Yanfei Guide and Best Builds

Yanfei Guide and Best Builds for Genshin Impact

Yanfei is a 4-Star Pyro Catalyst user in Genshin Impact who deals powerful Pyro damage through the Vaporize or Overload reactions with strong Charged Attacks. This guide will focus on Yanfei's best builds, artifacts, weapons and best team compositions.

Last updated on Mar 20, 2024 at 16:34 by Shikhu
C Rating
Pyro Element
Catalyst Weapon
Rarity
Lizzie Freeman EN Voice Actor
Hanamori Yumiri JP Voice Actor
1.

Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
  • +Powerful ranged attacks making some enemies easier to attack.
  • +Does not require Constellations to deal good damage.
  • +Great Pyro application due to being an on-field catalyst character.
X Weaknesses
  • -While fun to play, damage output will be noticeably lower than the many powerful Pyro DPS the game has.
  • -Primarily uses Charged Attacks which consumes a lot of stamina.

Yanfei has 2 main builds, the first being a Pyro DPS and the second being a Shield Support with her 4th Constellation Supreme Amnesty.

2.

On-Field Pyro DPS Yanfei

BiS Weapon Skyward Atlas
Alternate Weapons
  1. Memory of Dust
  2. Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds
  3. Kagura's Verity
  4. The Widsith
  5. Dodoco Tales
  6. Solar Pearl
Best Artifacts
  1. Crimson Witch of Flames
  2. Gilded Dreams
  3. Wanderer's Troupe
Main Stats
  • Sand Stats: Elemental Mastery / ATK %
  • Goblet Stats: Pyro DMG
  • Circlet Stats: CRIT Rate / DMG
Substat Priority
  1. CRIT Rate / DMG
  2. ATK %
  3. Energy Recharge
  4. Elemental Mastery
Talent Priority
  1. Normal Attack
  2. Elemental Burst
  3. Elemental Skill

Yanfei's best weapon can vary depending on which buffs you use to increase Yanfei's overall DPS. Generally, Skyward Atlas will be your best weapon but using ATK increasing buffs such as Bennett's Elemental Burst this will change to make Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds and Kagura's Verity better.

You generally want to be using Crimson Witch of Flames with a focus on stats such as CRIT, ATK and Pyro DMG to increase Yanfei's potential. Gilded Dreams is even better however if you focus on Overload and Elemental Mastery. Because she will be on-field the majority of the time, your Normal Attack is the most important Talent.

Yanfei's artifacts can also be built to focus your Main and Sub stats Elemental Mastery when used in Overload reactions and team compositions such as those involving Chevreuse.

3.

Shield Support Tankfei

With Yanfei's Supreme Amnesty she can also be built as a Shielder instead of a DPS focusing on HP % stats and Energy Recharge.

BiS Weapon Prototype Amber
Alternate Weapons
  1. Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers
  2. Favonius Codex
Best Artifacts
  1. 2 Piece HP % or Energy Recharge Artifacts
Main Stats
  • Sand Stats: Energy Recharge / HP %
  • Goblet Stats: HP %
  • Circlet Stats: HP %
Substat Priority
  1. Energy Recharge to requirements
  2. HP %
  3. HP
Talent Priority
  1. Elemental Burst
  2. Normal Attack
  3. Elemental Skill

Yanfei as a shielder wants Prototype Amber, because it increases the strength of her shield, generates Energy, and also provides a small amount of Healing for the team. Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers can also be a good choice to the buffs it provides but Prototype Amber is easy to get with no downsides to using it.

Yanfei wants Energy Recharge to hit her requirements to regularly Burst and outside of that wants HP.

3.1.

Energy Recharge Requirements

When playing Yanfei as an on-field DPS, she generally wants around 120-130% Energy Recharge. This is because Yanfei normally bursts every other rotation so that artifacts can focus on CRIT instead.

If you did want Yanfei to burst every rotation, or when played as a Shield Support, you instead need 200-240% depending on your team composition.

4.

Combos and How to Play Yanfei

Yanfei's Normal Attacks, Skills and Bursts help to generate Scarlet Seals up to a maximum of 3 seals (or 4 at C6). These seals decrease Stamina consumption and are consumed with Charged Attack to deal increased DMG as well as a wider AoE to defeat enemies.

Both Signed Edict and Done Deal generate the maximum number of Scarlet Seals. This means that you want to use a Charged Attack between activations of your Skill and Burst to ensure you do not waste Seals. An example would be:

  • Normal Attack
  • Done Deal
  • Normal Attack (If C6)
  • Charged Attack
  • Normal Attack
  • Signed Edict
  • Charged Attack

From there you can continue to build up Seals and Deal Charged Attacks. Depending on how fast you can apply Hydro, you may only want to do 2/3 Normal Attacks so that you Charge more often to deal bigger Vaporize damage hits.

5.

Yanfei's Best Team Comps

Yanfei has some great team compositions, generally either involving Vaporize or Overload.

5.1.

Yanfei Vaporize Teams

Main DPS Sub DPS Support Support
Yanfei Furina

Vaporize teams tend to be best for Yanfei, allowing her to deal great damage. Hydro characters such as Xingqiu and Yelan have powerful Hydro application allowing high damage Vaporize attacks to occur.

Furina and Bennett work great together in this team. Bennett provides Pyro Resonance, ATK buffs and also healing for Furina's Fanfare stacks. Jean is also a decent replacement to Bennett by bringing in RES Shred.

5.2.

Yanfei Overload Teams

Main DPS Sub DPS Support Support
Yanfei Chevreuse

Chevreuse is a great addition to Overload teams providing Pyro and Electro RES Shred as well as ATK increases for Pyro and Electro characters. Generally played either with triple or double Pyro but triple Pyro often being better using characters such as Bennett or Xiangling.

Other supportive characters such as Zhongli and Anemo characters like Venti and Kaedehara Kazuha can be great for additional RES Shred. That being said, too much RES Shred alongside Chevreuse can result in diminishing returns.

5.3.

Yanfei Shield Support Team

Main DPS Support Support Support
Lyney Bennett Yanfei

Yanfei's best teams as a shielder tend to be in teams which benefit from the Pyro Resonance she provides while also providing minimal Pyro application allowing her to be a fairly neutral shielder. Characters who tend to benefit most are Hu Tao, Lyney and Yoimiya.

6.

Yanfei's Ascensions, Talents and Constellations

Yanfei's Ascensions Yanfei's Talents Yanfei's Constellations
6.1.

Yanfei's Ascension Passives and Materials

Unlock Ascension Passive Explanation
With Character Encyclopedic Expertise Displays the location of nearby resources unique to Liyue on the mini-map.
1st Ascension Proviso When Charged Attacks occur, each Scarlet Seal increases Pyro DMG by 5% for 6s.
4th Ascension Blazing Eye Charged Attacks deal additional AoE Pyro DMG when Yanfei deals a CRIT.

Yanfei requires a range of materials to ascend to the 6th ascension. Starting from the second ascension she gains additional Pyro DMG as she levels, giving a total of 24% Bonus Pyro DMG at the final ascension. The total cost to upgrade all ascensions is:

Source Quantity
Mora 420,000 Mora
Boss Material 46x Juvenile Jade
Ascension Material
Local Specialty 168x Noctilucous Jade
Enhancement Material
  • 18x Treasure Hoarder Insignia
  • 30x Silver Raven Insignia
  • 36x Golden Raven Insignia
6.2.

Yanfei's Talents

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

Type Talent Name Brief Explanation
Normal Normal Attack: Seal of Approval All Attacks deal Pyro DMG. Normal Attacks give a Scarlet Seal with each attack. Charged Attacks use up Scarlet Seals to deal additional DMG. Charged Attacks work normally and do not give seals.
Elemental Skill Signed Edict Deals AoE Pyro DMG, granting the maximum number of Scarlet Seals and generating 3 energy when an enemy is hit.
Elemental Burst Done Deal

Deals AoE Pyro DMG around Yanfei and applying Brilliance.

Brilliance then generates Scarlet Seals every second and gives Yanfei a Charged Attack DMG Bonus based on skill level.

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 Bloodjade Branch
Domain Material
  • 3x Teachings of Gold
  • 21x Guide to Gold
  • 38x Philosophies of Gold
Enhancement Material
  • 6x Treasure Hoarder Insignia
  • 22x Silver Raven Insignia
  • 31x Golden Raven Insignia
6.3.

Yanfei's Constellations

# Name Explanation
C1 The Law Knows No Kindness When Charged Attacks occur, each Scarlet Seal reduces the Stamina cost even further while increasing interruption RES.
C2 Right of Final Interpretation Increases Yanfei's Charged Attack CRIT Rate by 20% for enemies below 50% HP.
C3 Samadhi Fire-Forged
  • Increases the Level of Signed Edict by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4 Supreme Amnesty Creates Shields when Done Deal is used based on HP and absorbs Pyro DMG more effectively.
C5 Abiding Affidavit
  • Increases the Level of Done Deal by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6 Extra Clause Increases the maximum number of Scarlet Seals by 1.
6.4.

Changelog

  • 21 Mar. 2023: Additional build information added.
  • 22 Jan. 2024: Guide added.
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