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Skill Mechanics

Bennett Hold E Counts as Self Damage

By: Sir_pick_the_prick#2209 Added: 2021-05-25 Discussion
Finding: Despite Bennett's level 2 e being damageless, when under the effects of xingqiu's sword shields, holding e for the full duration bursts a sword.
Evidence: YouTube
Significance: Dont hold E for its full duration under Xingqiu's rainsword, or you'll lose a rainsword instance.

Burst Mechanics

Inspiration Field Buff Duration

By: Comfy Seaweed#3841 Added: 2020-11-22
Theory: Bennett's Ult (ATK buff) refreshes every tick (estimate around 1 second). This means that the ATK buff may persist for awhile after swapping the character out, but will not stay throughout the duration.
Evidence: YouTube
Xingqiu's sword damage with no Bennett's Ult: 286 (no crit), 900 (crit) Xingqiu's sword damage with Bennett's Ult: 500(no crit), 1576 (crit)
We can see in the video that after swapping Xingqiu out, the ATK buff remains for a short while and then expires, even though the active character remains in the AOE. Swapping back to Xingqiu gives him the buff again.
This means that the ATK buff does not persist throughout the duration of Bennett's Ult, but instead refreshes.
Significance:
Although probably not too significant, you may want to use Bennett's Ult before Xingqiu's Ult, so that the first (or first two) wave of swords have the ATK buff from Bennett.

Bennett Q and C6 Buff Self Application

By: Zeitraffer#1074 and Charliex3000#9403 Added: 2021-02-19
Finding: Bennett Q buff and C6 Pyro DMG Bonus applies on its own damage calculation
Theory: Bennett’s Q Buff and C6 Pyro DMG Bonus should apply on its own damage calculation.
Evidence: Using a damage calculator, we estimate the damage dealt by Bennett's Q if the Q buff and Pyro DMG bonus from C6 is applied. We see that the value estimated is within the permissible error margins of this test and proves that his buffs do apply.
Significance: For Bennett Main DPS, Bennett himself will buff his own Q.

Bennett Burst Coop Mechanics

By: Crow | WL8 #1761 Added: 2021-04-15
Finding: Bennett's attack buff prioritizes the burst that applied the attack buff first. This means that even when two Bennett bursts overlap, the attack buff that was applied first will remain.
Evidence: YouTube
Significance: In the case of coop with multiple Bennetts, be sure to time your bursts so that the Bennett that applies the highest attack buff places their field first.

Bennett Field Linger

By: Asaki#9139 Added: 2021-06-07 Discussion
Finding: Bennett's attack buff lingers for a bit after the visual of the circle fades away.
Evidence:
  • Clip 1: The Burst visual has disappeared, Xingqiu runs over and he still has Pyro status applied to himself. DMG is 32k
  • For reference, Clip 2 has Xingqiu in the same setting without Bennett buff, who deals 20k in this instance
Significance: Better understanding of Bennett Burst mechanics

Inspiration Field Tick Rate

By: Monochrom9#8058 Added: 2021-02-12
Finding: Bennett's Q applies its effects on eligible units once EVERY second, and that second is perfectly aligned with the CD of the burst such that it ticks on EXACTLY XX.0 for every second of the field duration.
Evidence: Burst ticks In this example pause the video at 14.0 and 13.0 CD. You’ll see that on these EXACT seconds, I got healed, and I also got the buffs indicated by arrows simultaneously with the first tick. Indicating the pattern.
Dodging Burst ticks In this example I avoided standing in the circle for all XX.0 values. I received no pyro aura or buffs/arrows whatsoever. ALL of Bennett Q benefits tick at the same time, and if you are never on the circle during the tick, you will never receive the benefits.
Significance: If you re-enter a buff field or swap to a new character immediately after this XX.0 has already passed, that character will be stranded with no buff until the next XX.0. So, when optimizing your rotations involving Bennett, you can only apply the benefits of a field buff in intervals of exactly one second. If you swap to a new character on XX.1 seconds remaining CD of the burst, they will get the buff on the next tenth of a second, while if you swap to a new character when XX.9 seconds remains, they will be stranded without the buffs for almost a full second, potentially introducing some inconsistency/uninfused normal attacks. Rotations that rely heavily on field buffs should time their swaps out so that they receive the necessary buffs in a timely manner.

Constellation Mechanics

C4: Unexpected Odyssey

Bennett C4 Gauge

By: Bobrokrot#0111 Added: 2021-06-02 Discussion
Finding: Bennet's C4 applies 1A of Pyro.
Evidence: YouTube

C6: Fire Ventures with Me

Gauge Units of C6 Infusion

By: Sayline#5959
Finding: If C6 is enabled, auto-attacks infused with pyro have 1U worth of pyro application. *1U (or 1 gauge unit) is the Keqing Mains theorycrafting standard for elemental auras. *1U is about 9.5 seconds, and 2U is about 12 seconds. 4U auras exist, but only on Beidou.
Evidence:
with Bennett: YouTube
with Zhongli: YouTube
Significance:
Knowing this allows us to know which units to pair with C6 Bennett in order to reliably proc Vaporize or Melt.
We want to have an elemental trigger that has more GUs than our elemental aura, so the pyro infused auto will always Vaporize/Melt.

Duration of C6 Infusion

By: nekomimi#3842
Theory: C6 Bennett pyro infusion time when you step out of it is roughly 2 seconds.
Evidence: YouTube
Significance: Stepping out of a C6 Bennett Fantastic Voyage field has a left over pyro infusion effect of roughly 2 seconds. Meaning that even if you are outside of it, you have that window to chase after an enemy and still have your weapon infused.

C6 Bennett pyro dmg bonus in coop

By: Neptunya#8291 Added: 2021-07-10 Discussion
Finding: The 15% pyro dmg bonus from Bennett C6 doesn't stack in coop when inside multiple Bennett fields.
Evidence: Video
Conclusion: Neptunya's coop dreams of 4 C6 Bennetts rolling through overworld have been shattered as soon as they were born. Just like Turbo died on 4/20, so will the 420th PR for the TCL be a tragedy.

C6 Bennett Pyro Damage Bonus affects Catalyst and Bow-wielders

By: bloodreign616#4766 Added: 2021-08-19 Discussion
Finding: Bennett C6 Pyro Damage Bonus affects Catalyst and Bow-wielders
Evidence: Video Video Both Amber and Lisa stat details display 15% Pyro DMG Bonus after entering the field of Passion Overload, and display 0% after exiting.
Significance: Bennett's 6th Constellation would appear to be a mistranslation, or otherwise not work as stated, and increases not only Sword, Claymore, and Polearm-wielding characters' Pyro DMG Bonus by 15%, but Catalyst and Bow-wielding characters' as well.

Interactions/Synergies

Knockback Protection Interaction

By: sacstanxiang#7439 and Novaa#1006 Added: 2020-12-01
Theory: Active shields and Xingqiu’s Orbital Swords prevent Bennett Charged E knockback.
Evidence:
Xingqiu’s Swords: YouTube (sacstanxiang#7439)
Active Shield: YouTube (Novaa#1006)
Significance:
Prevent knockback and maximise DPS

Noblesse Oblige (2) Interaction

By: Cenpi#3224
Theory: Can 2pc Noblesse Oblige Boost the Party ATK Buff from Bennett Q
Finding:
2 Set Noblesse Oblige (+20% Elemental Burst DMG) does not affect the amount of ATK received from Bennett burst. Please watch the 2 linked videos.
Evidence:
Video 1: No artifacts Video 2: 2 NO
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