Genshin Impact Yoimiya is the second new five-star character introduced in the Genshin Impact 2.0 update.
She’s the owner of Nagohanhara Fireworks in Inazuma and developed a reputation both for her brilliance firework displays and joyful personality. Yoimiya wields a bow, uses Pyro attacks, and has the strength to potentially match even Diluc in combat.
Genshin Impact Yoimiya release date
The Yoimiya release date will likely be sometime around August 11. Genshin updates tend to last six weeks, with a new banner starting halfway through, and Ayaka’s banner begins July 21 when the 2.0 update releases.
Genshin Impact Yoimiya banner: Tapestry of Golden Flames
Yoimiya is naturally the spotlight character in her own banner, but she’s joined by the new four-star character Sayu. Most banners have a headline character and three additional ones. At this point, however, it’s not yet certain who the other two will be in the Yoimiya banner aside from her and Sayu.
Genshin Impact Yoimiya skills
Normally, every bow user shares the same basic attack talents, but Yoimiya is a bit different. Her standard attack is the usual five consecutive bow shots. Her charged attack introduces an extra charge level beyond the usual.
Charging beyond that will generate up to three Kindling Arrows (depending on how long you charge) that seek out opponents and deal Pyro damage.
Niwabi Fire-Dance (Yoimiya Elemental Skill)
- Yoimiya wields a sparkler and surrounds herself with saltpeter. All normal attacks turn into Blazing Arrows that deal Pyro damage and have increased damage output. Cannot generate Kindling Arrows while active.
Ryuukin Saxifrage (Yoimiya Burst)
- Yoimiya hurls fireworks that explode and deal AoE Pyro damage, marking one opponent with Auros Blaze
- Any attack, Skill, or Burst used by characters other than Yoimiya that connect with the Blaze-marked enemy will trigger an explosion. Can occur every two seconds.
- If the opponent dies before the effect dissipates, it passes to another nearby foe
Genshin Impact Yoimiya passives
These are Yoimiya’s always-active skills.
|Genshin Impact Yoimiya passives|
|Blazing Match||Yoimiya has a 100% chance of receiving some materials back when crafting decoration, ornament, and landscape furnishings|
|Tricks of the Trouble Maker||During Niwabi Fire Dance, Yoimiya’s normal shots increase Pyro damage by 2%. Lasts three seconds and stacks 10 times.|
|Summer Night’s Dawn||Using Ryuukin Saxifrage increases other party members’ attack by 10% for 15 seconds. Any “Trouble Maker” stacks Yoimiya has when using Saxifrage further increases attack by 1%.|
Genshin Impact Yoimiya Constellations
|Genshin Impact Yoimiya Constellations|
|Agate Ryuukin||The Blaze created by Ryuukin Saxifrage lasts four more seconds. If an opponent is defeated while the Blaze is active, Yoimiya’s attack increases by 20% for 20 seconds.|
|A Procession of Bonfires||When Yoimiya lands a critical hit with Pyro, she gains a 25% Pyro damage increase for six seconds. Can happen when Yoimiya is inactive.|
|Trickster’s Flare||Increases Niwabi Fire-Dance’s level by three.|
|Pyrotechnic Professional||Niwabi Fire-Dance’s cooldown time decreases by 1.2 seconds when Auros Blaze causes an explosion.|
|A Summer Festival’s Eve||Increases Ryuukin Saxifrage’s level by three.|
|Naganohara Meteor Swarm||Yoimiya has a 50% chance of firing an extra Kindling Arrow during Niwabi Fire-Dance. This arrow deals 60% of the Kindling Arrow’s original output as normal damage.|
Genshin Impact Yoimiya Ascension materials: What to farm for Yoimiya
Yoimiya’s key new materials are the Smoldering Pearl and Naku Weed. The new Pyro Hypostasis boss drops the former, and you’ll find the Naku Weed in the fields of Inazuma. Yoimiya’s Transience Talent item will drop in Inazuma’s new Domains.
Yoimiya Ascension materials
|Genshin Impact Yoimiya materials for Ascension|
|20||1 Agnidus Agate Sliver, 3 Naku Weed, 3 Divining Scroll, 20,000 Mora|
|40||3 Agnidus Agate Shard, 2 Smoldering Pearl, 10 Naku Weed, 15 Divining Scroll, 40,000 Mora|
|50||3 Agnidus Agate Shard, 2 Smoldering Pearl, 10 Naku Weed, 15 Divining Scroll, 40,000 Mora|
|60||6 Agnidus Agate Shard, 4 Smoldering Pearl, 20 Naku Weed, 12 Sealed Scroll, 60,000 Mora|
|70||3 Agnidus Agate Chunk, 8 Smoldering Pearl, 30 Naku Weed, 18 Sealed Scroll, 80,000 Mora|
|80||6 Agnidus Agate Chunk, 12 Smoldering Pearl, 45 Naku Weed, 12 Forbidden Curse Scroll, 100,000 Mora|
|90||6 Agnidus Agate Gemstone, 20 Smoldering Pearl, 60 Naku Weed, 24 Forbidden Curse Scroll, 120,000 Mora|
Yoimiya Talent Ascension materials
|Genshin Impact Yoimiya materials for Talent Ascension|
|2||3 Teachings of Transience, 6 Divining Scroll, 12,500 Mora|
|3||2 Guide to Transience, 3 Sealed Scroll, 17,500 Mora|
|4||4 Guide to Transience, 4 Sealed Scroll, 25,000 Mora|
|5||6 Guide to Transience, 6 Sealed Scroll, 30,000 Mora|
|6||9 Guide to Transience, 9 Sealed Scroll, 37,500 Mora|
|7||4 Philosophies of Transience, 4 Forbidden Curse Scroll, 1 Dragon Lord’s Crown, 120,000 Mora|
|8||6 Philosophies of Transience, 6 Forbidden Curse Scroll, 1 Dragon Lord’s Crown, 260,000 Mora|
|9||12 Philosophies of Transience, 9 Forbidden Curse Scroll, 2 Dragon Lord’s Crown, 450,000 Mora|
|10||16 Philosophies of Transience, 12 Forbidden Curse Scroll, 2 Dragon Lord’s Crown, 1 Crown of Insight, 700,000 Mora|
Genshin Impact Yoimiya build
You can build Yoimiya in a couple of viable ways, depending if you want to maximize elemental damage or just use her as a powerful DPS character.
Whatever your build, the new forge-able Demon Slayer Bow is a solid choice for the best Yoimiya weapon. Demon Slayer’s refinement skill increases normal and charged attack damage by a significant amount. It’s easier to acquire than other four-star weapons, so maxing out the refinement skill is easier.
Crimson Witch of Flames is an obvious choice for Yoimiya. The two-piece set increases Pyro damage by 15%, and the four-piece bonus boosts Burning, Vaporize, Melt, and Overload power.
Pale Flame is a good alternative for enhancing Yoimiya’s already formidable attack power. In addition to boosting physical damage by 25%, the four-piece set bonus increases attack when an Elemental Skill is used.
Is Yoimiya worth pulling?
Yoimiya’s attack power rivals Diluc’s and Ganyu’s, and her Burst makes the fireworks genius a kind of superpowered Amber. Homing Pyro arrows and the potential for triggering multiple explosions during a fight mean Yoimiya is a strong choice for dealing with mobs up close or at a distance. Her main drawback is that, unlike Ayaka or even Sayu, Yoimiya is focused on combat alone and has no special exploration or healing potential.
If your Genshin Impact team lacks a good Pyro character, Yoimiya might fill that spot. If not, maybe save your Primogems for the 2.1 banners.