The Ultimate Yae Miko Guide: Builds for Genshin Impact

The Ultimate Yae Miko Guide: Builds for Genshin Impact
Last updated:
February 2, 2024

Yae Miko, with her updated abilities in patch 3.2, has become a versatile Electro character with significant improvements.

This guide explores Yae Miko's ideal playstyles, weapon choices, artifact recommendations, and team compositions for both Dendro and non-Dendro scenarios.

Let's dive in!

The Ultimate Yae Miko Guide: Best Builds and Team Compositions

Yae Miko's Talents and Abilities

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Elemental Skill: Yakan Evocation Sesshou Sakura

Yae Miko dashes and places a Sesshou Sakura, an Electro Shrine that deals periodic Electro damage to nearby enemies.

She can place up to three shrines, with each additional shrine increasing the damage dealt.

The skill has three charges, allowing for quick placement of all three shrines.

Ideal for setting up fields of Electro damage, particularly useful in crowd control and in synergy with other elemental reactions.

Elemental Burst: Great Secret Art Tenko Kenshin

Delivers a powerful AOE Electro strike, with additional strikes for each Sesshou Sakura shrine on the field.

The burst consumes existing shrines, translating them into additional strikes.

After using the burst, Yae Miko regains one charge for each shrine consumed, allowing for immediate re-deployment.

The damage scales significantly with the number of shrines deployed, emphasizing the importance of skill and burst coordination.

Normal Attack: Spiritfox Sin-Eater

As a catalyst user, Yae Miko's normal and charged attacks inflict Electro damage.

These attacks can continuously apply Electro, useful for triggering elemental reactions.

Passive Talents

The Shrine's Sacred Shade (A1)

On using her Elemental Burst, Yae Miko regains one charge of her Elemental Skill for each Sesshou Sakura shrine consumed.

This passive ensures a quick redeployment of her shrines, maintaining her damage output.

Enlightened Blessing (A4)

Converts a percentage of Yae Miko's Elemental Mastery into bonus damage for her Elemental Skill.

This makes Elemental Mastery a valuable stat for her, especially in teams focused on elemental reactions.

Talent Priority

Elemental Skill: Primary damage source; upgrading it increases the damage of the shrines.

Elemental Burst: Enhances her AOE damage capability and should be leveled up for maximum impact.

Normal Attack: Less priority unless Yae Miko is used as an on-field driver for reactions.

Best Artifact Sets for Yae Miko

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Gilded Dreams

Increases reaction damage in teams involving Dendro elements.

Boosts Elemental Mastery significantly, enhancing Yae Miko's reaction damage, especially in Quicken and Aggravate teams.

Thundering Fury

Enhances Electro damage, beneficial for Yae Miko's Electro-based skills.

Increases overall Electro damage and can synergize well with teams focused on Electro-Charged reactions.

Emblem of Severed Fate

Ideal for maximizing Yae Miko's Elemental Burst damage.

If Yae Miko is used for her burst potential, this set maximizes its damage, especially useful if she's built with high Energy Recharge.


Best when enemies are constantly afflicted with Electro.

Increases Yae Miko's damage in teams where Electro is consistently applied, such as with sustained Electro-Charged reactions.

Mix-and-Match Options

Thundering Fury (2-Piece) + Gladiator's Finale or Shimenawa's Reminiscence (2-Piece)

A balanced approach for increasing both Electro damage and overall ATK.

Main Stats Priority

ATK% or Elemental Mastery on Sands, Electro DMG Bonus on Goblet, and Crit Rate/Dmg on Circlet.

Sub-Stats Priority

Focus on Crit Rate/Dmg, ATK%, Elemental Mastery, and Energy Recharge as needed.

Weapon Recommendations

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5-Star Weapons

Kagura's Verity (Signature Weapon)

Maximizes Yae Miko's critical damage.

Increases Elemental Skill DMG and Elemental DMG when casting the skill, aligning perfectly with Yae Miko's playstyle.

Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds

Provides a balanced approach to critical hits.

Increases Movement SPD and Elemental DMG, beneficial for her long-term field presence.

Skyward Atlas

Boosts overall damage output.

Increases Elemental DMG and has a chance to trigger extra AoE attack, synergizing well with Yae Miko's AoE capabilities.

Memory of Dust

Enhances Yae Miko's attack power.

Increases shield strength and ATK when protected by a shield, suitable for teams with reliable shielding.

4-Star Weapons

The Widsith

Significantly increases critical damage.

Offers varied bonuses (ATK, DMG, or Elemental Mastery), versatile for different team compositions.

Solar Pearl

Balances her critical hit rate.

Increases DMG of skills and bursts after normal attacks, aligning with Yae Miko's skill rotation.

Oathsworn Eye (Event Weapon)

Useful for teams requiring frequent burst usage.

Enhances reaction damage, beneficial in Dendro synergy teams.

Wine and Song

Helps in faster burst recharge.

Useful for more active playstyles.

Blackcliff Agate

Boosts critical damage.

Increases ATK after defeating an enemy, good for scenarios with multiple enemies.

Free-to-Play Friendly Option

Mappa Mare

Enhances reaction damage, particularly effective in Dendro reaction teams.

Boosts Elemental DMG after triggering a reaction.

Team Composition Strategies

In game yae miko team setup with Furina Hu Tao and Kazuha

Dendro Synergy Teams (Quicken/Aggravate and Hyperbloom)

Quicken/Aggravate Team

  • Yae Miko (Electro DPS)
  • Dendro Support: Nahida, Dendro Traveler, or Collei for dendro application.
  • Electro Sub-DPS/Support: Raiden Shogun or Fischl for Electro resonance and additional Electro application.
  • Anemo/Utility Slot: Kazuha or Sucrose for crowd control and Elemental DMG buff, or a healer like Kokomi for sustain.

Hyperbloom Team

  • Yae Miko (Electro Enabler)
  • Dendro Main DPS: Nahida or Dendro Traveler.
  • Hydro Sub-DPS/Support: Furina, Kokomi, Barbara, or Xingqiu for consistent Hydro application to trigger Hyperbloom.
  • Flex Slot: Anemo support like Venti for crowd control, or a shielder like Zhongli for protection.

Electro-Charged Teams

  • Yae Miko (Electro DPS)
  • Hydro Support: Xingqiu or Mona for consistent Hydro application.
  • Electro Sub-DPS/Support: Fischl or Beidou for additional Electro application and resonance.
  • Anemo/Utility Slot: Kazuha, Sucrose, or Jean for swirl and team buffs.

Mono Electro Teams

  • Yae Miko (Electro DPS)
  • Raiden Shogun (Electro Sub-DPS/Support): Energy recharge and burst DPS.
  • Fischl/Beidou (Electro Support): Additional Electro application and passive damage.
  • Flex Slot: Healer like Bennett for healing and ATK buff, or Anemo support for crowd control and resistance shredding.

Traditional Burst Support Role

  • Main DPS: Any character depending on team synergy.
  • Yae Miko (Burst Support): Provides off-field Electro damage and burst.
  • Sub-DPS/Utility: Characters like Xingqiu, Mona, or Zhongli based on the main DPS's needs.
  • Anemo/Healer: Kazuha, Sucrose, or a healer based on team needs.

Other Viable Compositions

Yae Miko in Freeze Teams: As an Electro enabler for Superconduct to reduce enemy physical resistance.

Yae Miko in Overload Teams: With Pyro characters like Hu Tao or Xiangling for Overload reactions.

Constellations: Enhancing Yae Miko's Abilities

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C1: Yakan Offering

Generates 4 Energy for Yae Miko when her Sesshou Sakura hits an opponent.

Enhances energy regeneration, allowing more frequent use of her Elemental Burst.

Teams where Yae Miko's Burst is crucial for DPS or reaction setups.

C2: Fox's Mooncall

Increases the number of Sesshou Sakura by 1 (max 4).

Significantly boosts the damage output of her Elemental Skill.

Maximizing off-field Electro damage and enhancing overall DPS.

C4: Sakura Channeling

When casting her Elemental Burst, Yae Miko gains 20% Electro DMG Bonus for 5s for each Sesshou Sakura present.

Enhances Electro damage, particularly effective when combined with C1 and C2 for burst phases.

Burst-focused teams where Yae Miko's Elemental Burst damage is prioritized.

C6: Forbidden Art Daisesshou

When casting her Elemental Burst, Yae Miko will ignore 60% of the opponent's DEF.

Greatly increases the strength of her Burst, especially against high-defense enemies.

High-level content where enemies have substantial DEF, like Spiral Abyss.

Advanced Tips

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Optimizing Sesshou Sakura Deployment

Position the Sesshou Sakura strategically to maximize hit rate.

Place them near enemy spawn points or choke points.

Be mindful of the battlefield layout.

Sakura placement can be crucial in wide or complex areas.

Redeploy Sakura immediately after using Elemental Burst to maintain continuous Electro application.

Energy Management

If you have C1, use it to boost energy regeneration.

Pair Yae Miko with another Electro character for optimal energy flow.

Find the right balance of Energy Recharge in her build to ensure consistent Burst availability without sacrificing too much damage.

Elemental Mastery Synergy

In teams where Yae Miko triggers reactions like Overload or Electro-Charged, prioritize Elemental Mastery to increase reaction damage.

Yae Miko works exceptionally well in Dendro reaction teams (e.g., Aggravate, Hyperbloom), where EM becomes more critical.

Maximizing Burst Damage

Before using her Elemental Burst, ensure all three Sesshou Sakura are active for maximum damage.

Consider artifact sets like Emblem of Severed Fate for Burst-centric playstyles.

Catalyst User Advantages

Use her normal and charged attacks for consistent Electro application when needed, especially in reaction-heavy teams.

As a Catalyst user, she can easily collect healing and shield orbs without needing to get too close to enemies.

Combat Mobility

Use her Elemental Skill's dash mechanic for positioning and avoiding damage.

It's a quick way to reposition or escape threats.

Experiment with animation cancelling for quicker skill deployment.

This can be crucial in fast-paced combat scenarios.

Final Thoughts on Yae Miko

Yae Miko, especially after the introduction of Dendro, has become a dynamic character capable of fitting into a variety of team compositions.

Whether as an off-field support in Dendro teams or an active participant in Electro-focused setups, Yae Miko offers a balance of damage and utility, making her a valuable addition to any roster.