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Genshin Impact – Yoimiya Character Guide

It’s almost time to say goodbye to Ayaka and hello to another pair of Inazuma heroes coming to Genshin Impact. Yoimiya and Sayu will be coming in a new banner on August 10th.

Yoimiya is a new 5-Star pyro archer. She’s a great damage dealer. With her Burst making the fireworks genius a kind of superpowered Amber. However, her attacks and elemental abilities are more focused on single target damage. Homing Pyro arrows and the potential for triggering multiple explosions during a fight mean Yoimiya is a strong choice for dealing with mobs up close or at a distance.

Let’s dive into Yoimiya’s character and abilities to see if she’s a good match for your team!


Who Is Yoimiya In Genshin Impact?

Fireworks are the highlight of the festival, and Yoimiya is Inazuma’s best pyrotechnician. Every display she planned turns out fabulously.

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Yoimiya is the owner of Nagohanhara Fireworks, known as the “Queen of the Summer Festival.” She is a household name in Inazuma. She’s developed a reputation both for her brilliance firework displays and joyful personality. A talented pyrotechnician. Various celebrations held in Inazuma City every year all have elaborate firework displays created by Yoimiya. She possesses exuberant creativity and passion for firework displays that always leave people pleasantly surprised.

Yoimiya has a childlike innocence and is often found playing simple yet timeless games with children or accompanying them to find shiny trinkets and toys. The purity of children brings her unparalleled joy. She also enjoys social interaction and seizes every opportunity to talk to others. She appears to have endless anecdotes and ideas to be shared.


Character Banner: Tapestry of Golden Flames

Yoimiya is the spotlight character in this character banner, and she’s joined by the new four-star character Sayu. Like the other character banners in Genshin impact during this time Yoimiya will receive a huge drop-rate boost. Besides Sayu she’ll be arriving with Diona and Xinyan. Excellent supports especially at high constellations where they can provide buffs and debuffs that will increase the DMG of your Main DPS.

For those of you that haven’t figured out the math of Genshin Impact‘s gacha system yet, 5-star character drop rates are a 0.6% chance. But after 89 attempts you’re guaranteed a 5-star character. If you wish on that particular character’s banner it will increase their rate by 50%. This means, at most, you’ll need 180 wishes to get Ayaka.


Yoimiya Talents & Passive

| Weapon: Bow | Role: Main DPS | Skill: Blazing Arrows |

Firework Flare-UpNormal / Charged AttackNormal Attack: Perform up to 5 consecutive shots with a bow.

Charged Attack: Perform a more precise Aimed Shot with increased DMG.
While aiming, flames will accumulate on the arrowhead before being fired off as an attack.
Niwabi Fire-DanceElemental SkillYoimiya waves a sparkler and causes a ring of saltpetre to surround her.

Niwabi Enshou: During this time, arrows fired by Yoimiya’s Normal Attack will be Blazing Arrows, and their DMG will be increased and converted to Pyro DMG. during this time, Normal Attack: Firework Flare-Up will not generate Kindling Arrows at Charge Level 2.
Ryuukin Saxifrage Elemental Burst Yoimiya leaps into the air along with her original creation, the “Ryuukin Saxifrage,” and fires forth blazing rockets bursting with surprises that deal AoE Pyro DMG and mark one of the hit opponents with Aurous Blaze.

Aurous Blaze: All Normal/Charged/Plunging Attacks, Elemental Skills, and Elemental Bursts by any party member other than Yoimiya that hit an opponent marked by Aurous Blaze will trigger an explosion, dealing AoE Pyro DMG.
Blazing MatchPassive TalentYoimiya has a 100% chance of receiving some materials back when crafting decoration, ornament, and landscape furnishings
Tricks of the Trouble MakerPassive TalentDuring Niwabi Fire Dance, Yoimiya’s normal shots increase Pyro damage by 2%. Lasts three seconds and stacks 10 times.
Summer Night’s DawnPassive TalentUsing Ryuukin Saxifrage increases other party members’ attack by 10% for 15 seconds. Any “Trouble Maker” stacks Yoimiya has when using Saxifrage further increases attack by 1%.

Best Weapons For Yoimiya

Whatever your build, the new forge-able Hamayumi or Demon Slayer Bow is a solid choice for the best Yoimiya weapon. Demon Slayer’s refinement skill increases normal and charged attack damage by a significant amount. It’s easier to acquire than other four-star weapons, so maxing out the refinement skill is easier.

Base ATK41
Bonus EffectATK + 12%

Full Draw:

  • Increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG
  • When character energy reaches 100% this effect is increased by 100%

For our full list of best Bow weapons in Genshin Impact check it out here. Yoimiya will also fare well with the Thundering Pulse bow as well as the Skyward Harp or Rust.


Best Artifacts For Yoimiya

Crimson Witch of Flames is an obvious choice for Yoimiya. The two-piece set increases Pyro damage by 15%, and the four-piece bonus boosts Burning, Vaporize, Melt, and Overload power. Get it at the Hidden Palace of Zhou Formula.

Pale Flame is a good alternative for enhancing Yoimiya’s already formidable attack power. In addition to boosting physical damage by 25%, the four-piece set bonus increases attack when an Elemental Skill is used.

Crimson Witch of Flames2-Piece Set: Pyro DMG Bonus +15%

4-Piece Set: Increases Overloaded and Burning DMG by 40%. Increases Vaporize and Melt DMG by 15%. Using an Elemental Skill increases 2-Piece Set effects by 50% for 10s. Max 3 stacks.
Pale Flame2-Piece Set: Physical DMG is increased by 25%

4-Piece Set: When an Elemental Skill hits an opponent, ATK is increased by 9% for 7s. This effect stacks up to 2 times and can be triggered once every 0.3s. Once 2 stacks are reached, the 2-set effect is increased by 100%.

For more information on the best artifacts in the game be sure to check out our list here.


Yoimiya Constellations

Agate RyuukinThe Blaze created by Ryuukin Saxifrage lasts four more seconds. If an opponent is defeated while the Blaze is active, Yoimiya’s attack increases by 20% for 20 seconds.
A Procession of BonfiresWhen Yoimiya lands a critical hit with Pyro, she gains a 25% Pyro damage increase for six seconds. Can happen when Yoimiya is inactive.
Trickster’s FlareIncreases Niwabi Fire-Dance’s level by three.
Pyrotechnic ProfessionalNiwabi Fire-Dance’s cooldown time decreases by 1.2 seconds when Auros Blaze causes an explosion.
A Summer Festival’s EveIncreases Ryuukin Saxifrage’s level by three.
Naganohara Meteor SwarmYoimiya has a 50% chance of firing an extra Kindling Arrow during Niwabi Fire-Dance. This arrow deals 60% of the Kindling Arrow’s original output as normal damage.

Yoimiya Ascension Materials

Yoimiya’s Talent materials and level-up materials include the Naku Weed and Transience Guide from around Inazuma. As well as the usual grind for Agnidus Agate-series items. Here’s what to keep an eye out for.

  • Naku Weed – Gather from around Inazuma
  • Smoldering Pearl – Dropped by Lv.30+ Pyro Hypostases
  • Divining / Sealed / Forbidden Curse Scroll – Dropped by Samachurls
  • Teachings / Guide / Philosophies of Transience – Obtained from Violet Court on Monday, Thursday, and Sunday

Is Yoimiya Worth Pulling?

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Yoimiya’s attack power rivals Diluc’s and Ganyu’s. With her Burst makes the fireworks genius a kind of superpowered Amber. Homing Pyro arrows and the potential for triggering multiple explosions during a fight mean Yoimiya is a strong choice for dealing with mobs up close or at a distance. Her main drawback is that, unlike Ayaka or even Sayu, Yoimiya is focused on combat alone and has no special exploration or healing potential.

If you already have a fire DPS like Diluc, Hutao or Klee you may not really need Yoimiya in your roster. But if your Genshin Impact team lacks a good Pyro character, Yoimiya might fill that spot. If not, maybe save your Primogems for the 2.1 banners that you can look at over here. If you’re looking for some more help our additional guides should help get you started! Be sure to look through them all here! Or simply search what you’re looking for in the search bar.