Sucrose is a 4* Anemo Catalyst Support who offers plenty of crowd control in addition to Elemental Mastery and Elemental DMG buffing for her teammates.
Even though Genshin Impact’s ever-expanding roster currently numbers more than 50 characters, there are only three 4* Anemo units in total and only one of them is any good—Sucrose.
This alone would make her invaluable for most players, but she also stands strong on her own merits.
Namely, aside from her role as a capable Support, Sucrose can also function as one of the best on-field attackers in Electro-Charged teams thanks to her Normal Attacks dealing Anemo DMG.
But regardless of which team you use her on, you need to build Sucrose properly to get the best results and in this guide, we’ll teach you how to do this by looking at her:
- Talent prioritization
- Constellation value
- Weapon options
- Artifact options
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Sucrose’s Talent Priority
(Wind Spirit Creation)
Performs up to 4 attacks using Wind Spirits, dealing Anemo DMG.
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina and deals AoE Anemo DMG after a short casting time.
Calling upon the power of her Wind Spirits, Sucrose plunges towards the ground from mid-air, damaging all opponents in her path. Deals AoE Anemo DMG upon impact with the ground.
|If used only as a Support, this is easily Sucrose’s least important talent.|
However, if you’re using her as the on-field DPS in an Electro-Charged team, you should run this as her second priority talent.
(Astable Anemohypostasis Creation – 6308)
|Creates a small Wind Spirit that pulls opponents and objects towards its location, launches opponents within its AoE, and deals Anemo DMG.||Sucrose’s Elemental Skill is used more for its crowd control utility and Energy generation than it is for its DMG.|
The DMG is decent, especially when you spam this ability several times in a row—more on how to do this later—but it’s not the reason you put Sucrose in your team.
Nevertheless, the utility alone warrants this being Sucrose’s first priority talent, regardless of her role.
(Forbidden Creation – Isomer 75/Type II)
|Sucrose hurls an unstable concoction that creates a Large Wind Spirit.|
While it persists, the Large Wind Spirit will continuously pull in surrounding opponents and objects, launch nearby opponents, and deal Anemo DMG.
If the Wind Spirit comes into contact with Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro energy, it will deal additional Elemental DMG of that type.
Elemental Absorption may only occur once per use.
|If Sucrose’s Skill provided a bit of crowd control, her Burst provides a whole bunch of it. But the ability is clunky due to auto-targeting in this game being horrible. The DMG is okay, but you’re mainly interested in the crowd control.|
All in all, this is Sucrose’s second priority talent. In Electro-Charged teams, it’s the least important talent, but it should still be leveled up.
Sucrose’s Passive Talents
|Astable Invention||When Sucrose crafts Character and Weapon Enhancement Materials, she has a 10% chance to obtain double the product.||This is, without a doubt, one of the most useful utility passives in the entire game. It doesn’t affect the crafting of any Resin-gated items, but even these items can act as bottlenecks when leveling up characters and weapons.|
|Catalyst Conversion||When Sucrose triggers a Swirl effect, all characters in the party with the matching element (excluding Sucrose) have their Elemental Mastery increased by 50 for 8s.||In most teams, Sucrose is used for the very purpose of Swirling elements. This passive is useful in Reaction-based teams.|
|Mollis Favonius||When Astable Anemohypostasis Creation – 6308 or Forbidden Creation – Isomer 75 / Type II hits an opponent, increases all party members’ (excluding Sucrose) Elemental Mastery based on 20% of Sucrose’s Elemental Mastery for 8s.||This is essentially Sucrose’s previous passive talent on steroids. Elemental Mastery is invaluable in teams based around Elemental Reactions, and with Sucrose, you can give other team members loads of it without sacrificing their other offensive stats. All in all, a powerful passive you can build a team around.|
On their own, Sucrose’s Elemental Skill and Burst are a bit underwhelming—their DMG is sub-par and their crowd control—while decent—is not impressive.
However, she’s got so much going on for her that these things just don’t matter.
Being an Anemo character, she can be used to support any Elemental DPS by carrying the 4-piece Viridescent Venerer set to reduce the enemy’s Resistance to that Element by 40%.
As a Catalyst user, she has access to some unique weapons like the Thrilling Tales of the Dragonslayer that massively boost the ATK of the main DPS or the Prototype Amber that heals the whole party.
Thanks to her Normal Attacks dealing Anemo DMG, she can be used as an on-field DPS in many Reaction-based teams. In Electro-Charged teams, she can even Swirl two Elements at once!
Lastly, her passive talents allow her to share a ton of Elemental Mastery with the rest of the team, greatly increasing their efficiency.
So while we could criticize her Elemental Skill and Burst for being underwhelming, they’re just small parts of the whole that places Sucrose firmly in the A-Tier of our Genshin Impact Tier List.
And this is all before taking her constellations into account.
|Clustered Vacuum Field||Astable Anemohypostasis Creation – 6308 gains 1 additional charge.||The fact that C1 greatly increases Sucrose’s DMG output is merely an afterthought here.|
The real benefit is that this constellation increases Sucrose’s Energy generation, making her a better battery for Anemo units.
|Beth: Unbound Form||The duration of Forbidden Creation – Isomer 75 / Type II is increased by 2s.||As mentioned, the crowd control it provides is the biggest asset of Sucrose’s Elemental Burst.|
C2 buffs her Burst in the most meaningful way.
|Flawless Alchemistress||Increases the Level of Astable Anemohypostasis Creation – 6308 by 3.|
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
|Sucrose’s biggest source of DMG is her Elemental Skill, especially when you unleash two or three charges at once—more on the third charge later.|
With this in mind, C3 is Sucrose’s biggest DMG boosting constellation.
|Alchemania||Every 7 Normal and Charged Attacks, Sucrose will reduce the CD of Astable Anemohypostasis Creation – 6308 by 1-7s.||We’ve mentioned several times that Sucrose can be used as the on-field attacker in Electro-Charged teams. In Electro-Charged teams, this constellation is great.|
In other teams, it’s useless.
|Caution: Standard Flask||Increases the Level of Forbidden Creation – Isomer 75 / Type II by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.||Every added bit of DMG is welcome, but buffing the DMG of Sucrose’s Burst just doesn’t leave an impact.|
This constellation is meh.
|Chaotic Entropy||If Forbidden Creation – Isomer 75 / Type II triggers an Elemental Absorption, all party members gain a 20% Elemental DMG Bonus for the corresponding absorbed element during its duration.||Sucrose’s C6 is incredible.|
It’s at its best in teams where Sucrose supports three units of the same Element, but even in teams with a more diverse cast, its impact is always felt.
Sucrose has some impressive constellations.
Her C1 and C6 both add meaningful buffs, allowing her to more effectively generate Energy and increase Elemental DMG of others respectively.
C2 is also incredible, extending the duration of the Burst and its crowd control by 33%.
Other constellations are less useful, but even then they add some DMG, which always comes in handy.
Overall, Sucrose doesn’t have a single downright bad constellation—a trait not found in all characters.
That being said, her C2 is the best stopping point for players who don’t want to go all-in on everyone’s favorite apprentice alchemist but still want to give her some extra oomph.
Best Weapons For Sucrose
|Skyward Atlas is not Sucrose’s BiS 5* weapon.|
In fact, she doesn’t have a BiS 5* weapon.
Sucrose works better with 4* weapons than 5* weapons.
This is because most of her DMG comes from Swirling.
Swirl can’t CRIT and it gets more mileage from Elemental Mastery than ATK.
Of all 5* weapons, Skyward Atlas is arguably the most useful on her. But all of the 4* options presented below are better than any 5* weapon on her.
The only reason we put it on the list is because we don’t want you to assume 5* weapons trump 4* ones here, as they do for most other characters.
|Sacrificial Fragments is great regardless of which team you run Sucrose in.|
Not only does it increase her Elemental Mastery—affecting her Swirl DMG and increasing the EM of all other teammates—but it also has the chance to reset the cooldown of her Skill.
At higher refinement, this means that you can reliably triple cast her Skill, generating a ton of Energy and front-loading a bunch of DMG.
|Thrilling Tales of the Dragonslayer|
|Despite being a 3* weapon and featuring an HP substat that does nothing for Sucrose, Thrilling Tales of the Dragonslayer has such a strong passive that it’s still a worthy contender.|
You don’t even have to level up the weapon!
Just refine it to r5 and use it to give your main DPS an extra 48% ATK.
You’ll greatly decrease the impact of Sucrose’s kit, but in many teams, the trade-off will be worth it.
|Hakushin Ring is arguably the best weapon Sucrose has in Electro-Charged or triple Electro teams.|
In these teams, Sucrose can effortlessly maintain 100% uptime on its passive, giving herself and all Electro teammates a strong Elemental DMG Bonus.
At maximum refinement, this amounts to 20% extra Elemental DMG for herself and all Electro teammates.
And given that it’s a craftable weapon, even F2P players can refine it.
|Mappa Mare is another solid craftable weapon for Sucrose.|
Unlike Hakushin Ring, this weapon works in all teams, although it doesn’t reach such heights in any of them. What it lacks in power, it makes up for with versatility.
Plus, having Elemental Mastery as the substat is always appreciated when playing Sucrose.
|Favonius Codex is a solid option for increasing Sucrose’s effectiveness as an Energy generator.|
Just be aware that you’ll need to build some CRIT Rate—a stat otherwise useless on Sucrose—for it to be effective.
Best Artifacts For Sucrose – 4-Viridescent Venerer
The 4-piece Viridescent Venerer set bonus is arguably the most powerful set bonus in the entire game.
With it, when Sucrose Swirls an Element, the enemies affected by the Swirl will have their Elemental Resistance to the Swirled Element reduced by a whopping 40%!
Any Anemo Support should use it and Sucrose is no exception.
The fact that it increases the DMG of Swirls is just the cherry on top.
In terms of main stats, you can take many routes, although an all-EM option is particularly worth considering, with Elemental Mastery of Sands, Goblet, and Logos.
Not only does Elemental Mastery increase Sucrose’s Swirl DMG, but thanks to her sharing a percentage of her EM with the party, it indirectly increases the Reaction DMG of other teammates as well.
However, solid alternatives include Energy Recharge on the Sands for more consistency on her Burst and Anemo DMG on the Goblet of more Anemo DMG.
In terms of substats, you don’t need much aside from Elemental Mastery and Energy Recharge. ATK% is nice to have. CRIT substats aren’t necessary, since Swirls can’t CRIT.
Best Team Composition For Sucrose
F2P Electro-Charged Sucrose
Sucrose is the on-field attacker here, Swirling the Elements applied onto enemies by the rest of the party to increase everyone’s Elemental Mastery and decrease the enemies’ Elemental Resistances.
Fischl is the team’s primary source of off-field Electro DMG. With clever timing of her abilities, Fischl can maintain almost 100% uptime on her off-field DMG even at C0. She also generates loads of Energy for the team. Her only drawback is the fact that this Electro DMG is single-target. Electro Traveler is a solid alternative for players who don’t have Fischl.
Beidou is the team’s secondary source of off-field Electro DMG. While its uptime isn’t great, it adds some much-needed AoE coverage. Plus, the raw DMG Beidou’s Burst provides is insane. She needs a lot of Energy, but that’s why she pairs so well with Fischl. We don’t recommend replacing her with anyone, but Lisa is technically the best replacement.
Xingqiu is the team’s only source of off-field Hydro DMG. The amazing thing about Electro-Charged—the Reaction gained from combining Electro and Hydro—is that it doesn’t remove Hydro from enemies when activated. This means that enemies can be affected by Hydro and Electro at the same time, allowing Sucrose to Swirl them both at the same time.
Unfortunately, no 4* Hydro character can replace Xingqiu. If you don’t have him, we recommend adding a third Electro character like Sara into the team for a triple Electro composition and using one of them as the on-field Attacker. While not technically F2P, Keqing is the best on-field DPS for this triple Electro team that many F2P players have access to.
F2P Sucrose National
Sucrose is technically the best on-field attacker for this team as well, but the idea here is not to Normal Attack with anyone and instead just constantly cycle through everyone’s Skills and Bursts. Feel free to use Sucrose to fire off a couple of attacks when everything else is on cooldown.
Xiangling is the team’s source of Pyro DMG. Her Pyronado is one of the most powerful and most unique abilities in the entire game, for reasons that are too long to go into here but can be read in her build guide.
Bennett is the team’s ATK buffer. While Sucrose doesn’t benefit a lot from this buff, Xiangling benefits enough to make up for this. As the second Pyro character in the team, he’ll also unlock the Pyro Resonance, giving everyone even more ATK. If you don’t have Bennett, it’s best to replace him with a Cryo character like Rosaria or Kaeya.
Xingqiu is here for his incredible off-field Hydro application to help drive Vaporize reactions. Once again, he is irreplaceable within the confines of the 4* Hydro roster, but can easily be replaced by a Cryo character like Rosaria or Kaeya to focus the team more on Melt Reactions instead of Vaporize.
Whale Sucrose Team
Sucrose’s main role in this team is to feed Xiao with Energy by spamming her Elemental Skill. That being said, the Crowd Control her Burst provides also prevents Xiao from knocking enemies outside the range of his Plunging Attacks.
Xiao is the main DPS. Thanks to having two Anemo characters on the team, he’ll also unlock the Anemo Resonance, which comes reduces the Elemental Skill cooldown and Stamina consumption rate for everyone.
Zhongliis the team shielder. His shield not only protects Xiao from the need to avoid attacks but also reduces the Anemo Resistance of nearby enemies, thereby providing Xiao with some offensive utility as well.
Jeanis the team’s healer. The fact that she can also generate some Anemo Energy for Xiao is just the cherry on top. C4 Jean is ideal, as this allows her to shred twice as much Anemo Resistance from enemies as Zhongli does with his shield. However, Jean is not essential for this team to work if you’ve got Sucrose. You just need a healer that doesn’t require on-field time. Qiqiand Bennett are both great options.
Is Sucrose Worth It?
Sucrose is, without a doubt, the best 4* Anemo character in the game—not that she has much competition.
If her Elemental Burst wasn’t so clunky thanks to auto-targeting, we could easily see her ranking in the S-Tier.
An argument could be made to promote her there even now, thanks to her effectiveness and versatility.
Overall, Sucrose is an amazing character and one that’s worth building for anyone who doesn’t have Kazuha.
In that sense, she is most definitely worth it.
Her only drawback—in addition to being power-crept by Kazuha—is that she’s kind of clunky and boring to play.
This isn’t a drawback that should be neglected.
Most Anemo characters have some gimmick that breathes excitement into their playstyle.
Jean can throw enemies around like ragdolls, Kazuha and Xiao can move mid-air, and Venti can create wind currents. Even Sayu—a significantly less powerful Anemo 4* character—can roll around like Sonic the Hedgehog, making her a blast to play.
But Sucrose has no such feature. She just stands there.
This doesn’t impact her usability, but if fun factor is something you want in your character, know that Sucrose doesn’t provide this.