Look out, world! Genshin Impact’s Amber, the only remaining Outrider of the Knights of Favonius, is the top gliding champ in Teyvat. Ever optimistic and free-spirited, Genshin’s Amber is the first character you meet right at the start of your adventure and is a free four-star pyro bow wielder unit. We still love our first friend and teammate, so we’ve made the best build for her. Grab your wind glider and let’s dive into her best build, artifacts, weapons, and more.
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Genshin Impact Amber is our first friend in the game, so let’s get into how to build her.
Many players underestimate Amber, considering she’s a starter character. However, she certainly has her uses beyond that, and, with a little TLC, can provide some great damage and utility. Her kit is quite simple, but playing her well relies on quick reflexes and long-term thinking. She’s capable of amazing single-target damage, has great range and plenty of on-field mobility, and is flexible when it comes to team compositions, builds, and roles.
She does lack AoE damage, and some of her main utility and quality-of-life upgrades come with constellation unlocks, which are tricky to get considering she doesn’t get featured on banners often. Her gameplay also requires some practice and knowledge of her kit.
The best weapon for Amber depends on the team comp you’re pairing her with. In general, the Amos Bow is a great choice for Amber due to its significant damage increase. The Elegy for the End is great for a more support or reaction-focused build due to its high energy recharge and the elemental mastery it provides through its skill.
When it comes to four-star options, Stringless is a great option for buffing her elemental mastery for reactions, and her skill and burst damage. Prototype Crescent is also a decent backup option if you’re struggling to pull the others, offering a nice attack buff, though its skill can be tricky to activate.
|Weapon||Effect||How to obtain|
|Amos’ Bow (five-star)||Bonus effect: Increases attack
Skill: Increases normal attack and charged attack damage by 12%. After firing a normal or charged attack, damage dealt increases by a further 8% every 0.1 seconds the arrow is in the air, for up to five times
|Weapon banner (alongside Ganyu)|
|Elegy for the End (five-star)||Bonus effect: Increases energy recharge
Skill: Increases elemental mastery by 60. When Amber’s elemental skill or burst hits opponents, she gains a Sigil of Remembrance. This effect triggers once every 0.2 seconds, even if she’s not on the field. When Amber possesses four sigils, they are all consumed and all nearby party members gain the ‘Millennial Movement: Farewell Song’ effect for 12 seconds, increasing their elemental mastery by 100 and their attack by 20%. Once this effect triggers, you can’t gain any more sigils for 20 seconds. Buffs of the same type don’t stack
|Weapon banner (alongside Venti)|
|Stringless (four-star)||Bonus effect: Increases elemental mastery
Skill: Increases elemental skill and elemental burst damage by 24%
|Prototype Crescent (four-star)||Bonus effect: Increases attack
Skill: Charged attack hits on weak points increase movement speed by 10% and attack by 36% for ten seconds
|Forge via blacksmith|
Noblesse Oblige is a strong option for Amber, offering a nice boost to her burst damage and a strong team-wide buff.
However, if you already have a character holding a four-piece set of Nobless Oblige, you can go with Wanderer’s Troupe to increase the damage of her elemental reactions and charged attacks, or Crimson Witch of Flames to boost her pyro damage.
|Artifact set||Effect||How to obtain|
|Noblesse Oblige||Two equipped: Elemental burst damage increase
Four equipped: Using an elemental burst increases all party members’ attack by 20% for 12 seconds
|Clear Pool and Mountain Cavern domain|
|Crimson Witch of Flames||Two equipped: Pyro damage increase
Four equipped: Increases overload and burning damage by 40%. Increases vaporize and melt damage by 15%. Elemental skills increase the two-piece set effect by 50% for ten seconds
|Hidden Palace of Zhou Formula domain|
|Wanderer’s Troupe||Two equipped: Elemental mastery increase
Four equipped: Increases charged attack damage by 35%
|World and weekly bosses, artifact strongbox|
Artifact stat recommendations
- Sands: Attack
- Goblet: Pyro damage
- Circlet: Crit rate
- Crit rate, crit damage
- Energy recharge
Here’s what Amber is capable of on and off the battlefield.
|Normal attack: Sharpshooter||Normal: Performs five shots
Charged: Performs a precise shot that deals increased damage. A fully-charged arrow will deal pyro damage
Plunging: Fires a shower of arrows from mid-air before striking the ground to deal AoE damage
|Elemental skill: Explosive Puppet||Press: Throws an explosive Baron Bunny that taunts opponents, explodes on death or expires to deal AoE pyro damage. The Baron Bunny’s HP scales with Amber’s max HP
Hold: Hold to adjust the throwing direction and distance of the Baron Bunny
|Elemental burst: Fiery Rain||Deals AoE pyro damage|
|Every Arrow Finds Its Target (unlocked at ascension one)||Increases the critical hit rate of Fiery Rain by 10% and widens the AoE by 30%|
|Precise Shot (unlocked at ascension four)||Aimed shot hits on weak spots increase attack by 15% for ten seconds|
|Gliding Champion (unlocked automatically)||Decreases gliding stamina consumption for all party members by 20%|
If you get more than one Amber in your pulls, here’s what you can get with each unlocked constellation:
|C1: One Arrow to Rule Them All||Fires two arrows per aimed shot. The second arrow only deals 20% of the first arrow’s damage|
|C2: Bunny Triggered||Baron Bunny is manually detonated if you hit its foot with a fully-charged aimed shot. Manual detonation deals 200% additional damage|
|C3: It Burns!||Increases the level of Fiery Rain by three|
|C4: It’s Not Just Any Doll…||Decreases Explosive Puppet’s cooldown by 20% and adds one additional charge|
|C5: It’s Baron Bunny!||Increases the level of Explosive Puppet by three|
|C6: Wildfire||Fiery Rain increases movement speed by 15% and base attack by 15% for ten seconds|
Every time you ascend Amber, she gets a boost to her attack percentage. Make sure you save up the following items to ascend her as soon as possible.
|20||20,000||One agnidus agate sliver, three small lamp grass, three firm arrowhead|
|40||40,000||Three agnidus agate fragments, two everflame seeds, ten small lamp grass, 15 firm arrowhead|
|50||60,000||Six agnidus agate fragments, four everflame seeds, 20 small lamp grass, 12 sharp arrowhead|
|60||80,000||Three agnidus agate chunks, eight everflame seeds, 30 small lamp grass, 18 sharp arrowhead|
|70||100,000||Six agnidus agate chunks, 12 everflame seeds, 45 small lamp grass, 12 weathered arrowhead|
|80||120,000||Six agnidus agate gemstones, 20 everflame seeds, 60 small lamp grass, 24 weathered arrowhead|
Amber’s talents level up using the freedom books found in the Forsaken Rift domain in Mondstadt, along with arrowhead drops from Hilichurl archers, and Dvalin’s sigh from the weekly boss Dvalin in Stormterror’s Lair.
|Two||12,500||Six firm arrowheads, three teachings of freedom|
|Three||17,500||Three sharp arrowheads, two guides of freedom|
|Four||25,000||Four sharp arrowheads, four guides of freedom|
|Five||30,000||Six sharp arrowheads, six guides of freedom|
|Six||37,500||Nine sharp arrowheads, nine guides of freedom|
|Seven||120,000||Four weathered arrowheads, four philosophies of freedom, one Dvalin’s sigh|
|Eight||260,000||Six weathered arrowheads, six philosophies of freedom, one Dvalin’s sigh|
|Nine||450,000||Nine weathered arrowheads, 12 philosophies of freedom, two Dvalin’s sighs|
|Ten||700,000||12 weathered arrowheads, 16 philosophies of freedom, two Dvalin’s sighs, one crown of insight|
Amber can, and has, carried us all through the early game – though some continue to main Amber throughout the entire game. Here are some teams she excels in:
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