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Shenhe is a character in Genshin Impact 2.7 that uses Cryo Polearm. See best builds, teams, weapons, skills, ratings, voice actor, ascension materials for Shenhe!

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Shenhe Best Build & Weapon

Shenhe Cryo Burst Support

This build focuses on using Shenhe's powerful Elemental Burst to spread Cryo to enemies and enable your DPS to unleash elemental reactions.

Recommended Weapon

Calamity QuellerCalamity QuellerGain 12% All Elemental DMG Bonus. Obtain Consummation for 20s after using Elemental Skill, causing ATK to increase by 3.2% per second. This ATK increase has a maximum of 6 stacks. When the character equipped with this weapon is not on the field, Consummation's ATK increased is doubled.
Weapon Substitute
Engulfing LightningEngulfing LightningAttack increased by 28% of Energy Recharge over the base 100%. You can gain a maximum bonus of 80% ATK. Gain 30% Energy Recharge for 12s after using an Elemental Burst.
Skyward SpineSkyward SpineIncreases CRIT Rate by 8% and increases Normal ATK SPD by 12%. Additionally, Normal and Charged Attacks hits on opponents have a 50% chance to trigger a vaccuum blade that deals 40% of ATK as DMG in a small AoE. This effect can occur no more than once every 2s.
Lithic SpearLithic SpearFor every character in the party who hails from Liyue, the character who equips this weapon gains a 7% ATK increase and a 3% CRIT rate increase. This effect stacks up to 4 times.
The CatchThe CatchIncreases Elemental Burst DMG by 16% and Elemental Burst CRIT Rate by 6%
Favonius LanceFavonius LanceCRIT Hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the Character. Can only occur once every 12s.

Recommended Artifact

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%
GladiatorGladiator's Finale
2-Piece Set
2-Piece Set
ATK +18%
ShimenawaShimenawa's Reminiscence
2-Piece Set
2-Piece Set
ATK +18%

Recommended Artifact Stats

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

Use ATK% Artifacts When Going For Cryo Or Freeze Comps

If you plan to use Shenhe as a buffer instead of a sub-DPS, you can opt to use the 2-Piece Gladiator's Finale and Shimenawa Reminiscence Set. This set utilize her Elemental Skill to buff the damage output which is especially great at Cryo / Freeze-oriented team.

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Shenhe Best Team Comp

Best Party For Shenhe

Shenhe is an excellent Cryo Elemental Burst Damage Dealer. She can also boost your party's damage output with her Elemental Skill Effect "Icy Quills".

Premium Team

- Shenhe will increase damage output of Ayaka and activate elemental resonance.
- Ayaka will be the Main DPS dealing powerful Cryo blows to the enemies.
- Kokomi provides heals and freeze reactions.
- Kazuha will provide crowd control and additional damage to enemies with reactions.
Character Substitutes
AyakaAyaka GanyuGanyu - Ganyu can deal tremendous Cryo damage with her charged attacks and Elemental Burst.
KokomiKokomi BennettBennett - Bennett can provide healing and buffs while also having the ability to proc melt.
KazuhaKazuhaVentiVenti- Venti can group enemies together and set them up for your DPS.

Free To Play Friendly Party

- Shenhe can spread Cryo enabling Xiangling to trigger Melt easily.
- Xiangling's skills will trigger Melt dealing strong damage.
- Amber and Xiangling will have Pyro resonance for additional damage. She can also crowd control for the team using her skill.
- Barbara will be able to keep the team up with her healing. She can also freeze opponents for crowd control.

Shenhe Ascension Materials

Materials Needed for Ascension

Shenhe Talent Materials For Level-Up

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Shenhe's Recommended Talent Priority

TalentLevel Up Priority
Normal Attack: Dawnstar Piercer★★★・・
Spring Spirit Summoning (Elemental Skill)★★★★★
Divine Maiden's Deliverance (Elemental Burst)★★★★・

Shenhe's Skills & Talent List

TalentTalent Category
normalDawnstar PiercerNormal Attack
skillSpring Spirit SummoningElemental Skill
burstDivine Maiden's DeliveranceElemental Burst
Precise Comings And GoingsPassive Skill 1
Deific EmbracePassive Skill 2
Spirit Communion SealPassive Skill 3

Normal Attack: Dawnstar Piercer

Performs up to five consecutive spear strikes.

1 Hit DMG43.3%
2 Hit DMG40.2%
3 Hit DMG53.3%
4 Hit DMG26.3% + 26.3%
5 Hit DMG65.6%

Charged Attack

Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to lunge forward, dealing damage to opponents along the way.

Charged Attack DMG110.7%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost25.0

Plunging Attack

Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Plunge DMG63.9%
Low/High Plunge DMG128%/160%

Spring Spirit Summoning

The frosted dew, silvery and dense, shall exorcise all demons. Grants all nearby party members the Icy Quill effect and deals Cryo DMG in different ways based on whether it is tapped or held.


Rushes forward together with the Talisman Spirit, dealing Cryo DMG to opponents along the path.


Commands the Talisman Spirit to deal AoE Cryo DMG.

Icy Quill

When Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attacks, Elemental Skills, and Elemental Bursts deal Cryo DMG to opponents, the DMG dealt is increased based on Shenhe's current ATK. The Icy Quill's effects will be cleared once its duration ends or after being triggered a certain number of times. When held rather than tapped, the Icy Quill's effect lasts longer and can be triggered more times.

When one Cryo DMG instance strikes multiple opponents, the effect is triggered multiple times based on the number of the opponents hit. The number of times this effect is triggered is calculated independently for each party member with the Icy Quill.

Press DMG139%
Hold DMG188.8%
DMG Bonus45.7% ATK
Press/Hold Duration10s / 15s
Press/Hold Trigger Quota5 / 7
Press CD10s
Hold CD15s

Divine Maiden's Deliverance

Unleashes the power of the Talisman Spirit, allowing it to roam free in this plane, dealing AoE Cryo DMG. The Talisman Spirit then creates a field that decreases the Cryo RES and Physical RES of opponents within it. It also deals periodic Cryo DMG to opponents within the field.

Skill DMG101%
RES Decrease6%
Energy Cost80

Precise Comings And Goings

Gains 25% more rewards when dispatched on a Liyue Expedition for 20 hours.

Deific Embrace

An active character within the field created by Divine Maiden's Deliverance gains 15% Cryo DMG Bonus.

Spirit Communion Seal

After Shenhe uses Spring Spirit Summoning, she will grant all nearby party members the following effects:
Press: Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG is increased by 15% for 10s.
Hold: Normal, Charged, Plunging Attack DMG is increased by 15% for 15s.

Shenhe Character Set Up
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Talent Priority▼Constellation
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Shenhe Constellations

Recommended Constellations

Constellation 2 For Crit DMG Buff

By unlocking the second constellation of Shenhe, Shenhe's Centered Spirit will add 6 seconds to the duration of her Elemental Burst and also gives 15% increased Cryo Crit DMG.

Constellation 6 For Unlimited Stacks With Cryo Normal And Charged Attack

With C6, characters that trigger Icy Quill's effects using Normal and Charged attacks does not count towards the Trigger Quota.

Shenhe Constellations

Clarity Of Heart
Unlocked at C1
Spring Spirit Summoning can be used 1 more time.
Centered Spirit
Unlocked at C2
Divine Maiden’s Deliverance lasts for 6 seconds longer. Active characters within the skill’s field deals 15% increased Cryo Critical Hit Damage.
Unlocked at C3
Increases the level of Spring Spirit Summoning by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Unlocked at C4
When characters under the effect of Icy Quill applied by Shenhe trigger its Damage Bonus effects, Shenhe will gain a Skyfrost Mantra stack:

・When Shenhe uses Spring Spirit Summoning, she will consume all stacks of Skyfrost Mantra, increasing the Damage of that Spring Spirit Summoning by 5 percent for each stack consumed.
・Max 50 stacks. Stacks last for 60 seconds.
Divine Attainment
Unlocked at C5
Increases the level of Divine Maiden’s Deliverance by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Mystical Abandon
Unlocked at C6
When characters trigger Icy Quill’s effects using Normal and Charged Attack Damage, it does not count toward the Trigger Quota.

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

Shenhe Character Set Up
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How To Use Shenhe ?

Recommended Rotation For Shenhe

Recommended Support Rotation
1Use Hold Elemental Skill.
2Switch to your Main DPS and deal Normal Attack damage.
3Switch back to Shenhe and Tap Elemental Skill.
4Switch to DPS or Burst support and unleash your Elemental Burst.

Uses Of Shenhe's Elemental Skill


Mainly Used To Apply Cryo & Grant Buffs To Team

The primary use of Shenhe's Elemental skill is to apply Cryo and grant party members the Icy Quill effect. This effect will increase the damage dealt by Cryo DMG based on Shenhe's current ATK.

Hold & Tap Provides Different Buff

Different Buff Per Skill

The second ascension of Shenhe makes her Elemental skill provide different kinds of Buff. This enables Shenhe to be a flexible support.

Deals AoE Cryo DMG

When her skill is held, Shenhe commands her talisman spirit to deal AoE Cryo DMG. This ability is great for clearing groups of enemies.

Uses Of Shenhe's Elemental Burst


Bust Deals Continues Cryo Reaction

A Talisman Spirit will be summoned, dealing periodic Cryo DMG in its field. Her burst will deal continuous AoE Cryo DMG within the field. This opens up opportunities for creating elemental reactions.

Lowers Physical And Cryo Resistance

Her burst also decreases the Physical and Cryo resistance of enemies within the field. Shenhe is best paired with a Cryo or Physical DPS to take advantage of her burst.

Strengths Of Shenhe

Powerful Offensive Support And Enabler For Cryo DPS

If Shenhe's ATK is high enough, she will give a large damage bonus for Cryo attacks because of her Elemental Skill. Her burst applies constant Cryo application and decreases Cryo and Physical resistance which enhances damage output further.

Excellent Buffer For Cryo Comps

Her talents, abilities, and constellations are focused on increasing the effectivity of Shenhe's buffs. This makes her a very important unit if you want to boost the potential of your Cryo Comps as Shenhe can give multiple damage increasing buffs for the team.

Weaknesses Of Shenhe

Elemental Burst Has A High Energy Cost

Her burst has a high energy cost of 80 while her skill have long cool downs. This makes it hard to keep her Burst's uptime and requires her to have a decent amount of Energy Recharge or another Cryo Teammate for more energy.

Team Is Limited To Cryo DPS

Most of her abilities such as the Icy Quill effect which increases the damage output of Cryo, and her Burst which decreases Cryo resistance syncs well only with Cryo units. You'll want to use a Cryo DPS like Ganyu if you want to take advantage of her abilities.

Also Works With Physical But There Are Better Options

Shenhe is able to buff Physical damage using her burst but there are 4 star characters that does it better especially at high constellations. Physical DPS can also be used but Cryo gets more benefits.

Icy Quill Buff Is Limited To The Number Of Hits

Her buff only triggers for the first 5 / 7 hits of Cryo DMG which means multi-hitters like Ayaka will only be buffed for a short while. This can be resolved by getting her Constellation 6.

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Shenhe Reviews From Other Users

What Is Shenhe's Tier For You

User Reviews

"Shenhe seems to work really well with Eula/Raiden comp. Her kit allows her to shred the resistance of Cryo AND Physical Res, with the addition of superconduct shredding Phys Res Eula mains are gonna be having a freaking party!"


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Shenhe Profile & Voice Actor

Shenhe Basic Info & Voice Actor

Rarity5 StarElementCryoCryo
Voice Actor (EN)
Chelsea Kwoka
Voice Actor (JA)
Kawasumi Ayako
March 10


Affiliation: Liyue
An adepti disciple with a most unusual air about her. Having spent much time cultivating in isolation in Liyue's mountains, she has become every bit as cool and distant as the adepti themselves.

Shenhe Story Overview

An Adepti Disciple Of Cloud Retainer

Shenhe comes from a branch family of a clan of exorcists. Due to a series of coincidences, Cloud Retainer took her in as a disciple. She is also Chongyun's Aunt.

Voiceline About Shenhe

Characters Talking About Shenhe
XingqiuXingqiuI find that Miss Shenhe seems to look at me somewhat fiercely, so I daren't approach her lightly. Bizarre, did I inadvertently upset her? Or maybe... upset someone close to her?
GanyuGanyuI actually don't know her all that well--I've only heard bits and pieces from Cloud Retainer. From what I've heard, she can be quite ferocious. Whenever her temper gets the better of her, she is likely to start obliterating her surroundings. I wonder if maybe she's just... bored. Should... Should I recommend some work to keep her occupied?
Hu TaoHu TaoShe is quite the fascinating individual, completely different from anyone else I've encountered. Do you think if I started eating divine herbs and drinking the dew of the mountains every day, I'd be able to look as pure and pristine as she does? Hehe...
NingguangNingguangHow is Miss Shenhe doing as of late? Please look out for her whenever you can. I am most grateful to both of you for your assistance with rebuilding the Jade Chamber. Ahem, and on a more personal note --- please know that if you are ever free, a cup of the finest tea will always be waiting for you here.
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Shenhe - Special Dish, Favorite Decor, & How Tall?

Special Dish Of Shenhe

Dish Ingredients
Heartstring NoodlesHeartstring Noodles FlourFlour x4
FowlFowl x2
MushroomMushroom x2
HamHam x1
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Favorite Decoration Of Shenhe

Favorite Decoration Sets

How Tall Is Shenhe?

There is no in-game and official data regarding the height of Shenhe. We compared characters and Shenhe is Tall 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 Shenhe?

Get Shenhe In Her Own Wish Banner

You can obtain Shenhe through her own banner: The Trancedent One Returns. The drop rate of Shenhe is boosted on her wish banner.

Banner Appearances
Shenhe BannerShenhe Banner
Duration: January 5 – 25, 2022
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Anonymous 7

There're some rumour about she is Chongyun's aunt

Anonymous 6

Shenhe I swear come home or else

Anonymous 5

Eh? Is she another one of Cloud Retainer's disciples?
She is very slim. I suspect the other disciple often ate Shenhe's portion of food, too.

Mr. Nobody 4

Is she good with eula? As a battery or support?

Khirby 3

Shenhe seems to work really well with Eula/Raiden comp. Her kit allows her to shred the resistance of Cryo AND Physical Res, with the addition of superconduct shredding Phys Res Eula mains are gonna be having a freaking party

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