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Genshin Impact Ganyu Guide: Best weapons, artifact sets and materials required for ascension

All you need to know about Ganyu, and the ways to unleash her maximum potential.

Genshin Impact is an adventure RPG released by miHoyo in 2020. In a short period, the game has become one of the most successful adventures RPG titles ever to have been released. Ganyu is the secretary at the Yuehai Pavilion to Liyue Qixing. She is a hard worker and always willing to work overtime but she is very sensitive about her horns. This guide will be looking into one of the most broken characters in Genshin Impact, Ganyu, and the best weapons, artifacts, and materials required for her ascension.


Ganyu: Playstyle and skillset of the character

The character of Ganyu was introduced in the 1.2 updates with the Dragonspine Region. She is a 5-star Cryo Bow User, and her constellation is The Clement. The following are her talents, skills, and attacks:

Liutian ArcheryNormal Attack
Ganyu can perform up to 6 consecutive shots with a bow 
Liutian ArcheryCharge 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. Have 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 with AoE Cryo DMG. 
Liutian ArcheryPlunging Attack  
Fires off a shower of arrows in mid-air before falling and striking the ground, dealing AoE DMG upon impact. 
Trail of the QilinElemental 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 are based on Ganyu’s Max HP. Blooms profusely when destroyed or once its duration ends, dealing AoE Cryo DMG. 
Celestial ShowerElemental 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’s Passive

  • Undivided Heart- After firing a Frostflake Arrow, the CRIT Rate of subsequent Frostflake Arrow and their resulting bloom effects are increased by 20% for 5s.
  • Harmony between Heaven and Earth- Celestial Shower grants a 20% Cryo DMG Bonus to active party members in the AoE.
  • Preserved for the Hunt- Refunds 15% of the ores used when crafting Bow-type Weapons.

Special Dish

Each character in the Genshin Impact game will have a special Dish. Ganyu specialty dish is Prosperous Peace. Ganyu’s specialty. The image of a resting qilin is by itself enough to calm a person down. Ganyu has put her well-wishes for all that is lovely in this world into this dish- and she’s saved some of her favorite Qingxin flowers for you, too.

Ganyu dish
Prosperous Peace

Artifacts sets for Ganyu in Genshin Impact

There are three recommended artifact sets for Ganyu. These three include Wanderer’s Troupe, Gladiator’s Finale, and Blizzard Strayer. All of these artifact sets are great on Ganyu, each for different reasons. Wanderer’s Troupe increases Charge Attack DMG by 35% if the character uses a Catalyst or Bow

Artifacts stats

Artifact Main stat Sub Stat
Crit Rate
Crit Damage
Energy Recharge/Elemental Mastery
PlumeAttackATK%Crit Rate
Crit Damage Energy Recharge/Elemental Mastery
SandsATK%ATK% Crit Rate
Crit Damage Energy Recharge/Elemental Mastery
GobletCryo Damage Bonus%ATK% Crit Rate Crit
Damage Energy Recharge/Elemental Mastery
CircletCrit Rate/Crit DamageATK% Crit Rate/ Crit
Damage Energy Recharge/Elemental Mastery

Materials required for ascension of Ganyu

In this Genshin Impact Ganyu Guide, we will look at the materials required for the Ascension of Ganyu from level 1 to level 90.

Ganyu materials
Genshin Impact Ganyu materials
1xShivada Jade Sliver
9xShivada Jade Fragment
9xShivada Jade Chunk
6xShivada Jade Gemstone
18xWhopperflower Nectar
30xShimmering Nectar
36xEnergy Nectar
Experience414 Hero’s wit, 13 Adventurer’s XP, 22 Wanderers advice, and 1,672,000 Mora

Talent Upgrade Materials for Ganyu

3XTeachings of Diligence
21XGuide to Diligence
38XPhilosophies of Diligence
6XWhopperflower Nectar
22XShimmering Nectar
31XEnergy Nectar
6XShadow of the Warrior
1XCrown of Insight

Best weapons for Ganyu in Genshin Impact

Ganyu is a DPS Bow user, most of her DMG comes from her charge attack. So to boost her DMG ability the weapon should have High base ATK and also the weapon should have increased DMG for her Charge ATK.

  • Amos Bow(5*)
  • Skywarp Harp(5*)
  • Thundering Pulse(5*)
  • Hamayumi(4*)
  • Prototype Crescent(4*)
Amos Bow, one of the best weapons for Ganyu
Amos Bow, one of the best weapons for Ganyu

Best Team Comp

Ganyu is an excellent DPS character and also a Burst Sub DPS character. She is best with Freeze comp and also Melt comp. while Ganyu is your DPS ran the team with Freeze it is more reliable.

How to unlock Ganyu in Genshin Impact

Ganyu can be obtained only from Event Banners. Each 20 days Event and Weapon Banner will change. Sometimes Ganyu will be a rate-up character. Since she is a 5-stare character and a special Rate up character it will take a very long time for her to come back.

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