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Beidou (Genshin Impact)

Beidou is a playable Electro character in Genshin Impact.
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Overview

Rarity4 Star
ElementElectro
Constel­lationVictor Mare
WeaponClaymore
NationLiyue
SexFemale
BirthdayFebruary 14th
Age21-27
Height5'6" / 168cm
Special DishFlash-Fried Filet
How to obtainEvent Wish - Farewell of Snezhnaya, Wishes
AffiliationLiyue, The Crux
Release DateSeptember 28, 2020
CVAllegra Clark (EN), Ami Koshimizu 小清水亜美 (JP)


Outline

Beidou is a 4-Star Electro Claymore character in Genshin Impact.

She is the captain of The Crux, a renowned crew in Liyue. Besides her capabilities as a fleet captain and her immense strength, many in Liyue know her for her lack of fear towards the Tianquan of the Liyue Qixing, Ningguang — a trait that the other appreciates, yet grows irritated by.

Talents

  • Normal Attack: Oceanborne
Tidecaller
Beidou - The Sea Conqueror


  1. Normal Attack: Performs up to 5 consecutive strikes.
  2. Charged Attack: Drains Stamina over time to perform continuous slashes. At the end of the sequence, perform a more powerful slash.
  3. Plunging Attack: Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

  • Elemental Skill: Tidecaller

原神
龍王 北斗


Nothing to worry about. Should anyone raise a hand against her or her men, she will avenge it ten-fold with sword and thunder.
Press: Accumulating the power of lightning, Beidou swings her blade forward fiercely, dealing Electro DMG.
Hold: Lifts her weapon up as a shield. Max DMG absorbed scales off Beidou's Max HP.
Attacks using the energy stored within the greatsword upon release or once this ability's duration expires, dealing Electro DMG. DMG dealt scales with the number of times Beidou is attacked in the skill's duration. The greatest DMG Bonus will be attained once this effect is triggered twice.
The shield possesses the following properties:

  1. Has 250% Electro DMG Absorption Efficiency.
  2. Applies the Electro element to Beidou upon activation.

  • Elemental Burst: Stormbreaker

北斗
EYES ON ME!


Recalling her slaying of the great beast Haishan, Beidou calls upon that monstrous strength and the lightning to create a Thunderbeast's Targe around herself, dealing Electro DMG to nearby opponents.
Thunderbeast's Targe:

  1. When Normal and Charged Attacks hit, they create a lightning discharge that can jump between opponents, dealing Electro DMG.
  2. Increases the character's resistance to interruption, and decreases DMG taken.
A maximum of 1 lightning discharge can be triggered per second.

  • 1st Ascension Passive: Retribution
Counterattacking with Tidecaller at the precise moment when the character is hit grants the maximum DMG Bonus.

  • 4th Ascension Passive: Lightning Storm
Gain the following effects for 10s after unleashing Tidecaller with its maximum DMG Bonus:
  1. DMG dealt by Normal and Charged Attacks is increased by 15%. ATK SPD of Normal and Charged Attacks is increased by 15%.
  2. Greatly reduced delay before unleashing Charged Attacks.

  • Utility Passive: Conqueror of Tides
Decreases swimming Stamina consumption for your own party members by 20%.
Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the exact same effects.

Constellation

  • Level 1: Sea Beast's Scourge

When Stormbreaker is used:
Creates a shield that absorbs up to 16% of Beidou's Max HP for 15s.
This shield absorbs Electro DMG 250% more effectively.

  • Level 2: Upon the Turbulent Sea, the Thunder Arises
Stormbreaker's arc lightning can jump to 2 additional targets.
  • Level 3: Summoner of Storm
Increases the Level of Tidecaller by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • Level 4: Stunning Revenge
Upon being attacked, Beidou's Normal Attacks gain an additional instance of 20% Electro DMG for 10s.
  • Level 5: Crimson Tidewalker
Increases the Level of Stormbreaker by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • Level 6: Bane of Evil
During the duration of Stormbreaker, the Electro RES of surrounding opponents is decreased by 15%.

Personality

Beidou is known as the Uncrowned Lord of the Ocean for her great strength — capable of slaying the leviathan Haishan without the aid of a Vision and earning her the respect of the Conqueror of Demons, Xiao — and for leading the Crux, an armed crew she established.

Beidou is well known across Liyue for her strength, her easy-going personality, and her good judgment of character. This makes her well-liked by many people, with children even looking up to her as an ideal role model. She treats her crew with respect, who in turn are completely loyal to her. While she does not like the Treasure Hoarders, Beidou honors a "first come, first serve" rule when it comes to collecting treasure unless specified otherwise. Even then, the criminals fear her and try to avoid incurring her wrath, knowing that she severely outmatches them. In turn, she gives opportunities for Treasure Hoarders to leave that lifestyle behind and start over.

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The Liyue Qixing and Liyue Harbor's administrative side, however, see Beidou in a different light. She frequently violates the laws and has no problems with paying off the hefty fines the Tianquan Ningguang lays on her as punishment. While the two profess their antipathy to the other's way of life, they nevertheless remain allies when it comes to Liyue's greater good.

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☆★☆北斗と脇☆★☆


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beidou


無題
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北斗
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安心しな、あんたはアタシが守ってやる
いい天気だ、一緒に出発しよう!



Character Mentions

That... captain. She clearly receives the adoration of many, but will always be the first to disregard the rules. The fines she has paid would be enough to buy her a whole new ship...

Golden
祝


Perhaps you've never heard me speak like this. All that can be said has been said — both the good and the bad — but she still does as she pleases. Forget it. Keep Beidou out of my sight.

凝北
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I presume you mean the girl whom Ganyu has taken under her wing. Do not worry, I have no plans to make this matter public. I am content to extend some leniency to the odd bit of mischievous maneuvering by that boat captain. One thing, though — Yaoyao seems to have become somewhat enamored with seafood lately. You should try to convince her to include some more fruits and vegetables in her diet.

I owe Beidou my life. She took me in when I fled from Inazuma and gave me the courage to return there at the most difficult time of my life. She is a comrade in whom I and all the other sailors can place our trust.

南十字
🍁🍶


無題
共闘


The last time she commissioned Captain Beidou to ship fireworks to Liyue, I unloaded the shipment myself. They were so heavy! I doubt that anyone besides her could make such huge fireworks.

Beidou's been helping me ship my fireworks out ever since Inazuma was locked down. I prepared a huge boat-shaped firework just to surprise her — and when the Crux Fleet was about to leave, this firework went whoosh! Right in front of their eyes, straight into the sky. The sailors got such a huge fright — they thought one of their ships had somehow flown off! But Beidou liked that trick very much, saying that it was exactly what a pleasant surprise should be — very pleasant, and a surprise.

Did you know? A lot of the fireworks used during Liyue's Lantern Rite were purchased from our shop. I made them to order before asking Beidou to ship them to Liyue. Exports like these aren't allowed under the Sakoku Decree, but... How can there be festivals without fireworks?

Recently, everyone in Yujing Terrace has been saying nasty things about the Crux Fleet. But in my personal opinion, Beidou's contribution to Liyue Harbor goes far beyond what those miserable rumor-loving heathens could even contemplate! ...Oops! I'm sorry, I... I'm not quite sure how that one slipped out...

Captain Beidou values camaraderie, and her exceptional abilities command respect. She once said that she prefers to avoid involving her companions in disputes that don't concern them, which I can completely understand. That's why I only request her help when we have no one else to turn to.

Beidou is well-known in Liyue. She doesn't know me, but that's cool, me just knowing about her is enough. Aw man... I really do wanna make friends with her.

That captain is always flouting the rules, and her personality really rubs people the wrong way. That said, The Crux Fleet is indispensable to Liyue Harbor. It's a bit of an art, knowing when to enforce the rules and when it's in everyone's interests to be more lenient. Thing is, the Tianquan is supposed to be the one enforcing the rules, but she always seems to be too busy...

Ah... back when Beidou and I were carrying out ambushes against the Shogun's Army together, I raised my concerns that the enemy might detect our approach. But Beidou assured me of her fleet's unwavering discipline, and that raids could be carried out without detection. In the end, she was right, and that's exactly what happened. Now, every time the Watatsumi fleet encounters some sort of bottleneck, I consider inviting her to come and give them her instruction. There's no doubt, she runs a tight ship...

I find I don't need to worry about etiquette with her, and unlike with some people, I don't need to rely on non-verbal cues to discern the true meaning of what she's saying. That makes me a lot more comfortable. The only problem is... Well, there are too many people around her all the time, and I heard there's also many crew members on her ship... I need you to go with me. It's the only way I can cope with so many people.

The captain of The Crux — a formidable woman indeed. She once promised to take me out onto the open ocean to get a look at the thunderstorm that seals off Inazuma from the outside world. It's a shame that to this day, I've never had the chance to take her up on the offer...

Paimon: How do you become as popular and cool as Captain Beidou?
(Traveler): With enough experience...?
Paimon: Paimon's already seen lots of things from adventuring together with you!
(Traveler): One also needs to experience trials and setbacks...
Paimon: Paimon almost drowned that one time...
(Traveler): ...Maintain an inspirational disposition...
Paimon: Uh-huh! Paimon's always rooted for you!
(Traveler): One must also have a... mature outlook towards problems.
Paimon: Hey! Are you just trying to say that Paimon can't make it?

Oh, Beidou is the greatest! Every time I go out sailing with her, she always manages to fish up lots of fresh ingredients! Octopus tentacles go great in soup, and seaweed fries up great with some chilies. (giggle) Not just Beidou, but everyone on board the Crux loves my cooking.

Beidou? I have nothing to do with her. Though there is such a thing as the leviathan. As a mere human, she has proven her power in defeating Haishan.

I have great respect for Lady Beidou. I just wish she wouldn't call me "kid" and ruffle my hair each time she sees me.

Her? She speaks her mind and has a big heart, and we get on great. The Crux's adventures are real epic. They've given me tons of inspiration in the past! I even wrote them a song. Nowadays, I just need to sing the first line, and most all the sailors will join in. It's fast becoming a new sea shanty, it is.

Beidou's ship is amazing! If I hadn't promised Ganyu that I wouldn't go on board anymore, I know exactly where I'd set up my own little bed, hee-hee.

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