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The Genshin Impact best Yae Miko build, weapons, and Yae Miko F2P options

Lucked out and pulled Genshin Impact's favourite shrine maiden? Here's our picks for artifiacts, team composition and more!

The best Genshin Impact Yae Miko build gives your party a powerful elemental support character with a nearly-endless capacity for applying Electro. Yae Miko is the star of the show for the second half of the Genshin Impact 3.2 update, alongside Layla, the new 4-star Cryo character, making this only the second time Miko has appaered.

While you might be tempted to pick up Kagura's Verity as her best weapon, Miko has a few choices that work just as well and even a strong F2P option. On the artifact front, however, there are fewer choices.

You'll also need to travel under the waves to get Miko's level-up materials.

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What are the Yae Miko materials?

Yae Miko level-up materials include Vajrada Amethysts, Sea Ganoderma, handguards and Dragonheir’s False Fins - the latter of which only comes from Enkanomiya's regular boss. Her talent materials use more handguards, as well as Light-series scrolls from the Violet Court Domain and, at higher levels, you also need The Meaning of Aeons, earned by completing the Raiden Shogun weekly boss battle.

Is Yae Miko a DPS character?

Yes and no. Miko has high attack and a secondary stat that raises her critical hit rate, but her attack multipliers are fairly low. Her attack speed is also quite slow. That means she relies on her skill and burst to deal the most damage and apply Electro, and she's exceptionally good at that. Yae Miko's skill lets her create up to three Sesshou Sakura, bundles of Electro energy that strike nearby opponents.

The skill has a short cooldown timer, and each Sesshou Sakura stays active for 14 seconds. They also get stronger when all three Sakura are on the field. Miko can summon all three, then leave so your main DPS can come in and take advantage of the constant Electro supply. She works particularly well with Dendro teams thanks to the new Dendro reactions, but she also plays a useful role in Cryo teams with Superconduct and in Electro-charged, or "tase" teams with a Hydro character.

That also means she'll be off the field most of the time, so even though she deals a respectable amount of damage, she's better suited to a sub-DPS role, helping your main DPS trigger reactions.

Yae Miko's burst summons a giant thunderbolt that deals heavy Electro damage. If any Sesshou Sakura are on the field, they shed their skin and become Tenko Thunderbolts, dealing even more damage. The downside is this skill costs 90 energy - one of the highest energy costs in the game - and has a lengthy 22-second cooldown timer.

Should I pull for Yae Miko?

Genshin Impact Yae Miko build: An anime woman with pink  hair holds a writing pen to her lips

It depends on who else is in your party. Miko is an exceptional Electro sub-DPS, but if you already have Fischl or Raiden Shogun - or both - then you'd be safe saving your Primogems for the next banner or for Childe. If you don't have any strong Electro characters yet, or only have ones that need to stay on field, such as Razor and Cyno, then few choices could be better than Miko.<.p>

What is the best Genshin Impact Yae Miko build?

Yae Miko is an excellent electro catalyst user, who deals substantial damage with her elemental skill. As such, we’ve targeted our build around boosting the capabilities of this skill, taking it to the next through key weapons and artefacts.

Best Yae Miko weapon - Kagura's Verity

Kagura’s Verity is tailor made to fit Miko character perfectly. The secondary stat raises critical damage, which is a strong fit for Miko's bonus stat. The passive skill increases elemental skill damage by 12 percent and stacks three times, perfect for Miko's triple-use skill and short cooldown timer.

Skyward Atlas is another 5-star pick, and one that's often much easier to obtain. It raises the user's attack and buffs all elemental damage.

Solar Pearl is a solid 4-star alternative. The secondary boosts the wielder’s critical rate slightly, but the passive skill, Solar Shine, is much more impressive. Using a normal attack increases Elemental Skill and Burst damage by 20% for six seconds, and using a Skill or Burst does the same for normal attack damage.

What are the best Yae Miko Artifacts?

Since there are two major components to Yae Miko’s strength - her electro damage and elemental skill, there are two artifact sets that work great together here.

First, you want the two piece for Thundering Fury:

  • 2-piece effect: Increases Electro damage 15 percent
  • 4-piece effect: Increases Overload, Electro-Charged, Hyperbloom, and Superconduct damage by 40 percent and Aggravate by 20 percent. Triggering those reactions reduces Elemental Burst cooldown by 1 second. Can only activate once every 0.8 seconds

Some prefer the full Thundering Fury set, especially now that Dendro is a thing.

Emblem of Severed Fate to boost Miko's energy recharge :

  • 2-piece effect: Energy Recharge + 20%

Whatever set you go with, try to prioritize Electro damage and energy recharge Artifact substats.

What is the best Yae Miko F2P build?

Yae Miko's F2P build centers on a craftable catalyst that helps make Miko an even more effective sub-DPS by boosting her allies' elemental damage.<.p>

Best Yae Miko F2P weapon - Hakushin Ring

Inazuma's craftable catalyst Hakushin Ring, which you get the blueprint for by completing Yougou Cleansing, suits Miko almost as well as Kagura's Verity and even helps her boost the damage output of your main DPS. This weapon provides extra energy recharge, which is crucial for Miko. If the user is involved in an Electro elemental reaction, which Miko always will be, it grants a 10 percent damage bonus to the other element involved in that reaction.

Best Yae Mikoi F2P Artifacts

The full Thundering Fury set works even better with Hakushin Ring thanks to its role in buffing the other character involved in reactions, so we recommend sticking with that for this build.

If you’re not completely sold on Yae Miko, you might want to save your Primogems for an upcoming character instead.

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