Genshin Impact Kamisato Ayato build guide: Best weapons, artifacts, and team compositions

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Ayato with his signature Artifact and Weapon in Genshin Impact

Kamisato Ayato is one of the most popular Genshin Impact characters out there. If you’ve unlocked him, check out this guide that reveals how you can build Ayato with the right artifacts and weapons and team compositions that best suit his playstyle.

Genshin Impact has a ton of unique characters but only a handful of them have been as impactful as Ayato. The developers released the enigmatic character after teasing him for several months and his aggressive five-star Hydro Sword gameplay was undoubtedly worth the wait.

Having said that, just unlocking Ayato is as good as not having him at all. You need to build him properly with artifacts and weapons, ascend his level, and level up his talents. Thereafter, you can rely on him to clear the Spiral Abyss and other combat challenges with ease.

On that note, here’s an Ayato guide for Genshin Impact players to make the most of his potential as a five-star Sword user.

Ayato surrounded by water droplets

Ayato’s abilities in Genshin Impact explained

Elemental Skill

Ayato’s Elemental Skill in Genshin Impact is:

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.

In the Takimeguri Kanka state, Kamisato Ayato deals a ton of AoE Hydro DMG through quick slashes. The Elemental Skill is the main source of his damage.

Elemental Burst

Ayato’s Elemental Burst in Genshin Impact is:

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

The Burst is simply for off-field Hydro application and is similar to Ganyu’s Elemental Burst. You can swap Ayato after using the Burst.

How to play with Ayato in Genshin Impact

Ayato’s playstyle in Genshin Impact mainly revolves around his Normal Attack which is heavily mentioned in his Elemental Skill and Burst.

Ideally, you should focus on collecting Energy and using Ayato’s Elemental Burst before the Elemental Skill. This is because the latter is all about dealing AoE Hydro DMG through quick slashes that actually count as Normal Attacks. At the same time, Ayato’s Elemental Burst increases Ayato’s and his allies’ Normal Attack DMG.

Ayato can either be a hyper carry DPS unit that deals consistent Hydro damage or a support unit that buffs Normal Attack of damage dealers with his Burst. Pairing him with Electro and Pyro characters is ideal if you want to utilize Elemental Mastery.

Best artifacts for Ayato in Genshin Impact

Ayato using a sword in Genshin Impact

Four-piece Echoes of an Offering

Echoes of an Offering is the tailor-made artifact set for Ayato in Genshin Impact. The two-piece grants 18% ATK and the four-piece increases the Normal Attack damage. Both buffs are desirable for Ayato and complement his playstyle.

Four-piece Shimenawa’s Reminiscence

The two-piece Shimenawa’s Reminiscence set grants 18% ATK to Ayato in Genshin Impact. The four-piece set consumes 15 Energy while using an Elemental Skill but hands out 50% increased Normal Attack DMG.

Four-piece Heart of Depth

The two-piece Heart of Depth set in Genshin Impact gives 15% more Hydro DMG and the four-piece set increases Normal Attack DMG after you use an Elemental Skill. Like many Hydro characters, Ayato can utilize these buffs easily.

Four-piece Noblesse Oblige

Use the Noblesse Oblige set for Ayato if you want to use him as a support Burst DPS in Genshin Impact. The two-piece set increases Elemental Burst DMG by 20% and grants an ATK buff to teammates after using the Elemental Burst.

With this set, Ayato won’t be the main DPS but his abilities will help the team significantly.

Two-piece Noblesse Oblige and two-piece Heart of Depth

Ayato can benefit greatly from Heart of Depth’s Hydro DMG bonus and Noblesse Oblige’s Burst DMG bonus. Hydro DMG and the Elemental Burst are primary components of Ayato’s kit in the game, and this hybrid set buffs them both.

Best weapons for Ayato in Genshin Impact

Ayato from an in-game cut scene

Haran Geppaku Futsu

Haran Geppaku Futsu is the tailor-made weapon for Ayato in Genshin Impact. At level 90, you get 33.1% Crit Rate and 608 Base Attack, and both these numbers are truly broken for any DPS character.

However, Haran Geppaku Futsu outshines other five-star Swords due to its passive that increases Elemental DMG and Normal Attack DMG.

Primordial Jade Cutter

The Primordial Jade Cutter grants 44.1% Crit Rate and 542 Base Attack at level 90 and this alone is enough for you to use it with Ayato. On top of that, the weapon’s passive increases ATK based on the wielder’s max HP.

Overall, you can use the Primordial Jade Cutter with any damage dealer in Genshin Impact including Ayato without second thoughts. It will reduce the Crit Rate requirement from artifacts and help Ayato maximize his damage-dealing potential.

Mistsplitter Reforged

Another five-star Sword in Genshin Impact that will grant a 44.1% Crit Rate to Ayato is the Mistsplitter Reforged. It is the tailor-made weapon for Ayato’s sister Ayaka but as it turns out, its stats and passive ability which increases Elemental DMG are adequate enough to be used by other Sword users too.

Amenoma Kageuchi

Amenoma Kageuchi is the best free-to-play weapon for Ayato in Genshin Impact. It grants 55.1% ATK at level 90 and helps in Energy regeneration with the passive ability.

Best team compositions for Ayato in Genshin Impact

Ayato drinking from a cup in Genshin Impact

National team – Ayato, Xiangling, Bennett, and Kazuha

Ayato’s constant Hydro application and Xiangling’s equally powerful Pyro application make a perfect Melt/Evaporate team in Genshin Impact. In addition, you get heals and ATK buffs from Bennnet while Kazuha boosts the overall elemental damage.

The ideal rotation for this team should be Ayato’s Burst > Bennett’s Burst > Xiangling Skill and Burst > Kazuha’s Skill and Burst > Ayato’s Elemental Skill.

Ayato, Ayaka, Venti, Diona

You can use Ayato and Ayaka together in Genshin Impact to make an overpowered Freeze team as powerful as Morgana. Freezing enemies with the likes of Ayaka and Ayato will be as easy as it gets and Venti primarily helps with crowd-controlling and reducing enemy resistance.

The rotation for this team should be Ayato’s and Ayaka’s Bursts to freeze the enemies > Diona’s Skill and Burst > Switch to main DPS and hit frozen enemies.

Best Dendro team- Ayato, Nahida, Fischl, Kuki Shinobu

With the arrival of Dendro and Hyperbloom reaction in Genshin Impact, a lot of new team-building opportunities have opened up. Ayato is no exception, as you can now pair him with Dendro and Electro enablers to deal unreal amounts of reaction DMG.

You’ll have three element enablers for Dendro, Electro, and Hydro. Lastly, you can use a healer with element application like Kuki Shinobu.

The rotation for such a team is simple. Start by using a Dendro skill to apply Dendro > Ayato’s Elemental Burst > Electro move to apply Electro > Use Ayato’s Elemental skill.

Well, this was everything to know about building Ayato in Genshin Impact. For similar content, you can check out the best Genshin Impact artifacts, Sango Pearl locations, and all 131 Geoculus locations.

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