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Ayato Best Builds and Artifacts

Genshin - Ayato Best Builds and Guide

Ayato is a 5-Star Hydro Sword character in Genshin Impact. Check out Ayato's build, ascension materials, best weapons, best artifacts, talent priority, skills, teams, and our rating of the character in this build guide!

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Ayato Rating and Basic Info

Ayato's Character Information

A Rank Icon
Voice Actors EN Voice Actor: Chris Hackney
JP Voice Actor: Akira Ishida

Tier List Rankings

Main DPS Sub-DPS Support Exploration
A B - C

Character Tier List

Ayato's Stats

Lvl. 20 Base Stats
Lvl. 90 Max Stats
Stat Base Value
Stat Max Value

Base Stat Calculations

Genshin - Albedo Thinking Emoji Stats indicated above are obtained from Ayato's base values. These numbers also exclude the character's equipped weapon, artifacts, talents, or other passive effects that are not innate to the character.
Genshin - Faruzan Thinking Emoji All characters start with 5% CRIT Rate, 50% CRIT DMG, 100% Energy Recharge, 0 Elemental Mastery, 0% Healing Bonus, and 0% Elemental DMG bonus before any additional stats are applied. The table above includes such values.
Genshin - Xianyun Thinking Emoji The Level 20 stats indicated for this character are calculated before their first ascension.

Character Stat Rankings

Ayato's Strengths and Weaknesses

Ayato's Strengths
• His biggest pro is that he is extremely versatile towards any Hydro-related reaction team comps. If any given party requires a Hydro DPS, Ayato can fill in one way or another.
• Can deal high single and multi-target AoE DMG.
• Elemental Burst can support teammates and himself.
Ayato's Weaknesses
• While highly flexible and versatile, he is a jack of all trades but master of none. As he can slot in to many Hydro team comps, he is not considered as a staple in those parties.
• High Elemental Burst cost. This is slightly fixed thanks to his passive.

Best Builds for Ayato

Ayato Normal Attack Main DPS Build

Best Weapon
Replacement Weapons
Best Artifacts
Main Stats
Genshin - HourglassSands: ATK%
Genshin - GobletGoblet: Hydro DMG Bonus
Genshin - CircletCirclet: CRIT Rate or CRIT DMG
Substats Energy Recharge, CRIT Rate or CRIT DMG, ATK%, HP%

The Echoes of an Offering artifact set should only be used if players have a low ping to Genshin Impact servers. This is because the chance of triggering the 4pc effect gradually gets more inconsistent the higher the ping is.

With a constant green ping, found on the top right, this build has the bigger potential to deal more damage than the Heart of Depth set.

Ayato Alternative Main DPS Build

Best Weapon
Replacement Weapons
Best Artifacts
Main Stats
Genshin - HourglassSands: ATK%
Genshin - GobletGoblet: Hydro DMG Bonus
Genshin - CircletCirclet: CRIT Rate or CRIT DMG
Substats Energy Recharge, CRIT Rate, CRIT DMG, ATK%, HP%

This is Ayato's most consistent build for Ayato as a Main DPS, especially for players with high ping. Not only does it increase his Normal Attack damage, but it also increases his Elemental Burst damage as well.

You may also use Gladiator's Finale or Nymph's Dream as placeholders, but Heart of Depth should theoretically be his second-best artifact set.

Ayato Sub-DPS Build

Best Weapon
Replacement Weapons
Best Artifacts
Main Stats
Genshin - HourglassSands: ATK% or ER%
Genshin - GobletGoblet: Hydro DMG Bonus
Genshin - CircletCirclet: CRIT Rate or CRIT DMG
Substats Energy Recharge, CRIT Rate or CRIT DMG, ATK%, HP%

This Sub-DPS build utilizes Ayato's Elemental Burst. His burst window will be used for buffing damage and setting up Elemental Reactions for the Main DPS.

Ayato's Talent Priority

Main DPS

1st 2nd 3rd
Elemental Skill Elemental Burst Normal Attack


1st 2nd 3rd
Elemental Burst Elemental Skill Normal Attack

Ayato's Elemental Skill and Burst are key talents that change leveling priority depending on the build. Ayato's Normal Attacks does not affect the damage when using his Elemental Skill, so it should be leveled last.

Ayato Best Artifacts

Ayato Artifact Rankings

Artifact Artifact Bonuses
1st Genshin - Echoes of an Offering Image Echoes of an Offering 2-PC: ATK +18%.
4-PC: When Normal Attacks hit opponents, there is a 36% chance that it will trigger Valley Rite, which will increase Normal Attack DMG by 70% of ATK. This effect will be dispelled 0.05s after a Normal Attack deals DMG. If a Normal Attack fails to trigger Valley Rite, the odds of it triggering the next time will increase by 20%. This trigger can occur once every 0.2s.
2nd Genshin - Heart of Depth Image Heart of Depth 2-PC: Hydro DMG Bonus +15%
4-PC: After using Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 30% for 15s.
3rd Genshin - Gladiator Gladiator's Finale 2-PC: ATK +18%.
4-PC: If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.

Echoes of an Offering is Ayato's best artifact when you have his signature weapon, Haran Geppaku Futsu. Due to the artifact's RNG, you may opt to use a combination of 2pc or 4pc Heart of Depth or Gladiator's Finale with good substats.

Best 4-Star Artifact for Ayato

Artifact Artifact Bonuses
Genshin - Martial Artist Image Martial Artist 2-PC: Increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 15%.
4-PC: After using Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 25% for 8s.

Ayato Best Weapons

Ayato Weapon Rankings

Weapon Weapon Information
1st Genshin Impact - Haran Geppaku Futsu Image Haran Geppaku Futsu Base ATK: 608
Bonus Stat: CRIT Rate 33.1%
Skill Effect: 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.
2nd Genshin Impact - Mistsplitter Reforged Image Mistsplitter Reforged Base ATK: 674
Bonus Stat: CRIT DMG 44.1%
Skill Effect: Gain a 12% Elemental DMG Bonus for a character's Elemental Type. At stacks 1/2/3, Elemental DMG is further increased by 8/16/28%. Each stack has an individual duration and are gotten through:
• Normal Attacks with Elemental DMG (duration 5s)
• Casting an Elemental Burst (duration 10s)
• Having less than 100% Energy (disappears at full Energy)
3rd Genshin Impact - The Black Sword Image The Black Sword Base ATK: 510
Bonus Stat: CRIT Rate 27.6%
Skill Effect: Increases 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.

Best Free-to-Play Weapon for Ayato

Weapon Weapon Information
Genshin Impact - Amenoma Kageuchi Image Amenoma Kageuchi Base ATK: 454
Bonus Stat: ATK 55.1%
Skill Effect: 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.

All Good Weapons for Ayato

Recommended Weapons How to Get
Battle Pass
Battle Pass
Starglitter Exchange
Starglitter Exchange

Ayato Best Team Comp

Ayato Mixed Party

Main DPS Sub-DPS Sub-DPS Support
Genshin - Ayato Ayato Genshin - Fischl Fischl Genshin - Kazuha Kazuha Genshin - Bennett Bennett

Ayato will be the trigger in this Electro-Charged plus Vaporize team. Fischl (especially at C6) can help recharge Ayato's energy while Bennett can boost Ayato's damage and heal the party.

Make sure to swirl Pyro first by using Kazuha's burst while standing on Bennett's burst for Kazuha to self-swirl Pyro!

Ayato Vaporize Party

Main DPS Sub-DPS Support Support
Genshin - Ayato Ayato Genshin - Xiangling Xiangling Genshin - Bennett Bennett Genshin - Kazuha Kazuha

Ayato can achieve his highest peronsal DPS by triggering Vaporize reactions during his Elemental Skill. Xiangling and Bennett will provide the Pyro status effect while also activating a damage-boosting Pyro resonance. Kazuha will buff the whole party's Elemental DMG.

You can replace Kazuha with Yun Jin if you don't have him. This will limit the damage buff to only Ayato's.

Ayato Hyperbloom Team Comp

Main DPS Sub-DPS Sub-DPS Support
Genshin - Ayato Ayato Genshin - Nahida Nahida Genshin - Shinobu Shinobu Genshin - Baizhu Baizhu
Genshin - Ayato Ayato Genshin - Traveler (Dendro) Traveler (Dendro) Genshin - Raiden Raiden Genshin - Yaoyao Yaoyao

Ayato is also a great enabler for the Hyperbloom reaction. His Elemental Skill will help create Dendro Cores while the off-field Electro Character will trigger the Hyperbloom reaction.

Ayato Burgeon Team Comp

Main DPS Sub-DPS Sub-DPS Support
Genshin - Ayato Ayato Genshin - Thoma Thoma Genshin - Nahida Nahida Genshin - Kokomi Kokomi
Genshin - Ayato Ayato Genshin - Thoma Thoma Genshin - Nahida Nahida Genshin - Yaoyao Yaoyao

This Dendro Team Comp for Ayato will only need 2 core teammates, a Pyro and Dendro off-field damage dealer. The goal is to create Dendro Cores by using Ayato and the Dendro Traveler's Elemental Burst. Afterwards, the off-field Pyro unit will trigger the Burgeon reaction with Pyro damage.

Afterwards, you can swap Ayato back in and do damage with his Elemental Skill.

Ayato Freeze Party for Ayato

Main DPS Sub-DPS Sub-DPS Support
Genshin - Ayato Ayato Genshin - Ganyu Ganyu Genshin - Venti Venti Genshin - Diona Diona

Ayato and Ganyu will freeze enemies, easily letting Ayato do his Normal Attacks on enemies. Venti's on the team for crowd control and because his Elemental Burst syncs great with Ganyu's. Diona will give you shields, heals, and Cryo Resonance.

Free-to-Play Party for Ayato

Main DPS Sub-DPS Sub-DPS Support
Genshin - Ayato Ayato Genshin - Lisa Lisa Genshin - Traveler (Dendro) Traveler (Dendro) Genshin - Barbara Barbara

For newer players, a Hyperbloom team comp can be used as an early game option for Ayato. You may opt to using Collei as well!

Sub-DPS Ayato Team

Main DPS Sub-DPS Sub-DPS Support
Genshin - Yoimiya Yoimiya Genshin - Ayato Ayato Genshin - Bennett Bennett Genshin - Kazuha Kazuha

Use Ayato's Elemental Burst to buff Yoimiya's Normal Attacks. He can also use his Elemental Skill to trigger Yoimiya's burst, while Bennett and Kazuha can further buff her! Note that Ayato will be the one Vaporizing in this team comp due to poor application.

Yoimiya can be replaced with Raiden Shogun or by any character who would appreciate the Hydo DMG Ayato provides with his Elemental burst.

Ayato Best Constellations

Cypressus Custos

Constellation and Effects

Ayato's Constellations
Genshin - Ayato C1 C1 Kyouka Fuushi
Shunsuiken DMG is increased by 40% against opponents with 50% HP or less.
Genshin - Ayato C2 C2 World Source
Namisen's maximum stack count is increased to 5. When Kamisato Ayato has at least 3 Namisen stacks, his Max HP is increased by 50%
Genshin - Ayato C3 C3 To Admire the Flowers
Increases the Level of Kamisato Art: Kyouka by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Genshin - Ayato C4 C4 Endless Flow
After using Kamisato Art: Suiyuu, all nearby party members will have 15% increased Normal Attack SPD for 15s.
Genshin - Ayato C5 C5 Bansui Ichiro
Increases the Level of Kamisato Art: Suiyuu by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Genshin - Ayato C6 C6 Boundless 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 Constellations Rating and Explanation

Rating Constellation Effect / Merits
C2 ★★★ • Increases Namisen Stacks to 5, which translates to more damage.
• if Ayato's Namisen stacks are at least 3, his Max HP will increase by 50%. This will help with survivability and damage.
C4 ★★☆ • Increases Normal ATK SPD by 15% for 15s for all party members after using Elemental Burst.
• Great constellation for both Main and Sub-DPS Ayato.

C0 is Good Enough for Ayato

Ayato actually has all he needs at 0 constellations! If you have the extra Primos and want to go the extra mile, we recommend getting him to C2 or C4.

Ayato Ascension and Talent Materials

Ayato Ascension Materials

Mora ImageMora ×20,000
Mora ImageMora ×40,000
Mora ImageMora ×60,000
Mora ImageMora ×80,000
Mora ImageMora ×100,000
Mora ImageMora ×120,000

Ayato Talent Level-Up Materials

Daily Domain Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Boss Drops
Genshin Impact - Teachings of Elegance Image Teachings of Elegance
Genshin Impact - Old Handguard Image Old Handguard
Raiden Shogun Challenge Reward
Genshin Impact - Mudra of the Malefic General Image Mudra of the Malefic General
Genshin Impact - Guide to Elegance Image Guide to Elegance Genshin Impact - Kageuchi Handguard Image Kageuchi Handguard
Genshin Impact - Philosophies of Elegance Image Philosophies of Elegance Genshin Impact - Famed Handguard Image Famed Handguard

Talent Materials per Level

How to Use Ayato

Elemental Skill Kamisato Art: Kyouka

Hydro Infused Auto Attacks

After using Ayato's Elemental Skill, Ayato's Normal Attacks become infused with Hydro that can deal AoE DMG. Swapping out Ayato will end this stance early.

Namisen Effect

Attacking enemies during this stance will create Namisen stacks, which increases damage based on a % of Ayato's current max HP during the skill.

Elemental Burst Kamisato Art: Suiyuu

Does Hydro DMG in a Large Area

Casting Ayato's Elemental Skill will deal Hydro DMG in a large area around him. The falling Bloomwater blades have pseudo random targeting, similar to how Ganyu's Elemental Burst works.

Increases Normal Attack Damage

Genshin - Ayato Elemental Burst Normal Attack Damage Increase

After casting Ayato's Elemental Burst, Normal Attacks of any characters within the field will deal increased DMG. Given how long the burst duration is, it is possible to use it as a Sub-DPS tool if Ayato's Elemental skill is still in cooldown.

Kamisato Art: Michiyuki Hagetsu

Passively Provides Energy

Genshin - Kamisato Art Michiyuki Hagetsu

While Ayato is off the field, his passive will provide him with 2 every second if his total energy is below half of his Elemental Burst cost. Ideally, you would only want Ayato to be swapped out when his Elemental Skill is in cooldown, so this passive should give at least 10 Energy at minimum.

Kamisato Art: Daily Cooking

Free Suspicious Dish for Perfect Dishes

Genshin - Kamisato Art Daily Cooking

When Ayato cooks a Perfect Dish it has an 18% chance of producing an additional Suspicious Quality dish of the same type!

List of Food & Recovery Items

Ayato Talents (Skills)

Normal Attack: Kamisato Art - Marobashi

Talent Description
Perform up to 5 rapid strikes.
Charge Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to dash forward and perform an iai.
Plunge Attack:
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
1-Hit DMG 45.0%
2-Hit DMG 47.2%
3-Hit DMG 58.6%
4-Hit DMG 29.4%x2
5-Hit DMG 75.6%
Charged Attack DMG 129.5%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost 20.
Plunge DMG 63.9%
Low/High Plunge DMG 128%/160%

Kamisato Art: Kyouka

Talent Description
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.
Flavor Text:
''When, I wonder, did you come under the illusion that you were winning?''
- Ayato is like this in both matter of martial prowess and political intrigue, but to preserve the dignity of his fellow Commissioners, he does not say such things to them. As such, only Thoma, Itto, and Ayaka have ever heard this line.

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Shunsuiken 1-Hit DMG 52.9%
Shunsuiken 2-Hit DMG 58.9%
Shunsuiken 3-Hit DMG 64.9%
Takimeguri Kanka Duration 6.0s
Namisen DMG Bonus 0.56% Max HP/Stack
Water Illusion DMG 101.5%
Water Illusion Duration 6s
CD 12.0s

Kamisato Art: Suiyuu

Talent Description
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.
Flavor Text:
I can see them, you know. The ripples of your beating heart within this realm of still waters."

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Bloomwater Blade DMG 66.5%
Normal Attack DMG Bonus 11.0%
Duration 18.0s
CD 20.0s
Energy Cost 80

Kamisato Art: Mine Wo Matoishi Kiyotaki

Talent Description
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

Talent Description
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

Talent Description
When Ayato cooks a dish perfectly, he has a set chance to receive an additional suspicious dish of the same type.

How to Get Ayato

Pull from Version 4.2 Phase 2 Banners

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Banner Status Inactive

Ayato's banner rerun was on Phase 2 of Version 4.2, which is ran from November 28, 2023 until December 19, 2023. His banner was alongside Cyno's rerun banner as well!

His rerun banner also featured 4-star characters Xiangling, Shinobu, and Kirara, all available at an increased rate!

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150 Anonymous5 months

His attacks from his E Skill don't count as skill damage but normal attack damage so only his water clone explosion will benefit from golden troupe

149 Anonymous5 months

but his e is not off field dmg. only 2pc works no?

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