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Genshin Impact Sayu build, materials, banner, and more

Genshin Impact Sayu is the new four-star character introduced in the Genshin Impact 2.0 update.

Sayu is a ninja-in-training who prefers napping in trees over carrying out her duties. Despite her small stature, she wields a claymore and is the first Anemo character to use that weapon.

Genshin Impact Sayu release date

Sayu’s release date is around August 10 or 11, the same as Yoimiya’s. She’ll feature during the 2.0 update’s second half.

Genshin Impact Sayu banner

Sayu is one of the four-star characters in Yoimiya’s Tapestry of Golden Flame banner. The fireworks maker is the five-star spotlight character, and the other two slots remain a mystery for now.

Since Sayu is a four-star character, you stand a better chance of getting her in Wishes. The game guarantees a four star character every 10 Wishes, and Sayu’s rate is higher while her banner runs.

Genshin Impact Sayu skills

These are Sayu's special attacks.

Yoohoo Art: Fuuin Dash (Sayu Elemental Skill)

  • Rolls into the Fuufuu Windwheel state and deals Anemo damage to opponents in the way. Unleashes Fuufuu Whirlwind Kick at the end and deals Anemo AoE damage.
  • Press: Enters the Fuufuu Whirlwind state and rolls forward a short distance
  • Hold: Rolls continuously
    • Increases Sayu’s interruption resistance
    • Can control the roll’s direction and trigger Elemental Absorption
    • Lasts 10 seconds. Can press the skill button again to end early and unleash a more powerful kick

Yoohoo Art: Mujima Flurry (Sayu Burst)

  • Deals Anemo damage to close opponents, heals party members, and creates the Muji-Muji Daruma
  • If HP of nearby characters is greater than 70%, the Daruma attacks nearby enemies with Anemo damage
  • If characters have less than 70% HP, the Daruma heals the one with the lowest HP. Will automatically heal if there are no enemies nearby.

Genshin Impact Sayu passives

These are Sayu's always-active skills

Genshin Impact Sayu passives
NameDescription
Yoohoo Art: Silencer's SecretWon't startle Crystalflies and certain other creatures when Sayu is in the party. The Wildlife tab of the archive lists which animals it affects.
Someone More CapableSayu heals 300 HP for nearby allies when she triggers a Swirl effect, plus 1.2 HP for every point of Elemental Mastery she has. Can activate every two seconds
No Work Today!When the Muji-Muji Daruma heals a character, it also heals a nearby character for 20% HP. Also increases the Daruma's AoE damage range.

Genshin Impact Sayu Constellations

Genshin Impact Sayu Constellations
ConstellationEffect
Multi-Task no JutsuThe Daruma ignores HP limits, attacks nearby enemies, and heals nearby characters
Egress Prep- Fuufuu Kick (press mode) damage increases by 3.3% - Every 0.5 seconds spent in Fuufuu Whirlwind state increases the damage of the associated Fuufuu Kick by 3.3% for a maximum of 66%
Eh, the Bunshin Can Handle ItIncreases Mujina Flurry's level by three
Skiving: New and ImprovedRecovers 1.2 Energy when triggering a Swirl reaction
Speed Comes FirstIncreases Fuuin Dash's level by three
Sleep o' ClockEach point of Sayu's Elemental Mastery increases the Daruma's damage by 0.2% for a maximum of 400%. Also increases HP restored by 3 for a maximum of 6,000 additional HP

Genshin Impact Sayu Ascension materials: What to farm for Sayu

Sayu needs a mix of new and old items to level up. Crystal Marrow is a new field item in Inazuma. Aside from that, plan on challenging Maguu Kenki and hunting down Whopperflowers a fair bit if you use Sayu.

Sayu level-up materials

Genshin Impact Sayu materials for Ascension
LevelMaterials
201 Vayuda Turquoise Sliver, 3 Crystal Marrow, 3 Whopperflower Nectar, 20,000 Mora
403 Vayuda Turquoise Fragment, 3 Marionette Core, 10 Crystal Marrow, 15 Whopperflower Nectar, 40,000 Mora
506 Vayuda Turquoise Fragment, 4 Marionette Core, 20 Crystal Marrow, 12 Shimmering Nectar, 60,000 Mora
603 Vayuda Turquoise Chunk, 8 Marionette Core, 30 Crystal Marrow, 18 Shimmering Nectar, 80,000 Mora
706 Vayuda Turquoise Chunk, 12 Marionette Core, 45 Crystal Marrow, 12 Energy Nectar, 100,000 Mora
803 Vayuda Turquoise Gemstone, 20 Marionette Core, 60 Crystal Marrow, 24 Energy Nectar, 120,000 Mora

Sayu Talent Ascension materials

Genshin Impact Sayu materials for Talent Ascension
LevelMaterials
23 Teachings of Light, 6 Whopperflower Nectar, 12,500 Mora
32 Guide to Light, 3 Shimmering Nectar, 17,500 Mora
44 Guide to Light, 4 Shimmering Nectar, 25,000 Mora
56 Guide to Light, 6 Shimmering Nectar, 30,000 Mora
69 Guide to Light, 9 Shimmering Nectar, 37,500 Mora
74 Philosophies of Light, 4 Energy Nectar, 1 Gilded Scale, 120,000 Mora
86 Philosophies of Light, 6 Energy Nectar, 1 Gilded Scale, 120,000 Mora
912 Philosophies of Light, 9 Energy Nectar, 2 Gilded Scale, 450,000 Mora
1016 Philosophies of Light, 12 Energy Nectar, 2 Gilded Scale, 1 Crown of Insight, 700,000 Mora

Genshin Impact Sayu build

Sayu is similar to Razor — decent attack, high defense, and reliant on Elemental abilities to stand out. Anything to recharge her Energy is a good move, as is boosting her attack power.

Sayu weapon

Song of Broken Pines is Sayu’s best five-star weapon since it increases attack and attack speed. However, the easier-to-obtain Katsuragi’s Slasher is a strong choice if you don’t want to depend on luck. It’s craftable, increases Elemental Skill damage, and even boosts Energy recharge.

Sayu Artifacts

Viridescent Venerer is a given for Sayu since it increases her Anemo damage by 15% with the two-piece bonus. Pair it with the Scholar set to increase her Energy recharge.

Is Sayu worth pulling?

Sayu is handy in many situations, particularly if you’re playing Genshin Impact in co-op. She won’t sweep the field or replace the likes of Kazuha and Venti, but Sayu makes for a strong DPS and support member. If you don't need either, though, then it might be best to spend your Primogems on Ayaka instead.

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