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Yae Miko Changes Nerf Her Elemental Skill in Genshin Impact 2.6

Yae Miko Changes Nerf Her Power in Genshin Impact 2.6

After the Genshin Impact 2.6 update, miHoYo released a statement noting changes made to Yae Miko. However, since the patch went through, people are reporting issues with the change to the character. Namely, it adjusts the Sesshou Sakura “turrets” placed with her Elemental Skill. However, in practice, people are reporting this acting as a Yae Miko nerf.

When miHoYo announced the change, it noted the Yae Miko Elemental Skill changes would affect how it targets Genshin Impact’s enemies. It specifically noted two things were being altered. In the exact words, it said there would be “adjustments to the mechanisms by which enemies are targeted” and “mass optimization to character enemy selection logic based on 1., aimed at fixing targeting issues.” The goal would be to make it easier for people to specifically target certain enemies when placing each Sesshou Sakura.

However, in practice, it is resulting in a nerf that can keep Yae Miko from doing damage in some cases and applying Electro to a large group in others. Players who own the character took to sites like Reddit to share their experiences. In one test example with no enemies around, a person tried to use her Elemental Skill to destroy a Hilichurl tower. Instead, the Sesshou Sakura targeted a nearby fallen branch. Another example video showed that if an enemy is carrying a shield, the towers will only target that one foe and not unguarded enemies near it. As a result, the towers would do no damage.

In miHoYo’s announcement regarding the update, it did say it will be watching, listening to players, and potentially fixing Yae Miko again.

Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices. It will eventually come to the Nintendo Switch.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.