Genshin Impact: Is Jean Good? (Pros & Cons)

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Jean is a really good unit that boasts plenty of utility while dealing good personal damage. From her kit alone, she can heal, trigger fall damage, Anemo cleanse, generate a good amount of Anemo particles, and deal respectable damage.

And as an Anemo unit, she can also equip the 4pc. Viridescent Venerer set to buff Pyro/Hydro/Electro/Cryo teammates.

This lets her become a healer, DPS, battery, and buffer all in one – so she basically works everywhere.

However, she still competes with other units in some of her team slots.

She works everywhere, but she’s not always the best in those roles.

Note: This is based on meta only. So if you like Jean regardless of her power level, don’t let this stop you from playing her.


Pros & Cons

Strengths Weaknesses
  • Has lots of utility – such as healing, fall damage, resistance shred, and Anemo cleanse
  • Works everywhere
  • Competes with other Anemo units

Jean Strengths

1. Has Lots of Utility
Jean’s elemental burst / Genshin Impact
Jean’s elemental burst

Jean’s best selling point is her abundance of utility.

She can contribute to both the survivability and DPS of her teams. Some of her most notable abilities include healing, triggering fall damage, resistance shred, Anemo cleanse, and particle generation.

So she’s basically a DPS, healer, buffer, and battery all in a single team slot.

2. Works Everywhere
Jean team example: Double Geo Xiao / Genshin Impact
Jean team example: Double Geo Xiao

Jean can be drafted into any team thanks to her different abilities – even when the team doesn’t make full use of all of them.

For instance, Jean is especially good in teams with swirl-able elements like Pyro/Hydro/Electro/Cryo. This lets her use the 4pc. Viridescent Venerer artifact set and buff teammates.

But she shrill works really well even without those elements – namely in Geo or Anemo teams.

This includes teams like Double Geo Xiao. Jean is one of the best units for this team thanks to her healing and good particle generation.


Jean Weaknesses

1. Other Anemo Units
Other Anemo units: Sayu, Kazuha, and Sucrose / Genshin Impact
Other Anemo units: Sayu, Kazuha, and Sucrose

Although Jean can easily slot into any team, she does have plenty of competition in them. The most notable ones are fellow Anemo units.

In most cases, she competes with other Anemo units that are just situationally better. Here’s a deeper comparison between her and other notable Anemo characters.

Anemo Unit vs Jean
Sayu Sayu is very comparable to Jean thanks to their very similar roles.

Although Jean is generally better, Sayu can effectively replace her in plenty of her teams – most notably as a healer, Anemo battery, and off-field DPS. Plus Sayu is a 4-star unit, thus more accessible to players.

For a more detailed comparison of these two, you can check out our guide: Sayu vs. Jean (Who’s Better?)
Kazuha & Sucrose Kazuha and Sucrose are significantly better buffers than Jean – but they don’t provide healing. So if you prioritize additional damage over survivability, these two can be better options.

Additionally, Sucrose is better than Jean as an Anemo battery.

Are Jean’s Constellations Good?

Jean’s constellation screen / Genshin Impact
Jean’s constellation screen

Jean has good constellations. They’re easily one of the best 5-star standard pulls you can get.

They’re mostly quality-of-life and damage buffs. The most notable one is C4, which is especially good with Anemo DPS units – including Jean herself.

But there’s no need to actively pull for cons – you’ll naturally get them while pulling in the limited and standard banners.


C1: Spiraling Tempest

Increases the pulling speed of Jean’s elemental skill after holding for more than 1s and increases the damage dealt by 40%.

This is mainly good when triggering fall damage through her skill. And in this case, it’s a nice damage increase. Otherwise, C1 doesn’t give any additional damage.


C2: People’s Aegis

When Jean picks up an elemental orb/particle, all party members gain a 15% increased movement speed and attack speed for 15s.

This is mainly a quality-of-life buff. It basically makes it easier for teammates to execute combos and perform more attacks.

However, the speed increase varies per unit. Ranged attacks generally benefit from this more than melee units. Regardless, increased speed feels nice and comfortable to have.


C3: When the West Wind Rises

Increases her elemental burst talent level by 3.

This is a good damage increase, especially in a DPS build.


C4: Lands of Dandelion

Shreds 40% Anemo resistance of all opponents inside her burst.

This constellation is one of the very few sources of Anemo resistance shred in the game. So it’s especially valuable for Anemo DPS units like Xiao, Wanderer, and Heizou.

C4 also increases Jean’s personal Anemo damage.


C5: Outbursting Gust

Increases her elemental skill talent level by 3.

This is a nice, direct buff to Jean’s skill damage.


C6: Lion’s Fang, Fair Protector of Mondstadt

Decreases 35% incoming damage when inside Jean’s burst. Upon leaving her burst, this effect also lasts for 3 attacks or 10s.

This further increases the team’s survivability. However, the damage reduction doesn’t affect other sources of incoming damage like corrosion.

Its effects are relatively underwhelming for a 6th constellation.

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Maeri is an avid gacha player currently in the clutches of Genshin Impact. She mainly focuses on character analyses, underlying game mechanics, and occasionally reading game code. She also yearns for the day that Dainsleif is finally playable.