TitleGolden Vow
OccupationAaru Village
WeaponWeapon Polearm
ElementElement Hydro
Day of Birth3
Month of Birth5
Vision (Introduced)Hydro
Constellation (Introduced)Sagitta Scutum
Chinese Seuyu张琦
Japanese Seuyu柚木涼香
English SeuyuShara Kirby
Korean SeuyuJun Young-soo
DescriptionA descendant of King Deshret with an amber left eye. The defender of Aaru Village.
Character Ascension Materials
Varunada Lazurite Sliver
Varunada Lazurite Fragment
Varunada Lazurite Chunk
Varunada Lazurite Gemstone
Light Guiding Tetrahedron
Henna Berry
Faded Red Satin
Trimmed Red Silk
Rich Red Brocade
Skill Ascension Materials
Teachings of Admonition
Guide to Admonition
Philosophies of Admonition
Tears of the Calamitous God
Crown of Insight

Table of Content
Skill Ascension
Related Items


LvHPAtkDefCritRate%CritDMG%Bonus HP%MaterialsTotal Materials
Varunada Lazurite Sliver1
Henna Berry3
Faded Red Satin3
Varunada Lazurite Sliver1
Henna Berry3
Faded Red Satin3
Varunada Lazurite Fragment3
Light Guiding Tetrahedron2
Henna Berry10
Faded Red Satin15
Varunada Lazurite Sliver1
Henna Berry13
Faded Red Satin18
Varunada Lazurite Fragment3
Light Guiding Tetrahedron2
Varunada Lazurite Fragment6
Light Guiding Tetrahedron4
Henna Berry20
Trimmed Red Silk12
Varunada Lazurite Sliver1
Henna Berry33
Faded Red Satin18
Varunada Lazurite Fragment9
Light Guiding Tetrahedron6
Trimmed Red Silk12
Varunada Lazurite Chunk3
Light Guiding Tetrahedron8
Henna Berry30
Trimmed Red Silk18
Varunada Lazurite Sliver1
Henna Berry63
Faded Red Satin18
Varunada Lazurite Fragment9
Light Guiding Tetrahedron14
Trimmed Red Silk30
Varunada Lazurite Chunk3
Varunada Lazurite Chunk6
Light Guiding Tetrahedron12
Henna Berry45
Rich Red Brocade12
Varunada Lazurite Sliver1
Henna Berry108
Faded Red Satin18
Varunada Lazurite Fragment9
Light Guiding Tetrahedron26
Trimmed Red Silk30
Varunada Lazurite Chunk9
Rich Red Brocade12
Varunada Lazurite Gemstone6
Light Guiding Tetrahedron20
Henna Berry60
Rich Red Brocade24
Varunada Lazurite Sliver1
Henna Berry168
Faded Red Satin18
Varunada Lazurite Fragment9
Light Guiding Tetrahedron46
Trimmed Red Silk30
Varunada Lazurite Chunk9
Rich Red Brocade36
Varunada Lazurite Gemstone6


Active Skils

Normal Attack: Gleaming Spear - Guardian StanceNormal Attack: Gleaming Spear - Guardian Stance
Normal Attack
Performs up to 4 consecutive spear strikes.

Charged Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to lunge forward, dealing damage to opponents 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.
1-Hit DMG60.8%65.75%70.7%77.77%82.72%88.38%96.15%103.93%111.71%120.19%128.67%137.16%145.64%154.13%162.61%
2-Hit DMG61.15%66.12%71.1%78.21%83.19%88.88%96.7%104.52%112.34%120.87%129.4%137.93%146.47%155%163.53%
3-Hit DMG35.49% + 43.37%38.38% + 46.9%41.27% + 50.44%45.39% + 55.48%48.28% + 59.01%51.58% + 63.04%56.12% + 68.59%60.66% + 74.14%65.2% + 79.69%70.15% + 85.74%75.1% + 91.79%80.05% + 97.84%85.01% + 103.9%89.96% + 109.95%94.91% + 116%
4-Hit DMG94.94%102.67%110.4%121.44%129.17%138%150.14%162.29%174.43%187.68%200.93%214.18%227.42%240.67%253.92%
Charged Attack DMG124.18%134.29%144.4%158.84%168.95%180.5%196.38%212.27%228.15%245.48%262.81%280.14%297.46%314.79%332.12%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost252525252525252525252525252525
Plunge DMG63.93%69.14%74.34%81.77%86.98%92.93%101.1%109.28%117.46%126.38%135.3%144.22%153.14%162.06%170.98%
Low/High Plunge DMG127.84% / 159.68%138.24% / 172.67%148.65% / 185.67%163.51% / 204.24%173.92% / 217.23%185.81% / 232.09%202.16% / 252.51%218.51% / 272.93%234.86% / 293.36%252.7% / 315.64%270.54% / 337.92%288.38% / 360.2%306.22% / 382.48%324.05% / 404.76%341.89% / 427.04%
Sacred Rite: Heron's SanctumSacred Rite: Heron's Sanctum
Candace's fighting style is capable of warding off an entire tide of foes.

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.

The oath of the guardians is more stalwart yet than the shields they inherit.
Shield DMG Absorption12% Max HP + 1155.5612.9% Max HP + 1271.1413.8% Max HP + 1396.3415% Max HP + 1531.1715.9% Max HP + 1675.6416.8% Max HP + 1829.7318% Max HP + 1993.4619.2% Max HP + 2166.8220.4% Max HP + 2349.8121.6% Max HP + 2542.4322.8% Max HP + 2744.6824% Max HP + 2956.5725.5% Max HP + 3178.0827% Max HP + 3409.2228.5% Max HP + 3650
Basic DMG12% Max HP12.9% Max HP13.8% Max HP15% Max HP15.9% Max HP16.8% Max HP18% Max HP19.2% Max HP20.4% Max HP21.6% Max HP22.8% Max HP24% Max HP25.5% Max HP27% Max HP28.5% Max HP
Charged Up DMG19.04% Max HP20.47% Max HP21.9% Max HP23.8% Max HP25.23% Max HP26.66% Max HP28.56% Max HP30.46% Max HP32.37% Max HP34.27% Max HP36.18% Max HP38.08% Max HP40.46% Max HP42.84% Max HP45.22% Max HP
Press CD6s6s6s6s6s6s6s6s6s6s6s6s6s6s6s
Hold CD9s9s9s9s9s9s9s9s9s9s9s9s9s9s9s
Sacred Rite: Wagtail's TideSacred Rite: Wagtail's Tide
Raising her weapon on 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.

This secret rite has been passed down through Candace's clan from generation to generation. Though the old faiths have become lost over the years, the sands still protect the heirs of the ancient realm.
Skill DMG6.61% Max HP7.11% Max HP7.6% Max HP8.26% Max HP8.76% Max HP9.25% Max HP9.92% Max HP10.58% Max HP11.24% Max HP11.9% Max HP12.56% Max HP13.22% Max HP14.05% Max HP14.87% Max HP15.7% Max HP
DMG Bonus20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%
Wave Impact DMG6.61% Max HP7.11% Max HP7.6% Max HP8.26% Max HP8.76% Max HP9.25% Max HP9.92% Max HP10.58% Max HP11.24% Max HP11.9% Max HP12.56% Max HP13.22% Max HP14.05% Max HP14.87% Max HP15.7% Max HP
Wave Instances333333333333333
Energy Cost606060606060606060606060606060

Passive Skills

To Dawn's First LightTo Dawn's First Light
Decreases climbing Stamina consumption for your own party members by 20%.
Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the exact same effects.
Aegis of Crossed ArrowsAegis of Crossed Arrows
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 SandCelestial Dome of Sand
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.


Returning Heiress of the Scarlet SandsReturning Heiress of the Scarlet Sands
The duration of Prayer of the Crimson Crown effect triggered by Sacred Rite: Wagtail's Tide is increased by 3s.
Moon-Piercing BrillianceMoon-Piercing Brilliance
When Sacred Rite: Heron's Sanctum hits opponents, Candace's Max HP will be increased by 20% for 15s.
Hunter's SupplicationHunter's Supplication
Increases the Level of Sacred Rite: Wagtail's Tide by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Sentinel OathSentinel Oath
Shortens the Hold CD of Sacred Rite: Heron's Sanctum to be the same as that of the Tapping CD.
Heterochromatic GazeHeterochromatic Gaze
Increases the Level of Sacred Rite: Heron's Sanctum by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
The OverflowThe Overflow
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.

Skill Ascension


Party Switch
Opening Chest
Normal Attack
Medium Attack
Heavy Attack
Taking Damage (Low)
Taking Damage (High)
Battle Skill #1
Battle Skill #3
Sprinting Starts
Heavy Breathing (Climbing)
Open World Gliding (Start)
Open World Idle


Audio Language:
Chat: Spear and Shield
Chat: Life
Chat: Wishes
When It Rains
When Thunder Strikes
When It Snows
When the Wind Is Blowing
In the Desert
Good Morning
Good Afternoon
Good Evening
Good Night
About Candace: Eye Color
About Candace: Aaru Village
About Candace: Parents
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Us: Hosting Guests
* Complete "King Deshret and the Three Magi"
About Us: Treasure in the Chest
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 6
About the Vision
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
Something to Share
Interesting Things
About Lesser Lord Kusanali
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Layla
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Alhaitham
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Cyno
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Dehya
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
More About Candace: I
More About Candace: II
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 3
More About Candace: III
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
More About Candace: IV
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 5
More About Candace: V
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 6
Candace's Hobbies
Candace's Troubles
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 6
Favorite Food
Least Favorite Food
Receiving a Gift: I
Receiving a Gift: II
Receiving a Gift: III
Feelings About Ascension: Intro
* Unlocks at Ascension Phase 1
Feelings About Ascension: Building Up
* Unlocks at Ascension Phase 2
Feelings About Ascension: Climax
* Unlocks at Ascension Phase 4
Feelings About Ascension: Conclusion
* Unlocks at Ascension Phase 6
Elemental Skill: I
Elemental Skill: II
Elemental Skill: III
Elemental Skill: IV
Elemental Skill: V
Elemental Skill: VI
Elemental Burst: I
Elemental Burst: II
Elemental Burst: III
Opening Treasure Chest: I
Opening Treasure Chest: II
Opening Treasure Chest: III
Low HP: I
Low HP: II
Ally at Low HP: I
Ally at Low HP: II
Fallen: I
Fallen: II
Fallen: III
Light Hit Taken: I
Heavy Hit Taken: I
Heavy Hit Taken: II
Joining Party: I
Joining Party: II
Joining Party: III


Character DetailsCandace, who has heterochromatic eyes, serves as the guardian of Aaru Village.
Candace always shows the greatest kindness to all travelers visiting the village, and she will not pursue an inadvertent faux pas so long as that person corrects themselves in time. In Candace's view, the village rules are the most important thing. So long as these boundaries are respected, anyone can be allowed to rest in Aaru Village.
But woe betide those who regard this tolerance as weakness. Those who try to do anything illegal in Aaru Village will definitely pay the price.
By then, they will find that Candace's lance and shield truly are the most frightening of weapons.
The scion of Al-Ahmar, a member of desert folk, the Guardian... Candace, burdened as she is with multiple identities, also bears the eternal responsibility of guarding Aaru Village.
"This village only welcomes those who can follow the rules."
Character Story 1"Aaru Village is the final refuge for King Deshret's descendants."
"The mission of the Aaru Village's Guardian is to guard the village till the last of King Deshret's people fade away."
When Candace was officially appointed as the new "Guardian" at the tender age of eight, the one who handed the position over to her admonished her as such.
With King Deshret's death, it was already a blessing that his descendants might have such a refuge from the world.
And so, generation after generation, the Guardians take up their duties in silence, defending countless villagers until they pass on as the "descendants of King Deshret" and gain eternal peace.
It was once the common wish of the residents of Aaru Village to fade away in peace, sequestered in their village.
However, when new life emerges in this ancient village... Everything that they used to know might just have to change a bit.
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 2
Character Story 2When Uncle Anpu, the village head, announced that a caravan from Sumeru City was about to arrive in the village for trade, the former Guardians could hardly believe their ears.
They indignantly accused Uncle Anpu of undermining tradition and requested that Candace, the current Guardian, do her duty by summoning guards to drive the merchants out.
However, Candace refused the request, for she had already reached an agreement with the village head that the village must make changes for the future of its residents.
They kept explaining, but the former keepers did not relent, and it was even suggested that if Candace was unwilling to do her duty, they would take up arms again and carry out a Guardian's work themselves. At last, a clang of lance against shield silenced all the quarrels. With lance and shield in her hand, Candace stood up and looked around with a smile, before announcing to the stunned elderly folks around her:
"It is good to see you all in such good spirits."
"But I am the current Guardian of Aaru Village, so please, go and rest, as you should."
The persuasive power of weapons trumped words at this moment, and it seemed that it would be enough to end the fracas.
After a moment's preparation, Candace accompanied the village head in her station as Guardian to formally receive the caravan and hold trade negotiations with them, before personally escorting them out of the village.
A few days later, the merchants visited again and completed this seemingly humble transaction regarding cloths.
This batch of merchants returned to Sumeru City with news of the success of the deal. Soon after, a new topic cropped up among the business-folk of Sumeru, one which had been rarely heard of in the past:
"Hey, you know what? Someone went to Aaru Village to do business — and they made a good sum of Mora, too. Think we should give it a shot next time...?"
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 3
Character Story 3In truth, Candace doesn't often use her lance and shield as debating tools.
The children in Aaru Village have always believed that "Big Sis Candace" will only frown no matter how angry she is — at most, she might ask the children in trouble to copy the calligraphy prepared for them by Grandma Kulsoom several times.
The other guards in Aaru Village believe that although Candace's requirements are strict, she will not give out corporal punishment to those who slack off or whose physical abilities are not up to par, and that she will simply guide them with more care instead.
The older folks in the village, for their period, note that Candace is a person who will not let negative emotions show on her face, and indeed, she has never once looked sad in front of them.
Even the merchants who visit the village will be received by Candace with the utmost hospitality. From introductions to accommodations, she arranges everything in good order.
Perhaps she might even be too gentle for the merchants' comfort.
After all, this village is next to Great Red Sand. Leaving the monsters aside, lawless bandits must have long had this village in their sights.
Is the Guardian truly capable of protecting everyone... and their business as well?
One night, a drunken merchant dared to ask:
"Guardian, we can do business in this village, no problem. But as you know, this desert is a real den of outlaws..."
"You need not worry about this. Only those who obey the rules shall be guests in Aaru Village. As for those who don't..."
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
Character Story 4Those who do not respect the rules shall be the "enemies" of Aaru Village.
Whether they be Eremites hiding in the sands, bandits disguised as adventurers, or Treasure Hoarders attempting to steal goods... Anyone who dares to invade the village, no matter how they may try to hide and escape, will eventually receive the punishment they deserve.
Those who sincerely confess their guilt will be forgiven and given enough supplies to cross the sands, but never again will they be permitted to show their faces around Aaru Village.
As for the more recalcitrant sort... Their despicable souls shall find company only with the desert sands.
A former member of the Eremites once warned his companions that Candace, the terrifying Guardian of the village, is a true descendant of King Deshret.
The shield in her hand possesses the blessing of Al-Ahmar, such that as long as its wielder holds it tightly, every grain in the great desert will heed her call. So if Candace so wishes, she could even send forth a huge sandstorm to engulf all her foes.
Not only that, her amber left eye can also perceive the future and read the fates of others. Indeed, such is her terrible might that none can ever escape her pursuit.
Such are people's beliefs concerning Candace, that she has swept all of Aaru Village's enemies away by virtue of these divine powers.
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 5
Character Story 5Only Candace herself knows that she has never really felt the blessing of Al-Ahmar.
"The Guardians have never been blessed by the grace of god" — this is a secret handed down from Guardian to Guardian.
Only when a new Guardian takes up their shield will they be told the truth.
The effects of the truth on those now in the know has varied. Some gave up and became so despondent that they stopped practicing martial arts. Some came to believe that since they were not being watched, they didn't have to obey the rules either, and so acted recklessly, even in violation of the law.
But Candace was not depressed.
"My lance and shield are not wielded as a prayer for a god's blessing."
"My duty will not change, regardless of whether any god favors us or not."
She practices diligently day after day and through this has forged both an extraordinary will and martial skills.
Many who have visited Aaru Village have extended invitations to Candace, wondering why someone as capable as her would choose to live in such an inconspicuous place. If she was willing to leave, they often say, she may yet be able to start a new career...
Yet Candace always answers them thusly:
"A Guardian will not leave what they have purposed to protect."
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 6
Candace's TrinketsCandace often buys all kinds of trinkets from merchants who visit Aaru Village.
Hairpins adorned with aquamarine beads, headbands made of silk and satin, gilded necklaces, metal bracelets engraved with Kalpalata Lotus patterns, pendants with the emblems of the Akademiya's Darshans drawn upon them...
While Dehya has encouraged her to dress up more often and use the Mora she spends on herself, Candace feels that some things are too fragile to survive her daily work environment, and so she puts them deep in her wardrobe.
So it seems that these trinkets will come in handy only when Candace temporarily puts her duties aside and changes into other clothes to have a rest in the shade — or perhaps she might just give it to a friend as a gift.
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
VisionWith outsiders pouring in, Aaru Village was faced with a variety of unprecedented circumstances.
They now had Treasure Hoarders pretending to be businessmen within the village, mercenary groups hijacking trade caravans, unscrupulous vendors engaged in charlatanry...
Moreover, after seeing people who came from abroad, the residents of Aaru Village gradually began to yearn for life outside. Gradually, people tried to go out to make a living, and fewer and fewer young people were willing to stay in the village.
The former Guardians had long been dissatisfied with Candace, who, as they saw it, had "abandoned" their traditions. Seeing that the village was in such a situation, they again held a meeting and prepared to challenge her.
"What we Guardians must do is maintain order in the village!"
"Candace! What you have done will only cost this village its peace!"
"Candace! Go and fulfill your duties now!"
As the war of words swayed back and forth, the lance-wielding female warrior suddenly shot up to her full height.
"That's enough!"
"If you only wish to protect the 'past' of this village, then do it yourself! Whether you wish to just remain in your homes or leave Aaru Village, that is up to you!"
"I will not let the people of Aaru Village be bound by the past forever."
"If you can't move forward, then it's up to me to protect our future!"
The old Guardians were intimidated by her, her young, fiery eyes making it impossible for them to come forward and question her further.
Burning with rare anger, Candace hefted her long spear and stormed out of the dispute-ridden hut.
And, as if in response to her convictions, a shining "jewel" had appeared at the tip of that lance, though she knew not when it had done so.
The eyes of the gods had found her, and they had given her their approval.
A "Vision" is also a resolute heart — and no finer ornament than it may be found anywhere.
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 6

302 responses to “Candace”

  1. Ok but hear me out:
    Burgeon Vape Candace with 4pc Hunter set

    Free Crit Rate plus a boost to normal and charged attacks. Perfect driver build as long as you don’t use a strong shielder as a support.

      • Either Thoma or Xiangling, depending on if you want to emphasize Burgeon or Vaporize damage more. Thankfully EM Thoma has paper shields so Hunter set should still work fine. Dehya’s pyro application would kinda mess with the idea of frequent Pyro/Burning auras to vape with how infrequent her skill procs are, but it could probably work for lower effort fights like overworld. Kazuha could also work as the Burgeon trigger if he uses Benny (who I would already recommend for healing, energy, and Candace buffing).

        Not expecting it to outperform National, Ayato/XQ/Childe’s versions of Kazuha Burgeon, or anything like that, but could be fun for some bored Candace mains. I’ve personally been looking for niche for her to fill in my roster (as a lil excuse to build her up) and this is pretty much what I was looking for. I’ll be going for Nahida/Pyro/Bennett + Candace personally.

  2. Kinda tempted to pull for Homa and build her as main dps since I already have good enough artifacts.

    • Do it. Her combo, while slow, is one of the best-looking and most satisfying in the whole game. Plus. you could always loan it out to another character temporarily if you need.

  3. And so, when Fountain comes out, we’ll be able to use Candace to get our first on-field DD Traveler. I look forward to.

  4. huh she actually works with scaramouche… the swap splooshes from her burst should make it easy for him to infuse hydro on his skill for more flight time/ midair dashes and scaras kit is built around his elemental normal attacks so he benefits from the buff too. just toss in a off-field cryo unit and faruzan and voila scarafreeze team. well if you have c6 Candace anyway.

  5. I am a bit disappointed by her counter. The dmg is only multiplied by 1.5 and is even offset by her longer animation (opportunity cost), so the dmg gain is minimal, if even at all.
    Compare that to Yunjin and Beidou, both double and triple in dmg depending on their stage, with the animation lenght staying the same.

    The only thing going for her is the fast and easy charge, but all three characters have ways to shorten it.

    I am waiting for the first real onfield character with a counter effect. Maybe Dehya, but I doubt it.


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