Once you hit AR35, we can ascend characters to 70 and unlock Ascension 4.
Wanted to compile a list of characters and how useful their unlocked Talents unlocked Ascension 4 was:
1. Keqing –
When casting Starward Sword, Keqing’s CRIT Rate is increased by 15%, and her Energy Recharge is increased by 15%. This effect lasts for 8s.
Crit rate is such a rare stat, and a free 15% after Q is just so strong.
Usually you would use Keqing’s Q as soon as it comes off cooldown (every 12s), so you would burst in the short 8s window with Keqing after Keqing uses her Q, then switch to other characters to apply other buffs.
Interestingly, Keqing’s E skill applies Electro to her normal attacks for 7.5s, so to maximize Keqing’s damage, we could use her combo order as follows:Keqing E,Venti Q,Keqing Q,Keqing E,Keqing Normal+Charged attack combo (for 7.5s)
2. Diluc –
The Pyro Enchantment provided by Dawn lasts for 4s longer. Additionally, Diluc gains 20% Pyro DMG Bonus during the duration of this effect.
This effectively lets Diluc have permanent Pyro damage on his normal skills, since originally Dawn lasts for 8s, and has a 12s cooldown.
After Ascension, Diluc can have 12s worth of Pyro enchantment on his normal attacks, helping both causing elemental transformations (last hitting with Pyro to generate Vaporize/Melt for x1.5/x2 damage), or applying the first debuff to allow others to apply elemental reactions (e.g. overcharged Pyro+electro, vaporize for more Hydro damage, Melt for more Cryo damage etc.)
Need to check if this effect still works once character is switched out (then back in). If anyone would know, please let me know!
3. Xiangling –
When Guoba Attack’s effect ends, Guoba leaves a chili pepper on the spot where it disappeared. Picking up a chili pepper increases ATK by 10% for 10s.
Xiangling can be a DPS, and can also be a Support as well, and a 10% attack buff for 10s every 12s (12s being duration of Xiangling’s E) is really useful. On a free character too!
1. Venti –
Regenerates 15 Energy for Venti after the effects of Wind’s Grand Ode end.If an Elemental Absorption occurred, this also restores 15 Energy to all characters of that corresponding element.
Venti’s Talent at Ascension 4 is insane, especially when used on characters with 40 Energy Q activation skills like Diluc/Keqing, since it helps them loop back to to their Q that much faster on your carries.
2. Qiqi –
When Qiqi hits enemies with her Normal and Charged Attacks, she has a 50% chance to apply a Fortune-Preserving Talisman to them for 6s. This effect can only occur once every 30s.
This makes qiqi have an additional avenue to heal her whole party without using Q, and seems invaluable. Lots of heal there.
Need to check if this applies Cryo. Again, if any one knows, please let me know!
3. Bennet –
When inside the area created by Fantastic Voyage, Passion Overload takes on the following effects: (1) CD is reduced by 50%; (2) Bennett will not be launched by the effects of Charge Level 2.
May be surprised to see Bennet ranked so highly, but his Talent at Ascension 4 makes him really good, at least on paper.This allows Bennet’s E to apply a knock back.
Further, when you’re inside Bennett’s circle of fire, you can lower your CD requirements by half. From what I understand, that applies to all elemental skills and elemental bursts. If that’s true, then Bennett is crazy good when he is able to get his Q off.
Not to mention Bennett’s Q was originally very good to begin with – Attack Buff plus heals. Lasts for 12s (Bennett’s Q skill has a 15s CD – if the CD reduction applies to Bennett himself as well, that means you can permanently have all of Bennett’s buff if you can get enough elemental particles for him!)
Even stronger if we get Bennett to a higher constellation. Definitely consider building him eventually. Probably need another post to talk about constellations.
4. Fishl –
If a character triggers an Electro-related Elemental Reaction when Oz is on the field, the enemy shall be stricken with Thundering Retribution, dealing Electro DMG equal to 80% of Fischl’s ATK.
Fishl gets even better at causing reactions with this Talent, since once you use up the elemental reaction from Oz’s first proc, you automatically get a second proc (and more damage) to boot…
5. Lisa –
Enemies hit by Lightning Rose have their DEF decreased by 15% for 10s.
One of the few characters with a DEF down, something which is even more useful than RES down. And on a free character to boot!
Sadly this is on Lisa’s Q skill. which requires 80 Energy Cost.