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Genshin Impact Amber

An in-depth guide on how to build Genshin Impact’s Outrider Amber.

Updated: May 4, 2022 6:57 pm
Genshin Impact Amber

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Amber is a 4-star Pyro Bow character who all players receive during Genshin Impact’s Prologue. Besides that, she is only available on the Wanderlust Invocation Standard Banner, and occasionally in the Stardust Shop. She can specialise as a Pyro Charged Shot DPS or Burst Support. Keep reading to find out what materials are needed to Ascend Amber, her best builds and an overview of how to use her effectively.

Amber Ascension Stat

All characters in Genshin Impact have a particular stat that levels up alongside their base stats. For Amber, this extra stat is ATK%. This will help to increase her overall DMG.

Amber Ascension Materials

Once you have obtained Amber and maxed her to Level 20, she can be further levelled up through Ascension. The materials you will need to Ascend Amber are as follows:

Level 20Agnidus Agate Sliver x 1
Small Lamp Grass x 3
Firm Arrowhead x 3
Level 40Agnidus Agate Fragment x 3
Everflame Seed x 2
Small Lamp Grass x 10
Firm Arrowhead x 15
Level 50Agnidus Agate Fragment x 6
Everflame Seed x 4
Small Lamp Grass x 20
Sharp Arrowhead x 12
Level 60Agnidus Agate Chunk x 3
Everflame Seed x 8
Small Lamp Grass x 30
Sharp Arrowhead x 18
Level 70Agnidus Agate Chunk x 6
Everflame Seed x 12
Small Lamp Grass x 45
Weathered Arrowhead x 12
Level 80Agnidus Agate Gemstone x 6
Everflame Seed x 20
Small Lamp Grass x 60
Weathered Arrowhead x 24

Agnidus Agate Slivers, Fragments, Chunks and Gemstones can be obtained by defeating the Pyro Regisvine, located in Liyue, and the Pyro Hypostasis, located in Inazuma.

Everflame Seeds can be obtained by defeating the Pyro Regisvine, located in Liyue.

Small Lamp Grass can be found across Mondstadt. They are mainly located in Wolvendom, Whispering Woods and the area between Windrise and Dragonspine.

Firm Arrowheads, Sharp Arrowheads and Weathered Arrowheads can be obtained by defeating Ranged Hilichurls, which can be found all over Teyvat.

Amber Talent Materials

In order to make Amber stronger, you’ll need to upgrade her talents. The materials you will need are as follows:

  • Firm Arrowhead
  • Sharp Arrowhead
  • Weathered Arrowhead
  • Teachings of Freedom
  • Guide to Freedom
  • Philosophies of Freedom
  • Dvalin’s Sigh

The Teachings, Guide and Philosophies of Freedom can be obtained by completing the Domain of Mastery: Frosted Altar every Monday, Thursday and Sunday. Meanwhile, Dvalin’s Sigh is a potential drop from the Weekly Stormterror Challenge.

Amber Best Weapons

Depending on if you’re building Amber to be a DPS or Burst Support, there are a few different weapon options for you to choose:

Pyro Charged Shot DPS

Amos’ Bow5-star
Polar Star5-star
Skyward Harp5-star
Prototype Crescent4-star

Burst Support:

Elegy For The End5-star
Favonius Warbow4-star
Sacrificial Bow4-star
The Stringless4-star
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For a DPS build, Amber’s best in slot is Amos’ Bow. As well as having a high ATK% substat, it also increases Charged Attack DMG. Polar Star is also good on Amber, thanks to its respectable CRIT Rate substat and a passive which increases her ATK. Likewise, Skyward Harp is also a good choice since it also has a nice CRIT Rate substat, and will also give her a solid chunk of CRIT DMG with its passive.

Thankfully, there are also some very good 4-star Bows that Amber can make good use of. Prototype Crescent and Hamayumi are both craftable, therefore accessible to F2P players. Prototype Crescent will increase Amber’s Movement SPD and ATK when her Charged Attacks hit weak spots, which is a core part of her playstyle. Hamayumi will increase her Charged Attack DMG, and when her Energy reaches 100%, this effect is increased by 100%, which is very nice.

For a Burst Support Amber, Elegy For The End is her best in slot. It has a high Energy Recharge substat, and will also give her a good chunk of Elemental Mastery – 60 at R1. Amber’s Elemental Burst will be able to trigger this Bow’s passive, which increases all party members’ Elemental Mastery by 100 and ATK by 20%, which will really help with increasing your team’s overall DPS.

If you don’t have Elegy For The End, you still have some good 4-star weapon alternatives. The Favonius Warbow gives plenty of Energy Recharge, and can regenerate Energy particles for either Amber or another party member upon scoring a CRIT hit, which can be helpful. Sacrificial Bow can also work on Amber since it also has an Energy Recharge substat, and can help her regenerate Energy for herself to help with her Burst’s uptime. Finally, The Stringless is a solid choice thanks to its passive, which will increase her Skill and (more importantly) Burst DMG. The Elemental Mastery it gives is also beneficial to her, as she’ll likely be creating Reactions with her Burst.

Amber Best Artifacts

For a DPS build, 4-Piece Wanderer’s Troupe is Amber’s best artifact set. Since her main source of DMG will come from her Charged Attacks, the 4-Piece Set Bonus benefits her greatly; it increases her Charged Attack DMG by 35%, which is quite a significant amount. The 80 Elemental Mastery from the 2-Piece Set Bonus is also nice, since you’ll want to proc Melt or Vaporize Reactions when you use her Charged Attacks for increased DMG.

Because Burst Support Amber needs high Energy Recharge to keep her Burst up, 4-Piece Emblem of Severed Fate works very nicely on her; it increases both her Energy Recharge and her Elemental Burst DMG based on her overall Energy Recharge. This is especially potent when paired with a weapon with an Energy Recharge substat. You could also use 4-Piece Noblesse Oblige if you don’t have a dedicated user of this set on your team. Not only will it increase her Burst DMG, but it will also increase your team’s ATK by 20% for 12s upon using her Burst. This will help increase her support capabilities.

For low-level players, 4-Piece Martial Artist or 4-Piece Instructor works well until you’re able to get higher level Artifacts.

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For your Artifact main stats, you will want to run:
SandsATK% / Energy Recharge
GobletPyro DMG Bonus
CircletCRIT DMG / Rate

Your Sands’ main stat largely depends on what your Amber is lacking in, or which Sands has the best substats. In terms of Artifact substats, you’ll want to focus on ATK%, Energy Recharge, Elemental Mastery and both CRIT DMG and CRIT Rate.

How to use Amber

Her Elemental Skill, Explosive Puppet, summons a Baron Bunny that continuously taunts the enemy and draws their fire. Baron Bunny’s HP scales with Amber’s Max HP. When destroyed or its timer expires, Baron Bunny explodes, dealing AoE Pyro DMG.

Her Elemental Burst, Fiery Rain, fires off a shower of arrows, dealing continuous AoE Pyro DMG.

While she’s not the best at what she does, Amber does have some niche utility as either a Pyro Charged Shot DPS or Burst Support. As the name suggests, DPS Amber capitalises on her Charged Attacks, which deal Pyro DMG once fully charged. This playstyle can be a little tricky, though, since you need to aim for your enemy’s weak point; this is usually their head. The reason for this is that you’re guaranteed a CRIT hit when you hit an enemy’s weak point, therefore you’ll deal the most DMG this way. To deal even more DMG with this build, you’ll want to inflict either Hydro or Cryo on your enemies so Amber can proc Vaporize or Melt respectively. Because of this, she teams up well with characters like Mona, Kokomi, Chongyun or Rosaria. You’ll also want to pair her up with Bennett for Support, as well as Pyro Resonance which will increase the party’s ATK.

Alternatively, as a Burst Support, Amber can help boost her team’s DPS by applying Pyro to her opponents using her Burst, which can set up various Elemental Reactions. On top of that, her Burst hits multiple times, making it a great way of quickly breaking opponents’ shields. She can work well on a team such as Hu Tao, Xingqiu and Jean. Amber will apply Pyro with her Burst, which can either be Swirled or Vaporized. With 4-Piece Viridescent Venerer, Jean can shred your enemies’ Elemental RES as well as proc Swirl and provide heals for the team; Xingqiu can proc Vaporize Reactions with both Hu Tao and Amber for big DMG; and finally, Hu Tao will be the Main DPS, dealing the most DMG and being on-field the majority of the time.

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