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Ganyu is a character in Genshin Impact that uses Cryo Bow! See best builds, best team comp, weapons, artifacts, ratings, voice actor, ascension materials for Ganyu!

Ganyu Character Info

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Ganyu Character Type

Character TypeDPSSupport

Ganyu's Overview & Evaluation

Elemental Skill Great For Maintaining Distance From Enemies

Ganyu's elemental skill sends Ganyu backwards distancing herself from the enemies. It will also leave a flower that would get the Agro of the enemy. This enables Ganyu to continuously damage enemies from a far using her charge shots without distractions.

Elemental Burst Provides A Wide & Constant Cryo Damage

Her burst only cost 60 energy and last 15 seconds with 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 in the area. This skill effects remains even after switching making it easier to deal elemental combos.

Charge Attacks Can Deal AOE Cryo Damage
Charge Shot

One of the things that makes Ganyu different from other archers is how her charge shot can deal AOE damage to enemies. This charge shot will be one of the main DPS dealing attack of Ganyu.

Constellation One Is Great For Support Ganyu

Ganyu C1

While a C0 Ganyu is a very strong support, C1 will boost the power of charge attack making it able to provide Cryo debuffs to enemies and make it easier to gather energy for Elemental Burst.

Constellation 4 For Maximum Damage

C4 of Ganyu would increase the damage taken of enemies inside the area up to 25% maximizing the already high damage output of Ganyu. C4 is recommended for Main DPS Ganyu. 

Ganyu Best Build & Weapon

Ganyu Cryo Main DPS Build

This build uses Ganyu's high base attack together with its CRIT DMG bonus stat to deal powerful AOE damage to enemies. This build work especially well if Cryo Resonance is activated.

Recommended Weapon

WeaponDetails
AmosAmos' Bow Increases Normal and Charged Attack DMG by 12%. Normal and Charged Attack DMG increases by 8% every 0.1s for up to 5 times.
Weapon Substitute
Skyward HarpSkyward HarpIncreases CRIT DMG by 20%. Hits have a 60% chance to inflict a small AoE attack, dealing 125% Physical ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 4s.
The Viridescent HuntThe Viridescent HuntUpon hit, Normal and Aimed Shot have a 50% chance to generate a Cyclone, which will continuously attract surrounding enemies, dealing 40% of ATK as DMG to these enemies every 0.5s for 4s. This effect can only occur once every 14s.

Recommended Artifacts

ArtifactDetails
WandererWanderer's Troupe
4-Piece Set
2-Piece Set
Elemental Mastery +80
4-Piece Set
Charged Attack DMG +35% if the character uses a Catalyst or a Bow
Substitute
ShimenawaShimenawa's Reminiscence
4-Piece Set
2-Piece Set
ATK +18%
4-Piece Set
When casting an Elemental Skill, if the character has 15 or more Energy, they lose 15 Energy and Normal, Charged, Plunging Attack DMG is increased by 50% for 10s.
Blizzard StrayerBlizzard Strayer
4-Piece Set
2-Piece Set
Cryo DMG Bonus +15%
4-Piece Set
When a character attacks an opponent affected by Cryo, their CRIT Rate is increased by 20%. If the opponent is Frozen, CRIT Rate is increased by an additional 20%.

It is recommended to use Blizzard Strayer if you do not have a stable CRIT Rate. However, Wanderer's can give higher DMG especially with reactions.

Recommended Artifact Stats

Artifact Main Stat
Sub Stat
Feather Icon Flat ATK (Unchangeable)
① ATK%
② CRIT DMG
③ Elemental Mastery
④ CRIT Rate
Flower IconFlat HP (Unchangeable)
① ATK%
② CRIT DMG
③ CRIT Rate
④ Elemental Mastery
Sands Icon ATK%
① CRIT DMG
② Energy Recharge
③ Elemental Mastery
④ CRIT Rate
Goblet Icon Cryo DMG Bonus%
① ATK%
② CRIT DMG
② CRIT Rate
③ Energy Recharge / Elemental Mastery
Crown Icon CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG
① CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG
② ATK%
③ Energy Recharge
④ Elemental Mastery

Focus On Crit DMG When Using Viridescent Hunt

If you are using the weapon substitute, The Viridescent Hunt, it is recommended to focus on CRIT Damage more than Crit Rate for the artifacts for its substat already provides you additional CRIT rate.

Ganyu Burst DPS & Support Build

This focuses on increasing Ganyu's Energy Recharge to make use of her powerful Elemental Burst. She can also serve as a Cryo support and sub DPS in this build. The recommended weapons in this build are obtainable in-game or has a higher rate in Gacha.

Recommended Weapon

WeaponDetails
Favonius WarbowFavonius WarbowCRIT Hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occure once every 12s.
Weapon Substitute
Sacrificial BowSacrificial Bow After damaging an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30s.
The StringlessThe StringlessIncreased Elemental Skill And Elemental Burst DMG by 24%.

Recommended Artifact

ArtifactDetails
Blizzard StrayerBlizzard Strayer
2-Piece Set
2-Piece Set
Cryo DMG Bonus +15%
Royal FloraNoblesse Oblige
2-Piece Set
2-Piece Set
Elemental Burst DMG +20%

Recommended Artifact Stats

Artifact Main Stat
Sub Stat
Feather Icon Flat ATK (Unchangeable)
① ATK%
② CRIT DMG
③ Elemental Mastery
④ CRIT Rate
Flower IconFlat HP (Unchangeable)
① ATK%
② CRIT DMG
③ CRIT Rate
④ Elemental Mastery
Sands Icon ATK%
① CRIT DMG
② Energy Recharge
③ Elemental Mastery
④ CRIT Rate
Goblet Icon Cryo DMG Bonus%
① ATK%
② CRIT DMG
② CRIT Rate
③ Energy Recharge / Elemental Mastery
Crown Icon CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG
① CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG
② ATK%
③ Energy Recharge
④ Elemental Mastery

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Ganyu Best Team

Best Party For Ganyu

Ganyu is a character that is perfect for a mid-range combat using her cryo elemental abilities. The team suggested below can bring the best our of Ganyu.

Premium Team

AttackHealerEnablerSupport
GanyuGanyuBennettBennettMonaMonaZhongliZhongli
Details
- Ganyu's charged attacks and elemental burst will give a huge damage to its enemies.
- Bennett's ability to heal and DMG will increase the DMG capability of Ganyu.
- Mona can easily crowd control enemies and freeze them with the help of Ganyu.
- Zhongli helps with Ganyu's longetivity since Ganyu has small base HP.
Character Substitutes
CharacterSubDetails
BennettBennettDionaDiona - Can give shields and healing plus a Cryo resonance.
MonaMonaChilde (Tartaglia)Childe (Tartaglia) - Tartaglia can also spread Hydro easily though he needs more time on field.
ZhongliZhongliNoelleNoelle -Noelle can also provide shields but is less consistent than Zhongli's.

Free To Play Friendly Party

AttackSupportSupportHeal
GanyuGanyuKaeyaKaeyaFischlFischlBarbaraBarbara
Details
- Elemental resonance with Ganyu
- Elemental Skill automatically fires and stay in the field even with Fischl out of the field.
- Barbara for fast healing and buff from Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers.

Ganyu Ascension Materials

Materials for Ascension

Ganyu Talent Materials For Level-Up

Ganyu Skills / Talents

Celestial Shower

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 icem striking opponents within an AoE dealing Cryo DMG.

Ice Shard DMG70%
Duration15.0s
CD15.0s
Energy Cost60

Normal Attack: Liutian Archery

Perform up to 6 consecutive shots with a bow.

1 Hit DMG31.7%
2 Hit DMG35.6%
3 Hit DMG45.55%
4 Hit DMG45.55%
5 Hit DMG48.2%
6 Hit DMG57.6%

Charged Attack

Perform a more precise Aimed Shot with increased DMG. While aiming, an icy aura will accumulate on the arrow head 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 blooms after hitting its targets, dealing AoE Cryo DMG.

Aimed Shot43.9%
Aimed Shot Charge Level 1124%
Frostflake Arrow DMG128%
Frostflake Arrow Bloom DMG218%

Plunging Attack

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

Plunge DMG56.8%
Low/High Plunge DMG114%/142%
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Trials of the Qilin

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

Ice Lotus

・Continuously taunt 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 Damage

Inherited HP120%
Skill DMG132%
Duration6s
CD10.0s

Celestial Shower

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 icem striking opponents within an AoE dealing Cryo DMG.

Ice Shard DMG70%
Duration15.0s
CD15.0s
Energy Cost60

Undivided Heart

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

Celestial Shower grants a 20% Cryo DMG Bonus to active party members in the AOE

Preserved for the Hunt

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

Ganyu Constellations

SkillEffect
Dew-Drinker
Unlocked at LB1
Taking 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.
The Auspicious
Unlocked at LB2
Trail of Qilin gains 1 additional charge.
Cloud-Strider
Unlocked at LB3
Increases the Level of Celestial Shower by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Westward Sojourn
Unlocked at LB4
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%. The effect lingers for 3s after the opponent leaves the AOE.
The Merciful
Unlocked at LB5
Increase the Level of Trial of the Qilin by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
The Clement
Unlocked at LB6
Using Trail of Qilin causes the next Frostflake Arrow shot within 30s to not require charging.

*LB=Limit Breaking, which can be done by acquiring the same character.

Ganyu Voice Actor & Profile

Basic Info & Voice Actor

Ganyu
Rarity5 Star
★5
ElementCryo
Cryo
Weapon
Bow
How To Get
Wish
Voice Actor (EN)
Jennifer Losi
Voice Actor (JA)
Ueda Reina
Birthday
December 2

Profile

Profile
Affiliation: Liyue
The secretary at Yuehai Pavilion. The blood of the qilin, an illuminated beast, flows within her veins.

Ganyu Skins List

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Ganyu Favorite Decoration Set

Favorite Housing Decoration Set

Favorite Decoration Set
Cloudy Haze Dream-CourtCloudy Haze Dream-CourtGathering of GourmetsGathering of Gourmets-

How Tall Is Ganyu?

There is no in-game and official data regarding the height of Ganyu. We compared characters and Ganyu is Medium comparatively.

Effects In-Game

Character height gives advantages and disadvantages in-game. For instance, smaller characters will need to swim even at shallow waters but they easily dodge some enemies attacks or enter narrow entrances of caves.

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Ryuukichi 6

On the premium team character substitutes, Diluc and Qiqi have their details exchanged.

Anonymous 5

I would use Venti/Sucrose over Childe. Group them, then Ganyu just aims and shoots and bursts

ganyusimp 4

this guide's pretty limited. 4-piece Wandering's Troupe set is actually amazing on her due to the flat 35% charged attack damage increase. Also, you forgot add up Prototype Crescent to her weapons list. It complements her so much and the attack buff from the weapon is handy as well.

Anonymous 3

Excuse me? Why is flat attack the advice as a sub stat on some artifacts? Please change this to attack%

Also, depending on which artifact set is used, crit rate or crit datagebruik on the circlet seems prefered.

Anonymous 2

Wait, why is drunken mist here? Did i miss something? I thought Ganyu's abilities had no healing.

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