Genshin Impact 4.3: Is Raiden Shogun's C2 Worth Pulling? (2023)
Genshin Impact players face a difficult choice in Version 4.3. Raiden Shogun, the Electro Archon is having her rerun in Version 4.3 and the spotlight is on her Constellation 2 (C2). Named Steelbreaker, Raiden's C2 is a boost to her damage output. The question on every player's mind is whether investing in Raiden Shogun's C2 is worth the pull. In this article, we look at Raiden Shogun's C2 constellation, and its pros and cons to help players make an informed decision.
Understanding Raiden Shogun's C2: Steelbreaker
To begin with, Raiden Shogun is already considered one of the better characters of the roster in Genshin Impact. Raiden Shogun's C2, Steelbreaker, is a game-changer. While in the Musou Isshin state activated by her Elemental Burst, her attacks ignore 60% of enemy defense. This translates to an impressive 40% increase in damage during her Burst. The impact of this Constellation on Raiden Shogun's performance is very significant.
Do Your Raiden Shogun Teams Benefit from C2?
The decision to pull for Raiden Shogun's C2 depends on your playstyle and team comps. If Raiden Shogun is your main DPS, especially in Hypercarry compositions, her C2 is very strong. The team comps for C2 include characters like Kujou Sara, Kazuha, Yae Miko, and Bennett. Raiden's Hpercarry team with C2 has damage output to rival that of other main DPS units with higher Constellations.
Some recommended team compositions after unlocking C2 include:
Raiden Shogun + Kujou Sara + Kazuha + Bennett
Raiden Shogun + Kujou Sara + Yae Miko + Jean
Raiden Shogun + Yelan/Xingqiu + Xiangling + Bennett
But for teams like Hyperbloom, where Raiden Shogun utilizes her Elemental Skill and stays off-field, C2 is not as crucial. In such cases, sticking with C0 avoids wasted pulls and focusing on other characters.
The Primogem Investment in Pulling 5-Star Constellations
Pulling for Constellations of limited 5-star characters like Raiden is costly. To guarantee C2 in the worst-case scenario, players would need a large reserve of 86,400 Primogems, factoring in the 50/50 odds. This investment requires careful consideration of your priorities and commitment to Raiden Shogun. Despite the cost, the damage boost and performance that C2 brings to Raiden Shogun is tempting.
Is Raiden Shogun's C2 Worth the Pull?
Raiden Shogun's C2 Constellation is strong, offering a large increase in damage output. But, the decision to pull for it should depend on your priorities and Primogem reserves. For those who use Raiden Shogun as their primary damage dealer, the investment may be well justified. Still, Raiden Shogun is formidable at C0. And players should feel no obligation to pull for C2 unless it aligns with their interests.