Genshin Impact Candace Build Guide

Candace is a brand new 4-Star Polearm character coming to Gensin Impact in update 3.1 This Candace Best Build Guide explains how to get Candace’s Ascension Materials and what her best weapons are.

As with new characters, you’ll need the correct ascension materials, Talent books and Artifacts to get the best use out of Candace. Thankfully with the first part of Sumeru now unlocked for players to explore, you can collect almost all of Candace’s materials to prepare for her arrival in Genshin Impact.

Candace’s Ascension Materials Level 1-90

Candace’s Ascension Materials mostly come from Sumeru, but the material is brand new and will be introduced in the 3.1 update. The Varunada Lazurite materials can be acquired from the Hydro Hypostasis and the Rhodea of Loch boss fights. You can also acquire them from the Childe Boss fight once a week. The Redcrests are available on the 3.0 update and can be farmed before Candace’s releases and the Red Satins, Silks and Brocades. The Light Guiding Tetrahedron is a brand new material coming in 3.1 from a brand new boss fight Semi-Perpetual Control Matrix.

  • Varunada Lazurite Sliver x 1
  • Varunada Lazurite Fragments x 9
  • Varunada Lazurite Chunks x 9
  • Varunda Lazurite Gemstone x 6
  • Light Guiding Tetrahedron x 46
  • Redcrests x 168
  • Faded Red Satins x 18
  • Trimmed Red Silks x 30
  • Rich Red Brocades x 36

Candance is a Hydro unit that benefits the most from her elemental skill and elemental burst damage. Her elemental skill also scales to her HP but depending on if you build her as a support or a DPS your stat priority may change.

Candace’s Best Weapon

Candace is a character who benefits from weapons that provide Elemental Damage or HP bonuses. The Staff of Homa is a great weapon for those looking to build a DPS Candace and provides a 20% HP bonus. When it comes to 4-star weapons, the Deathmatch or the Blackcliff Pole are good options. The Catch is the best weapon for those looking to build a full Elemental Bust and Elemental Skill damaging build.

Candace 5-Star Weapons

Staff of Homa

HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 0.8% of the wielder’s Max HP. When the wielder’s HP is less than 50%, this ATK bonus is increased by an additional 1% of Max HP.

Candace 4-Star Weapons


If there are at least 2 opponents nearby, ATK is increased by 16% and DEF is increased by 16%. If there are fewer than 2 opponents nearby, ATK is increased by 24%.

Blackcliff Pole

After defeating an opponent, ATK is increased by 12% for 30s. This effect has a maximum of 3 stacks, and the duration of each stack is independent of the others.

The Catch

Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 32% and Elemental Burst CRIT Rate by 12%.

Candace Best Artifact Stat Priority

Candace benefits from numerous artefact set depending on how you want to build her. For those looking for a full DPS build should look at a 2-piece Noblous Oblige and 2-Piece Heart of Depth or 2-piece Tenacity of the Millelith. An entire 4-piece Noblous Oblige set is also great for a full support team.

  • Flower (Always HP)
  • Feather: (Always ATK)
  • Time Piece: ATK% or HP%
  • Goblet: Hydro Damage% or HP%
  • Circuit: Crit Rate/Damage or HP%

Candace Talent Ascension Materials 1-10

Candace Talent books come from the Steeple of Ignorance Doman. Players can obtain the Admonition Stone Tablets Talent-level materials on Monday, Thursday, and Sunday.

  • 9 Teachings of Admonition
  • 63 Guide to Admonition
  • 114 Philosophies of Admonition
  • Faded Red Satins x 18
  • Trimmed Red Silks x 66
  • Rich Red Brocades x 93
  • Tears of the Calamitous God (Teardrop Clam) From the Trounce Domain End of the Oneiric Euthymia (Raiden Shogun Boss Fight) x 18

We hope this guide helps you prepare for Candace’s release with the Genshin Impact 3.1 Update. If you find other builds for Candace, please let us know in the comments below.