- Who is Raiden?
- Who is Baal?
- How to unlock Raiden in Genshin Impact
- Main & Passive Abilities
- Best Builds
- Raiden Ascension Materials
- Raiden Weekly Boss
The Electro Archon who currently rules Inazuma is the Raiden Shogun. She is a 5-star Electro Polearm user who can dish out heaps of damage as both DPS and sub-DPS while being the best Energy Recharge Battery in the game.
Beware when she pulls out her legendary blade, the Musou No Hitotachi, because she is also featured as a weekly boss in the game!
Raiden in Genshin Impact is among the more powerful playable characters.
Read this guide to help understand her skills and master the Musou No Hitotachi!
Who is Raiden in Genshin Impact?
“All the world holds dear is but a backdrop of constant motion. I stand before it alone, and unchanging.”
—From The Raiden Shogun
But Then Who is Baal?
The original names for the Electro Archons sisters were Baal (Makoto) and Beelzebub (Ei).
Ei took over Makoto’s position as the Electro Archon. The public is currently unaware that Makoto passed away in the cataclysm 500 years ago and incorrectly refers to Ei as Baal.
Baal is currently not a playable character in the game, and only appears in a few cutscenes. You can read more about her in our guide here.
Raiden Shogun Ei
The Raiden Shogun Ei is a member of the 7 Archons of Teyvat and one of the most powerful figures introduced in Genshin Impact.
She has been ruling Inazuma under her sister’s name and strikes fear into the hearts of all who oppose her. Raiden has devoted herself to overseeing Inazuma’s peaceful Eternity.
Raiden is one of the best Electro characters in the game and will provide a lot of fun and utility to any team she is added to. Her strength, paired with her amazing design and story, made her one of the most successful banner releases in the game.
How to Unlock Raiden in Genshin Impact
Raiden Shogun is an event-exclusive character. This means that once she is announced for a banner rate up, you can only Wish for her in that limited time.
She was last seen in Version 2.1. Her banner was again rerun in Version 2.5 and will again appear in Genshin’s upcoming version 3.3.
Genshin Impact Raiden Shogun Main Abilities
Normal Attack: Origin
Raiden’s Normal Attack can perform up to 5 spear strikes in a row. Her Charged Attack is a pair of powerful upwards slashes. Her Plunging Attack has her swing down her spear and deals AoE damage on impact.
Elemental Skill: Transcendence: Baleful Omen
Raiden swings her blade horizontally, dealing massive Electro damage, and applies the Eye of Stormy Judgement to herself and all her teammates.
The Eye of Stormy Judgement will periodically deal AoE Electro DMG whenever you land an attack.
Elemental Burst: Secret Art: Musou Shinsetsu
Raiden releases the Musou no Hitotachi and performs a big slash dealing massive AoE Electro damage. She then enters the Musou Isshin state mentioned below.
The damage will increase based on your Chakra Desidereta Resolve stacks.
This is considered part of Raiden’s Elemental Burst. Her Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attack damage will be buffed and deal Electro damage while in this state. She generates energy for your team whenever she hits enemies and helps it cycle its Elemental Bursts much faster.
All Elemental Burst energy used by your teammates will build resolve stacks and help charge Raiden’s Elemental Burst damage leading to a mighty strike. There can be a maximum of 60 Resolve stacks.
Gain 2 Resolve stacks when members acquire Elemental Orbs or Particles. This can happen once every 3 seconds.
Gains 0.6% more energy restoration from Musou Isshin and a 0.4% Electro DMG bonus for every 1% over 100% Energy Recharge.
Mora spent when upgrading swords, and polearms is halved. This one comes in quite handy when you’re upgrading weapons.
When Electro characters use their Elemental Bursts, they generate 80% more Resolve than other Elements who only generate 20% more Resolve.
Raiden’s Elemental Burst and attacks in the Mussou Isshin state will ignore 60% of your opponent’s Defense. This Constellation is one of the most powerful damage increases available in the game.
Increases the Elemental Burst Secret Art: Musou Shinsetsu’s level by 3, with the highest level being 15.
Pledge of Propriety
When Raiden’s Elemental Burst ends, all party members get a 30% attack buff for 10s.
Increases the Elemental Skill Transcendence: Baleful Omen’s level by 3, with the maximum level being 15.
When Raiden Shogun’s attacks are considered part of her Elemental Burst, they lower her Elemental Burst CD up to 5 times total during the skill.
The following weapons pair up exceptionally well with Raiden’s Elemental Burst-based kit.
Engulfing Lightning is Raiden Shogun’s signature 5-star weapon available only from its specific banner.
Wielding it, Raiden’s ATK is raised by 28% of your Energy Recharge up to a maximum of 80%. After using an Elemental Burst, Raiden Shogun will gain 30% Energy Recharge for 12 seconds.
The Catch(F2P Option)
The Catch is a great option for F2P players and can be upgraded up to Rank 5 by fishing in the game.
At R1 It increases the Elemental Burst DMG by 16%, and Elemental Burst CRIT Rate is increased by 6%.
Emblem Of Severed Fate
This is the best Artifact set you can give to Raiden.
- 2-Piece Bonus: Gains 20% more Energy Recharge
- 4-Piece Bonus: Elemental Burst DMG will be increased by 25% of her Energy Recharge up to a maximum bonus DMG of 75%.
It pairs up exceptionally well with her Energy Recharge and Elemental Burst-reliant moveset.
- Raiden Shogun – Xingqiu – Xiangling – Bennett
The whole team has on-field support abilities focused on more quick swaps but requires excellent rotation management. The Raiden National is considered one of the strongest and most fun teams in the game.
Raiden Electro Support
- Raiden Shogun – Kujou Sara – Kuki Shinobu – Kazuha
This is an Electro-oriented Raiden Shogun team. Raiden’s damage will be increased by Kujou Sara. Kuki will heal the squad, while Kazuha’s Electro shred will improve the team’s damage even further.
Best Raiden Builds
Main DPS / Sub DPS
Engulfing Lightning, The Catch, and Wavebreaker’s Fin will be the best weapons for this build.
The Emblem of Severed Fate is the best Artifact set on Raiden.
- Sands: ATK% increase
- Goblet: Electro DMG Bonus
- Circlet: CRIT Rate/DMG Bonus
- CRIT Rate or DMG Bonus
- ATK% increase
- Energy Recharge
This build has a focus on Raiden’s Elemental Reactions rather than her own damage output.
The best weapon to pair with this build is the Dragon’s Bane or Moonpiercer. The best Artifact set for this build would be the Flower of Paradise Lost.
- Sands: Elemental Mastery increase
- Goblet: Electro DMG Bonus
- Circlet: Elemental Mastery increase
- CRIT Rate or DMG Bonus
- Elemental Mastery
- Energy Recharge
Raiden Genshin Impact Upgrade Materials
Below is a complete list of all the materials you will need to ascend your Raiden to Ascension Phase 6.
|Level||Gems||Enemy Drops||Boss Drops||Specialty||Mora|
|20||1x Vajrada Amethyst Sliver||3x Old Handguard||–||3x Amakumo Fruit||20,000|
|40||3x Vajrada Amethyst Fragment||15x Old Handguard||2x Storm Beads||10x Amakumo Fruit||40,000|
|50||6x Vajrada Amethyst Fragment||12x Kageuchi Handguard||4x Storm Beads||20x Amakumo Fruit||60,000|
|60||3x Vajrada Amethyst Chunk||18x Kageuchi Handguard||8x Storm Beads||30x Amakumo Fruit||80,000|
|70||6x Vajrada Amethyst Chunk||12x Famed Handguard||12x Storm Beads||45x Amakumo Fruit||100,000|
|80||6x Vajrada Amethyst Gemstone||24x Famed Handguard||20x Storm Beads||60x Amakumo Fruit||120,000|
Where To Find Vajrada Amethyst?
You can obtain Vajrada Amethyst Fragments by either farming them as loot drops from Lvl 40+ Electro Hypostasis, Thunder Manifestation, Electro Regisvine, Weekly Bosses, and Daily Commissions or crafting them.
Where To Find Handguards?
Handguards can be obtained by defeating the Nobushi and Kairagi, wandering swordsmen found all over Inazuma. These enemies respawn every 12 to 24 hours.
Where To Find Storm Beads?
Storm Beads can be obtained as a reward after defeating the Thunder Manifestation on Seirai Island in Inazuma.
Where To Find Amakumo Fruit?
Amakumo Fruits grow on Seirai Island’s outskirts, but most are concentrated in the center of the peaks.
The Raiden Boss Fight [SPOILERS]
Magatsu Mitake Narukami no Mikoto is the name of the Raiden Shogun’s boss battle. It is a weekly Trounce Domain boss. Players can beat her once a week to claim Mora, Adventure EXP, Billets, Artifacts, and new ascension materials.
Contrary to what the name implies, you will be fighting the puppet Raiden, who rules over Inazuma’s eternity.
Unlocking The Raiden Boss Fight
To begin, players must have Adventure Rank 40 or above and have completed the Archon Quest Chapter 2: Act 3 – Omnipresence Over Mortals.
Then, players must finish the Imperatrix Umbrosa Chapter: Act 2 – Transient Dreams from Raiden Shogun story quest. At the end of the quest, You will have to battle the fearsome puppet Archon.
It’s difficult to get near Raiden Shogun without taking damage, so keep your team protected by using a shield. Her attacks are very powerful, and successful strikes will charge the Baleful Shadowlord state on the player.
You can stun the Raiden Shogun by eliminating the correct illusion. If Baleful Shadowlord appears, consider it another chance to stun her and attack her with your greatest Elemental Skills and Bursts to defeat her.
That should be all you need to know about the Raiden Shogun Ei and how her kit. She’s a unique and powerful character that will make a great addition to any team.
We hope this guide helped answer most of your questions regarding The Raiden Shogun Ei. She’s quite fun to play and is sure to perform well in most teams you put her in. Do let us know your thoughts on Raiden.
The Raiden Shogun is 174.7 cm tall.
The Raiden Shogun Ei and Makoto were present during the Archon War, so she is at least 2000 years old. Her Birthday is on June 26.