The Best Genshin Impact Diona Build

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What is the best Genshin Impact Diona build? A cute little catgirl and a prodigy at making cocktails and other alcoholic beverages, Diona is a bow user that works at The Cat’s Tail. This tavern located in Mondstadt started growing more popular since she joined as the bartender, which is extremely ironic since she hates alcoholic drinks.

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Diona's Wish screen.
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How Do I Get Diona in Genshin?

Diona is obtainable by spending wishes in the Standard Banner “Wanderlust Invocation”. Good luck obtaining her!

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What Are the Best Diona Builds?

Diona is versatile enough to be able to fill the role of Supporter or Healer, depending on what you need. Her shielding abilities are extremely useful in battle and while almost any party setup will benefit from them, she’s able to find really good synergy with companions like Razor or Keqing, providing the opportunity of acting as backup and the ability to trigger Superconduct Elemental Reactions. In terms of equipment, however, we have several possible approaches depending on our budget and arsenal.

Below are two of the best Diona builds right now. You can keep reading to find out the hows and whys of these particular Diona builds, but if you've used him/her before, you'll quickly understand the thought process behind his best weapon and artifact choices.

Role Best Weapon Alternative Weapon Best Artifacts Alternative Artifacts
Support BuildSacrificial BowCompound BowNoblesse Oblige (4 Pieces)Tenacity of the Millelith (2 Pieces)
Healer BuildRecurve BowFavonius WarbowMaiden BelovedThe Exile

Support Build

While being able to cut down the cooldown with the Sacrificial Bow is certainly useful, I’d prioritize the Favonius Warbow if you can afford it, since being able to generate even more Elemental Orbs is better overall.

The Noblesse Oblige set will activate after our Elemental Bursts, providing an Attack buff to the party, which is fitting for a supporting role.

Healer Build

In a build focused on healing like this, having a weapon that accompanies that approach is always preferred, and the Recurve Bow heals its user with every enemy defeated, so it’s more than an adequate option.

The Maiden Beloved artifact set will boost Diona’s Healing Effectiveness, but since it can be tricky to get our hands on these artifacts, a good replacement for it it’s The Exile set, which will boost Diona’s Energy Recharge and Regeneration.

What Are the Best Team Comps for Diona?

On the battlefield Diona acts as a top-tier Cryo Support character, being proficient at healing and providing shields to her teammates. Keeping that in mind, Diluc as Main DPS with Yanfei as the Sub-Dps are great options as teammates, since Diona can support them in various ways, whether by healing or helping triggering reactions. Venti as Support can use his tools of crowd control and trigger Swirl for easy kills to large groups of enemies.

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Character Element
DilucPyro
YanfeiPyro
VentiAnemo
DionaCryo
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Diona's Weapon screen.
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What Are the Best Weapons for Diona?

Weapons like the Sacrificial Bow will always be welcomed, since cutting the cooldown of Elemental Skills is always useful, but perhaps the Favonius Warbow helps Diona to shine even brighter, adding a significant boost on Energy Recharge and Elemental Orb generation. Last but not least, if you’re looking for a craftable option, you can obtain the Compound Bow if you still don’t have any of the former.

Weapon Rarity Stats Skills How to Obtain
Sacrificial Bow4-StarEnergy RechargeComposed: After damaging an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40/50/60/70/80% chance to end its own cooldown. Can only occur once every 30/26/22/18/14 seconds.Wishes
Recurve Bow4-StarHPCull the Weak: Defeating an opponent restores 8% HP.Wishes
Compound Bow4-StarPhysical damageInfusion Arrow: Normal Attack and Aimed Shot hits increase Attack by 4/5/6/7/8% and Normal Attack Speed by 1.2/1.5/1.8/2.1/2.4% for 6 seconds. Max 4 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3 seconds.Forge
Favonius Warbow4-StarEnergy RechargeWindfall: Critical Hits have a 60% chance to generate a small number of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12 seconds.Wishes
Diona's Artifact screen.
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What Are the Best Artifacts for Diona?

Artifact sets like Noblesse Oblige work perfectly within a Support context, and Beloved Maiden/The Exile will boost her Energy Recharge and Healing Effectiveness values, which is always a useful thing for a Healing build. How many of these you choose to equip on her will depend on your gameplay, so it is suggested that you test different builds, how they work as mixed or full sets and you can decide then.

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Artifacts Two-Piece Effect Four-Piece Effect
Tenacity of the MillelithHP increased by 20%When an Elemental Skill hits an opponent, the ATK of all nearby party members is increased by 20% and their Shield Strength is increased by 30% for 3s. This effect can be triggered once every 0.5s. This effect can still be triggered even when the character who is using this artifact set is not on the field.
Maiden BelovedCharacter Healing Effectiveness +15%.Using an Elemental Skill or Burst increases healing received by all party members by 20% for 10 seconds.
Noblesse Oblige Elemental Burst damage +20%.Using an Elemental Burst increases the entire party’s Attack by 20% for 12 seconds. This effect cannot stack.
The ExileEnergy Recharge +20%Using an Elemental Burst regenerates 2 Energy for all the other party members every 2 seconds, for 6 seconds. This effect cannot stack.

Diona Artifact Stats

Given Diona's set of skills, you want to develop HP as the main stat and focus on boosting Elemental Mastery as the sub-stat.

Slot Main Stat Sub Stats
FeatherAttackHP%, Energy Recharge, HP, Elemental Mastery / Defense
FlowerHPHP%, Energy Recharge, Elemental Mastery, Defense
HourglassHP%Critical Damage, Critical Rate, Energy Recharge, Attack%
GobletHP%HP, Energy Recharge, Elemental Mastery, Defense
HeadpieceHealing Bonus/ HP%HP%/ Elemental Mastery, HP, Attack%, Energy Recharge

What Are Diona's Skills and Talents?

Diona's skills are great as tools for support and healing, shielding other units, or triggering Elemental reactions. The whole roster of Diona's skills make her a great support unit, especially good when she works alongside great Main DPS units, like Diluc or Eula.

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Attack Effect
Normal AttackPerforms up to 5 consecutive shots with a bow.
Charged AttackPerform a more precise Aimed Shot with increased damage. While aiming, biting frost accumulates on the arrowhead. A fully charged frost arrow will deal Cryo damage.
Plunging AttackFires off a shower of arrows in mid-air before falling and striking the ground, dealing AoE damage upon impact.
Elemental Skill - Icy PawsDiona shoots an Icy Paw that deals Cryo damage to opponents and creates a shield on hit. The shield's damage Absorption scales based on Diona's Max HP, and its duration depends on the number of Icy Paws that hit their target. Press Quickly shoots off 2 Icy Paws. Hold Dashes back before shooting five Icy Paws. The shield created by a Hold attack will gain a 75% damage Absorption Bonus and a 250% Cryo damage Absorption Bonus. It will also cause your active character to become affected by Cryo after it forms, for a short duration.
Elemental Burst - Signature MixTosses out a special cold brew that deals AoE Cryo damage and creates a Drunken Mist in an AoE. Drunken Mist This mist continuously deals Cryo damage to opponents within the AoE, and regenerates the HP of characters within it.
Talent#1 - Cat's Tail Secret MenuCharacters shielded by Icy Paws have their Movement Speed increased by 10% and their Stamina Consumption decreased by 10%.
Talent#2 - Drunkards' FarceOpponents who enter the AoE of Signature Mix have a 10% reduced Attack for 15 seconds.
Talent#3 - Complimentary Bar FoodWhen Perfect Cooking is achieved on a dish with restorative effects, there is a 12% chance to obtain double the product.
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Diona's Constellation screen.
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What Are Diona's Constellations?

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If you get to pull Diona multiple times, you will eventually reach a level of the constellation that will turn her into an excellent Healer unit, with improvements on all her Skills and their respective cooldowns, making Diona a great tool to heal and support your party.

Constellation Effect
A Lingering FlavorRegenerates 15 Energy for Diona after the effects of Signature Mix.
Shaken, Not PurredIncreases Icy Paws' damage by 15%, and increases its shield's damage Absorption by 15%. When the Icy Paws hit their targets, creates a shield for other nearby characters on the field with 50% of the Icy Paws shield's damage Absorption for 5 seconds.
A-Another Round?Increases the Level of Signature Mix by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Wine Industry SlayerWithin the radius of Signature Mix, Diona's charge time for aimed shots is reduced by 60%.
Double Shot, On The RocksIncreases the level of Icy Paws by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Cat's Tail Closing TimeCharacters within Signature Mix's AoE will gain the following effects based on their HP: -Increasing Incoming Healing Bonus by 30% when HP falls below or is equal to 50%. -Elemental Mastery increased by 200 when HP is above 50%.

What Are Diona's Ascension Materials?

Ascending Diona boosts her Defense stats more than anything else, a welcomed improvement that makes her a great Support. Farming the Cryo Regisvine can take a bit, but for improving a unit as helpful as Diona is for your team it's worth the effort.

Ascension Rank Required Level Required Materials
12020000 Mora, Shivada Jade Sliver x1, Calla Lily x3, Firm Arrowhead x3
25040000 Mora, Shivada Jade Fragment x3, Hoarfrost Core x2, Calla Lily x10, Firm Arrowhead x15
36060000 Mora, Shivada Jade Fragment x6, Hoarfrost Core x4, Calla Lily x20, Sharp Arrowhead x12
47080000 Mora, Shivada Jade Chunk x3, Hoarfrost Core x8, Calla Lily x30, Sharp Arrowhead x18
580100000 Mora, Shivada Jade Chunk x6, Hoarfrost Core x12, Calla Lily x45, Weathered Arrowhead x12
690120000 Mora, Shivada Jade Gemstone x6, Hoarfrost Core x20, Calla Lily x60, Weathered Arrowhead x24

What Are Diona's Talent Level Up Materials?

An important part of building Diona is remembering to level up her talents and abilities. The order in which you go about this will change slightly depending on the role you expect him to play in your team, but here's the most common Diona talent upgrade order:

  • Elemental Skill
  • Elemental Burst
  • Normal Attack
Daily Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Drops
Teachings/Guide/Philosophies of FreedomFirm/Sharp/Weathered ArrowheadShard of a Foul Legacy

And that's everything you need to know about Genshin Impact Diona! You now have all the info you need to make the most of the Wine Industry Slayer in combat. Good luck!