The Ultimate Yoimiya Guide: Mastering the Pyro Archer

The Ultimate Yoimiya Guide: Mastering the Pyro Archer
Last updated:
February 14, 2024

Yoimiya, the pyro archer from Inazuma, offers a unique playstyle in Genshin Impact.

This guide dives deep into her kit, exploring optimal builds, team compositions, and strategies to maximize her potential.

The Ultimate Yoimiya Guide: Mastering the Pyro Archer in Genshin Impact

Yoimiya's Talents and Playstyle

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Elemental Skill: Niwabi Fire-Dance

Yoimiya's Elemental Skill, Niwabi Fire-Dance, is the cornerstone of her playstyle.

When activated, this skill infuses Yoimiya's normal attacks with Pyro, enhancing their damage output significantly.

The infusion lasts for 10 seconds with an 18-second cooldown.

It generates a total of four Pyro particles over its duration, aiding in energy regeneration.

This skill should be used on cooldown to maintain consistent Pyro damage output.

Elemental Burst: Ryuukin Saxifrage

Her Elemental Burst provides a supplementary damage source and team utility.

Yoimiya leaps, dealing AoE Pyro damage and marking an enemy with Aurous Blaze.

This mark triggers additional Pyro damage when other party members (excluding Yoimiya) attack the marked enemy.

The burst works with off-field supports like Xingqiu or Fischl, as their abilities can trigger the Aurous Blaze effect.

With a cost of 60 energy and a cooldown of 15 seconds, managing Yoimiya's energy is crucial for frequent Burst usage.

Normal Attack: Firework Flare-Up

Her normal attack chain is where Yoimiya truly shines:

  • Attack Chain: Yoimiya's rapid normal attacks are her primary damage source, especially when infused with Pyro through her Elemental Skill.
  • Charge Attack: While she has a unique charge attack that releases a volley of arrows, it's generally less efficient compared to her normal attack chain.

Talent Priority

Normal Attack: Prioritize leveling up her normal attack first as it's her main damage source.

Elemental Skill: Next, invest in her Elemental Skill to increase the Pyro infusion's damage.

Elemental Burst: Level up last, as it's more of a supplementary damage and utility skill.

Yoimiya's Build: Artifacts

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Crimson Witch of Flames (2-piece) + Gladiator's Finale/Shimenawa's Reminiscence (2-piece)

The Crimson Witch set boosts Pyro damage by 15%.

Gladiator's Finale or Shimenawa's Reminiscence each provide an 18% ATK bonus.

This combination offers a balanced increase in both Pyro damage and overall ATK.

Shimenawa's Reminiscence (4-piece)

Offers a significant boost (50%) to normal attack damage after using the Elemental Skill, at the cost of consuming 15 energy.

Ideal for maximizing normal attack damage during her Elemental Skill's active period.

Requires careful energy management due to its energy consumption effect.

Retracing Bolide (4-piece)

Increases normal and charged attack damage by 40% when protected by a shield.

Best used in teams with reliable shield generators like Zhongli or Diona.

Enhances Yoimiya's survivability while boosting her damage output.

Lava Walker (4-piece)

Amplifies damage against enemies affected by Pyro by 35%.

Highly effective in mono-Pyro teams or when Pyro application is consistent.

Main Stat Priorities

  • Sands: ATK%.
  • Goblet: Pyro DMG Bonus.
  • Circlet: Crit Rate or Crit DMG, depending on your crit ratio balance (ideally aim for a 1:2 ratio of Crit Rate to Crit DMG).

Substat Priorities

  • Crit Rate/Crit DMG: Achieve a balanced crit ratio for consistent critical hits.
  • ATK%: Additional ATK boosts her overall damage.
  • Elemental Mastery: Beneficial if focusing on reaction-based damage like Vaporize.
  • Energy Recharge: Necessary if struggling to maintain Burst uptime, especially when using the Shimenawa's Reminiscence set.

Yoimiya's Weapons

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5-Star Weapons

Thundering Pulse

The top choice for Yoimiya.

It boosts Crit Damage significantly and enhances Normal Attack damage, perfectly aligning with her combat style.

Skyward Harp

Offers Crit Rate and Crit DMG, along with increased overall DMG and AoE attack chance, contributing to both consistency and burst in her damage output.

Amos' Bow

Enhances Normal and Charged Attack DMG, particularly effective for players incorporating more Charged Attacks into Yoimiya’s rotation.

4-Star Weapons


Boosts Normal Attack DMG significantly, a core aspect of Yoimiya's DPS.

High refinement levels of Rust can rival or even surpass 5-star weapon performance for her.


When energy is full, this bow increases Normal Attack DMG.

It's particularly effective for players focusing on her Normal Attacks over Elemental Burst frequency.

Prototype Crescent

An option for players adept at aiming.

Hitting weak points increases ATK, which can be strategically leveraged in certain combat scenarios.

Free-to-Play Options

The Stringless

While more reaction-focused, it can still benefit Yoimiya by enhancing her Elemental Skill and Burst DMG.

Favonius Warbow

Provides Energy Recharge, helping with her Burst uptime.

Suitable for teams where Yoimiya plays a hybrid DPS/support role.

Yoimiya's Team Compositions

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Vaporize-Focused Teams

Xingqiu or Yelan: Both provide consistent Hydro application, enabling frequent Vaporize reactions with Yoimiya's Pyro attacks.

Bennett: Offers ATK boost and healing, enhancing Yoimiya's damage while providing sustainability.

Flex Slot (Anemo Support): Sucrose or Kazuha can reduce enemies' elemental resistance and enhance elemental reactions through their Swirl ability. Venti provides crowd control and groups enemies for more effective AoE from Xingqiu or Yelan.

Overload Teams

Fischl: Her Oz can constantly apply Electro, pairing with Yoimiya's Pyro for Overload reactions.

Beidou: Her Burst provides AoE Electro damage, which can synergize with Yoimiya for continuous Overload reactions.

Anemo Support (Kazuha/Venti/Sucrose): Again, for elemental resistance reduction and grouping enemies, maximizing the Overload area-of-effect damage.

Pyro Resonance Teams

Bennett: For the ATK boost and healing.

Xiangling: Provides additional Pyro damage, especially with her Pyronado during Yoimiya's skill duration.

Anemo Support or Shield Support: An Anemo character for Swirl and resistance reduction, or a shield character like Diona, Layla, or Zhongli for protection, especially useful in higher difficulty content.

Mono-Pyro Teams

Bennett and Xiangling: Both offer substantial Pyro support through their skills and bursts.

Anemo Support (Kazuha/Venti/Sucrose): For grouping enemies and boosting elemental reactions.

Hybrid Teams

Childe (Tartaglia): Provides Hydro application and can serve as an alternate DPS.

Yun Jin: For added bonus normal attack damage and increased attack speed at C6.

Combat and Combo Efficiency

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Key Aspects of Yoimiya's Combat Style

Normal Attack Focus

Yoimiya's primary damage comes from her normal attacks, especially when enhanced by her Elemental Skill, Niwabi Fire-Dance.

Elemental Skill Usage

Activating her Elemental Skill converts her normal attacks into Pyro attacks, significantly boosting her damage.

This skill should be used as frequently as possible to maintain high Pyro DPS.

Burst Synergy

Her Elemental Burst, Ryuukin Saxifrage, complements her normal attacks.

It marks an enemy, causing additional Pyro damage when other characters' attacks hit the marked target.

Efficient Combat and Combo Strategies

Skill-Burst Rotation

Begin by using Yoimiya's Elemental Burst to mark a target, then immediately activate her Elemental Skill to maximize Pyro damage with her normal attacks.

Energy Recharge Management

Efficient use of her Elemental Skill and Burst requires a balance of Energy Recharge.

Aim for enough recharge to consistently deploy her Burst for sustained damage.

Avoiding Charge Attacks

Generally, Yoimiya's charged attacks are less efficient than her rapid normal attacks, especially during her Elemental Skill's duration.

Focus on her normal attack chain for optimal DPS.

Reaction Triggers

Pair Yoimiya with characters who can quickly apply Hydro, Electro, or Cryo for Vaporize, Overload, or Melt reactions.

These enhance her damage output significantly.

Particle Collection

Swap to Yoimiya after using teammates' skills to collect energy particles, ensuring more frequent use of her Burst.

Yoimiya's Constellations

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C1: Agate Ryuukin

Increases the duration of Aurous Blaze (created by Elemental Burst) by 4 seconds.

Additionally, defeating an enemy marked by Aurous Blaze increases the ATK of all party members (except Yoimiya) by 20% for 20 seconds.

This constellation enhances Yoimiya's support capabilities, offering a significant ATK boost to teammates.

The extended duration of Aurous Blaze allows for more consistent extra damage in prolonged fights.

C2: A Procession of Bonfires

When Yoimiya's Pyro DMG scores a CRIT hit, she gains a 25% Pyro DMG Bonus for 6 seconds.

A substantial boost to Yoimiya's damage output, especially when built with high CRIT rate.

This constellation elevates her Pyro DPS role, making her even more effective in dealing consistent high damage.

C4: Pyrotechnic Professional

When Aurous Blaze triggers an explosion, Niwabi Fire-Dance's cooldown is decreased by 1.2 seconds.

This constellation helps mitigate one of Yoimiya's weaknesses - the downtime of her Elemental Skill.

It ensures more uptime of her Pyro-infused attacks, thus increasing her damage potential.

C6: Naganohara Meteor Swarm

During Niwabi Fire-Dance, Yoimiya's normal attacks have a 50% chance to fire an extra Blazing Arrow that deals 60% of its original DMG.

Potentially a significant DPS increase, this constellation can drastically raise Yoimiya's overall output.

However, it's subject to RNG due to the 50% chance, and the additional Pyro application might interfere with optimal Vaporize or Melt setups.


Yoimiya is a versatile and fun character to play, excelling in single-target Pyro DPS.

While she may not top the damage charts like some other five-star characters, her unique playstyle and effectiveness in certain team compositions make her a valuable addition to any roster.

For those who enjoy her gameplay, Yoimiya is definitely worth investing in.