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Ganyu is a character in Genshin Impact. Learn about Ganyu's stats, strengths and weaknesses, best builds and artifacts, how to get Ganyu, and our rating of the character in this complete profile!

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Ganyu Rating and Basic Information

Ganyu's Character Information

Ganyu Icon
Rating: S Rank Icon

Rarity: ★★★★★
Element: Cryo ImageCryo

Weapon: Bow ImageBow

EN Voice Actor: Jennifer Losi
JP Voice Actor: Ueda Reina

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Ganyu's Stats

HP Attack Defense Ascension Bonus Stat
Lvl 20 1978 68 127 CRIT DMG 50%
Lvl 80 9108 234 586 CRIT DMG 78.4%

Ganyu Strengths and Weaknesses

• High base CRIT DMG.
• Multiple AoE Skills.
• Deals massive damage even at C0
• Provides Cryo DMG Bonus Support.
• Low HP
• Charge levels take time to build without C6.
• Additional party support locked behind C1.

How to Get Ganyu

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You can get Ganyu by pulling on her upcoming rerun banner on the Phase 2 of Version 2.4, which is expected to release on January 25, 2022 until February 15, 2022. This will run alongside Zhongli's rerun banner!

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Best Builds for Ganyu

Ganyu's Roles and Builds

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Ganyu DPS Builds

Charged Shot DPS

Weapon Artifact Set
AmosAmos' Bow
Set Bonus
• Increases Elemental Mastery by 80.
• Increases Charged Attack DMG by 35% if the character uses a Catalyst or a Bow.
Talent Priority
Normal Attack: Liutian Archery
Perform up to 6 consecutive shot with a bow.

Recommended Artifact Substats

Stat Priority
Sands of EonATK%

Goblet of EonothemCryo DMG Bonus

Circlet of LogosCRIT DMG or CRIT Rate
Substats ・ATK%
・CRIT Rate

Replacement Weapons

Weapon Effect
Thundering Pulse ImageThundering Pulse Bonus Stat: CRIT DMG
・Increases ATK by 20% and grants Thunder Emblem. At stacks 1/2/3, Normal Attack DMG is further increased by 12/24/40%. Each stack has an individual duration and are gotten through:
• Normal Attacks with Elemental DMG (duration 5s)
• Casting an Elemental Skill (duration 10s)
• Having less than 100% Energy (disappears at full Energy)
Prototype Crescent ImagePrototype Crescent Bonus Stat: ATK
・Aimed Shot hits on weak points increase Movement SPD by 10% and ATK by 36% for 10s.

Ganyu Sub DPS Builds

Cryo Sub DPS

Weapon Artifact Set
Favonius Warbow ImageFavonius Warbow
Set Bonus
• Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
• Cryo DMG Bonus +15%
Talent Priority
Celestial Shower
Coalesces atmospheric frost and snow to summon a Sacred Cryo Pearl that exorcises evil.
While active, the Sacred Cryo Pearl will continuously rain down shards of ice, striking opponents within its AoE and dealing Cryo DMG.

Recommended Artifact Substats

Stat Priority
Sands of EonATK%

Goblet of EonothemCryo DMG Bonus or ATK%

Circlet of LogosATK% or CRIT DMG
Substats • ATK%

Replacement Weapons

Weapon Effect
The Stringless ImageThe Stringless Bonus Stat: Elemental Mastery
・Increases Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG by 24%
Skyward Harp ImageSkyward Harp Bonus Stat: CRIT Rate
・Increases CRIT DMG by 20%. Hits have a 60% chance to inflict a small AoE attack, dealing 125% Physical ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 4s.

Best Artifacts and Weapons for Ganyu

Best Artifacts Ranked

Rating Set Bonus
Best Wanderer's Troupe • Increases Elemental Mastery by 80.
• Increases Charged Attack DMG by 35% if the character uses a Catalyst or a Bow.
Second Best Blizzard Strayer • Cryo DMG Bonus +15%
• When a character attacks an enemy affected by Cryo, their CRIT Rate is increased by 20%. If the enemy is Frozen, CRIT Rate is increased by an additional 20%.
Third Best Noblesse Oblige • Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
• Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.

Alternative Artifact Set

Set Bonus
Martial Artist • Increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 15%.
• After using Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 25% for 8s.

List of Artifacts and Set Bonuses

Best Weapons Ranked

Rating Weapon Stats (Lv.1)
Best Amos Amos' Bow Base Stats
Base Attack: 46
Bonus Effect: ATK 10.8%
Skill Effect
Increases Normal Attack and Aimed Shot DMG by 18%. Increases DMG by 12% for every 0.1s that an arrow is in flight. Stacks up to 5 times on each arrow.
Second Best Thundering Pulse Image Thundering Pulse Base Stats
Base Attack: 46
Bonus Effect: CRIT DMG 14.4%
Skill Effect
Increases ATK by 20% and grants Thunder Emblem. At stacks 1/2/3, Normal Attack DMG is further increased by 12/24/40%. Each stack has an individual duration and are gotten through:
• Normal Attacks with Elemental DMG (duration 5s)
• Casting an Elemental Skill (duration 10s)
• Having less than 100% Energy (disappears at full Energy)
Third Best Prototype Crescent Image Prototype Crescent Base Stats
Base Attack: 41
Bonus Effect: ATK 15.0%
Skill Effect
Aimed Shot hits on weak points increase Movement SPD by 10% and ATK by 36% for 10s.

List of Bows

Recommended Party Members for Ganyu

Character Element Weapon
Genshin Impact - Klee ImageKlee
· Enables Klee to do high Melt DMG.
· Ganyu's taunt skill proivdes crowd control for Klee.
Genshin Impact - Diona ImageDiona
· Cryo Elemental Resonance: CRIT Rate +15%
· Protects Ganyu with a Shield.
Genshin Impact - Shenhe ImageShenhe
· Increases Cryo and Charged attack DMG.
· Reduces Cryo Resistance with Elemental Burst.
Genshin Impact - Venti ImageVenti
· Swirling Cryo with Viridescent Venerer decreases Cryo Resistance of enemies.
· Elemental Burst is great for crowd control.

How to Use Ganyu

Empowered Charge Shots

Genshin Impact - Ganyu Attack
Normal Attack: Liutian Archery

Different to other Bow users, Ganyu's Charged Shots will act differently depending on their level of charge. A fully charged Cryo shot will deal AoE Cryo damage.

Crowd Controlling Elemental Skill

Genshin Impact - Ganyu Skill
Elemental Skill: Trail of the Qilin

Ganyu's Elemental skill will summon a frozen flower to attract nearby enemies, before exploding dealing damage.

Massive AoE Elemental Burst

Genshin Impact - Ganyu Burst
Elemental Burst: Celestial Shower

Ganyu's Elemental Burst rains down ice shards on enemies in a rather large area inflicting Cryo Damage.

Passive Talent Grants Cryo Bonus

Genshin - Passive Talent - Harmony between Heaven and Earth
Passive Talent: Harmony between Heaven and Earth

Ganyu's passive talent, Harmony between Heaven and Earth, grants a 20% Cryo DMG Bonus to active party members inside her Elemental Burst's AoE. Which makes her Charged Shots stronger!

Burst, Skill, then Charged Shots Combo

Genshin - Ganyu Combo

How to Use Ganyu Combo
1 Use Ganyu's Elemental Burst to create a Cryo AoE. Keep Ganyu inside the AoE.
2 Use her Elemental Skill to take a way the enemies' attention from her.
3 Use Level 2 Charged Shots against the enemies.

To efficiently use Ganyu, use this combo! Being inside her Elemental Burst AoE will buff her Cryo DMG Bonus and then using her Elemental Skill will keep the enemies away from her.

Ganyu Ascension and Talent Materials

Ganyu Ascension Materials

Qingxin ImageQingxin ×3
Qingxin ImageQingxin ×10
Qingxin ImageQingxin ×20
Qingxin ImageQingxin ×30
Qingxin ImageQingxin ×45
Qingxin ImageQingxin ×60

Ganyu Talent Level-Up Materials

Daily Domain Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Boss Drops
Genshin Impact - Teachings of Diligence Image Teachings of Diligence
Genshin Impact - Whopperflower Nectar Image Whopperflower Nectar
Childe Challenge Reward
Genshin Impact - Shadow of the Warrior Image Shadow of the Warrior
Genshin Impact - Guide to Diligence Image Guide to Diligence Genshin Impact - Shimmering Nectar Image Shimmering Nectar
Genshin Impact - Philosophies of Diligence Image Philosophies of Diligence Genshin Impact - Energy Nectar Image Energy Nectar

Talent Materials per Level

Ganyu Talents (Skills)

Normal Attack: Liutian Archery

Talent Description
Perform up to 6 consecutive shot with a bow.
Charge Attack
Perform a more precise Aimed Shot with increased DMG. While aiming, an icy aura will accumulate on the arrow head before the arrow is fired.Has different effects based on how long the energy has been charged:
• Charge Level 1: Fires off an icy arrow that deals Cryo DMG.
• Charge Level 2: Fires off a Frostflake Arrow that Deals Cryo DMG. The Frostflake Arrow blooms after hitting its target, dealing AoE Cryo DMG.
Plunge Attack:
Fires off a shower of arrows in mid-air before falling and striking the ground, dealing AoE DMG on impact.

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
1-Hit DMG 31.7%
2-Hit DMG 35.6%
3-Hit DMG 45.5%
4-Hit DMG 45.5%
5-Hit DMG 48.2%
6-Hit DMG 57.6%
Aimed Shot 43.9%
Aimed Shot Charge Level 1 124%
Frostflake Arrow DMG 128%
Frostflake Arrow Bloom DMG 218%
Plunge DMG 56.8%
Low/High Plunge DMG 114%/142%

Trail of the Qilin

Talent Description
Leaving a single Ice Lotus behind, Ganyu dashes backward, shunning all impurity and dealing AoE Cryo DMG. The Ice Lotus continuously taunts surrounding opponents, attracting them to attack it. Its endurance scales based on Ganyu's Max HP, and it blooms profusely when destroyed or once its duration ends, dealing AoE Cryo DMG.
Flavor Text:
“You saw me, you say? You must be mistaken. I was working overtime then.”

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Inherited HP 120%
Skill DMG 132%
Duration 6.0s
CD 10.0s

Celestial Shower

Talent Description
Coalesces atmospheric frost and snow to summon a Sacred Cryo Pearl that exorcises evil.
While active, the Sacred Cryo Pearl will continuously rain down shards of ice, striking opponents within its AoE and dealing Cryo DMG.
Flavor Text:
Ganyu can bring down sweet rains as a matter of course. But against demons and heretics, they become bitter, freezing.

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Ice Shard DMG 70%
Duration 15.0s
CD 15.0s
Energy Cost 60

Undivided Heart

Talent Description
After firing a Frostflake Arrow, the CRIT Rate of subsequent Frostflake Arrows and their resulting bloom effects is increased by 20% for 5s.

Harmony between Heaven and Earth

Talent Description
Celestial Shower grants a 20% Cryo DMG Bonus to active party members in the AoE.

Preserved for the Hunt

Talent Description
Refunds 15% of the ores used when crafting Bow-type weapons.

Ganyu Constellations

Ganyu Image
Dew-Drinker Taking DMG from a Charge Level 2 Frostflake Arrow or Frostflake Arrow Bloom decreases opponents' Cryo RES by 15% for 6 s. A hit regenerates 2 Energy for Ganyu. This effect can only occur once per Charge Level 2 Frostflake Arrow, regardless if Frostlake Arrow itself or its Bloom hit the target.
The Auspicious Trail of the Qilin gains 1 additional charge.
Cloud-Strider Increases the Level of Celestial Shower by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Westward Sojourn Opponents standing within the AoE of Celestial Shower take increased DMG. This effect strengthens over time. Increased DMG taken begins at 5% and increases by 5% every 3s, up to a maximum of 25%.
The effect lingers for 3s after the opponent leaves the AoE.
The Merciful Increases the Level of Trail of the Qilin by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
The Clement Using Trail of the Qilin causes the next Frostflake Arrow shot within 30s to not require charging.

Ganyu's In-Game Information

Character Thoughts on Ganyu

Character In-Game Thoughts
Genshin Impact - Beidou ImageBeidou Privately, Ganyu and I get on like a house on fire! But as you know, she’s the secretary to the Liyue Qixing… and I’m not exactly in their good books right now! Doesn’t bother me, but I wouldn’t want to put Ganyu in a difficult position. So just keep what I said between us, yeah?
Genshin Impact - Keqing ImageKeqing Skepticism: Who knows what Rex Lapis must have doe to inspire such blind devotion from Ganyu...but her reluctance to be critical is not without its advantages. In the workplace, she'll carry out my instructions to the letter, even when I can tell she has her reservations. It's a good attitude to have as a career professional.
Reflection: I find myself getting a second opinion from her a lot these days. Lots things come up that I just have no idea about, and of everyone in Liyue, she's probably the most familiar with Rex Lapis. Heh...I feel a bit awkward, though, because I used to be opening disparaging of Rex Lapis in front of her...But she doesn't seem to mind, so I guess I've got nothing to worry about...
Genshin Impact - Ningguang ImageNingguang One cannot afford to be overly reliant on others even when it comes to Ganyu. There is a Liyue saying which goes, "It takes a hundred people to keep a secret, but only one to let it slip." When there are important affairs to deal with, it is always safer to investigate and resolve it personally.
Genshin Impact - Shenhe ImageShenhe
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Unlock Requirements:
Reach Friendship Level 4 with Shenhe
Genshin Impact - Xiangling ImageXiangling Ganyu? Oh... Oh yeah! I remember her — vegetarian, right? She doesn't come to the Wanmin Restaurant very often — but when she does, she sits alone in the corner and eats her meal in total silence. Poor girl, she seems kinda lonely... I always give her an extra-large portion because I feel sorry for her. Funniest thing is, she eats every last bite, every time! I wouldn't have guessed she had such an appetite just by looking at her.
Genshin Impact - Xiao ImageXiao Ganyu is neither mortal nor illuminated beast. Wandering, both the mortal and adepti realms with duty as her sole guide, it was inevitable that she would become perplexed...
What? Me? You believe a yaksha who knows nothing more than how to massacre countless souls and emerge unscathed is a suitable mentor for such an individual? ...Your mind occupies a very different world from that which your body inhabits.
Genshin Impact - Yanfei ImageYanfei Ganyu is kind and thoughtful, it's just a shame she's so busy all the time. Most of the time, she's buried in an endless pile of paperwork — the only exception being her nap at noon. Don't get me wrong, I have to put in some hours at work, too. But I'm happy with the job I've chosen, and it's certainly a lot less taxing than hers.
Genshin Impact - Zhongli ImageZhongli Liyue’s prosperity has not merely been built on Rex Lapis’ oracles or wisdom. It is also thanks to the countless servants of the Geo Archon who have honored their end of the contract. Of them, Ganyu is the one who has served for the longest time. If you want to know about her past… You should ask her about it. I fear my wording would not be delicate enough to receive her approval.

Ganyu's Thoughts on Other Characters

Character In-Game Thoughts
Genshin Impact - Beidou ImageBeidou About Beidou
Recently, everyone in Yujing Terrace has been saying nasty things about The Crux Fleet. But in my personal opinion, Beidou's contribution to Liyue Harbor goes far beyond what those miserable rumor-loving heathens could even contemplate! ...Oops! I'm sorry, I... I'm not quite sure how that one slipped out...
Genshin Impact - Keqing ImageKeqing About Keqing
Estrangement: I cannot stand her disrespectful attitude towards Rex Lapis! But he says to me, "Ganyu, this is just the kind of person Liyue needs in this day and age." I guess I'm not smart enough, because I simply do not understand what he means by that. I think I need more life experience to become wise enough to comprehend his words.
Changing Perspective: She came to me recently to discuss the reopening of the Bishu trade route. She even asked me what Rex Lapis would do if it were him. Admittedly, what we came up with was not quite on par with what he would have chosen, But... seeing the way she kept starting her plan from scratch over and over again, I think I started to understand her a little bit.
Genshin Impact - Ningguang ImageNingguang About Ningguang
Each Tianquan adds their own interpretation and amendments to the founding lawas of Liyue. The current one, Ningguang, does it with unmatched efficiency, but that efficacious manner of hers draws a great deal of criticism. I suppose it is always simpler to criticize than to tolerate.
Genshin Impact - Shenhe ImageShenhe About Shenhe
I actually don't know her all that well — I've only heard bits and pieces from Cloud Retainer. From what I've heard, she can be quite ferocious. Whenever her temper gets the better of her, she is likely to start obliterating her surroundings. I wonder if she's just... bored. Should... Should I recommend some work to keep her occupied?
Genshin Impact - Xiangling ImageXiangling About Xiangling
Xiangling is a celebrity! Um, but... I try to avoid her restaurant. Just... because. No reason. ...Okay, fine. It's not a big secret anyway. It's because you can smell her cooking all the way from the other end of the street. And once you get a whiff, I mean, that's it. You're gone. Next thing you know, you're ordering your second, maybe third round... You just can't control it. Even though I only eat the vegetarian dishes, I don't know what it is. But that is not a road I want to go down again... Not after...
Genshin Impact - Xiao ImageXiao About Xiao
He seems like a bit of an outsider, socially. Probably just his personality... I can understand that, to be honest, but I'm not really about to try and get close to him. I mean... all the people he's ever agreed to team up with are no longer with us...
Genshin Impact - Xingqiu ImageXingqiu About Xingqiu
You mean the boy in the blue jacket from the Feiyun Commerce Guild? He's nothing like his father and brother, doesn't seem to care about the textile business at all. Seems it's because as far as he's concerned, there are more important things for him to be doing. Of course, I'm merely speculating...
Genshin Impact - Yanfei ImageYanfei About Yanfei
Ah, Yanfei... Even back when she was an innocent little girl, she would tell me that "you have to keep your promises to live a happy life." Now, she's grown up to be a beautiful, graceful, and highly successful young woman. Although the work of a legal adviser is complicated, she always seems so carefree. This puts my mind at ease.
About Yaoyao
Yaoyao.... Someone I know at the Ministry of Civil Affairs tasked me with keeping an eye on her in the city, making sure she doesn't try and sneak about the Crux... Oh, you want to know what the Ministry of Civil Affairs does? ... Who knows, am I right!? Heh... Who knows that they do? ... Not me...
Genshin Impact - Zhongli ImageZhongli About Morax
Trust: I have absolute faith in Rex Lapis. It was only through his leadership that we were able to repel the monsters and subdue the sea creatures, and thus protect the peace of Liyue. The sight of him protecting the masses, and the memory of our centuries of camaraderie... I shall never forget it.
Follower: All of Rex Lapis' decisions prioritize the welfare of all life in Liyue. That's what I admire about him the most. I want to live up to the same standard... but it seems that the harder I try to follow in his footsteps, the more overwhelmed I get and the more mistake I make...

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