Looking to rework your Yanfei build for Genshin Impact? Then you're in the right place!
Yanfei, a legal advisor residing in Liyue Harbor, is a very curious and amiable character that we meet in even more curious circumstances. Half Adepti and half Human, she was left in the care of Madame Ping and grew up with a strong sense of justice that earned her many clients across the seven nations of Teyvat. On the battlefield, she´s a very strong Pyro unit, acting as Main DPS.
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What's the Best Yanfei Build In Genshin Impact?
|Role||Best Weapon||Alternative Weapon||Best Artifacts||Alternative Artifacts|
|Main Pyro DPS Build||Lost Prayer To The Sacred Winds||Skyward Atlas||Crimson Witch of Flames (4 Pieces)||Wanderer’s Troupe (4 Pieces)|
Yanfei works as a Main Pyro DPS, so our build has to make use of boosting as much Attack, Pyro Damage, or Critical Rate as we can get, since her ability to apply Pyro is very fast and will benefit immensely from those stats, especially Critical Rate. Weapons like Skyward Atlas and Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds will help here, backed up by artifact sets like Crimson Witch of Flames.
Below is the best Yanfei build right now. You can keep reading to find out the hows and whys of this particular Yanfei build, but if you've used this character before, you'll quickly understand the thought process behind her best weapon and artifact choices.
Main Pyro DPS
Since Yanfei benefits greatly from having a boost in Critical Rate and Damage, the perfect weapons for her are the Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds or Skyward Atlas, which enforce that. If you can’t get your hands in either of these two spellbooks, The Widsith is a great alternative.
Since the weapons enforce her Critical values, the artifacts must boost her Pyro Damage and Attack stats, and that’s why Crimson Witch of Flames is certainly the best option. However, if you can’t complete the set yet, you can also use Lavawalker or Wanderer’s Troupe as great alternatives.
What Are the Best Team Comps for Yanfei?
Yanfei is a Pyro Main DPS unit who plays extremely well either alone or with others but shines especially well if you can trigger as many reactions as possible. For this, companions that can do that such as Xingqiu or Bennett are recommended, and also whoever can give her some extra juice, like Zhongli.
What Are the Best Weapons for Yanfei?
|Weapon||Rarity||Stats||Skills||How to Obtain|
|Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds||5-Star||Critical Rate||Boundless Blessing: Increases Movement Speed by 10%. When in battle, gain an 8% Elemental Damage Bonus every 4 seconds. Max 4 stacks. Lasts until the character falls or leaves combat.||Wishes|
|Skyward Atlas||5-Star||Attack||Wandering Clouds: Increases Elemental damage Bonus by 12%. Normal attack hits have a 50% chance to earn the favor of the clouds, which actively seeks out nearby enemies to attack for 15 seconds. Dealing 160% Attack damage. Can only occur once every 30 seconds.||Wishes|
|The Widsith||4-Star||Critical damage||Debut: When a character takes the field, they will gain a random theme song for 10 seconds. This can only occur once every 30 seconds. Recitative: Attack is increased by 60%. Aria: Increases all Elemental damage by 48%. Interlude: Elemental Mastery is increased by 240.||Wishes|
|Mappa Mare||4-Star||Elemental Master||Infusion Scroll: Triggering an elemental reaction grants an 8% Elemental DMG bonus for 10s. Max 2 stacks.||Forge|
Weapons like the Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds or Skyward Atlas are the only real good options for this build. You can also find a more affordable and equally good alternative in the form of The Widsith. Last but not least, if you’re looking for a craftable option, you can obtain the Mappa Mare if you still don’t have any of the former.
What Are the Best Artifacts for Yanfei?
|Artifacts||Two-Piece Effect||Four-Piece Effect|
|Crimson Witch of Flames||Pyro damage Bonus +15%||Increases Overloaded and Burning damage by 40%. Increases Vaporize and Melt damage by 15%. Using an Elemental Skill increases the 2 Piece Bonus by 50% for 10 seconds. Max 3 stacks.|
|Wanderer's Troupe||Increases Elemental Mastery by 80.||Increases Charged Attack damage by 35% if the character uses a Catalyst or a Bow.|
|Lavawalker||Pyro Resistance increased by 40%.||Increased damage against enemies affected by Pyro by 35%.|
Depending on which build you choose to use, you may need the Crimson Witch of Flames set for Pyro DPS purposes. How many of these you choose to equip on her will depend on your gameplay style, so we suggest that you test different builds and how they work as mixed or full sets, then you can decide.
Yanfei Artifact Stats
|Slot||Main Stat||Sub Stats|
|Feather||Attack||Critical Damage, Critical Rate, Attack%, Elemental Mastery|
|Flower||HP||Critical Damage, Critical Rate, Attack%, Elemental Mastery|
|Hourglass||Attack%/ Elemental Mastery||Critical Damage, Critical Rate, Attack, Elemental Mastery/Attack%|
|Goblet||Pyro Damage Bonus%||Critical Damage, Critical Rate, Attack%, Elemental Mastery|
|Headpiece||Critical Damage / Critical Rate||Critical Damage/Critical Rate, Attack%, Elemental Mastery, Attack|
Given Yanfei's set of skills, you want to develop Elemental Mastery as the main stat and focus on boosting Attack as the sub-stat.
What Are Yanfei's Skills and Talents?
|Normal Attack||Shoots fireballs that deal up to three counts of Pyro damage. When Yanfei's Normal Attacks hit enemies, they will grant her a single Scarlet Seal. Yanfei may possess a maximum of 3 Scarlet Seals, and each time this effect is triggered, the duration of currently possessed Scarlet Seals will refresh. Each Scarlet Seal will decrease Yanfei's Stamina consumption and will disappear when she leaves the field.|
|Charged Attack||Consumes Stamina and all Scarlet Seals before dealing AoE Pyro damage to the opponents after a short casting time. This Charged Attack's AoE and damage will increase according to the number of Scarlet Seals consumed.|
|Plunging Attack||Yanfei descends towards the ground from mid-air, damaging all opponents in her path. Deals AoE Pyro damage upon landing.|
|Elemental Skill - Signed Edict||Summons blistering flames that deal AoE Pyro damage. If this attack hits an enemy, Yanfei is granted the maximum number of Scarlet Seals.|
|Elemental Burst - Done Deal||Triggers a spray of intense flames that rush at nearby opponents, dealing AoE Pyro damage, granting Yanfei the maximum number of Scarlet Seals, and applying Brilliance to her. Brilliance Perodically grants Yanfei a Scarlet Seal. Increases the damage of her Charged Attacks. The Brilliance effect stops when Yanfei leaves the field or dies.|
|Talent#1 - Proviso||When Yanfei consumes Scarlet Seals by using a Charged Attack, each Scarlet Seal will increase Yanfei's Pyro damage Bonus by 5%. This effect lasts for 6 seconds. When a Charged Attack is used again during the effect's duration, it will dispel the previous effect.|
|Talent#2 - Blazing Eye||When Yanfei's Charged Attack deals a Critical Hit to opponents, she will deal an additional instance of AoE Pyro damage equal to 80% of her Attack. This damage counts as Charged Attack damage.|
|Talent#3 - Encyclopedic Expertise||Displays the location of nearby resources unique to Liyue on the mini-map.|
Yanfei shines as a DPS, with skills that deal great Pyro damage, especially her normal attack. While her Elemental Skill is a support tool for her normal attacks, her Elemental Burst deals great AoE Pyro Damage.
What Are Yanfei's Constellations?
|The Law Knows No Kindness||When Yanfei uses her Charged Attacks, each existing Scarlet Seal additionally reduces the stamina cost of this Charged Attack by 10% and increases resistance against interruption during its release.|
|Right of Final Interpretation||Increases Yanfei's Charged Attack Critical rate by 20% against enemies below 50% HP.|
|Samadhi Fire-Forged||Increases the Level of Signed Edict by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.|
|Supreme Amnesty||Creates a shield which absorbs up to 45% of Yanfei's Max HP for 15 seconds. This shield absorbs Pyro damage 250% more efficiently.|
|Abiding Affidavit||Increases the Level of Done Deal by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.|
|Extra Clause||Increases the maximum number of Scarlet Seals by 1.|
If you get to pull Yanfei multiple times, you will eventually reach a level of the constellation that will turn her into an excellent DPS unit, with improvements to all her Skills and their respective cooldowns, making Yanfei great to tackle the offensive on your party.
What Are Yanfei's Ascension Materials?
|Ascension Rank||Required Level||Required Materials|
|1||20||20000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Sliver x1, Noctilucous Jade x3, Treasure Hoarder Insignia x3|
|2||50||40000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Fragment x3, Juvenile Jade x2, Noctilucous Jade x10, Treasure Hoarder Insignia x15|
|3||60||60000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Fragment x6, Juvenile Jade x4, Noctilucous Jade x20, Silver Raven Insignia x12|
|4||70||80000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Chunk x3, Juvenile Jade x8, Noctilucous Jade x30, Silver Raven Insignia x18|
|5||80||100000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Chunk x6, Juvenile Jade x12, Noctilucous Jade x45, Golden Raven Insignia x12|
|6||90||120000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Gemstone x6, Juvenile Jade x20, Noctilucous Jade x60, Golden Raven Insignia x24|
Ascending Yanfei boosts her Pyro Damage Bonus stats more than anything else, which is a welcomed improvement that makes her a great DPS. Farming the Primo Geovishap can take a while, however.
What Are Yanfei's Talent Level Up Materials?
An important part of building Yanfei 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 her to play in your team, but here's the most common Yanfei talent upgrade order:
- Elemental Skill
- Elemental Burst
- Normal Attack
|Daily Drops||Enemy Drops||Weekly Drops|
|Teachings/Guide/Philosophies of Gold||Treasure Hoarder/ Silver/ Golden Insignia||Bloodjade Branch|