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Genshin Impact Yelan build

Roll the dice and steady your bow, here's the best Genshin Impact Yelan build including her best weapons and artifacts to create an absolute powerhouse.

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Genshin Impact’s Yelan, the smashing five-star hydro and bow wielder, is always ready to make a splash. If you rolled the dice and managed to snag her, you probably want to know how to make the most of her powerful skills – the good news is, you’re in the right place. Our Yelan build goes over the best artifacts, weapons, team comps, and more.

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Let’s jump into our Genshin Impact Yelan build.

What’s the best Genshin Impact Yelan build?

Best weapon Aqua Simulacra
Weapon substitutes Elegy for the End, Mouun’s Moon
Best artifact set Emblem of Eevered Fate
Main stats Sands – HP
Goblet – Hydro damage bonus
Circlet – HP
Sub stats HP, energy recharge, crit rate, crit damage

Genshin Impact’s Yelan excels in a sub-DPS roleequipped with the Aqua Simulacra bow and a set of Emblem of Severed Fate artifacts – though she can also be a main DPS as well.

She’s a hydro bow user whose talents help fill in the downtime between main DPS attacks, and her elemental burst directly increases an active character’s personal damage.

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How do I use Genshin Impact’s Yelan?

Yelan is best used for her hydro application, as her play style is similar to Xingqiu, but a little better as she is a five-star unit. If you use these two together, then you’ve got the strongest hydro duo in the game.

Hit Yelan’s elemental skill, and hold it as you run past enemies, marking them with hydro. This then explodes, but keeps the wet status on any targets, meaning you can pop off plenty of reactions with other characters.

What are the best Yelan weapons?

Regardless of whether you want to use her as a DPS or sub-DPS, Yelan’s best weapon is the Aqua Simulacra. It’s a five-star bow that is centered around her kit, and both its crit damage base stat and skill are great assets to her. The Polar Star bow is another great, five-star choice for her in both roles, due to its crit rate stat and the attack boost of its skill.

If you’re looking for more affordable options, they differ depending on what role you want to build her for. Mouun’s Moon is the best four-star bow for main DPS Yelan, whereas Favonius Warbow is the best four-star bow for sub-DPS Yelan.

Weapon Effect How to obtain
Aqua Simulacra (five-star) Bonus effect: Crit damage
Skill: Increases HP by 16%. When there are opponents nearby, Yelan’s damage increases by 20%. This takes effect whether she is on-field or not
Weapon banner (alongside Yelan)
Elegy for the End (five-star) Bonus effect: Energy recharge
Increases Yelan’s elemental mastery by 60. When her elemental skills or bursts hit opponents, she gains a Sigil of Remembrance. This can trigger once every 0.2 seconds, even when Yelan isn’t on field. When Yelan has four Sigils, they will all be consumed, and nearby party members gain the Millennial Movement: Farewell Song for 12 seconds. This increases elemental mastery by 100, and attack by 20%
Weapon banner (alongside Venti)
Polar Star (five-star) Bonus effect: Crit rate
Skill: Increases elemental skill and elemental burst damage by 12%. After a normal attack, charged attack, elemental skill, or elemental burst hits an enemy, gain one stack of Ashen Nightstar for 12 seconds. When 1/2/3/4 stacks of Ashen Nightstar are present, Yelan’s attack increases by 10/20/30/48%
Weapon banner (alongside Tartaglia)
Mouun’s Moon (four-star) Bonus effect: Increases attack
Skill: For every point of the entire party’s combined maximum energy capacity, Yelan’s elemental burst damage increases by 0.12%. A maximum of 40% extra elemental burst damage is available this way
Weapon banner
Favonius Warbow (four-star) Bonus effect: Increases energy recharge
Skill: Crit hits have a 40% chance to generate a small number of elemental particles, which regenerate six energy for Yelan. Can only occur once every 12 seconds
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What are the best Yelan artifacts?

Regardless of which role you want to put her in, the best Genshin Impact Yelan artifact set is easily Emblem of Severed Fate, due to its energy recharge and elemental burst damage boosts. However, you can mix two pieces of Noblesse Oblige with two pieces of Emblem of Severed Fate for a flat increase to both stats instead.

Yelan does scale on HP, though, so any HP-scaling options are viable if the artifact archons haven’t given you useful drops on her best set – especially if you have a hydro-boosting two-piece as well.

Artifact set Effect How to obtain
Emblem of Severed Fate Two equipped: Increases energy recharge
Four equipped: Increases elemental burst damage by 25% of energy recharge. You can obtain a maximum of 75% bonus damage this way
Momiji-Dyed Court domain
Noblesse Oblige Two equipped: Increases elemental burst damage
Four equipped: Using an elemental burst increases all party members’ attack by 20% for 12 seconds. This effect cannot stack
Clear Pool and Mountain Cavern domain
 Heart of Depth Two equipped: Increases hydro damage
Four equipped: Increases normal attack and charged attack damage by 30% for 15 seconds after you use an elemental skill
 Peak of Vindagnyr domain
Tenacity of the Millelith Two equipped: Increases maximum HP Ridge Watch domain
Vourukasha’s Glow Two equipped: Increases maximum HP Molten Iron Fortress domain

Artifact stat recommendations

We recommend getting Yelan’s energy recharge to about 140% or above. Of course, more energy recharge is always nice, but anything over 200% isn’t really necessary.

Main stats:

  • Sands: HP or energy recharge
  • Goblet: Hydro damage bonus
  • Circlet: HP, crit rate, or crit damage


  • Energy recharge
  • HP%
  • Crit rate/crit damage

What are the best Genshin Impact Yelan team comps?

Yelan is a very versatile character and can slot into an insane amount of team comps thanks to her application. She excels in electro-charged, vaporize, and hyperbloom teams, but doesn’t hold back when it comes to overload, burgeon, or a mono-hydro team, either. To get the most out of Yelan and maximize her HP, make sure to use up to four different elemental types in your party to activate her ascension passive.

First character slot Second character slot Third character slot Fourth character slot
Yelan Furina Hu Tao Zhongli
Yelan Fischl iconFischl Yoimiya Zhongli
Yelan Kuki Shinobu Nahida Alhaitham
Yelan Nilou Nahida Baizhu
Yelan Diluc Xianyun Bennett

What are Yelan’s abilities?

Here are each of Yelan’s skills, including her combat abilities and her ascension passives that unlock as you level her up.

Active skills:

Skills Effect
Normal attack: Stealthy Bowshot Normal: Yelan releases four consecutive shots with her bow, dashing backward during the last two hits
Charged: Flowing water accumulates around Yelan’s arrow as you aim, turning the damage done into hydro instead of physical
Plunging: Yelan fires a shower of arrows mid-air, before falling to the ground and inflicting AoE damage
Elemental skill: Lingering Lifeline Yelan enters an invisible print state, using a lifeline that follows her across the field. Any enemies nearby get marked with this, and take hydro damage when Yelan exits the sprint as the lifeline explodes.
Damage dealt by her skill is a percentage of Yelan’s maximum HP
Elemental burst: Depth-Clarion Dice Using Yelan’s elemental burst deals hydro damage in an AoE, and creates an Exquisite Throw – shaped like a die. This follows you on the field until its duration ends and unleashes coordinated attacks either once a second when you use a normal attack, or when Yelan’s lifeline (from her elemental skill) explodes. Damage from the Exquisite Throw is based on Yelan’s maximum HP

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
Lengthy Consideration (unlocked at ascension one) Gain 25% more rewards if Yelan sets out on a Liyue Expedition for 20 hours
Turn Control (unlocked at ascension four) If your party has one/two/three/four elemental types, Yelan’s maximum HP increases by 6%/12%/18%/30%
Adapt with Ease (unlocked automatically) When an Exquisite Throw is in play, Yelan (or another active character) deals 1% more damage. This increases by a further 3.5% damage every second. Damage can increase by a maximum of 50%

What are Yelan’s constellations?

Here are all of Yelan’s constellations. Of course, to get a constellation, you’ll have to roll the dice and pull more than one copy of this lovely lady, so good luck!

Constellation Effect
C1: Taking All Comers For each opponent marked by your Lifeline, Yelan restores seven energy. You can restore a maximum of 21 energy for Yelan per Lingering Lifeline
C2: Enter the Plotters Lingering Lifeline gains one additional charge
C3: Dealer’s Sleight Increases the level of Lingering Lifeline by three. Max upgrade level is 15
C4: Bait and Switch Increases the damage of Exquisite Throw’s coordinated attack by 30%
C5: Beware the Trickster’s Dice Increases the level of Depth-Clarion Dice by three. Max upgrade level is 15
C6: Winner Takes All After you use Yelan’s elemental burst, she enters the mastermind state. In this state, all of her normal attacks become Breakthrough Barbs and deal 130% extra damage

Genshin Impact Yelan's official artwork where she is holding a small package

What are Yelan’s ascension materials?

Here’s what you need to ascend Yelan all the way up to level 80. Starconches are regularly found on Liyue’s coast, and the Runic Fang is a drop from the Ruin Serpent in the Chasm.

Required level Mora Materials
20 20,000 One varunada lazurite sliver, three recruit’s insignia, three starconches
40 40,000 Three varunada lazurite fragments, 15 recruit’s insignia, ten starconches, two runic fang
50 60,000 Six varunada lazurite fragments, 12 sergeant’s insignia, 20 starconches, four runic fang
60 80,000 Three varunada lazurite chunks, 18 sergeant’s insignia, 30 starconches, eight runic fang
70 100,000 Six varunada lazurite chunks, 12 lieutenant’s insignia, 45 starconches, 12 runic fang
80 120.000 Six varunada  lazurite gemstones, 24 lieutenant’s insignia, 60 starconches, 20 runic fang

What are Yelan’s talent materials?

To get Yelan’s talents up to level ten, you need the following items. Prosperity talent books are available in the Taishan Mansion domain and gilded scales are a drop from the weekly Azhdaha boss fight.

Talent level Mora Materials
Two 12,500 Three teachings of prosperity, six recruit’s insignia
Three 17,500 Two guides to prosperity, three sergeant’s insignia
Four 25,000 Four guides to prosperity, four sergeant’s insignia
Five 30,000 Six guides to prosperity, six sergeant’s insignia
Six 37,500 Nine guides to prosperity, nine sergeant’s insignia
Seven 120,000 Four philosophies of prosperity, four lieutenant’s insignia, one gilded scale
Eight 260,000 Six philosophies of prosperity, six lieutenant’s insignia, one gilded scale
Nine 450,000 12 philosophies of prosperity, nine lieutenant’s insignia, two gilded scales
Ten 700,000 16 philosophies of prosperity, 12 lieutenant’s insignia, two gilded scales, one crown of insight

Talent priority:

When upgrading Yelan’s fantastic talents, aim to do them in this order:

  •  Elemental skill > elemental burst > normal attack

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