I remember starting Genshin Impact for the first time and roaming around the wilderness, plucking flowers and apples, and eventually reaching Mondstadt to meet new characters for the first time. As soon as you reach the city of freedom, you will encounter Dvalin and engage in a fight high up in the sky.
While you hear a mysterious character’s voice during the fight, the focus immediately shifts to characters from the city. Kaeya, Amber, Lisa, and Jean are among the first ones you will meet at the beginning of your journey, and you run into them throughout the storyline.
In this Jean Genshin Impact guide, I will go over one of these characters, Jean, who will join you on numerous adventures and play a crucial role in the story. Throughout the story and combat, Jean will play an invaluable role and always be ready to help you in dire situations.
I will discuss weapons, artifacts, best team compositions, and how amazing she is as a character. Being part of the initial standard characters, Jean still stands strong among the top characters in the meta, and If you have her on your team, you should be well-versed in her abilities to tackle opponents.
To help you with that, I will go over her talents in this guide and explain all the team-building details. With that being said, let’s go over our Jean Genshin Impact guide to know more about her.
Jean: The Dandelion Knight
If you are starting out in the game, you will meet Jean when you enter Mondstadt in the archon quest. As the story progresses, you get to know that she’s currently the acting grandmaster of the Knights of Favonius and shoulders responsibilities towards the city’s well-being.
Throughout the story, you will hear people praising her work and how she admires Vanessa. Who’s Vanessa? Vanessa was among the few who ascended to Celestia and has been mentioned in Genshin Impact manga.
If you want to read about the story before the current game, then check out our manga guide!
- Title: Acting Grand Master
- Nationality: Mondstadt
- Rarity: 5-star
- Weapon Type: Sword
- Vision: Anemo
- Constellation: Leo Minor
- Specialty Dish: Invigorating Pizza
- Birthday: March 14th
Jean’s really a fantastic character whose abilities can turn the tide of combat. Whether you want to play as a damage dealer or a healer, Jean is a flexible character who can easily take on those roles without breaking a sweat.
Almost 99% of my teams in the spiral abyss have Jean in them as a healer, and there have been numerous occasions where she saved my characters at the very last moment.
Jean can fully heal all of your party characters while being offensive at the same time. There aren’t many healers in the game that can do the same, which makes Jean one of the best healers.
It may come to your mind that you need to keep aside some hours to farm ascension materials for Jean, but the best thing about her ascension materials is how common they are.
Most of her ascension and talent level-up material can be obtained from hilichurls, and the Anemo hypostasis is also easy to deal with. If you find the Anemo hypostasis annoying, then hop onto our Anemo hypostasis guide to learn about that mini-boss.
Jean also has a healing bonus ascension stat that buffs her healing capabilities off the roof! Most of her abilities are based on overall attack percentage, and with a healing bonus ascension stat, you can go with an offensive build on her.
- Mora x 420,000
- Hurricane Seed x 46
- Vayuda Turquoise Sliver x 1
- Vayuda Turquoise Fragment x 9
- Vayuda Turquoise Chunk x 9
- Vayuda Turquoise Gemstone x 6
- Dandelion Seed x 168
- Damaged Mask x 18
- Stained Mast x 30
- Ominous Mask x 36
Talent level up Material:
- Mora x 1,652,500
- Crown of insight x 1
- Dvalin’s plume x 6
- Damage mask x 6
- Stained mask x 22
- Ominous mask x 31
- Teachings of resistance x 3
- Guide to resistance x 21
- Philosophies of resistance x 38
Why is Jean so amazing? It’s all because of her overall kit and abilities that turn her into a monstrous support. Cleansing, debuffing, buffing, burst damage, crowd control, and healing!
All of these unique features make her a perfect support character that can help you clear any obstacle in the game. Lastly, remember her abilities scale off an attack percentage, which makes ever even more invaluable.
Normal Attack: Favonius Bladework
Normal Attack: Jean performs up to 5 continuous strikes.
Charged Attack: After consuming a specific amount of Stamina, Jean launches an enemy using the power of wind in the air, and after some time, the enemies slowly fall to the ground.
Plunging Attack: Jean can drop from mid-air to hit the ground below, dealing area-of-effect damage to enemies.
Unless you want to play Jean as a physical damage dealer, there’s no reason to level up her normal attack. As for the charged attack, you can use it on enemies and combine the attack with her Gale Blade to throw them away.
Remember to avoid making that attack in continuation, as you may deplete your stamina and be unable to dodge an incoming attack.
Jean releases a miniature storm after focusing the might of the formless wind around her and throws enemies in a direction, dealing massive Anemo damage.
Hold: With continuous stamina consumption, Jean can control the surrounding wind to pull enemies and tangible objects towards her and adjust the direction she’s aiming in. Once the limit exhausts or the skill is released, the enemies or objects are thrown in a direction, and the character is immobile during the skill’s casting.
Jean’s Gale Blade attack is impressive for the initial floors of the spiral abyss. You can quickly grab enemies and throw them away to benefit from fall damage.
Enemies will fall to the ground and receive physical damage. You will encounter some Fatui agents on early floors, and they can be easily thrown away by Jean’s elemental skill.
Fun fact, you can even stagger enemies like Geovishaps when they are about to hit you. That requires precise timing, but you can achieve that after practicing for some time.
You should have your Jean’s level around enemy levels to easily benefit from this talent. Better to have a level 81 Jean against a level 100 enemy than a level 70 one.
Jean calls upon the wind’s protection and creates a swirling Dandelion Field around her that launches nearby enemies and deals massive Anemo damage to them. At the same time, Jean regenerates a massive amount of health for all team members whose scaling depends on her attack.
Dandelion Field: Regenerates the health of characters within the area, imbues them with Anemo, and deals Anemo damage to enemies entering and exiting the Dandelion Field.
Hands down, one of the best elemental bursts in the game. I cannot stress enough how invaluable Jean’s elemental burst is. Utilizing this talent will heal all of your party members and cleanse your characters from external debuffs applied by opponents.
Once you are in the field, your active character will swirl elements and will be able to recover health continuously. That’s a whole package of unique traits with just one elemental burst.
I cannot stress enough how vital cleansing is regarding the end-game content. You will encounter enemies who will apply debuffs like slowing waters, sheer cold, or corrosion to your characters, and having a healer that can instantly burst, heal your characters or remove that debuff is priceless.
Debuffs become more common on higher floors with multiple enemies, and you have to tackle those enemies before you can wipe out the remaining mob. There aren’t many characters in the game that can give an effect like cleansing, so this makes Jean a go-to option against enemies with debuffs.
For example, a debuff like slowing waters can exponentially increase your skill’s cooldown. If you play a character like Childe, you better change your team to avoid a minute-long cooldown or more.
When Jean performs a standard attack on an enemy, she has a 50 % chance to regenerate health equal to 15 % of Jean’s attack for all team members.
Some folks will say that it’s not that good a talent, but trust me, when your burst isn’t full, and your characters are on the verge of perishing, you ought to opt for extreme measures.
And, by extreme measures, I mean normal attacks go brr. There have been situations when I had no burst and was stuck in a high-octane abyss chamber, and I used Jean’s normal attacks to heal my characters after corrosion damage.
Let the Wind Lead
Dandelion Breeze will regenerate 20 % of its energy, reducing the energy cost required to 64 units. ( 20 % of 80 = 16 )
I love the talents which refund energy after usage because they can help to optimize team rotations. Characters with high burst costs need a lot of energy recharge, and if there’s a talent that can reduce that limit.
I’m all up for it! I would highly recommend you ascend your Jean to benefit from this passive talent, as it will help to utilize your burst efficiently.
There is a 12 % chance to obtain double the product after you achieve Perfect Cooking with Jean on a dish that has restorative effects on a character.
Unless you love to cook a lot of food, you won’t need to equip Jean as a chef in the cooking menu. Although, if you don’t have any characters who have similar passives, then, by all means, select Jean on the cooking menu and get yourself some extra food! I love pizzas, and if I’m honest, I have cooked hundreds of mushroom pizzas with Jean.
It increases the pull speed of Gale Blade after holding for more than 1s, and the damage dealt is increased by 40%
It’s better for players who constantly switch between their team members and use their elemental skills continuously to squeeze out every ounce of firepower. This constellation won’t greatly boost her damage unless you are against lightweight mobs like hilichurls.
After Jean consumes an Elemental Orb/Particle, team members’ movement speed and attack speed are increased by 15 % for 15s
I love this constellation! You can benefit massively from this constellation if you have characters like the Raiden Shogun, Razor, or Eula. Basically, anyone whose primary source of damage comes from normal attacks. Catalyst users like Nahida, Yae Miko, or Kokomi are the best examples that you can use with a C2 Jean.
Not a hard-and-fast rule, but you can benefit from this constellation. Still, it is highly dependent on your team and how you use character attacks while this constellation is in effect; a good quality-of-life upgrade regarding movement speed.
When the West Wind Arises
With a maximum level cap of 15, this constellation increases the level of Dandelion Breeze by 3.
Another amazing constellation that increases the level of your elemental burst and boosts Jean’s healing potential off the roof!
Lands of Dandelion
Within the area created by Dandelion Breeze, all enemies’ Anemo resistance is decreased by 40%
Xiao mains love this constellation or any Anemo damage dealers in general. Few sources in the game can help to shred elemental resistance of Geo, Anemo, or Physical damage because Anemo cannot swirl these elements, and it renders the Viridescent Venerer artifact set useless.
Yes, Anemo cannot swirl itself, so players have to depend on character constellations or abilities to shred that. With this constellation, you can reduce enemies’ Anemo resistance for a massive boost in Anemo damage.
With a maximum level cap of 15, this constellation increases the level of Gale Blade by 3 levels.
A normal constellation that can help to boost your elemental skill damage.
Lion’s Fang, Fair Protector of Mondstadt
Within the field created by Dandelion Breeze, the incoming damage is decreased by 35 %, and this effect lingers after leaving the field for 10s up to 3 attacks.
Characters like Xingqiu has damage reduction in their kit, and once you unlock this constellation, Jean can also benefit from damage reduction buffs.
Even a C0 Jean is fantastic, but once you reach this constellation, you get damage reduction in your kit, which can help you to face-tank massive amounts of damage, even critical hits that can wipe out a character in one go.
You can use this weapon on Jean if you want to build her as a physical damage dealer and benefit from its Physical damage bonus substat. It has one of the highest base attacks in the game and offers an increase in attack with passive.
Although physical damage teams may seem rare if you want to opt for a physical damage Jean, there sure are characters in the game that can help you complement that kind of team structure.
Primordial Jade Cutter
Primordial Jade Cutter is an offensive weapon that features CRIT rate as its secondary stat and offers a passive that helps your character to get an attack bonus that scales the character’s health. With CRIT rate as its substat, Jean can crit more often, and her damage potential scales well.
Mistsplitter Reforged is also a decent option if you want to have extra CRIT damage and dish out severe damage. This weapon and Jade cutter are along the same lines, with a difference between CRIT rate and CRIT damage.
Another best factor of this weapon is that it can help Jean to get an elemental damage bonus which is a cherry on the cake.
Freedom Sworn is usually recommended for Kazuha because of its invaluable Elemental mastery, but if you want to play Jean in the Sunfire team, then it’s a really good option.
I have discussed the Sunfire team in the later sections. But for an overview, in that team, you basically swirl multiple elements with Jean, which can trigger massive reactions.
Skyward Blade is one of my go-to choices for Jean because of its Energy recharge substat and a passive that can increase movement speed and attack speed after using an elemental burst. You can easily go with offensive attributes on your artifact pieces, as now you can get energy recharge from the weapon’s substat.
Amenoma is one of the best craftable weapons you can obtain in Inazuma and really does wonders, even if your character is a damage dealer. It has a unique passive that helps to recharge the energy after using elemental skill, and characters with low elemental skill cooldowns like Jean can benefit greatly from it.
The Favonius sword is one of the most underrated weapons in the game. The passive helps generate energy particles on a critical hit, and you can easily funnel them to your active character or swap to another one. Honestly, this weapon should be your choice if you don’t have Amenoma Kageuchi and want Jean to support your team.
This weapon is one of the best options for energy recharge; it is good for Jean. You get plenty of energy recharge on this weapon and a passive that helps to reset the cooldown of your elemental skill.
Iron sting is a niche weapon you can use on Jean if you run a Sunfire team composition. Basically, you need elemental mastery on a character who triggers elemental reactions for more reaction damage.
That’s a gist of what elemental mastery does in general. If you want to learn more about it, then check our Elemental mastery guide, where we dig deeper into intricate details of the concept.
Viridescent Venerer is the go-to set for any Anemo character that can help to swirl elements on enemies to reduce their elemental resistance. There are hardly any sets in the game that can rival this set when it comes to potency and providing unique effects to a team.
You can equip this artifact set on Jean to shred resistance of elements that are swirled by her skill or burst and deal a massive amount of damage.
Noblesse Oblige is a de-facto set for all the supports in the game. The set’s 2-piece bonus helps to boost burst damage and the 4-piece buffs team members’ attacks by 20 percent. You can use this artifact set on Jean to buff her burst damage and provide an attack bonus to team members on the field.
You can use 2-piece attack sets like Gladiator’s Finale, Viridescent Venerer, or Shimenawa to complement Jean’s overall attack. However, for the general attributes, you should go with energy recharge or attack on sands, Anemo damage bonus on the Goblet, and CRIT rate or CRIT damage on the circlet.
If you want to build a Sunfire team, you should opt for a complete Elemental mastery build with the Viridescent Venerer set.
Anemo Damage: Jean Anemo Flex Flex
Quite a niche team where you can take benefit of Jean’s fourth constellation that helps you to shred Anemo resistance off the enemies. One of the best Anemo placeholders here would be Xiao, an Anemo damage dealer who can massively benefit from the Anemo resistance shred that Jean will offer.
As for the other two slots, you can have a character like Fischl, the Raiden Shogun, Zhongli, Albedo, or another off-field damage dealer. Jean will act as a healer in this team composition. With Xiao as an on-field damage dealer, you can have two other slots free to a shielder or an off-field damage dealer.
On top of that, you can benefit from Anemo resonance, Impetuous winds that decrease stamina consumption, increase movement speed, and reduce your characters’ skill cooldown.
If your team can have elemental resonance, then it’s a really good build because you can benefit from additional buffs while also keeping strong characters on your side.
Sunfire: Jean Bennett Flex Flex
Sunfire Jean team is unique in its role because you have to swirl elements with Jean while utilizing Bennett’s burst. The logic for this team is to swirl elements on Jean’s elemental burst and instantly swap to a damage dealer. A sample team would be Jean, Bennett, Xingqiu, and the Raiden Shogun.
You can use Bennett’s burst on top of Jean’s burst. After swirling all three elements, you can use Raiden’s burst to obliterate enemies from existence. The Raiden Shogun is one of my most used characters in the game, and if you have her, then I recommend you to check out our Raiden Shogun guide.
Elemental Reactions: Jean Flex Flex Flex
Elemental reaction teams focus on the utility of the Viridescent Venerer artifact set to shred enemies’ elemental resistance and continuously damage them. With a team with Fischl, Xingqiu, Beidou, and Jean, you can easily run an electro-charged team to dish out massive damage to enemies in an area.
And, if you want to opt for a team that focuses on vaporizing, then Xingqiu, Jean, Xiangling, and Sucrose are really good options. Ultimately, it depends on the type of reactions you want to trigger and focus team characters around those elements.
Even if you put a single Dendro character, you must choose the type of Dendro sub-reaction you want. Dendro reactions are in a league of their own. They require a thorough understanding to be performed well in certain scenarios.
If you need to learn how they work or want a general view of them, feel free to bookmark our Dendro reaction guide! Trust me; you’d love the examples we have in that guide.
Question: Is Jean a Good DPS Character? Can I Build her as My Main Damage Dealer?
Answer: Yes, you can build Jean as a DPS character, and she’s very good at any role. If you want to buff her burst damage, you can use Noblesse Oblige set on her, and if you are looking for a main damage dealer role, then you should opt for Gladiator’s finale.
If Jean is the main DPS character, then you will be doing physical damage and need to have artifact sets like Bloodstained chivalry or a Physical damage bonus goblet on her.
To complement the same, you can also use Aquila favonia or Prototype rancour on her, both of which feature a Physical damage bonus substat.
Question: How Good is Jean in a Support Role?
Answer: Jean is an awesome support character who can cleanse, crowd control, heal and stagger enemies at the same time. Her abilities allow her to burst, heal all party members and deal a massive amount of damage at the same time.
I often use Jean in a support role for other team members to instantly heal them or use her skill to either throw them or stagger incoming geovishap hatchlings.
Question: How Hard is it to Get Jean from the Standard Banner?
Answer: It all depends on your luck and the game RNG. There have been instances where some players were able to get multiple constellations on her, like me. While others still don’t have some standard characters. Even I don’t have Mona till this day and ended up with a C2 Jean, which I’m not complaining about, to be honest.
If you are lucky enough or lose pity on her, then consider that a win and start building her. All the standard characters are available on promoted banners, so the chance to get them definitely increases.
Closing Remarks on the Dandelion Knight, Jean
Jean is definitely one of the best characters in the game, and being a character from the beginning of the game, she still stands among the top choices.
She’s an amazing healer who can cleanse your characters from debuffs and heal the whole party in one go. She is flexible with almost all the characters in the game and can fit in almost any team composition.
With that being said, the time has come to wrap up, and I’ll soon meet you in another interesting guide! Until then, feel free to check out other website character guides. Who knows, maybe there’s another character you like and still need to build.