Cyno is a 5-star Electro Polearm Character in Genshin Impact. He is going to debut in the 3.1 version of Genshin Impact, where the desert portion of Sumeru is unlocked. Apparently, Cyno is going to be a strong DPS character with a skill set similar to Razor but focuses on Electro damage.

In this article, is going to showcase a complete Genshin Impact Cyno build guide.

Genshin Impact Cyno

1. Genshin Impact Cyno Build

Best weapons for Cyno

Staff of the Scarlet Sands > Primordial Jade Winged-Spear > Deathmatch R5 > Staff of Homa > Blackcliff Pole R5 > Calamity Queller > Deathmatch - One Enemy > White Tassel R5 > Deathmatch > Blackcliff Pole - 3 stacks > Vortex Vanquisher > Blackcliff Pole > Missive Windspear R5 > Moonpiercer R5 > Skyward Spine > Moonpiercer > Kitain Cross Spear R5

Overall, the best weapon for Cyno is expectedly the weapon banner spear that was designed for him, the Staff of the Scarlet Sands. If players like Cyno and want to main him, it is best to try to pull for this weapon after getting him in the character banner.

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  • 5 Star Polearm
  • Base Attack 44.34 - 541.83
  • Substat: 9.6 - 44.1% CRIT Rate

Heat Haze at Horizon’s End

The equipping character gains 52% of their Elemental Mastery as bonus ATK. When an Elemental Skill hits opponents, the Dream of the Scarlet Sands effect will be gained for 10s: The equipping character will gain 28% of their Elemental Mastery as bonus ATK. Max 3 stacks.

Outside of this weapon, most of the others are paid only and hard to obtain. Players can settle for either the Blackcliff Pole R5 or the White Tassel R5.

Cyno Main Stat

Electro DMG% goblet and Crit circlet always. EM sands are better most of the time, it heavily depends on the weapon and even if Atk% sands are better, the difference is less than 1%. Higher base ATK = less EM. Target personal EM most of the time is between 250-400 depending on the weapon.

Best Artifact Sets for Cyno

  • Thundering Fury >> Thundersoother > Gladiator >= Gilded Dreams

Overall, with Cyno focusing on Electro DPS, players can just stick with the Thundering Fury set for the best damage. Cyno relies greatly on Aggravate reactions and his E spam, which Thundering Fury is best at providing. If you can farm the best stats for it, the Thundering Fury set is your only choice for optimal damage.

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Thundering Fury

  • 2-Piece: Electro DMG Bonus +15%
  • 4-Piece: Increases DMG caused by Overloaded, Electro-Charged, Superconduct, and Hyperbloom by 40%, and the DMG Bonus conferred by Aggravate is increased by 20%. When Quicken or the aforementioned Elemental Reactions are triggered, Elemental Skill CD is decreased by 1s. Can only occur once every 0.8s.


  • 2-Piece: Electro RES increased by 40%.
  • 4-Piece: Increases DMG against opponents affected by Electro by 35%.

2. Best Constellation for Cyno

Overall, no constellations are really essential for Cyno - he can already unlock the majority of his damage at C0. However, if you manage to pull a second or third copy of him, his effectiveness would be improved moderately.

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His C1 and C2 fairly decent as they both increase his damage:

Ordinance: Unceasing Vigil

After using Sacred Rite: Wolf’s Swiftness, Cyno’s Normal Attack SPD will be increased by 20% for 10s. If the Judication effect of the Ascension Talent Featherfall Judgment is triggered during Secret Rite: Chasmic Soulfarer, the duration of this increase will be refreshed.
You need to unlock the Passive Talent “Featherfall Judgment.”

Ceremony: Homecoming of Spirits

When Cyno’s Normal Attacks hit opponents, his Normal Attack CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG will be increased by 3% and 6% respectively for 4s. This effect can be triggered once every 0.1s. Max 5 stacks. Each stack’s duration is counted independently.

3. Best Cyno Team Comps

With Cyno being an Electro DPS, there are quite a few ways to build a team for him.

Cyno Aggravate team

  • Cyno + Fischl + Dendro MC + Zhongli

Fischl Genshin

If players already have an Aggravate team running with their Dendro characters, using Cyno as the main DPS would be a good idea. Fischl would serve as the battery of the team and provide some extra off-field damage.

Dendro Traveler would be the main Dendro Enabler - players can replace him with Nahida when she comes out. The last slot is fairly flexible - players can run the usual all-rounder supports like Zhongli, Kazuha, Sucrose or Yun Jin. Alternatively, they can also run a Hydro character like Kokomi to trigger Bloom and Hyperbloom.

Cyno Electro Charged team

  • Cyno + Fischl + Yelan + Xingqiu


As Cyno has Electro infusion, players can run him just like any average Electro character - the best lineup for Electro charged runs both Yelan, Xingqiu and Fischl at the same time, casting their skills so that Cyno can deal damage on the field.

Due to the fact that Cyno's Burst automatically ends when he leaves the field, players can only run off-field support with him.

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