Genshin Impact – Best Yelan Builds Guide (5-Star / Hydro)

Yelan: Off-Field DPS Build



  • 1. Aqua Simulacra (5✩)
  • 2. Elegy for the End (5✩)*
  • 3. Favonius Warbow (4✩)
  • 4. Polar Star (5✩)
  • ~= Mouun’s Moon (4✩)*
  • ~= The Stringless (4✩)
  • 5. Sacrificial Bow (4✩)[R3]
  • 6. Slingshot (3✩)
  • ~= Fading Twilight (4✩) [R5]
  • ~= Recurve Bow (3✩)


  • 1. Emblem of Severed Fate (4)
  • 2. Emblem of Severed Fate (2) / Tenacity of the Milelith (2) / Heart of Depth (2) / Noblesse Oblige (2) [Choose Two]

Artifact Stats

Main Stats

  • Sands: Energy Recharge / HP%
  • Goblet: Hydro DMG / HP%*
  • Circlet: Crit Rate / Crit DMG / HP%


  • 1. Energy Recharge
  • 2. HP / Crit Rate / Crit DMG
  • 3. Flat HP

Talent Priority

  • 1. Burst
  • 2. Skill
  • 3. Normal Attacks*

Gameplay Tips

Yelan is an off-field DPS who is able to apply Hydro off-field via her Elemental Burst, this part of her kit acts similarly like Xingqiu’s Elemental Burst. Yelan mainly scales off HP%, so don’t build her with ATK%. Yelan also wants a lot of Energy Recharge to be able to maintain her Elemental Burst uptime (up to ~250 ER), this can decrease depending on the number of Hydro units or energy providers in the team.

Regarding Weapon Choices:

  • Elegy for the End: This weapon is to be used only in reaction based comps such as Vape Hu Tao, Yelan’s personal damage is lower than other options on this list, but is more beneficial for the team’s damage per rotation.
  • Mouun’s Moon: This weapon works best at [R3]+ and makes HP% Goblet potentially a stronger option instead of Hydro Bonus especially in comps with strong DMG% buffs.

Regarding Artifact Main Stats:

  • Goblet: HP% Goblet is to be used only if Hydro DMG% option is very bad and HP% option is very good, or if Yelan has strong DMG% buffs such as Emblem of Severed Fate (4) + Mouun’s Moon (especially with refinements) or Raiden + Kazuha and so on.

Regarding Talent Priority:

  • Normal Attacks: Level this up only if you want to constantly use her Breakthrough Barbs.

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