Genshin Impact Kamisato Ayaka: Best Build, Weapon, and Artifacts

Everything you need to know about building the strongest DPS Ayaka

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Hamza Bakht

Kamisata Ayaka Genshin Impact

Key Takeaways

  • Kamisato Ayaka is a 5-star Cryo Swordswoman and the person in charge of the internal and external affairs of the Kamisato Clan
  • Ayaka is a powerful DPS character in Genshin and deals some serious Cryo damage.
  • Ayaka’s best build depends upon the player’s playstyle and the weapons they can get their hands on.
  • Mistsplitter Reforged is a must-have rare 5-star weapon for Ayaka, but Amenoma Kageuchi proves to be a reliable alternative. 
  • Artifacts sets like Blizzard Strayer and Gladiator’s Finale are good options for Ayaka.

To make the most of Ayaka’s abilities, it’s important to equip her with the right build. Fortunately, we’re here to provide you with the current top build for Ayaka, including the best weapon and artifact options, so you can fully unleash her icy potential in the game.

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Ayaka Introduction

Kamisato Ayaka is a Cryo-elemental character. Her unique abilities and playstyle make her a popular pick among players.

In combat, Ayaka uses a sword and is known for her fast and fluid movements. Her normal and charged attacks deal Cryo damage. She can perform a powerful Cryo-infused elemental burst that deals AoE Cryo damage and launches enemies into the air. Ayaka’s Elemental Skill allows her to dash forward, leaving a trail of ice that deals Cryo damage to enemies in its path. This ability also has a short cooldown, allowing Ayaka to dash around the battlefield with ease.

Ayaka Best DPS Build

Best WeaponMistsplitter Reforged
Replacement WeaponsAmenoma Kageuchi
Best ArtifactsBlizzard Strayer x4
Main StatsSands: ATK%
Goblet: Cryo DMG Bonus
Circlet: CRIT DMG
SubstatsCRIT DMG, Energy Recharge, ATK%, CRIT Rate

The best weapon for Kamisato Ayaka is widely considered to be the Mistsplitter Reforged, a five-star sword that deals increased damage to enemies affected by an Element. This sword has a unique passive ability that increases Ayaka’s Elemental Mastery, allowing her to deal more damage with her Cryo attacks and abilities. 

If the Mistsplitter Reforged is unavailable, the Amenoma Kageuchi is a good replacement weapon. This four-star sword also deals increased damage to enemies affected by Cryo and has a passive ability that generates Elemental Particles.

The Blizzard Strayer set is the best choice for artifact sets for Ayaka. This set provides increased Cryo damage and bonus Critical Rate when Ayaka hits an enemy affected by Cryo. With four pieces of this set equipped, Ayaka significantly boosts her damage.

Ayaka Best Weapons

BestMistsplitter ReforgedBonus Stat: CRIT DMG 9.6 %
Skill Effect: Gain a 12% Elemental DMG Bonus for a character’s Elemental Type. At stacks 1/2/3, Elemental DMG is further increased by 8/16/28%. Each stack has an individual duration and are gotten through:• Normal Attacks with Elemental DMG (duration 5s)• Casting an Elemental Burst (duration 10s)• Having less than 100% Energy (disappears at full Energy)
F2P OptionAmenoma KageuchiBonus Stat: ATK 12.0%
Skill Effect: After casting an Elemental Skill, gain 1 Succession Seed. This effect can be triggered once every 5s. The Succession Seed lasts for 30s. Up to 3 Succession Seeds may exist simultaneously. After using an Elemental Burst, all Succession Seeds are consumed and after 2s, the character regenerates 6 Energy for each seed consumed.

Best 5-star Weapon

Mistsplitter Reforged

The Mistsplitter Reforged has a special skill effect that enhances Ayaka’s elemental damage. When using Normal Attacks or casting an Elemental Burst, Ayaka gains stacks of an Elemental DMG Bonus that provides increased damage for her Elemental Type. She deals more damage as the stacks accumulate, each with an individual duration.

Best F2P Weapon

Amenoma Kageuchi

Kamisato Ayaka best F2P weapon

For players who do not have access to the Mistsplitter Reforged, the Amenoma Kageuchi is a good F2P option. This four-star sword has a bonus stat of ATK%, which can help boost Ayaka’s overall damage output. Additionally, the Amenoma Kageuchi has a unique passive ability that triggers after casting an Elemental Skill, granting Ayaka a Succession Seed that lasts for 30 seconds. Up to three seeds can exist simultaneously, and after using an Elemental Burst, all seeds are consumed, and Ayaka regenerates 6 Energy for each seed consumed after a two-second delay.

When choosing bonus stats for these weapons, we recommend prioritizing CRIT DMG for the Mistsplitter Reforged and ATK for the Amenoma Kageuchi. These stats can help maximize Ayaka’s damage potential in combat.

Ayaka Best Artifacts

Blizzard Strayer

Set PiecesSet Piece Bonus
2-Piece BonusCryo DMG Bonus +15%
4-Piece BonusWhen a character attacks an enemy affected by Cryo, their CRIT Rate is increased by 20%. If the enemy is Frozen, CRIT Rate is increased by an additional 20%.

The two-piece bonus of the Blizzard Strayer set provides a Cryo DMG Bonus of 15%, which increases the damage dealt by Ayaka’s Cryo-based attacks and abilities. This bonus helps Ayaka deal more damage to enemies, making it easier to take them down in combat.

The four-piece bonus of the Blizzard Strayer set is even more powerful, providing a significant boost to Ayaka’s critical hit rate. When Ayaka attacks an enemy affected by Cryo, her CRIT Rate is increased by 20%. If the enemy is Frozen, her Critical Rate is increased by an additional 20%. This bonus makes it much easier for Ayaka to land crits when paired with Hydro support characters like Xinqiu. The lowered Critical Rate requirement means you can focus on increasing her ATK and Crit Damage for some ridiculously powerful combos.

That concludes our guide on Kamisato Ayaka’s optimal builds, weapons, and artifacts in Genshin Impact. If you have any feedback or additional suggestions that have worked well for you, let us know. Don’t forget to check out our guides on other popular DPS characters like Raiden Shogun and Ganyu.