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Genshin Impact Yae Miko build and materials guide

Find the best weapons and artifacts for Yae Miko in Genshin Impact
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No malevolent spirit is safe from the best Genshin Impact Yae Miko build, enabling you to banish every enemy back to where they came from. Yae Miko is a 5-Star character wielding a catalyst and dealing Electro Damage. The Head Priestess of the Grand Narukami Shrine is a fantastic addition to your team in case you need some off-field Electro application.

Yae Miko’s Elemental Skill, Yakan Evocation: Sesshou Sakura, allows her to dart forward quickly and leave behind a Sesshou Sakura at her original position. She can summon up to three totems at the same time in this way. Each Sesshou Sakura periodically inflicts nearby enemies with Electro Damage, even if Miko herself leaves the field. Placing Sesshou Sakura near each other increases their level, boosting their damage output.

Artwork of a red-haired woman in a priestly outfit.

Yae Miko is the shogun's oldest living friend and confidante.

Her Elemental Burst, Great Secret Art: Tenko Kenshin, calls down thunder in front of Yae Miko, dealing Electro Damage in the target area. Any nearby Sesshou Sakura will be transformed into additional lightning strikes in the process, so it’s best to cast this ability when all three totems are active. Thanks to one of her Passive Skills, The Shrine’s Sacred Blade, Yae Miko regains one charge to create Sesshou Sakura for each consumed totem, enabling you to replace them immediately.

Best Yae Miko weapons – Genshin Impact

Yae Miko’s greatest source of damage are elemental reactions, making her signature weapon – Kagura’s Verity – her most powerful option. This catalyst allows its wielder to gain up to three stacks of the Kagura Dance effect when casting an Elemental Skill. Yae Miko, of course, can do this three times in a row to obtain the maximum number of stacks quickly. Each stack provides the character with additional Elemental Skill Damage and reaching three stacks unlocks an All Elemental Damage buff, allowing her to maximize the DPS of her Sesshou Sakura and Tenko Kenshin.

Here are the best weapons for Yae Miko in Genshin Impact:

  • Kagura’s Verity (5-Star catalyst)
  • Skyward Atlas (5-Star catalyst)
  • Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds (5-Star catalyst)
  • Solar Pearl (4-Star catalyst)
  • Sacrificial Jade (4-Star catalyst)
  • The Widsith (4-Star catalyst)
Genshin Impact Yae Miko screenshot.

Yae Miko calls forth the power of her Kitsune ancestors in her Elemental Burst.

Best Yae Miko artifacts – Genshin Impact

Golden Troupe is a fantastic artifact set for off-field characters like Yae Miko, as it provides a ton of Elemental Skill Damage that is further increased when the wearer is not active on the field.

Thundering Fury or Gilded Dreams are solid alternatives that provide strong boosts to Yae Miko’s damage output, maximizing the effectiveness of elemental reactions she triggers.

You should get the following stat distribution on Yae Miko’s artifact set:

  • Flower: HP (main stat), Critical Hit Rate, Critical Hit Damage, Energy Recharge %, Elemental Mastery (secondary stats)
  • Plume: Attack (main stat), Critical Hit Rate, Critical Hit Damage, Energy Recharge %, Elemental Mastery (secondary stats)
  • Sands: Elemental Mastery (main stat), Critical Hit Rate, Critical Hit Damage, Attack %, Energy Recharge % (secondary stats)
  • Goblet: Electro Damage % (main stat), Critical Hit Rate, Critical Hit Damage, Energy Recharge %, Elemental Mastery (secondary stats)
  • Circlet: Critical Hit Rate or Critical Hit Damage (main stat), Critical Hit Rate or Critical Hit Damage, Attack %, Energy Recharge %, Elemental Mastery (secondary stats)
Genshin Impact screenshot of Yae Miko.

Leading her own publishing house, Yae Miko has a cultured opinion on light novels.

Best Yae Miko teams – Genshin Impact

Think about any team composition that would benefit from an off-field Electro character and you can slot Yae Miko into that position – similar to Fischl, she’s fantastic at providing a consistent output of Electro Damage, preparing the field for reactions.

This Electro-Charged team harnesses Yae Miko and Raiden Shogun’s ability to provide Electro effects 100% of the time, which combined with Kokomi’s Hydro abilities triggers near constant Electro-Charged reactions. Kokomi also heals the party, while Kazuha adds crowd control into the mix and shreds the elemental resistance of enemies.

  • Raiden Shogun (Main DPS), Yae Miko (Sub DPS), Chevreuse (Sub DPS), Bennett (Support)

This Overloaded team functions on a similar principle, simply replacing the Hydro element with Pyro. Chevreuse provides extra damage in a Pyro-Electro team, while Bennett contributes buffs and healing to the party.

Genshin Impact screenshot of Yae Miko.

Yae Miko is usually sassy and cheery, but has a dark and ruthless side to her as well.

Yae Miko ascension materials – Genshin Impact

You’ll want to quickly raise Yae Miko’s level when you pull her, which means that you’ll need to farm her ascension materials. You’ll also require some material to upgrade her combat talents.

Here’s what you need to get Yae Miko to level 90:

  • Vajrada Amethyst Sliver x1
  • Vajrada Amethyst Fragment x9
  • Vajrada Amethyst Chunk x9
  • Vajrada Amethyst Gemstone x6
  • Old Handguard x18
  • Kageuchi Handguard x30
  • Famed Handguard x36
  • Sea Ganoderma x168
  • Dragonheir’s False Fin x46
  • Mora x2,092,530

Vajrada Amethysts can be obtained from any Electro-affiliated boss on the world map. Such as the Thunder Manifestation on Seirai Island in Inazuma or the Electro Hypostasis in Mondstadt. The dreaded Handguards drop from the samurai enemies found all over Inazuma, so make sure to hunt these warriors down whenever you can.

Sea Ganoderma is a regional water plant you’ll only find in Inazuma, where you’ll have to scour the coastlines for the material. The best way to earn more Mora in the game is to farm Golden Ley Line Blossoms.

Here’s what you need to upgrade all of Yae Miko’s talents to their maximum level:

  • Old Handguard x18
  • Kageuchi Handguard x66
  • Famed Handguard x93
  • Teachings of Light x9
  • Guide to Light x63
  • Philosophies of Light x114
  • The Meaning of Aeons x18
  • Crown of Insight x3
  • Mora x4,957,500

For the materials already mentioned, check above. You’ll need to visit the Violet Court domain in Inazuma on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday to farm Scrolls of Light. The Meaning of Aeons is a boss item only dropped by the Raiden Shogun, so you’ll need to challenge Ei’s puppet below the Grand Narukami Shrine.

Crowns of Insight are a rare item gained from time-limited events or regional reward mechanics like the Grand Narukami Shrine in Inazuma, the Tree of Dreams in Sumeru, or the Fountain of Lucine in Fontaine.