Shenhe | Genshin Impact- Appearence, Personality, Rating, Best Builds and FAQs

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The forsaken daughter of an exorcist family, who was taken in by the Adepti of Liyue after a tragic and traumatic incident, Shenhe is a warrior of unmatched prowess. While she gives off the supernatural, distant airs of an Adeptus, she is fully human. Shenhe is a Cryo Polearm user who greatly amplifies the damage of her teammates with her immensely powerful Icy Quills that activate upon dealing Cryo damage, as well as her Elemental Burst that passively shred both Cryo and Physical resistances.

How to get Shenhe in Genshin Impact?

At the time of this writing,Shenhe is an event exclusive character and this means that she cannot be rolled by any means until she is announced for a banner rate up. She was last available in Version 2.4.

1. Combat Info

→ Ascensions and Stats

Ascension PhaseLevelBase HPBase ATKBase DEFSpecial Stat (ATK)







MoraGemsCharacter Level Up Materials Materials Materials
Ascension Cost (0 → 1)20,0001 Shivada Jade SilverN/A3 Qingxin3 Whopperflower Nectar
Ascension Cost (1 → 2)40,0003 Shivada Jade Fragment2 Dragonheir’s False Fin10 Qingxin15 Whopperflower Nectar
Ascension Cost (2 → 3)60,0006 Shivada Jade Fragment4 Dragonheir’s False Fin20 Qingxin12 Shimmering Nectar
Ascension Cost (3 → 4)80,0003 Shivada Jade Chunk8 Dragonheir’s False Fin30 Qingxin18 Shimmering Nectar
Ascension Cost (4 → 5)100,0006 Shivada Jade Chunk12 Dragonheir’s False Fin45 Qingxin12 Energy Nectar
Ascension Cost (5 → 6)120,0006 Shivada Jade Gemstone20 Dragonheir’s False Fin60 Qingxin24 Energy Nectar

→ Talents

Dawnstar Piercer-Normal Attack

Normal Attack

Performs up to five consecutive spear strikes.

Charged Attack

Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to lunge forward, dealing damage to opponents along the way.

Plunging Attack

Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Spring Spirit Summoning-Elemental Skill

The frosted dew, silvery and dense, shall exorcise all demons.

Grants all nearby party members the Icy Quill effect and deals Cryo DMG in different ways based on whether it is pressed or held.


Rushes forward together with a Talisman Spirit, dealing Cryo DMG to opponents along the path.


Commands the Talisman Spirit to deal AoE Cryo DMG.

Icy Quill

When Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attacks, Elemental Skills, and Elemental Bursts deal Cryo DMG to opponents, the DMG dealt is increased based on Shenhe's current ATK.

The Icy Quill's effects will be cleared once its duration ends or after being triggered a certain number of times.

When held rather than pressed, the Icy Quill's effect lasts longer and can be triggered more times.

When one Cryo DMG instance strikes multiple opponents, the effect is triggered multiple times based on the number of opponents hit. The number of times the effect is triggered is calculated independently for each party member with the Icy Quill.

Divine Maiden's Deliverance-Elemental Burst

Unleashes the power of the Talisman Spirit, allowing it to roam free in this plane, dealing AoE Cryo DMG.

The Talisman Spirit then creates a field that decreases the Cryo RES and Physical RES of opponents within it. It also deals periodic Cryo DMG to opponents within the field.

Deific Embrace-1st Ascension Passive

An active character within the field created by Divine Maiden's Deliverance gains 15% Cryo DMG Bonus.

Spirit Communion Seal-4th Ascension Passive

After Shenhe uses Spring Spirit Summoning, she will grant all nearby party members the following effects:

Press: Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG increased by 15% for 10s.

Hold: Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attack DMG increased by 15% for 15s.

Precise Comings and Goings-Utility Passive

Gains 25% more rewards when dispatched on a Liyue Expedition for 20 hours.

→ Talent Upgrade

Talent LevelRequired Ascension LevelMoraCommon Materials Talent Level Up Materials

1 → 22*12,5006 Whopperflower Nectar3 Teachings of Prosperrity

2 → 33*17,5003 Shimmering Nectar2 Guide to Prosperity

3 → 43*25,0004 Shimmering Nectar4 Guide to Prosperity

4 → 54*30,0006 Shimmering Nectar6 Guide to Prosperity

5 → 64*37,5009 Shimmering Nectar9 Guide to Prosperity

6 → 75*120,0004 Energy Nectar4 Philosophies of Prosperity1 Hellfire Butterfly
7 → 85*260,0006 Energy Nectar6 Philosophies Prosperity1 Hellfire Butterfly
8 → 95*450,0009 Energy Nectar12 Philosophies Prosperity2 Hellfire Butterfly
9 → 105*700,00012 Energy Nectar16 Philosophies Prosperity2 Hellfire Butterfly1 Crown of Insight

→ Constellation

2. Availability

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→ Event Wishes

The Transcendant One Returns 2022-01-05 - 2022-01-25

3. Personality

Shenhe is a woman with a cool, reserved demeanor that gives off an otherworldly aura that convinces many she is an adeptus, much to her annoyance. Shenhe was believed to be a cursed child who would believe a trail of destruction in her wake. To prevent this the adepti, who took her in, bounded her soul with special red ropes to restrain some of her murderous impulses. However, this had the side effect of repressing many of her emotions, and when she finds herself annoyed these impulses can start to leak out. Only by a chance meeting with the Traveler does she begin to gradually open up and desire to try and live amongst humans once more.

4. Appearance

Shenhe is a tall woman with fair white skin and piercing silver eyes. She has long silver hair that is braided down to to her lower back with black tips, and parted off center by a black and white headpiece in a way that obscures her right eye. Her outfit is a skintight black bodysuit that turns turquoise at the base of her legs has exposes her back, with two diamond shaped openings near her hips. She wears a sleeveless qipao with flowing fabric that resemble her master’s wings. Her Cryo vision is located on the red braid that ties her hair together.

5. Character Stories

→ Character Details

Shenhe was originally from a branch family of exorcists, but due to a series of coincidences, she became the disciple of an adeptus.

She is a student solely of Cloud Retainer in name, but her impressive constitution and intelligence quickly won several other adepti over.

She would go on to learn from them all, eventually becoming a master of adeptal arts in her own right as a mortal.

She very much looks the part as well in her unique temperament and manner of carrying herself — indeed, it would be no understatement to name her a true adeptus upon meeting her for the first time.

However, it is precisely due to the long years of tutelage that she has lacked company save for the adepti and odd passing illuminated beast.

This isolation has caused her to grow distant and indifferent.

→ Character Story 1

Sometimes, a few rumors will escape from Liyue's small community of pilgrims to make the rounds in the city's back streets.

These tales often depict someone being in a hopeless situation in some desperate place, when suddenly—

A wandering white-haired adeptus comes to their rescue in the nick of time...

Most such stories are a collection of lovely, intoxicating clichés, little different from the oft-told street-tales of fated marriages and the like.

But if one were to ask that white-haired adeptus to tell the story, it would take a vastly different shape:

"Some annoying creatures worm their way into the mountains from time to time. I simply get rid of them to prevent them from disturbing my master's meditations."

"If some people did wind up getting caught in the crossfire and injured... Well, it was their decision to come here. There isn't much I can do about that."

→ Character Story 2

Shenhe is in all likelihood the least accustomed to mortal life amongst those who take on an adeptal appearance.

Having been sequestered in the mountains since a young age, she lacks experience and common sense, which makes it difficult for her to relate to people normally.

To ordinary people, there are many solutions to any given problem. But to Shenhe, any solution that is not the simplest and most direct one may as well not exist.

For example, she almost never considers "negotiation" as a solution to being at cross-purposes with others, mostly resorting to "threats" instead. After all, it is simple and efficacious. A good solution, no?

She has also spent much time ruminating on problems that are truly esoteric.

For example: Why do we need to pay for food?

Is there any difference between intimidating civilians and intimidating bandits?

She even truly believes that her master, Cloud Retainer, is a most brilliant and eloquent conversationalist.

In a certain sense, she can be considered very pure.

Much like a child, she relies on her chaotic yet straightforward intuition and logic to get her through life.

Mountain Shaper once had this to say about her:

"Little Shenhe is not only stronger than most — she also possesses a unique character."

"She knows not the world, understands not common sense, distinguishes few cuisines, and acknowledges no hierarchies."

"It may not be such an easy thing for Cloud Retainer to tutor her."

→ Character Story 3

Liyue has no lack of folktales about meetings with the adepti, and many of these concern relative nobodies whom an adeptus took under their wing, thus elevating them greatly.

However, the circumstances under which Shenhe's fate became tied to the adeptal abodes was no such glorious thing. If anything, it was an experience characterized by anguish.

When she was five, her mother passed away, and her father, having loved his wife dearly, found that agony hard to bear.

Over time, this agony turned into resentment, and this resentment birthed obsession, by which he was driven wandering throughout the land like a man gone mad.

He left for close to a year, never stopping, never able to sleep soundly, ever searching for some technique that might bring his wife back.

At last, when the year was almost out, he returned in joyous frenzy.

Her father had brought with him a secret art known as "Fate Transference"—

By making a ritual sacrifice to the seelie summoned by this art, a living person's body could be exchanged for a dead one's life.

At that time, Shenhe was yet utterly unaware of the disaster that would befall. She was only an ordinary child, overjoyed at her long-absent father's return.

He claimed that he had a surprise awaiting her in a cave in the mountains behind and that he would take her there immediately. She was ecstatic...

But the scene that followed would be burned into her mind forever.

Her father summoned that hideous, horrifying black "seelie" into that cave, its blood-red eyes craving her delectable life-force.

Stupefied, Shenhe knew not from whence it had come, nor what it wanted from this place.

Crises often paralyze people. One thought only, however, crept into the young Shenhe's mind.

This creature wanted to eat her, but she did not want to die. She wanted to live!

Gripping her mother's keepsake, an exorcism dagger, she faced that dark "seelie," trembling yet resolute...

Several days later, an adeptus following the trail of great evil would investigate the cave, only to find the little girl collapsed inside — spent, famished, parched, her life hanging by a thread.

Taking pity on the lass' ruinous fate, and seeing that she possessed great talent, having repelled some terrifying force on her own, the adeptus would bring her back, heal her, and instruct her in the adeptal path.

If not for that, Shenhe would not be as she is today.

→ Character Story 4

Even the most diffident heart, cooled from living and training in the mountains for over a decade, might sometimes experience strange surges.

So it was with Shenhe. On impulse, she came down from the mountains one night to return to what was once her home.

She did not know how she felt about her home or her family. She was merely driven by some nebulous desire:

To live in the house that was once hers, and to see what became of her father, lost in his obsession.

She learned from neighbors that he had passed away several years prior only when she got there.

Her childhood home had also been demolished by pawnbrokers — and thus had all the traces of her memory dissipated.

She did not care about the attention she was attracting, and did not answer a single one of the questions asked by those in the vicinity.

She simply stood there, listening to the howls that swept through the depths of her heart.

Was it hatred? Mania? Relief?

They were all there, and yet none tarried for even an instant. It was as if her heart were an old well without ripples.

No, like a barren well with no water upon which there might be ripples.

She stood there for a long time, before departing again before the astonished eyes of all.

Each step was slow indeed, but she never once turned back.

→ Character Story 5

Liyue has its own fortune-telling, destiny-reading methods, similar to astrology.

Of these, there are two fates that people seek to avoid at all costs.

One is that of the "solitary star," which dictates that one will be separated from friends and family, living alone all one's days.

The other is "disastrous evil," which means that one will face many hardships and perils.

When the adepti rescued Shenhe, Moon Carver did once read her fortune.

The signs showed that she was marked by both the "solitary star" and "disastrous evil," and that she was also plagued by intense homicidal urges — she was thus a person of supremely ominous destiny, doomed to harm both herself and others.

To ensure that she could grow up safely and not harm any innocents, the adepti bound her soul using red ropes.

This binding had the effect of restraining both her evil fate and her violent tendencies, but also shackled many emotions that should have originally belonged to a human.

From then on, she became more and more disaffected by trivial matters, and even things most might consider important were but dust to her.

She became ever less human, and ever more like a lovely yet cold statue.

But surprisingly, she felt something stir within her when she encountered that Traveler from a distant land:

Long-dormant emotions, now strangers to her, came loose all at once from the depths of fate's tableau.

Perhaps it really was as Moon Carver once said: that heaven might dictate fates, but destiny's tale is written by mortals. The tale of Shenhe and the mortal world had not yet ended...

White Jade Comb

Once upon a time, Shenhe had a full head of black hair.

When she was first brought to Mt. Hulao, she would not say a word. The only thing she proved willing to do was to climb the mountain and watch the sea of clouds.

It was well, however, that she would sleep when tired, drink the dew of the mountains when thirs