A Guide to a Great Rosaria Build in Genshin Impact
Rosaria has been one of the much-awaited characters to join Genshin Impact’s roster. The spear-wielding nun has been leaked a few patches ago. She also made her first appearance during Dragonspine’s release on Patch 1.2. Now that we actually get to play her, questions about building her arise. But fear not, this guide is here to help you!
Rosaria’s Role in the Party
Rosaria does a lot in terms of damage and pumping up the crit rates of the team. Because of that, there are two roles Rosaria can take in a party: Sub DPS and Main DPS.
Rosaria Build: Talents
Rosaria’s talents make her a powerhouse in the Physical DPS department while being able to constantly apply Cryo status with her Elemental Burst.
|Talent Name||In-Game Description|
|Spear of the Church (Normal Attack)||
|Ravaging Confession (Elemental Skill)||Rosaria swiftly positions herself behind her opponent, then pierces and slashes the enemy with her polearm, dealing Cryo DMG.Rosaria cannot use this travel behind opponents of a larger build.|
|Rites of Termination (Elemental Burst)||Rosaria’s unique take on this prayer ritual.First, she swings her weapon to slash surrounding enemies; then, she summons a frigid Ice Lance that strikes the ground. Both actions deal Cryo damage.While active, the Ice Lance periodically releases a blast of cold air, dealing Cryo DMG to surrounding enemies.|
|Regina Probationum (1st Ascension Passive)||When Rosaria strikes an opponent from behind using Ravaging Confession, Rosaria’s CRIT Rate increases by 12% for 5s.|
|Shadow Samaritan (4th Ascension Passive)||Casting Rites of Termination increases CRIT Rate of all nearby party members (except Rosaria herself) by 15% of Rosaria’s CRIT Rate for 10s.Rosaria’s CRIT Rate Bonus gained this way cannot exceed 15%.|
|Night Walk (Utility Passive)||At night (18:00 – 6:00), increases the Movement SPD of your own party members by 10%.Does not take effect in Domains, Trounce Domains, or Spiral Abyss. Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the same effects.|
Let’s talk about Rosaria’s Elemental Skill for a bit. Some interesting wording in the description has come to my attention. It says: “Rosaria cannot use this travel behind opponents of a larger build.” It’s kind of a weird skill description as we’ve seen Rosaria travel behind a Cryogunner Legionnaire that is much larger than Rosaria. This asks the question of what’s considered a “larger build”? Rosaria can’t teleport behind boss monsters, but the Cryogunner Legionnaire is still much bigger than her and she was able to teleport behind him. Someone will probably test it out on all the monsters to see which ones Rosaria can teleport to and which ones she can’t. It’s something worth looking into if you’re interested in playing with Rosaria.
Let’s move on to which talents we recommend you ascend first for a great Rosaria build:
- Elemental Burst
- Elemental Skill
- Normal Attack
Rosaria’s Elemental Burst deals a lot of damage and can also be used to trigger a lot of Cryo effects. The last two, Elemental Skill and Normal Attack, are interchangeable, however, I recommend going for Elemental Skill as a second talent because it charges your Elemental Burst (and it looks cool teleporting around).
For a physical DPS build for Rosaria, we suggest you ascend these talents:
- Normal Attack
- Elemental Burst
- Elemental Skill
Rosaria Build: Constellations
Since Rosaria is a 4-star character, it’s much easier for her to get to C6 than a 5-star character. But that doesn’t mean you should automatically go for it as Rosaria is already viable without constellations.
|Constellation Name||In-Game Description|
|Unholy Revelation (C1)||When Rosaria deals a CRIT Hit, her ATK SPD increases by 10% and her Normal Attack DMG increases by 10% for 4s.|
|Land Without Promise (C2)||The duration of the Ice Lance created by Rites of Termination is increased by 4s.|
|The Wages of Sin (C3)||Increases the Level of Ravaging Confession by 3.Maximum upgrade level is 15.|
|Painful Grace (C4)||Ravaging Confession’s CRIT Hits regenerate 5 Energy for Rosaria.Can only be triggered once each time Ravaging Confession is cast.|
|Last Rites (C5)||Increases the Level of Rites of Termination by 3.Maximum upgrade level is 15.|
|Divine Retribution (C6)||Rites of Termination’s attack decrease opponents’ Physical RES by 20% for 10s.|
Rosaria Build: Best Weapons
Rosaria can benefit from a lot of the polearms currently in the game. Here are some of the better weapons to choose from:
|Weapon Name||In-Game Description|
|Dragonspine Spear||Hitting an opponent with Normal and Charged Attacks has a 60~100% chance of forming and dropping an Everfrost Icicle above them, dealing 80~140% AoE ATK DMG.Opponents affected by Cryo are dealt 200~360% ATK DMG instead by the icicle. Can only occur once every 10s.|
|Skyward Spine||Increases CRIT Rate by 8~16% and increases Normal ATK SPD by 12%.Additionally, Normal and Charged Attacks hits on opponents have a 50% chance to trigger a vacuum blade that deals 40~100% of ATK as DMG in a small AoE. This effect can occur no more than once every 2s.|
|Favonius Lance||CRIT hits have a 60~100% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12~6s.|
|Crescent Pike||After picking up an Elemental Orb/Particle, Normal and Charged Attacks deal an additional 20~40% ATK as DMG for 5s.|
|Prototype Starglitter||After using an Elemental Skill, increases Normal and Charged Attack DMG by 8~16% for 12s. Max 2 stacks.|
|Blackcliff Pole||After defeating an opponent, ATK is increased by 12~24% for 30s. This effect has a maximum of 3 stacks, and the duration of each stack is independent of the others.|
The most common one to use would probably be Dragonspine Spear as this would deal a lot of burst damage. However, we also recommend the Blackcliff Pole for the stacking attack bonus after defeating an opponent. Another recommendation would be the Crescent Pike as you’d be picking up quite a bit of Elemental Orbs while you have her Elemental Burst down. Favonius Lance would only be used by a Sub DPS build Rosaria who’d want to always have her Elemental Burst down whenever ready. A melt comp surrounding this build would really be good. Generally, you’d want a weapon with high damage as crit rate is already covered by ascension and her passive talents. You’d want to take advantage of that crit rate by pumping up crit damage and attack.
Rosaria Build: Best Artifacts
Just like her weapons, the best artifacts to use with Rosaria will depend on your build, but here are some suggestions:
|Artifact Name||In-Game Description|
The go-to artifact set for Rosaria is the Blizzard Strayer. With that set, crit rate is already increased by 20% giving you more options for artifact options and weapons so you don’t reach over the crit rate threshold. Bloodstained Chivalry and Gladiator’s Finale are for Physical DPS builds. You’d want to go for 2 Bloodstained and 2 Chivalry for that. Noblesse Oblige and Blizzard Strayer are for Sub-DPS builds. You’d also go 2 Noblesse and 2 Blizzard for that build. For artifact main stats, you’d want to go for ATK and CRIT DMG. Same for the sub stats as a low attack will not help your crit damage at all.
Rosaria is a really fun character to play. She plays a little bit like Chongyun but as a spear user. She’s a really strong character that can deal damage and provide utility to your team. Try pairing her with Fischl or Xingqiu and you’ll have a fun time!
Cedric Pabriga is a freelance writer for IGN. He spends most of his day listening to music or playing video games. He also writes short stories in his spare time. You can follow him on Twitter @IchikaRika.