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Genshin Impact Ganyu Guide: Build, Weapons and Artifacts

Genshin Impact Guanyu Guide

Ganyu in Genshin Impact is a 5-star Cryo Archers. She is one of the best heroes in the game. When properly mastered, she inflicts considerable damage on her enemies. However, her gameplay differs from the other characters and will require training to use her to her full potential: you have to stay at a distance, favour charged attacks and target your opponents' weak points. We explain it all in this complete guide to Ganyu from Genshin Impact. With our tips and tricks, you'll know which artefacts and weapons to equip, which skills to mount and which team to play with.

How to get Ganyu in Genshin Impact ?

Ganyu is released on 12 January 2021. You can only invoke her when she is featured in a Character Event Wish.

Ganyu Character Event Wish

Summoning Ganyu with her Character Event Wish: Adrift in the Harbor

You can try to unlock Ganyu during his rerun in the second part of update 2.4 of Genshin Impact. His Passenger Doubt banner will be available from 25 January until 15 February 2022.

Ganyu Constellations

Ganyu Constellations in Genshin Impact

Ganyu excels in Genshin Impact even without Constellation. But, if you like the character, have some primo gems in stock and still want to improve her, we advise you especially her C1. Dew-Drinker reduces the Cryo resistance of enemies hit by Ganyu's charged attack by 15% and recovers 2 more points of elemental energy.

How to play Ganyu in Genshin Impact ?

Ganyu's elemental rampage

Ganyu is a support DPS of choice. Her elemental rampage Celestial Shower drops icicles over a wide area for 15 seconds. With a good energy recharge, you can use this skill all the time. With the Harmony between Heaven and Earth passive, Cryo characters in the area of Celestial Shower gain a 20% bonus to Cryo damage.

Ganyu's normal attack statistics in Genshin Impact

The Cryo archer also asserts itself as the main DPS. Its gameplay is based on charged attacks. Her normal Liutian Archery attack benefits from two charges. Charging once, you fire Ice Arrow generating Cryo damage. Charging twice, you unleash a Frost Arrow that deals area damage as it explodes. If you have trouble aiming, the damage will still be applied.

To distract the enemies, use Ganyu's elemental skill: Qilin's Trace. The Ice Lotus attracts enemies, then explodes.

Ganyu's Celestial Shower

Upgrade Ganyu's normal attack as much as possible, then his elemental rampage and finally his elemental attack (level 6 will be sufficient). To do this, collect Scrolls of Diligence in Taishan Mansion on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

What is the best equipment for Ganyu?

To increase Ganyu's damage in Genshin Impact, choose equipment that improves both his attack and critical damage.

The best weapons for Ganyu

Ganyu fights with a bow Therefore, on the side of the 5 star weapons, we advise you especially :

Best weapon for Ganyu in Genshin Impact : Amos' Bow
Amos' Bow (5★)
Weapon for Ganyu: Skyward Harp (5★)
Skyward Harp (5★)
  • Bow of Amos (5★): In addition to providing quite a bit of attack, the bow amplifies the damage of normal and charged attacks.
  • Azure Vault Wings (5★): further increases Ganyu's critical rate, and when you hit an enemy, you have a 60% chance to deal additional physical damage.

If you don't have any of these 5-star weapons, free-to-play options are available:

Bow for Ganyu in Genshin Impact : Prototype Crescent (4★) 
Prototype Crescent (4★)
Weapon for Ganyu: Blackcliff Warbow (4★)
rock war bow (4★)
Weapon for Ganyu in build support: Favonius Warbow (4★)
Hunting bow
of Favonius (4★)
  • Peaceful Moon (4★): as you make this weapon directly from the blacksmith, it will be easier to mount in R5. When you hit your enemies' weak points, Ganyu's movement speed is increased by 10% andATK by 36% for 10 seconds.
  • Black Rock Warbow (4★): after defeating an enemy, theATK gets a 12% bonus for 30 seconds. The effect can be accumulated 3 times.

For a support build, you are suggested to equip it withFavonius Warbow (4★). Critical hits have a 60% chance of causing energy particles to appear.

The best artefacts for Ganyu

On the artifact side, we recommend 3 sets in particular:

Artifact for Ganyu in Genshin Impact : Wanderer's Troupe
Wanderer's Troupe
Artifact by Ganyu: Icebreaker
Blizzard Strayer
Artifact for Ganyu: Noblesse Oblige
Noblesse Oblige
  • 4-pieceVagabond Band: You receive an 80-point elemental mastery bonus and your charged attacks are boosted by 35% if you use a bow or a catalyst.
  • 4-pieceIce Breaker: The set gives you a 15% Cryo damage bonus and 20% CRIT rate if the enemy is frozen.
  • Ancient Royal Ritual in 4 pieces: the set increases the elemental rampage by 20% and the attack of the whole team after activating it. This is a good choice for playing Ganyu in support. It is also possible to opt for only 2 pieces of the set to combine with 2 pieces of Icebreaker.

For the main artifact stats, go forATK% on the hourglass, Cryo damage bonus for the cut and DMG critical on the crown. For subs, go forATK%, critical damage, CRIT rate, elemental mastery and energy recharge.

Ganyu's climbing materials in Genshin Impact

To raise Ganyu to level 90, you must collect the following resources:

  • 419 Hero's Wit and 2.1 million Moras;
  • 1 Sliver, 9 Fragments, 9 Chunks and 6 Shivada Jade Gemstones, as well as 46 Hoarfrost Core. Get them from theCryo Regisvine.
  • 168 Qingxin flowers: you will find them in the heights of Liyue. Find them on the interactive Teyvat map. Tip: to get more, grow some in your own garden. Serenitea Pot.
  • 18 Whopperflower Nectar, 30 Shimmering Nectar and 36 Elemental Nectar to loot from Whopperflowers.

Which team should Ganyu play in?

Ganyu can be played in any team. As a support DPS, she will be able to continuously inflict Cryo damage with her elemental rampage and thus generate elemental reactions.

To play her as a DPS hand, we advise you to combine her with a Hydro character such as Mona Tartaglia, Xingqiu or Kokomi in order to freeze the enemy.

Portrait of Ganyu in Genshin Impact

Ganyu has few HP and DEF. She can thus be quickly defeated. Protect her with a Geo hero who can create shields, like Zhongli or Noëlle.

In order to gather the enemies more easily, complete the team with an anemo hero: Kazuha, Venti or Sucrose.

You can also combine her with a Cryo character such as Dionawho will protect her with a shield and heal her or Shehne to boost Cryo damage. In this guide, we recommend a team with Mona, Zhongli and Bennettto increase the damage and heal Ganyu.

What is Ganyu's birthday and height from Genshin Impact ?

Profile of Ganyu in Genshin Impact

Ganyu is said to be over 3000 years old! She is the secretary general of the Yuehai pavilion, a position she has held for many years. Half-adept, half-human, she has chosen to live among mortals, even if it is not always easy. She is distinguished by her horns, which she owes to her Qilin origins. The follower was born on December 2nd and is estimated to be 160 cm tall.

You can find out more about him in his history quest.

Ganyu in Liyue

We hope you found this guide to Ganyu from Genshin Impact useful. If you like ranged combat and know how to aim (or not), you will inflict a lot of damage! Enough to take down the toughest creatures in the Abyss. What's more, Ganyu comes in very handy against ranged bosses like Stormterror. She'll make short work of them!

Hazulia Passionate about fantasy and science-fiction, I am constantly exploring many worlds in my head, in my texts and of course in video games! These last few months, it's Genshin Impact that takes up part of my days... But I also enjoy card games, fighting games, management games, manga, series, movies, etc.

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