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Ganyu (Chinese: 甘雨 Gānyǔ, "Sweet Rain") is a playable Cryo character in Genshin Impact.

She serves as an emissary and secretary for the Liyue Qixing.

She first appears in Teyvat Chapter Storyline Chapter 1, Act 2: Farewell, the Archaic Lord.

Profile

Introduction

The secretary to the Liyue Qixing. The blood of both human and illuminated beast flows within her veins.

Graceful and quiet by nature, yet the gentle disposition of qilin sees not even the slightest conflict with even the most arduous of workloads.

After all, Ganyu firmly believes that all the work she does is in honor of her contract with Rex Lapis, seeking the well-being of all living things within Liyue.

Description on the Official Website[5]

Personality

The secretary at Yuehai Pavilion. The blood of the qilin, an illuminated beast, flows within her veins.

In-game character attributes and profile page text.

Ganyu is usually very quiet and reserved due to her half-qilin heritage. Qilin are also vegetarians; as such, she will not eat any meat dishes, including vegetarian ones that have been fried in animal fat. Both Xiangling and her father note that whenever she visits Wanmin Restaurant, she always eats in small quantities.[6] She also completes whatever is given to her, whether it be tasks or food, even if she is reluctant to do so.[7]

Unlike most of the other adepti who isolated themselves, Ganyu, like Madame Ping, chose to actively guide humanity and has served as the non-stopping general secretary of the Liyue Qixing for thousands of years. The more important the task is, the more effort she puts into it, but she also becomes increasingly nervous and is more prone to making mistakes.[8]

She also has an unusually impressive work schedule that she always follows to the dot. Despite having a massive workload and frequent overtime, Ganyu is never fazed by the work. She has a good working relationship with her juniors, as she is willing to share her knowledge and ideas to help them with whatever problems they have, and they in turn respect her greatly. Due to her consistent overtime, Ganyu has very few friends outside of work.

Surprisingly, Ganyu gets along well with Beidou, but the captain's poor standing with the Qixing means that she usually keeps it a secret, lest she put her in a negative light.[9] Ganyu is one of the few who sees Beidou positively, even breaking character when hearing bad rumors about Beidou, knowing that she is not who they perceive her as.[10]

She is a devout follower of Morax and hopes to follow in his footsteps in protecting Liyue. She initially had trouble working with Keqing due to her controversial comments about him, but is slowly understanding her. Due to her age, she is very forgetful, and she often forgets important details which causes her much embarrassment. She is relatively sleepy and is very sensitive about both her horns and weight.

Appearance

As a half-human, half-adeptus (to be precise, half qilin) hybrid, Ganyu has characteristics of both regular mortals and features found only in the gods.

Ganyu has the appearance of a young woman with long blue hair, which fades into a darker shade at the end. The styling of her hair is, similar to Kaeya, easy to mistake for a ponytail, but it is not actually tied back by anything. Though she mostly resembles a human, she has dark red horns that bend back along her hair, similar to how a goat's horns look, with brighter red markings on them. Many people confuse it as a headdress, a misconception that Ganyu actively encourages. She has heterochromatic eyes whose irises are purple at the top and fade into pink and gold at the middle and bottom.

Around her neck, she additionally wears a golden bell. Her outfit consists of a black body-suit with gold accents underneath a purple and white bodice with long ends similar to a tailcoat, with a separated pair of sleeves to match. The bodysuit meets at the back of her neck to make a bow. She has white heels with gold accents and gray bottoms, with red knots around her ankles. Her Cryo Vision rests on her left hip with a red cloverleaf knot. Her outfit, Frostdew Trail, is described to be as elegant clothing blessed by the mighty and illuminated adepti.

Combat Info

Talents

Icon Name Type
Talent Liutian Archery.png Liutian Archery Normal Attack
Normal Attack: Perform up to 6 consecutive shots with a bow.

Charged Attack: Perform a more precise Aimed Shot with increased DMG. While aiming, an icy aura will accumulate on the arrowhead before the arrow is fired. Has different effects based on how long the energy has been charged:

  • Charge Level 1: Fires off an icy arrow that deals Cryo DMG.
  • Charge Level 2: Fires off a Frostflake Arrow that deals Cryo DMG.

The Frostflake Arrow blooms after hitting its target, dealing AoE Cryo DMG.
Plunging Attack: Fires off a shower of arrows in mid-air before falling and striking the ground, dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Talent Trail of the Qilin.png Trail of the Qilin Elemental Skill
Leaving a single Ice Lotus behind, Ganyu dashes backward, shunning all impurity and dealing AoE Cryo DMG.

Ice Lotus:

  • Continuously taunts surrounding opponents, attracting them to attack it.
  • Endurance scales based on Ganyu's Max HP.
  • Blooms profusely when destroyed or once its duration ends, dealing AoE Cryo DMG.
Talent Celestial Shower.png Celestial Shower Elemental Burst
Coalesces atmospheric frost and snow to summon a Sacred Cryo Pearl that exorcises evil.

During its ability duration, the Sacred Cryo Pearl will continuously rain down shards of ice, striking opponents within an AoE and dealing Cryo DMG.

Talent Undivided Heart.png Undivided Heart 1st Ascension Passive
After firing a Frostflake Arrow, the CRIT Rate of subsequent Frostflake Arrows and their resulting bloom effects is increased by 20% for 5s.
Talent Harmony between Heaven and Earth.png Harmony between Heaven and Earth 4th Ascension Passive
Celestial Shower grants a 20% Cryo DMG Bonus to active members in the AoE.
Talent Preserved for the Hunt.png Preserved for the Hunt Utility Passive
Refunds 15% of the ores used when crafting Bow-type weapons.
Talent Leveling Materials
Talent
Level-Up
Materials
Common
Ascension
Materials
Weekly
Boss
Materials

Constellation

Level Icon Name Effect
1 Constellation Dew-Drinker.png Dew-Drinker Taking DMG from a Charge Level 2 Frostflake Arrow or Frostflake Arrow Bloom decreases opponents' Cryo RES by 15% for 6s.
A hit regenerates 2 Energy for Ganyu. This effect can only occur once per Charge Level 2 Frostflake Arrow, regardless if Frostflake Arrow itself or its Bloom hit the target.
2 Constellation The Auspicious.png The Auspicious Trail of the Qilin gains 1 additional charge.
3 Constellation Cloud-Strider.png Cloud-Strider Increases the Level of Celestial Shower by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
4 Constellation Westward Sojourn.png Westward Sojourn Opponents standing within the AoE of Celestial Shower take increased DMG. This effect strengthens over time.
Increased DMG taken begins at 5% and increases by 5% every 3s, up to a maximum of 25%.
The effect lingers for 3s after the opponent leaves the AoE.
5 Constellation The Merciful.png The Merciful Increases the Level of Trail of the Qilin by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
6 Constellation The Clement.png The Clement Using Trail of the Qilin causes the next Frostflake Arrow shot within 30s to not require charging.

Each Constellation activation requires a Stella Fortuna 5 Star Stella Fortuna.

Ascensions

Ascension
Phase
Level Mora Character Ascension
Materials
Local
Specialties
Common
Materials
1 20
40
20,000
2 40
50
40,000
3 50
60
60,000
4 60
70
80,000
5 70
80
100,000
6/MAX 80
90
120,000

Base Stats

The character's base stats before and after each Ascension:

Ascension
Phase
Level HP ATK1 DEF CRIT DMG2

1 Does not include weapon ATK value.
2 Characters get specialized stats starting at Ascension 2.

Availability

Event Wishes

Ganyu was promoted or featured with a drop-rate boost in 1 Event Wishes:

Image Name Featured
Wish Adrift in the Harbor 2021-01-12.jpg Adrift in the Harbor/2021-01-12
CryoCharacter Ganyu Thumb.png Ganyu

Change History

Released in Version 1.2
Version 1.6
  • Updates to character voicelines:
    • Updated audio for Japanese:
      • "About Yanfei" (previously this line did not have audio)
      • "Battle Hit Light #4" BnE
      • "Battle Hit Heavy #4" BnE
      • "Battle Hit Heavy #5" BnE
      • "Battle Hit Heavy #6" BnE

Version 1.5

  • Updates to character voicelines:
    • New for All Languages:
      • "About Yanfei"
    • Updated audio for Japanese:
      • "Battle Hit Heavy #3" battle and exploration voice-over

Version 1.4

  • Updates to character voicelines:
    • Updated audio for Japanese:
      • "Favorite Food"

Version 1.3

  • Updates to character voicelines:
    • New audio for English:
      • Battle and exploration "Standby Idle" voice-over
    • New audio for Japanese:
      • Battle and exploration "Standby Idle" voice-over
    • Updated audio for Chinese:
      • 50/57 battle and exploration voice-overs

Version 1.2


Version 1.0

  • Ganyu was introduced as an NPC.

References

  1. (EN) Twitter - Voice Actor Self Announcement
  2. (CN) Weibo - Ganyu Character Demo
  3. (EN & JP) Twitter - VA Announcement
  4. (KR) Twitter - VA Announcement
  5. Description on the Official Website
  6. Xiangling's voice-overs, "About Ganyu" and Chef Mao's dialogue
  7. Keqing's voice-overs, "About Ganyu – Skepticism" and Chef Mao's dialogue
  8. Ganyu's Character Story 2
  9. Beidou's voice-overs, "About Ganyu"
  10. Ganyu's voice-overs, "About Beidou"

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