Genshin Impact Yae Miko Guide: Best weapons, artifacts and materials required for ascension

Genshin Impact is an adventure RPG released by miHoYo in 2020. In a short period, the game has become one of the most successful adventures RPG titles ever to have been released. Yae Miko is an upcoming five-star character in Genshin Impact, and will arrive in the 2.5 update named “When the Sakura Bloom”. This guide will be looking into one of the newest characters in Genshin Impact, Yae Miko, and the best weapons, artifacts, and materials required for her ascension.

Yae Miko, also known as Guuji Yae is the Head Shrine Maiden of Grand Narukami Shrine which houses the Sakura Tree. She also owns the Yae Publishing House. Hailing from Inazuma and a descendant of Kitsune lineage, she plays a major role in the Inazuma Arc.

Yae Miko: Playstyle and Skillset

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Yae Miko will be an Electro Catalyst character and will serve as a Sub-DPS character in team comps.

Name/ Description Type
  Normal Attack
It summons forth Kitsune Spirits, initiating a combination of 3 attacks that produce Electro DMG.    
  Charged Attack
It consumes a certain amount of Stamina to Deal AoE Electro DMG a short casting time.  
  Plunging Attack
The skill plunges towards the ground, damaging all opponents in her path with Thunderous Might, dealing AoE DMG upon impact.  
Yakan Evocation: Shesshou Sakura   Elemental Skill
Yae Miko such dull tasks can be accomplished by driving spirits out need not be done personally. Moves swiftly, leaving a Sesshou Sakura behind.
 
Sesshou Sakura has the following properties:
Periodically strikes one nearby opponent with lightning, dealing Electro DMG. When there are other Sesshou Sakura nearby, their level will increase, boosting the DMG dealt by these lightning strikes.
This skill has three charges. A maximum of 3 Sesshou Sakura can exist simultaneously. The initial level of each Sesshou Sakura is 1, and the initial highest level each sakura can reach is 3. If a new Sesshou Sakura is created too close to an existing one, the existing one will be destroyed.    
 
Great Secret Art: Tenko Keshin Elemental Burst
Legends of “kitsunetsuki,” or the manifestation of a kitsune’s might, are common in Inazuma’s folktales. One that particularly captures the imagination is that of the Sky Kitsune, said to cause lightning to fall down upon the foes of the Grand Narukami Shrine.  
Summons a lightning strike, dealing AoE Electro DMG. When she uses this skill, Yae Miko will unseal nearby Sesshou Sakura, destroying their outer forms and transforming them into Tenko Thunderbolts that descend from the skies, dealing AoE Electro DMG. Each Sesshou Sakura destroyed in this way will create one Tenko Thunderbolt.
 

Special Dish

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  • Name: Udon Noodles
  • In-game description: Yae Miko’s specialty.

The Fried Tofu in here is specially made by the solemn Lady Kitsune. It is said that if players eat it all at one go with sincerity in their heart, they will have the protection of the Great Kitsune — misfortune shall flee and fortune abound!

Food Effect: It revives a character and restores 15% of Max HP, then restores an additional 550 HP.

Yae Miko’s Passive Talents

  • Meditations of a Yako: Yae Miko has a 25% chance to get 1 regional Character Talent Material (base material excluded) when crafting. The rarity is that of the base material.
  • The Shrine’s Sacred Shade: When casting Great Secret Art Tenko Kenshin, each Sesshou Sakura destroyed resets the cooldown for 1 charge of Yakan Evocation: Sesshou Sakura.
  • Enlightened Blessing: Every point of Elemental Mastery Yae Miko possesses will increase Sesshou Sakura DMG by 0.15%.

Genshin Impact Yae Miko Guide: Constellations

Constellation Level Constellation Name Effect
C1 Yakan Offering   Each time Great Secret Art: Tenko Kenshin activates a Tenko Thunderbolt, Yae Miko will restore 8 Elemental Energy for herself.
C2 Fox’s Mooncall   Sesshou Sakura start at Level 2 when created, their max level is increased to 4, and its attack range is increased by 60%.
C3 The Seven Glamours   Increases the Level of Yakan Evocation: Sesshou Sakura by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4 Sakura Channeling   When Sesshou Sakura lightning hits opponents, the Electro DMG Bonus of all nearby party members is increased by 20% for Ss.
C5 Mischievous Teasing   Increases the Level of Great Secret Art: Tenko Kenshin by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6 Forbidden Art: Daisesshou   The Sesshou Sakura’s attacks will ignore 60% of the opponents’ DEF.

Best Artifacts builds for Yae Miko in Genshin Impact

In the Genshin Impact Yae Miko guide, we will provide details for all the artifact build sets for Yae Miko in the game.

Main DPS / Sub DPS Build

Yae Miko will follow the standard Main DPS build which will involve the main focus on Crit Rate, Crit Damage, ATK%, and ER % as required. As of now, there are no 4-piece artifact sets that will fit her perfectly. It is best to use 2 pc artifact sets, i.e. hybrid sets.

There are a lot of possible artifact combinations, mainly 2 pc Gladiator’s Finale paired with 2 pc Thundering Fury, 2 pc Noblesse Oblige/ 2 pc Gladiator’s Finale paired with 2 pc Thundering Fury. Shimenawa’s Reminiscence has the same 2 pc set bonus as Gladiator’s Finale, so that can be used too. If the build has fewer ER%, then 2 pc Emblem of Severed Fate will help with that.

Thundering Fury

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  • Set Bonuses
  • 2-Piece Bonus: Electro DMG Bonus +15%
  • 4-Piece Bonus: Increases damage caused by Overloaded, Electro-Charged and Superconduct by 40%. Triggering such effects decreases Elemental Skill CD by 1s. Can only occur once every 0.8s.

Gladiator’s Finale

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  • Set Bonuses
  • 2-Piece Bonus: ATK +18%
  • 4-Piece Bonus: If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.

Artifact Stats Priority

Min maxing will always have the utmost importance for any character build. Yae Miko is quite tricky to build mainly, because of ER% issues and whichever team comp she will be in. They must first try to clear the ER% requirement or build up as much as they can, then focus on boosting CR/CD% as required.

Yae Miko has high base stats. Therefore, overall ATK% should be high but try to get some more from artifacts sub stats. Flower and Plume are always easier to farm. Therefore, one must try to get some ER% from those Since, she uses Hybrid artifacts there is a lot of room for improvement.

  • Desired Substats: CR% AND CD% > ATK% = ER%
Artifact Type Main Stat Sub Stat Priority
Flower HP CR%/CD% >ATK%=ER%
Plume ATK CR%/CD% >ATK%=ER%
Sands ATK% CR%/CD% >ATK%=ER%
Goblet Electro DMG Bonus% CR%/CD% >ATK%=ER%
Circlet CR / CD% CR%/CD% >ATK%=ER%

ER% requirement for Yae Miko

Yae Miko’s Burst Skill has a huge energy cost. Her energy particle regeneration from Elemental Skill is not that great. Before officially arriving in the game, it is difficult to estimate the accurate energy requirement for her.

To be on the safe side, aim for 160+ ER%. She might need more than this, even when paired with Raiden Shogun. Her best in slot weapons won’t have Energy Recharge as a sub-stat. Therefore, all the ER% has to be acquired from artifacts substat. So, players must farm and level up artifacts accordingly.

Best weapons for Yae Miko in Genshin Impact

Most of the 5-star catalysts are great for her, especially Kagura’s Verity, Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds, and Skyward Atlas.

Kagura’s Verity is Yae’s signature weapon, aside from being a very good stat booster for any character. Its passive is tailor-made for Yae, and she can utilize this weapon to her maximum potential. This weapon is very powerful, but it is still a bit weaker than weapons like Staff of Homa or Primordial Jade Cutter. Aside from Yae, no other character can truly activate the passive to full-stack.

Skyward Atlas and Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds are solid choices as a weapon for Yae. These weapons are very viable in terms of damage and only fall behind Kagura’s Verity by a small margin.

Weapon rankings

Kagura’s Verity R1 > Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds = Skyward Atlas

A thing to be noted is that all these weapons are very close in terms of damage. Therefore, if one already has any one of them except the signature weapon, it is better to use that weapon, instead of going for the weapon banners.

Among the 4-star catalyst, Widsith is easily the best weapon for her. At R5 refinement with the correct buff, she can even out damage Kagura Verity. But, this weapon suffers from a relatively high downtime on its passive buffs, but if players are using Yae Miko as a quick swap burst DPS, then this weapon is very good for her. Hakushin Ring is another good weapon for her, as it can provide some ally buff and some much-needed ER% from its sub stat. Solar Pearl is a solid choice if players do not have any other weapon to give it to Yae Miko.

Kagura’s Verity

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  • Base ATK: 608 (Level – 90)
  • Substat: 66.2 Crit Damage
  • Weapon Passive: Kagura Dance of the Sacred Sakura

Gains the Kagura Dance effect when using an Elemental Skill, causing the Elemental Skill DMG of the character wielding this weapon to increase by 12%/15%/18%/21%/24% for 16s. Max 3 stacks. This character will gain 12%/15%/18%/21%/24% All Elemental DMG Bonus when they possess 3 stacks.

Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds

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  • Base ATK: 608  (Level – 90)
  • Substat: 33.1% Crit Rate
  • Weapon Passive: Boundless Blessing

Lost Prayer is a solid 5-star catalyst, and only falls behind Kagura’s Verity in terms of picks for Yae Miko. It increases Movement SPD by 10%. When in battle, it helps to gain an 8% Elemental DMG Bonus every 4 s. Max 4 stacks. It lasts until the character falls or leaves combat.

Skyward Atlas

Skyward Atlas
  • Base ATK: 674 (Level – 90)
  • Substat: 33.1% ATK
  • Weapon Passive: Wandering Clouds

The weapon increases Elemental DMG Bonus by 12%. Normal Attack hits have a 50% chance to earn the favour of the clouds, which actively seek out nearby opponents to attack for 15s, dealing 160% Atk DMG. This can only occur once every 30s.

The Widsith

Widsith
  • Base ATK: 510 (Level – 90)
  • Substat: 55.1% Crit Damage
  • Weapon Passive: Debut

When a character takes the field, they will gain a random theme song for 10s. This can only occur once every 30s.

  • Recitative: ATK is increased by 60%.
  • Aria: Increases all Elemental DMG by 48%.
  • Interlude: Elemental Mastery is increased by 240.

Hakushin Ring

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  • Base ATK–  565 (Level – 90)
  • Substat– 30.6% Energy Recharge
  • Weapon Passive– Sakura Saiguu

After the character equipped with this weapon triggers an Electro elemental reaction, nearby party members of an Elemental Type involved in the elemental reaction receive a 10% Elemental DMG Bonus for their element, lasting 6s. Elemental Bonuses gained in this way cannot be stacked.

Materials Requirement for Ascension of Yae Miko

In this Genshin Impact Yae Miko guide, we will look at the materials required for the Ascension of Yae Miko from level 1 to level 90.

Ascension Level Ascension Materials
Level: 0-20 1x Vajrada Amethyst Silver, 3x Old Handguard, 3x Sea Ganoderma, 20k Mora
Level: 20-40 3x Vajrada Amethyst Fragment, 2x Dragonheir’s False Fin, 15x Old Handguard, 10x Sea Ganoderma, 40k Mora
Level: 40-50 6x Vajrada Amethyst Fragment, 4x Dragonheir’s False Fin, 12x Kageuchi Handguard, 20x Sea Ganoderma, 60k Mora
Level: 50-60 3x Vajrada Amethyst Chunk, 8x Dragonheir’s False Fin, 18x Kageuchi Handguard, 30x Sea Ganoderma, 80k Mora
Level: 60-70 6x Vajrada Amethyst Chunk, 12x Dragonheir’s False Fin, 12x Famed Handguard, 45x Sea Ganoderma, 100k Mora
Level: 70-80+ 6x Vajrada Amethyst Gemstone, 20x Dragonheir’s False Fin, 24x Famed Handguard, 60x Sea Ganoderma, 120k Mora

Talent Upgrade Materials required for Yae Miko

In this Genshin Impact Yae Miko Guide, the following materials are required to level up 1 talent up to level 10.

Level Target Materials Required
Level 1
Level 2 3x Teachings of Light, 6x Old Handguard, x12500 Mora
Level 3 2x Guide to Light, 3x Kageuchi Handguard,  x17500 Mora
Level 4 4x Guide to Light, 4x Kageuchi Handguard,  x25000 Mora
Level 5 6x Guide to Light, 6x Kageuchi Handguard,  x30000 Mora
Level 6 9x Guide to Light, 9x Kageuchi Handguard,  x37500 Mora
Level 7 4x Philosophies of Light, 4x Famed Handguard, 1x Unknown Boss Material, x120000 Mora
Level 8 6x Philosophies of Light, 6x Famed Handguard, 1x Unknown Boss Material, x260000 Mora
Level 9 12x Philosophies of Light, 9x Famed Handguard, 2x Unknown Boss Material, x450000 Mora
Level 10 16x Philosophies of Light, 12x Famed Handguard, 2x Unknown Boss Material, 1x Crown of Insight, x700000 Mora

Best Characters to Pair with Yae Miko

Yae Miko’s Burst Skill has an energy cost of 90, which is very high along with a long cold down. This makes her a bit tricky to fit in any team comp, as there are not a lot of characters that can provide this huge amount of energy for her. They will also need to be an electro characters.

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From the looks of it, Raiden Shogun is her best partner, as Raiden Shogun can provide quicker energy regeneration and in turn, Yae Miko can help her in increasing Resolve Stacks. Yae Miko will be primarily a Burst DPS character, and will only need a battery to keep her burst uptime consistent. She can work perfectly in Taser teams or Electro Hyper Carry teams, like Raiden Hyper Carry team where she can replace Sara for even more damage output potential per rotation.

Yae Miko’s Voice Actor

Yae Miko’s Japanese voice-over will be played by Sakura Ayane, whereas the English voice acting will be done by Ratana.

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