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Genshin Impact - Amber Rating and Best Builds

Amber is a 4-star Pyro Bow character in Genshin Impact. Learn about Amber's stats, strengths and weaknesses, Japanese voice actor, best weapon and artifact builds, and our rating of the character in this complete profile!

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Amber Rating and Basic Info

Character Information

Amber
Amber Icon
Rating: C Rank Icon

Rarity: ★★★★
Element: Pyro ImagePyro

Weapon: Bow ImageBow

EN Voice Actor: Kelly Baskin
JP Voice Actor: Iwami Manaka

Tier List Rankings

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Amber's Stats

HP Attack Defense Ascension Bonus Stat
Lvl 20 2,038 71 129 ATK 0
Lvl 80 8806 208 559 ATK 24%

Amber Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths
• Can use the Bow to hit enemies' weak spots.
• Can distract enemies with her Elemental Skill.
• Fire element is useful for exploration.
Weaknesses
• Low base damage and HP.
• Skills have a long cooldown.
• AoE from Elemental Skill and Burst frequently misses.

Amber Best Roles

Best Roles and Builds

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Sub-DPS Build Summary

Summary of the Build
Burst-Focused Build
• Maximizing Elemental Burst damage
• Applies AoE Pyro for Elemental Reactions
• Break shields reliably with Elemental Burst
• Taunt enemies away from your Main DPS
• C6 Constellation provides party-wide buffs with Elemental Burst

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Best Amber Sub-DPS Build

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Build Overview Artifacts Weapons
Team Comp Constellations Playstyle

Amber Sub-DPS Build Overview

Weapon Artifact Set
Elegy for the End ImageElegy for the End
• Energy Recharge +20%.
• Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained in this way.
Talent Priority
1st
Genshin - Amber Elemental Burst IconElemental Burst: Fiery Rain
2nd
Genshin - Amber Elemental Skill IconElemental Skill: Explosive Puppet
3rd
Genshin - Amber Normal Attacks IconNormal Attack: Sharpshooter
Stat priority
Main Stats
Sands of EonATK%

Goblet of EonothemPyro DMG Bonus

Circlet of LogosCrit DMG or Crit Rate
Sub Stats ・Energy Recharge
・Crit Rate/DMG
・ATK%
Recommended Energy Recharge ・160% - 180% Energy Recharge

Amber Best Sub-DPS Artifacts

Rating Information
Best
Effect:
• Energy Recharge +20%.
• Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained in this way.
• Deals the highest Elemental Skill and Burst damage combo without any specific rotation.
Second Best
Effect:
• Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
• Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.
• Very good substitute if there are no other Noblesse users in the party.
• Amber's short Elemental Burst animation helps in creating faster DPS rotations for the Noblesse buff.
Third Best
Effect:
• +15% Pyro DMG
• +20% Elemental Burst DMG
• Only slightly behind in damage compared to the best artifact set on the list, making the choice between the two more dependent on sub stats.
• Good temporary set while farming for other artifacts like the Noblesse Oblige.
4-star Alternative
Effect:
• Increases Elemental Mastery by 80.
• Upon triggering an Elemental Reaction, increases all party members' Elemental Mastery by 120 for 8s.
• Trades Amber's damage for the team's damage.
• Only effective for teams that create Elemental Reactions.
• Should be replaced after getting better 5-star artifacts.

Recommended Artifact Main and Sub Stats

Main Stat Priority
Sands of EonSands ATK%
• This will be the best Sands main stat for Amber's overall damage output.
Goblet of EonothemGoblet Pyro DMG Bonus
• Amber's Elemental Skill and Burst use Pyro damage. Because of this, increasing Pyro DMG bonus will always be better than ATK%
Circlet of LogosCirclet Crit DMG/Rate
• Because of Amber's Ascension Bonus Stat, having another ATK% main stat will not be better than increasing Crit Rate/DMG.
Sub Stat Priority
Energy Recharge% • ER% should be prioritized until Elemental Burst can be used off cooldown consistently.
• An ER% bow will usually be enough to meet ER% needs, but will vary very slightly on Amber's team composition.
Crit DMG/Rate • After meeting ER% needs, priority should go to increasing Crit DMG/Rate.
• Increasing this stat will drastically increase damage output compared to ATK%.
ATK% • Not as useful compared to the other sub stats on the list due to Amber's Ascension Bonus Stat.

List of Artifacts and Set Bonuses

Amber Best Sub-DPS Weapons

Rating Information
Best
Sub Stat:
• Energy Recharge
Weapon Skill:
• Increased Elemental Mastery by 60. Gain sigils when dealing damage with Elemental Skill or Burst. Elemental Mastery increased by 100 and ATK increased by 20% at 4 sigils.
• Excellent bow for support characters on Elemental Reaction teams.
• ER% sub stat lets Amber use ATK% as the main stat on the Sands of Eon artifact piece.
Second Best
Sub Stat:
• Energy Recharge
Weapon Skill:
• CRIT Hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12s.
• Excellent bow for support characters.
• Amber's fast multi-hit Elemental Burst synergizes well with the weapon skill effect, which will also provide energy for the entire party.
• ER% sub stat lets Amber use ATK% as the main stat on the Sands of Eon artifact piece.
Third Best
Sub Stat:
• Elemental Mastery
Weapon Skill:
• Increases Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG by 24%.
• Heavily requires ER% sub stat on artifacts in order to comfortably use Elemental Burst off cooldown.
• ER% cannot be substituted for an artifact's main stat in order to stay competitive against the Favonius Bow.

List of Bows

Amber Best Sub-DPS Team Comp

Main DPS Sub-DPS Sub-DPS Support
Hu Tao Image Hu Tao Xingqiu Image Xingqiu Amber Image Amber Zhongli Image Zhongli

With Amber in the team, she can help get rid of the weaker mobs with her Elemental Burst and use her Elemental skill to help Hu Tao focus on dealing with a single enemy.

Amber's Elemental Skill can also help in keeping Zhongli's shield undamaged and have it active for a longer duration.

Best Team Comps Guide

Main DPS Options

Substitute Characters
Genshin - Aloy ImageGenshin - Yanfei ImageGenshin - Diluc ImageGenshin - Klee Image

Any Main-DPS character that needs a taunter to help keep enemies distracted will find that Amber is an excellent enabler in the team. She's also a decent Pyro applier with her Elemental Burst, which can help with certain vaporize or reverse melt team comps.

Sub-DPS Options

Substitute Characters
Genshin - Rosaria ImageGenshin - Chongyun ImageGenshin - Fischl Image

Sub-DPS characters that can work off of Amber's Pyro application on enemies are good additions to the team. Amber's quick Elemental Burst animation will tremendously help in creating quick character swap rotations.

Support Options

Substitute Characters
Genshin - Jean ImageGenshin - Venti ImageGenshin - Kazuha ImageGenshin - Diona ImageGenshin - Kokomi Image

Amber's taunt won't always be active. This is when healers and shielders can make up for that downtime in supporting the party.

Certain support characters who can amplify the Pyro DMG of Amber or the entire party. Anemo characters are especially useful if they use the Viridescent Venerer artifact set, which can reduce the Pyro resistance of enemies!

Amber Best Sub-DPS Constellations

Rating Constellation Effect
C3 ★★☆ Increases the Level of Fiery Rain by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6 ★★★ Fiery Rain increases the entire party's Movement SPD by 15% and ATK by 15% for 10s.

Recommended to Get C6

While they may be hard to get, Amber's best constellations as Sub-DPS are C3 and C6, which greatly buffs her Elemental Burst.

After getting her last constellation, Amber can provide party-wide Movement SPD and ATK% buffs! This can greatly affect your team's overall DPS!

Amber Sub-DPS Playstyle

Spam Elemental Burst

Genshin - Amber Elemental Skill to Burst
When using Amber as Sub-DPS, your main goal is to use your Elemental Burst as much as possible. This is because the multiplier from her Burst is her best source of damage. In addition, it also applies Pyro!

Because of how small the AoE is on her Burst, deploying her taunt first will make it easier for your Fiery Rain to hit your enemies.

Pyro Resonance to Team

Genshin - Pyro Resonance with Amber
Opting for a Double Pyro team enables Pyro Resonance, which provides a 25% boost in ATK. Amber can comfortably fill this role without accidentally stealing Vaporize or Melt from your Pyro main DPS!

Best Elemental Resonance Setups

Recommended Elemental Recharge

Genshin - Amber Elemental Recharge
We recommend building 160% to 180% Energy Recharge to Amber for you to consistently use your Elemental Burst off-cooldown. This accounts for the energy your party members give after their rotations!

A Level 90 Favonius Warbow will give you enough Elemental Recharge to reach this sweet spot, allowing you to build an ATK% Sands artifact instead!

Energy Recharge Guide

How to Get Amber

Playing the Story

Genshin Impact Story First Act
Amber is one of the three free characters that you unlock by playing the early part of the story through the Archon Quests. You can only get one copy of her, so you will need to find other sources to raise her constellation.
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Additional copies of Amber can be pulled from the Wanderlust Invocation. All 4-star characters can be pulled from this banner, except for any new 4-star character during their Character Event Wish banner.
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Bought From the Starglitter Exchange

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As a 4-star character, Amber has a chance to appear in the Starglitter Exchange every month. She can be traded for 34 Masterless Starglitter.

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How to Use Amber

Taunt Enemies with Baron Bunny

Genshin - Amber Baron Bunny

Amber's Elemental Skill will deploy her Baron Bunny, which allows her to taunt and lure enemies in.

Once the Bunny explodes or is destroyed by enemy hits, it will deal AoE Pyro DMG and give a lot of Energy particles to funnel for her Elemental Burst.

Hit Weak Spots From a Distance

Genshin - Amber Weakspot Hit

Amber's Charged Attack is great in the early game for aiming and shooting at weak spots. You can stun enemies like Ruin Guards by hitting their eye weakpoints!

Hitting Weakpoints will Always Crit

Hitting enemies' weak spot will always deal critical damage! If you want to build a Aimed Attack-focused Amber, you can dedicate your resources to Crit DMG instead.

Useful for Overworld Puzzles

Genshin - Pyro Torch Puzzle with Amber

Amber is the best when trying to solve puzzles such as lighting up torches and braziers, hitting floating balloons, clearing vines, or even exploring the icy mountains of Dragonspine with Amber's fiery arrows!

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Passive Reduces Stamina Consumption

Amber Gliding Champion

Amber's Passive Skill “Gliding Champion” reduces the stamina consumption of all party members by 20%. This allows for easy travel across mountainous areas such as Liyue and Dragonspine.

Amber's Character Skins

Amber's Alternate Outfit

Side by Side Comparison of Outfits
Genshin - Amber
Amber's Original Outfit
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Amber's Alternate Outfit

New Designs for Default Outfits

A redesign for Amber's default outfit has recently been teased by Genshin Impact's official Hoyolab account. Character outfit redesigns for Jean, Rosaria and Mona have also been teased. Check out the details here:

Alternate Outfits

Amber Ascension and Talent Materials

Amber Ascension Materials

Lv.20→Lv.40
Lv.40→Lv.50
Lv.50→Lv.60
Lv.60→Lv.70
Lv.70→Lv.80
Lv.80→Lv.90

Amber Talent Level-Up Materials

Daily Domain Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Boss Drops
Mon/Thu/Sun
Genshin Impact - Teachings of Freedom Image Teachings of Freedom
Ranged Hilichurls
Genshin Impact - Firm Arrowhead Image Firm Arrowhead
Dvalin Challenge Reward
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Genshin Impact - Guide to Freedom Image Guide to Freedom Genshin Impact - Sharp Arrowhead Image Sharp Arrowhead
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Talent Materials per Level

Amber Talents (Skills)

Normal Attack: Sharpshooter

Talent Description
Perform up to 5 consecutive shots with a bow.
Charge Attack
Perform a more precise Aimed Shot with increased DMG.
While aiming, flames will accumulate on the arrowhead. A fully charged flaming arrow will deal Pyro DMG.
Plunge Attack:
Fires off a shower of arrows in mid-air before falling and striking the ground, dealing AoE upon impact.

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
1-Hit DMG 36.1%
2-Hit DMG 36.1%
3-Hit DMG 46.4%
4-Hit DMG 47.3%
5-Hit DMG 59.3%
Aimed Shot 43.9%
Fully-Charged Aimed Shot 124%
Plunge DMG 56.8%
Low / High Plunge DMG 114% / 142%

Explosive Puppet

Talent Description
The ever-reliable Baron Bunny takes the stage.
Baron Bunny
・Continuously taunts the enemy, drawing their fire.
・Baron Bunny's HP scales with Amber's Max HP.
・When destroyed or when its timer expires, Baron Bunny explodes, dealing AoE Pyro DMG.
Hold Attack:
Adjusts the throwing direction of Baron Bunny.
The longer the button is held, the further the throw.
Flavor Text:
Bunny Baron hails from a storied lineage, but Amber has stopped keeping count since Baron Bunny the 893rd.

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Inherited HP 41.4%
Explosion DMG 123%
CD 15.0s

Fiery Rain

Talent Description
Fires off a shower of arrows, dealing continuous AoE Pyro DMG.
Flavor Text:
Amber's passion truly burns hot.

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Fiery Rain DMG Per Wave 28.1%
Total Fiery Rain DMG 505%
Duration 2.0s
CD 12.0s
Energy Cost 40

Every Arrow Finds Its Target

Talent Description
Increases the CRIT Rate of Fiery Rain by 10% and widens its AoE by 30%.

Precise Shot

Talent Description
Aimed Shot hits on weak spots increase ATK by 15% for 10s.

Gliding Champion

Talent Description
Decreases gliding Stamina Consumption of your characters in the party by 20%. Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the exact same effects.

Amber Constellations

Constellations and Effects

Amber Image
One Arrow to Rule Them All Fires 2 arrows per Aimed Shot. The second arrow deals 20% of the first arrow's DMG.
Bunny Triggered Baron Bunny, new and improved! Hitting Baron Bunny's foot with a fully charged Aimed Shot manually detonates it. Explosion via manual detonation deals 200% DMG.
It Burns! Increases the Level of Fiery Rain by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
It's Not Just Any Doll... Decreases Explosive Puppet's CD by 20%. Adds 1 additional charge.
It's Baron Bunny! Increases the Level of Explosive Puppet by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Wildfire Fiery Rain increases the entire party's Movement SPD by 15% and ATK by 15% for 10s.

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