Shenhe is arriving in Genshin Impact 2.4 version as a 5-star Cryo character. She and the 4-star Geo Yun Jin will both come along as polearm users. Meanwhile, there are specific characters that can pair well with the Cloud Retainer’s favorite student.

Check out the best characters to use with Shenhe in Genshin Impact.

Shenhe Teaser
What is Shenhe best team in Genshin Impact?

1. Best characters to use with Shenhe (Premium team)

Although Shenhe has yet been released, she is known to have an Elemental Burst that deals massive Cryo damage and the Icy Quills Elemental Skill effects that boost the whole team’s DMG. That’s why she is the best for Sub-DPS role.

Here are the best premium characters to pair with Shenhe are:

Kokomi Kazuha
Make sure to use characters who can maximize Shenhe's skills.

Because Shenhe has Cryo vision, it is viable to equip a Hydro character beside her in order to trigger Freeze reactions and freeze enemies. Taking one of many Genshin healers will be a smart move. Moreover, characters who are attuned to Cryo can also resonate with Shenhe.

While Ayaka can be used as a Main DPS dealing DMG boosted by Shenhe’s Elemental Skill, you can also add Kazuha as a sub DPS as he can create Swirl reactions to boost damage.

2. Best characters to use with Shenhe (Free-to-Play team)

While the aforementioned units require efforts (and sometimes, money) to require, you can also use Shenhe alongside some F2P characters and the result turns out quite awesome.

  • Xiangling
  • Bennett/Amber
  • Barbara

Free-to-play Genshin Impact players can opt to use Shenhe alongside Xiangling, the strongest free DPS character, to cause the Melt Elemental Reaction, dealing significant damage.

You can choose to use the strongest free DPS unit, Xiangling, to create Melt with Shenhe. Meanwhile, Bennett and Amber suit the Support role. They share elemental resonance with Xiangling and can also trigger Melt.

Barbruh Bennett Noeller
Barbara will make a better Healer than Noelle in this case, while Bennett is also viable as Support.

Equipping 2 characters of the same element, such as the main and secondary DMG dealer, will enhance DMG dealt and energy regeneration.

Besides, while you can totally choose Noelle, Barbara will be a better healer for this team as her attunement with Hydro can help Shenhe freeze foes and manage crowd control.

3. Shenhe banner release date

Fans have been waiting for Shenhe to become playable since the first leaks regarding her appearance. Her banner, “The Transcendent One Returns”, is available from January 5, 2022.

In the first phase of version 2.4, a Xiao re-run banner will also be up for grabs. Both Shenhe and Xiao banners will offer an increased drop rate for Yun Jin.

Cloud Retainer And Shenhe
Though Shenhe is a human, she lived amongst the adepti as the Cloud Retainer’s disciple.

On another hand, Shenhe also comes from Liyue, like Yun Jin. As per Genshin Impact lore, among all students that Cloud Retainer has, she would pick Shenhe to stay alongside her if she were not mortal.

Shenhe’s lore also provides a rare overview of Cloud Retainer’s personality. Genshin Impact's previous theorized leaks indicated that Cloud Retainer and Shenhe were the same person. However, it has been proven wrong.

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