Genshin Impact: The BEST Hydro Teams [Top 3]

I invested 2000 hours and here are my recommendations for the artifacts and weapons for Hydro teams!

Genshin Impact released Fontaine, further enhancing the possibilities of Hydro teams that players could try out. Players might want to know about the best Hydro teams in Genshin Impact, the best characters, and what artifacts or weapons they might use!

Key Takeaways
  • The Best Hydro teams in Genshin Impact feature teams that can utilize reactions such as Bloom, Hyperbloom, and Vaporize. 
  • The main advantage of using Hydro teams is that Vaporize and Bloom comps can detonate enemies easily. 
  • One disadvantage is that Dendro teams in Genshin Impact require a good amount of Energy recharge, and Bloom teams require high Elemental Mastery. 
  • Players must significantly farm the best artifacts for characters and build the best weapons for their Hydro teams.

Genshin Impact Best Hydro Teams Top Picks

Below listed is a summarized version of the best artifacts and characters to use in a Hydro Team in Genshin Impact:

Rank No. Genshin Impact Best Hydro TeamsCharactersArtifactsBest For
1Neuvillette HyperbloomNeuvillette, Nahida, Kuki Shinobu, KazuhaMarachaussee Hunter, Deepwood Memories, Gilded Dreams, Viridescent Venereer. Charged Attack damage.
2Yelan/Xingqiu ComboYelan, Xingqiu, Zhongli, BennettEmblem of Severed Fate, Noblesse Oblige, Tenacity of the Millelith, Noblesse ObligeHydro Application
3Nilou BloomNilou, Nahida, Traveler, KokomiTenacity, Vourukasha's Glow, Deepwood Memories, Gilded Dreams, Ocean Hued Clam, Bloom damage.

1. Neuvillette Hyperbloom 

Best Hydro Charged Attack Team.

One of the first teams features Neuvillette and focuses on a Hyperbloom team using characters such as Nahida, Kuki, and Kazuha:

  • Neuvillette: Hydro main DPS
  • Nahida: Catalyzer for Bloom reactions 
  • Kuki Shinobu: Hyperbloom catalyzer while she uses her Elemental Skill
  • Kazuha: He acts as an excellent crowd-control unit. 
  • Why I chose this team: Neuvillette can provide solid Hydro damage

The pros and cons for the team in my opinion are listed below: 

  • Neuvillette is an excellent Hydro DPS character. 
  • Kuki can provide good electro-damage and healing. 
  • Neuvillette is not a Standard banner character. 

Neuvillette 

Neuvillette
Neuvillette (Image By Me)

Moving on, Neuvillette is a five-star Hydro team character who acts as the main DPS and can cast out Hydro attacks using his Element skill at the cost of his HP. 

He uses the 4 piece Marechaussee Hunter artifact set and the Tome of the Eternal Flow or the Sacrificial Jade: 

Pieces Stats Stat Numbers  Why Choose It 
Flower  HP% 4780 Pre-determined
Feather  Flat ATK 311 Pre-determined. 
Hourglass  HP% 46.6% Needed for higher Hydro damage output based on HP. 
Goblet  Hydro Damage Bonus  46.6% Enhances his total damage output. 
Circlet  Crit Rate/ Crit Damage  31.1/62.2 Crit Rate is required to balance out the crit damage. 
Substats  Energy Recharge/ATK%/ Crit Rate/ Crit Damage
  •  
  • Energy Recharge: Required to cast Elemental Burst.
  • Crit Damage/Crit Rate: Needed to enhance total damage output. 

Nahida 

Nahida
Nahida (Image Taken By Me)

As far as Nahida is concerned, she is a Sub-DPS/support who can target elements and cast Dendro on them using her elemental skill and boost her allies’ Elemental Mastery while in the Genshin Hydro teams. 

She uses the Deepwood Memories (4 piece), and her best in-slot weapon is the A Thousand Floating Dreams: 

Pieces Stats Attributes  Why Choose It 
Flower  HP% 4780  Pre-determined
Feather  Flat ATK 311 Pre-determined. 
Hourglass  EM 186.5 Needed to enhance Elemental Reactions. 
Goblet  EM 186.5
Circlet  EM 186.5
Substats  Energy Recharge/EM Crit Rate/ Crit Damage
  • Energy Recharge: Required to cast Elemental Burst for Nahida
  • Crit Damage/Crit Rate: Needed to enhance total damage output. 

Kuki Shinobu 

For Kuki Shinobu, in the Hydro Teams in Genshin, she can act as a healer/support that can apply Electro user Skill and Burst and provide healing. 

She can make use of the 4 Piece Gilded Dreams artifact set and use either the Freedom Sworn or the Iron Sting: 

Pieces Stats Attributes  Why Choose It 
Flower  HP% 4780  Pre-determined
Feather  Flat ATK 311 Pre-determined. 
Hourglass  EM 186.5 Needed to enhance Elemental Reactions. 
Goblet  EM 186.5
Circlet  EM 186.5
Substats  Energy Recharge/EM Crit Rate/ Crit Damage
  • Energy Recharge: Required to cast Elemental Burst.
  • Crit Damage/Crit Rate: Needed to enhance total damage output. 

Kazuha

Lastly, Kazuha is one of the most broken Anemo crowd-control supports, and he can also trigger Swirl reactions with his Elemental Burst. 

For the Best Hydro Teams, he uses the 4 Viridescent Venereer and the Freedom Sworn or the Iron Sting: 

Pieces Stats Attributes  Why Choose It 
Flower  HP% 4780  Pre-determined
Feather  Flat ATK 311 Pre-determined. 
Hourglass  EM 186.5 Needed to enhance Elemental Reactions. 
Goblet  EM 186.5
Circlet  EM 186.5
Substats  Energy Recharge/EM Crit Rate/ Crit Damage
  • Energy Recharge: Required to cast Elemental Burst.
  • Crit Damage/Crit Rate: Needed to enhance total damage output. 

2. Yelan/Xingqiu Combo 

Best Hydro Application Composition.

The following Best Hydro Teams will feature Yelan, Xingqiu, Zhongli, and Bennett as a classy combo, with Xingqiu as a hydro applicator and Zhongli as an excellent shielder

The roles of each character are listed as follows: 

  • Yelan: Hydro main DPS. 
  • Xingqiu: Hydro support and Hydro applicator. 
  • Zhongli: Shielder 
  • Bennett: Healer and attack buffer. 
  • Why I chose this team: Yelan and Xingqiu can grant excellent Hydro application on enemies.

After playing with Yelan and Xingqiu for a good while, here are the pros and cons for the team in my experience: 

  • Yelan can string together enemies amazingly. 
  • Xingqiu is a great f2p support for Yelan. 
  • Yelan is an expensive character to build. 

Yelan 

Yelan
Yelan (Image Taken By Me)

Yelan fits in as a broken main DPS as she can cast her elemental skill to trap enemies and then consistently apply Hydro using her Elemental Burst in Genshin Impact. 

Yelan can use the Emblem of Severed Fate as her artifact set combined with the Aqua Simulacra: 

Flower  HP% 4780 Pre-determined
Feather  Flat ATK 311 Pre-determined. 
Hourglass  HP% 46.6% Needed for higher Hydro damage output based on Yelan’s HP. 
Goblet  Hydro Damage Bonus  46.6% Enhances her total damage output. 
Circlet  Crit Rate/ Crit Damage  31.1/62.2 Crit Rate is required to balance out the crit damage. 
Substats  Energy Recharge/ATK%/ Crit Rate/ Crit Damage
  • Energy Recharge: Required to cast Elemental Burst.
  • Crit Damage/Crit Rate: Needed to enhance total damage output. 

Xingqiu 

Xingqiu
Xingqiu (Image Screenshot By Me)

When it comes to Xingqiu, he acts as a Hydro support for Yelan using his Elemental skill and can also heal using his Burst. 

He uses the 4 piece Noblesse Oblige and the Sacrificial Sword: 

Pieces Stats Stat Numbers  Why Choose It 
Flower  HP% 4780 Pre-determined
Feather  Flat ATK 311 Pre-determined. 
Hourglass  ATK%  46.6% Needed to enhance Hydro application damage. 
Goblet  Hydro Damage Bonus  46.6% Enhances his total damage output. 
Circlet  Crit Rate/ Crit Damage  31.1/62.2 Crit Rate is required to balance out the crit damage. 
Substats  Energy Recharge/ATK%/ Crit Rate/ Crit Damage
  • Energy Recharge: Required to cast Elemental Burst.
  • Crit Damage/Crit Rate: Needed to enhance total damage output. 

Zhongli 

As far as Zhongli is concerned, he is the main shielder of the team, but he can also burst nukes on enemies. 

The artifact sets for his Best Genshin Hydro teams will be the Tenacity of the Millelith and the Black Tassel: 

Pieces Stats Stat Numbers  Why Choose It 
Flower  HP% 4780 Pre-determined
Feather  Flat ATK 311 Pre-determined. 
Hourglass  HP% 46.6% He is required to boost his HP. 
Goblet  HP% 46.6%
Circlet  HP% 46.6%
Substats  Energy Recharge/HP%/ Flat HP
  • Energy Recharge: Required to cast Elemental Burst.
  • HP%: Required for a stronger shield.

Bennett

Lastly, Bennett is a buffer, and he can use the Noblesse Oblige with the Aquila Favonia, and he can also heal: 

Pieces Stats Stat Numbers  Why Choose It 
Flower  HP% 4780 Pre-determined
Feather  Flat ATK 311 Pre-determined. 
Hourglass  HP% 46.6% He is required to boost his HP. 
Goblet  HP% 46.6%
Circlet  HP% 46.6%
Substats  Energy Recharge/HP%/ Flat HP
  •  
  • Energy Recharge: Required to cast Elemental Burst.
  • HP%: Required for better healing. 

3. Nilou Bloom 

Best Sumeru Bloom Composition.

Last but not least, Nilou, combined with Nahida and Kokomi, can cause Bloom detonation to enemies, and combined with the Dendro Traveler, it becomes even more deadly. 

The roles of each of the characters are listed as follows: 

  • Nilou: Main DPS 
  • Nahida: Dendro sub/dps /elemental skill support 
  • Traveler/Collei: Support 
  • Kokomi: Healer + Hydro applicator 
  • Why I chose this team: Nilou’s Hydro application combined with Nahida’s targeting can provide excellent bloom. 

The pros and cons of using the Nilou team are mentioned below: 

  • Nilou can proc Bloom perfectly when paired with Nahida. 
  • Traveler as a Dendro support is a great option for f2p players. 
  • Most characters such as Nilou or Nahida require Limited banners to be obtainable. 

Nilou 

She acts as the main DPS as she can apply Hydro and trigger Bloom reactions when reacting with Dendro with Nahida in her teams. 

She can use 2 Tenacity and 2 Vourukasha’s Glow with the Key of Khaj-Nisut as her set of choice: 

Pieces Stats Stat Numbers  Why Choose It 
Flower  HP% 4780 Pre-determined
Feather  Flat ATK 311 Pre-determined. 
Hourglass  HP% 46.6% Required to boost her HP. 
Goblet  HP% 46.6% Needed for the higher attack as it is based on the HP.
Circlet  HP% 46.6%
Substats  Energy Recharge/HP%/ Flat HP
  •  
  • Energy Recharge: Required to cast Elemental Burst.
  • HP%: Required for a stronger damage output. 

Nahida 

Nahida In Teams
Nahida In Teams (Image By Me)

Regarding Nahida, she will act as a Dendro support by targeting enemies using her Elemental Skill, and she is an excellent support. 

She can use the 4 pieces Deepwood Memories, as it is her best in-slot artifact set: 

Pieces Stats Attributes  Why Choose It 
Flower  HP% 4780  Pre-determined
Feather  Flat ATK 311 Pre-determined. 
Hourglass  EM 186.5 Needed to enhance Elemental Reactions. 
Goblet  EM 186.5
Circlet  EM 186.5
Substats  Energy Recharge/EM Crit Rate/ Crit Damage
  • Energy Recharge: Required to cast Elemental Burst
  • Crit Damage/Crit Rate: Needed to enhance total damage output for Nahida. 

Traveler

As far as the Dendro Traveller/Collei is concerned, they will be used as another Dendro support by catalyzing the Bloom reaction by applying Dendro. 

The 4 piece Gilded Dreams combined with the Iron Sting is a good combo for the Dendro Traveler: 

Pieces Stats Attributes  Why Choose It 
Flower  HP% 4780  Pre-determined
Feather  Flat ATK 311 Pre-determined. 
Hourglass  EM 186.5 Needed to enhance Elemental Reactions. 
Goblet  EM 186.5
Circlet  EM 186.5
Substats  Energy Recharge/EM
  • Energy Recharge: Required to cast Elemental Burst.
  • EM: Needed to enhance the elemental reactions. 

Kokomi 

Last but not least, Kokomi is a crucial healer and Hydro applicator and can be used to boost Bloom reactions with Nahida and Nilou using her Elemental Skill. 

She uses the 4 piece Ocean Hued Clam and the Prototype Amber as her combo of choice:

Pieces Stats Stat Numbers  Why Choose It 
Flower  HP% 4780 Pre-determined
Feather  Flat ATK 311 Pre-determined. 
Hourglass  HP% 46.6% Required to boost her. 
Goblet  HP% 46.6%
Circlet  HP%/ Healing Bonus 46.6% A Healing Bonus is required for better healing from Kokomi.
Substats  Energy Recharge/HP%/ Flat HP
  •  
  • Energy Recharge: Required to cast Elemental Burst.
  • HP%: Required for a stronger shield.

My Thoughts 

Time Spent
My Genshin PlayTime & Accolades

After playing Hydro teams for more than a solid year, in my opinion, teams that include characters such as Nahida, Kokomi, and Dendro Traveler work the best as they can further enhance the elemental reactions such as Bloom and with that, let’s wrap up the Genshin Impact Best Hydro Teams guide!

If you want to read up on the type of game Genshin is, why not read up on the Genshin Impact review written by Moiz Banoori? Other than that, why not check out the Hu Tao Weapon Tier List written by Tehreem Fatima?

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