Genshin Impact Ganyu build, ascension materials, and skills

Here’s everything you need to know in order to master Genshin Impact’s Ganyu, from her constellations to her ascension materials and more

Ganyu stood against a sunny background

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 build 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 Venti and Genshin Impact Klee guide to find out more.


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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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 attack and aimed shot damage by 18%. Also increases damage by 12% for every 0.1 seconds that an arrow is in flight – this stacks up to five times on each arrow
Skyward Harp Increases crit damage by 20%, and has a 60% chance to create a small AoE attack, which deals 125% physical attack damage. Can only occur once every four seconds
The Stringless Increases elemental skill and elemental burst damage by 24%.


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%
Noblesse Oblige Two equipped: Elemental burst damage is increased by 20%
Four equipped: When Ganyu uses elemental burst, all party members’ attack is increased by 20% for 12 seconds. This effect can’t stack

Alternate artifact set

If you’re still levelling and haven’t managed to grab any of the above artifacts yet, the following set is a great option in the meantime.

Artifact set Effect
Martial Artist Two equipped: Increases normal and charged attack damage by 15%
Four equipped: After using an elemental skill, Ganyu’s normal and charged attack damage is increase by 25% for eight seconds

When picking artifacts for Ganyu, you should priorities the following stats.

Main stats:

  • Attack% for Sands of Eon
  • Cryo damage bonus for the Goblet of Eonothem
  • Crit damage of crit rate for Circlet of Logos


  • Attack%
  • Crit damage
  • Crit rate

To find out more about how artifacts work, check out our Genshin Impact artifacts guide.

Genshin Impact's Ganyu looking at her surroundings


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


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

Genshin Impact's Ganyu next to the game's logo


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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