The best Genshin Impact Kamisato Ayato build (December 2022)

Kamisato Ayato's official art in Genshin Impact
December 22, 2022: Kamisato Ayato's first banner rerun kicks off on December 27, 2022. It'll last until Genshin Impact 3.4 arrives. We'll update this build guide to reflect the latest artifacts, weapons, and team comps then.

The second Kamisato sibling is Ayato, a high-profile political professional in Inazuma. Let's take a look at the best Kamisato Ayato build in Genshin Impact.

Since release in early 2022, Ayato hasn't had a rerun until the end of the year. He's a powerful Hydro unit, that boasts serious speed with his elemental skill, who makes for for some very interesting team comps with the new Dendro element.

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When is the next Kamisato Ayato banner rerun in Genshin Impact?

Finally, Kamisato Ayato is being treated to a banner rerun of his 'Azure Excursion'. This will be paired with his signature weapon, the Haran Geppaku Futsu, on the Epitome Invocation weapon banner.

Ayato's rerun is taking place in the second half of Version 3.3, alongside Raiden Shogun from December 27 until around January 18. For the latest on the Genshin Impact banner schedule, click that link.

Kamisato Ayato preparing to use his burst.
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What's the best Kamisato Ayato build?

Ayato is a Hydro vision holder, that uses a sword. He boasts lightning-quick attacks and a large AoE for his burst. He can be used as a DPS, as a sub-DPS, or even a Hydro applicator - though we recommend a heavy damage position for him.

Despite them being related, we don't recommend Ayato and Ayaka in a team together, as they both fill the same sort of roles.

The best Kamisato Ayato team comps

Best character choices
Nahida, Collei
Qiqi, Layla, Ganyu, Diona
Xiangling, Bennett, Thoma
Candace, Yelan
Kuki Shinobu, Beidou, Dori
Yun Jin, Zhongli

Your best bet will be to place Ayato on a team featuring Cryo and/or Pyro, or Electro for the best reactions.

Kuki Shinobu and Qiqi are both good options as they heal, and have a near-constant elemental effect to surround Ayato as he deals heavy damage. Characters with deployable AoE fields are also helpful, as reactions can pop off with little to no effort.

As a Hydro element unit, Ayato is well placed for all the best reactions in the game - a Vaporize, Bloom or Hyperbloom, or Electrocharged team will provide hefty damage using his Vision.

What is the best weapon for Kamisato Ayato?

Bonus Stat
How to obtain
Freedom Sworn
Elemental Mastery 198
A part of the Millennial Movement that wanders amidst the winds. Increases DMG by 10%. 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% and increases ATK by 20%. 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.
Weapon banner
Primordial Jade Cutter
CRIT Rate 44.1%
HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 1.2% of the wielder's Max HP.
Weapon banner
Haran Geppaku Futsu
CRIT Rate + 7.2%
Obtain 12% All Elemental DMG Bonus. When other nearby party members use Elemental Skills, the character equipping this weapon will gain 1 Wavespike stack. Max 2 stacks. This effect can be triggered once every 0.3s. When the character equipping this weapon uses an Elemental Skill, all stacks of Wavespike will be consumed to gain Rippling Upheaval: each stack of Wavespike consumed will increase Normal Attack DMG by 20% for 8s.
Weapon banner alongside Ayato
Amenoma Kageuchi
ATK 12.0%
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.
Forged, recipe found through a secret quest
Lion's Roar
ATK + 9.0%
Increases DMG against enemies affected by Pyro or Electro by 20%.
The Black Sword
CRIT Rate 27.6%
Increase DMG dealt by Normal and Charged Attacks by 20%. Additionally, regenerates 60% of ATK as HP when Normal and Charged Attack score a CRIT Hit. This effect can occur once every 5s.
Battle Pass reward

Ayato's attacks are split between dealing normal damage and dealing Hydro damage for a brief time during his Elemental Skill and for an extended time during his Burst. Ayato can get good results from normal and charged attacks, but your best bet is building him around both.

Though the Haran is sort of Kamisato's signature weapon, it isn't necessarily the best choice for him, which is nice, as it saves us some Primogems. It all depends on what you want to do with Ayato, as to which sword will be the best for him.

What are the best Artifacts for Kamisato Ayato in Genshin Impact?

2-Piece Effect
4-Piece Effect
Echoes of an Offering
ATK +18%
When a Normal Attack hits opponents, there is a 36% chance that it will trigger Valley Rite, which will increase Normal Attack Damage by 70% of ATK. This effect will be dispelled 0.05s after a Normal Attack deals DMG. If a Normal Attack fails to trigger a Valley Rite, the odds of it triggering the next time will increase by 20%. This trigger can occur every 0.2s.
Heart of Depth
Hydro DMG +15%
After using Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 30% for 15s.
Shimenawa's Reminiscence
ATK +18%
When casting an Elemental Skill, if the character has 15 or more Energy, they lose 15 Energy and Normal, Charged, Plunging Attack DMG is increased by 50% for 10s.
Gladiator's Finale
ATK +18%
If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%

The best choice of Artifact set is the Echoes of an Offering, as it can really add to Ayato's performance. If you want to go full-Hydro build with him, then the Heart of Depth will also work wonders.

Who is Kamisato Ayato in Genshin Impact?

As the name would suggest, Kamisato Ayato is the older brother of Kamisato Ayaka. While Ayaka took over the front-facing duties of their clan following the death of their parents, Ayato went on to deal with more political matters within the government.

He is the head of the Kamisato Clan, and of the Yashiro Commission. He is therefore a big name and an important person in Inazuma.

Kamisato Ayato is friends with Thoma, his housekeeper, and is fond of wandering around Inazuma sampling local cuisines. His idle animation sees him drinking boba tea.

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