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Ganyu Guide for Genshin Impact 4.6. See Ganyu's, build, tier, weapon, team, & melt build for Ganyu.

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Ganyu Tier & Review

Ganyu
RarityElementWeapon
5 StarCryoCryoBow
How To Get?
Only available in Limited-Time Banners where she is featured
DPSSub-DPSSupportHealer
AA--
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**The Tiers above are ranked in 6 levels. With SS being the highest and D the lowest.
Tiers: SS → S → A → B → C → D

** Tiers above are at Zero Constellations

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Strengths & Weakness Of Ganyu

Strengths
- A powerful Cryo damager & support
↳ Can inflict raw yet strong Cryo damage
- CRIT Rate scaling makes her easier to build
↳ Her Charge Attack increases CRIT Rate of the subsequent Charge Attacks
- Very high base Attack
Weakness
- Charge Attack takes time to shoot without constellation
- Shield may be preferred so she won't get interrupted whilst charging
- Low Defense and HP making her easily vulnerable

Ganyu Best Build

Ganyu Freeze Comp DPS Build

WeaponPolar StarPolar Star
Substitute1. Aqua SimulacraAqua Simulacra
2. AmosAmos' Bow
3. Skyward HarpSkyward Harp
4. Prototype CrescentPrototype Crescent (F2P)
Best ArtifactBlizzard StrayerBlizzard Strayer x4
Artifact StatsSands: ATK%
Goblet: Cryo DMG Bonus
Circlet: Crit DMG
Priority Sub-Stats 1. Crit DMG
2. ATK%
3. Elemental Mastery
4. Energy Recharge

This build is centered around increasing Ganyu's DMG in a Freeze Comp setting. Most of her damage will still come from her Charged Attacks, but since you don't have to worry about reactions, you can freely use her Burst Attack here!

Ganyu Melt Comp DPS Build

WeaponHunterHunter's Path
Substitute1. Aqua SimulacraAqua Simulacra
2. AmosAmos' Bow
3. HamayumiHamayumi (F2P)
Best ArtifactWandererWanderer's Troupe x4
Artifact StatsSands: ATK%
Goblet: Cryo DMG Bonus
Circlet: Crit Rate/DMG
Priority Sub-Stats 1. Crit Rate/DMG
2. ATK%
3. Elemental Mastery
4. Energy Recharge

This build is centered around increasing Ganyu's Charged Attack DMG. With Elemental Mastery through the Wanderer's Troupe, she gets additional DMG in her reactions, increasing her Melt DMG further!

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Ganyu Best Weapon

Ganyu Freeze Comp DPS Build

WeaponDetails
BestPolar StarPolar StarCRIT Rate 33.1% (Lvl. 90)
- Crit Rate sub-stat is enough that you don't need to build Crit DMG in her artifacts
- Increases Skill & Elemental Burst DMG
- Further increases ATK after every attack
2ndAqua SimulacraAqua SimulacraCrit DMG 88.2% (Lvl. 90)
- Increases DMG when there are opponents nearby
- High Crit DMG sub-stat makes it easy building damage for Ganyu
3rdAmosAmos' BowATK 49.6% (Lvl. 90)
- Ganyu's signature weapon
- Increases Charged attack DMG
- Further increases the DMG when shooting attacks
4thSkyward HarpSkyward HarpCRIT Rate 22.1% (Lvl. 90)
- Crit Rate is enough that you don't have to build Crit Rate in her artifacts
- Also increases her Crit DMG
5thPrototype CrescentPrototype CrescentATK 41.3% (Lvl. 90)
- ATK sub-stat will increase overall damage
- Charged Attacks provides multiple buffs, but does require hitting enemy weak spots

Go For Either Crit Rate or Crit DMG Weapons

Ideally, it's best to have a Crit Rate weapon since this will allow you to build purely Crit DMG in her artifacts. The best weapon for this build is the Polar Star since it not only provides a good chunk of Crit Rate, but its effects are also great with Ganyu.

Ganyu Melt Comp DPS Build

WeaponDetails
BestHunterHunter's PathCRIT Rate 44.1% (Lvl. 90)
- Crit Rate sub-stat is enough that you don't need to build Crit DMG in her artifacts
- Increases Elemental DMG Bonus and Charged Attack DMG (Elemental Mastery scaling) through weapon skill
2ndAqua SimulacraAqua SimulacraCrit DMG 88.2% (Lvl. 90)
- Increases DMG when there are opponents nearby
- High Crit DMG sub-stat makes it easy building damage for Ganyu
3rdAmosAmos' BowATK 49.6% (Lvl. 90)
- Ganyu's signature weapon
- Increases Charged attack DMG
- Further increases the DMG when shooting attacks
5thHamayumiHamayumi
(F2P)
ATK 55.1% (Lvl. 90)
- Increase Charged Attack DMG
- Further increases in damage when your Energy is full

Best With Crit Rate/Crit DMG Weapons

Since the goal of this build is to cause Melt, having a weapon that can support Crits is good to have since Melt does Crit. Crit Rate weapons are good since this frees up your Artifacts to build her Crit DMG instead.

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Ganyu Best Artifacts

Ganyu Freeze Comp DPS Build Artifacts

Best Artifacts For Freeze Comp DPS Build

Artifacts
BestBlizzard StrayerBlizzard Strayer
4-Piece
Substitute 1Blizzard StrayerBlizzard Strayer
2-Piece
GladiatorGladiator's Finale
Or
Any other ATK% 2-Piece Artifact set
2-Piece

Artifact Stat Priority

Flower IconMain: Flat HP
Sub: Crit DMG / ATK% / Energy Recharge
Feather IconMain: Flat ATK
Sub: Crit DMG / ATK% / Energy Recharge
Sands IconMain: ATK%
Sub: Crit DMG / ATK% / Energy Recharge
Goblet IconMain: Cryo DMG Bonus
Sub: Crit DMG / ATK% / Energy Recharge
Crown IconMain: Crit DMG
Sub: Crit DMG / ATK% / Energy Recharge

Will Get The Best Value From Blizzard Strayer

With the Blizzard Strayer, you increase your Cryo DMG bonus, while also getting enought Crit Rate whenever you hit an opponent affected by Cryo. Since your enemies are likely already frozen, the Blizzard Strayer effect will have an almost 100% uptime.

Ganyu Melt Comp DPS Build Artifacts

Best Artifacts For Melt Comp DPS Build

Artifacts
BestWandererWanderer's Troupe
4-Piece
Substitute 1ShimenawaShimenawa's Reminiscence
4-Piece

Artifact Stat Priority

Flower IconMain: Flat HP
Sub: Crit Rate/DMG / ATK% / Elemental Mastery
Feather IconMain: Flat ATK
Sub: Crit Rate/DMG / ATK% / Elemental Mastery
Sands IconMain: ATK%
Sub: Crit Rate/DMG / ATK% / Elemental Mastery
Goblet IconMain: Cryo DMG Bonus
Sub: Crit Rate/DMG / ATK% / Elemental Mastery
Crown IconMain: Crit Rate/DMG
Sub: Crit Rate/DMG / ATK% / Elemental Mastery

Best Artifact Set Is The Wanderer's Troupe

In a Melt Comp, Ganyu will benefit highly from the Wanderer's Troupe's Elemental Mastery stat. Since most of your damage will be from her Charged Attacks, Wanderer's Troupe's Charged Attack buff is good here.

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Ganyu Best Team Comp

Premium Team For Ganyu

Main DPSSub-DPSSub-DPSSupport / Shield
GanyuGanyuXianglingXianglingBennettBennettZhongliZhongli
Details
- A melt comp for Ganyu
- Xiangling will combo with Ganyu for Melt with her Elemental Burst
- Bennett & Xiangling provides additional damage through Pyro Resonance
- Zhongli's shield will allow Ganyu to spam her Charged Attack without being interrupted

Other Characters That Works With Ganyu

CharacterSubDetails
XianglingXianglingKazuhaKazuha- Will only work if there's another Pyro character on the team
- Kazuha's burst will allow continuous Pyro application
BennettBennettNahidaNahida- Will provide Elemental Mastery instead of ATK buff & healing
ZhongliZhongliDionaDiona- Diona will provide a shield
- Will also provide Elemental Mastery
- Will add Cryo resonance to the team

Free To Play Friendly Party

Main DPSSub-DPSSub-DPSSupport
GanyuGanyuBarbaraBarbaraLynetteLynetteDionaDiona
Details
- A relatively free-to-play freeze comp
- Lynette and Barbara will be able to keep up hydro application

Notes About Team Comps For Ganyu

Ganyu can work as a sub-dps, but where she shines really is as a Main DPS where she can continuously deal Cryo DMG through her charged attacks. You need to build a team around her most of the time.

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Talent Materials For Ganyu

Ganyu 's Recommended Talent Priority

TalentLevel Up Priority
Normal Attack: Liutian Archery★★★★★
Trials of the Qilin
(Elemental Skill)
★★★・・
Celestial Shower
(Elemental Burst)
★★★★・

Ganyu Skill Guide & How To Use Ganyu

Recommended Rotation For Ganyu

Recommended Rotation
1Use Elemental Skill to gather energy
2Use Charged Attack on enemies affected by the taunt
3Switch to your supports and use their on-field skills
4Switch to Ganyu and use her Elemental Burst
5Use her Elemental Skill to keep enemies inside the Burst
6Spam her Charged Attacks until the Burst expires
7Repeat 1

Uses Of Ganyu's Elemental Skill

Removes Aggro From Ganyu

Ganyu can use her Elemental Skill to keep distance to enemies. It attracts the attention of enemies making them attack the flower instead of Ganyu. Since Ganyu relies on keeping distance and her Charged Attack to deal powerful damage, use this as a distraction.

Uses Of Ganyu's Elemental Burst

Elemental Burst Provides A Wide & Constant Cryo DMG

Her burst only costs 60 energy and last 15 seconds also a 15 second cooldown, making it easy to maintain on the field. Unlocking her talent, Harmony between Heaven and Earth, will also increase the Cryo DMG bonus of the character that stays in its area. This skill effect remains even after switching making it easier to deal elemental combos.

Use Charged Attack To Deal Powerful AoE Damage

The Main Damage Source for Ganyu comes from her Charged Attacks. Note that she has two levels of Charged Attacks. The First level is just like any other Charged Attacks, while the Second Level provides a Bloom effect! Bloom creates additional Cryo damage, dealing multiple instances of Cryo application and DMG!

Second Full Charged Attack Gets An Increase On Critical Rate

Talent

Another powerful aspect in Ganyu's kit is her Passive Talent, Undivided Heart. This increases the Crit Rate of her Bloom. This is basically a free 20% CRIT Rate for Ganyu making her easier to build as a DPS.

Ganyu Wish & Constellation Guide

Should You Get Or Wish For Ganyu?

One Of The Best DPS Characters

Ganyu

Ganyu is arguably one of the best DPS characters in the game. Easy to use and can easily be slotted in any Cryo-focused team comp, she shines as a main DPS that can dish a ton of damage with her whole kit. Most of her damage is with her charged attack, so she's a bit hard to use when on Mobile and Controllers.

Best Constellation For Ganyu

RatingConstellation
Effect
★★★★★C1: Dew-Drinker
Charge Level 2 Frostflake Arrows or Frostflake Arrow Blooms decrease opponents' Cryo RES by 15% for 6s upon hit.
A hit also 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 hits the target.
★★・・・C2: The Auspicious
Trail Of The Qilin gains 1 additional charge.
★★★・C3: Cloud-Strifer
Increases the Level of Celestial Shower by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
★★★★・C4: Westward Sojourn
Opponents 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%.
This effect lingers for 3s after the opponent leaves the AoE.
★・・・・C5: The Merciful
Increases the Level of Trail Of The Qilin by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
★・・・・C6: The Clement
Using Trail Of The Qilin causes the next Frostflake Arrow shot within 30s to no require charging.

Great At Constellation 1

Ganyu is fairly strong as is, but she gets a significant boost in DMG due to the Cryo Shred she gains at Constellation 1. Constellation 4 is also strong, but at its point, it's too expensive.

Ganyu Skills & Talents Details

Normal Attack: Liutian Archery

Normal Attack

Effect
Performs up to 6 consecutive shots with a bow.
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11
1-Hit DMG31.7%34.3%36.9%40.6%43.2%46.1%50.2%54.2%58.3%62.7%67.8%
2-Hit DMG35.6%38.5%41.4%45.5%48.4%51.8%56.3%60.9%65.4%70.4%76.1%
3-Hit DMG45.5%49.2%52.9%58.2%61.9%66.1%71.9%77.8%83.6%89.9%97.2%
4-Hit DMG45.5%49.2%52.9%58.2%61.9%66.1%71.9%77.8%83.6%89.9%97.2%
5-Hit DMG48.3%52.2%56.1%61.7%65.6%70.1%76.3%82.5%88.6%95.4%103.1%
6-Hit DMG57.6%62.3%67%73.7%78.4%83.8%91.1%98.5%105.9%113.9%123.1%

▲Use side-scroll to see percentage per level.

Charged Attack

Effect
Performs a more precise Aimed Shot with increased DMG. While aiming, an icy aura will accumulate on the arrowhead before the arrow is fired. Has different 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 Frostflake Arrow that deals Cryo DMG. The Frostflake Arrow blooms after hitting its target, dealing AoE Cryo DMG.
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11
Aimed
Shot
43.9%47.4%51%56.1%59.7%63.8%69.4%75%80.6%86.7%92.8%
Aimed
Shot
Charge Lv. 1
124%133%143%155%164%174%186%198%211%223%236%
Frostflake
Arrow
DMG
128%138%147%160%170%179%192%205%218%230%243%
Frostflake
Arrow
Bloom DMG
218%234%250%272%288%305%326%348%370%392%413%

▲Use side-scroll to see percentage per level.

Plunging Attack

Effect
Fires off a shower of arrows in mid-air before falling and striking the ground, dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11
Plunge DMG56.8%61.5%66.1%72.7%77.3%82.6%89.9%97.1%104.4%112.3%120.3%
Low Plunge DMG114%123%132%145%155%165%180%194%209%225%241%
High Plunge DMG142%153%165%182%193%206%224%243%261%281%300%

▲Use side-scroll to see percentage per level.

Trail Of The Qilin (Elemental Skill)

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

Ice Lotus

Effect
・Continuously taunts surrounding opponents, 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.
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11Lv12Lv13
Inherited HP120%129%138%150%159%168%180%192%204%216%228%240%255%
Skill DMG132%142%152%165%175%185%198%211%224%238%251%264%281%
Duration6s6s6s6s6s6s6s6s6s6s6s6s6s
CD10s10s10s10s10s10s10s10s10s10s10s10s10s

▲Use side-scroll to see percentage per level.

Celestial Shower

Effect
Coalesces atmospheric frost and snow to summon a Sacred Cryo Pearl that exorcises evil. During its ability duration, the Sacred Cryo Pearl will continuously rain down shards of ice, striking opponents within an AoE and dealing Cryo DMG.
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11Lv12Lv13
Ice Shard DMG70%76%81%88%93%98%105%112%119%126%134%141%149%
Duration15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s
CD15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s
Energy Cost60606060606060606060606060

▲Use side-scroll to see percentage per level.

Undivided Heart

Effect
After 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 Earth

Effect
Celestial Shower grants a 20% Cryo DMG Bonus to active members in the AoE.

Preserved For The Hunt

Effect
Refunds 15% of the ore used when crafting Bow-type weapons.

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TJF588 14

"Most of her damage is with her charged attack, so she's a bit hard to use when on Mobile and Controllers."
Is this said even accounting for holding shoulder ****ons? On PS4, I hold L2 to charge, release R2 to fire, and my thumbs are completely free to move and aim.

aki 13

i neeeed her


Anonymous 12

So in the Premium Team comp, the substitute for Bennett is Bennett? I kiiiiinda think there might be something wrong

Anonymous 11

The reason why the thing says flat attack is because that's the only main stat allowed for feather. Same with flower for HP.

Anonymous 10

I’m a 1.2 ganyu main those are her stats right now with skyward harp

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