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Genshin Impact - Kazuha

Kazuha is a 5-star Anemo Sword character in Genshin Impact. Learn more about Kazuha’s character information, best weapon and artifact builds, recommended characters, ascension and talent materials, Talents, Constellations, and more in this build guide!

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Kazuha Rating and Basic Information

Kazuha's Character Information

Kazuha
Kazuha Icon
Rating: S Rank Icon

Rarity: ★★★★★
Element: Anemo ImageAnemo

Weapon: Sword ImageSword

EN Voice Actor: Mark Whitten
JP Voice Actor: Shimazaki Nobunaga

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Kazuha Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths
• High Elemental Mastery buffs to support team
• Acts like a ''battery'' for Energy Recharge
• Powerful passive Swirl DMG as a Sub DPS
• Easy exploration with Skill and Passive Talent
Weaknesses
• Needs many Elements for Swirl Reactions
• Burst pull is not as good as Venti's

Kazuha's Stats

HP Attack Defense Ascension Stat
Lvl 20 2,695 103 217 Elemental Mastery 0
Lvl 80 12,410 276 750 Elemental Mastery 115

Kazuha Recommended Constellations

Constellation Constellation Bonus
C2 +200 Elemental Mastery bonus during Elemental Burst

C2 Great for Elemental Mastery Build

Kazuha scales well the more Elemental Mastery he has, so it's recommended to get his C2 for added damage! It'll also enable him to provide a huge boost in Elemental DMG Bonus for his own teammates!

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Best Builds for Kazuha

Kazuha's Roles and Builds

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Kazuha Sub DPS Builds

Anemo Sub DPS

Weapon Artifact Set
Freedom-Sworn ImageFreedom-Sworn
Set Bonus
• Anemo DMG Bonus +15%
• Increases Swirl DMG by 60%. Decreases opponent's Elemental RES to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10s.
Talent Priority
Chihayaburu
Unleashes a secret technique as fierce as the rushing wind that pulls objects and opponents towards Kazuha's current position before launching opponents within the AoE, dealing Anemo DMG and lifting Kazuha into the air on a rushing gust of wind.
Within 10s of remaining airborne after casting Chihayaburu, Kazuha can unleash a powerful Plunging Attack known as Midare Ranzen.
Press
Can be used in mid-air.

Recommended Artifact Substats

Stat Priority
Sands of EonElemental Mastery / ATK%

Goblet of EonothemElemental Mastery / Anemo DMG Bonus

Circlet of LogosElemental Mastery / CRIT Rate or CRIT DMG
Substats ・Elemental Mastery
・ATK%
・CRIT DMG
・CRIT Rate
・Energy Recharge

Replacement Weapons

Weapon Effect
Primordial Jade Cutter ImagePrimordial Jade Cutter Bonus Stat: CRIT Rate
・HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 1.2% of the wielder’s Max HP.
Iron Sting ImageIron Sting Bonus Stat: Elemental Mastery
・Dealing Elemental DMG increases all DMG by 6% for 6s. Max 2 stacks. Can occur once every 1s.

Kazuha Support Build

Anemo Support

Weapon Artifact Set
Freedom-Sworn ImageFreedom-Sworn
Set Bonus
• Anemo DMG Bonus +15%
• Increases Swirl DMG by 60%. Decreases opponent's Elemental RES to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10s.
Talent Priority
Chihayaburu
Unleashes a secret technique as fierce as the rushing wind that pulls objects and opponents towards Kazuha's current position before launching opponents within the AoE, dealing Anemo DMG and lifting Kazuha into the air on a rushing gust of wind.
Within 10s of remaining airborne after casting Chihayaburu, Kazuha can unleash a powerful Plunging Attack known as Midare Ranzen.
Press
Can be used in mid-air.

Recommended Artifact Substats

Stat Priority
Sands of EonElemental Mastery

Goblet of EonothemElemental Mastery

Circlet of LogosElemental Mastery
Substats ・Elemental Mastery
・Energy Recharge
・ATK%
・CRIT DMG
・CRIT Rate

Replacement Weapons

Weapon Effect
Iron Sting ImageIron Sting Bonus Stat: Elemental Mastery
・Dealing Elemental DMG increases all DMG by 6% for 6s. Max 2 stacks. Can occur once every 1s.
Sacrificial Sword ImageSacrificial Sword Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge
・After damaging an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30s.

Best Artifacts and Weapons for Kazuha

Best Artifacts Ranked

Rating Set Bonus
Best Viridescent Venerer • Anemo DMG Bonus +15%
• Increases Swirl DMG by 60%. Decreases opponent's Elemental RES to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10s.
Second Best Noblesse Oblige • Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
• Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.
Third Best Gladiator's Finale • ATK +18%.
• If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.

Alternative Artifact Set

Set Bonus
Instructor • Increases Elemental Mastery by 80.
• Upon triggering an Elemental Reaction, increases all party members' Elemental Mastery by 120 for 8s.

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Best Weapons Ranked

Rating Weapon Stats (Lv.1)
Best Freedom-Sworn Image Freedom-Sworn Base Stats
Base Attack: 46
Bonus Effect: Elemental Mastery 43
Skill Effect
Increases DMG by 10%. When characters with Freedom-Sworn trigger Elemental Reactions, they gain a Sigil of Rebellion (once every 0.5s). This triggers even if they aren't on the field. When you reach 2 Sigils, all will be consumed and grant all nearby party members +20% ATK and +16% Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attack DMG for 12s. Once triggered, you gain no Sigils for 20s. Buffs of the same type won't stack.
Second Best Primordial Jade Cutter Image Primordial Jade Cutter Base Stats
Base Attack: 44
Bonus Effect: CRIT Rate 9.6%
Skill Effect
HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 1.2% of the wielder’s Max HP.
Third Best Iron Sting Image Iron Sting Base Stats
Base Attack: 42
Bonus Effect: Elemental Mastery 36
Skill Effect
Dealing Elemental DMG increases all DMG by 6% for 6s. Max 2 stacks. Can occur once every 1s.

Best F2P Weapon

Name Stats (Lv.1)
Iron Sting Image Iron Sting Base Stats
Base Attack: 42
Bonus Effect: Elemental Mastery 36
Skill Effect
Dealing Elemental DMG increases all DMG by 6% for 6s. Max 2 stacks. Can occur once every 1s.

Recommended Characters for Kazuha

List of Recommended Chracters

Character Element Weapon
Genshin Impact - Klee ImageKlee
・Easily trigger Pyro-Anemo Swirls.
・High DMG from Elemental Bursts.
Genshin Impact - Fischl ImageFischl
・Easily trigger Electro-Anemo Swirl
・High passive DMG from Oz and Kazuha's Swirls
・High DMG from their Elemental Bursts
Genshin Impact - Ganyu ImageGanyu
・Easily trigger Cryo-Anemo Swirl
・High passive DMG from Ganyu's Burst and Kazuha's Swirls
・High DMG from their Elemental Bursts
Genshin Impact - Bennett ImageBennett
・Easily trigger Pyro-Anemo Swirl
・Can heal and support the team
・Elemental Burst increases DMG

How to Use Kazuha

How to Raise Kazuha's Elemental Mastery Bonus

Elemental Mastery Buff Increase
Bonus Stat (after Lv. 80 Ascension) 115
Elemental Mastery on Sands Artifact 187
Elemental Mastery on Goblet Artifact 187
Elemental Mastery on Circlet Artifact 187
Equipped Iron Sting Weapon 151
Artifact sub-stats 88 (average)
Total Elemental Mastery Bonus 915

Since Kazuha will mainly be doing Anemo Swirl DMG, we recommend pairing him with an Elemental DPS. At Constellation 2, Kazuha increases the team's Elemental Mastery by +200 during his Elemental Burst.

Swirls give Elemental Mastery buffs!

Poetics of Fuubutsu gives the team an Elemental Mastery bonus for 8s every time Kazuha triggers a Swirl reaction. This gives even more Elemental Mastery bonuses to your team!

Use Chihayaburu to Jump High

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Similar to Venti's Elemental Skill, Kazuha can launch himself in the air after holding Chihayaburu. This makes Kazuha a great character to have when exploring Teyvat!

Pull objects and enemies in!

Genshin - How to Pull Enemies in with Kazuha Burst
Kazuha can pull enemies and objects towards his position when using Chihayaburu, which you can use for crowd control!

Drop down with a Plunging Attack!

Genshin - Kazuha Plunge Attack
Since you'll be in the air, you can drop down with a Plunging Attack and deal additional DMG to your enemies. Your Plunging Attacks deal Anemo DMG by default, but deal different Elemental DMG when another Element is present.

Use Elemental Burst for AoE DMG

Genshin - How to Use Kazuha Elemental Burst
Kazuha's Elemental Burst, Kazuha Slash, expands into a wide AoE and deals continuous Swirl DMG to enemies inside. Positioning the Elemental Burst is easy too, because it expands out and away from Kazuha.

The Elemental Burst Swirl changes!

Kazuha's Elemental Burst Reactions

Pyro Swirls

Hydro Swirls

Whatever Element reacts with Kazuha's Burst first will set the Anemo Swirl DMG within the AoE. Kazuha's Elemental Burst color changes with the Element Swirl too, making a pretty sight for Kazuha-users!

Cloud Strider Makes You Sprint Longer

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Kazuha's Exploration Talent, Cloud Strider, reduces stamina consumption while sprinting. This allows you to cover more ground at a much faster rate, or give you more stamina to use for other activities.

Constellation 6 Infuses Kazuha with Anemo

Genshin - Constellation 6 Crimson Momiji
When Kazuha's Constellation 6 is aquired, using Chihayaburu and Kazuha Slash will infuse Kazuha with Anemo for 5s. Each point of Elemental Mastery will increase DMG from Normal, Charged, Plunging Attack by 0.2%. This means that Kazuha would be able to deal further damage!

Sucrose Does Not Buff Kazuha

Sucrose ImageSucrose

Sucrose's Passive Talent, Mollis Favonius, grants bonus Elemental Mastery to the rest of the party equal to 20% of Sucrose's Elemental Mastery.

However, according to the June 30, 2021 Developer's Discussion, this buff does not apply to Kazuha, as the only exception. It was explained that this is to avoid infinite stacking of stat bonuses.

Update 2.0 Developers Discussion

Kazuha Ascension and Talent Materials

Kazuha Ascension Materials

Lv.20→Lv.40
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Lv.50→Lv.60
Lv.60→Lv.70
Lv.70→Lv.80
Lv.80→Lv.90

Kazuha Talent Level-Up Materials

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Talent Materials per Level

Kazuha Talents (Skills)

Normal Attack: Garyuu Bladework

Talent Description
Perform up to 5 rapid strikes.
Plunging Attack: Midare Ranzan
When Plunging Attack is performed using the effects of the Elemental Skill Chihayaburu, Plunging Attack DMG is converted to Anemo DMG and will create a small wind tunnel via a secret blade technique that pulls in nearby objects and opponents.
Charge Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.
Plunge Attack:
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact. If this Plunging attack is triggered by Chihayaburu, it will be converted to Plunging Attack: Midare Ranzan.

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
1-Hit DMG 46%
2-Hit DMG 45.20%
3-Hit DMG 25.8%+31.0%
4-Hit DMG 60.70%
5-Hit DMG 25.4%x3
Charged Attack DMG 43.0%+74.6%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost 20.0
Plunge DMG 81.8%
Low/High Plunge DMG 164%/204%

Chihayaburu

Talent Description
Unleashes a secret technique as fierce as the rushing wind that pulls objects and opponents towards Kazuha's current position before launching opponents within the AoE, dealing Anemo DMG and lifting Kazuha into the air on a rushing gust of wind.
Within 10s of remaining airborne after casting Chihayaburu, Kazuha can unleash a powerful Plunging Attack known as Midare Ranzen.
Press
Can be used in mid-air.
Plunging Attack: Midare Ranzan
When Plunging Attack is performed using the effects of the Elemental Skill Chihayaburu, Plunging Attack DMG is converted to Anemo DMG. On landing, Kazuha creates a small wind tunnel via a secret blade technique that pulls in nearby objects and opponents.
Midare Ranzan's DMG is considered Plunging Attack DMG.
Hold Attack:
Charges up before unleashing greater Anemo DMG over a larger AoE than Press Mode.
Flavor Text:
"Wind in branches grieves
Bygone ages, gods of old
Withered autumn leaves."

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Slashing DMG 192%
Press CD 6.0s
Hold Skill DMG 261%
CD (hold) 9.0s

Kazuha Slash

Talent Description
The signature techniques of Kazuha's self-styled bladework — a single slash that strikes with the force of the first winds of autumn, dealing AoE Anemo DMG.
The blade's passage will leave behind a frield named ''Autumn Whirlwind'' that periodically deals AoE Anemo DMG to opponents within it's range.
Elemental Absorption:
If Autumn Whirlwind comes into contract with Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro, it will deal additional elemental DMG of that type.
Elemental Absorption may only occur once per use.
Flavor Text:
"I see eternity go by in an instant, the autumns of many years from a single leaf. Thus I shall slice this maple in a flash, and ask a question of the ages."

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Slashing DMG 262%
DoT 120%
Additional Elemental DMG 36%
Duration 8.0s
CD 15.0s
Energy Cost 60

Soumon Swordsmanship

Talent Description
If Chihayaburu comes into contact with Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro when cast, Chihayaburu will absorb that element and if Plunging Attack: Midare Ranzan is used before the effect expires, it will deal an additional 200% ATK of the absorbed elemental type as DMG. This will be considered Plunging Attack DMG. Elemental Absorption may only occur once per use of Chihayaburu.

Poetics of Fuubutsu

Talent Description
Upon triggering a Swirl reaction, Kaedehara Kazuha will grant teammates a 0.04% Elemental DMG Bonus to their corresponding Element for every point of Elemental Mastery he has for 8s. Bonuses for different elements obtained through this method can co-exist.

Cloud Strider

Talent Description
Decreases sprinting Stamina consumption for your own party members by 20%.
Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the exact same effects.

Kazuha Constellations

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Scarlet Hills Decreases Chihayaburu's CD by 10%.
Using Kazuha Slash resets the CD of Chihayaburu.
Yamaarashi Tailwind The Autumn Whirlwind field created by Kazuha Slash has the following effects:
・Increases Kaedehara Kazuha's own Elemental Mastery by 200.
・Increases the Elemental Mastery of characters within the field by 200.

The Elemental Mastery-increasing effects of this constellation do not stack.
Maple Monogatari Increases the Level of Chihayaburu by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Oozora Genpou When Kaedehara Kazuha's Energy is lower than 45, he obtains the following effects:
・Pressing or Holding Chihayaburu regenerates 3 or 4 Energy for Kaedehara Kazuha, respectively.
・When gliding, Kaedehara Kazuha regenerates 2 Energy per second.
Wisdom of Bansei Increases the Level of Kazuha Slash by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Crimson Momiji After using Chihayaburu or Kazuha Slash, Kaedehara Kazuha gains an Anemo Infusion for 5s. Additionally, each point of Elemental Mastery will increase the DMG dealt by Kaedehara Kazuha's Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attack by 0.2%.

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