Kamisato Ayato: Genshin Impact Build Guide

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The current head of the Kamisato Clan and much anticipated older brother of Kamisato Ayaka presents himself as Kamisato Ayato, a 5-star Hydro sword user. Despite being a well-respected politician surrounded by his attendants, Ayato doesn’t fall short of excellent swordsmanship to swiftly defeat enemies on his own. Using the Kamisato Art, Ayato proves to be a powerful and cunning figure beyond his civil duties and kind temperament.

With that, let’s dive into an in-depth discussion of Kamisato Ayato‘s abilities as an adept swordsman! Here, you will learn how to build your Ayato with his talents, constellations, recommended artifacts, weapons, and team synergies.

A Summary

Using his skill, Kamisato Ayato can vaporize most enemies with ease. Ayato’s attacks scale both ATK and HP. It is recommended that players keep both of these factors in mind when building Ayato with the 4-piece Echoes of an Offering set. His best 5-star weapon is the Haran Geppaku Futsu, its 4-star counterpart being the Amenoma Kageuchi sword.

As a limited-time 5-star character, Kamisato Ayato, titled: “Pillar of Fortitude” has his own set of advantages and disadvantages in terms of his abilities. From leaks, the official Character Demo, and the in-game trial, we’ve seen Ayato‘s unique and interesting playstyle that may or may not work for Travelers depending on their combat preference and available characters.


  • Suitable as a DPS and Sub-DPS

Kamisato Ayato‘s potential lies in his DPS and Sub-DPS capabilities through consistent elemental damage. As you will see from his playstyle, his talents directly deal huge damage against opponents.

  • Ideal for Hydro-Related Elemental Reactions

Using the power of Hydro, Kamisato Ayato is ideal for making elemental reactions such as Frozen, Electro-Charged, and Vaporize.

  • His Damage Scales to Both ATK and HP

Ayato‘s damage also scales primarily to his ATK and HP, which makes frequent HP artifact substats beneficial for both his output and durability.

  • Highly Versatile

As a damage dealer suitable either on- or off-field, he makes a versatile character fitting for almost any team composition you have. He also doesn’t lag behind as a support character as one of his talents also buffs other party members’ damage.


  • Not an Overpowered or ‘Broken’ DPS

While Kamisato Ayato can deal immense damage against enemies, it’s important to note that he is not an OP or ‘broken’ DPS like Hu Tao or Ganyu who can destroy an opponent in a single hit. This means that Ayato will require a bigger investment as you would need a Sub-DPS for him to attack with.

  • Available via Limited-Time Event Wishes Only

Being a limited-event 5-star character, Ayato is inherently difficult to get unless you are willing to pay for Intertwined Fates or extremely lucky in wishing.

Kamisato Ayato’s Ascension and Talent Costs/ Mats

Ascension Level
Materials Required
Mora Cost
Level 20x1 Varunada Lazurite Sliver
x3 Sakura Bloom
x3 Old Handguard
Level 40x3 Varunada Lazurite Fragment
x2 Dew of Repudiation
x10 Sakura Bloom
x15 Old Handguard
Level 50x6 Varunada Lazurite Fragment
x4 Dew of Repudiation
x20 Sakura Bloom
x12 Kageuchi Handguard
Level 60x3 Varunada Lazurite Chunk
x8 Dew of Repudiation
x30 Sakura Bloom
x18 Kageuchi Handguard
Level 70x6 Varunada Lazurite Chunk
x12 Dew of Repudiation
x45 Sakura Bloom
x12 Famed Handguard
Level 80x6 Varunada Lazurite Gemstone
x20 Dew of Repudiation
x60 Sakura Bloom
x24 Famed Handguard
Totals x1 Varunada Lazurite Sliver
x9 Varunada Lazurite Fragment
x9Varunada Lazurite Chunk
x6 Varunada Lazurite Gemstone

x18 Old Handguard
x30 Kageuchi Handguard
x36 Famed Handguard

x46 Dew of Repudiation

x168 Sakura Bloom
Acension Materials for Kamisato Ayato

Kamisato Ayato’s Talent Upgrade Costs

The following list displays the material requirement and Mora cost to upgrade just one of Ayato’s three combat talents. Admittedly, this list is quite expensive, and it can get tedious to farm all these materials daily. Because of this, we encourage the player to set up Talent Upgrade Priorities and develop a sustainable routine to farm all of these materials efficiently to avoid burnout.

Talent Level
Materials Required
Mora Cost
Level 2x3 Teachings of Elegance
x6 Old Handguard
Level 3x2 Guide to Elegance
x3 Kageuchi Handguard
Level 4x4 Guide to Elegance
x4 Kageuchi Handguard
Level 5x6 Guide to Elegance
x6 Kageuchi Handguard
Level 6x9 Guide to Elegance
x9 Kageuchi Handguard
Level 7x4 Philosophies of Elegance
x4 Famed Handguard
x1 Mudra of the Malefic General
Level 8x6 Philosophies Elegance
x6 Famed Handguard
x1 Mudra of the Malefic General
Level 9x12 Philosophies of Elegance
x9 Famed Handguard
x2 Mudra of the Malefic General
Level 10x16 Philosophies of Elegance
x12 Famed Handguard
x2 Mudra of the Malefic General
x1 Crown of Insight
Totalsx3 Teachings of
x21 Guides of
x38 Philosophies of

x6 Old Handguard
x22 Kageuchi Handguard
x31 Famed Handguard

x6 Mudra of the Malefic General

x1 Crown of Insight
Kamisato Ayato’s Talent Upgrade Costs

Kamisato Ayato’s Passive Talents

Talent NameTalent Description
Kamisato Art: Mine Wo Matoishi KiyotakiKamisato Art: Kyouka 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 HagetsuIf Kamisato Ayato is not on the field and his Energy is less than 40, he will regenerate 2 Energy for himself every second.

Kamisato Art: Daily CookingWhen Ayato cooks a dish perfectly, he has an 18% chance to receive an additional “Suspicious” dish of the same type
Kamisato Ayato’s Passive Talents

Kamisato Ayato’s Normal Attack

Kamisato Art: Marobashi

Kamisato Ayato Normal Attack
Source: Genshin Impact (YouTube)

Ayato performs up to 5 rapid strikes for his normal attack, while consuming stamina to dash forward and perform an iai for his Charged Attack. His Plunging Attack deals AoE Physical DMG to nearby opponents upon impact.

Out of his three upgradable talents, this should be the last to be leveled up for a full-scale on-field DPS. However, for those who want to experiment with Ayato as a Physical DMG dealer, this can be prioritized.

Kamisato Ayato’s Elemental Skill

Kamisato Art: Kyouka

Kamisato Ayato Elemental Skill
Source: Genshin Impact (YouTube)

Ayato dashes backward and leaves a water illusion at his original location, which will explode to deal AoE Hydro DMG if opponents are nearby or after its duration ends. Upon this dash, his Normal Attacks are also converted into AoE Hydro DMG, making them Shunsuiken attacks. However, he cannot perform Charged or Plunging Attacks.

Hitting opponents with Shunsuiken attacks also grants Ayato the Namisen effect, increasing the DMG dealt by Shunsuiken based on Ayato‘s current Max HP. The Namisen effect has a maximum of 4 stacks.

Ayato‘s damage potential primarily relies on his Elemental Skill, which makes it the top priority. Although Shunsuiken attacks are performed through Normal Attacks, they do not scale to his Normal Attack talent, just like Tartaglia. However, Normal Attack buffs from weapons, domains, and other means increase Shunsuiken DMG.

Kamisato Ayato’s Elemental Burst

Kamisato Art: Suiyuu

Kamisato Ayato Elemental Burst
Source: Genshin Impact (YouTube)

Ayato creates a garden of purity wherein Bloomwater Blades constantly rain down and attack opponents within its AoE, dealing Hydro DMG. Characters within its AoE also have increased Normal Attack DMG.

This talent should be your top priority if you use Ayato as a Burst DPS. Its AoE elemental damage works excellently with other characters’ elemental damage for reactions, especially with Ganyu’s Elemental Burst to apply constant Frozen on enemies.


A brief note is necessary here.. C0 Ayato is a fantastic unit. Please do not feel forced to roll for a character’s constellations. They are nice to own and can boost a character’s effectiveness, but they aren’t worth spending real-world currency on unless you have a large reserve of expendable income. 

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

If you happen to wish for Kamisato Ayato‘s much-coveted Stella Fortuna, you can activate his impressive Constellations to further multiply his damage potential. Here is the breakdown of Ayato‘s Constellations and what each has to offer.

Kamisato Ayato’s Constellations

Constellation 1:
Kyouka Fuushi
Shunsuiken DMG is increased by 40% against opponents with 50% HP or less.

Constellation 2:
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%.
Constellations 3 and 5:
To Admire the Flowers and Bansui Ichiro

Unstoppable Fervor (C3) increases the talent levels ofKamisato Ayato’s Elemental Skill, Kamisato Art: Kyouka, by 3.

True Explorer (C5) increases the talent levels of Kamisato Ayato‘s Elemental Burst, Kamisato Art: Suiyuu, by 3.

The maximum upgrade level for both of these abilities is now 15.

Constellation 4:
Endless Flow
After using Kamisato Art: Suiyuu, all nearby party members will have 15% increased Normal Attack SPD for 15s.
Constellation 6:
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.
Kamisato Ayato’s Constellations

Kamisato Ayato‘s Artifact Sets

Fortunately, Kamisato Ayato‘s playstyle befits various artifact sets that all favor his damage as a DPS or even a Sub-DPS. Since Ayato is a swordsman whose damage heavily relies on his Normal Attack, both old and new artifact sets will benefit him. With that, the artifacts listed below include those released up to Version 2.6 only.

Artifact SetsDescriptions
Echoes of an Offering
Echoes of an Offering
2-Piece Bonus
ATK +18%.
4-Piece Bonus
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.
Gladiator’s Finale
Gladiator's Finale

2-Piece Bonus

ATK +18%.
4-Piece Bonus
If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.
Shimenawa’s Reminiscence
Shimenawa's Reminiscence
2-Piece Bonus
ATK +18%
4-Piece Bonus
When casting an Elemental Skill, if the character has 15 or more Energy, they lose 15 Energy and Normal/Charged/Plunging Attack DMG is increased by 50% for 10s. This effect will not trigger again during that duration.
Heart of Depth
Heart of Depth
2-Piece Bonus
Hydro DMG Bonus +15%
4-Piece Bonus
After using an Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 30% for 15s.
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.
Kamisato Ayato’s Best Artifact Sets

Kamisato Ayato’s Best Weapons (DPS & Sub-DPS)

Kamisato Ayato‘s ATK and HP scaling make him suitable for a variety of 4-star and 5-star swords in the game. Here, we listed the best weapons for him to equip based on their base ATK, beneficial substats and passives, visual design, and availability. The weapons listed below also include those released up to Version 2.6 only.

Weapon NameWeapon Description
Haran Geppaku Futsu
Haran Geppaku Futsu
At Max Level and Refinement Rank 1:
Base ATK: 608
Bonus CRIT Rate 33.1%

Honed Flow
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.
Mistsplitter Reforged
Mistsplitter Reforged
At Max Level and Refinement Rank 1:
Base ATK: 674
Bonus CRIT DMG 44.1%

Mistsplitter’s Edge
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.
Primordial Jade Cutter
Primordial Jade Cutter
At Max Level and Refinement Rank 1:
Base ATK: 542
Bonus CRIT Rate 44.1%

Protector’s Virtue
HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 1.2% of the wielder’s Max HP.
Amenoma Kageuchi
Amenoma Kageuchi
At Max Level and Refinement Rank 5:
Base ATK: 454
Bonus ATK 55.1%

Iwakura Succession
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.
Kamisato Ayato’s Best Weapons

Kamisato Ayato‘s Best Teams

With his versatility, Kamisato Ayato can be used together with multiple characters. Here are some of the characters he’ll work best with.

Yoimiya, Ganyu, Bennett, Fischl


Similar to Ayato, Yoimiya‘s Elemental Skill converts her Normal Attack DMG to Pyro. Upon using Ayato‘s Elemental Burst, Yoimiya can trigger her Elemental Skill and receive the Normal Attack buff from the former to deal increased Pyro DMG.


Ganyu‘s Elemental Burst is the Cryo version of Ayato‘s, making their combination suitable for a perma-freeze composition. This is ideal for multiple scattered targets such as those in Spiral Abyss.


Bennett would always be favorable for almost any character in the game due to his immense support capabilities. Before unleashing Ayato‘s Burst, activate Bennett’s first to increase Ayato‘s ATK for greater damage.


Fischl‘s Elemental Skill works well with Ayato‘s Elemental Skill and Burst due to its off-field capabilities. If you want to trigger Electro-Charged nonstop, Fischl and Ayato would make a good combination.

Party Setup Recommendations

In order to fit Ayato seamlessly and optimally in your party, you should know his function, the type of characters he’ll work great with, and ideal party resonances.

Ayato‘s skillset deviates him from being a stand-alone DPS. With that, it is best to pair him with a Main DPS or Sub-DPS, preferably an Elemental DMG dealer, to maximize his capabilities.

Some of the damage-dealing characters he’ll work great with are Yoimiya, Ganyu, Ayaka, Beidou, Fischl, and Xiangling. For support, Bennett, Thoma, and Kazuha can increase his attack, resistance to interruption, and elemental DMG, respectively. To protect Ayato, you can pair him with shielders like Noelle, Zhongli, Yun Jin, or Diona.

We recommend going for a Cryo or Pyro resonance due to their damage advantages. Apart from decreasing the time affected by Pyro, Hydro resonance only increases incoming healing which we find unnecessary given Ayato‘s reliance on HP.

Character Outfit

As of the moment, Kamisato Ayato doesn’t have any other character outfit available in the in-game shop. However, he wears the Silk Splendor outfit by default.

Silk Splendor

Silk Splendor outfit
Source: ONE Esports


We hope you got everything you need to build Ayato from this myriad of options! Whether you’re building Ayato as a DPS or Sub-DPS, we hope you enjoy having the Yashiro Commissioner in your party! Let us know if you find other optimal artifacts, weapons, and team compositions to make Kamisato Ayato shine in combat!

If you want to know about other characters, check out our guide on the Anemo Archon Venti and Yae Miko! If you liked Ayato, you are going to love Tartaglia, so be sure to check out his guide as well!

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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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