Yaoyao Guide and Best Builds

Yaoyao Guide and Best Builds for Genshin Impact

Yaoyao is a 4-star polearm user that specializes in spreading Dendro and team healing. Yaoyao is a pure support character with limited abilities to DPS on her own. Her toolkit involve summoning a companion who throws out Radishes, for both damage and healing. She fits well into Hyperbloom and Quicken teams with her turret-style game play.

Last updated on Dec 14, 2023 at 15:40 by Tectonix
A Rating
Dendro Element
Polearm Weapon
Kelsey Jaffer EN Voice Actor
Mai Kadowaki JP Voice Actor

Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
  • +Good Dendro spreader
  • +Heals entire team
  • +Can heal while off-field
X Weaknesses
  • -High Energy cost for Burst
  • -Constellations are very strong

Yaoyao Support Build

Yaoyao offers very little DPS output, but does perform well as a strong healer. Her ability to spread Dendro off-field is alright, but focuses on single-target rather than a large AoE. However, her skill does have a small explosion radius so enemies that are grouped together can all be hit with a single shot of Dendro. As for her healing, her companion will throw radishes to any character under 70% HP before attacking the enemy. Yaoyao is played as an off-field support with a very high Energy Recharge and HP focus.

BiS Weapon
  • Rightful Reward — Healing focused.
  • Moonpiercer — Dendro focused.
Alternate Weapons
  1. Favonius Lance
  2. Black Tassel
Best Artifacts
  • 4-piece Options
    1. Deepwood Memories
    2. Maiden Beloved
    3. Tenacity of the Millelith
  • 2-piece Option
    • Emblem of Severed Fate — Energy Recharge +20%
    • Tenacity of the Millelith — HP +20%
Main Stats
  • Sand Stats: HP % / Energy Recharge
  • Goblet Stats: HP %
  • Circlet Stats: Healing Bonus
Substat Priority
  1. Energy Recharge until Requirement
  2. HP %
  3. HP
  4. Elemental Mastery
Talent Priority
  1. Elemental Skill
  2. Elemental Burst
  3. Normal Attack

Yaoyao scales on HP for healing, ATK for her Dendro damage and Elemental Mastery for her reaction DPS. This unfortunately does not create a whole lot of synergy when it comes to her gear choices and you will need to pick which stat you want her to focus on.

Our weapon recommendations are as follows.

  • For healing, we recommend Rightful Reward — a HP based polearm that grants energy every time you are healed and can be crafted at the forge.
  • For scaling her Dendro capabilities, we recommend Moonpiercer, which offers a strong ATK buff that can still be applied while off-field.
  • Lastly, a decent alternative option is the Favonius Lance which is filled with tons of Energy Recharge and can help with energy generation for your team.

Yaoyao's top choice for Artifacts is the Deepwood Memories set, with the biggest bonus to the set allowing her companions to shred Dendro resistances. This can also occur when she is off-field, triggered through her companion. An alternative 5-star healing set can be the Maiden Beloved set; this boost to her healing abilities and can occur off-field. Finally, the 5-star set Tenacity of the Millelith will work as a team buffing set, but is generally outperformed by the other two 5-star sets due to Yaoyao not generating any shields. For an early leveling set, you can also use the 4-star Instructor set to get her started if you are new to the game.


Combos and How to Play Yaoyao

Yaoyao plays like a turret build, with her Raphanus Sky Cluster bringing out her companion to toss Dendro damage and heals to your characters. The healing effect will prioritize any character below 70% with healing, unfortunately the majority of her companion's targeting abilities are random. If you match this skill up with an active character that focuses on close range damage, you will benefit from both the Dendro damage and the healing effects at the same time. Keep that in mind when you choose your on-field character.

Yaoyao's Elemental Burst ability, Moonjade Descent, allows her to summon multiple companions (Yueguis), as long as she stays on the field for 5 seconds. This can summon up to three ‘turrets' at once, which significantly boosts her damage and healing. Bear in mind, she needs to stay on-field to complete the summons before you swap her off; swap out too early and the skill will stop. This ability will also grant you 15% movement speed and Dendro resistance, which can help in a Bloom if you have Dendro cores detonating all around you. Usually, you will just dodge and dash around until the effect is over and your team is healed to max. Most teams focus on her Elemental Skill as a Dendro spreader and her Elemental Burst as a large group heal.


Yaoyao's Best Team Comps


Yaoyao Hyperbloom Team

Off-fielder Hydro Spreader Healer Main DPS
Yaoyao Furina Kuki Shinobu Razor

This Hyperbloom team uses Furina and Yaoyao's combined elements to produce Dendro cores. Each of their Elemental Skills will summon their companions to be left on field while they are swapped out. We can then bring Kuki Shinobu on to the field and use her Sanctifying Ring or Gyoei Narukami Kariyama Rite to pair with Razor for brawling. His Electro abilities combined with Kuki Shinobu's healing, allow for to him brawl on-field while triggering the Dendro cores that are being created around him. We will continue to perform fast swaps using the Elemental Bursts of Yaoyao and Furina to keep our Dendro core production going, then return back to Razor for more brawling while maintaining Kuki Shinobu's Electro field around him. This requires no set rotation, we just need to refresh Elemental Skills as soon as they come up then return Razor to the field.


Yaoyao Turret Team

Support Off-fielder Main DPS Buffer
Yaoyao Dendro Traveler Fischl Yae Miko

This team is all about Turrets. Fischl, Yae Miko and Yaoyao all have companion skills that can stay on-field once you swap them out. The goal is to cycle through each of these characters to maintain their companions as much as possible while the Dendro Traveler fights on-field as our reaction driver with Dendro. Once again, we have no set rotation and the game play loop is easy to pick up.


Yaoyao Burgeon Team

Support Off-fielder Buffer Shielder
Yaoyao Kamisato Ayato Thoma Nahida

This Burgeon team ocuses on Kamisato Ayato as our main damage dealer, combining his Hydro attacks with Yaoyao's Dendro application to produce Dendro cores. These Dendro cores are then combined with Thoma's abilities to trigger Burgeon reactions on the field. We add Nahida to increases our Dendro application as the burning effects from the reaction with Dendro cores can rapidly eat up your cores.


Yaoyao's Ascensions, Talents, and Constellations

Yaoyao Ascensions Yaoyao Talents Yaoyao Constellations

Yaoyao Ascension Passives and Materials

Unlock Ascension Passive Explanation
With Character Tailing on Tiptoes When Yaoyao is in the party, your characters will not startle Crystalflies and certain other animals when getting near them. Check the "Other" sub-category of the "Living Beings / Wildlife" section in the Archive for creatures this skill works on.
1st Ascension Starscatter While affected by the Adeptal Legacy state caused by Moonjade Descent, Yaoyao will constantly throw White Jade Radishes at nearby opponents when she is sprinting, jumping, or running. She can throw 1 White Jade Radish this way once every 0.6s.
4th Ascension In Others' Shoes When White Jade Radishes explode, active characters within their AoE will regain HP every 1s based on 0.8% of Yaoyao's Max HP. This effect lasts 5s.

Yaoyao 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 24% HP at the final ascension. The total cost to upgrade all ascensions is:

Source Quantity
Mora 420,000 Mora
Boss Material 46x Quelled Creeper
Ascension Material
Local Specialty 168x Jueyun Chili
Enhancement Material
  • 18x Slime Condensate
  • 30x Slime Secretions
  • 36x Slime Concentrate

Yaoyao's Talents

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

Type Talent Name Brief Explanation
Normal Normal Attack: Toss 'N' Turn Standard normal attack deals 4 spear attacks. Charged attack unleashes a spear attack that lunges forwards, hitting enemies along her path. Plunging attacks strike the ground below with an AoE Damage circle.
Elemental Skill Raphanus Sky Cluster Yaoyao summons her Yuegui to throw radishes at enemies and your own characters for healing. Tapping this skill will pop out her companion at your location, while holding it will allow you to aim and adjust the direction you want to throw.
Elemental Burst Moonjade Descent Yaoyao summons several Yuegui and they all begin to throw radishes around the map. This occurs for 5 seconds and if Yaoyao leaves the field the skill is cancelled. This burst ability can rapidly heal up your entire team or do a big spike of Dendro damage to the enemy.

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 Daka's Bell
Domain Material
  • 3x Teachings of Diligence
  • 21x Guide to Diligence
  • 38x Philosophies of Diligence
Enhancement Material
  • 6x Slime Condensate
  • 22x Slime Secretions
  • 31x Slime Concentrate

Yaoyao's Constellations

Almost all of Yaoyao's constellations are useful for enhancing her healing capabilities, but C1 for her is particularly helpful for spreading Dendro into packs of enemies. Her C6 is also consider to be a solid increase in her Dendro damage abilities.

# Name Explanation
C1 Adeptus' Tutelage When White Jade Radishes explode, active characters within their AoE will gain 15% Dendro DMG Bonus for 8s and have 15 Stamina restored to them. This form of Stamina Restoration can only be triggered every 5s.
C2 Innocent While affected by the Adeptal Legacy state caused by Moonjade Descent, if White Jade Radish explosions damage opponents, 3 Energy will be restored to Yaoyao. This form of Energy regeneration can occur once every 0.8s.
C3 Loyal and Kind
  • Increases the Level of Raphanus Sky Cluster by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4 Winsome After using Raphanus Sky Cluster or Moonjade Descent, Yaoyao's Elemental Mastery will be increased based on 0.3% of her Max HP for 8s. The maximum Elemental Mastery she can gain this way is 120.
C5 Compassionate
  • Increases the Level of Moonjade Descent by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6 Beneficent

For every 2 White Jade Radishes Yuegui: Throwing Mode throws out, it will also throw a Mega Radish that will have a larger AoE than the standard White Jade Radish and have the following effects upon exploding.

  • Deals AoE Dendro DMG based on 75% of Yaoyao's ATK.
  • Restores HP for the active character based on 7.5% of Yaoyao's Max HP.

Every Yuegei: Throwing Mode can throw out a maximum of 2 Mega Radishes.



  • 14 Dec. 2023: Guide added.
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