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
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.
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.
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
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.
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).
- 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.
The top choice for Yoimiya.
It boosts Crit Damage significantly and enhances Normal Attack damage, perfectly aligning with her combat style.
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.
Enhances Normal and Charged Attack DMG, particularly effective for players incorporating more Charged Attacks into Yoimiya’s rotation.
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.
An option for players adept at aiming.
Hitting weak points increases ATK, which can be strategically leveraged in certain combat scenarios.
While more reaction-focused, it can still benefit Yoimiya by enhancing her Elemental Skill and Burst DMG.
Provides Energy Recharge, helping with her Burst uptime.
Suitable for teams where Yoimiya plays a hybrid DPS/support role.
Yoimiya's Team Compositions
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Pair Yoimiya with characters who can quickly apply Hydro, Electro, or Cryo for Vaporize, Overload, or Melt reactions.
These enhance her damage output significantly.
Swap to Yoimiya after using teammates' skills to collect energy particles, ensuring more frequent use of her Burst.
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.