The best Genshin Impact Yae Miko build

November 18, 2022: Yae Miko’s first rerun banner begins today!

Looking for a good Yae Miko build? The shrine maiden of Narukami Island is an Electro Catalyst, and an incredibly useful unit at that.


Yae isn’t just a regular shrine maiden, but is actually a descendant of Kitsune lineage, and serves the Electro archon in a similar way to how the Adeptus served Morax. In this build guide, we’ll go through her abilities, and what materials you’re going to need to stock up on to ascend her.

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And that’s our Genshin Impact Yae Miko guide. If you’re planning to wish on any of the upcoming reruns in version 2.4, we have lists for both Zhongli materials and Ganyu materials. They’re the two reruns for the pre-Yae patch you may have picked up by now. For other potential new character reveals, the Kamisato Ayato release date may be of interest.

How to get Yae Miko in Genshin Impact

Yae, as a 5-Star unit, doesn’t appear often in Genshin Impact. Players wanting to pull for her will need to wait for her banner to get a rerun. Thankfully, during the second half of Version 3.2, she is getting her long-awaited first rerun, alongside Tartaglia.

Yae Miko’s banner will run from November 18 – December 7, 2022.

What are Yae Miko’s abilities

Yae’s kit focuses on the attack more than defence or support and makes her a quick and devastating Electro unit. You’ll need to use a good Catalyst weapon to keep up with her skills.


  • Normal Attack: Spirit Fox Sin-Eater
    • Yae Miko’s normal attack summons Kitsune spirits, performing three attacks that deal Electro damage.
  • Elemental Skill
    • Her Sesshou Sakura move creates a small AoE, dealing constant Electro damage. The more Sakura there are, the more powerful the move. Up to three can be placed at once.
  • Elemental Burst
    • Yae’s burst, Tenko Kenshin, summons lighting to deal a bigger AoE, with thunderbolts hitting the ground.

What are the best weapons for Yae Miko?

Yae Miko is a Catalyst user, and as a 5-Star, has a weapon specifically made for her. However, there are still some other good choices, even for those who are free-to-play!

Weapon Rarity Bonus Stat Skill How to obtain
Kagura’s Verity 5-Star CRIT DMG 66.2% Gains the Kagura Dance effect when using an Elemental Skill, causing the Elemental Skill DMG of the character wielding this weapon to increase by 12% for 16s. Max 3 stacks. This character will gain 12% All Elemental DMG Bonus when they possess 3 stacks. Weapon banner alongside Yae Miko
Skyward Atlas 5-Star ATK 7.2% Increases Elemental DMG Bonus by 12%. Normal attack hits have a 50% chance to earn the favor of the clouds, which actively seeks out nearby enemies to attack for 15s. Dealing 160% ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 30s. Standard banner wishes
The Widsith 4-Star CRIT DMG 12.0% When a character takes the field, they will gain a random theme song for 10s. This can only occur once every 30s. Recitative: ATK is increased by 60%. Aria: Increases all Elemental DMG by 48%. Interlude: Elemental Mastery is increased by 240. Wishes
Hakushin Ring 4-Star Energy Recharge 6.7% After the character equipped with this weapon triggers an Electro elemental reaction, nearby party members of an Elemental Type involved in the elemental reaction receive a 10% Elemental DMG Bonus for their element, lasting 6s. Elemental Bonuses gained in this way cannot be stacked. Crafted

Which artifacts are the best choice for Yae Miko?

There are plenty of good options for Artifact sets for Yae Miko, so you don’t need to go farming for anything specific – hopefully.


What are Yae Miko’s Constellations?

Every time you get a copy of a character, you’ll get an item called their Stella Fortuna – this will
unlock a Constellation: a new talent for the character. Here are Yae Miko’s:

What are the Yae Miko Ascension materials?

To begin, Yae will need the Vajrada Amethyst set of gems for her Ascension. These can be found as drops from Electro bosses like the Electro Hypostasis and Thunder Manifestation.

The local speciality item that Yae needs are Sea Ganoderma plants, found all over the coasts of Inazuma. You can also grow these in your Serenitea Pot. Next up are the overworld enemy drops – for this, you’ll need the Old, Kageuchi, and Famed Handguards. A lot of Inazuma characters need these – especially ones who are rerunning soon – so you’ll need to prioritise who to use them on!


The boss drop that Yae Miko needs is the Dragonheir’s False Fin – you’ll need 46 in total to get her to level 80. These are dropped by the Coral Defenders, the Bathysmal Vishap Herd found in Enkanomiya.

Here are all the Sea Ganoderma locations to help you grab a lot of them:

What are Yae Miko’s talent materials?

To level Yae Miko’s talents, you’ll have to get the Light family of scroll materials from the Violet Court Domain on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, as well as more Handguards from Nobushi across Inazuma.

Finally, you’ll need a Crown of Insight, which you can get from seasonal events, and upgrading the Frostbearing Tree in Dragonspine or the Sacred Sakura in Inazuma.


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