Who needs elemental reactions when you can cause massive damage alone with this deadly Knight of Favonius. This build guide is all about reviewing Eula along with the best builds for her.
The biggest thing about Eula’s playstyle is her burst which more or less resembles a combo meter you would find in many action games, except you’re building up a Cryo sword that will explode and obliterate all the enemies in your way.
The thing that’s most interesting about her burst called Glacial Illumination is the fact it only lasts for 7 seconds. In that time, any way you can deal damage with her will give you a single energy stack to her temporary pet companion the Lightfall Sword which will follow her around and provide additional resistance to interruption.
Once the time is up or you switch her out, a massive explosion occurs and all the energy stacks you built up will deal an insane amount of physical damage.
Just like with any combo meter, you need to have a solid plan when going into combat. For this matter, Eula’s elemental skill acts as a buffer to increase the damage of the burst significantly.
You can either press the skill to do a quick Cryo slash to surrounding enemies which will then grant you a stack of Grimheart that you can then use for the hold version of the skill where each stack gets consumed for additional damage in the form of descending Icewhirl swords.
The more important thing would be the reduction you apply to the enemies Physical and Cryo resistance. Luckily, you only need 1 Grimheart to get the debuff going. What’s also interesting is one of her passives that will reset the cooldown of her skill when she activates Grand Illumination and it also provides 1 stack of Grimheart.
You can quickly build up the two stacks and use the hold version for maximum effect that also gets rewarded even more by another passive if you consume both Grimheart stacks which creates a Shattered Lightfall Sword and explodes for a nice amount of damage.
With all these synergies combined together, the end result is chasing those energy stacks for your Lightfall Sword explosion, and finding the most comfortable rotation for yourself is going to be the main objective when it comes to mastering Eula’s playstyle.
Eula’s Best Weapons And Artifacts
Having the right weapons and artifacts is key to help Eula achieve the best possible damage output especially when it comes to her massive burst explosion. The first set of claymores that come to mind are any of the 5-stars, which all of them are going to be exceptional for her.
With Song of Broken Pines being the iconic weapon here, it helps her out not just by getting more Physical Damage bonuses from the sub stats but the passive effect also gives additional ATK Speed and will help her squeeze out more stacks for her Lightfall Sword reckoning. But it doesn’t have the same influence as Staff of Homa where it overshadowed other polearms with its insane damage output.
In fact, Song of Broken Pines along with every other 5-star claymore are all great options. Even if something like Skyward Pride doesn’t have an offensive sub stat, Eula’s burst skill still has a hefty cost, and that Energy Recharge can help her out in a big way.
But for those who haven’t yet obtained their first legendary weapon, a very good alternative would be the Serpent Spine provided you can keep the passive effect at its maximum state. This means you have no problem avoiding enemy attacks or have a chunky shielder keeping you out of harm’s way.
Finally, for F2P options, going with either Prototype Archaic, Snow-tombed Starsilver, or Blackcliff Slasher are all great picks. At this point, you probably just want to go with the one that has the most refinements or has the best synergy with your artifact sub stats.
When it comes to artifacts, the newest Pale Flame 4-piece set is going to be the best choice for her. However, just because it is the top option doesn’t mean it’s the most dramatically powerful thing you can equip on her.
Because this is a game that revolves around building a lot of characters, spending your resin on a single domain isn’t the cheapest thing to do. If you’re getting unlucky with obtaining the full set, you can easily go for a 2 set of Pale Flame and Bloodstained Chivalry instead.
To be honest, you can even dust off those Gladiator’s pieces if you haven’t got any of the previously mentioned sets available or you’re simply not interested in farming up the domains. But in the worst-case scenario, you can mix either of the 2-sets with Gladiator’s Finale since Claymore users do get a nicer benefit from a higher ATK% percentage.
Still, one thing is clear – you definitely want to get Physical Damage as your set bonus or bonuses and the 4-piece Pale Flame is basically tailor-made for Eula’s Grimheart stacking.
Eula Stats & Talent Priority
Finally, if you ever built more than 1 character with a guide, you can pretty much expect the same sub stat and main stat priority you would see on any physical damage dealer. But the actual last thing to look at would be her talent leveling priority and the general recommendation would be to focus on the Burst up until at least level 8 or 9 and then move over to her Normal Attacks while dumping resources into her Elemental Skill should be only done after you max out the other two.
In short – Eula’s entire build revolves around capitalizing on the Physical Damage bonus and that’s mainly because of her insane burst explosion damage. From the number of stacks you can build and unleash, getting that huge number with zero downtime besides cooldown should be achievable without too much trouble.
Best Team For Eula
When composing a team with this Knight of Favonius, there’s generally going to be a few key team members that will help you out with achieving her max potential. The first obvious thing to cover would be an Electro companion so you can trigger those Superconducts on your enemies.
Each of them offers their own little unique advantage, with Fischl acting as your sustained damage dealer, Beidou giving you an awesome Burst. Even a decent sub damage support if you’re facing off against aggressive enemies that attack fast and often so you can trigger her counter without getting juked liked a fool.
Because Eula’s burst has a very big cost attached, you will definitely want to get a so-called battery teammate from a Cryo element for those sweet tiny elemental particles.
If you managed to unlock free Diona during the Energy Amplifier event, she’s going to be an awesome little battery helper especially if you have the Sacrificial Bow on her which lets you capitalize on even more particle generation.
Besides the cat-like bartender, you can go for the deadly nun Rosaria which can help you out with a Critical Rate bonus from her passive.
And as for the rest of the team, it’s basically the same thing as always – putting in more buffers or debuffers is the path to the ultimate destruction of your enemies but if you have been building strong support damage dealers, they will surely won’t hurt your overall team’s performance.
As always, there’s a lot of different teams you can build and it’s really a matter of the challenge you’re dealing with as we have seen many times now with the Spiral Abyss or events like Energy Amplifier where being dead set on a team comp won’t bring much value unless you start improvising.
What’s great about Eula is that she is a Physical damage dealer so more or less anything will get destroyed by her. It’s only a matter of how often you can apply those superconducts or can get her buffed with the rest of the team.
Up until now, we’ve only had Razor as the one and true physical damage dealer while some of the characters like Keqing, Fischl, Zhongli, and a few more were kind of based around physical damage but their more dominant builds were focused on some other role or utility.
Eula’s arrival definitely feels like a breath of fresh air considering the number of talents and constellations that focus on her physical damage aspect. In fact, one thing that’s going to be out of reach for the big part of the player base is the constellations.
By even getting the 1st constellation unlocked, it’s going to be a major upgrade to her overall damage output not to mention the last one which as we have seen in the past with other characters like Childe. It essentially removes the limiting factor which in this case would be the stack building for that spectacular explosion.
But at 0 constellations, which this whole showcasing has been based around proves that Eula is basically in the same league as Ganyu and Hu Tao with the only limiting factor being she’s not able to utilize Melt reactions too well. At the end of the day, her selling point is her unique ability to deal with enemies by using the good old-fashioned physical damage.
What’s even better about her would be some of the small things, like the ability to retain Grimheart stacks when switching her out or the possibility to gather energy particles during her burst which isn’t something every character is able to do.
Overall, Eula is the shining example of a true physical damage dealer with a pinch of Cryo element added to the mix. Having a dedicated character for white damage is a welcome addition to any team, especially if you’re facing off against multiple enemies with different elemental resistances.
But the biggest thing about her is obviously her burst, which even with as little as few energy stacks still deliver a ton of damage, not to mention what happens if you can properly set up more than 10 stacks with Superconduct, buffs, and debuffs.
The only thing that sets her aside is the expensive cost attached to her burst which to be fair, isn’t that bad considering you can still generate elemental particles when you activate it, so you can basically queue up the next one once the duration is over.
Eula is definitely one of the best hyper carries released in the game as of now even if the biggest criticism you will hear about dedicated damage dealers is that they can get phased out more easily than supports like Venti or Zhongli. This is true for the most part but at the end of the day, as long as you had fun causing those massive burst explosions then you shouldn’t worry too much about what the future holds.
If there’s one thing we have learned so far, then it would be how effective a sneeze can be to your marketing campaign. Aside from this, Eula is going to be another character that’s slowly pushing Genshin’s boundaries in damage output but at least this time around it’s a Physical damage dealer which in all honesty – isn’t something that’s been very popular with the community aside from some niche team compositions.
Now it’s just a matter of time before we start seeing those videos of 5 million damage showcases popping in from whales.