Top Builds for Yanfei in Genshin Impact


Yanfei is a four-star pyro character that is focused on dealing heavy Pyro damage to her enemies. Yanfei is a legal advisor that is currently residing in Liyue, in the care of Madame Ping. Even though Yanfei is a four-star character, she is great as a main DPS because of her Pyro Catalyst damage. However, unlike Klee, Yanfei may run into stamina issues because she relies a lot on her charged attacks.

Yanfei's Talents

The Scarlet Seal can decrease the stamina consumption of Yanfei's Charged attacks.

When using Yanfei, you have to focus on using her charged attacks to deal damage. You also need to collect Scarlet Seals to reduce the stamina you need when performing charged attacks.

Seal of Approval

Yanfei relies heavily on her charged attacks to deal huge Pyro damage.

The Seal of Approval is Yanfei's normal and Charged Attacks. Yanfei will shoot Pyro fireballs for her normal attack and hitting enemies will give her a Scarlet Seal. When you use Yanfei's Charged attack, she will use all the Scarlet Seals that she accumulated and will deal a heavy Pyro attack on her enemies.

The more Scarlet Seals Yanfei has, the higher the damage she deals with her Charged attack. The Scarlet Seals will also reduce the stamina Yanfei uses when performing a Charged Attack.

Signed Edict

The signed Edict is Yanfei's Elemental Skill, dealing AoE Pyro damage in a small area.

The Signed Edict is Yanfei's Elemental Skill. Activating this skill will summon AoE Pyro damage in front of her. If you hit the enemy successfully with Signed Edict, you will get three Scarlet Seals., which you can use to perform a charged attack once again.

Done Deal

Done Deal is Yanfei's elemental burst, where she summons flames damaging enemies surrounding her.

Done Deal is the Elemental Burst of Yanfei Activating this skill summons a burst of flame around her that will burn her enemies. Using her elemental burst will also give her three Scarlet Seals and will activate the passive, Brilliance. This passive will randomly give Yanfei a Scarlet Seal as long as she is on the battlefield.

Proviso

Proviso increases Yanfei's Pyro Damage to enemies.

You can unlock the Proviso passive talent at Ascension Phase 1. This passive increases Yanfei's Pyro Damage by 5% every 6 seconds whenever she uses her Scarlet Seals for a Charged attack. Make sure to wait until the six seconds have passed before using your Charged Attack to avoid nullifying the effect of Proviso.

Blazing Eye

Blazing Eye will deal additional damage whenever Yanfei's attacks become Critical.

Blazing Eye is another Passive Talent that can be unlocked on Ascension Phase 4. Whenever Yanfei performs a CRIT attack,  she will perform an AoE Pyro Damage that scales to 80% of her Attack.

Encyclopedic Expertise

Encyclopedic Expertise will show you the location of resources around Liyue.

Encyclopedic Expertise is Yanfei's Utility Passive, which shows the resources that you can get on the map whenever you are in the Liyue Region.

Best Build for Yanfei

Yanfei is great at being a Pyro Main DPS. She may run into Stamina issues, however, getting her constellations can help solve this problem.

Pyro DPS Weapons

Below are the best Catalyst Weapons for Yanfei if you plan to focus on her Pyro damage.

Lost Prayer to the Winds

Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds can increase your Elemental Damage.

The Lost Prayer to the Winds is a five-star catalyst that has a CRIT Rate Sub stat. This Catalyst will increase your movement speed by 10%. Whenever your character is on the battlefield, your character will also gain an 8% elemental damage bonus every 4 seconds. You can stack this effect by up to 4 times. This weapon works well with Yanfei because of the added elemental damage that is needed for catalyst users.

The Windsith

The Windsith can increase your CRIT damage because of its sub stat.

The Windsith is a four-star catalyst that has a CRIT DMG sub stat. This catalyst also has the effect called Debut, which is great for Yanfei. Whenever your character enters the battlefield, they will get a random song for ten seconds. Recitative will increase your attack by 60%, Aria will increase your Elemental Damage by 48% and Interlude will increase your Elemental Mastery by 240.

Charge Attack-focused Weapons

If you want to utilize Yanfei's Charged attack, you can choose between the two weapons below.

Skyward Atlas

The Skyward Atlas is a five-star catalyst focusing on charged and normal attacks.

The Skyward Atlas is a five-star catalyst option for Yanfei. Skyward Atlas has an ATK sub stat and gives you the effect called Wandering Clouds. Wandering Clouds will increase your elemental damage bonus by 12%. Both your normal and charged attacks have a 50% chance to deal an extra 160% ATK damage on nearby enemies.

Eye of Perception

The Eye of Perception is a good four-star alternative to the Skyward Atlas.

The Eye of Perception is a four-star weapon option that has an ATK sub stat. This weapon gives your normal and charged attacks a 50% chance to generate a Bolt of Perception. The Bolt of Perception will deal 240% ATK DMG to an enemy. If you have more than one enemy, the bolt of perception will bounce between them by up to 4 times. You can get this effect every 12 seconds.

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Yanfei's Artifact Set

Yanfei's Artifact Set focuses on increasing her Pyro or Charged Attack damage. Below are some of the best artifact sets you can use for Yanfei. As always, you should aim for CRIT DMG, CRIT Rate, and Elemental Mastery for her sub-stats.

4pc. Crimson Witch of Flames

Crimson Witch of Flames increases the Pyro damage and Elemental Reaction damage of your character.

Equipping Yanfei with 2 pieces of Crimson Witch of Flames will give her a Pyro damage bonus of 15%. Completing a 4-piece set of Crimson Witch of Flames will increase the damage of overload and burning by 40%. The artifact set will also increase your melt and vaporize damage by 15%.

Whenever you use an elemental skill, your pyro damage bonus from the 2 piece-artifact set will increase to 50% every ten seconds. You can get this artifact set in the Hidden Palace of Zhou Formula.

4pc.  Wanderer's Troupe

Wanderer's Troupe is great for a charged-attack-focused Yanfei to build.

If you want to focus on maximizing Yanfei's charged attacks, 4 pieces of Wanderer's Troupe can work on Yanfei. 2 pieces of Wanderer's Troupe will increase your elemental master by 80 and 4 pieces of Wanderer's Troupe will increase the damage of your charged attacks by 35%. You can get the Wanderer's Troupe artifact set by defeating Weekly and Normal bosses on World Level 2 and up.

4pc. Lavawalker

Lavawalker is a good alternative if you do not have the Crimson Witch of Flames Artifact Set.

Another Artifact option for Yanfei is 4 pieces of Lavawalker. This artifact set is great for dealing extra Pyro damage on enemies. 2 pieces of this artifact set will increase your Pyro Resistance by 40%. 4 pieces of this artifact set will increase your damage on enemies that have the Pyro element applied to them by 35%. You can get this artifact set on the Hidden Palace of Zhou Formula.

Talent Upgrade Materials

Leveling up Yanfei's Talents will increase the damage of her skills.

Daily Domain Drops every Wed/Sat/Sun

The Guide of Gold is a talent level-up material for Yanfei.
  • Teachings of Gold
  • Guide to Gold
  • Philosophies of Gold

Treasure Hoarder Drops

You can get the Silver Raven Insignia by defeating Treasure Hoarder Enemies.
  • Recruit's Insignia
  • Sergeant's Insignia
  • Lieutenant's Insignia

Azhdaha Boss Drop

Defeating Azhdaha will give you Bloodjade Branch.
  • Bloodjade Branch

Ascension Materials

Ascending Yanfei will remove her level cap.

Lv.20

  • 1 Agnidus Agate Sliver
  • 3 Noctilucous Jade
  • 3 Treasure Hoarder Insignia

Lv.40

  • 3 Agnidus Agate Fragment
  • 2 Juvenile Jade
  • 10 Noctilucous Jade
  • 15 Treasure Hoarder Insignia

Lv.50

  • 6 Agnidus Agate Fragment
  • 4 Juvenile Jade
  • 20 Noctilucous Jade
  • 12 Silver Raven Insignia

Lv.60

  • 3 Agnidus Agate Chunk
  • 8 Juvenile Jade
  • 30 Noctilucous Jade
  • 18 Silver Raven Insignia

Lv.70

  • 6 Agnidus Agate Chunk
  • 12 Juvenile Jade
  • 45 Noctilucous Jade
  • 12 Golden Raven Insignia

Lv.80

  • 6 Agnidus Agate Gemstone
  • 20 Juvenile Jade
  • 60 Noctilucous Jade
  • 24 Golden Raven Insignia

Team Compositions

Yanfei in her character Trailer.

Melt Team

Adding Rosaria to your team will let you constantly melt enemies.

Yanfei is a four-star character, making her a low investment, high damage character. You can pair her with Xiangling to increase your ATK by 25%. Adding Rosaria and Barbara to the team can help with the Melt and Vaporize elemental reactions, giving your twice the damage if done correctly. Barbara will work as your healer and support, while also applying the Hydro element on your enemies.

Vaporize Team

Xingqiu is a great four-star character to pair with Yanfei because of his elemental burst.

If you want to maximize Yanfei's damage, you can add Xiangling and Fischl to your team. These two will give you overload reactions and Bouba can help apply constant Pyro on the enemies. Fischl and Xiangling also work great as a sub DPS whenever Yanfei runs out of Stamina. Xingqiu will constantly apply for the Wet status on enemies, allowing Yanfei to constantly Vaporize her enemies.

Zhongli Team

Adding Zhongli to your team will help Yanfei survive on the battlefield for longer.

Yanfei is a Pyro Catalyst user, and while she can deal consistent Pyro damage on enemies, she is also extremely vulnerable to attacks. By adding Zhongli to your team, you can increase the survivability of Yanfei on the Shield. You can also add Bennett as your healer so you can activate the Fervent Flames resonance and increase your attack by 25%. You can also add Xingqiu to the team to create a constant Vaporize Elemental Reaction.

Summary

Yanfei is a Legal Advisor in Liyue and is also a half-Adeptus.

Yanfei is a great, low investment four-star Pyro catalyst that works best as a Main DPS. She may run into stamina issues, but getting her constellations can get help decrease the stamina she needs when performing charged attacks. You can use the Crimson Witch of Flames or Wanderer's Troupe Artifact set on her, depending on whether you want to utilize her charged attacks or Pyro Damage.

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