Defender’s Will

Defender’s Will is popular as one of the useful artifacts in Genshin Impact. This one is the most recommended one for those who want to empower the defense of the character so that it is able to last longer on the battlefield. This artifact has a great set bonus effect and its effect includes empowering the defense of the character who equips it. On top of that, it is so good at empowering the elemental resistance.

Details

  • Type: Artifact Set
  • Alternative Name: Defender’s Will
  • Quality: 3-star/4-star
  • 2 Piece Bonus: DEF +30%.
  • 4 Piece Bonus: The Elemental RES of the wearer to that corresponding element is increased by 30% for every different element that is there in your own party.

Way to Obtain

Both 3-star and 4-star Defender’s Will are able to be obtain from Hidden Palace of Zhou Formula and Peak of Vindagnyr. What is Hidden Palace of Zhou Formula and Peak of Vindagnyr? If you have no idea, here is everything about these two.

In Genshin Impact, Hidden Palace of Zhou Formula is the name of the domain that is able to be found atop Wuwang Hill in Liyue.

Ley Line Disorder:

  • Level I: The duration of the Frozen status effect is extremely increased. An Energy Blast will occur dealing DMG to the nearest enemies when Superconduct is triggered.
  • Level II: An Elemental Blast will occur when Melt elemental reaction is triggered, dealing DMG to the closest opponents. Plus, a powerful blast will hit you when the Overloaded is triggered, causing your character to take DMG.
  • Level III: An Energy Blast will occur when Superconduct elemental reaction is triggered. It will deal DMG to closest enemies. Besides, you will be hit by a powerful blast when Overloaded is triggered, causing your character to take DMG.
  • Level IV: An Energy Blast will occur dealing DMG to closest opponents when Melt elemental reaction is triggered. On top of that, you will also be hit by a powerful blast when Overload is triggered, which causes your character to take DMG.

Enemies:

  • Level I: x6 Large Electro Slime, x8 Hydro Slime, x6 Large Hydro Slime
  • Level II: x4 Large Pyro Slime, x2 Blazing Axe Mitachurl, x2 Pyro Abyss Mage
  • Level III: x3 Large Electro Slime, x2 Hilichurl Fighter (wave 1 and wave 2); x5 Large Electro Slime (wave 3), x1 Fatui Electro Cicin Mage (wave 4)
  • Level IV: x2 Pyro Slime, x2 Blazing Axe Mitachurl, x2 Pyro Abyss Mage

Peak of Vindagnyr refers to the domain that is located on the peak of Dragonspine. You can unlock this domain through the quest In the Mountains. Defender’s Will will be rewarded along with some other artifacts if you have successfully cleared this domain.

Ley Line Disorder:

Each character in the challenge will keep adding up Sheer Cold and will lose HP once Sheer Cold reaches its limit. In some occasion, the platform in this challenge will change between the Subzero and Warm statuses. The spots that are affected by the Warm status will reduce the Sheer Cold. As for the those that are affected by the Subzero status, they will accelerate the accumulation of the Sheer Cold.

Enemies:

  • Level I: x10 Cryo Slime, x2 Large Cryo Slime, x2 Ice Shieldwall Mitachurl
  • Level II: x3 Cryo Slime, x2 Large Cryo Slime, x3 Cryo Hilichurl Grenadier, x2 Ice Shieldwall Mitachurl
  • Level III: x2 Laarge Cryo Slime, x2 Cryo Hilichurl Grenadier, x3 Ice Shieldwall Mitachurl, x1 Cryo Abyss Mage
  • Level IV: x1 Cryo Abyss Mage, x1 Frostarm Lawachurl

Set Pieces

  • Guardian’s Flower

Guardian’s Flower

  • Guardian’s Sigil

Guardian’s Sigil

  • Guardian’s Clock

Guardian’s Clock

  • Guardian’s Vessel

Guardian’s Vessel

  • Guardian’s Band

Guardian’s Band

Main Stats     

    • Flower of Life

HP: 430 – 1,893 (3-star); 645 – 3,571 (4-star)

    • Plume of Death

ATK: 28 – 123 (3-star); 42 – 232 (4-star)

    • Sands of Eon

HP%: 5.2 – 23.1% (3-star); 6.3 – 34.8% (4-star)

DEF%: 6.6 – 28.8% (3-star); 7.9 – 43.5% (4-star)

ATK%: 5.2 – 23.1% (4-star), 6.3 – 34.8% (4-star)

Elemental Mastery: 21 – 92 (4-star); 25 – 139 (4-star)

Energy Recharge%: 5.8 – 25.6 (4-star); 7.0 – 38.7% (4-star)

    • Goblet of Eonothem

HP%: 5.2 – 23.1% (3-star); 6.3 – 34.8% (4-star)

DEF%: 6.6 – 28.8% (3-star); 7.9 – 43.5% (4-star)

ATK%: 5.2 – 23.1% (3-star); 6.3 – 34.8% (4-star)

Elemental Mastery: 21 – 92 (3-star); 25 – 139 (4-star)

Elemental DMG Bonus%: 5.2 – 23.1% (3-star); 6.3 – 34.8% (4-star)

Physical DMG Bonus%: 6.6 – 28.8% (3-star); 7.9 – 43.5% (4-star)

    • Circlet of Logos

HP%: 5.2 – 23.1% (3-star); 6.3 – 34.8% (4-star)

DEF%: 6.6 – 28.8% (3-star); 7.9 – 43.5% (4-star)

ATK%: 5.2 – 23.1% (3-star); 6.3 – 34.8% (4-star)

Elemental Mastery: 21 – 92 (3-star); 25 – 139 (4-star)

CRIT Rate%: 3.5 – 15.4% (3-star); 4.2 – 23.2% (4-star)

CRIT DMG%: 7.0 – 30.8% (3-star); 8.4 – 46.4% (4-star)

Healing Bonus%: 4.0 – 17.8% (3-star); 4.8 – 26.8% (4-star)

Sub Stats

3-star:

    • Max LV: +12
    • Base # of Sub Stats: 1-2
    • # of Unlocks: 2-3
    • # of Upgrades: 0-1

4-star:

    • Max LV: +16
    • Base # of Sub Stats: 2-3
    • # of Unlocks: 1-2
    • # of Upgrades: 2-3

Possible sub-star values:

3-star:

    • HP: 100 / 115 / 129 / 143
    • ATK: 7 / 7 / 8 / 9
    • DEF: 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
    • HP%: 2.5% / 2.8% / 3.2% / 3.5%
    • ATK%: 2.5% / 2.8% / 3.2% / 3.5%
    • DEF%: 3.1% / 3.5% / 3.9% / 4.4%
    • Elemental Mastery: 10 / 11 / 13 / 14
    • Energy Recharge%: 2.7% / 3.1% / 3.5% / 3.9%
    • CRIT Rate%: 1.6% / 1.9% / 2.1% / 2.3%
    • CRIT DMG%: 3.3% / 3.7% / 4.2% / 4.7%

4-star:

    • HP: 167 / 191 / 215 / 239
    • ATK: 11 / 12 / 14 / 16
    • DEF: 13 / 15 / 17
    • HP%: 3.3% / 3.7% / 4.2% / 4.7%
    • ATK%: 3.3% / 3.7% / 4.2% / 4.7%
    • DEF%: 4.1% / 4.7% / 5.3% / 5.8%
    • Elemental Mastery: 13 / 15 / 17 / 19
    • Energy Recharge%: 3.6% / 4.1% / 4.7% / 5.2%
    • CRIT Rate%: 2.2% / 2.5% / 2.8% / 3.1%
    • CRIT DMG%: 4.4% / 5% / 5.6% / 6.2%

Recommended characters

A lot of people think that Noelle is the best character that can enjoy the benefits of the Defender’s Will. However, it should not stop you if you want to try it on the other characters as well if you are eager to raise their defense stats. In fact, there are some players who like to raise the normal attack, elemental abilities, and healing of the characters by equipping the artifacts that have corresponding benefits. ATK types artifacts are recommended in case you want to empower the DPS. If you want to empower the defense of the character, feel free to use this artifact.

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