Transparent splash art for Venti from Genshin Impact


"Practice? Me? There's no need — I already know every song in Teyvat!"

Venti is a carefree, drunken bard from Mondstadt. But behind the bottle, he's the incognito Anemo Archon.

He excels in quick-swap playstyle, filling the roles of buffer and sub-dps in a team. His burst is a powerful crowd-controlling skill that gathers enemies from great distances and deals a chain of swirl reactions. It also gives his teammates the opportunity to hit multiple targets effectively.

While Venti is an excellent choice against large crowds, he loses effectiveness as the numbers decrease or verse enemies that stand firm against his winds.


Common Drop

Image of Slime Concentrate common drop material from Genshin ImpactVenti uses Slime Concentrate as his common drop material. Luckily, slimes are abundant in any area of the game.

Local Specialty

Image of Cecilia local specialty from Genshin ImpactThe Mondstadt flower Cecilia is Venti's choice of local specialty. They are most plentiful on the top peak of Starsnatch Cliff.

Talent Book

Image of Ballad talent material from Genshin ImpactThe Ballad series is used to increase Venti’s talent levels. They’re obtained by completing the Forsaken Rift domain found between Springvale and Dragonspine on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Normal Boss

Image of Hurricane Seed normal boss material from Genshin ImpactThe Hurricane Seed is the Normal Boss material used to ascend Venti. They’re dropped by defeating the Anemo Hypostasis found in the ruined arena of Stormbearer Mountains.

Weekly Boss

Image of Tail of Boreas weekly boos material from Genshin ImpactDefeating Venti’s old friend and the North Wind of the Four Winds potentially grants the material Tail of Boreas. This is used in leveling up Venti’s talents above 6.


Normal Attack: Divine Marksmanship

Icon for Venti's normal attack in Genshin Impact

Normal Attack: "Performs up to 6 consecutive shots with a bow."

Charged Attack: "Performs a more precise Aimed Shot with increased DMG. While aiming, favorable winds will accumulate on the arrowhead. A fully charged wind arrow will deal Anemo DMG."

Plunging Attack: "Fires off a shower of arrows in mid-air before falling and striking the ground, dealing AoE DMG upon impact."

Venti’s normal attacks are traditional of other bow-wielders. Because of his playstyle and role in a team, players should seldom use Venti's normal attacks, except for solving anemo puzzles. And like the true drunken bard he is, some of his arrows will completely miss and burrow themselves into the ground.

Leveling Venti’s normal attack is the lowest priority and can stay at 1.

Elemental Skill: Skyward Sonnet

Icon for Venti's skill in Genshin Impact"O wind upon which all hymns and songs fly, bear these earth-walkers up into the sky!"


"Summons a Wind Domain at the opponent's location, dealing AoE Anemo DMG and launching opponents into the air."

Energy Generation: 3 particles

Venti summons a small wind sigil underneath the nearest enemy, producing three anemo particles. The lower cooldown and quicker execution make this the better skill variation in combat.


"Summons an even larger Wind Domain with Venti as the epicenter, dealing AoE Anemo DMG and launching affected opponents into the air. After unleashing the Hold version of this ability, Venti rides the wind into the air."

Energy Generation: 4 particles

When held, Venti channels a large wind sigil underneath himself, damaging enemies within and lifting him into the air. Despite being more restrictive during combat, this variation is great for exploration, helping you climb mountains faster or reach places you wouldn't otherwise get to.

Venti's skill is decent to level up, but less significant than his burst.

Elemental Burst: Wind's Grand Ode

Icon for Venti's burst in Genshin ImpactEnergy Cost: 60 "Fires off an arrow made of countless coalesced winds, creating a huge Stormeye that sucks in opponents and deals continuous Anemo DMG. If the Stormeye comes into contact with Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro, it will deal additional elemental DMG of that type. Elemental Absorption may only occur once per use."

Venti’s burst is his most powerful combat tool. He summons a massive stormeye, pulling enemies in from great distances. It deals 20 ticks of anemo damage and 16 ticks of the infused element. It also triggers swirl up to 7 times, which can create their own reactions. While in the stormeye, enemies are trapped, bobbing up and down like apples in a pond. Wind’s Grand Ode gives teammates the fantastic opportunity to deal damage to multiple enemies at once. But there are two shortcomings: enemy height and Venti’s positioning.

While in the stormeye, enemies ragdoll above at great speed. Teammates restricted to dealing damage low to the ground or those requiring precise hits, like charged attack bows, are likelier to miss.

The second shortcoming is Venti’s positioning. When cast, the stormeye will be summoned toward the nearest enemy. It’s vital to position Venti in front of the majority of enemies to pull in as many as possible. An unexpected hilichurl lurking behind will cause Venti’s burst to be wasted in a lonely corner. And heed attention to teammates’ deployable fields, like Ganyu’s burst of Albedo’s skill. Position Venti a short distance away from the edge to summon the stormeye in the middle, to make use of the synergy.

Venti’s burst is the top talent priority. Get this to level 6 before considering his other talents.

Overall Talent Priority

Overall, Venti has a low talent upgrade priority. Most of Venti’s damage comes from reactions which aren’t affected by talent levels.

Passive Talents

Icon for Venti's first passive in Genshin ImpactWindrider

"Decreases gliding Stamina consumption for your own party members by 20%. Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the exact same effects."

Vent’s utility passive increases his contribution to making exploration more efficient and enjoyable.

Icon for Venti's second passive in Genshin ImpactEmbrace of Winds

"Holding Skyward Sonnet creates an upcurrent that lasts for 20s."

Embrace of Winds has no benefits in combat, but it gives teammates a bit more height for the flight.

Icon for Venti's third passive in Genshin ImpactStormeye

"Regenerates 15 Energy for Venti after the effects of Wind's Grand Ode end. If an Elemental Absorption occurred, this also restores 15 Energy to all characters of that corresponding element in the party."

Stormeye lets Venti recharge the burst of his teammates and his own. This gives him more support and makes his playstyle more comfortable since he’s burst dependent.


Constellation 1: Splitting Gales

Icon for Venti's first constellation in Genshin Impact"Fires 2 additional arrows per Aimed Shot, each dealing 33% of the original arrow's DMG."

Since Venti’s charged attack is nothing special, giving him two additional weaker arrows is pointless.

Constellation 2: Breeze of Reminiscence

Icon for Venti's second constellation in Genshin Impact"Skyward Sonnet decreases opponents' Anemo RES and Physical RES by 12% for 10s. Opponents launched by Skyward Sonnet suffer an additional 12% Anemo RES and Physical RES decrease while airborne."

His second constellation gives Venti the rare ability to reduce anemo resistance, but the physical resistance reduction is borderline pointless. Venti prefers not to be in a team dealing physical damage since he’s a reaction-heavy unit. This, along with how low the anemo resistance shred is, makes it a weak constellation.

Constellation 3: Ode to Thousand Winds

Icon for Venti's third constellation in Genshin Impact"Increases the Level of Wind's Grand Ode by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15."

Constellation three is the standard burst level-up.

Constellation 4: Hurricane of Freedom

Icon for Venti's fourth constellation in Genshin Impact"When Venti picks up an Elemental Orb or Particle, he receives a 25% Anemo DMG Bonus for 10s."

Venti’s fourth constellation is an okay increase to his personal damage, but it only affects his anemo damage, not reactions. It’s not as big of an upgrade as what it looks like on paper.

Constellation 5: Concerto dal Cielo

Icon for Venti's fifth constellation in Genshin Impact"Increases the Level of Skyward Sonnet by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15."

Constellation five is the standard skill level-up.

Constellation 6: Storm of Defiance

Icon for Venti's sixth constellation in Genshin Impact"Targets who take DMG from Wind's Grand Ode have their Anemo RES decreased by 20%. If an Elemental Absorption occurred, then their RES towards the corresponding Element is also decreased by 20%."

Constellation six is Venti’s best one. It’s a built-in Viridescent Venerer set with an additional anemo resistance reduction that stacks with his second constellation.

Constellation Final Thoughts

Venti has a weak constellation tree. They are minor personal damage increases or pointless additions that don’t synergy well with his playstyle or best teammates.


Symbol for 5 star rarity in Genshin Impact 5* Weapons

Image of the weapon Elegy for the End from Genshin ImpactElegy for the End

Base ATK: 608
Sub Stat: 55.1% Energy Recharge

The Parting Refrain: (R1) "A part of the "Millennial Movement" that wanders amidst the winds. Increases Elemental Mastery by 60. When the Elemental Skills or Elemental Bursts of the character wielding this weapon hit opponents, that character gains a Sigil of Remembrance. This effect can be triggered once every 0.2s and can be triggered even if said character is not on the field. When you possess 4 Sigils of Remembrance, all of them will be consumed and all nearby party members will obtain the "Millennial Movement: Farewell Song" effect for 12s. "Millennial Movement: Farewell Song" increases Elemental Mastery by 100 and increases ATK by 20%. Once this effect is triggered, you will not gain Sigils of Remembrance for 20s. Of the many effects of the "Millennial Movement," buffs of the same type will not stack."

Venti’s signature weapon. While it has a long description, its effect is relatively simple. It increases Venti and his teammates’ Elemental Mastery and Attack when hitting enemies with his burst or skill. This buff will trigger with every Stormeye since it hits so many times during its duration.

The energy recharge sub-stat isn’t ideal since Venti has a low-cost burst with a refund through the talent Stormeye. But using Elegy for the End gives him more than enough energy to always be burst ready after the cooldown.

Icon for 4 star rarity in Genshin Impact4* Weapons

Image of the weapon Favonius Warbow from Genshin ImpactFavonius Warbow

Base ATK: 454
Sub Stat: 61.3% Energy Recharge

Windfall: (R5) "CRIT Hits have a 100% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 6s."

Favonius Warbow is a decent option, but more team dependent. This bow allows Venti to provide more energy to his team but at the cost of providing no personal damage. Like Elegy for the End, the energy recharge sub-stat is less desirable than elemental mastery or crit.

The biggest downside to Favonius Warbow is the requirement to build crit rate to use the energy generation effectively. Building Venti with some crit stats isn’t bad, but reactions can’t crit. Therefore, it’s less impactful than building elemental mastery.

Image of the weapon Stringless from Genshin ImpactThe Stringless

Base ATK: 510
Sub Stat: 165 Elemental Mastery

Arrowless Song: (R5) "Increases Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG by 48%. "

Stringless is Venti’s best 4-star weapon. It’s short and sweet, increasing his skill and burst damage. While that buff doesn’t affect his reaction damage, the elemental sub-stat does.

Stringless outperforms all other currently released 5* bows, which is why we only recommended Elegy for the End.

Image of the weapon Windblume Ode from Genshin ImpactWindblume Ode

Base ATK: 510
Sub Stat: 165 Elemental Mastery

Windblume Wish: (R5) "After using an Elemental Skill, receive a boon from the ancient wish of the Windblume, increasing ATK by 32% for 6s." "

Windblume Ode was a reward during the version 1.4 event Invitation of Windblume, and is no longer available. For those lucky enough to be around during the time, this bow is a decent match for Venti, but a downgrade to The Stringless. It provides a minor increase to his personal damage, but the elemental mastery sub-stat is the real prize.


Desired Stats

Icon for the Sands of Eon artifact slot in Genshin ImpactSands of Eon

EM >> Energy Recharge% = ATK%

Icon for the Goblet of Eonothem artifact slot in Genshin ImpactGoblet of Eonothem

EM > Anemo Dmg% >> ATK%

Icon for the Circlet of Logos artifact slot in Genshin ImpactCirclet of Logos

EM > Crit Rate% or Crit Dmg% >> ATK%

Sub Stats

Energy Recharge% > EM > Crit Rate% = Crit Dmg% > ATK%


Elemental mastery is Venti’s highest priority stat, as it increases the swirl and the swirl’s reaction damage. Build enough energy recharge to make his playstyle comfortable and then focus on elemental mastery. Beyond that, crit stats are great fillers.

Viridescent Venerer

Icon for the Viridescent Venerer artifact set in Genshin Impact2-Pieces: "Anemo DMG Bonus +15%"
4-Pieces: "Increases Swirl DMG by 60%. Decreases opponent's Elemental RES to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10s."

Viridescent Venerer is the artifact set tailor-made for Venti. It increases his swirl damage by a sizable amount, but the real power comes from reducing the enemies’ elemental resistance to the swirled element. This allows his teammates to deal even more damage, giving Venti a huge checkmark for being the team’s damage enhancer. But be aware that Viridescent Venerer only triggers while Venti is on the field. Make sure not to swap him out too early.

No other set complements Venti’s playstyle like Viridescent Venerer does. If you plan to build him, this is the set to farm for.


Reaction Teammates

Venti manipulates the anemo element. Which means he has access to swirl, making him a chain reaction machine. Venti needs at least two teammates capable of consistent and widespread element application of pyro, cryo, electro, or hydro.

While he can work with geo, dendro, or other anemo teammates, he can’t swirl their elements and thus can’t reduce the enemies’ resistance through the Viridescent Venerer set. Limit these types of teammates to only one among the three.

Auto Attack Teammates

Wind’s Grand Ode produces powerful winds, flinging enemies in every direction. But teammates that deploy auto-targeting attacks can overcome this problem.

Area-of-Effect Teammates

Venti brings faraway enemies close together and teammates with area-of-effect attacks love this opportunity. They can now efficiently hit multiple targets, doubling, tripling, or more their overall damage.

Venti’s best teammates are those that check all three boxes. Some include Kamisato Ayato, Yae Miko, Raiden Shogun, Albedo, Nahida, and Ganyu.

Anemo Teammates

Venti has some great exploration conveniences. If paired with another anemo teammate, they get even better by reducing stamina and increasing movement speed. Some of his best anemo companions include Wanderer, Sayu, and Xiao.