Genshin Impact: Kamisato Ayaka Quick Character Guide

Kamisato Ayaka is a sustained damage dealer. With Kamisato Art: Senho, she can move at high speed in the form of a torrent and receive a Cryo infusion. She can also deal AoE Cryo DMG to opponents when casting her Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst.

Kamisato Ayaka is a sustained damage dealer. With Kamisato Art: Senho, she can move at high speed in the form of a torrent and receive a Cryo infusion. She can also deal AoE Cryo DMG to opponents when casting her Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst.

This guide is based on the Community Character Builds by the Genshin Helper Team.


Skills Overview

Normal Attack: Kamisato Art: Kabuki

Normal Attack
Performs up to 5 rapid strikes.

Charged Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash a flurry of sword ki.

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


Elemental Skill: Kamisato Art: Hyouka

Summons blooming ice to launch nearby opponents, dealing AoE Cryo DMG.

Cooldown: 10 seconds


Elemental Burst: Kamisato Art: Soumetsu

Summons forth a snowstorm with flawless poise, unleashing a Frostflake Seki no To that moves forward continuously.

Frostflake Seki no To

  • A storm of whirling icy winds that slashes repeatedly at every enemy it touches, dealing Cryo DMG.
  • The snowstorm explodes after its duration ends, dealing AoE Cryo DMG.

Duration: 5 seconds
Cooldown: 20 seconds
Energy Cost: 80


Alternate Sprint: Kamisato Art: Senho

Ayaka consumes Stamina and cloaks herself in a frozen fog that moves with her.

In Senho form, she moves swiftly upon water.
When she reappears, the following effects occur:

  • Ayaka unleashes frigid energy to apply Cryo on nearby opponents.
  • Coldness condenses around Ayaka's blade, infusing her attacks with Cryo for a brief period.

Ascension 1: Amatsumi Kunitsumi Sanctification

After using Kamisato Art: Hyouka, Kamisato Ayaka's Normal and Charged attacks deal 30% increased DMG for 6s.


Ascension 4: Kanten Senmyou Blessing

When the Cryo application at the end of Kamisato Art: Senho hits an opponent, Kamisato Ayaka gains the following effects:

  • Restores 10 Stamina
  • Gains 18% Cryo DMG Bonus for 10s.

Passive Talent: Fruits of Shinsa

When Ayaka crafts Weapon Ascension Materials, she has a 10% chance to receive double the product.


Talent Priorities

Elemental Burst > Normal Attack > Elemental Skill

Ayaka's Charged Attack, Elemental Skill, and Elemental Burst can hit enemies sucked inside Venti's Elemental Burst.
Her Elemental Burst also stays in place on frozen enemies and slightly knocks enemies away when they're not frozen.

Kamisato Ayaka is a pretty straightforward DPS that deals most of her damage from her Elemental Burst. She has very high scalings on her burst at the cost of it being 80 energy. You will likely need another Cryo battery on the team to provide energy for her (Diona, Kaeya, Rosaria, etc). She has a special dash (like Mona) and after she dashes, she will get a Cryo infusion on her Normal Attacks. Ensure you always have this bonus active to maximise your rotation damage.


Constellations

Best Constellations: C2, C4 & C6

C1: Snowswept Sakura
When Kamisato Ayaka's Normal or Charged Attacks deal Cryo DMG to opponents, it has a 50% chance of decreasing the CD of Kamisato Art: Hyouka by 0.3s. This effect can occur once every 0.1s.

C2: Blizzard Blade Seki no To
When casting Kamisato Art: Soumetsu, unleashes 2 smaller additional Frostflake Seki no To, each dealing 20% of the original storm's DMG.

C3: Frostbloom Kamifubuki
Increases the Level of Kamisato Art: Soumetsu by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

C4: Ebb and Flow
Opponents damaged by Kamisato Art: Soumetsu's Frostflake Seki no To will have their DEF decreased by 30% for 6s.

C5: Blossom Cloud Irutsuki
Increases the Level of Kamisato Art: Hyouka by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

C6: Dance of Suigetsu
Kamisato Ayaka gains Usurahi Butou every 10s, increasing her Charged Attack DMG by 298%. This buff will be cleared 0.5s after Ayaka's Charged ATK hits an opponent, after which the timer for this ability will restart.


Recommended Weapons

  1. Mistsplitter Reforged (5✩)
  2. Haran Geppaku Futsu (5✩)
  3. Light of Foliar Incision (5✩)
    ~= Primordial Jade Cutter (5✩)*
    ~= Summit Shaper (5✩)
  4. Finale of the Deep (4✩) [R5]*
  5. Aquila Favonia (5✩)*
    ~= Skyward Blade (5✩)*
    ~= Finale of the Deep (4✩)*
  6. Amenoma Kageuchi (4✩)
    ~= The Black Sword (4✩)
    ~= Kagotsurube Isshin (4✩)
  7. Harbinger of Dawn (3✩) [R5]*

1) Mistsplitter Reforged (ATK: 674 • Crit DMG: 44.1%)

[Refinement 1] Gain a 12% Elemental DMG Bonus for all elements and receive the might of the Mistsplitter's Emblem. At stack levels 1/2/3, Mistsplitter's Emblem provides a 8/16/28% Elemental DMG Bonus for the character's Elemental Type. The character will obtain 1 stack of Mistsplitter's Emblem in each of the following scenarios: Normal Attack deals Elemental DMG (stack lasts 5s), casting Elemental Burst (stack lasts 10s); Energy is less than 100% (stack disappears when Energy is full). Each stack's duration is calculated independently.

2) Haran Geppaku Futsu (ATK: 608 • Crit Rate: 33.1%)

[Refinement 1] 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.

3) Light of Foliar Incision (ATK: 542 • Crit DMG: 88.2%)

[Refinement 1] CRIT Rate is increased by 4%. After Normal Attacks deal Elemental DMG, the Foliar Incision effect will be obtained, increasing DMG dealt by Normal Attacks and Elemental Skills by 120% of Elemental Mastery. This effect will disappear after 28 DMG instances or 12s. You can obtain Foliar Incision once every 12s.

4) Finale of the Deep (ATK: 565 • ATK: 27.6%)

[Refinement 5] When using an Elemental Skill, ATK will be increased by 24% for 15s, and a Bond of Life worth 25% of Max HP will be granted. This effect can be triggered once every 10s. When the Bond of Life is cleared, a maximum of 300 ATK will be gained based on 4.8% of the total amount of the Life Bond cleared, lasting for 15s.
Note: Weapon rankings are assuming you clear the Life Bond. If you cannot clear the Life Bond, it performs similarly to Amenoma Kageuchi.

5) Aquila Favonia (ATK: 674 • Physical DMG Bonus: 41.3%)

[Refinement 1] ATK is increased by 20%. Triggers on taking DMG: the soul of the Falcon of the West awakens, holding the banner of the resistance aloft, regenerating HP equal to 100% of ATK and dealing 200% of ATK as DMG to surrounding opponents. This effect can only occur once every 15s.
Note: While Aquila Favonia has Physical Damage% as a main stat, which is basically useless on Ayaka, it is still a good statstick as it has a high base ATK and ATK% buff from the passive, however, it's not a huge upgrade over the other 4 star options and there might be a character which can utilize this weapon better (such as Bennett).

6) Amenoma Kageuchi (ATK: 454 • ATK: 55.1%)

[Refinement 5] 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 12 Energy for each seed consumed.
Note: Lowers Ayaka's Energy Recharge requirement which allows her to allocate some of her Energy Recharge substats to other offensive substats.

5) Harbinger of Dawn (ATK: 401 • Crit DMG: 46.9%)

[Refinement 5] When HP is above 90%, increases CRIT Rate by 28%.
Note: A good Crit statstick if you can keep the requirements up (having >90% HP).


Recommended Artifacts

  1. Blizzard Strayer (4)
  2. Blizzard Strayer (2) +18% ATK set (2)
  3. +18% ATK set (2) +18% ATK set (2)
  4. Blizzard Strayer (2) Noblesse Oblige (2)

1) 4-Pc Blizzard Strayer

2-Piece Bonus: Cryo DMG Bonus +15%
4-Piece Bonus:
When a character attacks an opponent affected by Cryo, their CRIT Rate is increased by 20%. If the opponent is Frozen, CRIT Rate is increased by an additional 20%.

2) Blizzard Strayer (2) + 18% ATK set (2)

3) +18% ATK set (2) + 18% ATK set (2)

4) Blizzard Strayer (2) + Noblesse Oblige (2)

Blizzard Strayer 2-Piece Bonus: Cryo DMG Bonus +15%
Noblesse Oblige 2-Piece Bonus: Elemental Burst DMG +20%


Artifact Main StatsArtifact Sub Stats
Sands - ATK%
Goblet - Cryo DMG
Circlet - Crit DMG / ATK%

Circlet's main stat will be dependent on your overall stats, depending on your overall stats, one can be better than the other.
Since Ayaka is able to get a lot of Crit Value from Blizzard Strayer (4) set, ascension passive, and also possibly weapons, ATK% circlets can be competitive to Crit ones, it also has a better drop rate, so don't throw away your good ATK% circlets.
Crit DMG
ATK%
Energy Recharge
Crit Rate*
Flat ATK


*Crit Rate loses value here assuming you're running Blizzard Strayer (4), if you're not using that artifact set, then it has the same priority as Crit DMG (You still want to aim for 1:2 ratio in the end)

Team Compositions

Freeze Team

Kamisato Ayaka: Main DPS
Shenhe: Cryo Support
Sangonomiya Kokomi: Healer + Buffer w/ TTDS
Kaedehara Kazuha: Elemental RES w/ VV set

Furina-Ayaka Duo

Kamisato Ayaka: Main DPS
Furina: Sub-DPS
Sangonomiya Kokomi: Healer + Buffer w/ TTDS // Jean/Charlotte: Wide Healing
Kaedehara Kazuha: Elemental RES w/ VV set

Melt Team

Kamisato Ayaka: Main DPS
Xiangling: Sub-DPS
Bennett: Healer + Buffer
Kaedehara Kazuha: Elemental RES w/ VV set

Mono Cryo Team

Kamisato Ayaka: Main DPS
Shenhe: Cryo Support
Diona: Shielder + Healer // Rosaria: Sub-DPS
Kaedehara Kazuha: Elemental RES w/ VV set // Jean: Healer

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