Welcome back, folks! Today, the topic of discussion is Yoimiya, released in the second half of Genshin Impact’s version 2.0. In this guide, we will be talking about how to build Yoimiya, including her Ascension and Talent Materials/Costs, our thoughts and suggestions on her talent priority, constellations, artifacts, weapons, and team comps. As always, let us first introduce the character briefly.
Yoimiya, titled “Frolicking Flames,” is the current owner of Naganohara Fireworks and is a 5-star Pyro Bow User. Her attacks scale of the ATK stat, and she can serve as the Main/Sub-DPS in your teams.
Yoimiya’s primary source of DMG is her normal attacks when inside of her skill. Because of her vision type, players will want to invest in Pyro DMG% pieces and as much ATK/ CRIT Rate/DMG as possible. Her best-in-slot artifact set is the Shimenawa’s Reminiscence, and her signature weapon is the 5-star Thundering Pulse bow. Her best 4-star option is a highly refined Rust bow.
Yoimiya’s Ascension and Talent Costs/ Mats
When leveling up Yoimiya, players will notice that she gets a buff in CRIT Rate starting at 4.8% at ascension level 2 and peaking at 19.2% at ascension level 6, making it worthwhile to spend your resources on upgrading and building her.
Yoimiya’s Ascension Costs
Players will need large quantities of Agnidus Agate to ascend the character, obtained by defeating weekly bosses, Pyro Regisvines and Hypostasis, or Pyro-infused Primo Geovishap. Also, the traveler will have to journey through Inazuma to obtain the stalks of Naku Weed. Furthermore, players will have to defeat Samachurls by the dozen to get their hands on their scrolls. The traveler can finally get some help from Barbara to defeat the Pyro Hypostasis a dozen times to get their gloves on a handful of Smoldering Pearl’s.
|Level 20||x1 Agnidus Agate Sliver|
x3 Naku Weed
x3 Divining Scroll
|Level 40||x3 Agnidus Agate Fragment|
x2 Smoldering Pearl
x10 Naku Weed
x15 Divining Scroll
|Level 50||x6 Agnidus Agate Fragment|
x4 Smoldering Pearl
x20 Naku Weed
x12 Sealed Scroll
|Level 60||x3 Agnidus Agate Chunk|
x8 Smoldering Pearl
x30 Naku Weed
x18 Sealed Scroll
|Level 70||x6 Agnidus Agate Chunk|
x12 Smoldering Pearl
x45 Naku Weed
x12 Forbidden Scroll
|Level 80||x6 Agnidus Agate Gemstone|
x20 Smoldering Pearl
x60 Naku Weed
x24 Forbidden Scroll
|Totals||x1 Agnidus Agate Sliver|
x9 Agnidus Agate Fragment
x9Agnidus Agate Chunk
x6 Agnidus Agate Gemstone
x18 Divining Scroll
x30 Sealed Scroll
x36 Forbidden Scroll
x46 Smoldering Pearl
x168 Naku Weed
Yoimiya’s Talent Upgrade Costs
The following table shows the upgrade costs of just ONE of Yoimiya‘s THREE combat talents. Some players may find these items expensive to obtain, so we recommend players think on their character’s usage and establish talent upgrade priorities, i.e., decide which part of the character (normal attacks/skill/burst) is most essential to the character and which one they wish to upgrade first.
The Transience series can be obtained from Inazuma’s talent domain, Violet Court, located southwest of Inazuma City. Travelers will have to brave powerful enemies to obtain this set of items. Just so you know, these specific rewards can only be obtained on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. The second item, Divining, Sealed, and Forbidden Scrolls, are specific to Samachurls found everywhere in the overworld. Finally, players will have to face Azhdaha once a week to obtain the Dragon Lord’s Crown.
|Level 2||x3 Teachings of Transience|
x6 Divining Scroll
|Level 3||x2 Guide to Transience|
x3 Sealed Scroll
|Level 4||x4 Guide to Transience|
x4 Sealed Scroll
|Level 5||x6 Guide to Transience|
x6 Sealed Scroll
|Level 6||x9 Guide to Transience|
x9 Sealed Scroll
|Level 7||x4 Philosophies of Transience|
x4 Forbidden Scroll
x1 Dragon Lord’s Crown
|Level 8||x6 Philosophies Transience|
x6 Forbidden Scroll
x1 Dragon Lord’s Crown
|Level 9||x12 Philosophies of Transience|
x9 Forbidden Scroll
x2 Dragon Lord’s Crown
|Level 10||x16 Philosophies of Transience|
x12 Forbidden Scroll
x2 Dragon Lord’s Crown
x1 Crown of Insight
|Totals||x3 Teachings of Transience|
x21 Guides of Transience
x38 Philosophies of Transience
x6 Divining Scroll
x22 Sealed Scroll
x31 Forbidden Scroll
x6 Dragon Lord’s Crown
x1 Crown of Insight
A Summary of Yoimiya’s Talents
Yoimiya‘s passive talents can increase her overall DMG output and provides your party members with a variable ATK bonus. While crafting various furnishing types, Yoimiya will refund some of the crafting materials used.
Her combat talents highlight her on-field DPS capabilities as an auto attacker. Her skill turns your normal, physical attacks into Pyro and her burst deals AoE Pyro DMG to nearby enemies.
Yoimiya’s Passive Talents
Tricks of the Trouble-Maker
During Niwabi Fire-Dance (Yoimiya‘s Elemental Skill), shots from Yoimiya‘s Normal Attack will increase her Pyro DMG Bonus by 2% on hit. This effect lasts for 3s and can have a maximum of 10 stacks.
Yoimiya can hit an opponent up to 7 times during her normal attack sequence, which lasts about 3 seconds. Thus, Yoimiya can obtain up to 14% Pyro DMG bonus from this effect alone, provided your team has no units that buff attack speed. If that is the case, you can expect up to 20% Pyro DMG bonus from this effect.
Summer Night’s Dawn
Using Ryuukin Saxifrage causes nearby party members (not including Yoimiya) to gain a 10% ATK increase for 15s. Additionally, a further ATK Bonus will be added on based on the number of “Tricks of the Trouble-Maker” stacks Yoimiya possesses when using Ryuukin Saxifrage. Each stack increases this ATK Bonus by 1%.
Recall that Yoimiya can hold a maximum of 10 stacks, so adding that to the base 10%, she can provide a maximum of 20% ATK bonus to your party members this way
When Yoimiya crafts Decoration, Ornament, and Landscape-type Furnishings, she has a 100% chance to refund a portion of the materials used.
Useful if you’re a Serenitea pot designer.
Yoimiya’s Normal Attack
Yoimiya performs a 5 attack sequence while attacking Normally.
Her Charged Attack allows her to perform a stronger aimed shot. These attacks have two levels of charge:
- Charge Level 1: Fires off a flaming arrow that deals Pyro DMG.
- Charge Level 2: Generates a maximum of 3 Kindling Arrows based on time spent charging, releasing them as part of this Aimed Shot. Kindling Arrows will home in on nearby opponents, dealing Pyro DMG on hit.
Yoimiya‘s Charge Level 2 shots can home in on enemies, collectibles, and even small animals.
Yoimiya’s normal attack is an integral part of her kit, player’s are recommended to upgrade this talent as soon as and as much as possible when building the character.
Yoimiya’s Elemental Skill
Upon activation, Yoimiya‘s Elemental Skill converts her normal attacks from Physical DMG to Pyro DMG increasing DMG output as factor of your Normal Attack DMG. The shots fired by the unit during the 10s duration of this skill are called Blazing Arrows and will not generate Kindling Arrows at charge level 2.
Yoimiya‘s Elemental Skill is the primary part of her skill, upgrading this talent before all others is necessary if the Traveler wants to increase the DMG output of their Yoimiya‘s build.
Yoimiya’s Elemental Burst
This ability is most effective against a single, tough target.
When the ability button is pressed, Yoimiya instantly (depends on your internet connection hehe?) leaps into the air and fires off the Ryuukin Saxifrage that deals AoE Pyro DMG. A single opponent is also marked with the Aurous Blaze.
The enemy bearing the Aurous Blaze mark will trigger an AoE Pyro explosion every 2s when hit by a character’s (other than Yoimiya) Normal/Charged/Plunging attacks or Elemental Skill and Elemental Bursts.
Aurous Blaze has a 10s duration; if an opponent is defeated before the duration expires, the remaining duration is transferred to the closest enemy.
To make full use of Yoimiya‘s kit, the player is recommended to use her Elemental Skill as soon as she takes the field, completing her 10s attack duration and then using her Elemental Burst before switching to another character in your party so that the Aurous Blaze effect is used optimally.
A brief note is necessary here.. C0 Yoimiya is a powerful unit. Please do not feel forced to roll for a character’s constellations. They are nice to have and can boost a character’s effectiveness, but they aren’t worth spending real-world currency on unless you have a large reserve of expendable income.
Yoimiya‘s constellations aren’t breath-taking (unlike you), but they offer some extra DPS capabilities for the character.
However, if you do end up getting more constellations, congratulations! Let us get you familiar with Yoimiya‘s Stella Fortuna.
A Summary Of Yoimiya’s Constellations
- Yoimiya‘s C1 increases the duration of the Aurous Blaze effect and provides Yoimiya with an ATK buff.
- C2 increases Yoimiya‘s Pyro DMG Yoimiya’s Pyro DMG scores a CRIT Hit.
- C3 and C5 increase Yoimiya‘s Elemental Skill and Burst talent levels.
- Yoimiya‘s C4 decreases her Elemental Skills CD when she triggers an Aurous Blaze explosion.
- Yoimiya‘s C6 has a chance of firing an extra Blazing Arrow alongside her normal attacks.
Activating this constellation increases the duration of Yoimiya’s Aurous Blaze created by her Elemental Burst, Ryuukin Saxifrage, by 4s. Also, when an enemy affected by Aurous Blaze is defeated, Yoimiya‘s ATK will increase by 20% for 20s.
The ATK buff provided by this constellation does not stack when multiple enemies are defeated within its duration.
The constellation favors powerful supporting characters in Yoimiya‘s team; making full use of this constellation would mean removing all enemies already softened by Yoimiya’s Elemental Skill and Burst to face the next wave effortlessly.
A Procession of Bonfires
This constellation’s descriptive phrasing is important to consider, the first line says: “Yoimiya‘s Pyro DMG,” which can refer to DMG done by Yoimiya‘s Normal Attacks/Charged Attacks/ Elemental Skill/ Elemental Burst and its subsequent effect, Aurous Blaze.
Recall how Aurous Blaze triggers explosions when a character other than Yoimiya attacks enemies. That means, Aurous Blaze also counts as Yoimiya’s Pyro DMG and can provide her with a 25% Pyro DMG bonus for 6s. This effect does not stack.
Constellation Lv.3 + Lv.5
Trickster’s Flare + A Summer Festival’s Eve
These two constellations buff the talent level of every character in the Genshin world. Yoimiya‘s C3 adds 3 levels to your character’s current Elemental Skill talent level, and her C5 adds 3 levels to her current Elemental Burst talent level.
Yoimiya‘s Aurous Blaze can cause an explosion once every 2s for 10s. This means this constellation can reduce her Elemental Skill’s CD from 18 (Original CD) to (18 – ((10/2)*1.2)) = 12s, which is 2/3rds of the original cooldown.
Naganohara Meteor Swarm
Notice how every shot has an extra arrow; Yoimiya’s C6 is a mighty constellation, especially if you’re also proccing elemental reactions alongside her attacks.
Yoimiya’s Best Artifact Sets
In most cases, Yoimiya‘s best build would equip her with the 4-piece Shimenawa’s Reminiscence set; some players may prefer building their Yoimiya with a 2-piece Gladiator’s Finale/Shimenawa’s Reminiscence and 2-piece Crimson Witch of Flames set.
The 2-piece effect provides your equipping character with an 18% ATK buff; equipping 4 of these artifact pieces gives your equipping character 50% increased Normal/Charged/Plunging Attack DMG for 10s, provided your character has 15 or more energy to lose when casting their Elemental Skill.
Yoimiya can make good use of both effects: her attacks scale of the ATK stat, and she does most of her DMG via her skill transformation that lasts for 10s, matching perfectly with her Skill duration.
Players will have to complete the artifact domain present in Yashiori Island, Momiji Dyed Court: Autumn Hunt to obtain this set.
Another good choice is the 2-piece Gladiator’s Finale and 2-piece Crimson Witch of Flames. If you’ve been playing the game for some time and want to get your Yoimiya up to speed without having to farm for the Shimenawa’s set, this combo is perfect for you.
The Gladiator’s set gives the equipping character an 18% ATK bonus, and the Crimson Witch set provides your character with a 15% Pyro DMG bonus. Both of these effects complement Yoimiya perfectly and are viable sets to consider when building the character.
The Gladiator’s set can be obtained from Quest Lines, Artifact Strongboxes, and Bosses. The Crimson Witch of Flames set can be obtained from the Hidden Palace of Zhou Formula Domain on Wuwang Hill, Liyue.
Yoimiya’s Best Stats on Artifact Sets
Yoimiya does not have any specific stats or abilities to consider when building the character with the right artifacts and weapons, so we recommend the players equip a general stat build onto the character.
Players should prioritize a Pyro DMG % Goblet for Yoimiya, equip her with a CRIT Rate/DMG circlet and an ATK % sands.
Generally, for characters with no weird niche, in this case, Yoimiya, players should try to equip their characters with artifacts that have good ATK, CRIT, and EM stat percentages. Keeping these stats in balance is also essential; travelers should try to obtain at least a 50-60% CRIT Rate and invest in at least 120-140% CRIT DMG. Somewhere around 1500 ATK, and 100 Elemental Mastery is considered decent.
Yoimiya’s Best Weapons
The Thundering Pulse bow is Yoimiya‘s best-in-slot weapon and will propel any DPS build to unimaginable heights.
The bow provides your equipping character with the passive Rule by Thunder, which increases your Yoimiya‘s ATK by 20%. When the traveler satisfies the following conditions, they obtain a stack of Thunder Emblem.
- Character’s Normal Attack deals DMG (stack clears after 5s)
- Elemental Skill is cast (stack lasts 10s)
- The Energy bar is not full (stack disappears when energy bar is full)
Each stack’s duration is measured independently, increasing Yoimiya‘s ATK by 12/24/40%.
The Rust bow is an excellent option for any on-field auto attackers. The bow has an initial Base ATK value of 42, which can go up to 510 when the weapon is upgraded to Level 90. It’s Sub-Stat is ATK%, which scales from 9 – 41.3%.
At Refinement Rank 1, the weapon’s passive Rapid Firing, increases Normal Attack DMG by 40% but decreases Charged Attack DMG by 10%.
This is the ideal weapon choice for Yoimiya, providing a ludicrous ATK boost and extra Normal Attack DMG, which forms the basis of the character’s kit.
Note that the bow is obtainable through wishing and is worth equipping when highly refined, at least past rank 2.
This bow is a good option for f2p players. From Lvl 1 to Lvl 90, its Base ATK value scales from 41 to 454, and its 2nd stat, ATK%, increments from 12% to 55.1%.
The weapon’s passive, Full Draw increases Yoimiya‘s Normal Attack DMG by 16% and Charged Attack DMG by 12%. The second past of this passive is useful in some scenarios, stating: When the equipping character’s Energy reaches 100%, this effect is increased by 100%.
Since your Energy Bar will be full for most of the time spent with Yoimiya on-field, this passive can, at higher Refinement, be significantly powerful
We have compiled a list of the Best Bows in Genshin Impact, be sure to check it out for more information on your favourite weapons!
Yoimiya’s Best Teams
Since Yoimiya‘s role in your teams is an on-field auto attacker, she will mostly be paired with units that excel in off-field DMG.
An example of one such team is called the Fireworks Team, consisting of Fischl, Beidou, and Bennett.
Each of these characters has cemented their spots in the communities hearts as some of the best off-field supporting characters in the game. As a plus, these characters are 4-stars, so they’re easier to get.
Other variants of these teams could have Xingqiu subbed into one of the 4 slots, with Bennett and Kazuha/Zhongli in the rest.
Xiangling also works as an off-field character; her Elemental Burst has a mean reputation for being one of the most robust abilities in the game
Early-game players can also use the Slingshot weapon on Yoimiya and a team using Kaeya to apply Cryo to the enemies from close range.
A personal favorite team includes Hutao, Zhongli, and Xingqiu as Yoimiya‘s teammates. This team may be expensive to some, but I find it pretty fun to use. Use Zhongli‘s Elemental Skill to obtain his shield, then use Xingqiu‘s Elemental Skill and Burst. After that, switch to Yoimiya and attack using her skill, proccing the Vaporise reaction and dealing tonnes of Pyro DMG. When Yoimiya‘s done attacking, players can switch to Hutao and deal some serious DMG with the character using her skill and burst as well. After all that, it’s just a matter of repeating the sequence(if, because of some bizarre reason, your enemies haven’t been roasted alive yet)
That concludes it for our discussion on how travelers can build Yoimiya. Do you have any suggestions? Anything we can improve in our writings? Any material you felt we missed in our build guide? Do let us know in the comments!