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Wuthering Waves Jinhsi guide and build

Here’s what we know about Wuthering Waves Jinhsi and her build, including echoes, weapon, and who you should pair her with in a team.

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Wuthering Waves Jinhsi casts a striking figure as the magistrate of Jinzhou, who works tirelessly to ensure the safety of the city. She’s a five-star character that uses the spectro element in-game and is sure to make a splash in the meta with her powerful kit.

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Here’s everything in our Wuthering Waves Jinhsi guide:

What’s the best Wuthering Waves Jinhsi build?

Jinhsi, the Magistrate of Jinzhou, is a strong spectro DPS with plenty of damage boosts in her kit. She’s a five-star limited unit and uses a broadblade weapon. The best build for Jinhsi is her signature Ages of Harvest broadblade and a five-piece set of celestial light echoes, including Jue or the Mourning Aix.

You can pair Jinhsi with characters that provide coordinated attacks for an extra boost, and use Verina or Baizhi as a healer to keep her safe on field.

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What are Jinhsi’s stats?

Below are Jinhsi’s base stats at level one and level 90. These are basic stats – not including any extras from weapons, team bonuses, or other equipment you can give her.

Stat Level one Level 90
HP 886 10825
Attack 33 413
Defense 103 1259
Max energy 100 100
Crit rate  5%  5%
Crit damage 150% 150%
Healing bonus 0% 0%
Spectro damage bonus 0% 0%

What are Jinhsi’s skills?

Let’s look at what Jinhsi can do during battle. Her kit dishes out plenty of spectro damage, and has a couple of different buildable boosts to add even more damage.

Here are all of Jinhsi’s skills and attacks:

Jinhsi’s active skills

Skill Effect
Basic attack -Slash of Breaking Dawn Jinhsi performs up to four consecutive strikes, dealing spectro damage
Heavy attack Jinhsi performs a charged attack, consuming stamina, dealing heavy spectro damage
Mid-air attack Jinhsi performs a plunging attack from mid-air, dealing a small AoE of spectro damage
Dodge counter Using a basic attack after a successful dodge unleashes a counter-attack, dealing spectro damage
Resonance skill – Trailing Lights Of Eons

Jinhsi dashes forward and deals consecutive strikes that deal spectro damage

Overflowing Radiance
After she uses basic attack four, or when she is not in Incarnation or Loong’s Halo, an alternative resonance skill (Overflowing Radiance) becomes available within five seconds. This inflicts spectro damage and sends Jinhsi into incarnation. You can use this in mid-air

Resonance liberation – Purge of Light Jinhsi unleashes the power of invocation to deal heavy spectro damage. You can use this in mid-air
Intro skill – Loong’s Halo Jinhsi attacks the target, dealing spectro damage
Outro skill – Temporal Bender Summoning the power of Jue the Sentinel, Jinhsi can gain Incandescence from Eras in Unity from damage of the same attribute once every second – lasting for 20 seconds

Jinhsi’s passive skills

Skill Effect
Forte circuit – Luminal Synthesis Incarnation
While in Incarnation, Jinhsi’s basic attack becomes enhanced. Performing this attack counts as resonance skill damage, and you can cast this in mid-air.
As well as this, her heavy attack, dodge, and resonance skill damage turn into Incarnation versions, where she can deal more damage, and use her skills in mid-air.

Illuminous Epiphany
After basic attack four of Jinhsi’s enhanced Incarnation string, she gains Ordination Glow.
During this time, her basic attack becomes a heavy attack, and she can attack in mid-air by using stamina.
Her resonance skill becomes Illuminous Epiphany, which sends out a solar flare that detonates as Stella Glamor, dealing spectro damage. This consumes up to 50 Incandescence, and each point grants a damage bonus multiplier to Stella Glamor.
Jinhsi gains Unison after using Illuminous Epiphany, which can trigger once every 25 seconds.

Unison
While in this state, swapping to other party members removes the effect to trigger Jinhsi’s outro skill and the next party member’s intro skill.
This also is consumed in place of concerto energy when the energy is full.

Incandescence
Jinhsi can hold up to 50 Incandescence at a time. All party members gain Eras in Unity when used with her. This provides two effects:
-Jinhsi gains one Incandescence every time a resonator uses their attribute damage. This can trigger once every three seconds
-Jinhsi gains two Incandescence when resonators use coordinated attacks. This also triggers once every three seconds

Inherent skill – Radiant Surge (unlockable at resonator rank two) Jinhsi’s spectro damage bonus increases by 20%
Inherent skill – Converged Flash (unlockable after Radiant Surge) The damage multiplier of Jinhsi’s intro skill, Loong’s Halo, increases by 50%

What is Jinhsi’s resonance chain?

If you pull more than one Jinhsi on her Wuthering Waves banner – or purchase her wavebands from the store – you can unlock levels of her resonance chain, which grants extra abilities and boosts.

Here are Jinhsi’s sequences:

Resonance chain sequence Effect
Sequence node one: Abyssal Ascension When casting her basic attack Incarnation or resonance skill, Jinhsi gains one stack of Herald of Revival. This can stack four times and lasts six seconds.
When using Illuminous Epiphany, she consumes all stacks. Each stack increases her resonance skill damage by 20%
Sequence node two: Chronofrost Repose Jinhsi restores 50 Incandescence while out of combat for more than four seconds. This can only trigger once every four seconds
Sequence node three: Celestial Incarnate Jinhsi gains one stack of Immortal’s Descendancy after using her intro skill (Loong’s Halo). each stack of Immortal’s Descendancy increases her attack by 25%. It can stack twice and lasts for 20 seconds
Sequence node four: Benevolent Gaze When she casts her resonance liberation or skill (Purge of Light or Illuminous Epiphany), all nearby resonators gain a 20% attribute damage bonus for 20 seconds
Sequence node five: Frostfire Illumination The damage multiplier of her resonance liberation (Purge of Light) increases by 120%
Sequence node six: Thawing Triumph The damage multiplier of Illuminous Epiphany increases by 45% and the damage bonus gained from consuming Incandescence increases by 45%

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What’s the best weapon for Jinhsi?

The best weapon for Jinhsi, by far, is her signature broadblade Ages of Harvest. This adds a significant damage boost to most of her kit, and will make her an even better DPS. You can also use the Lustrous Razor for a boost to her energy regeneration. If you don’t have any five-star options (don’t worry, I don’t either), the Autumntrace and Helios Cleaver are still very well-rounded four-star options.

Weapon Effect How to obtain
Ages of Harvest (five-star) This grants Jinhsi a 12% spectro damage bonus. Using her intro skill gives her Ageless Marking, which grants an extra 24% resonance skill damage bonus for 12 seconds. Using her resonance skill gives her Ethereal Endowment, granting her a 24% resonance skill damage bonus for 12 seconds Limited weapon banner alongside Jinhsi
Verdant Summit (five-star) Increases the damage bonus of all resonance attributes by 12%. Every time Jinhsi casts her intro skill or resonance liberation, her heavy attack damage bonus increases by 24%. This can stack twice and lasts for 14 seconds Limited weapon banner alongside Jiyan
Lustrous Razor (five-star) Increases Jinhsi’s energy regeneration by 12.8%. When she casts her resonance skill, her resonance liberation damage increases by 7%. This can stack three times and lasts 12 seconds Standard weapon banner
Helios Cleaver (four-star) Within 12 seconds after casting her resonance skill, Jinhsi’s attack increases by 3% every two seconds, stacking four times. This can trigger once every 12 seconds. When the stacks reach four, all stacks reset within six seconds All banners
Autumntrace (four-star) Increases Jinhsi’s attack by 4% when dealing basic or heavy attack damage, which can stack five times. This lasts for seven seconds and can trigger once every second Battle pass reward

What are the best echoes for Jinhsi?

When picking an echo set for Jinhsi, aim for a five-piece set of celestial light echoes to activate the spectro buffs. If you’re not blessed with a good five-piece set, you can use two lingering tunes and two celestial light echoes to activate spectro and attack buffs.

The best main echo to equip Jinhsi with is Jue. Not only does this echo deal an instance of damage, but it extends Jinhsi’s spectro damage over time. The Mourning Aix is another great option as it boosts Jinhsi’s spectro and resonance liberation damage after using the echo’s skill.

Jinhsi stat recommendations

When it comes to Jinhsi’s echoes, we recommend prioritizing options that have the following stats:

Main stats

  • Crit rate/damage
  • Spectro damage bonus
  • Energy regeneration
  • Attack

Sub-stats

  • Crit rate/damage
  • Energy regeneration
  • Attack

What’s the best Jinhsi team comp?

Jinhsi, as your main DPS, benefits from a healer to keep her safe and buffers to improve her damage. Anyone who can provide coordinated attacks can add significant damage output, too – like Yinlin and Mortefi – thanks to Jinhsi’s Forte Circuit.

  • Wuthering Waves Yinlin – now, Yinlin may boost electro damage, but her coordinated attacks are excellent in any party as they add a bit of extra damage from all directions.
  • Wuthering Waves Mortefi – Mortefi boosts your main DPS’ heavy attack while also providing coordinated attacks with his resonance liberation – plus, he’s excellent at refilling his own concerto energy, so this will be available often.
  • Wuthering Waves Yuanwu – Yuanwu, like Mortefi, can give another coordinated attack for Jinhsi to work with. If you don’t have a Yinlin, he’s a good alternative. he also requires very little time on-field, allowing you to focus on dealing damage with Jinhsi.
  • Wuthering Waves Verina or Baizhi – chances are you’ll be heading into some fierce battles with Jinhsi, so we suggest taking Verina or Baizhi to provide healing. Verina can innately add a damage boost with her ultimate, while Baizhi at higher sequence nodes can resurrect a party member during battle, and add some extra damage. Really, it depends on who you have and who you prefer to play.

Here’s the best Jinhsi team comp:

Slot one Slot two Slot three

Jinhsi

Yinlin
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Verina

Jinhsi

Yuanwu

Baizhi

What are Jinhsi’s ascension materials?

As always, you’ll need a few materials to ascend Jinhsi.

Ascension rank Materials required
One – level 20 5k shell credits and four LF howler cores
Two – level 40 10k shell credits, four Loong’s pearls, three elegy tacet cores, four MF howler cores
Three – level 50 15k shell credits, eight Loong’s pearls, six elegy tacet cores, eight MF howler cores
Four – level 60 20k shell credits, 12 Loong’s pearls, nine elegy tacet cores, four HF howler cores
Five – level 70 40k shell credits, 16 Loong’s pearls, 12 elegy tacet cores, eight HF howler cores
Six – level 80 80k shell credits, 20 Loong’s pearls, 16 elegy tacet cores, four FF howler cores

Here’s where to find all of Jinhsi’s ascension materials:

  • Elegy tacet cores – this item drops from the Mourning Aix boss, in the Whining Aix’s Mire area
  • Loong’s pearl – these are new items found in update 1.1’s Mt. Firmament area
  • LF, MF, HF, and FF howler cores – obtain from normal enemies, the store, the weapon shop, or forgery challenges
  • Shell credits – shell credits are the in-game currency, which you can obtain via farming, enemy and boss drops, through quests, or by selling things in the in-game store

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What are Jinhsi’s forte materials?

Here are Jinhsi’s total forte materials and where to find or buy them:

  • 25 LF howler cores, 28 MF howler cores, 40 HF howler cores, and 57 FF howler cores
    • Obtain from normal enemies, the store, the weapon shop, or forgery challenges
  • 25 waveworn residue 210, 28 waveworn residue 226, 55 waveworn residue 235, and 67 waveworn residue 239
    • Obtain from the Eroded Ruins forgery challenge, via the synthesizer, Jinzhou’s weapon shop, or Jinzhou’s souvenir store
  • 26 Sentinel’s dagger
    • Obtain from the Sentinel Jue weekly challenge
  • 2,030,000 shell credits

Jinhsi skill priority

When looking to upgrade Jinhsi’s skills, you should prioritize them in the following way:

  • Forte circuit > resonance liberation > resonance skill > intro skill > basic attack

While we wait for the next banner, why not turn your attention to your support characters like Wuthering Waves Sanhua, Wuthering Waves Aalto, and Wuthering Waves Jianxin to provide healing, shields, and buffs to your team?