Yun-Jin Guide and Best Builds

Yun-Jin Guide and Best Builds for Genshin Impact

Yun Jin is a 4-star Geo user from Genshin Impact who utilizes a Polearm and specializes in enhancing teammate's Normal Attack damage using her Elemental Burst, Cliffbreaker's Banner. She also has a defensive Elemental Skill, Opening Flourish. This Elemental Skill can parry attacks and provided a limited shield to Yun Jin.

Last updated on Dec 07, 2023 at 07:40 by Tectonix
A Rating
Geo Element
Polearm Weapon
Judy Alice Lee EN Voice Actor
Koiwai Kotori JP Voice Actor

Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
  • +Low investment to build.
  • +Does not need Constellations.
  • +Solid buffer for DPS.
X Weaknesses
  • -Elemental Skill is weak.
  • -Elemental Skill only generates a few Particles.
  • -Essentially can only be a buffer.

Yun Jin Support Role

Yun Jin is an off-field support with very little benefit outside of buffing the Normal Attacks of whoever is on-field while her buff is active. This may seem quite limiting, but it actually opens her up as an excellent option for certain builds and characters. This buff is based on her DEF stat and is amplified through her 4th Ascension so we do not have a high investment cost to setting her up as a support.

The buff comes from her Elemental Burst Cliffbreaker's Banner and is the primary reason to add her to any team composition. The buff lasts for 30 strikes so some characters are going to finish it quickly, where as a Claymore user might finish slower.

BiS Weapon Engulfing Lightning
Alternate Weapons
  1. Favonius Lance
  2. "The Catch"
  3. Kitain Cross Spear
Best Artifacts
  • 4-piece Option
    1. Husk of Opulent Dreams
  • 2-piece Option
    • Emblem of Severed Fate — Energy Recharge +20%
    • Husk of Opulent Dreams — DEF +30%
Main Stats
  • Sand Stats: Energy Recharge / DEF %
  • Goblet Stats: DEF %
  • Circlet Stats: DEF %
Substat Priority
  1. DEF %
  2. Energy Recharge
  3. DEF
  4. CRIT Rate / DMG
Talent Priority
  1. Elemental Burst
  2. Elemental Skill
  3. Normal Attack

Her weapon selection is straightforward with her best 5-star weapon being Engulfing Lightning simply due to the bonus Energy Recharge available on the weapon and through the weapon's skill. Almost equally as good is the Favonius Lance also due to Energy Recharge and bonus particle generation. Lastly, we have included the Kitain Cross Spear for its particle generation that can occur off-field. With each weapon we pay little attention to its damage stats and use this gear slot to add as much Energy Recharge as we can. Yun Jin's Energy Recharge should be as high as possible when not paired with other Geo characters aiming for 220% - 250%. When paired with another Geo character, 150 - 200% Energy Recharge is required.

As for her Artifacts, we can focus on a single set to get everything we want. Husk of Opulent Dreams is that set. Not only does it stack DEF as a bonus, but its 4-piece bonus will increase that DEF bonus further while off-field. This allows us to swap her onto the field, and use her burst with the maximum benefit already to go. An argument could be made for using 2-piece set bonuses rather than a 4-piece. We have given some of those options as well.


Combos and How to Play Yun Jin

There is very little to know about using Yun Jin as a pure support character. We simply line up our buffs for our main DPS and then bring Yun Jin on the field for her Elemental Burst Cliffbreaker's Banner. Afterwards, swap back to your main DPS to use their buffed Normal Attacks. There is not much more to know about her Elemental Burst.

Yun Jin's Elemental Skill, Opening Flourish, has a couple of variations depending on how you use it.

  1. A simple press unleashes a Geo attack.
  2. Hold and charge the skill to Level 1, then release. This method generates Energy for your team after being held for just over one second then released.
  3. Hold and charge to Level 2, then release. This is method will maximize your particle generation and also provide a limited shield for her. However, it has a longer casting time of 2.5 seconds. This can be used to block a strong incoming attack you cannot get away from, but the high cast time takes away from it being used as an emergency shield. You have to plan for it, which makes it somewhat useless in intense fighting.
  4. Parring an attack. Yun Jin's 1st Ascension passive grants her the ability to instantly release a level 2 charge if she uses her Elemental Skill at the exact moment she gets hit. Very much like you would parry an attack in an action game. This is by far the best variation of her skill, but it takes some skill and timing to perfect it, with some players saying it is impossible unless you have a good connection.

Overall, if you simply focus on using her Elemental Burst and keep her Energy Recharge as high as you can she can be a fantastic buff for characters who focus on Normal attacks as their primary source of damage.


Yin Jin's Best Team Comps

Yun Jin is best placed on teams that focus on buffing a single characters attack, specifically Normal Attacks.


Noelle Hypercarry Team

Support Main DPS Buffer Off-fielder
Yun Jin Noelle Bennett Fischl

This Noelle Hypercarry team combination uses Yun Jin and Bennett's buffing abilities to focus on Noelle's primary attack with her Claymore. The synergy here between Yun Jin and Noelle's large, slow, AoE attacks is almost perfect with 30 attacks available between each rotation. We have added Fischl supporting off-field DMG with her Electro attacks. Overall, this build performs quite well and is very easy to play with no set rotation outside of using Yun Jin's Cliffbreaker's Banner than swapping to Noelle until the buff expires.


Ayato Team

Support Main DPS Sub DPS CC
Yun Jin Kamisato Ayato Xingqiu Kaedehara Kazuha

The main focus of this build is Ayato and his Normal Attacks, providing some significant Hydro DMG. Xingqiu's Elemental Skill Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen and Elemental Burst Guhua Sword: Raincutter, both produce Rain Swords helping to keep Ayato safe with extra Damage Reduction. They also boost his interruption RES, allowing him to continuously chain his attacks. Kazuha is added to help with grouping enemies together with his Chihayaburu and his Kazuha Slash can both be used just before Yun Jin's Cliffbreaker's Banner to stack her buff on Ayato. Overall, this build is a lot of fun with Ayato's Kamisato Art: Kyouka and Kamisato Art: Suiyuu, both benefiting his normal attacks.


Yoimiya Vaporize Team

Support Main DPS Buffer Shielder
Yun Jin Yoimiya Xingqiu Zhongli

As with our previous build, this Vaporize team's main DPS is focused on Normal Attacks. Yoimiya's Niwabi Fire-Dance converts her Normal Attacks to Pyro allowing her to get some great Elemental Reaction damage with Xingqiu spreading Hydro. We amplify her attacks further with Yun Jin's Cliffbreaker's Banner, letting Yoimiya run around the field and take down enemies with her bow. On top of this synergy around Normal Attacks, we have added in Zhongli for shielding, Elemental RES shred and a Geo Resonance bonus with Yun Jin. This build's rotation is very fluid and does not have any set order outside of swapping Yoimiya on to the field right after Yun Jin's buff is activated.


Yun Jin's Ascensions, Talents, and Constellations

Yun Jin's Ascensions Yun Jin's Talents Yun Jin's Constellations

Yun Jin's Ascension Passives and Materials

Unlock Ascension Passive Explanation
With Character Light Nourishment When Perfect Cooking is achieved on Food with Adventure-related effects, there is a 12% chance to obtain double the product.
1st Ascension True to Oneself Using Opening Flourish at the precise moment when Yun Jin is attacked will unleash its Level 2 Charged (Hold) form.
4th Ascension Breaking Conventions The Normal Attack DMG Bonus granted by Cliffbreaker's Banner is further increased by 2.5%/5%/7.5%/11.5% of Yun Jin's DEF when the party contains characters of 1/2/3/4 Elemental Types, respectively.

Yun Jin requires a range of materials to ascend to the 6th ascension. Starting from the second ascension she gains additional Energy Recharge as she gains levels, giving a total of 26.8% Energy Recharge at the final ascension. The total cost to upgrade all ascensions is as follows.

Source Quantity
Mora 420,000 Mora
Boss Material 46x Riftborn Regalia
Ascension Material
Local Specialty 168x Glaze Lily
Enhancement Material
  • 18x Damaged Mask
  • 30x Stained Mask
  • 36x Ominous Mask

Yun Jin's Talents

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

Type Talent Name Brief Explanation
Normal Normal Attack: Cloud-Grazing Strike Standard Normal Attack dealing 5 consecutive spear strikes. Charged Attack lunges forward with a spear attack, hurting enemies along the her path. Plunging Attack strike the ground below with an AoE Damage circle.
Elemental Skill Opening Flourish Pressing the skill deals a simple Geo DMG strike. Holding the skill down and charging it to Level 1 or 2 produces an elemental shield, once the shield is depleted, a blast of Geo DMG happens.
Elemental Burst Cliffbreaker's Banner Deals AoE Geo DMG and grants a buff to all allies Normal Attacks based on Yun Jin's current DEF.

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 Ashen Heart
Domain Material
  • 3x Teachings of Diligence
  • 21x Guide to Diligence
  • 38x Philosophies of Diligence
Enhancement Material
  • 6x Damaged Mask
  • 22x Stained Mask
  • 31x Ominous Mask

Yun Jin's Constellations

Almost all of Yun Jin's constellations are useful and push her to become a stronger buffer for your main DPS, mainly her Myriad Mise-En-Scène (C2) and Decorous Harmony (C6). However, she functions fine at C0 and the high investment is not worth chasing.

# Name Explanation
C1 Thespian Gallop Opening Flourish's CD is decreased by 18%.
C2 Myriad Mise-En-Scène After Cliffbreaker's Banner is unleashed, all nearby party members' Normal Attack DMG is increased by 15% for 12s.
C3 Seafaring General
  • Increases the Level of Cliffbreaker's Banner by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4 Flower and a Fighter When Yun Jin triggers the Crystallize Reaction, her DEF is increased by 20% for 12s.
C5 Famed Throughout the Land
  • Increases the Level of Opening Flourish by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6 Decorous Harmony Characters under the effects of the Cliffbreaker's Banner have their Normal ATK SPD increased by 12%.


  • 07 Dec. 2023: Guide added.
Show more
Show less