Sucrose is a 4-star Anemo Catalyst character who specializes as an Anemo Support, and is available on the Character Event Wish, Epitome Invocation, and Wanderlust Invocation Standard Banners. Keep reading to find out what materials are needed to Ascend Sucrose, her best builds, and an overview of how to use her effectively.
Sucrose Ascension Stat
All characters in Genshin Impact have a particular stat that levels up alongside their base stats. For Sucrose, this extra stat is Anemo DMG Bonus. This will help her deal higher Anemo DMG.
Sucrose Ascension Materials
Once you have obtained Sucrose and maxed her to Level 20, she can be further leveled up through Ascension. The materials you will need to Ascend Sucrose are as follows:
- Vayuda Turquoise Sliver x 1
- Windwheel Aster x 3
- Whopperflower Nectar x 3
- Vayuda Turquoise Fragment x 3
- Hurricane Seed x 2
- Windwheel Aster x 10
- Whopperflower Nectar x 15
- Vayuda Turquoise Fragment x 6
- Hurricane Seed x 4
- Windwheel Aster x 20
- Shimmering Nectar x 12
- Vayuda Turquoise Chunk x 3
- Hurricane Seed x 8
- Windwheel Aster x 30
- Shimmering Nectar x 18
- Vayuda Turquoise Chunk x 6
- Hurricane Seed x 12
- Windwheel Aster x 45
- Energy Nectar x 12
- Vayuda Turquoise Gemstone x 6
- Hurricane Seed x 20
- Windwheel Aster x 60
- Energy Nectar x 24
Vayuda Turquoise Slivers, Fragments, Chunks, and Gemstones can be obtained by defeating the Anemo Hypostasis, located in Mondstadt, and the Maguu Kenki, located in Inazuma.
Hurricane Seeds can be obtained by defeating the Anemo Hypostasis, located in Mondstadt.
Windwheel Aster can be found across Mondstadt. They are mainly located in Stormterrors’s Lair and Windrise.
Whopperflower Nectar, Shimmering Nectar, and Energy Nectar can be obtained by defeating Whopperflowers, which can be found all over Teyvat.
Sucrose Talent Materials
In order to make Sucrose stronger, you’ll need to upgrade her talents. The materials you will need are as follows:
- Whopperflower Nectar
- Shimmering Nectar
- Energy Nectar
- Teachings of Freedom
- Guide to Freedom
- Philosophies of Freedom
- Spirit Locket of Boreas
The Teachings, Guide, and Philosophies of Freedom can be obtained by completing the Domain of Mastery: Frosted Altar every Monday, Thursday, and Sunday. Meanwhile, the Spirit Locket of Boreas is a potential drop from the Weekly Boss Wolf of the North.
Sucrose Best Weapons
Sucrose doesn’t have many weapon options, but the ones she can make use of benefit her (and your team) greatly.
- Sacrificial Fragments (4*)
- Mappa Mare (4*)
- Favonius Codex (4*)
- Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers (3*)
Her best in slot largely depends on if you want to lean more towards her Swirl capabilities or have her boost your Main DPS. If you want to increase her Swirl potential, Sacrificial Fragments is her best in slot. This will give her tons of Elemental Mastery to increase the DMG of her Swirl Reactions, and its passive is very nice, too; at max Refinement, her Skill will have an 80% chance to reset its cooldown. This means you’ll be able to use her Skill again, which is great for gathering and debuffing enemies. Her other best in slot can also be a three-star weapon: Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers. Despite its low Base ATK and HP% substat, it has an incredibly useful passive; at max Refinement, when you switch out Sucrose, the next character you bring on-field will have their ATK increased by 48% for 10s, which is a huge amount.
If you don’t have either of these weapons, another option is the craftable weapon Mappa Mare. It also features an Elemental Mastery substat, and its passive is nice too, as she will receive an Elemental DMG Bonus upon triggering an Elemental Reaction. Alternatively, if you feel your Sucrose needs more Energy Recharge, you could use the Favonius Codex. However, ideally, you should be aiming to use either Sacrificial Fragments or Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers on her.
Sucrose Best Artifacts
Sucrose only really has one Artifact set that you’ll want to use on her: 4-Piece Viridescent Venerer. This set will give you 15% Anemo DMG Bonus which is nice, but the 4-Piece set is the star of the show; it increases your Swirl DMG, which is what you’ll mainly be doing with Sucrose, and it shreds your enemies’ Elemental RES to the Element you Swirl. This essentially means you can decrease your opponent’s RES to the Element of your Main DPS, meaning they will deal a lot more DMG.
For low-level players, 4-Piece Instructor works well until you’re able to get higher-level Artifacts.
For your Artifact main stats, you will want to run:
- Elemental Mastery Sands
- Elemental Mastery / Anemo DMG Bonus Goblet
- Elemental Mastery Circlet
With your Goblet, Elemental Mastery is desired over Anemo DMG Bonus – but if you’re struggling to get a good Artifact, Anemo DMG Bonus can work in the meantime. In terms of Artifact substats, you’ll want to focus on Elemental Mastery and Energy Recharge, with some ATK% flat ATK. You don’t need to bother with CRIT stats, as Elemental Reactions (such as Swirl) can’t crit.
How to Use Sucrose
Her Elemental Skill, Astable Anemohypostasis Creation – 6308, creates a small Wind Spirit that deals Anemo DMG to enemies in an AoE, pulling them towards the location of the Wind Spirit before launching them.
Her Elemental Burst, Forbidden Creation – Isomer 75 / Type II, hurls an unstable concoction that creates a Large Wind Spirit. While it persists, the Large Wind Spirit will continuously pull and launch nearby enemies, dealing AoE Anemo DMG. If the Wing Spirit comes into contact with Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro elements, it will deal with additional Elemental DMG of that type. This Elemental Absorption can only occur once per use.
As an Anemo Support, Sucrose has an incredible amount of utility and can fit into a wide range of team comps. For example, she can work very well with characters such as Xiao, who appreciate supports and can group enemies together. Sucrose also works well with Xiao as she can act as an Anemo battery, which will help Xiao charge up his Burst faster. She also does well on teams where it’s beneficial to spread a particular Element between several enemies – such as Hydro in an Electro-Charged comp. A potential team comp for this could be Raiden Shogun, Yae Miko, Kokomi, and Sucrose – but if you don’t have these 5-stars, Fischl, Beidou, Barbara, and Xingqiu are all good options as well.
She is also featured in many one-shot comps too, largely since she can debuff enemies thanks to 4-Piece Viridescent Venerer. Because of this, she works well with characters who can deal a high amount of DMG with their Burst; think Tartaglia, Hu Tao or Ayaka. Your rotation in a team like this is quite important, as you’ll need to Swirl your Main DPS’ Element with Sucrose before switching back to them for their Burst. This is so that you can activate 4-Piece Viridescent Venerer’s Elemental RES debuff.
Overall, Sucrose is a great addition to almost any team, and considering she’s only 4-stars and quite low investment, she’s well worth building up!