Genshin Impact Cyno build - Release date, best weapons, artifacts, and more

Cyno in Genshin Impact

Cyno in Genshin Impact

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February 28, 2023: A Cyno re-run banner is live for the first half of 3.5.

Hoyoverse has given us a third trailer focused on the Sumeru region, and this time it confirmed a lot of previously rumoured information. It even gave us a look at the new Genshin Impact Cyno character, the Electro character teased so long ago.

The Sumeru teaser trailer showed us new faces like Dehya, Alhaitham and Nilou, along with new enemies and what we can find in the Sumeru region. It's shaping up to be a huge area with a story to match, and will not disappoint players.

Keep up to date with all the leaks and news about Genshin Impact with our pages for Genshin Impact 2.8, the later Genshin Impact 3.0, and everything we know about the Dendro element. There's also our Genshin Impact codes page for free Primogems.

What is the Genshin Impact Cyno release date?

Cyno has his own banner, which is now live in Version 3.1. Candace, a new Hydro 4-Star, also features on this banner. He also stars in a re-run banner from February 28, 2023 to mid/late-March 2023.

What element is Cyno?

In the latest Sumeru teaser trailer, we get a new look at Cyno. Here, we see that he has an Electro Vision equipped. This will make him the second Electro Polearm user in the game, after the Raiden Shogun.

Cyno in Genshin Impact
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What weapons are best for Cyno?

How to obtain
Staff of the Scarlet Sands
The equipping character gains 52% of their Elemental Mastery as bonus ATK. When an Elemental Skill hits opponents, the Dream of the Scarlet Sands effect will be gained for 10s: The equipping character will gain 28% of their Elemental Mastery as bonus ATK. Max 3 stacks.
Weapon banner wishes
Primordial Jade Winged-Spear
CRIT Rate 4.8%
On hit, increases ATK by 3.2% for 6s. Max 7 stacks. This effect can only occur once every 0.3s. While in possession of the maximum possible stacks, DMG dealt is increased by 12%.
Staff of Homa
CRIT DMG 14.4%
HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 0.8% of the wielder’s Max HP. When the wielder's HP is less than 50%, this ATK Bonus is increased by an additional 1% of Max HP.
White Tassel
CRIT Rate 5.1%
Increases Normal Attack DMG by 24%.
Chests/Overworld reward

Cyno is a Polearm user, and thankfully there's a good range of options for him. The newly released Staff of the Scarlet Sands is of course meant for him, but there are other choices, too.

Which Artifacts should Cyno use?

Artifact set
2-piece stat
4-piece stat
Thundering Fury
Electro DMG Bonus +15%
Increases damage caused by Overloaded, Electro-Charged, Superconduct, and Hyperbloom by 40%, and the DMG Bonus conferred by Aggravate is increased by 20%. When Quicked or the aforementiIncreases damage caused by Overloaded, Electro-Charged, Superconduct, and Hyperbloom by 40%, and the DMG Bonus conferred by Aggravate is increased by 20%. When Quicked or the aforementioned Elemental Reactions are triggered, Elemental Skill CD is decreased by 1s. Can only occur once every 0.8soned Elemental Reactions are triggered, Elemental Skill CD is decreased by 1s. Can only occur once every 0.8s
Gilded Dreams
Elemental Mastery +80
Within 8s of triggering an Elemental Reaction, the character equipping this will obtain buffs based on the Elemental Type of the other party members. ATK is increased by 14% for each member whose Elemental Type is the same as the equipping character, and EM is increased by 50 for every member with a different Elemental Type. Each of the buffs will count up to 3 characters. This effect can be triggered once every 8s and even when not on the field.
Gladiator's Finale
ATK +18%.
If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.

New to Sumeru is the Gilded Dreams set of Artifacts, found in the Spire of Solitary Enlightenment Domain, which adds a serious buff to Elemental Mastery. We recommend this for almost any character, not just Cyno! Other than that, the Thundering Fury will give a great boost to his Electro powers.

What are the best team comps for Cyno?

Fischl, Dori, Shinobu, Raiden Shogun
Candace, Yelan, Kokomi

Cyno does not have a shield or any healing moves, and is best for damage - so we recommend taking a healer and someone who can provide a shield while you storm in with Cyno's damage.

What do we know about Cyno? Genshin Impact Cyno lore

We first met Cyno as an unnamed character in the Teyvat Chapter Storyline Preview trailer, which released back in September 2020. He is the character appearing after the Sumeru title card, wearing a helm that resembles Anubis. Though we didn't see his Vision at first, we do see him holding a Polearm.

Cyno hails from Sumeru, and is the 'General Mahamatra'. We're not sure what this means yet. Due to his clothing, and where we see him, we can surmise that Cyno will appear in the story when the Traveler arrives in the desert section of Sumeru.

To prepare for the upcoming release of Sumeru, take a look at our new character pages to see who you might want to pull for - we have Dehya, Nilou, and Alhaitham, and a guide to who the Fatui Harbingers are.

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