While Raiden Shogun is a character who can fill multiple niches in a party, she, like her “son” Wanderer, really only needs a few Artifacts to be good. Fortunately, the Domains you can find her Artifacts in are not too difficult to clear, especially for long-time players. When you choose your Artifacts, make sure to prioritize her Energy Recharge on top of the usual CRIT stats.
Emblem of Severed Fate (4 PC)
This one here is Raiden Shogun’s best set. It can turn her from a support to a much more aggressive sub-DPS with how fast her Burst can come back. As well, the 4-piece effect will greatly boost her damage from her Burst. Because Raiden Shogun’s Energy Recharge levels up with her Ascensions, and you should ideally give her Artifacts that boost her ER, she should be able to easily hit that maximum 75% damage boost.
Noblesse Oblige (4 PC)
This is the set to use when you’re using Raiden Shogun exclusively as a support. The 4-piece effect for Noblesse Oblige will help to increase the Attack of your other party members. For example, if you are running Raiden Shogun with Nahida, then that Noblesse Oblige attack buff combined with the powerful Quicken (along with either Aggravate or Spread) should make quick work of even the tankiest foes.
Emblem of Severed Fate (2PC) + Noblesse Oblige (2 PC)
This is the Jack-of-all-Trades build for Raiden Shogun when you cannot get enough good Emblem pieces. Incidentally, my Raiden Shogun has been using this for a while and she’s perfectly serviceable with this combination. She is definitely not the best she can be, though. With these two sets, she plays similar to if you had 4 good Emblem pieces.
Thundersoother (4 PC)
Most Raiden Shogun mains probably will not considering Thundersoother or Thundering Fury, but for those in the early stages of the game, this is a pretty good Artifact combination. As long as the enemy is affected by Electro, she can deal an extra 35% damage to them. Raiden Shogun’s Electro application is really good, too. However, a full Thundersoother set will limit who you can run Raiden Shogun with, and generally does not give the same firepower or utility as the other options.
Genshin Impact is readily available on PS4, PS5, Windows PC, and mobile devices. You can pull for both Raiden Shogun and Kamisato Ayato until January 17, 2023.