The Aqua Simulacra is Yelan’s signature weapon. When Yelan has a banner, the Aqua Simulacra typically runs on the Limited Weapons Banner with her. Both have returned for the Genshin Impact Version 4.0 Phase 1 Limited Banners.
Overall, the bow works best for Main and Sub-DPS characters because it provides buffs for CRIT DMG and ATK. Unfortunately, these buffs do not apply to the party as a whole. However, the effects apply even when the wielder isn’t on the field. This means that if the wielder applies any off-field damage, that damage will receive the ATK bonus.
Even though Aqua Simulacra works for any DPS, Sub-DPS characters specializing in off-field damage will benefit the most from its effects. Yelan is the best character for this bow. However, it’s also fantastic for Ganyu, Fischl, Childe, and Venti. In a pinch, you could also put the bow on Amber, Collei, or Tighnari, but all three have bows better suited for their needs.
Weapon Skill – The Cleansing Form
Aqua Simulacra provides a 16% HP buff, though this won’t matter for DPS wielders. When there are opponents nearby, about 8 meters in-game, the wielder’s DMG to those opponents increases by 20%. Keep in mind that this applies to enemies within that 8m radius. This will take effect whether the character is on-field or not.
Again, this bow is best for Yelan due to her off-field damage. When she sets up her Exquisite Throw, it will follow your active character. Though Yelan would be off-field, Exquisite Throw still receives the 20% ATK bonus.
With each Refinement level, the HP and ATK buff will increase. The HP bonus increases by 4% per Refinement, up to 32%. The ATK bonus increases by 5% per Refinement, up to 40%.
|Base ATK||2nd Stat – CRIT DMG|
Since the Aqua Simulacra was released with The Chasm, you should focus your farming there. The Statuette drop is one of the most annoying to farm, so be ready to either spend a week in The Chasm or hop between co-op worlds. Abyss Heralds, Abyss Lectors, and The Black Serpents all drop some version of the Statuette.
|Ascension 1 – Levels 1 to 40||5 Luminous Sands from Guyun|
5 Gloomy Statuette
3 Spectral Husk
|Ascension 2 – Levels 41 to 50||5 Lustrous Stone from Guyun|
18 Gloomy Statuette
12 Spectral Husk
|Ascension 3 – Levels 51 to 60||9 Lustrous Stone from Guyun|
9 Dark Statuette
9 Spectral Heart
|Ascension 4 – Levels 61 to 70||5 Relic from Guyun|
18 Dark Statuette
14 Spectral Heart
|Ascension 5 – Levels 71 to 80||9 Relic from Guyun|
14 Deathly Statuette
9 Spectral Nucleus
|Ascension 6 – 81 to 90||6 Divine Body from Guyun|
27 Deathly Statuette
18 Spectral Nucleus
|Total Ascension Materials||5 Luminous Sands from Guyun|
14 Lustrous Stone from Guyun
14 Relic from Guyun
6 Divine Body from Guyunn
15 Gloomy Statuette
23 Dark Statuette
27 Deathly Statuette
23 Spectral Husk
27 Spectral Heart
41 Spectral Nucleus