Genshin Impact Yaoyao Build – Best Weapon and More


Looking for a Genshin Impact Yaoyao build guide? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve created an extensive guide that covers everything you need to know. From Talent materials to weapons, we conducted extensive research into his resources and equipment.

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Genshin Impact Yaoyao

Now, let’s start with our Yaoyao Build guide.

Yaoyao Features

  • 4-Star Character
  • Polearm User
  • Element: Dendro
  • Best Use: Support
  • How to Obtain: Standard Banner
  • Normal Attack: Toss ‘N’ Turn Spear

Yaoyao Passive Talents

  • Starscatter
  • In Others’ Shoes
  • Tailing on Tiptoes

Yaoyao Fun Facts

  • Yaoyao was Xiangling’s junior disciple
  • She’s Ganyu’s assistance
  • Has a close relationship with Madame Ping

Genshin Impact Yaoyao Build

Let’s move on to the actual character build.

Best Yaoyao Weapon

It can be tough when trying to figure out the perfect weapon for a Genshin character. We’ve done our research and compiled a list of his best weapon – as well as the best alternatives.

Staff of Homa

  • 5-Star Polearm
  • Weapon Banner
  • Crit Damage increase

Weapon Skill: Reckless Cinnabar

  • HP is increased by 20%, and gives an Attack Bonus buff based on 0.8% of the character’s maximum HP
  • When the character’s HP is under 50%, the Attack Bonus is increased by 1% of maximum HP

Best Alternative Yaoyao Weapons

Haven’t got a spare Staff of Homa lying around? Don’t worry, there are plenty of other weapons suitable for Yaoyao.

Black Tassel

  • 4-Star Polearm
  • Standard Banner
  • HP increase

Weapon Skill: Bane of the Soft

  • Increases the damage against slimes by 40%

Favonius Lance

  • 4-Star Polearm
  • Standard Banner
  • Energy Recharge increase

Weapon Skill: Windfall

  • Critical Hits have a 60% chance to generate Elemental Particles

Best Yaoyao Artifact Set

Now that we’ve covered the best weapons for Yaoyao, what’s his most optimal artifact set?

Tenacity of the Millelith

  • Obtained From: Ridge Watch
  • 2-Piece Buff: HP is increased by 20%
  • 4-Piece Buff: When an Elemental Skills hits an enemy, the overall Attack of all close by party members is increased by 20% and shield strength is increased by 30% for a total of 3 seconds

Best Alternative Yaoyao Artifact Sets

Can’t get your hands on decent Tenacity of the Millelith pieces? These are the best alternative artifact sets for Yaoyao.

Deepwood Memories

  • Obtained From: Spire of Solitary Enlightenment
  • 2-Piece Buff: 15% Dendro Damage Bonus
  • 4-Piece Buff: When an Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst hits an enemy, their Dendro Resistance will decrease by 30% for a total of 8 seconds

Best Yaoyao Artifact Stats

  • Sands: HP Percentage
  • Goblet: HP Percentage
  • Circlet: Healign Bonus / HP Percentage
  • Sub stats: HP Percentage, Elemental Mastery, Energy Recharge, Attack Percentage, Crit Rate / Crit Damage

Genshin Impact Yaoyao Build – Ascension Materials

Every Genshin Character requires certain resources to ascend. Let’s take a look at what Yaoyao needs.

  • Nagadus Emerald Sliver – Dropped by Dendro Hypostasis, and Jadeplume Terrorshroom bosses
  • Nagadus Emerald Fragment(3 Slivers to craft 1 Fragment) Dropped by Dendro Hypostasis, and Jadeplume Terrorshroom bosses
  • Nagadus Emerald Chunk(3 Fragments to craft 1 Chunk) Dropped by Dendro Hypostasis, and Jadeplume Terrorshroom bosses
  • Nagadus Emerald Gemstone(3 Chunks to craft 1 Gemstone) Dropped by Dendro Hypostasis, and Jadeplume Terrorshroom bosses
  • Quelled Creeper – Dropped by Dendro Hypostasis boss
  • Jueyun Chili – Found around Liyue

Genshin Impact Yaoyao Build – Talent Materials

Genshin characters also have Talents that need to be leveled up. The higher the Talent level, the stronger the Elemental Skill/Burst/Normal Attack.

  • Teachings of Diligence – Obtained from Taishan Mansion
  • Guide to Diligence(3 Teachings to craft 1 Guide) Obtained from Taishan Mansion
  • Philosophies of Diligence(3 Guides to craft 1 Philosophies) Obtained from Taishan Mansion
  • Slime Condensate– Dropped by Slimes
  • Slime Secretions(3 Condendate to craft 1 Secretions) Dropped by Slimes
  • Slime Condensate(3 Secretions to craft 1 Condensate) Dropped by Slimes
  • Daka’s Bell – Dropped by Joururi Workshop
  • Crown of Insight

That’s it for our Yaoyao build guide. If you’d like to know more about Genshin Impact itself, visit the game’s official website.

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