Genshin Impact Yanfei: An overview

Yanfei is a legal genius of great renown from Liyue, and a catalyst wielder. She also has the mixed blood of an 'illuminated beast', making Yanfei half-human and potentially half-god, like Ganyu.

Yanfei Abilities

Normal attacks: Seal of Approval

  • Normal attack: Shoots fireballs that deal three counts of Pyro damage. Normal attacks generate Scarlet Seals upon hitting enemies. Yanfei can hold up to three Scarlet Seals, and obtaining a new Scarlet Seal increases how long the others remain active. Scarlet Seals decrease Yanfei’s stamina consumption
  • Charged attack: Deals AoE Pyro damage by consuming stamina and all active Scarlet Seals. More Scarlet Seals increase the attack’s range and power.
  • Plunging attack: Yanfei dives down and deals AoE Pyro damage to all nearby enemies.

Elemental Skill: Signed Edict

Yanfei blisters enemies with an AoE Pyro attack. If the attack connects, it grants Yanfei three Scarlet Seals immediately.

Elemental Burst: Done Deal

Yanfei sends a spurt of flames after nearby enemies, dealing AoE Pyro damage, granting three Scarlet Seals, and applying the Brilliance status to her. Brilliance gives Yanfei a Scarlet Seal at regular intervals and boosts the power of her charged attack.


  • Encyclopaedia Expertise: Shows nearby Liyue resources on the mini-map.
  • Proviso: Consuming a Scarlet Seal increases Yanfei’s Pyro damage by 5% for six seconds, though the effect does not stack.
  • Xiezhi’s Eye: Critical hits from Yanfei’s charged attack deal extra Pyro AoE damage equal to 80% of Yanfei’s attack, and it counts as charged attack damage.


  • The Law Knows No Kindness: During a charged attack, each active Scarlet Seal reduces the required stamina by 10% and increases Yanfei’s resistance to interruption.
  • Right of Final Interpretation: Increases Yanfei’s charged critical rate by 20% against enemies with less than 50% HP.
  • Samadhi Fire-Forged: Increases Signed Edict’s level by three with a maximum level of 15.
  • Supreme Amnesty: Using Done Deal creates a shield that absorbs up to damage equal to 75% of Yanfei’s max HP for 15 seconds. The shield absorbs Pyro damage 250% more effectively.
  • Legal Cheat Sheet: Increases Done Deal’s level by three with a maximum level of 15.
  • Extra Clause: Increases Yanfei’s maximum number of Scarlet Seals by one.

Ascension Information

Here’s what you’ll need to maximize Yanfei’s level cap.
  • 1st Ascension (Max Level 20) - 1 Agnidus Agate Sliver, 3 Noctilous Jade, 3 Treasure Hoarder Insignia, 20,000 Mora.
  • 2nd Ascension (Max Level 40) - 3 Agnidus Agate Fragment, 2 Juvenile Jade, 10 Noctilous Jade, 15 Treasure Hoarder Insignia, 40,000 Mora.
  • 3rd Ascension (Max Level 50) - 6 Agnidus Agate Fragment, 4 Juvenile Jade, 20 Noctilous Jade, 12 Silver Raven Insignia, 60,000 Mora.
  • 4th Ascension (Max Level 60) -  3 Agnidus Agate Chunk, 8 Juvenile Jade, 30 Noctilous Jade, 18 Silver Raven Insignia, 80,000 Mora.
  • 5th Ascension (Max Level 70) - 6 Agnidus Agate Chunk, 12 Juvenile Jade, 45 Noctilous Jade, 12 Golden Raven Insignia, 100,000 Mora.
  • 6th Ascension (Max Level 80) - 6 Agnidus Agate Gemstone, 20 Juvenile Jade, 60 Noctilous Jade, 24 Golden Raven Insignia, 120,000 Mora.

Yanfei Talent Ascension materials

You’ll need Treasure Hoarder items for Yanfei’s talent Ascension materials too, along with Teachings of Gold-series items obtainable in Taishan Mansion on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Level 2

3 Teachings of Gold, 6 Treasure Hoarder Insignia, 12,500 Mora.

Level 3

2 Guide to Gold, 3 Silver Raven Insignia, 17,500 Mora.

Level 4

4 Guide to Gold, 4 Silver Raven Insignia, 25,000 Mora.

Level 5

6 Guide to Gold, 6 Silver Raven Insignia, 30,000 Mora.

Level 6

9 Guide to Gold, 9 Silver Raven Insignia, 37,500 Mora

Level 7

4 Philosophies of Gold, 4 Golden Raven Insignia, 1 Bloodjade Branch, 120,000 Mora.

Level 8

6 Philosophies of Gold, 6 Golden Raven Insignia, 1 Bloodjade Branch, 260,000 Mora.

Level 9

12 Philosophies of Gold, 9 Golden Raven Insignia, 2 Bloodjade Branch, 450,000 Mora.

Level 10

16 Philosophies of Gold, 12 Golden Raven Insignia, 2 Bloodjade Branch, 1 Crown of Insight

Yanfei build

Yanfei is a DPS character who draws the most of her strength from charged attacks which, in turn, build on her normal attacks.


Solar Pearl

Solar Pearl is a four-star catalyst. Solar Pearl’s secondary stat increases the user’s critical rate by 6-27%, but the passive ability is the special part. Using normal or charged attacks with Solar Pearl increases Elemental Skill and Burst power by 20-40% for six seconds, and using Elemental Skill or Burst increases normal and charged power by the same amount for six seconds.

Royal Grimoire

Royal Grimoire is a four-star catalyst. Royal Grimoire’s secondary is a standard attack boost of 6-27%, but the passive increases the user’s critical rate by 8-16% with every successful attack and stacks up to five times. It’s not as hefty a build as the first one. You’ll be using Yanfei’s normal and charged attacks frequently, though, so augmenting their critical rate makes sense.


Martial Artist

Normal and charged attack increase by 15% with the two-piece bonus. With the four-piece bonus, using an Elemental Skill increases the attack power of both by 25% for eight seconds. Martial Artist Artifacts are drops in the Hidden Palace of Zhou Formula Domain.

Crimson Witch of Flames

The two-piece bonus increases Pyro damage by 15%. The four-piece bonus raises Overload and Burning damage by 40% and Vaporize and Melt damage by 15%. If you use an Elemental Skill, it raises Pyro damage by a further 50% for ten seconds and stacks three times.

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Moonlight falls on the branches as a dragon's roar rises from deep beneath the roots. A drop of sun may trickle in, but a heart of stone is not easily moved.

Deals are sealed with scarlet flames and ice-cold vengeance floods forth in waves. But far from the fight is a realm of serenity, where a gentle melody forever plays.

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