Baizhu, accompanied by his charming snake friend, made his first appearance in Genshin Impact in the second act of Chapter 1. With his intriguing persona and distinctive appearance, fans began speculating about whether he would eventually become a playable character.
The wait is finally over, as Baizhu will be available as a playable character in Phase 2 of the Genshin Impact 3.6 update, allowing those who have been eagerly anticipating his arrival to add him to their team.
Through in-game dialogues, it revealed that Baizhu is not only the owner of the Bubu Pharmacy in Liyue, but also a proficient doctor. The Dendro character is known to use traditional herbal medicine to treat various illnesses, as described by other characters in the game.
Despite his gentle demeanor, Baizhu conceals a severe illness that impacts his physical health, causing him to constantly walk the thin line between life and death. Nevertheless, he bravely confronts his situation and remains committed to helping those in need.
Back in February, teasers of Baizhu were shared by Genshin Impact‘s verified social media accounts, revealing that he is a Dendro character who uses a catalyst weapon.
Materials, abilities, and Baizhu’s best-in-slot (BiS) weapon have previously been datamined through Project Amber. Those fortunate enough to obtain him from the event banner will need to invest in ascending his character and talents to maximise his potential.
Baizhu serves as a defensive character, offering healing and shielding capabilities to team members, while enhancing Dendro reaction damage. With Phase 2 of the 3.6 update now live, here’s all you need to know about building the best Baizhu.
Character Ascension Materials
|20||20,000||3x Violetgrass, 3x Fungal Spores|
|40||40,000||3x Nagadus Emerald Fragment, 15x Fungal Spores, 10x Violetgrass, 2x Evergloom Ring|
|50||60,000||6x Nagadus Emerald Fragment, 12x Luminescent Pollen, 20x Violetgrass, 4x Evergloom Ring|
|60||80,000||3x Nagadus Emerald Chunk, 18x Luminescent Pollen, 30x Violetgrass, 8x Evergloom Ring|
|70||100,000||6x Nagadus Emerald Chunk, 12x Crystalline Cyst Dust, 45x Violetgrass, 12x Evergloom Ring|
|80||120,000||6x Nagadus Emerald Gemstone, 24x Crystalline Cyst Dust, 60x Violetgrass, 20x Evergloom Ring|
Talent Ascension Materials
|2||12,500||3x Teachings of Gold, 6x Fungal Spores|
|3||17,500||2x Guide to Gold, 3x Luminescent Pollen|
|4||25,000||4x Guide to Gold, 4x Luminescent Pollen|
|5||30,000||6x Guide to Gold, 6x Luminescent Pollen|
|6||37,500||9x Guide to Gold, 9x Luminescent Pollen|
|7||120,000||4x Philosophies of Gold, 4x Crystalline Cyst Dust, 1x Worldspan Fern|
|8||260,000||6x Philosophies of Gold, 6x Crystalline Cyst Dust, 1x Worldspan Fern|
|9||450,000||12x Philosophies of Gold, 9x Crystalline Cyst Dust, 2x Worldspan Fern|
|10||700,000||16x Philosophies of Gold, 12x Crystalline Cyst Dust, 2x Worldspan Fern, 1x Crown of Insight|
Where To Farm Baizhu’s Materials
Ascending Baizhu can be particularly challenging due to the requirement of Violetgrass. As one of the hardest local specialties to locate, Violetgrass is sparsely found on the cliff sides in Liyue, particularly around Qingju Pass or Wuwang Hill. Alternatively, it can be purchased from Herbalist Gui and Verr Goldet.
Fungal Spores, Luminescent Pollen, Crystalline Cyst Dust
When ascending Baizhu, materials dropped by fungal enemies are required, with higher-level foes yielding better drops. Keep in mind that if the fungal enemy is hit with Electro or Pyro attacks, it will drop the incorrect materials. To farm ascension materials for Baizhu, opt for Hydro attacks instead. Higher-level enemies yield better drops. Some can also be found in the Chasm, albeit in smaller numbers compared to Sumeru’s rainforests.
Acquiring this mystical weapon involves defeating the Four-Armed Envoy of Dark Tidings, also known as an Iniquitous Baptist, a new boss introduced in the Genshin Impact 3.6 update.
Nagadus Emerald jewels are a prerequisite for ascending any Dendro character. These jewels are dropped by the Jadeplume Terrorshroom and Dendro Hypostasis, but players can also purchase Dust of Azoth from the Stardust Exchange and convert other kinds of jewels.
Talent Ascension Materials
Baizhu’s ascension books are Teachings of Gold, Guide to Gold, and Philosophies of Gold, all of which are available from the Taishan Mansion domain on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
The Worldspan Fern, a new weekly boss drop from the Dragon of Verdure: Apep is also required, which can be obtained from the 3.6 update. Do note that Act 2 of Nahidah’s Story Quest has to be completed to unlock this boss. A Crown of Insight is needed for each level 10 talent, which can be obtained during limited-time events.
Best Baizhu Weapon
To achieve higher HP and Energy Recharge, it’s crucial to prioritise a weapon with a high HP percentage and a passive ability that boosts Energy regeneration. The emphasis on Baizhu’s HP percentage stems from the fact that his healing scales with his HP.
Jadefall’s Splendor, Baizhu’s signature weapon, will be ideal for him. When activating an Elemental Burst or creating a shield, the character gains the Primordial Jade Regalia effect for 3 seconds: The character receives an Elemental DMG Bonus of 0.9% for every 1,000 Max HP they have, up to 36%. Additionally, they regain 6 Energy every 2.5 seconds. This effect remains active even when the character is off-field. At level 90, the weapon boasts an impressive 49.6% HP value and provides up to 608 base ATK. This is particularly exciting because, in the hands of a catalyst user, it can guarantee critical hits.
For free-to-play players, the craftable Prototype Amber is enough. The 4-star catalyst provides energy and HP, which are essential for his playstyle, making it a suitable choice. Although his signature weapon may slightly outperform it, the Prototype Amber remains a viable option.
Best Baizhu Artifacts
When optimising Baizhu as a healer, focus on HP and Energy Recharge sub-stats for improved healing and energy recharge, as his skill requires a considerable amount of energy.
To enhance Baizhu’s healing capabilities, farm the Ocean-Hued Clam artifact set, which grants a 15 percent healing bonus to your party members. Combine a 2-piece set with Deepwood Memories to obtain a Dendro DMG Bonus, adding extra damage to his abilities.
Baizhu will be featured on the second banner of the 3.6 update when it launches on 2 May 2023.