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Shenhe is a 5-Star Cryo-based character who wields a Polearm. This page is designed to show you all her talents, constellations, and ascension table as well as her best builds, best weapons, and best artifacts.

Shenhe is a Cryo Polearm user.


Rarity Tier Weapon Vision
(5 Stars) Genshin Impact Screenshot S PolearmWeaponsGenshinImpact.png Polearm CryoIconArtGenshinImpact.png Cryo


Name Shenhe
Sex Female
Constellation Crista Doloris
Region Liyue
Affiliation Liyue Harbor
Special Dish Heartstring Noodles
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Release Date

Shenhe will be released on January 05, 2022 with The Transcendent One Returns Event Banner.


Even though she was born in the human world, she ended up being an adepti disciple. She grew up in the mountains far away from Liyue Harbor, her soul bound with red ropes, training both her body and mind. Despite having the elegant temperament of an adeptus, she seems to be shrouded in mystery.

Skills Talents

Talents Icon Name Notes
Normal Attack DawnstarPiercerShenheCharactersGenshinImpact.png Dawnstar Piercer Normal Attack: Performs up to five consecutive spear strikes. Charged Attack: Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to lunge forward, dealing damage to opponents along the way. Plunging Attack: Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
Elemental Skill SpringSpiritSummoningShenheCharactersGenshinImpact.png Spring Spirit Summoning The frosted dew, silvery and dense, shall exorcise all demons. Grants all nearby party members the Icy Quill effect and deals Cryo DMG in different ways based on whether it is pressed or held. Press: Rushes forward together with a Talisman Spirit, dealing Cryo DMG to opponents along the path. Hold: Commands the Talisman Spirit to deal AoE Cryo DMG. Icy Quill: When Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attacks, Elemental Skills, and Elemental Bursts deal Cryo DMG to opponents, the DMG dealt is increased based on Shenhe’s current ATK. The Icy Quill’s effects will be cleared once its duration ends or after being triggered a certain number of times. When held rather than pressed, the Icy Quill’s effect lasts longer and can be triggered more times. When one Cryo DMG instance strikes multiple opponents, the effect is triggered multiple times based on the number of opponents hit. The number of times the effect is triggered is calculated independently for each party member with the Icy Quill.
Elemental Burst DivineMaidensDeliveranceShenheCharactersGenshinImpact.png Divine Maiden’s Deliverance Unleashes the power of the Talisman Spirit, allowing it to roam free in this plane, dealing AoE Cryo DMG. The Talisman Spirit then creates a field that decreases the Cryo RES and Physical RES of opponents within it. It also deals periodic Cryo DMG to opponents within the field.

Passive Talents

Type Icon Name Info
Talent 1 / Ascension 1 DeificEmbraceShenheCharactersGenshinImpact.png Deific Embrace An active character within the field created by Divine Maiden’s Deliverance gains 15% Cryo DMG Bonus.
Talent 2 / Ascension 4 SpiritCommunionSealShenheCharactersGenshinImpact.png Spirit Communion Seal After Shenhe uses Spring Spirit Summoning, she will grant all nearby party members the following effects: Press: Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG increased by 15% for 10s. Hold: Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attack DMG increased by 15% for 15s.
Talent 3 / Unlocked Auto PreciseComingsandGoingsShenheCharactersGenshinImpact.png Precise Comings and Goings Gains 25% more rewards when dispatched on a Liyue Expedition for 20 hours.

Shenhe’s Constellation

Level Icon Name Effect
1 ClarityofHeartShenheCharactersGenshinImpact.png Clarity of Heart Spring Spirit Summoning can be used 1 more time.
2 CenteredSpiritShenheCharactersGenshinImpact.png Centered Spirit Divine Maiden’s Deliverance lasts for 6 seconds longer. Active characters within the skill’s field deals 15% increased Cryo CRIT DMG.
3 SeclusionShenheCharactersGenshinImpact.png Seclusion Increases Level of Spring Spirit Summoning by 3.Maximum upgrade level is 15.
4 InsightShenheCharactersGenshinImpact.png Insight When characters under the effect of Icy Quill applied by Shenhe triggers its DMG Bonus effects, Shenhe will gain a Skyfrost Mantra stack: When Shenhe uses Spring Spirit Summoning, she will consume all stacks of Skyfrost Mantra, increasing the DMG of that Spring Spirit Summoning by 5% for each stack consumed. Max 50 stacks. Stacks last for 60s.
5 DivineMaidensDeliveranceShenheCharactersGenshinImpact.png Divine Attainment Increases the Level of Divine Maiden’s Deliverance by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
6 MysticalAbandonShenheCharactersGenshinImpact.png Mystical Abandon When characters trigger Icy Quill’s effects using Normal and Charged Attack DMG, it does not count toward the Trigger Quota.

Talent Materials

Icon Name Type Max Quantity Obtained
TeachingsofProsperityMaterialsGenshinImpact.png Teachings of Prosperity Talent Materials 3 Taishan Mansion, Parametric Transformer, Chests
GuidetoProsperityMaterialsGenshinImpact.png Guide to Prosperity Talent Materials 21 Taishan Mansion, Parametric Transformer, Alchemy
PhilosophiesofProsperityMaterialsGenshinImpact.png Philosophies of Prosperity Talent Materials 38 Taishan Mansion, Parametric Transformer, Alchemy
WhopperflowerNectarItemsGenshinImpact.png Whopperflower Nectar Common Ascension Materials 6 Whopperflowers, Paimon’s Bargains
ShimmeringNectarItemsGenshinImpact.png Shimmering Nectar Common Ascension Materials 22 Lv. 40+ Whopperflowers, Paimon’s Bargains, Alchemy
EnergyNectarItemsGenshinImpact.png Energy Nectar Common Ascension Materials 31 Lv. 60+ Whopperflowers, Paimon’s Bargains, Alchemy
HellfireButterflyIcon.png Hellfire Butterfly Weekly Boss Materials 6 Lv. 70+ Narukami Island: Tenshukaku


Ascension Max Lv. Mora ElementalMaterial 1 ElementalMaterial 2 LocalSpecialty CommonMaterial
1st 20 20,000 Genshin Impact Screenshot1 Shivada Jade Silver None Genshin Impact Screenshot3 Qingxin Genshin Impact Screenshot3 Whopperflower Nectar
2nd 40 40,000 Genshin Impact Screenshot3 Shivada Jade Fragment DragonheirsFalseFinAscensionMaterialGenshinImpact.png2 Dragonheir’s False Fin Genshin Impact Screenshot10 Qingxin Genshin Impact Screenshot15 Whopperflower Nectar
3rd 50 60,000 Genshin Impact Screenshot6 Shivada Jade Fragment DragonheirsFalseFinAscensionMaterialGenshinImpact.png4 Dragonheir’s False Fin Genshin Impact Screenshot20 Qingxin Genshin Impact Screenshot12 Shimmering Nectar
4th 60 80,000 Genshin Impact Screenshot3 Shivada Jade Chunk DragonheirsFalseFinAscensionMaterialGenshinImpact.png8 Dragonheir’s False Fin Genshin Impact Screenshot30 Qingxin Genshin Impact Screenshot18 Shimmering Nectar
5th 70 100,000 Genshin Impact Screenshot6 Shivada Jade Chunk DragonheirsFalseFinAscensionMaterialGenshinImpact.png12 Dragonheir’s False Fin Genshin Impact Screenshot45 Qingxin Genshin Impact Screenshot12 Energy Nectar
6th 80 120,000 Genshin Impact Screenshot6 Shivada Jade Gemstone DragonheirsFalseFinAscensionMaterialGenshinImpact.png20 Dragonheir’s False Fin Genshin Impact Screenshot60 Qingxin Genshin Impact Screenshot24 Energy Nectar


Cryo Support Build

With the way that Shenhe’s skills are set up, she is perfect to support a Cryo stacked party roster. Her Elemental Skill: Spirit Spring Summoning, provides damaging buffs (up to 7 stacks!) to her team whilst her Elemental Burst: Divine Maiden’s Deliverance, will provide some Cryo and Physical Resistance.

Talent Priority

Your main talent to focus on should be her Elemental Skill: Spirit Spring Summoning. As this provides the best support she has to offer. After that is maxed out, focus on her Elemental Burst: Divine Maiden’s Deliverance.


Weapon Armor set 1 Armor set 2
CalamityQuellerWeaponsGenshinImpact.png Calamity Queller Genshin Impact Screenshot Noblesse Oblige (4 pcs)

The Calamity Queller is perfect for this build due to its passive is dynamic. Whilst the Noblesse Oblige offers your party a further 20% attack boost every time you use her Elemental Burst.

Best Weapons Ranked

Rating Icon Weapon Base Attack Bonus Effect Skill Effect
Best CalamityQuellerWeaponsGenshinImpact.png Calamity Queller 49 ATK 3.6% Extinguishing Precept: Gain 12% All Elemental DMG Bonus. Obtain Consummation for 20s after using an Elemental Skill, causing ATK to increase by 3.2% per second. This ATK increase can stack 6 times. When the character equipped with this weapon in not on the field, Consummation’s ATK increase is doubled.
Second Best EngulfingLightningWeaponsGenshinImpact.png Engulfing Lightning 46 Energy Recharge 12.0% Timeless Dream: Eternal Stove: Attack increased by 28% of Energy Recharge over the base 100%. You can gain a maximum bonus of 80% ATK. Gain 30% Energy Recharge for 12s after using an Elemental Burst.
Third Best SkywardSpineWeaponsGenshinImpact.png Skyward Spine 48 Energy Recharge 8% Blackwing: Increases CRIT Rate by 8% and increases Normal ATK SPD by 12%. Additionally, Normal and Charged Attacks hits on opponents have a 50% chance to trigger a vaccuum blade that deals 40% of ATK as DMG in a small AoE. This effect can occur no more than once every 2s.

Best Artifacts Ranked

Rating Icon Set (2) Bonus (4) Bonus
Best Genshin Impact Screenshot Noblesse Oblige Elemental Burst DMG +20%. Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members’ ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.
Second Best Genshin Impact Screenshot Gladiator’s Finale ATK +18%. If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.
Third Best ShimenawasReminiscenceFlowerArtifactsGenshinImpact.png Shimenawa’s Reminiscence ATK +18% When casting an Elemental Skill, if the character has 15 or more Energy, they lose 15 Energy and Normal/Charged/Plunging Attack DMG is increased by 50% for 10s. This effect will not trigger again during that duration.
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  • Last Updated
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