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Yae Miko in Genshin Impact: Everything you need to know

Published: 4/Jan/2022 10:30

by James Busby


Yae Miko is an upcoming 5-star Electro character that will be coming to Genshin Impact in a future Inazuma update. MiYoHo have finally given us our first official look at the Yae Miko, Guuji of the Grand Narukami Shrine.

While many Genshin Impact players are still getting to grips with Arataki Itto and saving their hard-earned Primogems for Shenhe, there is another character that has already proven very popular amongst the community. Yae Miko, also known as Guuji Yae, is an upcoming 5-star character that will join the game’s ever-growing Inazuma roster.

Yae Miko is the chief priestess of Inazuma’s Grand Narukami Shrine – a place known for its tranquility and power. While miHoYo has yet to release official news on Yae’s abilities, we do have a number of details regarding the mysterious shrine maiden. If you’re looking to add the priestess to your team, then you’ll want to know all the latest information surrounding Yae Miko.



Yae Miko release date in Genshin Impact

Yae Miko release date
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Yae is one of the most highly anticipated Genshin Impact characters.

MiHoYo has yet to confirm a release date for Yae Miko, but current leaks suggest that she could be available in the 2.5 update. This means the 5-star Electro character could run alongside both Kazuha and Raiden Shogun during their rerun banners. 

Genshin Impact’s 2.5 update is currently expected to release in February, with the 2.4 update speculated to run from January 5 to February 15. This means there will be plenty of time for travelers to save Primogems for Yae Miko’s banner.

Yae Miko abilities in Genshin Impact

Yae Miko’s abilities have yet to be revealed, but we do know that she will command the Electro element. Alongside her purple eyes, Yae also appears to have an Electro Vision that has been placed within her golden earrings. 


In the official reveal on December 31, Yae is described as “The Grand Narukami Shrine’s head shrine maiden and a descendant of Kitsune lineage, Eternity’s servant and friend… and the intimidating editor-in-chief of Yae Publishing House, a publisher of light novels.”

Her priestess cloak also features gold and purple symbols, further suggesting her affinity towards the Electro element.

Quite how she’ll use these electrical abilities remains to be seen, but we’ll likely see gameplay soon.

Yae Miko weapon in Genshin Impact

Yae with her Weapon from Genshin_Impact_Leaks

While miHoYo has yet to reveal how Yae will use her abilities, a new leak has seemingly revealed Yae Miko’s weapon. The image above appears to be that of an electro-based Catalyst, which Yae will likely use to barrage her enemies with ranged attacks.


Of course, like all Genshin Impact leaks, this image should be taken with a grain of salt. For now, though, that’s all the information we have on Yae Miko’s weapon.

Yae Miko Genshin Impact character trailer

Yae Miko doesn’t currently have her own teaser trailer, but the chief priestess can be seen in the Version 2.1 “Floating World Under the Moonlight” trailer. It’s here where the Yae interacts with the main protagonist at the Grand Narukami Shrine, appearing to help them and later appearing during Aether’s fight with Baal – the Raiden Shogun. 

Yae’s interaction certainly seems rather off, especially given how she seems to mock Aether’s hopes of taking down Baal. “Surely you don’t think your ambition alone is enough to shake Ei’s will do you?”


Yae Miko story in Genshin Impact

Yae Miko story quest
Yae Miko’s story quest will likely be filled with mystery.

Yae Miko is known for her kindness and has an air of mystery surrounding her. The pink-haired priestess is also an “old friend” of Morax and a close friend to Raiden Shogun.

When she isn’t busy carrying out her many duties at the Grand Narukami Shrine, the Electro character can often be found discussing matters with the Electro Archon. Yae Miko’s story quest will likely delve deeper into this relationship.

Yae Miko voice actor

Yae Miko voice actor
Yae’s voice actors will be familiar to Honkai Impact 3rd fans.

Yae Miko shares the same voice actors as Honkai Impact 3rd’s very own Yae Sakura, with Ayane Sakura and Mingya Du reprising their roles. 

  • Chinese VA: Mingya Du 
  • Japanese VA: Ayane Sakura 
  • Korean VA: Moon Yoo-jeong

The English voice actor for Yae has yet to be revealed, but we’ll likely get an official announcement in the coming months. 


For now, that’s all the information we have on Yae Miko. In the meantime, check out our other Genshin Impact news and guides:

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