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Genshin Impact Guide: Best weapons for Yaoyao in-game

Listing the best weapons for Yaoyao in Genshin Impact!

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 weapons to choose from depending on how you build her, many of which is F2P friendly options. In this Genshin Impact guide, we will be focusing on the best weapons for Yaoyao to use in the game.

Best Weapons for Yaoyao in Genshin Impact

NameStatsPassiveExplanation
Genshin Impact Yaoyao weapons engulfing lighteningBase ATK: 608
Energy Recharge: 55.1%
ATK increased by 28% of Energy Recharge over the base 100%. You can gain a maximum bonus of 80% ATK. Gain 30% Energy Recharge for 12s after using an Elemental Burst.A good weapon for a DPS Yaoyao build. The high base attack and energy recharge can help with accumulating her Elemental Burst more. Although this weapon is not recommended for a Support Build as there are multiple F2P-friendly options that act better than the 5 Star Weapons.Rate: S
Genshin Impact Yaoyao weapons Skyward spineBase ATK: 674
Energy Recharge: 36.8%
Increases CRIT Rate by 8% and increases Normal ATK SPD by 12%. Additionally, Normal and Charged Attacks hits on opponents have a 50% chance to trigger a vacuum blade that deals 40% of ATK as DMG in a small AoE. This effect can occur no more than once every 2s.Just like in Engulfing Lightning, this is another case of a weapon that only helps if you build Yaoyao as a DPS. There are better 4 Star options for Support Build. Rate: S
Genshin Impact Yaoyao weapons Favonious LanceBase ATK: 565
Energy Recharge: 30.6%
CRIT Hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12s.Yaoyao’s BiS weapon for a Support Build. The ER% helps with her Energy Recharge needs and the passive generates energy particles which can be useful for the team. A total R5 Favonius Lance weapon is generally recommended. Rate: SS+ 
Genshin Impact Yaoyao weapons prototype starglitterBase ATK: 510
Energy Recharge: 45.9%
After using an Elemental Skill, increases Normal and Charged Attack DMG by 8% for 12s. Max 2 stacks.High ER% substat but the Passive is not helpful for Yaoyao as a Support build. 
Rate: S
Genshin Impact Yaoyao best weapons The CatchBase ATK: 510
Energy Recharge: 45.9%
Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 16% and Elemental Burst CRIT Rate by 6%.Good weapon due to the ER% substat but other than that the weapon is better off used on somebody else than Yaoyao as the passive will be wasteful on her.Rate: S
Genshin Impact Yaoyao best weapons kitain cross spearBase ATK: 565
Elemental Mastery: 110
Increases Elemental Skill DMG by 6%. After Elemental Skill hits an opponent, the character loses 3 Energy but regenerates 3 Energy every 2s for the next 6s. This effect can occur once every 10s. Can be triggered even when the character is not on the field.For a Bloom-trigger build this spear is highly recommended due to its EM substat. Additionally, it has Energy refunding mechanics which can be helpful for Yaoyao’s Burst. Rate: S
Genshin Impact Yaoyao best weapons Dragon's baneBase ATK: 454
Elemental Mastery: 221
Increases DMG against opponents affected by Hydro or Pyro by 20%.Another good weapon for Bloom or any Dendro reaction teams where Yaoyao triggers those reactions. Has very high EM.Rate: S
Genshin Impact Yaoyao best weapons moonpiercerBase ATK: 565
Elemental Mastery: 110
After triggering Burning, Quicken, Aggravate, Spread, Bloom, Hyperbloom, or Burgeon, a Leaf of Revival will be created around the character for a maximum of 10s. When picked up, the Leaf will grant the character 16% ATK for 12s. Only 1 Leaf can be generated this way every 20s. This effect can still be triggered if the character is not on the field.Good weapon for its EM substat, although not a good option since the passive’s attack buff is not relevant for a Bloom build. Rate: A
Genshin Impact Yaoyao best weapons black tasselBase ATK: 354
HP: 46.9%
Increases DMG against slimes by 40%.HP% Substat is good on Yaoyao if you focus on making her a pure healer for your team. Although it may prove to be an overkill to stack on HP%. Rate: B

Final Thoughts

Yaoyao’s main focal weapon would be the ones that have ER% substats which can help with her Energy Recharge needs in the team and do more smooth rotations. The weapons with Elemental Mastery are also great options if Yaoyao’s build is focused on triggering Dendro-related Elemental Reactions. Overall, Yaoyao has many F2P options to choose from which makes her a low-investment character to build. 

That’s all for the best weapons for Yaoyao in Genshin Impact. Let us know in the comment section below!

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