Diona Genshin Impact Build Guide

"Ahhh... that stretch feels good." - Diona

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In today’s guide, We will be discussing how travelers can build Diona, the costs of upgrading the character, her talents, constellations, stats, artifacts, weapons, and team comps. But of course, let us begin by giving a brief introduction to the character.

The self-proclaimed “Wine Industry Slayer” and bartender of the Cat’s Tail Tavern in Mondstadt is Diona, the 4-star, Cryo Bow user who hails from Springvale. She specializes in providing affordable shielding and healing to the traveler’s teams, also paving the way for Cryo-based reactions.

An Overview

Diona’s kit points to her role as a supporting character. She can provide a decent amount of shielding with her Skill, alongside healing via her Burst and providing buffs to your teammates at constellation level 6.

Her passives can increase Movement SPD, debuff opponents, and give some extra food when using her to cook meals with restorative effects.

Diona can apply Cryo off-field, making her useful for aggressive reactions.

Diona’s Ascension and Talent Costs/ Mats

Ascension Level Materials Required
Mora Cost
Cryo DMG Bonus %
Level 20x1 Shivada Jade Sliver
x3 Calla Lily
x3 Firm Arrowhead
Level 40x3 Shivada Jade Fragment
x2 Hoarfrost Core
x10 Calla Lily
x15 Firm Arrowhead
Level 50x6 Shivada Jade Fragment
x4 Hoarfrost Core
x20 Calla Lily
x12 Sharp Arrowhead
Level 60x3 Shivada Jade Chunk
x8 Hoarfrost Core
x30 Calla Lily
x18 Sharp Arrowhead
Level 70x6 Shivada Jade Chunk
x12 Hoarfrost Core
x45 Calla Lily
x12 Weathered Arrowhead
Level 80x6 Shivada Jade Gemstone
x20 Hoarfrost Core
x60 Calla Lily
x24 Weathered Arrowhead
Totalsx1 Shivada Jade Sliver
x9 Shivada Jade Fragment
x9 Shivada Jade Chunk
x6 Shivada Jade Gemstone

x18 Firm Arrowhead
x30 Sharp Arrowhead
x36 Weathered Arrowhead

x46 Hoarfrost Core

x168 Calla Lily
Diona’s Ascension Build Materials

Diona’s Talent Upgrade Costs

Talent Level
Materials Required
Mora Cost
Level 2x3 Teachings of Freedom
x6 Firm Arrowhead
Level 3x2 Guide to Freedom
x3 Sharp Arrowhead
Level 4x4 Guide to Freedom
x4 Sharp Arrowhead
Level 5x6 Guide to Freedom
x6 Sharp Arrowhead
Level 6x9 Guide to Freedom
x9 Sharp Arrowhead
Level 7x4 Philosophies of Freedom
x4 Weathered Arrowhead
x1 Shard of Foul Legacy
Level 8x6 Philosophies Freedom
x6 Weathered Arrowhead
x1 Shard of Foul Legacy
Level 9x12 Philosophies of Freedom
x9 Weathered Arrowhead
x2 Shard of Foul Legacy
Level 10x16 Philosophies of Freedom
x12 Weathered Arrowhead
x2 Shard of Foul Legacy
x1 Crown of Insight
Totalsx3 Teachings of Freedom
x21 Guides of Freedom
x38 Philosophies of Freedom

x6 Firm Arrowhead
x22 Sharp Arrowhead
x31Weathered Arrowhead

x6 Shard of Foul Legacy

x1 Crown of Insight
Diona’s Talent Upgrade Build Materials

Diona’s Passive Talents

Talent NameTalent Description
Cat’s Tail Secret MenuCharacter’s shielded by Icy Paws have thier Movement SPD increased by 10% and stamina consumption reduced by 10%
Drunkard’s FarceOpponent’s who enter the AoE of Signature Mix have thier ATK decreased by 10% for 15s.
Complimentary Bar FoodWhen Perfect Cooking is achieved on a dish with restorative effects, there is a 12% chance to obtain double the products.
Diona’s Passive Build Talents

Diona’s Normal and Charged Attacks

Diona Normal Attack
Normal Attack
Diona Charged Attack
Charged Attack

Fires of arrows in a 5-sequence volley. Focuses Cryo energy and fires off a stronger Elemental Arrow as her charged attack.

Diona’s Elemental Skill

Diona‘s E skill has two ways to use it. Both ways differ in cooldowns and durability of the shield applied to the character.

Skill press
E press
Skill Hold
E hold

Pressing the Elemental Skill button fires 2 Cryo projectiles that forms a shield on hit. Lasting 4.8s with a 6s CD.

Holding the Elemental Skill button fires off 6 Cryo projectiles, forming a shield with a longer duration (12s with 15s CD).

Diona’s Elemental Burst

Diona Burst

Her burst creates a field that inflicts any opponents with Cryo, also healing your units that step into its area of effect. This healing effect is based on Diona‘s max HP. This burst costs 80, and we recommend you upgrade it after you’re done with your skill’s upgrades.

Diona’s Constellations

A brief note is necessary here.. Please do not feel forced to roll for a character’s constellations. They are nice to have and can boost the effectiveness of a character but aren’t worth spending real-world currency on unless you have a large reserve of expendable income. 

Diona‘s constellations can increase her effectiveness, increasing shield absorption and even giving characters inside her burst AoE ludicrous amounts of Elemental Mastery

However, if you do end up getting more constellations, congratulations! Let us get you familiar with Diona‘s Stella Fortuna.

Constellation 1
Diona C1 Icon
A Lingering Flavour
Regenerates 15 Energy for Diona after the effects of Signature Mix end.
Constellation 2
Diona C2 Icon
Shaken, Not Purred
ncreases Icy Paws‘ DMG by 15%, and increases its shield’s DMG Absorption by 15%.
Additionally, when paws hit their targets, creates a shield for other nearby characters on the field with 50% of the Icy Paws shield’s DMG Absorption for 5s.
Constellations 3
Diona C3 Icon
A-Another Round?

and 5
Diona C5 icon
Double Shot, on the Rocks
A-Another Round(C3) increases the talent levels of Ayaka’s Elemental Burst by 3.

Double Shot, on the Rocks(C5) increases the talent levels of Ayaka’s Elemental Skill by 3.

The maximum upgrade level for both of these abilities is now 15.
Constellation 4
Diona C4 Icon
Wine Industry Slayer
Within the radius of Signature Mix, Diona’s charge time for aimed shots is reduced by 60%
Constellation 6
Diona C6 Icon
Cat’s Tail Closing Time
Characters within Signature Mix‘s radius will gain the following effects based on their HP amounts:
·Increases Incoming Healing Bonus by 30% when HP falls below or is equal to 50%.
·Elemental Mastery increased by 200 when HP is above 50%.
Diona’s Constellations

Diona’s Best Artifact Sets

Artifact NameDescription
Tenacity of the Millelith
Tenacity of the Millelith

2-Piece Bonus
HP + 20%

4-Piece Bonus
When an Elemental Skill hits an opponent:
->the ATK of all nearby party members I
->Their Shield Strength is increased by 30% for 3s.

->This effect can be triggered once every 0.5s.

->This effect can still be triggered even when the character using this artifact set is not on the field.
Maiden’s Beloved
Maiden's Beloved
2-Piece Bonus
Character Healing Effectiveness +15%

4-Piece Bonus
Using an Elemental Skill or Burst increases healing received by all party members by 20% for 10s.
Emblem of Severed Fate
Emblem of Severed Fate

2-Piece Bonus
Energy Recharge +20%

4-Piece Bonus
Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge.

A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained in this way.
Diona’s Support Build Artifacts

Diona’s Best Stats on Artifact Sets

The stats will differ depending on whether you want more health/shields or heals.

An HP main stat is your go to when deciding which goblet to use.

For her sands, as mentioned, you can go either HP or Energy Recharge as your Main stats. Both are good and both strictly depend on the scenario.

For her circlet, we recommend going either Healing Bonus or more HP, again, depending on what you’re looking for.

Diona’s Best Weapons

Favonius Warbow
Favonius Warbow
At Max Level and Refinement Rank 5:
Base ATK: 454
Bonus Energy Recharge 61.3%

CRIT hits have a 100% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character.

->Can only occur once every 6s.
Sacrificial Bow
Sacrificial Bow
At Max Level and Refinement Rank 5:
Base ATK: 565
Bonus Energy Recharge 30.6 %

After dealing damage to an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 80% chance to end its own CD.

->Can only occur once every 16s.
Recurve Bow
Recurve Bow
At Max Level and Refinement Rank 1:
Base ATK: 354
Bonus HP 46.9%

Cull the Weak
Defeating an opponent restores 8% HP.
Diona’s Support Build Best Weapons

Diona’s Best Teams

Diona can function as the team’s Cryo applier, shielder, healer, and EM buffer all at once! So its fair to state that Diona can work with almost any appropriate team comp. gensh

If you need that extra Cryo Resonance, or just need to fill in space, maybe your Zhongli‘s busy in another team playing in the Spiral Abyss, Diona has you covered. Although, there are popular comps that make use of the Freeze reaction:

Venti, Ganyu, Mona
Ganyu Freeze

The principle behind such teams is the same, make use of Mona‘s Hydro application with her E, Venti’s burst or E to swirl Hydro, and then murder everything with Ganyu or Ayaka. Using Diona to shield yourself and heal when necessary, freezing the enemies occasionally. But most importantly, providing the team with extra CRIT Rate because of Cryo Resonance.

Eula, Raiden Shogun, Rosaria
Eula Superconduct

As for Eula’s Superconduct team, you will want to proc the Superconduct reaction as much as possible, using Fischl/Raiden Shogun as the Electro support characters, and Rosaria/Diona as the Cryo enablers. Being successful in this endeavour will allow your physical DPS Eula build to dish out some massive numbers!

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A rookie writer and an experienced player of games. Can be found playing Minecraft, Genshin Impact and LoL. In his free time he writes, plays games, codes, reads books or annoys the people around him.
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