Genshin Impact Yoimiya build, banner, and skills

Fireworks are for now, but friends are forever. Have the best of both, with our Genshin Impact Yoimiya build, featuring skills, weapons, artifacts, and more

Genshin Impact Yoimiya with a sparkler

To help you learn more about Genshin Impact’s, we’ve compiled all the important information that you need to know about her. As she excels in a main DPS role, our guide will focus on giving the highest damage output possible.

This addition to the game is a five-star pyro character, who wields a bow and hails from the gorgeous new Inazuma region. Read on to learn more about Genshin Impact’s Yoimiya build, skills, ascension materials, and constellations.

To stay up to date with all of the upcoming characters, make sure you take a look at our Genshin Impact Sayu, Genshin Impact La Signora, Genshin Impact Yae Miko, and Genshin Impact Gorou guides. Then for some extra primogems, I recommend checking out our Genshin Impact codes list.

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Genshin Impact's Yoimiya walking along the beach

When’s the next Genshin Impact Yoimiya banner?

During the Genshin Impact version 3.2 livestream, Hoyoverse confirmed that the next Genshin Yoimiya banner is coming in the first half of version 3.2, running concurrently with Genshin’s Nahida.

For more information on current and upcoming banners, check out our Genshin Impact next banner guide.

The best Genshin Impact Yoimiya build

Yoimiya is a five-star pyro DPS. She certainly lacks some of the punch afforded by other DPS units like Genshin Impact’s Ganyu or Genshin Impact’s Hu Tao, and is quite replaceable – meaning, if you’re tight on primos and in desperate need of a strong DPS, she probably isn’t the best choice to pull for.

However, she’s extremely adorable, and a lot of players love her despite her not being considered ‘meta’. She is capable of dealings good damage in the right team, is very easy to play, and her wide range definitely offers a benefit when going up against enemies like Spectres or Thundering Manifestation.

She’s very fast, and capable of dealing plenty of damage to single targets, scaling well with off field DPS like Genshin Impact’s Fischl, Genshin Impact’s Beidou, and Genshin Impact’s Xingqiu. Her simple gameplay makes her a great character for people who want to just sit back and watch the fireworks, and building her is quite affordable when it comes to artifacts, weapons, and team comps.

When it comes to her negatives, she really struggles in multi-target situations, as her normal attacks can only hit one enemy at a time. In terms of competition, Genshin Impact’s Hu Tao outperforms her in single-target scenarios, and Genshin Impact’s Xiangling (a four-star, therefore an easy character to C6) outperforms her in most multi-target scenarios. She also relies on her off-field DPS, meaning you need to invest in multiple characters in order to make her viable.

Overall, Yoimiya is a truly delightful character, with an adorable design, fun, simple gameplay, and great voice actors. While she may not top the meta charts, she still had her place in the roster, and in the hearts of many of us.

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What’s the best Genshin Impact Yoimiya weapon?

For Yoimiya’s weapon choices, Thundering Pulse takes the top spot. When using Thundering Pulse, you should always aim to cast her elemental burst before her elemental skill.

Another interesting choice for Yoimiya is the Polar Star, mostly because of his high crit rate bonus effect. However, it’s main caveat is earning stacks in order to earn the attack bonus, which requires hitting an enemy with each different type of attack. Unfortunately, as her elemental skill technically doesn’t damage enemies, she can only get a maximum of three stacks, meaning she only has a 30% damage buff instead of 48%. We recommend only using Crimson Witch of Flames with this bow, as Shimenawa’s Reminiscence will make it difficult to pull off a burst every rotation.

Skyward Harp is another viable option in that, though somewhat unusual, its passive hits in an AoE which combats one of Yoimiya’s main limitations.

When it comes to four-star options, Rust is by far the best, and at high refinement ranks it can outperform Skyward Harp, especially with the help of Bennett’s attack buff. It’s a very worthy weapon at R5, synergising well with Yoimiya and having no conditions on its passive.

Finally we have the three-star bow, Slingshot. Amazingly, R5 Slingshot outperforms Rust R1 when combined with Bennett’s attack buff and Yoimiya is equipped with an attack% sands. It has great range, and gives you a helping hand in balancing your crit ratio with its crit rate sub-stat.

Weapon Effect How to obtain
Thundering Pulse Bonus effect: crit damage+14.4%
Skill: Increases attack by 20% and grants a thunder emblem. At stacks one, two, and three, normal attack damage is further increased by 12, 24, and 40% respectively. Each stack has an individual duration and is achieved by performing:
• Normal attacks with elemental damage (duration five seconds)
• Casting an elemental skill (duration ten seconds)
• Having less than 100% energy (disappears at full energy)
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Polar Star Bonus effect: crit rate+7.2%
Skill: increases elemental skill and element burst damage by 12%. After a normal attack, charged attack, elemental skill, or elemental burst hits an opponent, Yoimiya gains one stack of Ashen Nightstar for 12 seconds. When one/two/three/four stacks of Ashen Nightstar are present, attack increases by 10/20/30/48%. The stacks of Ashen Nightstar created by each different type of attack are counted independently of others
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Skyward Harp Bonus effect: crit rate +4.8%
Skill: increases crit damage by 20%. Hits have a 60% chance to inflict a small AoE attack, dealing 125% physical attack damage. Can only occur once every four seconds
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Rust Bonus effect: attack +9%
Skill: increases normal attack damage by 40% but decreases aimed shot damage by 10%
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Slingshot Bonus effect: crit rate +6.8%
Skill: 
if a normal attack or aimed shot hits a target within 0.3 seconds of being fired, increases damage by 36%. Otherwise, decreases damage by 10%
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What are the best Genshin Impact Yoimiya artifacts?

Generally, we recommend a full set of Crimson Witch of Flames if in a vaporize or overload team, and Shimenawa’s Reminiscence for any other team comp.

Artifact set Effect
Shimenawa’s Reminiscence Two equipped: increases attack by 18%
Four equipped: when you cast an elemental skill, if Yoimiya has 15 or more energy, they lose 15 energy and normal, charged, and plunging attack damage is increased by 50% for ten seconds
Crimson Witch of Flames Two equipped: increases pyro damage by 15%
Four equipped: increases overloaded and burning damage by 40%. Increases vaporize and melt damage by 15%. When you use an elemental skill the two-piece set effects are increased by 50% for ten seconds

Stat recommendations

Main stats:

  • Sands of Eon – attack% or elemental mastery
  • Goblet of Eonothem – pyro damage %
  • Circlet of logos: crit rate/crit damage (try to maintain a 1:2 ratio)

Sub-stats: 

You generally want Yoimiya to have around 120-160% energy recharge, maybe higher depending on build and team composition. Play around and see what works for you. Other than that, aim for the following.

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

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What are Genshin Impact Yoimiya’s skills?

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Firework Flare-Up Fire five consecutive shots with your bow
Firework Flare-Up (charged) Charge up to perform a stronger, more precise shot. The effect changes the longer you charge:
One charge: the arrow deals pyro damage
Two charges: generate three kindling arrows that hit nearby enemies and deal pyro damage
Niwabi Fire-Dance Wave a sparkler to create a ring of saltpeter. During this time, any arrow you fire will become a blazing arrow, and it will dish out increased pyro damage. However, your charged normal attack will not produce kindling arrows
Ryuukin Saxifrage You launch rockets toward the enemy and deal AoE pyro damage. All normal, charged, and plunging attacks, as well as elemental bursts and skills dealt by party members other than Yoimiya, will mark the enemy with an Aurous Blaze. The blaze triggers an explosion that causes AoE pyro damage

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
Tricks of the Trouble-Maker During Niwabi Fire-Dance, shots from Yoimiya’s normal attack increase her pyro damage by 2% on hit. This lasts for three seconds and can have a maximum of ten stacks
Summer-Night’s Dawn Using Ryuukin Saxifrage causes nearby party members to gain a 10% attack increase for 15 seconds. Additionally, a further attack bonus is added based on the number of ‘Tricks of the Trouble-Maker’ stacks when using Ryuukin Saxifrage. Each stack increases this bonus by 1%
Blazing Match When Yoimiya crafts decorations, ornaments, or landscape-type furnishings, she has a 100% chance to refund a portion of the materials

What are Genshin Impact Yoimiya’s constellations?

Learn more about Yoimiya’s constellations below.

Constellation Effect
Agate Ryuukin The Aurous Blaze lasts for an extra four seconds. Additionally, when an opponent affected by Aurous Blaze is defeated, Yoimiya’s attack is increased by 20% for 20 seconds
A Procession of Bonfires When Yoimiya’s scores a critical hit with pyro damage, she will gain a 25% pyro damage bonus for six seconds. This can be triggered even when Yoimiya is not active
Trickster’s Flare Increases the level of Niwabi Fire-Dance by three
Pyrotechnic Professional When Aurous Blaze triggers an explosion, Niwabi Fire-Dance’s cooldown is decreased by 1.2 seconds
A Summer Festival’s Eve Increases the level of Ryuukin Saxifrage by three
Naganohara Meteor Swarm During Niwabi Fire-Dance, Yoimiya’s normal attacks have a 50% chance of firing an extra Kindling Arrow that deals 60% of its original damage. This is considered normal attack damage

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What are Genshin Impact Yoimiya’s ascension materials?

Don’t waste any of your naku weed, you’re going to need a lot in order to fully ascend Yoimiya.

Required level Mora Materials
20 20,000 One agnidus agate sliver, three naku weed, three divining scroll
40 40,000 Three agnidus agate fragment, two smoldering pearl, ten naku weed, 15 divining scroll
50 60,000 Six agnidus agate fragment, four smoldering pearl, 20 naku weed, 12 sealed scroll
60 80,000 Three agnidus agate chunk, eight smoldering pearl, 30 naku weed, 18 sealed scroll
70 100,000 Six agnidus agate chunk, 12 smoldering pearl, 45 naku weed, 12 forbidden curse scroll
80 120,000 Six agnidus agate gemstone, 20 smoldering pearl, 60 naku weed, 24 forbidden curse scroll

If you need some help creating a team, head on over to our Genshin Impact tier list to find out who the best DPS and support characters are.