Genshin Impact Sayu banner, skills, and weapons

Everything you need to know about Genshin Impact’s Sayu, from her best build, to her constellations, skills, and ascension materials

Genshin Impact's Sayu stretching

As the list of upcoming Genshin Impact characters grows, it can be difficult to keep up. This time, we’re here to fill you in on one of the cutest characters, Sayu. This adorable girl with a tanuki hoodie is a claymore-wielding anemo character with a whole lot of attitude.

Genshin Impact’s Sayu is currently available during the Moment of Bloom banner. This adorable child is a four-star character, and her elemental burst involves throwing a large Muji-Muji Daruma that heals surrounding allies.

For those of you who are curious about other characters, make sure you check out our Genshin Impact Gorou, Genshin Impact Yae Miko, and Genshin Impact Yoimiya guides. You can also pick up some extra primogems with help from our Genshin Impact codes list.

The best Genshin Impact Sayu build

Sayu is best suited to a support role as her elemental burst can both deal damage and dish out heals. We recommend using her in a team with Genshin Impact’s Mona on sub DPS and Genshin Impact’s Yoimiya on main DPS.

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Which weapon should you use?

Our favourite weapon for Sayu is the Wolf’s Gravestone. If you would rather use something a little less rare, we recommend the Katsuragikiri Nagamasa claymore.

Weapon Effect
Wolf’s Gravestone Increases attack by 20%. Attacks against enemies with less than 30% HP increases all party members’ attack by 40% for 12 seconds. This can only occur once every 30 seconds
Katsuragikiri Nagamasa Increases elemental skill damage by 6%. When an elemental skill hits an opponent, Sayu loses three energy but also regenerates three energy every two seconds for the next six seconds. This can only occur once every ten seconds, and can be triggered even when Sayu is not on the field

Which artifact set should you use?

We recommend you use either a full set of Noblesse Oblige artifacts, or a full set of Viridescent Venerer artifacts. Here are the effects of both.

Artifact set Effect
Noblesse Oblige Two equipped: increases elemental burst damage by 20%
Four equipped: Using an elemental burst increases all party members’ attack by 20% for 12 seconds. This effect does not stack
Viridescent Venerer Two equipped: increases anemo damage by 15%
Four equipped: increases spread damage by 60%. Depending on the element, the resistance of enemies hit by swirl is decreased by 40%. This effect lasts ten seconds

A girl in a tanuki hoodie

What are Sayu’s skills?

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Shuumatsuban Ninja Blade Perform up to four strikes
Shuumatsuban Ninja Blade (charged) Consume stamina before spinning towards enemies, at the end of the spin, Sayu performs a powerful slash
Yoohoo Art: Fuuin Dash (press) Sayu performs a cartwheel that deals anemo damage. At the end of the attack, she does a fuufuu whirlwind kick that causes AoE anemo damage
Yoohoo Art: Fuuin Dash (hold) Sayu performs a longer cartwheel that deals anemo damage. During this time she is resistant to interruption. You can control the direction she rolls while performing this move. If Sayu comes into contact with hydro, pyro, cryo, or electro while in this state, she will deal additional elemental damage of that type
Yoohoo Art: Mujina Flurry Summon a Muji-Muji Daruma that deals anemo damage to foes and heals nearby party members.

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
Someone More Capable When you trigger a swirl reaction while active, Sayu heals all characters for 300 HP. She will also heal an additional 1.2 HP for every point of elemental mastery she has. Can be triggered once every two seconds
No Work Today! The Muji-Muji Daruma gains the following effects:
– When healing, it will also heal nearby characters for 20% of their HP.
– increases the AoE of its attack
Yoohoo Art: Silencer’s Secret When Sayu is in your party, Crystalflies and other certain animals will not be startled when you get near them

What are Sayu’s constellations?

Here’s every bonus you receive when leveling up Sayu’s constellations.

Constellation Effect
Multi-Task no Jutsu The Muji-Muji Daruma will ignore HP limits and can simultaneously attack nearby opponents and heal characters
Egress Prep Yoohoo Art: Fuuin Dash gains these effects:
– Increases the damage of fuufuu whirlwind kick in press mode by 3.3%
– Every 0.5 seconds in the cartwheel will increase the damage of fuufuu whirlwind kick by 3.3%. The maximum damage increase is 66%
Eh, the Bunshin Can Handle It Increases the level of Yoohoo Art: Mujina Flurry by three
Skiving: New and Improved Sayu recovers 1.2 energy when she triggers a swirl reaction. This effect occurs once every two seconds
Speed Comes First Increases the level of Yoohoo Art: Fuuin Dash by three
Sleep O’Clock The Muji-Muji Daruma will now also benefit from Sayu’s elemental mastery. Each point will produce the following effects:
– Increases the damage dealt by the Muji-Muji Daruma’s attacks by 0.2% attack. A maximum of 400% attack can be gained
– Increases the HP restored by the Muji-Muji Daruma by three. A maximum of 6,000 additional HP can be restored

Genshin Impact's Sayu with a daruma doll

What does it cost to ascend Sayu?

Make sure you save up all of your crystal marrow, you’re going to need a lot to fully ascend Sayu.

Required level Mora Materials
20 20,000 One vayuda turquoise sliver, three whopperflower nectar, three crystal marrow
40 40,000 Three vayuda turquoise fragment, 15 whopperflower nectar, two marionette core, ten crystal marrow
50 60,000 Six vayuda turquoise fragment, 12 shimmering nectar, four marionette core, 20 crystal marrow
60 80,000 Three vayuda turquoise chunk, 18 shimmering nectar, eight marionette core, 30 crystal marrow
70 100,000 Six vayuda turquoise chunk, 12 energy nectar, 12 marionette core, 45 crystal marrow
80 120,000 Six vayuda turquoise gemstone, 24 energy nectar, 20 marionette core, 60 crystal marrow

To find out who the best characters are, take a gander at our Genshin Impact tier list for more information.