Anemo characters in Genshin Impact can be fit into many teams, making them highly sought after. Sucrose is no different as she can be built for many different teams and playstyles, with very little investment. She is a four-star Catalyst user that uses her skills in alchemy in combat to attack enemies and buff allies.
In a Support role, Sucrose can proc Swirl and shines the most when faced with multiple enemies. Swirl spreads other Elemental Damage, making it easy to cause groups of enemies to suffer from the effects of Cryo, Pyro, Hydro, or Electro. This is especially useful for setting up Elemental Reactions from other team members.
In a more damaging role, Sucrose can raise her Attack in order to deal a good amount of damage, however, Attack does not increase Swirl Damage and only increases the Anemo Damage Sucrose deals or the damage from her element infused Elemental Burst. While a DPS build is possible, Sucrose does more reliable damage in a Support role thanks to how Swirl Damage is calculated.
- Wind Spirit Creation – Sucrose’s Normal Attacks deal Anemo Damage and can be used to proc Swirl easily. Repeated application of other Reactions like Electro-Charged is possible using only Normal or Charged Attacks but enemies will lose the Element they are affected by if introduced to multiple Reaction types.
- Astable Anemohypostasis Creation – 6308 – The Elemental Skill of Sucrose will gather nearby enemies into it, releasing Anemo Damage. It is very powerful as it is creates four elemental particles and gathers enemies in one place. Her first Constellation gives Sucrose a second charge of the skill, making able to use it twice in a row.
- Forbidden Creation – Isomer 75 / Type II – Sucrose’s Elemental Burst is able to absorb an Element to deal infused damage as well as it’s standard Anemo Damage when not infused. It hits three times over six seconds and gains an additional hit for her Second Constellation.
- Catalyst Conversion – This Passive increases the Elemental Mastery of those using the same Element that Sucrose procs Swirl with by 50 for eight seconds. This is especially useful when Swirling multiple Elements to potentially buff the whole team.
- Mollis Favonius – When using her Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst, Sucrose’s second Passive gives every other team member 20 percent of her own Elemental Mastery. This can make Elemental Reactions from the rest of the team immensely powerful and is the main reason why Sucrose is so strong.
Related: Genshin Impact: What is Elemental Mastery, Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst?
Depending on how Sucrose is used, there are a few Catalysts that maximize her potential. Energy Recharge may be important to players that need it, however, because Sucrose’s Elemental Burst has such a long cooldown it is unlikely that players will need much Energy Recharge for it. Instead, focusing on buffing the team or increasing Sucrose’s own Elemental Mastery should be prioritized.
- Sacrificial Fragments – The weapon increases Elemental Mastery 221 at Level 90, making it one of the best choices for Sucrose players. Additionally, the weapon has an 80 percent chance at Refinement Five to reset the cooldown of her Elemental Skill.
- The Widsith – Players using Sucrose as a DPS can do no wrong with this weapon. It will increase Sucrose’s Crit Damage by 55.1 percent at Level 90 and has three additional effects. Depending on what song is played, the weapon will raise either Attack, Elemental Damage, or Elemental Mastery 120 percent, 96 percent, or 480 at Refinement Five respectively.
- Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers – This three-star weapon is easy to get and has HP percent as its Substat, however, its effect increases other party member’s Attack by 48 percent when switching out for 10 seconds. Because a Support Sucrose doesn’t care about her Attack stat, this is a Support’s dream weapon.
As good as the Noblesse Oblige set is, its hard to argue against the effectiveness of the four-piece Viridescent Venerer set. The first bonus provides a 15 percent Anemo Damage bonus. The second bonus lowers the Elemental Resistance of whichever elemental Swirl is infused with when hitting enemies by 40 percent for 10 seconds.
DPS Sucrose players can still opt to go for more damage based Artifacts like Gladiator’s Finale or Shimenawa’s Reminiscence for the 18 percent increase to Attack. It should also be noted that any of the additional Elemental Damage bonuses from Artifacts will also benefit Anemo characters. This is because Swirl’s application will do both Anemo Damage and damage of what Element the enemy is infused with. Character buffs like Shenhe‘s Icy Quills from her Elemental Skill also increase Sucrose’s own Cryo Damage when fighting enemies affected by Cryo.
- Flower – Main Stat – HP – Substats – Elemental Mastery, Energy Recharge
- Plume – Main Stat – Attack – Substats – Elemental Mastery, Energy Recharge
- Sands – Main Stat – Elemental Mastery – Substats – Energy Recharge, Attack, Preference
- Goblet – Main Stat – Elemental Mastery – Substats – Energy Recharge, Attack, Preference
- Circlet – Main Stat – Elemental Mastery – Substats – Energy Recharge, Attack, Preference
Related: Viridescent Venerer Artifact Set: Stats, how to get, and who can use it in Genshin Impact
Best Team For Sucrose
The best part about Sucrose is her ability to do when in nearly every team composition. Unfortunately, Geo characters don’t mix well with Anemo characters as Crystalize will not proc on enemies affected by Anemo. Her best team compositions rely on being played with characters that use lots of Elemental Reactions. Vaporize, Melt, and Overload teams can only be further buffed by Sucrose as her Elemental Mastery will increase the rest of the party’s damage.
The way Elemental Mastery works makes it so the second applicator of an Element is all that matters when calculating damage. It is based on Level and the total Elemental Mastery of the second Elemental Damage’s dealer. Electro–charged teams do exceptionally well with Sucrose providing buffs to them as it has a continuous effect and can be applied multiple times with Sucrose’s Normal Attacks.
- Melt – Bennett, Xiangling, Rosaria
- Vaporize – Hu Tao, Xingqiu, Thoma
- Overload – Klee, Beidou, healer
- Electro-charged – Xinqiu, Fischl, Beidou
- Freeze – Chongyun, Xinqiu, Diona
- Physical/Superconduct – Beidou, Eula, Fischl
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