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In this series, I will help you build the best team comp surrounding your favorite character, with just the units you own. That’s right, I’ll be going through every character in the game.. so regardless if you want to build around powerhouse damage dealers like Diluc and Keqing, or if you want to build around less popular DPS units, this is the series for you. After each video, you’ll be able to immediately build the team comp that will allow your favorite character to shine, and understand more in-depth the logic and reasoning behind how teams are built.
Today we’ll be focusing on, as many like to call him, daddy Diluc.
The first thing we want to note is Diluc’s abilities and elements. Diluc is a hard-hitting claymore user who has a pyro vision. Diluc’s unique stat that he gets from ascension is crit rate, so being able to increase your crit DMG cap will be essential to maximizing his damage output. His E is a basic attack reset that deals pyro damage and his burst unleashes a large phoenix that pushes enemies back and enchants his weapon to deal pyro damage on attack. Our goal is to find a team that can set him up for success and amplify his damage as much as possible.
I won’t go too much into Diluc’s build, but normally you look for Crimson set and stats like pyro dmg %, ATK %, Crit Dmg, Crit Rate.
Reactions & Resonance: (1:43)
So, before we even begin picking certain characters to fill into our composition, we need to look at what elemental reactions we want to consistently trigger. I’ve put up a graphic that shows every elemental reaction in the game, and you should spend some time to figure out what each elemental reaction does.
Pyro has access to the best reactions in the game.
Amplifying reactions, which scale the hardest towards late game, because it has a multiplier that scales off your ATK %.
Overload, which has the highest single target damage output within all electro reactions.
Swirl is also great combined with Diluc, and groups enemies up to allow his skill and burst to have the greatest effectiveness.
So if we’re looking at elemental reactions in a vacuum, the priority is:
In addition to elemental reactions, we need to take a quick look at elemental resonance, which is having redundant elements in a single party.
For Diluc, since he’s already a pyro type, Fervent flames is the best resonance and will give him a good boost in ATK. All the other resonances don’t matter.
Team Comps: (2:50)
Let’s look at the best comps for Diluc, this time I’ve included an abyss core for each comp that you can build on top of for your abyss runs. Note that because each floor has different enemies and buffs, it’s impossible to have one comp be great on every floor. Make sure you flex properly so you have the elements needed to deal with enemies and create the best reactions.
Comp 1: Diluc, Chongyun, Bennet, Sucrose (Abyss ready)
This is my BiS and I think has the rawest DPS and versatile kit out of all Diluc comps. Diluc and Chongyun combo super well together, allowing you to proc melt consistently while weaving it into your basic attack rotation. The pair alone can deal with single-target bosses really effectively. Bennet adds pyro resonance but also provides healing and buffing, giving your Diluc a huge steroid. Sucrose is there to help deal with mobs, grouping them so that Diluc can cash in on the AoE damage he can do with his skill and burst. I like Sucrose here better than Venti, since Venti’s Q pushes enemies out of Diluc’s range, making it hard to follow up on venti’s abilities with DPS. However, any anemo can really work here.
Combo Sequence (mobs): Sucrose Q, Chongyun E, Diluc Q, Chongyun Q, Sucrose E, Diluc E (attack sequence)
Combo Sequence (single-target): Chongyun E, Diluc Basic + E(rotation), Chongyun Q, Diluc Q
Abyss core: Diluc, Chongyun, healer, flex (Anemo for group)
Comp 2: Diluc, Mona, Fischl, Venti (Jean/Sucrose)
This comp is more centric on dealing with mobs of enemies. It sacrifices some single target prowess in order to maximize your AOE damage against large groups of enemies. Build Mona as your secondary DPS and use her to proc vaporize in a pyro infused swirl. I have venti as the primary here because mona has an easy time attacking them during the vortex, and venti provides much better grouping compared to the rest of the anemo users. Fischl provides great filler DMG with Diluc while Mona’s abilities are on CD.
Combo: Diluc E, Venti Q, Mona Q, Fischl Q, Diluc Q, Venti E, Mona E, Fischl E, Diluc E (attack sequence)
Abyss core: Diluc, Mona, healer, flex (anemo for group)
Similar concept to Comp 1, however, proccing reactions here is a little bit more clunky. I put this as my number 3 because I believe this is slightly worse than comp 2. Bring Xiangling if you have Qiqi for the heals, bring bennet if you’re playing Kaeya instead. Xiangling C6 is especially great to help boost your Diluc’s pyro DMG.
I don’t have a combo sequence for this comp because this is all about playing around Qiqi/Kaeya’s cryo effect and getting melt off as many times as possible with Diluc. Sucrose allows you to group for an AoE melt.
Abyss core: Diluc, Qiqi/Kaeya, healer, flex (anemo for group)
This is probably one of the older Diluc team comps out there. It does great damage, but compared to the others, doesn’t scale as well into the late game. Still, it gives you all the tools to properly deal with mobs and single-target enemies.
Your play pattern revolves around Fischl’s E and Q CDs to get as many overload procs as you can. You can opt to build Fischl as a secondary DPS if you feel like you’re lacking damage, but I think electro Fischl should be more than enough to carry the weight. Jean provides good sustain and a way to spread your elemental reactions.
Abyss core: Diluc, Fischl, Healer, Flex (anemo)
This comp is super theory crafted, so be gentle 🙂
Comp 5: Diluc, Bennet/Xiangling, Xingqiu, Beidou (Abyss Ready*)
I’m not sure how good this is compared to the rest, but this is definitely a lot of fun. In League of Legends, we call a team comp that has everyone put all their resources into one person funneling, which is a pretty spot-on depiction of what’s happening here. Rotate Xingqiu’s Q and Beidou’s Q so that Diluc permanently reduces all DMG taken. Bennet provides sufficient healing and buffs Diluc even more.
Diluc becomes literally unkillable, while still proccing strong reactions as he goes through his rotations. This is great against single-target enemies or enemies that are invulnerable to disruption, but it’s worse at dealing with mobs than the other comps.
Play pattern revolves around alternating Xingqiu Q and Beidou Q to make sure Diluc has DMG reduction at all time while allowing him to proc elemental reactions with ease.
Depending on how good/bad this comp actually is, I might only take one of either Xingqiu or Beidou into abyss.
Abyss Core: Diluc, Bennet/Xiangling, Xingqiu/Beidou, Flex (anemo)
Comp 6 (f2p): Diluc, Xiangling, Kaeya, Barbara (Thrilling Tales R5) (abyss ready)
This is a great all-around comp that allows you to proc strong elemental reactions and deal with mobs. If you want to grind abyss as a free to play, this is a great option and should serve you well. Barbara and Xiangling do their job at buffing Diluc up and Kaeya can enable you to proc melt pretty easily.
Characters not Mentioned: (9:55)
Amber: Xiangling is a better f2p pyro unit, there’s no room for her
Keqing: Better as DPS, watch my Keqing video if you want to play Keqing!
Klee: Better as DPS, watch my Klee video if you want to play Klee!
Ningguang/Noelle/Traveler(Geo): Geo is just not really useful right now
Razor: better as DPS, his kit requires him to be on the field to get value.
Traveler (anemo): His burst pushes enemies away when you need them to stay in place. Diluc’s ult already pushes enemies away so you’re already playing catch up as it is.
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