Alhaitham
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DendroSword

Genshin Impact

Alhaitham Best Build

Dendro
Sword

Best Alhaitham Builds

Dendro DPS Build

Alhaitham is a powerful main DPS that deals Dendro damage through his basic attacks, but has a difficult playstyle and highly benefits from having another Dendro character in the team for energy generation.

Suggested Energy Recharge:140%

Best Alhaitham Weapons

Best
Light of Foliar Incision
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Light of Foliar Incision

CRIT DMG

CRIT Rate is increased by 4%. After Normal Attacks deal Elemental DMG, the Foliar Incision effect will be obtained, increasing DMG dealt by Normal Attacks and Elemental Skills by 120% of Elemental Mastery. This effect will disappear after 28 DMG instances or 12s. You can obtain Foliar Incision once every 12s.

Optional
Iron Sting
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Iron Sting

Elemental Mastery

Dealing Elemental DMG increases all DMG by 6/7.5/9/10.5/12% for 6s. Max 2 stacks. Can only occur once every 1s.

Best Alhaitham Artifacts

Best

Gilded Dreams
Gilded Dreams
Elemental Mastery / Dendro DMG / CRIT DMG
(2)

Elemental Mastery +80

(4)

Within 8s of triggering an Elemental Reaction, the character equipping this will obtain buffs based on the Elemental Type of the other party members, ATK is increased by 14% for each party member whose Elemental Type is the same as the equipping character, and Elemental Mastery is increased by 50 for every party member with a different Elemental Type. Each of the aforementioned buffs will count up to 3 characters. This effect can be triggered once every 8s. The character who equips this can still trigger its effects when not on the field.

Optional

Deepwood Memories
Deepwood Memories
Elemental Mastery / Dendro DMG / CRIT DMG
(2)

Dendro DMG Bonus +15%

(4)

After Elemental Skills or Bursts hit opponents, the targets' Dendro RES will be decreased by 30% for 8s. This effect can be triggered even if the equipping character is not on the field.

Alhaitham Skills Talents

Abductive Reasoning

Abductive Reasoning

Normal Attack

Normal Attack

Perform up to 5 rapid strikes.

Charged Attack

Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.

Plunging Attack

Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Universality: An Elaboration on Form

Universality: An Elaboration on Form

Elemental Skill

Rushes forward, dealing Dendro DMG to nearby opponents when the rush ends, causing a Chisel-Light Mirror to form.
Holding this skill will cause it to behave differently.

Hold

Enters Aiming Mode to adjust the direction of Alhaitham's rush attack.

Chisel-Light Mirror

When this skill is unleashed, Alhaitham will generate 1 Chisel-Light Mirror. If there are no Mirrors at this time, he will generate 1 additional Mirror. Chisel-Light Mirrors will have the following properties:

  • When he possesses Chisel-Light Mirrors, Alhaitham's Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attacks will be converted to Dendro DMG. This cannot be overridden.
  • When attacks of the aforementioned kinds hit opponents, the Chisel-Light Mirrors will unleash a Projection Attack that deals AoE Dendro DMG based on the number of Mirrors on the field.
  • A total of 3 Chisel-Light Mirrors can exist at once.
  • The Chisel-Light Mirrors will disappear one after the other over time, and will all disappear when Alhaitham leaves the field.
Particular Field: Fetters of Phenomena

Particular Field: Fetters of Phenomena

Elemental Burst

Creates a Particular Binding Field and deals multiple instances of AoE Dendro DMG.
If Chisel-Light Mirrors exist when this ability is unleashed, all such Mirrors will be consumed and increase the number of DMG instances dealt.
2s after this ability is unleashed, if 0/1/2/3 Mirrors were consumed, Alhaitham will generate 3/2/1/0 new Mirrors in turn.

Alhaitham Passive Talents

Four-Causal Correction

Four-Causal Correction

Unlocked at Ascension 1

When Alhaitham's Charged or Plunging Attacks hit opponents, they will generate 1 Chisel-Light Mirror. This effect can be triggered once every 12s.

Mysteries Laid Bare

Mysteries Laid Bare

Unlocked at Ascension 4

Each point of Alhaitham's Elemental Mastery will increase the DMG dealt by Projection Attacks and Particular Field: Fetters of Phenomena by 0.1%.
The maximum DMG increase this way for both these abilities is 100%.

Law of Reductive Overdetermination

Law of Reductive Overdetermination

Unlocked Automatically

When Alhaitham crafts Weapon Ascension Materials, he has a 10% chance to receive double the product.

Alhaitham Constellations

Intuition

Intuition

Constellation Lv. 1

When a Projection Attack hits an opponent, Universality: An Elaboration on Form's CD is decreased by 1.2s. This effect can be triggered once every 1s.

Debate

Debate

Constellation Lv. 2

When Alhaitham generates a Chisel-Light Mirror, his Elemental Mastery will be increased by 50 for 8 seconds, max 4 stacks. Each stack's duration is counted independently. This effect can be triggered even when the maximum number of Chisel-Light Mirrors has been reached.

Negation

Negation

Constellation Lv. 3

Increases the level of Universality: An Elaboration on Form by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Elucidation

Elucidation

Constellation Lv. 4

When Particular Field: Fetters of Phenomena is unleashed, the following effects will become active based on the number of Chisel-Light Mirrors consumed and created this time around:

  • Each Mirror consumed will increase the Elemental Mastery of all other nearby party members by 30 for 15s.
  • Each Mirror generated will grant Alhaitham a 10% Dendro DMG Bonus for 15s.

The pre-existing duration of the aforementioned effects will be cleared if you use Particular Field: Fetters of Phenomena again while they are in effect.

Sagacity

Sagacity

Constellation Lv. 5

Increase the Particular Field: Fetters of Phenomena by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Structuration

Structuration

Constellation Lv. 6

Alhaitham gains the following effects:

  • 2 seconds after Particular Field: Fetters of Phenomena is unleashed, he will generate 3 Chisel-Light Mirrors regardless of the number of mirrors consumed.
  • If Alhaitham generates Chisel-Light Mirrors when their numbers have already maxed out, his CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG will increase by 10% and 70% respectively for 6s.

If this effect is triggered again during its initial duration, the duration remaining will be increased by 6s.

Alhaitham Ascension Costs

Alhaitham gets a boost to Dendro DMG as they ascend.

Rank
Lvl
Cost
Mat #1
Mat #2
Mat #3
Mat #4
1
20
20000
Nagadus Emerald Sliver1
Nagadus Emerald Sliver
Sand Grease Pupa3
Sand Grease Pupa
Faded Red Satin3
Faded Red Satin
2
40
40000
Nagadus Emerald Fragment3
Nagadus Emerald Fragment
Pseudo-Stamens2
Pseudo-Stamens
Sand Grease Pupa10
Sand Grease Pupa
Faded Red Satin15
Faded Red Satin
3
50
60000
Nagadus Emerald Fragment6
Nagadus Emerald Fragment
Pseudo-Stamens4
Pseudo-Stamens
Sand Grease Pupa20
Sand Grease Pupa
Trimmed Red Silk12
Trimmed Red Silk
4
60
80000
Nagadus Emerald Chunk3
Nagadus Emerald Chunk
Pseudo-Stamens8
Pseudo-Stamens
Sand Grease Pupa30
Sand Grease Pupa
Trimmed Red Silk18
Trimmed Red Silk
5
70
100000
Nagadus Emerald Chunk6
Nagadus Emerald Chunk
Pseudo-Stamens12
Pseudo-Stamens
Sand Grease Pupa45
Sand Grease Pupa
Rich Red Brocade12
Rich Red Brocade
6
80
120000
Nagadus Emerald Gemstone6
Nagadus Emerald Gemstone
Pseudo-Stamens20
Pseudo-Stamens
Sand Grease Pupa60
Sand Grease Pupa
Rich Red Brocade24
Rich Red Brocade
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Alhaitham Showcase

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