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Three ways to play Yae Miko as a Support character in Genshin Impact

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The Chief Priestess of Grand Narukami Shrine, Yae Miko, is a capable support character, utilizing otherworldly abilities in combat to deal Electro damage to enemies whether she's on the field or not. Because Yae can be bit more versatile than she may initially appear, we've put together a few examples of how to build this charismatic character—here are three ways to play Yae Miko as a Support character in Genshin Impact.

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Yae Miko builds

Artifact Main Stat effects

Yae Miko wields a Catalyst and the Electro Element in combat. Her passive ability increases Elemental Skill Damage by a percentage of her Elemental Mastery, and her Critical Rate will increase with leveling. While using her Elemental Skill, Yae can create up to three Sesshou Sakura on the field, periodically dealing Electro Damage to nearby foes. 

Her Elemental Burst destroys the manifested Sesshou Sakura, summoning a Tenko Thunderbolt to deal Electro Damage for each Sesshou Sakura destroyed this way. Because of all this, you'll want Yae’s equipped artifacts to have the following Main Stat effects

  • Timepiece - Elemental Mastery
  • Goblet - Electro Damage Percentage
  • Circlet - Critical Damage Percentage

The best Sub-Stat effects for Yae Miko's artifacts will depend on the type of build that you’re going for, but investing into the Elemental Mastery stat will always benefit Yae’s kit.

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Mischievous Elemental Fox

The Mischievous Elemental Fox build focuses solely on maximizing Yae Miko’s Elemental Mastery, increasing the amount of Electro Damage dealt by the Sesshou Sakura created when using her Elemental Skill. Each point of Elemental Mastery will increase Sesshou Sakura Damage by 0.15 percent, so you’ll want to invest in that Stat as much as possible.

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For this build, you’ll want to use a four-piece Wanderer’s Troupe artifact set and the four-star Catalyst weapon, Sacrificial Fragments, which provide the following benefits:

  • Artifact Set
    • Increases Elemental Mastery by 80 points
    • Increases Charged Attack Damage if the characters uses a Catalyst or a Bow
  • Weapon
    • Elemental Mastery Sub-Stat
    • At the first refinement level, the equipped character’s Elemental Skill has a 40 percent chance to end its own cooldown when hitting opponents. This effect can only occur once every 30 seconds.

For the artifact sub-stats of this build, Yae will benefit from focusing on Elemental Mastery and Attack Percentage. The base benefits provided by this artifact and weapon combo will increase Yae Miko's Elemental Mastery by 80 points overall, along with more frequent usage of her Elemental Skill.

This build relies on raising Elemental Mastery for Yae Miko as high as possible, and benefits greatly from a team capable of increasing Yae’s Elemental Mastery Stat value. An example would be:

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  • Yoimiya
    • Her Elemental Burst applies an explosive debuff called Aurorus Blaze to one opponent. Aurorus Blaze will deal Area-of-Effect Pyro Damage when the afflicted enemy is hit by another character’s Attacks, Elemental Skill, or Elemental Burst. This debuff is passed to nearby enemies if the afflicted opponent is defeated before it’s duration ends.
  • Sucrose
    • Her Passive Skill increases Yae Miko’s Elemental Mastery by 20 percent of Sucrose’s Elemental Mastery when hitting foes with an Elemental Skill or Burst. Triggering a Swirl reaction will increase Yae’s Elemental Mastery by 50 points.
  • Albedo
    • His Passive Skill increases Yae Miko’s Elemental Mastery by 125 points when using his Elemental Burst. His Elemental Skill creates a floating platform that can be used to escape danger.

Yae Miko's Elemental Skill will litter the field with Sesshou Sakura, while Yoimiya’s Elemental Burst will trigger Overloaded Elemental Reactions and apply Aurorus Blaze to an opponent. Both Sucrose’s Elemental Skill and Burst will cause Swirl reactions, spreading further Overloaded reactions, while Albedo’s Elemental Skill will create a safe haven high above the raging flames.

Energetic Fox Priestess

Energetic Fox Priestess focuses on building up Energy Recharge, increasing the rate of Elemental Particle collection and allowing Yae Miko to use her Elemental Burst more frequently. You should still invest in Elemental Mastery stat, however, as this will increase her Elemental Skill Damage before using her Burst.

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The best artifacts for Energetic Fox Priestess build are the two-piece Wanderer’s Troupe and two-piece Emblem of Severed Fates, along with the Favonius Codex as the chosen weapon. They provide the following benefits:

  • Artifact Set
    • Increases Elemental Mastery by 80 points
    • Increases Energy Recharge by 20 percent
  • Weapon
    • At first refinement level, Critical Hits have a 60 percent chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate six Energy for the equipped character. This effect can only occur once every 12 seconds.

For this artifact set, you'll want to focus on Elemental Mastery, Energy Recharge, and Attack Percentage as the sub-stats. The base benefits provided by this artifact and weapon combo will increase Yae Miko's Elemental Mastery by 80 points and Energy Recharge by 20 percent.

Energetic Fox Priestess is focused on using Yae Miko's Elemental Burst as often as possible, summoning Tenko Thunderbolts to decimate your foes more frequently. As such, this build benefits from a team that can generate Elemental Particles. An example would be:

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  • Klee
    • When her Charged Attacks result in a Critical Hit, her passive skill generates Elemental Energy for all nearby party members. Her Elemental Burst continuously deals Area-of-Effect Pyro Damage to nearby enemies for a small period of time.
  • Kaeya
    • Foes frozen by his Elemental Skill will generate additional Elemental Particles, with up to two Elemental Particles gained this way per use. His Elemental Burst creates three icicles to encircle the active character, dealing Cryo Damage to nearby opponents for its duration.
  • Xingqiu
    • His Elemental Burst creates floating Hydro swords, providing coordinated attacks alongside Klee and applying the Wet status while also absorbing some damage from opponents. Opponents afflicted with the Wet status can then be frozen by Kaeya.

Xinqiu's Elemental Burst will apply the Wet status to enemies and attack alongside Klee, generating Elemental Energy for your team. This will allow Kaeya to Freeze opponents with his Elemental Skill, creating Elemental Particles. Yae's Elemental Skill can also be used as a catalyst for Elemental Reactions, creating Elemental Particles and allowing you to use her Elemental Burst more often.

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Divine Lightning Fox

Harnessing the power of Electro itself, the Divine Lightning Fox goes all-in on maximizing Yae's Electro Damage. This build is focused on increasing the amount of Elemental Damage done by her Attacks, Elemental Skill, and Elemental Burst, allowing Yae to trigger some devastating Elemental Reactions.

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For the Divine Lightning Fox build, you’ll want to equip a four-piece Thundering Fury artifact set and the four-star Catalyst weapon, Hakushin Ring, which provide the following benefits:

  • Artifact Set
    • Increases Electro Damage by 15 percent
    • Increases damage caused by Overloaded, Electro-Charged, and Superconduct by 40 percent. Triggering these effects will decrease Elemental Skill cooldown by one second. This can only occur once every 0.8 seconds.
  • Weapon
    • When the equipped character triggers an Electro elemental reaction, nearby party members of an Elemental Type involved in the elemental reaction receive a ten percent Elemental Damage increase for their element. Elemental Bonuses gained this way last for six seconds and cannot be stacked.

For the artifact sub-stats of Divine Lightning Fox, Yae Miko will benefit from focusing on Elemental Mastery and Attack Percentage. The base benefits provided by this artifact and weapon combo will increase Yae Miko's Electro Damage by 15 percent overall, along with triggering powerful Elemental Reactions more frequently.

This build relies on Yae Miko creating Elemental Reactions involving Electro, and benefits greatly from a team capable of afflicting various Elemental status effects on opponents. An example would be:

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  • Raiden Shogun
    • Her Elemental Skill creates a small ball of Electro, firing off coordinated attacks alongside the active character and applying the Electro status to opponents while also increasing the Elemental Burst damage. Her Elemental Burst infuses her Attacks with Electro.
  • Ganyu
    • Her Elemental Skill creates an Ice Lotus, distracting enemies for a short period of time. Her Elemental Burst summons a floating Sacred Cryo Pearl, continuously raining down ice shards and dealing Area-of-Effect Cryo Damage for its duration.
  • Sucrose
    • Her Passive Skill increases Yae Miko’s Elemental Mastery by 20 percent of Sucrose’s Elemental Mastery when hitting foes with an Elemental Skill or Burst. Triggering a Swirl reaction will increase Yae’s Elemental Mastery by 50 points.

Yae Miko will use her Elemental Skill to cover the field with Sesshou Sakura, while Ganyu will use her Elemental Burst to create a damaging Area-of-Effect Cryo field. Sucrose's Elemental Burst will trap opponents within the icy field, triggering the Swirl reaction. Finally, Raiden Shogun will use her Elemental Burst to infuse her weapon with Electro, triggering Superconduct Elemental Reactions when hitting enemies afflicted by Cryo.

You can't go wrong

Remember: as long as you invest at least a little into Yae Miko's Elemental Mastery, there isn't a wrong way to build her. The builds listed above are meant to be helpful suggestions, so don't be afraid to experiment with different ideas. Use her in a way that works for you and how you want to play Genshin Impact. No matter how you choose to build her, playing as Yae Miko is sure to be divine!

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