How to Play Sucrose in Genshin Impact



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Sucrose is a young lady researching bio-alchemy and became an alchemist due to her great curiosity about all things. Sucrose is the assistant of the genius alchemist Albedo, but she is more interested in using alchemy to modify existing life and add variety and color to this world.

How to Play Sucrose in Genshin Impact

Despite having seen great results from her research, Sucrose still feels that these achievements are only tiny steps towards her true and much more ambitious goal. That which, of course, is a secret that Sucrose holds dear.

Sucrose got her Vision during her one-hundred-and-fifty-ninth-dandelion-seed simmering experiment, where she used a carefully crafted alchemical solution. As she poured the mixture into the cauldron, it instantly hit boiling point and caused the entire room to be filled with steam. The experiment failed and burnt the Dandelion Seeds but underneath the ashes was an Anemo Vision.

How to Get Sucrose

Sucrose is a 4-star character added as a permanent 4-star item in all wish banners. With Primogems, Acquaint Fates, and Intertwined Fates, you can make wishes on the Standard and Character Event Wish Banners to get Sucrose.

The best time to make wishes to get Sucrose is to do it on the banner where she is one of the featured characters. By then, the rate of chance to get her will be increased, and fewer Primogems or Fates are wasted.

Check out our guide here to learn more about acquiring characters in Genshin Impact.

Team Role and Party Composition

Sucrose is a support character, just like most characters who use the Anemo element. Her role is to increase her teammate’s stat so that they can dish out greater damage. But, unlike other support characters that directly boost the team’s damage allowing flexibility, the team that benefits from Sucrose’s kit focus on dealing Elemental Reaction damage.

The said team is composed of characters that will apply one element and then apply another to trigger the reaction. One example is having Chongyun apply Cryo to the opponent and then letting Diluc throw his Pyro attacks over the first element to trigger the Melt reaction.

Please note that only one element can be infused in a Swirl reaction, so you should look at what element has affected your target.

In many cases and damage showcases done by most Genshin Impact players, Sucrose is usually paired with Bennett to significantly boost the damage output of the party’s primary damage dealer. These two are considered the best support duo.

With the damage bonus boost that her elemental burst gives, Mona will make a third great character who can work with Sucrose and Bennett for a maximum damage boost for the DPS.

Talents and Play Style

Combat Talents

Normal Attack: Wind Spirit Creation

Sucrose will use Wind Spirits to perform up to 4 attacks that deal Anemo damage. A charged attack will be executed when the button is held, which deals with AOE Anemo damage. Charged attacks will consume a certain amount of Stamina.

This combat talent allows Sucrose to plunge towards the ground when executed mid-air. As she dives, Sucrose will deal Anemo damage to all opponents in her path. An AOE Anemo damage will also hit the area upon impact with the ground.

Sucrose’s normal and charged attacks will also trigger Swirl when hitting opponents affected by Pyro, Hydro, and Cryo elements.

Elemental Skill: Astable Anemohypostasis Creation – 6308

When this talent is pressed, Sucrose will use alchemy to create a Wind Spirit that pulls opponents and objects towards its location and then launches them within its area of effect. This attack deals with Anemo damage to everything it hits and will trigger a Swirl Elemental Reaction if it hits anything infused with Pyro, Hydro, or Cryo element.

Sucrose’s elemental skill talent has a quick animation casting that makes it safe for her to attack opponents. However, it has a cool downtime of 15 seconds which is quite long and does not allow it to be spam. But, with the right equipment and constellation level unlocked, this problem can be solved.

Elemental Burst: Forbidden Creation – Isomer 75 / Type II

Sucrose’s elemental burst talent is called the Forbidden Creation – Isomer 75 / Type II, an unstable concoction formulated with her alchemy skill. She will toss the vial that contains the said concoction to create a large Wind Spirit that will stay on the field for a few seconds.

While the large Wind Spirit is present, it will continuously pull in surrounding opponents and objects and launch them. The Wind Spirit changes its color to the absorbing element and will deal additional elemental damage to that element. It will also deal with Anemo damage in its duration and absorb Pyro, Hydro, or Cryo if it comes into contact with them.

However, only one element can be absorbed when an Elemental Absorption occurs.

Passive Talents

Catalyst Conversion

With this talent unlocked, certain characters in Sucrose’s party will have their Elemental Mastery increased by 50 for 8 seconds whenever she triggers a Swirl.

This effect can only be granted to the character with the element that matches the one that is infused in the Swirl that Sucrose triggered. Sucrose will also not get the Elemental Mastery bonus of this talent.

Mollis Favonius

Upon reaching ascension phase 4 at character level 60, Sucrose will unlock the passive talent MOllis Favonius. This will increase the Elemental Mastery of Sucrose’s party members when her elemental skill or elemental burst talent hits an opponent.

The bonus Elemental Mastery granted to her party mates will be 20% of Sucrose’s maximum Elemental Mastery, and the effect will last for 8 seconds.

Because the damage dealt by Elemental Reactions such as Melt, Vaporize, Overloaded, Superconduct, Electro-Charged, Shattered, and Swirl scales off of a character’s Elemental mastery, these two passive talents make Sucrose one of the most sought after support characters for team compositions that are built to deal Elemental Reaction damage.

Astable Invention

This passive talent is useful when crafting certain weapon enhancement materials because Sucrose will have a 10% chance to obtain double the crafted item. All you have to do is, before crafting the items, select Sucrose as the character to craft them, and the effect will be activated.

Constellation: Ampulla

Constellation Level 1: Clustered Vacuum

Sucrose’s constellation level 1 will grant her one additional charge of her elemental skill Astable Anemohypostasis Creation – 6308. This means she can cast the said skill two consecutive times

The effect of this constellation will make up for the long cool-down time of Sucrose’s elemental skill and allow her to gain elemental particles easily.

Constellation Level 2: Beth: Unbound Form

The second constellation level will unlock an upgrade called “Beth: Unbound Form,” It will increase the duration of the Large Wind Spirit created by Sucrose’s elemental burst Forbidden Creation – Isomer 75 / Type II.

The added 2 seconds duration of the Large Wind Spirit can significantly change the fight and allow longer Elemental Absorption, thus letting the team deal more damage.

Constellation Level 3: Flawless Alchemistress

Flawless Alchemistress will be activated when Sucrose’s third constellation is unlocked. This will increase her elemental skill talent Astable Anemohypostasis Creation – 6308 by three and then upgrade its maximum talent level from 10 to 15.

Constellation Level 4: Alchemania

When Alchemania is unlocked, the cool-down time of Sucrose’s elemental skill talent will be reduced by several seconds based on the number of normal or charged attacks that hit opponents. Up to 7 seconds can be reduced from the talent’s cool down, and a hit may be counted every 0.1 seconds.

This constellation effect can help make up for the long cool downtime of Sucrose’s elemental skill talents and allow her to spam the skill.

Constellation Level 5: Caution: Standard Flask

Caution: Standard Flask is unlocked when Sucrose’s constellation level 5 is reached. With this talent enhancement, the level of elemental burst talent Forbidden Creation – Isomer 75 / Type II will be increased by three and upgrades its maximum level from 10 to 15.

Constellation Level 6: Chaotic Entropy

Sucrose’s final constellation level will unlock Chaotic Entropy, which boosts here support capability. If Sucrose’s elemental burst triggers an Elemental Absorption, all party members will gain an additional Elemental damage bonus of 20% for the corresponding absorbed element.

If Pyro is absorbed by the Large Wind Spirit created by the Forbidden Creation – Isomer 75 / Type II, all party members will gain a Pyro damage bonus of 20%. This damage bonus will last until the duration of the Large Wind Spirit.

Weapon: Catalyst

There are already dozens of weapons available in Genshhin Impact, but what is the best catalyst for Sucrose? Several choices are available for this lovely alchemist, depending on the build you are aiming for.

5-star Catalysts

As of the writing of this post, there are not any 5-star catalysts that work best for support or Swirl-type Sucrose. The two listed below are for a DPS build Sucrose.

Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds

This is the most flexible 5-star catalyst in the game and will work with any DPS character. This is her best weapon if you want your Sucrose to be one.

Skyward Atlas

This weapon can provide a lot of ATK for Sucrose, thanks to it being the catalyst with the highest base ATK of 674 at level 90, plus the secondary stat of ATK% bonus of up to 33%.

4-Star Catalysts

Sacrificial Fragments

This 4-star catalyst is the best weapon for Sucrose.

It has a secondary stat that increases Elemental Mastery and a passive effect that gives a chance to reset the cooldown of the weapon user’s elemental skill talent whenever that attack hits an opponent.

This passive effect makes up for the long cool-down time of Sucrose’s elemental skill Astable Anemohypostasis Creation – 6308. With Sucrose’s first constellation level, she can spam her elemental skill up to three times.

Mappa Mare

This catalyst is one of the weapons you can craft with the city smithy. With Elemental Master Bonus as its secondary stat, this weapon is good for increasing the stat boost that Sucrose provides her team. When using this weapon, if Sucrose triggers an elemental reaction while using this weapon, her elemental damage will be increased temporarily. This effect can even be stacked up to 2 times.

4-Star Weapons For DPS Type

Solar Pearl, Blackcliff Agate, and The Widsith

These three 4-star catalysts provide Critical Stats for Sucrose and will increase her overall damage output. These are best for a DPS-type Sucrose.

Dodoco Tales and Eye of Perception

These two weapons provide more ATK stat for Sucrose with its secondary stats. Their passive effects are triggered by either a normal attack or a charged attack.

Dodoco Tales and Eye of Perception are catalysts that suggest a play style centered on normal and charged attacks.

Artifacts for Sucrose

Viridescent Venerer

This artifact set gives an Anemo damage bonus of 15% if two pieces are equipped and will further increase the Swirl damage of Sucrose when four pieces of the set are used. The 4-piece set will also decrease the opponent’s elemental resistance to the Swirl infused element by 40% for 10 seconds.

Using four pieces of this artifact set is a must for Sucrose because her attacks deal Anemo damage and can easily trigger Swirl’s elemental reaction.

Viridescent Venerer and Wanderer’s Troupe

The 2-piece set of the Wanderer’s Troupe gives a bonus of 80 Elemental Mastery for the character, making it a good choice if you want to increase that stat for Sucrose.

It is a good set to be paired with the Viridescent Venerer.

The 4-piece set of the Wanderer’s Troupe will also increase Sucrose’s charged attack damage by 35%, making this set a decent option for a DPS Sucrose.

Noblesse Oblige

This artifact is not an ideal set for Sucrose but can be useful as a support type. When four pieces of the Noblesse Oblige are equipped, every time Sucrose uses her elemental burst talent, the entire party will gain an ATK boost of 20% for 12 seconds.

Combinations of 2-Piece Artifact Sets

Since farming for artifacts will take time and a lot of Resin, getting the perfect set is never easy. However, you can always check the ones you already have and see what works for Sucrose. You can always combine 2-pieces sets of Viridescent Venerer, Wanderer’s Troupe, Gladiator’s Finale, and Shimenawa’s Reminiscence. These artifact sets are decent enough for Sucrose to help her dish out good enough damage when you include her in your hunting team.

Artifact Main Stats

For a DPS build, you should equip your Sucrose with a Goblet of Eonothem with Anemo Damage Bonus as its primary stat and a Circlet of Logos with the main stat that is either Critical Rate or Critical Damage.

If your Sucrose is built to be a support that also triggers Swirl elemental reactions, you need to have Elemental Mastery as the main stat for the Circlet of Logos, Goblet of Eonothem, and Sands of Eon. If you are lucky enough, choose the artifacts with Elemental Mastery as their sub-stats.

Please remember that Swirl does not proc Critical Hits. Thus for a Swirl and support build, you can ignore Critical Rate and Critical Damage stats.

Ascension Materials

Leveling characters to the maximum level will need to ascend them multiple times, and to do this, you need ascension materials. Below are the items you need to gather or farm to ascend this Anemo alchemist.

Hurricane Seed

This butterfly of pure Anemo energy can only be obtained by defeating the Anemo Hypostasis.

Windwheel Aster

A flower that only grows in the land of Anemo and is considered by the people of Mondstadt as the visible wind. They also believed that the Windwheel Aster is a plant that adores the wind.

Whopperflower, Shimmering, and Energy Nectars

These are nectars extracted from Whopperflowers and are then used by scholars to concur a syrup that is of pure elemental energy.

Vayuda Turquoise Silvers, Fragments, Chunks, and Gemstones

These mineral crystals can be obtained from boss enemies that use Anemo. You can also get these from quest and commissions rewards. Crafting these is also possible.

Talent Level-Up Materials

Building a character includes increasing the level of their combat talents, and each level will require certain items as materials for the leveling up process.

For Sucrose, aside from Mora and Whopperflower Nectars, leveling up her combat talents will also need the Spirit Locket of Boreas.

This locket holds a small portion of the power drawn from the soul of the Great Wolf King of the North. You can obtain some of these when you complete the challenge and defeat Andrius, the Dominator of Wolves in Wolvendom.

The talent books you will need to level up Sucrose’s combat talents are the ones of the “Freedom” series that you can get when completing the Forsaken Rift Domain: Frosted Altar challenge.

These books include the Teachings of Freedom, Guide to Freedom, and the Philosophies of Freedom. The last two can be crafted using the crafting bench in the town.

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