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Genshin Impact Yaoyao Guide : Build, Weapons and Artifacts

Genshin Impact Yaoyao Guide : Build, Weapons and Artifacts

Yaoyao in Genshin Impact is a 4-star Dendro character, the first Dendro healer offered by HoYoverse. She will be able to heal her allies very effectively with her adorable stuffed animals. This character offers more flexibility for Dendro teams. In this guide dedicated to Genshin Impact Yaoyao we explain which artifacts and weapons to equip her with in order to have the best build, but also in which teams to play her. With our tips and tricks, you will be able to take advantage of her full potential.

How to get Yaoyao in Genshin Impact ?

Yaoyao in Genshin Impact is a 4 star character, so you have a small chance to get it when you make wishes on the Standard Wish (as of 3.5 update) or on a Character Event Wish.

You can also unlock Yaoyao for free in Genshin Impact in the 3.4 update. During the Under The Exquisite Night Chimes event, you have the opportunity to pick up a 4-star Liyue character of your choice.

Banner of Yaoyao

Presentation of Yaoyao in Genshin Impact

Yaoyao was released on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 in Genshin Impact. It is highlighted on the banners of Alhaitham and Xiao until Tuesday, February 7, 2023 5:00 pm.

Yaoyao's constellations

Yaoyao is one of the few 4-star characters that is already very effective without any of her constellations. So it requires very little investment. But of course, her constellations make her even more efficient. Especially with her C1 Adeptus’ Tutelage, which allows her to grant a 15% Dendro damage bonus to her team when her radishes explode.

Genshin Impact Yaoyao's constellations

As for the other constellations, C2 makes him recover energy every time a White Jade Radish explodes, C4 increases Yaoyao's elemental mastery to 0.3% of his max HP after using an elemental skill (max 120 points). And thanks to C6, every 3 radishes sent, Yaoyao's Yuegui will launch a Mega Radish that will generate more damage and more healing.

How to play Yaoyao in Genshin Impact ?

Yaoyao is mainly played as a healer and support in Genshin Impact. She will be able to apply the Dendro element in order to promote the elemental reactions linked to this element and heal your characters. She has the advantage of providing quick and efficient healings.

Gameplay of Yaoyao in Genshin Impact

With her elemental skill Raphanus Sky Cluster, Yaoyao calls upon a Yuegui: Throwing Mode, an adorable stuffed animal that will throw White Jade Radishes every second for 10 seconds (10 radishes in total). If all your characters have more than 70% of their HP, it will target the enemies to do damage according to its ATK max.

Statistics of the elemental attack of Yaoyao in Genshin Impact

On the other hand, if your characters have 70% HP or less, the Yuegui will target the character with the least HP. It will heal him according to Yaoyao's maximum HP. Once the ability is activated, you can switch to another character. Yaoyao will only stay on the field for a short time. Radishes that don't hit anyone stay on the field for 5 seconds, then explode. Once the In Others’ Shoes passive is unlocked, radishes create a healing zone for 5 seconds when they explode.

To get more healing, you can cast Moonjade Descent elemental rampage. Yaoyao will then cast Yuigui continuously for 5 seconds. However, there can only be 3 at the same time.

Statistics of Yaoyao's elemental rampage in Genshin Impact

During this time, Yaoyao must stay on the battlefield or it will make the Yuigui disappear. Her movement speed is increased by 15% and her Dendro resistance by 50%. Thanks to the passive Starscatter, if Yaoyao runs, sprints or jumps in this state, she will also throw white jade radishes at enemies (every 0.6 seconds). In addition, the radishes generate more damage and healing than during the elemental skill.

This ability will be ideal if your entire team needs extensive care. But unfortunately it takes up field time. The trick is to use the elemental skill. The elemental rampage can be used more if you play it in a team around Nilou. Finally, we advise you to use Yaoyao's elemental skill first, then her elemental rampage. You will not use her normal attack.

What is the best equipment for Yaoyao?

In Genshin Impact, Yaoyao has a HP awakening and heals according to his max HP. So it can be tempting to raise her HP. However, she already provides high healing and can easily heal your team with about 20,000 health. So, to do more damage with Yaoyao (especially if you play her in Bloom, Quicken or Exuberance teams), our advice is to raise her elemental mastery to the max and her energy recharge a bit.

For this purpose we reveal the best artifacts and weapons to equip on Yaoyao in Genshin Impact for a good support build.

The best artifacts for Yaoyao

Best Artifact for Yaoyao in Genshin Impact : Deepwood Memories
Deepwood Memories

For a good support build, we recommend equipping Yaoyao with the 4-piece Deepwood Memories artifact set. The 2-piece set grants a 15% Dendro damage bonus. With 4 pieces, after using an elemental skill, you will lower the Dendro resistance of enemies by 30%. This will be ideal to accompany Dendro DPS like Alhaitham and Tighnari for example.

Best artifact for Yaoyao in Genshin Impact : Flower of Paradise Lost
Flower of Paradise Lost

But if you play Yaoyao in a Blossom team with Nilou, we recommend the Flower of Paradise Lost artifact set instead. With 2 pieces, you increase elemental mastery by 80 points and with 4, the damage caused by the reactions of Bloom, Exuberance and Burgeon will be greatly increased.

Artifact for Yaoyao in Genshin Impact : Gilded Dreams
Gilded Dreams

You can also opt for the Gilded Dreams artifact set which will increase elemental mastery and ATK.

Artifact for Yaoyao in Genshin Impact : Tenacity of the Millelith
Tenacity of the Millelith

However, if you're worried about running out of heals, the Tenacity of the Millelith set is a good choice. With it, you will get a 20% HP bonus and boost the ATK of your other characters after using an elemental ability.

Maiden Beloved
Maiden Beloved

It is also possible to opt for only 2 pieces of equipment to combine with 2 pieces of the set Maiden Beloved, which increases healing by 15%.

If in doubt, prefer artifacts with the best statistics:

  • Hourglass: elemental mastery, energy recharge or HP%;
  • Cut: Elemental mastery or damage bonus Dendro;
  • Crown: elemental mastery, critical rate or critical damage.

For secondary statistics:

  • Elemental Mastery;
  • Energy Recharge;
  • HP;
  • ATK;
  • Critical rate / critical damage.

The best weapons to equip on Yaoyao in Genshin Impact

To perfect your equipment, the trick is to opt for weapons that increase elemental mastery or energy recharge. If you want to bet on the elemental mastery, the best weapons to equip on Yaoyao in Genshin Impact will be :

Weapon for Yaoyao in Genshin Impact : Dragon's Bane (4★)
Dragon's Bane (4★)
Weapon for Yaoyao in Genshin Impact : Kitain Cross Spear (4★)
Kitain Cross Spear (4★)
Weapon for Yaoyao in Genshin Impact : Moonpiercer (4★)
Moonpiercer (4★)
  • Dragon's Bane: The bonus of this weapon increases the damage inflicted on enemies affected by Pyro or Hydro elements by 20%;
  • Kitain Cross Spear: this spear is made by the blacksmith and in addition to increasing elemental mastery, it will also boost damage and energy recharge;
  • Moonpiercer: by performing elemental reactions related to the Dendro element, you will obtain a leaf of renewal which will increase by 16% the ATK of the character who picks it up and this for 12 seconds.
Weapon for Yaoyao in Genshin Impact : Favonius Lance (4★)
Favonius Lance (4★)

To increase Yaoyao's energy recharge and make it easier to perform his elemental rampage, we recommend the Favonius Lance. This hast weapon can also generate energy particles when you perform critical strikes.

Weapon for Yaoyao: Black Tassel (3★)
Black Tassel (3★)
Weapon for Yaoyao: Staff of Homa (5★)
Staff of Homa (5★)

Finally, to increase Yaoyao's HP, the Black Tassel will be optimal, as well as the Staff of Homa, which will increase the critical rate and the ATK.

Yaoyao's ascension and skill materials in Genshin Impact

To raise Genshin Impact Yaoyao to level 90, you will need:

  • 18 Slime Condensate, 30 Slime Secretions and 36 Slime Concentrate;
  • 168 Jueyun Chili: you can harvest them in Liyue around Qingce village. Locate them directly with the interactive map of Teyvat. You can also grow them in your Serenitea Pot ;
  • 1 Nagadus Emerald Sliver, 9 Nagadus Emerald Fragment, 9 Nagadus Emerald Chunk and 6 Nagadus Emerald Gemstone as well as 46 Quelled Creeper to loot on the Dendro Hypostases.

And to increase Yaoyao's skills:

  • Teachings, Guides and Philosphie of Diligence. These items are available on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays in the Taishan Mansion dungeon;
  • Daka’s Bell (from level 7): You will get it when you fight Shouki no Kami.

In which teams will Yaoyao play?

Yaoyao can be played in almost any team as a healer. She is one of the best healersin Genshin Impact. She will also be able to apply the Dendro element and thus promote elemental reactions.

The best team to play Yaoyao in Genshin Impact is without question: Nahida or the Dendro Traveler / Nilou / Xingqiu or Yelan / Yaoyao. She will be able to play the role of healer while helping to generate Dendro cores. It is an excellent substitute for Kokomi.

Nilou Icon
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Yaoyao Icon

You can also play a Aggravate team such as Alhaitham / Fischl or Raiden / Xingqiu / Yaoyao.

Alhaitham Icon
Raiden Icon
Xingqiu Icon
Yaoyao Icon

Or a Quicken team: Yaoyao / Kaedehara Kazuha / Yae Miko / Fischl.

Yaoyao Icon
Yae Miko Icon
Yae Miko
Fischl Icon
Kazuha Icon

Finally, a Burgeon team is also possible with for example Yaoyao / Nahida / Thomas / Xingqiu.

Yaoyao Icon
Xingqiu Icon
Nahida Icon Genshin Impact
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How old and tall is Yaoyao from Genshin impact ?

Profile of Yaoyao in Genshin Impact

Yaoyao is a resident of Liyue and a disciple of Madame Ping. Although she is about ten years old, she already loves to take care of her surroundings. She is also one of the smallest characters in Genshin Impact, being approximately 1m38 tall.

Genshin Impact Yaoyao

That's it for our tips and tricks in this guide dedicated to Genshin Impact Yaoyao and his build. In summary, this isone of the best 4-star characters in Sumeru at the moment. She will be able to heal your team's characters efficiently (even with a low number of HP and without constellations), while applying the Dendro element.

Yaoyao will work great with excellent characters like Nilou and Alhaitham. However, her elemental skill is expensive and requires keeping her on the field. But that's not really a problem since her elemental ability alone already provides decent healing.

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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