Ever since the initial release of Yae Miko in version 2.5 of Genshin Impact, she was considered an underwhelming character. Being somewhat of a split scaling character where her passive talent boosted the damage of Yae Miko’s elemental skill-based of on elemental mastery, her kit had felt confusing among a lot of players. However, after version 3.0 had been released, this changed as reactions such as Aggravate and Hyperbloom brought a lot of potential for Yae Miko as a sub-DPS. Furthermore, the release of the Dendro archon, Nahida, in version 3.2 of Genshin Impact made Yae Miko a lot more viable in many teams, as Nahida provided constant Dendro application. In this guide, I will be explaining some of the talents, artifacts, and weapons you can use if you happen to obtain Yae Miko during her re-run in the second phase banner of version 3.2.
Normal Attack – Spiritfox Sin-Eater
Like most catalyst characters, Yae performs up to three consecutive attacks, that deal electro damage for her normal attack.
Elemental Skill – Yakan Evocation: Sesshou Sakura
The elemental skill is Yae’s most important part of her kit. Yae’s elemental skill will summon up to three totems that will deal single-target electro damage. Although it is single-target, if the enemies are closely grouped together, it is possible to hit multiple enemies at the same time. The totems must be placed so that they are connected to each other to maximize the damage dealt. Therefore it is important to position the totems correctly when using her elemental skill.
Elemental Burst – Great Secret Art: Tenko Kenshin
Yae’s burst is her secondary form of damage. Yae’s elemental burst will transform her totems from her elemental skill to a “Tenko Thunderbolt” that deals AoE electro damage. The amount of “Tenko Thunderbolts” that strikes an enemy will be based on the number of totems that are placed in the field. Therefore, it is important to have the max amount of totems already on the field before activating Yae’s elemental burst. As it has a long cooldown with a high energy cost, in most cases, you will not rely on Yae’s elemental burst for most of her DPS.
Ascension 1 Passive – The Shrine’s Sacred Shade
Each of the totems used in Yae’s elemental burst will reset the cooldown for each of the totems Yae can spawn from her elemental skill.
Ascension 4 Passive – Enlightened Blessing
Increases the damage of Yae’s totems from her elemental skill by 0.15% of Yae’s elemental mastery. Before the release of Dendro reactions, this talent was deemed useless by many people. However, as Dendro reactions utilize elemental mastery, this passive has become a lot more useful.
Utility Passive – Meditations of a Yako
Has a 25% chance to get one regional talent material when crafting.
Like most limited five-star characters in Genshin Impact, her signature weapon “Kagura’s Verity” is her best-in-slot weapon. Providing Crit DMG as the sub-stat and providing a boost to damage for the wielder elemental skill, this weapon is fantastic for Yae Miko. As everyone does not own Yae’s signature weapon, weapons such as “The Lost Prayer” and “Skyward Atlas” are also excellent options to use for a five-star weapon. However, if you do not own any of those four-star weapon options such as “The Widsith” and “Solar Pearl” are also excellent options.
In general, the artifact set “Gilded Dreams” is her best-in-slot artifact if you are using her in a Dendro team composition, utilizing the Dendro reactions. As this artifact set provides 80 elemental mastery with its 2pc effect and provides ATK buffs for your party members depending on the number of different element types in your party, the “Gilded Dreams” artifact is an amazing choice to use. However, choosing a two 2pc artifact set that provides either: elemental mastery, atk%, electro damage, or energy recharge is also equally as good as using the 4pc “Glided Dreams” artifact set. As you can see in the image above, my Yae Miko does not use the “Gilded Dreams” artifact set and uses a combination of two artifacts utilizing their 2pc effects. Considering how Yae has a lot of viable options for her artifacts, it is generally advised to choose the artifacts you own with the better sub-stats.