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Genshin Impact


Matt Chard

Gorou is a 4-Star Geo-based character who wields a Bow. This page is designed to show you all his talents, constellations, and ascension table as well as his best builds, best weapons, and best artifacts.

Gorou is a Geo Bow user.


Rarity Tier Weapon Vision
(4 Stars) Genshin Impact Screenshot B Bow_Weapons_Genshin_Impact.png Bow Geo_Icon_Art_Genshin_Impact.png Geo


Name Gorou
Sex Male
Constellation Canis Bellatoris
Region Inazuma
Affiliation Watatsumi Army
Special Dish Victorious Legend
How to Obtain Oni’s Royale Event Wish

Release Date

Gorou will be released on December 14, 2021 with the Oni’s Royale Event Banner.


The great general of Watatsumi Island’s forces. He has gained respect and prestige, but always shows himself to be a humble leader. He is deeply trusted by his subordinates and is someone with whom you can share your feelings without shame.

Skills Talents

Talents Icon Name Notes
Normal Attack Ripping_Fang_Fletching_Gorou_Characters_Genshin_Impact.png Ripping Fang Fletching Normal Attack: Perform up to 4 consecutive shots with a bow. Charged Attack: Perform a more precise Aimed Shot with increased DMG. While aiming, stone crystals will accumulate on the arrowhead. A fully charged crystalline arrow will deal Geo DMG.Plunging Attack: Fires off a shower of arrows in mid-air before falling and striking the ground, dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
Elemental Skill Inuzaka_All_Round_Defense_Gorou_Characters_Genshin_Impact.png Inuzaka All-Round Defense Deals AoE Geo DMG and sets up a General’s War Banner. General’s War Banner: Provides up to 3 buffs to active characters within the skill’s AoE based on the number of Geo characters in the party at the time of casting: 1 Geo character: Adds “Standing Firm” - DEF Bonus. 2 Geo characters: Adds “Impregnable” - Increased resistance to interruption. 3 Geo characters: Adds “Crunch” - Geo DMG Bonus. Gorou can deploy only 1 General’s War Banner on the field at any one time. Characters can only benefit from 1 General’s War Banner at a time. When a party member leaves the field, the active buff will last for 2s. Hold: Adjust the location of the skill.
Elemental Burst Juuga_Forward_Unto_Victory_Gorou_Characters_Genshin_Impact.png Juuga: Forward Unto Victory Displaying his valor as a general, Gorou deals Aoe Geo DMG and creates a field known as General’s Glory to embolden his comrades. General’s Glory: This field has the following properties: Like the General’s War Banner created by Inuzaka All-Round Defense, provides buffs to active characters within the skill’s AoE based on the number of Geo characters in the party. Also moves together with your active character. Generates 1 Crystal Collapse every 1.5s that deals AoE Geo DMG to 1 opponent within the skill’s AoE. Pulls 1 elemental shard in the skill’s AoE to your active character’s position every 1.5s (elemental shards are created by Crystallize reactions). If a General’s War banner created by Gorou currently exists on the field when his ability is used, it will be destroyed. In addition, for the duration of General’s Glory, Gorou’s Elemental Skill “Inazuka All-Round Defense” will not create the General’s War Banner. If Gorou falls, the effects of General’s Glory will be cleared.

Passive Talents

Type Icon Name Info
Talent 1 / Ascension 1 Arataki_Ichiban_Arataki_Itto_Characters_Genshin_Impact.png Heedless of the Wind and Weather After using Juuga: Forward Unto Victory, all nearby party members’ DEF is increased by 25% for 12s.
Talent 2 / Ascension 4 Bloodline_of_the_Crimson_Oni_Arataki_Itto_Characters_Genshin_Impact.png A Favor Repaid Gorou receives the following DMG Bonuses to his attacks based on his DEF: Inuzaka All-Round Defense: Skill DMG increased by 156% of DEF, Juuga: Forward Unto Victory: Skill DMG and Crystal Collapse DMG increased by 15.6% of DEF.
Talent 3 / Unlocked Auto Woodchuck_Chucked_Arataki_Itto_Characters_Genshin_Impact.png Seeker of Shinies Displays the location of nearby resources unique to Inazuma on the mini-map.

Gorou’s Constellation

Level Icon Name Effect
1 Rushing_Hound_Swift_as_the_Wind_Gorou_Characters_Genshin_Impact.png Rushing Hound: Swift as the Wind When characters (other than Gorou) within the AoE of Gorou’s General’s War Banner or General’s Glory deal Geo DMG to opponents, the CD of Gorou’s Inuzaka All-Round Defense is decreased by 2s. This effect can occur once every 10s.
2 Sitting_Hound_Steady_as_a_Clock_Gorou_Characters_Genshin_Impact.png Sitting Hound: Steady as a Clock While General’s Glory is in effect, its duration is extended by 1s when a nearby active character obtains an Elemental Shard from a Crystallize reaction. This effect can occur once every 0.1s. Max extension is 3s.
3 Mauling_Hound_Fierce_as_Fire_Gorou_Characters_Genshin_Impact.png Mauling Hound: Fierce as Fire Increases the Level of Inuzaka All-Round Defense by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
4 Lapping_Hound_Warm_as_Water_Gorou_Characters_Genshin_Impact.png Lapping Hound: Warm as Water When General’s Glory is in the “Impregnable” or “Crunch” states, it will also heal active characters within its AoE by 50% of Gorou’s own DEF every 1.5s.
5 Striking_Hound_Thunderous_Force_Gorou_Characters_Genshin_Impact.png Striking Hound: Thunderous Force Increases the Level of Juuga: Forward Unto Victory by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
6 Valiant_Hound_Mountainous_Fealty_Gorou_Characters_Genshin_Impact.png Valiant Hound: Mountainous Fealty For 12s after using Inuzaka All-Round Defense or Juuga: Forward Unto Victory, increases the CRIT DMG of all nearby party members’ Geo DMG based on the buff level of the skill’s field at the time of use: “Standing Firm”: +10%, “Impregnable”: +20%, “Crunch”: +40%. This effect cannot stack and will take reference from the last instance of the effect that is triggered.

Talent Materials

Icon Name Type Max Quantity Obtained
Teachings_of_Light_Materials_Genshin_Impact.png Teachings of Light Talent Materials 3 Violet Court, Parametric Transformer, Chests
Guide_to_Light_Materials_Genshin_Impact.png Guide to Light Talent Materials 21 Violet Court, Parametric Transformer, Alchemy
Philosophies_of_Light_Materials_Genshin_Impact.png Philosophies of Light Talent Materials 38 Violet Court, Parametric Transformer, Alchemy
Spectral_Husk_Items_Genshin_Impact.png Spectral Husk Common Ascension Materials 6 Specters, Paimon’s Bargains
Spectral_Heart_Items_Genshin_Impact.png Spectral Heart Common Ascension Materials 22 Lv. 40+ Specters, Alchemy, Paimon’s Bargains
Spectral_Nucleus_Items_Genshin_Impact.png Spectral Nucleus Common Ascension Materials 31 Lv. 60+ Specters, Alchemy
Molten_Moment_Items_Genshin_Impact.png Molten Moment Weekly Boss Materials 6 Lv. 70+ Narukami Island: Tenshukaku


Ascension Max Lv. Mora Elemental Material 1 Elemental Material 2 Local Specialty Common Material
1st 20 20,000 Genshin Impact Screenshot1 Prithiva Topaz Silver None Sango Pearl 3 Sango Pearl Genshin Impact Screenshot3 Spectral Husk
2nd 40 40,000 Genshin Impact Screenshot3 Prithiva Topaz Fragment Perpetual_Heart_Ascension_Items_Genshin_Impact.png2 Perpetual Heart Sango Pearl 10 Sango Pearl Genshin Impact Screenshot15 Spectral Husk
3rd 50 60,000 Genshin Impact Screenshot6 Prithiva Topaz Fragment Perpetual_Heart_Ascension_Items_Genshin_Impact.png4 Perpetual Heart Sango Pearl 20 Sango Pearl Genshin Impact Screenshot12 Spectral Heart
4th 60 80,000 Genshin Impact Screenshot3 Prithiva Topaz Fragment Perpetual_Heart_Ascension_Items_Genshin_Impact.png8 Perpetual Heart Sango Pearl 30 Sango Pearl Genshin Impact Screenshot18 Spectral Heart
5th 70 100,000 Genshin Impact Screenshot6 Prithiva Topaz Chunk Perpetual_Heart_Ascension_Items_Genshin_Impact.png12 Perpetual Heart Sango Pearl 45 Sango Pearl Genshin Impact Screenshot12 Spectral Nucleous
6th 80 120,000 Genshin Impact Screenshot6 Prithiva Topaz Gemstone Perpetual_Heart_Ascension_Items_Genshin_Impact.png20 Perpetual Heart Sango Pearl 60 Sango Pearl Genshin Impact Screenshot24 Spectral Nucleous


Geo Support Build

Gorou shines when he is put in a heavy Geo team. His Elemental Skill: Inuzaka All-Round Defense and Elemental Burst: Juuga: Forward Unto Victory give the party increasing buffs depending on how many Geo characters are in the party. One Geo character will give the “Standing Firm” Defense Bonus, two Geo characters will give the “Impregnable” Interrupion resistance, and finaly, three Geo characters will give the “Crunch” Geo damage bonus.

Talent Priority

Your main talent to focus on should be his Elemental Skill: Inuzaka All-Round Defense, followed by his Elemental Burst: Juuga: Forward Unto Victory.


Weapon Armor set 1 Armor set 2
Favonius_Warbow_Weapons_Genshin_Impact.png Favonius Warbow Genshin Impact Screenshot Noblesse Oblige (4 pcs)

You’ll mainly want to go for Energy Recharge equipment to make the most out of Gorou which is why Favonius Warbow is recommended as your weapon. For your armor, either Noblesse Oblige or The Exile sets are great 4 pc sets for Gorou.

Best Weapons Ranked

Rating Icon Weapon Base Attack Bonus Effect Skill Effect
Best Favonius_Warbow_Weapons_Genshin_Impact.png Favonius Warbow 44 Energy Recharge +13.3% Windfall: CRIT hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12s.
Second Best Sacrificial_Bow_Weapons_Genshin_Impact.png Sacrificial Bow 44 Energy Recharge +6.7% Composed After dealing damage to an enemy with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30s.
Third Best Elegy_for_the_End_Weapons_Genshin_Impact.png Elegy for the End 46 Energy Recharge +12% The Parting Refrain: 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.

Best Artifacts Ranked

Rating Icon Set (2) Bonus (4) Bonus
Best Genshin Impact Screenshot Noblesse Oblige Elemental Burst DMG +20%. Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members’ ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.
Second Best The_Exile_Artifacts_Genshin_Impact.png The Exile Energy Recharge +20%. Using an Elemental Burst regenerates 2 Energy for all party members (excluding the wearer) every 2s for 6s. This effect cannot stack.
Third Best Emblem_of_Severed_Fate_Flower_Artifacts_Genshin_Impact.png Emblem of Severed Fate Energy Recharge +20% Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained in this way.
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    31 October 2020
  • Last Updated
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