Sethos

Sethos
SethosNameSethos
TitleWisdom's Measure
OccupationTemple of Silence
AssociationSUMERU
RarityRaritystrRaritystrRaritystrRaritystr
WeaponWeapon Bow
ElementElement Electro
Day of Birth31
Month of Birth5
Vision (Introduced)Electro
Constellation (Introduced)Basileos Delta
Chinese Seuyu???
Japanese Seuyu???
English Seuyu???
Korean Seuyu???
DescriptionThe Temple of Silence's heir. Burdened with secrets, he comes from the sands.
Character Ascension Materials
Vajrada Amethyst Sliver
Vajrada Amethyst Fragment
Vajrada Amethyst Chunk
Vajrada Amethyst Gemstone
Cloudseam Scale
Trishiraite
Faded Red Satin
Trimmed Red Silk
Rich Red Brocade
Skill Ascension Materials
Teachings of Praxis
Guide to Praxis
Philosophies of Praxis
Daka's Bell
Crown of Insight

Table of Content
Stats
Skills
Skill Ascension
Related Items
Gallery
Sounds
Quotes
Stories

Stats

LvHPAtkDefCritRate%CritDMG%Bonus EMMaterialsTotal Materials
182119.0546.925.0%50.0%0%
20210848.95120.555.0%50.0%0%
Vajrada Amethyst Sliver1
Trishiraite3
Faded Red Satin3
Mora20000
Vajrada Amethyst Sliver1
Trishiraite3
Faded Red Satin3
Mora20000
20+272163.19155.65.0%50.0%0%
40407694.65233.085.0%50.0%0%
Vajrada Amethyst Fragment3
Cloudseam Scale2
Trishiraite10
Faded Red Satin15
Mora40000
Vajrada Amethyst Sliver1
Trishiraite13
Faded Red Satin18
Mora60000
Vajrada Amethyst Fragment3
Cloudseam Scale2
40+4512104.76257.985.0%50.0%24
505189120.5296.745.0%50.0%24
Vajrada Amethyst Fragment6
Cloudseam Scale4
Trishiraite20
Trimmed Red Silk12
Mora60000
Vajrada Amethyst Sliver1
Trishiraite33
Faded Red Satin18
Mora120K
Vajrada Amethyst Fragment9
Cloudseam Scale6
Trimmed Red Silk12
50+5770133.98329.955.0%50.0%48
606448149.72368.715.0%50.0%48
Vajrada Amethyst Chunk3
Cloudseam Scale8
Trishiraite30
Trimmed Red Silk18
Mora80000
Vajrada Amethyst Sliver1
Trishiraite63
Faded Red Satin18
Mora200K
Vajrada Amethyst Fragment9
Cloudseam Scale14
Trimmed Red Silk30
Vajrada Amethyst Chunk3
60+6884159.84393.625.0%50.0%48
707561175.56432.335.0%50.0%48
Vajrada Amethyst Chunk6
Cloudseam Scale12
Trishiraite45
Rich Red Brocade12
Mora100K
Vajrada Amethyst Sliver1
Trishiraite108
Faded Red Satin18
Mora300K
Vajrada Amethyst Fragment9
Cloudseam Scale26
Trimmed Red Silk30
Vajrada Amethyst Chunk9
Rich Red Brocade12
70+7996185.67457.245.0%50.0%72
808674201.41496.05.0%50.0%72
Vajrada Amethyst Gemstone6
Cloudseam Scale20
Trishiraite60
Rich Red Brocade24
Mora120K
Vajrada Amethyst Sliver1
Trishiraite168
Faded Red Satin18
Mora420K
Vajrada Amethyst Fragment9
Cloudseam Scale46
Trimmed Red Silk30
Vajrada Amethyst Chunk9
Rich Red Brocade36
Vajrada Amethyst Gemstone6
80+9110211.53520.915.0%50.0%96
909787227.26559.675.0%50.0%96

Skills

Active Skils

Normal Attack: Royal Reed ArcheryNormal Attack: Royal Reed Archery
Normal Attack
Performs up to 3 consecutive shots with a bow.

Charged Attack
Performs a more precise Aimed Shot with increased DMG.
While aiming, the power of Electro will accumulate on the arrowhead before the arrow is fired. Has different effects based on how long the energy has been charged:
·Charge Level 1: Fires off an arrow carrying the power of lightning that deals Electro DMG.
·Charge Level 2: Fires off a Shadowpiercing Shot which can pierce enemies, dealing Electro DMG to enemies along its path. After the Shadowpiercing Shot is fully charged, Sethos cannot move around.

Plunging Attack
Fires off a shower of arrows in mid-air before falling and striking the ground, dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11Lv12Lv13Lv14Lv15
1-Hit DMG52.61%56.9%61.18%67.3%71.58%76.47%83.2%89.93%96.66%104%111.35%118.69%126.03%133.37%140.71%
2-Hit DMG23.8% + 26.61%25.73% + 28.77%27.67% + 30.94%30.44% + 34.03%32.37% + 36.2%34.59% + 38.68%37.63% + 42.08%40.67% + 45.48%43.72% + 48.89%47.04% + 52.6%50.36% + 56.31%53.68% + 60.02%57% + 63.74%60.32% + 67.45%63.64% + 71.16%
3-Hit DMG73.99%80.01%86.03%94.63%100.66%107.54%117%126.47%135.93%146.25%156.58%166.9%177.22%187.55%197.87%
Aimed Shot43.86%47.43%51%56.1%59.67%63.75%69.36%74.97%80.58%86.7%92.82%98.94%105.06%111.18%117.3%
Aimed Shot Charge Level 1124%133.3%142.6%155%164.3%173.6%186%198.4%210.8%223.2%235.6%248%263.5%279%294.5%
Shadowpiercing Shot DMG140% ATK + 134.56% Elemental Mastery150.5% ATK + 144.65% Elemental Mastery161% ATK + 154.74% Elemental Mastery175% ATK + 168.2% Elemental Mastery185.5% ATK + 178.29% Elemental Mastery196% ATK + 188.38% Elemental Mastery210% ATK + 201.84% Elemental Mastery224% ATK + 215.3% Elemental Mastery238% ATK + 228.75% Elemental Mastery252% ATK + 242.21% Elemental Mastery266% ATK + 255.66% Elemental Mastery280% ATK + 269.12% Elemental Mastery297.5% ATK + 285.94% Elemental Mastery315% ATK + 302.76% Elemental Mastery332.5% ATK + 319.58% Elemental Mastery
Plunge DMG56.83%61.45%66.08%72.69%77.31%82.6%89.87%97.14%104.41%112.34%120.27%128.2%136.12%144.05%151.98%
Low/High Plunge DMG113.63% / 141.93%122.88% / 153.49%132.13% / 165.04%145.35% / 181.54%154.59% / 193.1%165.17% / 206.3%179.7% / 224.45%194.23% / 242.61%208.77% / 260.76%224.62% / 280.57%240.48% / 300.37%256.34% / 320.18%272.19% / 339.98%288.05% / 359.79%303.9% / 379.59%
Ancient Rite: The Thundering SandsAncient Rite: The Thundering Sands
Gathers the might of thunder, dealing AoE Electro DMG and quickly retreating. If this attack triggers Electro-Charged, Superconduct, Overloaded, Quicken, Aggravate, Hyperbloom, or Electro Swirl reactions, Sethos recovers a certain amount of Elemental Energy.

"The God indwelt Priest, the Magi who turned pits to springs, the singers of the sea of sand still spread their stories... But I know those are not legends, for they are our ancestors."
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11Lv12Lv13Lv14Lv15
Skill DMG115.6%124.27%132.94%144.5%153.17%161.84%173.4%184.96%196.52%208.08%219.64%231.2%245.65%260.1%274.55%
Energy Regeneration121212121212121212121212121212
CD8s8s8s8s8s8s8s8s8s8s8s8s8s8s8s
Secret Rite: Twilight ShadowpiercerSecret Rite: Twilight Shadowpiercer
Perform a secret rite, entering the "Twilight Meditation" state, during which Sethos's Normal Attacks will be converted into enemy-piercing Dusk Bolts: Deal Electro DMG to opponents in its path, with DMG increased based on Sethos's Elemental Mastery.
DMG dealt by Dusk Bolts is considered Charged Attack DMG.
This effect will be canceled when Sethos leaves the field.

The archives of the Temple of Silence preserve many tomes left behind by Akhtamun, from the era of King Deshret. Many secret rituals of great power are recorded within, but even among the Temple of Silence, very few could master them.
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11Lv12Lv13Lv14Lv15
Dusk Bolt DMG Increase196.16% Elemental Mastery210.87% Elemental Mastery225.58% Elemental Mastery245.2% Elemental Mastery259.91% Elemental Mastery274.62% Elemental Mastery294.24% Elemental Mastery313.86% Elemental Mastery333.47% Elemental Mastery353.09% Elemental Mastery372.7% Elemental Mastery392.32% Elemental Mastery416.84% Elemental Mastery441.36% Elemental Mastery465.88% Elemental Mastery
Twilight Meditation Duration8s8s8s8s8s8s8s8s8s8s8s8s8s8s8s
CD15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s
Energy Cost606060606060606060606060606060

Passive Skills

Thoth's RevelationThoth's Revelation
Displays the location of nearby resources unique to Sumeru on the mini-map.
Black Kite's EnigmaBlack Kite's Enigma
When Aiming, the charging time is decreased by 0.285s based on each point of Sethos's current Elemental Energy. Charging time can be reduced to a minimum of 0.3s through this method and a maximum of 20 Energy can be tallied. If a Shadowpiercing Shot is fired, consume the tallied amount of Elemental Energy; if it is a Charge Level 1 shot, then consume 50% of the tallied amount of Elemental Energy.
The Sand King's BoonThe Sand King's Boon
Sethos gains the "Scorching Sandshade" effect, increasing the DMG dealt by Shadowpiercing Shots by 700% of Sethos's Elemental Mastery.
The Scorching Sandshade effect will be canceled when any of the following conditions are met:
· 5s after a Shadowpiercing Shot first hits an opponent.
· After 4 Shadowpiercing Shots strike opponents.

When a Shadowpiercing Shot affected by Scorching Sandshade first hits an opponent, Sethos will regain Scorching Sandshade after 15s.

Constellations

Sealed Shrine's SpiritsongSealed Shrine's Spiritsong
The CRIT Rate of Shadowpiercing Shot is increased by 15%.
Papyrus Scripture of Silent SecretsPapyrus Scripture of Silent Secrets
When any of the following conditions are met, Sethos gains a 15% Electro DMG Bonus for 10s that may stack twice, with each stack duration counted independently:
· Consuming Elemental Energy through Aimed Shots; you must first unlock "Black Kite's Enigma" to trigger this condition.
· Regaining Elemental Energy by triggering Elemental Reactions using Ancient Rite: The Thundering Sands.
· Using Secret Rite: Twilight Shadowpiercer.
Ode to the Moonrise SageOde to the Moonrise Sage
Increases the Level of Normal Attack: Royal Reed Archery by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Beneficent PlumageBeneficent Plumage
When a Shadowpiercing Shot or Dusk Bolt strikes 2 or more opponents, all nearby party members gain 80 Elemental Mastery for 10s.
Record of the Desolate God's Burning SandsRecord of the Desolate God's Burning Sands
Increases the Level of Secret Rite: Twilight Shadowpiercer by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Pylon of the Sojourning Sun TemplePylon of the Sojourning Sun Temple
After Shadowpiercing Shot strikes an opponent, the Elemental Energy consumed by the Passive Talent "Black Kite's Enigma" will be returned. This effect can be triggered up to once every 15s. You must first unlock the Passive Talent "Black Kite's Enigma."

Skill Ascension

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63 responses to “Sethos”

  1. Does Tighnari fit into 15 second rotations? I was wondering if you could play a quickswap dps team with Tighnari + Sethos, although I aside from nahida I wouldn’t know who you’d use as your 4th or 3rd.

      
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    • dont hate me because dont know timing exactly (i counted 7 Mississippi lol), but i feel like i rule in a tighnari for my wacky team ( zhongli/kokomi, dps kazuha, raiden, tighnari lol) and he’s on field for maybe 10s i just e + cha x3 then ult if i need to, usually done in seconds lol

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  2. Second time falling with the same rock… Cyno wasn’t even good enougth atm of her launch and now they are reusing a similar idea BUT in a 4* and a bow…

    Another another insta-benched character to me. Just leveling up until 70/80 with talents at 1/1/1 = 3 “regular” whishes

    PS: I hope to be wrong but i can’t see it being a full Onfield DPS with charged shots…

      
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    • Hyperbloom my man. His charged shots are piercing, he has EM on ascension and event bow in 4.7 is basically his sig weapon which gives whopping 325 em. Pulling for Baizhu right now just because of him.

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  3. Range cyno with infusion, ca, em attack dual scaling and depency on avvagrate reaction. Cyno pretty much mid/C tier at point so his 4 star version doesn’t seem good at all.

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  4. Hmm lots of words how fasinating-

    HOLY AGGRAVATE HE CAN USE MY R5 RUST!
    No more crying over my lack of Yoimiya (Jean is on thin ice for stealing her.) Maybe not his absolute BIS but trying to make normal attacks work with Rust Aloy is too much, even for a tolerant player like me.

    Thoughts on artifact sets? I’m thinking a simple Gilded Dreams setup, I’ve gotta get some new Deepwood stuff anyways.

      
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    • Actually Rust will be quite bad on him. During burst his NA counts as CA damage, so all those aggravate hits will be CA, not NA.
      For artifacts Gilded Dreams or Wanderer’s Troupe seem like the best options.

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    • I don’t mean to burst your bubble, but Rust would be TERRIBLE on Sethos, considering not only does it not have a usable passive on him, it has a passive that actively nerfs him.
      Sethos’ Burst Normal Attacks are considered Charged Attacks, but hey atleast in a event we will get a 4* weapon that is pretty much made for Sethos.

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    • Sethos burst changing his auto attacks to charged attacks was probably intentionally done by Mihoyo so that Rust would be incompatible.

      The best overall weapon for Sethos will almost certainly be the 4* event weapon Cloudweaver (which looks like Sethos’ de facto signature weapon).

      The 3* Raven bow and the old event weapon Windblume Ode are the only other EM bows that Sethos can use, but there are several 4 *and 5*Crit Rate/Crit Damage and ER bows he could also use.

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    • sorry brother. r5 rust is not compatible with him since his normal attacks during his burst is considered charged attack damage. it’s a Raiden situation so it is in favor of the Ibis Piercer, First Great Magic, Amos Bow, even Slingshot and some other Charged attack based bows. because of the heavy focus on Charged Attack dmg, Wanderers Troupe looks extra good on him, but also Thundering Fury as a way to regain energy.

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  5. My initial thoughts on Sethos:

    I had no idea what type of character (besides being a 4* electro) he was going to be, so it’s nice to see that he will be a main DPS.

    He seems that he will actually be quite good. Based on what I have read of his kit, he seems to have 2 distinct play styles:

    1————–
    A Quick Swap Main DPS like Tighnari, using aimed shots that scale with his both his attack and elemental mastery. Based on the video in his profile, it’s not clear to me on how long it takes for him to charge up to level 2 normally. In the video it sees both charged shots are being boosted by his A1 passive.

    If the normal charge speed is same as Tighnari’s (about 3.5 seconds) that means assuming he is at full energy he will be able to do fast- shadowpiercing charged attacks, then he could use his skill to regain some energy and then fire off a 3rd slower one before swapping out. This playstyle could be good for mono-electro teams as well as some aggravate varients. Sara could actually seem some use here.

    2———–
    Sustained DPS, like Yoimiya with her enhanced normal attacks. The rapid fire nature and heavy EM scaling will make this play style more suited for reaction-based teams. Electro-Charged and Hyperbloom will shine with this playstyle. Aggravate should just as good as with the Charged Shot variant, and I see Chevruse Overload being great as well (knock back is much less of an issue for a ranged character).

    One the best things I like about Sethos is that he doesn’t seem as reliant on his constellations as many other 4* DPS characters. C6 will help get an extra charge attack in but I don’t see it as a necessity.

    As of now, I would say that Sethos at C0 is the best 4* DPS character. If you look at max constellations, he would be second best, behind Gaming but ahead of Noelle.

    I hope he isn’t nerfed significantly in the beta because Genshin Impact could use a greater variety of competitive 4* main DPS characters.

      
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    • He might actually be good to play with Dori.
      Also, remember he needs to make elemental reactions with his E to gain energy, and of course, as he is EM based it’s probably best to get him some dendro companions, that deal offfield damage. I’m also concerned about his resistance to interruption, as he can’t move while fully charged, so probably some shielder would be nice.

      Either way, if I understand correctly, on full energy he can get 3 quick Charged shots (3×20 energy) until he needs to use E and at C6 he get another one for free. At this point he uses up his passive boost and you either have 15s to recharge him or, if you play with battery good enough to charge him, you can go for burst and then you have 7s to recharge him for the next passive boost. Sure, you can’t go like this forever, but he might be cery fun to play in coop, if your party would have a battery.

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      • @Joe

        Maybe I’m reading the A1 passive wrong, as my interpretation is that Setho’s energy will not go down below 20 from it. But it does go down, that indeed be 3 near instant Charged Attacks before it goes away.

        As far as Dori goes, you are talking about her burst-giving energy? Maybe. She can give up to 15 energy over 12 seconds so I assume her main purpose would be to allow Sethos to use Charged Attacks and his Burst in a single rotation, as you described. Not sure how practical that would be in most situations.

        The A4 passive will be much more important for Charged Attack Sethos as he will be relying much more on raw power. The normal attack style (with his burst) will be less important due to much heaver focus on EM. Only the first 2 seconds (first full normal attack combo) get boosted and he probably can fit 2 more full combos before the 8-second duration runs out.

        Still, for a character that is mostly a composite of styles from older characters, Sethos seems pretty well-designed.

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        • Yeah, his passive is only for full charged attacks, not for Q (it’s for Shadow Piercing, and not for Dusk Bolts), that’s why I said that You van use Q in the meantime while you are waiting for passive boost to kick in.

          Nów I see that I assumed that his Q cd kicks in at the end of it’s duration. If it starts at the begining though, we can actually do what I described pretty much all the time (in coop with good battery), as by the time passive boost kicks in, the Q CD should be ending.

          4 quick Shadow Piercing Shots > E > Q sequence > E > 7s for other party members (or weaker Shadow Piercing Shots in coop) > repeat

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          • The amount of energy required to use the Shadow Piercing and Dusk Bolts in the same rotation seems onerous (effectively 120 energy). Sethos would probably need to use energy sands and be in a triple electro team (himself, Fischl, and Dori) to make such a play style feasible. Focusing on one or the other will probably be more fruitful.

            If Sethos is meant to use both then he probably needs to be tweaked more in the beta period to make it more feasible.

          • Yeah, you’re probably right.
            Could be possible if he was 5*, as they would probably buff his energy recharge/lower all energy needs or they would just give him dedicated 4* support (or probably not, because it could easily damage their beloved Raiden Shogun if not designed speciffically enough).
            Either way, I like this kit a lot. If they had added the second set of artifacts (and weapons) to swap between, so you can easily switch between playstyles (of course not mid battle or domain), it would be even better.

    • apparently, you would be using his shadow piercing shot 4 times and I assume that is also the limit based on his energy. his A4 passive only buffs 4 shadowpiercing shots so for his Tighnari-like playstyle, you’d fire 4 shadow piercing shots with that additional 600% EM as damage before swapping out.

      Or maybe we can cheese the strat and make Sethos compatible with both playstyles. slap TF on him and on Dori, and have Dori’s burst active during his burst state and weave his skill in during the normal attack phase and perhaps you will have energy back up when it ends.

      dori + Thundering Fury is the way to go.

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    • if my guess is correct and the normal charge Time is 3,5 sec it would cost 12 Energy for each Piercing Shot (especialy because you get 12 Energy back with E for free Shot) ,so you need at least 12 Energy for a 0.3 sec Shot; the 20 Energy is just a max cap if you need more reduction because your Attack/Charge Speed got reduced because of some kind of Effect (cold) {Genshin does higher caps often were you need much invest to reach them}.

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  6. OMG his charged attack animation is so cool 😍 Definitely going to main him in the future. His em scalings looks decent

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  7. it seems he has 2 style, Tighnari or Yoimiya style. both has piercing arrows. With fischl gonna be great.

    his kit is so simple, yet not so braindead to pull off. require some archery positioning.

    i like him already.

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