Posted on November 30, 2020
Bennett – Skills & Best Build
Though good-hearted, Bennett has a hard time living up to the life of an adventurer around Mondstadt. In the past, he led the aptly named Benny’s Adventure Team, but due to his unusual talent of being incredibly unlucky, a series of accidents caused his teammates to go “on leave.”
Bennett believes his team will be back in action one day, blissfully unaware that all of its members have officially removed themselves from its roster – Kathryne of the Adventurer’s Guide in Mondstadt just can’t bear to tell him. The names of his adventuring partners are unknown, but other Mondstadt citizens like Barbara and Fischl mention him by name, with the latter even sharing a passive that reduces Expedition completion time in Mondstadt.
- Element: Pyro
- Weapon type: Sword
- Rarity: 4-star
Early in the game, Bennett was considered a fairly sub-par character will middling damage output and an Elemental Skill that had too many drawbacks to consider useful. Now, Bennett is actually seen as a top-tier character for end-game content like the Spiral Abyss. He still can’t output much damage, but the heals and support he enables add up to some serious DPS gains and uptime.
That being said, it takes at least one Constellation unlock to make him truly worthwhile, as it removes the condition of the ATK buff afforded by his Elemental Skill and increases its effect. Without it, he’s a fun character that can still enable a team of varied Elements with his rapid Element Recharge, but one that typically outclassed.
|Normal Attack||Strike of Fortune||Press: Performs up to 5 rapid strikes.Hold: Unlease 2 rapid sword swings.|
|Elemental Skill||Passion Overload||Press: Perform a quick sword swing for Pyro DMG.Short Hold: Perfect two sword swings for Pyro DMG.Long Hold: A three-stage sword swing dealing Pyro DMG, with the final hit launching Bennett and his targets away.|
|Elemental Burst||Fantastic Voyage||Bennett jumps towards the enemy and attacks, dealing Pyro DMG. Creates an inspiration circle beneath him.When inside the circle, characters with less that 70% HP are healed over time, with those over 70% HP gaining an ATK Bonus equal to a percentage of Bennett’s Base ATK instead. Characters gain Pyro.|
|Passive Talent #1 (Character Ascension 1)||Rekindle||Reduces Passion Overload’s cooldown by 20%|
|Passive Talent #2 (Character Ascension 4)||Fearnaught||When inside the circle left by Fantastic Voyage, Passion Overload’s DC is decreased by 50% and Bennett is no longer launched by its final strike.|
|Passive Talent #3 (Automatically||It Should Be Safe…||Bennett completes Expeditions in Mondstadt 25% faster.|
|Great Expedition||Fantastic Voyager’s ATK incrase no long has an HP restriction and is increased by a further 20% of Bennett’s Base ATK.|
|Impasse Conqueror||When HP falls below 70%, increases Energy Recharge by 30%.|
|Unstoppable Fervor||Increases Passion Overload’s level by 3.|
|Unexpected Odyssey||Passion Overload’s short hold can be followed up with an additional attack.|
|True Explorer||Increases Fantastic Voyage’s level by 3.|
|Fine Ventures with Me||Sword, Claymore, or Polearm-wielding characters inside Fantastic Voyage’s circle gain a 15% Pyro DMG Bonus. Normal and Charged Attacks also become Pyro attacks.|
How to Build
Bennett is best utilized as a Support character, only switched in to charge his Elemental Burst with his Elemental Skill. At level 40, Bennett gains natural Energy Recharge. Continue stacking it to buff the availability of his Burst.
The ATK increase of his Burst scales with his own ATK, making it almost as important to focus on. A weapon with both stats and a skill that helps reduce his Skill cooldown or create more Elemental Orbs/Particles is the icing on the cake.
Pair Bennett with another Pyro character (like Xiangling) to benefit from the 25% ATK Elemental Resonance buff.
- Skyrider Sword
- Using an Elemental Burst grants a 12/15/18/21/24% increase in ATK and Movement SPD for 12s
- Noblesse Oblige
- 2-Set Piece: Elemental Burst DMG +20%
- 4-Set Piece: Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members’ ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.
- The Exile
- 2-Set Piece: Energy Recharge +20%
- Using an Elemental Burst regenerates 2 Energy for other party members every 2s for 6s. This effect cannot stack.