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Wuthering Waves Jianxin Build

The right Echoes and gauntlets for this unique Resonator.

UPDATE: We've added some further information and sections to this guide to help with configuring the best Jianxin build. You'll now find more information on the best Team Compositions and Echo stats for her, as well as what her ascension materials are.

The best Wuthering Waves Jianxin build gives this 5-star Aero character a well-rounded set of stats and lets her fill almost any role on your team. That said, we prefer Jianxin as a main DPS – or a sub-DPS with a fair bit of field time – thanks to her excellent self-sustain capabilities and how easily she can deal with groups of enemies alone.

Our Wuthering Waves Jianxin build breaks down which weapons and Echoes work best for this unique hybrid character.

Wuthering Waves Jianxin build

Best Jianxin Team Composition in Wuthering Waves

Depending on how you build Jianxin, she can be used as a primary DPS or a sub DPS in your Wuthering Waves Team, or even as a support if you build her around the Rejuvenating Glow Sonata Effect. She can be pretty good at controlling mobs and dishing out AoE were needed, but she's quite squishy and won't fare well against bosses. At least as a primary DPS, anyway.

Because of her versatility, Jianxin can be paired with a lot of Resonators. If you want to use her as a DPS character, she works really well alongside Calcharo, Havoc Rover, and Mortefi. In these instances, I'd try fill your third Team slot with a healer such as Baizhi or Verina.

Alternatively, if you choose to run Jianxin as a support, you could have her supporting any DPS really: Encore and Jiyan come to mind, and then pair your sub DPS character accordingly.

If you have Verina, I'd definitely recommend using her in place of your support character, having Jianxin as sub-DPS, and then employing someone like Calcharo, Encore, or Jiyan as your main DPS. Mortefi with a few Sequence Nodes unlocked can make a mean primary DPS alongside Jianxin, too.

Best Jianxin Weapons in Wuthering Waves

Jianxin has several gauntlets that work well with her kit, and unlike with some characters, there’s less of a weapon hierarchy for Jianxin. What works depends on what playstyle you want to support. One popular pick as of version 1.0 is the 3-star gauntlet Originite: Type IV, as it restores the user’s HP by 0.5 of their max HP when they land a basic attack. The effect can trigger every three seconds, and since Jianxin’s damage mostly comes from her basic attacks, this weapon is a smart way to keep her healthy while she’s countering and crowd-controlling her foes – and while you’re waiting for her Forte circuit to max out.

Another strong choice is the 5-star gauntlet Abyss Surges. This one is more than just the punchy version of Genesis of Emerald. It increases the equipping character’s attack and energy regen, and it buffs their basic attack when they use their skill and their skill when they use their basic attack. It suits Jianxin’s rotations perfectly.

The 4-star Hollow Mirage is a solid option if Jianxin has a good energy regeneration stat. When the equipping character uses their Liberation, they get three stacks of Iron Armor. Each stack increases their attack and defense by three percent, which is a nice little free buff. They lose one stack when they take damage, but if you time Jianxin’s counters well, that shouldn’t be an issue.

Marcato is another popular choice since it increases concerto energy when the user casts their skill, but the effect only happens once every 20 seconds. Gauntlets #21D is my preferred choice over Marcato. It raises the user’s attack when they successfully dodge and buffs their counter damage by 50 percent for eight seconds. Landing a counter hit – that’s a general counter, not Jianxin’s specific one – restores the user’s HP by five percent.

Best Jianxin Sonata Effect in Wuthering Waves

Jianxin can make good use of several Echo effects, again, depending on which part of Jianxin’s kit you want to focus on. Aero set, Sierra Gale, is one we recommend using if you plan on using Jianxin as a primary DPS, or to boost her attacking capabilities as a sub DPS.

  • 2-piece effect: Increases Aero damage by 10 percent
  • 5-piece effect: Aero damage increases by a further 30 percent for 10 seconds when the equipping character uses their Intro skill

It’s pretty straightforward, but if you’re using Jianxin as a main DPS and have a support character, such as Verina or even Sanhua, it’s an easy way to get some big buffs by swapping in and out.

If you are planning to use Jianxin as a sub-DPS, the Moonlit Clouds set is significantly better to kit her out with. Here's why:

  • 2-piece effect: Energy Regen is increased by +10%.
  • 5-piece effect: Attack of the next Resonator is increased by 22.5% for 15 seconds after Jianxin uses her Outro Skill.

In my experience, Jianxin benefits more from other effects, and it can be pretty worthwhile kitting her out with Rejuvenating Glow for a more supportive sub-DPS. You could even use her in a Support role kitted out with this set if you wanted.

  • 2-piece effect: Healing bonuses receive +10% buff.
  • 5-piece effect: Increases the attack of all party members by +15% after healing allies.

Best Jianxin Echoes in Wuthering Waves

A favorite of mine with a Rejuvenating Glow Jianxin is Bell-Borne Geochelone. It deals Glacio damage and then creates a shield that reduces incoming damage by 50 percent and increases the character’s damage by 10 percent – both very good things for Jianxin. The Glacio part is useful if enemies resistant to Aero are on the field as well.

Jianxin using Sierra Gale benefits from Feilian Beringal. It strikes several times with Aero power and then, after the last hit, buffs the equipping character’s basic and heavy attack damage by 12 percent.

And if you’re using Moonlit Clouds, your best bet is the Impermanence Heron. Upon use, this'll transform Jianxin into the monster and deal a blast of Havoc Damage. You can also hold the ability to fly around and damage enemies with flames; successful hits will restore Resonance Energy, making this work pretty well amongst a big mob. Not so much against agile bosses, though.

Best Jianxin Echo Stats in Wuthering Waves

Jianxin’s stats don’t affect her support options much, so your best bet – whatever role she’s in – is to build her as a DPS. If you do build her as support, you'll still be looking for plenty of Energy Regen and Attack % stats either way.

  • 4-cost: Crit. Rate or Crit. Damage
  • 3-cost: Energy Regen or Aero Damage
  • 3-cost: Energy Regen or Aero Damage
  • 1-cost: Attack %
  • 1-cost: Attack %

When it comes to tuning your Echoes, substats to look out for are primarily Crit. Rate and Crit. Damage, alongside Energy Regen. After that, anything that boosts Attack % is always a plus.

Jianxin Ascension Materials in Wuthering Waves

The Ascension Materials needed to reach each Rank for Jianxin are as follows.

  • Rank 1 (Level 20 to 40): 5000x Shell Credits, 4x LF Whisperin Cores
  • Rank 2 (Level 40 to 50): 10000x Shell Credits, 4x MF Whisperin Cores, 4x Lanternberry, 3x Roaring Rock Fists
  • Rank 3 (Level 50 to 60): 15000x Shell Credits, 8x MF Whisperin Cores, 8x Lanternberry. 6x Roaring Rock Fists
  • Rank 4 (Level 60 to 70): 20000x Shell Credits, 4x HF Whisperin Cores, 12x Lanternberry, 9x Roaring Rock Fists

If you need some extra Astrite for pulls, check out our up-to-date Wuthering Waves codes list for some freebies. While you're at it, take a look at how to increase your Data Bank Level so you can bag yourself some more five-star Echoes to use.

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