Yaoyao is a Dendro Polearm user who has been teased for quite awhile now. She was Xiangling's junior disciple under the same martial arts master but has since become an assistant for Ganyu. She is going to debut in the upcoming Genshin Impact 3.4 patch, the very first patch of 2023.

In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the complete Genshin Impact Yaoyao Build Guide, including talents, gears and team comps.

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Genshin Impact Yaoyao

1. Yaoyao Talent Overview & Gameplay

Talents

  • Skill: Create a turret that throws white radishes to damage enemies/heal allies (AoE effect). Priority healing if the active character is under 70% HP. Damage and heal scale based on MAX HP, 15s CD.
  • Burst: Turn into a special state for 5 seconds, summoning 3 extra turrets that deal more damage and heal more HP. CD 20s, cost 80 energy.
  • Passive 1: During her Burst duration, she will throw a while radish at enemies/allies every 0.5 seconds while sprinting, jumping, or running.
  • Passive 2: When White Jade Radishes explode, active characters within their AoE will regain HP every 2s based on 20% of Yaoyao’s Max HP. This effect lasts 6s.

Gameplay

Overall, Yaoyao is mainly a healer with the ability to deal damage and heal in multiple instances. She is the long-awaited Dendro healer for Bloom teams - her turret can keep the active character at high HP while applying Dendro damage at the same time.

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Yaoyao and her turret - the character is not that flashy.

Her combo is just to use her skill then activate her burst and run around. During the duration, her turret will throw radishes at the target, while she runs around summoning extra turrets while also throwing radishes.

With passive 2, players will get a 6-seconds healing effect. Stack that on top of the 10s duration of Yaoyao's Skill and players should be able to keep healing constantly as her Skill has a 15s CD.

Talent Priority

Yaoyao is the usual support character whose whole purpose is to fire off Skill and Burst to contribute and then switch to the DPS. Just max her Skill first then her Burst.

2. Yaoyao Best Constellation

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Yaoyao's burst summons more turrets.

With Yaoyao being a 4-star, players should be able to get a few of her constellations and eventually max them out. Only C1 is utility while the rest are damage boost.

  • C1: Characters healed by white radishes get an extra 15% Dendro DMG and 15 stamina. This means Yaoyao would be great supporting Dendro DPS like Alhaitham or Nahida, who mainly deal Dendro damage with catalyst and infusion. C1 is overall her best talent - players should try to get it if possible.
  • C2: Regenerate energy while in her Burst form if white radishes damage enemies. This ease up the ER requirement in Yaoyao's build, allowing players to get more damage substats on her.
  • C4: Gain extra EM after using Skill or Burst. This improves Yaoyao's damage and consistency.
  • C6: Each turret will have a chance to throw a big radishes (max 2) that deal more damage and heal more HP.

3. Best Weapon & Artifacts for Yaoyao

Weapons

Players can build Yaoyao's weapon around either healing (MAX HP%) or reaction damage (Elemental Mastery). With her being a support, using an ER weapon like Favonius is also viable.

  • Best HP weapon:  Staff Of Homa
  • Best EM weapon: Moonpiercer
  • Substitute: Black Tassel, Favonius Lance, Kitain Cross Spear, Dragon's Bane

Artifacts

Overall, players would want to use the Deepwood Memories set for the Dendro RES shred if they are supporting a Dendro DPS character. The Tenacity of the Millelith set is also a viable choice for the extra HP (if you need more healing). The Maiden Beloved set can also be a substitute if you planning on running Yaoyao as a full healer.

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Deepwood Memories is the best choice if you are running Yaoyao as a Dendro support.

Substat Priority

Energy Recharge > HP% > Elemental Mastery > ATK%

  • Sands: HP%/ Elemental Mastery
  • Goblet: HP%/ Elemental Mastery
  • Circlet: Healing Bonus%/ Elemental Mastery

4. Genshin Impact Yaoyao Team Comps

Overall, Yaoyao mainly fills the support slots for Dendro teams that need healing but also need a Dendro character for resonance and application. Most Dendro teams can fit her in as her role is not that crucial.

Cyno + Nahida + Fischl + Yaoyao 

This is the Yaoyao premium team comp, with her supporting a Dendro DPS and the spread reaction.

  • Cyno works well with any off-field Dendro because he needs reactions.
  • Nahida is the main Dendro sub-DPS and application.
  • Fischl is for energy regeneration of the party.
  • Yaoyao for Elemental Resonance, heal and extra off-field Dendro application.

F2P friendly team: Lisa + Collei + Xingqiu + Yaoyao

This is a Spread-Hyperbloom budget team that is composed of easily obtained 4 star characters.

  • Yaoyao is a Dendro Healer who works well with DPS Lisa.
  • Xingqiu for Extra DMG and Hydro infliction.
  • Collei for Resonance and additional Dendro infliction to enemies.

>>> Read more: Genshin Impact 3.4 Yaoyao: Talents, Constellations, Ascension Materials Revealed