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Genshin Impact - Sayu Rating and Best Builds

Sayu is a 4-star Anemo Claymore-user you can build as a Support or Healer in Genshin Impact. Learn Sayu's stats, how to use, strengths and weaknesses, best weapon and artifact builds, ascension materials, and our rating of Sayu in this complete build guide!

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Sayu Rating and Basic Info

Sayu's Character Information

Sayu
Sayu Icon
Rating: A Rank Icon

Rarity: ★★★★
Element: Anemo ImageAnemo

Weapon: Claymore ImageClaymore

EN Voice Actor: Lilypichu (Lily Ki)
JP Voice Actor: Suzaki Aya

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Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths
• Elemental Burst can both heal and deal Anemo DMG.
• Swirl reactions restore HP when Sayu is active.
• Passive talent lets you sneak up on some wildlife.
Weaknesses
• Elemental Skill might take time getting used to.
• If not C1, the Elemental Burst's effect is limited.

Sayu's Stats

HP Attack Defense Ascension Bonus Stat
Lvl 20 2,553 76 160 Elemental Mastery 0
Lvl 80 11,033 227 693 Elemental Mastery 96

Sayu's Release Date

Release Date August 10, 2021

Sayu was available as a rate-up character in the Tapestry of Golden Flames Banner since August 10, 2021. The banner also featured the other new Inazuma character, Yoimiya!
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How to Get Sayu

Pull from Any Active Banner

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Sayu is available at a normal rate on all Standard Wish Banners except Beginner's Wish. This means you can get her from Wanderlust Invocation, Epitome Invocation, and the current Character Event Wish.

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

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Best Builds for Sayu

Sayu's Roles and Builds

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Sayu's Recommended Constellations

Constellation Constellation Bonus
C1 ・Healing at 70% HP limit removed, making Sayu's healing more effective.
C2 ・Sayu's Elemental Skill DMG is increased.
C4 ・Sayu can gain more Energy whenever she triggers Swirl.
C6 ・Increases Muji-Muji Daruma DMG and Healing based on Sayu's Elemental Mastery.

Sayu Sub DPS Builds

Anemo Sub DPS

Weapon Artifact Set
WolfWolf's Gravestone
Set Bonus
• Anemo DMG Bonus +15%
• Increases Swirl DMG by 60%. Decreases opponent's Elemental RES to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10s.
Talent Priority
Yoohoo Art: Fuuin Dash
The special technique of the Yoohoo Ninja Arts!
Sayu curls up into a rolling Fuufu Windwheel and smashes into opponents at high speed, dealing Anemo DMG.
When the duration ends, she unleashes a Fuufuu Whirlwind Kick, dealing AoE Anemo DMG.

Press
Enters Fuufuu Windwheel state, rolling forward a short distance before using Fuufuu Whirlwind Kick.

Recommended Artifact Substats

Stat Priority
Sands of EonATK%

Goblet of EonothemAnemo DMG Bonus

Circlet of LogosCRIT Rate/CRIT DMG
Substats ・Energy Recharge
・CRIT DMG
・CRIT Rate

Replacement Weapons

Weapon Effect
Skyward Pride ImageSkyward Pride Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge
・Increases all DMG by 8%. After using an Elemental Burst, Normal, or Charged Attack, on hit, creates a vacuum blade that does 80% of ATK as DMG to enemies along its path. Lasts for 20s or 8 vacuum blades.
Katsuragikiri Nagamasa ImageKatsuragikiri Nagamasa Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge
・Increases Elemental Skill DMG by 6%. After Elemental Skill hits an opponent, the character loses 3 Energy but regenerates 3 Energy every 2s for the next 6s. This effect can occur once every 10s. Can be triggered even when the character is not on the field.

Sayu Support Builds

Healer Support

Weapon Artifact Set
WolfWolf's Gravestone
Set Bonus
• Healing Bonus +15%
• When the character with this artifact set heals a party member, 1 Foam will appear. It accumulates healed HP for 3 seconds, then explodes and deals 90% of the HP healed as DMG to nearby enemies. Max accumulated healing is 30,000 HP, including over-heal. There can only be 1 Foam active, but it stays even if you swap out. Foam CD is 3.5s.
Talent Priority
Yoohoo Art: Mujina Flurry
The other super special technique of the Yoohoo Ninja Arts!
It summons a pair of helping hands for Sayu. Deals Anemo DMG to nearby opponents and heals all nearby party members. The amount of HP restored is based on Sayu's ATK. This skill then summons a Muji-Muji Daruma.

Recommended Artifact Substats

Stat Priority
Sands of EonATK% or Energy Recharge

Goblet of EonothemATK%

Circlet of LogosATK%
Substats ・ATK%
・Energy Recharge
・Elemental Mastery

Replacement Weapons

Weapon Effect
Skyward Pride ImageSkyward Pride Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge
・Increases all DMG by 8%. After using an Elemental Burst, Normal, or Charged Attack, on hit, creates a vacuum blade that does 80% of ATK as DMG to enemies along its path. Lasts for 20s or 8 vacuum blades.
Favonius Greatsword ImageFavonius Greatsword Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge
・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.

Best Artifacts and Weapons for Sayu

Best Artifacts Ranked

Rating Set Bonus
Best Viridescent Venerer • Anemo DMG Bonus +15%
• Increases Swirl DMG by 60%. Decreases opponent's Elemental RES to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10s.
Second Best Ocean-Hued Clam • Healing Bonus +15%
• When the character with this artifact set heals a party member, 1 Foam will appear. It accumulates healed HP for 3 seconds, then explodes and deals 90% of the HP healed as DMG to nearby enemies. Max accumulated healing is 30,000 HP, including over-heal. There can only be 1 Foam active, but it stays even if you swap out. Foam CD is 3.5s.
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
The Exile • Energy Recharge +20%
• Using an Elemental Burst regenerates 2 Energy for all party members (excluding the wearer) every 2s for 6s. This effect cannot stack.

List of Artifacts and Set Bonuses

Best Weapons Ranked

Rating Weapon Stats (Lv.1)
Best Wolf Wolf's Gravestone Base Stats
Base Attack: 46
Bonus Effect: ATK 10.8%
Skill Effect
Increases ATK by 20%. On hit, attacks against enemies with less than 30% HP increases all party members' ATK by 40% for 12s. Can only occur once every 30s.
Second Best Skyward Pride Image Skyward Pride Base Stats
Base Attack: 48
Bonus Effect: Energy Recharge 8%
Skill Effect
Increases all DMG by 8%. After using an Elemental Burst, Normal, or Charged Attack, on hit, creates a vacuum blade that does 80% of ATK as DMG to enemies along its path. Lasts for 20s or 8 vacuum blades.
Third Best Katsuragikiri Nagamasa Image Katsuragikiri Nagamasa Base Stats
Base Attack: 42
Bonus Effect: Energy Recharge 10.0%
Skill Effect
Increases Elemental Skill DMG by 6%. After Elemental Skill hits an opponent, the character loses 3 Energy but regenerates 3 Energy every 2s for the next 6s. This effect can occur once every 10s. Can be triggered even when the character is not on the field.

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How to Use Sayu

Normal Attacks Hit Hard!

Genshin - Sayu Normal Attack
Normal Attack: Shuumatsuban Ninja Blade

Sayu uses a Claymore, which means her attacks hit harder against enemies and are useful for destroying enemy shields. Claymore users like Sayu can also mine ores with ease!

Elemental Skill Gets Her Rolling!

Genshin - Sayu Elemental Skill
Yoohoo Art: Fuuin Dash

Sayu's Elemental Skill, Yohoo Art: Fuuin Dash, allows her to roll at high speeds! Tapping her Elemental Skill curls her into a ball to shoot a short-distance forward to attack an enemy in range. Holding it lets you roll around longer while dealing continuous Anemo DMG!

Elemental Absorption

Sayu's Elemental Skill can absorb Electro, Pyro, Cryo, and Hydro which can spread that Element to her enemies or surroundings. Pyro absorption allows her to spread fire on grass, and Cryo absorption allows her to roll on water!

Top-Tier Speed When Rolling

Sayu's Speed with Other Characters
Genshin - Sayu
Sayu
Genshin - Ayaka
Ayaka
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Razor

When using her Elemental Skill's hold function, Sayu becomes one of the fastest characters in-game! Her roll is faster than Ayaka and Mona's Dash, so it's useful for exploring. Take note that you can't roll on water unless you absorb Cryo!

Elemental Burst Can Heal and Attack

Genshin - Sayu Elemental Burst
Yoohoo Art: Mujina Flurry

Sayu's Elemental Burst, Yoohoo Art: Mujina Flurry, can heal the entire party while also dealing Anemo DMG to nearby enemies! After using her Elemental Burst, Sayu will leave behind a Muji-Muji Daruma.

What is a Muji-Muji Daruma?

Genshin - Sayu Muji-Muji Daruma
Muji-Muji Daruma

The Muji-Muji Daruma can either heal your party or deal Anemo DMG to nearby enemies, depending on your active characters' HP.

If your HP is above 70%, the Muji-Muji Daruma will deal Anemo DMG to nearby enemies. Otherwise, it will switch to a healing function. This limit is removed at 1 Constellation, letting Sayu heal and attack without any conditions.

Passive Skill Useful for Crystalflies

Genshin - Sayu Passive Talent
Yoohoo Art: Silencer's Secret

Sayu's Passive Talent, Yoohoo Art: Silencer's Secret, allows her to sneak up on certain wildlife. This skill works on animals in the ''Other'' sub-category of the Living Beings Archive. It's perfect for Crystalfly-hunting!

Deals Less DMG to Elemental Enemies

Genshin - Deals Less DMG to Elemental Enemies

Since Sayu's Elemental Skill absorbs in nearby Elements, it might be difficult to battle Elemental Enemies like Slimes.

For example: if you use her skill on Pyro Slimes, you will absorb the Pyro Element. Since Pyro Slimes are immune to Pyro, it won't do much damage.

Sayu Ascension and Talent Materials

Sayu 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

Sayu Talent Level-Up Materials

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Wed/Sat/Sun
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Genshin Impact - Guide to Light Image Guide to Light Genshin Impact - Shimmering Nectar Image Shimmering Nectar
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Talent Materials per Level

Sayu's Talents (Skills)

Normal Attack: Shuumatsuban Ninja Blade

Talent Description
Perform up to 4 consecutive strikes.
Charge Attack
Drains Stamina over time to perform continuous spinning attack against all nearby opponents.
At the end of the sequence, perform a more powerful slash.
Plunge Attack:
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
1-Hit DMG 72.2%
2-Hit DMG 71.4%
3-Hit DMG 43.4%+43.4%
4-Hit DMG 98.1%
Charged Attack Spinning DMG 62.5%
Charged Attack Final DMG 113%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost 40.0/s
Max Duration 5.0s
Plunge DMG 74.6%
Low/High Plunge DMG 74.6%
Low/High Plunge DMG 149%/186%

Yoohoo Art: Fuuin Dash

Talent Description
The special technique of the Yoohoo Ninja Arts!
Sayu curls up into a rolling Fuufu Windwheel and smashes into opponents at high speed, dealing Anemo DMG.
When the duration ends, she unleashes a Fuufuu Whirlwind Kick, dealing AoE Anemo DMG.

Press
Enters Fuufuu Windwheel state, rolling forward a short distance before using Fuufuu Whirlwind Kick.
Hold Attack:
Hold

Rolls about in Fuufuu Windwheel State that increases Sayu's resistance to interruption.
During that, she can control the roll's direction and can use the skill again to end the state and use a stronger Fuufuu Whirlwind Kick. Hold triggers Elemental Absorption. The maximum skill duration is 10s. The longer she remains in that state, the longer the CD.
Elemental Absorption:
If Sayu comes into contact with Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro while in her Whirlwind state, she will deal additional DMG of that type.
Elemental Absorption may only occur once per use of this skill.
Flavor Text:
Sayu can pull this skill off with her eyes closed. This technique was originally created for escaping, but now that she's got a Vision, might as well make her foes eat dirt while she's at it.

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Fuufuu Windwheel DMG 36.0%
Fuufuu Whirlwind Kick Press DMG 158.4%
Fuufuu Whirlwind Kick Hold DMG 217.6%
Fuufuu Windwheel Elemental DMG 16.8%
Fuufuu Whirlwind Kick Elemental DMG 76.2%
Max Duration (Hold) 10.0s
CD 6.0 to 11.0s

Yoohoo Art: Mujina Flurry

Talent Description
The other super special technique of the Yoohoo Ninja Arts!
It summons a pair of helping hands for Sayu. Deals Anemo DMG to nearby opponents and heals all nearby party members. The amount of HP restored is based on Sayu's ATK. This skill then summons a Muji-Muji Daruma.
Muji-Muji Daruma
At intervals, the Daruma will take an action:
・If all nearby characters' HP is above 70%, it will deal Anemo DMG to a nearby opponent.
・If nearby active characters' HP is 70% or less, it will heal the active character with the lowest HP. If no opponents are nearby, it will heal all active characters nearby.
Flavor Text:
People who don't know the first thing about ninjutsu love to watch Sayu show off this skill, and some have tried to learn it from her. But Sayu just wants to sleep and not be disturbed.

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Skill Activation DMG 117%
Skill Activation Healing 92.2% ATK+577
Muji-Muji Daruma DMG 52%
Muji-Muji Daruma Healing 79.9% ATK+500
Duration 12.0s
CD 20.0s
Energy Cost 80

Someone More Capable

Talent Description
When Sayu triggers a Swirl reaction while active, she heals all your characters and nearby allies for 300 HP. She will also heal an additional 1.2 HP for every point of Elemental Mastery she has.
This effect can be triggered once every 2s.

No Work Today!

Talent Description
The Muji-Muji Daruma created Yoohoo Art: Mujina Flurry gains the following effects:
・When healing a character, it will also heal characters near that healed character for 20% the amount of HP.
・Increases the AoE of its attack against opponents.

Yoohoo Art: Silencer's Secret

Talent Description
When Sayu is in the party, your characters will not startle Cystalflies and certain other animals when getting near them.
Check the "Other" sub-category of the "Living Beings / Wildlife" section in the Archive for the creatures this skill works on.

Sayu's Constellations

Constellations and Effects

Sayu Image
Multi-Task no Jutsu The Muji-Muji Daruma created by Yoohoo Art: Mujina Flurry will ignore HP limits and can simultaneously attack nearby opponents and heal characters.
Egress Prep Yoohoo Art: Fuuin Dash gains the following effects:
- DMG of Fuufuu Whirlwind Kick in Press Mode increased by 3.3%.
- Every 0.5s in the Fuufuu Windwheel state will increase the DMG of this Fuufuu Whirlwind Kick by 3.3%. The maximum DMG increase possible through this method is 66%.
Eh, the Bunshin Can Handle It Increases the Level of Yoohoo Art: Mujina Flurry by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Skiving: New and Improved Sayu recovers 1.2 Energy when she triggers a Swirl reaction.
This effect occurs once every 2s.
Speed Comes First Increases the Level of Yoohoo Art: Fuuin Dash by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Sleep O'Clock The Muji-Muji Daruma created by Yoohoo Art: Mujina Flurry will now also benefit from her Elemental Mastery. Each point of Sayu's Elemental Mastery will produce the following effects:
- Increases the damage dealt by the Muji-Muji Daruma's attacks by 0.2% ATK. A maximum of 400% ATK can be gained via this method.
- Increases the HP restored by the Muji-Muji Daruma by 3. A maximum of 6,000 additional HP can be restored in this manner.

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