Gorou - Genshin Impact


Genshin Impact Gorou: Talents, Constellations and Passives

Abhimannu Das
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Genshin Impact’s Gorou is a must-have unit for mono-Geo teams featuring characters like Aratakki Itto or Noelle.
He offers Defense, Geo Damage Bonus and increased resistance to interruption.
He has very powerful constellations that make his buffs even more potent.

Gorou is one of the core characters in Genshin Impact for Geo teams and he has a massive impact on characters like Arataki Itto. He is the only character in the game who can offer a Geo Damage Bonus as well as Defense buffs to other characters. If you want to play a mono-Geo team he is a must-have character and one of the only 4-stars that you should actively go after if you plan on using Itto or Noelle.

Genshin Impact Gorou: Should you pull?

Like we mentioned earlier, if you are planning on playing Itto or Noelle (C6), it is strongly recommended to pull Gorou. Luckily, Gorou has consistently been featured in Itto’s banners so you should not have too much trouble trying to get a copy of him. His constellations are also great and he can turn into a healer if you get his C4. If you go all-out and manage to max out his constellations, his buffs become even more potent and can have a positive impact on your team’s overall damage output.

Genshin Impact Gorou: Talents

Elemental Skill - Inuzaka All-Round Defense: Deals AoE Geo DMG and sets up a General's War Banner.

General's War Banner

Provides up to 3 buffs to active characters within the skill's AoE based on the number of Geo characters in the party at the time of casting:

  • 1 Geo character: Adds "Standing Firm" - DEF Bonus.

  • 2 Geo characters: Adds "Impregnable" - Increased resistance to interruption.

  • 3 Geo characters: Adds "Crunch" - Geo DMG Bonus.

Gorou can deploy only 1 General's War Banner on the field at any one time. Characters can only benefit from 1 General's War Banner at a time. When a party member leaves the field, the active buff will last for 2s.

Hold: Adjust the location of the skill.

Elemental Burst - Juuga: Forward Unto Victory: Displaying his valor as a general, Gorou deals AoE Geo DMG and creates a field known as General's Glory to embolden his comrades.

General's Glory

This field has the following properties:

  • Like the General's War Banner created by Inuzaka All-Round Defense, it provides buffs to active characters within the skill's AoE based on the number of Geo characters in the party. Also moves together with your active character.

  • Generates 1 Crystal Collapse every 1.5s that deals AoE Geo DMG to 1 opponent within the skill's AoE.

  • Pulls 1 elemental shard in the skill's AoE to your active character's position every 1.5s (elemental shards are created by Crystallize reactions).

If a General's War Banner created by Gorou currently exists on the field when this ability is used, it will be destroyed. In addition, for the duration of General's Glory, Gorou's Elemental Skill "Inuzaka All-Round Defense" will not create the General's War Banner. If Gorou falls, the effects of General's Glory will be cleared.

Genshin Impact Gorou: Constellations 

C1 - Rushing Hound: Swift as the Wind: When characters (other than Gorou) within the AoE of Gorou's General's War Banner or General's Glory deal Geo DMG to opponents, the CD of Gorou's Inuzaka All-Round Defense is decreased by 2s. This effect can occur once every 10s.

C2 - Sitting Hound: Steady as a Clock: While General's Glory is in effect, its duration is extended by 1s when a nearby active character obtains an Elemental Shard from a Crystallize reaction. This effect can occur once every 0.1s. Max extension is 3s.

C3 - Mauling Hound: Fierce as Fire: Increases the Level of Inuzaka All-Round Defense by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.

C4 - Lapping Hound: Warm as Water: When General's Glory is in the "Impregnable" or "Crunch" states, it will also heal active characters within its AoE by 50% of Gorou's own DEF every 1.5s.

C5 - Striking Hound: Thunderous Force: Increases the Level of Juuga: Forward Unto Victory by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.

C6 - Valiant Hound: Mountainous Fealty: For 12s after using Inuzaka All-Round Defense or Juuga: Forward Unto Victory, increases the CRIT DMG of all nearby party members' Geo DMG based on the buff level of the skill's field at the time of use:

  • "Standing Firm": +10%

  • "Impregnable": +20%

  •  "Crunch": +40%

This effect cannot stack and will take reference from the last instance of the effect that is triggered.

Genshin Impact Gorou: Passives

Heedless of the Wind and Weather: After using Juuga: Forward Unto Victory, all nearby party members' DEF is increased by 25% for 12s.

A Favor Repaid: Gorou receives the following DMG Bonuses to his attacks based on his DEF:

  • Inuzaka All-Round Defense: Skill DMG increased by 156% of DEF

  • Juuga: Forward Unto Victory: Skill DMG and Crystal Collapse DMG increased by 15.6% of DEF

Seeker of Shinies: Displays the location of nearby resources unique to Inazuma on the mini-map.

For more Genshin Impact content you can check out our character breakdowns for Baizhu and Kaveh, who are set to appear in the next patch. If you are more interested in rerun banners, you can check out our guides for Nahida and Nilou.

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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