The Best Build For Yae Miko, Complete Yae Miko Guide

The Guuji of the Grand Narukami Shrine, Yae Miko, will release in Version 2.5 titled “When the Sakura Bloom” on February 16th, 2022. If you intend to wish for her. Or you are lucky enough to already have Yae Miko. You probably are wondering about her ascension materials, build, and possible team compositions. Fret not! For I have compiled all information about the best Yae Miko build in this useful guide. You will also find recommendations for Yae Miko team building, and the best artifacts for Yae Miko down below.

Yae Miko is said to enter the Genshin Impact roster with quite a bang! She is already considered for the highest tier of damage dealer alongside Ayaka, Ganyu, Hu Tao, and the Raiden Shogun. And that is just going off of her stats! But she cannot do it alone. Other Electro characters, especially the Raiden Shogun, are key to unlocking her true power. And bringing about the end of your enemies in a flash.

But, without further ado. Here’s everything you need to know about how to create the best Genshin Impact Yae Miko build!

Genshin Impact Yae Miko Basic Information


Normal Attack: Spiritfox Sin-Eater

  • Normal Attack: Summons forth kitsune spirits, initiating a maximum of 3 attacks that deal Electro DMG.
  • Charged Attack: Consumes Stamina to deal AoE Electro DMG after a short casting time (Bigger enemies get hit up to 2 times).
  • Plunging Attack: Yae Miko plunges towards the ground from mid-air, damaging all opponents in her path with thunderous might. Deals AoE Electro DMG upon impact with the ground.
Attack TypeDamage Percentage
1-Hit DMG39.66%
2-Hit DMG38.52%
3-Hit DMG56.89%
Charged Attack DMG142.89%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost25
Plunge DMG56.83%
Low / High Plunge DMG113.63% / 141.93%

Elemental Skill: Yakan Evocation: Sesshou Sakura

Yae Miko hops swiftly in the direction you are moving, leaving Sesshou Sakuras behind her.

Sesshou Sakura

  • Will periodically strike one nearby opponent with lightning, dealing Electro DMG.
  • When there are other Sesshou Sakura nearby, their level will increase, thus boosting the DMG dealt by said attacks. A maximum of 3 Sesshou Sakura can exist simultaneously. The initial highest level each sakura can reach is 3.
Sesshou Sakura DMG: Level 160.67%
Sesshou Sakura DMG: Level 275.84%
Sesshou Sakura DMG: Level 394.8%
Sesshou Sakura DMG: Level 3 (Only possible with Constellation Level 6)118.5%
Duration14s
CD9s

Elemental Burst: Great Secret Art: Tenko Kenshin

The legend of “kitsunetsuki,” or the manifestation of a kitsune’s might, is one of Inazuma’s folktales. Among them, that of the Sky Kitsune is considered special, falling upon the foes of the Grand Narukami Shrine in the form of lightning that plummets down, dealing AoE Electro DMG.

When she uses this skill, Yae Miko will unseal nearby Sesshou Sakura nearby, destroying their outer forms and transforming them into Sky Kitsune Thunderbolts that descend from the skies, dealing AoE Electro DMG. Each Sesshou Sakura destroyed this way will create one descending thunderbolt.

Skill DMG260%
Sky Kitsune Thunderbolt DMG293.76%
CD22s
Energy Cost90

Genshin Impact Yae Miko Build

Genshin Impact Yae Miko Constellations

  • Yae Miko Constellation Level 1 – Chronicles of the Kitsune Cohort: Each time Great Secret Art: Tenko Kenshin activates a Sky Kitsune Thunderbolt, Yae Miko will restore 7 Elemental Energy for herself.
  • Yae Miko Constellation Level 2 – Hanagasa Manuscript: Yakan Evocation: Sesshou Sakura‘s CD is decreased by 20% and its attack AoE is increased by 100%.
  • Yae Miko Constellation Level 3 – The Seven Glamours: Increases the Level of Yakan Evocation Sesshou Sakura by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • Yae Miko Constellation Level 4 – Sakura Channeling: When Sesshou Sakura thunderbolts hit opponents, the Electro DMG Bonus of all nearby party members is increased by 20% for 5s.
  • Yae Miko Constellation Level 5 – Mischievous Teasing: Increases the Level of Great Secret Art Tenko Kenshin by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • Yae Miko Constellation Level 6 – Forbidden Art: Daisesshou: Sesshou Sakura start at Level 2 when created. Max level increased to 4, and their attacks will ignore 45% of the opponents’ DEF.

Genshin Impact Yae Passive Talents

  • The Shrine’s Sacred Shade (Learned at 1st Ascension): Other nearby party members can decrease the CD of Yae Miko’s Yakan Evocation: Sesshou Sakura.
  • Enlightened Blessing (Learned at 4th Ascension): Every point of Elemental Mastery Yae Miko possesses will increase Sesshou Sakura DMG by 0.15%.
  • Meditations of a Wild Kitsune (Utility Passive): When Yae Miko crafts Character Talent Materials, she has a 25% chance to create an extra Talent Material from the same region of a random type. The rarity of this material will be the same as the materials consumed during crafting.
Owner of Yae Publishing House, Yae Miko

Genshin Impact Yae Miko Ascension Materials

Ascension RankCharacter levelMaterial #1Material #2Material #3Material #4Mora
Cost
1201x Vajrada Amethyst Sliver 3x Sea Ganoderma3x Old Handguard20,000
2403x Vajrada Amethyst Fragment2x Dragonheir’s False Fin10x Sea Ganoderma15x Old Handguard40,000
3506x Vajrada Amethyst Fragment4x Dragonheir’s False Fin20x Sea Ganoderma12x Kageuchi Handguard60,000
4603x Vajrada Amethyst Chunk8x Dragonheir’s False Fin30x Sea Ganoderma18x Kageuchi Handguard80,000
5706x Vajrada Amethyst Chunk12x Dragonheir’s False Fin45x Sea Ganoderma12x Famed Handguard100,000
6806x Vajrada Amethyst20x Dragonheir’s False Fin60x Sea Ganoderma24x Famed Handguard120,000

Best Genshin Impact Main DPS Yae Miko Build (Also Doubles As The Best Sub DPS Yae Miko Build)

Yae Miko by herself has a respectable damage output thanks to her Sesshou Sakura ability. She can be easily used as an off-hand sub DPS. Simply switch to her, set down the Sakuras, and bring in the Main DPS of your choice. But at the same time, Yae Miko is a great Main DPS. Elevated to the status of “excellent” Main DPS when paired with her bestie the Raiden Shogun and Kujou Sara.

One important thing to note when considering artifacts for Yae Miko. You might be tempted to build her for elemental mastery because Enlightened Blessing grants Sesshou Sakura more damage based on Yae Miko’s elemental mastery total. But her damage output is still lower when you build her for elemental mastery, compared to building for Atk%.


Best Weapon for Yae Miko:

Kagura's Verity, the best weapon for any Yae Miko build

5★ Kagura’s Verity

Grants the Kagura Dance effect when using an Elemental Skill, causing the Elemental Skill DMG of the character wielding this weapon to increase by 12/15/18/21/24% for 12s. Max 3 stacks. This character will gain 12/15/18/21/24% All Elemental DMG Bonus when they possess 3 stacks.

Source: Kagura’s Verity is a premium weapon that comes from Epitome Invocation 2022-02-16

Well. Nothing can really match Kagura as it was clearly developed specifically for Yae Miko. The base stats are amazing, the increased Elemental Skill DMG at 3 stacks grants a huge boost in damage to Sesshou Sakura. Turning Yae Miko into a killing machine.


Oathsworn Eye

4★ Oathsworn Eye

Grants the Kagura Dance effect when using an Elemental Skill, causing the Elemental Skill DMG of the character wielding this weapon to increase by 12/15/18/21/24% for 12s. Max 3 stacks. This character will gain 12/15/18/21/24% All Elemental DMG Bonus when they possess 3 stacks.

Increases Energy Recharge by 24%/30%/36%/42%/48% for 10s after using an Elemental Skill.

Source: Three Realms Gateway Offering Event from Version 2.5

A very solid “free” option for Yae Miko. “Free”, as in, “you caught the event when it was live free”.


Hakushin Ring, best f2p weapon for any Yae Miko build

4★ Hakushin Ring

Grants the Kagura Dance effect when using an Elemental Skill, causing the Elemental Skill DMG of the character wielding this weapon to increase by 12/15/18/21/24% for 12s. Max 3 stacks. This character will gain 12/15/18/21/24% All Elemental DMG Bonus when they possess 3 stacks.

After the character equipped with this weapon triggers an Electro elemental reaction, nearby party members of an Elemental Type involved in the elemental reaction receive a 10%/12.5%/15%/17.5%/20% Elemental DMG Bonus for their element, lasting 6s. Elemental Bonuses gained in this way cannot be stacked.

Source: Sacred Sakura Cleansing Ritual Quest Series

The best F2P weapon for Yae Miko, that is also not time-gated in any way shape, or form. You will be losing some damage over Oathsworn Eye. Not to mention huge damage loss compared to Kagura’s Verity. But hey! It’s free.

Guuji of the Grand Narukami Shrine, Yae Miko

Best Artifact Sets for Yae Miko:

Thundering Fury is the best artifact set for any Yae Miko build
Gladiators Finale Yae Miko

Most versatile set | Best all-rounder:

(2) Thundering Fury & (2) Gladiator’s Finale Combo

  • 2 pieces of Thundering Fury give Electro DMG Bonus +15%. And the 2 pieces of Gladiator’s Finale give you ATK +18%.
  • Prioritize Electro DMG/ATK %/CRIT DMG/CRIT Rate in that order

This is without a doubt the best artifact set for Yae Miko all around. So unless you are going for a very specific team or build, this is what she should be wearing at all times.


Thundersoother is the best artifact set for mono-electro Yae Miko build

Best Set For Any Team Comp With 3 Or More Electro Characters

(4) Thundersoother

  • 4 pieces of Thundering Fury give Electro RES increased by 40%. And Increases DMG against opponents affected by Electro by 35%.
  • Prioritize Electro DMG/ATK %/CRIT DMG/CRIT Rate in that order.

This is the best artifact set for Yae Miko in comps where the majority of characters ale Electro. And as it happens, the nuke comp that I will be presenting in the next section is exactly that. A team with 3 Electro characters. So definitely pick Thundersoother set over Thundering Fury/Gladiator’s Finale, unless you want a little less Electro in your team.


Best Genshin Impact Yae Miko Team Comps

Yae Miko has two prominent team compositions that fit great around her. One of them is a Yae Miko Taser Comp, and the other is a Yae Miko Nuke Comp. I think overall the Nuke composition is just so much more beneficial, that it is a waste of time to even evaluate the Taser Comp when looking at Yae Miko team comps. But I will do so anyway, to give you more build options and chances to swap out characters you might lack.

Yae Miko Taser Composition

Yae Miko Best Taser Build with Kokomi, Sucrose, and Xingqiu
Taser Composition breakdown for Yae Miko

This team comp is pretty straightforward. You want to debuff enemies first with Sucrose, then apply hydro with either Xingqiu, or Kokomi, and switch to Yae Miko to capitalize on the electro-charged elemental reaction. Just remember to switch from Kokomi to Yae! Otherwise, someone else will get the amazing buff from Thrilling Tales of the Dragonslayers.

Here are some customization options for Yae Miko weapons in this comp:

Kagura's Verity, Skyward Atlas, Oathsowrn Eye, and Hakushin Ring, the Best Weapons for Yae Miko.
Best Weapons for Yae Miko

There is not much to discuss here. Like I said before Kagura’s Verity is the best premium weapon for Yae Miko. Available only in the weapon banner alongside the Yae Miko banner. Oathsworn Eye is the best Event weapon for Yae Miko. And then the Hakushin Ring is the best F2P farm-able option when it comes to weapons for Yae Miko.

And here are possible swap-outs for anyone who lacks any of the presented characters/would like to build this team comp a little different:

Yae Miko Best Taser Team Composition Characters are Fisch, Beidou, Bennett, Jean
Yae Miko Best Taser Team Composition Characters For Swap-Outs

When you swap out Kokomi for Fishl or Beidou, Xingqiu becomes much more critical to your build. As then only he can apply Hydro. But luckily he is a very capable character, so he can do it no problem. When considering any swap-outs for Xingqiu: you can swap him out for any Hydro character that you like. But this will result in a major loss in damage potential most of the time, he is just too good at what he does.

Yae Miko Nuke Composition

Yae Miko Best Nuke Build with Raiden Shogun, Sara Kujo, and Bennett.
Composition breakdown for Yae Miko Nuke Build

So yeah. This composition is so much better than the previous option. You can pull upwards of like three times the damage if you opt for this nuke comp. Sara Kujo and Bennett are fairly replaceable, but Raiden Shogun is an absolute must-have. Almost any Yae Miko build benefits so much from fighting along with her bestie, it is truly a match made in heaven.

When it comes to Bennett I even encourage to replace him. His buff is amazing, but the fairly dumb effect of overloaded will knock your enemies away from where you want them to be. And Yae Miko is all about positioning. If you have Jean to switch her in for him? Perfect. You will lose some of that sweet DMG. But Jean will group enemies nicely for you, while Bennett always threatens to shuffle them around.

Best Weapons for Yae Miko

Yes. The Weapons stay exactly the game. No surprises here.

Yae Miko Best Nuke Team Comp Characters are Kujo Sara, Kazuha, Bennett, Jean
Yae Miko Best Nuke Team Composition Characters For Swap-Outs

As I said, based on your preference you might actually swap out Bennett for Jean. Swapping out Kazuha for Sara twists this Yae Miko build in a little bit of a different direction. But these characters will still get along in a comp quite nicely.


And that is all there is to say about Yae Miko. Time will tell if any buffs, nerfs, or adjustments are deemed necessary by MiHoYo. But until then I have no more useful information regarding Yae to pass on to you.

If any new tech or better weapons and artifact sets ever enter Genshin Impact I will be sure to update this guide to be even more up-to-date and helpful. Remember to always have fun on your journey travelers!

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