• The Husk Of Opulent Dreams is best used with aggressive on-field Geo characters like Itto and Noelle
  • Ocean-Hued Clam works best with consistent healers like Qiqi and Kokomi
  • Both artifact sets can be farmed simultaneously in a new domain in Inazuma

With the arrival of the mid-patch update for “Genshin Impact” comes two new artifact sets: the Husk of Opulent Dreams and the Ocean-Hued Clam, as well as a new domain to hide them in. There are already plenty of decent sets in the game, which begs the question of whether or not these new artifacts are worth farming in the first place.

New artifact sets are always good to have in a game that’s all about build crafting, but adding two new sets in occupied niches may be a bit redundant. For those who weren’t aware, here’s an overview of the two new sets that are coming very soon to “Genshin Impact.”

The Husk Of Opulent Dreams

This set provides a decent chunk of bonus DEF and a Geo DMG bonus that gets stronger the longer a character remains in combat with an enemy. The two-piece bonus grants a flat 30% DEF bonus to the wearer. On the other hand, the four-piece bonus gets a little complicated.

Opulent Dreams will grant its wearer stacks of Curiosity every time they damage an enemy with a Geo attack. One stack is gained every 0.3 seconds while the character is on the field, but only one stack every 3 seconds can be earned when the character is off-field.

This set seems like a good choice for offensive Geo characters like Noelle and Itto. It could also see some use with Albedo, but reaching max stacks with him will take too much time and cost too much DPS when compared to other artifact sets.

Albedo - Genshin Impact Albedo casting his Elemental Burst in Genshin Impact Photo: Genshin Impact

The Ocean-Hued Clam

Unlike Opulent Dreams, Ocean-Hued Clam is all about healing. Apart from the passive healing effectiveness boost from the two-piece bonus, the set will spawn a Sea-Dyed Foam every time a character heals someone.

This Sea-Dyed Foam will accumulate all HP from healing effects (including overflow heals) on the field for three seconds before bursting, showering all friendly characters with 90% of the stored healing amount.

Characters with constant or persistent healing effects like Kokomi, Qiqi and Jean can make great use of this unique artifact effect, but burst healers like Bennett are better off using other sets so as not to waste the Sea-Dyed Foam’s duration.