Ganyu, who is a half-human and half-Qilin hybrid, is known for being quiet and reserved, although she's always willing to stand up for her friends when the need arises. She's known to go to Wanmin Restaurant for some delectable vegetarian fare.
This five-star, bow-wielding cryo character is ideal for a main or sub-DPS role. In ourGenshin Impact Ganyubuild guide, we detail the best weapons and artifacts to help boost her damage output, as well as detailed information on all of her abilities and constellations.
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The best Genshin Impact Ganyu build
Ganyu is a fantastic ranged cryo DPS with some extremely useful passive abilities. We strongly recommend pairing her up with Bennett, as his elemental ability increases Ganyus damage.
Which weapon should you use?
If Ganyu is used in a major DPS role, we recommend using Amos Bow to help her deal as much damage as possible. For a sub DPS Ganyu, give The Stringless a try to boost elemental skill and elemental burst damage.
|Amos Bow||Increases normal attack and aimed shot damage by 18%. Also increases damage by 12% for every 0.1 seconds that an arrow is in flight this stacks up to five times on each arrow|
|Skyward Harp||Increases crit damage by 20%, and has a 60% chance to create a small AoE attack, which deals 125% physical attack damage. Can only occur once every four seconds|
|The Stringless||Increases elemental skill and elemental burst damage by 24%.|
Which artifact set should you use?
Ganyu's DPS output is improved by both of the artifact sets, so pick yours!
|Wanderers Troupe||Two equipped:Increases elemental mastery by 80Four equipped:Increases charged attack damage by 35%|
|Blizzard Strayer||Two equipped:15% cryo damage bonusFour equipped:Crit rate is increased by 20% when attacking an enemy affected by cryo. If the enemy is frozen, crit rate is increased by an additional 20%|
|Noblesse Oblige||Two equipped: Elemental burst damage is increased by 20%Four equipped: When Ganyu uses elemental burst, all party members attack is increased by 20% for 12 seconds. This effect cant stack|
The following set is a great option if you are still levelling or haven't gotten any of the above artifacts yet.
|Martial Artist||Two equipped: Increases normal and charged attack damage by 15%Four equipped: After using an elemental skill, Ganyus normal and charged attack damage is increase by 25% for eight seconds|
The following statistics should be prioritized when picking Ganyu artifacts.
- Attack% for Sands of Eon
- Cryo damage bonusfor the Goblet of Eonothem
- Crit damage of crit rate for Circlet of Logos
- Crit damage
- Crit rate
Check out ourGenshin Impact artifactsguide to learn more about how artifacts work.
What are Ganyus skills?
|Liutian Archery||Perform up to six shots with a bow|
|Liutian Archery (charged)||Charge level one:an icy shot that deals cryo damage.Charge level two: fire a Frostflake Arrow that explodes on impact dealing AoE cryo damage|
|Liutian Archery (plunging)||A shower of arrows that deals AoE damage|
|Trail of the Qilin||Deals AoE cryo damage and leaves behind an Ice Lotus. The Ice Lotus taunts enemies into attacking it and deals AoE cryo damage when destroyed|
|Celestial Shower||Summon a Sacred Cryo Pearl that deals AoE Cryo damage|
|Undivided Heart||After firing a Frostflake Arrow, the crit rate of subsequent Frostflake Arrows is increased by 20% for five seconds|
|Harmony between Heaven and Earth||Celestial Shower gives a 20% Cryo damage boost to party members|
|Preserved for the Hunt||Refunds 15% of the ore cost when crafting bows|
What are Ganyus constellations?
When you level up Ganyus constellations, here's how to get the most out of it.
|Dew-Drinker||When an enemy takes damage from a charge level two Frostflake Arrow Bloom their cryo resistance is lowered by 15% for six seconds. A hit regenerates two energy for Ganyu. This effect can only occur once per charge level two Frostflake Arrow|
|The Auspicious||Trail of the Qilin gains one additional charge|
|Cloud-Strider||Increases the level of Celestial Shower by three|
Enemies standing within the Celestial Shower AoE take increased damage.
Increased damage taken begins at 5% and increases by 5% every three seconds, up to a maximum of 25%. The effect lingers for three seconds after the enemy leaves the AoE
|The Merciful||Increases the level of Trail of the Qilin by three|
|The Clement||Using Trail of the Qilin causes the next Frostflake Arrow shot within 30 seconds to not require charging|
Enemies standing within the Celestial Shower AoE suffer increased damage.
Increased damage taken begins at 5% and lasts three seconds until it reaches a maximum of 25%. The effect lasts three seconds after the enemy leaves the AoE.
Enemies trapped within the Celestial Shower AoE suffer increased damage.
Increased damage is initiated at 5% and increases by 5% every three seconds, up to a maximum of 25%. The effect lasts three seconds after the adversary leaves the AoE.
What does it cost to ascend Ganyu?
Ascension can be a costly process, so here are some ideas of what you need to save up while leveling.
|20||20,000||One Shivada Jade Sliver, three Qingxin, three Whopperflower Nectar|
|40||40,000||Three Shivada Jade Fragment, two Hoarfrost Core, ten Qingxin, 15 Whopperflower Nectar|
|50||60,000||Six Shivada Jade Fragment, four Hoarfrost Core, 20 Qingxin, 12 Shimmering Nectar|
|60||80,000||Three Shivada Jade Chunk, eight Hoarfrost Core, 30 Qingxin, 18 Shimmering Nectar|
|70||100,000||Six Shivada Jade Chunk, 12 Hoarfrost Core, 45 Qingxin, 12 Energy Nectar|
|80||120,000||Six Shivada Jade Gemstone, 20 Hoarfrost Core, 60 Qingxin, 24 Energy Nectar|
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