Discover the optimal ways to use Lynette, the versatile 4-star Anemo support character.
This guide will dive into her abilities, the best artifacts and weapons for her, and effective team compositions to ensure you harness her full potential, especially in Fontaine-related content.
Let's dive in!
Mastering Lynette in Genshin Impact: Best Builds and Team Compositions
Lynette's Abilities and Unique Mechanics
Press: Performs a quick Anemo attack with high damage scaling.
Hold: Enables movement for up to 2.5 seconds, ending with an Anemo thrust on a single target.
Ousia Aligned Damage (Surging Blade): This thrust deals Ousia aligned damage, useful against specific Fontaine enemies, disabling some mechanics.
HP Conversion Mechanic
Using the skill heals Lynette for 25% of her max HP initially.
Afterwards, she loses 6% of her current HP per second for 4 seconds.
The net result is usually a health gain, as the HP loss is based on current HP, not max.
Summons an AoE damage box that deals continuous Anemo damage.
Can taunt enemies, attracting their attention.
Infuses with Hydro, Pyro, Cryo, or Electro elements, dealing additional damage of the infused element.
Provides an attack bonus to the party based on the variety of elements present.
Increases burst damage when it infuses with an element.
Elemental Skill (Enigmatic Feint)
Prioritize this first.
It's her main utility tool, offering healing, Ousia aligned damage, and Anemo damage.
Upgrading increases its damage output and healing efficiency.
Elemental Burst (Magic Trick: Astonishing Shift)
Next in priority.
Enhances its Anemo damage and, by extension, its infused elemental damage.
Upgrading increases the damage output during the burst's duration and makes it a more effective taunt and crowd control tool.
Lynette's role as a support means she rarely uses normal attacks.
Only consider upgrading if you have her at a high constellation level (particularly C6) and plan to use her more actively in combat.
Best Artifacts for Lynette
Viridescent Venerer Set
Ideal for maximizing Lynette's Anemo support capabilities.
Perfect for teams where Lynette's role is to boost elemental damage through Swirl.
Noblesse Oblige Set
Suitable for enhancing her team support role.
Emblem of Severed Fate
A good choice if energy recharge is a priority.
Increases Elemental Burst damage based on Energy Recharge, up to a certain cap.
Instructor Set (4-star option)
Viable for enhancing elemental reactions in teams.
Increases Elemental Mastery of the entire team after triggering an elemental reaction.
The Exile Set (4-star option)
If Energy Recharge is a concern and no better sets are available.
Provides energy regeneration to the team after using the Elemental Burst.
- Sands: Energy Recharge or ATK% (depending on energy needs).
- Goblet: Anemo DMG Bonus.
- Circlet: Crit Rate or Crit Damage (balancing with sub-stats) or Elemental Mastery.
- Focus on Energy Recharge (to ensure frequent use of Elemental Burst).
- Crit Rate and Crit Damage (for better personal damage output).
- Elemental Mastery (enhances Swirl reaction damage).
- ATK% (general boost to her abilities).
Energy-Recharge Focused Weapons
Chance to reset Elemental Skill cooldown.
Ideal for more frequent skill usage, enhancing Lynette's utility.
Generates energy particles on crits.
Suitable for boosting the team's energy recharge and Lynette's Burst uptime.
High base ATK and increases CRIT Rate.
Boosts overall energy recharge and damage output.
Increases damage and Elemental Mastery.
Particularly effective in enhancing elemental reactions and team damage.
Easily obtainable and refinable.
Provides a balance of ATK and Physical DMG bonus, useful for Lynette's overall performance.
Increases Elemental Skill damage and CRIT Rate.
Enhances Lynette's skill damage and overall effectiveness.
Harmonic passive triggers additional ATK DMG, benefiting Lynette's supportive role.
Increases Elemental Mastery and boosts damage dealt after triggering an elemental reaction.
A great choice if Lynette is used in a reaction-heavy team composition.
- The choice of weapon for Lynette largely depends on her role in the team.
- Energy recharge weapons like Sacrificial Sword or Favonius Sword are great for ensuring her Burst is frequently available.
- For more damage-focused roles or specific team compositions, swords like Skyward Blade or Freedom-Sworn can be more beneficial.
- Free-to-play options provide good utility without the need for gacha luck.
Effective Team Compositions
Elemental Reaction Teams
Lynette pairs well with Hydro, Pyro, Cryo, or Electro characters to trigger Swirl reactions.
Hyperbloom or Burgeon
Involves Dendro for Hyperbloom (Electro) or Burgeon (Pyro) reactions.
Anemo Support Teams
Lynette with another Anemo character for energy recharge and cooldown reduction.
Lynette serving as utility and crowd control in various team setups.
Specific Fontaine Content
Using Ousia-Aligned Damage
Effective against specific Fontaine enemies and mechanics.
Exploration and General Play
A mix of DPS, support, and healing for versatile gameplay.
Focusing on a single element for synergy and resonance bonuses.
Example: Lynette, Hu Tao (Pyro), Xiangling (Pyro), Bennett (Pyro).
Freeze or Melt Teams
Combining Cryo and Hydro for Freeze or Cryo and Pyro for Melt reactions.
C1: A Cold Blade Like a Shadow
Adds a suction effect to the held Elemental Skill.
Enhances crowd control, allowing Lynette to group enemies better, improving reaction potential.
C2: Endless Mysteries
Enhances Elemental Burst damage and Elemental application.
Increases Lynette's damage output and enables more consistent Elemental infusions for reactions.
C4: Tacit Coordination
Adds a second charge to the Elemental Skill.
Provides more frequent usage of the skill, enhancing Lynette's crowd control and healing abilities.
C6: Watchful Eye
Elemental Skill gains Anemo infusion and increases Anemo damage.
Transforms Lynette into a more offensive character, allowing for more direct damage and better Swirl reactions.
Lynette stands out as a valuable 4-star Anemo support, especially effective in Fontaine content due to her unique Ousia Aligned damage.
Her versatility allows her to fit into various team compositions, providing swirl reactions, buffs, and taunts.
While not as meta-defining as some Anemo supports, her free-to-play status and the utility she offers make her a great addition to many teams in Genshin Impact.