Welcome to the ultimate guide on Dehya.
Dehya, initially introduced in a special banner, is now part of the standard banner.
Despite some mixed reactions about her abilities, Dehya offers unique gameplay elements.
In this guide will explore the best builds, playstyles, and team compositions for Dehya.
Let's dive in!
Complete Guide to Dehya: Best Builds and Team Compositions
Understanding Dehya's Abilities
Elemental Skill: Molten Inferno
Dehya creates a field that deals AoE Pyro damage upon activation and intermittently while active.
The skill can be activated twice, with the second activation causing additional damage.
The field lasts 12 seconds with a 20-second cooldown. Notably, recasting the skill doesn't reset the duration.
It inflicts passive Pyro damage every 2.5 seconds to enemies within its area.
Greatly increases while within the field, allowing uninterrupted actions like charged shots.
A portion of damage taken by the active character is transferred to Dehya.
This mitigation scales with her Max HP but has a limit before she stops absorbing damage.
Upon activating her skill, Dehya gains additional resistance to interruption and a damage mitigation effect for 9 seconds.
Elemental Burst: Leonine Bite
When activated, Dehya automatically performs a series of Pyro punches, even without player input.
Manual input can increase the attack speed.
Lasts for about 4 seconds with an 18-second cooldown.
Actual on-field time might extend slightly due to attack animations.
Activating her burst picks up the "Fiery Sanctum" field, pausing its duration and incorporating its effects.
The burst does AoE Pyro damage, with damage scaling based on Dehya's Attack and Max HP.
Avoid jumping during the burst to prevent its premature cancellation.
For a DPS-Centric Dehya
The burst is Dehya's primary source of damage.
Maximizing its level enhances the AoE Pyro damage significantly.
Increases damage output and, indirectly, the utility of the burst's auto-attack mechanism.
While it provides passive Pyro damage and defensive benefits, its contribution to DPS is secondary compared to the burst.
Enhances the skill's damage output and the efficacy of its defensive attributes.
In a DPS role, Dehya's normal attacks are less frequently used, especially when relying on her burst for damage.
Improves basic attack damage but offers less return on investment compared to the other talents.
For a Support-Focused Dehya
As a support, Dehya's primary role is to provide defensive utility and passive Pyro application through her skill.
Increases the skill's damage mitigation and interruption resistance, making her and the active character tankier.
While less critical in a support role, the burst still offers AoE Pyro damage and can contribute to overall team DPS.
Boosts the burst's damage, which can still be beneficial even in a support capacity.
In a support role, Dehya's normal attacks are not a primary focus, as her role centers around her skill and burst.
Minimal impact on her support effectiveness.
Artifacts and Stats
Artifacts for DPS Dehya
Emblem of Severed Fate: Ideal for burst-centric DPS. The set enhances Elemental Burst damage proportionally to Energy Recharge, synergizing with Dehya's high energy requirements.
Lavawalker Set: Effective in Mono Pyro teams where enemies are consistently affected by Pyro.
Artifacts for Support Dehya
Tenacity of the Millelith: Boosts team's attack and HP, complementing Dehya's support role with its field-related bonuses.
CRIT Rate and CRIT Damage
Achieve a balanced ratio, ideally near 1:2 for CRIT Rate to CRIT Damage.
- DPS Focus: Primary stat for Sands artifact.
- Support Focus: Still valuable but can be secondary to HP% if focusing on defensive utility.
- DPS Focus: Less prioritized unless using artifacts or constellations that scale with HP.
- Support Focus: More critical, especially with Tenacity of the Millelith set.
Essential for maintaining burst uptime.
Particularly important if not running her in a team with high Pyro energy generation.
Consider an Energy Recharge Sands if struggling to maintain burst consistency.
Can be beneficial if Dehya is used in reaction-based teams (e.g., Melt, Vaporize).
Generally less important compared to other stats.
Goblet and Circlet Selection
- Goblet: Pyro DMG Bonus is generally the best choice for maximizing Dehya's Pyro damage.
- Circlet: CRIT Rate or CRIT Damage, depending on which stat needs balancing based on other gear.
Weapons for DPS Dehya
Beacon of the Reed Sea (Signature Weapon)
Provides a substantial boost in attack and HP.
Its crit rate sub-stat complements her need for crit efficiency.
Increases attack and provides an HP bonus when not shielded.
Great for a DPS build focusing on crit damage.
Increases Dehya's defense and converts a portion of it into attack power.
Boosts attack significantly, benefiting her overall damage output.
Increases attack for all party members when hitting enemies with low HP.
Excellent for energy recharge, helping maintain burst uptime.
Increases all DMG and provides additional DMG after using an Elemental Burst, Skill, or Normal Attack.
F2P and 4-Star Alternatives
Luxurious Sea-Lord (Event Weapon)
Provides attack% and boosts Elemental Burst DMG, aligning well with her burst-focused DPS role.
Increases Elemental Burst DMG and triggers a fish attack in combat.
Offers attack% and a chance to deal additional AoE damage, supplementing her DPS.
Normal and Charged Attacks have a chance to deal additional AoE damage.
While it boosts crit rate and increases damage, it requires careful play to avoid taking damage, as Dehya's passive can reduce its effectiveness.
Increases damage dealt and taken, stacking over time.
Weapons for Support Dehya
Provides energy recharge, crucial for maintaining skill and burst uptime in a support role.
CRIT hits generate elemental orbs, providing energy for the team.
Offers energy recharge and a chance to reset her skill cooldown, enhancing her utility as a support.
Has a chance to end the cooldown of the Elemental Skill upon hitting an enemy with it.
Niche and Situational Choices
Viable mainly in tank-focused builds, especially with constellations that enhance HP scaling.
Triggers a shield that absorbs damage and increases HP-based scaling.
In a team setup that frequently triggers Elemental Reactions like Melt or Vaporize.
Increases damage against enemies affected by Hydro or Electro.
C1: The Flame Incandescent
Adds additional scaling to both her Elemental Skill and Burst based on her Max HP.
Makes HP% a more viable stat, improving both her damage output and survivability.
Enhances burst damage.
Increases the defensive utility of her skill.
C2: The Sand-Blades Glittering
Extends the duration of the second cast of her Elemental Skill and grants a passive damage boost when the active character gets attacked.
Allows more consistent Pyro application and damage output.
Offers prolonged field presence, enhancing her ability to protect and assist the team.
C4: An Oath Abiding
Provides energy and HP regeneration during her Elemental Burst.
Reduces dependency on external energy recharge, allowing more frequent burst usage.
Adds a self-sustain element, enhancing her survivability.
C6: The Burning Claws Cleaving
Extends the duration of her burst and increases Crit Rate and Crit Damage during its use.
Significantly boosts her damage potential, making her a formidable DPS character.
Changes the dynamics of her playstyle, emphasizing burst damage.
Mono Pyro Team (DPS Focused)
- Dehya acts as the main DPS, with Xiangling providing additional Pyro DPS.
- Bennett offers attack buffs and healing.
- Anemo support (Kazuha or Sucrose) enhances elemental reactions and provides crowd control.
Use Dehya's burst for damage, supplemented by Xiangling's Pyronado, while Bennett and the Anemo character increases the team's overall damage and helps with reactions.
Hybrid Melt/Vaporize Team
- Dehya can serve as a secondary DPS or support, providing consistent Pyro application.
- Ganyu/Kaeya for Cryo application, enabling Melt reactions.
- Mona/Xingqiu for Hydro application, enabling Vaporize reactions.
- Anemo support for grouping enemies and spreading elemental effects.
Focus on triggering Melt/Vaporize reactions with Dehya's Pyro abilities complemented by Hydro/Cryo characters.
Defensive Support Team
- Dehya acts as a defensive support, providing damage mitigation and interruption resistance.
- Main DPS focuses on damage output.
- Healer ensures team sustainability.
- Anemo/Utility character for additional support or elemental reactions.
Use Dehya's Elemental Skill for defense while the main DPS deals damage.
Healer and Anemo/Utility character support with healing and crowd control or additional reactions.
Double Pyro Sub-DPS/Support Team
- Dehya as a sub-DPS or support, enhancing Pyro resonance and providing utility.
- Main DPS for primary damage.
- Bennett for buffs and healing.
- Anemo/Utility character for additional support.
Dehya provides supplemental damage and field control, while the main DPS and Bennett focus on high damage output and support.
Dehya's Flexible Slot in Elemental Teams
Dehya's flexible nature allows her to fit into various elemental teams, providing Pyro support or sub-DPS.
In a team with a Hydro or Cryo main DPS, Dehya can enhance elemental reactions and contribute to overall team damage and utility.
Playstyle and Strategies
As a Main DPS
Focus on Elemental Burst: Use her Elemental Burst (Leonine Bite) as the primary source of damage. Time the burst for maximum enemy engagement, increasing its AoE Pyro damage.
Skill for Defensive Play: Use her Elemental Skill (Molten Inferno) not only for passive Pyro damage but also for its defensive benefits, like interruption resistance.
Energy Management: Ensure constant energy supply for burst uptime. This may involve using weapons or artifacts that provide Energy Recharge or teaming her up with characters who generate Pyro particles.
Avoid Canceling Burst: Be cautious not to jump or get frozen during her burst, as these actions can early end it.
As a Support or Sub-DPS
Strategic Skill Placement: Place the Fiery Sanctum strategically to benefit the active character, leveraging its defensive attributes and passive Pyro application.
Burst for Utility: Use her burst opportunistically for additional damage or to pick up the skill's field, enhancing her resistance to interruption.
Teammate Synergy: Coordinate with the main DPS for elemental reactions. For instance, use her skill to set up Melt or Vaporize reactions with a Cryo or Hydro DPS.
Balancing: Balance between using her skill for defense/utility and her burst for occasional damage bursts.
Final Thoughts on Dehya
Dehya is a versatile character in Genshin Impact, capable of playing multiple roles depending on her build and team composition.
While she may not redefine the meta, her unique abilities provide valuable support and Pyro application in various team setups.
Keep an eye on future updates, as new artifacts and characters may further amplify her strengths.