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Genshin Impact best Klee build, weapons, and best Klee F2P options

With Klee making a return to banners with version 2.8, we've got a fresh guide on the best Klee build!

Klee is back in Genshin Impact version 2.8, which should perk up the ears of anyone familiar with the fire-bomb-loving sprout. Klee might have competition with the likes of Yanfei now, but with the best Klee build, she still rises far above most other Pyro characters.

For those looking to gear up but lack the wallet to splash out, you don't need to worry. We've got f2p options that performs just as well as the paid version. If you've got Klee but aren't sure who to pair her with, check out our Klee team comp recommendations!

Check out the Version 2.8 trailer here!

Genshin Impact Klee build - is Klee DPS?

Yes! Klee is a powerful Pyro DPS character able to quickly and easily set up elemental reactions and deal humongous damage with a mixture of her elemental skill and elemental burst.

Klee admittedly requires a decent backup character in order to trigger these elemental reactions and some good timing, since the bombs her skill generates don't detonate on impact. However, once you get used to her quirks, you can rely on Klee as a stable and powerful source of damage in any situation.

Genshin Impact best Klee build

Klee in the library in Genshin Impact
Grabbing the best gear for Klee will take some searching around.

Klee works a bit differently from other main DPS characters since she has a bonus Pyro damage stat that increases her Pyro power as she levels up. Rather than prioritizing critical hits, it's best to push her elemental - or specifically Pyro - damage up as high as possible.

Genshin Impact Klee - best weapon

Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds is a five-star catalyst and a fantastic fit for Klee. It increases Crit Rate by 7.2%, but it also increases your elemental DMG by 8% every four seconds. It stacks four times for a maximum of 32% while in combat.

As an alternative, Skyward Atlus is a great catalyst you can obtain through the standard wish banner. It provides a 7.2% boost ATK damage, and increases your elemental damage by 12%. As an additional bonus, Normal attack hits have a 50% chance to send out a projectile which seeks out nearby enemies to attack and deals 160% ATK DMG, which is a nice, if inessential, bonus.

Genshin Impact Klee - best artifact set

The Crimson Witch of Flames artifact set, acquired through the Hidden Palace of Zhou Formula domain, is the perfect set for Klee. Here’s what it does:

  • 2-piece: Pyro DMG Bonus +15%
  • 4-piece: Increases Overloaded and Burning DMG by 40%. Increases Vaporize and Melt DMG by 15%. Using an Elemental Skill increases 2-Piece Set effects by 50% for 10s. Max 3 stacks.

The two piece bonus is good enough, but the four piece providing massive boons to elemental reactions is super sweet for Klee and their particular strengths. Even if you don't plan on using reactions much - though you should, especially vaporize - the extra 50% Pyro damage boost from the four-piece set makes it a must have for all serious Klee users.

As an alternative for those who don’t want to grind Crimson Witch of Flames, Martial Artist is a decent replacement. Here’s what it does:

  • 2-piece: Increases normal and charged attack by 15%.
  • 4-piece: After using Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 25% for 8s.

It’s not necessarily the best option, but it is much easier to find at least.

Genshin Impact best Klee free-to-play build

Klee from Genshin Impact catching fish
Klee is one of the most fun to use for fans of Pyro.

For those out there who perhaps aren’t too far through the story, or just like to play Genshin Impact at a more relaxed pace, we’ve got recommendations for a free-to-play build for Genshin Impact’s lil' arsonist.

For the weapon, craft yourself a Mappa Mare from the blacksmith. All you need is a Northlander catalyst Billet, Crystal chunks and White Iron chunks, so do a bit of farming and you can pick this up in no time!

Mappa Mare increases elemental mastery and raises the user's elemental damage after they cause an elemental reaction.

As for artifacts, try and aim for the Martial Artist artifact four-piece set if you're early in the game, filling out the other two slots with any pieces you have with crit damage, crit rate, or pyro % damage boosts.

That wraps up our Klee build! If you’re looking for more builds, we’ve got plenty for you to look through - such as our Thoma build, Yoyima build, and Alloy build!

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