Genshin Impact Yun Jin build

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

Genshin Impact Yun Jin: Yun Jin's official birthday art from 2022, cropped to just show her head and shoulders.

Genshin Impact’s Yun Jin is a four-star geo polearm wielder from Liyue. She’s well known across the land for her beautiful signing 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 characters in Genshin Impact, you can also take a look at our Genshin Impact Scaramouche, Genshin Impact Focalors, and Genshin Impact Yanfei guides. And with all these new characters, you might need a few extra primogems in your wallet, head on over to our Genshin Impact codes list full of free in-game rewards.

Genshin Impact Yun Jin

Genshin Impact Yun Jin: Screenshot of Yun Jin, Aether, and Paimon in the crowd at Lantern Rite.

What is the best Genshin Yun Jin build?

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 utilised in multi-element comps.

She also doesn’t require constellations in order to be a valuable asset, and is quite affordable to build. Unfortunately, when compared with more versatile supports, she doesn’t offer anything other than a damage bonus, and you don’t have many options in terms of weapons.

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What’s the best Genshin Yun Jin weapon?

We’ve yet to find a polearm with a skill that gives any substantial bonus to Yun Jin’s kit, so it’s best to pick an energy recharge ‘stat stick’ (a weapon that you use purely with the intention of increasing a specific stat) to help meet her requirements, allowing you to focus on other stats with her artifacts.

Favonius Lance is 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 prioritise DEF and energy recharge over crit when choosing her artifacts. As a result, it can be a little tricky to make the most of Favonius Lance on Yun Jin.

Engulfing Lightning is, of course, an amazing choice due to its super high energy recharge, which jumps even higher after using a burst. However, it’s an extremely contested weapon, and is much better used on Genshin Impact’s Raiden. The Catch falls into the same category as Engulfing Lightning – a great F2P option, but desired by many other strong units.

Finally, there’s Prototype Star Glitter, a great choice for boosting Yun Jin’s energy recharge if you’ve got the spare billets and materials.

Weapon Effect
Favonius Lance Base 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
Engulfing Lightning Base stat: energy recharge
Skill: increases attack by 28% of energy recharge over the base 100%. Gain a maximum bonus of 80% attack. Additionally, gain 30% energy recharge for 12 seconds after using an elemental burst
The Catch Base stat: energy recharge
Skill: increases elemental burst damage by 16% and elemental burst crit rate by 6%
Prototype Starglitter Base stat: energy recharge
Skill: after using an elemental skill, increases normal and charged attack damage by 8% for 12 seconds. Max two stacks

Genshin Impact Yun Jin: Yun Jin's chibi birthday art from 2022 cropped to show just her head and shoulders.

What’s the best Genshin Yun Jin artifact set?

The best Genshin Yun Jin artifact set in terms of reliability is easily Husk of Opulent Dreams, offering a big boost to her defence 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 defence substates.

Artifact set Effect
Husk of Opulent Dreams Two equipped: increases defence by 30%
Four equipped: Yun Jin gains the curiosity effect in the following conditions:
  • When on the field, she gains one stack after hitting an opponent with a geo attack, this triggers a maximum of once every 0.3 seconds
  • When off the field, Yun Jin gains one stack every three seconds.

Curiosity can stack up to four times, each providing a 6% defence and a 6% geo damage bonus. When six seconds pass without gaining a stack, one stack is lost

Emblem of Severed Fate Two equipped: increases energy recharge by 20%
Four equipped: increases elemental burst damage by 25% of energy recharge. You can gain a maximum of 75% bonus damage this way

Artifact stat recommendations

Yun Jin’s energy requirements fluctuate depending on your team comp. If she’s the only geo, she needs around 200-270% energy recharge, if she’s with Genshin’s Albedo she only needs about 140-160% energy recharge, and if she’s with any other geo character, she needs around 160-200%.

Outside of that, your main priority should always be defence % in order to make the most of her burst.

Main stats: 

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


  • Energy recharge
  • DEF%
  • Crit rate
  • DEF

Genshin Impact's Yun Jin standing next to some lanterns

What are Genshin Yun Jin’s skills?

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Cloud-Grazing Strike (press) Perform up to five spear strikes
Cloud-Grazing Strike (charged) Consume a small amount of stamina before lunging forwards to damage enemies
Cloud-Grazing Strike (plunging) Plunge from mid-air to deal AoE damage
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
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, bonus damage is based on Yun Jin’s defence

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
True to Oneself (unlocked at ascension one) If you use Opening Flourish at the precise moment you’re attacked, Yun Jin releases its level two charged form
Breaking Conventions (unlocked at ascension four) Increases the attack bonus granted by Flying Cloud Flag Formation by 2.5%/4%/7.5%/11.5% of Yun Jin’s defence when the party contains 1/2/3/4 elemental types
Light Nourishment (unlocked automatically) When you perfectly cook food with adventure-related effects, you have a 12% chance to obtain double the product

What are Genshin Yun Jin’s constellations?

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

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

Genshin Impact's Yun Jin with a polearm

What are Genshin Yun Jin’s ascension materials?

You need a lot of glaze lilies in order to ascend Yun Jin, so make sure you keep an eye out for them!

Required level Mora Materials
20 20,000 One prithiva topaz sliver, three glaze lilies, and three damaged masks
40 40,000 Three prithiva topaz fragments, two riftborn regalia, ten glaze lilies, and 15 damaged masks
50 60,000 Six prithiva topaz fragments, four riftborn regalia, 20 glaze lilies, and 12 stained masks
60 80,000 Three prithiva topaz chunks, eight riftborn regalia, 30 glaze lilies, and 18 stained masks
70 100,000 Six prithiva topaz chunks, 12 riftborn regalia, 45 glaze lilies, and 12 ominous masks
80 120,000 Six topaz gemstones, 20 riftborn regalia, 60 glaze lilies, and 24 ominous masks

While we have you, why not check out our Genshin Impact tier list to help you choose the ultimate character to play with?