Genshin Impact: Jean Build Guide 2022

Himel Mahmud
By Himel Mahmud
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Credit: HoYoverse

Here is an updated build guide for Jean, one of the best Anemo support characters in Genshin Impact.

Jean Gunnhildr is a playable 5-star Anemo sword character in Genshin Impact. Hailing from Mondstadt, she is the daughter of Frederica Gunnhildr and Seamus Pegg, the older sister of Barbara, and a descendant of the prestigious Gunnhildr Clan. Jean is the Acting Grand Master of the Knights of Favonius and is always busy handling unrest across Mondstadt and tirelessly working to maintain the City of Freedom.

Jean is one of the first 5-star characters added to Genshin Impact, alongside Diluc. She is an Anemo support character and one of the best healers in the game. Players can obtain her from the Standard and Character Event banners. Even though she is considered an Anemo support character, Jean can be played as a Physical DPS or a Sub-DPS if players can build her properly, making Jean one of the most unique characters in Genshin Impact.

Below is a comprehensive build guide for Jean, one of the best Anemo support and healer in Genshin Impact.

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Jean Build Guide


Normal Attack: Favonius Bladework

Normal Attack: Performs up to five consecutive strikes.

Charged Attack: Consumes a certain amount of stamina to launch an opponent using the power of wind.
Launched opponents will slowly fall to the ground.

Plunging Attack: Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Elemental Skill

Gale Blade

Focusing the might of the formless wind around her blade, Jean releases a miniature storm, launching opponents in the direction she aims at, dealing massive Anemo DMG.

At the cost of continued stamina consumption, Jean can command the whirlwind to pull surrounding opponents and objects towards her front.
Direction can be adjusted.
Character is immobile during skill duration.

Elemental Burst

Dandelion Breeze

Calling upon the wind’s protection, Jean creates a swirling Dandelion Field, launching surrounding opponents and dealing Anemo DMG.
At the same time, she instantly regenerates a large amount of HP for all party members. The amount of HP restored scales off Jean’s ATK.

Dandelion Field

  • Continuously regenerates HP of characters within the AoE and continuously imbues them with Anemo.
  • Deals Anemo DMG to opponents entering or exiting the Dandelion Field.

Passive Talents

Wind Companion

Hits by Jean‘s Normal Attacks have a 50% chance to regenerate HP equal to 15% of Jean’s ATK for all party members.

Let the Wind Lead

Using Dandelion Breeze will regenerate 20% of its Energy.

Guiding Breeze

When a Perfect Cooking is achieved on a dish with restorative effects, Jean has a 12% chance to obtain double the product.

Jean Constellations

Spiraling Tempest
(Unlocked at C1)
Increases the pulling speed of Gale Blade after holding for more than 1s, and increases the DMG dealt by 40%.
People’s Aegis
(Unlocked at C2)
When Jean picks up an Elemental Orb/Particle, all party members have their Movement SPD and ATK SPD increased by 15% for 15s.
When the West Wind Arises
(Unlocked at C3)
Increases the Level of Dandelion Breeze by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Lands of Dandelion
(Unlocked at C4)
Within the Field created by Dandelion Breeze, all opponents have their Anemo RES decreased by 40%.
Outbursting Gust
(Unlocked at C5)
Increases the Level of Gale Blade by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Lion’s Fang, Fair Protector of Mondstadt
(Unlocked at C6)
Incoming DMG is decreased by 35% within the Field created by Dandelion Breeze. Upon leaving the Dandelion Field, this effect lasts for 3 attacks or 10s.
Jean Constellations

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Jean Artifact Set Guide

Jean can be played as Anemo support, Physical DPS, or even a pure healer. For Anemo support build Viridescent Venerer is the best artifact set. But for a Physical DMG build, she can be kitted with Gladiator’s Finale or even Pale Flame set. Here are the best artifact sets for Jean,

  • Viridescent Venerer
    2-piece set: Anemo DMG Bonus +15%
    4-piece set: Increases Swirl DMG by 60%. Decreases opponent’s Elemental RES to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10s.
  • Noblesse Oblige
    2-piece set: Elemental Burst DMG +20%
    4-piece set: Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members’ ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.
  • Gladiator’s Finale
    2-piece set: ATK +18%.
    4-piece set: If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.
  • Pale Flame
    2-piece set: Physical DMG Bonus +25%
    4-piece set: When an Elemental Skill hits an opponent, ATK is increased by 9% for 7s. This effect stacks up to 2 times and can be triggered once every 0.3s. Once 2 stacks are reached, the 2-set effect is increased by 100%.
  • Bloodstained Chivalry
    2-piece set: Physical DMG Bonus +25%
    4-piece set: After defeating an opponent, increases Charged Attack DMG by 50%, and reduces its Stamina cost to 0 for 10s. Also triggers with wild animals such as boars, squirrels and frogs.

Best Weapons for Jean

Jean has some good weapon options, including some free-to-play ones. These are the best weapon options for Jean:

Aquila Favonia

Aquila Favonia. Credit: HoYoverse
Aquila Favonia. Credit: HoYoverse

Base Attack: 48, at Level 90: 674
Physical DMG Bonus: 9.0%, at Level 90: 41.3%

ATK is increased by 20%. Triggers on taking DMG: the soul of the Falcon of the West awakens, holding the banner of the resistance aloft, regenerating HP equal to 100% of ATK and dealing 200% of ATK as DMG to surrounding opponents. This effect can only occur once every 15s.

Skyward Blade

Skyward Blade. Credit: HoYoverse
Skyward Blade. Credit: HoYoverse

Base Attack: 46, at Level 90: 608
Energy Recharge: 12.0%, at Level 90: 55.1%

CRIT Rate increased by 4%. Gains Skypiercing Might upon using Elemental Burst: Increases Movement SPD by 10%, increases ATK SPD by 10%, and Normal and Charged hits deal additional DMG equal to 20% of ATK. Skypiercing Might lasts for 12s.

Festering Desire

Festering Desire. Credit: HoYoverse
Festering Desire. Credit: HoYoverse

Base Attack: 42, at Level 90: 510
Energy Recharge: 10.0%, at Level 90: 45.9%

Increases Elemental Skill DMG by 16% and Elemental Skill CRIT Rate by 6%.

Primordial Jade Cutter

Primordial Jade Cutter. Credit: HoYoverse
Primordial Jade Cutter. Credit: HoYoverse

Base Attack: 44, at Level 90: 542
CRIT Rate: 9.6%, at Level 90: 44.1%

HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 1.2% of the wielder’s Max HP.

Black Sword

The Black Sword, Credit: HoYoverse
The Black Sword, Credit: HoYoverse

Base Attack: 42, at Level 90: 510
CRIT Rate: 6.0%, at Level 90: 27.6%

Increases DMG dealt by Normal and Charged Attacks by 20%.
Additionally, regenerates 60% of ATK as HP when Normal and Charged Attacks score a CRIT Hit. This effect can occur once every 5s.

Prototype Rancour

Prototype Rancour. Credit: HoYoverse

Base Attack: 44, at Level 90: 565
Physical DMG Bonus: 7.5%, at Level 90: 34.5%

On hit, Normal or Charged Attacks increase ATK and DEF by 4% for 6s. Max 4 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s.

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Favonius Sword

Favonius Sword. Credit: HoYoverse
Favonius Sword. Credit: HoYoverse

Base Attack: 41, at Level 90: 454
Energy Recharge: 13.3%, at Level 90: 61.3%

CRIT hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12s.


As we can see, Jean has several good weapons available, even if you’re a free-to-play player. Aquila Favonia is the best in slot weapon for Jean because of its high base attack and the extra Physical DMG bonus. Skyward Blade is also an excellent 5-star sword for a support Jean build because of its high energy recharge. Primordial Jade Cutter is another excellent 5-star weapon for Jean for really high CRIT Rate and passive.

Festering Desire was an event reward weapon that may not be available to newer players, but it’s a good option. Prototype Rancour is the best free-to-play option for Jean because of its high base attack and added Physical DMG bonus. Prototype Rancour is easily accessible to players because you can get one for free early into the game and one of the best 4-star swords you can get for Jean. The Black Sword is the sword from the Battle Pass, suitable for a Sub-DPS build with a high CRIT Rate. Favonius Sword is great for its high-energy recharge, and it can generate a lot of energy for your Jean and the entire team.

Jean Builds

Standard Anemo Support Build
4-piece Viridescent Venerer or 4-piece Noblesse Oblige
Flower, Feather, ATK% or Energy Recharge, Anemo DMG Bonus%, CRIT DMG or Rate

Physical DPS Build
4-piece Pale Flame or 4-piece Gladiator’s Finale or 2-piece Pale Flame and 2-piece Bloodstained Chivalry
Flower, Feather, ATK%, Physical DMG Bonus%, CRIT DMG or Rate

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Jean is a very versatile character in Genshin Impact, capable of being played as both Physical DPS and support. Depending on her build and how she is kitted with weapons and artifacts will affect her playstyle; she can be an Anemo support and a great healer.

For a support Jean build, a 4-piece Viridescent Venerer or Noblesse Oblige artifact set will provide an attack bonus or Anemo damage bonus for Jean and her entire party. Viridescent Venerer set is good for Anemo support build to increase swirl damage. But her optimal build is a Physical DMG build with Gladiator’s Finale or Pale Flame artifact sets.

Jean can also heal your entire party with her normal attacks. Hitting enemies with your attacks will heal your party gradually at the same time. If Jean is kitted with a Physical build, she can dish out a ton of damage with her normal and charged attacks.

With her elemental skill Gale Blade, you can push enemies away to get some space or gather them together and wipe them out. Holding her skill will allow her to group up enemies and push them away. A great way to execute her skill is to use charged attacks on enemies, which will push them up in the air and use her skill to launch them up to take fall damage. Her elemental skill can also generate a lot of Anemo particles, so Jean can also be used as a battery for Anemo DPS characters like Xiao.

Jean’s elemental burst, Dandelion Breeze will create a Dandelion Field, which will deal a massive AoE Anemo damage and heal the entire party to almost full health. The healing scales off of ATK, while her ascension passive grants her increased healing power. Additionally, it will heal all party members for a huge burst amount and then heal any character standing in the field of effect on the ground over time. Enemies will take damage when they exit or enter the AoE of the burst. This ability has an energy cost of 80, which is relatively high but has a low cooldown of 20 seconds.

Best Team Comp

Here are some popular team comps for Jean.

  1. Xiao, Jean, Albedo, Zhongli.
  2. Jean, Bennett, Diona, Xiangling.
  3. Venti, Jean, Ningguang, Zhongli.

Jean Ascension Materials

The materials needed to ascend Jean from level 1 to level 90.

Lv.20 → Lv.40Dandelion Seed ×3
Vayuda Turquoise Sliver ×1
Damaged Mask ×3
Mora x20,000
Lv.40 → Lv.50Dandelion Seed ×10
Vayuda Turquoise Fragment ×3
Damaged Mask ×15
Hoarfrost Core ×2
Mora x40,000
Lv.50 → Lv.60Dandelion Seed ×20
Vayuda Turquoise Fragment ×6
Stained Mask ×12
Hoarfrost Core ×4
Mora x60,000
Lv.60 → Lv.70Dandelion Seed ×30
Vayuda Turquoise Chunk ×3
Stained Mask ×18
Hoarfrost Core ×8
Mora x80,000
Lv.70 → Lv.80Dandelion Seed ×45
Vayuda Turquoise Chunk ×6
Ominous Mask ×12
Hoarfrost Core ×12
Mora x100,000
Lv.80 → Lv.90Dandelion Seed ×60
Vayuda Turquoise Gemstone ×6
Ominous Mask ×24
Hoarfrost Core ×20
Mora x120,000
Jean Ascension Materials

Talent Upgrade Materials for Jean

The total number of materials required to level up the talents of Jean. Please multiply these materials by 3 because there are three types of upgradable talents for Jean.

3Teachings of Resistance
21Guide to Resistance
38Philosophies of Resistance
6Damaged Mask
22Stained Mask
31Ominous Mask
6Dvalin’s Plume
1Crown of Insight
Talent Materials for Jean

That’s it for the updated Jean guide for new and old players. Keep an eye on GameRiv for more build guides and future Genshin Impact content.

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Himel Mahmud is a writer and social media manager at GameRiv. He is a former FIFA professional. He is also a social media and digital marketing expert.