Genshin Impact Yaoyao Best Build Guide

This Yaoyao best guide shows you how to equip Genshin Impact's newest character as either a healer or Dendro support, detailing the best weapons and abilities.

Genshin Impact Yaoyao Best Build Guide
We share the best healer and Dendro support builds for Yaoyao in Genshin Impact. | © HoYoverse

Yaoyao is a four-star Dendro user and a polearm wielder in Genshin Impact, whom you can build as a healer or Dendro support. Yaoyao's Elemental Skill makes her a great off-field single target healer, making her the perfect fit for team compositions built around single DPS units.

While the learning curve for Yaoyao's abilities is easy for players who have knowledge of the different stats, scalings, and Elemental Reactions, some players miss out on drawing true potential out of Yaoyao as they use random weapons and artifacts.

Seeing that, we prepared a detailed Yaoyao build guide that covers Yaoyao's abilities while sharing the best weapons and artifacts that you can use to build her as a healer or Dendro support unit.

Genshin Impact Yaoyao Healer Build

Genshin Impact Yaoyao Elemental Skill
Prioritize leveling up Yaoyao's Elemental Skill talent when building her as a healer support. | © HoYoverse

To build Yaoyao as a healer, you must focus on her Elemental Skill, Raphanus Sky Cluster, where she summons 'Yuegui: Throwing Mode', which throws White Jade Radishes at nearby enemies that deal AoE Dendro damage. If you are within the AoE, you will heal based on Yaoyao's max HP.

Genshin Impact Yaoyao Healing Single Target
Yaoyao's Elemental Skill heals the active character if they are low on HP. | © HoYoverse

The best part about having Yaoyao as a healer in your party is that she serves her purpose even by being off-field. Once you use her Elemental Skill, you can switch to any other character that needs healing or your DPS unit to deal with the enemy while getting healed.

To create the best Yaoyao healer build, we will focus on weapons and artifacts that raise her max HP stat. And as for attack, you must focus on upgrading Raphanus Sky Cluster skill to level 8 or higher as soon as possible.

Best Weapons For Yaoyao Healer Build In Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact Black Tassel
Black Tassel is a three-star weapon in Genshin Impact you can get from Wishes. | © HoYoverse

As we said earlier, when you are building Yaoyao as a healer, weapons that increase HP% are the best ones to go with. And the weapons that fit the requirement are:

  • Black Tassel - Yes! Now Zhongli is not the only character with whom you can use Black Tassel. The best free-to-play weapon for a Yaoyao healer build is Black Tassel, as it increases her HP by 46.9% at level 90.
  • Staff of Homa - While the Staff of Homa doesn't have a secondary stat bonus as HP%, its weapon skill, 'Reckless Cinnabar', increases HP by 20% while providing an ATK bonus based on the wielder's max HP stat. You can further increase the obtained ATK bonus if the wielder's HP is less than 50%.

Whether you are a free-to-play player or not, we recommend using the Black Tassel for a Yaoyao healer build. But if you lack ATK power and have the Staff of Homa, you can use it to balance things out.

Best Artifacts For Yaoyao Healer Build In Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact Healer Artifacts
Using two pieces of both Maiden Beloved and Tenacity of Millelith artifacts significantly increases healing. | © HoYoverse

When it comes to the best artifacts for Yaoyao's healer build, using two pieces of Maiden Beloved and two pieces of Tenacity of Millelith will give the best results. But if you need an ATK bonus and increased shield strength, you can use four pieces of the Tenacity of Millelith artifact set.

Here is the stat bonus that you get when you equip two or four pieces of the said artifacts:

ArtifactTwo Piece BonusFour Piece Bonus
Maiden BelovedCharacter Healing Effectiveness +15%Using an Elemental Skill or Burst increases healing received by all party members by 20% for 10s.
Tenacity of MillelithHP increased by 20%When an Elemental Skill hits an opponent, the ATK of all nearby party members is increased by 20%, and their shield strength is increased by 30% for 3s. This effect can be triggered once every 0.5s. This effect can still be triggered even when the character who is using this artifact set is not on the field.

Genshin Impact Yaoyao Dendro Support Build

Genshin Impact Dendro Support
Yaoyao partially acts as a Dendro support even when you build her as a healer support in Genshin Impact. | © HoYoverse

To build Yaoyao as a Dendro support, the major stats that you must focus on are Energy Recharge and Elemental Mastery. Energy Recharge will help you get your Elemental Burst, 'Moonjade Descent', quickly, and Elemental Mastery will increase the effectiveness of Elemental Reactions such as:

  • Quicken: Elemental Reaction triggered when you combine Dendro and Electro attacks.
    • Quicken has three sub Elemental Reactions:
      • Aggravate: Provides damage bonus.
      • Spread: Provides damage bonus.
  • Bloom: Elemental Reaction triggered when you combine Dendro and Hydro attacks.
    • Similar to Quicken, Bloom also has two sub Elemental Reactions:
      • Hyperbloom: It transforms Dendro Core into a homing Sprawling Shot that deals AoE Dendro damage.
      • Burgeon: It detonates the Dendro Core created by Bloom reaction, dealing increased AoE Dendro damage.
  • Burning: Elemental Reaction triggered when you combine Dendro and Pyro attacks.

Best Weapons For Yaoyao Dendro Support Build In Genshin Impact

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If you haven't forged Moonpiercer polearm yet, you can go for Dragon's Bane. | © HoYoverse

The best weapon for the Yaoyao Dendro support build is the four-star free-to-play weapon, Moonpiercer. It increases Yaoyao's Elemental Mastery stat by 110, which greatly increases the effectiveness of the different Elemental Reactions that she triggers with the help of other characters. Apart from that, you can also use Dragon's Bane, as its increases Yaoyao's Elemental Mastery by 221.

Best Artifacts For Yaoyao Dendro Support Build In Genshin Impact

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Deepwood Memories is the best set for a Yaoyao Dendro support build as, in the end, we need that extra Dendro DMG bonus. | © HoYoverse

The best artifact for Yaoyao while building her as a Dendro support is Deepwood Memories. Or, you can further increase Yaoyao's Elemental Mastery and Energy Recharge stats by using two pieces of Emblem of Severed Fate and two pieces of Wanderer's Troupe artifact sets.

Here is the stat bonus that you get when you equip two or four pieces of the said artifacts:

ArtifactTwo Piece BonusFour Piece Bonus
Deepwood MemoriesIncreases Dendro DMG by +15%After Elemental Skills or Bursts hit opponents, the targets' Dendro RES will be decreased by 30% for 8s. This effect can be triggered even if the equipping character is not on the field.
Emblem of Severed FateIncreases Energy Recharge by +20%Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained in this way.
Wanderer's TroupeIncreases Elemental Mastery by 80Increases Charged Attack DMG by 35% if the character uses a catalyst or bow.

That concludes our Genshin Impact Yaoyao best build guide.

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