Sucrose is one of the latest characters to make her first appearance in Genshin Impact’s trial event. This isn’t a coincidence as she’s also featured with increased odds during Klee’s Sparkling Steps banner. If you’ve managed to pull her, you may be wondering what the best way to build her is. The obvious answer is as a support, but what does that mean when it comes to a team composition, artifacts, and weapon selection? Let’s get into it!
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Sucrose is a very straightforward character, built to combo with other AOE abilities. She’s basically a budget Venti. With her basic ability you can pull enemies close before launching them back. This can also be combined with her ultimate which creates a very large AOE which draws enemy towards the center before launching. In her free testing run, miHoYo gives you Lisa as an example, dropping her electro orb in the center, forcing enemies to be damaged by both at the same time, causing detonations, and launching them.
As a whole, her passives just help increase her parties elemental masteries, making her a really good support.
- Wind Spirit Creation (Basic Attack)
- Normal Attack: Performs up to four attacks using Wind Spirits, dealing Anemo DMG.
- Charged Attack: Consumes a certain amount of Stamina and deals AOE Anemo DMG after a short casting time.
- Plunging Attack: Calling upon the power of her Wind Spirits, Sucrose plunges towards the ground from mid-air, damaging all enemies in her path. Deals AOE Anemo DMG upon impact with the ground.
- Astable Anemohypostasis Creation (Basic Ability)
- Creates a small Wind Spirit that deals Anemo DMG to enemies in an AOE, pulling them towards the location of the Wind Spirit before launching them.
- Forbidden Creation (Ultimate)
- Sucrose hurls an unstable concoction that creates a Large Wind Spirit. While it persists, the Large Wind Spirit will continuously pull and launch nearby enemies, dealing AOE Anemo DMG.
- Elemental Absorption: If the Wind Spirit comes into contact with Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro elements, it will deal additional elemental DMG of that type. Elemental Absorption may only occur once per use.
- Catalyst Conversion (Passive 1) – Ascension 1
- When Sucrose triggers a Swirl effect, all characters in the party with the matching element (excluding Sucrose) have their Elemental Mastery increased by 50 for eight seconds.
- Mollis Favonius (Passive 2) – Ascension 4
- When Astable Anemohypostasis Creation or Forbidden Creation hit an enemy, increases all party members’ (excluding Sucrose) Elemental Mastery based on 20 percent of Sucrose’s Elemental Mastery for eight seconds.
- Astable Invention (Passive 3) – Unlocked
- When Sucrose crafts Character and Weapon Enhancement Materials, she has a ten percent chance to obtain double the product.
Sucrose is primarily built as a support, useful for enabling elemental combos and crowd control.
Weapon selection isn’t incredibly important for Sucrose as a support. Mappa Mare is one of the best available choices because you get a ton of elemental detonations when you combo her ultimate correctly. Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers isn’t a bad choice if you’re the type to quickly swap back to a proper DPS right away. Emerald Orb could be a good choice if you somehow want to do DPS as Sucrose. That’s not something we’d shoot for, but hey, you do you.
Mappa Mare (4-Star) – Triggering an elemental reaction grants an 8/10/12/14/16 percent elemental DMG bonus for ten seconds. Max of two stacks.
Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers (3-Star) – When switching characters, the new character taking the field has their ATK increased by 23/30/36/42/48 percent for ten seconds. This effect can only occur once every 20 seconds.
Since we think Sucrose is best built as a support, Instructor or The Exile are both good choices, particularly for newer players. If you have the better artifacts in the game, Viridescent Venerer is great in that you get a burst of Anemo Swirl damage and then can swap back to the appropriate DPS to keep wearing foes down.
Instructor (Elemental Mastery Buff) – (2) Increases Elemental Mastery by 80. (4) After using an Elemental Skill, increases all party members’ Elemental Mastery by 120 for eight seconds.
The Exile (Elemental Burst Buff) – (2) Energy Recharge +20%. (4) Using an Elemental Burst regenerates 2 Energy for other party members every two seconds for six seconds. This effect cannot stack.
Viridescent Venerer (5-Star Anemo Buff) – (2) Anemo DMG bonus +15 percent. (4) Increases Swirl DMG by 60 percent. Decreases opponent’s elemental resistance to the element infused in the Swirl by 40 percent for ten seconds.
As we mentioned, Sucrose is a support which means she can fit in just about any team. The only thing you’ll want to be careful of is having too much Anemo on one team.
- Top Tier Team
- Main DPS: Diluc
- Secondary DPS: Keqing
- Healer: Qiqi
- Support: Sucrose
- Budget Team
- Main DPS: Xiangling
- Secondary DPS: Chongyun
- Healer: Barbara
- Support: Sucrose
- Talent Level-Up Material: Teachings/Guide/Philosophies of Freedom
- Common Ascension Material: Whopperflower/Shimmering/Energy Nectar
We’re putting the constellation information here at the bottom because it’s incredibly difficult to rank these up in any meaningful way outside of sheer luck.
Like with many other characters, there are some nice buffs in Sucrose’s constellations with a massive power spike at level six. Good luck getting there though.
- Level 1 – Clustered Vacuum Field: Astable Anemohypostasis Creation (her basic ability) gains one additional charge.
- Level 2 – Beth – Unbound Form: The duration of Forbidden Creation (her ultimate) is increased by two seconds.
- Level 3 – Flawless Alchemistress: Increases the Level of Astable Anemohypostasis Creation (her basic ability) by three.
- Level 4 – Alchemania: Every seven Normal and Charged Attacks, Sucrose will reduce the CD of Astable Anemohypostasis Creation (her basic ability) by one to seven seconds..
- Level 5 – Caution: Standard Flask: Increases the Level of Forbidden Creation (her ultimate) by three.
- Level 6 – Chaotic Entropy: If Forbidden Creation (her ultimate) triggers an Elemental Absorption, all party members gain a 20 percent Elemental DMG Bonus for the corresponding absorbed element during its duration.
Here’s what you’ll need to maximize Sucrose’s level cap.
- 1st Ascension (Max Level 20) – 1 Vayuda Turquoise Sliver, 3 Windwheel Asters, 3 Whopperflower Nectar
- 2nd Ascension (Max Level 40) – 3 Vayuda Turquoise Fragments, 2 Hurricane Seeds, 10 Windwheel Asters, 15 Whopperflower Nectar
- 3rd Ascension (Max Level 50) – 6 Vayuda Turquoise Fragments, 4 Hurricane Seeds, 20 Windwheel Asters, 12 Shimmering Nectar
- 4th Ascension (Max Level 60) – 3 Vayuda Turquoise Chunks, 8 Hurricane Seeds, 30 Windwheel Asters, 18 Shimmering Nectar
- 5th Ascension (Max Level 70) – 6 Vayuda Turquoise Chunks, 12 Hurricane Seeds, 45 Windwheel Asters, 12 Energy Nectar
- 6th Ascension (Max Level 80) – 6 Vayuda Turquoise Gemstones, 20 Hurricane Seeds, 60 Windwheel Asters, 24 Energy Nectar
And that’s it! Is there anything we missed? Let us know in the comments below!