Don't be fooled by his fluffy ears and tail – as a trusted resistance general, Gorou is someone everyone relies on, especially in the most critical moments in the heat of battle. . His unparalleled combat intuition and uninhibited personality earned him the trust of like Kaedehara Kazuha and Sangonomiya Kokomi.
Gorou is Genshin Impact's first four-star Geo Bow user, set to release alongside Aragaki Itto in Patch 2.3, where players can summon for him through the Limited Banner.
Note: As Gorou's skills, talents, and playstyle have only been revealed in leaks, his best build may change in the future.
Gorou's kit revolves around his abilities as an off-camera support, especially for other Geo characters. In-game, off-field supports are extremely valuable due to their ability to swap, cast skills, and swap to maximize your primary DPS's time in the field. Gorou's normal and charged attacks are standard among bow users, allowing him to deal both physical and geographic damage. Meanwhile, his dive attack fires a shower of arrows, dealing AoE geo damage to enemies.
Gorou's main off-field tactic is his elemental skill, which drops a general's war banner and creates a geo field nearby. It grants defense bonus with one Geo group member, increases interrupt resistance with two Geo group members, and grants Geo damage bonus with three Geo group members. At this time, it is unknown if Gorou counts as a member.
Meanwhile, his Elemental Burst summons an adorable floating Shiba Inu that enhances the party with similar effects to his Elemental Skill. The main difference is that the Geo field moves with the character, inflicting geo AoE damage and attracting crystallized shards every 1,5 seconds. Only one War Banner can exist at a time, so sync its Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst to avoid unnecessary overlap.
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It's important to know that Gorou's Elemental Burst costs 80 Energy, meaning he can benefit from a weapon with an Energy Recharge substat.
Elegy for the End is a great five-star arc option that increases both Energy Recharge and Elemental Mastery. Meanwhile, the four-star Favonius Warbow is also a great option for a full support build, as it offers a higher energy recharge sub-stat (61,3% vs. 55,1% for Elegy for the End) and generates elementary particles through critical hits. Players can obtain the former upon returning through the Limited Weapons Banner, while the latter is available across all banners.
Although the Sacrificial Bow is a four-star energy recharge weapon, it is not recommended for Gorou because his elemental skill, which has 100% availability, does not benefit from its cooldown reset.
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Noblesse Oblige is a base artifact set for full support builds, and Gorou can definitely rock this set, which you can pre-close from the Clear Pool and Mountain Cavern realm in Liyue.
- 2 pieces: Grants +20% elemental burst damage
- 4 pieces: Using an Elemental Burst grants all party members +20% Attack for 12 seconds. This effect cannot stack.
Alternatively, Gorou can also benefit from two pieces of the new artifact set, the Husk of Opulent Dreams, once it releases in patch 2.3, as it gives +30% defense. You can pair it with a 2 piece set of Noblesse Oblige or Archaic Petra (+15% Geo Damage).
Best team for Gorou
As an off-field support whose buffs increase based on the number of Geo characters in the party, Gorou excels at supporting Geo team compositions. This is great support for new five-star Geo Claymore user Arataki Itto. Fill the squad with either Zhongli or Albedo (or both, if you're looking to build a full Geo squad) to take advantage of their Burst DPS and Support abilities.
If you're excited to have Gorou join your team, start farming for his Ascension materials with our handy guide on How to Farm Sango Pearl in Genshin Impact.