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Genshin Impact Heizou - Talent Priority and Best Team Composition

Genshin Impact patch 2.8 features Heizou, the newest Anemo character. Find out which Talents to upgrade and teams to assemble in this guide.
Genshin Impact Heizou - Talent Priority and Best Team Composition

Genshin Impact patch 2.8 hit live servers on 13th July 2022 and brought a new four-star Anemo character, Shikanoin Heizou, featuring a unique play style unrelated to his weapon choice, adding some complexity to team-building and general upgrading.

Catalyst user, Heizou, features an almost brawler-like Elemental Ability and Elemental Burst to tackle down enemies and unleash explosive Anemo damage. However, his complex play style makes building and forming the right team around him challenging.

We've already detailed the best Heizou build in Genshin Impact; however, this guide will explain everything Travelers need to know about this bright Inazuman detective of the Tenryou Commission, including the best Talent and perfect team composition for Heizou.

Genshin Impact 2.8 - What Are The Best Talents For Heizou?

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Heizou is an Anemo character in Genshin Impact. (Picture: HoYoverse)

Again, Heizou is a little tricky to utilize because his Elemental Skill and Burst work better up close. His Elemental Skill, Heartstopper Strike, winds Heizou’s fist up; Travelers can instantly cast the ability or hold it to gain Declension stacks. At four stacks, Heizou unleashes monstrous amounts of damage. But Travelers won’t have time to charge these punches in most situations.

Heizou’s Elemental Burst, Windmuster Kick, launches a powerful Anemo blast which proves useful if flurried together with other characters' abilities. Like all Bursts, it’ll take some time before using it again, even with a battery, due to cooldowns. The same goes for Heartstopper Strike, sadly.

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Heizou's a detective of the Tenryou Commission in Inazuma. (Picture: HoYoverse)

Luckily, because Heizou is a four-star character, his Constellations are relatively easy to acquire than if he was a five-star. At C2, Heizou has insane crowd control thanks to his skills, but the bigger party only starts rocking at C6 as his critical rate and damage are boosted exponentially.

The goal with Heizou is to keep the punches and kicks going, racking up a combo of flurried hits. For this, upgrading his Elemental Ability first is paramount. Next on the priority list is Heizou’s Elemental Burst; his Normal Attack comes last. But by upgrading his Ability, Travelers essentially excel his combat rate and help him do more damage while staying in the battle for longer.

Genshin Impact 2.8 - What Is The Best Team Composition For Heizou?

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Heizou utilizes a catalyst but seemingly prefers his fists and kicks to deal damage in Genshin Impact. (Picture: HoYoverse)

Unfortunately, Heizou rarely works in explosive team compositions, considering his skill set pushes him toward consistently doing damage. For this, Taser team builds are the best composition for Heizou if Travelers run him as the main DPS or Sub-DPS.

Travelers can make Heizou the main DPS, then use Yelan, Beidou, or Xiangling as the Sub-DPS. For Support, Xingqui, Fischl, Bennet, or Raiden Shogun work exceptionally well with Heizou. 

The goal is essentially to apply Heizou with buffs and off-site Elemental Ability or Bursts, which deal damage even if the character is swapped. From there, Heizou should Swirl all the Elemental Damage and boost his offensive output exponentially.

The perfect Taser team composition would likely be Heizou as main DPS, Raiden Shogun covering Sub-DPS, and Xingqui as Support alongside Bennet.

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Heizou's a four-star character in Genshin Impact. (Picture: Hoyoverse)

Ultimately, Genshin Impact allows Travelers to explore the freedom of creating their masterpiece of a team suiting their gameplay style. Heizou makes his way as the latest character to blow Travelers' minds.

Still, with Genshin Impact continuously unfolding, it shouldn’t take away from the creativity and imagination of the possibilities Heizou could achieve later on in the game.

That concludes our guide on the best Talents and team composition for Heizou in Genshin Impact patch 2.8.

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Featured image courtesy of HoYoverse.