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Shikanoin Heizou is a character in Genshin Impact 4.3 that uses Anemo Catalyst. See best builds, teams, weapons, skills, materials, weapon, & tier for Shikanoin Heizou!

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Shikanoin Heizou Tier

Shikanoin Heizou
4 StarAnemoAnemoCatalyst
How To Get?
Obtained through Wishes
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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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Shikanoin Heizou Swirl Enabler Build

WeaponSkyward AtlasSkyward Atlas
Substitute1. KaguraKagura's Verity
2. The WidsithThe Widsith
3. Mappa MareMappa Mare (F2P)
Best ArtifactViridescent VenererViridescent Venerer x4
Artifact StatsSands: ATK% / EM
Goblet: Anemo DMG Bonus / EM
Circlet: CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG / EM
Priority Sub-Stats 1. CRIT DMG
2. CRIT Rate
3. Elemental Mastery
4. ATK%

When building Heizou, you can either go on full EM or the classic ATK/Anemo/CRIT. When using Elemental Mastery, make sure to have an off-field element to swirl.

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Shikanoin Heizou Best Weapon

Swirl Enabler Build

BestSkyward AtlasSkyward AtlasATK 33.1% (Lvl. 90)
- Elemental DMG Bonus increase from Weapon Skill buffs Heizou's overall damage
- Great DMG from ATK Buff of weapon.
2ndKaguraKagura's VerityCRIT DMG 66.2% (Lvl. 90)
- Amazing CRIT DMG Stat.
- Increases the DMG when using Elemental Skill.
3rdThe WidsithThe WidsithCRIT DMG 55.1% (Lvl. 90)
- High Crit DMG sub-stat makes building CR/CD easy
- All of Widsith's Weapon Skill effects (ATK increase, EMG DMG increase, or Elemental Mastery increase) benefit Heizou.
- The DMG is RNG and has a pretty long cooldown. Best if you use Heizou as Sub-DPS.
Mappa MareMappa MareElemental Mastery 110 (Lvl. 90)
- Free to Play option
- Elemental Mastery is the great for Swirls.
5thSolar PearlSolar PearlCRIT Rate 27.6% (Lvl. 90)
- Amazing CRIT Rate
- Increases Normal ATK DMG, Elemental Skill and Burst.

CR/CD/ATK/EM Sub-Stat Weapon Is Also Recommended

Most of the DMG of Heizou comes from Swirls and Elemental Skill. Maximize the damage of it by increasing CRITs, ATK and EM.

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Shikanoin Heizou Best Artifacts

Heizou Swirl Enabler Build Artifacts

Best Artifacts For Swirl Enabler Heizou

BestViridescent VenererViridescent Venerer
Substitute 1Desert Pavilion ChronicleDesert Pavilion Chronicle
Substitute 2Viridescent VenererViridescent Venerer
GladiatorGladiator's Finale
Any other ATK% 2-Piece

Artifact Stat Priority

Flower IconMain: Flat HP
Sub: CRIT DMG / CRIT Rate / Elemental Mastery / ATK%
Feather IconMain: Flat ATK
Sub: CRIT DMG / CRIT Rate / Elemental Mastery / ATK%
Sands IconMain: ATK% /Elemental Mastery
Sub: CRIT DMG / CRIT Rate / Elemental Mastery / ATK%
Goblet IconMain: Anemo DMG Bonus / Elemental Mastery
Sub: CRIT DMG / CRIT Rate / Elemental Mastery / ATK%
Crown IconMain: CRIT DMG / CRIT Rate / Elemental Mastery
Sub: CRIT DMG / CRIT Rate / Elemental Mastery / ATK%

You Can Go Full Elemental Mastery Or Classic ATK

You can go full EM with Heizou if you are going to use him with several off-fields. For a more general build, the classic ATK-Anemo-CRIT will also do since it power ups Elemental Skill and Burst.

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Shikanoin Heizou Best Team Comp

Premium Party For Heizou

Heizou can easily deal swirl damage. He is a melee catalyst user with swift normal attacks that can trigger elemental reactions periodically. He works well with Elements that is easily swirled such as Pyro and Electro.

Main DPS /
Shikanoin HeizouShikanoin HeizouYelanYelanFischlFischlBennettBennett
- Since Heizou can easily deal swirl damage with normal attacks, he is very flexible especially for synergy with off-field DPS.
- Yelan will work well with Heizou especially since her Elemental Burst stays on-field and is triggered with Normal Attacks
- Fischl's Elemental Skill will consistently apply Electro and with the right rotations, have an almost 100% up time
- Bennett provides heal & additional attack stat for the whole team while inside the AOE of his elemental burst.

Other Characters That Works With Shikanoin Heizou

FischlFischl Yae MikoYae MikoRaiden ShogunRaiden Shogun - Yae Miko and Raiden are also excellent Electro off fields.
- Xingqiu is the best replacement, but if you don't have him, you can use Kokomi or Barbara instead
BennettBennettJeanJean - Jean can provide healing and resonance with Heizou. At C4, she can also reduce Anemo Res that is very helpful for Heizou.

Free To Play Friendly Party

Shikanoin HeizouShikanoin Heizou FischlFischl XianglingXiangling BarbaraBarbara
- Heizou, as the main DPS, can deal swirl damage periodically which inflicts additional damage.
- Fischl provides consistent off-field Electro DPS and can produce either swirl-electro or overload elemental reaction.
- Xiangling's Guoba gives additional ATK & her elemental burst is great for off-field Pyro DPS. She can also be acquired for free when you finish Abyss 3-3.
- Barbara, as a free hero, should be the go-to healer. When equipped with Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers, she can provide additional ATK to the next character that will be switched.

Shikanoin Heizou Guide - How To Use Shikanoin Heizou?

Recommended Rotation For Heizou

Recommended Rotation
1Use the off-field skills of other characters in the team.
2Switch to Heizou and trigger 4 Swirls or until you maximize the Declension Stack.
3Use Elemental Skill.
4Repeat number 1.
*Use Elemental Burst to gather enemies at the start of battle or everytime it is active.

Uses Of Shikanoin Heizou's Elemental Skill

Great For Quickly Increasing Short-Span Damage


The Elemental Skill is one of the highest damage source in Heizou's Kit. Similar to the Elemental Burst of Childe andHu Tao it provides a sudden increase in his DPS for it is a one shot attack that has a high multiplier.

Declension & Conviction Buff Increases Its Power & Casting Speed

One StackFull Stack
One Stack
Full Stack

▲The Amount of Glowing Arrow = Amount of Declension Stack. Maximum of 4 Stacks.

Elemental Skill is powered up by Declension & Conviction Buff. The amount of increase in multiplier is dependent on the Talent level of the Elemental Skill.

How To Gain Declension Stack?

Declension Stack

Declension Stack can be gained in two ways: long pressing the skill button and triggering Swirl reaction using Heizou. The latter is recommended because charging the Elemental Skill leaves you vulnerable from attacks for a long period of time.

Using Normal attacks can easily trigger swirl if paired with an off-field character. Because of internal cooldown of reactions, Heizou will trigger swirl roughly after every three hits.

What Is Conviction DMG Bonus


▲If there are 4 Declension stack, it means that Conviction is activated.

When there are 4 Declension Stacks, Conviction will automatically trigger. This makes the Elemental Skill be casted with wider AoE and more power.

Elemental Skill Also Provides Elemental Mastery For The Team


Once you unlocked Penetrative Reasoning, using Elemental Skill will buff the team's Elemental Mastery. This is great if you are using Heizou as a Sub-DPS. This will also increase the damage from reactions that is not produced by Heizou.

Uses Of Shikanoin Heizou's Elemental Burst

Gathers Small Enemies In One Spot

Blast in one spot

The main use of Elemental Burst of Shikanoin Heizou is to gather mobs into one location enabling an easier start of a combo. This is also great when using Heizou as Sub-DPS / Support

Deals Powerful Anemo & Other Elemental Damage

The Elemental Burst also deals powerful Anemo Explosion that is followed by another explosion from the Swirled Element. Because of this skill, pairing Heizou with an off-field character will easily double the damage he provides.

Shikanoin Heizou Ascension Materials

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Materials Needed for Level Ascension

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Talent Materials For Shikanoin Heizou

Shikanoin Heizou 's Recommended Talent Priority

TalentLevel Up Priority
Normal Attack: Fudou Style: Martial Arts★★★★・
Heartstopper Strike
(Elemental Skill)
Windmuster Kick
(Elemental Burst)

Should You Get Or Wish For Shikanoin Heizou?

Pull If You Need An On-Field DPS & Have Characters With Off-Field DPS Capabilities

Heizou is an amazing on-field DPS and can produce high amounts of Anemo Damage on his own. However, with supports, additional damage from Swirl makes him a top class DPS. If you use powerful Sub-DPS such as Xiangling or Fisch, it is recommended to use Heizou as the main DPS.

Strengths & Weakness Of Shikanoin Heizou

- Amazing DPS that can consistently trigger Swirl.
- Can provide decent Crowd Control and works well with various elements.
- Normal Attacks are weak without triggering Swirl.
- Fairly long cooldown of Elemental Skill making it a bit inconsistent.

Best Constellation For Shikanoin Heizou

Constellation 2 For Better Crowd Control

At constellation 2, Heizou is able to gather the crowd consistently enabling him to combos easier.

Constellation 6 Greatly Boost His DPS Potential

Constellation 6 greatly increases the personal damage of Heizou because of the Crit Damage and Rate buff it provides.

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Aya 18

I use Venti, as a support and battery. He can gather the enemies in one point, and Heizou's swirl is very interesting in this configuration.

Anonymous 17

Is Lisa good for electro application if you don't have beidou or fiscal

Anonymous 16

What about faruzan as a support??

luluzas 15

why is beidou not considered good for electro application??? shes so good at it

ZCJ 14

is elemental mastery as a main state on sand a good subsitude for atk?

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