Genshin Impact Ayaka build

It's time to join Genshin Impact's Ayaka in a graceful dance across the battlefield with this handy build guide featuring her best artifacts, weapons, and more.

Genshin Ayaka looking over her shoulder

If you’re interested in learning  all of Genshin Impact Ayaka’s skills, her best build, and what ascension materials you need to gather, we’re here to help. We’ll make sure this page is kept up to date with all of the suitable equipment and artifacts whenever a new update launches.

To find out more about upcoming characters, make sure you take a look at our Genshin Impact next banner guide. Or, you can check out our other character guides, which include Genshin Impact’s Alhaitham, Genshin Impact’s Yaoyao, Genshin Impact’s AloyGenshin Impact’s Kazuha, and many more. We can also help you choose the best characters with our Genshin Impact tier list and our Genshin Impact elements guide.

So, without further ado, here’s everything in our Genshin Impact Ayaka build guide.

What is the best Genshin Impact Ayaka build?

Heralded as one of the best DPS characters in Genshin Impact, Ayaka is a powerful cryo sword wielder capable of taking down just about any enemy that gets in her path.

Her simple playstyle and amazing burst potential make her a powerful unit for any player looking for that extra oomph in battle,  she has respectable energy generation, and she doesn’t rely on any specific units in order to shine – meaning her team comps are pretty flexible. Basically, Ayaka is best girl, and most players will get some great use out of her.

Genshin Impact Ayaka looking at a stall selling kitsune masks

When is Genshin Impact Ayaka’s banner?

Ayaka’s banner, The Heron’s Court, is featured in the second half of version 3.5. It runs concurrently with Genshin Impact Shenhe‘s banner, and features the new four-star support, Genshin Impact’s Mika. To find out more about current and upcoming banners, check out our Genshin Impact banner guide.

What are the best Genshin Impact Ayaka weapons?

The best weapon for Ayaka is her signature sword, Mistsplitter Reforged. She’s able to fully utilise  Surprisingly, the craftable weapon Anemona Kageuchi at R5 is an amazing option too, and cuts down her energy recharge requirements by roughly 40%.

For a more in-depth look at how each of the different swords size up, check out the weapon choices section of the KeqingMains Ayaka guide.

Weapon Effect
Mistsplitter Reforged You gain a 12% elemental damage bonus for Ayaka’s elemental type. At stacks one, two, and three, elemental damage increases by 8/16/28%
Anemona Kageuchi Increases damage dealt by normal and charged attacks by 20%. It also regenerates 60% of her attack as HP when normal or charged attacks are a critical hit. This can occur once every five seconds

What are the best Genshin Impact Ayaka artifacts?

Without a doubt, the best artifact set for Ayaka in any team is pretty much always going to be a full set of Blizzard Strayer.

Alternatively, you can mix two pieces of Blizzard Strayer with two pieces of an attack set, like Gladiator’s Finale or Noblesse Oblige, which does boost her overall attack by about 20%. However, it’s pretty tough to find pieces with sub-stats that outdo the benefit of a full set of Blizzard Strayer, whereas you find that additional 20% attack through sub-stats pretty easily.

Artifact set Effect
Blizzard Strayer Two equipped: 15% cryo damage bonus
Four equipped: Crit rate is increased by 20% when attacking an enemy affected by cryo. If the enemy is frozen, critical rate is increased by an additional 20%
Gladiator’s Finale Two equipped: Attack is increased by 18%
Four equipped: Normal attack is increased by 35%

Alternate artifact set

If you need a set to use while gathering Blizzard Strayer and Gladiator’s Finale items, we recommend this set.

Artifact set Effect
Martial Artist Two equipped: increases normal and charged attack damage by 15%
Four equipped: after Ayaka uses an elemental skill, normal and charged attack damage is increased by 25% for eight seconds

Artifact stat recommendations

If you’re looking for a truly accurate portrayal of what stats and sub-stats you should focus on, you should use the Genshin Optimizer tool. However, as a general rule, here are our recommendations.

Main stats

  • Sands: attack%
  • Goblet: cryo damage
  • Circlet: crit damage or attack%


  • Energy recharge (aim for roughly 140% for team flexibility, 110% if you’re using Anemona Kaguechi)
  • Crit damage
  • Attack%
  • Crit rate

Genshin Ayaka and Yoimiya on a staircase

What are Genshin Impact Ayaka’s skills?

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Kamisato Art: Kabuki Perform up to five strikes
Kamisato Art: Kabuki (charged) Consume stamina to unleash a stream of sword ki
Kamisato Art: Kabuki (plunging) Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground, dealing AoE damage on impact
Kamisato Art: Hyouka Ayaka summons blooming ice, then launches nearby enemies and deals AoE cryo damage
Kamisato Art: Senho Ayaka hides within a stream of sleet that moves as she does. In this form, Ayaka moves at high speed on water. When she reappears, cryo is inflicted on nearby enemies, and normal attack damage is converted into cryo damage
Kamisato Art: Soumetsu Ayaka gathers frost with her fan and sword to create a snowstorm that advances forward. A snowstorm deals cryo damage over time to all enemies in its path. When it has finished moving, the snowstorm will burst, dealing AoE cryo damage

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
Fruits of Shinsa Ayaka has a 10% chance to receive double the product when crafting weapon ascension materials
Kanten Senmyou Blessing The cryo application at the end of Kamisato Art: Senho restores ten stamina and gives Ayaka an 18% cryo damage bonus for ten seconds
Amatsumi Kunitsumi Sanctification After Ayaka uses Kamisato Art: Hyouka, her normal and charged attacks deal 30% increased damage for six seconds

Genshin Impact Ayaka holding her fan

What are Genshin Impact Ayaka’s constellations?

Here’s everything you need to know about Ayaka’s constellations.

Constellation Effect
Snowswept Sakura When Ayaka’s normal or charged attacks deal cryo damage, there’s a 50% chance of decreasing the cooldown of Kamisato Art: Hyouka by 0.3 seconds. This can only occur once every 0.1 seconds
Blizzard Blade Seki no To Casting Kamisato Art: Soumetsu unleashes two smaller snowstorms, each dealing 20% of the original storm’s damage
Frostbloom Kamifubuki Increases the level of Kamisato Art: Soumetsu by three
Ebb and Flow Opponents damaged by Kamisato Art: Soumetsu’s, snowstorm will have their defence decreased by 30% for six seconds
Blossom Cloud Irutsuki Increases the level of Kamisato Art: Hyouka by three
Dance of Suigetsu Ayaka gains Usurahi Butou every ten seconds, this increases her charged attack damage by 298%. The buff is cleared 0.5 seconds after the charged attack hits=, after which the timer will reset

What are Genshin Impact Ayaka’s ascension materials?

Make sure you save up your Sakura Bloom, as you’re going to need over 100 of them!

Required level Mora Materials
20 20,000 One Shivada Jade Sliver, three Sakura Bloom, three Old Handguard
40 40,000 Three Shivada Jade Fragment, ten Sakura Bloom, Two Perpetual Heart, 12 Kageuchi Handguard
50 60,000 Six Shivada Jade Fragment, 20 Sakura Bloom, Four Perpetual Heart, 12 Kageuchi Handguard
60 80,000 Three Shivada Jade Chunk, 30 Sakura Bloom, Eight Perpetual Heart, 18 Kageuchi Handguard
70 100,000 Six Shivada Jade Chunk, 45 Sakura Bloom, 12 Perpetual Heart, 12 Famed Handguard
80 120,000 Six Shivada Jade Gemstone, 60 Sakura Bloom, 20 Perpetual Heart, 24 Famed Handguard

What are Genshin Impact Ayaka’s talent materials?

As with any other character, you can level Genshin Ayaka’s normal attack, elemental skill, and elemental burst up to level ten. You need the following materials to level each of her talents.

Talent level Materials
Two 12.5k mora, six Old Handguard, three Teachings of Elegance
Three 17.5k mora, three Kageuchi Handguard, two Guide to Elegance
Four 25k mora, four Kageuchi Handguard, four Guide to Elegance
Five 30k mora, six Kageuchi Handguard, six Guide to Elegance
Six 37.5k mora, nine Kageuchi Handguard, nine Guide to Elegance
Seven 120k mora, four Famed Handguard, four Philosophies of Elegance, one Bloodjade Branch
Eight 260k mora, six Famed Handguard, six Philosophies of Elegance, one Bloodjade Branch
Nine 450k mora, nine Famed Handguard, 12 Philosophies of Elegance, two Bloodjade Branch
Ten 700k mora, 12 Famed Handguard, 16 philosophies of Elegance, two Bloodjade Branch, one Crown of Insight

If you want to save some extra primogems to spend on Ayaka, check out our Genshin Impact codes list for freebies.