Mobile GamesPC GamesPlayStationVideo Game Guides

Genshin Impact Cyno Guide for best build, artifacts, weapons, and more

Electro Xiao!!!

Hailing from the desert of Sumeru, Cyno is the latest addition to the Electro element in Genshin Impact. He is a five-star Polearm DPS who deals massive amounts of damage through his electro infused normal attack and his elemental skill. In this Genshin Impact Cyno guide, we’ll dive deep into his best build, artifact sets, weapons, and more.

Talent and Playstyle

Cyno’s main playstyle revolves around his Burst. His Burst infuses His normal attack with electro and shortens the cooldown of his elemental skill and allows him to spam it every 3 seconds. To further amplify his damage, having a Dendro Teammate in his team is a must-have as the new EM focused aggravate reaction has a great synergy with Cyno. His talents level up priorities are 

Elemental Burst > Elemental Skill > Normal Attack (it’s totally unnecessary to level up his NA)


C1Ordinance: Unceasing Vigil: After using Sacred Rite: Wolf’s Swiftness, Cyno’s Normal Attack SPD will be increased by 20% for 10s. If the Judication effect of his Passive Talent Featherfall Judgment is triggered during Secret Rite: Chasmic Soulfarer, the duration of this increase will be refreshed. You need to unlock the Passive Talent “Featherfall Judgment”.
C2Ceremony: Homecoming of Spirits: When Cyno’s Normal Attacks hit opponents, his Electro DMG Bonus will increase by 10% for 4s. This effect can be triggered once every 0.1s. Max 5 stacks.
C3Percept: Lawful Enforcer: Increases the Level of Sacred Rite: Wolf’s Swiftness by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4Austerity: Forbidding Guard: When Cyno is in the Pactsworn Pathclearer state triggered by Sacred Rite: Wolf’s Swiftness, after he triggers Electro-Charged, Superconduct, Overloaded, Quicken, Aggravate, Hyperbloom, or an Electro Swirl reaction, he will restore 3 Elemental Energy for all nearby party members (except himself). This effect can occur 5 times within one use of Sacred Rite: Wolf’s Swiftness.
C5Funerary Rite: The Passing of Starlight: Increases the Level of Secret Rite: Chasmic Soulfarer by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6Raiment: Just Scales: After using Sacred Rite: Wolf’s Swiftness or triggering “Featherfall Judgment,” Cyno will gain 4 stacks of the “Day of the Jackal” effect. When he hits opponents with Normal Attacks, he will consume 1 stack of “Day of the Jackal” to fire off one Dusts$alker Bolt. ‘Day of the Jackal” lasts for 8s. Max 8 stacks. It will be canceled once Pactsworn Pathclearer ends. A maximum of 1 Duststalker Bolt can be unleashed this way every. You must first unlock the Passive Talent “Featherfall Judgment.”

Best artifact sets to farm for Cyno in Genshin Impact

1. Thundering Fury

The newly buffed 4-piece Thundering Fury is Cyno’s best in slot artefact piece as it gives him 15% electro damage bonus, increases his elemental reaction damage and decreases his element skill cooldown.

SetSet Bonus
Thundering Fury2-Piece: Electro DMG Bonus +15%
4-Piece: Increases damage caused by Overloaded, Electro-Charged, Superconduct, and Hyperbloom by 40%, and the DMG Bonus conferred by Aggravate is increased by 20%. When Quicked or the aforementioned Elemental Reactions are triggered, Elemental Skill CD is decreased by 1s. Can only occur once every 0.8s

2. Gilded Dreams

The newly released 4-piece Gilded Dream also works Great on him as it gives him tons of Elemental Mastery which is really good on him for reaction damage as well as for his passive talent that increases his damage value based on EM.

SetSet Bonus
Gilded Dreams2-Piece: Elemental Mastery +80
4-Piece: Within 8s of triggering an Elemental Reaction, the character equipping this will obtain buffs based on the Elemental Type of the other party members. ATK is increased by 14% for each member whose Elemental Type is the same as the equipping character, and EM is increased by 50 for every member with a different Elemental Type. Each of the buffs will count up to 3 characters. This effect can be triggered once every 8s and even when not on the field.

4-piece Gladiator and Thunder Soother also work well on him and can even be situationally his best in slot.

Best weapons for Cyno in Genshin Impact

1. Staff of the Scarlet sands

The new five-star polearm staff of the scarlet sand is Cyno’s signature and best in slot weapon. It has low base attack for a five-star weapon but makes up for it with its monstrous secondary stat of 44.1%Crit Rate. it also has a passive that converts EM into Attack which was design around Cyno’s Kit.

2. Kitan Cross Spear

As for his best f2p four-star, the Kitan Cross Spear is the best option to go for all thing considered. The weapon has a EM as its secondary stat and has a passive that solves the problem of Cyno’s 80 cost Burst uptime issue.  

3. White Tassel

Another weapon that works surprisingly well on him is the three-star White Tassel. This weapon has low base attack but a secondary stat of 23% crit rate. At refinement 5 the weapon increases the normal attack of the wearer by 48%.

Genshin Impact Cyno Ascension materials

Materials required to level up Cyno to 90 are

Lv.20→Lv.40Vajrada Amethyst Sliver ×1, Divining Scroll ×3, Mora ×20,000, Scarab ×3
Lv.40→Lv.50Vajrada Amethyst Fragment ×3, Divining Scroll ×15, Mora ×40,000, Thunderclap Fruitcore ×2, Scarab ×10
Lv.50→Lv.60Vajrada Amethyst Fragment ×6, Sealed Scroll ×12, Mora ×60,000, Thunderclap Fruitcore ×4, Scarab ×20
Lv.60→Lv.70Vajrada Amethyst Chunk ×3, Sealed Scroll ×18, Mora ×80,000, Thunderclap Fruitcore ×8, Scarab ×30

Vajrada Amethyst Chunk ×6, Forbidden Curse Scroll ×12, Mora ×100,000, Thunderclap Fruitcore ×12, Scarab ×45
Lv.80→Lv.90Vajrada Amethyst Gemstone ×6, Forbidden Curse Scroll ×24, Mora ×120,000, Thunderclap Fruitcore ×20, Scarab ×60

Talent level up materials

Materials required to Level up one talent to level 10 are,

  • Daily Domain drops on Monday, Thursday, and Sunday
  • Teachings of Admonition x3
  • Guide to Admonition x21
  • Philosophies of Admonition x38
  • Enemy Drops
  • Samachurls Divining Scroll x6
  • Sealed Scroll x22
  • Forbidden Curse Scroll x31
  • Weekly Boss Drops
  • Mudra of the Malefic General x6

Best teammates for Cyno in Genshin Impact

Cyno’s entire kit was build with Elemental Mastery in mind and the new dendro x electro reactions so for his team a dendro character is a must requirement. As of right now, Dendro Traveler is the best off-field Dendro applicator and a must-have for his team.

Aside from a Dendro character, the next 2 slot is flexible based on your preference but Fischl, Kazuha, and Zhongli are viewed as the best fit for his teams right now.

Special Dish

Like all the other characters in the game, Cyno too has a Special Dish Based around him.

Name: Dual Soul

Effect: Restores 34% of Max HP to the selected character and regenerates 980 HP every 5s for 30s.

Did this Guide help you to build Cyno in Genshin Impact to his best potential? Let us know in the comments below!

Follow Daily Meta Dose on Twitter, Instagramand LinkedIn, or join on Telegram channel for all the latest updates on Video GamesMoviesTV SeriesAnime, and more!

Related Articles

Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Back to top button