Fischl is a top tier support choice in Genshin Impact. Let’s take a look at her best weapon, artifact build, talents, animation cancelling (AARR) and tips for team composition.

Fischl is technically F2P as she was available for grabs during the Unreconciled Stars Event.

Support vs DPS

As Support

Fischl excels as a support character that provides additional DPS to your team. She does so via Oz, which is basically a turret that can be summoned.

Both Fischl’s Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst abilities summon Oz. This gives Oz a very good up time.

Oz’s Dmg scales off both Fischl’s attack damage (this includes Crit Dmg) and Electro Dmg.

But more importantly Oz also benefits from Elemental Mastery as it can consistently proc Electro. This allows for more economical early game support builds (building EM easier than Crit Rate + Crit Dmg).

As DPS

Fischl’s C6 greatly increases her potential as a primary DPS carry.

Evernight Raven (Constellation Lv.6)
Increases the duration of Oz’s summoning by 2s. Additionally, Oz attacks with the current character when present, dealing 30% of Fischl’s ATK as Electro DMG.

However even without it she can output a considerable amount of damage especially if you have at least C1 and are making use of attack animation cancelling (more on this later).

Gaze of the Deep (Constellation Lv. 1)
Even when Oz is not present in combat, he can still watch over Fischl through his raven eyes. When Fischl attacks an enemy, Oz fires a joint attack, dealing 22% of ATK DMG.

Weapon

BuildTierWeaponBase Atk
(Lv.1)
Secondary Stat
(Lv.1)
Passive
(Lv.1)
Obtain
SupportSSkyward Harp
(5-Star)
Bow
484.8% CRIT RateIncreases CRIT DMG by 20%. Hits have a 60% chance to inflict a small AoE attack, dealing 125% Physical ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 4s.Gacha
SupportAThe Stringless
(4-Star)
Bow
4236 Elemental MasteryIncreases Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG by 24%.Gacha
SupportBFavonius Warbow
(4-Star)
Bow
4113.3% Energy RechargeCRIT hits have a 60% chance to generate 1 Elemental Orb, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12s.Gacha
DPSSSkyward Harp
(5-Star)
Bow
484.8% CRIT RateIncreases CRIT DMG by 20%. Hits have a 60% chance to inflict a small AoE attack, dealing 125% Physical ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 4s.Gacha
DPSARust
(4-Star)
Bow
429% ATK
Increases Normal Attack DMG by 40% but decreases Aimed Shot DMG by 10%.
Gacha
DPSBCompound Bow
(4-Star)
Bow
41
15% Physical DMG BonusNormal Attack and Aimed Shot hits increase ATK by 4% and Normal ATK SPD by 1.2% for 6s. Max 4 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s.Crafting

Support Build
Skyward Harp is the top choice. Oz can benefit from both the high raw Dmg (being a 5-star weapon) and also the Crit Rate Secondary Stat. The Stringless is the next best choice giving EM and skill Dmg.

DPS Build
Again Skyward Harp takes the top spot for much the same reason except this time you’ll also make use of the passive. Rust is also a great option as the extra Atk benefits Oz, Fischl and her passive Lightning Smite.

Lightning Smite (Unlocked at Ascension 4)
If a character triggers an Electro-related Elemental Reaction when Oz is on the field, the enemy shall be stricken with Thundering Retribution, dealing Electro DMG equal to 80% of Fischl’s ATK.

Artifact Sets

BuildTierArtifact SetActive Bonus
SupportS(4) Thundering Fury(2) Gain a 15% Electro DMG Bonus.
(4) Increases damage caused by Overloaded, Electro-Charged, and Superconduct DMG by 40%. Triggering such effects decreases Elemental Skill CD by 1s. Can only occur once every 0.8s.**
SupportS(2) Thundering Fury
(2) Gladiator's Finale
(2) Gain a 15% Electro DMG Bonus.
(2) ATK +18%
SupportA(2) Instructor
(2) The Exile
(2) Increases Elemental Mastery by 80.
(2) Energy Recharge +20%
DPSS(2) Bloodstained Chivalry
(2) Gladiator's Finale
(2) Physical DMG +25%
(2) ATK +18%
DPSS(2) Bloodstained Chivalry
(2) Thundering Fury
(2) Physical DMG +25%
(2) Gain a 15% Electro DMG Bonus.
DPSA(2) Berserker
(2) Brave Heart
(2) CRIT Rate +12%
(2) ATK +18%
**Note: To make use of CD reduction Fischl must be on field triggering reaction.
  1. Thundering Fury Full Set or Thundering Fury + Gladiator’s Finale combo are great choice for support. Instructor and The Exile will do for early game.
  2. Bloodstained Chivalry paired with either Gladiator’s Finale or Thundering Fury are both great for DPS. Berserker + Brave Heart combo is fine for early game.

Artifact Stats

BuildMain Stat*Sub Stat
SupportSands - Atk%
Goblet - Electro Dmg
Circlet - Atk%**
- Atk/Atk%
- Energy Recharge
- Elemental Mastery

DPSSands - Atk%
Goblet - Electro Dmg***
Circlet - Crit Rate****
- Crit Rate (aim for at least 50%)
- Crit Dmg (aim for 100%+)
- Atk/Atk%
- Energy Recharge
- Elemental Mastery
*Flower and Plume mainstat are always HP and Atk respectivly.
**Atk%, Energy Recharge and Elemental Mastery are all options here as Oz makes use of them all. Aditionally Crit Rate and Crit Dmg is also good especially if you are using the Skyward Harp.
***Electro Dmg is preferred but Phys Dmg is ok too.
***If you are lucky enough to be using the Skyward Harp (5-Star) weapon (Crit Rate secondary stat) and have enough Crit Rate then you can also go Crit Dmg for the Circlet mainstat.
  1. Crit Rate and Crit Dmg are luxury stats for Support. It’s much easier to make use of Energy Recharge (for Oz uptime) and Elemental Mastery.
  2. However having Skyward Harp for Support makes it much easier to build for Crit as the weapon gives a good amount of Crit Rate. Under this circumstance you can aim for the DPS build sub stats instead ie prioritize Crit Rate + Crit Dmg.

Goblet main stat is the hardest to roll for. To make things easier you can fill the other artifact slots with your 4-Piece Set/2x 2-Piece Set. That way you can use any Goblet. If you are finding it hard getting Electro Dmg, you can use Atk% as an alternative.

Talents

BuildPriority
Support1) Nightrider
2) Midnight Phantasmagoria
3) Bolts of Downfall
DPS1) Bolts of Downfall
2) Nightrider
3) Midnight Phantasmagoria

Playstyle

Support
Pretty straightforward. Use Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst to keep Oz on the field as long as possible.

Try not to use either skill too soon after each other. The goal is to prolong Oz uptime.

DPS
Fischl has a 5-hit attack chain. The first 2 attacks are very quick. The last attack has a very long wait time before the combo can restart.

You can use animation cancelling to increase your dps in two ways:

  1. Cancel after the 5th attack (skipping long wait before attack chain restarts)
  2. Cancel after 2nd attack (allowing for rapid fire).

The 2nd method increases DPS the most. It allows Fischl to rapidfire her bow like a machine gun.

How to Attack Animation Cancel

Attack animation cancelling is done by pressing “R” twice. This essentially rapidly enters and exits aim mode.

Doing this correctly will allow Fischl to restart her attack chain with little wait time.

The 2nd method as mentioned above is done by attacking twice followed by pressing “R” twice before attacking twice again and cancelling again.

This has been referred to as the “AARR” method. This can be quite difficult to consistently execute. A challenge many players face is making sure to only press R twice.

One way of doing this is by repeatedly attacking (left mouse) whilst timing your “R” button so that it is pressed twice after ever two attacks.

If you are having trouble with this method try cancelling the last attack instead. It has a larger window and is less frequent.

To keep Fischl more stationary hold the forward key throughout this process.

Team Composition Tips

As Support

  1. Can be paired with any DPS carry. However especially beneficial with other Electro Carrys (eg. Keqing, Razor) as she can help them generate energy faster from Elemental Resonance.
  2. Great when paired with Pyro, Cryo or Hydro for Overload/Super Conduct/Electro Charged

As Primary DPS

  1. Pair her with a Pyro character (eg Xiangling) for Overload, Hydro (eg Xingqiu) for Vaporize or Cryo (Chongyun) for Melt.