Genshin Impact Ganyu Guide Weapons Artifacts Talents

Genshin Impact: Ganyu guide — Weapons, artifacts, and talents

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Genshin Impact: Ganyu summary

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I can say that Ganyu is another neat addition to Genshin Impact‘s roster. I’m liking her kit so far thanks to her elemental burst/ult and extremely devastating charged shots/blooms (the extra crit rate and crit damage help immensely).

 

To be clear, though, her playstyle is definitely unlike many other characters in Genshin Impact. Since the focus is on charged shots and not auto-attacks or skills, it can take a while to get used to.

But, if you manage to master these intricacies, you might find that Ganyu’s quite an enjoyable character to have on the field.

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Update: Crit stacking for Ganyu’s DPS

After doing a few more tests, it’s time to talk about Ganyu’s capabilities thanks to crit. First, let’s discuss crit rate:

Source Crit Rate Bonus
Cryo Resonance (2x Cryo characters in your party) +15% crit rate vs. Cryo-affected or frozen enemies
Blizzard Strayer 4pc. (A) +20% crit rate vs. Cryo-affected enemies
Blizzard Strayer 4pc. (B) +20% crit rate vs. frozen enemies; this is on top of the 4-piece bonus above
Undivided Heart ascension talent (unlocked by ascending Ganyu) After firing a Frostflake Arrow (i.e., fully-charged shot), the crit rate of subsequent Frostflake Arrows and bloom effects are increased by 20% for 5 seconds

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Based on these, you already get 75% crit rate primarily used for her Frostflake Arrows (fully-charged shots); we’re not even adding artifact stats/sub-stats in the equation just yet. As such, the Viridescent Hunt’s crit rate stat might not seem necessary, at least if you already have the above setup.

In my case, I use the Blackcliff Warbow. I’ve had tremendous success with this weapon since it greatly boosts my crit damage (also aided by Ganyu’s ascension stat bonus). Likewise, the extra ATK stacks from enemy kills often proc due to Ganyu’s damage output. However, I would cite that the Blackcliff Warbow is probably not ideal for single target/boss encounters since its bonus proc would get wasted.

Oh, and just to clarify, I don’t have the Amos Bow; I would say that this is ideal for Ganyu regardless of the encounter. I do have the Prototype Crescent, but my crit damage drops significantly, though ATK does get increased. Still, Prototype Crescent can be the best free-to-play (F2P) alternative since it’s from the blacksmith and you can easily refine it if you’re lucky with the material drops. You could even combine this with the Wanderer’s Troupe set for extra charged shot damage.

Sadly, I don’t have decent rolls for some of my Wanderer’s Troupe pieces. But, if you want to see the full set plus Prototype Crescent in action, you can watch the video below from Genshin Impact YouTuber SkyRaker:


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