Unfortunately for Genshin Impact’s Amber, she has a reputation for being a particularly weak playable character. In saying this, you receive the bow-wielding pyro character very early on in the game, meaning – with the right build – she can keep you going until you receive a more powerful character from a wish.
Genshin Impact’s Amber is best suited to a DPS role, so our guide will provide details on which weapons and artifacts to use in order to boost her damage output. We’ll also outline her ascension cost, so if you choose to play her long-term, you’ll know which items need to be saved.
Just in case you need a few more primogems to acquire a new character, check out our Genshin Impact codes list. We can also help you out with other pyro characters that may replace Amber later down the line, so take a look at our Genshin Impact Diluc and Genshin Impact Klee guides if you’re lucky enough to receive one of them from a wish.
The best Genshin Impact Amber build
We recommend using Amber as a sub DPS character and pairing her up with Fischl in order to easily trigger elemental reactions.
Which weapon should you use?
Our preferred weapon for Amber is The Stringless. This weapon increases elemental skill and elemental burst damage. Amos’ Bow is slightly rarer, but also provides a decent damage boost if you can get your hands on it.
|The Stringless||Increases elemental skill and elemental burst damage by 48%|
|Amos’ Bow||Increases normal attack and aimed shot damage by 18%. For every 0.1 seconds that an arrow is in flight, damage is increased by 12%|
Which artifact set should you use?
Equip the Noblesse Oblige set with The Stringless bow to increase Amber’s elemental burst damage by a huge amount. To help boost Amber’s pyro damage, the Crimson Witch of Flames works great.
|Noblesse Oblige||Two equipped: Elemental burst damage is increased by 20%
Four equipped: Using an elemental burst increases all party members’ attack by 20% for 12 seconds
|Crimson Witch of Flames||Two equipped: Pyro damage increased by 15%
Four equipped: Increases overload and burning damage by 40%. Increases vaporize and melt damage by 15%. Elemental skills increase the two-piece set effect by 50% for ten seconds
What are Amber’s skills?
|Sharpshooter (press)||Performs five shots|
|Sharpshooter (hold)||Performs a precise shot that deals increased damage. A fully-charged arrow will deal pyro damage|
|Sharpshooter (plunging)||Fires a shower of arrows from mid-air before striking the ground to deal AoE damage|
|Explosive Puppet (press)||Throws an explosive Baron Bunny that taunts opponents, exploding on death, or expiration to deal AoE pyro damage. The Baron Bunny’s HP scales with max HP|
|Explosive Puppet (hold)||Hold to adjust the throwing direction and distance of the Baron Bunny|
|Fiery Rain||Deals AoE Pyro damage|
|Every Arrow Finds Its Target (unlocked at ascension one)||Increases the critical hit rate of Fiery Rain by 10% and widens the AoE by 30%|
|Precise Shot (unlocked at ascension four)||Aimed shot hits on weak spots increase attack by 15% for ten seconds|
|Gliding Champion (unlocked automatically)||Decreases gliding stamina consumption for all party members by 20%|
What are Amber’s constellations?
You’re likely to receive Amber a few times when making wishes, so it isn’t too hard to unlock her constellations. Here’s every bonus you’ll unlock.
|One Arrow to Rule Them All||Fires two arrows per aimed shot. The second arrow only deals 20% of the first arrow’s damage|
|Bunny Triggered||Baron Bunny is manually detonated if you hit its foot with a fully-charged aimed shot. Manual detonation deals 200% additional damage|
|It Burns!||Increases the level of Fiery Rain by three|
|It’s Not Just Any Doll…||Decreases Explosive Puppet’s cooldown by 20% and adds one additional charge|
|It’s Baron Bunny!||Increases the level of Explosive Puppet by three|
|Wildfire||Fiery Rain increases movement speed by 15% and base attack by 15% for ten seconds|
What does it cost to ascend Amber?
Every time you ascend Amber, she gets a boost to her attack percentage. Make sure you save up the following items to ascend her as soon as possible.
|20||20,000||One Agnidus Agate Sliver, three Small Lamp Grass, three Firm Arrowhead|
|40||40,000||Three Agnidus Agate Fragment, two Everflame Seed, ten Small Lamp Grass, 15 Firm Arrowhead|
|50||60,000||Six Agnidus Agate Fragment, four Everflame Seed, 20 Small Lamp Grass, 12 Sharp Arrowhead|
|60||80,000||Three Agnidus Agate Chunk, eight Everflame Seed, 30 Small Lamp Grass, 18 Sharp Arrowhead|
|70||100,000||Six Agnidus Agate Chunk, 12 Everflame Seed, 45 Small Lamp Grass, 12 Weathered Arrowhead|
|80||120,000||Six Agnidus Agate Gemstone, 20 Everflame Seed, 60 Small Lamp Grass, 24 Weathered Arrowhead|
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