Genshin Impact: Is Sucrose Good? (Pros & Cons)

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Sucrose is a powerful top meta unit – she’s easily one of the best characters in-game. This is thanks to her abundance of utility, flexibility, and overall amazing kit. Her main ability is Elemental Mastery (EM) buffing, but she also offers energy generation, crowd control, and elemental resistance shred.

These basically let her fit into plenty of teams, even in ones that don’t benefit from EM.

Plus she can easily fill a variety of roles, be it off-field or on-field. So Sucrose has a lot of versatility for team building.

She’s also relatively easier to build – just stacking EM and equipping 4pc. Viridescent Venerer is enough to make her work.

You’ll basically never go wrong with building and using her.


Pros & Cons

Strengths Weaknesses
  • Unique Elemental Mastery sharing makes her great in most teams that uses elemental reactions
  • Overall great support with plenty of utility
  • Has a variety of team comps and roles
  • Easy to build
  • Relatively expensive burst cost

Sucrose Strengths

1. Unique Elemental Mastery Sharing
Sucrose’s passive / Genshin Impact
Sucrose’s passive

Sucrose is single-handedly the only unit that shares an abundance of Elemental Mastery (EM) with the entire team. This makes her an overall great unit for teams that trigger plenty of elemental reactions.

2. Plenty of Utility
Sucrose’s elemental skill / Genshin Impact
Sucrose’s elemental skill

Sucrose also offers a lot of other utilities aside from EM share.

The most notable ones are elemental resistance shred, energy generation, crowd control, and sometimes ATK buffing when using the Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers (TTDS) weapon.

  • As a catalyst user, she can easily trigger swirl reactions and 4pc. Viridescent Venerer set’s passive. This guarantees very high uptime on elemental resistance shred.
  • She generates a lot of Anemo energy particles, thus making her a powerful Anemo battery — most notably for Xiao.
  • Both her skill and burst can crowd-control opponents. This is especially useful against AOE or plenty of enemies.
  • Sucrose can also equip the TTDS book which gives a 48% ATK buff to teammates.

These basically make her an even better candidate for a lot of teams.

3. Wide Variety of Team Comps and Roles
Sucrose team example: Sucrose Aggravate / Genshin Impact
Sucrose team example: Sucrose Aggravate

Sucrose can easily slot into most teams thanks to her plenty of utility.

Even in teams that can’t fully use her kit, she’s still a good option. For instance, Xiao doesn’t benefit from her EM share, but Sucrose is still amazing with him.

This is thanks to her strong energy generation, crowd control, and ATK buffing.

Additionally, her flexibility lets her fill multiple roles — most notably as a support and DPS, both off-field and on-field.

For instance, in a Sukokomon team (Sucrose-Fischl-Xiangling-Kokomi), she works as both an on-field support and DPS.

Her EM share buffs her teammates, while she deals a lot of on-field damage herself. And in teams like International (Sucrose-Bennett-Xiangling-Tartaglia), she acts as an off-field support.

Sucrose doesn’t contribute a lot of personal damage or stay on-field, but she’s still buffing the entire team.

There are also multiple other teams where she fulfills a mix of these roles.

4. Easy to Build
Sucrose with 4pc. Viridescent Venerer / Genshin Impact
Sucrose with 4pc. Viridescent Venerer

Sucrose is very easy to build, and she works even with low investment.

But it’s still better to build and level her more because she scales really well with investments.

Her only build requirements are:

  • Full Elemental Mastery with a 4pc. Viridescent Venerer artifact set
  • Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers or Sacrificial Fragments weapon
  • Leveled character levels — level 90 is definitely worth investing in

There’s absolutely no need to level character talents or optimize her CRIT ratio.


Sucrose Weaknesses

1. Expensive Burst Cost
Sucrose’s burst cost / Genshin Impact
Sucrose’s burst cost

Sucrose has an expensive burst cost of 80 energy.

Although she already generates a lot of energy particles, it’s still recommended to build Energy Recharge for her burst.

This is especially true when she’s the only Anemo unit in the team, if she’s mostly off-field, or when you need her burst every rotation.


Are Sucrose’s Constellations Good?

C6 Sucrose’s constellation screen / Genshin Impact
C6 Sucrose’s constellation screen

Sucrose has a mix of great and bad constellations.

If you’re planning to pull for them, C1 is the best one to go for – plus it’s also her earliest constellation. This basically adds one more charge to her skill, which is an overall amazing upgrade to have.

Her next good constellation is C6, but it’s not recommended to actively pull for this one.

It’s much more difficult and expensive to obtain. Instead, you’ll naturally get her constellations anyway – so you’re bound to get C6 Sucrose.

Let’s take a closer look at each one.


C1: Clustered Vacuum Field

Sucrose’s skill gains 1 additional charge.

This is her best constellation. It gives her an additional skill cast — aka additional EM share uptime, crowd control, damage, energy generation, and chance to proc Sacrificial Fragment’s passive.

It’s highly recommended to get this constellation.


C2: Beth: Unbound Form

Increases her burst duration by 2s.

It’s a nice constellation that also increases every utility that her burst offers, such as crowd control.


C3: Flawless Alchemistress

Increases her elemental skill talent level by 3.

This is a direct damage increase but not a big one. This is because Sucrose mainly deals damage through swirl reactions that only scale off EM and character level, not talent level.


C4: Alchemania

Every 7 normal or charged attacks Sucrose hits against opponents will reduce her skill cooldown. One hit may be counted every 0.1s.

This is her second best constellation when she’s the on-field unit.

It basically reduces her skill cooldown by 1-7s, thus letting you cast it more often. C4 is basically a slightly conditional version of her C1.


C5: Caution: Standard Flask

Increases her elemental burst talent level by 3.

This is exactly the same as C3. It’s a damage increase but not a lot.


C6: Chaotic Entropy

If her burst absorbs an element, all party members gain a 20% elemental damage bonus of the element absorbed. This lasts for the burst’s entire duration.

It’s generally hard to control the elemental absorption of Sucrose’s burst.

So the value of C6 depends on how consistently you can choose and get its buffs. Otherwise, it’s pretty irrelevant.

You only occasionally get the damage bonus.


Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers vs. Sacrificial Fragments for Sucrose

Sucrose with Thrilling Tales of Dragons Slayers and Sacrificial Fragments / Genshin Impact
Sucrose with Thrilling Tales of Dragons Slayers and Sacrificial Fragments

Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers (TTDS) and Sacrificial Fragments are very competitive options for Sucrose.

Still, one can situationally be better than the other. Here’s a more detailed list of scenarios when one outperforms the other.

Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers Sacrificial Fragments
  • For teams that don’t benefit from Sucrose’s EM share — like Double Geo or Mono-Element teams
  • When Sucrose spends very minimal field time
  • If you want to save resources from leveling the weapon
  • For Xiao teams: if your Xiao already has enough Energy Recharge and doesn’t need the additional energy particles
  • For teams that greatly benefit from her EM share
  • When Sucrose is the on-field unit
  • For Xiao teams: if your Xiao doesn’t have enough Energy Recharge

Both weapons actually work well in every scenario. There’s simply a slightly better option depending on the team comp.

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Maeri Mgdrg

Maeri is an avid gacha player currently in the clutches of Genshin Impact. She mainly focuses on character analyses, underlying game mechanics, and occasionally reading game code. She also yearns for the day that Dainsleif is finally playable.