Yun Jin: Mastering Genshin Impact's 4-Star Geo Support

Yun Jin: Mastering Genshin Impact's 4-Star Geo Support
Last updated:
February 19, 2024

Yun Jin, a distinctive 4-star Geo support character in Genshin Impact, has a unique playstyle focusing on empowering normal attacks with her elemental burst.

This guide covers everything you need to optimize Yun Jin, from her abilities and playstyle to the best builds, artifacts, weapons, and team compositions.

Let's dive in!

Our Yun Jin Guide: Best Team Compositions and Builds

Yun Jin's Playstyle and Abilities

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Elemental Skill: A Defensive Parry

Her skill resembles Beidou's, acting as a parry that increases power over time.

Triggering the skill right before an enemy attack hits, similar to a parry, unleashes maximum damage.

This requires precise timing and familiarity with enemy patterns.

It has a 9-second cooldown, and the damage scales based on Yun Jin's defense.

Higher talent levels increase the skill's efficacy.

Elemental Burst: Normal Attack Amplifier

Yun Jin's burst increases normal attack damage for all team members, based on her current defense stat.

Unlike some abilities that snapshot stats at activation, Yun Jin's burst dynamically scales with her defense throughout its duration.

With a cost of 60, it's moderately easy to maintain with appropriate energy recharge.

Talent Prioritization

Elemental Burst

This talent should be your top priority.

The burst significantly boosts the normal attack damage of your team based on Yun Jin's defense.

Since this is the core of her utility, enhancing it increases the overall DPS of your team.

Remember, the burst dynamically scales with her current defense, so keeping her defense high during its duration is key.

Elemental Skill

Once her burst is sufficiently leveled, focus on her elemental skill.

This skill not only contributes to her own damage output but also helps in generating energy, which is crucial for maintaining burst uptime.

Like her burst, this skill also scales with defense, adding more value to enhancing it.

Mastery of this skill’s timing for parrying attacks can significantly improve her performance in combat.

Normal Attack

Yun Jin's normal attack is the least priority.

As a support character, her role isn't primarily focused on dealing damage through normal attacks.

If you find yourself using Yun Jin in a more active combat role, then consider upgrading this talent.

Building Yun Jin's Artifacts

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Husk of Opulent Dreams (4-piece)

This set is ideal for enhancing Yun Jin's defense, which is crucial for her Elemental Burst's effectiveness.

The set offers both a DEF% increase and additional geo damage bonus, aligning perfectly with her scaling mechanisms.

Archaic Petra (4-piece)

This set is particularly useful in elemental teams, especially if Yun Jin is paired with characters who rely heavily on a specific elemental damage type.

The 35% elemental damage bonus provided by picking up a crystallize shard can significantly boost team damage.

Emblem of Severed Fate (2-piece) and Husk of Opulent Dreams (2-piece)

This combination provides both energy recharge and defense percentage, balancing her burst uptime and the effectiveness of her support capabilities.

Main Stats Priority

  • Sands: DEF% is usually the primary choice to enhance her defense scaling. If energy recharge is an issue, an Energy Recharge sands can be an alternative.
  • Goblet: DEF% is again the priority, maximizing the buff from her Elemental Burst.
  • Circlet: DEF% is generally the best option. However, for teams where Yun Jin actively contributes to damage output, a Crit Rate or Crit Damage circlet can be viable, particularly if using the Favonius Lance.

Sub Stats Focus

  • Primary Focus: DEF% and Energy Recharge to ensure a balance between the power of her burst and its availability.
  • Secondary Focus: Crit Rate and Crit Damage, especially if using a weapon like the Favonius Lance which requires crits to generate energy.
  • Other Options: HP and Elemental Mastery can be useful but are not as prioritized as the other stats.

Weapon Choices

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Favonius Lance

High Energy Recharge rate.

This weapon is particularly effective for ensuring Yun Jin can frequently use her Elemental Burst, which is crucial for her support role.

The Favonius Lance's passive ability generates additional elemental particles, helping not only Yun Jin but the entire team with energy needs.

Engulfing Lightning (5-Star Option)

Provides a substantial boost in Energy Recharge and increases Attack based on the user's Energy Recharge over 100%.

Although it's a 5-star weapon, its focus on Energy Recharge makes it an excellent choice for Yun Jin.

The additional attack bonus based on Energy Recharge is beneficial but secondary to her primary support role.

Prototype Starglitter

Energy Recharge sub-stat, increases Normal and Charged Attack Damage after using an Elemental Skill.

It's a craftable option that offers a nice balance between energy regeneration and enhancing her combat effectiveness.

The bonus to Normal and Charged Attack Damage after using her Elemental Skill complements her role well.

The Catch

Energy Recharge, increases Elemental Burst damage and crit rate.

While "The Catch" is typically seen on burst DPS characters, its high Energy Recharge and burst-enhancing properties can also benefit Yun Jin, especially if her Burst's initial damage is a consideration.

Deathmatch (Battle Pass Weapon)

Grants an Attack or Defense bonus based on the number of enemies around.

Offers a nice balance of offense and defense.

The Defense bonus can be particularly appealing for boosting Yun Jin’s Elemental Skill and Burst.

Skyward Spine (5-Star Option)

Energy Recharge, increases Crit Rate and Normal Attack Speed.

While not as directly synergistic as Engulfing Lightning, Skyward Spine's boost to Normal Attack Speed and Crit Rate can be beneficial, especially if Yun Jin is used more actively in combat.

Yun Jin's Constellations

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C1: Thespian Gallop

Reduces the cooldown of Yun Jin's Elemental Skill, "Cliffbreaker's Banner," by 18%.

Increases her damage output and particle generation frequency, making her more effective in combat and assisting in energy regeneration for the team.

C2: Myriad Mise-En-Scène

When the "Flying Cloud Flag Formation" effect of her Elemental Burst is triggered, it increases the Normal Attack Damage of all party members by 15% for 12 seconds.

Enhances her support role by providing an additional damage boost to the team, especially beneficial for characters reliant on Normal Attacks.

C4: Famed Throughout the Land

When a character protected by the Flying Cloud Flag Formation shield triggers a Crystallize reaction, Yun Jin's Defense is increased by 20% for 12 seconds.

This constellation enhances Yun Jin's survivability and further increases the strength of her Elemental Burst.

C6: Decorous Harmony

Characters under the effect of her Elemental Burst gain a 12% increase in Normal Attack speed.

This is a substantial boost, particularly for characters like Yoimiya, Razor, or others who heavily rely on Normal Attacks.

This constellation elevates Yun Jin's support capability to a higher level.

Team Synergies

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Synergy with Normal Attack-Based Characters

Yoimiya: As a primary normal attack DPS, Yoimiya benefits exceptionally from Yun Jin's burst, which significantly enhances her already potent normal attack damage.

Razor: Known for his reliance on normal attacks during his Elemental Burst, Razor can gain a substantial DPS boost with Yun Jin's support.

Xiangling: While Xiangling is often used for her Pyronado, her normal attacks can also be quite effective, especially when boosted by Yun Jin.

Ningguang: As a Geo character herself, Ningguang can synergize well with Yun Jin, especially in a Geo-focused team where Yun Jin’s passive can provide additional buffs.

Geo-Based Team Compositions

Geo Resonance: Pairing Yun Jin with another Geo character like Zhongli, Albedo, or Ningguang can provide the Geo resonance bonus, increasing shield strength and resistance, which complements her defensive capabilities.

Noelle or Itto Teams: In teams where Noelle or Itto are the main DPS, Yun Jin can provide significant support with her defense-scaling abilities, enhancing Noelle's or Itto's damage output during their bursts.

Elemental Teams

Pyro Teams: In a team with a Pyro DPS like Hu Tao or Yoimiya, Yun Jin can use the Archaic Petra set to provide additional Pyro DMG bonus, further boosting the team's damage output.

Physical Teams: For physical damage dealers like Eula, Yun Jin can be an effective support, enhancing their normal attacks and providing additional Geo support.

Utility and Flexibility

Shield and Crystallize: Yun Jin’s Geo abilities can generate shields through Crystallize reactions, providing additional protection for the team.

Flex Slot: The fourth slot in Yun Jin’s team can be flexible – an Anemo character like Venti or Sucrose for crowd control and Elemental Resonance, or a healer like Bennett or Diona for additional support and survivability.

Playstyle Strategy

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Support Role: Yun Jin is predominantly used in a support role, entering the field primarily to execute her skill and burst before swapping back to the main DPS.

Timing and Positioning: Effective use of her Elemental Skill requires good timing and positioning to maximize its counter-attack potential.

Burst Usage: Her burst should be used just before swapping to the main DPS character, ensuring they benefit from the increased normal attack damage.

Geo Construct Interaction: Being a Geo character, she can interact with other Geo constructs in the field, providing additional strategic options in battle.

Final Thoughts

Yun Jin is a niche yet valuable character in Genshin Impact, especially effective in teams with characters relying on normal attacks.

While her role is specific, she excels in it, offering a unique dynamic to the gameplay.

As new characters are introduced, Yun Jin's potential in various team compositions may expand further.