Genshin Impact Klee
An in-depth guide on how to build Genshin Impact’s tiny explosives enthusiast, Klee.
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Klee is a 5-star Pyro Catalyst character who specialises as a Pyro Main DPS, and is only available on the Character Event Wish banner while she is featured character. Keep reading to find out what materials are needed to Ascend Klee, her best builds and an overview of how to use her effectively.
Klee Ascension Stat
All characters in Genshin Impact have a particular stat that levels up alongside their base stats. For Klee, this extra stat is Pyro DMG Bonus, which will help her deal more DMG overall.
Klee Ascension Materials
Once you have obtained Klee and maxed her to Level 20, she can be further levelled up through Ascension. The materials you will need to Ascend Klee are as follows:
|Agnidus Agate Sliver x 1
Philanemo Mushroom x 3
Divining Scroll x 3
|Agnidus Agate Fragment x 3
Everflame Seed x 2
Philanemo Mushroom x 10
Divining Scroll x 15
|Agnidus Agate Fragment x 6
Everflame Seed x 4
Philanemo Mushroom x 20
Sealed Scroll x 12
|Agnidus Agate Chunk x 3
Everflame Seed x 8
Philanemo Mushroom x 30
Sealed Scroll x 18
|Agnidus Agate Chunk x 6
Everflame Seed x 12
Philanemo Mushroom x 45
Forbidden Curse Scroll x 12
|Agnidus Agate Gemstone x 6
Everflame Seed x 20
Philanemo Mushroom x 60
Forbidden Curse Scroll x 24
Agnidus Agate Slivers, Fragments, Chunks and Gemstones can be obtained by defeating the Pyro Regisvine, located in Liyue, and the Pyro Hypostasis, located in Inazuma.
Everflame Seeds can be obtained by defeating the Pyro Regisvine, located in Liyue.
Philanemo Mushrooms can be found growing on the sides of buildings in Mondstadt. They grow in abundance in Mondstadt (on the sides of the Knights of Favonius Headquarters and various houses,) in Springvale, and the Dawn Winery.
Divining Scrolls, Sealed Scrolls and Forbidden Curse Scrolls can be obtained by defeating Samachurls, which can be found all over Teyvat.
Klee Talent Materials
In order to make Klee stronger, you’ll need to upgrade her talents. The materials you will need are as follows:
- Divining Scroll
- Sealed Scroll
- Forbidden Curse Scroll
- Teachings of Freedom
- Guide to Freedom
- Philosophies of Freedom
- Ring Of Boreas
The Teachings, Guide and Philosophies of Freedom can be obtained by completing the Domain of Mastery: Frosted Altar every Monday, Thursday and Sunday. Meanwhile, the Ring Of Boreas is a potential drop from the Weekly Boss Wolf of the North.
Klee Best Weapons
As a Main DPS, Klee has plenty of weapons she can use. Here are some different options:
|Lost Prayer To The Sacred Winds
|Memory of Dust
One of Klee’s best weapons is Lost Prayer To The Sacred Winds. This weapon gives Klee a respectable 33.1% CRIT Rate at Level 90, and its passive will increase her Elemental DMG the longer she’s on-field, which is how she tends to be played. Alternatively, Klee can use Skyward Atlas thanks to the high amount of ATK it bestows, both with its Base Attack and ATK% substat. If you run Klee with a shielder, she can use Memory of Dust quite well since it gives a tonne of ATK overall. She can also make use of Kagura’s Verity thanks to its high CRIT DMG substat, although she can have some difficulty stacking its passive.
In terms of 4-star weapons, Klee has a few good options. If she’s in need of CRIT DMG or Rate, The Widsith or Solar Pearl are both solid choices and will increase her DPS. Klee can also make use of two F2P weapons, Dodoco Tales and Mappa Mare. If you were able to get Dodoco Tales from the event in 1.6, you’re in luck: this weapon was tailor-made to fit Klee’s playstyle and so it works very well on her, increasing her Charged Attack DMG. Mappa Mare can also be nice on Klee, since its passive will increase her Elemental DMG upon triggering an Elemental Reaction, although the Elemental Mastery substat isn’t the most optimal compared to CRIT stats or ATK%. That being said, it can work well if you use Klee on a consistent Reaction team.
Klee Best Artifacts
Klee has a couple different sets she can use. Either you could use 4-Piece Crimson Witch to increase the DMG of her Reactions, or you could use 2-Piece Shimenawa’s Reminiscence / 2-Piece Gladiator’s Finale with 2-Piece Crimson Witch Of Flames, which is generally more consistent but will not give you the highest possible DMG. The 4-Piece CWOF set is usually preferred when you know you’ll be performing Reactions consistently, so for example, on a team with Xingqiu.
While you could use 4-Piece Wanderer’s Troupe on her to increase the DMG of her Charged Attacks, you should ideally aim to use one of the sets mentioned above. This is because these will help boost the DMG of her Skill and Burst, which are still important parts of her skillset and shouldn’t be neglected.
For low-level players, 4-Piece Martial Artist or 2-Piece Berserker with 2-Piece Martial Artist work well until you’re able to get higher level Artifacts.
For your Artifact main stats, you will want to run:
|Pyro DMG Bonus
|CRIT DMG / Rate
In terms of Artifact substats, you’ll want to focus on ATK%, Elemental Mastery, some Energy Recharge and both CRIT DMG and CRIT Rate.
How to use Klee
Her Elemental Skill, Jumpy Dumpty, bounces three times, dealing AoE Pyro DMG with every bounce. On the third bounce, the bomb splits into many mines. The mines will explode upon contact with enemies, or after a short period of time, dealing AoE Pyro DMG. This has two charges.
Her Elemental Burst, Sparks ‘n’ Splash, continuously summons Sparks ‘n’ Splash to attack nearby enemies, dealing AoE Pyro DMG.
Klee is a Pyro Main DPS who deals the majority of her DMG through her Charged Attacks, with her Skill and Burst being used as and when they’re available. Klee as a whole is quite ‘squishy,’ meaning she’s often vulnerable to attacks and features low HP and DEF to boot, a problem which most Catalyst users share. To combat this, Klee appreciates having a shielder on her team, so characters such as Zhongli or Diona are desirable. She also appreciates being paired with a Hydro or Cryo character that can proc Vaporize and Melt Reactions, which will help increase her overall DMG output. For Vaporize, you could use Kokomi, Mona, Yelan or Xingqiu, whereas for Melt you could try Rosaria, Chongyun or Kaeya. Bennett is also a good choice, as he’ll be able to buff, heal and activate Pyro Resonance to give your team more ATK. You could also use an Anemo Support instead of Bennett or your shielder, such as Sucrose, Venti or Kazuha, and make use of the Elemental RES shred of the 4-Piece VV Artifact set.
Besides being ‘squishy,’ another problem Klee faces is that she has slow attack animations. Therefore, to get the most DPS out of her you’ll need to perform animation cancelling techniques. For her Normal Attacks, you should jump cancel after using her second Normal Attack. You can also use this technique with her Charged Attack, by jumping after the clover above her head appears. Speaking of Charged Attacks, because Klee’s playstyle favours them, you might also run into some stamina issues with her. To help balance this, you should use a couple of Normal Attacks between her Charged Attacks, which gives her time to recharge her stamina a little before using them again.