Yelan - Genshin Impact


Should You Pull for Yelan in Genshin Impact 4.0?

Abhimannu Das
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Yelan is one of the strongest characters in Genshin Impact and her banner has made a return in patch 4.0 with the release of Fontaine.
Lyney and Yelan are currently available in their solo banners and you can choose between one of the two or wait for Zhongli and Tartaglia.

Yelan is one of the best sub-DPS characters in Genshin Impact thanks to her excellent off-field damage. She pairs well as a Vaporize support and is often used in Taser, Bloom and Hyperbloom teams as well. It has been a long time since she first made her debut and her kit has aged well with the release of Dendro. So should you pull for Yelan in Genshin Impact 4.0? Let’s find out.

Genshin Impact Yelan: Should You Pull? 

If you have the Primogems, you should pull for her. She is a fantastic character to go for and is fun in not just meta teams, but also for open-world exploration. Her off-field damage is among the highest in the game and she can work in Vaporize, Freeze, Hyperbloom and Taser teams. You can even just add her to any team as a flex unit and she will easily carry a substantial portion of the team’s damage. The only reason to not get her is if you want Zhongli instead this patch or want to save for the Hydro archon who is expected to arrive in patch 4.0.

Genshin Impact Yelan: Talents

Yelan has a special charged attack known as Breakthrough. Yelan will enter a "Breakthrough" state after spending 5s out of combat, which will cause her next Charged Aimed Shot to have 80% decreased charge time, and once charged, she can fire a "Breakthrough Barb" that will deal AoE Hydro DMG based on Yelan's Max HP.

Elemental Skill - Lingering Lifeline: Fires off a Lifeline that allows her to move rapidly, entangling and marking opponents along its path.

When this rapid movement ends, the Lifeline will explode, dealing Hydro DMG to the marked opponents based on Yelan's Max HP.


Moves a certain distance forward swiftly.


Engages in continuous, swift movement, during which Yelan's resistance to interruption is increased. During this time, Yelan can control this rapid movement and end it by using this Skill again.

Additionally, each opponent marked by the Lifeline when it explodes grants Yelan a 34% chance to reset her Breakthrough state.

  • Cooldown: 10 seconds

  • Max Duration: 3 seconds

Elemental Burst - Depth-Clarion Dice: Deals AoE Hydro DMG and creates an "Exquisite Throw," which aids her in battle.

Exquisite Throw

Follows the character around and will initiate a coordinated attack under the following circumstances, dealing Hydro DMG based on Yelan's Max HP:

  • Can occur once every second when your active character uses a Normal Attack.

  • Will occur each time Yelan's Lifeline explodes and hits opponents.

  • Cooldown: 18 seconds

  • Duration: 15 seconds

  • Energy Cost: 70

Genshin Impact Yelan: Constellations

C1 - Enter the Plotters: Lingering Lifeline gains 1 additional charge.

C2 - 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.

C3 - Beware the Tricker’s Dice: Increases the Level of Depth-Clarion Dice by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.

C4 - 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.

C5 - Dealer’s Sleight: Increases the Level of Lingering Lifeline by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.

C6 - 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.

Genshin Impact Yelan: Passives

Turn Control: When the party has 1/2/3/4 Elemental Types, Yelan's Max HP is increased by 6%/12%/18%/30%.

Adapt With Ease: So long as an Exquisite Throw is in play, your own active character deals 1% more DMG. This increases by a further 3.5% DMG every second. The maximum increase to DMG dealt is 50%. The pre-existing effect will be dispelled if Depth-Clarion Dice is recast during its duration.

Necessary Calculation: Gains 25% more rewards when dispatched on a Liyue Expedition for 20 hours.

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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.

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