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Genshin Impact Ayato guide for best build, artifacts, weapons, and more

Ayaka's Big Brother!

The head of the Kamisato Clan, Kamisato Ayato is the second phase banner of version 3.3 in Genshin Impact along with the Electro Archon Raiden Shogun. Ayato is a Hydro Sword five-sta character who got his release as a playable character in version 2.6. As the current head of the Kamisato Clan, he plays a pivotal role in the Inazuma Region.  In this Genshin Impact Ayato guide, we’ll be discussing the best build, artifact sets, weapons, and more.

Genshin Impact Ayato Talents and Playstyle

Ayato carries the Hydo vision which is considered to be one of the strongest Elements in the game. His kit is very versatile and allows him to play a flexible role as DPS, Sub-DPS, or even freeze support. Hydro has good synergy with many strong reactions and Ayato can utilize it with his Elemental Skill and Burst which allows him to dish out Hydo reactions.

Skill and Burst Talent

Genshin Impact Ayato skill
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Kamisato Art: Kyouka (Skill)Kamisato Ayato shifts positions and enters the Takimeguri Kanka state. After this shift, he will leave a watery illusion at his original location. After it is formed, the watery illusion will explode if opponents are nearby or after its duration ends, dealing AoE Hydro DMG.
Takimeguri Kanka
In this state, Ayato uses his Shunsuiken to engage in blindingly fast attacks, causing DMG from his Normal Attacks to be converted into AoE Hydro DMG. This cannot be overridden. It also has the following properties:

・After a Shunsuiken hits an enemy, it will grant Namisen, which increases the DMG based on Ayato’s Max HP. The initial maximum no. of Namisen stacks is 4, and 1 stack can be gained via Shunsuiken every 0.1s.
・Kamisato Ayato’s RES to interruption is increased.
・Unable to use Charged or Plunging Attacks.

Takimeguri Kanka will be cleared when Ayato leaves the field. Using Kamisato Art: Kyouka again while in this state will reset and replace the pre-existing one.
Kamisato Art: Suiyuu (Burst)Unveils a garden of purity that silences the cacophony within. While this space exists, Bloomwater Blades will constantly rain down and attack opponents within its AoE, dealing Hydro DMG and increasing the Normal Attack DMG of characters within.

Passive Talent

Kamisato Art: Mine Wo Matoishi Kiyotaki: Ayato’s Elemental Skill has the following properties:
・After it is used, Kamisato Ayato will gain 2 Namisen stacks.
・When the water illusion explodes, Ayato will gain a Namisen effect equal to the maximum number of stacks possible.

Kamisato Art: Michiyuku Hagetsu: If Ayato is not on the field and his energy is low, he will regenerate a set amount of energy in regular intervals.

Kamisato Art: Daily Cooking: When Ayato cooks a dish perfectly, he has a set chance to receive an additional suspicious dish of the same type.


Constellations are a good way to increase the overall strength of a character, but Ayato is a perfectly great character at C0. His C4 adds a unique buff on his burst but it is only good for a character who uses mainly their normal attack for damage.

C1Kyouka FuushiShunsuiken:
 DMG is increased by 40% against opponents with 50% HP or less.
C2World SourceNamisen’s:
 maximum stack count is increased to 5. When Kamisato Ayato has at least 3 Namisen stacks, his Max HP is increased by 50%
C3To Admire the Flowers:
Increases the Level of Kamisato Art: Kyouka by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4Endless Flow:
After using Kamisato Art: Suiyuu, all nearby party members will have 15% increased Normal Attack SPD for 15s.
C5Bansui Ichiro:
Increases the Level of Kamisato Art: Suiyuu by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6Boundless Origin:
After using Kamisato Art: Kyouka, Ayato’s next Shunsuiken attack will create 2 extra Shunsuiken strikes when they hit opponents, each one dealing 450% of Ayato’s ATK as DMG. Both these Shunsuiken attacks will not be affected by Namisen

Best Artifact sets for Ayato in Genshin Impact

1. Echoes of an Offering

The 4-piece Echoe set boosts the key part of Ayato’s kit, his elemental skill. The hydro-infused attacks from his elemental skill count as normal attack damage so Ayato who relies heavily on it to deal damage receives a significant boost from the set.

Genshin impact artifact, echoes of an Offering
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2-Piece SetATK +18%
4-Piece SetWhen a Normal Attack hits opponents, there is a 36% chance that it will trigger Valley Rite, which will increase Normal Attack Damage by 70% of ATK. This effect will be dispelled 0.05s after a Normal Attack deals DMG. If a Normal Attack fails to trigger a Valley Rite, the odds of it triggering the next time will increase by 20%. This trigger can occur every 0.2s.

2. Heart of Depth

The 4 piece HoD set is currently the best-dedicated set for hydro DPS characters. It adds a hefty elemental damage boost as well as a 4 piece effect that Ayato can take advantage of.

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2-Piece SetHydro DMG +15%
4-Piece SetAfter using Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 30% for 15s.

3. Gladiator’s Finale

The glad set is a strong alternative for the 4 piece HoD set. It has a higher normal attack boost than the HoD set and also an attack percent stat on its 2-piece.

Gesnhin impact artifact, Gladiator's Finale
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2-Piece SetATK +18%
4-Piece SetIf the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%

Best Weapon For Ayato in Genshin Impact

1. Haran Geppaku Futsu (Five-Star)

The Haran sword is Ayato’s signature five-star weapon with a massive crit rate stat. The passive of this weapon increases elemental dmg as well as his normal attack. overall it’s a weapon made with Ayato’s kit in mind and he benefits a lot from the weapon.

Genshin Imapct Sword Haran
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Base ATK46
Bonus EffectCRIT Rate + 7.2%
SkillHoned Flow
・Obtain 12% All Elemental DMG Bonus. When other nearby party members use Elemental Skills, the character equipping this weapon will gain 1 Wavespike stack. Max 2 stacks. This effect can be triggered once every 0.3s. When the character equipping this weapon uses an Elemental Skill, all stacks of Wavespike will be consumed to gain Rippling Upheaval: each stack of Wavespike consumed will increase Normal Attack DMG by 20% for 8s.

2. Black Sword (Four-star)

The Battlepass weapon, Black Sword is Ayato’s best four-star sword. It has a big crit rate stat as along with a weapon passive that benefits normal attack DPS characters like Ayato.

Genshin Imapct Black Sword
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Base ATK42
Bonus EffectCRIT Rate + 6.0%
SkillIncreases DMG dealt by Normal and Charged Attacks by 20%. Additionally, regenerates 60% of ATK as HP when Normal and Charged Attacks score a CRIT Hit. This effect can occur once every 5s.

3. Ameno Kageuchi (F2P)

The Inazuma Caraftable sword Ameno Kageuchi is freely accessible. Despite being Free, it has an excellent passive skill that allows Ayato to run low on ER stat and not be wary of his massive 80 energy cost Burst. For teams that rely heavily on Ayato’s burst, this weapon is one of the best options to go for.

Genshin Imapct Ameno Kageuchi Sword
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Base ATK41
Bonus EffectATK + 12.0%
SkillIwakura Succession
・After casting an Elemental Skill, gain 1 Succession Seed. This effect can be triggered once every 5s. The Succession Seed lasts for 30s. Up to 3 Succession Seeds may exist simultaneously. After using an Elemental Burst, all Succession Seeds are consumed and after 2s, the character regenerates 6 Energy for each seed consumed.

Ascension Materials for Ayato in Genshin Impact

To level up Ayato to level 90, the following Materials and Mora are required.

Lv.20→Lv.40Varunada Lazurite Sliver ×1
Mora ×20,000
Sakura Bloom ×3
Old Handguard ×3
Lv.40→Lv.50Varunada Lazurite Fragment ×3
Mora ×40,000
Sakura Bloom ×10
Old Handguard ×15
Dew of Repudiation ×2
Lv.50→Lv.60Varunada Lazurite Fragment ×6
Mora ×60,000
Sakura Bloom ×20
Kageuchi Handguard ×12
Dew of Repudiation ×4
Lv.60→Lv.70Varunada Lazurite Chunk ×3
Mora ×80,000
Sakura Bloom ×30
Kageuchi Handguard ×18
Dew of Repudiation ×8
Lv.70→Lv.80Varunada Lazurite Chunk ×6
Mora ×100,000
Sakura Bloom ×45
Famed Handguard ×12
Dew of Repudiation ×12
Lv.80→Lv.90Varunada Lazurite Gemstone ×6
Mora ×120,000
Sakura Bloom ×60
Famed Handguard ×24
Dew of Repudiation ×20

Talent Materials

The following materials are required to level up one talent to level 10. 

Daily Drops of Talent books Tue/Fri/Sun

  • Teachings of Elegance x3
  • Guide to Elegance x21
  • Philosophies of Elegance x38

Enemy Drops

  • Old Handguard x6
  • Kageuchi Handguard x22
  • Famed Handguard x31

Weekly Boss and Crown

  • Raiden Shogun Challenge Reward Mudra of the Malefic General x6
  • Crown of Insight x1

Best Team Comps for Ayato in Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact Taser team
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Since Ayato is a hydro character, he naturally has many options when it comes to Team Comps. Some of the strongest of these teams are the following ones.

Taser Ayato

Similar to of Taser team, the team relies on electro-charged reactions. Ayato is the main driver of the team with Beidou and Fischl applying electro form off-field.

  1. Ayato
  2. Fischl
  3. Beidou
  4. Kokomi

National Ayato

The national team is one of the oldest and strongest teams in Genshin Impact META. The Ayato national replaces Xingqiu and works as the enabler of the team.

  1. Ayato
  2. Xiangling
  3. Bennet
  4. Kazuha/Sucrose

Hyper Ayato

The Core idea of this team is to solely focus on Ayato’s personal damage and use strong support to boost his overall damage. The team consists of …

  1. Ayato
  2. Bennet
  3. Yunjin
  4. Kazuha

Special Dish

Ayato’s Special dish is called the Quiet Elegance 

Genshin Impact ayato special dish
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Effect: Increases all party members’ Shield Strength by 35% for 300s. In Co-Op Mode, this effect only applies to your own character.

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