Ganyu Quick TL;DR DPS Build Guide
UPDATED FOR 1.5 😁!
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
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
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
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
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)
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)
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)
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)
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%
|ATK%||Cryo DMG%||CRIT DMG|
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.