Genshin Impact Ayaka Build: The Best Builds, Artifacts And Swords
And with that, a new hero welcomes us to Inazuma. Ayaka has been in the Genshin Impact popular consciousness since the alpha, but now she’s playable in the full game, marking the first 5-star character from the new region and an excellent Cryo DPS to boot. I have a feeling lots of people will be pulling for her, especially considering exploring a new area gets you a big stack of Primogens to play with. If you wind up lucky enough to snag the new character, here’s how to set her up.
Blizzard Strayer 4-piece: Cryo DMG Bonus +15%, When a character attacks an opponent affected by Cryo, their CRIT Rate is increased by 20%. If the opponent is Frozen, CRIT Rate is increased by an additional 20%.
As a Cryo DPS, you can ‘t go wrong with Blizzard Strayer. It offers straight-ahead bonuses for Cryo damage and interactions. It does require you to have a Hydro character in the mix to take full advantage, however. If you want to mix things up, do 2 pieces of Strayer and 2 pieces of Gladiator’s Finale, netting you a straightforward +18% to attack alongside that Cryo bonus.
Another good option would be 2 pieces of BlizzardStrayer and 2 pieces of the new Emblem of Severed Fate, getting some extra energy recharge as well.
For sub-stats you’re going to want energy recharge, cryo damage and then some sort of attack or crit bonus.
Mist Splitter Reforged: This is Ayaka’s signature weapon, and it’s in wishes right now. If you can pull it, definitely use this one. It will give Ayaka a solid elemental damage bonus without having to play any differently. The actual in-game definition is very complicated, but it just sort of amounts to a bonus to elemental damage with normal attacks:
“Gain a 12% Elemental DMG Bonus for every element and receive the might of Mistsplitter’s Emblem. At stack levels 1/2/3, Mistsplitter’s Emblem provides a 8/16/28% Elemental DMG Bonus for the character’s Elemental Type. The character will obtain 1 stack of Mistsplitter’s Emblem in each of the following scenarios: Normal Attack deals Elemental DMG (stack lasts 5s), casting Elemental Burst (stack lasts 10s); Energy is less than 100% (stack disappears when Energy is full). Each stack’s duration is calculated independently.”
Aside from that, any old 5-star will do, particularly Primordial Jade Cutter, which is a solid DPS sword. In the realm of 4-star, go with Black Sword or the forgeable Prototype Rancour.