Genshin Impact Yaoyao: Talents, Constellations and Passives

Abhimannu Das
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Yaoyao - Genshin Impact

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Highlights
Yaoyao is a 4-star Dendro unit in Genshin Impact who synergizes well with Hydro and Electro-based reactions.
She was available for free during Lantern Rite in 2023 as a free character and if you missed her, she will be available in future banners.
Her most popular team is Nilou Bloom, where she is a secondary Dendro unit alongside Nahida.

Yaoyao is a 4-star Dendro unit in Genshin Impact. Players obtained a free copy of Yaoyao when she first released during 2023’s Lantern Rite event and if you were not playing then, you can consider wishing for her if your account needs a Dendro healer. She is seen in Nilou Bloom teams alongside Nahida and can also fit in other Bloom and Hyperbloom teams. If you want to know more about her kit, here is a quick breakdown of Yaoyao’s Talents, Constellations and Passives.

Genshin Impact Yaoyao: Should you pull?

Yaoyao is worth going for if you specifically need a Dendro healer but going for her can be risky. Unlike 5 stars, there is no guarantee that you will be able to snag a 4-star of your choice from event banners. There are instances of people spending over a hundred wishes and not getting the 4-star that they need so you should never pull for a low rarity unit unless you are okay with getting the featured 5-star or using up your pity.

Genshin Impact Yaoyao: Talents

Elemental Skill - Raphanus Sky Cluster: Yaoyao has a normal skill activation as well as a Throwing Mode.

Calls upon "Yuegui: Throwing Mode," a special device created by a certain adeptus to help Yaoyao solve her problems. This skill will be used differently in Holding Mode.

Hold

Enters Aiming Mode to adjust the throw direction.

Yuegui: Throwing Mode

Throws out White Jade Radishes that will explode upon hitting characters or opponents, dealing Dendro DMG to opponents within a certain AoE, and healing characters within that same AoE based on Yaoyao's Max HP. If a radish does not hit either an opponent or a character, the radish will remain where it is and explode on contact with a character or opponent, or will explode after its duration expires.

Yuegui: Throwing Mode will choose its radish-throw targets.

  • If all nearby characters have more than 70% HP remaining, then it will throw the radish at a nearby opponent.

  • If nearby characters have 70% or less HP remaining, it will throw a radish at the character with the lowest HP percentage remaining. If no opponents exist nearby, Yuegui will also throw White Jade Radishes at characters if they all have more than 70% HP and less than 100% HP remaining. Otherwise, it will throw radishes into the area at random.

  • A maximum of 2 instances of Yuegui: Throwing Mode can exist at any one time.

  • Cooldown: 15 seconds

Elemental Burst - Moonjade Descent: At the enjoinment of a certain adeptus, Yuegui's full potential can be unleashed in an emergency, dealing Dendro DMG to nearby opponents and entering an (in some sense) unsurpassed Adeptal Legacy state.

Adeptal Legacy

White Jade Radishes generated will be changed to heal and deal DMG according to this skill. Explosions will heal all nearby party members, and the Dendro DMG that they deal will be viewed as Elemental Burst DMG instead.

  • Summons "Yuegui: Jumping Mode" at intervals until their limit has been reached. The behavior of this version of Yuegui is the same as that of "Yuegui: Throwing Mode" in the Elemental Skill, Raphanus Sky Cluster. A maximum of 3 Yuegui: Jumping Mode can exist at any one time.

  • Yaoyao's Movement SPD is increased by 15%.

  • Yaoyao's Dendro RES will be increased.

The Adeptal Legacy state will end once Yaoyao is off-field, and all remaining Yuegui: Jumping Mode will be cleared once this state ends.

  • Cooldown: 20 seconds

  • Energy Cost: 80

Genshin Impact Yaoyao: Passives

Starscatter: While affected by the Adeptal Legacy state caused by Moonjade Descent, Yaoyao will constantly throw White Jade Radishes at nearby opponents when she is sprinting, jumping, or running. She can throw 1 White Jade Radish this way once every 0.6s.

In Other’s Shoes: When White Jade Radishes explode, active characters within their AoE will regain HP every 1s based on 0.8% of Yaoyao's Max HP. This effect lasts 5s.

Tailing on Tiptoes: When Yaoyao is in the party, your characters will not startle Crystalflies and certain other animals when getting near them. 

For more Genshin Impact 3.6 content, consider checking out our Nahida and Nilou character breakdowns in case you want to pull for either of them in the current banner rotation. We also have character guides for Kaveh and Baizhu if you are waiting for the second-half banners.


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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.