Genshin Impact Ganyu Guide - best build, strengths and weaknesses
All you need to know about Ganyu - updated to the Genshin Impact 2.0
Welcome to Pocket Gamer's detailed Genshin Impact Ganyu guide! Ganyu is the secretary at the Yuehai Pavilion to Liyue Qixing, and is a half-qilin, or goat. She is a vegetarian and a hard worker, always looking to help serve humanity in the best way possible. Ganyu is a hard worker and is always willing to work overtime, but she still finds herself forgetful and is very sensitive about her horns.
In the Ganyu guide below you will find the following features:
- General Info & how to get Ganyu
- Strengths & Weaknesses
- Best Build (Artifacts & Weapons)
- Best Party Members for Ganyu
- Talents / Skills / Passive
- Talent Leveling Materials
- Ascensions costs
- Ganyu Wishes / Availability
Ganyu Character Appearance
Ganyu Element / Tier / Rarity / Weapon
Cryo / SS Tier / 5* Rarity / BowIn Genshin Impact, Ganyu is a Cryo Bow user who is different than most Bow users, in that her Charged Shot can do AoE damage. Not only does this set up for massive damage, but with her Frostflake Arrow, she can increase her damage significantly for herself and other party members by debuffing enemies and reducing their Cryo resistance.
How to get GanyuGanyu is not currently featured in the Standard Banner.
Genshin Impact Ganyu Combat Info (Strengths and Weaknesses)
- Ganyu has several AoE Skills
- She can support other characters with Bonus Cryo DMG on top of their attacks
- Ganyu’s CRIT DMG is rather high
- Charging her attacks takes a while.
- She has a relatively low base HP
- You’re going to want to up her Constellation to at least level 1 for basic support abilities
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Best Build for Ganyu in Genshin ImpactWhen using Ganyu as a DPS, you’re going to want a weapon that increases her Charged AoE DMG, like the Amos’ Bow. Pairing this with the Wanderer’s Troupe artifact set will amplify your Charged attack and the explosion after.
Ganyu - Best Artifacts and Weapons
Wanderer’s TroupeATK% / Cryo DMG / CRIT DMG Set Bonuses:
- (2) Elemental Mastery +80
- (4) Increases Charged Attack DMG by 35% if the character uses a Catalyst or Bow.
- Base Attack: 46
- Rating: 5*
- Bonus Effect: ATK 10.8%
Best Party Members to match Ganyu with in Genshin Impact
Premium (Gacha) TeamIn Genshin Impact, Ganyu is a good mid-range character who excels with damage from her Cryo abilities. You can use Mona to control groups of enemies and cause them to freeze when combined with Ganyu’s Cryo. Bennett is a great Healer who can also provide a decent amount of DMG himself. To round it off, use Zhongli to provide Support and keep Ganyu out on the field since she has a lower HP than most.
F2P TeamGanyu will provide the primary damage in this team, while Kaeya can resonate with her element for additional boosts. Barbara is always a great healer and can offer buffs. Fischl’s skill will stay out on the field to deal bonus damage even when she isn’t.
Talents / Skills / Passive
Liutian Archery - Normal AttackNormal Attack: Perform up to 6 consecutive shots with a bow. Charged Attack: Perform a more precise Aimed Shot with increased DMG. While aiming, an icy aura will accumulate on the arrowhead before the arrow is fired. It has different effects based on how long the energy has been charged:
- Charge Level 1: Fires off an icy arrow that deals Cryo DMG.
- Charge Level 2: Fires off a Frostflake Arrow blooms after hitting its targets, dealing AoE Cryo DMG.
- 1-Hit DMG 31.7%
- 2-Hit DMG 35.6%
- 3-Hit DMG 45.55%
- 4-Hit DMG 45.55%
- 5-Hit DMG 48.2%
- 6-Hit DMG 57.6%
- Aimed Shot - 43.9%
- Aimed Shot Charge Level 1 - 124%
- Frostflake Arrow DMG - 128%
- Frostflake Arrow Bloom DMG - 218%
- Plunge DMG - 56.8%
- Low/High Plunge DMG - 114%/142%
Trail of the Qilin - Elemental SkillLeaving a single Ice Lotus behind, Ganyu dashes backward, shunning all impurity and dealing AoE Cryo DMG. Ice Lotus
Continuously taunts surrounding opponents, attracting them to attack it.
Endurance scales are based on Ganyu's Max HP.
Blooms profusely when destroyed or once its duration ends, dealing AoE Cryo DMG.
- Inherited HP - 120%
- Skill DMG- 132%
- Duration - 6s
- CD 10s
Celestial Shower - Elemental BurstCoalesces atmospheric frost and snow to summon a Sacred Cryo Pearl that exorcises evil. During its ability duration, the Sacred Cryo Pearl will continuously rain down shards of ice, striking opponents within an AoE dealing Cryo DMG. Skill Attributes
- Ice Shard DMG 70%
- Duration - 15s
- CD - 15s
- Energy Cost - 60
Undivided Heart - 1st Ascension PassiveAfter firing a Frostflake Arrow, the CRIT Rate of subsequent Frostflake Arrows and their resulting bloom effects is increased by 20% for 5s.
Harmony between Heaven and Earth - 4th Ascension PassiveCelestial Shower grants a 20% Cryo DMG Bonus to active party members in the AOE
Preserved for the Hunt - Unlocked AutomaticallyRefunds 15% of the ores used when crafting Bow-type weapons.
Talent Leveling Materials
Gained from Enemy Drops (Whopperflowers):
- Whopperflower Nectar
- Shimmering Nectar
- Energy Nectar
Acquired from Domains (Tuesday/Friday/Sunday):
- Teachings of Diligence
- Guide to Diligence
- Philosophies of Diligence
Obtained after defeating Bosses (Childe Challenge):Shadow of the Warrior
Dew-DrinkerTaking DMG from a Charge Level 2 Frostflake Arrow or Frostflake Arrow Bloom decreases opponents' Cryo RES by 15% for 6 s. A hit regenerates 2 Energy for Ganyu. This effect can only occur once per Charge Level 2 Frostflake Arrow, regardless if Frostlake Arrow itself or its Bloom hit the target.
The AuspiciousTrail of the Qilin gains 1 additional charge.
Cloud-StriderIncreases the Level of Celestial Shower by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Westward SojournOpponents standing within the AoE of Celestial Shower take increased DMG. This effect strengthens over time. Increased DMG taken begins at 5% and increases by 5% every 3s, up to a maximum of 25%.
The effect lingers for 3s after the opponent leaves the AoE.
The MercifulIncreases the Level of Trail of the Qilin by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
The ClementUsing Trail of the Qilin causes the next Frostflake Arrow shot within 30s to not require charging.
Genshin Impact Ganyu Ascensions costsPhase 1
- Mora Cost: 20,000
- Qingxin ×3
- Shivada Jade Sliver ×1
- Whooperflower Nectar ×3
- Qingxin ×10
- Shivada Jade Fragment ×3
- Whooperflower Nectar ×15
- Hoarfrost Core ×2
- Mora Cost: 60,000
- Qingxin ×20
- Shivada Jade Fragment ×6
- Shimmering Nectar ×12
- Hoarfrost Core ×4
- Mora Cost: 80,000
- Qingxin ×20
- Shivada Jade Chunk ×3
- Shimmering Nectar ×18
- Hoarfrost Core ×8
- Mora Cost: 100,000
- Qingxin ×45
- Shivada Jade Chunk ×6
- Energy Nectar ×12
- Hoarfrost Core ×12
- Mora Cost: 120,000
- Qingxin ×60
- Shivada Jade Gemstone ×6
- Energy Nectar ×24
- Hoarfrost Core ×20
Base StatsAt Level 1, Ganyu starts with 763 HP, 26 ATK, and 49 DEF.
Ganyu guide - Wishes / AvailabilityGanyu was featured in the Event Wish “Adrift in the Harbor” from January 12th, 2021 to February 2nd, 2021. She is not currently available in the Standard Banner.
You know, we also have a Genshin Impact tier list if you want to check how well Ganyu performs in comparison to other characters! Also, stay aware, soon enough we plan to make a Genshin Impact characters hub with all of the available characters and their detailed guides!