The best Bennett build in Genshin Impact is a bit trickier to pin down than it is with most characters.
Bennett can fill several roles effectively. He's a support character equally at home as a healer as he is an attack supporter, and you can even use him as an energy battery.
While you can specialize in any of these areas, you can also try building Bennett following a "middle of the road" approach and get a bit of everything.
What is the best Bennett build in Genshin Impact?
The best Bennett build focuses on raising his attack and HP to get the most out of his burst's buff effects. Energy recharge is also important, though since recharge is Bennett’s second stat, he gets a nice boost for it when leveling up anyway.
Best Bennett weapon
Aquila Favonia gives Bennett the biggest attack boost, with its high base attack and a passive skill that increases attack by a further 20 percent at the lowest refinement level. If you want to keep that for a character who remains on the field more often, though, Lion’s Roar is a strong second choice. It also increases the user’s base attack and deals more damage to enemies affected by Pyro, so if you fancy keeping Bennett on field for a while, he'll do some decent damage with this.
If you’re okay with a lower attack buff from Bennett’s burst, you could also use Sacrificial Sword. Bennett’s skill generates quite a few energy particles. It has a short cooldown period anyway, but with the Sacrificial Sword’s skill – it has a high chance of ending the user’s elemental skill cooldown timer – Bennett can recharge the party’s energy almost constantly.
Best Bennett Artifacts
Noblesse Oblige is ideal for Bennett as an attack buffer.
- Two-piece effect: Increases elemental burst damage by 20 percent
- Four-piece effect: Using an elemental burst increases the party’s attack by 20 percent for 12 seconds
You can also use Tenacity of the Millelith to boost his HP, increase the healing effect, and still buff the party's attack.
- Two-piece effect: Raises HP by 20 percent
- Four-piece effect: Increases party attack by 20 percent after the user's elemental skill deals damage
What is the best Bennett F2P build?
A few free swords offer some solid benefits for Bennett. The new Isshin blade obtained from Kazuha’s story quest has a base attack stat of 42 and attack as its secondary stat. Amenoma Kageuchi has slightly lower base attack, but its secondary boosts attack by 12 percent.
Iron Sting is a choice with a different set of benefits. It's easier to obtain, and the elemental mastery buff if grants lets Bennett deal additional damage when his burst triggers elemental reactions.
Is Bennett a DPS character?
Not really. He does have some elemental support capabilities, but Bennett’s burst, Fantastic Voyage, is what makes him so useful. Fantastic Voyage deals Pyro damage and creates a broad field with two effect possibilities. If the active character’s HP is below 70 percent, the field heals them by an amount that scales with Bennett's HP. When their HP is above 70 percent, the field boosts their attack based on Bennett’s base attack, which is his normal attack stat plus the boost granted by his weapon.
Bennett's skill doesn't deal a spectacular amount of damage, but it is excellent for creating energy particles. Bennett's passive talents reduce the skill's cooldown timer, so you can use it more frequently and keep your party's energy topped up. The skill knocks enemies - and you - back when you charge it fully, so bear that in mind when deciding where and how to use it.
That's pretty much it with Bennett. He's from the original batch of Genshin Impact characters, when HoYoverse didn't make them too complex or detailed.
A note on Bennett’s Constellations
Avoid activating Bennett’s sixth constellation, at least until HoYoverse adjusts its effects, if they ever do. It infuses swords, polearms, and claymores with Pyro, which overrides the user’s normal attack and deals damage based on Pyro multipliers instead.
Unless you build your entire team to deal increased Pyro damage – which is impractical and inadvisable – this effect completely negates the attack bonus that makes Fantastic Voyage worthwhile.