Kamisato Ayaka’s older brother Ayato is now playable in Genshin Impact. The leader of the Kamisato clan is a Hydro character and excels in elemental damage. His kit is quite simple and the character can fit into several team compositions. That said, if you’ve had a chance to pull it off but are unsure of its most optimal build, refer to the guide below.
While there are several suitable options for Ayato, his signature weapon Haran Geppaku Futsu is easily the best for him. It has a high base attack stat and increases crit rate, and it also increases the user’s elemental damage, which is vital for Ayato.
If you can’t get Ayato’s signature weapon, Primordial Jade Cutter is a great alternative. It provides DPS output similar to that of a Haran Geppaku Futs and grants additional HP to the user. However, Haran Geppaku Futs and Primordial Jade Cutter are 5 star weapons that are generally difficult to acquire. If you don’t have any of these weapons, you can also use The Black Sword or Amenoma Kaguechi.
Like most characters, it’s best to use artifacts that increase Crit Rate, Crit DMG, and % ATK on Ayato. Additionally, Ayato’s kit revolves around elemental damage, so having the Energy Recharge attribute in your artifact set is essential. The Echoes Of An Offer 4-piece set is the perfect set for Ayato, as his Passive Valley Rite has a 36% chance to increase normal attack damage by 70%. The passive can trigger every 0.2s and the chance of it triggering increases by 20% each time it doesn’t. If you can’t farm the Echoes of an Offering set, you can also use the Deep Heart set, which increases both hydraulic and normal attack damage.