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Ganyu is a character in Genshin Impact 2.8 that uses Cryo Bow. See best builds, teams, weapons, skills, ratings, voice actor, ascension materials for Ganyu!

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Ganyu Best Build & Weapon

Cryo Main DPS Build

This build utilizes Ganyu's charged attacks to deal huge damage to enemies in an AoE with her Frostflake Arrow Bloom. It is primarily used for Melt comps with Ganyu as the main carry.

Recommended Weapon

AmosAmos' BowIncreases 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
Thundering PulseThundering PulseIncreases ATK by 20% and grants the might of the Thunder Emblem. At stack level 1/2/3, the Thunder Emblem increases Normal Attack DMG by 12/24/40% The Character will obtain 1 stack of Thunder Emblem in each of the following scenarios: Normal Attack deals DMG (stack lasts 5s), casting Elemental Skill (stack lasts 10s); Energy is less than 100% (stack disappears when Energy is full). Each stack's duration is calculated independently.
Polar StarPolar StarElemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG increased by 12%. After a Normal Attack, Charged Attack, Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst hits an opponent, 1 stack of Byakuya Kyousei are present. ATK is increased by 10/20/30/48%. The stack of Byakuya Kyousei created by the Normal Attack, Charged Attack, Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst will be counted independently of the others.
Aqua SimulacraAqua SimulacraHP is increased by 16%. When there are opponents nearby, the DMG dealt by wielder of this weapon is increased by 20%. This will take effect whether the character is on-field or not.
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.
Prototype CrescentPrototype CrescentCharged Attack hits on weak points increase Movement SPD by 10% and ATK by 36% for 10s.

Recommended Artifacts

BestWandererWanderer's Troupe
[4-Piece Set]
Substitute 1ShimenawaShimenawa's Reminiscence
[4-Piece Set]
Substitute 2Blizzard StrayerBlizzard Strayer
[2-Piece Set]
WandererWanderer's Troupe
[2-Piece Set]

Recommended Artifact Stats

Feather Icon Main: Flat ATK
Sub: CRIT DMG / CRIT Rate / ATK% / Elemental Mastery
Flower Icon Main: Flat HP
Sub: CRIT DMG / CRIT Rate / ATK% / Elemental Mastery
Sands Icon Main: ATK%
Sub: CRIT DMG / CRIT Rate / Energy Recharge / Elemental Mastery
Goblet Icon Main: Cryo DMG Bonus
Sub: CRIT DMG / CRIT Rate / ATK% / Energy Recharge
Crown Icon Main: CRIT Damage / Rate
Sub: CRIT DMG / CRIT Rate / ATK% / Energy Recharge

Between Wanderer's Troupe And Shimenawa's Reminiscence, Use The One With Best Substats

Shimenawa's Reminiscene is the stronger option. However, it takes more thought out rotations to gain the buff from your elemental skill. Wanderer's Troupe is the more consistent option since you do not need to activate its passive. Both are very good options for Ganyu, so you can opt to use the set with better substats.

Cryo Burst Support

This build focuses on increasing the damage output of Ganyu's Elemental Burst. In this build, it is recommended to use Ganyu in a Freeze comp such as the Morgana team comp where it utilizes CC.

Recommended Weapon

AmosAmos' BowIncreases 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
Thundering PulseThundering PulseIncreases ATK by 20% and grants the might of the Thunder Emblem. At stack level 1/2/3, the Thunder Emblem increases Normal Attack DMG by 12/24/40% The Character will obtain 1 stack of Thunder Emblem in each of the following scenarios: Normal Attack deals DMG (stack lasts 5s), casting Elemental Skill (stack lasts 10s); Energy is less than 100% (stack disappears when Energy is full). Each stack's duration is calculated independently.
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.
Elegy For The EndElegy For The EndA part of the Millenial Movement that wanders amidst the winds. Increases Elemental Mastery by 60. When the Elemental Skills or Elemental Bursts of the character wielding this weapon hit opponents, that character gains a Sigil of Remebrance. This effect can be triggered once every 0.2s and can be triggered even if said character is not on the field. When you possess 4 Sigils of Remembrance, all of them will be consumed and all nearby party members will obtain the Millenial Movement: Farewell Song effect for 12s. Millenial Movement: Farewell Song increases Elemental Mastery by 100 and increases ATK by 20%. Once this effect is triggered, you will not gain Sigils of Remembrance for 20s. Of the many effects of the Millenial Movement, buffs of the same type will not stack.
Prototype CrescentPrototype CrescentCharged Attack hits on weak points increase Movement SPD by 10% and ATK by 36% for 10s.
MouunMouun's MoonFor every point of the entire party's combined maximum Energy, the Elemental Burst DMG of the character equipping this weapon is increased by 0.12%. A maximum of 40% increased Elemental Burst DMG can be achieved this way.
The StringlessThe StringlessIncreased Elemental Skill And Elemental Burst DMG by 24%.

Recommended Artifacts

BestBlizzard StrayerBlizzard Strayer
4-Piece Set
Substitute 1Noblesse ObligeNoblesse Oblige
2-Piece Set
Blizzard StrayerBlizzard Strayer
2-Piece Set

Recommended Artifact Stats

Feather Icon Main: Flat ATK
Sub: CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG / Energy Recharge / ATK%
Flower Icon Main: Flat HP
Sub: CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG / Elemental Mastery / ATK%
Sands Icon Main: ATK%
Sub: CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG / Elemental Mastery / Energy Recharge
Goblet Icon Main: Hydro DMG Bonus%
Sub: CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG / ATK% / Elemental Mastery
Crown Icon Main: CRIT DMG / Rate
Sub: CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG / ATK% / Energy Recharge

Prioritize Crit DMG Stats

Since you can easily increase your Crit Rate with the Blizzard Strayer Set and Cryo Resonance, you can prioritize Crit DMG stats to further increase Ganyu's damage output.

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Ganyu Best Team Comp

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

- 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
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

- 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 Needed for Ascension

Ganyu Talent Materials For Level-Up

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Ganyu's Recommended Talent Priority

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

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%

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%

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%
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.

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Talent Priority▼Constellation
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Ganyu Constellations

Recommended Constellations

Constellation One Is Great For Cryo Debuff

Ganyu C1

While a C0 Ganyu is very strong at C0, C1 will boost the power of charge attack making it able to provide Cryo debuffs to enemies enabling Ganyu to deal more greater damage using her Charge Attacks.

Ganyu Constellations

Unlocked at C1
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 C2
Trail of Qilin gains 1 additional charge.
Unlocked at C3
Increases the Level of Celestial Shower by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Westward Sojourn
Unlocked at C4
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 C5
Increase the Level of Trial of the Qilin by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
The Clement
Unlocked at C6
Using Trail of Qilin causes the next Frostflake Arrow shot within 30s to not require charging.

*C=Constellations, To upgrade constellations, you must aquire the same character more than once.

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How To Use Ganyu ?

Recommended Rotation For DPS Ganyu

Recommended Support Rotation
1Use your supports and switch to Ganyu.
2Use Elemental Skill to move away from enemies and gather energy.
3Use Elemental Burst and proceed to dealing charge attacks to enemies.
4Return to number 1.

Uses Of Ganyu's Elemental Skill

Used To Remove 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 charge attack to deal powerful damage, this skill is very useful in her kit.

Gathers Energy For Elemental Burst

For support Ganyu, the Elemental skill is one of her reliable methods of gathering energy for the team's Elemental Burst.

Uses Of Ganyu's Elemental Burst

▲ Increases Cryo Dmg if within the area.

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.

Strengths Of Ganyu

Powerful Charge Attacks

Charge Shot

One of the things that makes Ganyu stand out from other DPS characters is her ability to deal tons of damage without relying on Elemental Skill and Burst. This is due to Ganyu's charge attacks that does not only deal powerful Cryo AOE attacks but also increases its CRIT Rate from the second shot.

Elemental Burst Is Powerful And Has Great Up-Time

Ganyu's Elemental Burst is not only great for support but also deals tons of damage. It has a short cooldown and a medium energy requirement making it possible to have a 100% Uptime.

Weaknesses Of Ganyu

Has A Very Low HP & Defense

Ganyu, while really powerful, can easily be defeated when hit by enemies. And is easily one shot by bosses if you are not able to dodge. It is important to have a shield character in your team when using Ganyu as Main DPS.

Charge Attack Spams Makes It Difficult To Completely See The Field

When you are going to use Ganyu as a DPS, you are unable to see what is happening behind your character because you will mostly be on aimed shot mode. You need to keep enemies in front of you all times.

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Ganyu Profile & Voice Actor

Ganyu Basic Info & Voice Actor

Rarity5 StarElementCryoCryo
Voice Actor (EN)
Jennifer Losi
Voice Actor (JA)
Ueda Reina
December 2


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

Ganyu Story Overview

An Emissary Of The Liyue Qixing

Ganyu Story

She is known to be the Corporate Secretary for the Qixing, and currently serving as Lady Ningguang's special emissary.

A Half-Human Half-Adepti

Ganyu Story

During her story quest, she stated how she feels unwelcomed in Liyue as she is a half-human and a half-adepti.

Voicelines About Ganyu

Voicelines About Ganyu
ZhongliZhongliLiyue's prosperity has not merely been built on Rex Lapis' oracles or wisdom. It is also thanks to the countless of servants of the Geo Archon who have honored their end of the contract. Of them, Ganyu is the one who has served for the longest time. If you want to know about her past... You should ask her about it. I fear my wording would not be delicate enough to receive her approval.
XiaoXiaoGanyu is neither mortal nor illuminated beast. Wandering both the mortal and adepti realms with duty as her sole guide, it was inevitable that she would become perplexed... What? Me? You believe a yaksha who knows nothing more than how to massacre countless of souls and emerge unscathed is suitable mentor for such individual?... Your mind occupies a very different world from that which your body inhabits.
KeqingKeqingAbout Skepticism: 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.
About Reflections: I find myself getting a second opinion from her a lot these days. Lots of things come up that I just have no idea about, and of everyone in Liyue, she's probably the most familiar with Rex Lapis. Heh... I feel a bit awkward though, because I used to be openly disparaging of Rex Lapis in front of her... But she doesn't seem to mind, so I guess I've got nothing to worry about...
NingguangNingguangOne cannot afford to be overly reliant on others ー even when it comes to Ganyu. There is a Liyue saying which goes, "even the most meticulous can fall pray to happenstance." When there are important affairs to deal with, it is always safer to investigate and resolve them personally.
YanfeiYanfeiGanyu is kind and thoughtful, it's just a shame she's so busy all the time. Most of the time, she's buried in an endless pile of paperwork ー the only exception being her nap at noon. Don't get me wrong, I have to put in some hours at work, too. But I'm happy with the job I've chosen, and it's certainly a lot less taxing than hers.
BeidouBeidouPrivately, 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 is a difficult position. So just keep what I said between us, yeah?
XianglingXianglingGanyu? Oh... Oh yeah! I remember herー vegetarian, right? She doesn't come to the restaurant often ー 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 by just looking at her.
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Ganyu - Special Dish, Favorite Decor, & How Tall?

Special Dish Of Ganyu

Dish Ingredients
Prosperous PeaceProsperous Peace RiceRice x4
Lotus HeadLotus Head x2
CarrotCarrot x2
BerryBerry x2
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Favorite Decoration Of Ganyu

Favorite Decoration Sets
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.

How To Get Ganyu?

Featured In Her Own Banner

You can get Ganyu through her own featured wish banners, Though since the banners are limited-time banners, you can only pull her when they are available.

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Banner For Ganyu (Adrift In The Harbor) - Should You Roll It?Adrift In The Harbor
1/12/2021 - 2/2/2021
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Anonymous 10

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

Majeed 9

She's 100% that girl and her design is the prettiest imo but finding a good blizzard set for her is difficult. She's vegetarian btw so eat your vegetables ☆

Anonymous 8

her talent boss material is from childe not the wolf

Lunana 7

Yoimiya is a sleeper support for Ganyu especially if you build goldfish as sub DPS because Ganyu can cover when Yoimiya is off her E steroid and Yoimiya's ult can repeatedly set-up melt for Ganyu's L2 charge arrow for maximum effective value

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

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