Jean, the Anemo support in Genshin Impact, is known for her versatility, strong healing abilities, and impressive damage potential.
This guide will explore how to optimize Jean as a support/healer and dive into specialized team builds, including the Sunfire Jean team.
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Ultimate Jean Guide: Best Builds and Team Compositions
Jean's Abilities and Playstyle
Elemental Skill: Gale Blade
Pressed: Quick, deals AoE damage and gathers some particles. Ideal for swift Swirl reactions.
Held: Pulls and lifts enemies, enabling fall damage strategies. Particularly effective against smaller foes.
Use the pressed version frequently in rotations for consistent damage and Swirl reactions.
The held version is situational, best used for controlling enemy positions or when fall damage can be exploited.
Elemental Burst: Dandelion Breeze
Delivers AoE Anemo damage and provides immediate healing to all team members.
Leaves a Dandelion Field that continuously deals Anemo damage to enemies and heals active party members.
Scales off Jean’s ATK, making her a potent healer.
Use the burst for both healing and damage, particularly effective in tight situations.
The Dandelion Field serves as a secondary healing source and can be used for cleansing certain elemental effects.
Normal and Charged Attacks
Jean can heal the team with her normal attacks, adding to her versatility.
While not the primary source of healing, her attacks can provide additional healing in combat.
Elemental Burst: Central to her healing capability. Enhancing this talent increases both the healing amount and the AoE Anemo damage. The burst provides immediate team-wide healing and creates a field that continuously heals and damages enemies.
Elemental Skill: Regular use provides Swirl reactions, particle generation, and moderate damage. Essential for crowd control and setting up elemental reactions.
Normal Attack: While her normal attacks can heal, they are not the primary source of healing or damage in a support role. Supplemental healing and consistent damage when abilities are on cooldown.
Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst: Both talents contribute significantly to Jean's DPS output. The skill for continuous damage and control, and the burst for AoE damage and healing. Maximizing these talents enhances Jean's ability to deal consistent damage while maintaining her healing utility.
Normal Attack: In a DPS role, her normal and charged attacks become more relevant for sustained damage. Important for maintaining damage output between skill and burst cooldowns.
Jean's Artifact Builds
Artifact Sets for Healer/Support Jean
Viridescent Venerer Set
Boosts Swirl damage by 60% and decreases the opponent's elemental RES to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10 seconds.
Amplifies Swirl reactions, making Jean an effective elemental resistance debuffer, enhancing team DPS.
Ideal for teams relying on elemental reactions where Jean’s role is to support through Swirl and healing.
Noblesse Oblige Set
Increases Elemental Burst damage by 20%.
When using an Elemental Burst, all teammates' ATK is increased by 20% for 12 seconds.
Enhances Jean's burst healing and damage, and provides a significant ATK boost to the team.
Good for teams that benefit from the frequent burst cycles and ATK buff.
Artifact Sets for DPS Jean
Gladiator's Finale Set
Increases ATK by 18%; if the wielder uses a Sword, Claymore, or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack damage by 35%.
Boosts Jean's overall ATK and Normal Attack damage, enhancing her DPS capability.
A DPS-focused playstyle where Jean is frequently on the field dealing damage.
Mixed Set Options
Mix and match 2-piece sets like Gladiator's Finale, Shimenawa's Reminiscence, or Viridescent Venerer for ATK, Anemo DMG, or Energy Recharge.
Allows for adjusting the build to balance between DPS and support utility.
Main Stats Priority
- Sands: ATK% for a balanced build; Energy Recharge for a support-focused build emphasizing frequent burst use.
- Goblet: Anemo DMG Bonus for DPS or support roles to enhance Anemo ability damage.
- Circlet: CRIT Rate or CRIT DMG based on your CRIT ratio; Healing Bonus if focusing heavily on her healing role.
Focus on CRIT Rate, CRIT DMG, ATK%, and Energy Recharge.
For a support build, consider Elemental Mastery for improved Swirl reactions.
Best Weapons for Healer/Support Jean
Provides Energy Recharge, crucial for ensuring Jean's Elemental Burst is available more frequently.
Ideal for support-focused Jean who relies on frequent use of her burst for healing and utility.
Gives a chance to reset the cooldown of her Elemental Skill.
Increases Jean's ability to generate elemental particles and provides more opportunities for Swirl reactions and crowd control.
Boosts Physical DMG and provides an ATK and DEF bonus upon hitting an enemy.
Suitable for a more balanced role where Jean contributes to both healing and damage.
Best Weapons for DPS Jean
Offers high ATK and a powerful passive that heals Jean and deals AoE damage upon taking damage.
Best used for a DPS-centric Jean, enhancing her damage output and survivability.
The Black Sword (Battle Pass Weapon)
Increases CRIT Rate and provides extra healing on CRIT hits.
Ideal for a DPS build, especially when Jean's CRIT Rate is optimized.
Regular attacks and skills generate Harmonic stacks that unleash AoE damage.
Great for a DPS build where Jean is frequently attacking on-field.
Niche and Situational Choices
Enhances Elemental Skill DMG and CRIT Rate.
If Jean’s Elemental Skill is a significant part of her playstyle, this weapon can boost its effectiveness.
Enhances the damage of Elemental Reactions.
Suitable for a playstyle centered around triggering and enhancing Swirl reactions.
Useful for a balanced approach between DPS and support. Excellent in Furina teams, where Jean's role is primarily healing and secondary support.
Best Team Compositions
Jean in Elemental Reaction Teams
Jean can enhance these reactions through Swirl and reduce elemental resistances with the Viridescent Venerer set.
Use Jean to apply Anemo for Swirl, enabling Pyro or Cryo characters to trigger high-damage reactions.
As a support, Jean boosts reaction damage and provides healing.
Use Jean’s Anemo abilities to spread Electro and Hydro elements for consistent Electro-Charged reactions.
Jean in Anemo-Focused Teams
Composition: Jean, Xiao, and two Geo characters like Zhongli and Albedo for resonance.
Jean serves as a healer and enabler, providing energy and reducing Anemo resistance for Xiao.
Use Jean’s burst for healing and energy regeneration, enhancing Xiao’s DPS uptime.
Anemo Resonance Teams
Enhanced cooldown reduction and movement speed, with Jean primarily as a healer.
Combine Anemo abilities for crowd control and Swirl reactions, with Jean providing sustain.
Jean in Balanced or Flexible Teams
Composition: Jean, a main DPS of any element, a sub-DPS or enabler, and a flexible slot for resonance or additional support.
Jean offers healing, crowd control, and elemental resistance reduction.
Adapt Jean’s role to complement the main DPS, using her burst and skill for support and sustain.
Sunfire Jean Team
Jean plays a central role by swirling Pyro, Hydro, and Electro elements.
Use Bennett’s burst to infuse Jean with Pyro, enabling her to trigger multiple elemental reactions and debuff enemies.
C1: Spiraling Tempest
Increases the pulling speed of Gale Blade after holding for more than 1s, and increases the DMG dealt by 40%.
Enhances her crowd control capability and Elemental Skill damage, useful for both DPS and support roles.
C2: People's Aegis
When Jean picks up an Elemental Orb/Particle, all party members have their movement SPD and ATK SPD increased by 15% for 15s.
Beneficial for teams relying on normal attacks or fast-paced combat. It indirectly boosts the team's overall DPS.
C4: Lands of Dandelion
Within the field created by Dandelion Breeze, all enemies have their Anemo RES decreased by 40%.
Enhances Anemo and Swirl damage against enemies, especially beneficial in teams centered around Anemo DPS like Xiao.
C6: Lion's Fang, Fair Protector of Mondstadt
Incoming DMG is decreased by 35% within the field created by Dandelion Breeze. Upon leaving the Dandelion Field, this effect lasts for 3 attacks or 10s.
Provides significant damage mitigation, enhancing Jean's role as a protective healer and support.
Advanced Tips and Strategies
Use Jean’s Elemental Skill (Gale Blade) to lift and drop enemies, exploiting fall damage mechanics.
Effective against smaller enemies and in situations where you can manipulate enemy positioning for maximum fall damage.
Optimal Swirl Reactions
Pair Jean with characters who apply consistent elemental effects (Pyro, Electro, Hydro, Cryo) to maximize Swirl damage and reduce elemental resistances.
Build her with the Viridescent Venerer set for increased Swirl damage and resistance reduction.
Ensure Jean has enough Energy Recharge to frequently use her Elemental Burst for healing and Anemo damage.
Consider weapons like Favonius Sword for additional Energy Recharge.
Jean's role as a versatile Anemo healer in Genshin Impact makes her a viable option in many team comps.
Whether providing substantial healing, contributing to damage output, or fitting into specialized team builds like the Sunfire Jean team, her adaptability makes her a valuable asset to any team.
Understanding her kit, optimizing artifact and weapon choices, and effectively integrating her into various team compositions are key to harnessing her full potential.