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Kamisato Ayato

Kamisato Ayato is a 5-star Hydro sword user from the region of Inazuma. He is the current head of the Kamisato clan and is in charge of the Yashiro Commission. He shares this responsibility with his sister Kamisato Ayaka.

Ayato is known to be an incredible and beloved leader, but is often busy with his duties and making sure his home is protected. He prefers to work in the shadows, rarely making an appearance in public. Ayato was assigned head of his clan at a young age, making him mature and determined to lead the clan well. He values loyalty and trust above all else.


Ayato Skill Talents

Ayato works best as a Hydro DPS or sub-DPS with the ability to easily apply Hydro to enemies and land swift attacks on the enemy.

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Ayato’s elemental skill

Ayato’s normal attack, Kamisato Art: Marobashi, will perform 5 rapid slashes with his blade, with the 5th hitting the hardest. His fourth attack will deal damage 2 times. His charge attack will allow him to dash forward and deal damage to the enemy. Compared to his other skills, Ayato’s normal attack does not need to be built if he is focused on his Hydro DMG.

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Ayato Elemental Skill

His elemental skill, Kamisato Art: Kyouka, allows him to enter the Takimeguri Kanka state, after dashing and leaving behind a water clone. This water clone will deal Hydro damage to enemies and explode when they are nearby or when its duration end. Both the clone and Takimeguri Kanka state will last for 6 seconds. While Ayato is in the Takimeguri Kanka state, he uses his Shunsuiken to unleash rapid Hydro slashes, causing his normal attack to deal Hydro DMG. This can not be overridden by any other effects. After a Shunsuiken hits the enemy, Ayato will gain a Namisen stack, which will increase the damage he deals based on the number of stacks he has. A maximum of 4 stacks can be obtained at constellation 0 and can be gained every .01 seconds. The damage increase is also scaled off Ayato’s Max HP.

While in Takimeguri Kanka state, Ayato will gain increased resistance to interruptions and will not be able to use plunging or charged attacks until the effects are over. Effects will be cleared if Ayato leaves the field. Ayato’s elemental skill has a cooldown of 12 seconds. Overall, Ayato’s elemental skill will be his main damage dealer, allowing him to deal elemental skill damage that scales off his Max HP. While in this state, his normal attack level becomes useless since his attacks will be scaled off his elemental skill talent level. This talent combined with his burst will allow Ayato to easily apply Hydro to enemies.

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Ayato’s elemental burst

Ayato’s elemental burst, Kamisato Art: Suiyuu, summons Bloomwater Blades to rain down on enemies in a wide range and deal Hydro DMG. While inside the range, characters will also have their normal attack damage increased. This burst lasts 18 seconds and has a cooldown of 20 seconds. It costs 80 energy to cast. Ayato’s burst allows him to support his teammates and himself while applying Hydro to enemies for reactions.

In co-op, Ayato is best used to apply Hydro and deal damage. His burst is capable of increasing his own normal attack damage and his teammates.


Ayato Passive Talents

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Ayato Talent Screen

Ayato’s ascension talent helps restore his burst energy when he is low and grants him more stacks for his elemental skill damage. His passive talent allows him to cook an additional suspicious version of a dish.

Ayato’s passive talent, Kamisato Art: Daily Cooking, allows the player to obtain an additional suspicious dish when he is used to cook it. He shares a similar talent with Hu Tao. This talent will give you one more product without using any more resources, but the effect will be less than the regular version.

His ascension talent 1, Kamisato Art: Michiyuku Hagetsu, regenerates energy if Ayato’s energy is less than 40 and he is not on the field. This talent helps Ayato charge up his burst without being directly on the field. He will store 2 energy for himself every second until he is at 40.

Ascension 4, Kamisato Art: Mine Wo Matoishi Kiyotaki, grants him the maximum amount of Namisen stacks after the clone of his elemental skill explodes. This talent will further increase the damage of his Hydro slashes from his elemental skill.

Ayato gets a Crit DMG Bonus based on his ascension rank.


Kamisato Art: Daily Cooking
Unlocked Automatically

When Ayato cooks a dish perfectly, he has a 18% chance to receive an additional “Suspicious” dish of the same type.
Kamisato Art: Michiyuku Hagetsu
Unlocked at Ascension 1

If Kamisato Ayato is not on the field and his Energy is less than 40, he will regenerate 2 Energy for himself every second.
Kamisato Art: Mine Wo Matoishi Kiyotaki
Unlocked at Ascension 4

Kamisato Art: Kyouka has the following properties:
After it is used, Kamisato Ayato will gain 2 Namisen stacks.
When the water illusion explodes, Ayato will gain a Namisen effect equal to the maximum number of stacks possible.

Ayato Constellations

Ayato Constellation

Ayayo’s constellation provides him extra damage for his elemental skill while granting his allies increased normal attack speed.

C1: Kyouka Fuushi increases the damage of his elemental skill hydro slashes when enemies are below half of their health. This will help boost Ayato’s elemental skill damage, but is restricted to enemies with 50% of their health or less.

C2: World Source increases the max stacks of his Namisen from 4 to 5, allowing it to deal more damage overall. When 3 stacks are collected, Ayato’s Max HP is also increased, further boosting the damage of his skill.

C4: Endless Flow gives Ayato more support potential by increasing the normal attack speed of his party using his burst. This constellation will add an extra buff to his burst, combined with the normal attack buff he already applies to his party within his burst’s effect.

C6: Boundless Origin, creates extra Shunsuiken strikes to hit enemies after Ayato first uses his elemental skill. This will deal additional damage to the enemies based on Ayato’s ATK stat. The damage will be great to greatly reduce an enemies’ health. The attack will not be affected by Ayato’s Namisen stacks.

Constellation LevelsEffects
C1: Kyouka FuushiShunsuiken DMG is increased by 40% against opponents with 50% HP or less.
C2: World SourceNamisen’s maximum stack count is increased to 5. When Kamisato Ayato has at least 3 Namisen stacks, his Max HP is increased by 50%.
C3: To Admire the FlowersIncreases the Level of Kamisato Art: Kyouka by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4: Endless FlowAfter using Kamisato Art: Suiyuu, all nearby party members will have 15% increased Normal Attack SPD for 15s.
C5: Bansui IchiroIncrease the Level of Kamisato Art: Suiyuu by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6: Boundless OriginAfter using Kamisato Art: Kyouka, Ayato’s next Shunsuiken attack will create 2 extra Shunsuiken strikes when they hit opponents, each one dealing 450% of Ayato’s ATK as DMG.
Both these Shunsuiken attacks will not be affected by Namisen.

Main DPS

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Ayato Main DPS Build

With Ayato’s elemental skill, his normal attack becomes Hydro DMG and becomes incredibly fast. This build capitalizes on his fast attack speed while dealing Hydro DMG to the enemy. Focus on leveling up his elemental skill and burst.

For his team composition, Chongyun will be used to boost Ayato’s attack speed with high elemental skill and Yun Jin will boost his normal attack damage. The last slot of your team is optional, but should go to a healer like Diona, Bennett, or Barbara.

Ayato recommended 5-star weapon is the Primordial Jade Cutter due to its passive in Crit DMG. This weapon will also boost Ayato’s Max HP, allowing his elemental skill to deal more damage. The Jade Cutter also grants the user increased ATK based on a portion of their Max HP. Another great option for Ayato is the Mistsplitter Reforged. This 5-star weapon boosts Crit DMG and Elemental DMG. Ayato can easily gather all 3 stacks to further boost his elemental damage. The Haran Geppaku Futsu will also work well for this build.

Ayato’s best 4-star weapon is the Black Sword, boosting Crit Rate and his normal/charged attack damage. This weapon can also heal when Ayato lands a critical hit on enemies. The Black Sword does require the battle pass and is not a F2P option. His F2P options are the Iron Sting, Festering Desire, Blackcliff Longsword, and Amenoma Kageuchi. Most of these are craftable, with the Festering Desire being obtained for free during the Dragonspine event.

Ayato should be equipped with the 4-piece Heart of Depth to raise his Hydro DMG and increase his normal attack damage after using his elemental skill. The 4-piece Echoes of an Offering or Gladiator’s Finale will also work for Ayato.

Artifact stats for Kamisato Ayato:

  • Sands: ATK%
  • Goblet: Hydro DMG%
  • Circlet: Crit DMG% or Crit Rate%

In the sub-stats, look for Crit DMG, Crit Rate, Energy Recharge, ATK%, and HP.

Freeze DPS

Ayato Freeze DPS Build

With Ayato’s burst and elemental skill, he can easily apply Hydro to enemies to trigger Freeze. This build pairs him with two Cryo characters to constantly freeze the enemy. He will want to prioritize building his elemental skill and burst. Ayato’s normal attack becomes useless once he uses his elemental skill to convert his normal attack into Hydro slashes.

Ganyu works great alongside Ayato’s burst as her burst is also has a wide range that can apply Cryo to enemies. Her charged attack is also capable of dealing Cryo DMG to enemies in a big radius. Ayaka will also be used to apply Cryo to enemies while also having the ability to infuse her own normal attack with Cryo. She can be replaced with another Cryo character like Diona if you want a healer on your team. Venti helps trigger Swirl and spread elements to enemies. His burst can also suck up most enemies to keep them in place. He can be replaced with another support character or healer like Xingqiu.

Any 5-star weapon will work for Ayato to boost his damage. His signature weapon, Haran Geppaku Futsu, boosts his Crit Rate and raises his Elemental DMG. When another character uses their elemental skill, Ayato will gain 1 stack of Wavespike. He can gain up to 2 stacks every .3 seconds. Ayato will consume the stacks when he uses his elemental skill to boost his normal attack damage. This weapon allows Ayato to boost the power of his Hydro slashes once he unleashes his elemental skill. The Skyward Blade is also a good choice if you need an extra boost in Energy Recharge for his burst. This weapon will also raise Ayato’s normal attack damage, ATK speed, and movement speed. The Primordial Jade Cutter and Mistsplitter Reforged are also great options for him.

Ayato’s recommended 4-star weapon is the Amenoma Kageuchi, granting him increased ATK and the ability to restore energy for his burst once he gains 3 Succession Seeds from using his skill. The Festering Desire is another great choice to boost his elemental skill damage and Crit Rate This weapon has a passive stat in Energy Recharge. Lastly, the Iron Sting can be used to increase his elemental damage once he deals elemental damage to an enemy. Other good options are the Blackcliff Longsword and the Black Sword.

For Ayato’s recommended artifact set, the 4-piece Echoes of an Offering grants him extra attack and has a chance to boost his Normal Attack DMG when he lands a hit on enemies with his normal attack. The effects may not always trigger, but the chances of it triggering will be increased the next time Ayato uses his normal attack. The 4-piece Heart of Depth is another great option for Ayato. If you want to simply boost the damage of Ayato’s burst, then go for a 2-piece Heart of Depth and Noblesse Oblige.

Artifact stats for Kamisato Ayato:

  • Sands: ATK%
  • Goblet: Hydro DMG%
  • Circlet: Crit DMG% or Crit Rate%

In the sub-stats, look for Crit DMG, Crit Rate, Energy Recharge, ATK%, and HP%.

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Diona can shield the team and heal them. She can be replaced with another healer or support character.

Yun Jin will boost the normal attack damage of Ayato with her support burst.

While in Chongyun’s elemental skill, Ayato will gain increased attack speed. Ayato can also avoid the Cryo infusion while his elemental skills active.


Ayaka can infuse her attack with Cryo DMG and apply Cryo to enemies for Freeze.

Venti’s burst can spread elements around and suck in enemies to prevent them from escaping the range of Ayato’s burst.

Ganyu’s burst can also apply Cryo to enemies within a large wide. She and Ayato can easily freeze the enemy when both their bursts are up.


AdvantagesDisadvantages
Elemental skill can hit multiple targets at fast speedsNormal attack level is useless once his elemental skill is used
Elemental burst has a wide range and durationNo exploration skills
Passive Crit DMG BonusHigh Energy Burst


Conclusion

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Ayato in the game

Ayato is a powerful Hydro DPS with fast attacks and a wide burst that can constantly apply Hydro to enemies. His main damage dealer is his elemental skill that scales off his Max HP and converts his normal attack into Hydro DMG. He is also easy to build as many of his best weapons can be crafted.

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