Best Build for Kazuha in Genshin Impact

Best Build for Kazuha in Genshin Impact
Kazuha is a 5-star Anemo Anemo sword character in Genshin Impact. This guide covers the best builds, weapons and artifacts for Kazuha.

Pros & Cons

  • Excellent Elemental damage buff
    • Best Anemo buffer for Cryo and Electro DMG, best Melt/Vaporize DMG buffer at C2
    • Has access to 4PC Viridescent Venerer
  • Good Crowd Control with his skill
  • Great mobility both inside and outside combat (Skill functions similar to a double jump)
  • Low investment, high impact
    • His Swirl damage is incredibly high at level 90, he is still capable of contributing damage although being on a fully supportive build
  • Flexible team options
  • Good F2P weapon options
  • May need to sacrifice EM for ER to burst consistently during a sustained battle
  • Hard to see outside of burst area with medium/high graphic settings


Garyuu Bladework
Garyuu Bladework
Normal Attack

Normal Attack
Perform up to 5 rapid strikes.

Charged Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.

Plunging Attack
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact. If this Plunging Attack is triggered by Chihayaburu, it will be converted to Plunging Attack: Midare Ranzan.

Plunging Attack: Midare Ranzan
When a Plunging Attack is performed using the effects of the Elemental Skill Chihayaburu, Plunging Attack DMG is converted to Anemo DMG and will create a small wind tunnel via a secret blade technique that pulls in nearby objects and opponents.

Elemental Skill

Unleashes a secret technique as fierce as the rushing wind that pulls objects and opponents towards Kazuha's current position before launching opponents within the AoE, dealing Anemo DMG and lifting Kazuha into the air on a rushing gust of wind.
Within 10s of remaining airborne after casting Chihayaburu, Kazuha can unleash a powerful Plunging Attack known as Midare Ranzan.

Can be used in mid-air.

Charges up before unleashing greater Anemo DMG over a larger AoE than Press Mode.

Plunging Attack: Midare Ranzan
When a Plunging Attack is performed using the effects of the Elemental Skill Chihayaburu, Plunging Attack DMG is converted to Anemo DMG. On landing, Kazuha creates a small wind tunnel via a secret blade technique that pulls in nearby objects and opponents.
Midare Ranzan's DMG is considered Plunging Attack DMG.

Kazuha Slash
Kazuha Slash
Elemental Burst

The signature technique of Kazuha's self-styled bladework — a single slash that strikes with the force of the first winds of autumn, dealing AoE Anemo DMG.
The blade's passage will leave behind a field named "Autumn Whirlwind" that periodically deals AoE Anemo DMG to opponents within its range.

Elemental Absorption
If Autumn Whirlwind comes into contact with Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro, it will deal additional elemental DMG of that type. Elemental Absorption may only occur once per use.


Cloud Strider
Cloud Strider
Utility Passive

Decreases sprinting Stamina consumption for your own party members by 20%.
Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the exact same effects.

Soumon Swordsmanship
Soumon Swordsmanship
Ascension 1

If Chihayaburu comes into contact with Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro when cast, Chihayaburu will absorb that element and if Plunging Attack: Midare Ranzan is used before the effect expires, it will deal an additional 200% ATK of the absorbed elemental type as DMG. This will be considered Plunging Attack DMG.
Elemental Absorption may only occur once per use of Chihayaburu.

Poetics of Fuubutsu
Poetics of Fuubutsu
Ascension 4

Upon triggering a Swirl reaction, Kaedehara Kazuha will grant all party members a 0.04% Elemental DMG Bonus to the element absorbed by Swirl for every point of Elemental Mastery he has for 8s. Bonuses for different elements obtained through this method can co-exist.


Scarlet Hills
Scarlet Hills
Level 1

Decreases Chihayaburu's CD by 10%.
Using Kazuha Slash resets the CD of Chihayaburu.

Yamaarashi Tailwind
Yamaarashi Tailwind
Level 2

The Autumn Whirlwind field created by Kazuha Slash has the following effects:

  • Increases Kaedehara Kazuha's own Elemental Mastery by 200.
  • Increases the Elemental Mastery of characters within the field by 200.

The Elemental Mastery-increasing effects of this Constellation do not stack.

Maple Monogatari
Maple Monogatari
Level 3

Increases the Level of Chihayaburu by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Oozora Genpou
Oozora Genpou
Level 4

When Kaedehara Kazuha's Energy is lower than 45, he obtains the following effects:

  • Pressing or Holding Chihayaburu regenerates 3 or 4 Energy for Kaedehara Kazuha, respectively.
  • When gliding, Kaedehara Kazuha regenerates 2 Energy per second.
Wisdom of Bansei
Wisdom of Bansei
Level 5

Increases the Level of Kazuha Slash by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Crimson Momiji
Crimson Momiji
Level 6

After using Chihayaburu or Kazuha Slash, Kaedehara Kazuha gains an Anemo Infusion for 5s. Additionally, each point of Elemental Mastery will increase the DMG dealt by Kaedehara Kazuha's Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attack by 0.2%.


For a detailed breakdown of the best Kazuha teams go to the Kazuha team guide page.


Elemental Mastery Support Build

Kazuha is a very powerful support for Elemental DMG teams. He has access to 4PC VV and his A4 Passive buffs your team's Elemental DMG by a percentage of his EM whenever he triggers Swirl. Stacking as much EM as possible maximizes this Elemental DMG buff as well as the damage from the Swirl itself. It is recommemded to level Kazuha to 90 so that you can maximize his swirl damage, which is noticeably high.

Talent Priority

Burst > Skill > Normal Attack
Leveling up his talents aren't that much of a priority since it only buffs Kazuha's damage, not the actual Elemental DMG buff itself nor the swirl damage he does.

Stat Priority

Main stats: ER or EM/EM/EM
Substats: ER = EM
Swirl reactions cannot crit so the only important stats are ER for burst uptime and EM for swirl damage. Crit Rate will help when using a Favonius Sword, but EM and ER are more valuable and there are better F2P weapons anyway.

Weapon Weapons
Best Weapons

These weapons have EM as their second stat, making them extremely effective on Kazuha. EM will improve both his Swirl damage and Elemental DMG buff.

Elemental Mastery
Star Star Star Star Star
Revolutionary Chorale

A part of the "Millennial Movement" that wanders amidst the winds.

Increases DMG by 10~20%.

When the character wielding this weapon triggers Elemental Reactions, they gain a Sigil of Rebellion. This effect can be triggered once every 0.5s and can be triggered even if said character is not on the field.

When you possess 2 Sigils of Rebellion, all of them will be consumed and all nearby party members will obtain "Millennial Movement: Song of Resistance" for 12s.

"Millennial Movement: Song of Resistance" increases Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attack DMG by 16~32% and increases ATK by 20~40%. Once this effect is triggered, you will not gain Sigils of Rebellion for 20s.

Of the many effects of the "Millennial Movement," buffs of the same type will not stack.
Xiphos' Moonlight
Elemental Mastery
Star Star Star Star
Jinni's Whisper
The following effect will trigger every 10s: The equipping character will gain 0.036~0.072% Energy Recharge for each point of Elemental Mastery they possess for 12s, with nearby party members gaining 30% of this buff for the same duration. Multiple instances of this weapon can allow this buff to stack. This effect will still trigger even if the character is not on the field.
Iron Sting
Elemental Mastery
Star Star Star Star
Infusion Stinger
Dealing Elemental DMG increases all DMG by 6~12% for 6s. Max 2 stacks. Can only occur once every 1s.
Toukabou Shigure
Elemental Mastery
Star Star Star Star
Kaidan: Rainfall Earthbinder
After an attack hits opponents, it will inflict an instance of Cursed Parasol upon one of them for 10s. This effect can be triggered once every 15s. If this opponent is taken out during Cursed Parasol's duration, Cursed Parasol's CD will be refreshed immediately. The character wielding this weapon will deal 16~32% more DMG to the opponent affected by Cursed Parasol.
Weapon Variations
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EM / Early Game

Great F2P starter weapon but it is slightly weaker than Iron Sting.

Dark Iron Sword
Elemental Mastery
Star Star Star
Upon causing an Overloaded, Superconduct, Electro-Charged, or an Electro-infused Swirl reaction, ATK is increased by 20~40% for 12s.
Burst Uptime

These weapons are only used for improving Kazuha's burst uptime since ATK stats are irrelevant.

Skyward Blade
Energy Recharge
Star Star Star Star Star
Sky-Piercing Fang

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.
Favonius Sword
Energy Recharge
Star Star Star Star
CRIT hits have a 60~100% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12~6s.
Festering Desire
Energy Recharge
Star Star Star Star
Undying Admiration
Increases Elemental Skill DMG by 16~32% and Elemental Skill CRIT Rate by 6~12%.
Sacrificial Sword
Energy Recharge
Star Star Star Star
After dealing damage to an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40~80% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30~16s.
Artifact Artifacts
Best Set

Kazuha has access to Swirl, allowing him to massively increase your team's damage by shredding enemies' elemental resistance.

2 Anemo DMG Bonus +15%.
4 Increases Swirl DMG by 60%. Decreases opponent's Elemental RES to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10s.
Artifact Variations
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Early game (Pre-AR 45)

This sets still help Kazuha's EM but it is not recommended since 4PC VV has a stronger impact and 4★ artifacts have weaker scaling. It is however suited for a early game build, use it if you can't consistently farm 5★ artifacts from domains yet.

2 Increases Elemental Mastery by 80.
4 Upon triggering an Elemental Reaction, increases all party members' Elemental Mastery by 120 for 8s.

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