rarity 4

Taoqi Build Guide

Havoc Broadblade

Level: 1

HP

ATK

DEF

Energy

125

Update Log: Updated based on live version 1.016

Taoqi Overview (1.0.21)

In Wuthering Waves, Taoqi is a 4-Stars Havoc character and uses Broadblade during the fight.

Taoqi is in charge of border defense in Jinzhou at the Ministry of Development. Despite her calm nature, she is highly reliable and works tirelessly to ensure the safety of others and establish a peaceful sanctuary. With seamless efficiency, she manages to maintain a balance between her professional and personal life as she steadily progresses toward her ultimate goal: creating a future where everyone can experience true safety.

Taoqi Review (1.0.21)

Taoqi is a 4-Star Havoc character in Wuthering Waves.

A character whose damage is based on defense, with core output methods being defensive counterattacks and Resonance Liberation. Although the base stats and Skill Multiplier are high (due to high defense values), the output rhythm is too passive, and the acquisition of Concerto Energy and Resonance Energy is not efficient. The enhanced Basic Attack of the Forte Circuit can generate a shield, which is shared by the entire team,
and the Outro Skill can provide Resonance Skill DMG Deepen, making this character usable as a support.

Pros

  • Can provide shields and damage reduction shields, making the defensive counterattack playstyle suitable for beginners new to action games.
  • High defense and self-healing ensure survivability.
  • After using the Intro Skill, the enhanced Basic Attack of the Forte Circuit can provide a shield for the entire team, making it a good match with Danjin.

Cons

  • Resonance Skill can only heal the character, making the defensive counterattack playstyle too passive and prone to downtime when clearing small mobs in the Open World.
  • Even with damage reduction, there is still a risk of insufficient sustain when tackling high-difficulty game content.

Taoqi Active Skills (1.0.21)

Taoqi Skills Priority

Unmovable
Resonance Liberation
Power Shift
Forte Circuit
Impenetrable
Resonance Skill
Carry Attack and Defense Formation
Intro Skill
Concealed Edge
Basic Attack

Taoqi Basic Attack
DMG Multiplier

Base Attack Lv:

Basic Attack
Taoqi performs up to 4 continuous attacks, dealing Havoc DMG.

Heavy Attack
Taoqi consumes Stamina and enters Rocksteady Defense state.

Rocksteady Defense
Taoqi’s damage taken is reduced by 35%;
-When Taoqi is attacked during Rocksteady Defense, she will cat Strategic Parry;
-Strategic Parry is automatically cast after Rocksteady Defense lasts for 3s;
-If Taoqi is attacked when casting Resonance Skill Rocksteady Shield, Strategic Parry is automatically cast.

Strategic Parry
Taoqi attacks the target, dealing Havoc DMG.

Mid-air Attack
Taoqi consumes Stamina to perform a Mid-Air Plunging Attack, dealing Havoc DMG.

Dodge Counter
Use Basic Attack after a successful Dodge to attack the target, dealing Havoc DMG.

Taoqi Resonance Skill
DMG Multiplier

Resonance Skill Lv:

Taoqi deals Havoc DMG to surrounding targets, generating 3 Rocksteady Shield and restoring HP to Taoqi.
If attacked when casting Fortified Defense, Strategic Parry will be automatically cast.

Rocksteady Shield
When the active character is attacked, 1 Rocksteady Shield is consumed to reduce the damage taken.

Taoqi Resonance Liberation
DMG Multiplier

Resonance Liberation Lv:

Launch an attack based on Taoqi’s DEF on the target, dealing Havoc DMG.

Taoqi Forte Circuit

DMG Multiplier

Forte Circuit Lv:

Timed Counters
When carrying ‘Resolving Caliber’, use Basic Attack after Heavy Attack: Strategic Parry or Intro Skill: Defense Formation to cast Timed Counters, performing up to 3 consecutive attacks, dealing Havoc DMG, considered as Basic Attack damage.
Timed Counters consume 1 ‘Resolving Caliber’ upon hitting an enemy to grant a shield.
After casting the Intro Skill Defense Formation, using Basic Attack can directly cast Timed Counters.

Resolving Caliber
Taoqi can hold up to 3 Resolving Caliber.
Basic Attack 4 will consume all of Taoqi’s Rocksteady Shields to obtain that many ‘Resolving Caliber’.
While Rocksteady Shield exists, when the on-field character is attacked, 1 Rocksteady Shield will be consumed, and ‘Resolving Caliber’ is recovered.
After Rocksteady Shield ends, all remaining Rocksteady Shield will be consumed to grant that many ‘Resolving Caliber’.

Taoqi Passive Skills (1.0.21)

Taoqi Inherent Skill

Taoqi Inherent Skill

Taoqi Switch Skills (1.0.21)

Taoqi Intro Skill
DMG Multiplier

Intro Skill Lv:

Taoqi Outro Skill

Taoqi Stat Bonus (1.0.21)

Taoqi Stat Bonus 1

Havoc DMG Bonus increased by 12%.

*All Bonus unlocked value

Taoqi Stat Bonus 2

DEF increased by 15.2%.

*All Bonus unlocked value

Taoqi Resonance Chain (1.0.21)

Suggested Resonance Chain

Sequence 2
Sequence 4
Sequence 5
Sequence 6

Taoqi Sequence 1

Taoqi Sequence 2

Taoqi Sequence 3

Taoqi Sequence 4

Taoqi Sequence 5

Taoqi Sequence 6

Taoqi Build (1.0.21)

Taoqi Best Support Echo set

Moonlit Clouds X 5

Any Cost 3 Echo

Any Cost 3 Echo

Any Cost 1 Echo

Any Cost 1 Echo

Sub Echo

Taoqi Sub DPS Echo Skill Priority

Taoqi Echo Stats Priority

Cost 4

22% CRIT Rate Or 44% CRIT DMG

Cost 3

32% Energy Regen

Cost 1

18% DEF

Sub Stats

CRIT Rate/CRIT DMG > DEF% > Energy Regen

Taoqi Best Weapon

Other Weapons can be used

100%

Details

Base ATK : 337

Secondary Stat – DEF : 61.5%

When Intro Skill is released, increases ATK by 8%/10%/12%/14%/16% and DEF by 15%/18.75%/22.5%/26.25%/30%, lasting for 15s.

Taoqi Team Comp (1.0.21)

Taoqi Premium Best Team

Sub DPS – Sanhua/Danjin/Taoqi

To activate Rover (Havoc)’s Forte Circuit, you need one set of Basic Attack (33 Umbra), Resonance Skill (40 Umbra), and one Intro Skill (30 Umbra). If you don’t use the Intro Skill, you’ll need two sets of Basic Attacks, which takes longer and yields lower benefits. Therefore, pairing with Sanhua to quickly trigger QTE is the first choice. Additionally, Sanhua provides a 38% Basic Attack DMG Deepen, which fits well with Rover (Havoc)’s damage output cycle. Since Rover (Havoc)’s Outro Skill deals AoE damage for 6 seconds, switching to Sanhua after completing Rover (Havoc)’s Forte Circuit can help maximize the Outro Skill damage against enemies that can be frozen. In such cases, Lampylumen Myriad can assist Rover (Havoc) in fully utilizing the Outro Skill damage.

Danjin’s ability to gain Concerto Energy is also quite impressive. Four sets of “3 Basic + 3 Resonance Skill” can fully charge Concerto Energy in 12 seconds. Switching back to Rover (Havoc) just as Resonance Skill comes off cooldown fits perfectly. After Rover (Havoc) completes a set of core skills, Danjin uses Intro Skill and two Resonance Skills, then activates Forte Circuit with full energy. A set of “3 Basic + 3 Resonance Skill” will fully charge Concerto Energy. Additionally, because Rover (Havoc)’s damage distribution is fairly balanced, Danjin’s 23% Havoc DMG Deepen offers a greater boost to Rover (Havoc) compared to Sanhua. However, Danjin has a drawback: she is prone to dying quickly. When hastily trying to generate Concerto Energy, even a slight hit can be fatal.

In contrast to Danjin, Taoqi takes a different approach. Taoqi provides Resonance Skill DMG Deepen, which does not boost Rover (Havoc)’s damage as much as Danjin, and is even less effective than Sanhua. Additionally, Taoqi has the slowest Concerto Energy gain among the three. However, Taoqi can help ensure Rover (Havoc)’s survival during the “Dark Surge”. This is important because executing a full combo of “Heavy Attack + Umbra: Thwackblade + Enhanced Basic Attack 3, 4 & 5” takes a lengthy time, and focusing too much on damage can easily lead to taking hits.

Healer – Verina/Baizhi

Verina’s healing abilities and Concerto Energy acquisition abilities are both greater than Baizhi’s, making her the preferred healer character. Verina’s Inherent Skill provides a one-time death immunity effect. Baizhi also has a similar effect that is even better, but it requires unlocking at Sequence 5.

Verina’s healing amount is based on her ATK, so Verina has a certain degree of damage output. If you build it well, her damage should not be underestimated.

Verina’s Inherent Skill can provide a 20% attack buff to the entire team, while Baizhi can only provide a 15% attack buff to a single character.

Taoqi Ascension Material (1.0.21)

Rank 1
Req Lv 20

Rank 2
Req Lv 40

Rank 3
Req Lv 50

Rank 4
Req Lv 60

Rank 5
Req Lv 70

Rank 6
Req Lv 80

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Choose the appropriate Cost 3 Echo based on the needs of your character.

Moonlit Clouds

[2-set] : Energy Regen increased by 10%.
[5-set] : After using Outro Skill, the ATK of the next Resonator is increased by 22.5% for 15 seconds

Choose the appropriate Cost 1 Echo based on the needs of your character.

Moonlit Clouds

[2-set] : Energy Regen increased by 10%.
[5-set] : After using Outro Skill, the ATK of the next Resonator is increased by 22.5% for 15 seconds