The best Genshin Impact Yelan build

Here are the best weapons and artifacts to use to create the best Genshin Impact Yelan build and fully optimise Yelan's abilities and talents

Genshin Impact Yelan build - Yelan standing in front of blue background

Looking for the best Genshin Impact Yelan build? Although Yelan hasn’t been confirmed for the upcoming Genshin Impact 2.7 update, it’s likely she’ll appear on the next Genshin Impact banner. Yelan’s abilities have already been datamined, so we have a good idea of how to build this five-star character. It also looks like Yelan could arrive alongside one of the next Genshin Impact characters, Kuki Shinobu, a four-star sword user.

You can already get a headstart on collecting all of Yelan’s ascension materials to level her character and fully maximise her talents to create the best Genshin Impact Yelan build. Many of the materials can be found in the new area, so be sure to check out our guide on how to unlock The Chasm in Genshin Impact.

Yelan is set to be a Hydro bow user, but that could change once she’s officially announced in the next livestream. From what we’ve seen from her abilities, Yelan’s attacks scale with HP, so we want to use weapons and artifacts that make the most of her charge attack, and elemental skill and burst to build her into a lethal sub DPS character.

Genshin Impact Yelan sub DPS build

The best Genshin Impact Yelan build is:

  • Weapon: Aqua Simulacra
  • Artifact: Noblesse Oblige

Best Genshin Impact Yelan weapon

It looks like Yelan is arriving alongside a new five-star weapon, the Aqua Simulacra, similar to other character banners. This bow is set to increase damage by 16%, resulting in higher damage results from both Yelan’s burst and elemental skill.

The Sacrificial Bow is another excellent choice, capitalising on the secondary elemental recharge stat for her burst, and focuses on Yelan’s elemental skill. After damaging an opponent with an elemental skill, the weapon has a 40% chance to end the skill’s cooldown, resulting in more charges.

Best Genshin Impact Yelan artifacts

For the artifacts, we’ve chosen the four-piece Noblesse Oblige. This artifact set is perfect as it increases all party members’ attack by 20% for 12 seconds after using an elemental burst. We highly recommend aiming for HP, energy recharge, and crit rate for your artifact sub stats.

You could also opt for a two-piece Noblesse Oblige and Heart of Depth set, but it depends on your support characters and whether you have a healer in your party. Noblesse Oblige provides +20% damage to Yelan’s elemental burst, while Hearth of Depth provides a Hydro damage bonus of 15%.

Another option is the Heart of Depth four-piece set, which provides a 30% damage boost for 15 seconds to normal and charged attacks after using an elemental skill. You also get a Hydro damage bonus of 15%, perfect for dealing damage with Yelan’s abilities.

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Now you have the best Genshin Impact Yelan build ready for when she arrives in the game, check out Genshin Impact Yelan’s best team composition to see which other of the best Genshin Impact characters you should pair her with.