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

Ganyu Rating and Basic Info

Ganyu Icon
Rating: S Rank Icon

Rarity: ★★★★★
Element: Frost ImageCryo (Frost)

Weapon: Bow ImageBow

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

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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.
• Provides Cryo DMG Bonus Support.
• Low HP
• Charge levels take time to build without C6.
• Additional party support locked behind C1.

How to Use Ganyu

Empowered Charge Shots

Genshin Impact - Ganyu Attack
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 Controling Elemental Skill

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

Story Quest - Ganyu

Try out Ganyu and learn about her background in her Story Quest.

Sinae Unicornis Chapter Ganyu Story Quest Act 2 Act 3

Ganyu's In-game info

Ganyu's In-Game Information

Character Thoughts on Ganyu

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 - 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 appitite just by looking at her.
Genshin Impact - Keqing ImageKeqing Scepticism - 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 carrout 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 - 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 - 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.

Best Builds for Ganyu

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Ganyu DPS Builds

Charge 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 Priory
Sands of EonATK% or Energy Recharge

Goblet of EonothemCryo DMG Bonus or ATK%

Circlet of LogosCRIT DMG or ATK%
Substats ・ATK%

Replacement Weapons

Weapon Effect
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.
Blackcliff Warbow ImageBlackcliff Warbow Bonus Stat: CRIT DMG
・After defeating an enemy, ATK is increased by 12% for 30s. This effect has a maximum of 3 stacks, and the duration of each stack is independent of the others.

Ganyu Sub DPS Builds

Cryo Sub DPS

Weapon Artifact Set
Favonius Warbow ImageFavonius Warbow
Set Bonus
• 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%.
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 Priory
Sands of EonATK% or CRIT DMG

Goblet of EonothemCryo DMG Bonus

Circlet of LogosATK % or CRIT DMG
Substats • ATK%
• CRIT Rate

Replacement Weapons

Weapon Effect
The Stringless ImageThe Stringless Bonus Stat: Elemental Mastery
・Increases Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG by 24%
Sacrificial Bow ImageSacrificial Bow Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge
・After damaging an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30s.

Best Artifacts and Weapons for Ganyu

Best Artifacts Ranked

Rating Set Bonuses
Best • 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%.
Second Best • Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
• Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.
Third Best • CRIT Rate +12%
• When HP is below 70%, CRIT Rate increases by an additional 24%.

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 Skyward Harp Image Skyward Harp Base Stats
Base Attack: 48
Bonus Effect: Crit Rate 4.8%
Skill Effect
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.
Third Best The Stringless Image The Stringless Base Stats
Base Attack: 42
Bonus Effect: Elemental Mastery 36
Skill Effect
Increases Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG by 24%

List of Bows

Recommended Party Memebers for Ganyu

Character Element Weapon
Genshin Impact - Klee ImageKlee Fire Icon Catalyst Icon
· High Melt DMG.
· Ganyu's taunt skill proivdes crowd control for Klee.
Genshin Impact - Chongyun ImageChongyun Frost Icon Claymore Icon
· Cryo Elemental Resonance: CRIT Rate +15%
· Benifits from Ganyu's C1 Cryo RES Debuff.
Genshin Impact - Xingqiu ImageXingqiu Water Icon Sword Icon
· High Damage and crowd controll via Frozen reactions
· Easy to apply elemental reactions with Tartaglia's fast elemental damage.
Genshin Impact - Razor ImageRazor Lightning Icon Claymore Icon
· Superconduct powers up Razor's Physical DMG.
· Easy to apply elemental reactions with Razor's additional elemental damage.

Ascension and Talent Materials

Ascension Materials

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

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.

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.

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22 Anonymous6 days

"Cryo Amber", "Those stats are bad", "Zhongli is better" say people, that happens by judging a character without knowing their true potential and only looking at lists and some clickbaits youtubers.

21 Anonymous7 days

>>3 Thanks for underestimating, shes 10x better than zhongli now

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      Could be a bug. Try seeing if you have any other incomplete one-time domains in Liyue and Monsdadt. Also check for incomplete archon quests.

    • Hey looking to hang and grind stuff tgt.Currently AR 49 UID : 806283000 ASIA server.My team consists of Tartaglia,Bennet,Xinyan and Sucrose.Hope to meet new friends !!

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