The best Yelan build in Genshin Impact

Here are the best weapons and artifacts to use to create the best Genshin Impact Yelan build to optimise Yelan's abilities and talents as a Sub-DPS.

Genshin Impact Yelan build - Yelan standing in front of blue background

Looking for the best Yelan build in Genshin Impact? Yelam was introduced back in the Genshin Impact 2.7 update and has remained a key character on the roster.

Yelan is a Hydro bow user and her attacks scale with HP – when using the correct set of artifacts, she’s capable of dealing deadly amounts of damage. The best Genshin Impact Yelan build will need the right set of weapons and artifacts that make the most of her charge attack, elemental skill, and burst to build her into a lethal sub-DPS character. It also helps she has a killer passive ability, which means there are many candidates for the best Yelan team composition.

Yelan Sub-DPS build

The best Genshin Impact Yelan build is:

  • Weapon: Aqua Simulacra
  • Artifact: Emblem of Severed Fate

Best Genshin Impact Yelan weapon

Yelan arrived alongside the Aqua Simulacra. This bow increases damage by 16%, resulting in higher damage from both Yelan’s burst and elemental skill.

The Sacrificial Bow is another excellent choice, capitalising on the secondary elemental recharge stat for her burst, and focuses on Yelan’s elemental skill. After damaging an opponent with an elemental skill, the weapon has a 40% chance to end the skill’s cooldown, resulting in more charges.

Best Genshin Impact Yelan artifacts

For the artifacts, we’ve chosen the four-piece Emblem of Severed Fate. This artifact set is perfect for Yelan as it provides her with additional energy recharge, in addition to increasing her elemental burst damage. We highly recommend aiming for crit damage, energy recharge, and crit rate for your artifact sub stats.

You could also opt for a two-piece Noblesse Oblige and Heart of Depth set, but it depends on your support characters and whether you have a healer in your party. Noblesse Oblige provides +20% damage to Yelan’s elemental burst, while Hearth of Depth provides a Hydro damage bonus of 15%.

Another option is the Heart of Depth four-piece set, which provides a 30% damage boost for 15 seconds to normal and charged attacks after using an elemental skill. You also get a Hydro damage bonus of 15%, perfect for dealing damage with Yelan’s abilities.

That’s everything you need to know about Genshin Impact Yelan builds. For more Genshin Impact tips, check out our Genshin Impact tier list, everything we know about Genshin Impact 3.6, as well as our guide to Genshin Impact codes for those free Primogems.