Amber is a 4-star Pyro Bow user in Genshin Impact. She is literally the first playable character you meet in the game and is generally considered to be weak. However, this is a misconception, as all characters in Genshin are powerful when built right. In this article, we are going to showcase a complete guide for Amber Genshin Impact, including character profile, gameplay and best builds.

Amber In Genshin Impact

1 - Genshin Impact Amber Profile

Amber is an Outrider of the Knights of Favonius. She is cheerful, friendly, and always ready to help the citizens of Mondstadt. Furthermore, Amber has no problem talking to strangers as if they are already acquaintances - that's probably why she approached the player character first.

Amber has long, dark brown hair, gold eyes, and fair skin. Her outfit, 5-Star Outrider, is a uniform made for maximum mobility. Amber's most distinguishing feature is her headband with the large red bow that rests on her head, similar to the ears of a bunny.

2 - Amber Genshin Impact Abilities

As Amber is one of the earliest characters created and is free to obtain, she is rather underpowered. You need C4 for her full damage potential and C6 to get her to A-tier support. Overall, Amber is super easy to play, being a ranged character with fairly simple skills and a taunt for tanking. New players would have no problem using her.

Normal attack: Sharpshooter

  • Normal Attack: Perform up to 5 consecutive shots with a bow.
  • Charged Attack: Aim and charge a shot to deal more damage. Flame accumulates on the arrowhead while channeling, making a fully charged flaming arrow deals Pyro DMG.
  • Plunging Attack: Fires off a storm of arrows before landing, dealing AoE DMG on impact.
Amber and her explosive puppet.

Elemental Skill: Explosive Puppet

Summon a puppet named Baron Bunny that looks like Amber. It constantly taunts nearby enemies and explodes when expired or destroyed. Baron Bunny's HP is based on Amber's Max HP.

You can hold the skill to adjust the throwing direction. The throw range increases the longer you hold the button.

Elemental Burst: Fiery Rain

Amber's burst is fairly simple - she fires off a shower of arrows that continuously deals AoE Pyro DMG.

Fiery Rain
Amber's elemental burst creates a rain of fire arrows.

3 - Amber Genshin Impact Passives

Amber's kit revolves around dealing damage, however, she does not have crazy boosts like other DPS characters. This is probably the reason why Amber is so low on the tier list pre-C6.

  • 1st Ascension Passive: Every Arrow Finds Its Target

Increases Fiery Rain's AoE by 30% and its CRIT Rate by 10%.

  • 4th Ascension Passive: Precise Shot

Hitting weak spots with Aimed Shot increases ATK by 15% for 10s.

  • Utility Passive: Gliding Champion

Decreases gliding Stamina consumption for your own party members by 20%. This does not stack with other passives that share the exact same effects.

Charged Shot Damage
Amber's Charged Shot Damage can skyrocket if built right.

4 - Amber Genshin Impact Constellation

Overall, Amber can work as a Pyro Sub-DPS or Support/Elemental Resonance + Crowd Control. She only gains an actual good buffing skill at C6, however.

  • One Arrow to Rule Them All: Aimed Shot fires an extra arrow that deals 20% of the first arrow's DMG.
  • Bunny Triggered: You can manually detonate Baron Bunny with an Aimed Shot. The resulting explosion deals 200% additional DMG.
  • It Burns!: Increases the Level of Fiery Rain by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • It's Not Just Any Doll...: Decreases Explosive Puppet's CD by 20% and adds 1 additional charge. This effectively doubles its damage potential.
  • It's Baron Bunny!: Increases the Level of Explosive Puppet by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • Wildfire: Fiery Rain increases all party members' Movement SPD by 15% and ATK by 15% for 10s.
Amber Genshin
Amber Genshin Impact Constellation

5 - Amber Genshin Impact Gameplay & Best Build

Overall, there are two builds for Amber, Weakpoint DPS build and Pyro sub/DPS + Support Build.

Amber Weakpoint DPS Build

  • The best weapon for Amber DPS is Amos' Bow. It increases Normal and Charged Attack DMG by 12% outright and another 8% for every 0.1s the arrow is in the air. Stack 5 times. Alternatively, you can use Thundering Pulse, Skyward Harp, or The Viridescent Hunt.
  • Wanderer's Troupe x4 is the best artifact set for Amber DPS. It further increases her Charged Attack DMG  by 35%.
The Amos' Bow is the best weapon for DPS Amber Genshin Impact Build.

Amber Sub-DPS/Support Build

  • The best weapon for Amber Support build is the Favonius Warbow. It increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s every time Amber fires her Elemental Burst. On the other hand, if you need more CC or damage, you can replace the Favonius Warbow with the Sacrificial Bow or Skyward Harp.
  • Noblesse Oblige 4-Piece Set is the best artifact set for this build. It gives all teammates+20% ATK for 12s after Amber's Burst.
Favonius Warbow
The Favonius Warbow is the best weapon for Support Amber Genshin Impact Build.

Amber best team

Overall, Amber is a low-tier character that only gets used if you like her personality and design. Like all characters in Genshin Impact, she can definitely shine with the right investment, team comp and build. Below are the best teams that were built around Amber as a Core DPS.

Premium Team: Amber + Rosaria + Mona + Bennett

  • Amber's main focus is to charge and finish combos by triggering Melt for big damage.
  • Rosaria is a good Cryo support for Amber. Furthermore, she would be the field DPS while Amber build up her Burst.
  • Mona's Burst amplifies damages done to enemies, which further support amber. Her skill can also group enemies and procs Vaporize.
  • Bennett is the main support that provides healing, damage boost, and battery boost to Amber.

F2P Team: Amber + Xiangling + Kaeya + Barbara

  • This build works the same as the previous one, with Amber serves as a Burst DPS for Melt.
  • Xiangling is the main DPS that also synergizes with amber with her Pyro resistance down and elemental resonance.
  • You can combo Kaeya's Cryo with either Xiangling or Amber for Melt. Try to use his skill as a lead-up to Amber's Burst.
  • Barbara provides healing and procs Vaporize with Xiangling.

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