Looking for the best Genshin Impact Yae Miko build? The popular pink-haired priestess was finally introduced into the RPG game during the Genshin Impact 2.5 update, with a debut Genshin Impact banner that ran alongside her bestie Raiden Shogun.
To help you figure out how to play Yae Miko, we’ve put together a guide to the best Yae Miko build and team composition. She is a powerful Electro DPS character, capable of dealing substantial damage. However, she requires a lot of energy for her burst, so if you’re planning to take on the most difficult content, we recommend running her as a sub-DPS alongside a good “battery” – a character who generates lots of energy for their team.
There are several different weapons and artifact sets that work well for Yae, and our recommendations vary depending on how many of her constellations you’ve unlocked. If you’re looking to pull for her then we recommend checking our Yae Miko ascension materials guide so you can start stockpiling everything you’ll need to get her levelled up.
Genshin Impact Yae Miko Sub-DPS build
The best Yae Miko build positions her in the Sub-DPS slot, as she is an Electro Catalyst user with high attack and a strong elemental burst skill. Her burst requires a lot of energy to activate and has a significant cooldown of 22 seconds. Her elemental skill, Yakan Evocation: Sesshou Sakura, drops a fox spirit where Yae was standing – up to a maximum of three (or four, if you unlock her C2). These spirits periodically deal Electro damage to nearby enemies and they deal increased damage if placed close to one another, even if Yae Miko is off-field.
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It’s important to note that this ability doesn’t snapshot, so it won’t benefit from any buffs the moment Yae Miko leaves the field. This is important to be aware of if you’re trying to maximise the damage output of her elemental skill. Though the ability can be upgraded to deal significant damage, she’d need to spend a lot of time on the field to enable them to benefit from buffs, which isn’t ideal for the rest of the team.
Best Yae Miko Weapon
The best weapon for Yae Miko is Kagura’s Verity, her signature catalyst. It’s designed to greatly benefit her elemental skill and helps to make up for the lack of snapshot. When using an elemental skill it grants the Kagura Dance effect, which causes the elemental skill damage to increase by 12% for 16 seconds, for a maximum of three stacks. When the character has three stacks they gain a 12% bonus to all elemental damage.
While Kagura’s Verity improves Yae’s elemental skill substantially, and is the best-in-slot choice overall, don’t worry too much about getting your hands on it. The best Yae Miko sub-DPS build focuses on her elemental burst, so the damage difference between Kagura’s and slightly ‘worse’ weapons isn’t substantial enough to warrant the extra investment if you’re watching your primos.
The Skyward Atlas is a strong five-star option for Yae, increasing her elemental damage bonus and granting a chance to create clouds that deal % attack damage.
The Widsith is another excellent choice, granting Yae a random buff when she enters the field from a choice of her attack, elemental damage, or elemental mastery. These buffs are all useful but require you to consider your rotation carefully as the effect can only occur once every 30 seconds. The Solar Pearl is also a solid choice.
Best Yae Miko Artifacts
There are a few different artifact options for Yae and the optimal choice for you will depend on the other elements in her build – particularly how much energy recharge (ER) you’ve given her. At C0 Yae needs lots of ER; at least 150% if she has a battery like Raiden or Fischl, and 200% if you don’t. It may even be worth foregoing set bonuses to ensure she has enough ER. However at C1 or above, you’re free to focus on buffing her attack.
Currently, the best artifact setup is a two-piece Thundering Fury and a two-piece Gladiator’s Finale, which brings a 15% boost to Electro damage, and a flat 18% boost to attack, respectively.
A four-piece Emblem of Severed Fate is another strong option that increases her elemental burst damage by 25% of her ER, so if you’ve got lots of ER on her from her weapon this is a great choice.
However if you don’t have an ER weapon, and are struggling to fund Yae’s burst, we recommend the Emblem of Severed Fate two-piece and the Thundering Fury two-piece as they give Yae an extra 20% ER and 15% electro damage bonus, respectively.
Yae Miko’s C1 means you don’t need to focus as much on building ER. Therefore, the EoSF two-piece definitely isn’t useful to C1 Yae – the four-piece may still be good if you happen to have an ER weapon, but isn’t worth it without a significant ER investment elsewhere.
Alternatively, if you have Yae Miko above C3 and are running her with an Electro carry team, the Thundersoother four-piece is a powerful choice, increasing damage against enemies affected by Electro by 35%.
Genshin Impact Yae Miko team
As we mentioned earlier, Yae Miko is in dire need of a battery to ensure she can use her powerful burst as often as possible. Naturally, the best partner for her is Raiden Shogun, especially as she benefits from Yae’s expensive burst, but if you don’t have her, Fischl is your next best bet.
There are a few different candidates for the remaining two teammates:
- An Electro team with Sara and either Jean or Sucrose
- A ‘Taser’ comp with Kokomi, Xinqiu, or Mona for Hydro, and then Kazuha or Sucrose
- The meta favourite, dubbed the ‘Raikou’ comp, with Kazuha and Bennett. We also recommend swapping either Bennett or Kazuha out for Sara – if you have her, try placing her in this team. You could also swap Kazuha for Sucrose or Venti
Genshin Impact Yae Miko build F2P
For F2P players the free catalyst Oathsworn Eye is a good fit. It increases Yae’s energy recharge after using an elemental skill which helps significantly with her energy problems. However, if you’ve unlocked her first constellation, this becomes less valuable, so you could look at the Hakushin Ring instead, which can boost other party member’s attack power upon triggeting an elemental reaction.
In terms of team composition, things arn’t too different from the advice above. A team composition of Xinqiu, Fischl, and Sucrose is very F2P friendly, although to changes Yae Miko’s role into a main DPS.
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If you’re struggling to get the right artifacts, a four-piece The Exile set is an admirable substitute – it boosts Yae Miko’s energy recharge rate, but it can also generate energy for teammates when she uses her elemental burst.
That’s everything you need to put together the best Yae Miko build. Check out how Yae Miko ranks on our Genshin Impact tier list, and make sure you keep checking our Genshin Impact codes guide so you can collect free primogems for when her banner comes back around.
Additional contributions by Joe Robinson.