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Genshin Impact Dehya build

Genshin Impact's Dehya is a five-star pyro claymore wielder, let us give you a rundown on her best weapons, build, artifacts, and more.

Genshin Impact Dehya's splash art on a red Pocket Tactics background

While there are heaps of characters to fawn over 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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Let’s see how to get the best bite out of the lioness, Genshin Impact’s Dehya.

What’s the best Genshin Impact Dehya build?

Best weapon Beacon of the Reed Sea
Weapon substitutes Wolf’s Gravestone, Favonius Greatsword
Best artifact set Crimson Witch of Flames and Tenacity of the Millelith
Main stats Sands – HP/attack
Goblet – Pyro damage bonus
Circlet – HP/attack
Sub stats Attack, HP, crit rate/damage

Dehya is a five-star pyro claymore wielder, capable of dealing off-field pyro damage and unleashing powerful melee attack strings. Her best weapon is Beacon of the Reed Sea, and the best artifacts to equip her with are Tenaicty of the Millelith and Crimson Witch of Flames.

The main meat of Dehya’s kit goes towards mitigating damage for other party members by taking it herself, but you can use her as a main damage dealer if you wish.

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How do I use Genshin Impact’s Dehya?

As for her role, it’s no secret that Dehya is a little confusing. Dehya 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. She’s not 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.

What are the best Dehya weapons?

Dehya’s signature weapon is Beacon of the Reed Sea, and is definitely her best-in-slot. It’s tailored around her kit and therefore is Dehya’s overall best weapon, though there are other options that work just as well.

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

Weapon Effect How to obtain
Beacon of the Reed Sea (five-star) Bonus effect: Crit rate
Skill: Increases Dehya’s attack by 20% for eight seconds after her elemental skill hits an opponent. If she takes damage, her attack increases by 20% for eight seconds.
These two effects can trigger even when she’s not on the field. When she isn’t protected by a shield, Dehya’s max HP increases by 32%
Chronicled Wish banner
Wolf’s Gravestone (five-star) Bonus effect: Attack
Skill: Increases Dehya’s attack by 20%. On hit, attacks against enemies with less than 30% HP increase all party members’ attack by 40% for 12 seconds. Can only occur once every 30 seconds
Standard and Chronicled Wish banner
Favonius Greatsword (four-star) Bonus effect: Energy recharge
Skill: Dehya’s crit hits have a 60% chance of generating an elemental orb. This orb then regenerates six energy for her once she picks it up. This can only happen once every 12 seconds
Standard banner

What are the best Dehya artifacts?

Dehya’s kit takes a little getting used to, and so her ‘best’ artifacts can cause some confusion. Two pieces of Crimson Witch of Flames and two pieces of Tenacity of the Millelith suits her quite well, as they boost both her pyro damage and HP.

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

Artifact set Effect How to obtain
Tenacity of the Millelith Two equipped: Max HP increase
Four equipped:
This set increases the attack stat of all party members by 20%, and also increases shield strength by 30%, lasting for three seconds. This triggers when an elemental skill hits an opponent and can trigger when Dehya is off-field
Ridge Watch domain
Crimson Witch of Flames Two equipped: Increases pyro damage
Four 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 ten seconds
Hidden Palace of Zhou Formula domain
Emblem of Severed Fate Two equipped: Increases energy recharge
Four equipped: Increases elemental burst damage by 25% of Dehya’s energy recharge. Gain a maximum of 75% bonus damage in this way
Momiji-Dyed Court domain
Vourukasha’s Glow Two equipped: Increases HP
Four equipped:
Elemental skill and elemental burst damage increase by 10%. After Dehya takes damage, the damage bonus is increased by 80% for five seconds. This effect increase can have five stacks. These effects can be triggered even when Dehya is not on the field.
Molten Iron Fortress domain

Artifact stat recommendations

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.

Main stats:

  • Sands: HP, attack
  • Goblet: Pyro damage bonus
  • Circlet: Crit rate or crit damage


  • Energy recharge
  • Crit rate
  • Crit damage
  • Attack
  • HP

Genshin Impact Dehya holding her signature claymore

What are the best Genshin Impact Dehya team comps?

Dehya, like many other on-field DPS, requires a team that revolves around supporting and enabling. As Dehya can heal herself, she doesn’t necessarily need a healer or shielder unless you’re facing some seriously hefty foes.

Generally, we recommend pairing her up with Bennett due to his handy attack buff (with the added comfort of some extra heals when needed), along with a hydro or cryo sub-DPS. She also works well with Kazuha, who can shred enemy resistance before she unleashes her furious fists.

First character slot Second character slot Third character slot Fourth character slot
Dehya Lyney Kazuha Bennett
Dehya Xingqiu Nahida Bennett
Dehya Xiangling Bennett Kazuha
Dehya Genshin Impact Wriothesley's icon in Genshin ImpactWriothesley Bennett Sucrose

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 also like to use them together as they’re canonically friends! Kuki Shinobu’s electro ring is also really handy for extra damage and popping off some reactions, too.

What are Dehya’s abilities?

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Normal attack: Sandstorm Assault Normal: Perform up to four consecutive strikes using Dehya’s weapon and physical attacks
Charged: Using some of her stamina, Dehya deals continuous slashes to targets. This string ends with a powerful smash
Plunging: Dehya plunges from mid-air and strikes the ground, damaging opponents with an AoE impact
Elemental skill: Molten Inferno

Perform one of the following attacks depending on the combat situation:

Indomitable Flame
This activates if there is currently no Fiery Sanctum field present. Dehya deals AoE pyro damage and creates a Fiery Sanctum field

Ranging Flame
If a Fiery Sanctum field is present, Ranging Flame activates. Dehya performs a leaping attack, dealing AoE pyro damage before recreating a Fiery Sanctum field at her new position. This new Fiery Sanctum has the duration of the previous field, and can only activate once

Fiery Sanctum:
When dealing damage to an opponent in the Fiery Sanctum field, a coordinated attack unleashes dealing pyro damage to enemies, based on Dehya’s maximum HP and attack stats. This can trigger once every 2.5 seconds. Only one Fiery Sanctum can exist at the same time.
Fiery Sanctum increases the interruption resistance of your active character while they’re in the field, and when they take damage, Dehya mitigates some of it. She then takes this damage over the course of ten seconds. When this damage reaches a certain percentage of Dehya’s maximum HP, she will stop mitigating damage

Elemental burst: 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

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
The Sunlit Way (unlocked automatically) 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 (unlocked at ascension one) 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 (unlocked at ascension four) When Dehya’s health falls below 40%, she restores 6% every two seconds for the next ten seconds. This effect can trigger once every 20 seconds

What are 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 Effect
C1: The Flame Incandescent

Increases Dehya’s max HP 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 Increases the crit rate of Leonine Bit 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

Genshin Impact Dehya in the middle of a powerful swing

What are Dehya’s ascension materials?

In order to ascend Dehya, you need to farm sand grease pupas in the Desert of Hadramaveth – specifically around the Wenut 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.

Required level Mora 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

What are Dehya’s talent materials?

You can upgrade Dehya’s normal attack, elemental skill, and elemental burst to level ten each. 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 String is a drop in the Shouki no Kami weekly boss.

Talent level Mora Materials
Two 12,500 Three teachings of praxis, six faded red satin
Three 17,500 Two guides to praxis, three trimmed red silk
Four 25,000 Four guides to praxis, four trimmed red silk
Five 30,000 Six guides to praxis, six trimmed red silk
Six 37,500 Nine guides 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

Talent priority:

When you’re leveling up Dehya’s abilities, do them in this order.

  •  Elemental skill > elemental burst > normal attack

That’s everything we know about Genshin Impact’s Dehya. For more Hoyoverse gaming, here’s the Honkai Star Rail tier list and what we know about any Honkai Star Rail codes.