Best F2P Ganyu Build in Genshin Impact: Free Weapons and More

Check out a F2P build sure to showcase why Ganyu is considered the game's top Cryo DPS

by Franklin Bellone Borges


Ganyu is considered one of the two best main DPS’ in Genshin Impact, as well as the game’s top Cryo DPS. But can you build a top-tier Ganyu as a F2P player? Now, in order to answer that and more, here’s a F2P Ganyu build sure to show all why she is considered one of the most accessible and powerful characters in Genshin Impact.

  • It’s important to point out that, as a F2P build, this guide will only feature non-gacha-weapons. You can check out our Ganyu build guide featuring all the weapons available in the game here.

Best F2P Ganyu Build: Artifacts

As Ganyu’s playstyle is centered around the use of Aimed Shots, which in her case are capable of dealing massive damage thanks to both its high scaling and its Frostflake Arrow mechanic, the best artifact set for Ganyu is a 4-piece 4-piece Wanderer’s Troupe, as the set will massively increase her Charged Attack / Aimed Shot damage, all while giving her a healthy amount of Elemental Mastery.

Thanks to her CRIT DMG ascension stat, we recommend that you make use of a CRIT Rate Goblet. You can check out the best main stat for each artifact piece below:

  • Flower of Life: HP%.
  • Plume of Death: ATK%.
  • Sands of Eon: ATK%
  • Goblet of Eonothem: Cryo DMG Bonus.
  • Circlet of Logos: CRIT Rate

Best F2P Weapons for Ganyu

Like Yoimiya, between all of the non-gacha 4-star bows in the game, our top pick for Ganyu will be a fully refined version of the craftable bow Hamayumi, as the bow will give her a great boost in Charged Attack damage, thus empowering her biggest source of damage.

If Hamayumi is unavailable for you, we recommend the use of the Prototype Crescent bow, thanks to its massive increase in ATK%. Using the Predator bow can also work great, but the weapon’s effect is only valid on either PS4 or PS5. Slingshot (R5) and Sharpshooter’s Oath (R5) can also be great placeholders.

Best Teams for Ganyu

As an on-field DPS, Ganyu’s teams need to be able to both boost her overall damage and keep her secure while performing her Aimed Shots. With that said, we recommend that you make use of teams featuring up to two Cryo units, ideally Diona + Rosaria / Shenhe, and an Anemo support/debuffer, like Kazuha or Venti (Venti can only work as a debuffer when equipped with a full Viridescent Venerer set). You can check out a few teams sure to allow Ganyu to shine the brightest below:

Ganyu + Kaedehara Kazuha + Diona + Rosaria / Shenhe
Ganyu + Xiangling + Bennett + Kazuha (Melt-focused)
Ganyu + Venti + Diona + Kaedehara Kazuha /Albedo

Genshin Impact is currently available for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and mobile devices.

- This article was updated on September 8th, 2022

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