Genshin Impact Candace

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Is Candace good in Genshin Impact?

Candace is a playable 4-star female Hydro Polearm character from Sumeru Region in Genshin Impact.

The release date of Genshin Impact Candace was September 28, 2022, in Version 3.1. This ultimate guide introduces everything about Candace: birthday, builds, rating, strengths and weaknesses, voice actors (English and other three languages), how to get Candace, ascension materials, talents and skills, constellations (from C1 to C6), the best team combo for Candace, weapons, and artifacts.

Genshin Impact Candace Rating and Basic Info

Genshin Impact Candace Information


4 Star


Tall Female


May 3rd


Sagitta Scutum




Aaru Village

Special Dish

Utmost Care

Release Date

September 28, 2022, Version 3.1

Candace​ Character Strengths and Weaknesses



Voice Actors for Candace​ in Genshin Impact


Shara Kirby


Zhang Qi (张琦)


Yuzuki Ryoka (柚木 涼香)


Jeon Yeongsu (전영수)

How to Obtain Candace in Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact Candace is a 4-star character and a very prized one. She’s one of the characters in-game that can deliver massive damage. She debuts in her wish banner with Cyno and Venti called “Ballad in Goblets” and “Twilight Arbiter” during the September 27, 2022 banner.

Wish on Candace's Banner in Version 3.1

Candace’s first banner is during the September 27, 2022 banner with Cyno and Venti where she’s a 4-star with a rate up.

Genshin Impact Candace Ascension Materials


1x Varunada Lazurite Sliver
3x Faded Red Satin
3x Redcrest

Mora x 20000


3x Varunada Lazurite Fragment
15x Faded Red Satin
10x Redcrest
2x Light Guiding Tetrahedron

Mora x 40000


6x Varunada Lazurite Fragment
12x Trimmed Red Silk
20x Redcrest
4x Light Guiding Tetrahedron

Mora x 60000


3x Varunada Lazurite Chunk
18x Trimmed Red Silk
30x Redcrest
8x Light Guiding Tetrahedron

Mora x 80000


6x Varunada Lazurite Chunk
12x Rich Red Brocade
45x Redcrest
12x Light Guiding Tetrahedron

Mora x 100000


6x Varunada Lazurite Gemstone
24x Rich Red Brocade
60x Redcrest
20x Light Guiding Tetrahedron

Mora x 120000

Genshin Impact Candace​ Talents (Skills)

Gleaming Spear: Guardian Stance

Gleaming Spear: Guardian Stance

Normal Attack

Normal Attack
Performs up to four consecutive spear strikes.

Charged Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to lunge forward, dealing damage to enemies along the way.

Plunging Attack
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Sacred Rite: Heron's Sanctum

Sacred Rite: Heron's Sanctum

Elemental Skill

Rushes forward with her shield, dealing Hydro DMG to opponents in front of her.

Raises her shield to block incoming attacks from nearby opponents, forming a barrier that absorbs DMG based on her Max HP and absorbs Hydro DMG 250% more effectively. This barrier lasts until the Elemental Skill is unleashed.
After holding for a certain period of time, Candace will finish charging, and when the skill button is released, the skill duration expires, or when the barrier is broken, she will perform a leaping strike that deals Hydro DMG to opponents in front of her.

Sacred Rite: Wagtail's Tide

Sacred Rite: Wagtail's Tide

Elemental Burst

Raising her weapon high, Candace calls upon a divine blessing that deals AoE Hydro DMG based on her Max HP and continuously confers the Prayer of the Crimson Crown on your active character.

Prayer of the Crimson Crown
This effect has the following properties: Characters deal increased Elemental DMG with their Normal Attacks.
Whenever a character takes the field, they will unleash a rippling wave of water that deals Hydro DMG to nearby opponents. There is a limited number of waves that can be triggered in the duration of this skill.
Sword, Claymore, and Polearm-wielding characters under this effect will obtain a Hydro Infusion.

Aegis of Crossed Arrows

Aegis of Crossed Arrows

1st Ascension Passive

If Candace is hit by an attack in the Hold duration of Sacred Rite: Heron’s Sanctum, that skill will finish charging instantly.

Celestial Dome of Sand

Celestial Dome of Sand

4th Ascension Passive

Characters affected by the Prayer of the Crimson Crown caused by Sacred Rite: Wagtail’s Tide will deal 0.5% increased DMG to opponents for every 1,000 points of Candace’s Max HP when they deal Elemental DMG with their Normal Attacks.

To Dawn's First Light

To Dawn's First Light

Utility Passive

Decreases climbing Stamina consumption for your own party members by 20%.
Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the exact same effects.

Genshin Impact Candace Constellations from C0 to C6

Returning Heiress of the Scarlet Sands

Returning Heiress of the Scarlet Sands

Constellation level 1

The duration of Prayer of the Crimson Crown effect triggered by Sacred Rite: Wagtail’s Tide is increased by 3s.

Moon-Piercing Brilliance

Moon-Piercing Brilliance

Constellation level 2

When Sacred Rite: Heron’s Sanctum hits opponents, Candace’s Max HP will be increased by 20% for 15s.

Hunter's Supplication

Hunter's Supplication

Constellation level 3

Increases the Level of Sacred Rite: Wagtail’s Tide by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Sentinel Oath

Sentinel Oath

Constellation level 4

Shortens the Hold CD of Sacred Rite: Heron’s Sanctum to be the same as that of the Tapping CD.

Heterochromatic Gaze

Heterochromatic Gaze

Constellation level 5

Increases the Level of Sacred Rite: Heron’s Sanctum by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

The Overflow

The Overflow

Constellation level 6

When characters (excluding Candace herself) affected by the Prayer of the Crimson Crown caused by Sacred Rite: Wagtail’s Tide deal Elemental DMG to opponents using Normal Attacks, an attack wave will be unleashed that deals AoE Hydro DMG equal to 15% of Candace’s Max HP.
This effect can trigger once every 2.3s and is considered Elemental Burst DMG.

Best Genshin Impact Candace​ Team Combo

Building a team for Candace will mostly depend on how you utilize her support capabilities. Here are the best team compo for Genshin Impact Candace.

Genshin Impact Candace


Candace will be the main support in this team boosting the normal attack of the team.


A strong choice for a Hydro character who can utilize Candace’s utility is Xingqiu. 


Xingqiu and Yelan, together, make a duo powerful enough to carry any other teammates on the team.


Kazuha is easily the best choice for an Anemo unit in most cases and on most teams. 

Genehin Impact Candace​ Builds

The best way to build Candace in Genshin Impact is:

  • Off-Field DPS, focusing more HP%, DMG%, and CRIT% (after meeting ER requirements), and dealing damage with her Burst off-field while also supporting her teammates

Best Genshin Impact Candace​ Weapons

A weapon hierarchy is difficult to build for Candace because personal damage is not really relevant to her use cases.

The only times you want to focus on damage are when you happen to already have the spare weapon laying around, really like the character, or when you’re forcing her into an On-Field DPS role.

The best weapons for Genshin Impact Candace include: 

Staff of the Scarlet Sands

Staff of Scarlet Sands

Base ATK 542 | CRIT Rate 44.1%

Heat Haze at Horizon’s End

The equipping character gains 52% of their Elemental Mastery as bonus ATK. When an Elemental Skill hits opponents, the Dream of the Scarlet Sands effect will be gained for 10s: The equipping character will gain 28% of their Elemental Mastery as bonus ATK. Max 3 stacks.

Staff of Homa

Staff of Homa

Base ATK 608 | CRIT DMG: 66.2%

Reckless Cinnabar

HP increased by 20~40%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 0.8~1.6% of the wielder’s Max HP. When the wielder’s HP is less than 50%, this ATK bonus is increased by an additional 1~1.8% of Max HP.

Primordial Jade-Winged Spear

Primordial Jade-Winged Spear

Base ATK 674 | CRIT DMG: 22.1%

Eagle Spear of Justice

On hit, increases ATK by 3.2~6.0% for 6s. Max 7 stacks. This effect can only occur once every 0.3s. While in possession of the maximum possible stacks, DMG dealt is increased by 12~24%.

Genshin Impact Polearm - Kitain Cross Spear

Kitain Cross Spear

Base ATK 565| Elemental Mastery 110

Samurai Conduct

Increases Elemental Skill DMG by 6~12%. After Elemental Skill hits an opponent, the character loses 3 Energy but regenerates 3~5 Energy every 2s for the next 6s. This effect can occur once every 10s. Can be triggered even when the character is not on the field.

Favonius Lance

Favonius Lance

Base ATK 454 | Energy Recharge 61.3%


CRIT Hits have a 60%-100% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12-6s.

The Catch

The Catch

Base ATK 510 | Energy Recharge 45.9%


Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 32% and Elemental Burst CRIT Rate by 12%.

Genshin Impact Polearm - Prototype Starglitter

Prototype Starglitter

Base ATK 510 | Energy Recharge 45.9%

Magic Affinity

After using an Elemental Skill, increases Normal and Charged Attack DMG by 8%-16% for 12s. Max 2 stacks.



Base ATK 454 | CRIT Rate 36.8%


If there are at least 2 opponents nearby, ATK is increased by 16~32% and DEF is increased by 16~32%. If there are fewer than 2 opponents nearby, ATK is increased by 24~48%.

Black Tassel

Black Tassel

Base ATK 354 | HP 46.9%

Bane of the Soft

Increases DMG against slimes by 40%-80%.

Since Candace’s ATK stat doesn’t matter, and this is the only HP% weapon, this can be used if your Energy Recharge requirements are satisfied. 

Best Genshin Impact Candace​ Artifacts

The main stats on best artifacts for Genshin Impact Candace should be the following:

  • Sands: Energy Recharge or HP%
  • Goblet: Hydro DMG% or HP%
  • Circlet: CRIT Rate/Damage or HP%

Candace’s build is fairly standard. Even as a support you often want some damage, but if you can’t get good substats, you can simply throw HP% pieces on Candace and call it a day. 

Picking Candace’s artifact set is more complicated, as this changes drastically with your build.

Noblesse Oblige​

Noblesse Oblige

  • 2-piece effect: Elemental Burst DMG +20%
  • 4-piece effect (Recommended): Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members’ ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.
Emblem of Severed Fate

Wanderer's Troupe

  • 2-piece effect: Energy Recharge +20%.
  • 4-piece effect: Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained in this way..
Tenacity of the Millelith

Tenacity of the Millelith

  • 2-piece effect: HP +20%.
  • 4-piece effect: 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.


  •  2-piece effect: Increases Elemental Mastery by 80.
  • 4-piece effect: Upon triggering an Elemental Reaction, increases all party members’ Elemental Mastery by 120 for 8s.
The Exile

The Exile

  •  2-piece effect: Energy Recharge +20%.
  • 4-piece effect: Using an Elemental Burst regenerates 2 Energy for all party members (excluding the wearer) every 2s for 6s. This effect cannot stack.
Gladiator's Finale

Gladiator's Finale

  • 2-piece effect: ATK +18%.
  • 4-piece effect: If the wielder of this artifact set uses a SwordClaymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.

The difference between 2pc sets is minimal, so if you can”t get another 4pc set together, just use the artifacts with the best substats, though 4pc Noblesse Oblige is about 8-10% better than any 2pc combination one can throw together, thanks to Candace’s high Energy Recharge stat.

If you’re not focusing on raw damage, then it’s okay to opt for these 4-star artifacts, as they still provide valuable utility for the team. Instructor makes the team’s elemental reactions stronger, Exile gives energy to your team, and the 5-star Noblesse Oblige set is the trademark support set. Almost any team can benefit from a 4pc Noblesse Obliger-wielder.

FAQs about Genshin Impact Candace

Is Candace a 5 star?

Candace is a newly released character in Genshin Impact. She is a 4-star Hydro user who wields a Polearm as a weapon and seems to come from a village called Aaru in the Sumera region.

Is Candace a Shielder?

Candace’s elemental skill grants her a stationary shield that charges a Hydro attack, but unlike Yun Jin and Beidou’s parry, once Candace unlocks her Aegis of Crossed Arrows, she’ll instantly perform the attack if she’s hit while charging. 

What vision does Candace have?

Genshin Impact Candace is a new character in version 3.1. She comes from the Sumeru region. She has a Hydro vision, along with a spear and shield, offering a very unique playstyle.

Is Candace a support?

Candace is the first four-star Hydro Polearm user in the game and is best used as support, but her build could be adapted to main DPS, depending on who she has on her team.

What rarity is Candace?

Genshin Impact Candace rarity is 4-star. This was leaked from reliable information from the official Discord and confirmed in Genshin Impact version 3.1, which was launched on September 28, 2022.

What is Sumeru based on?

The Sumeru is based in South Asia.

Sumeru will be a melting pot of different South Asian and Middle Eastern influences.

Sumeru’s geography will largely be influenced by these connections, consisting of a mix of rainforests and deserts.

Genshin Impact Playable Characters Lists

Genshin Impact Platforms

Right now, Genshin Impact is free to download and play on various platforms including PC, iOS, Android, and PlayStation 4 and 5.

The cross-platform save and play is also supported. 

The Nintendo Switch version is still under development with a tailer video released.

It’s not available for playing on other computer or console platforms, such as Mac, Steam, or Xbox.

Google Play

App Store


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