22 Sep 2021 12:28 PM +00:00

The Best Genshin Impact Jean Build

What is the best Genshin Impact Jean build? The Acting Grand Master of the Knights of Favonius, Jean inherits this position from her mentor, Varka, when he departs to foreign lands on an expedition. She also holds the titles of 'Dandelion Knight' and 'Liontooth Knight,' which reflect her tenacity as a warrior and her dedication to her role within the Knights’ ranks.

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Jean appearing on a Wish
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Jean is obtainable by spending wishes in the Wanderlust Invocation standard Banner. Good luck getting her!

What Are the Best Jean Builds?

On the battlefield, she’s one of the best Anemo DPS units, which is fitting given her background. Her capacity to heal herself and others paired with her inherent potential as a DPS unit make Jean one of the best Anemo units in the entire game. The building setups you want to assemble for her will cover different approaches to her capabilities.

Below are two of the best Jean builds right now. You can keep reading to find out the hows and whys of these particular Jean builds, but if you've used her before, you'll quickly understand the thought process behind her best weapon and artifact choices.

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Role Best Weapon Alternative Weapon Best Artifacts Alternative Artifacts
Anemo Sub-DPS BuildThe FluteFavonius SwordViridescent Venerer (4 Pieces)Gladiator's Finale (2 Pieces) & Viridescent Venerer (2 Pieces)
Physical DPS BuildAquila FavoniaPrototype RancourPale Flame (2 Pieces) & Bloodstained Chivalry (2 Pieces)Gladiator's Finale (2 Pieces) & Bloodstained Chivalry (2 Pieces)

Jean Anemo Sub DPS Build

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The idea behind this build is to make Jean a great Sub DPS, which at the same time will help her to be a better Healer and capable of triggering great Swirl Reactions. Since Jean's Elemental Burst healing values scale with her Attack, The Flute is the best option by far, given the inherent Attack stat. However, if you’re struggling at getting that weapon, the Favonius Sword goes really well too.

On the artifact side, Viridescent Venerer and its Anemo damage boost make it the best option, though it can also be tricky to get your hands on that set, so a 2-2 combo of Gladiator's Finale and The Exile will serve as a more affordable set.

Jean Physical DPS Build

The Aquila Favonia sword brings an excellent advantage in the form of Falcon’s Defiance, which will give you more sustain as HP Regeneration and buffed damage values, making it the best option. However, if you need an alternative to it, our recommendation would be Prototype Rancour.

Since we need to focus on more raw power than elemental abilities, a 2-2 mixed set of Pale Flame and Bloodstained Chivalry will be the best choice, or you can rely on a full set of either of those if you feel so inclined.

What Are the Best Team Comps for Jean?

Jean is an Anemo Sub DPS unit that plays extremely well either alone or with others but shines especially well if you can trigger as many Swirl reactions as possible. For this, companions that trigger reactions such as Tartaglia or Bennett are recommended, and also whoever can give her some extra juice, like Albedo or Zhongli.

Character Element
Tartaglia/Hu Tao/DilucHydro/Pyro
Bennett/KleePyro
Xingqiu/Albedo/ZhongliHydro/Geo
JeanAnemo
Jean's Weapon Menu
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What Are the Best Weapons for Jean?

Weapons like The Flute that boost Attack are the only real good option for Jean as an Anemo Sub DPS. You can also find equally good alternatives in the form of the Aquila Favonia, Favonius Sword, and Skyward Blade. Last but not least, if you’re looking for a more affordable option or relying on the Physical DPS build, you can craft the Prototype Rancour if you still don’t have any of the former.

Weapon Rarity Stats Skills How to Obtain
The Flute4-StarAttackChord: Normal or Charged Attacks grant a Harmonic on hits. Gaining 5 Harmonics triggers the power of music and deals 100% Attack Damage to surrounding enemies. Harmonics last up to 30 seconds, and a maximum of 1 can be gained every 0.5 seconds.Wishes
Favonius Sword4-StarEnergy RechargeWindfall: Critical hits have a 60/70/80/90/100% chance to generate 1 Elemental Orb, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12/10.5/9/7.5/6 seconds.Wishes
Prototype Rancour4-StarPhysical damage BonusSmashed Stone: On hit, Normal or Charged Attacks increase Base Attack and Defense by 4/4.5/5/5.5/6% for 6 seconds. Can stack up to 4 times and only occur once every 0.3 seconds.Crafting
Aquila Favonia5-StarPhysical damage BonusFalcon's Defiance: Attack is increased by 20%. Triggers on taking damage: the soul of the Falcon of the West awakens, holding the banner of resistance aloft, regenerating HP equal to 100% of Attack and dealing 200% of Attack as damage to surrounding enemies. This effect can only occur once every 15 seconds.Wishes
Skyward Blade5-StarEnergy RechargeSky-Piercing Fang: Critical Rate increased by 4%. Gains Skypiercing Might upon using an Elemental Burst: Increases Movement Speed by 10%, increases Attack Speed by 10%, and increases the damage of Normal and Charged Attack hits by 20% for 12 seconds.Wishes
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What Are the Best Artifacts for Jean?

Depending on which build you choose to make, you may need Viridescent Venerer and Gladiator's Finale sets in case you want to use Jean as an Anemo Sub DPS, or Pale Flame and Bloodstained Chivalry for Physical DPS purposes. How many of these you choose to equip on her will depend on your gameplay style, so it is suggested that you test different builds to see how they work as mixed or full sets.

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Artifacts Two-Piece Effect Four-Piece Effect
Viridescent VenererAnemo damage Bonus +15%Increases Swirl damage by 60%. Decreases opponent's Elemental Resistance to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10 seconds.
Pale FlamePhysical damage +25%When an Elemental skill hits an opponent, Attack is increased by 9% for 7 seconds. This effect stacks up to 2 times and can be triggered once every 0.3s. Once 2 stacks are reached, the 2 piece bonus is increased by 100%.
Bloodstained ChivalryPhysical damage +25%After defeating an opponent, increases Charged Attack damage by 50% and reduces its Stamina cost to 0 for 10 seconds.
Gladiator's FinaleAttack +18%.If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack damage by 35%.

Jean Artifact Stats

Given Jean's set of skills, you want to develop Attack as the main stat and focus on boosting Anemo Damage, Critical Rate/Damage, and Energy Recharge as sub-stats.

Slot Main Stat Sub Stats
FeatherATKAttack%, Critical Damage, Critical Rate, Energy Recharge
FlowerHPAttack%, Critical Damage, Critical Rate, Energy Recharge
HourglassAttack%Attack, Critical Damage, Critical Rate, Attack
GobletPhysical Damage BonusAttack%, Critical Damage, Critical Rate, Attack
HeadpieceCritical DMG / Critical RateCritical Rate/ Critical Damage, Attack%, Energy Recharge, Attack

What Are Jean's Skills and Talents?

Jean's Elemental Skill is a great crowd control tool, but other than that, it doesn't have a massive offensive potential. It's her Elemental Burst that's really useful since it heals and also generates a Swirl AoE that damages enemies over time.

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Attack Effect
Normal AttackPerforms up to 5 consecutive strikes.
Charged AttackConsumes a certain amount of Stamina to launch an enemy up in the air. Launched enemies will slowly fall to the ground.
Plunging AttackJean descends from mid-air to strike the ground below, dealing AoE damage upon landing.
Elemental Skill - Gale BladeJean releases a miniature storm, launching enemies in the direction she aims at, dealing massive Anemo damage. Hold At the cost of continued Stamina consumption, Jean can command the whirlwind to pull surrounding enemies towards her front. Direction can be adjusted and she’s immobile during skill duration.
Elemental Burst - Dandelion BreezeJean creates a swirling Dandelion Field, launching surrounding enemies and causing Anemo damage. At the same time, she instantly regenerates a large amount of HP for nearby allied units and all party members. HP restored scale off Jean's Attack. Dandelion Field Continuously regenerates HP for one ally and imbues them with the Anemo attribute. Deals Anemo damage to enemies entering or exiting the field.
Talent#1 - Wind CompanionHits by Normal Attacks have a 50% chance to regenerate HP equal to 15% of Jean's Attack for all party members.
Talent#2 - Let the Wind LeadUsing Dandelion Breeze will regenerate 20% of its Energy.
Talent#3 - Guiding BreezeWhen Perfect Cooking is achieved on a dish with restorative effects, there is a 12% chance to obtain double the product.
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Jean's Constellation Menu
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What Are Jean's Constellations?

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If you get to pull Jean multiple times, you will eventually reach a level of the constellation that will turn her into an excellent Sub DPS unit, with improvements on all her Skills and their respective cooldowns, making Jean a great tool to heal and support your party.

Constellation Effect
Spiraling TempestIncreases the pulling speed of Gale Blade after holding for more than 1 second, and increases the damage dealt by 40%.
People's AegisWhen Jean picks up an Elemental Orb, all party members have their Movement Speed and Attack Speed increased by 15% for 15 seconds.
When the West Wind ArisesIncreases the Level of Dandelion Breeze by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Lands of DandelionWithin the Field created by Dandelion Breeze, all enemies have their Anemo Resistance decreased by 40%.
Outbursting GustIncrease the Level of Gale Blade by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Lion's Fang, Fair Protector of MondstadtIncoming damage is decreased by 35% within the Field created by Dandelion Breeze. Upon leaving the Dandelion Field, this effect lasts for 3 attacks or 10 seconds.

What Are Jean's Ascension Materials?

Ascending Jean boosts her HP, Defense, and Healing Bonus stats more than anything else, a welcomed improvement that makes her a more Sturdy Sub DPS than most. Farming the required Anemo Hypostasis can take a fair while, however.

Ascension Rank Required Level Required Materials
12020000 Mora, Vayuda Turquoise Sliver x1, Dandelion Seed x3, Damaged Mask x3
25040000 Mora, Vayuda Turquoise Fragment x3, Hurricane Seed x2, Dandelion Seed x10, Damaged Mask x15
36060000 Mora, Vayuda Turquoise Fragment x6, Hurricane Seed x4, Dandelion Seed x20, Stained Mask x12
47080000 Mora, Vayuda Turquoise Chunk x3, Hurricane Seed x8, Dandelion Seed x30, Stained Mask x18
580100000 Mora, Vayuda Turquoise Chunk x6, Hurricane Seed x12, Dandelion Seed x45, Ominous Mask x12
690120000 Mora, Vayuda Turquoise Gemstone x6, Hurricane Seed x20, Dandelion Seed x60, Ominous Mask x24

What Are Jean's Talent Level Up Materials?

An important part of building Jean is remembering to level up her talents and abilities. The order in which you go about this will change slightly depending on the role you expect him to play in your team, but here's the most common Jean talent upgrade order:

  • Elemental Burst
  • Normal Attack
  • Elemental Skill
Daily Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Drops
Teachings/Guide/Philosophies of ResistanceDamaged/Stained/Ominous MaskDvalin's Plume

And that's everything you need to know about Genshin Impact Jean! You now have all the info you need to make the most of the Dandelion Knight in combat. If you're interested in some of Genshin Impact's latest characters, be sure to give our Sayu build and Yoimiya build guides a read. We also keep a regularly updated list of all the Genshin Impact weapons you can earn.