Updated for Version 3.3
Faruzan is a 4-star Anemo Bow character capable of buffing Anemo damage of allies and debuffing Anemo Resistances of enemies, which fills the rare niche of a pure Anemo support.
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Much of Faruzan’s kit suggests her usage as a support for other on-field Anemo DPS characters—she excels at enhancing other Anemo characters with her high buff/debuff uptime (further increased by C2 and C6). At this point in time, there are no characters in the game that can boost raw Anemo DMG as much as Faruzan can. Therefore, Faruzan’s true value and primary use should be in a Double Anemo team, supporting an Anemo on-field DPS unit.
4p Viridescent Venerer’s RES Shred and crowd-control are what give the Anemo Element such a distinct presence in Genshin. Those elements are present within Faruzan’s kit as well, making her a functional component of a traditional Elemental team (consisting of Pyro, Hydro, Electro or Cryo)—shredding those Elemental RES and grouping enemies in multi-target situations.
Quickswap EM DPS
Revolves around a C6 Faruzan as the solo Anemo character of the team and her ample Anemo applications, triggering Swirls from multiple Elements to then set off a multitude of Transformative Reactions (dubbed “chain reactions”).
While preliminary testing shows that C6 Faruzan does indeed have some affinity toward this playstyle, it is by no means conclusive evidence towards this playstyle’s validity in high-difficulty content (e.g. Spiral Abyss). As such, the Quickswap EM DPS build will not be detailed in this Quick Guide until after further investigations are done.
Reaching Ascension 6 is recommended as Faruzan’s Anemo DMG% buff scales directly with her Burst’s level.
Lv. 90 helps to maximize her Ascension 4 Passive bonus damage (and some collateral Swirl damage).
Normal Attack | Parthian Shot
Faruzan’s Charged Shot damage is fairly inconsequential towards her teams’ overall damage. Note that it is still a core part of her combos to trigger her Elemental Skill’s Pressurized Collapses, so players may still find some worth in leveling this Talent.
Elemental Skill | Wind Realm of Nasamjnin
Faruzan’s Elemental Skill imbues her Charged Shot the same way Sara’s does; but instead of the Flat ATK buff, it provides grouping and Anemo RES Shred (with A1) from the Pressurized Collapses at the end of said Charged Shot.
Wind Realm of Nasamjnin does not generate Anemo particles on-hit but rather after Pressurized Collapse hits enemies and creates 2 particles when it does. Faruzan’s Energy production is further hampered by the 5.5s particle-generation cooldown, which nullifies any potential of spawning extra particles under that window from her C1, C6 or Sacrificial Bow.
Elemental Burst | The Wind’s Secret Ways
The focal point of Faruzan’s kit. The Wind’s Secret Ways decreases enemies’ Anemo RES, while simultaneously increasing allies’ Anemo DMG% and can even provide off-field damage, Anemo application, Energy generation and a hefty CRIT DMG buff for Anemo characters with Faruzan’s 6th Constellation.
Even so, Faruzan’s Burst is held back by a few problems. First of all, it possesses an immense but fair 80 Energy Cost; and accordingly, a substantial ER requirement when building her. It is not an exaggeration to say that Faruzan’s ER makes or breaks her effectiveness within a team. Furthermore, this Talent also suffers from the limited range and 2s interval, needing good timing and enemy behavior to make use of all of its facets. These problems can be somewhat negated with the help of C6 and A1.
Ascension 1 Passive | Impetuous Flow
Reduces Faruzan’s field time and therefore reduces her chances of being interrupted by enemies. This Passive also applies the Anemo RES Shred from her Burst, which grants additional Shred uptime pre-C2 and can result in an increase in her personal damage during setup. Additionally, this Talent works in tandem with her C6—making up for any loss Shred uptime from her Burst missing the enemy, without having to use her bow. Overall a well-appreciated quality-of-life (QoL) Passive.
Ascension 4 Passive | Lost Wisdom of the Seven Caverns
While not game-breaking, A4’s extra on-hit damage does still help other Anemo characters dish out more DPS and makes a much welcomed addition to her kit.
Players should still prioritize Energy-related weapons over high-Base-ATK weapons without an ER secondary stat or Energy-related passives.
Utility Passive | Tomes Light the Path
A simple QoL talent, gaining 25% more resources from every Expedition trip.
Faruzan can fire off a maximum of 2 Hurricane Arrows using fully charged Aimed Shots while under a single Wind Realm of Nasamjnin effect.
While seemingly a DPS increase at first glance, actively using this Constellation—performing 2 Charged Shots every Skill—actually results in an overall team DPS decrease from extending Faruzan’s field time. This fact is further supported by the 5.5s particle-generation cooldown, which limits any extra Energy from being created with a second Pressurized Collapse within her Skill cooldown time frame.
However, C1 can still serve as a backup plan for whenever you miss your Charged Shot—consequently, missing the Pressurized Collapse—making it a fine QoL Constellation.
The duration of the Dazzling Polyhedron created by The Wind’s Secret Ways is increased by 6s.
Prolonging her Burst’s Whirlwind Pulse, leading to extended Anemo DMG% buff and Anemo RES Shred. Constellation 2 gives her Burst full buff/debuff uptime so long as her ER allows it.
Different teams will gain different values from this Constellation, none of which will be negative.
Increases the Level of Wind Realm of Nasamjnin by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
There’s nothing to write home about giving her Skill extra multipliers as it does not enhance any of her roles within her teams. Its weight, however, can change upon obtaining Constellation 6. Overall a minor buff to Faruzan’s damage pre-C6.
The vortex created by Pressurized Collapses will restore Energy to Faruzan based on the number of opponents hit: If it hits 1 opponent, it will restore 2 Energy for Faruzan. Each additional opponent hit will restore 0.5 more Energy for Faruzan.
A maximum of 4 Energy can be restored to her per vortex.
Supplies Faruzan with 2-4 Flat Energy for every Pressurized Collapse based on the amount of enemies hit. This Constellation somewhat eases her enormous ER requirements but does not solve it fully. With that said, if working in tandem with C6, players will have an easier time building her ER.
Increases the Level of The Wind’s Secret Ways by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Increasing Faruzan’s Elemental Burst level means that players get more of her Burst damage on initial hit and Anemo allies get a larger Anemo DMG% buff, thus a decent increase to her teams’ DPS potential.
Characters affected by The Wind’s Secret Ways‘ Prayerful Wind’s Benefit have 40% increased CRIT DMG when they deal Anemo DMG. When the active character deals DMG while affected by Prayerful Wind’s Benefit, they will apply Pressurized Collapse to the opponent damaged. This effect can be triggered once every 3s. This CD is shared between all party members.
Hands down Faruzan’s most outstanding Constellation. The additional buff of 40% CRIT DMG elevates her above any other pure Anemo support. Besides that, this Constellation can also mitigate the Energy and range problems from both her on-field Anemo DPS and Faruzan herself with the help of the extra Pressurized Collapses—periodically proccing, generating Anemo particles and shredding enemies’ Anemo RES (through A1).
All in all, the 40% CRIT DMG buff and the existence of Pressurized Collapses triggering off-field—adding Energy and DPS to the team without extending field time—makes this one of Faruzan’s (and her supported Anemo DPS characters’) best Constellations.
|Skill -> Charged Shot -> Burst||Performing a Fully Charged Shot to proc the Pressurized Collapse effect from her Skill and then catching her own Anemo particles after Bursting, alleviating Faruzan’s monstrous ER needs.|
Highly recommended in most situations, even at C6.
|Skill -> Burst -> Charged Shot||Swapping immediately after Pressurized Collapse to funnel Anemo particles to another Energy-hungry Anemo character.|
Recommended in cases where Faruzan herself is equipped with an abundance of ER while the supported Anemo character lacks the needed Energy.
Assumes 20s rotations with Faruzan triggering 2 Pressurized Collapses and 1 Favonius weapon proc.
- 100% particles: Faruzan catches all her particles.
- 50% particles: Faruzan catches 1 set of particles (2 particles) and Favonius proc.
|Situation||100% particles||50% particles|
- Having no Favonius proc adds ~35% to her ER requirements.
- Each additional Favonius proc (at higher refinements or from a teammate) shaves off ~35% or ~25% when funneled to herself or her teammate respectively.
- 4p The Exile lowers her ER requirements by ~25%.
- Triple Anemo ER requirement highly depends on the third Anemo character in the team.
- Having C6 (and C4) is equivalent to 3 Pressurized Collapses every rotation, which lowers her ER requirement by ~30% compared to the assumptions above. Alternatively, no Charged Shots and just Bursting with a Favonius proc requires ~220%-230% ER.
The values provided above are purely estimates. To see accurate ER requirements for your specific teams, please use Zakharov’s Energy Recharge Calculator.
|ER/ATK%||Anemo DMG%||CRIT Rate/DMG|
Substats: ER >> CRIT Rate (if using Favonius) > CRIT Rate/DMG > ATK% > Flat ATK
Faruzan’s main drawback of high ER requirements means that ER rolls should be prioritized over all other stats until you reach her recommended ER thresholds. Afterwards, any extra offensive stats (CRIT and ATK%) are welcomed to nudge her damage potential above her baseline. At C6 and Lv. 90, Faruzan can use whatever EM rolls on her artifacts to boost her incidental Swirls from Pressurized Collapses to a degree — though players should not prioritize EM over other stats even in those circumstances.
|4p Viridescent Venerer||A staple choice for an Anemo character. Shredding Pyro, Hydro, Electro and Cryo RES—the set effectively buffs any of Faruzan’s teammates with said Elements as long as they share a good chunk of the team’s DPS. 4VV does not hold any value for the on-field Anemo DPS character but serves as a way to increase team DPS regardless. Note that this set does not trigger from off-field so players should keep in mind the 10s shred duration while rotating her in teams.|
|4p Noblesse Oblige||Bestows the whole team with a 20% ATK buff for 12s every Burst cast. The trigger condition plays well into Faruzan’s role, which is using Burst and swapping.|
|4p Tenacity of the Millelith||While virtually having the same 20% ATK buff as 4NO, their activation conditions are completely different. 4TotM can only be activated with her Skill and is only active for 3s. For that reason, this set only has noteworthy uptime if Faruzan is at Constellation 6 and is consistently proccing Pressurized Collapses.|
|4p Emblem of Severed Fate||A unique set capable of increasing her personal damage with her own high ER. With that said, it is almost never her Best-in-Slot set for any team while requiring higher investments for the damage to matter.|
|2p Emblem of Severed Fate/2p The Exile||Mixing 2p from these sets gives Faruzan a whopping 40% ER and can be a quick fix when building her while offering more 5-star substats vs the 4p The Exile.|
|4p The Exile||While inherently bottlenecked with 4-star stats, 4p The Exile can help alleviate Faruzan’s and her teammates’ Energy problems. As 4p The Exile is hampered with 4-star stat volumes, it is highly recommended to maximize this set with a 5-star off-piece ER Sands.|
|Other Mixed Sets||In situations where the 4p sets’ ER are insufficient, players can opt for mixing pieces from different sets to solve her Energy issues.|
|Favonius Warbow||Undoubtedly Faruzan’s BiS 4* choice. Favonius lowers her own and her teammates’ ER requirements with the clear particles from its passive.|
|Elegy for the End||Strong 5-star choice for Faruzan. Provides a substantial ER secondary stat while buffing her whole team.|
|End of the Line / Fading Twilight||Both weapons have smaller but highly-appreciated ER secondary stats, while possessing negligible offensive passives in Faruzan’s primary use cases.|
|Sacrificial Bow||Good for the same reason why the options above are good. It should be noted that the extra Pressurized Collapse from the extra Skill does not produce more particles, as it is gated by the 5.5s particle generation cooldown.|
|Offensive Weapons||Not recommended in cases where Faruzan doesn’t have enough Energy to Burst consistently, which is typically when she isn’t C6 and/or in teams where she is Solo or Double Anemo. Nevertheless, offensive 5-star weapons can give an increase in team DPS through her A4 and have the potential to make Faruzan an off-field DPS with the presence of her buffs.|
Faruzan – Anemo – Flex – Flex
This team archetype is Faruzan’s best use case. The team is centered around the on-field Anemo DPS character with Faruzan supporting them with her buffs. The Flex slots can be held by off-field DPS characters and/or supports to further push the team’s DPS or survivability.
|Anemo On-Field DPS:|
Wanderer, Xiao, Heizou
|Having Faruzan support any of these Anemo DPS units will help them reach their maximum damage potential.|
Xiao in particular demands significant Energy with his normal on-field DPS build. It is highly recommended to run a Triple Anemo team catering to his Energy needs.
Sucrose, Venti, Kazuha, Sayu, Jean
|An extra Anemo character in the Flex slot can be a necessary addition to teams where both Faruzan and her supported Anemo DPS do not have the required ER.|
Sucrose can hold TTDS and generates the most particles per rotation while Venti and Kazuha have additional grouping and more off-field damage. Sayu and Jean serve as the team’s healer, giving Faruzan and the on-field Anemo much-needed survivability. Jean and Venti with Constellations will provide extra Anemo RES Shred/DMG%.
|Flex Off-Field DPS:|
Xiangling, Xingqiu, Yelan, Fischl, Yae Miko, Beidou, Rosaria, Ganyu, Albedo, etc.
|While the main focal point stays on the Anemo DPS character, the Anemo DPS can still appreciate other sources of damage from the listed off-field DPS options. The viability of the listed units highly depends on their synergy with the Anemo DPS.|
Bennett, Mona, Sara, Lisa, Yun Jin, Zhongli, other healers/shielders, etc.
|Buff the on-field Anemo character’s damage and/or keep the team alive with shields and heals. Not always a necessary role but is an appreciated addition to the team.|
This is not a comprehensive list of teams, and the inclusion of a certain team or lack thereof does not necessarily indicate the power level of the team in question. This list is not ranked.
Faruzan – Flex – Flex – Flex
Faruzan’s disposition as an Anemo character allows her to be a flex support slot for any team needing a 4VV holder and grouping.
Contributors: Seima#4597, leah.#2212, idkanonymized#4166, mina#4448, Athena#2444, Akane#0926.
Team images generated by the KQM TCL portrait generator.