Everything about Fischl, Genshin Impact’s first electro support

Kenneth Williams • November 24, 22:28

Fischl calls herself the Prinzessin der Verurteilung, but most fans know her for carrying them through Genshin Impact’s early game.

Fischl is a four-star archer with an electro vision in Genshin Impact. She’s one of the most straightforward support units in the game, but don’t let her simplicity fool you. With the right build, she remains an excellent support character even in the late game. Since she’s relatively easy to get and build, Fischl is a must-have unit for any new Genshin Impact player. Here’s everything you need to know about Monstadt’s most articulate archer.

What is Fischl good at?

Fischl is intended to be played as an off-field DPS support. Her elemental skill Nightrider summons her pet raven Oz, who sends out bolts of electricity at enemy units. Her elemental burst Midnight Phantasmagoria deals even more electro damage and resummons Oz to continue dealing damage. Oz remains on the battlefield even when Fischl leaves, so she’s meant to pop into a fight, use her abilities, and swap out to a dedicated DPS character. She is an excellent support unit at all stages of Genshin Impact.

In addition to her primary role as a support, the Prinzessin der Verurteilung can also become a surprisingly capable main DPS with maxed-out constellations. Her C1 makes Oz attack alongside her even when he’s not on the field, and her C6 will make him fire additional shots alongside the active character.

The best build for Fischl in Genshin Impact

The best artifact set for Fischl is Thundering Fury available at Midsummer Courtyard in Monstadt.

The two-piece set bonus boosts all electro damage by 15%. The four-piece set significantly increases electro reaction damage and reduces elemental skill cooldown whenever a reaction is triggered. Oz’ damage scales off the attack stat, so try to farm attack artifacts with crit rate on the crown.

Fischl works well with many bows, but The Stringless is her best four-star weapon. It greatly boosts the damage of her elemental skill and burst, which is especially useful for an off-field damage support. If you have a five-star weapon available, the best option is Elegy for the End. Oz will quickly build up stacks to apply the Elegy buff, especially at constellation six.

What is Fischl’s age and real name?

Fischl’s exact age is not known, but she is most likely around 16 or 17 years old.

In her lore, it’s stated that she received her electro vision at the age of 14, which is remarkably young. The electro archon Baal stopped handing out visions for around a year before the traveler arrived, so Fishcl’s age is at least 15. She is an official investigator for the Knights of Favonius, which implies that she has had her vision for at least a few years. 

Fischl’s pseudonym is Fischl von Luftschloss Narfidort, but her actual name is just Amy. Fischl’s strange naming convention and speaking style are all a part of the anime character archetype she is meant to represent.

Why does Fischl talk so weird?

One of Fischl’s defining traits is her incredibly complex speech pattern.

She sounds more like a haughty European princess from the 1600s than a teenage girl. Fischl’s character is based on the Japanese concept of “chuunibyou,” which refers to children who desperately try to stand out from their peers. Several aspects of Fischl’s character, from her eyepatch to her talking animal friend, tie into the chuunibyou theme. Fischl’s speech pattern returns to normal for a handful of voice lines.

Genshin Impact fans have different interpretations of Fischl’s strange speech patterns. Some find it endearing while others think she is literally insane. Regardless of her strange quirks, Fischl is still a prominent figure in Monstadt’s Knights of Favonius. In the Unreconciled Stars event, she was able to help investigate the strange celestial occurrences and even stand off against the Fatui Harbinger Scaramouche.

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