Genshin Impact Kokomi build, ascension materials, and constellations

Check out our Genshin Impact Kokomi build to find out about all of her skills, the best weapon to pick, and more

Genshin Impact Kokomi fighting

Genshin Impact‘s Kokomi is the Divine Priestess of Watatsumi Island, and leader of the Sangonomiya resistance forces. She’s a sweet-natured but highly respected young ruler, who independently shoulders the heavy responsibilities of her people, constantly seeking to ensure they’re safe and happy. Her kind heart and helpfulness translates to the battlefield, as she’s a nimble catalyst-wielder who uses the power of hydro, and excels at healing and buffing her allies.

With our Genshin Impact Kokomi guide, you’ll find out all about this beautiful aquatic princess, including her build, ascension materials, constellations, skills, and the best weapon to kit her out with. Kokomi is a unique and very powerful character, as she can fill multiple roles thanks to her high damage output and great healing capabilities, and with our help, your journey through Watatsumi is sure to go swimmingly.

If you want to know how Kokomi sizes up against other characters, be sure to check out our Genshin Impact tier list and our Genshin Impact healers guides. We also have a guide to the latest Genshin Impact update, all current and upcoming Genshin Impact events, and information on the next Genshin Impact banner.

Genshin Impact Kokomi guide

Here’s everything in our Genshin Impact Kokomi guide.

When is the next Genshin Impact Kokomi banner?

Kokomi’s latest banner is Drifting Luminesce, which went live on March 8. To find out more about upcoming and current banners, check out our Genshin Impact next banner guide.

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What is the best Genshin Impact Kokomi build?

Genshin Impact’s Kokomi is a unique character, in that she is an all-rounder who can fill all three of the base rolls effectively. Her burst damage makes her a strong DPS, her consistent hydro application and Bake Kurage turret is great for support/sub-DPS, and she has a brilliant healing output that can sustain her whole team. Of course, she is most suited to the healer role, but has plenty of versatility depending on how you build her.

However, she’s undoubtably a divisive character, with some fans absolutely adoring her, while others hate her. She has a very specific set of skills and playstyle, and definitely isn’t for everyone. If you are wondering whether or not you should pull her, we recommend trying her trial event or playing through her story quest to get a feel for how she works.

One of the biggest arguments against Kokomi is that her passive, Flawless Strategy, gives her negative 100% crit rate in exchange for an additional 25% healing bonus. While this does reduce her raw damage capacity, it only increases her value as a healer, and makes her much easier to build as you don’t need to balance her two crit statuses and other damage skills, as you would with other characters.

In short, when it comes to picking the best build for Kokomi, we recommend one of two routes. First, you can use her as a main burst DPS, making the most of her hydro application and decent damage output. While her AoE damage may be lacking, her ability to heal while also dishing out damage means you can fill the other slots in your team with sub-DPS and utility-based supports like buffers or shielders to maximise her potential. Alternatively, you can build her as a pure hydro support with a focus on healing – her skills allow her to outheal most characters in this role, and can help you keep your team alive in most situations.

For more information on using her as a healer and how she sizes up against other characters in this role, check out our Genshin Impact healers guide.

Genshin Impact Kokomi best weapon

There are different weapon recommendations depending on which role you want your Kokomi to play in battle, but in general Everlasting Moonglow is one of the top picks. For each role below, we’ve listed the top weapon first, followed by some suitable alternates.

Main Burst DPS

Weapon Description How to obtain
Everlasting Moonglow Your healing bonus increased by 10% and normal attack damage is increased by 1% of Kokomi’s max HP. For 12 seconds after using an elemental burst, normal attacks that hit opponents will restore 0.6 energy (energy can be restored this way once every 0.1 seconds) Gacha
Prototype Amber Using an elemental burst regenerates four energy every two seconds for six seconds. All party members will regenerate 4% HP every two seconds for this duration Forge via blacksmith
Wine and Song Hitting an opponent with a normal attack decreases the stamina consumption of sprint or alternate sprint by 14% for five seconds. Additionally, using a sprint or alternate sprint ability increases attack by 20% for five seconds Gacha

Hydro hybrid support

Weapon Description How to obtain
Everlasting Moonglow Your healing bonus increased by 10% and normal attack damage is increased by 1% of Kokomi’s max HP. For 12 seconds after using an elemental burst, normal attacks that hit opponents will restore 0.6 energy (energy can be restored this way once every 0.1 seconds) Gacha
Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers When you switch characters, the new character taking the field has their attack increased by 24% for ten seconds. This effect only occurs every 20 seconds Gacha
Prototype Amber Using an elemental burst regenerates four energy every two seconds for six seconds. All party members will regenerate 4% HP every two seconds for this duration Forge via blacksmith

Genshin Impact Kokomi artifacts

Ocean-Hued Clam is a brilliant option for both healing and DPS, as the foam that accumulates healed HP deals some nasty damage when it explodes. With Kokomi’s persistent heal application from both Kurage’s Oath and Neireid’s Ascension, and its cooldown sitting at only 3.5 seconds, the foam bubble is active almost constantly, even when you switch Kokomi out.

On the other hand, Heart of Depth is a great artifact set for Kokomi, as it boosts your all-important hydro damage at two pieces, and increases your normal and charged attack damage after using an elemental skill at four pieces. This helps both your DPS and your healing, thanks to Kokomi’s passives.

Artifact Description Where to get
Ocean-Hued Clam Two pieces: Healing bonus +15%
Four pieces: upon healing a party member, a foam appears, accumulating healed HP for three seconds. The foam then explodes and deals 90% of the HP healed as damage to nearby enemies. Max accumulated healing is 30,000 HP, including over-heal. There can only be one foam active, but it remains even if the character leaves the field. Foam cooldown is 3.5 seconds
Slumbering Court domain in Fort Hiraumi, on Seirai Island
Heart of Depth Two pieces: Hydro damage bonus +15%
Four pieces: After using an elemental skill, your normal attack and charged attack damage is increased by 30% for 15 seconds
Peak of Vindagnyr domain on Dragonspine, in Mondstadt
Tenacity of Milelith Two pieces: HP is increased by 20%
Four pieces: When an elemental skill hits an opponent, the attack of all nearby party members in increased by 20% and their shield strength is increased by 30% for three seconds. This effect can be triggered once every 0.5 seconds. This effect can still be triggered even when the character who is using the artifact is not on the field
Ridge Watch domain on Bishui Plain, Liyue

Genshin Impact Kokomi artifact stat priorities

When picking artifacts for Kokomi, you should prioritise these stats.

Main stats:

  • HP% for Sands of Eon
  • Hydro damage bonus for the Goblet of Eonothem
  • Healing bonus or HP% for the Circlet of Logos

Sub-stats:

  • HP%
  • Attak%
  • Energy recharge
  • Elemental mastery

Genshin Impact's Kokomi stood in front of two resistance fighters

Genshin Impact Kokomi Abilities and skills

Active skills:

Skill Description
The Shape of Water Performs up to three consecutive attacks in the form of swimming fish, dealing hydro damage
The Shape of Water (charged) Consumes a certain amount of stamina to deal AoE hydro damage after a short casting time
The Shape of Water (plunge) Gathering the might of hydro, Kokomi plunges towards the ground from mid-air, damaging all opponents in her path. Deals AoE hydro damage upon impact with the ground
Kurage’s Oath Summons a bake-kurage created from water that can heal her allies. Using this skill will apply the wet status to Kokomi. Bake Kurage deals hydro damage to surrounding opponents and heals nearby active characters at fixed intervals. This healing is based on Kokomi’s max HP. Kokomi needs timely refreshment in order to maintain optimal work efficiency
Neireid’s Ascension The might of Watatsumi descends, dealing hydro damage to surrounding opponents, before robing Kokomi in a ceremonial garment made from the waters of Sangonomiya. In the Ceremonial garment, Kokomi’s normal attack, charged attack, and bake-kurage damage are increased based on her max hp. When her normal and charged attacks his opponents, Kokomi restores HP for all nearby party members, based on her max hp. Kokomi’s resistance to interruption is also increase, and she is able to walk on the water’s surface. The effects of the robe will be cleared when she leaves the field

Passive skill:

Skill Description
Tamanooya’s Casket If Kokomi’s bake-kurage is on the field when she uses Nereid’s Ascension, the bake-kurage’s duration is refreshed
Song of Pearls While donning the ceremonial garment created by Nereid’s Ascension, the normal and charged attack damage bonus Kokomi gains will recieve a further increase based on 15% of her healing bonus
Princess of Watatsumi Decreases the swimming stamina consumption of all party members by 20%. Not stackable with passive talents that provide the same effect
Flawless Strategy Kokomi has a 25% healing bonus, but -100% crit rate

Genshin Impact Kokomi Constellations

Constellation Effect
At Water’s Edge While donning the ceremonial garment from Nereid’s Ascension, the final normal attack in Kokomi’s combo unleashes a swimming fish to deal 30% of her max HP as hydro damage. This damage is not considered as normal attack damage
The Clouds Like Waves Rippling Kokomi gains healing bonuses for low-health allies. For Kurage’s oath, Bake-Kurage will heal an additional 4.5% of Kokomi’s max HP to allies with 50% or less HP, and for Nereid’s Ascension normal and charged attacks, she will heal an additional 0.6% of her max HP to allies with 50% or less HP
The Moon, A Ship O’er Seas Increases the level of Nereid’s Ascension by three. Maximum upgrade level is 15
The Moon Overlooks the Waters While donning the ceremonial garment from Nereid’s Ascension, Kokomi’s normal attack speed is increased by 10%, and normal attacks that hit opponents will restore 0.8 of her energy. This effect can occur once every 0.2 seconds
All Streams Flow to the Sea Increases the level of Kurage’s Oath by three. Maximum upgrade level is 15
Sango Isshin While donning the ceremonial garment from Nereid’s Ascension, Kokomi’s gains a 40% hydro damage bonus for four seconds when her normal and charged attacks heal, or would heal, any party member with 80% or more HP

Genshin Impact Kokomi Ascension materials

Required level Moira Materials
20 20,000 One varunda lazurite sliver, three sango pearls, three spectral husks
40 40,000 Three varunda lazurite fragments, ten sango pearls, two dew of repudiation, 15 spectral husks
50 60,000 Six varunda lazurite fragment, 20 sango pearls, four dew of repudiation, 12 spectral heart
60 80,000 Three varunda lazurite chunks, 30 sango pearls, eight dew of repudiation, 12 spectral nucleus
70 100,000 Six varunda lazurite chunk, 45 sango pearl, 12 dew repudiation, 12 spectral nucleus
80 120,000 Six varunada lazurite gemstone, 60 sango pearls, 20 dew of repudiation, 24 spectral nucleus

What is Genshin Impact Kokomi’s best team comp?

While Kokomi can be a valuable asset to pretty much any team due to her effective healing, here’s a great comp that makes the most of her hydro application for some powerful elemental interactions, too.

  • Genshin Impact’s Raiden Shogun – combining her electro attacks with Kokomi’s hydro application from the Bake Kurage is an easy way to set up electro-charged reactions. Additionally, Raiden is a great battery, offering a boost in energy recharge for the entire party
  • Genshin Impact’s Ganyu – Ganyu is great with Kokomi, as you can use both her elemental skill and elemental burst to freeze your enemies, preventing them from attacking. Additionally, Ganyu is both a bow-wielder, offering great wide-range attacks, and is one of the highest DPS characters in the game, making up for any damage that our water princess lacks
  • Genshin Impact’s Ayaka – like Ganyu, Ayaka is perfect with Kokomi for setting up freeze reactions. Additionally, she deals high burst damage to enemies. Plus, if you’re lucky enough to have both Ganyu and Ayaka, having them on a team together activates cryo resonance, which increases your crit rate against enemies that are frozen by 15%. To make the most of this, throw down Kokomi’s Bake Kurage for hydro application, then switch to Ayaka or Ganyu to keep the enemies frozen and dish out heaps of damage
  • Genshin Impact’s Kazuha – this sweet little anemo wielder not only increases your elemental mastery, but can also round up enemies, making it easier for Kokomi to hit them with her elemental burst. Synchronising Kazuha, Ganyu/Ayake, and Kokomi’s bursts is a recipe for some delicious damage!

That’s all we have on Kokomi for now, feel free to check out our Genshin Impact tier list to find out who the best heroes are. Oh, and go grab some freebies with our Genshin Impact codes guide.