Yae Miko is finally becoming a playable character in Genshin Impact Version 2.5. You better start saving up your Primogems, because the Head Maiden of the Grand Narukami Shrine is going to take down every living being that opposes her. With lightning this time though, not words.
If you want to get the sass queen of Inazuma on your team, keep an eye out for her Wish Banner, Everbloom Violet, which starts on February 16.
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Yae Miko Abilities
Yae Miko is an Electro DPS, but it’s up to you to decide whether she’s going to be your main damage dealer or a Sub DPS. Thanks to her high base Attack (dangerously close to Ayaka and Eula) and her Critical Rate Ascension stat, Yae Miko is one of the strongest additions to the Genshin Impact roster so far.
As a Catalyst wielder, Yae’s Normal and Charged Attacks can be used to easily trigger Electro Reactions. If you want to use her passively, just drop the Sesshou Sakura on the battlefield whenever they’re ready, and then swap to another character. Her Burst deals instant damage, so she doesn’t require much active time for either.
Note that the Enlightened Blessing passive skill increases the Sesshou Sakura Attack damage based on Elemental Mastery. It’s usually better to go for Attack or Electro damage instead, however, as Elemental Mastery is quite situational while the other two stats work for all of Yae’s attacks.
Spiritfox Sin-Eater (Normal Attack)
- Normal Attacks: Performs up to three Electro Attacks using the Catalyst.
- Charged Attack: Consumes Stamina to deal Electro damage after a short casting time.
- Plunging Attack: Deals Electro AOE damage on impact.
Yakan Evocation: Sesshou Sakura (Elemental Skill)
- Yae Miko moves swiftly across the battlefield, leaving a Sesshou Sakura behind. This skill has three charges.
- A total of three Sesshou Sakura can exist at the same time. They last for 14 seconds.
- The Sesshou Sakura periodically strike nearby opponents with lightning. If there are more Sesshou Sakura’s on the field, their damage increases.
Great Secret Art: Tenko Kenshin (Elemental Burst)
- Yae Miko summons a lightning strike, dealing AOE Electro damage.
- Every nearby Sesshou Sakura is transformed into a Tenko Thunderbolt, dealing additional Electro AOE damage.
The Shrine’s Sacred Shade (Passive 1) – Ascension 1
Using the Elemental Burst resets one Elemental Skill charge for each Sesshou Sakura destroyed.
Enlightened Blessing (Passive 2) – Ascension 4
Every Elemental Mastery point increases Yae’s Sacred Sakura damage by 0.15%.
Meditations of a Yako (Passive 3) – Unlocked
Has a 25% chance to get one regional character Talent Material when crafting (base material excluded). The rarity is the same as the base material.
Best Yae Miko Build
Best Yae Miko Weapons
It can be really hard to find good weapons for new characters, but you’ll be pleased to hear that this isn’t the case for Yae Miko. Have a look at the new weapon, Kagura’s Verity, in particular. As an Elemental Skill damage dealer with a Critical Rate Ascension stat, both the secondary stat and the passive ability are absolutely perfect.
Another 5-Star worth mentioning is the Skyward Atlas. Be careful though: as it requires Normal Attack hits, the passive ability is only suitable if Yae Miko is your Main DPS. If you’re leaning towards a Sub DPS role, go for The Widsith instead. It grants one of three random effects, all of which are great for our Narukami Shrine Maiden.
If you need a F2P option, the craftable Mappa Mare offers Elemental Mastery and an Elemental damage bonus. And if you find yourself struggling with Yae’s high Energy cost, equip the Favonius Codex. She already has a high Critical Rate, so triggering the passive effect shouldn’t be a problem.
- Kagura’s Verity (5-Star) – Increases Critical Damage. When using an Elemental Skill, the Elemental Skill damage of the wearer increases by up to 24% for a duration of 12 seconds (max three stacks). If the wearer has the maximum amount of stacks, their Elemental damage increases by up to 24%.
- Skyward Atlas (5-Star) – Increases Attack Power and grants an Elemental Damage bonus of up to 24%. Normal Attacks have a 50% chance to deal up to 320% extra Attack damage. Can occur once every 30 seconds.
- The Widsith (4-Star) – When a character takes the field, they gain a random theme song for ten seconds (can only occur once every 30 seconds). Either their Attack, Elemental Mastery, or Elemental Damage will increase.
- Mappa Mare (4-Star) – Triggering an Elemental Reaction grants an Elemental damage bonus of up to 16% (max two stacks).
- Favonius Codex (4-Star) – Increases Energy Recharge. On top of that, Critical hits have a chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate six Energy.
Best Yae Miko Artifacts
As an Electro DPS, Thundering Fury seems to be the obvious choice. However, while it’s great on Main DPS Yae Miko, you can’t trigger enough Electro Reactions if you use her passively. So if you’re going for Sub DPS Yae, it’s better to equip a 2-piece Thundering Fury combined with either Gladiator’s Finale or Shimenawa’s Reminiscence.
If it takes ages to charge the Elemental Burst, you can always use Emblem of Severed Fate. This doesn’t do anything for the Normal Attack or Elemental Skill damage though, so it’s best to only use this as a temporary solution while you farm Artifacts with better Energy Recharge sub-stats.
As for main Artifact stats, use your highest Attack percentage on the Sands of Eon slot. The Goblet is best used for an Electro damage bonus, and the Circlet for Critical Damage.
- Thundering Fury – (2) Grants an Electro damage bonus of 15%. (4) Damage from Overloaded, Electro-Charged and Superconduct Elemental Reactions is increased by 40%. Triggering such effects also decreases the Elemental Skill cooldown by one second (no more than once every 0.8 seconds).
- Gladiator’s Finale – (2) Increases Attack by 18%.
- Shimenawa’s Reminiscence – (2) Increases Attack by 18%.
- Emblem of Severed Fate – (2) Increases Energy Recharge by 20%.
Best Team for Yae Miko
The obvious number one choice for our Yae Miko team is Raiden Shogun. As Yae has a very high Energy cost, Inazuma’s grand ruler is the best person to ensure that she can use it often. If you don’t have Raiden, use Yae’s other friend from Inazuma, Kujou Sara, to restore Energy fast.
As for the Sub DPS characters, use the strongest ones you’ve got, and preferably those who can provide powerful Elemental Reactions. If you don’t want Yae herself as the team leader, use someone like Tartaglia to trigger devastating Electro-Charged Reactions. Finally, consider using a character like Kokomi or Barbara as the team’s healer, as they can help with the Elemental Reactions too.
Top Tier Team
- Main DPS: Tartaglia/Childe
- Sub DPS: Yae Miko, Mona, Kazuha
- Sub DPS/Support: Raiden Shogun, Kujou Sara, Xingqiu
- Support: Kokomi, Diona, Zhongli
- Main DPS: Yae Miko
- Sub DPS: Fischl, Sucrose, Aloy
- Sub DPS/Support: Bennett
- Support: Barbara
- Talent Level-Up Material: Teachings/Guide/Philosophies of Light
- Common Ascension Material: Old/Kageuchi/Famed Handguard
- Weekly Material: The Meaning of Aeons (Raiden Shogun’s Trounce Domain)
Yae’s Constellations mostly increase her damage. As she’s already a very strong DPS, you’re going to be absolutely fine at Constellation Level 0. That said, the first Constellation Level is still an improvement if you don’t have Raiden Shogun to power up Yae’s Burst. Furthermore, Level 4 offers a handy Electro bonus to other characters on the team.
- Level 1 – Yakan Offering: When the Elemental Burst turns a Sesshou Sakura into a Tenko Thunderbolt, Yae restores eight Elemental Energy.
- Level 2 – Fox’s Mooncall: The Sesshou Sakura Attack bonus level starts at two. When the max number of three Sesshou Sakura are active, their bonus level is four instead of three. On top of that, their attack range is increased by 60%.
- Level 3 – The Seven Glamours: Increases the Elemental Burst level by three (maximum upgrade is 15).
- Level 4 – Sakura Channeling: When Sesshou Sakura lightning hits opponents, all nearby allies’ Electro damage bonus increases by 20% for five seconds.
- Level 5 – Mischievous Teasing: Increases Elemental Skill level by three (maximum upgrade is 15).
- Level 6 – Forbidden Art: Daisesshou: The Sesshou Sakura lightning strikes ignore 60% of the opponent’s Defense.
Yae Miko Ascension Information
These are all the materials needed to Ascend Yae Miko:
- 1st Ascension (Max Level 20) – 1 Vajrada Amethyst Sliver, 3 Sea Ganoderma, 3 Old Handguard
- 2nd Ascension (Max Level 40) – 3 Vajrada Amethyst Fragments, 2 Dragonheir’s False Fin, 10 Sea Ganoderma, 15 Old Handguard
- 3rd Ascension (Max Level 50) – 6 Vajrada Amethyst Fragments, 4 Dragonheir’s False Fin, 20 Sea Ganoderma, 12 Kageuchi Handguard
- 4th Ascension (Max Level 60) – 3 Vajrada Amethyst Chunks, 8 Dragonheir’s False Fin, 30 Sea Ganoderma, 18 Kageuchi Handguard
- 5th Ascension (Max Level 70) – 6 Vajrada Amethyst Chunks, 12 Dragonheir’s False Fin, 45 Sea Ganoderma, 12 Famed Handguard
- 6th Ascension (Max Level 80) – 6 Vajrada Amethyst Gemstones, 20 Dragonheir’s False Fin, 60 Sea Ganoderma, 24 Famed Handguard
Is the Grand Narukami Shrine Maiden going to lead your team? Share your thoughts on the best Yae Miko builds in the comments!