Genshin Impact – Yoimiya Abilities, Artifacts and Team Composition Guide

The Yoimiya 2.8 replay banner is coming to Genshin Impact in a few hours, right after Kazuha, Klee, and Heizou depart. Yoimiya is a five-star Pyro Bow user who shines as a primary DPS thanks to her potentially high single-target damage numbers that come from her strong normal attack. We’ll walk you through her abilities, best artifacts, weapons, and team composition to give you an idea of ​​how to build her when she arrives.


Elemental Skill – Niwabi Fire-Dance

  • Yoimiya waves a sparkler and infuses his normal attacks with Pyro, dealing increased damage to them. This effect will deactivate once she leaves the field.
    • Activating this skill will disable Yoimiya’s Kindling Arrow effect for his charged attacks, meaning that its main source of damage comes from normal attacks.

Elemental Blast – Ryuukin Saxifrage

  • Yoimiya leaps into the air and launches rockets at enemies to deal AoE Pyro damage, while also marking an enemy with Aurous Blaze.
    • Aurous Blaze causes marked enemies to explode whenever attacked by a party member other than Yoimiya herself. the explosion deals AoE Pyro damage, and only one can be triggered every two seconds.

Passive Skills

  • The Troublemaker’s Tricks talent is a powerful buff in Yoimiya’s kit that unlocks after his first Ascension. During Niwabi Fire-Dance, this talent causes all of Yoimiya’s normal attacks to increases his Pyro damage by 2% for each hit he receives. This buff lasts three seconds and can stack up to 10 times.
  • Summer Night’s Dawn is a talent that provides a 10% ATK boost to all party members except Yoimiya whenever she uses her Elemental Burst. The buff also increases by 1% for each stack of troublemaker towers Yoimiya has when she activates her flurry.

Better Artifact Stats

Since most of Yoimiya’s damage will come from using his normal attack while Niwabi Fire-Dance is active, increasing his ATK, Pyro Damage, and Crit Dmg stats is the way to go here. Critical rate is also important, but this stat already increases automatically as you level it. So you might not need as much crit rate on artifacts as you would for many other main DPS characters.

Artifacts Suggested Core Stats Suggested substats
Flower resume ATK%, Crit Dmg, Crit Rate, Energy Recharge
Feather CTA ATK%, Crit Dmg, Crit Rate, Energy Recharge
sands ATK % Crit Dmg, Crit Rate, Energy Recharge, Elemental Mastery
cup Pyro DMG ATK%, Crit Dmg, Crit Rate, Energy Recharge
Circle Crit Dmg or Crit Rate ATK%, Crit Dmg / Crit Rate, Energy Recharge, Elemental Mastery

Yoimiya’s attack should be as high as possible when it comes to substats. Critical stats should be chosen based on what you need more of and how lucky you are with the RNG. Most players will need Crit Dmg on Crit Rate, but Artifact farming has been known to throw curveballs often. Energy charging is also very important simply because Yoimiya has no reliable way to gain energy on her own. Finally, the least important stat listed above is Elemental Mastery, as consistently applying Pyro can be difficult for her due to oddly timed attacks.

Best Artifact Sets

Flame Crimson Witch Floral Artifact
Flame Crimson Witch Floral Artifact

Crimson Witch of Flames

  • Two-Piece Set: 15% Pyro damage bonus.
  • Four-Piece Set: Increases Overload and Burn damage by 40%. Also increases Vapor and Melt damage by 15%. Using an elemental skill increases the two-piece set bonus by 50% of its starting value for 10 seconds and can stack three times.

Yoimiya has quite a bit of flexibility when it comes to his Artifact sets. The first recommended set is Crimson Witch of Flames, which has the perfect two-piece bonus for her. And the four-piece bonus further boosts her Pyro damage whenever Niwabi Fire-Dance is used, though Elemental Reaction buffs tend to be a bit less useful for her.

Memory of Shimenawa

  • Two-Piece Set: Increases Atk by 18%
  • Four-piece set: If the character has 15 or more energy when using an elemental skill, it loses 15 energy and normal/charged/dive attack damage is increased by 50% for 10 seconds. This effect cannot trigger more than once during this period.

This set may be the most popular for Yoimiya, but it’s really up to you, as both empower her in different ways. It’s even possible to use two artifacts from each set to earn both bonuses in two piecesimproving both his Pyro damage and his ATK stats.

Best Weapons

Yoimiya is best suited to wield weapons that boost her ATK or Crit stats. It has several good options that range from rare and expensive to free or affordable. We’ll list three options below that will work for a wide range of players. In addition to those listed below, the Hamayumi Bow also works well, but it’s not as readily available or useful depending on your artifact set and story progression.

The Four-Star Rust Bow
The Four-Star Rust Bow

thunder pulse

  • Primary Stat: Crit Dmg
  • Effect: Boosts ATK by 20/25/30/35/40% and grants stacks of Thunder Emblems. At stacks one through three, normal attack damage is increased by 12/24/40%. A stack will be gained each time a normal attack lands (stack lasts five seconds), an elemental skill is used (stack lasts 10 seconds), or each time energy drops below 100% (stack disappears when the energy is full). The duration of each stack is calculated independently.

This weapon was made for her, but it’s also a five-star bow that you’ll have to get lucky or spend money to get. This is a verbose effect that essentially boosts Yoimiya’s ATK and then boosts it even further by granting stacks in a way that caters to his playstyle.


  • Primary Stat: ATK
  • Effect: Increases damage of normal attacks by 40/50/60/70/80% but decreases damage of targeted shots by 8/9/10/11/12%.

This four-star bow has a simple effect, but the buff numbers are massive, especially if you’re lucky enough to be able to hone it. A normal increase in attack damage without warning is exactly what Yoimiya needs.

Crescent prototype

  • Primary Stat: ATK
  • Effect: Targeted shots at weak points increase movement speed by 10% and ATK by 36/45/54/63/72% for 10 seconds.

This is a completely free four-star bow that can be crafted at any blacksmith using materials from weekly bosses. The effect still provides an ATK boost, but the trick here is that you’ll need to land on an enemy’s weak spot before it activates.

Team comps

Yoimiya works well when on teams that contain off-screen DPS or sub-DPS characters since her Elemental Burst marks enemies for her teammates to set off explosions, and one of her talents buffs everyone but her . To this end, she does well in Overload and Vaporize comps with characters who can support her from behind the scenes. Specifically, those with shields and off-field damage abilities.

Override team composition for a Pyro main DPS
Override team composition for a Pyro main DPS

Here are some examples of team compositions for Yoimiya:

Expensive team compositions:

  • Yoimiya, Zhongli, Albedo, Yanfei
  • Yoimiya, Zhongli, Kokomi, Yelan
  • Yoimiya, Hu Tao, Zhongli, Xingqiu
  • Yoimiya, Yelan, Bennett, Yun Jin

Composition of the budget team:

  • Yoimiya, Fischl, Beidou, Xingqiu
  • Yoimiya, Diona, Xingqiu, Yun Jin
  • Yoimiya, Fischl, Beidou, Bennett
  • Yoimiya, Yanfei, Sayu, Noelle

Yoimiya is a strong character who can deal incredible critical damage to normal attacks when built correctly. She’s not exactly in the must-have character group at the moment, but you can’t go wrong if you need a long-range Pyro DPS that also buffs the characters around her.

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