Genshin Impact Dehya build

Eremite Mercenary Genshin Impact's Dehya is heading to Hoyoverse's hit open world RPG soon, so let's take a look at this five-star pyro claymore wielder

Genshin Impact Dehya: the eremite mercenary staring at the player

While there are heaps of new characters to fawn over since our arrival in Sumeru, Genshin Impact’s Dehya certainly doesn’t intend on getting lost in the fold. This gorgeous gal wasted no time in stealing all of our hearts with her fierce and fiery design and dominant stance. Let’s take a look at everything we know about Genshin Dehya and how to properly use her.

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Genshin Impact Dehya

When is Genshin Impact Dehya’s banner?

Dehya’s banner, Auric Blaze, is available now, as part of the first half of version 3.5. She runs concurrently with Genshin Impact Cyno‘s first banner rerun. They are joined by Bennett, Collei, and Barbara as boosted four-stars.

After the version 3.6 update, Dehya is joining the standard Wanderlust Invocation banner. Check out our Genshin Impact banners guide to keep an eye on all current and upcoming banners.

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What’s the best Genshin Impact Dehya build?

Dehya is a five-star pyro claymore wielder, capable of dealing off-field pyro damage and unleashing powerful melee attack strings. The main meat of her kit goes towards mitigating damage for other party members by taking it herself.

As for her role, Dehya is a little confusing. She fits a main DPS slot and excels most when you pair her up with strong buffer and support characters, especially when her burst is active. Dehya isn’t really made for a pyro application role and is more of a tanky damage dealer, but her elemental skill places a pyro-infused AoE on the ground, aiding elemental reactions.

Genshin Impact Dehya in the middle of a powerful swing

What’s the best Genshin Impact Dehya weapon?

Like other five-star characters, Dehya has her own signature weapon – a five-star claymore called Beacon of the Reed Sea. It’s tailored around her kit and therefore likely to be her best in slot, though we’ve not had the chance to test it out for ourselves just yet.

Currently, Serpent Spine, especially at R5, is an extremely well-rounded weapon and a great option for most claymore wielders, and with its high crit rate and damage output, it will likely be a solid choice for Dehya. Aside from that, Wolf’s Gravestone could also be a good option, as the dramatic attack boost it offers should also increase the pyro damage dealt by her Fiery Sanctum.

Weapon Rarity Effect How to obtain
Beacon of the Reed Sea Five-star

Bonus stat: CRIT Rate 33.1%

Skill: After an elemental skill hits an opponent, Dehya’s attack increases by 20% for 8s. After she takes damage, her attack will be increased by 20% for 8s. The 2 aforementioned effects can be triggered even when she is not on field. Additionally, when not protected by a shield, Dehya’s max HP will be increased by 32%.

Weapon banner alongside Dehya
Serpent Spine Four-star

Bonus stat: CRIT Rate 27.6%

Skill: Every 4s Dehya is on the field, she will deal 6% more damage and take 3% more damage. This effect has a maximum of 5 stacks and will not be reset if she leaves the field, but will be reduced by 1 stack when Dehya takes damage.

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Wolf’s Gravestone Five-star

Bonus stat: ATK 49.6%

Skill: Increases Dehya’s attack by 20%. On hit, attacks against enemies with less than 30% HP will increase all party members’ attack by 40% for 12s. Can only occur once every 30s.

Standard banner
Sacrificial Greatsword Four-star

Bonus stat: Energy Recharge 30.6%

Skill: After damaging an opponent with an elemental skill, the skill has a 40% chance to end its own cooldown. This can only occur once every 30s.

Standard banner
Prototype Archaic Four-star

Bonus stat: Attack +%

Skill: On hit, normal or charged attacks have a 50% chance to deal an additional 240% attack damage to enemies with a small AoE. This can only occur once every 15s.


What are the best Genshin Impact Dehya artifacts?

Like her weapon, we’re not too sure which artifact set will suit Dehya just yet. However, we believe Crimson Witch of Flames and Tenacity of the Millelith will likely suit her kit quite well, as it boosts both her pyro damage and HP.

In terms of what sort of pieces you should aim for, according to beta calculations, the community estimates that Dehya needs around 200% or more energy recharge in order to burst reliably at C0. Aside from that, her skills seem to scale off attack and HP, so those two stats are a good shout.

Artifact set Effect
Tenacity of the Millelith

Two-piece equipped: HP increased by 20%

Four-piece equipped: When an elemental skill hits an opponent, the ATK of all nearby party members is increased by 20% and shield strength is increased by 30% for 3s. This effect can be triggered once every 0.5s. This effect can be triggered even when Dehya is not on the field.

Crimson Witch of Flames

Two-piece equipped: Pyro damage bonus +15%

Four-piece equipped: Increases overloaded, burning, and burgeon damage by 40%. Increases vaporize and melt damage by 15%. Using an elemental skill increases the two-piece effects by a further 50% for 10s.

Emblem of Severed Fate

Two-piece equipped: Energy recharge +20%

Four-piece equipped: Increases elemental burst damage by 25% of Dehya’s energy recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus damage can be obtained in this way.

Pale Flame

Two-piece equipped: Physical damage +25%

Four-piece equipped: When Dehya’s elemental skill hits an opponent, her attack is increased by 9% for 7s. This effect stacks up to 2 times and can be triggered once every 0.3s. Once two stacks are reached, the two-piece effect is doubled.

You may notice a curveball here – we’re testing a physical build on Dehya given that her pyro application isn’t particularly reliable. As a claymore user, she can pack a punch with physical damage, so we’ll let you know how it goes.

As for which stats to aim for, Dehya works best with a stacked HP and attack stat, but crit rate, crit damage, and energy recharge won’t hurt either. We’re still figuring out what’s best so check back soon for a proper rundown.

Genshin Impact Dehya in the middle of her burst

What are Genshin Impact Dehya’s skills?

Here are all of Genshin Dehya’s skills and attacks.

Dehya’s normal attack

Skill Description
Sandstorm Assault (normal) Perform up to four consecutive strikes using Dehya’s claymore and martial arts
Sandstorm Assault (charged) Drain stamina over time to perform continuous slashes. At the end of the sequence, Dehya performs a powerful finishing slash
Sandstorm Assault (plunge) Plunge from mid-air to strike the ground, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE damage on impact

Dehya’s elemental skill

Skill Description
Molten Inferno Perform one of the following attacks depending on the combat situation:
  • Indomitable Flame – Activates if there is currently no Fiery Sanctum field present. Dehya deals AoE pyro damage and creates a Fiery Sanctum field
  • Ranging Flame – Activates if a Fiery Sanctum field is present. Dehya performs a leaping attack, dealing AoE pyro damage before recreating a Fiery Sanctum field at her new position. This Fiery Sanctum field inherits the remaining duration of the previous field, and can only activate once throughout a single Fiery Sanctum field’s duration

Fiery Sanctum field: When you deal damage to an opponent within a Fiery Sanctum field, the field unleashes a coordinated attack, dealing AoE pyro damage to them based on Dehya’s attack and max HP. This effect can trigger once every 2.5 seconds. The field also increases the interruption resistance of active characters within its AoE. When active characters within the field take damage, a portion of that damage is mitigated and flows into Redmane’s Blood. Dehya then takes this damage over ten seconds. When the stored mitigated damage reaches or goes over a certain percentage of Dehya’s max HP, she stops mitigating damage in this way. Only one Fiery Sanctum created by Dehya herself can exist at the same time

Dehya’s elemental burst

Skill Description
Leonine Bite Dehya enters the Blazing Lioness state and increases her resistance to interruption. In this state, Dehya automatically and continuously unleashes the Flame-Mane’s Fist, dealing pyro damage based on her attack and max HP. When the Blazing Lioness stat expires, Dehya unleashes an Incineration Drive, dealing AoE pyro damage based on her attack and max HP. If you activate Leonine Bite when Dehya’s Fiery Sanctum is active, Dehya retrieves it and creates another field once Blazing Lioness expires. This field takes on the retrieved field’s duration at the moment of its retrieval.
While in the Blazing Lioness state, Dehya can’t cast her elemental skill or perform normal, charged, and plunging attacks – instead, they’re replaced by Roaring Barrage.
If you unleash Roaring Barrage within 0.4 seconds after each Flame-Mane’s Fist strike it increases the attack speed of the next Flame-Mane’s Fist strike

Dehya’s passive skills

Skill Description
The Sunlit Way Increases the movement speed of your party members by 10% during the day (6:00 – 18:00 in-game). This doesn’t take effect in domains, trounce domains, or the Spiral Abyss, and doesn’t stack with passive talents that provide the same effects
Unstinting Succor Within six seconds of Dehya retrieving the Fiery Sanctum field through Molten Inferno: Raging Flame or Leonine Bite, she takes 60% less damage from Redmane’s Blood. This can trigger once every two seconds. Additionally, within nine seconds of Dehya unleashing Molten Inferno: Indomitable Flame, she grants all party members the Gold-Forged Form state. This state further increases a character’s resistance to interruption when they’re within the Fiery Sanctum field. You can trigger Gold-Forged Form max once every 18 seconds
Stalwart and True When her HP is less than 40%, Dehya recovers 20% of her max HP and restores 6% of her max HP every two seconds for the next ten seconds. This effect can trigger once every 20 seconds

Genshin Impact Dehya holding her signature claymore

What are Genshin Impact Dehya’s constellations?

If you pull a duplicate of Dehya on her banner, you can unlock a special buff called a constellation. Here are each of Dehya’s constellations – under the name Mantichora.

Constellation Description
C1 – The Flame Incandescent Dehya’s max HP increases by 20%, and she deals bonus damage based on her max HP when she uses the following attacks:
  •  Increases Molten Inferno’s damage by 3.6% of her max HP
  • Increases Leonite Bite’s damage by 6% of her max HP
C2 – The Sand-Blades Glittering When Dehya uses Molten Inferno: Ranging Flame, the duration of the recreated Fiery Sanctum field increases by four seconds. Additionally, when a Fiery Sanctum exists on the field, the damage dealt by its next coordinated attack increases by 50% when enemies attack active characters within the Fiery Sanctum’s AoE.
C3 – A Rage Swift as Fire Increases the level of Leonine Bite by three, to a maximum of level 15.
C4 – An Oath Abiding When you hit opponents with Flame-Mane’s Fist and Incineration Drive during Leonine Bite, they restore 1.5 energy for Dehya and 2.5% of her max HP. This effect can trigger once every 0.2 seconds.
C5 – The Alpha Unleashed Increases the level of Molten Inferno by three, up to a maximum of level 15.
C6 – The Burning Claws Cleaving The crit rate of Leonine Bit increases by 10%. Additionally, after a Flame-Mane’s Fist attack hits an opponent and deals crit hits, it increases the crit damage of Leonine Bite by 15%, and extends its duration by 0.5 seconds. This effect can trigger every 0.2 seconds. The duration can extend by a maximum of two seconds, and its crit damage can increase by a maximum of 60% in this way.

What are Genshin Impact Dehya’s ascension materials?

In order to ascend Dehya, you need to farm sand grease pupas in the Desert of Hadramaveth – specifically around the Wehnut Tunnels. You also need the Eremite headband drops and boss materials from the Algorithm of Semi-Intransient Matrix of Overseer Network inside the Dune of Elusion.

Level Mora Ascension materials
20+ 20,000 One Agnidus Agate sliver, three faded red Satin, three Sand Grease pupas
40+ 40,000 Three Agnidus Agate fragments, 15 trimmed red Silk, ten Sand Grease pupas, two Light Guiding Tetrahedrons
50+ 60,000 Six Agnidus Agate fragments, 12 trimmed red Silk, 20 Sand Grease pupas, four Light Guiding Tetrahedrons
60+ 80,000 Three Agnidus Agate chunks, 18 trimmed red Silk, 30 Sand Grease pupas, eight Light Guiding Tetrahedrons
70+ 100,000 Six Agnidus Agate chunks, 12 rich red Brocade, 45 Sand Grease pupas, 12 Light Guiding Tetrahedrons
80+ 120.000 Six Agnidus Agate gemstones, 24 rich red Brocade, 60 Sand Grease pupas, 20 Light Guiding Tetrahedrons

Genshin Impact Dehya looking over her shoulder

What are Genshin Impact Dehya’s talent materials?

You can upgrade Dehya’s normal attack, elemental skill, and elemental burst to level ten each. Here are all the materials you need to level one of these attacks to max level.

You can get the praxis talent books from the Steeple of Ignorance domain on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. The silks and satins come from Eremite enemies around Sumeru, and the Puppet Strings are dropped by the Shouki no Kami weekly boss.

Level Mora Materials
Two 12,500 Three Teachings of Praxis, six faded red satin
Three 17,500 Two Guide to Praxis, three trimmed red silk
Four 25,000 Four Guide to Praxis, four trimmed red silk
Five 30,000 Six Guide to Praxis, six trimmed red silk
Six 37,500 Nine Guide to Praxis, nine trimmed red silk
Seven 120,000 Four Philosophies of Praxis, four rich red brocade, one Puppet String
Eight 260,000 Six Philosophies of Praxis, six rich red brocade, one Puppet String
Nine 450,000 12 Philosophies of Praxis, nine rich red brocade, two Puppet Strings
Ten 700,000 16 Philosophies of Praxis, 12 rich red brocade, two Puppet Strings, one Crown of Insight

Which Genshin Impact Dehya team comps can I use?

We, and the community at large, are still trying to figure out exactly where to place Dehya. It seems like she needs her own team (as a lot of five-stars do), and can’t really be slotted in anywhere unless she took over from Genshin Impact Diluc’s role. As Dehya can heal herself, she doesn’t necessarily need a healer or shielder, unless you’re facing some seriously hefty foes.

For now, here are the characters we recommend using her with:

On a personal note, using Dehya with Genshin Impact’s Candace‘s burst means Dehya can vape on her own with the hydro infusion – we like to use them as they’re canonically friends. Kuki Shinobu’s electro ring is also really handy for extra damage and popping off some reactions, too.

That’s everything we know about Genshin Impact’s Dehya for now. We simply can’t wait to get out and meet this fiery lady and the rest of the Eremites in the deserts of Sumeru. If you’re looking for other fiery females, check out our Genshin Impact Yoimiya and Genshin Impact Yanfei guides. In the meantime, head over to our list of the best games like Genshin Impact to keep you busy.