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Cyno DPS Build

Cyno is a 5-Star Character in Genshin Impact, that is using a Polearm as his weapon and deals massive Electro based damage! A DPS focused character that can deal Electro damage and trigger Elemental Reactions to assist your party. Strong character but not very flexible since his Elemental Burst converts all his attacks into Electro damage. This Genshin Impact Cyno Build Guide is focusing on the role of DPS.

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Weapon for Cyno DPS Build in Genshin Impact

Staff of the Scarlet Sands is the best Polearm for Cyno in a DPS Setup! This Weapon boosts Crit Rate and gives a % of the character’s Elemental Mastery as bonus ATK!

staff of the scarlet sands

Good alternative weapons include:

Artifacts for Cyno DPS Build in Genshin Impact

The Best Artifact set for Cyno that works well with the Staff of Scarlet Sands Polearm, is Gilded Dreams. A Set that boosts Elemental Mastery and provides other buffs. Thundering Fury and Gladiator’s Finale are good alternative Sets you can use.

Our desired Stats for Artifacts are:

  • ATK%
  • Elemental Mastery
  • Electro DMG
  • CRIT Rate/DMG

Skills for Cyno DPS Build in Genshin Impact

Cyno’s normal attack is called Invoker’s Spear and its effects are:

  • Normal Attack: Performs up to 4 consecutive spear strikes.
  • Charged Attack: Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to lunge forward, dealing damage to enemies along the way.
  • Plunging Attack: Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AOE DMG upon impact.

His Elemental Skill, Secret Rite: Chasmic Soulfarer, performs a swift thrust, dealing Electro DMG to opponents along the path. When Cyno is under the Pathsworn Pathclearer state triggered by the Elemental Burst “Sacred Rite: Wolf’s Swiftness,” he will instead unleash a Mortuary Rite that deals thunderous AOE Electro DMG and extends the duration of Pathsworn Pathclearer.

His Elemental Burst, Sacred Rite: Wolf’s Swiftness, calls upon a divine spirit to indwell him, morphing into the Pactsworn Pathclearer. When in this state Cyno’s Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attacks will be converted to Electro DMG that cannot be overridden. Cyno’s Elemental Mastery and resistance to interruption will increase, and he gains immunity to Electro-Charged DMG. This effect will be canceled when Cyno leaves the field and lasts a maximum of 18s.

Best Party Members for Cyno DPS Build in Genshin Impact

Cyno is a strong DPS character but is not very flexible. Because of his Elemental Burst effect he is focusing on dealing Electro damage. You can combine him with Hydro characters like Mona or Xingqiu for Electro Charged reactions. You can also combine him with Dendro and Electro characters, like Nahida or Fischl.

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