Genshin Impact Diona build, skills, and ascension materials

Genshin Impact's Diona is much more fierce than she looks. Master her expert mixology skills with this build, featuring her best weapons, artifacts, and more

Diona and some cats

Although Diona is a bartender at the Cat’s Tail, she hates alcohol and often tries her best to ruin Mondstadt’s wine industry. Unfortunately for her, she’s known in Genshin Impact for having a magic touch that makes all her drinks delicious, even if she uses some truly foul ingredients.

If you’ve managed to obtain Genshin Impact’s Diona from a wish but don’t know how to use her, we’ve created a handy guide to assist you! Diona is best suited to a support role, so we’ve detailed each of her skills and which weapons and artifacts are optimal.

If you’re a bit short on primogems, simply head over to our Genshin Impact codes list. If you’re a beginner and want to know which of the characters is best, check out our Genshin Impact tier list, then take a look at our Genshin Impact guide for some helpful tips to get you started.

The best Genshin Impact Diona build

Diona is best suited for a support role, as she can both heal and shield allies. We recommend pairing her up with Genshin Impact’s Razor for the superconduct reaction that boosts his physical attack while Diona provides backup.

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Which weapon should you use?

We prefer using the Sacrificial Bow, but you can use either of the bows mentioned below when using Diona in a support role.

Weapon Effect
Sacrificial Bow After you damage an enemy with an elemental skill, there is a 40% chance the skill will end its own cooldown. This can only occur once every 30 seconds
Favonius Warbow Critical hits have a 60% chance to generate elemental particles that regenerate six energy. This can only occur once every 12 seconds

Which artifact set should you use?

If possible, equip a full set of either of the artifacts mentioned below. We prefer the Maiden Beloved items to increase Diona’s healing capabilities.

Artifact set Effect
Maiden Beloved Two equipped: Healing effectiveness is increased by 15%
Four equipped: Elemental skills and bursts increase healing received for all party members by 20% for ten seconds
Noblesse Oblige Two equipped: Elemental burst damage is increased by 20%
Four equipped: When an elemental burst is used, all party members’ attack is increased by 20% for 12 seconds

Diona getting ready to fight

What are Diona’s skills?

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Kätzlein Style Performs five shots
Kätzlein Style (charged) Performs a more precise and powerful shot, and cryo damage when fully charged
Kätzlein Style (plunging) Fire arrows from mid-air to deal AoE damage on impact
Icy Paws (press) Fires two icy paws that deal cryo damage to enemies and form a shield around Diona
Icy Paws (hold) Diona leaps backwards before shooting five icy paws. The shield created absorbs an extra 75% damage
Signature Mix Diona throws a cold brew that deals AoE cryo damage and creates a Drunken Mist. This mist deals continuous AoE cryo damage and regenerates HP of characters within the AoE

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
Cat’s Tail Secret Menu Move 10% faster and consume 10% less stamina while under the effects of Icy Paw’s shield
Drunkard’s Farce Signature Mix’s AoE field now reduces enemies’ attacks by 10% for 15 seconds
Complimentary Bar Food You have a 12% chance to obtain double the product when performing Perfect Cooking on restorative dishes

What are Diona’s constellations?

Here’s every bonus you receive when leveling up Diona’s constellations.

Constellation Effect
A Lingering Flavor Diona regenerates 15 energy after the effects of Signature Mix end
Shaken, Not Purred Icy Paws’ damage and shield’s absorption is increased by 15%. When an icy paw hits an enemy, a shield is created for other nearby characters on the field with 50% of the shield’s absorption for five seconds
A-Another Round? Increases the level of Signature Mix by three
Wine Industry Slayer Within the AoE of Signature Mix, aimed shots charge for 60% less time
Double Shot, On The Rocks Increases the level of Icy Paws by three
Cat’s Tail Closing Time Characters within Signature Mix’s AoE will gain the following effects:
  • Incoming healing is increased by 30% when HP falls below or is equal to 50%
  • Elemental mastery is increased by 200 when HP is above 50%

Diona pouring a drink against a white background

What does it cost to ascend Diona?

You need a lot of Calla Lillies in order to ascend Diona, which you can find spread around Mondstadt.

Required level Mora Materials
20 20,000 One Shivada Jade Sliver, three Calla Lily, three Firm Arrowhead
40 40,000 Three Shivada Jade Fragment, two Hoarfrost Core, ten Calla Lily, 15 Firm Arrowhead
50 60,000 Six Shivada Jade Fragment, four Hoarfrost Core, 20 Calla Lily, 12 Sharp Arrowhead
60 80,000 Three Shivada Jade Chunk, eight Hoarfrost Core, 30 Calla Lily, 18 Sharp Arrowhead
70 100,000 Six Shivada Jade Chunk, 12 Hoarfrost Core, 45 Calla Lily, 12 Weathered Arrowhead
80 120,000 Six Shivada Jade Gemstone, 20 Hoarfrost Core, 60 Calla Lily, 24 Weathered Arrowhead

We can also help out with other characters! Take a look at our Genshin Impact Eula and Genshin Impact Yanfei guides for our recommended builds.