Genshin Impact – Best Bennett builds – Stats, Weapons, Artifacts

Bennett is among the best characters in Genshin Impact. He is a 4-star character, meaning he is reasonably easy to get and increase his constellation level. Bennett serves as a fantastic Support character, so here is how you should build him to maximize his upside. Bennett is a playable Pyro character in Genshin Impact. An orphan discovered by an elderly adventurer as a baby, Bennett was raised in Mondstadt's Adventurers' Guild. He is the one and only member of “Benny's Adventure Team,” as everyone else left the team after experiencing the constant misfortune that follows him.

  • Element: Pyro
  • Weapon: Sword
  • Primary Stat: Energy Recharge
  • Rarity: 4-star

Bennett Stats

Stats

HPAttackDefenseAscension Bonus Stat
Lvl 202,67064166Energy Recharge 0
Lvl 8011539178718Energy Recharge +26.7%

Bennett Skill Talents

Basic Attack: Strike of Fortune

Normal AttackPerform up to 5 rapid strikes.
Charged AttackConsumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword swings.
Plunging AttackPlunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.1-Hit DMG44.5%2-Hit DMG42.7%3-Hit DMG54.6%4-Hit DMG59.7%5-Hit DMG71.9%Charged Attack DMG55.9% + 60.7%Charged Attack Stamina Cost20Plunge DMG63.9%Low / High Plunge DMG128% / 160%
AttributeEffect (Lvl 1)
1-Hit DMG44.5%
2-Hit DMG42.7%
3-Hit DMG54.6%
4-Hit DMG59.7%
5-Hit DMG71.9%
Charged Attack DMG55.9%+60.7%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost20.0
Plunge DMG63.9%
Low/High Plunge DMG128%/160%

Elemental Skill: Passion Overload

Bennett puts all his fire and passion for adventuring into his sword. Results may vary based on how fired up he is…

An attack that combines Bennett's dreams and passion with Pyro. But passion is sometimes overblown, and Pyro sometimes blows over.

Tap/PressA single, swift flame strike that deals Pyro DMG.
Hold Attack (Short)Charges up, resulting in different effects when unleashed based on the Charge Level.
Level 1: Strikes twice, dealing Pyro DMG and launching enemies.
Hold Attack (Long)Charges up, resulting in different effects when unleashed based on the Charge Level.
Level 2: Unleashes 3 consecutive attacks that deal impressive Pyro DMG, but the last attack triggers an explosion that launches both Bennett and the enemy. Bennett takes no damage from being launched.

Be extremely careful of that Level 2 Passion Overload, you may fall off a cliff (unlike Tom Brady).

Level 1
Press DMG138%
Charge Level 1 DMG84% + 92%
Charge Large 2 DMG88% + 96%
Explosion DMG132%
CD5 / 7.5 / 10s

Elemental Burst: Fantastic Voyage

Bennett leaps toward the enemy and performs and plunging attack, dealing Pyro DMG, creating an Inspiration Field.

“Benny's Adventure Team's adventures are always fraught with unexpected danger. However, Bennett is more inclined to call them “journeys full of wonder, excitement, and beauty.”

Inspiration Field

  • If the health of a character in the circle is equal to or falls below 70%, their health will continuously regenerate. Regeneration scales based on Bennett's Max HP.
  • If the health of a character in the circle is higher than 70%, they gain an ATK Bonus that is based on Bennett's Base ATK.
  • Applies the Pyro element to characters within the Field. Note: not enemies
Level 1
Skill DMG233%
Continuous Regeneration Per Sec6% Max HP + 577
ATK Bonus Ratio56%
Duration 12.0s12s
Cooldown (CD)15s
Energy Cost60

Bennett Passive Talents

Rekindle

Unlocked at Ascension 1
Decreases Passion Overload's CD by 20%.

Fearnaught

Unlocked at Ascension 4

When inside the area created by Fantastic Voyage, Passion Overload takes on the following effects:

  • CD is reduced by 50%.
  • Bennett will not be launched by the effects of Charge Level 2.

It Should Be Safe…

Unlocked Automatically

When dispatched on an expedition in Mondstadt, time consumed is reduced by 25%.

Bennett Constellation

Here are Bennett's constellations. Be extremely careful if you have a chance to upgrade Bennett to C6. If you want to invest on Bennett as little as possible I recommend to get him to C2 as the Energy Recharge increase is monstrous and in Spiral Abyss you will probably go below 70% HP, even if it's on purpose.

Constellation Level 1 (C1) – Grand Expectation

Fantastic Voyage's ATK increases no longer has an HP restriction, and gains an additional 20% Base ATK.

Constellation Level 2 (C2) – Impasse Conqueror

When Bennett's HP falls below 70%, his Energy Recharge is increased by 30%.

Constellation Level 3 (C3) – Unstoppable Fervor

Increases the Level of Passion Overload by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.

Constellation Level 4 (C4) – Unexpected Odyssey

Using a Normal Attack when executing the second attack of Passion Overload's Charge Level 1 allows an additional attack to be performed. This additional attack does 135% of the second attack's DMG.

Constellation Level 5 (C5) – True Explorer

Increase the Level of Fantastic Voyage by 3.
The maximum upgrade level is 15.

Constellation Level 6 (C6) – Fire Ventures with Me

Sword, Claymore, or Polearm-wielding characters inside Fantastic Voyage's radius gain a 15% Pyro DMG Bonus. Normal and Charged Attacks are infused with Pyro.

Note: Bennett's C6 was troublesome until patch 1.2. Not only it could mess up your elemental reactions, but more importantly, turning your Normal and Charged Attacks from Physical DMG to Pyro DMG means that your other characters cannot benefit from the Physical DMG bonus some artifacts yield while standing in Fantastic Voyage's AoE.

However, there was a change in the “Fire Ventures with Me” description in version 1.2 of Genshin Impact (patch notes here):

  • The description for Bennett's Constellation Lv. 6 “Fire Ventures with Me” was changed.

Old description: Sword, Claymore, or Polearm-wielding characters inside Fantastic Voyage's circle gain a 15% Pyro DMG Bonus. Normal and Charged Attacks now do Pyro DMG.

New description: Sword, Claymore, or Polearm-wielding characters inside Fantastic Voyage's radius gain a 15% Pyro DMG Bonus and their weapons are infused with Pyro.

Infused with Pyro is different than Pyro DMG and the change was made so that Physical DMG artifacts work on Bennett even with C6. My understanding is that Normal, Charged and Plunge Attacks still inflict Physical DMG, benefitting from physical DMG bonuses, but they also apply the Pyro element.

Best Bennett Builds

Pyro Burst Support

In this build you will be using Bennett to heal and buff allies with Fantastic Voyage. You will not be dealing much damage, instead you will be applying Pyro and buffing your characters to maximize their elemental reaction damage.

Note: I have seen some physical damage builds for Bennett. I will add them here but I don't recommend them. If you don't use Bennett as utility try to maximize his elemental reaction damage with a combination of Elemental Mastery and Energy Recharge to buff attack.

WeaponArtifact Set
Skyward Blade – Bonus Stat: Energy RechargeNoblesse Oblige x4
Weapon EffectSet Bonus
CRIT Rate increased by 4/5/6/7/8%.
Gains Skypiercing Might upon using an Elemental Burst:
Increases Movement SPD by 10%, increases ATK SPD by 10%, and increases the DMG of Normal and Charged Attack hits by 20/25/30/35/40% for 12s.
(2) Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
(4) Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.

Alternative Weapon

Favonius Sword

Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge

CRIT hits have a 60/70/80/90/100% chance to generate 1 Elemental Orb, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12/10.5/9/7.5/6s.

Recommended Artifact Substats

Stat PriorityEnergy Recharge/ATK%/ HP%
SubstatsATK%・Energy Recharge・HP

Replacement Weapons

WeaponEffect
Festering DesireBonus Stat: Energy Recharge・Increases Elemental Skill DMG by 16% and Elemental Skill CRIT Rate by 6%.
Sacrificial SwordBonus Stat: Energy Recharge・After damaging an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30s.

FAQ

Is Bennett Good?

Bennet is among the best support characters in Genshin Impact, listed at the top tier of characters (S or S+ depending on the metric system). Bennett is pretty much the best 4-star support unit in the game.

Does Bennett heal?

Bennett a top-tier character for end-game content like the Spiral Abyss. He still can't output much damage, but the heals and support he enables to add up to some serious DPS gains and uptime for the rest of your team.

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