Genshin Impact Jean build | Pocket Tactics

Genshin Impact’s Jean is a five-star anemo sword wielder, and the Acting Grand Master of the Knights of Favonius. Tireless and dutiful, she’s a dedicated woman who works hard in everything she does, and, with a unique kit offering damage, healing, crowd control, and more, she’s a valuable asset to any roster. So let’s take a look at the best Genshin Jean build, featuring her best artifacts and weapons, skills, constellations, and more.

We’ve even put together a list that includes all of the Genshin Impact codes and a Genshin Impact tier list so you can choose which other characters you would like to join Jean on your adventure. If you’re interested in trying out other anemo characters, take a look at our Genshin Impact Sucrose and Genshin Impact Xiao guides.

Genshin Impact Jean

Genshin Jean kneeling and holding her sword

What’s the best Genshin Jean build?

Jean is a unique, five-star anemo bow wielder with the flexibility to fit multiple playstyles and roles. She’s capable of healing and supporting her allies, while also driving elemental reactions and dealing a decent amount of damage.

You can choose to build and play your Jean in multiple ways, but her two most popular builds are anemo sub-DPS support, and elemental mastery ‘Sunfire’.

As an anemo sub-DPS support, her focus is to enable strong off-field and burst DPS units. She has low field time and fast cast times on her elemental skill and burst, allowing room for quickswap formations, and offers an extremely versatile support kit with crowd control, healing, and debuff cleansing capabilities. This build is also more flexible than Sunfire, allowing you to slot her into multiple comps.

The only issues with the anemo sub-DPS support come from what she lacks in comparison with her competitors. She has lower damage compared to other supports, and brings less impactful buffs than other anemo units like Genshin Impact’s Kazuha and Genshin Impact’s Sucrose. However, with the addition of her healing (something both Kazuha and Sucrose lack), she can be extremely valuable for freeing up another slot in exchange for another damage dealer.

The elemental mastery build, most commonly known as ‘Sunfire’, is an interesting build that relies on combining Jean and Genshin Impact Bennett‘s elemental bursts to trigger pyro swirls. This dishes out some extremely strong damage, especially when paired with electro and hydro units for even more elemental interactions.

Sunfire does have its limitations, though, as both Jean and Bennett require a lot of energy recharge in this build when not paired with Genshin Impact’s Raiden. It also, of course, relies on the use of Bennett, who is hotly contested across many team comps, and its playstyle requires you to stand within two circles, which can be quite restrictive against more mobile enemies.

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What’s the best Genshin Jean weapon?

For anemo sub-DPS support Jean, Primordial Jade Cutter is the best in slot weapon, providing great flat attack and crit rate. Its passive also compliments her kit better than most other characters due to her high base HP. Alternatively, in this role Jean’s best four-star weapon is Amenoma Kageuchi, which slashes her energy recharge requirements down dramatically.

For Sunfire Jean, Freedom-Sworn pulls into the lead due to its high elemental mastery and handy passive. Iron Sting is her best four-star option in this role, offering both elemental mastery and a nice boost to her personal damage.

Weapon Effect
Primordial Jade Cutter Base stat: crit rate
Skill: increases HP by 20% and provides an attack bonus based on 1.2% of the wielder’s max HP
Mistsplitter Reforged Base stat: crit damage
Skill: gain a 12~24% Elemental DMG Bonus for all elements and receive the might of the Mistsplitter’s Emblem. At stack levels 1/2/3, Mistsplitter’s Emblem provides a 8/16/28~16/32/56% Elemental DMG Bonus for the character’s Elemental Type. The character will obtain 1 stack of Mistsplitter’s Emblem in each of the following scenarios: Normal Attack deals Elemental DMG (stack lasts 5s), casting Elemental Burst (stack lasts 10s); Energy is less than 100% (stack disappears when Energy is full). Each stack’s duration is calculated independently.
Freedom-Sworn Base stat: elemental mastery
Skill: increases damage by 10%. When the wielder triggers elemental reactions, they gain a Sigil of Rebellion. They can trigger this effect once every 0.5 seconds, even if they’re not on the field. When the wielder possesses two sigils, both are consumed and all nearby party members obtain ‘Millennial Movement: Song of Resistance’ for 12 seconds, which increases normal, charged, and plunging attack damageby 16% and increases attack by 20%. Once this effect triggers, you don’t gain any more sigils for 20 seconds. Multiple buffs of the same type don’t stack
Amenoma Kageuchi Base stat: attack
Skill: after casting an elemental skill, gain one Succession Seed. This effect can trigger once every five seconds. The Succession Seed lasts for 30 seconds. Up to thee Succession Seeds may exist simultaneously. After using an elemental burst, all Succession Seeds are consumed and after two seconds the equipping character regenerates six energy for each seed consumed
Iron Sting Base stat: elemental mastery
Skill: dealing elemental damage increases all damage by 6% for six seconds. Max two stacks, can only occur once every one second

Genshin Jean birthday art showing her looking at a present

What are the best Genshin Jean artifacts?

Viridescent Venerer is the best set for both of Jean’s builds. It doesn’t boost her personal damage as much as other sets, but the resistance shred it offers gives a substantial increase to the whole team.

Alternatively, if there’s already an anemo character on her team with the four piece VV set already equipped, you can combine two pieces of VV with two pieces of an attack set like Gladiator’s Finale or Shimenawa’s Reminiscence. However, this is a less flexible kit as it does require that extra anemo VV user to appear in each of her comps, so we generally advise against it.

Artifact set Effect
Viridescent Venerer Two equipped: 15% anemo damage bonus
Four equipped: Swirl damage is increased by 60%. Your opponent’s elemental resistance to the element infused in the swirl is decreased by 40% for ten seconds
Gladiator’s Finale/Shimenawa’s Reminiscence/other two-piece attack set Two equipped: increases attack by 18%

Artifact stat recommendations

Anemo sub-DPS support Jean main stats

  • Sands – attack% or energy recharge
  • Goblet – anemo damage bonus
  • Circlet: crit rate or crit damage (try to maintain a 1:2 ratio overall)

Anemo sub-DPS support Jean sub-stats

  • Energy recharge to requirement (140-160%)
  • Crit rate/crit damage
  • Attack%
  • Elemental mastery
  • Flat attack

Sunfire Jean main stats

  • Sands – elemental mastery or energy recharge
  • Goblet – elemental mastery
  • Circlet – elemental mastery

Sunfire Jean sub-stats

  • Elemental mastery
  • Energy recharge
  • Crit rate/crit damage
  • Attack%
  • Flat attack

Genshin Jean looking at a dandelion clock

What are Genshin Jean’s skills?

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Favonius Bladework Performs up to five strikes
Favonius Bladework (charged) Consumes stamina to launch enemies into the air
Favonius Bladework (plunging) Deals AoE damage on impact
Gale Blade (press) Launches enemies and deals AoE anemo damage
Gale Blade (hold) Consumes stamina to pull enemies towards Jean
Dandelion Breeze Launches surrounding enemies and deals AoE damage while regenerating HP for all party members. A dandelion field continuously regenerates HP for one ally and gives them the Anemo attribute. It also deals Anemo damage to enemies entering or exiting the battlefield

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
Wind Companion (unlocked at ascension one) Normal attacks have a 50% chance to regenerate HP equal to 15% of Jean’s attack for all party members
Let the Wind Lead (unlocked at ascension four) Regenerates 20% of Dandelion Breeze’s energy cost
Continuous Improvement (unlocked automatically) When you cook a perfect dish with restorative effects, there is a 12% chance to obtain double the product

What are Genshin Jean’s constellations?

You can level up Jean’s constellations by using the Stella Fortuna you obtain when receiving a duplicate Jean while making a wish.

Constellation Effect
Spiraling Tempest The pulling speed of Gale Blade is increased after holding for more than one second, damage dealt is also boosted by 40%
People’s Aegis When Jean picks up an elemental orb or particle, all party members have their movement and attack speed increased by 15% for 15 seconds
When the West Wind Arises Increases the level of Dandelion Breeze by three
Lands of Dandelion All enemies within the dandelion field have their anemo resistance decreased by 40%.
Outbursting Gust Increases the level of Gale Blade by three
Lion’s Fang, Fair Protector of Mondstadt Incoming damage is decreased by 35% within the dandelion field. Upon leaving the field, this effect lasts for three attacks or ten seconds

Genshin Jean and Barbara together

What are Genshin Jean’s ascension materials?

You’re going to need a lot of Dandelion Seeds in order to ascend Jean all the way, so make sure you save any you find along the way!

Required level Mora Materials
20 20,000 One Vayuda Turquoise Sliver, three dandelion seeds, three damaged masks
40 40,000 Three Vayuda Turquoise Fragment, two Hurricane Seeds, ten dandelion deeds, 15 damaged masks
50 60,000 Six Vayuda Turquoise Fragment, four Hurricane Seeds, 20 dandelion seeds, 12 stained masks
60 80,000 Three Vayuda Turquoise Chunk, eight Hurricane Seeds, 30 dandelion seeds, 18 stained masks
70 100,000 Six Vayuda Turquoise Chunk, 12 Hurricane Seeds, 45 dandelion seeds, 12 ominous masks
80 120,000 Six Vayuda Turquoise Gemstone, 20 Hurricane Seeds, 60 dandelion seeds, 24 ominous masks

Genshin Impact Jean: Artwork of Jean bowing to kiss someone's hand, but cropped so it's mostly Jean's head and shoulders.

What are Genshin Jean’s talent level up materials?

Here are all the talent level-up materials you need to ascend one of Jean’s talents to level ten. Prepare to fight Dvalin a lot of times if you want to max her out.

Level Mora Materials
Two 12,500 Six damaged mask, three Teachings of Resistance
Three 17,500 Three stained mask, two Guide to Resistance
Four 25,000 Four stained mask, four Guide to Resistance
Five 30,000 Six stained mask, six Guide to Resistance
Six 37,500 Nine stained mask, nine Guide to Resistance
Seven 120,000 Four ominous mask, four Philosophies of Resistance, one Dvalin’s Plume
Eight 260,000 Six ominous mask, six Philosophies of Resistance, one Dvalin’s Plume
Nine 450,000 Nine ominous mask, 12 Philosophies of Resistance, two Dvalin’s Plume
Ten 700,000 12 ominous mask, 16 Philosophies of Resistance, two Dvalin’s Plume, one Crown of Insight

Genshin Impact Jean: A close-up of the splash art for Jean's skin Sea Breeze Dandelion.

Genshin Jean’s skin

You can find out more about Jean’s skin, Sea Breeze Dandelion, in our Genshin Impact skins guide.

That’s everything you need to know in order to master Genshin Impact’s Jean. If you want to know who to pull for next, check out our Genshin Impact banners guide.

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