Lyney Guide and Best Builds

Lyney Guide and Best Builds for Genshin Impact

Lyney is a 5-Star Pyro Bow user in Genshin Impact who deals powerful Pyro damage through Ranged Attacks and primarily Mono-Pyro team compositions due to increased DMG buffs with more Pyro teammates. This guide will focus on Lyney's best builds, artifacts, weapons and best team compositions.

Last updated on Jan 22, 2024 at 14:00 by Shikhu
A Rating
Pyro Element
Bow Weapon
Daman Mills EN Voice Actor
Shimono Hiro JP Voice Actor

Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
  • +Able to taunt enemies with their Elemental Skill
  • +Elemental Skill allows Lyney to deal Pyro DMG off-field.
  • +Powerful Pyro DMG with a unique Pyro-focused kit.
X Weaknesses
  • -Main team composition of Mono Pyro can be quite limiting at times.
  • -Can easily be staggered while aiming so shields or Interruption RES is important.

Lyney Pyro DPS Build

Lyney is built as a Pyro Main DPS dealing powerful damage through Charged Attacks.

BiS Weapon The First Great Magic
Alternate Weapons
  1. Aqua Simulacra
  2. Thundering Pulse
  3. Skyward Harp
Best Artifacts
  1. Marechaussee Hunter
Main Stats
  • Sand Stats: ATK %
  • Goblet Stats: Pyro DMG
  • Circlet Stats: CRIT DMG
Substat Priority
  1. CRIT Rate / DMG
  2. ATK %
  3. Energy Recharge
  4. ATK
Talent Priority
  1. Normal Attack
  2. Elemental Skill
  3. Elemental Burst

The First Great Magic is Lyney's signature weapon and a great fit for nim. Increasing Charged Attack DMG, CRIT DMG, ATK and SPD while also benefiting from additional Pyro characters much like Lyney and their Conclusive Ovation Passive. Some great 4-star weapons include Scion of the Blazing Sun, Prototype Crescent and Song of Stillness.

Marechaussee Hunter is by far Lyney's best artifact set boasting huge CRIT Rate increases. Because of this, you want to ensure that your Circlet is CRIT DMG instead so that you do not overcap on CRIT Rate. 64% CRIT Rate is the maximum before Marechausse to give you 100% Rate. This means that if your CRIT Rate from artifact rolls is very low, you can have it as your Circlet. Just keep the 64% base number in mind. Lyney wants around 120-150% Energy Recharge.

Normal Attack is by far the most important talent to level. Lyney's Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst are roughly similar in value.


Combos and How to Play Lyney

Lyney's gameplay is centred around his Charged Attacks. Depending on how long you hold the attack for, different effects will take place. Generally you want to hold it to the second level to summon a Grin-Malkin Hat and also to consume HP for Marechaussee Hunter's passive.

The Grin-Malkin Hat can taunt enemies keeping their attention away from you. This makes it much easier to attack! The hat will also deal AoE Pyro DMG once destroyed or when the duration expires. This can even occur when Lyney is off-field.

Lyney's Elemental Skill Wondrous Trick: Miracle Parade turns Lyney into a Grin-Malkin Cat that can move around the field and deal Pyro DMG. At the end of the duration or if triggered using your Elemental Skill button, the cat will deal AoE Pyro DMG and summon a Grin-Malkin Hat.


Lyney's Best Team Comps

Many people may think Lyney can only be ran in Mono-Pyro team compositions. While it is often his best team, there are some powerful Vaporize teams as well as fun Overload teams that have recently been possible with the character releases of Furina and Chevreuse.


Mono Pyro Lyney Teams

Main DPS Sub DPS Support Support
Lyney Bennett
Lyney Bennett

Mono-Pyro Lyney teams always want Bennett because of how good he is providing ATK Buffs and Healing. Outside of that Pyro characters or Elements which do not remove any Pyro aura on enemies are useful. Any of the 8 characters listed can perform well in this team with Kaedehara Kazuha, Zhongli and Xiangling being the best 3.


Lyney Furina Vaporize Team

Main DPS Flex Position Support Support
Lyney Furina Bennett

Vaporize teams with Furina lower Lyney's personal damage but can make up for it with Furina's damage buff from her Elemental Burst alongside reaction damage. Bennett helps to provide Resonance, ATK buffs and also supports Lyney's A4 passive.

Zhongli is the comfy option here making it much easier to attack without being interrupted. Xiangling instead brings increased DMG and Pyro application or Kaedehara Kazuha brings CC and also Pyro RES Shred.


Lyney Chevreuse Overload Team

Main DPS Sub DPS Support Support
Lyney Chevreuse Bennett

Overload teams benefit from Pyro and Electro RES Shred as well as ATK increases for Pyro and Electro characters. The best off-field Electro DPS will be Fischl, Raiden Shogun and Yae Miko.


Lyney's Ascensions, Talents and Constellations

Lyney's Ascensions Lyney's Talents Lyney's Constellations

Lyney's Ascension Passives and Materials

Unlock Ascension Passive Explanation
With Character Trivial Observations Displays the location of nearby resources unique to Fontaine on the mini-map.
1st Ascension Perilous Performance When firing a Prop Arrow, your Grin-Malkin Hat will restore 3 energy when it hits an opponent and increase DMG by 80% pf Lyney's ATK.
4th Ascension Conclusive Ovation

Opponents affected by Pyro will take 60% more DMG from Lyney. Every Pyro party member also increases DMG by 20%.

With a cap of 100%, this means Lyney wants 2 Pyro party members to reach maximum DMG buffs.

Lyney requires a range of materials to ascend to the 6th ascension. Starting from the second ascension they gain additional CRIT Rate as he levels, giving a total of 19.2% Bonus CRIT Rate at the final ascension. The total cost to upgrade all ascensions is:

Source Quantity
Mora 420,000 Mora
Boss Material 46x Emperor's Resolution
Ascension Material
Local Specialty 168x Rainbow Rose
Enhancement Material
  • 18x Recruit's Insignia
  • 30x Sergeant's Insignia
  • 36x Lieutenant's Insignia

Lyney's Talents

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

Type Talent Name Brief Explanation
Normal Normal Attack: Card Force Translocation

Normal Attack deals a standard 4 shots while Plunging Attack is similar to other characters. Charged Attack has several mechanics when charged:

  • First Charge deals Pyro DMG.
  • Second Charge fires a "Prop Arrow". This summons a Grin-Malkin Hat as well as draining HP if Lyney has more than 60% HP. When HP is consumed, you gain 1 Prop Surplus stack for your Elemental Skill with a cap of 5.
Elemental Skill Bewildering Lights

Deals AoE Pyro DMG in front of Lyney. This uses up your Prop Surplus stacks to deal increased damage.

Explodes any Grin-Malkin Hat on the field, dealing more AoE Pyro DMG.

Elemental Burst Wondrous Trick: Miracle Parade

Transforms you into a Grin-Malkin Cat, as you move around you deal Pyro DMG to nearby opponents.

At the end, summon a Grin-Malkin Hat and 1 stack of Prop Surplus.

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 Primordial Greenbloom
Domain Material
  • 3x Teachings of Equity
  • 21x Guide to Equity
  • 38x Philosophies of Equity
Enhancement Material
  • 6x Recruit's Insignia
  • 22x Sergeant's Insignia
  • 31x Lieutenant's Insignia

Lyney's Constellations

Locquacious Cajoling (C2) is a great stopping point for Lyney's Constellations. It provides a huge CRIT DMG increase up to 60% for being on-field.

# Name Explanation
C1 Whimsical Wonders Allows 2 Grin-Malkin Hats to be on-field at the same time. Prop Arrows will now also summon 2 Hats as well as an additional Prop Surplus Stack every 15s.
C2 Locquacious Cajoling While on-field, gain 20% CRIT DMG every 2s with a cap of 60%.
C3 Prestidigitation
  • Increases the Level of Prestidigitation by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4 Well-Versed, Well-Rehearsed After an opponent is hit by Lyney's Pyro Charged Attack, this opponent's Pyro RES will be decreased by 20% for 6s.
C5 To Pierce Enigmas
  • Increases the Level of Wondrous Trick: Miracle Parade by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6 Guarded Smile When Lyney fires a Prop Arrow, an additional Pyrotechnic Strike will occur.


  • 22 Jan. 2024: Guide added.
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