Genshin Impact Alhaitham: Abilities, Gameplay And Best Builds

Alhaitham, one of the upcoming characters for Patch 3.4 in Genshin Impact, is very popular in the community. Since Hoyoverse just revealed his abilities, and we got some glimpses in a beautiful character teaser, here's everything we know about him so far.

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Genshin Impact's umcoming character Alhaitham and his abilities | © Hoyoverse

Hoyoverse has just published one of Genshin Impact's most beautiful character teasers for Alhaitham. He is one of the new characters for the upcoming Patch 3.4, and already a fan's favorite. His beautiful character design, gameplay and overall aesthetic make it hard, not to fall in love with him.

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Genshin Impact: Alhaitham Character Introduction

Genshin Impact players know him from the Sumeru storyline. As the current scribe of the Sumeru Akademiya, he is a highly intelligent man, with a confidence out of this world.

Alhaitham is captivated by the wisdom he can gain from reading, and he is determined to unveil the reality of everything the world around him has to offer.

His design is awesome btw, and gameplaywise he also has pretty strong talents. You'll find more about this in the following paragraph.

Alhaitham's Talents And Combat

Everything about this character comes together perfectly. His job suits his attributes, and his approach to combat is as pleasing as the backstory associated with him. Alhaitham is a five star character, that uses the Dendro vision and fights with a sword.

Normal Attack – Abductive Reasoning

This is his regular sword attack. It can be executed in a normal or a charged attack, where he can either perform 5 strikes in one charge or two rapic strikes. This attack will deal physical damage, but as soon as he possesses at least one Chisel-Light Mirror, that damage will be transformed into Dendro damage.

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Universality – An Elaboration on Form

His elemental ability is to charge forward and deal Dendro damage in a rush of multiple attacks. After that, he obtains a Chisel-Light Mirror, that has the effect to enhance all his attacks with Dendro damage for as long as he possesses it.

The player also has the option to hold the button for this attack, which will activate the aiming mode, to adjust the exact direction of his elemental burst.

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Alhaitham's Elemental Charge | © Hoyoverse

Particular Field – Fetters of Phenomena

This is Alhaitham's ultimate ability. It creates a Dendro field with several Chisel-Light Mirrors, that deal damage when they hit enemies inside the field. The duration of this attack depends on how many Mirrors the player has previously created while fighting.

Alhaitham can hold up to three Chisel-Light Mirrors at a time. Depending on how many Mirrors he consumed before using his ultimate, he will get the opposite amount back, after the field has closed again. So, if he launched the attack with 3 Mirrors in possession, he will get none back. But if he didn't obtain any, when starting the ultimate, he will get 3 mirrors after it ended.

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Alhaitham's Ultimate Ability | © Hoyoverse

If you somehow manage to pull Alhaitham after his release, you must make sure to equip him with the right artifacts and items. Or, if you just hope to pull him in the new patch, here are some weapons and artifacts that you can start preparing for him before release.


The sword that will work best for him is the Light of Foliar Incision. You can get this five star weapon from the Epitome Invocation at the same time of his wish-banner.

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The perfect set of Artifacts for him would be a four-piece set of Gilded Dreams. Otherwise, you should make sure to go for Elemental Mastery as Sands and Dendro DMG Bonus for the Goblet. It is necessary, that you empower his elemental damage, because the majority of his attacks rely on it.

Are you as excited for Alhaitham as we are? We're sure that he will be an excellent addition to the cast, and we can't wait to experience his upcoming story quests.

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