The best Genshin Impact Rosaria build

Here’s how you can dish out divine justice as Rosaria using her as a physical damage dealer, as well as all Rosaria's abilities in Genshin Impact

Rosaria from Genshin Impact is talking with Barbara

Looking for the best Genshin Impact Rosaria build? This character arrived in the Genshin Impact 1.4 update and is a Cryo based four-star character who specialises in being a frosty DPS dealer. Rosaria has been part of Genshin Impact for a while as a playable character.

So what exactly is the best Genshin Impact Rosaria build? For one, she is a member of the Church of Favonius in Mondstadt, the big town with giant windmills you visit towards the beginning of Genshin Impact. She’s also got a rather interesting definition of piety, as she seems somewhat selfish and refuses to attend choir practice because she finds it boring.

But as a fighter, this pale nun has some excellent skills and is perfectly capable of dealing all the Cryo-based Genshin Impact element damage you’ll need. We’re confident that, even though she’s not the best at the DPS role, Rosaria will be a great fit onto any team that needs some more Cryo damage; to get the most out of her icy skills, here’s the best Genshin Impact Rosaria build.

Best Genshin Impact Rosaria build

While you could spec Rosaria into a support build, she is a much more adept physical damage dealer, and when talking about the best Rosaria build, it would be silly not to at least talk about her signature weapon: the Dragonspine Spear.

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This weapon has a high base attack and physical damage bonus, meaning that she’s capable of landing some very hard hits. Its Frost Burial perk has a 60% chance of dropping an Everfrost Icicle on top of enemies whenever Rosaria lands a normal or charged attack. Normally this hits for 80% of Rosaria’s attack stat. However, if the enemy is affected by the Cryo element, they will instead take a hit that deals damage equal to 200% of Rosaria’s attack. It only occurs once every ten seconds, but you can maximise your damage output by dishing out Cyro-based attacks before triggering the effect.

Another great option is the Skyward Spine. This spear recharges energy up to 20% quicker, so she can use her elemental skill more often to boost her critical rate. Its secondary effect is no slouch either, increasing the critical rate by a minimum of 8% and a maximum of 16%. It also creates an AoE effect whenever she uses a charged attack. Given that she’ll be using her charged attack often, this is only ever a boon to her arsenal.

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If you don’t get the recommended Dragonspine Spear, there are more budget-friendly alternatives, such as the Halberd. This buffs her attack power and has a passive that deals with an additional 160%-320% normal attack damage every ten seconds. You could also go with the Crescent Pike for more physical damage as every elemental orb or particle that she picks up will enhance normal and charged attack damage by 20% each for five seconds. For riskier builds, you can use the Staff of Homa for the attack boosts for riskier builds, but you’ll need to be under 50% health to use it to its fullest.

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Since Rosaria’s skills rely on critical hits, the four-piece Berserker set is a great option. It buffs her critical hit rate by 12% and an additional 24% when below 70% health. There’s also the Gladiator’s Destiny set that increases her attack by 18% and her normal damage by 35% as she is a polearm user. You could combine the Gladiator’s Destiny set with the Martial Artist for increased normal and charged attack power, or use it as a four-piece set for a 25% buff to these attacks, whenever she uses an elemental skill, for eight seconds.

If you’d rather go the physical attacker route, then the Bloodstained Chivalry two-piece set and the Gladiator’s Destiny two-piece set combined make for a decent alternative.

Rosaria from Genshin Impact holding onto her Dragonspine Spear from her best build.

Genshin Impact Rosaria abilities

Normal attack – Spear of Worship

Normal Attack: Attacks up to five times with polearm.
Charged Attack: Charge up to lunge forward, dealing damage to any enemies in the way. Consumes stamina.
Plunging Attack: Rosaria dives onto the ground, causing area-of-effect damage upon impact. Enemies in her path will also take damage.

Elemental Skill: Ravaging Confession

Shifts position to behind a targeted opponent then stabs and slashes with her polearm, dealing Cryo damage. It only works on enemies the same size or smaller than Rosaria.

Elemental Burst: Rites of Termination

Rosaria swings her polearm to slash surrounding opponents, then summons an ice lance to strike the ground. Both attacks deal Cryo damage. While the ice lance is active, it periodically emits a blast of cold air to deal Cryo damage to nearby enemies.

Rosaria Constellations

  • Unholy Revelation: Rosaria gets an attack speed increase of 10% and normal attack damage increase of 10% for four seconds after landing a critical hit.
  • Land Without Promise: Duration of the Ice Lance created by Rites of Termination increases by four seconds.
  • Sacrament of Penance: Increases level of Ravaging Confession by three (to a maximum of 15).
  • Amazing Disgrace: Ravaging Confession’s critical hits regenerate five energy for Rosaria. This can only be triggered once per use of Ravaging Confession.
  • Extreme Unction: Increases level of Rites of Termination by three (to a maximum of 15).
  • Divine Retribution: Rites of Termination’s attack decreases the physical resistance of enemies by 20% for ten seconds.

Rosaria passive talents

  • Night Walk: Increases movement speed of party members by 10% at night (18:00-6:00). Does not work in Domains, Trounce Domains, or Spiral Abyss, and is not stackable with the same effects on other passive talents.
  • Extracted Confession: When Rosaria strikes an enemy from behind with Ravaging Confession, her critical hit rate increases by 12% for five seconds.
  • Shadow Samaritan: Using Rites of Termination Increases critical hit rate of all nearby party members except Rosaria by 15% of Rosaria’s critical hit rate for ten seconds. The critical hit rate bonus that’s gained this way can’t exceed 15%.

And that’s all we have for the best Genshin Impact Rosaria build. If you want to know which characters are the best, check out our Genshin Impact tier list. You may also want to check out our Genshin Impact new characters guide which highlights the characters rumoured to be joining the anime game’s roster in the future.

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As for other Genshin Impact stuff, we’ve got plenty on hand, including a weapons guide will help you kit out your new teammate. Also, if you’re looking for builds for the best Genshin Impact characters, we’ve got you covered – from Ganyu to Diluc, and many more.