Best Build for Ayaka in Genshin Impact
Pros & Cons
- Intuitive, easy to learn playstyle
- Great Cryo application
- Great performances without constellations or 5* weapons
- Freeze teams have high DPS potential
- Has great teammate variety
- Good Weapon selection
- Upfront damage on her Burst
- One of the best at dealing damage in small time-frames.
- Burst can snapshot Ayaka's stats at activation
- Enhanced mobility thanks to her alternative Sprint
- Ayaka can move on water and freeze it to recover stamina
- Limited to Freeze reaction teams for optimization
- Burst can easily be avoided by moving enemies
- Requires proper stamina management skills
- Either wants a Cryo battery or a considerable amount of ER%
- Doesn't have great Artifact flexibility (wants 4pc set)
- Needing story-locked materials for growth hurts newer accounts
Perform up to 5 rapid strikes.
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash a flurry of sword ki.
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
Summons blooming ice to launch nearby opponents, dealing AoE Cryo DMG.
Summons forth a snowstorm with flawless poise, unleashing a Frostflake Seki no To that moves forward continuously.
Frostflake Seki no To
- A storm of whirling icy winds that slashes repeatedly at every enemy it touches, dealing Cryo DMG.
- The snowstorm explodes after its duration ends, dealing AoE Cryo DMG.
Ayaka consumes Stamina and cloaks herself in a frozen fog that moves with her.
In Senho form, she moves swiftly upon water.
When she reappears, the following effects occur:
- Ayaka unleashes frigid energy to apply Cryo on nearby opponents.
- Coldness condenses around Ayaka's blade, infusing her attacks with Cryo for a brief period.
When Ayaka crafts Weapon Ascension Materials, she has a 10% chance to receive double the product.
After using Kamisato Art: Hyouka, Kamisato Ayaka's Normal and Charged attacks deal 30% increased DMG for 6s.
When the Cryo application at the end of Kamisato Art: Senho hits an opponent, Kamisato Ayaka gains the following effects:
- Restores 10 Stamina
- Gains 18% Cryo DMG Bonus for 10s.
When Kamisato Ayaka's Normal or Charged Attacks deal Cryo DMG to opponents, it has a 50% chance of decreasing the CD of Kamisato Art: Hyouka by 0.3s. This effect can occur once every 0.1s.
When casting Kamisato Art: Soumetsu, unleashes 2 smaller additional Frostflake Seki no To, each dealing 20% of the original storm's DMG.
Increases the Level of Kamisato Art: Soumetsu by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Opponents damaged by Kamisato Art: Soumetsu's Frostflake Seki no To will have their DEF decreased by 30% for 6s.
Increases the Level of Kamisato Art: Hyouka by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Kamisato Ayaka gains Usurahi Butou every 10s, increasing her Charged Attack DMG by 298%. This buff will be cleared 0.5s after Ayaka's Charged ATK hits an opponent, after which the timer for this ability will restart.
For a detailed breakdown of the best Ayaka teams go to the Ayaka team guide page.
Cryo DPS Build
Ayaka is the strongest Cryo DPS and has great performances even at C0 and with free to play weapons. Building Ayaka is mostly a matter of balancing ER stat with more offensive stats. Freeze teams with Blizzard Strayer help provide a lot of Crit value along with keeping enemies within your Burst's range. Ayaka's skills don't offer much scalability in Melt teams. While Ayaka can work as a secondary DPS option,this emphasizes the ER challenges you will need to solve in her team-building.
Burst >= Normal Attack > Skill
Ayaka's main source of damage is her burst, which is also a great disadvantage as it's easy to miss if enemies aren't frozen. Her best combo is: Cast Burst -> Cast Skill -> spam Charged Attacks. This combo might vary based on the equipped weapon, more info later. Burst is worth crowning.
Main stats: ATK/Cryo DMG/Crit Damage
Substats: ER(until comfortable Burst uptime)/Crit/ATK
Ayaka's 80 cost Burst does open up a few debates whether or not she can afford to run an ER sands over ATK but in a lot of optimized teams her ER problems are solvable with ER substats and even then you really want a lot of damage from Ayaka. In Freeze teams you're more likely to overcap on Crit Rate so the safer bet is to fully stack Crit DMG instead.
Ayaka's personal weapon and the best sword in the game currently. Doesn't do much to solve Ayaka's Energy problems sadly. Combo: N1 -> Burst -> Skill -> Charged Attacks
Gain a 12~24% Elemental DMG Bonus for every element and receive the might of Mistsplitter's Emblem. At stack levels 1/2/3, Mistsplitter's Emblem provides a 8/16/28~16/32/56% 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.
Each refine is roughly equivalent to 5 ER giving you a range of 20 to 40 ER on this weapon. Along with the ATK substat this is easily Ayaka's best F2P option. You may cast your burst once every 3 elemental skills.
It is not recommended to spend starglitter on weapons, however Blackcliff Longsword is a good option with similar DMG output to Amenoma Kageuchi. Based on your artifact rolls you may use the one that adjust your stats.
Viable options if you need the ER substat. The passive isn't that useful on Ayaka, so it's not really an upgrade over Amenoma Kageuchi.
CRIT Rate increased by 4~8%.Gains Skypiercing Might upon using Elemental Burst: Increases Movement SPD by 10%, increases ATK SPD by 10%, and Normal and Charged hits deal additional DMG equal to 20~40% of ATK. Skypiercing Might lasts for 12s.
What makes Summit Shaper good on Ayaka is the massive amount of ATK that it offers, even without the passive. Freeze carries can reach the "diminishing returns" of Crit nudging the balance with ATK. While it does offer more damage than Amenoma, it's important to remember that Ayaka's problems are more towards her Energy and Burst consistency.
Even though Crit Rate is not a desired stat on Ayaka, these weapons are really good and usable even if your Crit Rate will overcap. If you have them, use them, but there are better replacements. Crit Rate gains value if 4pc Blizzard Strayer can't be fully utilized.
Physical DMG Bonus is useless but this weapon provides high base ATK & emergency healing. If you happen to own this weapon though, consider equipping it on Bennett and not Ayaka.
ATK is increased by 20~40%.Triggers on taking DMG: the soul of the Falcon of the West awakens, holding the banner of the resistance aloft, regenerating HP equal to 100~160% of ATK and dealing 200~320% of ATK as DMG to surrounding opponents. This effect can only occur once every 15s.
This weapon gives a huge amount of Crit stats and it's ranked pretty well among the many suitable weapons for Ayaka. A solid pick in early game but it has its value even in late game. Make sure to refine it to Rank 5.
Ayaka's constant Cryo application allows her to make full use of the 4PC effect which provides massive Crit Rate, allowing you to fully focus on Crit DMG substats.
Ayaka's balance between Energy and Offense has an interesting answer in the Emblem set. While its not recommended over Blizzard Strayer you may have a 4pc set lying around and is your best option for teams that don't use the Freeze reaction (ie. Mono Cryo).
Temporary choiche if you're still farming for 4pc Blizzard Strayer or either you own perfectly rolled Noblesse pieces.