Fischl is a 4-star Electro Bow character from Genshin Impact who launched alongside the game all the way back in September 2020. She is a unique character, both in how she plays and in how she acts. Fischl has only appeared a scant few times throughout all of Genshin Impact’s story or side quests, but when she does it’s immediately quite memorable.
As someone who has been here since the beginning, there have been many chances to get Fischl (including a few times she was even free to earn). Considering that she just got a brand new outfit as of Version 2.8, many people may want to start using her and her get-up in a team or two.
Here’s everything you need to know to build the best Fischl. This includes her Ascension Materials, in which order you should focus on her Talents, her best weapon and artifact set-up, and a number of her very best team compositions that will make her shine.
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Who Is Genshin Impact’s Fischl?
Fischl (real name Amy) is a girl from Mondstadt with a particular sense of style and way about herself. Under the alias of Fischl von Luftschloss Narfidort, she plays the role of the Prinzessin der Verurteilungn and the Soverign of the Immernachtreich. Despite all the fancy words, Fischl is just a young girl who dreams and fantasises about being this mystical figure, once she brings into reality with her Vision.
Her faithful companion Oz the raven acts as her aid and confidant for the world of Mondstadt, who see her as a touch strange. He is always by Fischl’s side. Together, they seek to end the Prinzessin’s foes, spread the word of the glorious Immernachtreich… and maybe make some friends along the way.
Now she works for the Adventurer’s Guild, in the Mondstadt branch as an investigator. Alongside other characters like the clumsy Bennett, she adventurers around Teyvat solving problems and confusing others with her eccentric ways.
How Do You Get Fischl?
Fischl is a 4-star character who is usually only available through the Wish system. However, there have been several occasions where she has been available to earn.
So far, Fischl has appeared on 5 Banners:
- Venti’s First Banner – September 28th 2020 to October 18th 2020
- Albedo’s First Banner – December 23rd 2020 to January 12th 2021
- Childe’s First Rerun Banner – April 6th 2021 to April 27th 2021
- Klee’s First Rerun Banner – June 9th 2021 to June 29th 2021
- Yae Miko’s First Banner – February 16th 2022 to March 8th 2022
Alongside her Event Banner appearances, she is also available in the Standard Wish character pool, but so are all the other 4-star characters in the game. This makes it unlikely that you will pull her but it is possible.
Aside from just the Event Banner, Fischl has been available to earn for free twice now.
The first was during Version 1.1’s Unreconciled Stars Event where Fischl befriended fellow adventurer Mona. The second is during Version 2.8. By completing certain challenges and activities during the Summer Odyssey Event, you can invite Fischl to join your team. Be warned, this only lasts until the end of Version 2.8 so act fast.
Fischl Special Outfit
Fischl is also special in that she is one of only 6 characters currently in-game to have a different outfit.
Her Ein Immernachtstraum outfit replaces her usual outfit with one much more fitting of her regal status in the court of the Immernachtreich.
This outfit is also available for free during the Version 2.8 event. Collect 16 of the Phantasmal Conches during the Resonating Visions event to earn yourself this skin for free. Word of warning, this event will only last until the end of Version 2.8 so act quickly. If you do not earn it during Version 2.8, you can still get it from the shop later on for Genesis Crystals (paid currency).
If you want a quick and easy guide on where to find all of the Phantasmal Conches and how to unlock Fischl’s free outfit, check out this guide we made here at KeenGamer on that very topic.
Fischl Level Up Resources
To Ascend Fischl to level 90, you will need:
- Small Lamp Grass
- Vajrada Amethyst Gemstones (Electro)
- Lightning Prisms
- Firm Arrowheads
The Small Lamp Grass is a special plant found in Mondstadt. These small plants are like little lamps, with a curved top and light blue bulb that faintly glows. Fischl will need a total of 168 Small Lamp Grass to get her from level 1 to level 90, so be sure to pick up any you find. The map below, provided by Genshin Impact Interactive Map, can tell you where every single piece of Small Lamp Grass can be found. If you’re having a bit of trouble finding them all and are lucky enough to have Klee, you can use her unique passive ability to scout out areas and the Small Lamp Grass should ping on your mini-map as a small hand.
Firm Arrowheads are dropped when defeating Hilichurl archers. These are relatively common but they will only drop from the archers, not the regular Hilichurls. You can use the Adventurer’s Guide to point you towards various Hilihcurl groups, but do note that there will only likely be a few archer Hilichurls in those groups. In total, you will need 18 Firm Arrowheads, 30 Sharp Arrowheads and 36 Weathered Arrowheads.
Lightning Prisms are an item dropped from the Electro Hypostasis boss that is found in the South-East of Mondstadt. This boss is relatively simple in that you just need to avoid its attacks and then whale on it when it turns into its vulnerable core form. Bring characters with low Elemental Skill cooldowns to destroy the lightning shields at the final chunk of HP. Fischl requires 46 Lightning Prisms.
Finally, there are the Vajrada Crystal Gemstones. These special Gemstones can be either earned from defeating bosses (mostly from Electro aligned bosses like the Electro Hypostasis you have to fight) or daily commissions. You can use the Alchemy Table to transform 3 lesser rarity Gems into 1 higher tier rarity Gem. Dust of Azoth is also useful so turning one element of Gem into a completely new one. Overall you will need 1 Sliver, 9 Fragments, 9 Chunks and 6 Gemstones.
Like all characters in Genshin Impact, Fischl will ask for 420k Mora and 416 Hero’s Wit EXP Books to achieve ascending to level 90.
Fischl Ability Overview
Fischl is made as an off-battlefield supportive attacker in combat, dealing very respectable damage without needing to be on the field.
Her Normal attack is called Bolts of Downfall. This is a basic Bow Normal Attack without anything too special. Fischl can hold her attack action to do an aimed shot or use a basic 5-hit arrow combo. Her Plunging Attack is also the same, just a shower of arrows. Like most Bow characters, unless there is a way to buff the Charged Attack (like with Ganyu) then this will likely be the least interesting part of their kit. Considering that Fischl is off-field support, this applies to her too. Although the description of the Charged Attack as summoning the ‘dark lightning spirits of Immernachtreich’ is very cool.
Fischl’s Elemental Skill is Nightrider. This attack spawns Fischl’s companion raven, Oz, in either the area directly in front of her or wherever she aims. When he appears, Oz will deal small AOE Electro dmg, before attacking opponents with Electro damage in a joint attack called Freikugel. During that 10s skill duration, Fischl can recast the skill to change where Oz has been deployed. This is the central part of Fischl’s kit as she can summon Oz and then switch to another character, allowing Oz to help with damage on an active character other than Fischl. Some of Fischl’s Constellations such as her C6, Evernight Raven, will massively help out here by extending the duration of Oz and making it so that Oz’s attacks will work simultaneously alongside your attacking character.
Finally, Fischl’s Elemental Burst is Midnight Phantasmagoria. When cast Fischl’s form shifts into that of Oz. You can control Oz for about 2s, in which time you have greatly increased movement speed while in this Oz form. When passing an enemy as Oz, you deal damage to them in the form of a bolt of lightning – this can only hit each enemy once per Burst cast. After the 2s timer is up, Fischl will change back and it summons Oz wherever you ended the Burst, acting just like he does in Nightrider. While this isn’t a great damaging skill, it is useful because it allows for another way to get Oz back on the field supporting other units.
One of Fischl’s Ascension Passives by the name of Undone Be Thy Sinful Hex is also very useful. When an enemy is hit by an Electro reaction while Oz is on the field, they will take Electro AOE dmg equal to 80% of Fischl’s attack known as a Retribution. As an off-field attacker who specialises in dealing reaction-oriented dmg, this is a God-sent for her and her ability to perform.
Her Passive Talent isn’t anything ground-breaking, but it will help with daily explorations for the Adventurer’s Guild. Mein Hausgarten reduces the expedition time by 25% when Fischl is deployed on a Mondstadt exploration.
The best parts of Fischl’s kit, her Elemental Skill and her Elemental Burst, both allow her to be extremely good off-field. Pair that with having a backup Bow character for those pesky archers or long-ranged enemies, and Fischl is a great pick for basically any team. Her ability to deal considerable damage with Oz while also setting up for big Elemental Reactions such as Overload dmg or Super Conduct dmg makes her a top-tier pick for Reaction-based teams.
The order you will prioritise Fischl’s Talents are:
- Nightrider: Easily her best skill. Oz will be putting in most of the legwork for Fischl, doing most of her damage as well as providing support to her other allies in the team. While this does not increase the duration of his presence, it will boost his damage by a lot. The level of this skill will also affect how Oz acts after casting Midnight Phantasmagoria so levelling it up is important.
- Midnight Phantasmagoria: While the damage portion of the skill lacks, the ability to summon Oz while your Elemental Skill is on cooldown isn’t. This makes Fischl able to always have a way to summon Oz, so while the damage isn’t the best it is worth some investment after Nightrider. The level of Midnight Phantasmagoria only alters the damage dealt by the lightning strikes, not Oz himself.
- Normal Attack Bolts of Downfall: Simply just isn’t as useful as either of the other options. Levelling this up mainly just affects the arrow’s dmg. You will likely not be building Fischl as the main DPS, or if you are it is through her Skill and Burst. Her Normal Attack is… fine, but it isn’t a great part of her kit and so deserves the least attention out of all of Fischl’s talents.
Fischl requires the following materials to level up her Talents. She will need Teachings / Guides to Ballad (Wednesday/Saturday/Sunday), Firm Arrowheads and Spirit Locket of Boreas. This is the weekly boss material for the Great Wolf found in Wolvendom in Mondstadt.
As a 4-star character, Fischl doesn’t have a single weapon that is made with her in mind when compared to other characters like 5-star. However, there certainly is the best option for her.
The Ideal Choice
The Aqua Simulacra is a 5-star Bow that is perfect for Fischl.
The main ATK on the weapon can go up to 542 at level 90 max Ascension. Meanwhile, the substat, CRIT DMG, can give characters an additional 88% DMG to their critical hits at level 90. This alone makes it great for a character like Fischl or any Bow character who specialises in ATK and dealing big damage.
The skill on the Aqua Simulacra is even better though. The weapon natively increases HP by 16%, which honestly is not that useful. Meanwhile, the second part of the skill adds a 20% ATK bonus to the character when they are nearby enemies. This effect occurs whether they are on the field or not. This is a must-pick if you have it for the additional boost in damage to her off-field capabilities.
Not everyone has the Aqua Simulacra, though, so what else can Fischl use?
Firstly, all these options will just be 4-star picks. If you have a 5-star option such as the Elegy for the End or Skyward Harp, try that on Fischl first. Most 5-star weapons will be far superior to anything a 4-star weapon can perform, so look at them first.
The replacement options for Fischl are: The Alley Hunter, The Stringless and the Sacrificial Bow.
The Alley Hunter is the weapon that best fits Fischl from a visual standpoint, complete with black feathers. This bow has an ATK substat, making it a great pick for Fischl. The skill on the weapon is that when the equipped character is not on the field, they gain 2% bonus damage for every second they aren’t on it up to 20%. When the character is switched back in, they will lose 4% of this buff every second after 4 seconds. For Fischl, this means that swapping her in to put down Oz and then swapping her out again will dramatically increase her damage output. The Alley Hunter is currently only available through the Gacha.
The Stringless is an easy pick. The weapon has an Elemental Mastery substat, making it a good pick for reactions such as Electro-Charged or Overload. In addition, the weapon’s skill simply increases Elemental Skill and Burst dmg by 24%, which increases with each refinement level. For Fischl, this is simply free damage. Her Burst is her main damage source so any increase to their damage is going to do wonders. The Stringless is only available through the Gacha.
Finally, the Sacrificial Bow. This weapon may appear odd at first, but it does allow Fischl to not have to worry about Oz’s cooldown as much as she may otherwise. With a bonus substat of Energy Recharge, this will help Fischl in getting her Burst back faster. The main draw of this weapon is the skill. When you hit an enemy with your Elemental Skill there is a 40-90% chance (depending on refinement) to immediately refund the skill. Oz only lasts for 10s and has a 20s cooldown, allowing Fischl to instantly recast him. While not immediately as appealing as the other options, it is a decent pick if you want to keep Oz uptime high. The Sacrificial Bow is available from the Gacha.
Best Artifact Set for Fischl
Fischl has two main routes you can go with her artifact sets..
- 2-Piece Thundering Fury and 2-Piece Gladiator’s Finale
By using both two-piece bonuses of Thundering Fury and Gladiator’s Finale, you get the best of both worlds. The Thundering Fury bonus boosts Electro dmg by 15% meanwhile the Gladiator’s bonus is an increase to raw ATK by 18%. By combining these, Fischl’s Skill damage increases dramatically from the bonus ATK and the Electro dmg bonus too.
2. 4-Piece Thundering Fury
This is only for if you are going extremely heavy into Elemental Reactions. The 2-piece bonus still applies here, granting 15% Electro dmg. The 4-piece bonus is an increase to Electro Reaction damage: Overload, Electro-Charged and Superconduct dmg is increased by 40%. It also decreases Elemental Skill cooldown by 1s every time you do an Electro-related Elemental Reaction, fitting Fischl’s playstyle well. While this does seem great, the above option is better in general play. If you are going heavy on Reactions, however, consider 4-piece Thundering Fury.
Main Artifact Stats You Need
Fischl is pretty simple when it comes to what she needs stat-wise. The main stats you want are:
- CRIT Rate
- CRIT DMG
ATK is Fischl’s best stat as everything she needs scales off it. Oz and her Skill scale off of it, as does her Burst and even her Normal Attacks. This is a vital stat to increase and there isn’t anything else that should be prioritised over it. Fischl’s ATK is the number one priority.
The CRIT stats are both weighted in equal measure, with both increasing Fischl’s damage values by a great amount. Different weapons will alter how much CRIT DMG or Rate Fischl has you will build according to what you have slotted on her. Both should be pretty high for a character like Fischl, so get them to the maximum you can.
A special shout-out goes to the Electro Bonus DMG on a Goblet. You will want to pick up one of these for Fischl as it is just a straight increase to her best damage tool in Oz. Alongside the bonus from Thundering Fury, you can easily get up to 65%+ Electro dmg bonus on all of Fischl’s Elemental Skill, Burst and Charged Attacks. A very worthwhile investment.
Best Team Composition For Fischl
Support Role – Off-Field Attacker
This team uses Fischl as a way to not only deal extra damage with her Electro attacks but also increase the main DPS damage too.
Eula here is our main DPS. As a Cryo character, her Elemental Skill and Burst will trigger Super-Conduct dmg when used alongside Fischl. This will in turn increase Eula’s Physical Damage output while still providing good Elemental Damage through Fischl and Eula’s Cryo attacks. Eula is just a great damage dealer overall and one that gets even better with help from Fischl.
Diona is our support. She can heal the team up very nicely as well as provide bonuses and buffs to the team. As a Cryo character, she also works alongside Eula to provide the Cryo Resonance to the whole team. This increases the CRIT Rate against enemies affected by Cryo. In addition, she works the same as Eula when it comes to amplifying Fischl’s damage through Super-Conduct.
Beidou here is a free choice – you can swap her out for almost anyone. While she does provide bonuses through the Electro Elemental Resonance, she is the easiest character to sub-out. Bediou does work well as a backup damage dealer, but so can other characters like Kazuha. This slot is essentially free for you to fill.
Overall this team uses Fischl’s off-field damage and her ability to be an effective force while not playable to make Eula an even better character than she already is. Alongside Diona’s healing and buffing, this team can take on the strongest foes and send them to the dirt easy enough.
Support Role – Reaction Maker
This is an interesting team, one that uses Fischl’s ability to cause Reactions to boost damage significantly.
Heizou is our main DPS. Using him alongside Fischl means that every attack that Heizou deals will be Swirled, increasing his damage exponentially. This works even better with Fischl’s C6 but just on her own, she can provide massive bonuses to Heizou’s damage. Other characters like Childe or Ayato work well here.
Jean is our Healer. Her Burst is a great asset in keeping the team alive and alongside Heizou, she gives the team Anemo Resonance. This boosts movement speed and cooldown rates on your abilities.
Diluc gives Fischl and Heizou another Element to React to. Overload for Electro and another source of Swirl to be precise. Diluc is also capable of being a great sub-DPS option or just a great pick for a quick Burst to clear enemies. He boosts the capabilities of everyone in the team.
This team overall is a great choice and a lot of fun. Fischl enhances the capabilities of a character like Heizou so much. Alongside Diluc and Jean, this team is hard to kill and dishes out a lot of heavy damage in the process. A great fun pick.
This budget team does not require any Gacha characters or pulls outside of Fischl herself, making it safe for free-to-play (F2P) players.
Fischl will be our off-field support like usual, boosting the damage of Kaeya and Traveller specifically.
Kaeya’s Super-Conduct Reaction and Traveller’s Swirl both deal some good damage. They can pair with Fischl and they can also work in tandem with one another. Kaeya is a relatively underutilised unit but he is capable of great damage and high Reaction capabilities. Anemo Traveller is much the same way, using their Burst and Skill to deal a heavy amount of Anemo damage in a short space of time.
Barbara is both a support unit to heal but she is also great at Hydro application. This means that Fischl can provoke Electro-Charged or that Kaeya can Freeze the opponent. This opens up a lot of avenues for the team, allowing for a heavier focus on Reactions.
This team is a good choice for those who want to rely on Reactions and have Fischl work her magic off-field. Through the main DPS units of Kaeya and Traveller, Fischl’s skills can shine brightly here. And with Barbara, there’s very little chance of dying, too.