Not only is Ganyu possibly the most hyped five-star character in Genshin Impact, but she’s also one of the most flexible. Her versatility as a bow wielder means that she can be well-built with many weapons and many artifact sets, tailored to how the player prefers. But two artifact sets and weapons in Genshin Impact stand out as the best for a DPS Ganyu build.
Ganyu is the newest five-star character to release on Genshin Impact‘s roster, and players have been long awaiting her arrival. Many have saved up their wishes and skipped out on Albedo so they could pity-pull her from the gacha, and so far, she hasn’t disappointed. Not only has Ganyu surprisingly proven to be a powerful DPS rather than a Cryo Support, but she is one of the easiest characters to use. Similarly, figuring out which Artifacts and weapons to equip her with is very straightforward.
As far as Artifacts go, it’s likely that MiHoYo released the Blizzard Strayer set to prep specifically for Ganyu, though it also works excellently on any Cryo character. The Blizzard Strayer works perfectly well on its own, increasing her Cryo Damage by 15% at 2-piece. It also increases any party member’s Crit Rate by 20% for attacking an enemy affected by Cryo at 4-piece, and another 20% if the enemy is frozen.
But some players are opting for the 2-piece Blizzard set and pairing it up with Noblesse Oblige. This can work because of Noblesse’s increase to Elemental Burst Damage. If players want to focus on Ganyu’s ultimate and make her their main DPS, a 2-piece Blizzard and 2-piece Noblesse is the way to go. For the 5th Artifact, another Blizzard Strayer piece or anything that increases Attack Percent, Cryo Damage Bonus, Crit Rate, or Energy Recharge works well.
Though her charged attacks are a major asset, the delicate Ganyu heavily relies on her Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst as well. Players will want to look out for Artifacts with Energy Recharge as either substats or main stats to get her abilities back up faster, as well as Crit Damage, which is important to maximizing the effects of Ganyu’s attacks.
As far as Genshin Impact bows go, there are options depending on whether players are F2P or putting down cash on the gacha. For F2P, the Favonius Warbow works well because of its Energy Recharge increase and because Ganyu’s Crit hits will generate Elemental Orbs, which is vital to recharging Ganyu’s abilities.
For five-star weapons that can only be obtained via the gacha, if players want to focus on Ganyu’s normal and charged attacks, equip Amo’s Bow for its Attack Percent and Aimed Shot Damage increase. If focusing on her Elemental Burst, which buffs Crit Rate, go after the Skyward Harp for its increase to Crit Damage. It also has a chance to deal high Physical Damage to a small AoE on successful hits.
Genshin Impact is available now on the App Store, Google Play, PC, and PS4, and is currently in development for PS5 and Switch.