Genshin Impact Ayaka – release date, banner, and build

Everything you need to know about Genshin Impact’s Ayaka

A girl holding a fan up in the air

Mihoyo gave us our first glimpse of Genshin Impact’s Ayaka in a storyline trailer released on its official YouTube channel last year. Since then, fans have been eagerly awaiting more information on the sword-wielding cryo character.

Recent leaks suggest that Genshin Impact Ayaka’s release date may not be too far off. If you’re interested in learning more about what you can expect from Ayaka’s banner, skills, and potential build, we’re here to help. We will make sure this page is kept up to date with all of the latest leaks and updates as soon as we hear them.

To find out more about upcoming characters, make sure you take a look at our Genshin Impact Kazuha, Genshin Impact Yoimiya, and Genshin Impact La Signora guides. We can also help you work out the best way to perform a Genshin Impact download on your device of choice.

Where can I see more of Genshin Impact’s Ayaka?

If you’re curious about Ayaka’s style, the official Genshin Impact Twitter page has given us a good look at her.

What is Ayaka’s release date?

Unfortunately, we don’t have an exact release date for Ayaka. However, recent leaks suggest that she will drop during Genshin Impact update 1.6 or 1.7.

What can we expect from Ayaka’s banner?

Here at Pocket Tactics, we believe Ayaka will join the game with update 1.7’s first banner, but this isn’t set in stone.

Ayaka’s Genshin Impact 1.6 livestream appearance

Ayaka turned up during the Chinese update 1.6 livestream. She gave fans more details about the new region, Inazuma.

What is the best Ayaka build?

Ayaka is a sword-wielding cryo character, meaning we should have a better idea of her best build closer to release. We will update this section with the best weapons and artifacts to use with Ayaka as soon as we have a chance to try her out!

What are Ayaka’s skills?

According to Ayaka’s Honey Impact page, she is able to use the following skills. Please note that this information is subject to change.

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Kamisato Art – Naname Perform up to five strikes
Kamisato Art – Naname (charged) Consume stamina to unleash a stream of sword ki
Kamisato Art – Naname (plunging) Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground, dealing AoE damage on impact
Kamisato Art – Hyouka Ayaka emits ice around herself, then launches nearby enemies and deals 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, cold 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 bladestorms that advance forward. A bladestorm deals cryo damage over time to all enemies in its path. When it has finished moving, the bladestorm will burst, dealing AoE cryo damage

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
Daily Cooking Ayaka gains one additional proficiency when a steamed dish is cooked perfectly
Kanten Senmyou Norito Normal attacks against enemies affected by cryo have a 16% chance of shortening the cooldown of Kamisato Art – Hyouka by 0.5 seconds
Amatsumi Kunitsume Ihahigoto While in Senho form, Ayaka marks enemies with below 30% HP. If you leave Senho form normal attacks deal cryo damage equal to 300% of attack against marked enemies

If you want to save some extra primogems to spend on Ayaka on her release, check out our Genshin Impact codes list for freebies. We will include her in our next Genshin Impact banner guide as soon as we know her release date.

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