17 Sep 2021 3:43 PM +00:00

The Best Genshin Impact Yoimiya Build

What is the best Genshin Impact Yoimiya build? Various celebrations held in Inazuma City every year all feature elaborate firework displays created by Yoimiya, where her exuberant creativity and passion for fireworks always leave people pleasantly surprised. A talented pyrotechnician and the current owner of Naganohara Fireworks, Yoimiya is also known as the "Queen of the Summer Festival,"and she's a household name in Inazuma.

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Yoimiya's Wish screen.
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How Do I Get Yoimiya in Genshin Impact?

Yoimiya will be obtainable by spending wishes in the Event Banner, called “Tapestry of Golden Flames”, which will feature her alongside another new character, Sayu, up until August 31. Only four days remain, so good luck obtaining her!

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What Are the Best Yoimiya Builds?

Yoimiya shows great potential as a Pyro DPS unit, with fast, effective attack moves and some aggressive Elemental Skill and Burst that allow her to trigger Elemental Reactions and maximize her damage output. Due to her Crit Rate values, she can also excel as a Crit DPS on the battlefield, so any way you want to approach her builds is fine.

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

Role Best Weapon Alternative Weapon Best Artifacts Alternative Artifacts
Pyro DPS BuildAmos' BowRustCrimson Witch of Flames (4 Pieces)Gladiator's Finale (2 Pieces) & Crimson Witch of Flames (2 Pieces)
Crit DPS BuildSkyward HarpHamayumiBerserker (4 Pieces)Berserker (2 Pieces) & Gladiator's Finale (2 Pieces)

Pyro DPS Yoimiya Build

Since the idea of this build relies on spamming your Elemental Skills as Main DPS and triggering reactions with your party members, there is not a real difference between the weapons suggested above; it’s more about what’s convenient for you since both bows act perfectly well, with Amos' Bow being a bit better.

Regarding Yoimiya's artifacts, Crimson Witch of Flames provides a more than interesting effect while using the four Pieces of this set. That being said, if you wanna feel safer and invest in extra Attack, you can also mix a 2-2 set of Crimson Witch of Flames and Gladiator's Finale.

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Crit DPS Yoimiya Build

This Yoimiya build relies on her natural Critical Rate and Critical damage without focusing too much on elemental reactions. With a great native Critical Rate and a significant augment to Yoimiya’s Physical Attack and Critical Damage Values, the Skyward Harp sword plays really well as an all-rounder piece of equipment.

On the artifact side, the Berserker set gives a huge buff to Critical Rate when you use the four Pieces and it's really easy to get, which makes it the perfect choice. If you feel like it could use more attack, you can make a 2-2 mixed set with Gladiator's Finale

What Are the Best Team Comps for Yoimiya?

A good team comp for Yoimiya wants to take advantage of how often she can trigger Reactions. Xingqiu will help to spam Vaporize as Sub DPS, with Bennet creating the passive boost that the Pyro Resonance offers while also helping to heal the party. Last, Zhongli offers the needed sustain for all these characters to work.

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

Weapons like the Skyward Harp that boost Critical Rate, or the Amos Bow and its Damage boost effect, are the only real good options for these builds. You can also find a more affordable and equally good alternative in the form of the Rust bow. Last but not least, if you’re looking for a craftable option, you can obtain the Hamayumi if you still don’t have any of the former.

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Weapon Rarity Stats Skills How to Obtain
Skyward Harp5-StarCritical RateEchoing Ballad: Increases Critical Damage by 20%. Hits have a 60% chance to inflict a small AoE attack, dealing 125% Physical Attack Damage. Can only occur once every 4 seconds.Wishes
Amos Bow5-StarAttackStrong-Willed: Increases Normal and Charged Attack Damage by 12%. Normal and Charged Attack Damage increases by 8% every 0.1 seconds, up to 5 times.Wishes
Rust4-StarAttackRapid Firing: Increases Normal Attack Damage by 40% but decreases Aimed Shot Damage by 10%.Wishes
Hamayumi4-StarAttackFull Draw: Increases Normal Attack Damage by 16% and Charged Attack Damage by 12%. When the equipping character's Energy reaches 100%, this effect is increased by 100%.Crafting
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Yoimiya's Artifact screen
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What Are the Best Artifacts for Yoimiya?

Depending on which Yoimiya build you choose to make, you may need the Crimson Witch of Flames and Gladiator's Finale sets in case you want to use Yoimiya as a Pyro DPS, or mixing Berserker with Gladiator's Finale for Crit purposes. How many of these you choose to equip on her will depend on your gameplay, so it is suggested that you test different builds and how they work as mixed or full sets before you decide.

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 2-Piece Set effects by 50% for 10 seconds. Max 3 stacks.
BerserkerCritical Rate +12%When HP is below 70%, Critical Rate increases by an additional 24%.
Gladiator's FinaleAttack +18%.If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack damage by 35%.

Yoimiya Artifact Stats

Given Yoimiya's set of skills, you want to develop Crit Rate as the main stat and focus on boosting Crit Damage and Attack as the sub-stat.

Slot Main Stat Sub Stats
FeatherATKCritical Damage, Critical Rate, Attack%, Elemental Mastery
FlowerHPCritical Damage, Critical Rate, Attack%, Elemental Mastery
HourglassAttack%Critical Damage, Critical Rate, Attack, Elemental Mastery
GobletPyro Damage Bonus%Critical Damage, Critical Rate, Attack%, Elemental Mastery
HeadpieceCritical Damage / Critical RateCritical Damage/Critical Rate, Attack%, Elemental Mastery, Attack
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What Are Yoimiya's Skills and Talents?

Yoimiya's Elemental Skill will turn her attacks into Pyro attacks, which can help a lot since it allows you to trigger Reactions very easily while also having the damage values of these attacks augmented. Her Elemental Burst is an aggressive AoE attack that can wipe out large groups of enemies with explosions.

Attack Effect
Normal AttackYoimiya will fire 5 consecutive shots with the bow.
Charged AttackHolding the Attack button will charge an aimed shot. Charge level 1: Shoots an arrow that deals Pyro damage. Charged level 2: A maximum of 3 flame arrows will be fired depending on charge duration. These will auto-track nearby enemies and deal Pyro damage.
Plunging AttackYoimiya descends shooting a rain of arrows and quickly plunges into the ground dealing AOE damage upon landing.
Elemental Skill - Niwabi Fire-DanceYoimiya waves a sparkler and causes a ring of saltpeter to surround her. Niwabi Enshou: During this time, arrows fired by Yoimiya's Normal Attack will be Blazing Arrows, and their Damage will be increased and converted to Pyro Damage. during this time, Normal Attack: Firework Flare-Up will not generate Kindling Arrows at Charge Level 2. This effect will deactivate when Yoimiya leaves the field.
Elemental Burst - Ryuukin SaxifrageYoimiya leaps into the air along with her original creation, the "Ryuukin Saxifrage," and fires forth blazing rockets bursting with surprises that deal AoE Pyro Damage and mark one of the hit opponents with Aurous Blaze. Aurous Blaze: All Normal/Charged/Plunging Attacks, Elemental Skills, and Elemental Bursts by any party member other than Yoimiya that hit an opponent marked by Aurous Blaze will trigger an explosion, dealing AoE Pyro Damage. When an opponent affected by Aurous Blaze is defeated before its duration expires, the effect will pass on to another nearby opponent, who will inherit the remaining duration. One Aurous Blaze explosion can be triggered every 2 seconds. When Yoimiya is down, Aurous Blaze effects created through her skills will be deactivated.
Talent#1 - Tricks of the Trouble-MakerDuring Niwabi Fire-Dance, shots from Yoimiya's Normal Attack will increase her Pyro DMG Bonus by 2% on hit. This effect lasts for 3s and can have a maximum of 10 stacks.
Talent#2 - Summer Night's DawnUsing Ryuukin Saxifrage causes nearby party members (not including Yoimiya) to gain a 10% ATK increase for 15 seconds. Additionally, a further Attack Bonus will be added on based on the number of "Tricks of the Trouble-Maker" stacks Yoimiya possesses when using Ryuukin Saxifrage. Each stack increases this Attack Bonus by 1%.
Talent#3 - Blazing MatchWhen Yoimiya crafts Decoration, Ornament, and Landscape-type Furnishings, she has a 100% chance to refund a portion of the materials used.
Yoimiya's Constellation screen
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What Are Yoimiya's Constellations?

If you get to pull Yoimiya multiple times, you will eventually reach a level of the constellation that will turn her into an excellent DPS unit, with improvements on all her Skills and their respective cooldowns, making Yoimiya a great tool to wipe out enemies on the battlefield.

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Constellation Effect
Agate RyuukinIncrease the duration of the Aurous Blaze created by Ryuukin Saxifrage by 4 seconds. Additionally, when an enemy is defeated under the effect of Aurous Blaze, Yoimiya’s attack will increase by 20%, which lasts for 20 seconds.
A Procession of BonfiresWhen Yoimiya’s Pyro damage causes a crit, she will gain an additional 25% Pyro damage bonus in the next 6 seconds. Yoimiya will still gain this effect even if she is off-field.
Trickster's FlareIncreases the Level of Niwabi Fire-Dance by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Pyrotechnic ProfessionalWhen Yoimiya’s own Aurous Blaze causes an explosion, the CD duration of Niwabi Fire-Dance is decreased by 1 second.
A Summer Festival's EveIncreases the Level of Ryuukin Saxifrage by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Naganohara Meteor SwarmDuring Niwabi Fire-Dance, whenever Yoimiya uses her normal attack there is a 40% possibility that an additional flame arrow will be fired, dealing 50% of the original damage. This damage is regarded as normal attack damage.

What Are Yoimiya's Ascension Materials?

Ascending Yoimiya boosts her Critical Rate stats more than anything else, a welcomed improvement that makes her a great DPS. Farming the Pyro Hypostasis can take a while, but it's more than worth the effort when it lets you improve a unit as helpful as Yoimiya.

Ascension Rank Required Level Required Materials
12020000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Sliver x1, Naku Weed x3, Divining Scroll x3
25040000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Fragment x3, Smoldering Pearl x2, Naku Weed x10, Divining Scroll x15
36060000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Fragment x6, Smoldering Pearl x4, Naku Weed x20, Sealed Scroll x12
47080000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Chunk x3, Smoldering Pearl x8, Naku Weed x30, Sealed Scroll x18
580100000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Chunk x6, Smoldering Pearl x12, Naku Weed x45, Forbidden Curse x12
690120000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Gemstone x6, Smoldering Pearl x20, Naku Weed x60, Forbidden Curse x24

What Are Yoimiya's Talent Level Up Materials?

An important part of building Yoimiya 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 Yoimiya talent upgrade order:

  • Normal Attack
  • Elemental Burst
  • Elemental Skill
Daily Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Drops
Teachings/Guide/Philosophies of TransienceDivining/Sealed/Forbidden Curse ScrollDragon Lord's Crown

And that's everything you need to know about Genshin Impact Yoimiya! You now have all the info you need to make the most of Queen of the Summer Festival in combat. Good luck!

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