Cyno
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Genshin Impact

Cyno Best Build

Electro
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Best Cyno Builds

Electro DPS Build

Cyno is a combo based DPS with short attack cooldowns and fast-paced gameplay.

Suggested Energy Recharge:120%

Best Cyno Weapons

Best
Staff of the Scarlet Sands
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Staff of the Scarlet Sands

CRIT Rate

The equipping character gains 52/65/78/91/104% of their Elemental Mastery as bonus ATK. When an Elemental Skill hits opponents, the Dream of the Scarlet Sands effect will be gained for 10s: The equipping character will gain 28/35/42/49/56% of their Elemental Mastery as bonus ATK. Max 3 stacks.

Optional
Deathmatch
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Deathmatch

CRIT Rate

If there are at least 2 opponents nearby, ATK is increased by 16/20/24/28/32% and DEF is increased by 16/20/24/28/32%. If there are less than 2 enemies nearby, ATK is increased by 24/30/36/42/48%.

Best Cyno Artifacts

Best

Thundering Fury
Thundering Fury
Elemental Mastery / Electro DMG / CRIT DMG
(2)

Gain a 15% Electro DMG Bonus.

(4)

Increases DMG caused by Overloaded, Electro-Charged, Superconduct, and Hyperbloom by 40%, and the DMG Bonus conferred by Aggravate is increased by 20%. When Quicken or the aforementioned Elemental Reactions are triggered, Elemental Skill CD is decreased by 1s. Can only occur once every 0.8s.

Optional

Gilded Dreams
Gilded Dreams
Elemental Mastery / Electro DMG / CRIT DMG
(2)

Elemental Mastery +80

(4)

Within 8s of triggering an Elemental Reaction, the character equipping this will obtain buffs based on the Elemental Type of the other party members, ATK is increased by 14% for each party member whose Elemental Type is the same as the equipping character, and Elemental Mastery is increased by 50 for every party member with a different Elemental Type. Each of the aforementioned buffs will count up to 3 characters. This effect can be triggered once every 8s. The character who equips this can still trigger its effects when not on the field.

Cyno Skills Talents

Invoker's Spear

Invoker's Spear

Normal Attack

Normal Attack

Performs up to four consecutive spear strikes.

Charged Attack

Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to lunge forward, dealing damage to enemies along the way.

Secret Rite: Chasmic Soulfarer

Secret Rite: Chasmic Soulfarer

Elemental Skill
Performs a swift thrust, dealing Electro DMG to opponents along the path.
When Cyno is under the Pathsworn Pathclearer state triggered by the Elemental Burst "Sacred Rite: Wolf's Swiftness," he will instead unleash a Mortuary Rite that deals thunderous AoE Electro DMG and extends the duration of Pathsworn Pathclearer.
Sacred Rite: Wolf's Swiftness

Sacred Rite: Wolf's Swiftness

Elemental Burst

Calls upon a divine spirit to indwell him, morphing into the Pactsworn Pathclearer.

Pactsworn Pathclearer

Cyno's Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attacks will be converted to Electro DMG that cannot be overridden. Cyno's Elemental Mastery and resistance to interruption will increase, and he gains immunity to Electro-Charged DMG. This effect will be canceled when Cyno leaves the field and lasts a maximum of 18s.

Cyno Passive Talents

Featherfall Judgment

Featherfall Judgment

Unlocked at Ascension 1

When Cyno is in the Pactsworn Pathclearer state activated by Sacred Rite: Wolf's Swiftness, Cyno will enter the Endseer stance at intervals. If he activates Secret Rite: Chasmic Soulfarer while affected by this stance, he will activate the Judication effect, increasing the DMG of this Secret Rite: Chasmic Soulfarer by 35%, and firing off 3 Duststalker Bolts that deal 100% of Cyno's ATK as Electro DMG.

Duststalker Bolt DMG is considered Elemental Skill DMG.

Authority Over the Nine Bows

Authority Over the Nine Bows

Unlocked at Ascension 4

Cyno's DMG values will be increased based on his Elemental Mastery as follows:

  • Pactsworn Pathclearer's Normal Attack DMG is increased by 125% of his Elemental Mastery.
  • Duststalker Bolt DMG from his Passive Talent Featherfall Judgment is increased by 250% of his Elemental Mastery.

The Gift of Silence

The Gift of Silence

Unlocked Automatically

Gains 25% more rewards when dispatched on a Sumeru Expedition for 20 hours.

Cyno Constellations

Ordinance: Unceasing Vigil

Ordinance: Unceasing Vigil

Constellation Lv. 1

After using Sacred Rite: Wolf's Swiftness, Cyno's Normal Attack SPD will be increased by 20% for 10s. If the Judication effect of his Passive Talent Featherfall Judgment is triggered during Secret Rite: Chasmic Soulfarer, the duration of this increase will be refreshed.
You need to unlock the Passive Talent "Featherfall Judgement."

Ceremony: Homecoming of Spirits

Ceremony: Homecoming of Spirits

Constellation Lv. 2

When Cyno's Normal Attacks hit opponents, his Electro DMG Bonus will increase by 10% for 4s. This effect can be triggered once every 0.1s. Max 5 stacks.

Precept: Lawful Enforcer

Precept: Lawful Enforcer

Constellation Lv. 3

Increases the Level of Sacred Rite: Wolf's Swiftness by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Austerity: Forbidding Guard

Austerity: Forbidding Guard

Constellation Lv. 4

When Cyno is in the Pactsworn Pathclearer state triggered by Sacred Rite: Wolf's Swiftness, after he triggers Electro-Charged, Superconduct, Overloaded, Quicken, Aggravate, Hyperbloom, or an Electro Swirl reaction, he will restore 3 Elemental Energy for all nearby party members (except himself.)
This effect can occur 5 times within one use of Sacred Rite: Wolf’s Swiftness.

Funerary Rite: The Passing of Starlight

Funerary Rite: The Passing of Starlight

Constellation Lv. 5

Increase the Level of Secret Rite: Chasmic Soulfarer by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Raiment: Just Scales

Raiment: Just Scales

Constellation Lv. 6

After using Sacred Rite: Wolf's Swiftness or triggering the Judication effect of the Passive Talent "Featherfall Judgment," Cyno will gain 4 stacks of the "Day of the Jackal" effect. When he hits opponents with Normal Attacks, he will consume 1 stack of "Day of the Jackal" to fire off one Duststalker Bolt.
"Day of the Jackal" lasts for 8s. Max 8 stacks. It will be canceled once Pactsworn Pathclearer ends.
A maximum of 1 Duststalker Bolt can be unleashed this way every 0.4s.
You must first unlock the Passive Talent "Featherfall Judgment."

Cyno Ascension Costs

Cyno gets a boost to CRIT DMG as they ascend.

Rank
Lvl
Cost
Mat #1
Mat #2
Mat #3
Mat #4
1
20
20000
Vajrada Amethyst Sliver1
Vajrada Amethyst Sliver
Scarab3
Scarab
Divining Scroll3
Divining Scroll
2
40
40000
Vajrada Amethyst Fragment3
Vajrada Amethyst Fragment
Thunderclap Fruitcore2
Thunderclap Fruitcore
Scarab10
Scarab
Divining Scroll15
Divining Scroll
3
50
60000
Vajrada Amethyst Fragment6
Vajrada Amethyst Fragment
Thunderclap Fruitcore4
Thunderclap Fruitcore
Scarab20
Scarab
Sealed Scroll12
Sealed Scroll
4
60
80000
Vajrada Amethyst Chunk3
Vajrada Amethyst Chunk
Thunderclap Fruitcore8
Thunderclap Fruitcore
Scarab30
Scarab
Sealed Scroll18
Sealed Scroll
5
70
100000
Vajrada Amethyst Chunk6
Vajrada Amethyst Chunk
Thunderclap Fruitcore12
Thunderclap Fruitcore
Scarab45
Scarab
Forbidden Curse Scroll12
Forbidden Curse Scroll
6
80
120000
Vajrada Amethyst Gemstone6
Vajrada Amethyst Gemstone
Thunderclap Fruitcore20
Thunderclap Fruitcore
Scarab60
Scarab
Forbidden Curse Scroll24
Forbidden Curse Scroll
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Cyno Showcase

In this showcase, Braxophone breaks down all the intricacies of playing Cyno and the optimizations you can do to get the most out of his kit.