Today, we will be discussing the best builds guide for Venti, the Windborne Bard, and this includes his best weapons, his best team compositions, and artifacts.
Venti is a long-standing 5-star Anemo character hailing from Mondstadt. He might seem like a regular drunken bard to many, but he’s still a loveable character dear to us in Genshin Impact.
His playstyle revolves around Elemental Mastery a lot. With his trusty bow, he can bring serious utility to the team with his Elemental Skill and Burst. Having him on your team will substantially increase your Crowd Control ability, which will immensely help you in lots of areas, mainly the Spiral Abyss. Let’s begin.
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Who is Venti from Genshin Impact?
Venti is a 5-star Anemo character, and he is the first character that interacts with us, the players, through Aether or Lumine. As the Anemo Archon, he prefers watching the people of Mondstadt from afar and letting them do whatever they want, as he believes that everyone deserves the right to be free, just like the wind.
He’s an energetic man, with a cheerful persona, making him feel aloof at times. He enjoys drinking wine, oftentimes going on a drunken spree for nights… Which leaves Venti penniless most of the time.
“There’s an archaic tale to be told, that of which is of an ancient one, that of which traveled among the Gods, that of which beheld lands undone, seas spun.”
Venti: Windborne Bard
Venti, in short, is a free-spirited person. He’s also easy-going, fun to hang around with, and knows his fair share of poetry, which makes him a charming friend.
How to Get Venti
Since Venti is a unique 5-star character, he can only appear on the Event Wish Banner. Unfortunately, that also means that he’s unavailable outside of his banners.
Venti has appeared in multiple limited-time banners since version 1.0. Venti’s appearances are as follows:
- Ballad in Goblets (Venti’s Banner, first iteration): September 28, 2020 – October 18, 2020.
- Ballad in Goblets (Venti’s Banner, the first re-run): March 17, 2021 – April 6, 2021.
- Ballad in Goblets (Venti’s Banner, the second re-run): March 30, 2022 – April 19, 2022.
- Ballad in Goblets (Venti’s Banner, the third re-run): September 28, 2022 – October 14, 2022.
Venti Level-Up Resources
Before you want to build Venti to Level 90, you need to prepare these Ascension Materials:
- Vayuda Turquoise (Anemo)
- Hurricane Seed
Vayuda Turquoise is the Elemental Gemstone that Venti needs to level up. This Gemstone is the Anemo variant and you usually find them after you defeat Anemo-based Bosses, such as the Anemo Hypostasis, the Maguu Kenki, and the new World Boss, the Algorithm of Semi-Intransient Matrix of Overseer Network. In total, Venti will need 1 Sliver, 9 Fragments, 9 Chunks, and 6 Gemstones.
Next up, we have Cecilia as another material for Venti. This flower is a Mondstadt specialty, and you can only find them in the Starsnatch Cliff area. In addition, you can purchase 5 Cecilias every 3 days from Flora, a vendor NPC in Mondstadt. You’ll need to prepare at least 168 Cecilias to ascend Venti to Level 90. You can use the Teyvat Interactive Map to help you out.
Moving on is the Slime Drops, which are the materials you get after defeating Slimes. These foes can be found in every region, and they may come in different elements, depending on where you’re fighting them. Overall, Venti needs 18 Slime Condensate, 30 Slime Secretions, and 36 Slime Concentrate.
Finally, we have Hurricane Seeds. This is a World Boss material dropped by the Anemo Hypostasis in Mondstadt. You can find this boss in the Stormbearer Mountains area, in the northern part of Mondstadt. This World Boss is pretty straightforward in its attacks, with wind-based ranged attacks being its main weapon. You will need 46 Hurricane Seeds for Venti to raise him to Level 90.
Also, keep in mind that you’ll need 420 Thousand Mora and 416 Hero’s Wit EXP Books to ascend Venti to the max.
Venti’s Abilities Overview
As an Anemo Bow character, Venti uses ranged attacks to whittle down his enemies. His main role is the Support Utility for the team, providing setups for the rest of your team. Venti is super strong in a team that can utilize his Elemental Skill and Burst.
His Normal Attack is called Divine Marksmanship. He can dish out a 6-hit combo with this attack, and by utilizing the Charged Attack mechanism, Venti can cause Anemo DMG to his enemies.
Venti’s Elemental Skill is Skyward Sonnet. This skill can be triggered with 2 different interactions. The first one is to Press the Skill Button (The default is E). This will summon a Wind Domain at the opponent’s location, dealing AoE Anemo DMG and launching opponents into the air.
While the other function is to Hold the Skill Button. Using the feature will summon an even larger Wind Domain with Venti as the epicenter, dealing AoE Anemo DMG and launching affected opponents into the air. Once you unleash the Hold version of this ability, Venti rides the wind into the air.
Now comes the last part of Venti’s kit, and is his strongest way of making his presence known: Wind’s Grand Ode. Using this Elemental Burst allows Venti to cast a large vortex that sucks in opponents and deals continuous Anemo DMG.
But that’s not all there is to it with Venti’s Burst. If the vortex comes into contact with Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro, it will deal additional Elemental DMG of that type. This means that Venti’s Burst is very potent when combined with characters that can apply elements well.
As for Venti’s Passive abilities, he has the following:
- Embrace of Winds allows Venti’s Elemental Skill to create a Wind Current that will last for 20 seconds.
- Stormeye makes it possible for Venti to regenerate 15 Energy after the effects of Wind’s Grand Ode end. If an Elemental Absorption occurs, this also restores 15 Energy to all characters of that corresponding element.
- Windrider will decrease your party’s gliding stamina consumption by 20% when Venti is present in your team. This passive does not stack with other characters who have the same passive as Venti.
Once you grasp the ideas behind Venti’s skills, here’s a consideration on what you should prioritize regarding his Talents:
- Wind’s Grand Ode: Venti’s power mostly comes from his Burst. This skill also allows other characters to apply their elements reliably with Venti. So, make sure to prioritize this first before the other two.
- Skyward Sonnet: Venti’s Elemental Skill is a good kit that fits his whole theme. While it’s not as impactful as Wind’s Grand Ode, this skill still deals Anemo DMG and can act as a Crowd Control, thanks to its nature as a Wind Current.
- Divine Marksmanship: Venti does not need his Normal Attack as much, since he’s a dedicated Support for his team.
Venti’s Ascension Materials are Ballad Series (Teaching of Ballad, Guide to Ballad, and Philosophies of Ballad), Slimes, and Tail of Boreas (Andrius/The Wolf of the North weekly boss material).
Now, let’s start talking about Venti’s best builds. The first part is his weapon. As a Support Bow user, Venti has several options available to him.
The Ideal Choice
The best weapon choice for Venti is the Elegy for the End bow.
Elegy for the End is a 5-star Bow that first appeared in Version 1.4. This weapon increases Energy Recharge by 55.1% and has 608 ATK at level 90. The weapon also has a unique skill, The Parting Refrain, that increases the user’s Elemental Mastery by 60. Not only that, but if you can fulfill the requirements, you can also gain 100 Elemental Mastery and a 20% ATK increase for 20 seconds.
For Venti, having tons of Elemental Mastery bonuses from Elegy means that his skills can provide more bonuses toward other elements, such as Electro or Pyro. Not to mention, it also increases Venti’s ATK by 20%, giving a good bonus to his damage. It’s a perfect weapon for Venti, who relies on his Skill and Burst to provide Support for his teammates.
For those that, unfortunately, are not able to get Elegy for the End, don’t worry! Some weapons can act as substitutes in Genshin Impact.
Do note that Venti is not a DPS, so it’s best to equip him with Support-oriented weapons for his build. These options are all 4-star weapons, however, although their potency is lower than Elegy, they are still solid options for Venti.
These weapons are The Stringless and Favonius Warbow.
The Stringless is a bow that you can get from the gacha. It provides Elemental Mastery as its substat, as well as the unique skill Arrowless Song. The bow’s skill increases Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG by 24%. This weapon also suits Venti greatly, thanks to its native substat and the damage bonus to Venti’s Skill and Burst. This weapon is a suitable replacement for your Venti build if you don’t have Elegy for the End.
Another option is the Favonius Warbow. This bow provides a substantial amount of Energy Recharge (61.3%) and good Base ATK (454) when fully ascended to Level 90. This weapon’s unique skill is called Windfall, which will allow your characters a chance to refund their Energy by 6. This bow fits Venti, who needs all Energy he can get to keep his Burst ready all the time.
Best Artifact For Venti
Venti, no doubt, has one particular set that’s incredibly perfect for him. The Viridescent Venerer.
This artifact set has it all for Venti: from Anemo DMG Bonus, increased damage to his Swirl, as well as reduced Elemental RES if Venti’s Swirl hits an enemy.
Viridescent Venerer’s 2-piece bonus gives a 15% Anemo DMG Bonus. This boosts all Anemo-based attacks, and Venti will benefit greatly thanks to this set bonus.
For the 4-piece bonus, Viridescent Venerer increases the Swirl damage by 60%, as well as decreasing the opponent’s Elemental RES to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10s. Basically, when Venti pops up his Burst, elements that come into contact with his vortex will deal additional damage, thanks to the Elemental RES reduction.
In short, Viridescent Venerer compliments Venti on all levels: both for his Utility and Support abilities. There are no other artifacts that can come close to this set, so it’s advisable to farm the Viridescent Venerer set which is located in the Valley of Remembrance domain for your Venti build.
To make Venti the ultimate Support you have, here are the stats you must look out for when creating a build for Venti:
- Elemental Mastery
- Energy Recharge
- CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG
Elemental Mastery is pivotal for Venti, because it directly affects Venti’s Swirl damage and how much he can help his other teammates. Try to aim for Elemental Mastery on your Goblet or Sands artifact.
The next stat that’s also important for Venti is Energy Recharge. This stat is mainly to have Venti’s main source of presence steady: his Burst. By keeping this stat high, your Venti will be able to dish out his Burst more frequently.
And lastly, you should aim for CRIT Rate and/or CRIT DMG. These two stats are always great to have, no matter what characters you’re trying to build. Venti is no exception: he can utilize these two stats to amplify his Skill and Burst, though the damage is not his main priority.
Best Venti Team Compositions
These team compositions will have Venti as the main Support for the team. We will provide several team options, and one of them will be a Budget Team, which is a F2P-friendly team (of course, not counting Venti).
This team consists of Venti, Keqing, Ayato, and the Dendro Traveler.
Venti will primarily focus on providing full Support through his Elemental Burst. He’s the kickstarter of this team’s reaction play and will pave the way for others to deal the pain to the enemies.
Next up, we have the Dendro Traveler. For this team, the Dendro Traveler will act as a Dendro applier and start the reactions for Ayato and Keqing.
Ayato will act as our secondary DPS and the Hydro applier. By utilizing his Burst, Kamisato Art: Suiyuu, the Hydro presence on-field will be strong and steady, since Ayato’s Burst lasts for 18 seconds.
Lastly, we have Keqing. She’s our star and main DPS on this team. Thanks to Venti’s vortex, which will absorb Ayato’s Hydro element, plus Dendro Traveler’s Burst, Keqing will shine since all of the above combinations will give her the chance for triggering Hyperbloom comfortably.
Just as the name suggests, this team focuses on two elements that benefit a lot from Venti’s Burst: Hydro and Cryo.
This team consists of Venti, Ayaka, Mona, and Diona.
This time around, Mona is the one who will initiate the elemental play. By using her Skill, the Mirror Reflection of Doom, and her Burst, Stellaris Phantasm, she’s able to provide several buffs and apply Hydro element for Ayaka.
Now comes Venti. He’s here to make sure that the enemies Mona hit with her abilities are gathered in one place. His vortex will also be infused with Mona’s Hydro element, giving way for Ayaka to start the wonderful reaction: Freeze.
Next up, we have Diona. She’s here to provide some heals as well as a decent Shield to protect your characters. Pair them up with her AoE Burst, she can keep up a steady Cryo presence on the field.
Ayaka is the star of this team. By utilizing the buff and support from both Mona and Venti, she can unleash her big damage through her Skill, Kamisato Art: Hyouka, as well as her Burst, Kamisato Art: Soumetsu.
This team consists of Venti, Xinqiu, Beidou, and Fischl.
This team is less demanding than the other two since other than Venti, we will use 4-star characters on this team.
Xinqiu is one of the best sub-DPS and Hydro appliers in the game. With his Skill and Burst, he can keep the Hydro presence in the field for a long period of time.
Fischl acts as another sub-DPS / Support character, providing the team with a steady line of Electro. With Venti on the team, his vortex will be able to provide a steady stream of Electro-Charged reactions, which Beidou can utilize to dish out some serious damage.
And those are the important parts of how to build Venti as best as possible in Genshin Impact.