Albedo | Genshin Impact- Appearence, personality, Rating, Best Builds and FAQs

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Albedo was introduced alongside dragonspine in version 1.2 “The Chalk Prince and the Dragon”. As the Chief Alchemist and the Captain of the Investigative team of the Knights of Favonius, Albedo has incredible alchemy skills which is not rivalled by many. His assistants Sucrose and Timeaus think highly of him. He strives to learn about the truth of this world and that includes the secrets of the vision. He considers Klee as his sister upon the request of Alice, Klee’s mother. Alice also wants Albedo to call her mother.

About Albedo

Rarity ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Element Geo
Weapon Sword
Birthday September 13
Special Dish Woodland Dream
Region Mondstat

How to get Albedo in Genshin Impact?

Albedo is only obtainable by wishing on the “Secretum Secretorum” event wish banner.

Combat Info

Ascensions and Stats

Ascension Stage Level Base HP Base ATK Base DEF Ascension Stat (Geo DMG Bonus)
0 1/20 1,030 20 68
20/20 2,671 51 117
1 20/40 3,554 68 235
40/40 5,317 101 352
2 40/50 5,944 113 394 7.20%
50/50 6,839 130 453
3 50/60 7,675 146 508 14.40%
60/60 8,579 163 568
4 60/70 9,207 175 610 14.40%
70/70 10,119 192 670
5 70/80 10,746 204 712 21.60%
80/80 11,669 222 773
6 80/90 12,296 233 815 28.80%
90/90 13,226 251 876

 

Talents

Favonius Bladework – Weiss | Normal Attack

Skill Attributes

Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma | Elemental Skill

Solar Isotoma has the following properties:

  1. When opponents within the Solar Isotoma field take DMG, the Solar Isotoma will generate Transient Blossoms which deal AoE Geo DMG. DMG dealt scales off Albedo’s DEF.
  2. Transient Blossoms can only be generated once every 2s.

  1. When a character is located at the locus of the Solar Isotoma, the Solar Isotoma will accumulate Geo power to form a crystallized platform that lifts the character up to a certain height. Only one crystallized platform can exist at a time.
  2. Solar Isotoma is considered a Geo construct. Only one Solar Isotoma created by Albedo himself can exist at a time.

Hold to designate the location of the skill.

The Geo bloom has an unusual property mirrored in the aim of alchemy. To rise from the earth, soar into the sky, and become the sun.

Skill Attributes

Rite of Progeniture: Tectonic Tide | Elemental Burst

Under Albedo’s command, Geo crystals surge and burst forth, dealing AoE Geo DMG in front of him.

If a Solar Isotoma created by Albedo himself is on the field, 7 Fatal Blossoms will be generated in the Solar Isotoma field, bursting violently into bloom and dealing AoE Geo DMG.

Tectonic Tide DMG and Fatal Blossom DMG will not generate Transient Blossoms.

Under the Kreideprinz’s command, the tectonic tide of creation seethes into life.

Skill Attributes

Calcite Might | Ascension Phase 1 Passive

Transient Blossoms generated by Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma deal 25% more DMG to opponents whose HP is below 50%.

Homuncular Nature | Ascension Phase 4 Passive

Using Rite of Progeniture: Tectonic Tide increases the Elemental Mastery of nearby party members by 125 for 10s.

Wind Rider | Off-field Passive

When Albedo crafts Weapon Ascension Materials, he has a 10% chance to receive double the product.

Talents Upgrade

Level Materials Required Mora Cost
2 Teachings of Ballad x 3, Divining Scroll x 6 12500
3 Guide to Ballad x 2, Sealed Scroll x 3 17500
4 Guide to Ballad x 4, Sealed Scroll x 4 25000
5 Guide to Ballad x 6, Sealed Scroll x 6 30000
6 Guide to Ballad x 9, Sealed Scroll x 9 37500
7 Philosophies of Ballad x 4, Forbidden Curse Scroll x 4, Tusk of Monoceros Celi x 1 120000
8 Philosophies of Ballad x 6, Forbidden Curse Scroll x 6, Tusk of Monoceros Celi x 1 260000
9 Philosophies of Ballad x 12, Forbidden Curse Scroll x 9, Tusk of Monoceros Celi x 2 450000
10 Philosophies of Ballad x 16, Forbidden Curse Scroll x 12, Tusk of Monoceros Celi x 2, Crown of Insight x 1 700000
Total Divining Scroll x 6, Sealed Scroll x 22, Forbidden Curse Scroll x 31, Teachings of Ballad x 3, Guide to Ballad x 21, Philosophies of Ballad x 38, Tusk of Monoceros Celi x 6, Crown of Insight x 1 1652500

Constellation

Availability

Paimon’s Bargains

  1. Albedo is/will not be available through Paimon’s Bargains since he is a 5 star character.

Event Wishes

  1. Albedo appears in the event wish banners “Secretum Secretorum”.

Personality

Character Profile defines Albedo as “a genius known as the Kreideprinz, he is the Chief Alchemist and Captain of the Investigation Team of the Knights of Favonius”. However, albedo does not think that he is a genius himself. He constantly tries to be better at alchemy and unveil the secrets of the universe. Even when it is time to sleep, Albedo does one more experiment before bed as that’s just how committed he is.

Albedo is not one who cares for his vision. He simply thinks of it as a tool which helps him conduct his research faster. He also does not care for formalities and despite being her master, he asks Sucrose not to address him so formally because they are of the same age.

Apart from conducting research, he also loves drawing. He also has the ability to give life to his drawings, as demonstrated in his character teaser. However, he has the drawback of not being interested in anything that does not pique his interest. This results in unfinished paintings as well as taking a lot of things for granted, including his vision.

Appearance

Albedo has a “teen” body type and is 5’3″ / 161 cm. He has light blonde hair which reaches his shoulders with teal eyes that is an oval shape and has three dots in it. He has a geo-colored star shape on his neck and wears a long white coat with black, indigo and gold patterns on it which extends down to his knees. This coat also has a black hood attached to it which Albedo is not seen wearing. Under the coat he wears an indigo shirt with black patterns on it and he wears his geo vision on the collar of his shirt with black shorts and black stockings under it. He sports black boots which go all the way up to his knees and it has indigo patterns on the knee part of the boots. This outfit is called the Newmoon Starlight and is the Knights of Favonius alchemist’s uniform.

Character Stories

Character Details

Alchemy is an ancient art and many of its secrets have been lost to history. The few commonly known alchemy techniques of today are enough to put some broken odds and ends together, saving you the money you would have otherwise spent on glue.

“Nay, alchemy is not so ignoble an art!” Or so most alchemists would protest.

But as far as the average citizen of Mondstadt was concerned, that was alchemy.

At least until the day Albedo suddenly appeared and decided to stay in Mondstadt.

This young man displayed the true prowess of alchemy to all, bringing with him a massive corpus of wisdom that even the Sumeru Academia did not possess. “The universe is heaven reversed, and the earth is a dream lost to time. This is dust, the most basic form of complex life.”

As if to provide evidence for this claim, Albedo lifted the burnt ash of the flower that once grew atop a Dendro Slime’s head.

Seconds later, a Cecilia sprouted forth from the ash in his hand.

“And this… is new birth.”

Character Story 1

Albedo has a very important job within the Knights of Favonius but does not often appear in public.

Still, he does not have the strange and eccentric temper that people tend to assume of academics. In fact, he is earnest in all his dealings.

He is, however, of the persuasion that it requires more energy to maintain relationships established on excessive enthusiasm.

As a result, Albedo’s equivalent of friendship involves maintaining an appropriate degree of distance.

Whether shutting himself away to work or traveling and gathering materials, no one in Mondstadt knows how to find him.

Albedo’s tendency to avoid social interactions does not make him a cold-hearted person.

He is sincere and content when instructing his assistants, Timaeus and Sucrose.

He finds pleasure in giving his sketches to the citizens of Mondstadt.

Yet he cannot help but feel sincere disappointment that Lisa, for all her great talents, has chosen to remain a mere Librarian.

Character Story 2

“Albedo only got into Mondstadt because of his master’s recommendation letter.”

On some level, this statement is true. Nevertheless, Mondstadt’s gates are ever open to all and a recommendation letter is not strictly necessary.

Indeed, it could be argued that Albedo’s life would have been far more comfortable without the letter.

This is because the recipient of the letter was the famed travel writer Alice, an old friend of Albedo’s master, Rhinedottir.

After receiving the letter, Alice considered its requests.

“So Rhine said that you’ll need a laboratory… And not one of a size that a civilian could build, either. Hmm… I know!”

And just like that, she threw him into the Knights of Favonius.

The work of the Knights is actually quite easy for Albedo — requiring only five percent of his energy.

Albedo had imagined that the rest of his energy could be spent on experiments, with the Knights’ full range of apparatus at his disposal.

And yet…

Alice had a daughter, named Klee.

Yes, “that” Klee.

“We’ll be a family from now on, treat her like a real younger sister!”

From that day forth, remedying Klee’s disasters would come to take up most of Albedo’s remaining energy…

Character Story 3

Albedo has no memory of any blood relations as from birth, he was already adventuring deep within domains with his master.

Of course, Miss Alice, the Knights of Favonius, and that traveler who had a sense of the stellar depths about them… They are all important. And yet his master is unquestionably the most special to him.

For Albedo, she is his only kin.

She was a cold and strict woman who raised him and taught him the secrets of alchemy.

“The universe is the dark essence of the true starry sky, and the earth is the accumulated memories of time and lives.

The chalk: that is you. The earth is where alchemy gets its name, and is the basis of all life. And this…”

She demonstrated her technique before him as a huge life form burst from its culture tank in a shower of shattered fragments.

“…This is new birth.”

Character Story 4

Albedo once led a simple and contented existence.

It was a life free of considerations but dull in its monotony. His purpose centered on accompanying his teacher, executing her orders, and meeting her expectations.

But one day, deep in the heart of a dungeon, teacher and apprentice discovered an artifact known as The Heart of Naberius.

From then on, his teacher disappeared, leaving nothing but a single note, a recommendation letter, and a classical text.

Upon the note was written: “Albedo, go to Mondstadt. Find my old friend, Alice, and give her the recommendation letter. Complete your final assignment.”

The classical text was one of the last extant manuscripts of the Opus Magnum, which his teacher had kept with her.

If one were to push the definition a little, she had left him another gift — the title of Kreideprinz, and with it, the acknowledgment that she had nothing further to teach him.

In the past, Albedo’s assignments had always been very difficult.

He had always believed wholeheartedly that his teacher would make good on her threat to leave him, should he fail.

But this assignment she had left to him was far too hard, far beyond the limit of his abilities.

Did this mean, then, that he was fated to never complete it, and thus never see his teacher again?

“Your final assignment: show me the truth and the meaning of this world.”

Character Story 5

The alchemy that Albedo commands is wholly different from any of the arts practiced in the Seven Nations of Teyvat.

Its lineage can be traced back to the nation of Khaenri’ah.

Khaenri’ah was an underground realm, and its natural fauna were few indeed. As such, its alchemy focused more heavily on the creation of life.

This art of creation was known as “The Art of Khemia.”

Albedo had learned of this in his youth from reading his master’s notes.

The next stage after “soil” is “chalk,” which was also something his master had mentioned.

“Chalk is the spotless soil, and was used to make primordial man.”

Now, Albedo understands alchemy in far greater depth than he did in the beginning, having also consolidated his understanding of knowledge.

“From soil was birthed chalk.”

The profundity of this statement is well understood by Albedo.

Such incomprehensible statements are bound up in the memories of his master.

His master was not his birth mother, but Albedo has no doubt that his life stems from her nonetheless.

“I hope I’m not overthinking things. When parents tell their children of ‘the meaning of this world’… They must mean living a happy life, right?”

From time to time, Albedo finds himself musing on this sentiment.

Albedo’s Artwork

Albedo developed his drawing habit while traveling with his master.

At first, he would simply illustrate his notes. But eventually, he would discover that drawing the details helped him to understand the physical makeup of the objects he examined, being of great utility to his alchemical studies.

Indeed, drawing allowed him to enter a pleasant state of clarity — one in which the only things on his mind were his observations and the work in front of him.

Thus, Albedo became a master artist without ever having received formal training.

When strolling through Mondstadt, he enjoys capturing still life, particularly people in moments of joy.

Sometimes, he even gives his artwork to his unsuspecting “models,” believing that such transient enjoyment, crystallized in a single moment, is something to treasure.

Albedo continued to refine his skills in this manner — until one day when he was taken aback by illustrations from Inazuma.

How was it that drawings of such generality could possess such narrative power?

Amazed, he decided to give it a go himself.

…Eventually, after collaborating with a certain novelist by the name of Xingqiu, “A Legend of Sword” was printed and published.

Unfortunately, it received middling reviews, being lambasted as “a dictionary with divine illustrations.”

Vision

Gaining a Vision came as little surprise to Albedo.

Indeed, when he received it, he gave it a single glance before carrying on with what he was doing before.

He barely felt any wave of emotion at all, as if this was something to be taken for granted.

As far as he is concerned, his Vision is merely a tool with which he can more conveniently conduct his research.

That which truly sparks joy within him is turning the unknown into the known.

One day, he will understand all there is to know about this world — and Visions themselves are no exception.

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Constellation

Princeps Cretaceus

Quests and Events

Archon Quests

  1. Albedo has not appeared in an archon quest yet.

Story Quests

  1. Princeps Cretaceus Chapter (Albedo’s Story Quest)
  2. Act I: Traveler Observation Report
  3. The Genius Researcher and the Seed of Another World
  4. The First Experiment: Elements
  5. The Second Experiment: The World
  6. The Third Experiment: Life
  7. The Final Experiment: Withering Glory

Events

  1. The Chalk Prince and the Dragon
  2. All parts
  1. Invitation of Windblume
  2. Act III: Realm of Fog and Wind
  1. Midsummer Island Adventure
  2. Part III: Dodo-King of the Sea: Lying in Wait
  3. Part IV: The Final Riddle: A Secret Uncovered

Web Events

  1. Side by Side We Venture
  2. An Unforgettable Journey

Character Interactions

Characters Stories Voices
Amber No Yes
Diona No Yes
Jean No Yes
Kaeya No Yes
Klee Yes Yes
Lisa No Yes
Mona Yes Yes
Rosaria No Yes
Sucrose Yes Yes
Venti No Yes
Xingqiu No Yes

Trivia

  1. Despite his kit not including it, Albedo has the ability to teleport from one place to another. He reveals this ability during the event “Chalk Prince and the Dragon”.
  2. Initially, Albedo could perform a glitch where his ability “Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma” would launch the person standing on it into the air. This was unfortunately fixed in a later update.
  3. Despite not being siblings by birth, Albedo considers Klee to be his sister. He cleans up after the mess she creates and this takes up a large amount of time from his schedule.

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FAQs

Is Albedo Evil in Genshin Impact?

Albedo is not evil in the story so far. However, in the version 2.3 “Shadows Amidst the Snowstorms” trailer, he is seen fighting against beloved characters from the game. The reason will be revealed during the event and because of this, there is still no evidence to claim him “evil”.

Does Albedo eat Spiders?

Albedo does not eat every spider, but only the ones that form at the roots of ancient petrified trees. He ties them up in cape jasmine and lemongrass and sprinkles some cardamom on it.

Is Albedo a Knight of Favonius?

Albedo is a member of the Knight of Favonius. He is the Chief Alchemist and Captain of the Investigative team of the Knights.

Final Thoughts

Albedo is one of the best off-field geo dps support in the game. His scaling on defense makes him incredibly easy to build. His “crystalize” shields will be all around the field if the main dps is applying elemental damage which increases the survivability of the team. His passive helps transfer 125 elemental mastery to the main dps without requiring to build elemental mastery on his. Being able to transfer elemental mastery despite being a geo unit makes him an invaluable addition to the team. He also has a low cooldown skill and a low energy cost for his burst which lets him spam his burst on cooldown. However, due to his normal attack being weak, he does a better job off-field while other characters deal damage than being on-field.

Albedo has a mysterious personality. He loves sketching things he encounters. Traveling around with Albedo is fun due to his mobility skills like Solar Isotoma. His skills on the alchemy table can help you double the product crafted if you are lucky enough.