Rosaria is a 4* Cryo Polearm sub-DPS that can easily be used as a main DPS and even features some supporting utility.
While fairly similar to Kaeya—a 4* Cryo character that all players get early in their playthrough—Rosaria manages to distinguish herself thanks to her ability to dart around the battlefield and increase the CRIT Rate of her party members. She’s also capable of dealing loads of off-field Cryo DMG, thereby making her compatible with both hypercarries and teammates who prefer to share the spotlight.
In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about Rosaria, including how to prioritize her talent, which constellations to aim for, which weapons and artifacts to equip her with, and which teammates to pair her up with.
With all of this info, you’ll know for certain whether or not Rosaria is a character worth investing resources into.
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Rosaria’s Talent Priority
(Spear of the Church)
Performs up to five consecutive spear strikes.
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to lunge forward, dealing damage to opponents along the way.
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
|While Rosaria can be played as a main DPS, this guide will focus on building her up for her most optimal team role, which is that of a sub-DPS.|
And for sub-DPS Rosaria, this is the least important talent.
For main DPS Rosaria, this and her Burst share the number one priority.
|Rosaria swiftly shifts her position to appear behind her opponent, then stabs and slashes them with her polearm, dealing Cryo DMG. This ability cannot be used to travel behind opponents of a larger build.||While the DMG on this Elemental Skill isn’t half bad, it’s more used for its Cryo application and the ability to reposition.|
Nevertheless, this is Rosaria’s second priority talent.
For main DPS Rosaria, this is the least important talent.
(Rite of Termination)
|Rosaria’s unique take on this prayer ritual: First, she swings her weapon to slash surrounding opponents; then, she summons a frigid Ice Lance that strikes the ground. Both actions deal Cryo DMG. While active, the Ice Lance periodically releases a blast of cold air, dealing Cryo DMG to surrounding opponents.||Rosaria’s Burst deals sizeable off-field Cryo DPS for 8 seconds.|
As her primary source of DMG, this is her first priority talent.
Rosaria’s Passive Talents
|Night Walk||At night (18:00 – 6:00), increases the Movement SPD of your own party members by 10%.|
Does not take effect in Domains, Trounce Domains, or Spiral Abyss. Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the same effects.
|If it only had the nighttime restriction in the open world, this passive would still be a bit annoying, but serviceable. However, the game makes it so that Rosaria literally has no passive utility talent when facing challenging enemies, making it incredibly lackluster.|
|Regina Probationum||When Rosaria strikes an opponent from behind using Ravaging Confession, Rosaria’s CRIT Rate increases by 12% for 5s.||Free CRIT Rate is amazing on anyone, but it’s even better on Rosaria because she can grant extra CRIT Rate to other characters thanks to her next passive.|
|Shadow Samaritan||Casting Rites of Termination increases CRIT Rate of all nearby party members (except Rosaria herself) by 15% of Rosaria’s CRIT Rate for 10s.|
CRIT Rate Bonus gained this way cannot exceed 15%.
|While Rosaria doesn’t have many supporting abilities, she arguably has the best one—the ability to grant extra CRIT Rate to the entire team.|
Thanks to her previous passive, getting her close to 100% CRIT Rate isn’t even all that difficult.
It’s rare to see a character’s passive talent play such a transformative role in their overall use, but Rosaria is one such character.
Without her passive talents, she’s basically Kaeya 2.0—another 4* Cryo unit with an off-field Brust and a short CD Skill used primarily to apply Cryo. However, her ability to impart up to 15% extra CRIT Rate to three other characters is stupidly powerful.
All in all, Rosaria’s kit is very simple but highly effective at what it does. Some of her constellations accentuate this even further, but some fail to hit the mark. Let’s see which are which.
|Unholy Revelations||When Rosaria deals a CRIT Hit, her ATK SPD increases by 10% and her Normal Attack DMG increases by 10% for 4s.||Rosaria’s first constellation is great if you’re running her as a main DPS, but otherwise it’s entirely useless.|
|Land Without Promise||The duration of the Ice Lance created by Rites of Termination is increased by 4s.||This constellation extends the duration of Rosaria’s Burst by exactly 50%. That’s a massive DPS increase worth getting.|
|The Wages of Sin||Increases the Level of Ravaging Confession by 3.|
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
|As mentioned, the DMG of Rosaria’s Elemental Skill isn’t amazing. More DMG can’t hurt, but this increase doesn’t make much difference in the grand scheme of things.|
|Painful Grace||Ravaging Confession’s CRIT Hits regenerate 5 Energy for Rosaria. Can only be triggered once each time Ravaging Confession is cast.||This is a convoluted way of saying Rosaria’s Burst now costs 5 Energy less. It’s not patently bad, but it ain’t much.|
|Last Rites||Increases the Level of Rites of Termination by 3.|
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
|Rosaria’s C5 gives her Burst—her most important damaging ability—a nice DMG boost.|
|Divine Retribution||Rites of Termination’s attack decreases opponents’ Physical RES by 20% for 10s.||Rosaria’s last constellation is great when using her as a main DPS or pairing her with a Physical DPS like Eula or Razor. In other scenarios, it’s as useless as her C1.|
On the whole, Rosaria’s constellations are fairly unimpressive.
Her C1 and C6 mostly benefit her in the role of a main DPS, which isn’t how she’s usually played. C6 can be useful in Eula comps, so if you’re a Eula main, it may be worth getting.
This is still better than her C3 and C4, which are mostly useless.
C2 and C5 are amazing, but unless you’re a Eula main who’s also aiming for C6, it’s best to just call it quits after C2.
Best Weapons For Rosaria
|Primordial Jade Winged-Spear|
|Primordial Jade Winged-Spear is Rosaria’s BiS weapon, both in the main DPS and sub-DPS role. The high base ATK and CRIT Rate substat benefit both playstyles equally, thanks to her ability to share a portion of her CRIT Rate.|
The passive is, admittedly, only useful when running her as a main DPS.
|Skyward Spine is another great 5* option, but leaning more towards the support playstyle, thanks to the Energy Recharge substat. Nevertheless, the high base ATK will make Rosaria’s Burst hit like a truck.|
Engulfing Lightning is arguably even better, but we’ve yet to meet a player who has this weapon and feels like putting it on characters other than Raiden Shogun.
|The Catch is a great weapon for maximizing the effectiveness of Rosaria’s Burst DMG. The base DMG is decent and the Energy Recharge substat will help ensure you can cast the Burst as frequently as possible.|
|Favonius Lance is another Energy Recharge weapon, but more oriented towards supporting the rest of the team with Energy generation than at maximizing Rosaria’s DMG output. Its passive is dependent on Rosaria scoring a CRIT, but Rosaria should be built with high CRIT Rate anyway.|
|Deathmatch is another great option that works on both main DPS and sub-DPS Rosaria. This is because even sub-DPS Rosaria can make great use of that sweet CRIT Rate substat. If your goal is to get Rosaria’s CRIT Rate close to 100%, this is the best weapon for the job.|
|The craftable Crescent Pike is only useful on main DPS Rosaria, but its overall DMG output isn’t far off from Primordial Jade Winged-Spear. If you want to focus on dealing loads of DMG with Normal Attacks there’s no other weapon like this.|
Best Artifacts For Rosaria – 4-Emblem of Severed Fate
The 4-piece Emblem of Severed Fate set bonus is the best artifact set for Rosaria.
Normally, Cryo characters gravitate towards the Blizzard Strayer set, and this is a fine option. But we have to keep two things in mind when deciding on the best set bonus for Rosaria:
- Most of Rosaria’s DMG comes from her Burst
- She needs a diverse set of stats (ATK% for DMG, CRIT for DMG and supporting, Energy Recharge for consistency)
The Emblem of Severed Fate set increases her DMG output by a lot while also giving her some much-needed Energy Recharge, which will allow her to focus more on CRIT Rate with substats.
In terms of main stats, Rosaria wants ATK% on the Sands, Cryo DMG on the Goblet, and CRIT Rate on the Logos. A main DPS Rosaria may go for CRIT DMG Logos instead, but in the sub-DPS role, you want to stack as much CRIT Rate as you can, so long as you don’t go over 88%.
As for substats, you’re aiming for CRIT Rate, CRIT DMG, Energy Recharge, and ATK%. If you’re playing Rosaria in a Melt team, then Elemental Mastery is also worth picking up.
As a side note, main DPS Rosaria wants the same substats, only with Physical DMG on the Goblet and either the 4-piece Blizzard Strayer or any combination of 2-piece Blizzard Strayer, Bloodstained Chivalry, or Pale Flame set bonuses.
Best Team Composition For Rosaria
F2P Melt Rosaria
Rosaria provides off-field Cryo DPS and gives extra CRIT Rate to the team.
Kaeya provides off-field Cryo DPS as well. You can never have too many sources of Cryo or Pyro if you’re going for a quickswap Melt team composition.
Xiangling provides off-field Pyro DPS through both her Skill and Burst.
Bennett buffs up the entire team’s DMG output through his Burst. As the second Pyro character, he also gives everyone extra ATK, courtesy of the Pyro Resonance. The goal is to maintain as high an uptime on everyone’s Burst.
F2P Main DPS Rosaria
- Geo Traveler
Rosaria is the on-field DPS for this team.
Fischl is the team’s source of off-field Electro DMG. You don’t need a ton of Electro DMG in this team, only enough to proc Superconduct every so often. So if you don’t have Fischl, you can instead use any Electro character, including Sara, Lisa, Beidou, and Electro Traveler.
Geo Traveler is the first part of the puzzle needed for unlocking the Geo Resonance. With Geo Resonance, Rosaria’s DMG will skyrocket any time she’s protected by a shield. In addition to this, Geo Traveler is capable of dealing a lot of DMG as a sub-DPS and also increasing Rosaria’s CRIT Rate, which in turn increases everyone’s CRIT Rate. Aside from Gorou, any Geo Support or sub-DPS can be used instead of Geo Traveler, including Ningguang and Yun Jin.
Noelle is here doing triple duty as a reliable shielder, a healer, and a secondary DPS. The reason we want a secondary DPS is because Rosaria herself does not benefit from the extra CRIT Rate she gives to the rest of the team after casting her Burst.
Whale Rosaria Team
Eula is the main DPS in this team. Rosaria supports her by giving her extra CRIT Rate, by generating extra Cryo Energy, and by directly reducing the enemies’ Physical Resistance at C6.
Raiden Shogun acts as the secondary DPS during Eula’s downtime. She also generates energy for the rest of the team and provides a consistent source of off-field Electro DMG for setting up Superconduct.
Qiqi is the team’s healer. You can use Diona instead if you find that you feel more comfortable with a shield or that your Eula needs more Energy than Raiden Shogun and Rosaria can provide. For endgame content, however, Diona’s shield isn’t all that durable and her healing can be lackluster. Qiqi is considered something of a meme/trash character by the community, but this team has proved time and again to be capable of handling even the top floors of Spiral Abyss.
Is Rosaria Worth It?
So, now that you know how to build the perfect Rosaria, the only question remaining is whether or not she’s worth building in the first place.
In our experience, the answer is a resounding yes.
If you’re a beginner player, she’s a versatile character who can serve as a main DPS early on and transition into a sub-DPS role when you get more characters. She’s a great fit for many teams. And she’s got meta relevancy, due to being one of the best Cryo teammates for Eula.
In our Character Tier List, we ranked her in B-Tier, but she was a strong contender for A-Tier due to the sheer magnitude of team compositions she’s great in.