Kirara Build as Dendro Shield Support


Kirara is 4 star dendro sword character in Genshin Impact with shield and mobility. Particularly useful in dendro based elemental reaction team, her shield can protect party member from self-damage om bloom team. Her quick mobility also help to apply dendro status quickly to enemies.

To maximize Kirara shield strength and damage absorption, your main focus will be HP whether it’s from weapon, artifacts, or level (recommended to max level 90). For talent priority, first is Elemental Skill, second is Burst, and you can just ignore Normal Attack.

Kirara Splash Art
Kirara Splash Art
Talent Priority
Elemental Skill > Elemental Burst > Normal Attack


Some things to consider when choosing weapon for Kirara:

  • If you want to maximize her shield strength, go for sword with HP substats
  • If you want more reliable burst uptime, go for Energy Recharge. Especially with Sacrificial Sword and Favonius Sword, she can act as team battery as well.


If you want to maximize Kirara shield strength, go for 2 set each of artifacts with +20% HP bonus set:

2 Vorukasha’s Glow + 2 Tenacity of the Millelith(2) HP +20%.
(2) HP +20%.

More HP for kirara while providing ATK buff for party members with 4 Tenacity of the Millelith:

4 Tenacity of the Millelith
(2) HP +20%.
(4) When an Elemental Skill hits an opponent, the ATK of all nearby party members is increased by 20% and their Shield Strength is increased by 30% for 3s. This effect can be triggered once every 0.5s. This effect can still be triggered even when the character who is using this artifact set is not on the field.

4 Deepwood Memories also a choice, IF no other character in your team using it. Though, it’s recommended to use 4 Deepwood for other Dendro character so Kirara can focus on maximizing her shield strength.

4 Deepwood Memories
(2) Dendro DMG Bonus +15%.
(4) After Elemental Skills or Bursts hit opponents, the targets’ Dendro RES will be decreased by 30% for 8s. This effect can be triggered even if the equipping character is not on the field.

Artifact Stats

*Depend if you are using HP/ER weapon or IF there are already Energy Recharge support/battery in the team.

*Consider CRIT Rate for Circlet if Kirara using Favonius Sword.

HP%/*Energy RechargeHP%HP%/*CRIT Rate%
CRIT Rate (Favonius) > HP% > Energy Recharge% > HP Flat

Best Team for Kirara?

Nilou Bloom Team

There’s no Bloom Team without Nilou. Kirara shield especially useful in this team to protect teammates from bloom self-damage mechanics. This team consisting of 2 Hydro with Nilou being one of them, and 2 Dendro: 1 main dendro enabler and 1 dendro helper with extra utility (healing/shield).

Nilou Bloom team

For F2P you can replace Nahida with Dendro Traveler or Collei, Yaoyao with Kirara, and Yelan with Sangonomiya Kokomi, Xingqiu, Mona, or Barbara (EM build).

Quicken Team

Quicken team

Quicken team using format 2 Electro to trigger elemental resonance, 1 dendro character, and 1 anemo for swirl.

We have so many options when it comes to electro character: Cyno, Raiden Shogun, Yae Miko, Kuki Shinobu, Dori, Beidou, and Lisa. As for swirl part, you can replace Kazuha with Sucrose or Venti.

Other team?

You can literally using Kirara as long as your team related to dendro elemental reactions and need shield as safe measures. You can use character like Alhaitham as DPS, Kirara as shield support, Kuki Shinobu as healer, etc.

Her mobility during Urgent Neko Parcel (elemental skill hold) also allowing her to climb faster than normal, and this skill helps a lot during exploration. Good luck with building Kirara!

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