Genshin Impact Best Heizou Build, Special Dish and Katsu Sandwich Recipe

Shikanoin Heizou, a new character, has been added to the game as part of the Genshin Impact 2.8 update. Since his release, he has quickly become one of the most popular characters among Genshin Impact players. Now that Heizou is out in the wild, we’ve gathered expert research from the Genshin Impact community to create our take on the best Heizou build. The rest of this guide will show you how to make the Heizou Special Dish recipe, where to get it, as well as how to cook it.

Genshin Impact Best Heizou Build

Best Weapon

Skyward Atlas would be the best weapon for Heizou in both roles. If you can’t get your hands on it, you can substitute Kagura’s Verity or The Widsith.

Skyward Atlas

Genshin Impact Best Heizou Build Skyward Atlas

The bonus for Elemental DMG will be increased by 12/15/18/21/24 percent. A normal attack hit has a 50% chance of gaining the favor of the clouds, searching aggressively for nearby enemies and attacking for 15 seconds, dealing 160/200/240/280/320 percent ATK DMG. It can happen only once every 30 seconds.

Kagura’s Verity

Genshin Impact Best Heizou Build Kagura's Verity

Gains the Kagura Dance effect when using an Elemental Skill, causing the Elemental Skill DMG of the character wielding this weapon to increase by 12% for 16s. Max 3 stacks. This character will gain 12% All Elemental DMG Bonus when they possess 3 stacks.

The Widsith

Genshin Impact Best Heizou Build The Widsith

When a character takes the field, they will gain a random theme song for 10s. This can only occur once every 30s.

  • Recitative: Increases Base ATK by 60 / 75 / 90 / 105 / 120%
  • Aria: Increases all Elemental DMG by 48 / 60 / 72 / 84 / 96%
  • Interlude: Elemental Mastery is increased by 240 / 300 / 360 / 420 / 480

Best Artifact Set

If you intend to use Heizou as Swirl Main DPS, Elemental Mastery stats for Sands, Goblet, and Circlet are recommended. Choose those that provide Elemental Mastery, ATK %, CRIT Rate, and CRIT DMG substats.

On the other hand, if you want to use him as a CRIT Swirl DPS, you should get ATK percent or Elemental Mastery Sands, Anemo DMG Goblet, CRIT Rate/CRIT DMG, or Elemental Mastery Circlet and focus on CRIT Rate, CRIT DMG, ATK percent, and Elemental Mastery substats.

Viridescent Venerer

  • 2-Piece Bonus: Anemo DMG Bonus +15%.
  • 4-Piece Bonus: Increases Swirl DMG by 60%. Decreases opponent’s Elemental RES to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10s.

Genshin Impact Heizou Special Dish

The special dish for Heizou in Genshin Impact is Only The Truth.

The Only Truth
Type Special Dish
Original Food Katsu Sandwich
2 Stars
Effect Increases all party members’ ATK by 114 for 300s. In Co-Op Mode, this effect only applies to your own character(s).
Ingame Slang Food
In-game Description
Shikanoin Heizou’s specialty. On the tender, moist scrambled eggs lies a juicy katsu fried to golden perfection, its aroma most enticing indeed… Having been tempted to gobble the dish down, you are somehow seized by the urge to let out all that is hidden in your heart — this is not some sort of secret weapon of Heizou… is it?

How To Get Katsu Sandwich Recipe

The recipe for Katsu sandwich and the Heizou special dish, The Only Truth, are the same in Genshin Impact.

The recipe is as follows:

  • Three Flour
  • Two Raw Meat
  • One Cabbage

You can buy the Katsu sandwich recipe for 2,500 Mora in Ritou from Ryouko. Below are all the possible outcomes and their effects:

  • Katsu sandwich
    • Increases all party members’ ATK by 81 for 300 seconds.
  • Delicious Katsu sandwich
    • Increases all party members ATK by 95 for 300 seconds.
  • Suspicious Katsu sandwich
    • Increases all party members’ ATK by 66 for 300 seconds.
  • The Only Truth (requires Heizou)
    • Increases all party members ATK by 114 for 300 seconds.