Noelle may not be a Knight of Favonius yet, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t harbor the strength and discipline required – what she does lack, however, is a build. That’s where I come in – here’s how to build Noelle in Genshin Impact.
Here are a couple of Artifact Sets that you can use with Noelle:
- Husk of Opulent Dreams – 4
- Husk of Opulent Dreams – 2 + Maiden Beloved – 2
Noelle users generally are just looking for anything with defense stats, but if you have Husk of Opulent Dreams you get some nice bonuses. A full set of HoOD pieces will grant you a 30% bonus defense and the Curiosity stack buff. Curiosity stacks build as you attack enemies with Geo or every three seconds while the character is off the field. Curiosity stacks up to four times, with each stack giving a 6% bonus to both Defense and Geo damage.
Maiden Beloved’s two-piece bonus will net you a +15% increase to Character Healing Effectiveness – which is always a nice little effect to have.
Husk of Opulent Dreams pieces can be farmed in the Slumbering Court Domain at any time. You can procure Maiden Beloved artifacts from the Valley of Remembrance Domain in Mondstadt exclusively.
Stats and weapons
As mentioned earlier – you’ll be looking to build DEF% on your Goblet, Sands, and Circlet. Your sub-stats are also going to be DEF% if you can swing it, but you can also use flat DEF or even Energy Recharge. Easy enough right?
Noelle doesn’t need anything too shiny in terms of weaponry – it’ll just end up getting dirty anyway right? Here are a few weapons she can make use of:
- Whiteblind (4✩)
- Sacrificial Greatsword (4✩) (Refinement five)
- Favonius Greatsword (4✩)
Luckily for you, Whiteblind can actually be forged using one Northlander Claymore Billet, 50 Crystal Chunks, 50 Iron Chunks, and 500 Mora. Your other options are Sacrificial Greatsword and Favonius Greatsword which theoretically are easy enough to get by just rolling for them.
Let’s talk team comps, starting off with the Geo-squad of Itto, Noelle, Gorou, and Zhongli or you can swap Gorou and Zhongli with Xiangling and Bennett for a Pyro squad. If you’ve got Xiao at your disposal, you can go air and land with Xiao, Jean, Noelle, and Zhongli. Finally, Hu Tao, Xingqiu, Noelle, and Zhongli will give you a nice Vaporize team.
That’s all you need from me! All that’s left now is for Noelle to fulfill her purpose and become a true Knight of Favonius! You’ll have to farm her up first though in case you haven’t done that already. Once that’s over though, you can have fun swinging around that massive Geo-sword and bowling over everyone and everything.