Genshin Impact – Yoimiya best builds and weapons to use

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Want to know the best builds for Yoimiya in Genshin Impact? The fireworks seller has more than a little spark and flare to her, and we’re talking about her ridiculously high damage output.

As a Pyro bow user, Yoimiya bucks the trend. Most archers in Genshin rely on Charged Attacks, but Yoimiya is more of a mobile turret with her Normal Attack. Due to this, the best Yoimiya builds focus on making her a strong main DPS to get the most out of her.

Elsewhere in Genshin, make sure you read our best builds for Furina, best builds for Bennett, and Raiden Shogun Talent materials guides. Now, on to the best builds for Yoimiya in Genshin Impact.

Yoimiya best builds

Yoimiya best builds: Yoimiya poses outside the Naganohara Fireworks house
Yoimiya best builds: Yoimiya poses outside the Naganohara Fireworks house. (Image taken by VideoGamer)

Yoimiya is a Pyro bow user who fits nicely into your team as a main DPS. Thanks to her Pyro infusion, she is also amazing at triggering Reactions with the right team setup, making her a versatile and strong attacker. When playing as Yoimiya, you want to fully ignore her Charged Attack, since her Normal Attack and Elemental Skill are where her main damage comes from.

When it comes to Yoimiya best builds, you will want to focus on the typical DPS setup for her Artifacts and team comps. To put it simply, Yoimiya should always be built as a main DPS. The table below has a brief outline of the best builds for Yoimiya and we will explain why further down.

Yoimiya Best BuildArtifact SetWeapons
Normal Attack Main DPS4x Shimenawa’s Reminiscence1. Thundering Pulse
2. Polar Star
3. Rust
Pyro Reaction Main DPS4x Crimson Witch of Flames1. Thundering Pulse
2. Polar Star
3. Rust

Yoimiya best Artifacts

Genshin Impact - Yoimiya best builds: Yoimiya in the Artifact menu
Genshin Impact – Yoimiya best builds: Yoimiya in the Artifact menu (Image taken by VideoGamer)

The best Artifact set for Yoimiya is the four-piece Shimenawa’s Reminiscence set. If you want the best Yoimiya build, utilising this set will improve her already impressive Normal Attack damage even further.

Shimenawa’s Reminiscence is Yoimiya’s best-in-slot Artifact set for several reasons, but chief among them is the focus on ATK% and Normal Attack DMG increase it provides to her. When you consider Yoimya’s Skill also buffs her Normal Attack by a huge percentage, you can see why this would be the best set for her. This table shows the Artifact sets for Yoimiya best builds.

Artifact Set for YoimiyaSet BonusReason
Shimenawa’s Reminiscence x4Two-piece bonus: ATK +18%.

Four-piece bonus: When casting an Elemental Skill, if the character has 15 or more Energy, they lose 15 Energy and Normal/Charged/Plunging Attack DMG is increased by 50%.
The four-piece Shimenawa’s Reminiscence is Yoimiya’s best Artifact set. It synergises with her kit and rotations perfectly, enhancing her Normal Attack while sacrificing her Burst usage. This is fine, simply because Yoimiya’s Burst isn’t all to impressive compared to the rest of her abilities.

For Yoimiya’s Artifact stats, she will need to be built as a standard Main DPS, which means you need an ATK% Sands, a Pyro DMG Goblet, and a Crit Rate or Crit DMG Circlet. Use this table below for information on Artifact stats for Yoimiya best builds.

Artifact PieceMain StatSub Stat
SandsATK%Crit DMG/Rate > Elemental Mastery > ATK
GobletPyro DMG BonusCrit DMG/Rate > ATK% > Elemental Mastery
CircletCrit Rate or Crit DMGATK% > Crit DMG/Rate > Elemental Mastery
✓ Jack’s opinion

Crit Rate or Crit DMG Circlet?

When it comes to picking Crit Rate or Crit DMG on your Circlet, you must base this choice on whether you’re getting these stats elsewhere. If Yoimiya has a weapon with Crit DMG, then you should use a Cirt Rate Circlet to balance it out.

Yoimiya best Artifacts for Pyro Reaction build

While this isn’t her most optimal build, the only thing that changes here is the Artifact set you use. Instead of giving Yoimiya the four-piece Shimenawa’s Reminiscence, you should give her the four-piece Crimson Witch of Flames. This set bolsters Pyro reaction damage, which is perfect for Yoimya when triggering the reactions with her skill. Other than the set, everything else stays the same, including her weapon.

Yoimiya best weapons

Yoimiya holding the Rust bow in Genshin Impact
Yoimiya holding the Rust bow in Genshin Impact. (Image taken by VideoGamer)

The best weapon for Yoimiya is Thundering Pulse. This bow is her signature 5-Star weapon that is only available through pulling on the limited Weapon Banner that runs alongside Yoimiya’s character Banner.

If you don’t have the Primogems to pull for it, don’t worry. Thundering Pulse isn’t her only option, and while there are other five-star alternatives, there is one four-star bow that is fantastic on Yoimiya. Outside of the obvious secondary five-star option that would be Polar Star or Aqua Simulacra, Yoimiya can take advantage of the four-star bow Rust. Check out the table we’ve put together for Yoimiya best weapons below:

WeaponMain StatPassive EffectOur Reason
Thundering Pulse (5*)Crit DMGIncreases ATK by 20% and grants Thunder Emblem. At stacks 1/2/3, Normal Attack DMG is further increased by 12/24/40%.
Each stack has an individual duration and are gotten through: Normal Attacks with Elemental DMG (duration 5s, casting an Elemental Skill (duration 10s), and having less than 100% Energy (disappears at full Energy)
As you can see, Thundering Pulse is fantastic for Yoimiya in so many ways. It boosts her DMG and increases her Normal Attack power, which is everything she needs. Plus the Crit DMG substat makes it easy to build her.
Polar Star (5*)Crit RateElemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG increased by 12%. After a Normal Attack, Charged Attack, Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst hits an opponent, 1 stack of Ashen Nightstar will be gained for 12s. When 1/2/3/4 stacks of Ashen Nightstar are present, ATK is increased by 10/20/30/48%. The stack of Ashen Nightstar created by the Normal Attack, Charged Attack, Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst will be counted independently of the others.Again, the Polar Star is a fantastic option for Yoimiya since it focuses on her Normal Attack. The damage buff provided is also significant, as well as the Crit Rate stat.
Rust (4*)ATK%Increases Normal Attack DMG by 40% but decreases Charged Attack DMG by 10%.Rust is Yoimiya’s best four-star weapon by far. The increase to Normal Attack DMG is massive, and at R5 this goes up to 80%. This weapon can outperform the likes of Aqua Simulacra, making is our pick for her best weapon outside of her signature bow.
✓ Jack’s Opinion

Our pick for Yoimiya’s best weapon

Due to Yoimiya being fairly limited with her weapon choices, the four-star bow Rust can outperform a lot of the 5-star bows when you increase its Refinement. It can only be obtained through pulling on Banners, but it is one of the best weapons for Yoimiya.

Yoimiya Talent priority

Yoimiya Talents in the character menu in Genshin Impact
Yoimiya Talents in the character menu in Genshin Impact. (Image taken by VideoGamer)

Yoimiya’s Talents increase her Normal and Charged attacks, her Skill, and her Burst. Since Yoimiya’s DPS output comes from her Normal Attack and her Skill, you want to level these two at the same time. Her Burst can be left alone completely unless you have plenty of resources to spare. Due to this, you should level her Talents in this order:

  1. Normal/Charged Attack + Skill
  2. Either ignore or level her Burst last.

Yoimiya’s Constellations

Constellations exist in Genshin to convince you to pull on the Banners more. When you get a copy of a character you already have, you obtain that character’s Stella Fortuna. Every character has six Constellations, and they vastly improve and round-out a character’s kit.

Agate Ryuukin (C1)The effect created by Yoimiya’s Burst lasts for an extra four seconds. When an enemy with this effect is defeated, Yoimiya gains a 20% ATK increase for 20 seconds.
A Procession of Bonfires (C2)When Yoimiya’s Pyro DMG crits, Yoimiya gains a 25% Pyro DMG Bonus for six seconds.
Trickster’s Flare (C3)Increases the level of Yoimiya’s Skill by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Pyrotechnic Professional (C4)When Yoimiya’s Burst effect causes triggers an explosion, her Skill’s cooldown is decreased by 1.2 seconds.
A Summer Festival’s Eve (C5)Increases the level of Yoimiya’s Burst by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Naganohara Meteor Swam (C6)During the effect of Yoimiya’s Skill, her Normal Attacks have a 50% chance of firing an extra Blazing Arrow, dealing 60% of its original damage.

That’s everything you need to know about the best builds for Yoimiya in Genshin Impact. If you want more guides, check out our best builds for Childe, the best builds for Navia, the best builds for Ayaka, and our best builds for Zhongli for more comprehensive build guides.

Yoimiya best builds FAQs

Should I pull for Yoimiya?

If you want to play a ranged character who doesn’t rely on Charged Attacks like Ganyu, then Yoimiya is a solid option. As a Pyro DPS, she is incredibly fun to play! Pull if you need a ranged Pyro DPS.

Is Thundering Pulse worth pulling?

Generally speaking, no. The weapons on the weapon Banner are extremely powerful, but they require a lot of luck and money to get. For the reward, it isn’t worth it. Especially if you have Rust.

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Jack Webb

Jack Webb is a guides writer for VideoGamer.

Genshin Impact

  • Release Date: September 28, 2020
  • Platform(s): Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Massively Multiplayer Online, RPG