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Genshin Impact - Yanfei Rating and Best Builds

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

Yanfei Rating

Yanfei
Yanfei Icon
Rating: S Rank Icon

Rarity: ★★★★
Element: Fire ImagePyro (Fire)

Weapon: Catalyst ImageCatalyst

EN Voice Actor: Lizzie Freeman
JP Voice Actor: Hanamori Yumiri

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How to Get Yanfei

Genshin Impact - Gentry of Hermitage Gacha and Wish Guide
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Yanfei is currently available and has a rate-up in Zhongli's banner, Gentry of Hermitage.

After the Zhongli banner ends, she'll be available at a normal rate in the featured character and weapon banners as well as the normal wish banner.

Zhongli Banner and Gacha Rates

Yanfei Release Date

Yanfei was released along with the version 1.5 update, on April 28, 2021. She was shown to be part-adeptus, and one of the few who don't have a contract with the Geo Archon.

Version 1.5 Patch Notes

How to Use Yanfei

Collect Scarlet Seals with Attacks and Skills

Using Yanfei's Normal Attacks, Elemental Skill, and Elemental Burst grants her Scarlet Seals. A successful normal attack grants her one Scarlet Seal, while a successful Elemental Skill grants her the maximum number of Scarlet Seals. Her Elemental Burst always grants her the maximum number.

Scarlet Seal Effects

Each Scarlet Seal decreases Yanfei's Stamina consumption. Using a Charged Attack will consume all available Scarlet Seals to deal AoE Pyro DMG in front of her. The more Scarlet Seals the Charged Attack consumes, the larger the AoE and the higher the DMG dealt!

Use Scarlet Seals to Enhance your Charged Attacks

Yanfei's Charged Attacks deal Pyro DMG in the area in front of her. If you manage to collect Yanfei's Scarlet Seals beforehand, her Charged Attack DMG and AoE will be increased. Try to gain the maximum number of Scarlet Skills before you unleash a powerful Charged Attack!

Elemental Skill Creates Scarlet Seals

Her Elemental Skill, Signed Edict, deals AoE Pyro DMG to surrounding enemies. This also gives her Scarlet Seals for every enemy hit (maximum of 3). This provides you with more attacking options, and allow you to deal more Charged Attacks.

Elemental Burst Unleashes Pyro DMG

Her Elemental Burst, Done Deal, unleashes a shower of flames that deal massive Pyro DMG. This also gives her the maximum number of Scarlet Seals, allowing her to deal a strong Charged Attack right away!

Best Builds for Yanfei

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Yanfei DPS Builds

Pyro Main DPS

Weapon Artifact Set
Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds ImageLost Prayer to the Sacred Winds
Set Bonus
• Pyro DMG Bonus +15%.
• Increases Overloaded and Burning DMG by 40%. Increases Vaporize and Melt DMG by 15%. Using an Elemental SKill increases 2-Piece Set effects by 50% for 10s. Max 3 stacks.
Talent Priority
Normal Attack: Seal of Approval
Shoots fireballs that deal up to three counts of Pyro DMG.
When Yanfei's Normal Attacks hit enemies, they will grant her a single Scarlet Seal. Yanfei may possess a maximum of 3 Scarlet Seals, and each time this effect is triggered, the duration of the currently possessed Scarlet Seals will refresh.
Each Scarlet Seal decreases Yanfei's Stamina consumption and will disappear when she leaves the field.

Recommended Artifact Substats

Stat Priority
Sands of EonATK%

Goblet of EonothemPyro DMG Bonus

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

Replacement Weapons

Weapon Effect
Skyward Atlas ImageSkyward Atlas Bonus Stat: ATK
・Increases Elemental DMG Bonus by 12%. Normal attack hits have a 50% chance to earn the favor of the clouds, which actively seeks out nearby enemies to attack for 15s. Dealing 160% ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 30s.
The Widsith ImageThe Widsith Bonus Stat: CRIT DMG
・When a character takes the field, the will gain a random theme song for 10s. This can only occur once every 30s. Recitative: ATK is increased by 60%. Aria: Increases all Elemental DMG by 48%. Interlude: Elemental Mastery is increased by 240.

Charged Attack DPS

Weapon Artifact Set
Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds ImageLost Prayer to the Sacred Winds
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: Seal of Approval
Shoots fireballs that deal up to three counts of Pyro DMG.
When Yanfei's Normal Attacks hit enemies, they will grant her a single Scarlet Seal. Yanfei may possess a maximum of 3 Scarlet Seals, and each time this effect is triggered, the duration of the currently possessed Scarlet Seals will refresh.
Each Scarlet Seal decreases Yanfei's Stamina consumption and will disappear when she leaves the field.

Recommended Artifact Substats

Stat Priority
Sands of EonATK%

Goblet of EonothemPyro DMG Bonus

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

Replacement Weapons

Weapon Effect
Skyward Atlas ImageSkyward Atlas Bonus Stat: ATK
・Increases Elemental DMG Bonus by 12%. Normal attack hits have a 50% chance to earn the favor of the clouds, which actively seeks out nearby enemies to attack for 15s. Dealing 160% ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 30s.
Eye of Perception ImageEye of Perception Bonus Stat: ATK
・Normal and Charged Attacks have a 50% chance to fire a bolt of Perception, dealing 240% ATK as DMG. This bolt can bounce between enemies a maximum of 4 times. This effect can occur once every 12s.

Best Artifacts and Weapons for Yanfei

Best Artifacts Ranked

Rating Set Bonus
Best Crimson Witch of Flames • Pyro DMG Bonus +15%.
• Increases Overloaded and Burning DMG by 40%. Increases Vaporize and Melt DMG by 15%. Using an Elemental SKill increases 2-Piece Set effects by 50% for 10s. Max 3 stacks.
Second Best Wanderer's Troupe • Increases Elemental Mastery by 80.
• Increases Charged Attack DMG by 35% if the character uses a Catalyst or a Bow.
Third Best Lavawalker • Pyro RES increased by 40%.
• Increased DMG against enemies affected by Pyro by 35%.

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

Recommended Party Members for Yanfei

Character Element Weapon
Genshin Impact - Ganyu ImageGanyu Frost Icon Bow Icon
・Easy to aim for Melt reactions.
Genshin Impact - Xingqiu ImageXingqiu Water Icon Sword Icon
・DMG increased by Vaporize Reactions.
・Great for setting up Elemental Reactions.
Genshin Impact - Albedo ImageAlbedo Earth Icon Sword Icon
・Increase the DMG of Elemental Reactions by increasing Elemental Mastery with his Burst.
Genshin Impact - Bennett ImageBennett Fire Icon Sword Icon
・Grants Elemental Resonance to increase ATK.
・Use his Burst to increase ATK even further.

Yanfei Ascension and Talent Materials

Yanfei 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

Yanfei Talent Level-Up Materials

Daily Domain Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Boss Drops
Wed/Sat/Sun
Genshin Impact - Teachings of Gold Image Teachings of Gold
Treasure Hoarders
Genshin Impact - Treasure Hoarder Insignia Image Treasure Hoarder Insignia
Azhdaha Challenge Reward
Genshin Impact - Bloodjade Branch Image Bloodjade Branch
Genshin Impact - Guide to Gold Image Guide to Gold Genshin Impact - Silver Raven Insignia Image Silver Raven Insignia
Genshin Impact - Philosophies of Gold Image Philosophies of Gold Genshin Impact - Golden Raven Insignia Image Golden Raven Insignia

Talent Materials per Level

Yanfei Talents (Skills)

Normal Attack: Seal of Approval

Talent Description
Shoots fireballs that deal up to three counts of Pyro DMG.
When Yanfei's Normal Attacks hit enemies, they will grant her a single Scarlet Seal. Yanfei may possess a maximum of 3 Scarlet Seals, and each time this effect is triggered, the duration of the currently possessed Scarlet Seals will refresh.
Each Scarlet Seal decreases Yanfei's Stamina consumption and will disappear when she leaves the field.
Charge Attack
Consumes Stamina and all Scarlet Seals before dealing AoE Pyro DMG to opponents after a short casting time.
This Charged Attack's AoE and DMG will increase according to the number of Scarlet Seals that it consumes.
Plunge Attack:
Gathering the power of Pyro, Yanfei plunges towards the ground from mid-air, damaging all opponents in her path. Deals AoE Pyro DMG upon impact with the ground.

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
1-Hit DMG 58.00%
2-Hit DMG 52.00%
3-Hit DMG 76.00%
Charged Attack 98% / 116% / 133% / 150% / 168%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost 50.0
Scarlet Seal Stamina Consumption Decrease 15.0% Per Seal
Scarlet Seal Duration 10.0s
Plunge DMG 56.8%
Low/High Plunge DMG 114% / 142%

Signed Edict

Talent Description
Summons blistering flames that deal AoE Pyro DMG.
Opponents hit by the flames will grant Yanfei the maximum number of Scarlet Seals.
Flavor Text:
Apart from their legal uses, Yanfei's seals also come with her customized additional terms and conditions. Well, it's not as if the Ministry of Civil Affairs can change the laws of nature.

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Skill DMG 170%
CD 9.0s

Done Deal

Talent Description
Triggers a spray of intense flames that rush at nearby opponents, dealing AoE Pyro DMG, granting Yanfei the maximum number of Scarlet Seals, and applying Brilliance to her.
Brilliance:
・Grants Yanfei a Scarlet Seal at fixed intervals.
・Increases the DMG dealt by her Charged Attacks.

The effects of Brilliance will end if Yanfei leaves the field or falls in battle.
Flavor Text:
“Here are the full terms for this matter of life and death ー by which I mean my life and your death!”

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Skill DMG 182%
Scarlet Seal Grant Interval 1.0s
Charged Attack DMG Bonus 33%
Duration 15.0s
CD 20.0s
Enery Cost 80

Proviso

Talent Description
When Yanfei consumes Scarlet Seals by using Charged Attack, each Scarlet Seal will increase Yanfei's Pyro DMG Bonus by 5%. This effect lasts for 6s. When a Charged Attack is used against during the effect's duration, it will dispel the previous effect.

Blazing Eye

Talent Description
When Yanfei's Charged Attack deals a CRIT Hit to opponents, she will deal an aditional instance of AoE Pyro DMG equal to 80% of her ATK. This DMG counts as Charged Attack DMG.

Encyclopedic Expertise

Talent Description
Displays the location of nearby resources unique to Liyue on the mini-map.

Yanfei Constellations

Currently Unavailable
The Laws Knows No Kindness When Yanfei uses her Charged Attack, each existing Scarlet Seal additionally reduces the stamina cost of this Charged Attack by 10% and increases resistance against against interruption during its release.
Right of Final Interpretation Increases Yanfei's Charged Attack CRIT Rate by 20% against enemies below 50% HP.
Samadhi Fire-Forged Increases the Level of Signed Edict by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Supreme Amnesty When Done Deal is used:
Creates a shield that absorbs up to 45% of Yanfei's Max HP for 15s.
This shield absorbs Pyro DMG 250% more effectively.
Abiding Affidavit Increases the Level of Done Deal by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Extra Clause Increases the maximum number of Scarlet Seals by 1.

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19 Anonymous4 days

>>18 solar pearl's passive doesn't boost charged attacks and yanfei is all about utilizing scarlet seals for her charged attacks.....we could be getting a free 4 star catalyst which will be good on her

18 Anonymous4 days

I notice this site never recommends the battle pass weapons. The Solar Pearl seems like a great fit.

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    • >>[47]
      Definitely worth pulling just like Venti. Gacha game like Genshin, the meta bounces here to another. And the meta usually categorized as DPS creeping. So in order for people to keep pulling new character, miHoYo need to come up with slightly inflated DPS characters. But when it comes to support, it is less likely that new character will steal another character's unique support skills. Utility support like Venti and Zhongli will definitely live longer than DPS. Go pull Zhongli.

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