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Genshin Impact Jean best build

Genshin Impact's Jean is the Dandelion Knight and the Acting Grand Master of the Knights of Favonius, so let's explore her best build, weapons, and artifacts.

Genshin Impact's Jean leaning against the desk in her office in the 4.5 key art wallpaper

Genshin Impact’s Jean is a five-star anemo sword wielder and the Acting Grand Master of the Knights of Favonius. With a unique kit offering damage, healing, crowd control, and more, she’s a valuable asset to any roster. So let’s take a look at the best Genshin Jean build, featuring her best artifacts and weapons, skills, constellations, and more.

We’ve even put together a list that includes all of the Genshin Impact codes and a Genshin Impact tier list so you can choose which other characters from the Genshin Impact next banner you want to join Jean on your adventure. If you’re interested in trying out other powerful characters, take a look at our Genshin Impact’s Diona, Genshin Impact’s Collei, and Genshin Impact’s Klee guides.

Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about Genshin Impact’s Jean.

What’s the best Genshin Impact Jean build?

Best weapons Primordial Jade Cutter (five-star, sub-DPS support)
Freedom-Sworn (five-star, Sunfire)
Weapon alternatives Amenoma Kageuchi (four-star, sub-DPS support)
Xiphos’ Moonlight (four-star, Sunfire)
Best artifact set Viridescent Venerer
Artifact set alternatives Two Viridescent Venerer plus any attack set (only if running with another anemo character using VV)
Main stats Anemo sub-DPS support:
  • Sands: attack% or energy recharge
  • Goblet: anemo damage bonus
  • Circlet: crit rate or crit damage

Sunfire:

  • Sands: elemental mastery or energy recharge
  • Goblet: elemental mastery
  • Circlet: elemental mastery
Sub-stats Anemo sub-DPS support:
  • Energy recharge
  • Crit rate/crit damage
  • Attack%
  • Elemental mastery
  • Flat attack

Sunfire:

  • Elemental mastery
  • Energy recharge
  • Crit rate/crit damage
  • Attack%
  • Attack

You can build Jean in one of two ways: as an anemo sub-DPS, or as an elemental mastery reaction driver known as ‘Sunfire’. Her best sub-DPS weapon is Primordial Jade Cutter and her best Sunfire weapon is Freedom-Sworn. 

Jean’s optimal artifact set for both of her builds is Viridescent Venerer, so much so that using anything else is generally not advised unless you desperately need to run another anemo character who’s already using a full set of VV. Her Sunfire build unsurprisingly benefits from lots of elemental mastery, whereas her anemo sub-DPS support build favors energy recharge, anemo damage bonus, crit rate, crit damage, and attack.

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How should I use Jean?

Jean is a unique, five-star anemo bow wielder with the flexibility to fit multiple playstyles and roles. She’s capable of healing and supporting her allies, while also driving elemental reactions and dealing a decent amount of damage. You can choose to build and play your Jean in multiple ways, but her two most popular builds are anemo sub-DPS support, and elemental mastery ‘Sunfire’.

As an anemo sub-DPS support, her focus is to enable strong off-field and burst DPS units. She has low field time and fast cast times on her elemental skill and burst, allowing room for quickswap formations, and offers an extremely versatile support kit with crowd control, healing, and debuff cleansing capabilities. This build is also more flexible than Sunfire, allowing you to slot her into multiple comps. She has lower damage compared to other supports and brings less impactful buffs than other anemo units like Genshin Impact’s Kazuha and Genshin Impact’s Sucrose. However, with the addition of her healing (something both Kazuha and Sucrose lack), she can be extremely valuable for freeing up a slot in exchange for another damage dealer.

The elemental mastery loadout, most commonly known as ‘Sunfire’, is an interesting build that relies on combining Jean and Genshin Impact Bennett‘s elemental bursts to trigger pyro swirls. This dishes out some extremely strong damage, especially when paired with electro and hydro units for even more elemental interactions. Sunfire does have its limitations, though, as both Jean and Bennett require a lot of energy recharge in this build when not paired with Genshin Impact’s Raiden. It also, of course, relies on the use of Bennett, who is hotly contested across many team comps, and its playstyle requires you to stand within two circles, which can be quite restrictive against more mobile enemies.

What are the best Jean weapons?

For anemo sub-DPS support Jean, Primordial Jade Cutter is the best-in-slot weapon, providing great flat attack and crit rate. Its passive also compliments her kit better than most other characters due to her high base HP. Alternatively, in this role, Jean’s best four-star weapon is Amenoma Kageuchi, which slashes her energy recharge requirements down dramatically.

For Sunfire Jean, Freedom-Sworn pulls into the lead due to its high elemental mastery and handy passive. Iron Sting is her best F2P option in this role, offering both elemental mastery and a nice boost to her personal damage, but Xiphos’ Moonlight is a better overall four-star pick thanks to its heavy EM and ER% stats.

Weapon Effect How to obtain
Primordial Jade Cutter Bonus stat: crit rate
Skill: Increases HP by 20% and provides an attack bonus based on 1.2% of Jean’s max HP
Weapon event gacha
Freedom-Sworn Bonus stat: elemental mastery
Skill: A part of the “Millennial Movement” that wanders amidst the winds.
Increases damage by 10%. When Jean triggers elemental reactions, she gains a Sigil of Rebellion. This effect can trigger once every 0.5 seconds and can trigger even if Jean is not on the field. When you possess two Sigils of Rebellion, you consume all of them and all nearby party members obtain “Millennial Movement: Song of Resistance” for 12 seconds.
“Millennial Movement: Song of Resistance” increases normal, charged, and plunging attack damage by 16% and increases attack by 20%. Once this effect is triggered, you will not gain Sigils of Rebellion for 20 seconds.
Of the many effects of the “Millennial Movement,” buffs of the same type will not stack
Weapon event gacha
Amenoma Kageuchi Bonus stat: attack
Skill: After casting an elemental skill, gain one Succession Seed. This effect can trigger once every five seconds. The Succession Seed lasts for 30 seconds. Up to three Succession Seeds may exist simultaneously. After using an elemental burst, all Succession Seeds are consumed and after two seconds, Jean regenerates six energy for each seed consumed
Forging
Iron Sting Bonus stat: elemental mastery
Skill: Dealing elemental damage increases all damage by 6% for six seconds. Max two stacks, can only occur once every second
Forging
Xiphos’ Moonlight Bonus stat: elemental mastery
Skill: the following effect will trigger every ten seconds: Jean gains 0.036% energy recharge for each point of elemental mastery she possesses for 12 seconds, with nearby party members gaining 30% of this buff for the same duration. Multiple instances of this weapon can allow this buff to stack. This effect will still trigger even if Jean is not on the field
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What are the best Jean artifacts?

Viridescent Venerer is the best set for both of Jean’s builds. It doesn’t boost her personal damage as much as other sets, but the resistance shred it offers gives a substantial increase to the whole team.

Alternatively, if there’s already an anemo character on her team with the four-piece VV set already equipped, you can combine two pieces of VV with two pieces of an attack set like Gladiator’s Finale or Shimenawa’s Reminiscence. However, this is a less flexible kit as it does require that extra anemo VV user to appear in each of her comps, so we generally advise against it.

Artifact set Effect How to obtain
Viridescent Venerer Two equipped: anemo damage +15%
Two equipped: increases swirl damage by 60%, and decreases opponent’s elemental resistance to the element infused in the swirl by 40% for ten seconds
Valley of Remembrance in Windwail Highland, near the Dawn Winery, Mondstadt
Gladiator’s Finale Two equipped: attack +18%
Four equipped: increases Jean’s normal attack damage by 35% if she uses a sword, claymore, or polearm
World and weekly bosses, Gladiator’s Finale artifact strongboxes, and Adventure rank-up and journal rewards
Shimenawa’s Reminiscence Two equipped: attack +18%
Four equipped: when using an elemental skill with 15 or more energy, you lose 15 energy and gain 50% normal/charge/plunging attack damage for ten seconds. This effect won’t trigger again during that duration
Momiji-Dyed Court domain on Yashiori Island in Inazuma

Artifact stat recommendations

Anemo sub-DPS support main stats:

  • Sands: attack% or energy recharge
  • Goblet: anemo damage bonus
  • Circlet: crit rate or crit damage (try to maintain a 1:2 ratio overall)

Anemo sub-DPS support sub-stats:

  • Energy recharge to requirement (140-160%)
  • Crit rate/crit damage
  • Attack%
  • Elemental mastery
  • Flat attack

Sunfire main stats:

  • Sands: elemental mastery or energy recharge
  • Goblet: elemental mastery
  • Circlet: elemental mastery

Sunfire sub-stats:

  • Elemental mastery
  • Energy recharge
  • Crit rate/crit damage
  • Attack%
  • Attack

What are the best Jean team comps?

Jean’s support and sub-dps capabilities can fit into a variety of team comps, creating plenty of elemental reaction possibilities and consistent healing. She pairs well with other powerful anemo damage dealers like Genshin Impact’s Wanderer and Genshin Impact’s Xiao, especially if you have enough Viridescent Venerer sets to go around.

Here’s an example of a strong Jean team comp:

First character slot Second character slot Third character slot Fourth character slot
Jean iconJean Xiao iconXiao Albedo iconAlbedo Zhongli iconZhongli

Genshin Jean looking at a dandelion clock

What are Jean’s abilities?

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Normal attack: Favonius Bladework Normal: Performs up to five strikes
Charged: Consumes stamina to launch enemies into the air
Plunging: Deals AoE damage on impact with the ground
Elemental skill: Gale Blade Press: Launches enemies in an aimed direction and deals AoE anemo damage
Hold: Consumes stamina to pull enemies towards Jean
Elemental burst: Dandelion Breeze Launches surrounding enemies and deals AoE damage while regenerating HP for all party members. A Dandelion Field continuously regenerates HP for one ally and gives them the anemo attribute. It also deals anemo damage to enemies entering or exiting the battlefield

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
Wind Companion Normal attacks have a 50% chance to regenerate HP equal to 15% of Jean’s attack for all party members
Let the Wind Lead Regenerates 20% of Dandelion Breeze’s energy cost on use
Continuous Improvement  When you cook a perfect dish with restorative effects, there is a 12% chance to obtain double the product

What are Jean’s constellations?

You can level up Jean’s constellations by using the Stella Fortuna you obtain when receiving a duplicate Jean while making a wish.

Constellation Effect
C1: Spiraling Tempest The pulling speed of Gale Blade is increased after holding for more than one second, damage dealt is also boosted by 40%
C2: People’s Aegis When Jean picks up an elemental orb or particle, all party members have their movement and attack speed increased by 15% for 15 seconds
C3: When the West Wind Arises Increases the level of Dandelion Breeze by three, up to a max level of 15
C4: Lands of Dandelion All enemies within the dandelion field have their anemo resistance decreased by 40%.
C5: Outbursting Gust Increases the level of Gale Blade by three, up to a max level of 15
C6: Lion’s Fang, Fair Protector of Mondstadt Incoming damage is decreased by 35% within the dandelion field. Upon leaving the field, this effect lasts for three attacks or ten seconds

What are Jean’s ascension materials?

You need the following materials to fully ascend Jean.

Level Mora Ascension materials
20+ 20k One vayuda turquoise sliver, three dandelion seeds, three damaged masks
40+ 40k Three vayuda turquoise fragments, two hurricane seeds, ten dandelion deeds, 15 damaged masks
50+ 60k Six vayuda turquoise fragments, four hurricane seeds, 20 dandelion seeds, 12 stained masks
60+ 80k Three vayuda turquoise chunks, eight hurricane seeds, 30 dandelion seeds, 18 stained masks
70+ 100k Six vayuda turquoise chunks, 12 hurricane seeds, 45 dandelion seeds, 12 ominous masks
80+ 120k Six vayuda turquoise gemstones, 20 hurricane seeds, 60 dandelion seeds, 24 ominous masks

Here’s where to get all of Jean’s ascension materials:

  • Vayuda turquoise – drops from normal and weekly bosses
  • Dandelion seeds – found by blowing dandelions in Mondstadt, or bought in Inazuma and Sumeru
  • Damaged, stained, and ominous masks – drops from hilichurl enemies
  • Hurricane seeds – drops from the Anemo Hypostasis normal boss in Mondstadt

Genshin Impact Jean: Artwork of Jean bowing to kiss someone's hand, but cropped so it's mostly Jean's head and shoulders.

What are Jean’s talent materials?

Here are all the talent level-up materials you need to ascend one of Jean’s talents to level ten.

Level Mora Materials
Two 12.5k Six damaged masks, three teachings of resistance
Three 17.5k Three stained masks, two guide to resistance
Four 25k Four stained masks, four guide to resistance
Five 30k Six stained masks, six guide to resistance
Six 37.5k Nine stained masks, nine guide to resistance
Seven 120k Four ominous masks, four philosophies of resistance, one Dvalin’s plumes
Eight 260k Six ominous masks, six philosophies of resistance, one Dvalin’s plumes
Nine 450k Nine ominous masks, 12 philosophies of resistance, two Dvalin’s plumes
Ten 700k 12 ominous masks, 16 philosophies of resistance, two Dvalin’s plumes, one crown of insight

Here’s where to get each of Jean’s talent materials:

  • Damaged, stained, and ominous masks – drops from hilichurl enemies
  • Resistance talent books – rewards from the Forsaken Rift domains on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays
  • Dvalin’s plume – drops from the Stormterror Dvalin weekly boss in Mondstadt

Talent level priority

Regardless of whether you’re building Sunfire Jean or sub-DPS Jean, we recommend leveling her to at least level 80 before investing fully in her kit.

Anemo sub-DPS support:

  • Elemental skill > Elemental burst (normal attack is not relevant)

Sunfire:

  • Level 90 > Elemental burst > Elemental skill (normal attack is not relevant)

That’s everything you need to know in order to master Genshin Impact’s Jean. If you want to get to grips with Hoyoverse’s other hit game, check out our Honkai Star Rail codes and Honkai Star Rail tier list. We also have build guides for Honkai Star Rail’s Gallagher, Honkai Star Rail’s Black Swan, and Honkai Star Rail’s Tingyun.