Genshin Impact is a popular open-world game that has been around for a long time. That could be because the story moves forward or the Gacha Mechanic, which has a wishing system that gives you a new character or a re-run every 21 days. The Genshin Impact Youtube Channel just went over 5 million subscribers, which says a lot about how popular the game is.
On March 28, Hoyoverse released posters of their upcoming characters, Yelan and Kuki Shinobu, who will be released in their next version update. Yelan is a 5-star character with a water bow. She is unknown, but she says she works for the Ministry of Civil Affairs. This Yelan guide will show you her best weapons, teams, artifacts, tips, and tricks.
Since Yelan is still in beta testing, it’s hard to say which weapons are best for her. But judging by her gear, these weapons will probably work well with Yelan.
Yelan’s weapon guide wouldn’t be complete without her main weapon. Genshin usually gives each 5-star character a signature weapon, and just like every other signature weapon, Yelan’s Aqua Simulacra is likely to be the best in its slot. The bow’s secondary stat is CRIT DMG, and it has a passive effect that raises the character’s HP and damage if there are enemies nearby.
The Polar Star is Tartaglia’s (Childe) signature weapon, but it also has a good passive for Yelan. It boosts the damage of basic skills and bursts by 12% and gives a +48% ATK boost for every 4 stacks of Ashen Nightstar at Refinement 1. With Yelan’s essential skills, getting these stacks should be very easy. CRIT RATE is her ascension stat, also Polar Star’s secondary stat. So, Travellers who use this bow can put most of their attention on Crit DMG regarding artifacts.
Stringless has a passive that is one of the easiest in the game. Refinement 5, only gives 48 percent Elemental Skill and Burst damage. It also gives Yelan Elemental Mastery as a secondary stat, which could help her with her off-field Turret playstyle, which seems to be her main focus.
Moon of Mouun
Based on how much energy the whole team has, Mouun’s Moon gives the character who is wearing it up to 80% more damage from elemental bursts. Yelan’s burst costs 70 energy, so this weapon can be a good choice for F2P players and people who don’t want to spend a lot. It also gives you ATK, which is always a good thing.
The Alley Hunter
Alley Hunter gives a character a 40% damage boost when they are not on the field. Even though Alley Hunter might not be the best choice for Yelan, it can still be a good substitute if Travellers don’t have any of the above weapons.
Bow of Sacrifice
Last but not least, the Sacrificial bow lets Travellers use the Elemental Skill twice and gives them an extra Energy Recharge, which is always good for a character who needs 70 Energy. Yelan could use the Sacrificial Bow, but it probably wouldn’t be the best choice.
Yelan’s kit is based on playing with turrets off the field. She can use water in an insane number of ways, and her burst works like Fischl’s Elemental Skill. Even though Yelan is a great off-field damage dealer for any team, she might be best on the following reaction teams:
The Vaporize crew
Vaporize is one of Genshin Impact’s strongest reactions. It can do 1.5x to 2x more damage, depending on how vaporizing works. Yelan’s constant use of Hydro off the field will make her one of the best players on the Vaporize team. She can be used with any Pyro main DPS, like Diluc, Yoimiya, Hu tao, Yanfei, etc.
The term “Taser team” refers to people who work together to make an electro-charged reaction. This team is popular in Genshin because it can control crowds and has an area-of-effect attack. Yelan can be used with Electro characters like Yae Miko or Raiden Shogun to keep the enemy from getting too close to you while you keep doing damage.
The Freeze team is one of the most popular teams in Genshin Impact. Freeze stops an enemy from moving and makes it easy for Travellers to do a lot of damage to them without taking any damage at all. Yelan can be on a frozen team with Shenhe, Kamisato Ayaka, Ganyu, Diona, Rosaria, etc.
Sets of artifacts
A guide to Yelan isn’t complete until it talks about her best artifact sets from the ones already in the game. Artifacts do most of a character’s damage and are the only way to grind for Genshin Endgame. What we know about the best artifact sets for Yelan is as follows:
Heart and Soul
Heart of Depth is a hydro-based piece that gives Travellers a 15% hydro damage bonus on 2 set pieces. However, on Yelan, the 4-piece bonus on Heart of Depth doesn’t seem to be very useful. Heart of Depth can be used with a 2-piece bonus from another set. This could be a set that gives you more HP, better basic skills, or a bigger burst bonus.
Right now, the Noblesse Oblige set seems to be Yelan’s best-in-slot artifact set, at least when it comes to the 4-piece bonus. It gives Travellers an Elemental Burst DMG bonus and gives other party members an Elemental Burst ATK bonus when Elemental Burst is used. Yelan’s off-field Turret plays well with both of these bonuses.
Yelan doesn’t need the 2-piece bonus for Blizzard Strayer, but she can use the 4-piece bonus if Travellers want to use her in Freeze teams. With this set, her chance to hit can go up to 40% in a freeze team, and players can focus on other stats on the individual items.
Yelan Guide is finished. I hope it helps Travellers who want to get ready for the amazing-looking character who will soon be added to the game.