Genshin Impact: How to Build Ayaka as an Elemental DPS

Genshin Impact‘s version 2.0 “The Immortal God and the Eternal Euthymia” is already here, bringing not only the arrival of the Inazuma region, but also the arrival of the game’s new 5 star Kamisato ayaka, one of the most anticipated characters in the game, and it's the second 5-star Cryo DPS.

With that in mind, we'll now show you how to build Ayaka as an elemental DPS and unleash her full potential.

Recommended artifacts

As we said above we will be focusing on building Ayaka as an elemental DPS, for this we will focus our efforts on increasing his cryo and overall damage as well as his rate of critical, while working even more on its critical damage. .

It's important to point out that in order to use this build to its full potential, as with all Pyro/Cryo Elemental DPS, it's vital to use Elemental Reactions.

That said, for this build, we recommend using a full Blizzard Strayer set, as it offers both a 25% increase in Cryo DMG with its 2-piece effect, as well as a huge crit rate boost with its 4 piece effect, which provides a 20% increase in critical rate against enemies affected by Cryo and an additional 20% against frozen enemies, making the set ideal for a character like Ayaka, who is capable of often apply Cryo to enemies.

  • It's good to remember that it's essential to use both a Cryo DMG Plus Goblet and a CRIT Rate/DMG Circlet of Logos, while keeping in mind that in order to be effective in combat, a DPS must be at least 55% Crit Rate, and over 100% Crit Damage.


As Ayaka has a Crit DMG ascension stat, her ideal weapon should give her the right tools to take full advantage of that damage. With that in mind, and given both our experience and the many studies done by the gaming community, his featured weapon "Mistsplitter Reforged" would be our top 5-star pick, as it offers a huge boost to ATK and Crit. Damage, allowing you to use sub-stats and the 4-piece set effect to deal massive damage. Also among the 5 stars, if you have enough crit rate, using the Skyward Blade to make his burst available more often can also work really well.

On the 4-star side, the Black Sword would be our main choice, as it offers an overall boost to ATK and Crit Rate.

  • If you're planning on using a sword with a crit rate substat, it's a good idea to aim for at least 50% crit rate without the goblet, so you can increase its crit damage even further .

What talents should be given priority?

In Ayaka's case, you should focus on boosting his normal/charged ATK "Art Kamisato: Kabuki", to increase his overall damage, and his Elemental Explosion "Art Kamisato: Soumetsu" which deals huge cryogenic damage to anything in its path.

Recommended Teams For Ayaka

As we said above, to bring the full potential of this Ayaka build, you must be able to produce reactions, mainly those of Melt and Frozen. For this, using characters that can apply Pyro to enemies, such as Xiangling and Xinyan, can increase its damage. Using Barbara, Xingqiu, and Mona to freeze enemies is key for her in the current meta, so keep that in mind.

Since Ayaka's Elemental Burst costs a lot of energy, it's also good to keep a battery-focused character on your team, to speed things up. If you don't want to use reactions, using another Cryo character to increase energy recharge and trigger cryo resonance, increase your crit rate even more, can be awesome.

Genshin Impact is currently available for PC, through the official miHoYo launcher and on the Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and mobile devices – Android and iOS. You can find out how to link all your accounts and enable cross-save here.

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