During Genshin’s strike version 3.4 included several new additions to the game, such as the new 5-star character Dendro in Alhaitham, and updated the Genius Invokation TCG game mode with two new character cards – Klee and Beidou.
How good are Klee and Beidou in Genius Invokation TCG? Is it worth building new decks around them? Well, read on to find out!
Prior to v3.4, the Genius Invokation TCG meta was dominated by Cryo decks with Ganyu and Ayaka or One Turn Kill (OTK) decks led by Yoimiya. But with the arrival of the lovable Klee, these decks are in trouble as Spark Knight introduces a new “Control” deck meta!
Klee is an excellent control card, meaning its strength lies in disrupting or preventing the enemy from executing their deck strategy.
As a Pyro-catalyst, Klee can easily trigger a powerful Overload reaction to force enemy cards to swap with normal attacks in combination with off-field Electro character cards like Fischl. Furthermore, Klee can punish and further disrupt enemy combat attempts with a burst of Sparks ‘n’ Splash.
When used, Klee’s chain creates a Sparks ‘n’ Splash effect in the opponent’s play area. Whenever an active enemy character card uses an ability, Sparks ‘n’ Splash deals 2 Pyro DMG to it.
For the cost of 3 energy and 3 Pyro dice, Sparks ‘n’ Splash can be used as early as the second round of the game to thwart the enemy’s plans. Combined with Electro, Hydro or Cryo attacks from your other cards, your enemy will be at a disadvantage as virtually every move they make will either further disrupt their strategy or cause their cards to take more damage.
Furthermore, Klee deals massive damage herself with her Jumpty Dumpty elemental ability. Using it once turns her next normal attack into a Charged Attack that consumes 1 less Pyro die and deals +1 DEF. Once again, Electro, Hydro or Cryo attacks will make your attacks even stronger.
Strong character cards to pair with Klee include Fischl, Xingqiu, Mona, and Ayaka. You can also pair her with Anemo characters with power-swapping abilities like Jean or Sucrose so your enemy just can’t play the game they want.
We recommend the deck with Klee, Fischl and Jean. All three characters can team up to disrupt the enemy’s battle plan, with Klee acting as the primary assassin, Fischl doing Arc damage out of box, and Jean topping everything up with healing and utility.
While Klee quickly became a strong addition to TCG’s Genius Invokation roster of character cards, Beidou, on the other hand, was… pretty bad. While she is a strong figure in Genshin’s strike actually, her kit doesn’t quite translate well to the Genius Invokation TCG.
By far Beidou’s weakest ability is her elemental ability Tidecaller. After using an ability, Beidou takes one turn to prepare, thus gaining 2 shield points before dealing 2 Electro DMG on your next turn. That `s bad.
Not only do you waste a turn to do worse damage than most other characters in one turn, but it’s also pretty easy to disrupt. Being forced to switch while Tidecaller is channeling grants only one energy to Beidou.
With the strongest character cards capable of taking out an enemy card or two in the same amount of time it takes for Beidou to quest 2 Electro DMG, it’s no surprise she’s evil.
But what about her outburst? Stormbreaker is a really good ability that deals 3 Electro DMG and creates Thunderbeast Shield for the next 2 rounds. While Thunder Beast Shield is active, your characters deal an additional 1 DMG from Electro when using a normal attack and take 1 less DMG when hit by an attack that deals at least 3 DMG.
Stormbreaker is similar to Yoimiya’s blast down to the expensive cost of 4 Electro dice and 3 Energy, just with some added defensive features. However, even that isn’t worth having your deck slashed by a Beidou who doesn’t contribute much other than her blast.
If you’re looking for an Electro character card to build your decks around, stick with Keqing and Fischl.
But if you really want Beidou to work, we recommend pairing her with Pyro, Dendro, Cryo, or Hydro cards, then using Electro Resonance and Mona event cards to give her energy to use her blast.
If you haven’t yet delved into the wonderful world of Genius Invokation TCG, read on for our guide to help you direct the heart of the cards and send all opposing matchups to the Shadow Rea – uh, I mean Abyss.
If you’re looking for the best character cards to build your decks, check out our picks here!
Yan Ku is a full-time dog parent, part-time gacha player, and part-time writer.
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