Ganyu Quick TL;DR DPS Build Guide

Ganyu Portrait


PSA #1: Cocogoat

PSA #2: Both Ganyu’s abilities scale off ATK, and as an adepti oh BOY does she smack hard. Must be all that cocogoat milk she’s hoarding, making her bones strong and all

Charged shot/Frostflake Arrow is your bread and butter for Ganyu DPS. NOTHING ELSE MATTERS!

PSA #3: Charged Attack/Aimed Shot bonuses DO increase Frostflake damage!

Her charged shots have a second stage that looks different compared to a regular charged shot

The Frostflake shot has a pretty flower aura around it

Releasing the Frostflake shot will shoot an arrow that, on contact with an enemy or surface, will bloom and do AoE cryo damage

IMPORTANT TIP: Shield enemies are the bane of your existence. Even if the bloom occurs behind their shield and hits them, most of the times it will block the damage

Essentially, you have a free 20% CRIT% buff at all times
Summons a flower so pretty that enemies get taunted

IMPORTANT TIP: E technically does two instances on damage. Once when spawned and once when it expires. Enemies who attack it will not take damage or receive a cryo application from it

Summons a giant disco ball that showers enemies with icicles. IT’S UP BASICALLY ALL THE TIME
Standing under the spotlight = makes you more cool = more damage

Talent Leveling Order: Normal > E > Q

WEAPON #1 (Recommended for best DPS): Amos’ Bow

How do I get it D: ? – It’s time to roll boys (gacha)

Has base ATK% scaling and boosts charged shot + blossom damage by A LOT

Skyward Harp is also great, as it provides CRIT% and boosts CRIT DMG. Compared to Amos’ Bow, with both starting at 127% CRIT DMG, Amos’ Bow still did roughly 9K more blossom damage and did 2.4K more average DPS

WEAPON #2 (Recommended for F2P DPS): Prototype Crescent

How do I get it D: ? – Forge (Prototype x1, Crystal Chunk x50, White Iron Chunk x50)

Has base ATK% scaling and hit headshots for more smack

If you don’t have any of the 5-star bows, this is an extremely great weapon for Ganyu

Get Blackcliff Warbow if you can, as it will outperform. It will inevitably do more damage due to 1) CRIT DMG scaling, and 2) the ATK% buff it provides. At same refinements, Blackcliff will always do better at max stacks

ARTIFACT #1 (Recommended for explosive DPS): Blizzard Strayer

How do I get it D: ? – Blizzard at Peak of Vindagnyer Domain (AR 30 locked, 20 Resin per run)

Boosts everything + lets you stack CRIT DMG and ATK substats

4-set Wanderer’s is much better if you have a reaction based comp with Sucrose/Venti + Bennett + Xiangling.

For burst DPS Ganyu (or sub DPS even), 2-set Blizzard Strayer + 2-set Noblesse is currently the best combination

ARTIFACT #2 (Recommended for early DPS): Sojourner

How do I get it D: ? – Midsummer Courtyard Domain (AR 22 locked, 20 Resin per run)

Boosts everything + makes Frostflake go boom

Another great set early on is 4-set Martial Artist, which basically provides 40% Normal/Charged Attack DMG. You get these from the Hidden Palace of Zhou Formula domain

However, you could also just run 2-set Sojourner + 2-set Brave Heart early on to stack the +18% ATK buffs

PSA #4: Literally her DPS playstyle is stay on the field and spam charged shots. Xiangling and Bennett are pretty great for quickly applying melt, and you can run another cryo user for cryo resonance if you need more CRIT%

Main stats:


Substats: CRIT DMG > CRIT% > ATK (ATK% if not main stat) > EM

She has so much CRIT% already CRIT DMG takes priority for Circlet

If you want other characters let me know. Hope this helped. Bye.


I spend too much time filling out spreadsheets for incoherent data, but at least I can turn them into guides :P. Official miHoYo Content Creator and CBT player!

1 Response

  1. Anon. says:

    4 piece Wanderer is also usable

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