Genshin Impact – Kamisato Ayato Abilities, Artifacts and Team Composition Guide

Kamisato Ayato, Commissar Yashiro and Ayaka’s brother, is now out on Genshin Impact. Hydro and sword-wielder, Ayato’s damage is not to be overlooked. Where he stacks in the damage meta (compared to Hu Tao and Ayaka) is currently unknown, but he could easily become the centerpiece of your Freeze team. Here’s everything you need to know about Kamisato Ayato’s abilities, artifacts, and more.


Normal Attack (Kamisato Art: Marobashi)

  • Perform up to 5 quick strikes.

Elemental Skill (Kamisato Art: Kyouka)

  • the tl;dr version since the official description is quite long:
    • Ayato leaves a watery illusion that explodes if enemies are nearby, inflicting AoE Hydro dmg.
    • This Kyouka skill also converts his normal attacks into AoE Hydro damage. He also gets a buff, called the Namisen effect (max four stacks), which increases his damage based on his current max HP.
  • the full description from Mihoyo:
    • Kamisato Ayato changes position and enters the state of Takimeguri Kanka.
      After this change, it will leave a watery illusion in its original location. After forming, the Watery Illusion will explode if opponents are nearby or after its duration ends, inflicting AoE Hydro dmg.
    • Takimeguri Kanka: In this state, Kamisato Ayato uses his Shunsuiken to engage in attacks with blinding speed, causing his normal attack damage to convert into AoE Hydro dmg. It cannot be replaced. It also has the following properties:
    • After a Shunsuiken attack hits an opponent, it will grant Ayato the Namisen effect, increasing the damage dealt by Shunsuiken based on Ayato’s current Max HP. The initial maximum number of Namisen stacks is four, and one stack can be obtained via Shunsuiken every 0.1s. This effect will be dispelled at the end of Takimeguri Kanka.
    • Kamisato Ayato’s resistance to interrupt is increased.
    • Unable to use charge or dive attacks.
    • Takimeguri Kanka will be cleared when Ayato leaves the field. Using Kyouka again in this state will reset and replace the pre-existing state.

Elemental Explosion (Kamisato Art: Suiyuu)

  • While this gap exists, Bloomwater Blades will constantly rain down and attack opponents in its AoE, dealing Hydro damage and increasing the normal attack damage of characters inside.

1st Ascension Passive (Kamisato Art: Wo Matoishi Kiyotaki Mine):

  • Once Kyouka is triggered, Ayato automatically gains two Namisen stacks.
  • When the water illusion explodes, Ayato gains the maximum number of Namisen stacks possible.

Passive of the 4th Ascension (Art Kamisato: Michiyuku Hagetsu):

  • If Ayato is not on the field and his Energy is below 40, he will regenerate two Energy per second.

Artifact main stats and sub-stats

Here we give tips for building Ayato as a DPS.