Genshin Impact Aloy Guide – Best Team Composition, Build, Weapons

Check Aloy's best weapons, artifacts, about herself, and more.

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Genshin Impact has recently introduced new characters for players to pull with the launch of update 2.1 and those who are playing it on the PlayStation consoles get to have Aloy from Horizon: Zero Dawn for free. Here the important details to learn about this particular character in this guide.

How to Get Aloy in Genshin Impact

Aloy is free to get in Genshin Impact right now. In 2.1, PlayStation console players can get her if they have Adventure Rank 20. They will get a new message with her character attached and her weapon the Predator Bow. In 2.2, PC and mobile players will get her for free as well, but there will be no accompanying bow.

Who is Aloy?

Aloy is the protagonist of video game Horizon: Zero Dawn. She is a former outcast and now a hunter that helps his people fight a crisis before it goes all bad. She is a burst damage dealer and a Cryo Vision with a constellation of Nora Fortis.

Aloy is a 5 Star character while the Predator Bow is a 4 Star weapon.

Aloy Rating

At best, Aloy is only second best compared to the top-tiered characters in the roster right now in Genshin Impact like Raiden Shogun Baal and more. She is easy to understand when it comes to her battle style since it is straightforward. Great for beginners of the game without the need for combining several characters for elemental attacks and such. Her Elemental Burst attack is quite challenging to use especially when you want to make use of all the bomblets that drop after the Cryo bomb she throws.

Aloy Abilities/Skills

Normal Attack: Rapid Fire

  • Normal Attack – 4 consecutive bow shots.
  • Charge Attack – Performs a more precise Aimed Shot with increased DMG. While aiming, biting frost will accumulate on the arrowhead. A fully charged frost arrow will deal Cryo DMG.
  • Plunge Attack – Fires off a shower of arrows in mid-air before falling and striking the ground, dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Frozen Wilds

Aloy throws a Freeze Bomb that explodes upon impact. The Freeze Bomb then splits up into Chillwater Bomblets that explode upon contact with enemies after a short delay. Both bomb types deal Cryo DMG. When either bomb type hits an enemy, the opponent’s attack is reduced and Aloy gets 1 Coil stack. Aloy can gain up to 1 Coil Stack every 0.1s.

Coil

  • Each stack increases Aloy’s Normal ATK DMG.
  • At 4 stacks, all stacks are cleared. Aloy then enters the Rushing Ice state, which further increases her Normal ATK DMG and converts her Normal ATKs to Cryo DMG.
  • While in this state, Aloy can’t obtain new stacks. Coil effects will be cleared 30s after Aloy leaves the field.

Prophecies of Dawn

Aloy throws a Power Cell filled with Cryo at a targeted direction, then detonates it with an arrow, dealing AoE Cryo DMG.

Aloy Passive Talents

Combat Override

When Aloy gains a Coil stack, it increases the party’s ATK during its duration.

Strong Strike

Aloy’s Cryo DMG gets increased during Rushing Ice.

Easy Does It

When Aloy is in the party, animals who produce Fowl, Raw Meat or Chilled Meat will not be startled when approached.

Best Weapon

IconWeaponStats
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is thundering-pulse-01.pngThundering PulseBase Stats
Base Attack: 46
Bonus Effect: CRIT DMG 14.4% Skill Effect
Increases ATK by 20% and grants Thunder Emblem. At stacks 1/2/3, Normal Attack DMG is further increased by 12/24/40%. Each stack has an individual duration and are gotten through:
• Normal Attacks with Elemental DMG (duration 5s)
• Casting an Elemental Skill (duration 10s)
• Having less than 100% Energy (disappears at full Energy)

Best Artifact Set

SetBonus
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is gladiators-finale-01.pngGladiator’s Finale• ATK +18%.
• If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.

Aloy Constellations

Star Of The Another WorldThe time has not yet come for the person’s corner of the night sky to light up.
Star Of The Another WorldThe time has not yet come for the person’s corner of the night sky to light up.
Star Of The Another WorldThe time has not yet come for the person’s corner of the night sky to light up.
Star Of The Another WorldThe time has not yet come for the person’s corner of the night sky to light up.
Star Of The Another WorldThe time has not yet come for the person’s corner of the night sky to light up.
Star Of The Another WorldThe time has not yet come for the person’s corner of the night sky to light up.

According to miHoYo, Aloy’s constellation is still not up yet because it is not her time yet for her corner in the night sky to be lit up. In the future, maybe.

Aloy Ascension Materials

Lv.20->Lv.40Shivada Jade Sliver 1 pc. Crystal Marrow 3 pcs. Spectral Husk 3 pcs.
Lv.40->Lv.50Shivada Jade Fragment 3 pcs. Crystalline Bloom 2 pcs. Crystal Marrow 10 pcs. Spectral Husk 15 pcs.
Lv.50->Lv.60Shivada Jade Fragment 6 pcs. Crystalline Bloom 4 pcs. Crystal Marrow 20 pcs. Spectral Heart 12 pcs.
Lv.60->Lv.70Shivada Jade Chunk 3 pcs. Crystalline Bloom 8 pcs. Crystal Marrow 30 pcs. Spectral Heart 18 pcs.
Lv.70->Lv.80Shivada Jade Chunk 6 pcs. Crystalline Bloom 12 pcs. Crystal Marrow 45 pcs. Spectral Nucleus 12 pcs.
Lv.80->Lv.90Shivada Jade Gemstone 6 pcs. Crystalline Bloom 20 pcs. Crystal Marrow 60 pcs. Spectral Nucleus 24 pcs.

Best Team Composition

According to Reddit, some users agree that teaming up Aloy with the Kazuha, Xingqiu, Diona or Kokomi works wonders. It does a “perma-freeze” move with these characters in one team. Others suggest Tartaglia, Aloy, Zhongli, and Diona for a team. It combines Aloy with Tartaglia’s attacks that can set up for the Freeze Reactions, Zhongli will decrease Elemental RES and offers a shield for Aloy while Diona can provide Elemental Resonance.