What is the Best Sayu Build in Genshin Impact?

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Genshin Impact's littlest ninja packs a powerful punch in a very tiny package. Do not tell her that, though, as Sayu is sensitive about her height.

Sayu's debut was last August as part of Yoimiya's Banner. Players did not have to wait long for her. She will be part of the second banner in Genshin Impact 2.2, Moment of Bloom.

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Who is Sayu?

This Inazuma inhabitant trained hard in her ninjitsu to be as effective as possible in as little time as possible so she can sleep more, something she believes will help her grow taller.

While that logic is questionable, her skills are not.

  • She is a 4-star Anemo Claymore user with strong offensive skills with a bit of healing.
  • Sayu's Elemental Burst can both heal and do Anemo DMG.
  • Her Swirl reactions restore HP when Sayu is active.
  • Sayu Elemental Burst effect is limited until she has Constellation 1
  • She is an offensive healer, not a very common thing in Genshin Impact

Sayu Best Weapon

Rarity Name Stat Ability
5-StarWolf's GravestoneATK %Increases ATK by 20~40%. On hit, attacks against opponents with less than 30% HP increase all party members' ATK by 40~80% for 12s. Can only occur once every 30s.
4-StarSerpent SpineCrit RATEEvery 4s a character is on the field, they will deal 6~10% more DMG and take 3~2% more DMG. This effect has a maximum of 5 stacks and will not be reset if the character leaves the field, but will be reduced by 1 stack when the character takes DMG.

While many new characters seem to favor using new weapons released in Genshin Impact 2.0, Sayu excels with Wolf's Gravestone.

Unfortunately, like many great weapons, Wolf's Gravestone is a 5-Star Claymore that can only be obtained via the Genshin Impact Wish system.

Sayu's next best weapon, the 4-Star Serpent Spine, can only be obtained by reaching Level 30 on a paid Battle Pass.

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Best Artifacts

Build Set 1 Set 2 Stats Needed
BestViridescent VenererViridescent VenererEnergy Recharge or ATK / ATK% / ATK %
SubstituteNoblesse ObligeViridescent VenererEnergy Recharge or ATK / ATK% / ATK %

The first, and arguably the best direction to take is to use a 4-Piece Viridescent Venerer set.

This offers Sayu:

  • 2-Piece Viridescent Venerer
    • Gain a 15% Anemo DMG Bonus
  • 4-Piece Viridescent Venerer
  • Increases Swirl DMG by 60%. Decreases opponent's Elemental RES to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10s

Of course, Viridescent Venerer is one of the harder sets to obtain pieces for, so players can also go with a 4-Piece Noblesse Oblige set as well.

  • 2-Piece Noblesse Oblige
    • Elemental Burst DMG +20%
  • 4-Piece Noblesse Oblige
  • Using an Elemental Burst increase all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.

Players should look for pieces of either set with ATK%, Anemo DMG, and more ATK%.

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Sayu Best Teammates

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MONA: The power of the Stars

For a 4-Star Character, Sayu works best with an expensive team.

Ganyu performs the role of Main DPS in a team consisting of:

  • Sayu: Anemo Support / Healing
  • Mona: Elemental Reactions
  • Venti: Crowd Control

For free-to-play players, swap:

  • Yanfei for Ganyu
  • Xingqiu for Mona
  • Sucrose for Venti

This party will give you similar results as the first party, with a slightly different dynamic.

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Are Her Constellations Good?

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  • Multi-Task no Jutsu - Constellation Level 1
    • The Muji-Muji Daruma created by Yoohoo Art: Mujina Flurry will ignore HP limits and can simultaneously attack nearby opponents and heal characters.
  • Egress Prep - Constellation Level 2
    • Yoohoo Art: Fuuin Dash gains the following effects:
      • DMG of Fuufuu Whirlwind Kick increased by 3.3%.
      • Every 0.5s in the Fuufuu Windwheel state will increase the DMG of this Fuufuu Whirlwind Kick by 3.3%. The maximum DMG increase possible through this method is 66%.
  • Eh, the Bunshin Can Handle It - Constellation Level 3
    • Increases the Level of Yoohoo Art: Mujina Flurry by 3.
    • The maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • Skiving: New and Improved - Constellation Level 4
    • Sayu recovers 1.2 Energy when she triggers a Swirl reaction.
    • This effect occurs once every 2s.
  • Speed Comes First - Constellation Level 5
    • Increase the Level of Yoohoo Art: Fuuin Dash by 3.
    • The maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • Sleep O'Clock - Constellation Level 6
    • The Muji-Muji Daruma created by Sayu's Yoohoo Art: Mujina Flurry will now also benefit from her Elemental Mastery. Each point of Sayu's Elemental Mastery will produce the following effects:
      • Increases the damage dealt by the Muji-Muji Daruma's attacks by 0.2% ATK. A maximum of 400% ATK can be gained via this method.
  • Increases the HP restored by the Muji-Muji Daruma by 3. A maximum of 6,000 additional HP can be restored in this manner.

Any Constellation that ups the max level of talent are good, but Sayu's best Constellations is the first one, so her Elemental Burst can heal and cause DMG.

Thankfully, being a 4-Star character, it should be much easier to gain constellations than it would for many 5-Star characters.

That is a good thing, since the more powerful Sayu becomes, the more sleep she can get.

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