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Genshin Impact Ayato build: The best setup for Ayaka’s big brother

Looking for a decent version of Genshin Impact Ayato? Ayaka’s older brother and leader of the Kamisato clan, Ayato Kamisato, has finally arrived in Teyvat, and he looks pretty damn powerful. His fast normal Shunsuiken attacks allow him to down enemies while taking increased damage from his Namisen effect and flurry. To throw YunjinNormal attack also increases in the mix, and it will likely be terrifying.

But with the Ruin Serpent boss and a whole new underground region to blast through, having a powerful character might not be a bad thing. Salethe banner of is also back for a while before Ayaka returns in the second half of the release, which is likely when the Irodori Festival will kick off as well.

Still, if you’re looking for a Genshin Impact Ayato build, I’ll walk you through a high-level build that gets the most out of his Shunsuiken attacks. I’ll also cover his abilities, passives, constellations, and the materials to gather to level him up.

Built

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The best version of Genshin Impact Ayato

Ayato’s main strengths are his fast normal Shunsuiken attacks, as well as his HP-based Namisen stacks and Suiyuu burst. In that sense, a good Ayato build focuses on HP and critical hits, to maximize the damage of those fast attacks and energy recharge, so he can use his burst buff frequently.

Shunsuiken DPS

  • Armed: Haran Geppaku Futsu

The new five-star sword, Haran Geppaku Futsu, is the perfect choice for Ayato. It increases crit rate, elemental damage, and adds a stackable called Wavespikes. When nearby party members use elemental skills, the wielder gains one from up to two stacks. Then, when Ayato uses his elemental skill, each stack will be consumed to increase his normal attack damage by 20% for eight seconds.

As you’d imagine, this grants a large buff to Ayato’s Shunsuiken attacks when he enters his skill state. Another five-star alternative is the Primordial Jade Cutter. This sword also increases crit rate, HP, and provides an attack bonus based on 1.2% of the wearer’s max HP. This combines really well with the Namisen effect, which also scales damage from max HP.

  • Artifact: (4) Echoes of an offering

The new Echoes of an Offering set you can get from the chasm lost valley domain is made for Ayato. For the two-piece, it improves attack by 18% and the four-piece adds the Valley Rite effect. Each time you hit an opponent with a normal attack, which Ayato often does, there is a 36% chance it will trigger, increasing attack damage for that instance by 70% attack. If it doesn’t trigger, it has an additional 20% chance to occur on the next attack. Considering how fast Ayato strikes, this set suits him well

For stats, you’ll want to prioritize HP, Crit Rate, Crit Damage, Offense, and also a small Energy Refill. Ayato’s Michiyuku Hagestu passive means that when he’s off the field he’ll regenerate two energy per second if he’s under 40. But even with that talent he has a costly burst, so if you want to use his buff , you definitely need to throw an energy refill in there. A bonus Hydro damage artifact would also be great if you’re lucky enough to land one.

How to unlock

How to get Ayato in Genshin Impact

Ayato is currently available as part of Genshin Impact 2.6first set of banners. He’ll be around for the next few weeks, until around April 20, when the Ayaka banner takes over. So if you want to wish her, be sure to do it before. The four-star characters featured on his banner are Yun Jin, Sucrose, and Xiangling.

Abilities

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Ayato’s Abilities

Here are Ayato’s Passive Abilities, Constellations, and Talents:

Normal attack: Kamisato Art – Marobashi
normal attack Perform up to five quick strikes.
Charged Attack Consumes a certain amount of stamina to dash and perform an iai.
Diving attack Dive to the ground to deal area damage on impact.
Elemental skill
Art Kamisator – Kyouka Ayato enters his Takimeguri Kanka state, leaving a watery illusion that explodes after a short duration, dealing Hydro AoE damage.
Takimeguri Kanka Ayato’s normal attacks are converted into AoE Hydro Shunsuiken slashes. After a Shunsuiken attack hits an opponent, it grants Ayato the Namisen effect, increasing his damage based on Ayato’s max HP. The maximum number of Namisen stacks is four, and this effect is dispelled when the state ends or is finished by the player. Charge and dive attacks are no longer possible in this state, but Ayato’s resistance to interrupt is strengthened.
Elemental Blast
Art Kamisato – Suiyuu Ayato creates an AoE where Bloomwater Blades rain down to attack opponents, dealing Hydro damage. Characters in this AoE also receive increased normal attack damage.
Passives
Kamisato Art – Everyday Cooking When Ayato cooks a dish perfectly, he has an 18% chance of receiving an additional “suspicious” dish of the same type.
Kamisato Art – Mine Wo Matoishi Kiyotaki After using Kyouka, Ayato will gain two Namisen stacks. When the water illusion he creates explodes, Ayato gains a Namisen effect equal to the maximum stacks.
Art Kamisato – Michiyuku Migetsu If Ayato is not on the field and his energy is below 40, he will regenerate 2 energy per second.
Constellations
Kyouka Fuushi Shunsuiken’s damage is increased by 40% against opponents with 50% HP or less.
Global source The maximum number of stacks of Namisen is increased by five. When Kamisato Ayato has at least three Namisen stacks, his max HP is increased by 50%.
Admire the flowers Increases Kyouka’s level by three. The maximum upgrade level is 15.
Endless stream After using Suiyuu, all nearby members gain normal attack speed increased by 15% for 15 seconds.
Bansui Ichiro Increases Suiyuu’s level by three. The maximum upgrade level is 15.
Unlimited Origin After using Kyouka, Ayato’s next Shunsuiken attack creates two additional Shunsuiken attacks, each dealing 450% of Ayato’s attack in damage. Both of these Shunsuiken attacks are unaffected by Namisen.

Ascension Materials

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Ayato Ascension Materials

Character

To level up Ayato, you’ll need Varunada Lazurite and Dews of Repudiation, which you can get from the boss Hydro Hypostasis on Watatsumi Island. You will also need two world objects:

  • Sakura flowers
  • Handguard Materials

Sakura flowers can be gathered on Narukami Island and Mount Yougou using Electro characters. Handguard materials are dropped by Nobushi enemies of various world tiers across Inazuma.

Talent

There are four talent ascension materials you will need for Ayato:

  • Handguard Materials
  • Swirls of elegance
  • Evil General Mudra
  • insight crown

As mentioned, Handguard materials come from Nobushi enemies in Inazuma. Scrolls of Elegance are available at Violet Court Estate on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Mudra of the Evil General is a possible reward from the Eternity Guardian weekly boss. Finally, the Crown of Insight is a seasonal event reward or comes from upgrading the Sacred Sakura in Inazuma, the Frost Tree in Dragonspine, or the new Lumenstone adjuvant in The Chasm.

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