Genshin Impact – Best Yanfei Builds Guide (4-Star / Pyro)

Yanfei: DPS Build

Equipment

Weapon

  • 1. Skyward Atlas (5✩)
  • ~= Memory of Dust (5✩)
  • 2. Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds (5✩)*
  • 3. Kagura’s Verity (5✩)*
  • 4. The Widsith (4✩)*
  • 5. Dodoco Tales (4✩) [R5]*
  • 6. Solar Pearl (4✩)
  • 7. Blackcliff Agate (4✩)
  • 8. Mappa Mare (4✩)

Artifact

  • 1. Crimson Witch of Flames (4)
  • 2. Wanderer’s Troupe (4)
  • 3. Crimson Witch of Flames (2) +18% ATK set (2) / Wanderer’s Troupe (2)
  • 4. Shimenawa’s Reminiscence (4)*
  • 5. Retracing Bolide (4)*

Artifact Stats

Main Stats

  • Sands – ATK% / Elemental Mastery
  • Goblet – Pyro DMG
  • Circlet – Crit Rate / DMG

Substats

  • 1. Crit Rate / DMG
  • 2. ATK%
  • 3. Energy Recharge
  • 4. Elemental Mastery
  • 5. Flat ATK

Talent Priority

  • 1. Normal Attack
  • 2. Burst
  • 3. Skill

Ability Tips

Yanfei’s Ascension 4 Talent does a second hit after a Crit Charge Attack. This scales 80% of your ATK and can trigger reactions as well due to having a separate internal cooldown on its pyro application.

Gameplay Tips

Yanfei can have trouble trying to set up for her reaction DPS. Vaporize is generally the more consistent option and you need Xingqiu to make this work best. When running a Vaporize team with Xingqiu, 3 normal attacks into a charged attack (N1>N2>N3>C) is the safest and most reliable way to vaporize your charged attacks. Make sure you’re adding applying hydro first before starting combos.

Regarding Weapon Choices:

  • Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds: Bennett buff/ Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayer’s buff + Noblesse Oblige (4) will push Lost Prayer ahead of Skyward Atlas and Memory of Dust.
  • Kagura’s Verity: Do note that with Bennett’s Buff / Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayer’s buff + Noblesse Oblige (4), Kagura’s Verity will push ahead of Skyward Atlas and Memory of Dust.
  • The Widsith: Note that with strong attack buffs like Bennett’s Burst, an [R5] Widsith can outperform most [R1] 5-star weapons, with the exception of Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds.
  • Dodoco Tales: On equal refinements, Widsith is better than Dodoco Tales, but assuming it’s [R5] Dodoco Tales vs [R1][R3] Widsith, [R5] Dodoco Tales is better. Note that Bennett buff / Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayer’s buff + Noblesse Oblige (4) buff may push Widsith and Solar Pearl above Dodoco Tales, even at low refinements.

Regarding Artifact Set:

  • Shimenawa’s Reminiscence (4): Yanfei will rarely have her burst up due to the 15 energy cost on the 4-piece effect, however she can instead maintain the 4-piece DMG buff over a longer duration, making this set a good alternative to the other options. Note that this set loses out on some value at higher constellations, as she can’t get her [C4] effects without casting Burst.
  • Retracing Bolide (4): Running Yanfei with a shield character also allows you to make use of a full Retracing Bolide 4-set as a placeholder until you’re able to find a good Crimson Witch 4-set.

Regarding Artifact Substats Priority:

Energy Recharge is prioritized over Elemental Mastery here since she has an 80 energy burst cost while her skill is also not very efficient at generating particles for getting it back. A major source of your energy will be coming from enemies as well as potential pyro batteries like Bennett, so be sure to have her pick the particles up as off-field characters only get 0.6x the value of the particles.

Yanfei: Shield Support Build [C4+ Required]

Equipment

Weapon

  • 1. Prototype Amber (4✩)
  • 2. Favonius Codex (4✩)
  • 3. Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers (3✩)

Artifact

  • 1. Emblem of Severed Fate (2) Tenacity of the Millelith (2)
  • 2. Noblesse Oblige (4)

Artifact Stats

Main Stats

  • Sands – Energy Recharge / HP%
  • Goblet – HP%
  • Circlet – HP%

Substats

  • 1. Energy Recharge
  • 2. HP%
  • 3. Flat HP

Talent Priority

*Yanfei’s talent levels provide nothing for this role and it is not recommended to level them.

Ability Tips

Energy Recharge Guidelines

  • Prototype Amber [R5]: 210 ER
  • Prototype Amber [R1] /Favonius Codex: 240 ER
  • Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers: 250+ ER

Gameplay Tips

This section is dedicated to a playstyle where Yanfei is utilised as a primary shielder through her 4th Constellation. Due to the requirement of having to burst off cooldown, this build has high energy requirements.

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