Sayu, the Shiyuumatsu-Ban’s resident ninja, can be a fantastic addition to any team, whether you build her into a support role or a DPS. Below, we will look at the best Sayu builds in Genshin Impact for both support and DPS and provide some basic team compositions to consider. We will also cover all of her ascension and talent level-up materials so you can prepare for her release. Let’s take a look at Sayu, master of ninjutsu and sleeping.
If you are looking to experience both of the new characters, you can check out our Ayaka build as well.
Best Sayu Builds in Genshin Impact
Here are two of the best builds in Genshin Impact, depending on if you want to build Sayu as support or DPS.
Sayu Support Build
- Weapons – Favonius Greatsword, Sacrificial Greatsword
- Artifacts – Viridescent Venerer, Maiden Beloved
- Stats – Energy Recharge, ATK%, and Elemental Mastery
Sayu DPS Build
- Weapons – Wolf’s Gravestone, Serpent Spine, Song of Broken Pines
- Artifacts – Gladiator’s Finale, Pale Flame, Viridescent Venerer
- Stats – ATK%, Physical or Anemo DMG, CRIT Rate
The best weapons for Sayu
The best weapon choice for Sayu in Genshin Impact depends on whether you build her as support or DPS. It will also depend on if you are F2P or don’t mind spending a few bucks on getting the weapon you desire. For a DPS Sayu, your optimal weapon choice will likely be Wolf’s Gravestone. Some F2P options include the Serpent Spine and Song of Broken Pines.
For a support-oriented Sayu build, you can consider options like Favonius Greatsword and Sacrificial Greatsword. You probably have a few of these lying around, so the refinement levels could help. And if you happen to have a Skyward Pride on deck, give it a go and see how you like it.
The best Artifacts for Sayu
As for Artifacts, Sayu support builds will want to don a four-piece Viridescent Venerer or Maiden Beloved. You can also mix and match the two-piece, depending on what you have available. That should give you some flexibility and not have to grind for a complete set. Try and prioritize Energy Recharge on the Sands of Eon, and ATK% or Elemental Mastery on the Goblet.
A DPS Sayu should focus on a four-piece Gladiator’s Finale, Pale Flame, or even Viridescent Venerer. Again, it really depends on what you have in your stash. Prioritize ATK% on the Sands of Eon, Physical or Anemo DMG on the Goblet, and CRIT Rate on the Circlet.
Sayu Team Compositions
Some suitable Sayu team compositions will depend on her role. For support Sayu builds, an Elemental-based team (Overload) that benefits from 4-piece Viridescent Venerer will be a good choice. For DPS Sayu builds, a superconductive team will be good since you will be building high physical damage. Perhaps including Fischl and Kaeya in a DPS team with Sayu will perform well.
Sayu Ascension Materials
For Sayu ascension and talent level-up materials, you’ll need to farm some Maguu Kenki and Azhdaha drops, Crystal Marrow, Whopperflower, Teachings of Light (like Yoimiya), and Crowns from the Genshin Impact events.