Yae Miko Guide and Best Builds

Yae Miko Guide and Best Builds for Genshin Impact

Yae Miko is a 5-Star Electro Catalyst user in Genshin Impact who deals powerful off-field Electro damage. Our Yae Miko guide focuses on her best builds, artifacts, weapons and best team compositions.

Last updated on Feb 11, 2024 at 17:06 by Shikhu
A Rating
Electro Element
Catalyst Weapon
Ratana EN Voice Actor
Sakura Ayane JP Voice Actor

Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
  • +Elemental Skill has a short cooldown giving you the ability to have 100% uptime.
  • +Enemies can be dodged using Yae's Elemental Skill.
  • +Elemental Burst deals powerful AoE Electro DMG.
X Weaknesses
  • -Turrets need to be positioned carefully and manually adjusted if enemies leave the attack radius.
  • -Elemental Burst has a high Energy Cost.

Yae primarily is played as a SubDPS generally focusing on the Aggravate reaction but can be played in other reactions as well such as Hyperbloom, Overloaded and Electro-Charged.


Yae Miko Aggravate Build

BiS Weapon Kagura's Verity
Alternative Weapons
  1. A Thousand Floating Dreams
  2. Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds
  3. Skyward Atlas
  4. The Widsith
  5. Solar Pearl
Best Artifacts
  1. Gilded Dreams
  2. Golden Troupe
  3. Emblem of Severed Fate
Main Stats
  • Sand Stats: Elemental Mastery / ATK %
  • Goblet Stats: Electro DMG
  • Circlet Stats: CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG
Substat Priority
  1. Energy Recharge to requirements
  2. CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG
  3. ATK %
  4. Elemental Mastery
Talent Priority
  1. Elemental Skill
  2. Elemental Burst
  3. Normal Attack

Yae has a range of powerful weapon options with her signature weapon, Kagura's Verity generally being her best option. A Thousand Floating Dreams being her second best generally because of the passive provided. Some 4-star options include The Widsith and Solar Pearl both of which can be great options when at R5.

Gilded Dreams is a great artifact set for Yae with its Elemental Mastery and ATK boosting effects. Another great option is Golden Troupe in more single-target focused scenarios.

When focusing on Aggravate, Yae wants to be built with CRIT, ATK % and Elemental Mastery to increase her DMG.


Yae Miko Hyperbloom Build

BiS Weapon A Thousand Floating Dreams
Alternate Weapons
  1. Kagura's Verity
  2. Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds
  3. Wandering Evenstar
  4. Sacrificial Fragments
Best Artifacts
  1. Gilded Dreams
  2. 2 Piece set bonuses of +80 EM. Wanderer's Troupe, Gilded Dreams, Flower of Paradise Lost.
  3. Flower of Paradise Lost
Main Stats
  • Sand Stats: Elemental Mastery
  • Goblet Stats: Elemental Mastery / Electro DMG
  • Circlet Stats: Elemental Mastery / CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG
Substat Priority
  1. Elemental Mastery
  2. CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG
  3. ATK %
  4. Energy Recharge
Talent Priority
  1. Elemental Skill
  2. Elemental Burst
  3. Normal Attack

When built as a Hyperbloom DPS, Yae will spend a lot more time on-field dealing Electro DMG to generate Hyperblooms. As the driver for this reaction, Yae wants to be built with a lot of Elemental Mastery.

This changes her weapon priorities to make A Thousand Floating Dreams her best option with 4-star stat sticks such as Wandering Evenstar, Sacrificial Fragments and even Magic Guide decent options for her.


Yae Miko SubDPS Build

BiS Weapon Kagura's Verity
Alternate Weapons
  1. Skyward Atlas
  2. Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds
  3. Memory of Dust
  4. Solar Pearl
  5. Oathsworn Eye
Best Artifacts
  1. Golden Troupe
  2. Emblem of Severed Fate
Main Stats
  • Sand Stats: ATK %
  • Goblet Stats: Electro DMG
  • Circlet Stats: CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG
Substat Priority
  1. CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG
  2. ATK %
  3. Energy Recharge
  4. Elemental Mastery
Talent Priority
  1. Elemental Skill
  2. Elemental Burst
  3. Normal Attack

This is a more "general" build you could say, not focusing on any specific Dendro reaction like the other 2 builds and therefore does not prioritise Elemental Mastery. One example would be when she is used as a SubDPS for Raiden Shogun.

This means that Yae's stats focus more on ATK and CRIT now to increase her DMG. While Golden Troupe becomes her best artifact set.


Energy Recharge Requirements

Yae's Energy Recharge requirements can vary based on who is in the party and how often you use her Elemental Burst. If Yae is the only Electro character on the team for example, you will only want to burst every other rotation otherwise the Energy Recharge requirements become too high.

Burst frequency Energy Recharge
Yae Solo | Burst Every Other Rotation 160 - 180%
2 Electro | Burst Every Rotation 140 - 160%
2 Electro | Burst Every Other Rotation 110 - 140%

Yakan Offering (C1), roughly lowers Yae's Energy Recharge requirements down by 40% effectively allowing her to burst every rotation in a lot more teams. Playing her on-field can also lower it by roughly 15%.


Combos and How to Play Yae Miko

Yae's gameplay primarily reolves around her Sesshou Sakura, these are the lightning "turrets" which are placed when you use her Elemental Skill and deal Electro DMG periodically. You have 3 charges of this Elemental Skill and 3 Sesshou Sakura can be on the field at any time.

When the Sesshou Sakura are near to eachother, their level will increase. This means that the DMG dealt from their periodic attacks will increase. To optimise this, you want to place them in a rough triangle-like formation. Placing them in a line will only allow the middle Sakura to hit level 3.

Yae's Elemental Burst, Great Secret Art: Tenko Kenshin deals powerful Electro AoE DMG to nearby opponents. When using this skill, any Sesshou Sakura nearby will "unseal". This means they will also deal additional AoE Electro DMG to enemies. With Yae's 1st Ascension The Shrine's Sacred Shade you can then immediately re-summon your Sesshou Sakura. This therefore gives the following rotation:

  • Yakan Evocation: Sesshou Sakura x3
  • Use other character buffs and abilities.
  • Great Secret Art: Tenko Kenshin
  • Yakan Evocation: Sesshou Sakura x3

Yae Miko's Best Team Comps

Yae Miko has a wide range of teams she can support with her off-field Electro DMG. Her best teams generall being Quicken related.


Yae Miko Catalyze Teams

The Below teams focus on the Catalyze set of reactions involving Aggravate and Spread.


Aggravate Teams

Dendro DPS Sub DPS Electro DPS Support
Yae Miko

With Yae, you generally want 1 more Electro and 1 Dendro character paired alongside her with a final flex position for supportive utility such as Shields and RES Shred. Having the team with more Electro characters allows the team to primarily focus on the Aggravate reaction.

With Electro characters, Fischl tends to be the best due to how quickly she can apply Electro, Raiden Shogun instead offers more AoE DMG as well as functioning as a great battery. Kuki Shinobu instead provides healing alongside her Electro application and also opens your team up to different supportive characters such as Kaedehara Kazuha, Venti and Sucrose.

With regards to Dendro characters, you have great options. Nahida offers great personal damage as well as powerful Dendro application. Tighnari and Alhaitham prodive single target and AoE DMG respectively while characters such as Baizhu or Yaoyao provide healing and therefore allow different supportive characters.


Spread Teams

Main DPS Sub DPS Sub DPS Flex
Yae Miko

While similar to the previous team comp, this team instead uses 2 Dendro characters and therefore has a higher emphasis on Spread reaction DMG. Because you are running 2 Dendro characters, this does mean you want to ensure that 1 character is running Deepwood Memories to lower the enemy Dendro RES.

Alhaitham and Tighnari make great Main DPS options, Nahida is also an option although better saved to be paired off-field ideally if possible. The final flex position should either be a healer/shielder if you do not yet have one or another Electro character if you do. Furina is a great option when paired with Baizhu as he can easily generate Furina's Fanfare stacks.


Hyperbloom Teams

Sub DPS Sub DPS Sub DPS Support
Yae Miko

In Hyperbloom teams, Yae will be the sole Electro trigger. You generally want 2 Hydro characters with Xingqiu and Yelan having great Hydro application while Furina and Sangonomiya Kokomi instead provide utility. Nahida has the best Dendro application while Baizhu and Yaoyao instead provide healing but less Dendro application.


Yae and Raiden Teams

Main DPS Sub DPS Support Support
Raiden Shogun Yae Miko

While a less common team composition compared to Raiden Shogun's more popular teams it can still be effective in combat and can be great in combat which involves multiple waves of enemies. In more Hypercarry focused teams, once Raiden's Burst is over your DMG drops dramatically, Yae helps by providing Electro DMG outside of her Burst window. As with many of Raiden's other team compositions, characters such as Bennett, Kaedehara Kazuha, Kujou Sara and Zhongli tend to be some of her best supports.


Yae Miko's's Ascensions, Talents and Constellations

Yae Miko's Ascensions Yae Miko's Talents Yae Miko's Constellations

Yae Miko's Ascension Passives and Materials

Unlock Ascension Passive Explanation
With Character Meditations of a Yako Has a 25% chance to get 1 regional Character Talent Material (base material excluded) when crafting. The rarity is that of the base material.
1st Ascension 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.
4th Ascension Enlightened Blessing Every point of Elemental Mastery Yae Miko possesses will increase Sesshou Sakura DMG by 0.15%.

Yae Miko requires a range of materials to ascend to the 6th ascension. Starting from the second ascension they gain additional CRIT Rate as she 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 Dragonheir's False Fin
Ascension Material
Local Specialty 168x Sea Ganoderma
Enhancement Material
  • 18x Old Handguard
  • 30x Kageuchi Handguard
  • 36x Famed Handguard

Yae Miko's Talents

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

Type Talent Name Brief Explanation
Normal Normal Attack: Spiritfox Sin-Eater 3 Normal Attack chain, Charged Attacks deal AoE Electro DMG in a line in-front of Yae.
Elemental Skill Yakan Evocation: Sesshou Sakura

Elemental Skill has 3 charges, allowing you to place down 3 Sesshou Sakura to deal Electro DMG periodically.

When placed near each other (ideally in a triangle), their levels will increase and therefore deal more DMG.

Elemental Burst Great Secret Art: Tenko Kenshin Deals AoE Electro DMG to nearby enemies as well as unsealing Sesshou Sakura. When the Sesshou Sakura are unsealed, they will turn into thunderbolts dealing additional AoE Electro DMG.

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 The Meaning of Aeons
Domain Material
  • 3x Teachings of Light
  • 21x Guide to Light
  • 38x Philosophies of Light
Enhancement Material
  • 6x Old Handguard
  • 22x Kageuchi Handguard
  • 31x Famed Handguard

Yae Miko's Constellations

Yae Miko has some great early Constellations with Yakan Offering (C1) drastically lowering Yae's Energy Recharge requirements and Fox's Mooncall providing great DMG increases on her Elemental Skill. C2 would be a good stopping point for your investment.

# Name Explanation
C1 Yakan Offering Yae restores 8 energy for each Sesshou Sakura unsealed when using Great Secret Art: Tenko Kenshin.
C2 Fox's Mooncall Sesshou Sakura start at level 2 and now have a maximum level of 4 instead of 3. Their attack range is also increased by 60%.
C3 The Seven Glamours
  • Increases the Level of Yakan Evocation: Sesshou Sakura by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4 Sakura Channeling When Sesshou Sakura lightning hits opponents, increase party members Electro DMG by 20% for 5s.
C5 Mischievous Teasing
  • Increases the Level of Great Secret Art: Tenko Kenshin by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6 Forbidden Art: Daisesshou The Sesshou Sakura's attacks will ignore 60% of the opponent's DEF.


  • 11 Feb. 2024: Guide added.
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