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Genshin Impact Lyney Build Guide: Weapons and Artifacts

Genshin Impact Lyney Build: guide, constellations, tips

Have you got yourself the Genshin Impact's Fontaine Bow character, Lyney? He's the shiny new 5-star Pyro Bow DPS character. If you've got him but are scratching your head about how to build him out, our Genshin Impact Lyney Build Guide is your ticket. We've got the lowdown on his best builds, the choicest weapons to wield, and nifty tricks for playing Lyney. Stick around till the end for a sprinkle of intriguing Lyney trivia!

Genshin Impact Lyney Constellations

The constellations of Lyney are extraordinary, as they provide a lot of additional damage to his overall kit. First of all, let us take a look at his first constellation, Whimsical Wonders. This constellation is less remarkable than his other constellations. However, it can still be essential when dealing with many enemies, as two Grin-Malkin Hats can taunt many enemies.

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His second constellation, Loquacious Cajoling, adds to his overall damage, providing a certain amount of Critical Damage as long as Lyney is on the field. And as a main DPS, its max stacks are easily achievable. Moving on to his third Constellation, Prestidigitation, it also adds to his overall damage as it increases the level of his normal attacks and gives him a chance to level it beyond level 10.

His normal attack level increase is significant because most of Lyney’s damage comes from doing a lot of Normal attacks. His fourth Constellation decreases enemies’ resistance against Pyro when hit by Lyney’s charged attacks, which further increases his Pyro damage to the enemies. Lastly, his C6 further increases his overall damage by having additional damage when Lyney fires off his charged attack.

Genshin Impact Lyney Build Guide: The Best Equipment

To know the best build for Lyney, we need to analyze the essential stats and talents to consider when putting on his Artifact. So, as a main Pyro DPS, Lyney needs a build that compliments well on his kit.

In this section of our Genshin Impact Lyney guide, we gathered some of the best Artifacts and weapons to build Lyney to maximize his abilities.

The Best Artifacts for Lyney

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By far, this brand-new artifact set is the best for Lyney. The Marechaussee Hunter boosts his Charged attack, but more importantly, it provides a stackable Critical Rate bonus, which is an essential stat for a DPS character.

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The 4-piece Lavawalker artifact set is one of the good alternatives in case you haven’t gotten the new artifact set. When an enemy is under the influence of Pyro, the Lavawalker set increases Lyney's Pyro damage, which complements Lyney's abilities. 

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The Retracing Bolide does not only provide a strong shield for Lyney; it also boosts Lyney’s charged attacks. Although it is not as beneficial as the Marechaussee Hunter set, it is a good alternative if you haven’t gotten a good artifact stat yet. Also, when building Retracing Bolide, you must have a support character that provides a shield to use its 4-piece talent.

Main stats:

  • Atk %

  • Pyro dmg

  • Crit rate or damage

Secondary Statistics:

  • Atk %

  • Crit rate or damage

  • Energy Recharge

The Best Weapons for Lyney

In our Genshin Impact Lyney guide, we’ll also tackle his best weapons to figure out what to build for Lyney. Here are the 5-star weapon options that we recommend using for Lyney:

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The First Great Magic is his signature and overall best-in-slot weapon for Lyney. You’ll get a significant stacking attack percentage bonus in a Pyro team. Also, this weapon has a substat of Critical damage, which is also why it is his best weapon overall.

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Aqua Simulacra is also great for Lyney if you haven’t gotten his signature weapon. It has a high Critical Damage substat and a damage bonus whenever an opponent is nearby.

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Prototype Crescent is situationally his best weapon, as you need to hit an enemy's weak point. An enemy's weak point also depends on its type; sometimes, it might have or haven’t.

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Song of Stillness is his second-best F2P weapon because of its attack percentage substat. Also, note that you need to get healed to get the benefits of the weapon.

Lyney Ascension Materials

To get Lyney to level 90, you need to gather the following materials for him:

  • 1 Shard, 9 Fragments, 9 Chunks, and 6 Gemstones of Agnidus Agate as well as 46 Emperor’s Resolution that you can obtain from defeating the Emperor of Fire and Iron;

  • 18 Recruit's Insignia, 30 Sergeant's Insignia, and 36 Lieutenant's Insignia, which you can obtain from defeating Fatui Skirmishers;

  • 420,000 Mora and 168 Rainbow Rose, which you can find scattered in Fontaine. Locate them with the help of the interactive map of Fontaine

How to play Lyney in Genshin ?

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The character Lyney is a main DPS, relying on charged attacks while scaling on Attack to deal huge Pyro damage.

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Utilizing Lyney's talent passive, Prop Surplus, is essential, as the more Prop Surplus stacks you have, the greater the damage of the Elemental Skill when you use it. We can quickly achieve this by firing multiple charged attacks, regardless of whether or not they hit an enemy. Also, Lyney will decrease his HP after firing a charged attack and will not gain an additional Prop Surplus stack if his current HP% is less than 60%. So, having him healed when doing charged attacks is necessary to achieve maximum stacks.

Before reaching the maximum stacks of Prop Surplus, Lyney must use his Elemental Burst, Wondrous Trick: Miracle Parade, as it not only deals a decent amount of Pyro damage but also adds one stack of Prop Surplus. Lastly, after reaching the Prop Surplus’ maximum stacks, we can now cast his Elemental Skill at total damage, decimating enemies left alive.

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On the other hand, if you’re aiming for a melt team comp with Lyney, few Cryo support characters fit Lyney’s playstyle, which includes a 5-star Cryo bow character, Ganyu, and a 4-star Cryo bow Support, Diona.

That said, optimal rotation and better energy generation are necessary to deal Vaporize and Melt damage consistently, primarily if your support character relies on their hydro or cryo application in their burst.

Guide of the best teams for Lyney in Genshin Impact

As we’ve said earlier, Lyney is best paired with characters that synergize well in a mono Pyro team. Additionally, alternative Lyney teams play primarily with Vaporize and Melt.

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For a Mono Pyro team, Kazuha is a must because of his debuffing capabilities and providing Elemental Damage Bonus. Xiangling for more Pyro damage and application, while also shredding even more Pyro resistance when an enemy comes in contact with gouba. Bennett is there for more attack bonuses and healing capabilities, which Lyney needs to accumulate stacks.

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In this alternate team composition, Lyney is focused on doing melt damage with Diona’s Elemental burst. In this situation, Diona must receive a good amount of energy recharge to maximize her Elemental burst. Kazuha and Bennett are also on this team for support capabilities.

How to Get Lyney in Genshin Impact?

If you’re wondering how to unlock Lyney, you're in luck. The character Lyney makes his grand entrance in Genshin Impact's 4.0 update, and he's quite the catch. To obtain this 5-star character, you'll want to keep an eye on the Character Event Banners. These banners shine a spotlight on a 5-star character for roughly 20 days. But here's the kicker: if you're gunning for the ultimate weapon to pair with Lyney, you're in for a treat. His top-tier weapon is conveniently featured on the same banner as Lyney himself. Talk about a double win!

Lyney is the featured 5-star character in the first phase of the Character Event Wish Banner of Genshin Impact version 4.0. It was officially released on August 16, 2023, with the release of the new region, Fontaine.

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How old is Lyney in Genshin Impact ?

In Genshin Impact, the exact age of Lyney is unknown. However, he is confirmed to be older than his sister Lynette. Based on his appearance, he is estimated to be around 16-21 years old. He is also described as a "born performer," suggesting that he has been in the entertainment industry for a while, making him 18 years old. Additionally, his birthdate is February 2nd.

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Lyney and his sister Lynette were orphaned young and forced to live on the streets. They learned magic from a beggar, Cesar, who taught them how to use their magic to survive. Lyney and Lynette eventually became famous magicians, and they now use their magic to entertain and help others.

That’s the end of our Genshin Impact Lyney build guide. Lyney, Lynette’s older sibling, is quite a great DPS character, making him an S-tier Pyro character. His semi-fast-paced gameplay makes him fun to use. And speaking of his sister, check out our Lynette guide to determine her best build.

To learn more about the game, be sure to check out our Genshin Impact tips and guides. For beginners, consulting our Genshin Impact beginner guide can kickstart your journey into exploring Teyvat.

Heizo A writer with a love-hate relationship with role-playing games, gacha, MOBA, and first-person shooters. In her free time, you'll usually find her either whiffing her shots or recovering from a massive tilt.
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