Genshin Impact Ganyu guide – the best build

Here’s everything you need to know in order to master Genshin Impact’s Ganyu

Artwork of Genshin Impact character Ganyu

In Genshin Impact, Ganyu is known for being very quiet and reserved, with a gentle disposition, this is potentially due to her being a half-human, half-Qilin hybrid. However, she’s always willing to stick up for her friends whenever the need arises. She’s known to frequent Wanmin Restaurant for some tasty vegetarian meals.

This five-star, bow-wielding, cryo character is best suited for a main or sub DPS role. In our Genshin Impact Ganyu guide, we’ll outline the best weapons and artifacts to help boost her damage output, provide information on all of her skills and constellations, as well as give a breakdown of all her ascension costs.

Once you’ve come to grips with Ganyu, head over to our Genshin Impact tier list to see where the rest of the characters rank, and then grab some Genshin Impact codes from our handy list. We’ve also put together some information on other popular characters, make sure you check out our Genshin Impact Albedo and Genshin Impact Keqing guide to find out more.

HERE’S EVERYTHING IN OUR GENSHIN IMPACT GANYU GUIDE:

THE BEST GENSHIN IMPACT GANYU BUILD

Ganyu is an amazing ranged cryo DPS with some incredibly useful passive skills. We recommend pairing her up with a support character like Bennett, as his elemental skill can increase Ganyu’s damage.

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WHICH WEAPON SHOULD YOU USE?

When using Ganyu in a main DPS role we recommend using Amos’ Bow to help her deal as much damage as possible. For a sub DPS Ganyu, give The Stringless a try to increase elemental skill and elemental burst damage.

Weapon Effect
Amos’ Bow Increases normal and charged attack damage by 12%
The Stringless Increases elemental skill and elemental burst damage by 24%.

WHICH ARTIFACT SET SHOULD YOU USE?

Both of the artifact sets we’ve chosen for Ganyu work wonders at improving her DPS output, so take your pick!

Artifact set Effect
Wanderer’s Troupe Two equipped: Increases elemental mastery by 80
Four equipped: Increases charged attack damage by 35%
Blizzard Strayer Two equipped: 15% cryo damage bonus
Four equipped: Crit rate is increased by 20% when attacking an enemy affected by cryo. If the enemy is frozen, crit rate is increased by an additional 20%

Ganyu standing against a white background with an orb in her hand

WHAT ARE GANYU’S SKILLS?

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Liutian Archery Perform up to six shots with a bow
Liutian Archery (charged)

Charge level one: an icy shot that deals cryo damage. 

Charge level two: fire a Frostflake Arrow that explodes on impact dealing AoE cryo damage

Liutian Archery (plunging) A shower of arrows that deals AoE damage
Trail of the Qilin Deals AoE cryo damage and leaves behind an Ice Lotus. The Ice Lotus taunts enemies into attacking it and deals AoE cryo damage when destroyed
Celestial Shower Summon a Sacred Cryo Pearl that deals AoE Cryo damage

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
Undivided Heart After firing a Frostflake Arrow, the crit rate of subsequent Frostflake Arrows is increased by 20% for five seconds
Harmony between Heaven and Earth Celestial Shower gives a 20% Cryo damage boost to party members
Preserved for the Hunt Refunds 15% of the ore cost when crafting bows

WHAT ARE GANYU’S CONSTELLATIONS?

Here’s every buff you’ll receive when you level up Ganyu’s constellations.

Constellation Effect
Dew-Drinker When an enemy takes damage from a charge level two Frostflake Arrow Bloom their cryo resistance is lowered by 15% for six seconds. A hit regenerates two energy for Ganyu. This effect can only occur once per charge level two Frostflake Arrow
The Auspicious Trail of the Qilin gains one additional charge
Cloud-Strider Increases the level of Celestial Shower by three
Westward Sojourn

Enemies standing within the Celestial Shower AoE take increased damage.

Increased damage taken begins at 5% and increases by 5% every three seconds, up to a maximum of 25%. The effect lingers for three seconds after the enemy leaves the AoE

The Merciful Increases the level of Trail of the Qilin by three
The Clement Using Trail of the Qilin causes the next Frostflake Arrow shot within 30 seconds to not require charging

WHAT DOES IT COST TO ASCEND GANYU?

Ascension can be an expensive process, so we’ve listed all the items you need to save up while leveling.

Required level Mora Materials
20 20,000 One Shivada Jade Sliver, three Qingxin, three Whopperflower Nectar
40 40,000 Three Shivada Jade Fragment, two Hoarfrost Core, ten Qingxin, 15 Whopperflower Nectar
50 60,000 Six Shivada Jade Fragment, four Hoarfrost Core, 20 Qingxin, 12 Shimmering Nectar
60 80,000 Three Shivada Jade Chunk, eight Hoarfrost Core, 30 Qingxin, 18 Shimmering Nectar
70 100,000 Six Shivada Jade Chunk, 12 Hoarfrost Core, 45 Qingxin, 12 Energy Nectar
80 120,000 Six Shivada Jade Gemstone, 20 Hoarfrost Core, 60 Qingxin, 24 Energy Nectar

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