Genshin Impact Yelan Build, Weapons, Artifacts & Priority

Genshin Impact Yelan Build Guide

Yelan is a five-star rarity gacha character in Genshin Impact that you can obtain through an event banner. She is a hydro-vision character who uses a bow as her weapon. Yelan deals with a lot of DMG by her Elemental Burst, so using it first gives you max performance. Also, you can use her Elemental Skill to get Hydro Energy particle, and you can spam Yelan Normal Attack. In this build guide, you will find all about Yelan in Genshin Impact, such as her best Bow weapons, team composition, artifact sets, Talent upgrade priority, abilities/talents, and many more. 

Yelan’s Ability and Talents in Genshin

Normal attack: Stealthy Bowshot

Yelan performs up to 4 attacks in her normal attack, and in Charged attack, she does a more precise Aimed Shot with increased DMG. After holding charged shot for a few seconds, it will accumulate water on the arrowhead, dealing with Hydro DMG.


When Yalen is out of combat for 5s, she will enter Breakthrough state, which will cause her next Charged Aim shot to have an 80% decreased charge time, and once charged, she fires Breakthrough Barb that deals AoE Hydro DMG based on Yelan max HP.

Elemental skill: Lingering Lifeline

When Yelen uses Elemental skills, she moves rapidly, entangling and marking opponents who are touched by her. If her rapid moment stops, the Lifeline will explode, dealing Hydro DMG to the marked opponents based on her max HP. 

When you press her Elemental skill, she moves a certain distance forward swiftly. When you hold her Elemental skill, she engages in continuous, swift movements, during which her resistance to interruption increases. During this time, Yelan can control her rapid movement and end it by using her Elemental Skill again. There is a 34% chance to reset her Breakthrough state when opponents marked by Lifeline explode.

Elemental Burst: Depth-Clarion Dice

When Yelan uses her Elemental Burst, she deals with AoE Hydro DMG and creates an Exquisite Throw which helps her in battle.

About Exquisite Throw: It follows characters around who are in the field and will initiate an attack dealing with Hydro DMG based on Yelan Max HP. It occurs every second when a character uses a normal attack, and it will attack each time when Lifeline explodes. 

Passive talent: Turn Control 

When the party has different Elemental types, Yelan’s Max HP increases in the order of 1/2/3/4= 6%/12%/18%/30%.

Passive talent: Adapt with Ease

When you activate the Elemental burst of Yelan, your active character deals 1% more DMG every second, increasing by 3.6% every second, and it can reach a max of 50%. This effect will reset when Yelan Elemental Burst recasts.

Yelan’s Talent upgrade priority in Genshin 

The talent upgrade priority also equally matters for Yelan build in Genshin Impact, and this is what you want: Elemental Burst > Elemental Skill > Normal Attack

Yelan is a character who can deal with a lot of DMG by being off the field, so you can use her as a support character. But most DMG comes from her Elemental Burst, so you want to prioritize Yelen’s Elemental Burst, then you want to upgrade her Elemental Skill as it does quite decent DMG. Then you can upgrade her Normal Attack.

Yelen’s Artifacts in Genshin

  1. Emblem of severed fate (4): It is one of the best sets for Yelan as it gives 20% Energy Recharge at a 2-piece set, and at a 4-piece, it increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. She can obtain a maximum of 75% DMG Bonus with this artifact set. Most of her DMG comes from her Elemental Burst, so this is the best set for her.
  2. Emblem of severed fate (2) + Tenacity of the millelith (2): As Yelan needs to have enough energy and she scales off from her Max Hp, you can give her this set which is also a great option for her. Tenacity gives a 20% HP bonus and Emblem gives a 20% Energy Recharge.
  3. Noblesse Oblige (4): This Artifact is best for Yelan as a support build in Genshin Impact to get a 20% DMG boost on Elemental Burst. When Elemental Burst is used, it gives all party members a 20% ATK boost which is a really great option.

Yelan’s Artifact stats and sub-stats priority in Genshin

As Yelan Scales off her Max HP, I suggest having 30K HP on her, and after that, you want to focus on her Crit Damage and Crit Rate.

For the Yelan Sand, you want to give her an HP%, which has Crit DMG and Crit Rate as its sub-stats. Similarly, As for the Yelan Goblet Cup, you want to give her Hydro DMG Bonus. For Yelan Circlet, You want to give her a Crit rate or Crit Damage which you are lacking to make a 1:2 Crit Ratio.

Yelan’s Best 4-star and 5-star Bow Weapons in Genshin

Aqua Simulacra is the signature bow of Yelan in Genshin Impact and the best for her build due to its main stats and sub-stats. It has nearly 90% Crit DMG, which is really great for her personal DMG, and its sub-stats increase her MAX HP by 16% and DMG buff of 20%, so it is the best weapon for Yelan.

Elegy for the End is also a good 5-star weapon for Yelan as it has Energy Recharge as its main stats, and it increases the Elemental Mastery Points of all the party members. So as a support character, this 5-star bow works best on Yelan in Genshin.

5-star bow of Yelan in Genshin Impact

Another best five-star weapon for Yelan is Polar Star if she lacks Crit Rate due to its main stats being Crit Rate. As its sub stats increases her Elemental Skill and Elemental Brust DMG by 12% and increases character ATK% up to 48%

Skyward Harp is also a great weapon for Yelan as its main stat is Crit Rate, and its sub-stats increases character Crit DMG by 20%, which is also really nice and will increase her overall DMG so you can go for it also.

5-star weapon of Yelan in Genshin Impact

In addition, the other free-to-play 4-star weapons for Yelan are Favonius Warbow, Mouun’s Moon, and Fading Twilight The Stringless. So, these F2P bow help to boost the performance of Yelan in Genshin.

Yelan’s Weapon ranking

Here is the result after testing them in a Double Hydro Team with the 4-piece Emblem set:

Weapons% of Damage
Aqua Simulacra130.89%
Elegy for the End102.36%
Favonius Warbow100.00%
Mouun’s Moon109.04%
Fading Twilight103.45%
Polar Star107.39%
Skyward Harp101.05%
The Stringless100.96%

Yelan’s Team composition in Genshin 

Here are the two best team comp of Yelan in Genshin Impact that can strengthen her build to the next level:

Yelan team in Genshin Impact

(i) Double Hydro Hutao: In this team, You can use Yelan as a Hydro applier and the best off-field support character as he deals with a lot of DMG by being off the field, which Hu tao can trigger vaporize reaction.

Yelan Taser team in Genshin Impact

(ii) Taser team: As in this team, Yelan and Kokomi can apply hydro by being off-field, and Fischl can do an Electro Charge reaction due to which there is a lot of DMG to the opponents.