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Wuthering Waves Yinlin build

Here’s how to get the best Wuthering Waves Yinlin build you can using weapons, echoes, and possibly her resonance chain.

Wuthering Waves Yinlin's official artwork over a blurred background

As we head into Kuro Game’s RPG, let’s take a look at Wuthering Waves Yinlin – who she is, how to build her, and what each of her skills do. Characters in Wuthering Waves each use one of six elements and one of five weapons. Yinlin uses a rectifier weapon and the electro element, and she’s a fierce DPS.

To figure out who you want to go for, we’ve got our Wuthering Waves tier list for you, and a guide on how to build Wuthering Waves Jiyan. Here’s what we know about the new Wuthering Waves codes, too.

Here’s everything in our Wuthering Waves Yinlin build:

Who is Wuthering Waves’ Yinlin?

Wuthering Wave’s Yinlin was a Jinzhou Patroller, but after being suspended by the Public Security Bureau, she now works toward something undercover. She has a puppet that she uses during her attacks, which she learned to manipulate from a dollmaker in Huanglong.

In terms of in-game, she uses a rectifier along with electro-attacks. She’s a five-star unit and appears to be a new character that we’ll be able to get in the first few banners after the Wuthering Waves release date comes.

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What are Yinlin’s stats?

Here are Yinlin’s stats at her starting level of one, and her maximum level of 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 880 11000
Attack 32 400
Defense 105 1283
Max energy 125 125
Crit rate  5%  5%
Crit damage 150% 150%
Healing bonus 0% 0%
Electro damage bonus 0% 0%

What are Yinlin’s skills?

Below is a breakdown of Yinlin’s combat skills, both passive and active, and what each attack does on the battlefield. Note that upgrading her skills gives increased crit damage, not elemental damage, so you may want to up that using her weapons or echoes.

Yinlin’s active skills

Skill Effect
Basic attack – Zapstring’s Dance Yinlin commands her puppet Zapstring to attack up to four times, dealing electro damage
Heavy attack – Zapstring’s Dance Consuming a set amount of stamina, Zapstring attacks dealing heavier electro damage
Mid-air attack – Zapstring’s Dance Consuming more stamina, Yinlin retrieves Zapstring and plunges to the ground, dealing electro damage
Dodge counter – Zapstring’s Dance When Yinlin successfully dodges, use her basic attack to hit a target. This then leaves a thread from the puppet to the target and a Sin Binding Mark. This Mark remains until Yinlin leaves combat
Resonance skill – Magnetic Roar Zapstring deals electro damage to a target within range and puts the Magnetic State onto Yinlin for eight seconds.
The Magnetic State enhances Yinlin’s basic attack and dodge counter and also triggers Judgment Attack when she deals damage.
Lightning Execution deals electro damage once, and ends the Magnetic State. When hitting a target with a Sinner’s mark, the target takes extra damage
Resonance liberation – Breaking Thunder Strike This causes an AoE of electro damage. When it hits a target, a thread then connects it to Zapstring, and the target gets a Sin Binding Mark
Intro skill – Silversnow Yinlin uses her puppet, Zapstring, to attack, causing an electro AoE
Outro skill – Electro Strategy Yinlin’s electro damage increases by 20%, and her resonance liberation – Breaking Thunder Strike – gets a 25% damage bonus. This lasts for 14 seconds or until Yinlin exits combat

Yinlin’s passive skills

Skill Effect
Forte circuit – Thousand Faces

When Yinlin’s Judgment Points are full, her heavy attack gets replaced by Thousand Faces. This consumes all Judgment Points and causes an electro AoE. When Yinlin hits a target with a Sinner’s Mark, that becomes a Punishment Mark for 18 seconds

Punishment Mark
When a target with a Punishment Mark takes damage, Judgment Thunder falls, dealing electro damage to all targets with the Mark. This can trigger once per second

Judgment Points
When Yinlin’s basic attack (Zapstring Dance) or resonance skill (Magnetic Roar and Lightning Execution) hits a target, Yinlin restores Judgment Points

Inherent skill – Pain Immersion After using her skill Magnetic Roar, Yinlin’s crit rate increases by 15% for five seconds
Inherent skill – Target Focus The damage of Lightning Execution hitting a target with ‘Sin Binding Mark’ increases by 10%, and Yinlin’s attack increases by 10% after triggering this effect. This lasts for four seconds

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What is Yinlin’s resonance chain?

A lot of gacha games have unlockable extras if you manage to get more than one copy of the character. In Wuthering Waves, this is known as a ‘resonance chain’, with each level being a sequence.

Here are Yinlin’s sequences:

Resonance chain sequence Effect
Sequence node one When Yinlin’s resonance skill, Thunder Summoning, hits a target with a Sin Binding Mark, her damage increases by 70%
Sequence node two The damage of Judgment Attack increases by 100%, and Yinlin recovers an additional five Judgement Values when hit
Sequence node three A Punishment Mark can trigger once every 0.75 seconds, and the damage of Judgment Values increases by 15%
Sequence node four After casting Breaking Thunder Strike, the attack of all characters in your team increases by 20% for 12 seconds
Sequence node five When Breaking Thunder Strike hits a target with a Sin Binding Mark and a Punishment Mark, damage increases by 100%
Sequence node six After casting Breaking Thunder Strike, when Yinlin’s basic attack hits a target with a Punishment Mark, it triggers Judgment Thunder. Each basic attack can trigger this once, and the state lasts ten seconds

What’s the best weapon for Yinlin?

As a five-star, Yinlin has her own ‘signature’ five-star weapon called Stringmaster. If you don’t have Stringmaster, Augment is a good alternate option.

Weapon Effect
Stringmaster Increases the damage bonus of all of Yinlin’s resonance attributes by 12%. When a resonance skill hits a target, her attack damage increases by 12%. This can stack twice. When Yinlin is not on the field, her attack increases by an extra 12%
Augment When Yinlin uses her resonance liberation, her attack increases by 15% for 15 seconds

What are the best echoes for Yinlin?

Here are the best echoes for Yinlin.

Slot Echo
Main echo Thundering memphis
Sub-echo slot one Violet-feathered heron
Sub-echo slot two Flautist
Sub-echo slot three Stonewall bracer
Sub-echo slot four Geohide Saurian

Equipping Yinlin with these echoes activates the following bonuses:

  • Void Thunder
    • Two equipped: increases electro damage
    • Four equipped: after using a heavy attack or a resonance skill, Yinlin gains an additional electro-damage bonus

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What are Yinlin’s ascension materials?

Each character requires a certain amount and selection of materials in order to level them up from one to 90. Every ten levels, you’ll need to ascend Yinlin. Ahead of release, we can’t say which materials she needs, but as soon as we dive in, we’ll update right here.

While we eagerly await access to Wuthering Waves, we’re keeping an eye on the Wuthering Waves banners. We’re also keeping up with all the new Honkai Star Rail codes and Genshin Impact codes, too.