Mika is a 4 star Cryo character fighting with a hast weapon. In addition to being able to heal, he has the particularity of boosting attack speed and physical damage. He is an excellent choice of support for physical DPS like Eula or Razor. We'll go over the character's gameplay and special features in this complete Genshin Impact Mika Guide. This way you will know which artifacts and weapons to equip him with to get the best build. We also take the opportunity to give you some tips and tricks for beginners.
How to get Mika in Genshin Impact ?
Mika is a 4 star character, you have a small chance to get him every time you make wishes on the standard wish banner, character event wish or weapon wish banner. He was released during the Genshin Impact 3.5 update.
The chances of unlocking Mika in Genshin Impact are increased when he is featured in an Character Event Wish. This is the case from March 21 to April 12, 2023 on the banners of Shenhe andAyaka.
Mika can be played without his constellations. However, physical DPS will benefit from greater bonuses and especially more easily with his constellations.
The C2 Companion's Ingress grants an additional 10% bonus to physical damage with Mika's elemental attack. And with C6 Companion's Counsel, not only will you still get a 10% bonus to physical damage, but on top of that, characters affected by the Soulwind effect will see their critical damage from their physical damage increase by 60%.
How to play Mika in Genshin Impact ?
Mika is primarily intended as a support role for physical DPS. We detail its gameplay.
Mika provides significant healing with her elemental rampage Skyfeather Song. This ability restores your characters' health based on Mika's maximum health at triggering. It also grants the Eagleplume status. The active character gets extra healing every 2.5 seconds when they hit an enemy for 15 seconds.
However, this ability does not inflict any damage and does not apply the Cryo element to enemies.
Mika is different from Cryo caretakers like Diona because of his ability to give boosts with his elemental attack Starfrost Swirl. He then fires his crossbow at enemies and grants the Soulwind state to all nearby characters for 12 seconds. This increases the attack speed of the deployed character according to the level of the ability (up to 25%).
If you use this ability as a long press, you will shoot Rimestar Shards at up to 3 nearby enemies and inflict Cryo damage. When used as a single press, Mika quickly fires an Flowfrost Arrow.
With the Suppressive Barrage passive, the Soulwind state grants the Detector stack effect (10% physical damage bonus) if the Flowfrost Arrow hits more than one enemy. Each additional enemy grants an additional 10% bonus. The same applies to each Rimestar Shard that hits an enemy. This bonus can be granted a maximum of 3 times. You will not be able to activate this bonus if you fight only one enemy (unless you have at least C2). The more enemies you have, the more chance you have to get physical damage bonuses.
You will also be able to get a location stack with the Topographical Mapping passive if the deployed character is affected by Mika's elemental rampage and elemental attack and scores a critical hit. You can then gain up to 4 location stacks with Mika's elemental attack.
In short, Mika will heal your characters with his elemental rampage and increase their attack speed with his elemental attack. He will also be able to boost their physical damage if several enemies are hit. However, Mika will only apply the Cryo element with his elemental attack. Unfortunately, it will not be enough to trigger elemental reactions often with the Cryo element.
You are advised to increase its elemental attack first, then its elemental rampage.
What is the best equipment for Mika?
Two stats are especially important for Mika: his HP and his energy recharge. The more HP he has, the more heals he will have. Likewise, he will need a maximum of energy recharge to regularly trigger his elemental rampage, ideally aim for 200%. We reveal you the best artifacts and weapons to equip on Mika in Genshin Impact in order to give him the best build.
The best artifacts for Mika
The best artifact set to equip on Mika in Genshin Impact is the 4-piece Noblesse Oblige set. With it, he will increase the ATK of all your characters by 20% for 12 seconds after using his elemental rampage.
You can also use 2 pieces of the Tenacity of the Millelith set to increase his HP by 20% and 2 pieces of the Emblem of Severed Fate artifact set to boost his energy recharge by 20%.
The Ocean-Hued Clam set increases Mika's healing by 15% and will allow her to deal damage based on the amount of health she restores.
Statistics to focus on:
- Hourglass: HP% or energy recharge;
- Cut: PV% ;
- Crown : Healing bonus / HP% / critical rate if Mika is equipped with the Favonius Lance.
Secondary statistics :
- Energy recharging ;
- Critical rate ;
- Critical damage.
The best weapons for Mika
The best weapon to equip on Mika in Genshin Impact, whether you are a beginner or an advanced player, is the Favonius Lance. This hast weapon confers a good number of energy recharges. Moreover, thanks to the passive, critical hits can generate energy particles for the other members of your team. If you choose this weapon, make sure that Mika has at least a 50% critical rate.
You can also start on the following weapons:
- Engulfing Lightning: This 5-star weapon provides a huge energy recharge boost and increases attack to 28% of the energy recharge above 100% ;
- Skyward Spine: With this, Mika will also benefit from a big boost in energy recharge, but also in his critical rate;
- "The Catch": you will get this 4-star weapon via fishing. If its energy recharge is important, its passive won't help you since Mika doesn't do any damage with its elemental rampage;
- The Black Tassel: if you already have enough energy recharge, you can start on this 3 stars spear which will increase Mika's HP.
Mika's best equipment for beginners
If you're new to Genshin Impact, the 4-piece The Exile artifact set is a good artifact choice for a support build. With it, you will increase Mika's energy recharge by 20%, and her elemental rampage will generate 2 energy particles to all team members (except Mika) every 2 seconds for 6 seconds.
As for the weapon, if you don't have the Favonius Lance, you can make the Prototype Starglitter at the blacksmith's to increase Mika's energy recharge.
Mika's climbing materials in Genshin Impact
In order to get Mika to level 90 in Genshin Impact and to increase his life points as much as possible, several resources will be necessary:
- 18 Recruit's Insignia, 30 Sergeant's Insignia and 36 Lieutenant's Insignia to be looted from the Fatui;
- 168 Wolfhooks, you will find them in Mondstadt in the territory of the wolves. Locate them directly with the interactive map of Teyvat;
- 1 sliver, 9 fragments, 9 chunks and 6 gemstones of Jade shivada as well as 46 Pseudo-stamens to loot on the boss Setekh Wenut in Sumeru.
In which team should Mika play ?
Mika can be played in any team that needs healing. But his main attraction is the physical damage and attack speed boost he brings. We advise you to play him with physical DPS like Eula, Razor, Fishletc.
One of the best teams to play Mika in Genshin Impact is: Eula / Fishl or Raiden / Mika / Zhongli (for the shield) or Bennett (to boost Eula even more). You can also play Eula with Mika, Zhongli and Yun Jin. The latter will increase her normal attack.
Mika works just as well with Razor. In this case, you will need a second Cryo character (Rosalia for example) to trigger Superconduct reactions.
Mika is also useful for DPS that use mostly normal attacks like Nomad, Yoimiya or Ayato since it increases the speed of attack.
How old and how tall is Mika from Genshin Impact ?
Mika is a member of the order of Favonius in Mondstadt, he holds the position of surveyor. He was born on August 11 and should be about sixteen years old. He is quite small, about 1.62 m tall.
That's it for this guide dedicated to Mika from Genshin Impact. This is a "niche" character as it works mostly with physical DPS. If you like to play Eula or RazorIf you like to play Eula or Razor, this will allow you to do more damage with them, especially if your Mika has his sixth constellation. On the other hand, it brings very little personal damage and does not apply the Cryo element much. We play it mainly for the boosts and the care it brings.
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