Ganyu is a playable Cryo character in Genshin Impact. She is one of the most powerful and thus popular champions. We decided to write this guide to help you learn more about Ganyu. In our Genshin Impact Ganyu Build and Best Team Comp post you will learn about Ganyu’s talents, how they work and how to upgrade them. Also, you will read about her Constellations that will help you make Ganyu even more powerful. After that, we have written Genshin Impact Ganyu Build where you’ll see weapon and artifact set. And at last, we have mentioned the best team comps for Ganyu as the main DPS hero.
The whole information is presented in tables. You can use the navigation bar above to move quickly to the information block that you are most interested in.
Below you can see the list of talents that Ganyu uses during the fight. Each of them we have described with the main characteristics.
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 different effects based on how long the energy has been charged:
Charge Level 1: Fires off an icy arrow that deals Cryo DMG.
The Frostflake Arrow blooms after hitting its target, dealing AoE Cryo DMG.
Trail of the Qilin
Leaving a single Ice Lotus behind, Ganyu dashes backward, shunning all impurity and dealing AoE Cryo DMG. Ice Lotus:
Continuously taunts surrounding opponents, attracting them to attack it.
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.
1st Ascension Passive
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
4th Ascension Passive
Celestial Shower grants a 20% Cryo DMG Bonus to active members in the AoE
Preserved for the Hunt
Refunds 15% of the ores used when crafting Bow-type weapons
Ganyu Talent GIFs
Every talent can be upgraded up to level 15. But to do so you will need to gather materials on particular days. The list of the needed materials for leveling Ganyu’s talents is mentioned in the next block.
Talent Leveling Materials
So here you can see all materials that you will need in order to level up Ganyu’s talents.
Some of them are required at the beginning for low levels and others are more advanced. We just wanted to focus your attention on material types in general.
In Genshin Impact characters have a specific upgrade system called constellation. You will need to get a specific item called Stella Fortuna to increase the level of constellation. Each character has their own version of Stella Fortuna, which you get by obtaining a duplicate of the character from Wishes.
Taking DMG from a Charge Level 2 Frostflake Arrow or Frostflake Arrow Bloom decreases opponents' Cryo RES by 15% for 6s.
Trail of the Qilin gains 1 additional charge.
Increases the Level of Celestial Shower by 3.
Opponents standing within the AoE of Celestial Shower take increased DMG. This effect strengthens over time.
Increases the Level of Trail of the Qilin by 3.
Using Trail of the Qilin causes the next Frostflake Arrow shot within 30s to not require charging.
Every Genshin Impact character has own set of constellations above you can see Ganyu constellations list with descriptions.
In addition, there are ascension phases that increase the level cap for your character. After Ganyu reaches the 20th level she can be ascended to the next ascension phase, up to phase 6, which allow getting 90th level.
Shivada Jade Sliver
Shivada Jade Fragment
Shivada Jade Fragment
Shivada Jade Chunk
Shivada Jade Chunk
Shivada Jade Gemstone
In order to level up ascension phases you’ll need materials. So the list of those required for Ganyu is listed above.
Below you can see the best weapon option for playing Ganyu in Genshin Impact. Accompanied by the best Ganyu artifact set and its stat priorities.
Main DPS Build
If you play this champion as a main DPS in your comp you should take the weapon and artifacts from the list below. They are believed to be the most effective ones in almost all situations.
Increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 12%. After a Normal or Charged Attack is fired, DMG dealt increases by a further 8% every 0.1 seconds the arrow is in the air for up to 5 times.
2-Piece Bonus: Cryo DMG Bonus +15%
4-Piece Bonus: 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%.
Artifact Main Stats Priority
Frozen Homeland's Demise
Sub Stats Priority
Cryo DMG Bonus%
Broken Rime's Echo
Liutian Archery >>> Celestial Shower >>> Trail of the Qilin
Weapon Substitutes: Skyward Harp, The Viridescent Hunt, Favonius Warbow, Sacrificial Bow, The Stringless, Blackcliff Warbow.
At the very bottom, you can see talent priority for Ganyu. You should focus on Liutian Archery, after that Celestial Shower and in the end on Trail of the Qilin.
Sub DPS Build
In case you place this champion on Sub DPS position you can take the build below. You will find it more effective for sub DPS role in the comp.
Best Team Compositions for Ganyu
When you play Genshin Impact everything depends not only on your main character but also on the composition. You should learn how elements complement each other and build the best team for your main. Below you can see the best team composition for Ganyu with two sub DPS characters and one support. Also, we have included alternative characters for each role that go well with Ganyu too.
Ganyu is one of the bursting damage characters together with Klee their bursting elemental reaction will easily defeat enemies. Tartaglia provides control options as you can wet enemies to let Ganyu freeze them. He also increases Normal Attack power from his Passive Talent. Bennet is great support for healing and damage.
Good characters for this comp: Diluc, Qiqi, Chongyun, Albedo, Xiangling, Diona, Kaeya, Fischl.
Team Characters Information
Below you can see the characters from the best Ganyu team comp. So you can learn more about other champions too.
Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds
Crimson Witch of Flames (x4)
Pyro DMG Bonus +15%
Increases Overloaded and Burning DMG by 40%. Increases Vaporize and Melt DMG by 15%. Using an Elemental Skill increases the 2-Piece Set Bonus by 50% of its starting value for 10s. Max 3 stacks.
Heart of Depth (x2)
Noblesse Oblige (x2)
Hydro DMG Bonus +15%
Elemental Burst DMG +20%
Noblesse Oblige (x4)
Elemental Burst DMG +20%
Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.
As you can see each of them has recommended weapon and artifact set as well. So if you want to become really powerful in Genshin Impact you should upgrade all your composition team members.
If you are still not sure what champion you want to pick as main we have Genshin Impact characters tier list with explanations on how to build your best team.
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- May 20, 2021