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Genshin Impact Dehya guide: Builds, Ascension materials & more

Angana Mazumdar
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Dehya in Genshin Impact

To maximize the potential of Dehya as a DPS or sub-DPS in Genshin Impact, it is essential to capitalize on her unique kit by selecting the optimal weapons, artifacts, and team compositions. Dive deeper into enhancing her performance by learning about the key strategies and synergies that can elevate her effectiveness.

Dehya is a playable five-star Pyro Claymore character who was introduced during the Sumeru Archon Quest storyline as a bodyguard for Dunyazard, an NPC. She soon became a fan-favorite as a character owing to her charm and fantastic role in the plot. Soon after her release, she was added to the Standard Banner roster as a permanent option to pull for.

However, there has been a growing conversation within the community regarding Dehya’s underwhelming abilities, leading many fans to question the effectiveness of her kit. With that in mind, this guide will help you construct a successful Dehya build while shedding light on the most fitting artifacts and weapons for her in Genshin Impact.

Contents

  • Genshin Impact Dehya guide: Everything to know
  • Best Dehya builds in Genshin Impact
    • Artifacts
    • Weapons
    • Team recommendations
  • Age of Dehya in Genshin Impact
  • Every Ascension Material needed to level up Dehya
  • Useful Information

Genshin Impact Dehya guide: Everything to know

Dehya in Genshin Impact
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As players progressed through the Sumeru Archon Quest, they had the opportunity to witness Dehya’s development, both as a character and as a fighter.  Beyond her remarkable battle abilities, “Flame-Mane” Dehya’s involvement in the plot added depth to the overall narrative. Her storyline, personal struggles as an Eremite, and unwavering loyalty to Dunyazard contribute to the rich storytelling experience in Genshin Impact.

  • Basic details:
    • Model type: Tall Female
    • Constellation: Mantichora
    • Namecard: Dehya: Purifying Flame
    • Release date: March 01, 2023
  • How to obtain:
    • Although Dehya was introduced in the limited banner in Genshin Impact 3.5, players can currently obtain her through the Standard Banner wish, which has a guaranteed random five-star reward at 90 Wishes. Wishes can be made using Aquainted Fates.

Best Dehya builds in Genshin Impact

Artifacts

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The choice of Dehya’s build in Genshin Impact depends on the player’s team composition and specific requirements. But the accession of appropriate artifacts is vital. The recommended artifact sets for Dehya are as follows:

  • For maximizing Pyro damage and reaction potential, the Crimson Witch of Flames set is recommended. It provides a 15% Pyro DMG bonus with two-piece and enhancing reaction damage with a four-piece bonus.
  • In Mono-pyro lineups where Dehya relies on buffs from teammates to amplify her Burst damage. So the Emblem of the Severed Fate set is a suitable choice. It offers 20% Energy Recharge with two pieces and effective Elemental Damage with a four-piece bonus.
  • For a supportive role, the Tenacity of the Millelith set is ideal, allowing Dehya to absorb damage, enhance party survival, and provide buffs through its four-piece effect. To optimize her supportive potential, players can prioritize HP% stat when selecting Dehya’s artifacts.

Weapons

Weapon for Dehya in Genshin Impact
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Dehya has a few good weapon options, including five-star and F2P ones.

  • Beacon of the Reed Sea: The Beacon of the Reed Sea, Dehya’s signature Claymore and the BiS weapon choice for her. Its passive is tailored to go smoothly with her abilities and features a CRIT Rate Substat to maximize DPS potential.
  • Wolf’s Gravestone: The Wolf’s Gravestone stands out as an exceptional five-star weapon in Genshin Impact. With its ATK-boosting stats and passives, Dehya can focus on accumulating HP through her artifacts. This boosts her damage output since her damage scales with both ATK and Max HP.
  • Mailed Flower: The Mailed Flower is a F2P weapon that could be acquired through Windblume’s Breath in a limited event. With an EM sub-stat and a passive ability boosting Pyro reactions, it greatly enhanced team compositions focused on elemental reactions like Melt, Burn, and Burgeon.
  • Akuoumaru: It is a weapon that excels at increasing the Elemental Burst damage for DPS Dehya. With its ATK% sub-stat, it further enhances the overall damage output. However, make sure to gain enough ER through artifacts to maximize Dehya’s potential.

Team recommendations

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In Genshin Impact, Dehya offers several feasible team options that cater to different gameplay techniques and requirements.

  • Melt team: Ganyu + Dehya + Nahida + Bennett: Dehya can utilize her Elemental Skill to create a long-lasting Pyro field, providing Ganyu with a pseudo-shield for uninterrupted attacks. With Dehya’s skill offering resistance to disruptions, Ganyu can focus on dealing with damage with charged attacks. The field reduces approximately half of the incoming damage.
  • Monopyro team: Dehya + Xiangling + Bennett + Kazuha: Dehya’s Burst ability shines when paired with a team that emphasizes Pyro damage. Activating her Burst allows her attacks to be infused with Pyro, resulting in powerful Burst Damage output.
  • Vaporize team:  Dehya + Xingqiu + Nahida + C6 Bennett: Dehya’s Pyro-infused attacks only enhance her Burst Damage, making her less compatible with off-field reaction support units reliant on Normal Attacks. However, pairing her with C6 Bennett allows her to infuse Normal Attacks with Pyro, thus helping vaporize reactions using Xingqiu’s Rainswords.

Age of Dehya in Genshin Impact

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Unfortunately, HoYoverse doesn’t announce the birth years of characters when they announce their birthdays. Most age estimates in the game are made from storylines, lores, and character models. Using a similar judgment, Dehya could be anywhere between 20 to 30 years old.

Dehya’s birthday is on April 7th. Like all other characters’ birthdays, players will receive certain rewards on Dehya’s birthday. This year, players received 2 Rice, 10 Henna Berry, and 1 Goldflame Tajine on her birthday.

Every Ascension Material needed to level up Dehya

In addition to Mora and EXP books, Dehya requires specific ascension materials to reach level 90, which include:

  • Agnidus Agate
    • 1 Sliver
    • 9 Fragments
    • 9 Chunks
    • 6 Gemstones
  • Eremite drops
    • 18 Faded Red Satin
    • 30 Trimmed Red Silk
    • 36 Rich Red Brocade
  • 168 Sand Grease Pupa
  • 46 Light-Guiding Tetrahedron

Agnidus Agate can be obtained by defeating Normal Bosses and Weekly Bosses which drop the Pyro gemstones, such as:

  • Tomb Guard of the Desert King
  • Iniquitous Baptist
  • Primo Geovishap
  • Pyro Hypostasis
  • Pyro Regisvine
  • Azdaha
  • Signora
  • Andrius Wolf

To obtain Eremite drops for Dehya’s ascension, players can defeat Eremites, a specific enemy type found in Sumeru. Different types of drops like Faded Red Satin, Trimmed Red Silk, and Rich Red Brocades are available in varying rarities. Players can use the in-game Handbook or Teyvat Interactive Map on HoYoLAB to locate Eremites and gather the necessary drops.

The Teyvat Interactive Map is also a valuable tool for locating Sand Grease Pupa, a local specialty of the Desert of Hadramaveth in Sumeru. These pupae are present in areas where Quicksand Eels breed and the map can help players pinpoint their exact locations.

Lastly, to obtain Light-Guiding Tetrahedrons, players must emerge victorious in battle against the Tomb Guard of the Desert King boss in the Hypostyle Desert, Sumeru.

Useful Information about Dehya

Dehya’s Constellations offer significant improvements to her overall performance, particularly enhancing her Burst damage and subsequently elevating her DPS capabilities. While unlocking her Constellations is not mandatory for using Dehya effectively, they do provide substantial benefits that can enhance her damage output and overall effectiveness in battle. Players who invest in Dehya’s Constellations will experience a noticeable boost in her performance as a powerful DPS character.

It is also worth mentioning that Dehya has a Story Quest that can be played when a player completes Chapter III-Act V of the Sumeru storyline, “Akasha Pulses, the Kalpa Flame Rises”, and reaches Adventure Rank 40. Players will need a Story Key that can be obtained by finishing enough Daily Quests.

The fanbase is having mixed reviews about Dehya and her playstyle since her release. Although many players are positive that Dehya will find herself more useful when more characters and mechanics are released, some players believe that she is lackluster.

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Angana Mazumdar

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An avid player of Genshin Impact and several other mobile and PC games. Interested in collecting rocks and minerals and studying about them

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