Shenhe
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CryoPolearm

Genshin Impact

Shenhe Best Build

Cryo
Polearm

Best Shenhe Builds

Cryo Support Build

Shenhe excels at buffing her allies and debuffing enemies.

Suggested Energy Recharge:180%

Best Shenhe Weapons

Best
Engulfing Lightning
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Engulfing Lightning

Energy Recharge

ATK increased by 28/34/40/46/52% of Energy Recharge over the base 100%. You can gain a maximum bonus of 80/90/100/110/120% ATK. Gain 30/35/40/45/50% Energy Recharge for 12s after using an Elemental Burst.

Optional
Favonius Lance
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Favonius Lance

Energy Recharge

CRIT hits have a 60/70/80/90/100% chance to generate 1 Elemental Orb, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12/10.5/9/7.5/6s.

Best Shenhe Artifacts

Best

Gladiator's Finale
Gladiator's Finale
ATK% / ATK% / ATK%
(2)

ATK +18%

Shimenawa's Reminiscence
Shimenawa's Reminiscence
ATK% / ATK% / ATK%
(2)

ATK +18%

Optional

Emblem of Severed Fate
Emblem of Severed Fate
ATK% / ATK% / ATK%
(2)

Energy Recharge +20%

Shimenawa's Reminiscence
Shimenawa's Reminiscence
ATK% / ATK% / ATK%
(2)

ATK +18%

Shenhe Skills Talents

Dawnstar Piercer

Dawnstar Piercer

Normal Attack

Normal Attack

Performs up to 5 consecutive spear strikes.

Charged Attack

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

Plunging Attack

Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Spring Spirit Summoning

Spring Spirit Summoning

Elemental Skill

The frosted dew, silvery and dense, shall exorcise all demons.
Grants all nearby party members the Icy Quill effect and deals Cryo DMG in different ways based on whether it is pressed or held.

Press

Rushes forward together with a Talisman Spirit, dealing Cryo DMG to opponents along the path.

Hold

Commands the Talisman Spirit to deal AoE Cryo DMG.

Icy Quill

When Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attacks, Elemental Skills, and Elemental Bursts deal Cryo DMG to opponents, the DMG dealt is increased based on Shenhe's current ATK.
The Icy Quill's effects will be cleared once its duration ends or after being triggered a certain number of times. When held rather than pressed, the Icy Quill's effect lasts longer and can be triggered more times.
When one Cryo DMG instance strikes multiple opponents, the effect is triggered multiple times based on the number of opponents hit. The number of times the effect is triggered is calculated independently for each party member with the Icy Quill.

Divine Maiden's Deliverance

Divine Maiden's Deliverance

Elemental Burst

Unleashes the power of the Talisman Spirit, allowing it to roam free in this plane, dealing AoE Cryo DMG.

The Talisman Spirit then creates a field that decreases the Cryo RES and Physical RES of opponents within it. It also deals periodic Cryo DMG to opponents within the field.

Shenhe Passive Talents

Deific Embrace

Deific Embrace

Unlocked at Ascension 1

An active character within the field created by Divine Maiden's Deliverance gains 15% Cryo DMG Bonus.

Spirit Communion Seal

Spirit Communion Seal

Unlocked at Ascension 4

After Shenhe uses Spring Spirit Summoning, she will grant all nearby party members the following effects:

  • Press: Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG increased by 15% for 10s.
  • Hold: Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attack DMG increased by 15% for 15s.

Precise Comings and Goings

Precise Comings and Goings

Unlocked Automatically

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

Shenhe Constellations

Clarity of Heart

Clarity of Heart

Constellation Lv. 1

Spring Spirit Summoning can be used 1 more time.

Centered Spirit

Centered Spirit

Constellation Lv. 2

Divine Maiden's Deliverance lasts for 6 seconds longer. Active characters within the skill's field deals 15% increased Cryo CRIT DMG.

Seclusion

Seclusion

Constellation Lv. 3

Increases the Level of Spring Spirit Summoning by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Insight

Insight

Constellation Lv. 4

When characters under the effect of Icy Quill applied by Shenhe triggers its DMG Bonus effects, Shenhe will gain a Skyfrost Mantra stack:

  • When Shenhe uses Spring Spirit Summoning, she will consume all stacks of Skyfrost Mantra, increasing the DMG of that Spring Spirit Summoning by 5% for each stack consumed.
  • Max 50 stacks. Stacks last for 60s.

Divine Attainment

Divine Attainment

Constellation Lv. 5

Increase the Level of Divine Maiden's Deliverance by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Mystical Abandon

Mystical Abandon

Constellation Lv. 6

When characters trigger Icy Quill's effects using Normal and Charged Attack DMG, it does not count toward the Trigger Quota.

Shenhe Ascension Costs

Shenhe gets a boost to ATK% 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
Dragonheir's False Fin2
Dragonheir's False Fin
Qingxin10
Qingxin
Whopperflower Nectar15
Whopperflower Nectar
3
50
60000
Shivada Jade Fragment6
Shivada Jade Fragment
Dragonheir's False Fin4
Dragonheir's False Fin
Qingxin20
Qingxin
Shimmering Nectar12
Shimmering Nectar
4
60
80000
Shivada Jade Chunk3
Shivada Jade Chunk
Dragonheir's False Fin8
Dragonheir's False Fin
Qingxin30
Qingxin
Shimmering Nectar18
Shimmering Nectar
5
70
100000
Shivada Jade Chunk6
Shivada Jade Chunk
Dragonheir's False Fin12
Dragonheir's False Fin
Qingxin45
Qingxin
Energy Nectar12
Energy Nectar
6
80
120000
Shivada Jade Gemstone6
Shivada Jade Gemstone
Dragonheir's False Fin20
Dragonheir's False Fin
Qingxin60
Qingxin
Energy Nectar24
Energy Nectar
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Shenhe Showcase

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