rarity 4

Sanhua Build Guide

Glacio Sword

Level: 1

HP

ATK

DEF

Energy

100

Update Log: Added Sanhua’s rotation.

Sanhua Overview (1.0.21)

In Wuthering Waves, Sanhua is a 4-Stars Glacio character and uses Sword during the fight.

Sanhua, a steadfast and dependable protector of Jinhsi, possesses a calm and collected demeanor. She perceives the world through a unique lens, and her body temperature remains lower than average. With her special ability, known as Forte, she can lower the ambient temperature and summon snow.

To maintain emotional equilibrium and prevent Overclocking, Sanhua finds solace in the art of swordplay. This enables her to gracefully master her Forte and lighten the strain on her body.

Sanhua Review (1.0.21)

Sanhua is a 4-Star Glacio Character in Wuthering Waves.

Although Sanhua has burst capabilities, the overall damage is not high. In Sanhua’s output cycle, Resonance Skill damage and Resonance Liberation account for approximately 51% and 41%, respectively.

Although Resonance Skill damage is slightly higher, there is a risk of missing in actual combat. Sanhua has a unique Forte Circuit trigger mechanism similar to rhythm games, and hitting enemies can cause a slight time-stopping effect.

Pros

  • Sanhua has the fastest Concerto Energy and Resonance Energy acquisition efficiency in the game, making it the most versatile and best-feeling support in the current version.
  • After using the Intro Skill, Sanhua only needs 3 seconds to fully charge Concerto Energy and trigger QTE, activating the Main DPS for output. Our team composition recommendations for various characters also show Sanhua’s high versatility.

Cons

  • Sanhua S1’s activation is somewhat slow, creating a mismatch with Sanhua’s short output cycle rhythm.
  • When using Heavy Attack: Detonate, there is a risk of missing and sudden death, requiring precise timing for output.

Sanhua Active Skills (1.0.21)

Sanhua Skills Priority

Glacial Gaze
Resonance Liberation
Clarity of Mind
Forte Circuit
Eternal Frost
Resonance Skill
Cold Thorn
Intro Skill
Cold Light
Basic Attack

Sanhua’s primary damage comes from Resonance Liberation, followed by Ice Burst from Forte Circuit and Heavy Attack. Next is the Resonance Skill. These are the three main sources of Sanhua’s damage.

Sanhua Basic Attack
DMG Multiplier

Base Attack Lv:

Basic Attack
Sanhua performs up to 5 consecutive attacks, dealing Glacio DMG.

Heavy Attack
Sanhua consumes Stamina to launch attacks, dealing Glacio DMG.

Mid-air Attack
anhua consumes Stamina to perform a Mid-Air Plunging Attack, dealing Glacio DMG.

Dodge Counter
Use Basic Attack after a successful Dodge to attack the target, dealing Glacio DMG.

Sanhua Resonance Skill
DMG Multiplier

Resonance Skill Lv:

Sanhua sends an air blade to create 1 ‘Ice Prism’ cross the ground, dealing Glacio DMG.

Sanhua Resonance Liberation
DMG Multiplier

Resonance Liberation Lv:

Sanhua deals Glacio DMG and creates 1 ‘Glacier’.

Sanhua Forte Circuit
DMG Multiplier

Forte Circuit Lv:

Heavy Attack: Detonate
When holding Basic Attack, a cursor moves back and forth on the Forte Gauge. Release Basic Attack while cursor falls in the ‘Frostbite’ area, to perform Heavy Attack Detonate, dealing Glacio DMG considered as Heavy Attack damage.

Ice Burst
Sanhua’s Heavy Attack Detonate detonates all ‘Ice Thorns’, ‘Ice Prisms’ and ‘Glaciers’ within her attack range, dealing Glacio DMG. DMG done by Ice Burst is considered as Resonance Skill damage.

Frostbite Area
The ‘Frostbite’ area expands with every 1 stack of ‘Clarity’. ‘Clarity’ stacks up to 2 times.
Sanhua obtains 1 stack of ‘Clarity’ upon performing Basic Attack 5.
Sanhua obtains 1 stack of ‘Clarity’ upon casting Intro Skill Freezing Thorns.
Sanhua obtains 1 stack of ‘Clarity’ upon casting Resonance Skill Eternal Frost.
Sanhua obtains 2 stack(s) of ‘Clarity’ upon casting Resonance Liberation Glacial Gaze.
Upon casting Heavy Attack Detonate, all ‘Clarity’ is removed.

Sanhua Passive Skills (1.0.21)

Sanhua Inherent Skill

Sanhua Inherent Skill

Sanhua Switch Skills (1.0.21)

Sanhua Intro Skill
DMG Multiplier

Intro Skill Lv:

Sanhua Outro Skill

Sanhua Stat Bonus (1.0.21)

Sanhua Stat Bonus 1

Glacio DMG Bonus increased by 12%.

*All Bonus unlocked value

Sanhua Stat Bonus 2

ATK increased by 12%.

*All Bonus unlocked value

Sanhua Resonance Chain (1.0.21)

Suggested Resonance Chain

Sequence 3
Sequence 4
Sequence 6

If Sanhua’s Sequence 3 is calculated with a 70% uptime, the improvement is approximately 13%. The second largest improvement comes from Sequence 4, which provides a 10% increase. Sequence 6 further enhances Sanhua’s ability to support the entire team.

*The % increase is relative to the previous Resonance Chain. Sequence 2 is unrelated to damage.

Sanhua Burst Rotation

  1. Intro Skill
  2. Resonance Liberation
  3. Heavy Attack : Detonate(Hold the button until the cursor reaches the blue are on the Forte Gauge)
  4. Resonance Skill
  5. Heavy Attack : Detonate (Hold the button until the cursor reaches the blue are on the Forte Gauge)
  6. Echo Skill (Impermanence Heron)
  7. Outro Skill (Switch to next character)

The Echo equipped is Impermanence Heron. This rotation aims to increase the blue zone for first and second Heavy Attack: Detonate. The downside is that you have to gamble on whether you can hit the enemies with both detonations. If you want to break the ice in one go, you can use Liberation followed by Skill right after entering, then use Heavy Attack: Detonate once to break it. However, the blue zone for the second Heavy Attack: Detonate will be much smaller. It’s important to ensure that the second Heavy Attack hits, otherwise, you won’t have enough Concerto Energy to switch to the next character.

Sanhua Sequence 1

Sanhua Sequence 2

Sanhua Sequence 3

Sanhua Sequence 4

Sanhua Sequence 5

Sanhua Sequence 6

Sanhua Build (1.0.21)

Sanhua Best Glacio Echo set

Freezing Frost X 5

Any Cost 3 Echo

Any Cost 3 Echo

Any Cost 1 Echo

Any Cost 1 Echo

Sub Echo

Sanhua Alternate Echo set

Freezing Frost X 2

Lingering Tunes X 2

Any Cost 1 Echo

Any Cost 1 Echo

Any Cost 1 Echo

Sub Echo

Sanhua Glacio Echo Skill Priority

Since Sanhua’s Resonance Skill type damage also accounts for a significant portion (about 1/3), Lampylumen Myriad has a very high priority as the main Echo for Sanhua.

Sanhua Glacio Echo Stats Priority

Cost 4

22% CRIT Rate Or 44% CRIT DMG

Cost 3

30% Glacio DMG

Cost 1

18% ATK

Sub Stats

CRIT Rate/CRIT Dmg > ATK% ≈ Resonance Liberation DMG % > Resonance Skill DMG % > ATK

Sanhua Sub DPS Echo set

Moonlit Clouds X 5

Any Cost 3 Echo

Any Cost 3 Echo

Any Cost 1 Echo

Any Cost 1 Echo

Sub Echo

Sanhua Sub DPS Echo Skill Priority

This build mainly supports the Main DPS, with Impermanence Hero providing a 12% damage increase to the Main DPS.

Geohide Saurian is a secondary choice because it is summon type Echo.

Sanhua Sub DPS Echo Stats Priority

Cost 4

22% CRIT Rate Or 44% CRIT DMG

Cost 3

30% Glacio DMG + 32% Energy Regen 

Cost 1

18% ATK

Sub Stats

CRIT Rate/CRIT Dmg > ATK% ≈ Resonance Liberation DMG % > Resonance Skill DMG % > Energy Regen > ATK

Sanhua Best Weapon

100%

Details

Base ATK : 587

Secondary Stat – Crit Rate : 24.3%

Increases Energy Regen by 12.8%/16%/19.2%/22.4%/25.6%. When Resonance Skill is released, increases ATK by 6%/7.5%/9%/10.5%/12%, stacking up to 2 time(s). This effect lasts for 10s.

97.2%

Details

Base ATK : 412

Secondary Stat – ATK : 30.3%

When Intro Skill is released, increases ATK by 15%/18.75%/22.5%/26.25%/30%, lasting for 15s.

91%

Details

Base ATK : 412

Secondary Stat – ATK : 30.3%

Equipped Resonator gains 6 stack(s) of Oath upon entering the battlefield. Each stack increases ATK by 2%/2.5%/3%/3.5%/4%, up to 6 stacks. This effect can be triggered 1 time(s) every 12s. Oath reduces by 1 stack(s) every 2s. Equipped Resonator gains an additional 6 stack(s) of Oath upon defeating an enemy.

88.6%

Details

Base ATK : 387

Secondary Stat – ATK : 36.4%

When Resonance Skill is released, increases Basic Attack DMG and Heavy Attack DMG by 20%/31%/42%/53%/64%, stacking up to 1 time(s). This effect lasts for 10s and can be triggered 1 time(s) every 1s.

Sanhua Team Comp (1.0.21)

Sanhua Best Team 1

Sub DPS – Jianxin/Rover (Spectro)/Yangyang

Jianxin and Yang can gather enemies, helping Sanha achieve maximum burst damage when facing multiple targets. Additionally, Jianxin’s Outro Skill provides Resonance Liberation DMG Deepen, which is suitable for Sanha players aiming for high damage numbers. Rover (Spectro)’s stasis aura also increases Sanha’s burst hit rate against highly mobile enemies and improves Sanha’s survivability.

Healer – Verina/Baizhi

Verina’s healing abilities and Concerto Energy acquisition abilities are both greater than Baizhi’s, making her the preferred healer character. Verina’s Inherent Skill provides a one-time death immunity effect. Baizhi also has a similar effect that is even better, but it requires unlocking at Sequence 5.

Verina’s healing amount is based on her ATK, so Verina has a certain degree of damage output. If you build it well, her damage should not be underestimated.

Verina’s Inherent Skill can provide a 20% attack buff to the entire team, while Baizhi can only provide a 15% attack buff to a single character.

Sanhua Best Team 2

Main DPS – Jiyan/Calcharo

After using Resonance Liberation, Calcharo’s Basic Attack DMG and Resonance Liberation DMG are approximately in a 1:2 ratio. Sanhua’s Outro Skill can provide Calcharo with a 38% Basic Attack DMG Deepen.

Although Jiyan does not benefit from Sanhua’s Outro Skill buff, Jiyan has low Liberation Energy acquisition efficiency. Without Morfeti, pairing with Sanhua offers better QTE efficency and Liberation Energy acquisition compared to Aalto, which can provide a 23% Aero DMG Deepen.

Due to Sanhua’s excellent rotation lubrication (high Concerto Energy acquisition, high Liberation Energy acquisition, and optimization of its stiffness issue during beta testing), it has been practically tested that using the combo of “Intro Skill > Resonance Liberation > Forte Circuit’s Heavy Attack > Resonance Skill” takes only 2.8 seconds. A single Basic Attack afterward can fully charge Concerto Energy, making Sanhua suitable for almost any team.

Healer – Verina/Baizhi

Verina’s healing abilities and Concerto Energy acquisition abilities are both greater than Baizhi’s, making her the preferred healer character. Verina’s Inherent Skill provides a one-time death immunity effect. Baizhi also has a similar effect that is even better, but it requires unlocking at Sequence 5.

Verina’s healing amount is based on her ATK, so Verina has a certain degree of damage output. If you build it well, her damage should not be underestimated.

Verina’s Inherent Skill can provide a 20% attack buff to the entire team, while Baizhi can only provide a 15% attack buff to a single character.

Sanhua Ascension Material (1.0.21)

Rank 1
Req Lv 20

Rank 2
Req Lv 40

Rank 3
Req Lv 50

Rank 4
Req Lv 60

Rank 5
Req Lv 70

Rank 6
Req Lv 80

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Jianxin

Jianxin possesses comprehensive support abilities, providing shields, healing, and pulling enemies together. The range and intensity of the pull are currently the best in this version, although not yet excellent.

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While Jianxin does have damage output capabilities, the multipliers are very low and it lacks burst methods.

Choose the appropriate Cost 3 Echo based on the needs of your character.

Freezing Frost

[2-set] : Glacio damage increased by 10%
[5-set] : When releasing Basic Attack or Heavy Attack, Glacio damage is increased by 10%, stacking up to three times, lasting for 15 seconds.

Choose the appropriate Cost 1 Echo based on the needs of your character.

Freezing Frost

[2-set] : Glacio damage increased by 10%
[5-set] : When releasing Basic Attack or Heavy Attack, Glacio damage is increased by 10%, stacking up to three times, lasting for 15 seconds.

Choose the appropriate Cost 1 Echo based on the needs of your character.

Lingering Tunes

[2-set] : ATK increases by 10%
[5-set] : When in effect, your ATK increases by 5% every 1.5 seconds, stacking up to four times. Outro Skill DMG is increased by 60%.

Choose the appropriate Cost 3 Echo based on the needs of your character.

Moonlit Clouds

[2-set] : Energy Regen increased by 10%.
[5-set] : After using Outro Skill, the ATK of the next Resonator is increased by 22.5% for 15 seconds

Choose the appropriate Cost 1 Echo based on the needs of your character.

Moonlit Clouds

[2-set] : Energy Regen increased by 10%.
[5-set] : After using Outro Skill, the ATK of the next Resonator is increased by 22.5% for 15 seconds