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Genshin Impact


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Yelan is a 5-Star Hydro-based character who wields a Bow. This page will show you all her talents, constellations, and ascension table as well as her best builds, best weapons, and best artifacts.

Yelan is a Hydro character who wields a Bow.


Rarity Tier Weapon Vision
(5 Stars) Genshin Impact Screenshot Unknown Genshin Impact Screenshot Bow Genshin Impact Screenshot Hydro


Name Yelan
Constellation Umbrabilis Orchis
Region Liyue
Affiliation Ministry of Civil Affairs
Special Dish Dew-Dipped Shrimp
How to Obtain Discerner of Enigmas Event Wish

Yelan’s Release Date

Yelan will be released on the 31st of May 2022 with the version 2.7 update in the Event Wish “Discerner of Enigmas”.


A Mysterious person who claims to work for the Ministry of Civil Affairs, but is a “non-entity” on the Ministry of Civil Affairs’ list.

Yelan’s Skills

Talents Icon Name Notes
Normal Attack Stealthy Bowshot_Yelan_Characters_Genshin_Impact.png Stealthy Bowshot After a short time out of combat, Yelan will enter a “Breakthrough” state which will cause her next Charged Aimed Shot to have decreased charge time. Once charged, she can fire a “Breakthrough Barb” that will deal AoE Hydro damage.
Elemental Skill Lingering_Lifeline_Yelan_Characters_Genshin_Impact.png Lingering Lifeline Tapping or holding the skill button allows Yelan to move rapidly using her Lifeline, marking opponents along her path. When her rapid move ends, the Lifeline will explode, dealing Hydro damage to marked targets. This has a chance to reset her “Breakthrough” state, based on the number of opponents marked.
Elemental Burst Depth_Clarion_Dice_Yelan_Characters_Genshin_Impact.png Depth-Clarion Dice Creates a wondrous dice that deals AoE Hydro damage which aids Yelan in battle. The dice will follow her around and initiate a coordinated attack when your active character uses a normal attack, and each time that her Lifeline explodes and hits opponents.

Yelan’s Passive Talents

Type Icon Name Info
Talent 1 / Ascension 1 Adapt_with_Ease_Yelan_Characters_Genshin_Impact.png Adapt With Ease The active character’s damage increases over time while the Dice are active.
Talent 2 / Ascension 4 Turn_Control_Yelan_Characters_Genshin_Impact.png Turn Control Yelan’s HP will increase based on the number of different Elemental Types that are present in the party.
Talent 3 / Unlocked Auto Necessary_Calculation_Yelan_Characters_Genshin_Impact.png Necessary Calculation Yelan gains increased rewards when dispatched on a Liyue Expedition for 20 hours.

Yelan’s Constellation

Level Icon Name Effect
1 Enter_the_Plotters_Yelan_Characters_Genshin_Impact.png Enter the Plotters Lingering Lifeline gains 1 additional charge.
2 Taking_All_Comers_Yelan_Characters_Genshin_Impact.png Taking All Comers When Exquisite Throw conducts a coordinated attack, it will fire an additional water arrow that will deal 14% of Yelan’s Max HP as Hydro DMG. This effect can trigger once every 1.8s.
3 Beware_the_Tricksters_Dice_Yelan_Characters_Genshin_Impact.png Beware the Trickster’s Dice Increases the Level of Depth-Clarion Dice by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
4 Bait_and_Switch_Yelan_Characters_Genshin_Impact.png Bait-and-Switch Increases all party members’ Max HP by 10% for 25s for every opponent marked by Lifeline when the Lifeline explodes. A maximum increase of 40% Max HP can be attained in this manner.
5 Dealers_Sleight_Yelan_Characters_Genshin_Impact.png Dealer’s Sleight Increases the Level of Lingering Lifeline by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
6 Winner_Takes_All_Yelan_Characters_Genshin_Impact.png Winner Takes All After using Depth-Clarion Dice, Yelan will enter the Mastermind state. In this state, all of Yelan’s Normal Attacks will be special Breakthrough Barbs. These Breakthrough Barbs will have similar abilities to normal ones and the DMG dealt will be considered Charged Attack DMG, dealing 156% of a normal Breakthrough Barb’s DMG. The Mastermind state lasts 20s and will be cleared after Yelan fires 5 arrows.

Yelan’s Talent Materials

Icon Name Type Max Quantity Obtained
Teachings_of_Prosperity_Materials_Genshin_Impact.png Teachings of Prosperity Talent Materials 9 Taishan Mansion, Parametric Transformer, Chests
Guide_to_Prosperity_Materials_Genshin_Impact.png Guide to Prosperity Talent Materials 63 Taishan Mansion, Parametric Transformer, Alchemy
Philosophies_of_Prosperity_Materials_Genshin_Impact.png Philosophies of Prosperity Talent Materials 114 Taishan Mansion, Parametric Transformer, Alchemy
Recruit_s Insignia_Items_Genshin_Impact.png Recruit’s Insignia Common Ascension Materials 18 Fatui Skirmishers, Fatui Cicin Mages, Fatui Pyro Agents
Lieutenants_Insignia_Items_Genshin_Impact.png Sergeant’s Insignia Common Ascension Materials 66 Level 40+ Fatui Skirmishers, Level 40+ Fatui Cicin Mages, Level 40+ Fatui Pyro Agents, Alchemy
Lieutenants_Insignia_Items_Genshin_Impact.png Lieutenant’s Insignia Common Ascension Materials 114 Level 60+ Fatui Skirmishers, Level 60+ Fatui Cicin Mages, Level 60+ Fatui Pyro Agents, Alchemy
Gilded_Scale_Enemy_Materials_Genshin_Impact.png Gilded Scale Weekly Boss Materials 18 Lv. 70+ Beneath the Dragon-Queller
Crown_of_Insight_Items_Genshin_Impact.png Crown of Insight Talent Materials 3 Frostbearing Tree’s Gratitude (Level 11), Sacred Sakura’s Favor (Levels 5, 15, 25, 35, 45), Lumenstone Adjuvant (Level 4), Events

Yelan’s Ascension

Ascension Max Lv. Mora ElementalMaterial 1 ElementalMaterial 2 LocalSpecialty CommonMaterial
1st 20 20,000 Varunada_Lazurite_Silver_Items_Genshin_Impact.png1 Varunada Lazurite Sliver None Genshin Impact Screenshot10 Starconch Recruit_s Insignia_Items_Genshin_Impact.png3 Recruit’s Insignia
2nd 40 40,000 Varunada_Lazurite_Fragment_Items_Genshin_Impact.png3 Varunada Lazurite Fragment Runic_Fang_Items_Genshin_Impact.png2 Runic Fang Genshin Impact Screenshot10 Starconch Recruit_s Insignia_Items_Genshin_Impact.png15 Recruit’s Insignia
3rd 50 60,000 Varunada_Lazurite_Fragment_Items_Genshin_Impact.png3 Varunada Lazurite Fragment Runic_Fang_Items_Genshin_Impact.png4 Runic Fang Genshin Impact Screenshot20 Starconch Sergeant_s_Insignia_Items_Genshin_Impact.png12 Sergeant’s Insignia
4th 60 80,000 Varunada_Lazurite_Chunk_Items_Genshin_Impact.png3 Varunada Lazurite Chunk Runic_Fang_Items_Genshin_Impact.png8 Runic Fang Genshin Impact Screenshot30 Starconch Sergeant_s_Insignia_Items_Genshin_Impact.png18 Sergeant’s Insignia
5th 70 100,000 Varunada_Lazurite_Chunk_Items_Genshin_Impact.png3 Varunada Lazurite Chunk Runic_Fang_Items_Genshin_Impact.png12 Runic Fang Genshin Impact Screenshot45 Starconch Lieutenants_Insignia_Items_Genshin_Impact.png12 Lieutenant’s Insignia
6th 80 120,000 Varunada_Lazurite_Gemstone_Items_Genshin_Impact.png6 Varunada Lazurite Gemstone Runic_Fang_Items_Genshin_Impact.png20 Runic Fang Genshin Impact Screenshot60 Starconch Lieutenants_Insignia_Items_Genshin_Impact.png24 Lieutenant’s Insignia

Yelan Builds

Hydro Support Build

Yelan is best played as a Support/Sub DPS as her sustained DPS isn’t quite as high as other characters. This means she’s best used for her Elemental Burst as this persists even when she isn’t active. For this reason, it’s best to equip her with gear that gives her Energy Recharge.

Talent Priority

As mentioned above, you’ll mainly be using her for her Elemental Burst: Depth-Clarion Dice, so naturally, that should be your priority. After that, focus on her Elemental Skill: Lingering Lifeline for some extra damage. Lastly, her normal attack: Stealthy Bowshot, but only bother with this if you’re going to be making use of it.

Yelan’s Best Equipment

Weapon Artifact Set 1 Artifact Set 2
Aqua_Simulacra_Weapons_Genshin_Impact.png Aqua Simulacra Emblem_of_Severed_Fate_Flower_Artifacts_Genshin_Impact.png Emblem of Severed Fate (4 pcs)

It’s no surprise that the weapon released alongside Yelan is the best for her. The Cleansing Form will increase your HP by 16% even when she isn’t on the field! It’ll also increase her damage by 20%. With her artifact set, you’ll want to use the full Emblem of Severed Fate set as this’ll give you 20% Energy Recharge with the 2-Piece, and Elemental Burst damage based off 25% of your Energy Recharge up to 75%.

Yelan’s Best Weapons Ranked

Rating Icon Weapon Base Attack Bonus Effect Skill Effect
Best Aqua_Simulacra_Weapons_Genshin_Impact.png Aqua Simulacra 44 CRIT DMG + 19.2% The Cleansing Form: HP is increased by 16%. When there are opponents nearby, the DMG dealt by the wielder of this weapon is increased by 20%. This will take effect whether the character is on-field or not.
Second Best Favonius_Warbow_Weapons_Genshin_Impact.png Favonius Warbow 41 Energy Recharge + 13.3% Windfall: CRIT hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12s.
Third Best Polar_Star_Weapons_Genshin_Impact.png Polar Star 46 CRIT Rate + 7.2% Daylight’s Augury: Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG increased by 12%. After a Normal Attack, Charged Attack, Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst hits an opponent, 1 stack of Ashen Nightstar will be gained for 12s. When 1/2/3/4 stacks of Ashen Nightstar are present, ATK is increased by 10/20/30/48%. The stack of Ashen Nightstar created by the Normal Attack, Charged Attack, Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst will be counted independently of the others.

Yelan’s Best Artifacts Ranked

Rating Icon Set (2) Bonus (4) Bonus
Best Emblem_of_Severed_Fate_Flower_Artifacts_Genshin_Impact.png Emblem of Severed Fate Energy Recharge +20% Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained in this way.
Second Best Tenacity_of_the_Millelith_Flower_of_Accolades_Artifacts_Genshin_Impact.png Tenacity of Milelith (2-Pieces) HP +20% When an Elemental Skill makes contact with an opponent, the party members attack is increased by 20%, as well as their Shield Strength for 30% for three seconds.
Third Best Noblesse_Oblige_Artifacts_Genshin_Impact.jpg Noblese Oblige (2-Pieces) Elemental Burst DMG +20% Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members’ ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.
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    31 October 2020
  • Last Updated
    31 July 2023
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