The Best Genshin Impact Kazuha Build

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July 2, 2022: Kazuha will get a rerun in Genshin Impact 2.8. We'll update this build real soon.

What is the best Genshin Impact Kazuha build? Kaedehara Kazuha is a lone wanderer part of Beidou’s Crux Fleet. He was once a member of the Kaedehara Clan, now fallen from grace and declared a criminal by the Shogun of Inazuma after stealing a Vision from her.

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How Do I Get Kazuha in Genshin?

Kazuha is obtainable by spending wishes in the event Event Banner, ‘Leaves in the Wind’. Good luck obtaining him! He will get a rerun of his banner in Version 2.8, starting on July 13.

What Are the Best Kazuha Builds?

Kazuha is a great Sub DPS, when you put him in the proper party. With his Elemental skill offering great mobility in combat and also being capable of generating Swirl reactions pretty often, he will shine spectacularly when paired with units like Diluc or Mona. To achieve the best results his main stat to focus on should be always Elemental Mastery.

Below is the best Kazuha build right now. You can keep reading to find out the hows and whys of this particular Kazuha build, but if you've used him before, you'll quickly understand the thought process behind his best weapon and artifact choices.

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Role Best Weapon Alternative Weapon Best Artifacts Alternative Artifacts
Anemo Sub-DPS BuildSkyward BladeFreedom-SwornViridescent Venerer (4 Pieces)Viridescent Venerer (2 Pieces) & Noblesse Oblige (2 Pieces)

Anemo Sub-DPS Build

Both swords go really well with Kazuha due to their boosts on Elemental Burst and Elemental Mastery, but since they can be really rare weapons to obtain, a good alternative is the Favonius Sword.

The idea for this build is to have Kazuha spamming Swirl reactions as much as you can, so Viridescent Venerer is honestly the best option on the Artifacts side unless you can’t afford these yet. In that case, either Gladiator’s Finale or Noblesse Oblige are great alternatives.

What Are the Best Team Comps for Kazuha?

On the battlefield, he’s an excellent Anemo Sub DPS with great potential to create Elemental Reactions and support his teammates. Hu Tao and Bennett will provide the best Elemental Resonance and Xingqiu will help to trigger Reactions, all while Kazuha uses his skills to debuff enemies and boost the party.

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Character Element
Hu TapPyro
BennettPyro
KazuhaAnemo
XingqiuHydro
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Kazuha's Weapons screen
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What Are the Best Weapons for Kazuha?

Weapons like the Freedom-Sworn and Skyward Blade that boost Elemental Mastery and Energy Recharge are easily the best options for this build. You can also find a more affordable and equally good alternative in the form of the Favonius Sword. Last but not least, if you’re looking for a craftable option, you can obtain the Prototype Rancour if you still don’t have any of the former.

Weapon Rarity Stats Skills How to Obtain
Freedom-Sworn5-StarElemental MasteryRevolutionary Chorale: Increases damage by 10%. When characters with Freedom-Sworn trigger Elemental Reactions, they gain a Sigil of Rebellion, once every 0.5 seconds. When you reach 2 Sigils, all will be consumed and grant all nearby party members +20% Attack and +16% Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attack damage for 12 seconds. Once triggered, you gain no Sigils for 20 seconds. Wishes
Skyward Blade5-StarEnergy RechargeSky-Piercing Fang: Critical Rate increased by 4%. Gains Skypiercing Might upon using an Elemental Burst: Increases Movement Speed by 10%, increases Attack Speed by 10%, and increases the damage of Normal and Charged Attack hits by 20% for 12 seconds.Wishes
Favonius Sword4-StarCritical Energy RechargeRateWindfall: Critical hits have a 60/70/80/90/100% chance to generate 1 Elemental Orb, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12/10.5/9/7.5/6 seconds.Wishes
Kazuha's Artifact screen
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What Are the Best Artifacts for Kazuha?

Depending on which build you choose to make, you may need Viridescent Venerer, Noblesse Oblige, and Gladiator's Finale sets for Sub-DPS purposes. How many pieces of these you choose to equip on him 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
Viridescent VenererAnemo damage Bonus +15%Increases Swirl damage by 60%. Decreases opponent's Elemental Resistance to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10 seconds.
Noblesse ObligeElemental Burst damage +20%.Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' Attack by 20% for 12 seconds. This effect cannot stack.
Gladiator's FinaleAttack +18%.If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack damage by 35%.

Kazuha Artifact Stats

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

Slot Main Stat Sub Stats
FeatherAttackCritical Rate, Critical Damage, Attack%, Energy Recharge
FlowerHPCritical Rate, Critical Damage, Attack%, Energy Recharge
HourglassElemental MasteryCritical Rate, Critical Damage, Attack%, Energy Recharge
GobletAnemo Damage Bonus / Elemental MasteryCritical Rate, Critical Damage, Attack%, Elemental Mastery / Energy Recharge
HeadpieceElemental MasteryCritical Damage, Critical Rate, Attack%, Energy Recharge

What Are Kazuha's Skills and Talents?

Kazuha's Skills are great crowd control tools while also retaining their offensive potential, with the Elemental Skill providing great Swirl Reactions, and the Elemental Burst dealing good AoE damage. Kazuha's Mobility only improves that.

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Attack Effect
Normal AttackPerforms up to 5 rapid strikes.
Charged AttackConsumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.
Plunging AttackDescends from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE damage upon impact. If this Plunging Attack is triggered by Chihayaburu, it will be converted to Plunging Attack: Midare Ranzan.
Elemental Skill - ChihayaburuUnleashes 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 damage and lifting Kazuha into the air on a rushing gust of wind. Press Can be used in mid-air. Hold Charges up before unleashing greater Anemo damage over a larger AoE than Press Mode. Plunging Attack: Midare Ranzan Within 10 seconds of remaining airborne after casting Chihayaburu, Kazuha can unleash a powerful Plunging Attack known as Midare Ranzan. When a Plunging Attack is performed using the effects of the Elemental Skill Chihayaburu, Plunging Attack damage is converted to Anemo damage. Kazuha creates a small wind tunnel via a secret blade technique that pulls in nearby objects and opponents on landing. Midare Ranzan's damage is considered Plunging Attack damage.
Elemental Burst - Kazuha SlashA single slash that deals AoE Anemo damage. The blade's passage will leave behind a field named "Autumn Whirlwind" that periodically deals AoE Anemo damage to opponents within its range. Elemental Absorption If Autumn Whirlwind comes into contact with Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro, it will deal additional elemental damage of that type. Elemental Absorption may only occur once per use.
Talent#1 - Soumon SwordsmanshipIf 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% Attack of the absorbed elemental type as damage. This will be considered Plunging Attack damage. Elemental Absorption may only occur once per use of Chihayaburu.
Talent#2 - Poetics of FuubutsuUpon triggering a Swirl reaction, Kaedehara Kazuha will grant teammates a 0.04% Elemental damage Bonus to their corresponding Element for every point of Elemental Mastery he has for 8 seconds. Bonuses for different elements obtained through this method can co-exist.
Talent#3 - Cloud StriderDecreases sprinting Stamina consumption for your party members by 20%. Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the same effects.
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Kazuha's Constellation screen
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What Are Kazuha's Constellations?

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If you get to pull Kazuha multiple times, you will eventually reach a level of the constellation that will turn him into an excellent DPS unit, with improvements on all his Skills and their respective cooldowns, making Kazuha a great Sub-DPS unit.

Constellation Effect
Scarlet HillsDecreases Chihayaburu's cooldown by 10%, and using Kazuha Slash resets the cooldown of Chihayaburu.
Yamaarashi TailwindThe 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 MonogatariIncreases the Level of Chihayaburu by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Oozora GenpouWhen 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 BanseiIncrease the Level of Kazuha Slash by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Crimson MomijiAfter using Chihayaburu or Kazuha Slash, Kaedehara Kazuha gains an Anemo Infusion for 5 seconds. Additionally, each point of Elemental Mastery will increase the damage dealt by Kaedehara Kazuha's Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attack by 0.2%.

What Are Kazuha's Ascension Materials?

Ascending Kazuha boosts his Elemental Mastery and HP stats more than anything else, a welcomed improvement that makes him a great DPS. Farming the Maguu Kenki can take a bit, but for improving a unit as helpful as Kazuha is for your team it's worth the effort.

Ascension Rank Required Level Required Materials
12020000 Mora, Vayuda Turquoise Sliver x1, Sea Ganoderma x3, Treasure Hoarder Insignia x3
25040000 Mora, Vayuda Turquoise Fragment x3, Marionette Core x2, Sea Ganoderma x10, Treasure Hoarder Insignia x15
36060000 Mora, Vayuda Turquoise Fragment x6, Marionette Core x4, Sea Ganoderma x20, Silver Raven Insignia x12
47080000 Mora, Vayuda Turquoise Chunk x3, Marionette Core x8, Sea Ganoderma x30, Silver Raven Insignia x18
580100000 Mora, Vayuda Turquoise Chunk x6, Marionette Core x12, Sea Ganoderma x45, Golden Raven Insignia x12
690120000 Mora, Vayuda Turquoise Gemstone x6, Marionette Core x20, Sea Ganoderma x60, Golden Raven Insignia x24

What Are Kazuha's Talent Level Up Materials?

An important part of building Kazuha is remembering to level up his 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 Kazuha talent upgrade order:

  • Elemental Skill
  • Elemental Burst
  • Normal Attack
Daily Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Drops
Teachings/Guide/Philosophies of DiligenceTreasure Hoarder/ Silver/ Golden InsigniaGilded Scale

And that's everything you need to know about Genshin Impact Kazuha! You now have all the info you need to make the most of the Wandering Samurai in combat. Good luck!