Genshin Impact – A Comprehensive Guide for Yae Miko
The latest champion that was introduced to the MMO-Esque ARPG Genshin Impact is Yae Miko, the overseer of Grand Narukami Shrine and owner of the Yae Publishing House. Yae Miko was released in Patch 2.5 recently this month and is also the featured 5-star hero in the current summoning banner Everbloom Violet.
Yae Miko is a 5-star Electro elemental character who uses Catalyst as her weapon. She specializes in damaging enemies from afar using her ranged Sesshou Sakura. She can deal huge amounts of Electro damage with the help of her elemental burst skill as well. Yae Miko is a unique character in the way she can be played. She can be played as a pseudo-DPS or full-blown Electro DPS. Between the options, we recommend going for the latter as her potential as a poke DPS is way higher than being a pseudo-DPS. In this Yae Miko Guide, we will enlist the various skills, passives, and ascension traits Yae Miko has while explaining each of them in real-time combat. We will also give some tips and tricks on how to play Yae Miko by shedding some light on some of her builds as well as some combos available using her.
Yae Miko Active Attacks
Yae Miko’s basic attacks like all other Genshin Impact characters are divided into 4 types of attacks – Normal/ Basic Attack, Elemental Skill, Elemental Burst, and Sprint/Right Click skill. All of these attacks and spells are further divided into different attacks depending on the way you try to use them. They can also be combined for some chain combos.
Yae Miko’s Basic Attack is called “Spiritfox Sin-Eater” and this attack can be further divided into 3-sub categories – Normal Attack/Auto Attack, Charged Attack, and Plunging Attack.
Normal/Auto Attack – Summons forth kitsune spirits, initiating a maximum of 3 attacks that deal Electro DMG.
Charged Attack – Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to deal Electro DMG after a short casting time.
Plunging Attack – Gathering the might of Electro, Yae Miko plunges towards the ground from mid-air, damaging all opponents in her path. Deals AoE Electro DMG upon impact with the ground.
Her basic attack can perform up to 3 maximum hits with each dealing electro elemental damage with her Catalyst. As usual, the damage percentage numbers on his attacks go higher with each strike with the highest being at the 3rd strike. The numbers are – 39.7%, 38.5%, and 56.9%. Her charged basic attack is a lunge forward type of attack that deals damage to all the enemies that come in her path, dishing out damage of 142.9% Attack and costs 50 stamina. Her plunge attack is an AOE damaging skill that deals more damage according to the charging time of the jump or the height of the jump made. The base plunge damage is 56.8% and the variable damage that depends on the height of the jump is around 114-142%.
Elemental Skills are skills that are on a certain amount of cooldown and deal more substantial damage. They are unique to every hero. Yae Miko’s elemental skill is called “Yakan Evocation: Sesshou Sakura”. This elemental skill is not further divided into Hold and Release elemental skills which we see with other heroes in Genshin Impact. However, the skill can be charged up to a maximum of 3 times, with charges able to be stored for future uses.
Her Sesshou Sakura can be considered like extended weapons that she uses to attack enemies from a certain range. They hold several other properties which can further increase their level and increase their damage output.
- Periodically strikes one nearby opponent with lightning, dealing Electro DMG.
- When there are other Sesshou Sakura nearby, their level will increase, boosting the DMG dealt by these lightning strikes.
- This skill has three charges. A maximum of 3 Sesshou Sakura can exist simultaneously. The initial level of each Sesshou Sakura is 1, and the initial highest level each sakura can reach is 3.
- If a new Sesshou Sakura is created too close to an existing one, the existing one will be destroyed.
As we can read from above, Yae Miko can be exceptionally good as a ranged DPS unit that deals massive Electro damage because of her elemental skill Sesshou Sakura. These Sesshou Sakura’s can be stacked up to a maximum of 3 times and each time she uses it, she can move a little distance away and instead place a Sesshou Sakura where she was initially standing. Sesshou Sakura further deals damage to nearby opponents within a certain range and remains on the battlefield for 14 seconds. The cooldown on each charge of Sesshou Sakura is 4 seconds. Only a maximum of 3 Sesshou Sakura can exist at the same time on the battlefield. If more than 3 are deployed, then the one which was deployed the earliest will be automatically destroyed regardless of the duration. These Sesshou Sakura’s can be further leveled up to a maximum of Level 3 where they deal increased damage to enemies.
ELEMENTAL BURST SKILLS
Elemental Burst skills can be considered like the ultimate ability used by any hero. Yae Miko’s elemental burst skill “The Shrine’s Sacred ShadeGreat Secret Art: Tenko Kenshin” is a great elemental burst skill that deals massive Electro damage and activates all of her Sesshou Sakura. This elemental burst skill introduces a new effect called Tenko Thunderbolt which is basically Sesshou Sakura’s that are unsealed and deal a greater amount of Electro damage. These Tenko Thunderbolts deal AOE damage in a certain area and fall randomly from the skies. Let’s understand his burst skill in detail:
“Summons a lightning strike, dealing AoE Electro DMG. When she uses this skill, Yae Miko will unseal nearby Sesshou Sakura, destroying their outer forms and transforming them into Tenko Thunderbolts that descend from the skies, dealing with AoE Electro DMG. Each Sesshou Sakura destroyed in this way will create one Tenko Thunderbolt.”
Yae Miko’s elemental burst skill “The Shrine’s Sacred ShadeGreat Secret Art: Tenko Kenshin” is a burst skill that exclusively benefits only Yae Miko but can be combined with other DPS heroes to maximize damage. As the skill does massive Electro elemental damage, she can be further paired with heroes like Raiden Shogun for Electro resonance.
Yae Miko’s Passive Talents
Passive talents are those talents that do not need to be activated manually and just require some conditions to be met to be activated automatically. These talents are unique to all heroes and can be unlocked at some levels of ascension. There are three types of passive talents for Yae Miko: –
- Meditations of a Yako (Unlocks at 1stAscension) – When she crafts Character Talent Material she has a set chance to create an extra Talent Material from the same region of a random type. The rarity of this material will be the same materials consumed during crafting.
- Enlightened Blessing (Unlocks at 4th Ascension) – Yae Miko’s Elemental Mastery will increase the DMG dealt by the Sesshou Sakura.
- The Shrine’s Sacred Shade (Unlocks Automatically) – When Yae Miko uses her Elemental Burst, each Sesshou Sakura destroyed resets the cooldown for one charge of her Elemental Skill.
Yae Miko’s Constellations
Constellations in Genshin Impact are an essential way to power up your heroes. They not only boost stats but also provide new unique abilities or constellation bonuses that can empower the hero greatly. However, they can only be upgraded by using a duplicate of the same hero multiple times. Yae Miko’s constellations are as follows: –
1st Constellation (C1) – Yakan Offering
Each time Great Secret Art: Tenko Kenshin activates a Tenko Thunderbolt, Yae Miko will restore 8 Elemental Energy for herself.
2nd Constellation (C2) – Fox’s Mooncall
Sesshou Sakura starts at Level 2 when created, their max level is increased to 4, and their attack range is increased by 60%.
3rd Constellation (C3) – The Seven Glamours
Increases the Level of Yakan Evocation: Sesshou Sakura by 3.
The maximum upgrade level is 15.
4th Constellation (C4) – Sakura Channeling
When Sesshou Sakura lightning hits opponents, the Electro DMG Bonus of all nearby party members is increased by 20% for 5s.
5th Constellation (C5) – Mischievous Teasing
Increases the Level of Great Secret Art: Tenko Kenshin by 3.
The maximum upgrade level is 15.
6th Constellation (C6) – Forbidden Art: Daisesshou
The Sesshou Sakura attacks will ignore 60% of the opponent’s DEF.
Yae Miko’s Build, Artifact, and Party Recommendations
Yae Miko, as a hero, is primarily designed to be a ranged Electro DPS that can benefit the more Electro units the team has as she can easily trigger Electro Resonance. It’s always recommended to pair her up with heroes that can either enhance her damage or take advantage of her Sesshou Sakura. Since she’s more of a selfish damage dealer that doesn’t really provide much for her teammates, she needs to be on the battlefield consistently. This makes Yae Miko fun to use but hard to play around with as well since she doesn’t have a best buddy/partner recommendation. She can deal massive amounts of damage to enemies with burst skill and pure Electro damage. We recommend building her as purely a main DPS damage dealer in your team.
Let’s check out the weapons and artifacts used for Yae Miko: –
Kagura’s Verity (Weapon) – Kagura’s Verity is a great weapon choice for Yae Miko and we recommend choosing the main stat as Critical Hit Damage for more pure burst damage. Kagura’s Verity is most famous for the effect Kagura’s Dance provides to the wielder. Yae Miko is an excellent choice for this weapon as she can amplify the damage she does with her Sesshou Sakuras due to the Kagura’s Dance effect which states that the wielder’s elemental skill does 16% more damage for 12 seconds. This effect can be stacked up to a maximum of 3 times which results in 48% more damage. It also provides an all-elemental damage bonus of 12% when the total stacks reach 3.
Thundering Fury x 2, Emblem of Severed Fate x 2 (Artifact) –
- Energy Recharge +20%
- 15% Electro Damage Bonus
As we can see, this artifact set provides an extra 15% electro elemental damage bonus, and Emblem of Severed Fate provides a great 20% Energy Recharge which helps her to consistently put out her Sesshou Sakuras without running out of energy fast. Look for main stats as Attack%, Critical Hit Chance/Critical Hit Damage% to compensate for the lack of Attack in the artifact sets.
Party Member’s Recommendation
- Raiden Shogun – Raiden Shogun is an Electro user that can be in party primarily as another DPS while Yae Miko’s elemental skill Sesshou Sakura is on the battlefield. Raiden Shogun provides Electro Resonance while acting as another DPS on the battlefield. She also can act as an Energy Recharger for Yae Miko with her Burst Skill.
- Fischl – Fischl is an Electro user that can be in the party as an Electro resonance provider with her Burst Skill that doesn’t do much damage but will be on an almost 100% uptime. The main DPS of the team will be Yae Miko anyways and she will need to auto-attack a lot to get the most effect out of Electro resonance.
That is everything regarding Yae Miko, the current banner hero available in Genshin Impact from 16th February 2022 till 8th March 2022. To read more such guides, check out our blog section where we cover the latest happenings at Genshin Impact for our lovely community.
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