22 Sep 2021 11:53 AM +00:00

The Best Genshin Impact Yanfei Build

What is the best Genshin Impact Yanfei build? Yanfei is a legal advisor residing in Liyue’s Harbor, who you can unlock by spending wishes. She is a very curious and amiable character that we will 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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Yanfei's Wish screen
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Yanfei is obtainable by spending wishes in the Wanderlust Invocation standard banner. Good luck obtaining her!

What Are the Best Yanfei Builds?

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.

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Role Best Weapon Alternative Weapon Best Artifacts Alternative Artifacts
Main Pyro DPS BuildLost Prayer To The Sacred WindsSkyward AtlasCrimson Witch of Flames (4 Pieces)Wanderer’s Troupe (4 Pieces)

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.

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Character Element
YanfeiPyro
BennettPyro
XingqiuHydro
ZhongliGeo
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Yanfei's Weapon screen
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What Are the Best Weapons for Yanfei?

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.

Weapon Rarity Stats Skills How to Obtain
Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds5-StarCritical RateBoundless 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 Atlas5-StarAttackWandering 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 Widsith4-StarCritical damageDebut: 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 Mare4-StarElemental MasterInfusion Scroll: Triggering an elemental reaction grants an 8% Elemental DMG bonus for 10s. Max 2 stacks.Forge
Yanfei's Artifact screen
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What Are the Best Artifacts for Yanfei?

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.

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Artifacts Two-Piece Effect Four-Piece Effect
Crimson Witch of FlamesPyro 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 TroupeIncreases Elemental Mastery by 80.Increases Charged Attack damage by 35% if the character uses a Catalyst or a Bow.
LavawalkerPyro Resistance increased by 40%.Increased damage against enemies affected by Pyro by 35%.

Yanfei Artifact Stats

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.

Slot Main Stat Sub Stats
FeatherAttackCritical Damage, Critical Rate, Attack%, Elemental Mastery
FlowerHPCritical Damage, Critical Rate, Attack%, Elemental Mastery
HourglassAttack%/ Elemental MasteryCritical Damage, Critical Rate, Attack, Elemental Mastery/Attack%
GobletPyro Damage Bonus%Critical Damage, Critical Rate, Attack%, Elemental Mastery
HeadpieceCritical Damage / Critical RateCritical Damage/Critical Rate, Attack%, Elemental Mastery, Attack

What Are Yanfei's Skills and Talents?

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.

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Attack Effect
Normal AttackShoots 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 AttackConsumes 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 AttackYanfei descends towards the ground from mid-air, damaging all opponents in her path. Deals AoE Pyro damage upon landing.
Elemental Skill - Signed EdictSummons 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 DealTriggers 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 - ProvisoWhen 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 EyeWhen 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 ExpertiseDisplays the location of nearby resources unique to Liyue on the mini-map.
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Yanfei's Constellation screen
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What Are Yanfei's Constellations?

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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.

Constellation Effect
The Law Knows No KindnessWhen 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 InterpretationIncreases Yanfei's Charged Attack Critical rate by 20% against enemies below 50% HP.
Samadhi Fire-ForgedIncreases the Level of Signed Edict by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Supreme AmnestyCreates a shield which absorbs up to 45% of Yanfei's Max HP for 15 seconds. This shield absorbs Pyro damage 250% more efficiently.
Abiding AffidavitIncreases the Level of Done Deal by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Extra ClauseIncreases the maximum number of Scarlet Seals by 1.

What Are Yanfei's Ascension Materials?

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.

Ascension Rank Required Level Required Materials
12020000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Sliver x1, Noctilucous Jade x3, Treasure Hoarder Insignia x3
25040000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Fragment x3, Juvenile Jade x2, Noctilucous Jade x10, Treasure Hoarder Insignia x15
36060000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Fragment x6, Juvenile Jade x4, Noctilucous Jade x20, Silver Raven Insignia x12
47080000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Chunk x3, Juvenile Jade x8, Noctilucous Jade x30, Silver Raven Insignia x18
580100000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Chunk x6, Juvenile Jade x12, Noctilucous Jade x45, Golden Raven Insignia x12
690120000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Gemstone x6, Juvenile Jade x20, Noctilucous Jade x60, Golden Raven Insignia x24

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 GoldTreasure Hoarder/ Silver/ Golden InsigniaBloodjade Branch

And that's everything you need to know about the best Genshin Impact Yanfei build! You now have all the info you need to make the most of Liyue Harbor's famed legal adviser in combat. Good luck!