A name you may or may not recognize is Genshin Impact’s Lynette, a mysterious upcoming character in the region after our Sumeru adventures wrap up. Lynette appears alongside her brother, Genshin Impact’s Lyney, in the Teyvat Chapter preview. She has feline ears, a long tail, and a star mark on her cheek, which is in contrast to the teardrop on Lyney. The two make up a pair of performers, specializing in magic shows.
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Before we get to Fontaine, let’s look at Genshin Impact’s Lynette.
Lyney is billed as an anemo DPS, with a focus on agility thanks to her shadow sprint. Lynette is a four-star, anemo, sword user. Her constellation is Felis Alba, which is fitting given her feline design. She has a Bogglecat Box that acts as a taunt and deals anemo damage at different intervals – if the Box comes into contact with hydro, pyro, cryo, or electro, it gains that element and fires Vivid Shots containing that element.
|Weapon||Effect||How to obtain|
|Freedom Sworn (five-star)||Bonus effect: Elemental mastery
Skill: Increases damage by 10%. When Lynette triggers an elemental reaction, she gains a Sigil of Rebellion. If she has two Sigils, each nearby party member gains Millennial Movement: Song of Resistance for 12 seconds. This increases attack by 16%.
|Favonius Sword (four-star)||Bonus effect: Energy recharge
Skill: Crit hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of elemental particles, restoring energy for Lynette.
|Sacrificial Sword (four-star)||Bonus effect: Energy recharge
Skill: After damaging an opponent with an elemental skill, there is a 40% chance to end the skill’s cooldown.
|Crossing of Fleuve Cendre (four-star)||Bonus effect: Energy recharge
Skill: Increases Lyney’s elemental skill crit rate by 8%, and increases energy recharge by 16% for five seconds after using her elemental skill.
|Fontaine fishing association|
|Artifact set||Effect||How to obtain|
|Viridescent Venerer||Two equipped: Increases anemo damage
Four equipped: Increases swirl damage by 60%, and decreases enemy’s elemental resistance to any elements infused in the swirl by 40% for 10 seconds.
|Valley of Remembrance domain|
|Desert Pavilion Chronicle||Two equipped: Increases anemo damage
Four equipped: When Lynette’s charged attacks hit an opponent, her normal attack speed increases 10% and normal, charged, and plunging damage increases by 40% for 15 seconds.
|City of Gold domain|
Artifact stat recommendations
- Sands: Attack
- Goblet: Anemo damage bonus
- Circlet: Crit rate or damage
- Crit rate/damage
- Energy recharge
|Normal attack: Rapid Ritesword||Normal: Performs up to four rapid strikes.
Charged: Consumes stamina to unleash two rapid strikes.
Plunging: Lynette plunges from mid-air to strike the ground dealing AoE damage on impact.
|Elemental skill: Enigmatic Feint||Lynette executes an Enigma Thrust, dealing anemo damage. This restores her HP based on her max HP.
Tap: Lynette uses an enigma thrust.
Hold: Lynette shifts into the Pilfering Shadow state to apply Shadowsign to nearby opponents. At the end of this state, she unleashes an Enigma Thrust. Lynette approaches opponents marked with a sign to specifically target them. Only one opponent can have this mark at one time.
|Elemental burst: Magic Trick – Astonishing Shift||Lynette uses astonishing magic to create a giant Bogglecat Box appear, that taunts nearby opponents. It deals anemo damage at regular intervals. When the Box comes into contact with hydro, pyro, cryo, and electro, it gains that element and additionally fires Vivid Shots that deal that element as damage.|
|Sophisticated Synergy (unlocks at ascension one)||Within ten seconds of Lynette using Astonishing Shift, if there are two or more elemental types in the party, each member’s attack increases.|
|Props Positively Prepped (unlocks at ascension four)||After Lynette’s Bogglecat Box performs an elemental conversion, Lynette’s elemental burst deals 15% more damage. This persists until the Box’s duration ends.|
|Loci-Based Mnemonics (unlocked automatically)||Lynette shows the location of recovery orbs on the minimap. Additionally, aquatic stamina and HP gained from touching orbs increases by 25%.|
Here’s the benefits of pulling more than one Lynette on the banners:
|C1 – A Cool Blade Like a Shadow||When Enigmatic Feint’s thrust hits an opponent with shadowsign, a vortex appears that pulls in nearby opponents.|
|C2 – Endless Mysteries||Whenever Lynette’s Bogglecat Box fires a vivid shot, it fires an extra one.|
|C3 – Cognition-Inverting Gaze||Increases the level of Magic Trick – Astonishing Shift by three.|
|C4 – Tacit Coordination||Increases Enigmatic Feint’s charge by one.|
|C5 – Obscuring Ambiguity||Increases the level of Enigmatic Feint by three.|
|C6 – Watchful Eye||When Lynette uses Enigmatic Feint’s thrust, she gains an anemo infusion and an extra 20% anemo damage bonus for six seconds.|
Lynette’s ascension materials include Fontaine-specific items added with her release. She needs a new boss drop – Artificed Spare Clockwork Component – Coppelia – and a regional Fontaine flower called a lumidouce bell. The overworld enemy drops she needs are dropped by the mechanical humanoid enemies.
|20||20,000||One vayuda turquoise sliver, three lumidouce bells, three meshing gear|
|40||40,000||Three vayuda turquoise fragments, two Artificed Spare Clockwork Component – Coppelia, ten lumidouce bells, 15 meshing gears|
|50||60,000||Six vayuda turquoise fragments, four Artificed Spare Clockwork Component – Coppelia, 20 lumidouce bells, 12 mechanical spur gear|
|60||80,000||Three vayuda turquoise chunks, eight Artificed Spare Clockwork Component – Coppelia, 30 lumidouce bells, 18 mechanical spur gear|
|70||100,000||Six vayuda turquoise chunks, 12 Artificed Spare Clockwork Component – Coppelia, 45 lumidouce bells, 12 artificed dynamic gear|
|80||120,000||Six vayuda turquoise gemstones, 20 Artificed Spare Clockwork Component – Coppelia, 60 lumidouce bells, 24 artificed dynamic gear|
Lynette requires the Fontaine talent book of order, along with plenty of mechanical enemy drops. She also needs the everamber drop from the weekly Apep boss in Sumeru for her later talent levels.
|Two||12,500||Six meshing gears, three teachings of order|
|Three||17,500||Three mechanical spur gears, two guides to order|
|Four||25,000||Four mechanical spur gears, four guides to order|
|Five||30,000||Six mechanical spur gears, six guides to order|
|Six||37,500||Nine mechanical spur gears, nine guides to order|
|Seven||120,000||Four artificed dynamic gear, four philosophies of order, one everamber|
|Eight||260,000||Six artificed dynamic gear, six philosophies of order, one everamber|
|Nine||450,000||Nine artificed dynamic gear, 12 philosophies of order, two everamber|
|Ten||700,000||12 artificed dynamic gear, 16 philosophies of order, two everamber, one crown of insight|
We’re currently still workshopping where Lynette works best, but she seems to be a steady anemo support for any teams where swirl is an option.
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