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Genshin Impact Yae Miko guide for best build, artifacts, weapons and more

Electro fox of Inazuma!

Yae Miko is the head shrine maiden of Inazuma. She is one of the closest companions of Raiden Shogun. She was released in the 2.5 update of Genshin Impact. In Version 3.2 first phase, we got the fourth playable archon Nahida. Now in the second phase, Yae Miko will finally get her re-run banner. So here is a guide on Yae Miko, which will cover her best build, artifacts, weapons, and more.

Genshin Impact Yae Miko Guide: Talents and Playstyle

Yae Miko is an electro-catalyst user in Genshin Impact. Being a catalyst user, she can do a lot of electro application onto the enemies. Her playstyle is mainly an off-field sub-DPS who occasionally takes the field to use the burst and set up her skills.

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Using Yae Miko, you have to use her skill three times to place all three totems on the field. These totems deal occasional electro damage to the enemies. So you can change to other characters to do reaction base damage with her. Then when her burst is up, you have to deploy Yae and make sure all three totems are on the field, then use her burst skill. After the burst, you need to redeploy the totems, and then you can change to other characters.

Since her burst will do additional hits depending on the number of totems on the field, you need to ensure all three totems are there before using the burst skill. Otherwise, you will lose a lot of damage to her. So her talent-up priority is Elemental Skill > Elemental Brust > Normal Attack.

Passive Talents

Yae Miko has some alright passive talents. Her first talent decreases the cooldown of her elemental skill. This way, she can have 100% uptime on her elemental skill and deals a lot more damage. Her 2nd passive increases her elemental damage depending on her elemental mastery. This is an ok ability that can benefit from certain sets of artifacts. But it doesn’t mean you have to build her with elemental mastery.


Here are all the constellations for Yae Miko you can unlock in the game:

LevelConstellation Levels
C1Yakan Offering:
Each time Great Secret Art: Tenko Kenshin activates a Tenko Thunderbolt, Yae Miko will restore 8 Elemental Energy for herself.
C2Fox’s Mooncall
Sesshou Sakura start at Level 2 when created, their max level is increased to 4, and their attack range is increased by 60%.
C3The Seven Glamours
Increases the Level of Yakan Evocation: Sesshou Sakura by 3.
The maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4Sakura Channeling
When Sesshou Sakura lightning hits opponents, the Electro DMG Bonus of all nearby party members is increased by 20% for 5s.
C5Mischievous Teasing
Increases the Level of Great Secret Art: Tenko Kenshin by 3.
The maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6Forbidden Art: Daisesshou
The Sesshou Sakura’s attacks will ignore 60% of the opponent’s DEF.

Best Artifact Sets for Yae Miko in Genshin Impact

Yae Miko’s best artifact set for running in a Dendro team is the new 4-piece of Gilded Dreams. But you can also run her on typical DPS 2-piece sets like Thundering Fury and any of the piece that gives ATK%.

4-Piece Set: Gilded Dreams

This is the best artifact to run if you are using Yae Miko in a Dendro reaction team. This set has a lot of elemental mastery, which is good for any Dendro team. And on top of that, her 2nd passive makes her benefit from elemental mastery too.

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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 party member whose Elemental Type is the same as the equipping character, and Elemental Mastery is increased by 50 for every party member with a different Elemental Type. Each of the aforementioned buffs will count up to 3 characters. This effect can be triggered once every 8s. The character who equips this can still trigger its effects when not on the field.

2-Piece Sets: Thundering Fury, Atk% Set

Since Yae is a sub-DPS, generally, damage focus artifact is good for all the team comps. Thus, you can always use an Electro damage bonus set paired with attack bonus sets, or two different attack bonus sets can also work.

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Thundering Fury2-Piece: Electro DMG Bonus +15%.
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Echoes of An Offering,
Shimenawa’s Reminiscence,
Vermillion Hereafter,
Gladiator’s Finale
2-Piece: ATK +18%

Best weapons for Yae Miko in Genshin Impact

Any weapon with a crit stat can be good for Yae Miko. In addition, weapons that give some elemental mastery can also be good for certain teams. Here are all the weapons you can use on Yae Miko to make her deal a lot of damage:

1. Kagura’s Verity

This is Yae Miko’s signature weapon. So this weapon is going to be her best in the slot. Yae gains a lot of attack buff to her elemental skill using this weapon. So if you have it, use it on her since it is designed to be used with her.

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Base ATK46
Bonus EffectCRIT DMG + 14.4%
SkillKagura Dance of the Sacred Sakura
・Gains the Kagura Dance effect when using an Elemental Skill, causing the Elemental Skill DMG of the character wielding this weapon to increase by 12% for 16s. Max 3 stacks. This character will gain 12% All Elemental DMG Bonus when they possess 3 stacks.

2. Skyward Atlas

Skyward Atlas is a weapon you can get from a standard banner. If you have it, use it on Yae Miko. The weapon has a high base attack and a lot of attack percentage bonuses which make it a lot better when compared to the other four-star options.

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Base ATK48
Bonus EffectATK + 7.2%
SkillWandering Clouds
・Increases Elemental DMG Bonus by 12%. Normal attack hits have a 50% chance to earn the favor of the clouds, which actively seeks out nearby enemies to attack for 15s. Dealing 160% ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 30s.

3. The Widsith

The Widsith is a very common four-star weapon. It has an okay base attack and crit sub-stat. This crit sub-stat makes the weapon really good for any DPS or sub-DPS character. And Yae Miko is no different. But the skill on the weapon can be very random, changing the damage of your character depending on which skill it has activated.

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Base ATK42
Bonus EffectCRIT DMG + 12.0%
・When a character takes the field, they will gain a random theme song for 10s. This can only occur once every 30s. Recitative: ATK is increased by 60%. Aria: Increases all Elemental DMG by 48%. Interlude: Elemental Mastery is increased by 240.

Ascension Materials for Yae Miko in Genshin Impact

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The following Materials and Mora are required to level up Yae Miko to level 90.

Lv.20→Lv.40Vajrada Amethyst Sliver x1
Sea Ganoderma x3
Old Handguard x3
Mora x20,000
Lv.40→Lv.50Vajrada Amethyst Fragment x3
Dragonheir’s False Fin x2
Sea Ganoderma x10
Old Handguard x15
Mora x40,000
Lv.50→Lv.60Vajrada Amethyst Fragment x6
Dragonheir’s False Fin x4
Sea Ganoderma x20
Kageuchi Handguard x12
Mora x60,000
Lv.60→Lv.70Vajrada Amethyst Chunk x3
Dragonheir’s False Fin x8
Sea Ganoderma x30
Kageuchi Handguard x18
Mora x80,000
Lv.70→Lv.80Vajrada Amethyst Chunk x6
Dragonheir’s False Fin x12
Sea Ganoderma x45
Famed Handguard x12
Mora x100,000
Lv.80→Lv.90Vajrada Amethyst Gemstone x6
Dragonheir’s False Fin x20
Sea Ganoderma x60
Famed Handguard x24
Mora x120,000

Talent Materials

The following materials are required to level up one talent to level 10. 

Daily Drops of Talent books Wed/Sat/Sun

  • Teachings of Light x3
  • Guide to Light x21
  • Philosophies of Light x38

Enemy Drops

  • Old Handguard x6
  • Kageuchi Handguard x22
  • Famed Handguard x31

Weekly Boss and Crown

  • Weekly Magatsu Mitake Narukami no Mikoto Boss Reward The Meaning of Aeons x6
  • Crown of Insight x3

Best Team Comps for Yae Miko in Genshin Impact

Yae Miko is a niche unit in Genshin Impact. Before the release of Dendro, she wasn’t used in many teams. But her team has always been pretty strong. On top of that, because of Dendro, she is a lot more viable than before. Here are some team comps where Yae Miko really shines:

1. Raiden Electro

One of the best pairs with Yae Miko is Raiden Shogun. Both of them deal high damage. And if we use characters like Bennett to further buff their attacks, this team becomes a beast to play with. So here is the team comp you need to use:

  • Raiden Shogun
  • Yae Miko
  • Bennett
  • Zhongli/Kokomi

2. Quicken/Spread Team

Dendro reaction works really well with any electro character. So it is no surprise that Yae Miko is also good in a Dendro team. Paring up with another Electro and Dendro character is a really good team comp that can clear anything in its path. The team comp is:

  • Yae Miko
  • Kuki Shinobu
  • Nahida
  • Kazuha

3. Hyperbloom Team

Hyperbloom is another sub-reaction of Dendro. This team will need a Dendro and a Hydro to make the hydro cores. Then use electro to proc Hyperbloom. But since Yae’s totem is not too reliable to proc the Hyperblooms, you will have to use Yae on the field a lot more than the other team. Here is the team comp for it:

  • Yae Miko
  • Nahida
  • Kokomi
  • Beidou/Fischl

Special Dish

Name: Fukuuchi Udon

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Effect: Revives a character and restores 15% of Max HP, then restores an additional 550 HP.

Did this guide help you to build Yae Miko in Genshin Impact to her best potential? Let us know in the comments below!

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