Kamisato Ayato Character Guide, Best Builds, and Best Teams

A guide on the best builds and teams for Kamisato Ayato in Genshin Impact.

Genshin Impact Kamisato Ayato

Kamisato Ayato is the newest playable character added into the growing roster of Genshin Impact. Along with the most recent Genshin Impact 2.6 update was the release of his Azure Excursion gacha banner and his story quest.

In this guide, we will look into the the builds that will best work with Kamisato Ayato, as well as team compositions that he will best synergize with.

Who is Kamisato Ayato?

Kamisato Ayato is the head of Inazuma’s Yashiro Comission in Inazuma and is more commonly known as the older brother of Kamisato Ayaka.

Ayato’s elemental affinity is Hydro and his weapon of choice is a sword, making him a good DPS unit in a party. He can also work as a Support type through his elemental Burst, though he’s not the best choice when it comes to Hydro application.

Currently, he is an S-tier character in the Azure Excursion banner as it is his debut in the game.

Kamisato Ayato - Genshin Impact

Kamisato Ayato Skills

  • Normal Attack: Kamisato Art: Marobashi
    • Normal Attack: Perform up to 5 rapid strikes.
    • Charged Attack: Consumes a certain amount of dash forward and perform an iai.
    • Plunging Attack: Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
  • Elemental Skill: Kamisato Art: Kyouka
    • Ayato enters Takimeguri Kanka state. He will then leave a watery illusion at his original location which explodes when enemies are nearby or after its duration ends, dealing AoE Hydro DMG.
    • Takimeguri Kanka: He uses his Shunsuiken to engage in blindingly fast attacks. The damage from his normal attacks will be converted into AoE Hydro DMG.
    • Shunsuiken: Whenever he strikes with the Shunsuiken, Ayato will receive the Namisen effect, increasing the damage dealt by Shunsuiken based on Ayato’s current Max HP.
  • Elemental Burst: Kamisato Art: Suiyuu
    • 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.
  • First Ascension Passive: Kamisato Art: Mine Wo Matoishi Kiyotaki
    • Kamisato Art: Kyouka will gain 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.
  • Fourth Ascension Passive: Kamisato Art: Michiyuku Hagetsu
    • If Kamisato Ayato is not on the field and his Energy is less than 40, he will regenerate 2 Energy for himself every second.
Kamisato Ayato Skills - Genshin Impact

Kamisato Ayato Constellation

Ayato’s constellation is Cypressus Custos and each activation requires a Stella Fortuna.

  1. Kyouka Fuushi: Shunsuiken DMG is increased by 40% against opponents with 50% HP or less.
  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%.
  3. To Admire the Flowers: Increases the Level of Kamisato Art: Kyouka by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
  4. Endless Flow: After using Kamisato Art: Suiyuu, all nearby party members will have 15% increased Normal Attack SPD for 15s.
  5. Bansui Ichiro: Increases the Level of Kamisato Art: Suiyuu by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
  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 Best Weapons

  • Haran Geppaku Futsu – This sword gives a 12%-24% boost to All Elemental DMG, plus a Wavespike stack after using an Elemental skill that provides and additional 20%-40% Normal Attack DMG.
  • Primordial Jade Cutter – This sword provides a 20%-40% boost to HP, plus a 1.2%-2.4% ATK bonus based on the wielder’s HP. This synergizes with Ayato’s Namisen buff.
  • Mistsplitter Reforged – This sword provides a 12%-24% boost to All Elemental DMG, plus it provides the Mistsplitter’s Emblem stack that boosts Elemental DMG.
  • The Black Sword – This sword provides a 20%-40% bonus on Normal and Charged Attacks and can also regenerate 60%-100% HP when a Normal or Charged attack lands a critical.
  • Amenoma Kageuchi – This sword provides a Succession Seed every time an Elemental Skill is used, stacks up to 3. All seeds will then be used upon using an Elemental Burst, giving 6-12 Energy for each seed. A good low-tier way to append energy regen for Ayato’s high-energy consumption.
Kamisato Ayato Best Weapons - Genshin Impact

Kamisato Ayato Best Artifact Sets

  • Heart of Depth – This set gives an outright 15% boost to Hydro DMG (2-piece) or a 30% boost to Normal or Charged Attacks after using an Elemental Skill (4-piece).
  • Echoes of an Offering – This set gives an 18% ATK boost (2-piece) or a chance at getting a 70% ATK boost on the next attack (4-piece), however the higher set bonus relies on RNG to proc.
  • Gladiator’s Finale – This set gives an 18% ATK boost (2-piece) or a 35% boost to Normal Attacks to sword wielders (4-piece).

Kamisato Ayato Best Team Compositions

  • Freeze Comp – Ayato works well in a freeze comp since this would give him enough time to maximize his entire burst without getting knocked over. You may also need to add another Hydro in the team to supplement the gaps in his Hydro application.
    • Recommended matches: Qiqi, Ganyu, Ayaka, Chongyun, Kaeya, Xingqiu, Diona
  • Fireworks Comp – An all-out elemental party that maximizes the proccing of Electro-Charged, Vaporized, and Swirl reactions.
    • Recommended matches: Beidou, Keqing, Bennett, Flee, Venti, Sucrose
Kamisato Ayato Best Team Compositions - Genshin Impact

How to get Kamisato Ayato?

Ayato is only available through the limited time banner “Azure Excursion” that lasts up until April 19, 2022. After which, we may have to wait for months for a re-run.

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