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Neuvillette Quick Guide

Updated for Version 4.5

Neuvillette is a 5-star Hydro Catalyst character in Genshin Impact who deals damage through his enhanced Charged Attacks with a unique on-field playstyle. Learn about Neuvillette’s best builds, Talent priority, best weapons, best artifacts, and best teams in this quick guide.

Note that the information given may change if new discoveries are made. More extensive testing is in progress.

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Chiori
An off-field Geo damage dealer. Chiori plays similarly to Albedo and can slot into various Neuvillette teams as an offensive flex unit.

4pc Song of Days Past
An artifact set that grants a Base DMG Bonus upon healing. Days Past is a viable support set for Neuvillette’s healers, but it is not recommended to farm as it is generally a sidegrade to Ocean-Hued Clam.

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Neuvillette Infographic


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Character Overview

Playstyles

On-Field DPS

Neuvillette is an on-field Hydro DPS who primarily deals damage through his enhanced Charged Attacks, which his Skill and Burst make more accessible. He can slot into a variety of teams as an on-field damage dealer, though his A1 Passive incentivizes using teammates of different Elements.

Talents

Level and Talent Priority

Normal Attack ≥ Character Level >> Burst = Skill

Neuvillette’s enhanced Charged Attacks make up the majority share of his damage, so leveling his Normal Attack Talent should be prioritized. His Skill and Burst contribute significantly less damage and are mainly used to generate Sourcewater Droplets, so they can be leveled afterwards. Since Neuvillette scales with HP, Level 90 is relevant to his damage.

Talent Overview

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.

Neuvillette’s Normal Attacks and regular Charged Attacks are largely unimportant compared to his Equitable Judgment Charged Attacks. These long-ranged enhanced Charged Attacks are his main source of damage, dealing continuous, AoE, HP-scaling damage to all enemies in range after an initial wind-up. They do not consume any Stamina, and if Neuvillette’s HP is above 50%, will continuously drain his HP over their duration.

Upon starting the Charged Attack, Neuvillette can absorb up to 3 nearby Sourcewater Droplets. If he does so, the initial 4s wind-up is reduced down to 1s, and the Droplets heal off the hefty HP drain from his CAs. As such, it is vital that he casts his Skill and Burst every rotation to generate the Sourcewater Droplets needed for all CAs.

While Neuvillette can absorb any Sourcewater Droplets, including those not generated by himself, he already generates sufficient Droplets on his own. Therefore, it is currently not recommended to select teammates around this.

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.

“The law can restrict all manner of crimes, but it cannot extirpate evil itself.

Neuvillette’s Skill deals AoE Hydro damage to opponents in front of him and creates 3 Sourcewater Droplets. It’s primarily used to generate both Energy and Sourcewater Droplets, and does not make up a significant portion of his damage.

This Skill summons a Spiritbreath Thorn that deals Pneuma-aligned Hydro damage, with a 10s interval. This damage can be used to weaken Ousia-aligned enemies.

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.

“The law is only established after its publication, and above that, the laws of nature have governed all species and eras since ancient times.

Neuvillette’s Burst deals AoE Hydro damage and, after a short interval, deals an additional 2 instances of damage and generates 6 Sourcewater Droplets. Similarly to his Skill, Neuvillette’s Burst makes up a small portion of his damage; however, 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 Base DMG Multiplier for Neuvillette’s Charged Attacks that increases their damage multiplicatively for every unique Hydro reaction that is triggered, up to 3 stacks. In practice stacks are obtained by having non-Hydro teammates of different Elements each.

Although the damage difference between different numbers of stacks is significant, it’s not necessarily worth building his teams around maximizing the number of stacks.

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.

An appreciated but minor increase to Neuvillette’s damage. Since absorbed Sourcewater Droplets only heal Neuvillette at the beginning of his CA, he will gradually lose this Hydro DMG Bonus over the course of the attack without external healing.

Constellations

Calcs for Constellation DPS increases can be found here (last updated for Version 4.5).

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.

Neuvillette’s C1 is both a respectable DPS increase and a valuable QoL improvement. It lets him gain an A1 stack by simply taking the field, giving him increased flexibility as he can maximize the passive’s buff in teams with two characters of the same Element. His C1 also increases Neuvillette’s resistance to interruption when casting his enhanced Charged Attacks, which potentially lets his teams go with a buffer or off-field damage dealer in place of a defensive teammate.

However, while Neuvillette’s C1 can be a respectable improvement to both DPS and QoL, its value will vary depending on Neuvillette’s team. If his A1 Passive is already maximized, it may not be a damage increase, and when already paired with units who provide crowd control or interruption resistance, its resistance to interruption becomes unnecessary. 

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, adding a 14% CRIT DMG bonus for Neuvillette’s enhanced CAs per stack of his A1. This also increases the value of C1’s additional A1 stack.

Constellation 3
Constellation 3 | Ancient Postulation

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

A decent damage increase, increasing the levels of Neuvillette’s most important Talent.

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.

Obtaining this Constellation without going to C6 is not recommended, as pre-C6 Neuvillette is unable to take advantage of the additional Sourcewater Droplets.

Constellation 5
Constellation 5 | Axiomatic Judgment

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

A minor damage increase, as Neuvillette’s Burst only makes up a small portion of his total damage.

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 allows him to extend his Charged Attack’s duration by 1s by absorbing nearby Sourcewater Droplets once his Charged Attack nears its end. This makes his C4 useful as the additional Droplets allow him to extend his CA’s duration by 2–3s total. Said Charged Attacks will now also deal 2 additional instances of damage every 2s for a further increase in DPS.

It’s hard to evaluate the damage gain from this Constellation as it forces changes in rotation that can cause extensions or worsen buff uptime. Teams with characters whose abilities or buffs have short durations (e.g., Kazuha) will fare worse than teams with longer ability durations (e.g., those with Zhongli and Furina).

However, the additional Charged Attack currents alone are already an improvement to Neuvillette’s DPS, and C6 Neuvillette does enough damage on his own that it is almost always worth adjusting his rotations to take advantage of the increase in Charged Attack duration.

Rotations

C = Charged Attack
E = Elemental Skill
Q = Elemental Burst

Neuvillette can perform 2–4 Charged Attacks per rotation. Here are Neuvillette’s most common rotation variations.

3 Charged AttacksEasiest for managing buff and ability uptime. 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 CA to the rotation. Recommended for teams where Neuvillette deals the vast majority of the damage. Usually a variation of E > Team > C E C Q > Team > 2[C].
2 Charged AttacksVery rarely used.

Artifacts

ER Requirements

It is absolutely vital that Neuvillette has enough ER to Burst every rotation so that he has enough Sourcewater Droplets to use 3 Charged Attacks. Rotations with 2 CAs allow him to Burst every other rotation, though they are extremely rare.


R5 Prototype Amber

R1 Eternal Flow

Other 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 are for rotations with 2 Skills per Burst, as rotations with a single Skill are not recommended due to impractical ER needs. Team Favonius procs reduce ER requirements by 10–20% per proc.


Use the Energy Recharge Calculator to determine exact requirements for your team and rotation.

Artifact Stats


Sands

Goblet

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

Stat Priority: ER% (until requirement) > CRIT = HP% > Flat HP

While HP% | Hydro DMG% | CRIT is very often the best choice of main stats, builds with an HP% Goblet, HP% Circlet, or even both are still viable as the optimal pick leads only by a small margin. Note that suboptimal HP% main stats need correspondingly high-quality substats to be competitive; additionally, triple HP% main stats will perform worse regardless of substats.

Artifact Sets

Calcs for artifact set comparisons can be found here (last updated for Version 4.5).


4pc Marechaussee Hunter
Marechaussee’s Charged Attack DMG% and hefty CRIT Rate make it Neuvillette’s BiS by a sizable margin. Furthermore, stacks on the 4pc effect are obtained quickly due to the HP drain from Neuvillette’s Charged Attack.

It is highly recommended to farm for this set.

4pc Heart of Depth
Provides Hydro DMG% and Charged Attack DMG%. Worse than Marechaussee.

2pc Mixed Sets
2pc Bonuses: NA and CA DMG%, Hydro DMG%, HP%

Any of these 2pc combinations will perform similarly to 4pc Heart of Depth; pick whichever has the better substats.
Other 4pc Sets4pc Retracing Bolide, 4pc Wanderer’s Troupe, 4pc Nymph’s Dream

These all perform similarly to Heart of Depth. Note that Bolide requires a high-uptime shielder.

Weapons

Calcs for weapon comparisons can be found here (last updated for Version 4.5).


Tome of the Eternal Flow
Neuvillette’s signature weapon and his BiS, Tome of the Eternal Flow offers a hefty amount of CRIT DMG as well as some HP% and CA DMG% Additionally, it provides Energy regeneration that negates the need for ER% in most scenarios.

Tome performs significantly better than all other weapons, with the exception of Sacrificial Jade.

Sacrificial Jade
Obtained from the Battle Pass, it is Neuvillette’s second-best weapon. It offers CRIT Rate and HP%, but its passive restricts field time to a maximum of 10s at a time. 

Even at R1, Sacrificial Jade is a respectable enough improvement over its alternatives that it may be a worthwhile purchase. R5 Sacrificial Jade is the only weapon that even comes close to R1 Tome and can even rival it in some Vaporize and Furina Hypercarry teams.

Recommended 5-Star Options
Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds, Cashflow Supervision

CRIT stat sticks that perform slightly better than Prototype Amber. None are worth pulling specifically for Neuvillette, but they can be used if already available.

Prototype Amber
Prototype Amber provides plenty of HP% and healing. It performs especially well if Neuvillette can take advantage of the Energy provided by its passive. At high ER requirements, it can pull ahead of Lost Prayer and Cashflow.

Although the small and infrequent healing from Prototype’s passive is largely useless to Neuvillette himself, it helps stack Fanfare with Furina. It can also be beneficial for Neuvillette’s teammates, as his teams often lack healers.

Other 5-Star Options
Jadefall Splendor, Everlasting Moonglow, Kagura’s Verity

Stat sticks that all perform similarly. These weapons provide Neuvillette with some CRIT or HP% and small buffs from their passives, but they are generally worse than Prototype Amber.

Teams

  • 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

Teambuilding

  • As an on-field Hydro character with solid personal damage, Neuvillette has access to a wide variety of teams and playstyles.
  • While Neuvillette’s self-sustain lets him forgo a healer in most teams, he is susceptible to getting knocked over while casting his Charged Attacks and will often want a teammate who can provide some interruption resistance.
  • It is recommended to do 3 or 4 Charged Attacks per rotation in almost all teams. Often he will do 2 Charged Attacks when first taking the field before swapping out, and later swap back in to do 1-2 more.

Hypercarry

Neuvillette — Kazuha / Other Anemo — Offensive Flex — Defensive Flex

Hypercarry Neuvillette teams center around buffing Neuvillette’s personal damage. These teams scale well with Constellations and investment into Neuvillette, and their damage potential has further increased with the release of Furina. However, players without Furina can still opt to run an off-field DPS unit instead since his other support options are somewhat limited.

Apart from Furina, Kazuha is also recommended due to his DMG% buff and ability to hold 4pc VV. An offensive teammate can contribute additional buffs and their own personal damage, and a defensive teammate can provide appreciated interruption resistance and survivability. Ideally, both should be able to accommodate Neuvillette’s field time requirements.

Having teammates who can stack Neuvillette’s A1 Passive is preferable for maximizing DPS, though not required. His C1 makes this less of a concern, and additionally lets the defensive teammate be swapped out for a more offensive unit.

Notable Teammates


Furina
Furina is the premier buffer available for Neuvillette. She brings a hefty DMG Bonus and respectable personal damage. Neuvillette’s HP fluctuations easily stack her Fanfare on his own, but a healer can bring added comfort.

Anemo Unit With 4pc Viridescent Venerer


Kazuha, Venti, Sucrose, Lynette, Heizou
Due to Neuvillette’s long rotations and limited access to buffs, running Kazuha will bring the most raw damage and is strongly recommended. However, Venti can be an option in multiwave content requiring constant grouping. Other Anemo units like Sucrose, Lynette, and Heizou can serve as affordable alternatives.

Jean, Sayu
, Xianyun
Xianyun, Jean, and Sayu become options when running Furina, though they perform worse than Kazuha. In addition to 4pc VV Shred, their healing can stack Fanfare faster, offer comfort, and increase Furina’s personal damage.

Offensive Flex Units


Fischl
Fischl offers sizable personal damage and an unmatched rate of Electro application entirely from off-field. Her batterying capabilities also lower the team’s ER requirements. However, her Electro application can make Swirl setups annoying in Solo Hydro teams.

Yae Miko
Similarly to Fischl, Yae Miko provides respectable personal damage from off-field, swapping in to deploy her totems and then back out. Due to her high ER requirements, she may opt to Burst every other rotation or forgo Bursting entirely.

Childe
Childe’s Utility Passive increases his party members’ NA Talent Level by 1 and is one of the few impactful buffs available to Neuvillette. He also enables Hydro Resonance for +25% HP and can help set up Hydro Swirls for VV Shred and other buffs. Support Childe opts for more unconventional builds, such as equipping Favonius Bow, if it benefits Neuvillette.

Lisa
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.

Mona
Mona offers a large DMG Bonus through her Burst’s Omen debuff, and a very minor Taunt through her Skill. She can hold Favonius Codex to help the team reach its ER requirements.

Xingqiu, Yelan
Neuvillette is unable to make much use of Xingqiu or Yelan’s Bursts, as they only trigger on Normal Attacks. However, due to the limited amount of HP buffs available, the +25% HP from Hydro Resonance still makes them viable options, in addition to Yelan’s ramping DMG% buff and Xingqiu’s interruption resistance and C2 Hydro RES Shred.

Defensive Flex Units


Zhongli
Zhongli’s long-lasting shield and RES Shred make him an excellent comfort unit and buffer option in teams that appreciate his resistance to interruption. Though he can hold 4pc Archaic Petra for further buffs, it can be difficult to take full advantage of in practice.

Baizhu
An option in Furina teams. Baizhu’s healing stacks Fanfare and his pseudo-shields offer interruption resistance, though their strength and uptime may be lacking.

Layla
Layla offers a strong shield, some personal damage, and a minor buff to Neuvillette’s Charged Attacks with her C4.

Example Teams

This is not a comprehensive list of teams. The inclusion or exclusion of any given team does not necessarily reflect its power level.

Neuvillette — Kazuha — Furina — Zhongli
Neuvillette — Kazuha — Furina — Zhongli

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

Neuvillette — Kazuha — Fischl — Zhongli
Neuvillette — Kazuha — Fischl — Zhongli

Sample Rotation
Neuvillette E¹ > Kazuha Q > Zhongli hED > Fischl E > Kazuha tEP > Neuvillette C Q E C > Kazuha tEP > Zhongli hED > Fischl Q > Neuvillette 2[C]

¹Neuvillette can wait on-field (performing Normal Attacks) to catch the Hydro Particles generated by his first Skill.

Neuvillette — Kazuha — Yae Miko — Yelan
Neuvillette — Kazuha — Yae Miko — Yelan

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

Hyperbloom

Neuvillette — Electro — Dendro — Flex
Neuvillette — Electro — Dendro — Flex

Neuvillette can act as an on-field Hydro applier in Hyperbloom teams, generating Dendro Cores for an Electro unit to trigger Hyperbloom. Since he does not deal reaction damage, Neuvillette keeps his regular build and contributes respectable personal damage instead. His AoE Charged Attacks also help balance out the team’s otherwise more single-target nature. 

As Neuvillette lacks off-field Hydro application, he should be played with Dendro and Electro units who can apply their Elements from off-field. Note that while there may be some downtime in Hydro application, this is minor and does not make a second Hydro unit necessary.

Notable Teammates

Dendro Units


Nahida
Nahida provides unmatched off-field Dendro application through her Skill, and its long duration means she won’t interfere with Neuvillette’s field time requirements.

It’s not recommended to Burst with her as Neuvillette is unable to take advantage of its EM buff.

Dendro Traveler
Available to all players, Dendro Traveler offers off-field Dendro application with high uptime, and their Burst’s large AoE provides good coverage. However, since their Dendro application is tied to their high-cost Burst, they struggle with high ER requirements as a solo Dendro unit.

Collei
Collei is another accessible option, and provides mobile off-field Dendro application that can be increased by Sacrificial Bow. Her ER requirements are also fairly manageable in solo Dendro teams. 

However, the shorter durations of her Skill and Burst may feel clunky in some teams, and their range limits Neuvillette.

Electro Units


Raiden
Raiden is an excellent off-field Hyperbloom trigger with a long duration on her Skill and low field time requirements. In addition, her Skill offers an Elemental Burst DMG Bonus for her teammates.

Since her Skill can be triggered from a distance, it lets Neuvillette take full advantage of his range.

Kuki Shinobu
Similarly to Raiden, Shinobu is an off-field Hyperbloom trigger. Her Skill offers off-field healing and Electro application, but its limited duration means she will have to swap in to refresh at least once per rotation. Its limited AoE also restricts Neuvillette’s range.

Flex Units


Furina
Furina does not buff Hyperbloom damage, but her hefty DMG Bonus is still very valuable for Neuvillette’s damage. She also provides her own respectable personal damage and helpful Hydro application. Neuvillette’s HP fluctuations easily stack her Fanfare.

Zhongli
Zhongli’s long-lasting shield and RES Shred make him an excellent comfort option in teams that appreciate resistance to interruption.

Layla
Layla can slot in to provide defensive utility for players who need it. She offers a strong shield and some personal damage, with her C4 granting a minor buff to Neuvillette’s Charged Attacks.

Fischl, Yae Miko
Fischl and Yae Miko are both off-field damage dealers who contribute significant DPS while triggering few Hyperblooms. Fischl has the additional benefit of lowering the team’s overall ER requirements.

Lisa
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.

Xingqiu, Yelan
Neuvillette is unable to make much use of Xingqiu’s or Yelan’s Bursts, as they only trigger on Normal Attacks. However, due to the limited amount of HP buffs available, the +25% HP from Hydro Resonance still makes them viable options, in addition to Yelan’s ramping DMG% buff and Xingqiu’s interruption resistance and C2 Hydro RES Shred. They can also help fill any gaps in Neuvillette’s Hydro application.

Mona, Kokomi
Mona offers a large DMG Bonus through her Omen debuff and can hold Favonius Codex to lower ER requirements. Kokomi provides less utility for Neuvillette himself, but the rest of the team may appreciate the added survivability from her healing. Both can also help fill any gaps in Neuvillette’s Hydro application.

Second Dendro
A second Dendro unit can slot in to provide additional Dendro application and other utility. One of the previously mentioned Dendro units can help with Dendro application, while Baizhu, Yaoyao, or Kirara can provide defensive utility.

Example Teams

This is not a comprehensive list of teams. The inclusion or exclusion of any given team does not necessarily reflect its power level.

Neuvillette — Raiden — Nahida — Fischl
Neuvillette — Raiden — Nahida — Fischl

Sample Rotation
Nahida hE (Q)¹ > Raiden E > Fischl E > Neuvillette E C Q C > Fischl Q > Neuvillette C E C

¹Nahida’s Burst is optional but can be used if Neuvillette’s Skill is still on cooldown.

Neuvillette — Raiden — Nahida — Kirara
Neuvillette — Raiden — Nahida — Kirara

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

Neuvillette — Kuki — Dendro Traveler — Collei
Neuvillette — Kuki — Dendro Traveler — Collei

A more affordable alternative that comes with several caveats. The team’s short Skill durations can feel clunky, and Collei’s limited range forces Neuvillette close to enemies.

Sample Rotation
Neuvillette E > Traveler EQ > Shinobu E > Collei Q E > Neuvillette C E Q C > Traveler E > Shinobu E > Collei Q E > Neuvillette 2[C]

Nilou Bloom

Neuvillette - Nilou - Dendro
Neuvillette — Nilou — Core Dendro — Secondary Dendro

Nilou Bloom remains a strong team that excels in multi-target scenarios, and Neuvillette’s AoE Charged Attacks let him slot right in. Ideally, he should be paired with two Dendro units, one of whom will be responsible for the majority of the team’s Dendro application. Due to Bountiful Cores’ self-damage, players may need to run a dedicated healer or shielder as the second Dendro unit, as Neuvillette’s own healing may not be able to keep up during his extended field time.

While EM becomes a more valuable stat to have in Nilou Bloom teams, Neuvillette’s build does not change — any EM from substats is merely an added bonus.

Note that while Neuvillette’s lack of off-field presence is a non-issue in Double Hydro–Double Dendro teams, he should not be used in Triple Hydro teams as they require an on-field Dendro unit.

Notable Teammates

Mandatory Units


Nilou
Nilou is a requirement for the Bountiful Bloom playstyle. It’s not recommended to use non-Nilou Bloom teams.

Core Dendro Units


Nahida
Nahida’s Skill provides unmatched off-field Dendro application and its pseudo-grouping is appreciated in Bloom teams. Its long duration also frees up field time for her teammates.

In Nilou Bloom teams, Neuvillette can take full advantage of Nahida’s 250 EM buff, and external EM buffs have increased value since he does not build EM himself.

Dendro Traveler
Dendro Traveler is available to all players, and offers off-field Dendro application with high uptime and a large AoE. Having a second Dendro teammate also helps alleviate their high ER requirements.

Collei
Collei is another accessible option, 
with mobile off-field Dendro application that can be increased with Sac Bow. 

Having another Dendro teammate helps prevent downtime in Dendro application, however, her Burst and Skill’s short range still limit Neuvillette’s mobility.

Secondary Dendro Units


Baizhu
Baizhu offers strong, party-wide healing and his Burst’s small shields provide appreciated interruption resistance, in addition to a modest Bloom DMG Bonus. His lacking Elemental application also becomes a non-issue when played alongside one of the above Dendro units.

Kirara
Kirara offers a flexible shield that absorbs Dendro damage with 250% effectiveness, with the option to stack it for extra survivability. While she does not offer healing, having a shield is a nice QoL improvement for Neuvillette.

Yaoyao
Yaoyao provides healing for the on-field unit through her Skill and access to emergency party-wide healing through her Burst. While she does not offer any interruption resistance, she trades this for minor off-field Dendro application.

Other Dendro
Nahida, Dendro Traveler, and Collei are all solid options as second Dendro if survivability is not a concern.

Example Teams

This is not a comprehensive list of teams. The inclusion or exclusion of any given team does not necessarily reflect its power level.

Neuvillette — Nilou — Nahida — Baizhu
Neuvillette — Nilou — Nahida — Baizhu

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

Neuvillette — Nilou — Nahida — Kirara
Neuvillette — Nilou — Nahida — Kirara

Sample Rotation
Neuvillette E > Nilou setup > Nahida E Q > Kirara shEQ¹ > Neuvillette C Q E C > Kirara shE¹ > Neuvillette 2[C] E

¹Kirara remains in her Skill state briefly (Short-Hold Skill) for better particle generation and shield durability.

Neuvillette — Nilou — Dendro Traveler — Yaoyao
Neuvillette — Nilou — Dendro Traveler — Yaoyao

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

Electro-Charged

Neuvillette — Fischl — Beidou/Yae Miko — Anemo/Hydro/Zhongli
Neuvillette — Fischl — Beidou / Yae Miko — Anemo / Hydro / Zhongli

Together with Fischl, Neuvillette can act as an on-field driver in an Electro-Charged team. His enhanced Charged Attacks are able to trigger abilities such as Beidou’s Burst, and the multi-target scenarios in which Electro-Charged teams thrive let him take advantage of his AoE damage. 

Although Fischl is strongly recommended due to her batterying capabilities, the team is otherwise flexible. It can include an Anemo unit to shred enemy RES and help stack Neuvillette’s A1, another off-field Electro damage dealer, or a Hydro unit for Hydro Resonance and buffing.

Note that despite being referred to as Electro-Charged teams, these teams are not focused around the reaction’s damage, and thus Neuvillette should not build EM.

Notable Teammates

Fischl is strongly recommended due to her batterying capabilities and off-field damage.

Electro Units


Fischl
Fischl’s sizable personal damage, batterying capabilities, and unmatched rate of off-field Electro application, make her near mandatory for this playstyle.

Yae Miko
Similarly to Fischl, Yae Miko provides respectable personal damage from off-field, swapping in to deploy her totems and then back out. While she often opts to Burst every other rotation due to her high-cost Burst, when paired with Fischl her ER requirements can be low enough to make Bursting every rotation worth it.

Beidou
Beidou offers strong off-field Electro damage that excels in multi-target scenarios and being paired with Fischl alleviates her ER requirements. Since her Burst is triggered by Charged Attacks, Neuvillette is an excellent driver for her. The increased interruption resistance is also a nice QoL.

Lisa
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.

Anemo Units


Kazuha
Kazuha offers an Elemental DMG% buff and can hold 4pc VV to shred enemy Hydro and Electro RES to maximize the team’s damage output. His grouping is also a nice QoL, especially in the AoE scenarios Electro-Charged teams favor.

Venti
Venti offers powerful grouping, reducing any risk of enemies leaving Neuvillette’s AoE and, while he lacks the Elemental DMG% buff Kazuha offers, Venti can refund 15 Flat Energy to either his Hydro or Electro teammate(s). However, he struggles in single-target scenarios or against enemies he cannot pull.

Other Anemo Units
Any Anemo unit can work as a VV support, though units with access to some buffing or utility are preferable.

Hydro Units


Furina
Furina brings respectable personal damage and a hefty DMG Bonus. Neuvillette’s HP fluctuations easily stack her Fanfare on his own, but a healer can bring added comfort.

Xingqiu, Yelan
Neuvillette is unable to make much use of Xingqiu or Yelan’s Bursts, as they only trigger on Normal Attacks. However, the limited amount of HP buffs available, the +25% HP from Hydro Resonance still makes them viable options. Neuvillette can take advantage of Xingqiu’s interruption resistance and C2 Hydro RES Shred, or the ramping DMG buff Yelan provides.

Mona, Kokomi
Mona offers a large DMG bonus through her Omen debuff and can hold Favonius Codex to lower ER requirements. Kokomi provides less utility for Neuvillette himself, but the rest of the team may appreciate the added survivability from her healing.

Flex Units


Zhongli
Zhongli’s long-lasting shield and RES Shred makes him an excellent comfort option in teams that appreciate resistance to interruption.

Example Teams

This is not a comprehensive list of teams. The inclusion or exclusion of any given team does not necessarily reflect its power level.

Neuvillette — Fischl — Beidou — Kazuha
Neuvillette — Fischl — Beidou — Kazuha

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

Neuvillette — Fischl — Yae Miko — Zhongli
Neuvillette — Fischl — Yae Miko — Zhongli

Sample Rotation
Neuvillette Q > Zhongli hED > Yae Miko 3[E] > Fischl E > Neuvillette 2[C] E > Zhongli hED > Fischl Q > Yae Miko (Q)¹ 3[E] > Neuvillette C E C

¹Optionally cast Yae Miko’s Burst. The timing for this is tight.

Neuvillette — Fischl — Beidou — Xingqiu
Neuvillette — Fischl — Beidou — Xingqiu

Freeze

Neuvillette — Cryo — Flex — Flex
Neuvillette — Cryo — Flex — Flex

Freeze teams take advantage of Neuvillette’s AoE Hydro application, which makes him more than able to maintain Freeze when paired with one or more Cryo units. His strong personal damage makes him a more offensive alternative to the commonly used Hydro appliers, and the crowd control from Freeze can allow players to run Neuvillette without a shielder even at C0.

Keep in mind, though, that Freeze teams struggle when faced with unfreezable enemies, and therefore their viability will vary. Additionally, this playstyle is currently limited by a lack of viable Cryo teammates. As Neuvillette’s Charged Attacks take up significant field time, he requires teammates that can deal damage and apply Cryo from off-field. However, most existing Freeze teams utilize on-field Cryo damage dealers with off-field Hydro appliers, limiting team options. As a consequence, Neuvillette’s Freeze teams are less focused on keeping the enemy frozen compared to “traditional” Freeze teams.

Notable Teammates

Cryo Units


Ganyu
Ganyu is currently one of the few viable Cryo damage dealers for this playstyle. By forgoing her Charged Attacks and focusing on her Burst, she can deal high damage over a long duration, entirely from off-field. She also offers some minor defensive utility with her Skill’s Taunt, and increases the damage of Cryo teammates by providing a 20% Cryo DMG Bonus through her A4.

Rosaria
Rosaria’s Burst lets her deal respectable personal damage from off-field, while her Skill’s particle generation lets her battery the team. She also offers a CRIT Rate buff through her A4. While Neuvillette himself does not benefit from 4pc Noblesse, Rosaria can still hold it to buff other teammates.

Shenhe
Shenhe is the premier Cryo buffer, offering Cryo DMG Bonus, Cryo RES Shred, and her Icy Quill effect. While she primarily buffs her Cryo teammates, her Hold Skill also provides a Charged Attack DMG Bonus for Neuvillette himself.

Diona, Layla
Diona and Layla can both slot in to provide Cryo Resonance and defensive utility for players who need it. Layla offers a strong shield and higher personal damage, with her C4 offering a minor buff to Neuvillette’s Charged Attacks. Diona trades damage for extra survivability with both healing and a decent shield.

Charlotte
Charlotte finds a niche in Freeze teams with Furina. Her strong healing helps stack Furina’s Fanfare, and both her Skill and Burst offer off-field Cryo application.

Flex Units


Zhongli
Zhongli’s long-lasting shield is less needed against enemies that can be Frozen, but his RES Shred still makes him a solid comfort pick for players who appreciate resistance to interruption and extra survivability. Note that his pillar can Shatter Frozen enemies.

Venti, Kazuha
Venti and Kazuha can both hold 4pc VV to shred enemy Hydro and Cryo RES and provide much appreciated grouping. Venti offers Energy refund and unmatched constant grouping against enemies that can be pulled, while Kazuha offers a large Elemental DMG% buff.

Other Anemo Units
Any Anemo unit can hold 4pc VV for Hydro and Cryo RES Shred. Sucrose and Heizou can hold TTDS to buff ATK-scaling teammates, while Jean and Sayu offer healing. Lynette provides a moderate ATK buff and some defensive utility with her Taunt.

Furina
Furina offers a hefty DMG Bonus and respectable personal damage. Her teams sacrifice Freeze uptime for higher damage ceilings. Neuvillette can easily stack her Fanfare with his HP fluctuations, but a healer can bring added comfort.

Fischl, Yae Miko
Fischl and Yae Miko both provide significant personal damage and can slot in as off-field damage dealers. Fischl’s excellent batterying capabilities also lower the team’s overall ER requirements.

Xingqiu, Yelan, Mona
Due to the lack of HP% buffs available, running a second Hydro teammate for Hydro resonance is a viable option. While Neuvillette is unable to make much use of Xingqiu or Yelan’s Bursts, he still benefits from Yelan’s ramping DMG% buff and Xingqiu’s interruption resistance and C2 Hydro RES Shred. Similarly, Mona is also able to increase Neuvillette’s damage via her Omen’s large DMG Bonus.

Example Teams

This is not a comprehensive list of teams. The inclusion or exclusion of any given team does not necessarily reflect its power level.

Neuvillette — Ganyu — Shenhe — Kazuha
Neuvillette — Ganyu — Shenhe — Kazuha

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

Neuvillette — Ganyu — Rosaria — Venti
Neuvillette — Ganyu — Rosaria — Venti
Neuvillette — Ganyu — Furina — Kazuha

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

Vaporize

Neuvillette — Pyro — Dendro / Pyro / Anemo — Flex
Neuvillette — Pyro — Dendro / Pyro / Anemo — Flex

Neuvillette can take advantage of Forward Vape to amplify his already sizable personal damage. In addition to an off-field Pyro applier, bringing Nahida or an Anemo unit such as Kazuha can be beneficial to ensure Pyro aura via Burning or Pyro Swirls, respectively.

In Reverse Vape teams, Neuvillette applies Hydro to let Xiangling Vaporize her Pyronado hits. Although it can be hard to control who triggers Vaporize, as Neuvillette’s lesser Hydro application struggles to keep up with Xiangling, their equal damage shares make this a non-issue as the team deals roughly the same damage regardless.

Notable Teammates

Pyro Units


Xiangling
Xiangling’s Pyronado deals impressive off-field personal damage in Reverse Vape, and she offers unmatched Pyro application in Forward Vape. Neuvillette’s long rotations also keep her ER requirements reasonable even as Solo Pyro.

Since Xiangling’s Burst forces Neuvillette to play in melee range, interruption resistance becomes valuable.

Bennett
Bennett brings a hefty ATK buff and batterying capabilities, and he is Xiangling’s BiS teammate in Reverse Vape. However, as Neuvillette himself does not benefit from Bennett’s ATK buff, Forward Vaporize teams will often run other units who benefit Neuvillette more.

Dehya
Dehya offers some interruption resistance and Pyro application, both of which are appreciated. She removes the need for a shield and can help enable Vaporize if paired with Nahida.

Flex Units


Zhongli
Zhongli’s long-lasting shield and RES Shred makes him an excellent comfort option in teams that appreciate resistance to interruption.

Kazuha
In Forward Vape, Kazuha provides Hydro DMG% and Hydro RES Shred (through 4pc VV) to maximize Neuvillette’s damage; he can also absorb Pyro with his abilities to help with Elemental application. In Reverse Vape, both Xiangling and Neuvillette appreciate Kazuha’s Elemental DMG Bonus and 4pc VV Shred. His grouping is also a nice quality of life improvement.

Other Anemo Units
Any Anemo unit can work as a 4pc VV support if Kazuha is unavailable, though units with access to some buffing or utility, such as Sucrose or Venti, are preferable.

Childe
Childe’s Utility Passive increases his party members’ NA Talent level by 1 and is one of the few impactful buffs available to Neuvillette. He also enables Hydro Resonance for +25% HP and can help set up Hydro Swirls for VV Shred and other buffs. Support Childe opts for more unconventional builds, such as 4pc Instructor, if it benefits Neuvillette.

Furina
Although Furina can interfere with Neuvillette’s Vaporize, her sizable DMG Bonus and personal damage can make up for it. Neuvillette’s HP fluctuations easily stack her Fanfare, but a healer can bring added comfort.

Mona
Mona offers a large DMG Bonus through her Bursts Omen debuff, and a very minor Taunt through her Skill. She can hold Favonius Codex to lower the team’s ER requirements, and, while Neuvillette himself doesn’t benefit from ATK buffs, she can still hold TTDS and Tenacity to buff their teammates.

Yelan
Neuvillette is unable to make much use of Yelan’s Burst, as it only triggers on Normal Attacks. However, due to the limited amount of HP buffs available, the +25% HP from Hydro Resonance still makes her a viable option. Neuvillette also appreciates Yelan’s ramping DMG% buff and batterying capabilities.

Example Teams

This is not a comprehensive list of teams. The inclusion or exclusion of any given team does not necessarily reflect its power level.

Neuvillette — Xiangling — Kazuha — Childe
Neuvillette — Xiangling — Kazuha — Childe
Neuvillette — Xiangling — Kazuha — Furina
Neuvillette — Xiangling — Bennet — Zhongli
Neuvillette — Xiangling — Bennett — Zhongli
Neuvillette — Xiangling — Nahida — Zhongli
Neuvillette — Xiangling — Nahida — Zhongli

Credits

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