17 Sep 2021 3:43 PM +00:00

The Best Genshin Impact Yae Miko Build

What do we know so far about the best Genshin Impact Yae Miko build? Genshin Impact 2.0 is in full swing. With a big new region to explore comes many fresh characters as well. Although plenty of these aren't yet playable, they all possess the Elemental Visions future adventurers hold on their person. One of these is a fox-like shrine maiden, and we have the details needed to put together the best Yae Miko build you'll want to prep for.

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While you're here, why not take a look at the other speculative build guides we've compiled for some other upcoming Genshin Impact characters? We have them for Baal, Scaramouche, Thoma, Kokomi, and even a feature-complete guide on the best Genshin Impact Aloy build ready for version 2.1.

Everything We Know About Genshin Impact Yae Miko

Yae Miko currently serves as the Chief Priest of the Grand Narukami Shrine. She is said to be the type of person to hold her methods and principles close to her heart, yet remains difficult to predict. This could be in part due to her shifting personality: a kind and gentle soul when managing the Yae Publishing House, yet mysterious and serious when taking on the tasks and duties of the Grand Narukami Shrine.

Prior to her reveal, Yae Miko was mentioned by Zhongli and Ganyu in some scenarios, with Baal commenting on her in Genshin Impact 2.0 as well. With her fox-like appearance and connection to a shrine now apparent, there's reason to believe Yae Sakura is the character spoken about in the Retracing Bolide artifact set, which tells multiple "ghost stories of Inazuma" about people coming into contact or having connections with foxes, fox-like people, and those "between the human and inhuman" at shrines.

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Yae Miko as seen in Genshin Impact.
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What Element Is Yae Miko in Genshin Impact?

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Yae Miko is presumed to be an Electro adventurer, which lines up from the region she comes from, which is presently ruled by the Electro Archon Baal. This could further be linked back to Domain of Guyun, where the Retracting Bolide artifact set comes from. Many of the set's pieces reflect kitsune and shrine motifs.

Domain of Guyun grants bonuses to Electro reactions and contains references to Spring, the season in which sakura petals typically bloom. Yae Miko shares many similarities (including a voice actor) with Yae Sakura from Miyoho's other game, Honkai Impact 3rd, who herself was a 'Miko' at one point in time. The connections just keep coming.

It's still too early to assume if the Retracing Bolide set will be part of the best Genshin Impact Yae Miko build, but it's something to keep in mind if you currently have it lying around.

When Is the Genshin Impact Yae Miko Release Date?

The Yae Miko release date is expected sometime during Genshin Impact 2.1. The trailer for the big 2.0 update featured six Inazuma characters: Ayaka, Yoimiya, Sayu, Kokomi, Thoma, and Sara. And on the latest Livestream for the 2.1 update, "World Floating Under the Moonlight", we saw that she will be part of the story at least on a cutscene, so hopes are that she's announced for one of the upcoming banners.

Assuming these feature in banners of their own (potentially in order), we don't suspect that the Yae Miko release date is coming until very late in 2.1 or even further ahead into 2.2, where she might star as the featured character alongside the potentially four-star Gorou.

Genshin Impact Yae Miko in deep thought
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What Is the Best Genshin Impact Yae Miko Build?

Currently, we don't know nearly enough about the character to suggest the best Genshin Impact Yae Miko build. We'll have a lot more to say on this matter once her key details are leaked or revealed.

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What Are the Best Team Comps for Yae Miko?

Without knowing her abilities or even her weapon type, it's too hard to suggest the best team comps for Yae Miko. Once additional details leak or are officially revealed, check back here for pointers.

What Are the Best Weapons for Yae Miko?

We don't even know which weapon type the fox-eared shrine priest will use in battle. Without that vital information, it's impossible to say which are the best weapons for Yae Miko right now.

What Are the Best Artifacts for Yae Miko?

Due to the lack of detail pertaining to her abilities and even her weapon type, it's currently impossible to predict what the best artifacts for Yae Miko will be. Check back whenever her skills leak or are officially released.

Genshin Impact Yae Miko in Inazuma
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What Are Yae Miko's Skills and Talents?

Yae Miko's skills and talents are currently under wraps. She hasn't made her way into the beta version yet for players to test. In fact, there's a good chance Miyoho hasn't even finalized her initial kit yet. Check back regularly to see what information does arrive as Genshin Impact makes its way through its Inazuma arc.

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What Are Yae Miko's Constellations?

Just like her abilities, Yae Miko's Constellations are currently shrouded in mystery. Check back regularly, though. Most of her key details will arrive at the same time, typically whenever they're datamined, tested in the Genshin Impact beta, or officially revealed.

What Are Yae Miko's Ascension Materials?

Yae Miko's ascension materials won't be known for a little while yet. Although it's always smart to get a head start on collecting the goods needed to raise her to the point of your other characters, maybe focus on a few others first.

That being said, her supposed Electro element might suggest she'll require Electro Hypostasis materials. Given her potential connection to the Domain of Guyun, she could also be the first character to require the Electro-infused Electro Crystals found nearby.

What Are Yae Miko's Talent Materials?

Though we don't have concrete details of Yae Miko's talent materials just yet, her supposed connection to the Electro element and the Domain of Guyun could mean she'll make use of some Liyue materials on top of the probable Amethyst and Lightning Prism items from the Electro Hypostasis.

Check back regularly. It won't be too long before the full list is revealed or leaks.

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Yae Sakura in Honkai Impact 3rd who is voiced the the Yae Miko voice actor in Genshin Impact.
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Genshin Impact Yae Miko Voice Actor - English and Japanese

As is the case with a few Genshin Impact characters, their English voice actors sometimes aren't revealed until a while after their debut. In the case of the Yae Miko voice actor, we don't know who will supply her English voice, but we do know her Japanese voice actor: Ayane Sakura.

Anime fans will know her as the voice of Eli Ayase's sister in Love Live, Mika Shimotsuki in Psycho-Pass, and Ran Mitake in the BanG Dream! franchise among many other animation credits.

In the gaming sphere, she voices characters like Lin You in Dragalia Lost, Kasumi in Pokémon Masters, Alice in Persona 5 Strikers, and - perhaps most importantly - the incredibly similar Yae Sakura in the Genshin Impact developer's previous game, Honkai Impact 3rd.