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Ganyu

Ganyu in Genshin Impact. Stats, talents, skills, constellations, how to get, weapons, and events.
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EnglishGanyu
Alternative NamesJP: 甘雨(カンウ)
Rarity5★
Vision (Element)Cryo (Ice)
WeaponBow
ConstellationSinae Unicornis
CVEN: Jennifer Losi, JP: Reina Ueda (上田 麗奈) , CH: Su Lin (林簌), KR: Kim Seonhye (김선혜)
BirthdayDecember 2
AffiliationYuehai Pavilion
RegionLiyue
AcquisitionSummon
Time LimitedYes

Overview

Ganyu is a charge shot focused Cryo archer. She can charge up her bow up to level 2, causing an additional attack that deals almost double the damage. Most of her strength lies in the charge shot, which means that it's not limited to a skill cooldown, does not consume stamina, and no hit drag/delay whenever you're attacking an enemy. Her elemental skill and burst mostly serves utility purposes. The skill gives her a layer of safety when aiming since it has taunting abilities, while her burst is a great supporting skill for Cryo application, or just good additional damage.

Recommended Builds

DPS Build

Her kit mostly focuses on her abilities, and not empowering her normal attacks, and all her abilities deal Cryo damage, so you will likely want to build her with at least 2 piece Blizzard Strayer for the +15% Cryo damage bonus. Her 1st ascension passive combined with 4 piece Blizzard Strayer can be good as well, giving her 40% crit rate, or 60% on frozen enemies, even if you don't have any crit rate from your gears. But since it doesn't increase damage, you will want to focus more on increasing your crit damage with this setup, or just use 2 piece Gladiators Finale for standard DPS build instead.

Alternatively, if you only want to focus on her charged shot and melt damage, you can build her with 4 piece Wanderers Troupe for 35% increased charge shot damage, with some elemental mastery bonus from the 2 piece bonus. 4 piece Heart of Depth if you want a farmable version of Wanderer's Troupe. The 2 piece bonus effect won't be useful, but the 4 piece bonus will be a nice attack bonus.

For weapons, Amos Bow may potentially be her best in slot weapon because of its high attack increase, making her capable of dishing out high numbers, especially with melt reaction. Skyward Harp is still a solid option because it gives crit related stats, which works well with the 4 piece Blizzard Strayer. Blackcliff Warbow has good potential in certain situations if her damage starts to get high enough. If your only options are the craftable ones, then Prototype Crescent is better than compound bow.

Support Build

This will depend on what kind of support type you want her to go for. If you play her as a support DPS, 4 piece Wanderer's Troupe is good especially if you have a Pyro in the party, Blizzard Strayer if you use another Hydro character in the party. Otherwise, 2 piece Blizzard Strayer and 2 piece Gladiator's Finale / Noblesse Oblige for convenience purposes.

If you only use her for the elemental skill or burst to enable combos, 4 piece Noblesse is more recommended, with energy recharge as the main stat for the hourglass piece. Or just 2 piece The Exile with 2 Scholar for consistent burst uptime and very cheap investment.

Sacrificial Bow is the cheap and effective support weapon for energy gain, and good utility because the skill keeps taking enemy's attention. If you want the burst to be able to do some damage, then it's The Stringless.

Team Recommendations

For charge shot playstyle, it will help if you have at least a Hydro character in the party to freeze enemies. Mona is easily the best choice since her burst also increases damage towards enemies. Her skill also has taunting ability, so you can alternate between Ganyu and Mona's taunt to avoid getting targeted by enemies. Other Hydro characters are still acceptable options.

For some high power and potential one shotting ability, then you'll want to bring a Pyro character for a melt reaction. Bennett is the obvious and easy choice for that since he boosts your on field character by a considerable amount.

Tartaglia can be a good pair to perma-freeze multiple enemies. He also has a passive that increases normal attack talent by +1, to further increase Ganyu's charged shot damage.

Xiangling's burst can apply strong Pyro, allowing Ganyu's charge shot to get Melt reaction twice with each staff rotation.

Zhongli's shield can really help with some survivability since you won't get knocked back, or staggered, if you are hit when you are aiming. His burst petrify will also help you aim at enemy's weak point.

Both Venti and/or Sucrose are amazing options for Ganyu, especially if you give them a 4 piece Viridescent Venerer artifact set for the -40% elemental resistance. You can infuse their Anemo bursts with Pyro, by using characters like Bennett, so that you can proc constant Melt reaction from each charge shot. Venti's burst groups up multiple enemies, causing Ganyu's icicles from her burst to target the same location multiple times.

Max Stats

LevelMax HPATKDEF
20263290169
404403151283
505686194366
606820233439
707960272512
809108311586

Normal Attack (Combat Talent)

Normal Attack
Perform up to 6 consecutive shots with a bow.

Charged Attack
Perform a more precise Aimed Shot with increased DMG.
While aiming, an icy aura will accumulate on the arrowhead before the arrow is fired. Has diffferent effects based on how long the energy has been charged:
・Charge Level 1: Fires off an icy arrow that deals Cryo DMG.
・Charge Level 2: Fires off a Frostflace Arrow that deals Cryo DMG. The Frostflace Arrow blooms after hitting its target, dealing AoE Cryo DMG.

Plunging Attack
Fires off a shower of arrows in mid-aire before falling and striking the ground, dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Elemental Skill (Combat Talent)

Leaving a single Ice Lotsu behind, Ganyu dashes backward, shunning all impurity and dealing Cryo DMG.

Ice Lotus
・Continuously taunts surrounding enemies, attracting them to attack it.
・Endurance scales based on Ganyu's Max HP.
・Blooms profusely when destroyed or once its duration ends, dealing AoE Cryo DMG.

Elemental Burst (Combat Talent)

Coalesces atmospheric frost and snow to summon an Ice Soul Gem that exorcises evil.
During its ability duration, the Ice Soul Gem will continuously rain down shards of ice, striking enemies within an AoE and dealing Cryo DMG.

Passive Talents

Passive TalentEffect
Preserved for the HuntRefunds 15% of the ores used when crafting Bow-type weapons.
Undivided HeartAfter firing a Frostflake Arrow, the CRIT Rate of subsequent Frostflake Arrows and their resulting bloom effects is increased by 20% for 5s.
Harmony between Heaven and EarthCelestial Shower grants a 20% Cryo DMG Bonus to active members in the AoE.

The 1st and the 2nd passives activation requires ascension. See Talents (Skills) Guide for more details.

Constellations

LevelConstellationEffect
1Dew-DrinkerTaking DMG from a Charge Level 2 Frostflake Arrow or Frostflake Arrow Bloom decreases opponents' Cryo RES by 15% for 6s.
A hit regenerates 2 Energy for Ganyu. This effect can only occur once per Charge Level 2 Frostflake Arrow, regardless if Frostflake Arrow itself or its Bloom hit the target.
2The AuspiciousTrail of the Qilin gains 1 additional charge.
3Cloud-StriderIncreases the Level of Celestial Shower by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
4Westward SojournOpponents standing within the AoE of Celestial Shower take increased DMG. This effect strengthens over time. Increased DMG taken begins at 5% and increases by 5% every 3s, up to a maximum of 25%.
The effect lingers for 3s after the opponent leaves the AoE.
5The MercifulIncreases the Level of Trail of the Qilin by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
6The ClementUsing Trail of the Qilin causes the next Frostflake Arrow shot within 30s to not require charging.

A Stella Fortuna is required to unlock each constellation. See Constellations Guide for more details.

Talent Enhancement Materials

LevelMaterials
2Teachings of Diligence
x3
Whopperflower Nectar
x6
---
3Guide to Diligence
x2
Shimmering Nectar
x3
---
4Guide to Diligence
x4
Shimmering Nectar
x4
---
5Guide to Diligence
x6
Shimmering Nectar
x6
---
6Guide to Diligence
x9
Shimmering Nectar
x9
---
7Philosophies of Diligence
x4
Energy Nectar
x4
Shadow of the Warrior
x1
-
8Philosophies of Diligence
x6
Energy Nectar
x6
Shadow of the Warrior
x1
-
9Philosophies of Diligence
x12
Energy Nectar
x9
Shadow of the Warrior
x2
-
10Philosophies of Diligence
x16
Energy Nectar
x12
Shadow of the Warrior
x2
Crown of Insight
x1

Ascension Materials

AscensionMaterials
1Shivada Jade Sliver
x1
--Qingxin
x3
Whopperflower Nectar
x3
2Shivada Jade Fragment
x3
Hoarfrost Core
x2
Qingxin
x10
Whopperflower Nectar
x15
3Shivada Jade Fragment
x6
Hoarfrost Core
x4
Qingxin
x20
Shimmering Nectar
x12
4Shivada Jade Chunk
x3
Hoarfrost Core
x8
Qingxin
x30
Shimmering Nectar
x18
5Shivada Jade Chunk
x6
Hoarfrost Core
x12
Qingxin
x45
Energy Nectar
x12
6Shivada Jade Gemstone
x6
Hoarfrost Core
x20
Qingxin
x60
Energy Nectar
x24

Ganyu in Character's Voiceover

CharacterIn-Game Transcription
Xiangling
Xiangling
Ganyu? Oh... Oh yeah! I remember her — vegetarian, right? She doesn't come to the Wanmin Restaurant very often — but when she does, she sits alone in the corner and eats her meal in total silence. Poor girl, she seems kinda lonely... I always give her an extra-large portion because I feel sorry for her. Funniest thing is, she eats every last bite, every time! I wouldn't have guessed she had such an appetite just by looking at her.
Ningguang
Ningguang
One cannot afford to be overly reliant on others — even when it comes to Ganyu. There is a Liyue saying which goes, "It takes a hundred people to keep a secret, but only one to let it slip." When there are more important affairs to deal with, it is always safer to investigate and resolve it personally.
Keqing
Keqing
Who knows what Rex Lapis must have done to inspire such blind devotion from Ganyu... But her reluctance to be critical is not without its advantages. In the workplace, she'll carry out my instructions to the letter, even when I can tell she has her reservations. It's a good attitude to have as a career professional.
Beidou
Beidou
Privately, Ganyu and I get on like a house on fire! But as you know, she's the secretary to the Liyue Qixing... and I'm not exactly in their good books right now! Doesn't bother me, but I wouldn't want to put Ganyu in a difficult position. So just keep what I said between us, yeah?

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Comments

Anonymous
what if Ganyu is the cocogoat Qiqi talked about.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
imagination intensifies!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Oh hey, so coco-milk should be... *pogchamp
Anonymous
with those skills..........she should be a 4 starts right?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
yeah and her level 2 charge. now i finally have a use for my accidentally crafted prototype crescent.
<< Anonymous
Your mom Reply
She's an AIM focus char whit insane AOE skill after all
<< Anonymous(Your mom)
Anonymous Reply
Are we thinking stringless is good??
<< Anonymous
Human Reply
Big bruh moment
5h1t
Basically a cryo amber.
Wtf.
<< Anonymous(5h1t)
Anonymous Reply
the kit does look similar at first but ganyu has more stuff that can make her a better char
<< Anonymous(5h1t)
Anonymous Reply
amber can do damage, cryo amber is not bad
<< Anonymous(5h1t)
Anonymous Reply
No!
<< Anonymous(5h1t)
Anonymous Reply
Cryo amber but better, but still trash for my team comp

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