Genshin Impact Ganyu Build and Best Team Comp

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.

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Ganyu Talents

Below you can see the list of talents that Ganyu uses during the fight. Each of them we have described with the main characteristics.

Skill Name

Type

Description

Liutian Archery

Normal Attack

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.
Charge Level 2: Fires off a Frostflake Arrow that deals Cryo DMG.

The Frostflake Arrow blooms after hitting its target, dealing AoE Cryo DMG.
Plunging Attack: Fires off a shower of arrows in mid-air before falling and striking the ground, dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Trail of the Qilin

Elemental Skill

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.
Endurance scales based on Ganyu's Max HP.
Blooms profusely when destroyed or once its duration ends, dealing AoE Cryo DMG.

Celestial Shower

Elemental Burst

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.

Undivided Heart

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

Utility Passive

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.

Talent
Level-Up
Material

Teachings of Diligence

Guide to Diligence

Philosophies of Diligence

Common
Ascension
Material

Whopperflower Nectar

Shimmering Nectar

Energy Nectar

Weekly
Boss
Material

Shadow of the Warrior

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.

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Ganyu Constellations

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.

Level

Name

Description

1

Dew-Drinker

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.

2

The Auspicious

Trail of the Qilin gains 1 additional charge.

3

Cloud-Strider

Increases the Level of Celestial Shower by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

4

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%.
The effect lingers for 3s after the opponent leaves the AoE.

5

The Merciful

Increases the Level of Trail of the Qilin by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

6

The Clement

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.

Ascension Materials

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.

Asc
Phase

Level

Req

Cost

Character Ascension
Material

Local
Specialty

Common
Material

1

20

20,000

Shivada Jade Sliver

Qingxin

Whopperflower Nectar

2

40

40,000

Shivada Jade Fragment

Hoarfrost Core

Qingxin

Whopperflower Nectar

3

50

60,000

Shivada Jade Fragment

Hoarfrost Core

Qingxin

Shimmering Nectar

4

60

80,000

Shivada Jade Chunk

Hoarfrost Core

Qingxin

Shimmering Nectar

5

70

100,000

Shivada Jade Chunk

Hoarfrost Core

Qingxin

Energy Nectar

6

80

120,000

Shivada Jade Gemstone

Hoarfrost Core

Qingxin

Energy Nectar

In order to level up ascension phases you’ll need materials. So the list of those required for Ganyu is listed above.

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Ganyu Build

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.

Weapon

Amos' Bow

Secondary Stat

ATK
(10.8~49.6%)

Strong-Willed

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.

Artifact Set

 Blizzard Strayer

4-Piece

Set Bonus

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

ATK%

Sub Stats Priority

CRIT DMG%

CRIT Rate%

ATK%

Elemental Mastery

Frost-Weaved Dignity

Cryo DMG Bonus%

Broken Rime's Echo

CRIT Rate%

CRIT DMG%

Talent Priority

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.

Weapon

Artifact Set

Favonius Warbow

 Blizzard Strayer

4-Piece

Artifact Main Stats Priority

Sub Stats Priority

Sands of Eon

ATK% / CRIT DMG%

Goblet of Eonothem

Cryo DMG Bonus%

Circlet of Logos

ATK% / CRIT DMG%

ATK%

CRIT Rate%

CRIT DMG%

Elemental Mastery

Talent Priority

Celestial Shower

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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.

Elemental Reactions

Main DPS

Sub DPS

Sub DPS

Support

Frozen

Melt

Ganyu

Klee

Tartaglia

Bennett

Alternative Characters

Venti

Mona

Barbara

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.

Character

Weapon

Artifact Set

Set Bonus

Klee

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.

Tartaglia

Skyward Harp

 Heart of Depth (x2)

Noblesse Oblige (x2)

Hydro DMG Bonus +15%

Elemental Burst DMG +20%

Bennett

Skyward Blade

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.

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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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