A build guide for the first four-star Dendro character in Genshin Impact Collei, who is a powerful bow-user.

Dendro characters are limited in Genshin Impact as the first one didn’t release to version 3.0. Four-star Dendro characters are even more limited, as right now, only Collei exists. If you have seen Dendro in action, then you likely can’t wait to get your hands on a character to slot into your team. Collei is an excellent choice, but like most characters in the game, she won’t perform well unless you build her well and level her talents.

Best Weapons

Collei is a four-star bow user, meaning that she doesn’t have a specific weapon that launched alongside her. Thanks to this, there are a few options that you can choose from when picking which bow to place on Collei. One of these is even a four-star, which can easily be acquired from wishes and that you likely already have if you’ve been playing for a few months.

Here are the best bows to use with Collei in Genshin Impact:

  • Polar Star: This bow gives a boost to Collei’s crit rate. It’s ability gives a 12 percent boost to normal and charged attacks when she uses her skill or burst. In addition, she will gain Ashen Nightstars that can stack up to four times and will increase her attack power by around 10 percent each time a new stack happens.
  • Favonius Warbow: This bow focuses on energy recharge. In fact, its ability gives Collei a 60 percent chance of generating energy when she hits an opponent with a critical attack.

The Polar Star is actually Tartaglia’s Bow, so you will see it appear whenever he runs on a banner. Keep in mind that since Polar Star is a five-star item, you will need to luck out on the Weapon Banner to receive it. This can take a lot of saving and there ,is no way to know when the weapon will end up rerunning. A good substitue if you want Collei with a five star bow is Elegy For The End, which will help with her energy recharge.

Best Artifacts

Luckily, getting the best artifact set to use with Collei is simple. The Deepwood Memories set launched alongside the character. This set focuses on raising the damage Collei will do when she uses her Dendro-charged attacks. To make things go by quicker, you can even run the Deepwood Memories Domain in co-op to cut down enemies quicker.

Here are the best artifact set to use with Collei:

  • Deepwood Memories: Collei gets a 15 percent boost in Dendro damage, and when she hits an opponent with her elemental skill or elemental burst, they become 30 percent weaker to Dendro damage for eight seconds.

You can get the Deepwood Memories Artifact Set from the Spire of Solitary Enlightenment Domain in Sumeru. Like with most artifacts, you can farm a five-star set using your daily resin and won’t have to spend money on your artifacts for Collei.

Team Composition

Collei is a sub-DPS character who can be slotted into a variety of teams. Since she is Dendro, she can easily react with Electro, Pyro, and Hydro characters. One thing to keep in mind is that Collei is a bow-user, meaning she fights from a distance. Having a support character like Beidou, whose burst requires the Collei to be close to enemies, likely won’t work well.

Some characters she’s being paired with are:

  • Yae Miko
  • Raiden Shogun
  • Mona
  • Kokomi
  • Bennett
  • Fischl
  • Tighnari
  • Xiangling
  • Yelan

As a sub-DPS, Collei falls in between support and damage-dealing role. When ran with characters like Xiangling as the main DPS, though, her Dendro application can help deal serious amounts of damage to nearby enemies.

Farming List

Like every other character in the game, you will need to gather a lot of materials to level Collei up all the way, like the Dendro gem, Nagadus Emerald. Luckily, her enemy drop is rather is to gather, and you won’t have to fight a boss like the Oceanid to get her boss materials. In addition, every item on the list below can actually be found with Sumeru making collecting easy.

Here is the list of specialty items that you need to ascend Collei to level 90.

  • 168x Rukkashava Mushroom
  • 18x Firm Arrowhead 
  • 30x Sharp Arrowhead
  • 36x Weathered Arrowhead
  • 46x Majestic Hooked Beak

The Rukkashava Mushroom is a Sumeru specialty that can be found around the Mawtiyima Forest area. Arrowheads can be gathered from Hilichurl Archers, which are scattered all across Teyvat. Finally, the Majestic Hooked Beak can be farmed from the Jadeplume Terrorshroom, which is found in the Vanarana area.

Talent Farming List

Once you have your materials together to ascend Collei, you will want to worry about leveling her talents. Talents are an important part of character building in Genshin Impact as they increase how much damage a character’s attack will do. Once again, everything you need to level Collei’s talents can be found around Sumeru.

Here is the list of items you need to raise Collei’s talents.

  • 9x Teachings of Praxis
  • 63x Guide to Praxis
  • 114x Philosophies of Praxis
  • 18x Firm Arrowhead
  • 66x Sharp Arrowhead
  • 93x Weathered Arrowhead
  • 18x Tears of the Calamitous God
  • 3x Crown of Insight

The Praxis books can be farmed from the Steeple of Ignorance Domain that’s located around Chatrakam Cave in Sumeru. You can collect this item on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. The Tears of the Calamitous God are available from the weekly Raiden Shogun boss fight on Narukami Island in Inazuma. Finally, if you are looking to collect Crowns of Insight, then you may run into a bit of trouble as they are a rare item.

You can only get a Crown of Insight from limited-time events in the game and from the Sacred Sakura Tree. Due to their scarcity, you will need to consider heavily whether it’s worth it to triple crown Collei or not before doing so. If you don’t plan to keep her on your team for long, then you may not want to use your crowns.

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Jess has prided herself in expressing her love for gaming, having been featured by companies in Japan and The Kim Komando Show. Her favorite console is the Nintendo 64 and she revels in replaying through Paper Mario and Megaman Legends. When not fighting Reaverbots she can be found gushing over the newest JRPGs or watching seasonal anime with her furless cat, who is featured on Twitter regularly