The best Genshin Impact Yae Miko build

Yae Miko in Genshin Impact
November 18, 2022: Yae Miko's first rerun banner begins today!

Looking for a good Yae Miko build? The shrine maiden of Narukami Island is an Electro Catalyst, and an incredibly useful unit at that.

Yae isn't just a regular shrine maiden, but is actually a descendant of Kitsune lineage, and serves the Electro archon in a similar way to how the Adeptus served Morax. In this build guide, we'll go through her abilities, and what materials you're going to need to stock up on to ascend her.

And that's our Genshin Impact Yae Miko guide. If you're planning to wish on any of the upcoming reruns in version 2.4, we have lists for both Zhongli materials and Ganyu materials. They're the two reruns for the pre-Yae patch you may have picked up by now. For other potential new character reveals, the Kamisato Ayato release date may be of interest.

Genshin Impact Yae Miko talking to the Traveler as they wake up.
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How to get Yae Miko in Genshin Impact

Yae, as a 5-Star unit, doesn't appear often in Genshin Impact. Players wanting to pull for her will need to wait for her banner to get a rerun. Thankfully, during the second half of Version 3.2, she is getting her long-awaited first rerun, alongside Tartaglia.

Yae Miko's banner will run from November 18 - December 7, 2022.

What are Yae Miko's abilities

Yae's kit focuses on the attack more than defence or support and makes her a quick and devastating Electro unit. You'll need to use a good Catalyst weapon to keep up with her skills.

  • Normal Attack: Spirit Fox Sin-Eater
    • Yae Miko's normal attack summons Kitsune spirits, performing three attacks that deal Electro damage.
  • Elemental Skill
    • Her Sesshou Sakura move creates a small AoE, dealing constant Electro damage. The more Sakura there are, the more powerful the move. Up to three can be placed at once.
  • Elemental Burst
    • Yae's burst, Tenko Kenshin, summons lighting to deal a bigger AoE, with thunderbolts hitting the ground.
Genshin Impact Yae Miko whispering the Aether.
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What are the best weapons for Yae Miko?

Yae Miko is a Catalyst user, and as a 5-Star, has a weapon specifically made for her. However, there are still some other good choices, even for those who are free-to-play!

Bonus Stat
How to obtain
Kagura's Verity
CRIT DMG 66.2%
Gains the Kagura Dance effect when using an Elemental Skill, causing the Elemental Skill DMG of the character wielding this weapon to increase by 12% for 16s. Max 3 stacks. This character will gain 12% All Elemental DMG Bonus when they possess 3 stacks.
Weapon banner alongside Yae Miko
Skyward Atlas
ATK 7.2%
Increases Elemental DMG 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 15s. Dealing 160% ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 30s.
Standard banner wishes
The Widsith
CRIT DMG 12.0%
When a character takes the field, they will gain a random theme song for 10s. This can only occur once every 30s. Recitative: ATK is increased by 60%. Aria: Increases all Elemental DMG by 48%. Interlude: Elemental Mastery is increased by 240.
Hakushin Ring
Energy Recharge 6.7%
After the character equipped with this weapon triggers an Electro elemental reaction, nearby party members of an Elemental Type involved in the elemental reaction receive a 10% Elemental DMG Bonus for their element, lasting 6s. Elemental Bonuses gained in this way cannot be stacked.

Which artifacts are the best choice for Yae Miko?

There are plenty of good options for Artifact sets for Yae Miko, so you don't need to go farming for anything specific - hopefully.

Artifact set
2-Piece bonus
4-Piece bonus
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 aforementioned Elemental Reactions are triggered, Elemental Skill CD is decreased by 1s. Can only occur once every 0.8s
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%
Emblem Of Severed Fate
Energy Recharge + 20%
Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained in this way.
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.

What are Yae Miko's Constellations?

Every time you get a copy of a character, you'll get an item called their Stella Fortuna - this will unlock a Constellation: a new talent for the character. Here are Yae Miko's:

C1 - Chronicles of the Kitsune Court
Each time Yae's burst activates a Tenko Thunderbolt, she'll restore seven energy for herself.
C2 - Hanagasa Manuscript
Yakkhan Evocation: Sesshou Sakura cooldown is decreased by 20% and attack range is increased by 100%.
C3 - The Seven Glamours
Increases the level of Yakkhan Evocation: Sesshou Sakura by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4 - Sakura Channeling
When Sesshou Sakura hits an opponent, nearby party members gain a 20% Electro damage bonus for five seconds.
C5 - Mischevious Teasing
Increases the level of Great Secret Art: Tenko Kenshin by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6 - Forbidden Art: Daisesshou
Sesshou Sakura start at level, now have a max level of four, and ignore 45% of an opponents defense.

What are the Yae Miko Ascension materials?

To begin, Yae will need the Vajrada Amethyst set of gems for her Ascension. These can be found as drops from Electro bosses like the Electro Hypostasis and Thunder Manifestation.

The local speciality item that Yae needs are Sea Ganoderma plants, found all over the coasts of Inazuma. You can also grow these in your Serenitea Pot. Next up are the overworld enemy drops - for this, you'll need the Old, Kageuchi, and Famed Handguards. A lot of Inazuma characters need these - especially ones who are rerunning soon - so you'll need to prioritise who to use them on!

The boss drop that Yae Miko needs is the Dragonheir's False Fin - you'll need 46 in total to get her to level 80. These are dropped by the Coral Defenders, the Bathysmal Vishap Herd found in Enkanomiya.

Here are all the Sea Ganoderma locations to help you grab a lot of them:

Genshin Impact Sea Ganoderma locations for Yae Miko's ascension material.
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There are Sea Ganoderma dotted all across Inazuma.

What are Yae Miko's talent materials?

To level Yae Miko's talents, you'll have to get the Light family of scroll materials from the Violet Court Domain on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, as well as more Handguards from Nobushi across Inazuma.

Finally, you'll need a Crown of Insight, which you can get from seasonal events, and upgrading the Frostbearing Tree in Dragonspine or the Sacred Sakura in Inazuma.

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