Ganyu
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CryoBow

Genshin Impact

Ganyu Best Build

Cryo
Bow

Best Ganyu Builds

Cryo Melt DPS Build

This build focuses on empowering Ganyu's charged attack with the Wanderer's Troupe set since it amplifies both the initial hit and the AoE explosion from each shot. This build is ideal for Melt teams.

Best Ganyu Weapons

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Amos' Bow
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Amos' Bow

ATK

Increases Normal Attack and Aimed Shot DMG by 12/15/18/21/24%. Increases DMG from arrows shot by a further 8/10/12/14/16% for every 0.1s that the arrow is in flight, up to 0.5s. Stacks up to 5 times on each arrow.

Optional
Prototype Crescent
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Prototype Crescent

ATK

Aimed Shot hits on weak points increase Movement SPD by 10% and ATK by 36/45/54/63/72% for 10s.

Best Ganyu Artifacts

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Wanderer's Troupe
Wanderer's Troupe
ATK% / Cryo DMG / CRIT DMG
(2)

Elemental Mastery +80

(4)

Increases Charged Attack DMG by 35% if the character uses a Catalyst or Bow.

Optional

Blizzard Strayer
Blizzard Strayer
ATK% / Cryo DMG / CRIT DMG
(2)

Cryo DMG Bonus +15%

Wanderer's Troupe
Wanderer's Troupe
ATK% / Cryo DMG / CRIT DMG
(2)

Elemental Mastery +80

Cryo Freeze DPS Build

A much easier way to play Ganyu is by building her for a Freeze team. Although her weapons stay the same, the artifact set changes completely.

Best Ganyu Weapons

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Amos' Bow
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Amos' Bow

ATK

Increases Normal Attack and Aimed Shot DMG by 12/15/18/21/24%. Increases DMG from arrows shot by a further 8/10/12/14/16% for every 0.1s that the arrow is in flight, up to 0.5s. Stacks up to 5 times on each arrow.

Optional
Prototype Crescent
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Prototype Crescent

ATK

Aimed Shot hits on weak points increase Movement SPD by 10% and ATK by 36/45/54/63/72% for 10s.

Best Ganyu Artifacts

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Blizzard Strayer
Blizzard Strayer
ATK% / Cryo DMG / CRIT DMG
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Cryo DMG Bonus +15%

(4)

When a character attacks an enemy affected by Cryo, their CRIT Rate is increased by 20%. If the enemy is Frozen, CRIT Rate is increased by an additional 20%.

Ganyu Skills Talents

Liutian Archery

Liutian Archery

Normal Attack

Normal Attack

Performs up to 6 consecutive shots with a bow.

Charged Attack

Perform a more precise Aimed Shot with increased DMG.
While aiming, an icy aura will accumulate on the arrowhead before the arrow is fired. Has different effects based on how long the energy has been charged:

  • Charge Level 1: Fires off an icy arrow that deals Cryo DMG.
  • Charge Level 2: Fires off a Frostflake Arrow that deals Cryo DMG. The Frostflake Arrow blooms after hitting its target, dealing AoE Cryo DMG.

Plunging Attack

Fires off a shower of arrows in mid-air before falling and striking the ground, dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Trail of the Qilin

Trail of the Qilin

Elemental Skill

Leaving a single Ice Lotus behind, Ganyu dashes backward, shunning all impurity and dealing AoE Cryo DMG.

Ice Lotus

  • Continuously taunts surrounding opponents, attracting them to attack it.
  • Endurance scales based on Ganyu's Max HP.
  • Blooms profusely when destroyed or once its duration ends, dealing AoE Cryo DMG.
Celestial Shower

Celestial Shower

Elemental Burst

Coalesces atmospheric frost and snow to summon a Sacred Cryo Pearl that exorcises evil.
During its ability duration, the Sacred Cryo Pearl will continuously rain down shards of ice, striking opponents within an AoE and dealing Cryo DMG.

Ganyu Passive Talents

Undivided Heart

Undivided Heart

Unlocked at Ascension 1

After firing a Frostflake Arrow, the CRIT Rate of subsequent Frostflake Arrows and their resulting bloom effects is increased by 20% for 5s.

Harmony between Heaven and Earth

Harmony between Heaven and Earth

Unlocked at Ascension 4

Celestial Shower grants a 20% Cryo DMG Bonus to active party members in the AoE.

Preserved for the Hunt

Preserved for the Hunt

Unlocked Automatically

Refunds 15% of the ores used when crafting Bow-type weapons.

Ganyu Constellations

Dew-Drinker

Dew-Drinker

Constellation Lv. 1

Taking DMG from a Charge Level 2 Frostflake Arrow Bloom decreases opponents' Cryo RES by 15% for 6s.
A hit regenerates 2 Energy for Ganyu. This effect can only occur once per Charge Level 2 Frostflake Arrow, regardless if Frostflake Arrow itself or its Bloom hit the target.

The Auspicious

The Auspicious

Constellation Lv. 2

Trail of the Qilin gains 1 additional charge.

Cloud-Strider

Cloud-Strider

Constellation Lv. 3

Increases the level of Celestial Shower by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Westward Sojourn

Westward Sojourn

Constellation Lv. 4

Opponents standing within the AoE of Celestial Shower take increased DMG. This effect strengthens over time.
Increased DMG taken begins at 5% and increases by 5% every 3s, up to a maximum of 25%.
The effect lingers for 3s after the opponent leaves the AoE.

The Merciful

The Merciful

Constellation Lv. 5

Increases the level of Trail of the Qilin by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

The Clement

The Clement

Constellation Lv. 6

Using Trail of the Qilin causes the next Frostflake Arrow shot within 30s to not require charging.

Ganyu Ascension Costs

Ganyu gets a boost to CRIT DMG as they ascend.

Rank
Lvl
Cost
Mat #1
Mat #2
Mat #3
Mat #4
1
20
20000
Shivada Jade Sliver1
Shivada Jade Sliver
Qingxin3
Qingxin
Whopperflower Nectar3
Whopperflower Nectar
2
40
40000
Shivada Jade Fragment3
Shivada Jade Fragment
Hoarfrost Core2
Hoarfrost Core
Qingxin10
Qingxin
Whopperflower Nectar15
Whopperflower Nectar
3
50
60000
Shivada Jade Fragment6
Shivada Jade Fragment
Hoarfrost Core4
Hoarfrost Core
Qingxin20
Qingxin
Shimmering Nectar12
Shimmering Nectar
4
60
80000
Shivada Jade Chunk3
Shivada Jade Chunk
Hoarfrost Core8
Hoarfrost Core
Qingxin30
Qingxin
Shimmering Nectar18
Shimmering Nectar
5
70
100000
Shivada Jade Chunk6
Shivada Jade Chunk
Hoarfrost Core12
Hoarfrost Core
Qingxin45
Qingxin
Energy Nectar12
Energy Nectar
6
80
120000
Shivada Jade Gemstone6
Shivada Jade Gemstone
Hoarfrost Core20
Hoarfrost Core
Qingxin60
Qingxin
Energy Nectar24
Energy Nectar
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Ganyu Showcase

This showcase features Zy0x with a complete guide for Main DPS Ganyu, including artifacts, team comps, and playstyle. He also has a Sub DPS Ganyu guide on his channel if you're interested in playing her that way.