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|
|Yoohoo Art: Silencer's Secret||Won'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 Capable||Sayu 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|
|Multi-Task no Jutsu||The 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 It||Increases Mujina Flurry's level by three|
|Skiving: New and Improved||Recovers 1.2 Energy when triggering a Swirl reaction|
|Speed Comes First||Increases Fuuin Dash's level by three|
|Sleep o' Clock||Each 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|
|20||1 Vayuda Turquoise Sliver, 3 Crystal Marrow, 3 Whopperflower Nectar, 20,000 Mora|
|40||3 Vayuda Turquoise Fragment, 3 Marionette Core, 10 Crystal Marrow, 15 Whopperflower Nectar, 40,000 Mora|
|50||6 Vayuda Turquoise Fragment, 4 Marionette Core, 20 Crystal Marrow, 12 Shimmering Nectar, 60,000 Mora|
|60||3 Vayuda Turquoise Chunk, 8 Marionette Core, 30 Crystal Marrow, 18 Shimmering Nectar, 80,000 Mora|
|70||6 Vayuda Turquoise Chunk, 12 Marionette Core, 45 Crystal Marrow, 12 Energy Nectar, 100,000 Mora|
|80||3 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|
|2||3 Teachings of Light, 6 Whopperflower Nectar, 12,500 Mora|
|3||2 Guide to Light, 3 Shimmering Nectar, 17,500 Mora|
|4||4 Guide to Light, 4 Shimmering Nectar, 25,000 Mora|
|5||6 Guide to Light, 6 Shimmering Nectar, 30,000 Mora|
|6||9 Guide to Light, 9 Shimmering Nectar, 37,500 Mora|
|7||4 Philosophies of Light, 4 Energy Nectar, 1 Gilded Scale, 120,000 Mora|
|8||6 Philosophies of Light, 6 Energy Nectar, 1 Gilded Scale, 120,000 Mora|
|9||12 Philosophies of Light, 9 Energy Nectar, 2 Gilded Scale, 450,000 Mora|
|10||16 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.
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.
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.