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Gorou is a character in Genshin Impact 2.6 that uses Geo Bow. See best builds, teams, weapons, skills, ratings, voice actor, ascension materials for Gorou!

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Gorou Best Build & Weapon

Geo & Defense Support Build

Gorou's kit focuses on providing defense and Geo DMG Bonus to the team. He can also deal damage that scales on his Defense through his Elemental Burst. However, his Elemental Burst is said to have a high cost which requires building Energy Recharge.

Recommended Weapon

Favonius WarbowFavonius WarbowCRIT Hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occure once every 12s.
Weapon Substitute
Elegy For The EndElegy For The EndIncrease Elemental Mastery of Venti and the whole team for every hit of his Elemental Skill and Burst.
Sacrificial BowSacrificial Bow After damaging an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30s.

Recommended Artifacts

Husk Of Opulent DreamsHusk Of Opulent Dreams
2-Piece Set
2-Piece Set
DEF +30%
Emblem Of Severed FateEmblem Of Severed Fate
2-Piece Set
2-Piece Set
Energy Recharge + 20%
Royal FloraNoblesse Oblige
4-Piece Set
2-Piece Set
Elemental Burst DMG +20%
4-Piece Set
After using an Elemental Burst, all teammates get +20% ATK. Lasts 12s, does not stack.
Husk Of Opulent DreamsHusk Of Opulent Dreams
2-Piece Set
2-Piece Set
DEF +30%
4-Piece Set
A character equipped with this Artifact set will obtain the Curiosity effect in the following conditions: When on the field, the character gains 1 stack after hitting an opponent with a Geo attack, triggering a maximum of once every 0.3s. When off the field, the character gains 1 stack every 3s. Curiosity can stack up to 4 times, each providing 6% DEF and a 6% Geo DMG Bonus. When 6 seconds pass without gaining a Curiosity stack, 1 stack is lost.

Recommended Artifact Stats

Artifact Main Stat
Sub Stat
Feather Icon Flat ATK (Unchangeable)
① DEF%
② Energy Recharge
③ Flat DEF
④ CRIT Rate/ DMG
Flower IconFlat HP (Unchangeable)
① DEF%
② Energy Recharge
③ Flat DEF
④ CRIT Rate/ DMG
Sands Icon Energy Recharge / DEF%
② CRIT Rate
③ Energy Recharge / DEF%
④ Flat DEF
Goblet Icon DEF% / Geo DMG Bonus
① Energy Recharge
② Flat DEF
③ CRIT Rate
Crown Icon DEF%
① Energy Recharge
② Flat DEF
③ CRIT Rate

Best To Have At Least 180% Energy Recharge

Gorou will rely on Elemental Burst for damage. Depending on the Energy released by Goro's skills and its team mates, it might need 180 or more Energy Recharge for a higher up-time of Gorou's Ult.

Buff From Elemental Skill Scales At Talent LVL

The buff you receive from Gorou's Elemental Skill does not scale from the Defense of Gorou but rather the level of Talent that skill has. Defense will only matter on Burst's Damage and C4 Healing.

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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.

Premium Team

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.
Character Substitutes
AlbedoAlbedoZhongliZhongli - Zhongli can act as a Sub-DPS and a shielder in this comp though he has less Energy provided.
Arataki IttoArataki IttoNingguangNingguang - Ningguang is also an excellent Geo DPS for this comp. However, she does not benefit from the defense increase.
Raiden ShogunRaiden ShogunXinyanXinyan - Xinyan can be the non-Geo Element of the team with Gorou making her Shields stronger while also enabling Crystallize shards to be produced.
- Sacrificial Greatsword is recommended for more Energy.

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

Materials Needed for Ascension

Gorou Talent Materials For Level-Up

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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's Skills & Talent List

TalentTalent Category
normalRipping Fang FletchingNormal Attack
inuzakaInuzaka All-Round Defense Elemental Skill
juugaJuuga: Forward Unto VictoryElemental Burst
heedlessHeedless Of The Wind And WeatherPassive Skill 1
favorA Favor RepaidPassive Skill 2
shiniesSeeker Of ShiniesPassive Skill 3

Normal Attack: Ripping Fang Fletching

Normal Attack

Perform up to 4 consecutive shots with a bow.

Lvl. 8
1 Hit DMG64.5%
2 Hit DMG63.5%
3 Hit DMG84.5%
4 Hit DMG100.8%

Charged Attack

Perform a more precise Aimed Shot with increased DMG. While aiming, stone crystals will accumulate on the arrowhead. A fully charged crystalline arrow will deal Geo DMG.

Lvl. 8
Aimed Shot75%
Fully-Charged Aimed Shot198%

Plunging Attack

Fires off a shower of arrows in mid-air before falling and striking the ground, dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Lvl. 8
Plunge DMG97.1%
Low/High Plunge DMG194%/243%

Inuzaka All-Round Defense

Deals AoE Geo DMG and sets up a General's War Banner.

General's War Banner

Provides up to 3 buffs to active characters within the skill's AoE based on the number of Geo characters in the party at the time of casting.

1 Geo Party MemberAdds "Standing Firm" - DEF Bonus.
2 Geo Party MembersAdds "Impregnable" Increases resistance to interruption
3 Geo Party MembersAdds "Crunch" Geo DMG Bonus.

Gorou can deploy only 1 General's War Banner on the field at any one time. Characters can only benefit from 1 General War's Banner at a time. When a party member leaves the field, the active buff will last for 2s.


Adjust the location of the skill.

Lvl. 8
Inuzaka All-Round Defense DMG203.7%
DEF Increase392
Geo DMG Bonus15%

Juuga: Forward Unto Victory

Displaying his valor as a general, Gorou deals AoE Geo DMG and creates a field known as General’s Glory to embolden his comrades.

General's Glory
- Like the General’s War Banner created by Inuzaka All-Round Defense, provides buffs to active characters within the skill's AoE based on the number of Geo characters in the party. Also moves together with your character.
- Generates 1 Crystal Collapse every 1.5s that deals AoE Geo DMG to 1 opponent within the skill's AoE.
- Pulls 1 elemental shard in the skill's AoE to your active character position every 1.5s (elemental shards are created by Crystallize reactions).

If a General's War Banner created by Gorou currently exists on the field when this ability is used, it will be destroyed. In addition, for the duration of the General's Glory, Gorou's Elemental Skill "Inuzaka All-Round Defense" will not create the General's War Banner.

If Gorou falls, the effects of General's Glory will be cleared.

Lvl. 8
Skill DMG157% DEF
Crystal Collapse DMG98% DEF
Energy Cost80

A Favor Repaid

Gorou receives the following DMG Bonuses to his attacks based on DEF:

• Inuzaka All Round Defense: Skill DMG increased by 15.6% of DEF.
• Juuga: Forward Unto Victory: Skill DMG and Crystal Collapse DMG increased by 15.6% of DEF.

Heedless Of The Wind And Weather

After using Juuga: Forward Unto Victory, all nearby party members's DEF is increased by 25% for 12s

Seeker Of Shinies

Displays the location of nearby resources unique to Inazuma on the map.

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Gorou Constellations

Recommended Constellation For Gorou

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.

Gorou Constellations

Rushing Hound: Swift as the Wind
Unlocked at C1
When characters (other than Gorou ) within the AoE of Gorou's General's War Banner, or General's Glory deal Geo DMG to opponenets, the CD of Gorou's Inuzaka All-Round Defense is decreased by 2s. This effect occur once every 10s.
Sitting Hound: Steady as a Clock
Unlocked at C2
While General's Glory is in effect, its duration is extended by 1s when a nearby active character obtains an Elemental Shard from a Crystalize reaction. This effect can occure once every 0.1s Max extension is 3s.
Mauling Hound: Fierce as Fire
Unlocked at C3
Increases the Level of Inuzaka All-Round Defense by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Lapping Hound: Warm as Water
Unlocked at C4
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.
Striking Hound: Thunderous Force
Unlocked at C5
Increases the Level of Juuga: Forward Unto Victory by 4. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Valiant Hound: Mountainous Fealty
Unlocked at C6
For 12s after using Inuzaka All-Round Defense or 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

*C=Constellations, To upgrade constellations, you must aquire the same character more than once.

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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.

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.

Strengths Of Gorou

Provides Multiple Buffs Through Elemental Skill & Burst

gorou skill

Gorou can buff the team greatly while also dealing decent Geo DMG with his burst that scales from his DEF. He can have 3 of his buffs active depending on the number of Geo characters in your party. The buffs can both come from his Burst and Elemental skill which makes it have 100% uptime so long as you often switch to Gorou.

Can Give Consistent Shields


Gorou can generate an elemental shard every 1.5s from his elemental burst consistently if you have an off-field element and even pull them towards the active character. This makes him an excellent shielder for your team!

Weaknesses Of Gorou

Powerful Buffs Locked Behind Higher Constellations


Gorou's powerful skill effects are locked behind higher constellations such as his C4 which gives him an additional role such as healing and providing more survivability for the team. You will also need to get his C6 if you want to provide more DMG for your Geo characters.

Niche Support That Works Best Only Other Geo Characters

Gorou's team comps doesn't vary that much since it's almost required that he has another Geo character with him if you want to utilize all of his buffs. This makes him restricted to mostly Geo team setups.

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Gorou Reviews From Other Users

What Is Gorou's Tier For You

User Reviews

"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."


"I would focus on building his DEF with 4pc Husk, especially if you have his 4th constellation, since he turns into a healer (!) and can become full support, while also dealing damage."


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Gorou Profile & Voice Actor

Gorou Basic Info & Voice Actor

Rarity4 Star
Voice Actor (EN)
Cory Yee
Voice Actor (JA)
Tasuku Hatanaka
May 18


Affiliation: Inazuma
The great general of Watatsumi Island's Forces. He is deeply trusted by his subordinates.

Gorou Story Overview

General Of The Resistance

Gurou is quite young to be leading troops, but every soldier under the resistance respects him as their general. Outside of the war, he's outgoing and is rather friendly.

Leads The Troops In Battle

If Kokomi is the brains of the Resistance, it's Gurou that stands as its body, leading the troops in the battlefield. He fights against Kujou Sara and her army in Nazuchi Beach before arrival of his mistress.

Voicelines About Gorou

Voicelines About Gorou
KazuhaKazuhaWhen I was a wanted man, the resistance gave me a lot of help. The time I spent with Gorou was brief, but he left a deep impression on me. He's the type of person who says whatever's on his mind. He shares the highs and lows of his subordinates, and is never afraid to draw his sword for the sake of a friend. That's the kind of person I can really get along with
Kujou SaraKujou SaraGorou is to Sangonomiya Kokomi as I am to the Raiden Shogun. He is fiercely loyal, and I have great respect for this. It's a shame we're on opposing sides, so we'll never get to work together... Still, I am glad to have an admirable foe. Also... I hear he's a fifth-born son. That just makes it even better.
KokomiSangonomiya KokomiGorou is an exceptional general... sincere, determined, and courageous. He has a strong camaraderie with the troops and is able to come up with creative battle plans. He does, however, have one shortcoming... He often lets the excitement of battle get to his head. If you are ever deployed to the battlefield together, be sure to have a good rein on him when things get underway.
IttoIttoOh yeah, the doggy general in the resistance... Hey, I've gotta hand it to him, he may be on the small side, but he's got quite the fighting spirit. Also, he gives off this vibe that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, almost as if he understands my innermost feelings... I mean, I've barely met the guy, so that's kinda weird.

Archon Quest & Story Event

Appeared In Archon Quest Chapter 2

Main Antagonist In Archon Quest Chapter 2

Gorou appeared as the general of the Resistance Army against Raiden Shogun's Army in the Archon Quest Chapter 2. Gorou is shown to be trusted by Sangonomiya Kokomi as well as his subordinates.

Archon Quests Involving Gorou
Act 2Act 3
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Gorou - Special Dish, Favorite Decor, & How Tall?

Special Dish Of Gorou

Dish Ingredients
Victorious LegendVictorious Legend Raw MeatRaw Meat x4
FlourFlour x3
Bamboo ShootBamboo Shoot x2
Bird EggBird Egg x1
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Favorite Decoration Of Gorou

Favorite Decoration Sets
Rural ConcealmentRural ConcealmentWakeful SpringWakeful Spring -

How Tall Is Gorou?

There is no in-game and official data regarding the height of Gorou. We compared characters and Gorou is Medium comparatively.

Effects In-Game

Character height gives advantages and disadvantages in-game. For instance, smaller characters will need to swim even at shallow waters but they easily dodge some enemies attacks or enter narrow entrances of caves.

How To Get Gorou?

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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.

wanderer 8

I would focus on building his DEF with 4pc Husk, especially if you have his 4th constellation, since he turns into a healer (!) and can become full support, while also dealing damage. (+)

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