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Genshin Impact Yun Jin build

Genshin Impact's Yun Jin is a phenomenal singer and an amazing fighter. Here's her best build including recommended weapons, artifacts, and team comps.

Genshin Impact Yun Jin's 2024 birthday art showing her eating a snack on a blue sky background

Genshin Impact’s Yun Jin is a four-star geo polearm wielder from Liyue. She’s well known across the land for her beautiful singing voice, elegant dance moves, and wonderful opera performances. Luckily, she’s equally as graceful on the battlefield, rallying her allies with useful buffs. So let’s dive into the best Genshin Yun Jin build, including her top artifacts, weapons, and more.

If you’re interested in learning more about the other Teyvat residents, you can also take a look at our Genshin Impact’s Albedo, Genshin Impact’s Razor, and Genshin Impact’s Diona guides. And with all these characters, you might need a few extra primogems in your wallet for the Genshin Impact next banner, head on over to our Genshin Impact codes list full of free in-game rewards. You can also see where they rank in our Genshin Impact tier list.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Liyue songstress Genshin Impact’s Yun Jin.

What’s the best Genshin Impact Yun Jin build?

Best weapon Engulfing Lightning (five-star)
Weapon substitutes Favonius Lance (four-star)
Best artifact set Husk of Opulent Dreams
Artifact set substitutes Two Husk of Opulent Dreams
Two Emblem of Severed Fate
Main stats
  • Sands: defense% or energy recharge
  • Goblet: defense%
  • Circlet: defense%
Sub-stats
  • Energy recharge
  • Defence%
  • Crit rate
  • Defense

Yun Jin’s best weapon is Engulfing Lightning for its energy recharge stat. Her most reliable artifact set is Husk of Opulent Dreams which buffs her defense and geo damage output. As the bulk of her energy recharge comes from her weapon, Yun Jin’s most important stat is defense. Plus a bit of crit rate here and there never hurt anyone.

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How should I use Yun Jin?

Yun Jin is a unique geo support character who wields a polearm and excels at buffing her allies. In fact, the attack buff from her elemental burst is so strong that she can even rival Genshin’s Bennett in some situations. She’s pretty easy to build and works well in both geo and non-geo teams, though her passive is best utilized in multi-element team comps.

Yun Jin is a pretty good off-field support for her team, so the best way to use her is to use her skill and build energy for her burst to buff the other attackers on her team. In our opinion, you shouldn’t bother with her normal attack.

What are the best weapons for Yun Jin?

It’s a pretty contested weapon, but if you’ve got one lying around, Yun Jin can make great use of Engulfing Lightning thanks to its energy recharge bonus stat. As far as stat sticks go, its passive is pretty decent too, increasing her energy recharge further when you use her burst. Perfect for a burst support!

Favonius Lance is also a strong option, providing additional energy recharge through both its base stat and passive. This weapon does require some crit rate (generally around 45%) in order to trigger its passive, but you should still prioritize defense and energy recharge over crit when choosing her artifacts. Finally, there’s Prototype Starglitter, a great choice for boosting Yun Jin’s energy recharge if you’ve got spare billets and materials.

Weapon Effect How to obtain
Engulfing Lightning Bonus stat: energy recharge
Skill: attack increased by 28% of energy recharge over the base 100%. You can gain a maximum bonus of 80% attack. Gain 30% energy recharge for 12 seconds after using an elemental burst
Event gacha
Favonius Lance Bonus stat: energy recharge
Skill: critical hits have a 60% chance to generate a small number of elemental particles. This regenerates six energy for Yun Jin. It can only occur once every 12 seconds
Gacha
Prototype Starglitter Bonus stat: energy recharge
Skill: after using an elemental skill, increases normal and charged attack damage by 8% for 12 seconds. Max two stacks
Forge via blacksmith

What are the best Yun Jin artifacts?

The best Yun Jin artifact set in terms of reliability is easily Husk of Opulent Dreams, offering a big boost to her defense and geo damage. Gaining and maintaining stacks is also pretty easy with Yun Jin’s playstyle, as she requires very little field time.

Alternatively, you can combine two Husk of Opulent Dreams with two Emblem of Severed Fate if you need to balance your energy recharge and defense sub-stats. We’ve also suggested a slightly cheaper option below for newer builders.

Artifact set Effect How to obtain
Husk of Opulent Dreams Two equipped: defense +30%
Four equipped: Yun Jin obtains the curiosity effect in the following conditions: when she is on the field, Yun Jin gains one stack after hitting an opponent with a geo attack, triggering a maximum of once every 0.3 seconds. When off the field, she gains one stack every three seconds. Curiosity can stack up to four times, each providing 6% defense and a 6% geo damage bonus. When six seconds pass without gaining a curiosity stack, one stack expires
Slumbering Court domain in Fort Hiraumi, on Seirai Island, Inazuma
Emblem of Severed Fate Two equipped: energy recharge +20%
Four equipped: Increases elemental burst damage by 25% of energy recharge. You can obtain a maximum of 75% bonus damage in this way
Momiji-Dyed Court domain on Yashiori Island in Inazuma
Defender’s Will Two equipped: defense +30%
Four equipped: Increases Yun Jin’s elemental resistance by 30% for each element present among the characters in your party
Chests, boss drops, world exploration

Artifact stat recommendations

Main stats: 

  • Sands: defense% or energy recharge
  • Goblet: defense%
  • Circlet: defense%

Sub-stats: 

  • Energy recharge
  • Defence%
  • Crit rate
  • Defense

What are the best Yun Jin’s team comps?

As a geo support unit, Yun Jin can work in either a mono geo team or a rainbow team, depending on the resonances you’re after. Her passive skill Breaking Conventions provides a larger attack bonus based on how many different elements are in your team, and her shielding benefits from geo resonance.

As all of her buffs focus on her teammates’ normal attacks, she excels in teams surrounding normal attackers. Some good options include Genshin Impact’s Yoimiya, Genshin Impact’s Ayato, and Genshin Impact’s Hu Tao.

Here’s an example of a strong Yun Jin team comp that makes the most of geo resonance and Breaking Conventions:

First character slot Second character slot Third character slot Fourth character slot

Yun Jin

Zhongli
Xingqiu iconXingqiu Yoimiya

Genshin Impact Yun Jin: Yun Jin alongside Aether and Paimon in a crowd in Liyue waving to someone approaching them.

What are Yun Jin’s abilities?

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Normal attack: Cloud-Grazing Strike Normal: Perform up to five spear strikes
Charged: Consume a small amount of stamina before lunging forward to damage enemies
Plunging: Plunge from mid-air to deal AoE damage
Elemental skill: Opening Flourish Tap to deal geo damage, hold to take the Opening Flourish stance and form a shield. Damage absorption is based on Yun Jin’s max HP and the shield has 150% effectiveness against elemental and physical damage. When the skill is released, Yun Jin deals geo damage
Elemental burst: Cliffbreaker’s Banner Deals AoE geo damage and grants nearby allies a Flying Cloud Flag Formation. This formation means that normal attack damage is dealt to enemies and bonus damage is based on Yun Jin’s defense

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
True to Oneself If you use Opening Flourish at the precise moment you’re attacked, Yun Jin releases the move’s level two charged form
Breaking Conventions Increases Flying Cloud Flag Formation’s attack bonus by 2.5% of Yun Jin’s defense for a mono-element team, 4% for two elements, 7.5% for three elements, and 11.5% for four elements
Light Nourishment When you perfectly cook food with adventure-related effects, you have a 12% chance to obtain double the product

What are Yun Jin’s constellations?

Leveling up Yun Jin’s constellations improves her performance in battle. Here’s every bonus you receive.

Constellation Effect
C1: Thespian Gallop Decreases Opening Flourish’s cooldown by 18%
C2: Myriad Mise-En-Scene Increases nearby party members’ normal attack by 15% for 12 seconds after you use Cliffbreaker’s Banner
C3: Seafaring General Increases the level of Cliffbreaker’s Banner by three
C4: Flower and a Fighter When Yun Jin triggers the crystallize reaction, her defense is increased by 20% for 12 seconds
C5: Famed Throughout the Land Increases the level of Opening Flourish by three
C6: Decorous Harmony Increases the normal attack speed of characters under the effect of Flying Cloud Flag Formation by 12%

What are Yun Jin’s ascension materials?

Here are all the materials you need to fully ascend Yun Jin:

Level Mora Ascension materials
20+ 20k One prithiva topaz sliver, three glaze lilies, and three damaged masks
40+ 40k Three prithiva topaz fragments, two riftborn regalia, ten glaze lilies, and 15 damaged masks
50+ 60k Six prithiva topaz fragments, four riftborn regalia, 20 glaze lilies, and 12 stained masks
60+ 80k Three prithiva topaz chunks, eight riftborn regalia, 30 glaze lilies, and 18 stained masks
70+ 100k Six prithiva topaz chunks, 12 riftborn regalia, 45 glaze lilies, and 12 ominous masks
80+ 120k Six prithiva topaz gemstones, 20 riftborn regalia, 60 glaze lilies, and 24 ominous masks

Here’s where to find all of Yun Jin’s ascension materials:

  • Prithiva topaz – drops from normal and weekly bosses
  • Glaze lilies – sold in Liyue, found in Liyue Harbor and Qingce Village, or grown in the Serenitea Pot
  • Damaged masks / stained masks / ominous masks – drops from hilichurl enemies
  • Riftborn regalias – drops from the Golden Wolflord normal boss in Liyue

Genshin Impact Yun Jin: Chibi art of Yun Jin, Xinyan, and Yanfei enjoying tea on a red background.

What are Yun Jin’s talent materials?

Here are all the talent materials you need to ascend one of Yun Jin’s talents to level ten:

Talent level Mora Materials
Two 12.5k Six damaged mask, three teachings of diligence
Three 17.5k Three damaged mask, two guide to diligence
Four 25k Four damaged mask, four guide to diligence
Five 30k Six stained mask, six guide to diligence
Six 37.5k Nine stained mask, nine guide to diligence
Seven 120k Four ominous mask, four philosophies of diligence, one ashen heart
Eight 260k Six ominous mask, six philosophies of diligence, one ashen heart
Nine 450k Nine ominous mask, 12 philosophies of diligence, two ashen heart
Ten 700k 12 ominous mask, 16 philosophies of diligence, two ashen heart, one crown of insight

Here’s where to get each of Yun Jin’s talent materials:

  • Damaged masks / stained masks / ominous masks – drops from hilichurl enemies
  • Diligence books – rewards from the Taishan Mansion domains on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays
  • Ashen hearts – drops from the La Signora weekly boss in Inazuma

Talent level priority

To get the most out of Yun Jin, we recommend leveling up her talents in this order:

  • Elemental burst > Elemental skill > Normal attack

That’s everything you need to know about Genshin Impact’s Yun Jin. We’ve also got all the guides you need for Hoyoverse’s other hit game. Check out our Honkai Star Rail tier list and Honkai Star Rail codes guide to get started, then hop over to our build guides for Honkai Star Rail’s March 7th, Honkai Star Rail’s Robin, and Honkai Star Rail’s Black Swan.