Name: Diluc Ragnvindr
Birthday: 30 April
Title(s): The Dark Side of the Dawn, Darknight Hero, The Uncrowned King of Mondstadt, Captain Pyro (as dubbed by Paimon)
How to Get Diluc Genshin Impact
Diluc is one of the most popular characters (even if just in terms of fanart) in Genshin Impact. Players might prefer other DPS characters, but he remains a beginner-friendly high DPS unit. Thankfully, he’s always available from the standard banner, so there’s always a chance to get him.
When looking at the big picture, it might be easier to get him in the limited banner instead. In the standard one, a 5-star pull can be a weapon or a character, which means there is a bigger pool to draw from. That’s ten (or nine, if one is featured) standard banner weapons fighting with five characters. The Limited Banner is limited to the 5 Standard characters + the featured one. Take your chances where you can.
He’s also the owner of the first 5-star character skin, Red Dead of Night. It changes up a few of his voice lines and ability visual effects, from bright red-orange to a black-tinged red. Such a premium quality skin would have an expensive price tag, costing 2480 Genesis Crystals (approximately 40 USD). It had a limited-time discount of 1980 Crystals (approx. 33 USD) during its debut in the game’s version 2.8, Summer Fantasia. Prices were calculated without taking bonuses into account.
His Elemental Skill lets him slash an enemy up to three times, dealing Pyro damage each time. His Elemental Burst sends out a flaming phoenix that knocks down and/or deals Pyro damage to enemies in its path before exploding. It also infuses Diluc’s sword with Pyro, making each regular slash deal elemental damage for a short time.
His combat style is weaving his Es with the normal attack combo, using his Burst when available. This maximizes the Crimson Witch buffs and is reinforced when you have C6 Diluc. With the latter, the pattern should be two regular slashes after every E, with Qs at the end of one cycle. The upgrade also makes him faster to mitigate his slower attack rate.
Genshin Impact Diluc Build
You cannot do many variations with Diluc’s builds as a dedicated main DPS. The best set you can give him is a 4-set Crimson Witch of Flames, as he can reliably trigger and keep the 3 stacks of its buff. The only alternatives you have are a combination of Crimson Witch and any of the ATK +18% 2-set bonuses, or two of the latter.
Because his Ascension stat is Crit Rate, it’s alright to focus on building Crit DMG, but a few substats for the former won’t hurt.
Main Stats: ATK%, Pyro DMG Bonus, Crit DMG
Substats: Crit DMG, Crit Rate, Energy Recharge, ATK
The Wolf’s Gravestone is his best-in-slot weapon. Other alternatives could be:
- Skyward Pride
- Serpent Spine
- Prototype Archaic
- Blackcliff Slasher
Some players might use Redhorn Stonethresher for the Crit DMG substat, which is okay. However, the DEF boosts are somewhat useless to him. Prototype Archaic is the F2P option, as well as the Luxurious Sea-Lord which came from an event. It is unknown whether the latter weapon will return in a future event.
Genshin Impact Diluc Lore (Backstory)
Diluc received his Vision relatively early in life. He has spent his time and dedication fulfilling his father’s dream to become a knight. His efforts and natural talent bore fruit as he became the youngest Cavalry Captain of the Knights of Favonius.
With his adopted brother, Kaeya, covering his back, his future had never been brighter. That is until tragedy struck.
While escorting a caravan with Crepus, his father, the convoy met a giant monster they could not hope to defeat. Faced with no other choice, Crepus used a terrible power to defeat the creature at the cost of his own life. It, however, had backfired on him, leaving him with fatal injuries. Whether he had to ease his father’s suffering or the latter succumbed to his wounds, it was undoubtedly the darkest day of Diluc’s life.
Worse yet, when he had to report to his commanding officer in the Knights of Favonius, all he got in reply was an order to cover it up. Diluc, fed up and disillusioned, quit the Order that very day. Soon after, he gets into an argument and fights Kaeya because the latter confesses the truth.
After that, he left Mondstadt, his father’s winery, and Vision to travel across the Seven Nations. Diluc had decided to avenge his father and figure out where this terrible power he now wields came from.
He spent three years chasing leads. The Fatui, both the instigator of the incident and the source of the occultic power, observed Diluc’s rampage through their bases and strongholds. It prompted the Eleven Harbingers, the organization’s strongest members, to act. Only an unnamed, unrelated person saved him from certain death at the Harbingers’ hands.
This unrevealed person is the leader of a vast volunteer spy network. Diluc joined this intelligence network after reflecting that he’d done all he could alone. Like with the Knights, he gave his all to his new work. That let him climb the ranks quickly, making him a talented spymaster in his own right.
In the fourth year, Diluc returned to Mondstadt. He took over the Dawn Winery, his father’s only legacy, and got his Vision back. After being discovered as a traitor, his old commanding officer was banished from the Order. However, it came about too late; he still won’t have anything to do with the Knights.
It should’ve been a celebration in Mond, a nation that holds alcohol in high regard. However, the people were distracted by a mysterious guardian roaming about at night. Disruptive monsters were found piled up by morning. Elusive criminals end up hanging by their feet in the statue plaza.
All they know is that the smell of burning follows this ‘guardian’ or that a momentary flash of flames reveals his silhouette before he disappears. Citizens then dubbed the mysterious figure the ‘Darknight Hero.’ Despite his disillusionment and refusal to work with the Knights, he would still protect his country in whatever capacity.
Diluc still hates the name, though.