Genshin Impact: Kamisato Ayato Best Build Guide

This guide will discuss all the necessary information on creating the best builds for Ayato, including his best weapons, his best artifact set, and more. Kamisato Ayato is a 5-star Sword character who hails from Inazuma. He's a great main DPS and is a reliable damage dealer, as well as a great Hydro applier for your team.

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Today, we will discuss the best builds guide for Kamisato Ayato, the Head of the Kamisato Clan, including his best weapons, his best team compositions, and artifacts.

Kamisato Ayato is the Head of the prestigious Kamisato Clan, who oversees the Yashiro Commission, one of the Three Commissions in Inazuma. He’s quite a busy man, however, he will surely return to Genshin Impact’s future events.

His role on the team is the Main DPS role. His Elemental Skill allows him to quickly slash his enemies away and apply Hydro element to them. Not to mention, his Elemental Burst is also a great Hydro applier since its AoE is large. Let’s begin.

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Who is Kamisato Ayato from Genshin Impact?

Kamisato Ayato is a 5-star character, and is an important figure within Inazuma’s politics, being the head of the Kamisato Clan and the Yashiro Commission.

Grand festivals like this monopolize the Tenryou Commission’s resources… Your timing is impeccable. Pity you were all they sent.

Kamisato Ayato: Fathomless Swirls in the Forest

He’s a calm, collected, calculating, and slightly naughty man that likes to tease Thoma, his closest aide. He’s almost the perfect package for a person… But don’t let him near your kitchen, or you’ll have an awful stomach. 

How to Get Kamisato Ayato

Since Ayato is a unique 5-star character, he can only appear on the Event Wish Banner. Unfortunately, that also means that he’s unavailable outside of his banners.

His first appearance was back in Version 2.5, and this will be his second feature in the Event Wish Banner.

  • Azure Excursion (Ayato’s Banner, first appearance): March 30, 2022 – April 19, 2022.
  • Azure Excursion (Ayato’s Banner, first re-run): December 27, 2022 – January 17, 2023.
Genshin Impact Kamisato Ayato Best Build Guide Head of the Kamisato Clan

Head of the Kamisato Clan.

Kamisato Ayato Level-Up Resources

To build your Ayato to Level 90, you must prepare these Ascension Materials:

  • Varunada Lazurite (Hydro)
  • Sakura Bloom (Inazuma Specialty)
  • Handguards (Enemy Drop from Nobushi and Kairagi)
  • Dew of Repudiation (World Boss)

Varunada Lazurite is the gemstone crucial for Ayato’s ascension. Lazurite is the Hydro variant of the Gemstone, and you usually find them after you defeat Hydro-based Bosses, such as the Oceanid, the Hydro Hypostasis, and one of the Weekly Bosses, Scaramouche. Ayato will need 1 Sliver, 9 Fragments, 9 Chunks, and 6 Gemstones.

Ayato also needs Sakura Bloom, a material native to Inazuma, and you can find them in the Narukami Island area. Unfortunately, there are no NPCs that sell this material, so the only way to get them is to travel to their locations and harvest it with Electro reaction. To level up your Ayato to 90, you’ll need a minimum of 168 Sakura Blooms. The Teyvat Interactive Map can help you locate this material faster.

The next material necessary for Ayato is the Handguards, which you can get after defeating the Nobushis and Kairagis within the Inazuma region. Their drop rate is slightly lower than other materials, so proceed while keeping this in mind. In total, Ayato needs 18 Old Handguards, 30 Kageuchi Handguards, and 36 Famed Handguards.

And the last piece for building Ayato is the Dew of Repudiation. This is a World Boss material that you can earn from the Hydro Hypostasis in Inazuma. You can find this boss in the Suigetsu Pool area, within Watatsumi Island. This boss will summon Hydro-related AoE attacks against you, like the Rolling Waves and the Twisting Vortex, however, you can deal with this Boss easily using Pyro or Electro characters. You will need 46 Dew of Repudiation to raise Ayato to Level 90.

As usual, you’ll need to prepare 420 Thousand Mora and 416 Hero’s Wit EXP Books to fully ascend your Ayato.

Genshin Impact Kamisato Ayato Best Build Guide Ayato Giving His Orders

Ayato Giving His Orders.

Kamisato Ayato’s Abilities Overview

As a Hydro Sword character, Ayato uses his swift slashes to face his enemies. Ayato’s role for the team is a Main DPS, while also being a reliable Hydro applier.

Ayato prefers using Kamisato Art: Marobashi as his Normal Attack, where he performs up to 5 rapid strikes. Meanwhile, he will dash forward and perform an iai for his Charged Attack.

Genshin Impact Kamisato Ayato Best Build Guide Charged Attack

Charged Attack.

As for his Elemental Skill, Ayato utilizes Kamisato Art: Kyouka, in which he shifts positions and enters the Takimeguri Kanka state. While in this state, he will leave a watery illusion at his original location that will explode if opponents are nearby or after its duration ends, dealing AoE Hydro DMG.

Not only that, but Ayato also uses his Shunsuiken to engage in blindingly fast attacks, causing DMG from his Normal Attacks to be converted into AoE Hydro DMG.

Genshin Impact Kamisato Ayato Best Build Guide Kamisato Art: Kyouka

Kamisato Art: Kyouka.

Lastly, we have Ayato’s Elemental Burst, Kamisato Art: Suiyuu. His Burst will summon a large AoE Hydro field where Bloomwater Blades will constantly rain down and attack opponents within its AoE, dealing Hydro DMG and increasing the Normal Attack DMG of characters within.

Kamisato Ayato’s Passives

As for Ayato’s Passive abilities, he has the following:

  • Kamisato Art: Mine Wo Matoishi Kiyotaki allows Ayato to automatically gain 2 Namisen stacks after casting his Elemental Skill, as well as giving the Namisen effect equal to the maximum number of stacks possible.
  • Kamisato Art: Michiyuku Hagetsu is beneficial for Ayato when he’s off-field, as it will regenerate 2 Energy for him if his Energy is less than 40.
  • Kamisato Art: Daily Cooking gives Ayato an 18% chance to create a Suspicious dish of the same type, and is relatively useless when it comes to the Cooking feature.
Genshin Impact Kamisato Ayato Best Build Guide Kamisato Art: Suiyuu

Kamisato Art: Suiyuu.

Talent Priority

Once you familiarize yourself with Ayato’s kits, it’s time to know the priority for his Talents:

  1. Kamisato Art: KyoukaAyato’s Elemental Skill is his main way of dealing damage to his enemies, thanks to its quick slashes and increased resistance to interruption. You should prioritize this Talent over the other two.
  2. Kamisato Art: Suiyuu: Ayato’s Elemental Burst helps him control the battlefield, since the Burst lets out a massive Hydro AoE field, damaging any enemies that come inside.
  3. Kamisato Art: Marobashi: Although Ayato’s Elemental Skill takes Normal Attack DMG as its base, it is separate from his actual Normal Attack stat, so leave this as the last one for upgrades. 

Ayato’s Talent Ascension Materials are the Elegance Series (Teachings of Elegance, Guide to Elegance, and Philosophies of Elegance), Handguards, and Mudra of the Malefic General (Magatsu Mitake Narukami no Mikoto/End of the Oneiric Euthymia Weekly Boss material).

Best Weapons

Now that you understand how Ayato works, it’s time to talk about his builds. As a main DPS Sword user, Ayato can use several weapons.

The Ideal Choice

The best weapon option for Ayato is the Haran Geppaku Futsu sword.

Haran Geppaku Futsu is a 5-star sword that you can get from Epitome Invocation Wish. This weapon increases the CRIT Rate by 33.1% and has 608 ATK at Level 90. The sword’s unique skill is Honed Flow, which increases the user’s All Elemental DMG Bonus by 12%, as well as increasing the user’s Normal Attack DMG by 20% for 8s when certain conditions are met.

This weapon is the perfect fit for Ayato thanks to its All Elemental DMG Bonus, as well as Normal Attack DMG increase that benefits his Elemental Skill greatly. 

Ayato's Signature Weapon, Haran Geppaku Futsu, perfect for his build.

Haran Geppaku Futsu.

Substitute Options

What if you don’t have Haran Geppaku Futsu? Don’t worry! Ayato has many substitute weapons for his build in Genshin Impact.

Although Haran Geppaku Futsu is his Best-in-Slot weapon, there are other weapons that can replace the sword, such as Mistsplitter Reforged and Primordial Jade Cutter.

Genshin Impact Kamisato Ayato Best Build Guide Ayato with Mistplitter Reforged

Ayato with Mistplitter Reforged. Image Source: ZatuArk on YouTube.

Mistsplitter Reforged is a 5-star sword that you can get from Epitome Invocation Wish, just like Haran Geppaku Futsu. It has 44.1% CRIT DMG and 674 ATK at Level 90, giving off nice bonuses for DPS-oriented characters. However, the true star of this sword is its skill, Mistsplitter’s Edge, which grants the user 12% All Elemental DMG Bonus, just like Haran, and provides Elemental DMG Bonus for the character’s Elemental Type.

Another option for your Ayato’s build is the Primordial Jade Cutter, a 5-star sword you can obtain from both the Standard Banner and Epitome Invocation Wish. This weapon gives a 44.1% CRIT Rate and 542 ATK at Level 90, and its unique skill, Protector’s Virtue, suits Ayato well thanks to its HP increase plus an ATK Bonus based on 1.2% of his Max HP.

Genshin Impact Kamisato Ayato Best Build Guide Ayato with Primordial Jade Cutter

Ayato with Primordial Jade Cutter. Image Source: ZatuArk on YouTube.

Best Artifact for Kamisato Ayato

Ayato is pretty versatile when it comes to his artifact, as long as the set can maximize his Elemental Skill damage. That being said, the Artifact Set that suits him the best is the Echoes of an Offering.

Right off the bat, this set can boost Ayato’s ATK by 18% thanks to its 2-piece bonus. Not only that, the 4-piece bonus of Echoes of an Offering gives a 36% chance of triggering Valley Rite, which will increase Normal Attack DMG by 70% of ATK. The odds seem low, however, this set will give an additional 20% chance of triggering Valley Rite whenever your Normal Attack fails to activate it.

Overall, Echoes of an Offering utilizes Ayato’s quick attacks from his Elemental Skill, adding good damage whenever the set’s bonus is activated. 

For alternative Artifact Sets, you can use 2-piece Echoes of an Offering/Shimenawa’s Reminiscence/Vermillion Hereafter and 2-piece Heart of Depth, which grants Ayato +18% ATK Bonus and a 15% Hydro DMG Bonus.

Genshin Impact Kamisato Ayato Best Build Guide Pillar of Fortitude

Pillar of Fortitude.

Desirable Stats

To make Ayato someone befits his position as the Kamisato Clan head and the Yashiro Commissioner, here are the stats you must look out for when creating a build for Ayato:

  • CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG
  • Hydro DMG
  • ATK%

As the main DPS, Ayato must have a great amount of CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG. You should aim for a minimum 55%/150% ratio of CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG for your Ayato. To help with this objective, you must have one of these stats as your main stat in the Circlet artifact.

The next stat you should prioritize is Hydro DMG. Ayato is a character that is centered around his Elemental Skill, and that ability uses Hydro as damage instances, so once you get a desirable CRIT DMG and Rate, you should always find a Goblet with Hydro DMG as its Main Stat.

Lastly, try to find as much ATK% as you can for Ayato’s artifacts. While the other two take priority over this stat, as the main DPS, Ayato needs every ATK he can get to truly shine on the battlefield.

Genshin Impact Kamisato Ayato Best Build Guide Ayato During Suiyuu

Kamisato Ayato Standing Inside His Suiyuu.

Best Kamisato Ayato Team Compositions

These team compositions will have Ayato as the main DPS for the team. We will provide several team options, and one of them will be a Budget Team, which is a F2P-friendly team (of course, Ayato excluded).

Vaporize Team

This team consists of Ayato, Yoimiya, Yun Jin, and Zhongli.

Here, Yun Jin and Zhongli will play a similar role of Shielder, but in Yun Jin’s case, she’s also going to be a buffer for Ayato through her Elemental Burst, Cliffbreaker’s Banner, which increases Normal Attack DMG for all nearby party members.

Yoimiya is on this team as the Pyro applier, since she can dish out quick successions of Pyro-infused attacks through her Elemental Skill, Niwabi Fire Dance, which changes her Normal Attack DMG into Pyro DMG.

Finally, as the star of this team, Ayato will use his Elemental Burst first during the rotation, and then dish out the final blows to the enemies once he gets the buff from Yun Jin and the Pyro-infused enemies from Yoimiya.

Genshin Impact Kamisato Ayato Best Build Guide Vaporize Team

Vaporize Team.

Hyperbloom Team

This team consists of Ayato, Raiden Shogun, Nahida, and Kaedahara Kazuha.

This team focuses on Hyperbloom, one of the newest Elemental Reactions in Genshin Impact.

Nahida is here to provide the team with Dendro presence, by utilizing her Elemental Skill, All Schemes to Know, and Nahida’s Burst is really important for this team, as it will give the much-needed buff for this team to work.

As for Ayato, he will kickstart the chains by unleashing his Elemental Burst, Kamisato Art: Suiyuu, to make a constant Hydro presence on the field. Then, after other characters finished setting up their Elemental reactions and buffs, Ayato will return as the on-field DPS, unleashing his might through his Elemental Skill, Kamisato Art: Kyouka.

Then, Nahida will be our Dendro applier using her Elemental Skill, All Schemes to Know. After releasing her Skill, Nahida will also need to unleash her Elemental Burst, Illusory Heart, so that the team’s Hyperbloom rotations can proceed more smoothly.

For Ayato’s tandem, Raiden Shogun will take a place as the Electro battery/Secondary DPS, dealing damage through her Elemental Skill, Transcendence: Baleful Omen, as well as her Elemental Burst, Secret Art: Musou Shinsetsu. If you don’t have Raiden Shogun, you can replace her using Kuki Shinobu or Fischl.

Lastly, we have Kazuha which will bridge Raiden Shogun and Ayato, by using his Elemental Burst, Kazuha Slash

Genshin Impact Kamisato Ayato Best Build Guide Hyperbloom Team

Hyperbloom Team.

Budget Team

This team will consist of Ayato, Sucrose, Xiangling, and Bennett.

Xiangling will be here as our Sub-DPS and Pyro applier. Her Elemental Skill, Guoba Attack, can attack nearby enemies while dealing Pyro on them. Meanwhile, Pyronado, her Elemental Burst, grants the team a consistent Pyro presence for 8 seconds, giving way for Ayato to unleash his damage by utilizing Vaporize reaction.

The next one on this team is Bennett. He’s acting as a Support that can heal up your characters, as well as giving bonus ATK when standing inside his Elemental Burst, Fantastic Voyage.

Next on the list is Sucrose, she will act as the battery/Support for the team, infusing the Pyro element from Xiangling and Bennett into her Elemental Burst, Forbidden Creation – Isomer 75 / Type II.

Lastly, Ayato must unleash his might by using his Elemental Skill and Burst, as well as utilizing the reactions prepared by other characters on this team.

Genshin Impact Kamisato Ayato Best Build Guide Budget Team

Budget Team.

And those are the steps you’ll need to maximize your Ayato in Genshin Impact.

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