Jean Guide and Best Builds

Jean Guide and Best Builds for Genshin Impact

Jean is a 5-star Anemo Sword user known as the 'Dandelion Knight' who leads the Knights of Favonius. She focuses on single-target brawling augmented by her Anemo air blast, Gale Blade, which can throw enemies around and damage them with a strike of Anemo. Dandelion Breeze is Jean's Elemental Burst, which is a huge AoE attack that provides a burst of Anemo damage and healing for your team. Overall, Jean is a powerful support healer that can be added to almost any team.

Last updated on Nov 29, 2023 at 13:29 by Tectonix
A Rating
Anemo Element
Sword Weapon
Stephanie Southerland EN Voice Actor
Chiwa Saito JP Voice Actor

Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
  • +Constant small heals
  • +Huge burst Healing ability
  • +Decent HP and DEF scaling
  • +Elemental Skill on short Cooldown
X Weaknesses
  • -Mediocre DPS
  • -Tends to push enemies away with skills
  • -Longer Elemental Burst

Healing Support Jean

Jean's primary role in this build is to utilize normal attacks for short bursts of healing (15% of her ATK) while charging up her Elemental Burst, Dandelion Breeze. Her play style focuses on short on-field swaps, performing normal and charged attacks blended in with her Gale Blade to make elemental orbs for your team. Her Dandelion Breeze is used for critical healing, usually providing a full heal to your entire team.

BiS Weapon Freedom-Sworn
Alternate Weapons
  1. Primordial Jade Cutter
  2. Mistsplitter Reforged
  3. Favonius Sword
  4. Sacrificial Sword
Best Artifacts
  • 4-piece Options
    1. Viridescent Venerer
    2. Noblesse Oblige
  • 2-piece Option
    • Gladiator's Finale + Shimenawa's Reminiscence
Main Stats
  • Sand Stats: ATK %
  • Goblet Stats: Anemo DMG
  • Circlet Stats: Healing Bonus or CRIT Rate or CRIT DMG
Substat Priority
  1. ATK %
  2. Energy Recharge
  4. CRIT Rate
Talent Priority
  1. Normal Attack
  2. Elemental Skill
  3. Elemental Burst

For Jean's weapon choice, we select Freedom-Sworn over the Primordial Jade Cutter due to the on and off-field effects that can be applied to the entire team. The Primordial Jade Cutter would be more aligned with Jean for a Sub DPS role or to amplify her personal damage to increase her healing for the team. Overall, we feel that the Freedom-Sworn slightly edges out the alternatives for her support build. The 4-star sword choices in this build are once again looking to support team composition and not Jean's combat capabilities.

At higher levels (70 and above), Jean can provide mediocre physical damage with bursts of Anemo while remaining relatively tanky with a decent Health pool. This can come in handy when you need to create some elemental orbs or charge up her Dandelion Breeze to fully heal your team. For the most part, you will want to stack your Energy Recharge and Attack Power for bringing her out on the field for short durations. Her Artifact selection is relatively straight forward and the best in slot would be the Viridescent Venerer 4-piece set.


Combos and How to Play Jean

When choosing your setup for Jean, you ultimately will need to decide how you want to play her. Jean is not only a fantastic support healer but we can also be used to augment other players through her Artifacts, and contribute to increasing the power of others. Jean's elemental skill has a relatively short cooldown, so swapping her on-field to blast a group of enemies with Gale Blade or doing a quick flurry of strikes to get some healing on to your characters is the preferred play style for her.

Jean's Elemental Skill, Gale Blade, has some advantages of being able to push enemies away or when held down, it can pull enemies towards a designated spot. This can be used with terrain, such as cliffs, water or other elemental ground effects from other characters. This burst attack can also help with Swirl chain combinations and reactions, offering a decent chunk of damage on a short cooldown. Her Burst ability, Dandelion Breeze, is really where she shines as a healer. This large circular AoE attack not only does damage, but heals a significant amount of health to all characters and then provides a heal-over-time to the active character standing in the marked area after the skill was cast. This allows us the opportunity to use Dandelion Breeze as a powerful addition to any heroes that sacrifice health for certain attacks or to simply stay in a fight without the need to reposition for safety.

Jean's abilities function effortlessly at C0 and she's a great character to use at any point in the game. Her play style and augmented healing abilities allow for her to join a large collection of teams. Her constellations provide many useful upgrades, but none of them are critical to her success. While often being a character on the Standard Banner, Jean can be targeted occasionally on the Chronicled Wish Banner.


Jean's Best Team Comps

Most of Jean's team compositions involve her as a healing support member, triggering Swirl reactions and elemental combinations with her Anemo skills. She typically always fills the support role and is never a main DPSer. However, due to her decent amount of health and scaling with Physical damage, she can hold her own on the battlefield.


Double Hydro

Support Main DPS Sub DPS Sub DPS
Jean Raiden Shogun Yelan Furina

This build is an Elemental Burst stacking build mainly used for bosses. Furina and Yelan's Elemental Bursts offer unique buffs, Fanfare and Dice, to the active character on the battlefield. These buffs help to augment Raiden Shogun's damage while she fights and can stack with Raiden's own Elemental Burst, Secret Art: Musou Shinsetsu, which offers Resolve stacks to the active player. This means the active player on-field, Raiden in this case, will have 3 stacks of buffs going at the same time. Jean comes into play by offering RES shred and healing for the team, as well as a large blast of Anemo damage. Her healing effects can also create a synergy with Furina's Fanfare buff, pushing up the stack count for any HP changes while you fight with Raiden. These 3 stacks of buffs play a vital role in this build so be sure to keep them renewed as quickly as you can.


Sunfire Melt

Support Buffer Sub DPS Main DPS
Jean Bennett Kamisato Ayaka Yanfei

Sunfire is the community name for the interaction between Jean and Bennett’s Elemental Burst abilities, with Bennett using his burst first than Jean applying her burst second. This unique reaction takes place because Bennett's burst applies a Pyro aura to the battlefield which is continually applied to your active character. When Jean's Elemental Burst is added to Bennett's, she can Swirl that Pyro aura off of your character triggering an explosive reaction. This can repeat itself when both Elemental Bursts are stacked on top of one another. We can then take this combination further by using Ayaka@’s Elemental Burst, Kamisato Art: Soumetsu, to add Cryo and a large scale AoE to the battlefield. Lastly, we trigger a massive Melt with Yanfei's Pyro abilities, using both her Skill and Burst together. Finish off any enemies left on the map with Yanfei’s charged attacks.


Double Anemo Xiao

Support Main DPS Sub DPS off-fielder Shielder
Jean Xiao Fischl Zhongli

This combination is a power house with a simple playstyle. Zhongli provides shielding to the team, holding down his Elemental Skill to activate it. Fischl's Elemental Skill, Nightrider, provides a constant source of Electro DMG alongside your Anemo strikes from both Jean and Xiao. Jean's role is mainly healing support for Xiao's devastating plunging attacks with his Elemental Burst, Bane of All Evil. She provides healing from both her normal attacks and Dandelion Breeze for topping off Xiao as he loses a portion of his health with each of his signature attacks. Typically, you finish off Xiao's rotation, maximizing his time on-field to do damage, then heal him and repeat the process.


Ganyu Freeze

Support Main Cryo DPS Hydra off-fielder Flex option or Shielder
Jean Ganyu Xingqiu Diona

This Freeze composition uses a Hydro character, specifically Xingqiu in this example, to dose enemies with Hydro then Freeze the entire group using Ganyu's Elemental Burst or Charged Attack. This combination puts Jean into the specific slot of amplifying the elemental attacks with Swirl and using her Elemental Skill to herd enemies together before Freezing everything with a Cryo skill. We chose to include Diona in this composition, as you get the added effect of shielding and Cryo resonance for more CRIT Rate. Ganyu typically carries this team, with her powerful elemental abilities and charged shots.


Quickswap Taser Team

Main DPS Sub DPS Sub DPS Sub DPS
Jean Beidou Fischl Xingqiu

This Taser focuses on having Jean on the field brawling, then bringing out Xingqiu's Elemental Skill to buff our Damage Reduction. This combination makes Jean an absolute tank, with her healing capabilities off-setting any damage she takes in a fight. On top of the Damage Reduction we receive from Xingqiu, we can also stack Beidou's Elemental Burst, Stormbreaker, for even more Damage Reduction. Fischl will provide a powerful off-fielder with her Nightrider skill stacking with all our other elemental effects on the field, helping to create strong Elemental Reactions for this team.


Jean's Ascensions, Talents, and Constellations

Jean's Ascensions Jean's Talents Jean's Constellations

Jean Ascension Passives and Materials

Unlock Ascension Passive Explanation
With Character Guiding Breeze When a Perfect Cooking is achieved on a dish with restorative effects, there is a 12% chance to obtain double the product.
1st Ascension Wind Companion On hit, Jean's Normal Attacks have a 50% chance to regenerate HP equal to 15% of Jean's ATK for all party members.
4th Ascension Let the Wind Lead Using Dandelion Breeze will regenerate 20% of its Energy.

Jean requires a range of materials to ascend to the 6th ascension. Starting from her lowest Ascension she gains base ATK and base DEF, then after her second ascension she gains an additional healing bonus going up to 22% at her final Ascension (6th). The total cost of all Jean's Ascensions is as follows.

Source Quantity
Mora 420,000 Mora
Boss Material 46x Hurricane Seed
Ascension Material
Local Specialty 168x Dandelion Seed
Enhancement Material
  • 18x Damaged Mask
  • 30x Stained Mask
  • 36x Ominous Mask

Jean's Talents

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

Type Talent Name Brief Explanation
Normal Normal Attack: Favonius Bladework Standard normal attack dealing 5 consecutive strikes. Charged attack launches an opponent into the air using the power of wind, they will slowly fall back down and be locked in that position. Her plunging attack is a mid-air strike with an AoE damage ring upon impact
Elemental Skill Gale Blade
  • Jean releases a blast of Anemo damage, launching her opponents backwards from her position.
  • When using charged attacks you command a whirlwind to pull opponents into single spot, holding them there as long as you have stamina.
Elemental Burst Dandelion Breeze Jean creates a Dandelion Field of healing and Anemo damage that strikes opponents constantly, at the same time she heals all allies with HP scaled from her ATK.

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 Dvalin's Plume
Domain Material
  • 3x Teachings of Resistance
  • 21x Guide to Resistance
  • 38x Philosophies of Resistance
Enhancement Material
  • 6x Damaged Mask
  • 22x Stained Mask
  • 31x Ominous Mask

Jean's Constellations

People's Aegis (C2) and Lands of Dandelion (C4) are the two most prized constellations you want to aim for. The first grants every party member increased Movement SPD and ATK SPD by 15% every time Jean picks up an elemental orb or energy particle. The second one shreds all opponents Anemo RES by 40% if they are standing in our Dandelion Breeze, amazing for setting up huge damage combos with Anemo.

# Name Explanation
C1 Spiraling Tempest Increases the pulling speed of Gale Blade after holding for more than 1 second, and increases the DMG dealt by 40%.
C2 People's Aegis When Jean picks up an elemental orb/particle, all party members have their Movement SPD and ATK SPD increased by 15% for 15s.
C3 When the West Wind Arises
  • Increases the Level of Dandelion Breeze by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4 Lands of Dandelion Within the Field created by Dandelion Breeze, all opponents have their Anemo RES decreased by 40%.
C5 Outbursting Gust
  • Increases the Level of Gale Blade by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6 Lion's Fang, Fair Protector of Mondstadt Incoming DMG is decreased by 35% within the Field created by Dandelion Breeze. Upon leaving the Dandelion Field, this effect lasts for 3 attacks or 10s.


  • 23 Mar. 2024: Added notes for 4.5 Update for new summon banner for Jean.
  • 03 Feb. 2024: New Builds added.
  • 29 Nov. 2023: Guide added.
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