The “Quick TL;DR” Barbara guide is up here
The “Quick TL;DR” Fischl guide is up here.
The “Quick TL;DR” Xiangling guide is up here
I’ll get straight to it.
PSA #1: DPS is your god. You will worship them. You will love them, and they will love you back
PSA #2: Both Diluc’s abilities scale with ATK. Mother truckers hits harder than a butt cheek on a stick. He’s also the Batman of the Genshin universe except he’s a pyromaniac
I have zero clue how his skinny frame can jump around doing those crazy attacks, but he does 3 of them. Did I mention the claymore IS ON FIRE? Does a small AoE on contact with the enemy. Proc’s pyro on anyone hit
IMPORTANT ADVICE: WEAVE YOUR AUTOS IN-BETWEEN EVERY E. It cancels the animation quicker + you get additional DPS in!
What to do: normal attack > E > normal attack > E > normal attack > E > normal attack
What NOT to do: E > E > E > E > E > E > E > E > E > E > E > E > E > E > E > E > E
Literally conjures a giant phoenix to push away smelly enemies and set them on fire. Applies pyro and a small pyro DoT. At the end, enemies carried away by it take additional damage. IT SETS YOUR CLAYMORE ON FIRE
The big bird (or rather Diluc) has some issues with targeting, so make sure you position yourself so that it hits a big crowd rather than some random slimey boy in the corner of your screen.
Enemies stuck in Anemo abilities WILL NOT get carried around by big bird (can I make this joke even [shoutout if anyone got the dark humor]), so if you see a Venti ultimate or Anemo tornado, swing batter batter batter
Remember how I said it sets your claymore on fire? Diluc must be rubbing oil all over it because this baby right here? Make it burn longer and brighter
PSA #3: Did I mention your ultimate sets your claymore on fire? It’s important because it transitions your normal attacks from PHYSICAL to PYRO. This can be hindering if you’re trying to kill enemies that are immune to pyro damage, so just be aware!
WEAPON #1 (Recommended for early but big boy #’s): Prototype Animus
How do I get it D: ? – Forge (Prototype x1, Crystal Chunk x50, White Iron Chunk x50)
Has base ATK scaling and every now and then you’ll literally one shot someone
Some really good other early replacements are (but not limited to): Skyrider Greatsword [scaling physical dmg + ATK buff], Debate Club [scaling ATK + AoE ATK buff], and Bloodtainted Greatsword [scaling mastery + dmg to enemies affect by pyro].
WEAPON #2 (Recommended for BIGGEST BOY #’s): Wolf’s Gravestone
How do I get it D: ? – It’s time to roll boys (gacha)
Has base ATK scaling and ontop of that another ATK buff. If that wasn’t enough already, it buffs your entire party’s ATK for overkill
Raincutter is a huge contender for this spot as the scaling elementary mastery allows Diluc to proc some insane reaction damage (but I still recommend Wolf’s Gravestone if you’re lucky to roll it!)
ARTIFACT #1 (Recommended for arson enthusiasts): Crimson Witch of Flames
How do I get it D: ? – Hidden Palace of Zhou Formula Domain (AR 30 locked, 20 Resin per run)
*Slaps the set.* This bad boy can hold so much pyro damage. THIS IS FINE (ACTUALLY)
ARTIFACT #2 (Recommended for early): Gladiator’s Finale
ATK, ATK, ATK, ATK, ATK, ATK, AND ATK
PSA #4: Yes, you technically can run Gladiator’s Finale > Crimson if you want, but you would be missing out on A TON of damage. Since Diluc’s ultimate turns his damage to pyro, you’ll be actively receiving a 60% damage buff for everything from Crimson (add the reaction damage and Gladiator’s can’t even compete); whereas Gladiator’s is a 35% for just normal attacks.
PSA #5: Stats you want on your gear: ATK > CRIT% > CRIT DMG > ATK%. If you roll Elementary Mastery, that’s perfectly fine too.
If you want other characters let me know. Hope this helped. Bye.