Name: Naganohara Yoimiya
Birthday: 21 June
Constellation: Carassius Auratus
Titles: Queen of the Summer Festival, Frolicking Flames, Owner of Naganohara Fireworks
How to Play Yomiya in Genshin Impact?
As a fireworks maker, Yoimiya’s skills have all the flashy and sparkly effects of her craft. Like Ganyu, her charged attack has 2 levels. However, three extra arrows, called Kindling Arrows, will appear instead of an extra AoE attack. They’re homing to an extent, so even if the original arrow misses, the Kindling Arrows still hit a target (not always the target aimed at). In this Genshin Impact Yoimiya Build and Lore guide we'll go over everything you need to go over this master archer.
Her Burst, Ryuukin Saxifrage, damages enemies in an AoE and leaves behind a mark on one enemy. An ally other than Yoimiya’s attack (any kind) triggers the mark and makes it explode, dealing AoE Pyro DMG. This means skill effects such as Oz, Guoba, Xiangling’s Pyronado, Xingqiu’s Rain Swords, or other similar mechanisms can activate the mark. These skills let her still be on the field where she can maximize her DPS. If an enemy dies before the effect can expire, it only moves to a nearby one.
Niwabi Fire Dance, her E skill, infuses her regular attacks with Pyro. However, she can’t generate Kindling Arrows while it is active. It ends its duration when Yoimiya leaves the field or after some time. Along with her first Ascension Passive, hitting attacks while the skill is in effect increases her Pyro Damage bonus by 2%. The buff stacks up to 10 times for a total of 20% increased Pyro Damage Bonus. Combine that with her second Ascension talent, and she can boost her allies’ attack by the number of stacks activating her Burst.
Her kit is strong, but it’s very conditional. Isn’t that called balance? The meta may call for maximized DPS output. Still, miHoYo is pushing for co-op play in their recent character releases. Well, in theory, there haven’t been too many co-op events or gameplay yet.
Yoimiya’s kit has some ‘problems’ that players found.
Her full attack combo has to be completed to maximize her damage, which can be challenging when you’re an archer. Dodging resets the combo, and that’s the primary way of avoiding damage when in a chaotic battle. This can be minimized by using shields, Baron Bunny or Mona’s E, or playing with other players who can take the heat off Yoimiya.
The other problem is her Burst is prone to missing. Enemies can move out of range while activating the Burst, similar to Ayaka’s problem with her Burst. However, since Ayaka is a Cryo user, it’s easy to freeze the enemy before activating, ensuring it hits the target. Yoimiya doesn’t have this mechanic, and enemies are free to dodge or move out of range.
While there isn’t any easy way to solve the second, the first ‘problem,’ as mentioned above, can be solved with shields. They are an excellent way of avoiding damage while still keeping up the damage numbers. Effectiveness depends on how well you built the shielder character, though.
Genshin Impact Yoimiya Build
Many players recommend the Shimenawa’s Reminiscence set for Yoimiya. Since most of her damage will come from her regular attacks, this is an excellent way to increase it. Alternatives would be Echoes of an Offering and Crimson Witch. The latter would be best for added damage from Elemental Reactions, but the first set is better in the long run. Echoes is a bit too random, making it a little unreliable. Your last resort sets are a combination 2-set of Crimson Witch and Shimenawa or Gladiator’s Finale.
Main Stats: ATK%, Pyro DMG Bonus, Crit DMG
Substats: Crit Rate, Crit DMG, ATK
Note: The stat that goes up as you ascend her is Crit Rate, which slightly lowers the priority. You can focus more on Crit DMG when you’ve reached a reasonable rate.
If you want to use her Bursts instead, you can use the Noblesse Oblige, Emblem of Severed Fate, or the Crimson Witch sets to increase the damage of her mark. You’ll also need some Energy Recharge so her ability can charge up quickly. A combination of Noblesse and Severed Fate will also work.
Main Stats: Energy Recharge, Pyro DMG Bonus, Crit DMG
Substats: Crit Rate, Crit DMG, ATK, Elemental Mastery, Energy Recharge
Note: Yoimiya’s better at attacking with her regular attacks, so this build won’t let her use all her abilities.
Budget Builds (4-Star Artifacts)
Of all the 4-star artifacts available, the Gambler and Martial Artist sets would be the best fit for Yoimiya. You can also use a combination of Resolution of Sojourner and Braveheart for the ATK boosts. You can use the stat priorities for the DPS build with these sets.
The Thundering Pulse is the best weapon for Yoimiya. As a 5-star weapon, you’ll need the luck to get it from the gacha. Alternatives include:
- Aqua Simulacra
- Skyward Harp
- Polar Star
- Prototype Crescent
Genshin Impact Yoimiya Materials
- 1 Agnidus Agate Sliver
- 9 Agnidus Agate Fragments
- 9 Agnidus Agate Chunks
- 6 Agnidus Agate Gemstones
- 168 Naku Weed
- 46 Smoldering Pearl
- 18 Divining Scrolls
- 30 Sealed Scrolls
- 36 Forbidden Curse Scrolls
- 420k Mora
Yoimiya Talent Materials to Max Out 1 Skill (Total for All 3 in Parenthesis)
- 6 (18) Divining Scrolls
- 22 (66) Sealed Scrolls
- 31 (93) Forbidden Curse Scrolls
- 3 (9) Teachings of Transience
- 21 (63) Guides to Transience
- 38 (114) Philosophies of Transience
- 6 (18) Dragon Lord’s Crown
- 1 (3) Crown of Insight
- 1,652,500 (4,957,500) Mora
You can farm both the Agates and Smoldering Pearls from the Pyro Hypostasis. Other sources for the former are:
- Andrius, Wolf of the North
- Pyro Regisvine
- Primo Geovishap
Naku Weeds are all over Inazuma, but there are higher concentrations around Tatarasuna and Seirai Island. You can also gather seeds for them with the Seed Dispensary and plant them in your Teapot. The Merchant Aoi in Inazuma City sells them if you have the Mora to spare.
The scrolls are from Samachurls, the ‘mages’ of the hilichurls. Exploring Teyvat should let you encounter them often enough for a suitable material supply.
Genshin Impact Yoimiya Lore (Backstory)
Yoimiya is first and foremost a fireworks maker. Her father has stepped down due to his age and deafness, and his daughter took the mantle in stride. She might seem undisciplined because of her impromptu breaks, but she does take her duties seriously. She has earned the title Queen of the Summer Festival for a good reason.
She’s a cheery and chatty girl who can easily make friends. Still, she becomes more serious the closer a festival draws near. Everything should go without a hitch during the all-important performance. She becomes more focused and restrained in the days leading up to a festival.
She loves making people happy, and, fortunately, she loves chatting with them so much. With the knowledge she gains from chatting sessions with her clients, she makes the best fireworks that make them happy. The people’s satisfaction with their family’s products increased when Yoimiya took over the business.
More than that, she’s also something like a heroic big sis to the children of Hanamizaka. Her childlike personality and passion for making people happy give her a magnetic charm to kids. Even in a time when fear and doubt rule the streets, the kids could still have happy experiences through her efforts.
Other than the transient fireworks, Yoimiya also tinkers with small bits and bobs, mainly for children to play with. From marbles that produce tiny sparks when they’re made to crash into each other to tops that chirp, these knickknacks keep kids from getting into too much trouble. Some of her crafts even helped adults! An example is the Katydid Coil, which can be ignited and hung up to repel mosquitos.
This led to various people asking her for trinkets for some purpose or other. Though she jokingly refuses, as her shop is a fireworks shop, she still does her best to help. That’s all she tries to do: make the best fireworks, protect children’s dreams, or create trinkets for people’s happiness.