With the release of Sumeru, Hoyoverse introduced Dendro, the seventh and final element, to Genshin Impact. Dendro has brought many new reactions like Spread, Aggravate, Bloom, etc. Hoyoverse has also released characters focused on new Dendro-based reactions, such as Tighnari, Cyno, and Nilou. This Genshin Impact guide will tell you how to build Cyno as a DPS character.
Genshin Impact Cyno Build Guide: Best Weapons and Artifacts
Cyno’s kit is all about dealing high Electro damage by triggering Aggravate reactions. His long elemental burst, Sacred Rite: Wolf’s Swiftness, turns his normal, charged, and plunging attacks to Electro DMG and provides bonus Elemental Mastery for increasing damage boost from Aggravate reaction.
Let us look at the best weapons and artifacts for Cyno in Genshin Impact:
Best Weapons for Cyno
Staff of the Scarlet Sands is the best weapon for Cyno in Genshin Impact. It provides a whopping 44.1% Crit Rate and has a passive effect of boosting Cyno’s Attack based on his Elemental Mastery. However, it is a limited 5-star weapon, and thus many players won’t have it.
Other than Staff of the Scarlet Sands, the following weapons are also great for Cyno:
- Primordial Jade Winged Spear
- R5 White Tassel
- R5 Missive Windspear
Best Artifacts for Cyno
For Aggravate DPS build, Cyno can run 4-piece Thundering Fury or 4-piece Gilded Dreams. Both of these sets are splendid for Aggravate teams. If Thundering Fury or Gilded Dreams are unavailable, players can use 4-pieces Gladiator’s Finale on Cyno.
Farming a decent 4-piece set can take quite some time. Meanwhile, players can use 2-piece combinations of the following artifact sets:
- Thundering Fury
- Gilded Dreams/Wanderer Troupe
- Any 18% ATK set
As for main artifact stats, players can build cyno as a typical main DPS with ATK% on Sands, Electro DMG Bonus on Goblet, and Crit Rate/DMG on Circlet. If using a weapon with a low base attack, players can run Elemental Mastery on Sands. In case of artifact sub-stats, prioritize Crit Rate, Crit DMG, Energy Recharge, and Elemental Mastery.
Cyno’s ideal team always includes a Dendro character for applying Dendro onto enemies. While creating a Cyno team, players should remember that his elemental burst can have up to 18 seconds duration. Be sure to have support characters who can last for that long.