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Genshin Impact Charlotte build and materials guide

Check out the best weapons and artifacts for Charlotte
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Uncover every exclusive story with the best Genshin Impact Charlotte build and become the best reporter in all of Teyvat. You won’t get anything past this curious and clever journalist, who always has her camera (lovingly called Monsieur Verite) at the ready to document developments. In terms of gameplay, she is a catalyst-wielding Cryo character, who specializes in dealing elemental damage to enemies and healing her allies.

Charlotte’s Elemental Skill, Framing: Freezing Point Composition, has different effects based on whether the player is tapping or holding the skill button. On a tap, Charlotte deals Cryo Damage to enemies in an area-of-effect in front of her and inflicts up to five foes with Snappy Silhouette, which continues to deal Cryo Damage to them in intervals.

Genshin Impact Charlotte artwork.

Nothing escapes the journalistic skills of Charlotte – especially when she freezes the entire scene.

Holding the skill button allows Charlotte to enter Composition Mode, in which you can lock onto enemies with the viewfinder. Unleashing the ability deals Cryo Damage to all locked in targets and inflicts Snappy Silhouette on them. However, by holding the button for longer, you can enter the Finisher Frame state, in which Charlotte can freely move and change direction. Triggering the ability after entering this state instead inflicts Focused Impression on enemies, which lasts longer and deals more damage, but also increases the skill’s cooldown.

Her Elemental Burst, Comprehensive Confirmation, unleashes Cryo Damage in the area-of-effect and heals any party members inside based on Charlotte’s Attack.

Best Charlotte weapons – Genshin Impact

Atypical for a Fontaine character, Charlotte’s abilities do not revolve around her HP, instead focusing on her Attack and Elemental Skill Damage. That makes Skyward Atlas a strong choice as her weapon, as it provides a hefty boost to Attack and Elemental Damage. Normal Attacks have a chance of summoning an additional damage effect based on the wielder’s Attack. Kagura’s Verity with its Elemental Skill Damage boost looks like a good pick at first glance, but Charlotte’s cooldowns are too high to really make full use of the boost stacks.

Here are the best weapons for Charlotte in Genshin Impact:

  • Skyward Atlas (5-Star catalyst)
  • Kagura’s Verity (5-Star catalyst)
  • Favonius Codex (4-Star catalyst)
  • Oathsworn Eye (4-Star catalyst)
  • Flowing Purity (4-Star catalyst)
Genshin Impact Charlotte in battle.

Charlotte may wield a catalyst, but Monsieur Verite is her primary weapon.

Best Charlotte artifacts – Genshin Impact

There are quite a few ways you can equip Charlotte in, depending on what your goal is and which sets you have in store. If you want to fully lean into dealing damage with Charlotte, a build with a full set of Blizzard Strayer is an option, as this will maximize her own DPS output. In this case, focus on getting Critical Hit Rate, Critical Hit Damage, and Cryo Damage as stats on your artifacts.

For a more balanced approach between her offensive and healing capabilities, the classic support set Noblesse Oblige is on the table – it supports the team’s damage output, but also provides Charlotte with Attack right after using her Elemental Burst, in turn buffing her heals.

Other options for a more defensively oriented style are a full set of Tenacity of the Millelith for survivability and the supporting buffs or a mix of Gladiator’s Finale and Ocean-Hued Clam for their stat boosts to Attack and Healing Bonus.

You should get the following stat distribution on Charlotte’s artifact set if you’re aiming for a support role:

  • Flower: HP (main stat), Energy Recharge %, Attack %, Elemental Mastery, Critical Hit Rate % or Critical Hit Damage % (secondary stats)
  • Plume: Attack (main stat), Energy Recharge %, Attack %, Elemental Mastery, Critical Hit Rate % or Critical Hit Damage % (secondary stats)
  • Sands: Energy Recharge % (main stat), Attack %, Elemental Mastery, Critical Hit Rate %, Critical Hit Damage % (secondary stats)
  • Goblet: Attack % (main stat), Energy Recharge %, Elemental Mastery, Critical Hit Rate %, Critical Hit Damage % (secondary stats)
  • Circlet: Healing Bonus or Attack % (main stat), Energy Recharge %, Attack % (if Healing Bonus), Elemental Mastery, Critical Hit Rate % or/and Critical Hit Damage % (secondary stats)
Genshin Impact Charlotte reading a newspaper.

Thanks to the Steambird for printing our Charlotte guide in the game for her to study.

Best Charlotte teams – Genshin Impact

Charlotte is a great addition to Freeze or Melt teams and can act as a party’s main healer.

Already providing essential Cryo application to this Freeze team centered on Neuvillette and Furina, who create Hydro Resonance to boost the group’s HP, Charlotte additionally contributes supplementary healing to what Furina can do, allowing her to focus on dealing damage. As usual, Kazuha, Sucrose, or Lynette are there to provide crowd control and resistance shredding.

  • Diluc (Main DPS), Charlotte (Sub DPS), Kazuha (Support), Bennett (Support)

This Melt team operates with Diluc as its Main DPS and Charlotte as the Sub DPS providing the necessary Cryo application. She can also support Bennett with healing the team, but her main purpose here is to act in an offensive manner. While Bennett is a fantastic choice here, you could also go with someone like Kokomi as the main healer, adding the Hydro element into the mix.

Genshin Impact Charlotte using her Elemental Burst.

Charlotte's Elemental Burst creates a field that damages enemies and heals allies.

Charlotte ascension materials – Genshin Impact

You’ll want to quickly raise Charlotte’s level when you finally get her, which means that you’ll need to farm her ascension materials. You’ll also require some material to upgrade her talents.

Here’s what you need to get Charlotte to level 90:

  • Shivada Jade Sliver x1
  • Shivada Jade Fragment x9
  • Shivada Jade Chunk x9
  • Shivada Jade Gemstone x6
  • Meshing Gear x18
  • Mechanical Spur Gear x30
  • Artificed Dynamic Gear x36
  • Beryl Conch x168
  • Tourbillon Device x46
  • Mora x2,092,530

Shivada Jade is available from any Cryo-affiliated boss on the world map, such as the Cryo Regisvine or the Cryo Hypostasis. Gears are available from any Meka enemies in Fontaine, while Tourbillon Devices are a boss drop from the Experimental Field Generator in the same region. Beryl Conches are found in the wilderness of Fontaine, especially in the Salacia Plains. The best way to earn more Mora is to farm Golden Ley Line Blossoms.

Genshin Impact Fontaine character design Charlotte.

Charlotte is one of the few Fontaine characters whose mechanics don't revolve around HP.

Here’s what you need to upgrade all of Charlotte’s talents to their maximum level:

  • Meshing Gear x18
  • Mechanical Spur Gear x66
  • Weathered Arrowhead x93
  • Artificed Dynamic Gear x9
  • Guide to Justice x63
  • Philosophies of Justice x114
  • Lightless Silk String x18
  • Crown of Insight x3
  • Mora x4,957,500

Aside from additional Gears and Mora you’ll need to farm Scrolls of Justice at the Pale Forgotten Glory Domain in Fontaine on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday. Lightless Silk Strings are a boss material dropped by the All-Devouring Narwhal in Fontaine. Crowns of Insight are a rare item gained from time-limited events or regional reward mechanics like the Tree of Dreams in Sumeru, the Grand Narukami Shrine of Inazuma, or the Fountain of Lucine in Fontaine.