Neuvillette, the esteemed Chief Justice of Fontaine and the rumored Hydro Dragon, has arrived in the realm of Teyvat in Genshin Impact 4.1 update. Ever since his appearance in Fontaine’s first Archon quest, many players have eagerly awaited his becoming playable. With the Genshin Impact 4.1 update, Neuvillette will become a playable character along with Wriothesley.
Neuvillette is a 5-star hypercarry Hydro DPS whose main source of damage is charged attacks. Players still shouldn’t underestimate his elemental skill and burst as they also deal a respectable amount of damage. Like for any build, players need to focus on their artifacts to make the best Neuvillette build. In this guide, we have shared the best artifact options available for Neuvillette in Genshin Impact.
What are the best Artifacts for Neuvillette in Genshin Impact?
Before we dive into the best artifact sets for Neuvillette, players need to know which stats and sub-stats they should be looking for. Here are our artifact stats and sub-stats recommendations for Neuvillette:
Best Artifact Stats for Neuvillette:
- Sands: HP% or Energy Recharge
- Goblet: Hydro DMG Bonus
- Circlet: Crit Rate/DMG
Recommended Artifact Sub-stats for Neuvillette:
- Crit Rate
- Crit DMG
- Energy Recharge
We recommend running HP% on Sands, but feel free to use Energy Recharge if you want to use his elemental burst more often. This can be necessary for certain team comps. As a general rule of thumb, focus on stacking HP and Crit stats as much as possible because all his attacks scale with max HP, and ATK is useless for him. Neuvillette doesn’t have access to great reaction teams, so Elemental Mastery stat is useless for him.
Now, let’s look into the best artifact sets for Neuvillette:
Best Artifacts for Neuvillette
1) Marechaussee Hunter
- 2-piece bonus: Increase Normal and Charged Attack DMG by 15%
- 4-piece bonus: Increase Crit Rate by 12% for 5 seconds when HP changes. Stacks up to three times.
Genshin Impact 4.0 update brought along two new artifact sets – Marechaussee Hunter and Golden Troupe. Without surprise, these new sets are tailor-made for Fontaine characters. The Marechaussee Hunter artifact set is the best artifact set for Neuvillette in Genshin Impact.
Neuvillette benefits from Marechaussee Hunter’s Charged Attack buff and can also utilize the 4-piece effect to its maximum potential. With all three stacks, players can get a 36% Crit Rate for free on Neuvillette. Marechaussee Hunter’s 4-piece effect will help players get that sweet 1:2 Crit ratio quite easily and allow them to stack Crit DMG to see huge damage numbers.
2) Heart of Depth
- 2-piece bonus: Hydro DMG Bonus +15%
- 4-piece bonus: After using Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 30% for 15s.
Heart of Depth is the second-best artifact set for Neuvillette. This set provides a 15% Hydro DMG Bonus without any conditions. With the 4-piece artifact set, players will gain a 30% DMG buff to Neuvillette’s Normal and Charged Attacks for 15 seconds whenever he uses his elemental skill. As Neuvillette’s skill has a cooldown of 12 seconds, players can maintain a 100% uptime on the buff.
Heart of Depth is also one of the oldest artifact sets in Genshin Impact. Many players have already farmed this set for other Hydro DPS characters like Childe. Players who don’t want to grind for a new 4-piece set can definitely use Heart of Depth. Another option is to farm the new Marechaussee Hunter set and drop all the extra useless artifacts into Strongbox to get Heart of Depth artifacts.
3) Marechaussee Hunter + Heart of Depth/Nymph’s Dream
If you are a casual player, min-maxing every build is probably not the reason why you play Genshin Impact. One of the good points of character building is the freedom of using two different sets for their 2-piece bonus effects.
Players who don’t want to spend their resin and time grinding 4-piece artifact sets can get by using a combination of 2-piece Marechaussee Hunter and any 2-piece 15% Hydro DMG Bonus set (Heart of Depth or Nymph’s Dream). This isn’t the most optimal artifact build for Neuvillette, but it can still output decent damage if matched with the right weapon.
With that, our guide to the best Genshin Impact artifacts for Neuvillette comes to an end. Alongside artifacts, you will also need to look into the best weapon options for Neuvillette. We highly suggest checking our Neuvillette weapon guide to learn about the best 5-star and 4-star weapon options for the Chief Justice of Fontaine.