Many characters present themselves to the player to create a team. Each of them benefits from its strengths and weaknesses, as well as particular affinities with elements. Thomas is one of them, enjoying a unique build in Genshin Impact. What equipment should be favored, and what is its place in a team?
Rang – ?
Weapon – arms you have
Membership – Cultural Committee
Secret recipe – " Heat "
|Basic life||866||Max Life||10 331|
|Basic attack||17||Attack Max.||188|
|basic defense||63||Defense Max.||202|
Weapon and artifacts, Thomas' build
Reaper Light – arms you have
Bonus - Energy Refill
Increases attack based on energy recharge from 100%. Attack can be increased by up to 80%. After using an elemental unleash, the energy recharge increases.
Emblem of Shattered Fate
(2) 20% Energy Recharge Bonus
(4) Bonus damage equal to 25% of energy recharge, up to 75% bonus damage max.
- Critical Rate
Energy Recharge %
- Attack %
- Life %
|Bonus: Pyro damage||Bonus: Critical Rate|
If he causes good damage, Thomas remains weak enough to need a build that allows him to offer the best of his skills. There Reaper's Light is the ideal weapon, offering a great bonus to energy recharge, but also to damage depending on it. By supplementing this with the Emblem of Shattered Fate, the spearman sees his DPS drastically increase. However, in the absence of the Reaper's Light, there are other more affordable options. In particular, it is possible to turn to The catch to play on the critics, or the Stellar Polearm (Prototype) in order to make basic attacks profitable.
But normally – Chains 4 hits.
Charged Attack – Charges in a straight line, damaging opponents in its path.
Combo – 44,39% / 43,63% / 29,79% x2 / 67,36%
Charged Attack – 112,75%
Using the point of his spear as a fulcrum, Thomas channels the flames and kicks in front of him, dealing Pyro damage in the area. In addition, he gains a burning barrier stackable with other shields which gives him the Pyro state.
Damage – 146,4%
Shield - 7,2% (Thomas's max HP des) + 693 HP
Max Shield – 19,6% (Thomas's max HP des) + 1 HP
Duration of barrier – 8 seconds
Recharge time – 15 seconds
Thomas slices through his enemies with roaring flames, dealing area of effect Pyro damage and transforming into a flaming o-yoroi.
O-yoroi embrasé: the normal attack of a character under this effect inflicts area Pyro damage and creates a barrier.
Scarlet O-yoroi damage – 88%
Burning O-yoroi damage – 58%
Shield - 1,14% (Thomas's max HP des) + 110 HP
Duration of barrier – 8 seconds
Burning O-yoroi Duration – 15 seconds
Recharge time – 20 seconds
Cost - 80 energy
|Blazing Blessing > Scarlet O-yoroi > Swift Spear|
Thomas' base damage isn't among the highest, but he takes full advantage of his Energy Recharge build to compose. Once level 6 is reached with each skill, you will have to make choices so as not to waste resources. If all the energy recharge could make you want to favor O-yoroi écarlate, Blazing Blessing remains much more attractive. It offers very significant defensive options, in addition to benefiting from substantial direct damage. Finally comes the Speedy Spear, always useful to fill the gaps between two skills.
How to play Thomas?
With his build, Thomas' goal in Genshin Impact is to deliver consistent damage and consistent use of his elemental unleash. Thus, if he will be used more often as a DPS, his O-yoroi écarlate allows him to strengthen his allies. But when he evolves alone, it's his Blazing Blessing which gives him the best offensive and defensive options.
If he is not the most powerful DPS, far from it, Thomas retains a certain usefulness for all activities. Its barrier offered by its elementary skill, as well as its unleashing, which can be combined with other shields, it offers a very powerful defensive option, combined with more than correct damage.
Spell Enhancement Materials
Total materials needed for Thomas
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