Genshin Impact Kazuha – banner, materials, and build

Everything you need to know about Genshin Impact’s Kazuha

Genshin Impact Kazuha holding a purple sword

Mihoyo finally revealed Genshin Impact’s Kazuha during the Chinese update 1.6 livestream. This ronin is a five-star anemo character from Inazuma, the gorgeous new region that Mihoyo showed off during the Genshin Impact update 1.5 and 1.6 special programme.

Read on to find out more about Genshin Impact Kazuha’s build, skills, ascension materials, weapons, and more. We will be sure to update this guide whenever any balance changes are made. So, if you’re a fan of Kazuha, bookmark this page and check back again at a later date.

If you’re interested in upcoming characters, why not take a look at our Genshin Impact Dainsleif, Genshin Impact Yae Miko, and Genshin Impact Yoimiya guides. Then, if you need some extra primogems to spend on the newbies, head over to our Genshin Impact codes list.

Genshin Impact’s Kazuha

Genshin Impact's Kazuha standing in front of a sunset

When is the next Genshin Impact Kazuha banner?

Thanks to the recent Genshin Impact 2.8 livestream, we know that Kazuha will appear during phase one of the next update in the Leaves in the Wind banner, alongside Genshin Impact’s Heizou. Take a look at our Genshin Impact next banner guide for more info.

What is the best Genshin Impact Kazuha build?

Kazuha is a five-star anemo character that has strong supporting capabilities, and good off-field elemental applications thanks to his elemental burst. He’s an extremely high damage sub-DPS with great AoE attacks, and can fit into pretty much any team to boost their damage and resistance shred.

Due to his element and consisted swirl application, he also excels with the Viridescent Venrerer artifact set, which also offers support to his teammates. Plus, he is a pretty affordable 5-star unit to build, synergising well with the craftable Iron Sting weapon and the VV set which isn’t too tough to farm.

When it comes to downsides, Kazuha relies on being equipped with multiple artifacts that have elemental mastery as their main stat in order to access full support and multi-target damage capacity, and he doesn’t particularly shine as a main DPS.

He also competes for his spot with Genshin Impact’s Sucrose and Genshin Impact’s Venti, both of which are extremely strong units with some highly sought-after skills. Additionally, Kazuha’s kit relies on you understanding his rotations and technical play in order to bring out his max potential.

However, despite all of this, Kazuha is still a very strong and highly-desired unit, and is often seen in the top characters on spiralabyss.org.

Kazuha standing underneath a tree

What is the best Genshin Impact Kazuha weapon?

In a sub-dps or support role, Kazuha weapons shouldn’t be ranked by damage alone. Instead, your main focus should be on which weapons enable him to provide the most utility to his team.

As such, Freedom-Sworn is generally the best pick, due to its significant boost to his elemental mastery, and the team-wide damage increase afforded through its passive.

On the other hand, Jade Cutter out-damages Freedom-Sworn when there are fewer targets or more buffs on Kazuha, however, without the elemental mastery stat, it’s harder to get Kazuha’s EM up to the high rates required to unleash his potential. Mistplitter falls into a similar category as Jade Cutter.

Skyward Blade’s energy recharge is great if Kazuha is the only anemo unit in your team, as it allows you to equip all elemental mastery artifacts without worrying about boosting his energy recharge through main stats. However, it’s not required if you have an anemo battery like Sucrose on the team.

If you’re looking for a four-star option, Iron Sting is the F2P Kazuha owner’s dream, especially in a team or build where he doesn’t need much energy recharge. Forged through the blacksmith, Iron Sting allows Kazuha to buff his teammates while simultaneously providing him with respectable damage. In terms of Kazuha’s personal damage, Iron Sting doesn’t fall too far behind the five-star weapon builds with three elemental mastery artifacts or two elemental mastery artifacts and one energy recharge artifacts, and also increases his support capabilities even beyond many of his five-star options.

Weapon Effect How to obtain
Freedom-Sworn Bonus effect: elemental mastery +43
Skill: damage is increased by 10%. Once every 0.5 seconds, when you trigger an elemental reaction, you will gain a Sigil of Rebellion. When you reach two sigils, they are consumed and increase all nearby party members’ attack by 20% and normal, charged, and plunging attack damage by 16% for 12 seconds. Once triggered, you won’t gain sigils again for 20 seconds
Gacha
Primordial Jade Cutter Bonus effect: crit rate +9.6%
Skill: Increases HP by 20% and provides an attack buff based on 1.2% of Kazuha’s max HP
Gacha
Skyward Blade Bonus effect: energy recharge +12%
Skill: Crit rate is increased by 4%. You gain Skypiercing Might when an elemental burst is used, this increases movement speed by 10%, attack speed by 10%, and the damage of normal and charged attacks by 20% for 12 seconds
Gacha
Mistplitter Reforged Bonus effect: crit damage +9.6%
Skill: gain a 12% elemental damage bonus for a character’s elemental type. At stacks one/two/three, elemental damage increases by a further 8/16/28%. Each stack has an individual duration and are gotten through normal attacks with elemental damage (duration five seconds), casting an elemental burst (duration ten seconds), or having less than 100% energy (disappears at full energy)
Gacha
Iron Sting Bonus effect: elemental mastery +36
Skill: dealing elemental damage increases all damage by 6% for six seconds. Max two stacks. Can occur every one second
Forged via blacksmith

WHat are the best Genshin Impact Kazuha artifacts?

Hands down, the best artifact set you can equip Kazuha with is Viridescent Venerer. It’s undoubtedly his best support set, and the one he should use in most teams. It allows him to shred enemies’ elemental resistance to swirl attacks while also boosting his swirl damage by 60%, which enhances his performance as both a support and a sub-DPS.

In overload and electro-charged teams, you can mix things up and equip him with Thundering Fury, but this is a far more niche playstyle and more intended for players who are very familiar with how elemental reactions work. Feel free to experiment, though!

If you’re having trouble getting a full set of Viridescent Venerer early in the game, feel free to equip him with Gladiator’s Finale until you get a better set.

Artifact set Effect
Viridescent Venerer Two equipped: Anemo damage is increased by 15%
Four equipped: Swirl damage is increased by 60%. Your opponent’s elemental resistance is decreased by 40% to the element infused in the swirl for ten seconds
Gladiator’s Finale Two equipped: Attack is increased by 18%
Four equipped: Normal attack is increased by 35%

Main stat and sub-stat recommendations

As mentioned above, when it comes to main artifact stats, you have two options depending on your Kazuha build and team comp. Generally, you want to primarily focus on elemental mastery to increase his swirl damage, as this is the main hinge of his kit.

However, in solo anemo teams, you realistically need at least 160% energy recharge, with that going up to 190% in teams that don’t use skills frequently or have low energy regeneration on skills. In order to reach this, you can substitute elemental mastery sand out for an energy recharge one to boost this stat if you’re not getting enough from your chosen weapon or sub-stats.

When it comes to substats, without any significant external attack buffs, you should always aim for energy recharge and attack% substats on artifacts with elemental mastery as their main stat. Alternatively, if you’ve got Genshin Impact’s Bennett on your team, you should aim for energy recharge and crit rate/crit damage on elemental mastery mainstat artifacts.

When it comes to artifacts that don’t have elemental mastery as their main stat, such as the feather, flower, and sands (if you’re using an energy recharge one), you should always focus on getting more elemental mastery.

Main stats:

  • Sands of Eon – elemental mastery or energy recharge
  • Goblet of Eonothem – elemental mastery
  • Circlet of logos – elemental master

Sub-stats: 

  • Elemental mastery
  • Energy recharge
  • Attack%
  • Crit damage/crit rate (try to maintain a 2:1 ratio)

Kazuha holding a glowing sword

What are Genshin Impact Kazuha’s skills?

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Garyu Bladework Perform up to five strikes
Garyu Bladework (charged) Consumes stamina to perform two rapid strikes
Garyu Bladework (plunging) Plunges from mid-air, dealing AoE damage on impact
Midare Ranzan:
If Kazuha is in mid-air due to the effects of Chihayaburu, plunging damage is converted to anemo damage and will create a wind tunnel that pulls nearby enemies in
Chihayaburu (press) A rush of wind pulls enemies and objects towards Kazuha before launching enemies into the air, dealing anemo damage and lifting Kazuha up into a wind current
Chihayaburu (hold) Kazuha charges up Chihayaburu, dealing anemo damage over a larger AoE than the press version
Kazuha Slash Deals AoE anemo damage and leaves behind an ‘Autumn Whirlwind’ that periodically deals AoE anemo damage. If the whirlwind comes into contact with cryo, electro, hydro, or pyro, it will deal additional elemental damage of that type

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
Soumon Swordsmanship (unlocked at ascension one) If Chihayaburu comes into contact with cryo/electro/hydro/pyro while being used, it will absorb the element. If Midare Ranzan is used before the effect expires, it will deal 200% additional damage of that elemental type
Poetics of Fuubutsu (unlocked at ascension four) Upon triggering swirl, Kazuha will grant his teammates a 0.04% elemental damage boost for every point of elemental mastery he possesses for eight seconds
Cloud Strider (unlocked automatically) Decreases stamina consumption when sprinting by 20%

WHAT ARE Genshin Impact Kazuha’S CONSTELLATIONS?

Here’s every perk Kazuha receives as you level up his constellations.

Constellation Effect
Scarlet Hills Chihayaburu’s cooldown is decreased by 10%. Kazuha Slash resets the cooldown of Chihayaburu
Yamaarashi Tailwind The Autumn Whirlwind also has the following effects: Kazuha’s elemental mastery is increased by 200. The elemental mastery of characters within the field is increased by 200.  The effect of this constellation does not stack
Maple Monogatari Increases the level of Chihayaburu by three
Oozora Genpou When Kazuha’s energy is lower than 45, the following effects are applied: pressing or holding Chihayaburu regenerates three or four energy respectively. Kazuha regenerates two energy per second while gliding
Wisdom of Bansei Increases the level of Kazuha Slash by three
Crimson Momiji After using Chihayaburu or Kazuha Slash, Kazuha gains an anemo infusion for five seconds. Each point of elemental mastery will increase Kazuha’s normal, charged, and plunging attack damage by 0.2%

Genshin Impact's Kazuha against a white background

What are Genshin Impact Kazuha’s ascension materials?

Here’s everything you need in order to fully ascend Kazuha.

Required level Mora Materials
20 20,000 One Vayuda Turquoise Silver, three Sea Ganoderma, three Treasure Hoarder Insignia
40 40,000 Three Vayuda Turquoise Fragment, two Marionette Core, ten Sea Ganoderma, 15 Treasure Hoarder Insignia
50 60,000 Six Vayuda Turquoise Fragment, four Marionette Core, 20 Sea Ganoderma, 12 Silver Raven Insignia
60 80,000 Three Vayuda Turquoise Chunk, eight Marionette Core, 30 Sea Ganoderma, 18 Silver Raven Insignia
70 100,000 Six Vayuda Turquoise Chunk, 12 Marionette Core, 45 Sea Ganoderma, 12 Golden Raven Insignia
80 120,000 Six Vayuda Turquoise Gemstone, 20 Marionette Core, 60 Sea Ganoderma, 24 Golden Raven Insignia

Take a gander at our Genshin Impact tier list to find out who’s best.