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Genshin Impact Guide: Best Artifacts Build for Yaoyao

Best Artifacts Builds of Yaoyao!

Genshin Impact released Yaoyao who is a new 4-Star Dendro character in Version 3.4. Yaoyao is a solid 4 Star unit to build for Dendro-related reactions and teams. Yaoyao has an assortment of artifacts to choose from depending on how you build her, although many of the notable options are 4-piece sets. In this Genshin Impact guide, we will be focusing on the best Artifact Sets and Artifact stats for Yaoyao to use in the game.

Best Artifacts Build for Yaoyao in Genshin Impact

Artifact Sets

4-piece: Deepwood MemoriesSets to built
Genshin Impact 4 piece Deepwood Memories
2-Pieces: Dendro DMG Bonus +15%.
4-Pieces: After Elemental Skills or Bursts hit opponents, the targets’ Dendro RES will be decreased by 30% for 8s. This effect can be triggered even if the equipping character is not on the field.
Explanation: The Bis for a Support Yaoyao as it makes her the Dendro resistance shredder for more Spread, Bloom, Hyperbloom, or Burgeon damage. The Deepwood set is also the best option if you are focusing on building her as a DPS and the main damage dealer in the team. The set is used if no other Dendro character can be equipped with this Set. 
4-piece: Tenacity of the MillelithSets to built
Genshin Impact Best Artifacts Build for Yaoyao 4 piece Tenacity of the Millelith2-Pieces: HP increased by 20%.4-Pieces: When an Elemental Skill hits an opponent, the ATK of all nearby party members is increased by 20% and their Shield Strength is increased by 30% for 3s. This effect can be triggered once every 0.5s. This effect can still be triggered even when the character who is using this artifact set is not on the field.
Explanation: Yaoyao can reliably proc its effect off-field overtime with her Elemental Skill. This gives the team an attack buff and also helps the Shield last longer. It’s a good set if Yaoyao is a general healer for a team that is not focused on Dendro damage. So she can buff your DPS of any Element with the Tenacity’s effect.
4-piece: InstructorSets to built

Genshin Impact 4 piece Instructor
2-Pieces: Increases Elemental Mastery by 80.4-Pieces: Upon triggering an Elemental Reaction, increases all party members’ Elemental Mastery by 120 for 8s.
Explanation: The 4 piece Instructor set is a great set for a team comp that relies on Dendro-related reactions. It lets you buff your entire team’s Elemental Mastery (EM) which increases the damage of your team’s Elemental reactions. An example of a team comp such as this is a Nilou Bloom team where any character can trigger Bloom reactions. However, since the Instructor set can only go up to 4-star pieces, Yaoyao will have a comparatively lower stat ceiling compared to the other 5 Star Artifact sets. 
4-Piece: Maiden’s BelovedSets to built

Genshin Impact Best Artifacts Build for Yaoyao 4 Piece Maiden’s Beloved
2-Pieces: Character Healing Effectiveness +15%4-Pieces: Using an Elemental Skill or Burst increases healing received by all party members by 20% for 10s.
Explanation: This is another viable set piece although not a highly recommended one compared to the first 3 Set pieces. If you need a healing-dependent Yaoyao then the 4 piece Maiden’s Beloved set is the way to go. Another similar 4-piece Set ‘Ocean-Hued Clam’ is not recommended for Yaoyao as the 4-piece bonus is not viable for Yaoyao due to her underwhelming healing abilities. 

There are many options for 2-Set pieces that the players can mix and match depending on how you are building your Yaoyao. Some notable 2-piece Bonus sets are as follows: 

  • 2-Piece: Emblem of Severed Fate
  • 2-Piece: Ocean-Hued Clam/Maiden’s Beloved
  • 2-Piece: Noblesse Oblige 
  • 2-piece: Flower of Paradise Lost/Wanderer’s Troupe/Gilded Dreams
  • 2-piece: Tenacity of the Millelith
  • 2-piece: Deepwood Memories 
  • 2-piece: Gladiator’s Finale/Shinmenawa’s Reminiscence/Echoes of an Offering/Vermillion 

Artifact Stats

There are many factors to consider when building Yaoyao according to the specific build you want. As such, different ER requirements are also present depending on the team and build. 

HPATKHP or ER or EMHP/ER for Support and Healing BuildEM for Spread/Bloom BuildHP or EM or Dendro DMG Bonus HP for Support/Healing BuildDendro DMG Bonus/EM for Spread/Bloom BuildHealing Bonus or HP or EMHB/HP for Support and Healing BuildEM for Bloom/Spread Build
  • For a Support and Healing Yaoyao, for example, a Team where Yaoyao is supporting your Main DPS Dendro character (Double Dendro), Yaoyao would need an HP-focused build with an ER Sands if required.  Ideally, having 180% ER is required for Double Dendro teams.
  • For a Build where Yaoyao is in a Bloom/Spread or even Quicken team, Yaoyao would trigger those Dendro reactions as a result she would need EM and Crit/Dendro Goblet to dish out personal damage. As a Solo Dendro unit, having over 200% ER is required to trigger more Elemental Bursts. 

For substats, prioritize ER, then EM, and then Crit stats. 

Final Thoughts

Yaoyao’s general BiS Artifact set is the 4-piece Deepwood Memories which is a solid set to help reduce Dendro resistance for the main Dendro damage dealer in the party. Despite that, the 2-piece combos are viable options for Yaoyao depending on what bonuses you require for Yaoyao in the team. Yaoyao struggles a lot in ER and as such, it is advisable to keep an eye on her ER requirements to have her Burst up more frequently. 

That’s all for today’s guide on Best Artifacts Build for Yaoyao in Genshin Impact. What are your thoughts on this guide? Let us know in the comment section below!

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