Yoimiya was initially released as a playable character during Genshin Impact\’s Version 2.0 update. She will now return during the second half of the Version 2.8 patch, which will allow players to pull for Yoimiya on her promotional rate-up Banner. Despite being overshadowed by other 5-star characters in the game, Yoimiya can become an incredible asset for players who are in need of a reliable DPS character. Here are the advantages and disadvantages to consider when attempting to pull for Yoimiya.
Yoimiya is a Pyro character in Genshin Impact who wields a bow in battle and is used primarily as the main carry or damage dealer within the team. Yoimiya\’s Elemental Skill called the Niwabi Fire-Dance will convert all her Normal Attacks to Blazing Arrows, which will increase damage while changing all attacks to Pyro. Yoimiya also possesses a unique second Charge Attack that generates Kindling Arrows when the ability is held. Kindling Arrows will act as a homing missile and will deal Pyro damage on impact.
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Yoimiya\’s Elemental Burst called the Ryuukin Saxifrage has her leaping into the air and firing rockets that will deal AOE Pyro damage while also marking one enemy with the Aurous Blaze. Enemies attacked by allies while being marked by the Aurous Blaze will trigger an explosion causing AOE Pyro damage to all surrounding opponents. If players wish to fully utilize her Talents in battle, then having the right build for Yoimiya in Genshin Impact is required.
Genshin Impact: Yoimiya\’s Strengths & Weaknesses
Yoimiya\’s greatest strength in battle is her ability to easily access Pyro damage due to her Talents. She possesses fast ranged attacks, which can be effective, especially in Spiral Abyss where enemies are spread across the field. In terms of damage output, Yoimiya is very consistent and comparable to other Pyro characters, falling slightly behind Hu Tao in terms of damage. She specifically excels in facing single-target enemies meaning she\’s great to use in boss battle situations. Yoimiya can also fit into many different team compositions, which gives players variety in building a specific team and her ability to inflict consistent Pyro damage means she can trigger powerful Elemental Reactions in Genshin Impact.
Despite Yoimiya being a reliable DPS character, she possesses several flaws players should be aware of before attempting to pull for her. One particular weakness of hers is when she faces multiple enemies in battle. Her Normal Attacks can only hit one target and she lacks effective AOE attacks aside from her Elemental Burst. Another weakness Yoimiya has is her reliance on team members in order to deal high damage to enemies. She isn\’t as self-sufficient compared to characters like Xiao or Eula and will require a team built around her.
Due to her dependence on team members, free-to-play players will be at a disadvantage compared to players who whale for characters in Genshin Impact since there will be fewer characters to choose from when creating a team. If players lack a variety of playable allies, then Yoimiya may become a liability, but if fans possess many different characters that can assist Yoimiya in battle, then she can be a great addition to the team.