Alhaitham

Alhaitham
AlhaithamNameAlhaitham
TitleAdmonishing Instruction
OccupationSumeru Akademiya
AssociationSUMERU
Rarity
Weapon Sword
Element Dendro
Day of Birth11
Month of Birth2
Vision (Introduced)Dendro
Constellation (Introduced)Vultur Volans
Chinese Seuyu杨超然
Japanese Seuyu梅原裕一郎
English SeuyuNazeeh Tarsha
Korean SeuyuJun Seung-hwa
DescriptionThe current scribe of the Sumeru Akademiya, a man endowed with extraordinary intelligence and talent. He lives free — free from the searching eyes of ordinary people, anyway.
Character Ascension Materials
Nagadus Emerald Sliver
Nagadus Emerald Fragment
Nagadus Emerald Chunk
Nagadus Emerald Gemstone
Pseudo-Stamens
Sand Grease Pupa
Faded Red Satin
Trimmed Red Silk
Rich Red Brocade
Skill Ascension Materials
Teachings of Ingenuity
Guide to Ingenuity
Philosophies of Ingenuity
Mirror of Mushin
Crown of Insight

Table of Content
Stats
Skills
Skill Ascension
Related Items
Gallery
Sounds
Quotes
Stories

Stats

LvHPAtkDefCritRate%CritDMG%Bonus Dendro%MaterialsTotal Materials
1103924.3960.855.0%50.0%0%
20269563.27157.845.0%50.0%0%
Nagadus Emerald Sliver1
Sand Grease Pupa3
Faded Red Satin3
Mora20000
Nagadus Emerald Sliver1
Sand Grease Pupa3
Faded Red Satin3
Mora20000
20+358684.19210.015.0%50.0%0%
405366125.97314.245.0%50.0%0%
Nagadus Emerald Fragment3
Pseudo-Stamens2
Sand Grease Pupa10
Faded Red Satin15
Mora40000
Nagadus Emerald Sliver1
Sand Grease Pupa13
Faded Red Satin18
Mora60000
Nagadus Emerald Fragment3
Pseudo-Stamens2
40+5999140.83351.315.0%50.0%7.2%
506902162.03404.195.0%50.0%7.2%
Nagadus Emerald Fragment6
Pseudo-Stamens4
Sand Grease Pupa20
Trimmed Red Silk12
Mora60000
Nagadus Emerald Sliver1
Sand Grease Pupa33
Faded Red Satin18
Mora120K
Nagadus Emerald Fragment9
Pseudo-Stamens6
Trimmed Red Silk12
50+7747181.84453.615.0%50.0%14.4%
608659203.25507.045.0%50.0%14.4%
Nagadus Emerald Chunk3
Pseudo-Stamens8
Sand Grease Pupa30
Trimmed Red Silk18
Mora80000
Nagadus Emerald Sliver1
Sand Grease Pupa63
Faded Red Satin18
Mora200K
Nagadus Emerald Fragment9
Pseudo-Stamens14
Trimmed Red Silk30
Nagadus Emerald Chunk3
60+9292218.11544.115.0%50.0%14.4%
7010213239.72598.025.0%50.0%14.4%
Nagadus Emerald Chunk6
Pseudo-Stamens12
Sand Grease Pupa45
Rich Red Brocade12
Mora100K
Nagadus Emerald Sliver1
Sand Grease Pupa108
Faded Red Satin18
Mora300K
Nagadus Emerald Fragment9
Pseudo-Stamens26
Trimmed Red Silk30
Nagadus Emerald Chunk9
Rich Red Brocade12
70+10846254.58635.095.0%50.0%21.6%
8011777276.44689.615.0%50.0%21.6%
Nagadus Emerald Gemstone6
Pseudo-Stamens20
Sand Grease Pupa60
Rich Red Brocade24
Mora120K
Nagadus Emerald Sliver1
Sand Grease Pupa168
Faded Red Satin18
Mora420K
Nagadus Emerald Fragment9
Pseudo-Stamens46
Trimmed Red Silk30
Nagadus Emerald Chunk9
Rich Red Brocade36
Nagadus Emerald Gemstone6
80+12410291.3726.675.0%50.0%28.8%
9013348313.32781.625.0%50.0%28.8%

Skills

Active Skils

Normal Attack: Abductive Reasoning
Normal Attack
Performs up to 5 rapid strikes.

Charged Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.

Plunging Attack
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11Lv12Lv13Lv14Lv15
1-Hit DMG49.53%53.56%57.59%63.35%67.38%71.99%78.32%84.65%90.99%97.9%104.81%111.72%118.63%125.54%132.45%
2-Hit DMG50.75%54.88%59.01%64.91%69.04%73.76%80.26%86.75%93.24%100.32%107.4%114.48%121.56%128.64%135.73%
3-Hit DMG34.18% + 34.18%36.96% + 36.96%39.74% + 39.74%43.72% + 43.72%46.5% + 46.5%49.68% + 49.68%54.05% + 54.05%58.42% + 58.42%62.79% + 62.79%67.56% + 67.56%72.33% + 72.33%77.1% + 77.1%81.87% + 81.87%86.64% + 86.64%91.41% + 91.41%
4-Hit DMG66.77%72.2%77.64%85.4%90.84%97.05%105.59%114.13%122.67%131.98%141.3%150.62%159.93%169.25%178.57%
5-Hit DMG83.85%90.68%97.5%107.25%114.08%121.88%132.6%143.33%154.05%165.75%177.45%189.15%200.85%212.55%224.25%
Charged Attack DMG55.26% + 55.26%59.75% + 59.75%64.25% + 64.25%70.67% + 70.67%75.17% + 75.17%80.31% + 80.31%87.38% + 87.38%94.45% + 94.45%101.51% + 101.51%109.22% + 109.22%116.94% + 116.94%124.64% + 124.64%132.35% + 132.35%140.07% + 140.07%147.77% + 147.77%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost202020202020202020202020202020
Plunge DMG63.93%69.14%74.34%81.77%86.98%92.93%101.1%109.28%117.46%126.38%135.3%144.22%153.14%162.06%170.98%
Low/High Plunge DMG127.84% / 159.68%138.24% / 172.67%148.65% / 185.67%163.51% / 204.24%173.92% / 217.23%185.81% / 232.09%202.16% / 252.51%218.51% / 272.93%234.86% / 293.36%252.7% / 315.64%270.54% / 337.92%288.38% / 360.2%306.22% / 382.48%324.05% / 404.76%341.89% / 427.04%
Universality: An Elaboration on Form
Rushes forward, dealing Dendro DMG to nearby opponents when the rush ends, causing a Chisel-Light Mirror to form.
Holding this skill will cause it to behave differently.

Hold
Enters Aiming Mode to adjust the direction of Alhaitham’s rush attack.

Chisel-Light Mirror
When this skill is unleashed, Alhaitham will generate 1 Chisel-Light Mirror. If there are no Mirrors at this time, he will generate 1 additional Mirror. Chisel-Light Mirrors will have the following properties:
·When he possesses Chisel-Light Mirrors, Alhaitham’s Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attacks will be converted to Dendro DMG. This cannot be overridden.
·When attacks of the aforementioned kind hit opponents, the Chisel-Light Mirrors will unleash a Projection Attack that deals AoE Dendro DMG based on the number of Mirrors on the field.
·A total of 3 Chisel-Light Mirrors can exist at once.
·The Chisel-Light Mirrors will disappear one after the other over time, and will all disappear when Alhaitham leaves the field.

“Truth inherently exists amidst uncertainty. Even the greatest of scholars are not immune to error.”
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11Lv12Lv13Lv14Lv15
Rush Attack DMG193.6% ATK + 154.88% Elemental Mastery208.12% ATK + 166.5% Elemental Mastery222.64% ATK + 178.11% Elemental Mastery242% ATK + 193.6% Elemental Mastery256.52% ATK + 205.22% Elemental Mastery271.04% ATK + 216.83% Elemental Mastery290.4% ATK + 232.32% Elemental Mastery309.76% ATK + 247.81% Elemental Mastery329.12% ATK + 263.3% Elemental Mastery348.48% ATK + 278.78% Elemental Mastery367.84% ATK + 294.27% Elemental Mastery387.2% ATK + 309.76% Elemental Mastery411.4% ATK + 329.12% Elemental Mastery435.6% ATK + 348.48% Elemental Mastery459.8% ATK + 367.84% Elemental Mastery
Projection Attack Interval1.6s1.6s1.6s1.6s1.6s1.6s1.6s1.6s1.6s1.6s1.6s1.6s1.6s1.6s1.6s
1-Mirror Projection Attack DMG67.2% ATK + 134.4% Elemental Mastery72.24% ATK + 144.48% Elemental Mastery77.28% ATK + 154.56% Elemental Mastery84% ATK + 168% Elemental Mastery89.04% ATK + 178.08% Elemental Mastery94.08% ATK + 188.16% Elemental Mastery100.8% ATK + 201.6% Elemental Mastery107.52% ATK + 215.04% Elemental Mastery114.24% ATK + 228.48% Elemental Mastery120.96% ATK + 241.92% Elemental Mastery127.68% ATK + 255.36% Elemental Mastery134.4% ATK + 268.8% Elemental Mastery142.8% ATK + 285.6% Elemental Mastery151.2% ATK + 302.4% Elemental Mastery159.6% ATK + 319.2% Elemental Mastery
2-Mirror Projection Attack DMG(67.2% ATK + 134.4% Elemental Mastery)×2(72.24% ATK + 144.48% Elemental Mastery)×2(77.28% ATK + 154.56% Elemental Mastery)×2(84% ATK + 168% Elemental Mastery)×2(89.04% ATK + 178.08% Elemental Mastery)×2(94.08% ATK + 188.16% Elemental Mastery)×2(100.8% ATK + 201.6% Elemental Mastery)×2(107.52% ATK + 215.04% Elemental Mastery)×2(114.24% ATK + 228.48% Elemental Mastery)×2(120.96% ATK + 241.92% Elemental Mastery)×2(127.68% ATK + 255.36% Elemental Mastery)×2(134.4% ATK + 268.8% Elemental Mastery)×2(142.8% ATK + 285.6% Elemental Mastery)×2(151.2% ATK + 302.4% Elemental Mastery)×2(159.6% ATK + 319.2% Elemental Mastery)×2
3-Mirror Projection Attack DMG(67.2% ATK + 134.4% Elemental Mastery)×3(72.24% ATK + 144.48% Elemental Mastery)×3(77.28% ATK + 154.56% Elemental Mastery)×3(84% ATK + 168% Elemental Mastery)×3(89.04% ATK + 178.08% Elemental Mastery)×3(94.08% ATK + 188.16% Elemental Mastery)×3(100.8% ATK + 201.6% Elemental Mastery)×3(107.52% ATK + 215.04% Elemental Mastery)×3(114.24% ATK + 228.48% Elemental Mastery)×3(120.96% ATK + 241.92% Elemental Mastery)×3(127.68% ATK + 255.36% Elemental Mastery)×3(134.4% ATK + 268.8% Elemental Mastery)×3(142.8% ATK + 285.6% Elemental Mastery)×3(151.2% ATK + 302.4% Elemental Mastery)×3(159.6% ATK + 319.2% Elemental Mastery)×3
Chisel-Light Mirror Removal Interval4s4s4s4s4s4s4s4s4s4s4s4s4s4s4s
CD18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s
Particular Field: Fetters of Phenomena
Creates a Particular Binding Field and deals multiple instances of AoE Dendro DMG.
If Chisel-Light Mirrors exist when this ability is unleashed, all such Mirrors will be consumed and increase the number of DMG instances dealt.
2s after this ability is unleashed, if 0/1/2/3 Mirrors were consumed, Alhaitham will generate 3/2/1/0 new Mirrors in turn.

“If a researcher makes wisdom their goal, then they should be prepared to make an enemy of every word they read. Only then can they avoid bias.”
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11Lv12Lv13Lv14Lv15
Single-Instance DMG121.6% ATK + 97.28% Elemental Mastery130.72% ATK + 104.58% Elemental Mastery139.84% ATK + 111.87% Elemental Mastery152% ATK + 121.6% Elemental Mastery161.12% ATK + 128.9% Elemental Mastery170.24% ATK + 136.19% Elemental Mastery182.4% ATK + 145.92% Elemental Mastery194.56% ATK + 155.65% Elemental Mastery206.72% ATK + 165.38% Elemental Mastery218.88% ATK + 175.1% Elemental Mastery231.04% ATK + 184.83% Elemental Mastery243.2% ATK + 194.56% Elemental Mastery258.4% ATK + 206.72% Elemental Mastery273.6% ATK + 218.88% Elemental Mastery288.8% ATK + 231.04% Elemental Mastery
Basic Attack Instances444444444444444
1-Mirror Attack Instances666666666666666
2-Mirror Attack Instances888888888888888
3-Mirror Attack Instances101010101010101010101010101010
CD18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s
Energy Cost707070707070707070707070707070

Passive Skills

Law of Reductive Overdetermination
When Alhaitham crafts Weapon Ascension Materials, he has a 10% chance to receive double the product.
Four-Causal Correction
When Alhaitham’s Charged or Plunging Attacks hit opponents, they will generate 1 Chisel-Light Mirror. This effect can be triggered once every 12s.
Mysteries Laid Bare
Each point of Alhaitham’s Elemental Mastery will increase the DMG dealt by Projection Attacks and Particular Field: Fetters of Phenomena by 0.1%.
The DMG of both aforementioned abilities can be increased by a maximum of 100% this way.

Constellations

Intuition
When a Projection Attack hits an opponent, Universality: An Elaboration on Form‘s CD is decreased by 1.2s. This effect can be triggered once every 1s.
Debate
When Alhaitham generates a Chisel-Light Mirror, his Elemental Mastery will be increased by 50 for 8 seconds, max 4 stacks. Each stack’s duration is counted independently. This effect can be triggered even when the maximum number of Chisel-Light Mirrors has been reached.
Negation
Increases the Level of Universality: An Elaboration on Form by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Elucidation
When Particular Field: Fetters of Phenomena is unleashed, the following effects will become active based on the number of Chisel-Light Mirrors consumed and created this time around:
·Each Mirror consumed will increase the Elemental Mastery of all other nearby party members by 30 for 15s.
·Each Mirror generated will grant Alhaitham a 10% Dendro DMG Bonus for 15s.

The pre-existing duration of the aforementioned effects will be cleared if you use Particular Field: Fetters of Phenomena again while they are in effect.
Sagacity
Increases the Level of Particular Field: Fetters of Phenomena by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Structuration
Alhaitham gains the following effects:
· 2 seconds after Particular Field: Fetters of Phenomena is unleashed, he will generate 3 Chisel-Light Mirrors regardless of the number of mirrors consumed.
· If Alhaitham generates Chisel-Light Mirrors when their numbers have already maxed out, his CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG will increase by 10% and 70% respectively for 6s. If this effect is triggered again during its initial duration, the duration remaining will be increased by 6s.

Skill Ascension

Sounds

TitleENCNJPKR
Party Switch
Opening Chest
Normal Attack
Medium Attack
Heavy Attack
Taking Damage (Low)
Taking Damage (High)
Battle Skill #1
Battle Skill #3
Sprinting Starts
Jumping
Climbing
Heavy Breathing (Climbing)
Open World Gliding (Start)
Open World Idle
Fainting
Idle Performance

Quotes

Audio Language:
TitleVoiceOver
Hello
Chat: Work
Chat: Reading
Chat: Thinking
When It Rains
When Thunder Strikes
When It Snows
When the Sun Is Out
In the Desert
Good Morning
Good Afternoon
Good Evening
Good Night
About Alhaitham: Facts
About Alhaitham: Rumors
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Us: Greetings
About Us: Helping Each Other
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 6
About the Vision
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
Something to Share
Interesting Things
About Lesser Lord Kusanali
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Kaveh: Overly Sensitive
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Kaveh: Getting Duped
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Tighnari
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Dori
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Cyno
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Nilou
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Dehya
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
More About Alhaitham: I
More About Alhaitham: II
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 3
More About Alhaitham: III
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
More About Alhaitham: IV
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 5
More About Alhaitham: V
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 6
Alhaitham’s Hobbies
Alhaitham’s Troubles
Favorite Food
Least Favorite Food
Receiving a Gift: I
Receiving a Gift: II
Receiving a Gift: III
Birthday
Feelings About Ascension: Intro
Unlocks at Ascension Phase 1
Feelings About Ascension: Building Up
Unlocks at Ascension Phase 2
Feelings About Ascension: Climax
Unlocks at Ascension Phase 4
Feelings About Ascension: Conclusion
Unlocks at Ascension Phase 6
Elemental Skill: I
Elemental Skill: II
Elemental Burst: I
Elemental Burst: II
Elemental Burst: III
Opening Treasure Chest: I
Opening Treasure Chest: II
Low HP: I
Low HP: II
Low HP: III
Ally at Low HP: I
Ally at Low HP: II
Fallen: I
Fallen: II
Fallen: III
Heavy Hit Taken: I
Heavy Hit Taken: II
Joining Party: I
Joining Party: II
Joining Party: III

Stories

TitleText
Character DetailsA capable person who keeps a low profile for too long is often perceived as someone with a mysterious identity and ulterior purposes. Alhaitham himself is a powerful rebuttal to all these cliché views: He is a brilliant man, but he is only an ordinary employee of the Akademiya, with a stable job and a cushy house in Sumeru, leading a carefree and comfortable life.
Sometimes, people find it next to impossible to catch the current scribe in his office. Little do they know about the scribe, other than his name, “Alhaitham,” and that he is supposed to be present during work hours. The fact is, no one knows his whereabouts, and all they can do is leave documents and files on his desk.
Alhaitham couldn’t be more satisfied with how things are. The man might be at home or in the library, but he’ll never appear where people wish him to be.
Having an entirely unpredictable schedule affords undisturbed freedom.
Character Story 1The title of a “scribe” may sound impressive to most Akademiya students, but this fancy name is just a product of the Akademiya’s culture to use unnecessarily high-flown titles.
In truth, the scribe does not have to be present at all major meetings, nor does he participate in core decision-making. The scribe is simply responsible for classifying and archiving important documents. However, in Sumeru, where books and manuscript documents were once managed as a resource, the scribe is one of the most “in-the-know” people in the entire Akademiya. One can say that this position is rather similar to that of the Grand Conservator — after all, the person who manages texts will have privileged access to profound wisdom.
As the current scribe of the Sumeru Akademiya, Alhaitham acts in perfect compliance with his role: He does not attend any non-essential meetings, and when he is required to be present, he only records key points, jotting down other minute details based on his mood. If the meeting does not affect his personal interests or fails to pique his curiosity, he will not be bothered to give any comments. He does make comments, however, when someone has come up with something offensively foolish — and one should expect these comments to be more blunt than necessary.
Such is Alhaitham’s life philosophy: Whenever the need for his judgment arises, one must be ready to accept any means and privileges he might require to make that judgment. Fortunately for everyone, Alhaitham notes that he is too lazy to possess too many ambitions.
All scholars seek knowledge and the truth. Some do so for fame, while others, for ambition. And some others enjoy conquering knowledge and the truth, transcending them, and savoring the sense of superiority in the process. Alhaitham isn’t any one of them. He is only driven by what intrigues him. He believes that many scholars have already become lost in their pursuits, taking the truth as a tool or even a shortcut to self-realization.
However, whether one seeks it or not, the truth is always there, hanging high above the sky like an illuminating star. It is not the end of a trip or the destination of a match. It is and shall remain constant, regardless of human existence. Also, human pursuits will not simply end after certain knowledge has been acquired — though people never doubt that they can claim the fruit with joy and are prepared to sacrifice everything for it, their desire for knowledge will keep them going.
Those who fail to see through the truth set themselves on an endless path, while those with clear minds will say: The truth did not come into being to serve anyone, and whoever is unable to harness their desire for knowledge will be destroyed by it. Such is the rule of the Nation of Wisdom. Of course, if you want to blend in, you are welcome to fake such a posture.
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 2
Character Story 2To the people of Sumeru, those who played a part in the operation to save Lesser Lord Kusanali are deemed to be heroes. However, a great many who make such compliments don’t really know the full story. They simply repeat a fragment of a tale that they find inspiring. As one of the protagonists in their stories, Alhaitham has no opinion whatsoever about being a “hero,” nor does he believe that these stories are worth talking about.
Meanwhile, Alhaitham has declined the Akademiya’s offer to become the Grand Sage multiple times. But given the chaos in Sumeru, Alhaitham eventually agreed to serve as Acting Grand Sage temporarily.
It already defied common logic for someone to refuse the titles of Sage and Grand Sage, and yet Alhaitham went further still, resigning and returning to his humble role as Scribe at the agreed-upon time instead of clinging to power.
If he did manage to gain anything from it at all, it was the financial benefits: His salary stayed the same after his resignation, not to mention the several high-quality research projects that he was able to complete on his own. There is no doubt, then, that he will lead a well-off life. In addition, his interpersonal relationships have also improved, as he has more or less befriended the other participants in the archon-saving operation — they have gotten close to the point where Alhaitham might greet these people with a nod or two when he sees them.
Sometimes, Lesser Lord Kusanali will also invite Alhaitham to the Sanctuary of Surasthana to discuss various matters. He has met many people there: the General Mahamatra Cyno, the mercenary Dehya, and Nilou, star of the Zubayr Theater. Nilou even once asked him: “How did you manage to come up with such a bold plan? When I think back on it, we were all quite lucky to not get hurt…”
Nilou hesitated before she continued, and Alhaitham understood her confusion, for anyone would have wondered how he could have stayed unscathed despite the influence of the Divine Knowledge Capsule. But in Alhaitham’s eyes, he was never in danger, for he had never used any capsules.
As for how he had managed to do that, it was all thanks to his role as the scribe. As a scholar lucky enough to have read the Akasha’s system manual, he had studied the headset and Canned Knowledge, such that he knew how to alter the status signal of the Akasha. He had even once thought of reversing the holographic shield of the Akasha Terminal and projecting it to the back of his head to offer protection from attacks on that front.
It has been proven that a plan lays the foundation for everything, and that prior research lays the foundation for a plan. Alhaitham, who had no interest in boasting about how he remained unscathed, answered Nilou’s question with another: “As far as I know, Cyno and Dehya are also curious about this, yet you are the only one who has raised this question. Were they just too shy to ask me themselves?”
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 3
Character Story 3Alhaitham seldom discusses personalities or dispositions with others. He believes that the prevalent theories about them are wrong. Suppose someone insists that one’s character has nothing to do with their abilities and opinions, the person with such a view will find themselves unable to judge any aspect of another person. A smart person will often hold different attitudes towards a foolish person and another smart person, and the foolish often think differently when facing success and failure. People’s views on Alhaitham are proof of this point — given his superb talents and egocentric personality, no one wants to get too close to him, but still, they see him as an outstanding scholar.
This is exactly the public image Alhaitham desires. Many scholars are rigid and inflexible, but Alhaitham is not one of them. As a matter of fact, his occasional sarcasm in part reflects his philosophy. Society (or the collective) relies on rules to regulate individuals, and language is one of these regulative tools. Turning language against its original design serves to challenge unreasonable rules, and one can thus stay out of trouble.
The word “talented” is abused within the Akademiya, and so are “born differently,” “touched by the archon,” and such… In Sumeru, one’s talents are a trial. Outstanding talent is not necessarily seen as a perfect gift, but it also divides people. For instance, to compliment someone with unimaginable achievements, ordinary folk often call them a “genius,” or “superhuman,” or a “prodigy”… But upon reflection, one will soon notice another layer of meaning that even the speakers themselves have not realized: That the talented and the ordinary are categorically different.
If someone is capable of things that others aren’t, they must have been endowed with some special abilities and gifts. Excessive compliments for and wild imagination regarding outstanding people only serve to alienate them. “They are successful because they are different” — such is the typical excuse favored by underachievers. These ignorant notions mean nothing to Alhaitham. Though he does know his way around people, he will not waste his time on such trivial matters.
Rules define borders and set limits. Yet these rules should not be judged solely on the number of people they limit. Therefore, Alhaitham has come up with his own set of rules with which he perceives everything and challenges the world. It is the crystallization of his philosophy. To maintain these rules of his own fashioning, Alhaitham acts on his own will and deals with anything that appears harmful in his eyes.
Only with objective judgment can one see the truth. By acknowledging the differences between individuals and recognizing differing levels of capabilities and mental capacities, one will discover the answer right away: Judgment from others is inconsequential, but to leave the right of judgment in others’ hands is equal to denying oneself. To be “different” should not simply be a label given to you by others. Rather, the talented should have long understood that their uniqueness is also a gift.
To put it another way, when a talented person truly understands that they are different and that they are indisputably ingenious, only then can they truly understand the value of their abilities. And as for cowards who remain blinded by perspectives advocated by the great majority, they have not yet found their true selves.
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
Character Story 4To live a peaceful and comfortable life, one must meet a few requirements first: Congruous personality and logic, adequate fighting prowess, a slow-paced job, and a cushy house in the vicinity of one’s office.
Alhaitham has checked all the boxes above. He would never deny that no place suits him better than the Nation of Wisdom, where social capital is linked to one’s academic abilities.
His current house, which is located near the Akademiya, is one of the academic resources that he gained through promising research projects. This house’s story dates back to Alhaitham’s student years. If his classmates still remember him, they will recall that he was not one to mingle with the crowd. As a result, he has only participated in one joint research project. Despite its eventual success, the project resulted in a huge quarrel and a parting of ways. Little do people know about Alhaitham’s part in this story, though they might be acquainted with the other protagonist: The Kshahrewar architect Kaveh.
This academic incident is not very widely-known — and in truth, the tale of two geniuses falling out due to differing perspectives is an all-too-familiar one in the Akademiya. But even though their collaboration did fall through, neither of them will deny the other party’s exceptional brilliance. As for their research, the Akademiya would later transfer the relevant assets to the researchers involved as per regulation.
Although the two did not continue that research, its great success in the early stage still serves as compelling proof of Alhaitham’s academic ability. Later, the Akademiya even used this project, which they had forgotten to cancel, as a reference for allocating housing resources, and as such, Alhaitham was given a very decent house befitting his participation in this ingenious project. But the other contributor, Kaveh, had never approached Alhaitham regarding that allocation. It wasn’t until later that Kaveh had someone inform Alhaitham and the Akademiya that he was not in want of a house and thus had no use of this property.
When next they met, Kaveh had gone bankrupt. According to Alhaitham, this former friend of his possesses a personality and values that are not congruous with his abilities. The two differ on too many things and cannot reach a consensus even today.
Allowing Kaveh to stay in this house provides Alhaitham with an interesting research topic: Legally and socially speaking, since Kaveh has previously forfeited the right to his half of this house, he should pay the landlord during his stay. However, paying rent would, to some extent, deny his contribution to the research, which contradicts the academic spirit.
An intriguing matter to consider, but Alhaitham has no interest in the answer. Thus, he has taken his broke former colleague in, collects rent as the rightful landlord, and gives his colleague some household chores. He is well aware of the dissatisfaction Kaveh might have, but it matters not to him. As far as Alhaitham is concerned, Kaveh is a familiar face, similarly lacks familial attachments, and is the polar opposite of himself as a scholar — that is to say, an excellent mirror. Human vision is limited, but it can be perfected through the presence of another genius. Taking this opportunity, Alhaitham will be able to observe other aspects of this world and thus understand more things that may have otherwise been unfathomable.
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 5
Character Story 5The Nation of Wisdom places academics and knowledge above everything else. As such, a scholar acknowledged by others within the Akademiya usually possesses a higher social status. Alhaitham was born to just such a family of well-received scholars. His parents died very early in an accident, and he was raised by his grandmother, a Kshahrewar scholar.
Alhaitham doesn’t have many recollections of his parents. He learned from his grandmother that they were both employed by the Akademiya, with his father being a mentor in Haravatat and his mother, a renowned scholar in Vahumana.
Alhaitham has inherited his parents’ intelligence, and he was always the sharp kid amongst his peers, so much so that he started reading abstruse academic journals at around the age of seven. Having noticed his exceptional talents, Alhaitham’s grandmother suggested that he attend school early. However, it only took half a day in the Akademiya for little Alhaitham to report this back to his grandmother: Everyone he met there was boring and he preferred reading alone to listening to their meaningless courses. Alhaitham’s grandmother saw his parents’ talents and personalities in him, and agreed to let him stay home to be self-taught.
To Alhaitham, “to be self-taught” means to read, break down, reorganize, and question. Due to his family background, he was lucky to be exposed to books made of paper. Interestingly enough, he takes more pleasure in reading his grandmother’s hard-copy collections than obtaining knowledge from the Akasha directly.
As opposed to the Akasha, books are inflexible and rigid, and there is no guarantee that their contents are error-free either. To use such a medium of knowledge is to dance with potential misinformation. The majority of people in Sumeru hate this, but Alhaitham derives great enjoyment from it. It was from reading that he acquired the ability to learn, analyze, and even rectify, and ultimately, he has learned to question. If the rustic and primitive method known as reading is ever any trouble, it is trouble that Alhaitham appreciates.
Alhaitham’s grandmother told him: “You and your father both like reading. Now, I can’t say if the two of you have been given too much share of wisdom or not, but always remember that being different is a gift.”
Knowledge is to be recognized, pursued, and trusted, but one should never forget to question it. Perhaps only those who come to such an understanding will not be easily moved by Canned Knowledge and other convenient knowledge media. And only someone who had already met these prerequisites would have casually read the Akasha manual sealed deep within the House of Daena.
As Alhaitham’s grandmother had said, books contain useless information, and sometimes in large amounts, but his sharp mind will sift through them — and if a book he has read lingers in his memory, it will come in handy one day.
After his grandmother’s passing, Alhaitham managed her funeral on his own, inheriting her properties and her small library. Before she passed away, Alhaitham’s grandmother gave him this earnest blessing: “You are such a smart child. Many such people have large egos and a propensity to act on their own. You are outstanding and possess a broader horizon than ordinary people. This is not a bad thing, but you must take care to have a clearer mind than others. You must understand that vain pursuits are but dust, and that you must discern your path with the greatest of wisdom.”
Later, Alhaitham applied for the Akademiya and was immediately admitted, scoring high marks in the Haravatat entrance exam. He was informed that his grandmother had also applied for him to be able to attend classes in other Darshans. Following his late grandmother’s advice, Alhaitham has always kept a low profile and a clear mind, and always makes decisions for himself.
Years later, when Alhaitham moved into his new house, he brought all those books over. While sorting through them, he flipped through a few that he had read long ago. The journals that had well-wishes written on their title pages were from his mother’s collection, and the ones with reference materials inserted between pages and notes on the margins had once belonged to his father. On top of them, there was a thick book with an exquisite, emerald-colored cover. On the title page, his grandmother had written thus: May my child Alhaitham lead a peaceful life.
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 6
The Doer’s Belt PouchA sturdy and durable green belt pouch.
People often mistake it for a wide belt, an impression perhaps reinforced by its color being in perfect harmony with Alhaitham’s outfit.
There are only a few things in this pouch: Keys, some recent read of Alhaitham’s, and a portable music player that goes with his headphones.
Alhaitham personally made the music player when he first became the scribe, and it is connected to the headphones via cables of the same color. He sometimes uses the gadget to play music, and other times, to block noise.
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
Vision“The value of language is not limited to words. A unified language helps to govern thoughts. Language is the bottom line, rules, weapons, and violence. By making our language unique, we can open up a special path to the relative completion of minds.
Governing thoughts may appear meaningless to some, but to others, it has a very significant meaning. Individuals’ pursuit of uniqueness gives rise to various languages and media. People are controlled by language under many circumstances.”
As Alhaitham flipped through these pages, reaching the end of the book and its back cover, he realized that an intricate ornament had been underneath the tome this whole time.
Of course, he knew what it was — a Vision, the proof of one’s power. However, this item did not mean much to him.
A believer might have perceived this divine item to be a thing most lofty, but to him, it was no more than a useful tool.
Alhaitham was out on a research trip when he was given the Vision.
He didn’t plan to dwell too much on it. It belonged to him, after all, so what difference would it make if he checked on it tomorrow, as opposed to today?
And just like the knowledge he has acquired, what he has obtained shall always remain in his possession.
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 6

1,864 responses to “Alhaitham”

    • 300 EM without an EM Sands means you’re lacking in crit stats and energy recharge. You should aim for 350 WITH EM Sands, 140% ER and the rest distributed in crit stats with 70/190 crit minimum (if you’re using a crit sword). Also, he likes ANY EM you can offer him, especially after the nerfs (and by extension in the live version)

      • he’s 70/150 atm but now I’m kinda confused bcs everyone told me having around 150 crit dmg on him was pretty fine, consider I do not use his signature weapon

        • you want crit value as much as you can get. you get your em with em sands, nahida’s passiv, dendro synergy and glided dreams.

          • Isn’t crit on artifacts completely irrelevant for Bloom, Hyperbloom, and Burgeon reactions? As far as I am aware, ONLY Quicken reactions can benefit from those stats, so unless otherwise stated, EM should be the preferred option in the majority of circumstances.

            Spread builds are pretty difficult due to artifact RNG. With all the other Dendro reactions, literally all that matters is EM (and maybe some ER for energy dependent characters like Alhaitham). For Spread you need Crit DMG, Crit Rate, EM, ATK, and ER. Basically a nightmare to properly build. Mihoyo should probably buff the Quicken reactions to compensate for the level of investment and dedication required to make a viable build.

            Takes about 4-5 straight months of Domain grinding to get an ideal artifact set for a Spread DPS. Whereas Bloom and its variants can be easily accommodated with perfect artifacts within a span of 2-3 weeks max. Seems a bit disproportionate to me.

          • Why would Crit be irrelevant to Alhaitham in a Hyperbloom or Burgeon team? The Electro and Pyro units are the ones triggering those reactions. However, Spread can still occur in those teams too.

            I also believe some people are exaggerating Alhaitham’s stat needs. ATK is not super important for Alhaitham like it is for, say Ganyu. You could build Alhaitham with something like 70/110, 500 EM in a Hyperbloom team and it would slap. Just search Iron Sting Abyss runs and you’ll see what I mean.

            Spread doesn’t need to be buffed because we don’t need to to rely exclusively on it. Unlike Melt and Vaporize, Spread can work in tandem with other reaction types to great effect.

          • why would you play bloom on him(a hydro unit?!). if you want a bloom dendro unit use nahida. she is better and yes, he at least wants 130er if not 140er with two dendro units in your team that means he lacks a bit of cvalue for that. em shouldn’t be that much of a concern as long as you have a em sands, a 1k em nahida probably with floating dreams, ttds or evenstar and well.. glided dreams.

          • I wish they could break down his C6 into two different cons. That way his dps increase isn’t stacked on C6.

  1. Lmao look at how well he turned out. Husbando simps screaming that he was as shit as Xinyan are real silent mfs rn even outright ignoring that they got all persecution fetish because hoyo wont make good males. mfs really forgot that the only bad male was 1.1 Zhongli. smh

      
    • Noone said that, where were u looking, Tweeter? lmao.. even after the “nerf”, many didn’t compare to xinyan level.. so sorry u follow casuals

    • He’s not average, he’s considered top tier in CN meta. Especially his spread team at high investment. Someone managed a 38 second PMA clear in 12-1-1 with him at C0. He’s a little weaker than C2 Raiden and Ayaka, but a fair bit better than characters like Hu Tao.

    • There are no “must pull” characters in Genshin. That’s just a cliché some people tell themselves to justify the characters they want and the ones they skip.

      And there are scenarios where Alhaitham’s teams do better than Ayaka. C2 Raiden being better than C0 Alhaitham is a moot point. Why not compare them both at C0?

        • Nah, there are no must pull units. There are units that can be more valuable (supports) for accounts to open up more team possibilities, but Al Haitham is definetely above average, especially with more investment and Hoyo is still creating at least 2 more dendros in Baizhu and Kaveh who could have a better synergy with him too.

          He is considered at the top level for on field DPS characters like the other person said in China and they are all about meta. Nahida on field may outshine him a bit in hyperbloom team, but Al Haitham is made to be a spread carry in the first place as that is the team composition that highlights a dendro on field DPS the most.

          If Baizhu turns out to be a 5 star healer with interruption resist and maybe damage buffs then Kuki would be replaced and you can potentially run Al Haitham Nahida Yae Miko and Baizhu for Aggra/Spread team

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