Dehya Guide and Best Builds

Dehya Guide and Best Builds for Genshin Impact

Dehya is a 5-star Pyro character who was released with some controversy in version 3.5 for being considered the weakest 5-star character ever launched. Since then Dehya has seen some minor changes, but her toolkit hasn't changed very much. What has changed is what team compositions she has access to, mainly Furina, that can properly augment her abilities and push her into becoming a strong on-field DPS driver.

Last updated on Dec 14, 2023 at 15:40 by Tectonix
C Rating
Pyro Element
Claymore Weapon
Amber May EN Voice Actor
Ayaka Fukuhara JP Voice Actor

Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
  • +Great Damage Mitigation
  • +Can be played on or off-field
  • +Solid Brawler on-field
  • +Has self-sustain
X Weaknesses
  • -Must be paired with Furina
  • -Lack of damage at C0 compared to C6
  • -Despite her Damage Mitigation a healer is still required
  • -Insane Energy Recharge Requirement

Dehya Pyro Driver Build

Dehya really needs to have Elemental support from her teammates to shine. Essentially, we need to set the stage perfectly for Dehya to be able really showcase the power of her Elemental Burst, Leonine Bite. When setup correctly, Dehya can easily fill the role of a main DPS with the power to be an on-field driver for elemental reactions. As a final note, Dehya has an insane Energy Recharge requirement: 250% on a solo Pyro team, 225% on a double Pyro team, and 200% on a triple Pyro team. This is something you will want to keep in mind when you pair her with other team members.

BiS Weapon Beacon of the Reed Sea
Alternate Weapons
  1. Redhorn Stonethresher
  2. Wolf's Gravestone
  3. The Bell
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Best Artifacts
  • 4-piece Options
    1. Emblem of Severed Fate
    2. Vourukasha's Glow
    3. Marechaussee Hunter
  • 2-piece Option
    • Emblem of Severed Fate — Energy Recharge +20%
    • Gladiator's Finale — ATK +18%
Main Stats
  • Sand Stats: ATK % / Energy Recharge
  • Goblet Stats: Pyro DMG
  • Circlet Stats: CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG
Substat Priority
  1. Energy Recharge
  2. CRIT Rate
  4. ATK %
Talent Priority
  1. Elemental Burst
  2. Elemental Skill
  3. Normal Attack

Dehya's best weapon for a DPS role is her Beacon of the Reed Sea, this Claymore can help boost CRIT Rate and then adds a boost to ATK power and HP from its skill. This helps Dehya brawl on the battlefield for extended periods of time with the boosted HP, which plays well into her passive that heals her if she drops below 40%. The next best alternative is the Redhorn Stonethresher. This weapon is a solid choice as refinement is somewhat useless and it can be kept at Rank 1. It has a decent weapon skill which boosts Dehya's DEF and increases her normal/charged attacks by 40% of her DEF. This is a great brawling weapon. Lastly, for a 4-star weapon, the The Bell is a decent choice for brawling with her.

As for her artifacts, Emblem of Severed Fate is a huge boost to her Elemental Burst's power, which is the majority of her DPS. Another option is the Vourukasha's Glow set which can work, but is not nearly as strong as Severed Fate. Lastly, we want to mention Marechaussee Hunter set as we can benefit from it while Dehya is on-field brawling, but with the lack of ER, to help her high ER requirement of over 200%, you might struggle maintaining her abilities in a quick rotation.


Combos and How to Play Dehya

Dehya has a couple of dynamics to her elemental abilities that are difficult to understand. Her Elemental Skill, Molten Inferno, has two charges to use on field that deal Pyro damage. You can use it once then again, to do some extra Pyro damage. However, one issue players have with this skill is that the Pyro damage can only happen once every two and half seconds, which is a big draw back for any kind of Pyro-spreading mechanic. This unfortunately rules out Dehya's Elemental Skill as your only source of Pyro for Elemental Reactions as the application is too slow. Besides that draw back, you do gain a good amount of Damage Reduction and the radius is massive, so it can help any active character inside of it that needs to perform charged attacks due to its buffed resistances.

Her Elemental Burst, Leonine Bite, is where most players get excited about her. This ability puts her into a state of fiery attacks, where she will punch straight ahead with fists of Pyro regardless of if you are attacking or not. This is a fantastic source of Pyro AoE damage and is an awesome driver for elemental reactions. She does attack faster as you click, so we can accelerate her rather than just wait for her auto attacks. Dehya does have one flaw within her Burst though, and that is jumping. If she jumps while her Elemental Burst is active it will cancel the entire skill, so be careful. Another useful component of her Elemental Burst is if you use it on top of any elemental skill, you will absorb it and gain some resistances. However, the biggest drawback of this Elemental Burst is the short duration of only 4 seconds.


Dehya's Best Team Comps


Dehya Triple Pyro Team

Main DPS Buffer Sub DPS Shielder
Dehya Kaedehara Kazuha Xiangling Bennett

This triple Pyro team is all about stacking buffs and Elemental abilities right on top of each other. Dehya does a great job brawling on this team and can be helped out with Bennett's limited healing. However, this team really shines on bossing, stacking buffs up around Dehya and then activating Pyronado, before swapping back to Dehya for her elemental burst.


Dehya Vaporize Team

Main DPS Hydro Spreader Dendro Spreader Buffer
Dehya Xingqiu Nahida Kuki Shinobu

This Vaporize team is all about Elemental Reactions. Xingqiu can add Hydro blades to the field, spreading his elemental all over, and then Kuki Shinobu can use her Electro buffs for Dehya to brawl with. Once Dehya has completed her first charge of her Elemental Skill, Nahida can step in and drop both of her Elemental Skills. Finally, with all of this elements moving around the field, Dehya can use her second charge of her Elemental Skill and her Elemental Burst to hit the enemies hard with some super strong Pyro reactions.


Dehya Mono DPS Team

Main DPS Buffer Sub DPS Buffer
Dehya Sucrose Furina Bennett

This mono DPS team uses Furina to really amp up Dehya's ability to Vaporize. First, we start with Dehya's Elemental Skill, Molten Inferno, then switch to Furina and use both of her abilities. Now, we swap back to Dehya for a second charge of her Elemental Skill, afterwards we bring in Sucrose to use both of her abilities. Finally, Bennett sets the stage for Dehya with his Fantastic Voyage. At this point, we bring Dehya back and use her Elemental Burst to clean house. This is a fast rotation with a lot of swaps, but works amazingly well.


Dehya's Ascensions, Talents, and Constellations

Dehya Ascensions Dehya Talents Dehya Constellations

Dehya Ascension Passives and Materials

Unlock Ascension Passive Explanation
With Character The Sunlit Way Increases the Movement SPD of your own party members by 10% during the day (6:00 – 18:00). Does not take effect in Domains, Trounce Domains, or Spiral Abyss. Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the exact same effects.
1st Ascension Unstinting Succor

Within 6 seconds of Dehya retrieving the Fiery Sanctum field through Molten Inferno (Ranging Flame or Leonine Bite), she will take 60% less DMG when receiving DMG from Redmane's Blood. This effect can be triggered once every 2s.

Additionally, within 9s of Dehya unleashing Molten Inferno: Indomitable Flame, she will grant all party members the Gold-Forged Form state. This state will further increase a character's resistance to interruption when they are within the Fiery Sanctum field. Gold-Forged Form can be activated once every 18s.

4th Ascension Stalwart and True When her HP is less than 40%, Dehya will recover 20% of her Max HP and will restore 6% of her Max HP every 2s for the next 10s. This effect can be triggered once every 20s.

Dehya requires a range of materials to ascend to the 6th ascension. Starting from the second ascension she gains additional HP as she gains levels, giving a total of 28.8% HP at the final ascension. The total cost to upgrade all ascensions is as follows.

Source Quantity
Mora 420,000 Mora
Boss Material 46x Light Guiding Tetrahedron
Ascension Material
Local Specialty 168x Sand Grease Pupa
Enhancement Material
  • 18x Faded Red Satin
  • 30x Trimmed Red Silk
  • 36x Rich Red Brocade

Dehya's Talents

Listed below is each talent and a brief explanation of how they work.

Type Talent Name Brief Explanation
Normal Normal Attack: Sandstorm Assault Standard normal attack deals 4 Claymore attacks. Charged attack dashes forward and performs continuous slashes. Plunging attacks strike the ground below with an AoE Damage circle.
Elemental Skill Molten Inferno Dehya sets out a field of Pyro DMG on to the battlefield, doing Pyro damage every two and a half seconds. She has two charges of this skill and can use it again, performing a strong leap attack for a Pyro AoE strike.
Elemental Burst Leonine Bite Dehya will enter a Blazing Lionness state and perform continuous Pyro attacks with her fists, dealing AoE Pyro DMG. This is based upon her ATK and Max HP.

To upgrade a single talent to level 10, it costs:

Source Quantity
Mora 1,625,500 Mora
Special Material 1x Crown of Insight
Boss Material 6x Puppet Strings
Domain Material
  • 3x Teachings of Praxis
  • 21x Guide to Praxis
  • 38x Philosophies of Praxis
Enhancement Material
  • 6x Faded Red Satin
  • 22x Trimmed Red Silk
  • 31x Rich Red Brocade

Dehya's Constellations

Dehya's target constellation is her C6. While her other constellations are alright to help her brawling abilities, it is her C6 that boost her Elemental Burst to new levels.

# Name Explanation
C1 The Flame Incandescent

Dehya's Max HP is increased by 20%, and she deals bonus DMG based on her Max HP when using the following attacks:

  • Molten Inferno's DMG will be increased by 3.6% of her Max HP;
  • Leonine Bite's DMG will be increased by 6% of her Max HP;
C2 The Sand-Blades Glittering When Dehya uses Molten Inferno: Ranging Flame, the duration of the recreated Fiery Sanctum field will be increased by 6s. Additionally, when a Fiery Sanctum exists on the field, DMG dealt by its next coordinated attack will be increased by 50% when active character(s) within the Fiery Sanctum field are attacked.
C3 A Rage Swift as Fire
  • Increases the Level of Leonine Bite by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4 An Oath Abiding When Flame-Mane's Fist and Incineration Drive attacks unleashed during Leonine Bite hit opponents, they will restore 1.5 Energy for Dehya and 2.5% of her Max HP. This effect can be triggered once every 0.2s.
C5 The Alpha Unleashed
  • Increases the Level of Molten Inferno by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6 The Burning Claws Cleaving The CRIT Rate of Leonine Bite is increased by 10%. Additionally, after a Flame-Mane's Fist attack hits an opponent and deals CRIT Hits during a single Blazing Lioness state, it will cause the CRIT DMG of Leonine Bite to increase by 15% for the rest of Blazing Lioness's duration and extend that duration by 0.5s. This effect can be triggered every 0.2s. The duration can be extended for a maximum of 2s and CRIT DMG can be increased by a maximum of 60% this way.


  • 14 Dec. 2023: Guide added.
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