and moved in teammate appendix; GMC blurb added to teammate appendix; Lisa added to existing Neuvillette — Furina — Kazuha — Zhongli/Baizhu example team; rotation notation for Baizhu EQ vs Q E added to said example team

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