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Genshin Impact Lynette build

Who is Genshin Impact’s Lynette, and how do we build her? Read on to see which artifacts, weapons, and materials we need for the magician's assistant.

Genshin Impact Lynette's splash art on a green background

A name you may or may not recognize is Genshin Impact’s Lynette, a quiet and mysterious character from the Fontaine region. Lynette appears alongside her brother, Genshin Impact’s Lyney, in the Teyvat Chapter preview from Genshin’s debut. The two make up a pair of performers, specializing in magic shows… and mischief.

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Before we get to Fontaine, let’s look at Genshin Impact’s Lynette.

What’s the best Genshin Impact Lynette build?

Best weapon Freedom Sworn
Weapon substitutes Sacrificial Sword, Favonius Sword
Best artifact set Viridescent Venerer
Main stats Sands – Energy recharge
Goblet – Anemo damage bonus
Circlet – Elemental mastery
Sub stats Elemental mastery, energy recharge, crit rate, crit damage

Lynette is billed as an anemo DPS, with a focus on agility thanks to her shadow sprint. She’s a four-star so doesn’t have a signature weapon, but the best choice for her is Freedom Sworn.

Alongside that, you want plenty of elemental mastery and energy recharge to keep her reactions going and her burst charged. The best artifacts to equip Lynette with is a full set of Viridescent Venerer.

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How do I use Genshin Impact’s Lynette?

If you’re new to Genshin, then Lynette is a good, free unit that can provide a taunt to draw enemies away from you in battle. If the taunt comes into contact with hydro, pyro, cryo, or electro, it gains that element and fires Vivid Shots containing that element, so you can easily use Lynette as a swirl-enabler.

What are the best Lynette weapons?

Lynette doesn’t rely on any particular stat to get good numbers out of her, so as an anemo unit, we recommend going for an elemental mastery or energy recharge weapon to ensure she gets plenty of uptime on her burst and can swirl all the elements nicely.

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%.
Weapon banner
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.
Gacha
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.
Gacha
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

What are the best Lynette artifacts?

When you’re equipping Lynette with artifacts, you should aim for a set of Viridescent Venerer. This is generally the best set for any anemo character that swirls elements, which Lynette does. You can also go for Desert Pavilion Chronicle, too – we all know how farming for artifacts goes, so aiming for two, two-piece sets can be a better option.

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 by 10%, and normal, charged, and plunging damage increases by 40% for 15 seconds.
City of Gold domain

Artifact stat recommendations

When picking which artifacts to put on Lynette, here are the best stats to aim for.

Main stats:

  • Sands: Attack
  • Goblet: Anemo damage bonus
  • Circlet: Crit rate or damage

Sub-stats:

  • Attack/%
  • Crit rate/damage
  • Energy recharge

Genshin Impact Lynette under water in a tank

What are the best Genshin Impact Lynette team comps?

Lynette, while not being the strongest swirler out there, is a good option if you don’t have a Sucrose or Kazuha at your disposal – especially as everyone gets her for free very early in the game.

First character slot Second character slot Third character slot Fourth character slot
Lynette Genshin Impact XianglingXiangling Bennett iconBennett Childe
Lynette Ayato Ganyu Kokomi
Lynette Bennett iconBennett Genshin Impact XianglingXiangling Lyney

What are Lynette’s abilities?

Here are all of Lynette’s skills, including her combat abilities, passive talents, and how she helps Travelers in the overworld.

Active skills:

Skill Effect
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

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
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%

What are Lynette’s constellations?

If you happen to get more than one copy of Lynette while pulling on the banners, you can unlock a constellation, which in turn, provides a new talent for her.

Constellation Effect
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

Chibi art of Genshin Impact's Lynette and a bunch of cats

What are Lynette’s ascension materials?

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.

Required level Mora Materials
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

Here’s the locations for each of Lynette’s ascension materials:

  • Vayuda turquoise – these gems drop from normal and weekly bosses, especially Dvalin, the Anemo Hypostasis, and the Solitary Suanni
  • Lumidouce bells – these flowers grow in Fontaine around the Beryl and Court of Fontaine areas
  • Meshing gears, mechanical spur gears, dynamic gears – these items drop from Fontaine’s mechanical enemies
  • Artificed Spare Clockwork Component – Coppelia – this piece drops from Fontaine’s Icewind Suit boss – before entering the fight, make sure to pick the Dirge of Coppelia option

What are Lynette’s talent materials?

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.

Talent level Mora Materials
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

To find these talent items for Lynette, head to these locations:

  • Order talent books – farm these talent books in Fontaine’s Pale Forgotten Glory domain on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • Meshing gears, mechanical spur gears, dynamic gears – these items drop from Fontaine’s mechanical enemies
  • Everamber – these are drops from the weekly Apep boss, found in Sumeru

Talent priorities:

  • Elemental burst > elemental skill > normal attack

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