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Gorou Guide for Genshin Impact 4.6. See Gorou's, materials, best weapon, tier, rating, kit, & best build for Gorou.

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Gorou Tier & Review

4 StarGeoGeoBow
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**The Tiers above are ranked in 6 levels. With SS being the highest and D the lowest.
Tiers: SS → S → A → B → C → D

** Tiers above are at Zero Constellations

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Strengths & Weakness Of Gorou

- Provides DEF Bonus
↳ Can also provide increased resistance to interruption & Geo DMG Bonus
- Elemental Skill has 100% uptime
- Very easy to build since its buff does not require specific stats.
- Situational Elemental Skill
↳ Good for Mono-Geo team comp
- Limited team comp options
- High energy cost for Elemental Burst
↳ Can be aided with Favonius Warbow

Gorou Best Build

Gorou Geo Support Build

WeaponFavonius WarbowFavonius Warbow
Substitute1. Elegy For The EndElegy For The End
2. End Of The LineEnd Of The Line (F2P)
Best ArtifactThe ExileThe Exile x4
Artifact StatsSands: Energy Recharge
Goblet: Geo DMG Bonus / DEF
Circlet: CRIT Rate / DEF
Priority Sub-Stats 1. Energy Recharge
2. DEF%
3. CRIT Rate
4. CRIT Damage

Great Build For Geo-Defense Teams

This build focuses increasing the up-time of support that Gorou provides and Giving Energy to the team. Amazing when using Gorou as a buffer for Geo-Defense Teams.

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Gorou Best Weapon

Gorou Support Build Weapons

BestFavonius WarbowFavonius WarbowEnergy Recharge 61.3% (Lvl. 90)
- Allows Gorou to be a battery.
- Huge Energy Recharge buff from sub-stat.
- Requires you to invest on CRIT Rate.
2ndElegy For The EndElegy For The EndEnergy Recharge 55.1% (Lvl. 90)
- Huge Energy Recharge sub-stat.
- Can provide ATK Buff.
- EM Buff does not have much use for teams that uses Gorou.
End Of The LineEnd Of The LineEnergy Recharge 45.9% (Lvl. 90)
- Amazing Energy Recharge Stats.
- Additional DMG from effects of weapon.
- Fairly difficult to obtain but it is obtainable for free.

Energy Recharge Weapons Are Recommended

Maximizing Energy Recharge is great for the up-time of Elemental Burst of Gorou. Weapons that boost them are recommended.

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Gorou Best Artifacts

Gorou Support Build

Best Artifacts For Support Build Gorou

BestThe ExileThe Exile
Substitute 1Emblem Of Severed FateEmblem Of Severed Fate
Husk Of Opulent DreamsHusk Of Opulent Dreams
Substitute 2Noblesse ObligeNoblesse Oblige

Artifact Stat Priority

Flower IconMain: Flat HP
Sub: Energy Recharge / DEF% / CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG
Feather IconMain: Flat ATK
Sub: Energy Recharge / DEF% / CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG
Sands IconMain:Energy Recharge
Sub: Energy Recharge / DEF% / CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG
Goblet IconMain: DEF / Geo DMG Bonus
Sub: Energy Recharge / DEF% / CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG
Crown IconMain: CRIT Rate / DEF%
Sub: Energy Recharge / DEF% / CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG

Using Gorou for defense buff does not require high amounts of DEF from artifacts since the buff increases based on Talent Level and only DMG increases with Defense. Focusing on Energy Recharge is recommended. The Exile is recommended because it give energy to the team which is needed by most of Gorou's Team Comp.

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Gorou Best Team Comp

Best Party For Gorou

Gorou has the ability to boost Defense and Geo DMG bonus of the teams making him a Niche yet very powerful support to Defense scaling Geo Characters.

GorouGorouArataki IttoArataki IttoAlbedoAlbedoRaiden ShogunRaiden Shogun
- Gorou will be the main support of the team boosting the damage of Itto and Albedo.
- With Goro, Itto will get boosted damage and less interruption.
- Albedo's flowers will have more damage because of Defense boost by Gorou.
- Gorou's high Burst cost will make Raiden easily stack Sigils for her Elemental Burst.
- Albedo and Raiden will help in providing Energy for a stable Burst for the whole team.

Other Characters That Works With Gorou

AlbedoAlbedoZhongliZhongli - Zhongli can act as a Sub-DPS and a shielder in this comp though he has less Energy provided.
Arataki IttoArataki IttoNingguangNingguang
- Noelle and Ningguang are both characters that is supported well by Gorou and work as a main DPS.
Raiden ShogunRaiden ShogunXinyanXinyan
- Any off-field characters that can trigger Crystalized is good. Energy providing characters are preferred.

Free To Play Friendly Party

GorouGorouNoelleNoelleGeo TravelerGeo TravelerKaeyaKaeya
- Similar to the previous team, Gorou will mainly be the Defense and Geo support for the team.
- Noelle will be the main DPS and healer.
- Geo Traveler will be giving energy with his Elemental skill and provide additional damage through Elemental Burst.
- Kaeya will enable Crystalize and provide off field Cryo support to the team.

Gorou Ascension Materials

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Talent Materials For Gorou

Gorou 's Recommended Talent Priority

TalentLevel Up Priority
Normal Attack: Ripping Fang Fletching★・・・・
Inuzaka All Round Defense (Elemental Skill)★★★★★
Juuga: Forward Unto Victory (Elemental Burst)★★★★・

Gorou Skill Guide & How To Use Gorou

Recommended Rotation for Gorou

Recommended Rotation
1Use Elemental Skill to setup General's War Banner.
2Switch and fight until Gorou's Elemental Burst is ready.
3Switch to Gorou and use Elemental Burst to provide buffs and shields.
4Repeat from number 1.

Uses Of Elemental Skill

Provides Buffs Based On Number Of Geo Characters


Gorou's Elemental Skill bonuses activate when the required number of party members is present at the time of casting. The field will be destroyed when you cast another Elemental Skill or Burst.

Buff Scales On Talent Level

You do not need to increase the defense of Gorou to increase its buff but instead you need to increase its Talent Lvl.

Uses Of Elemental Burst

Provides Shields That Pulls Elemental Shards With His Burst


His Burst provides similar buffs with his Elemental Skill but it will also generate crystal collapses that deals AoE Geo DMG to opponents. Gorou will pull an elemental shard in the AoE of his burst towards the active character every 1.5s. This can easily provide your characters a shield created from the Crystallize reaction.

Buff Follows Active Character


Unlike his Elemental Skill, the field created by his Elemental Burst follows the active character.

C4 Will Give Healing


Having Gorou's C4 will give you access to healing whenever his Elemental Burst is in the "Impregnable" or "Crunch" states. The heal is based on 50% of Gorou's DEF and triggers every 1.5s. This applies to active characters within the field's AoE.

Works Best As A Team Buffer

Gorou can buff the team while dealing Geo DMG to enemies. He works best as a team buffer that will only be on the field during the start of the combo with your characters or when his Elemental Burst can be unleashed.

Gorou Wish & Constellation Guide

Should You Get Or Wish For Gorou?

Pull If You Need A Geo-Defense Specific Support


Gorou is a support that can increase the DEF of the whole party. He is a perfect partner for Itto, Albedo, & Noelle. His constellations can be obtained in all banners and limited banners that feature Gorou. If you use a mono-Geo team comp, it is recommended to pull for his constellations.

Best Constellation For Gorou

★・・・・C1: Rushing Hound: Swift As The Wind
When characters (other than Gorou) within the AoE of Gorou's General's War Banner or General's Glory deal Geo DMG to opponents, the CD of Gorou's Inuzaka All-Round Defense is decreased by 2s.
This effect can occur once every 10s.
★★・・・C2: Sitting Hound: Steady As A Clock
While General's Glory is in effect, its duration is extended by 1s when a nearby active character obtains an Elemental Shard from a Crystallize reaction.
This effect can occur once every 0.1s. Max extension is 3s.
★★★・・C3: Mauling Hound: Fierce As Fire
Increases the Level of Inuzaka All-Round Defense by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
★★★★・C4: Lapping Hound: Warm As Water
When General's Glory is in the "Impregnable" or "Crunch" states, it will also heal active characters within its AoE by 50% of Gorou's own DEF every 1.5s.
★★★・・C5: Striking Hound: Thunderous Force
Increases the the Level of Juuga: Forward Unto Victory by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
★★★★★C6: Valiant Hound: Mountainous Fealty
For 12s after using Inuzaka All-Round Defense of Juuga: Forward Unto Victory, increases the CRIT DMG of all nearby party members' Geo DMG based on the buff level of the skill's field at the time of use:
- "Standing Firm": +10%
- "Impregnable": +20%
- "Crunch": +40%
This effect cannot stack and will take reference from the last instance of the effect that is triggered.

Constellation 4 For Healing Access

With Constellation 4, Gorou will not only provide buffs and shields but also healing. This gives Gorou another role to fulfill besides buffing and shielding your party.

Constellation 6 For Geo Comps

Constellation 6 is ideal for Geo Comps since it will increase the Crit DMG of party members' Geo DMG based on the buff level of the skill.

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Anonymous 13

A 4 star set are they crazy or what? I trash those

Haruto 12

I'd also suggest the Exile 4pc artifact set. +20% ER, and a boatload of particles for the whole team on ult. It's a 4* set, so only raise up to level 16, but Gorou's damage and healing aren't material enough to worry about the missing 4 levels.

wanderer 11

Yeah, I mean, I said he can also "deal damage" while healing, I took in count his passives too. It's just that I wanted to bring attention to his C4, because some people may think that Geo Bonus could be good on him, to which I disagree because he relies a lot on his DEF stat.

Anonymous 10

You have listed that def only affects C4 healing and burst damage.
You might want to double check his second passive talent.
154% of def is applied to his skill damage.

wanderer 9

I was also wondering if EM substats would be useful for him, since some of his constellations and pasives mention shards.

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