Some Genshin Impact players may have already splurged their hard earned Primogems on bringing Yae Miko home, but they might want to start saving as the Kamisato Ayato release date is now just around the corner.
Head of the Kamisato clan, Yashiro Commissioner, and older brother of Ayaka – herself one of the top tier DPS characters in the game right now – Ayato is a Hydro sword user like Xingqiu. This boba-loving statesman looks to be a scary addition to any team based on what we’ve seen in both official streams and leaked gameplay.
From what we’ve seen so far, Ayato scales with Critical Damage as his main ascension stat, which could introduce some flexibility in his artifacts. Additionally, footage of Ayato’s ultimate ability gives the impression that he could combo up very well with the likes of Ganyu, who herself received a rerun alongside Zhongli in version 2.4. For more on potential team comps, check out our Genshin Impact Ayato build guide.
So what else do we reportedly know about Ayato? Well, read on to find out the Genshin Impact Kamisato Ayato release date, his abilities, and any leaks that have been floating around so far. As with all unconfirmed characters, the information in this guide is not to be taken as gospel.
Genshin Impact Kamisato Ayato release date
Kamisato Ayato is set to arrive in Phase One of Genshin Impact 2.6 on March 30. HoYoverse confirmed during the latest livestream that Ayato is set to arrive on a dual-banner, with Venti also getting a rerun during the first half of 2.6
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Today, we'd like to introduce to you the young but highly accomplished head of the Yashiro Commission's Kamisato Clan — Kamisato Ayato!
— Genshin Impact (@GenshinImpact) March 24, 2022
Genshin Impact Kamisato Ayato abilities
Dataminers have been working devilishly hard to uncover everything they can about the Kamisato man. While HoYoverse confirmed the names of Ayato’s abilities and gave a brief flavour text of what they do in the most recent Version 2.6 livestream, the full rundowns in this guide have been taken from various reports throughout the 2.6 beta, so take them with a pinch of salt.
Normal Attack – Kamisato Art – Marobashi
- Normal attack: Perform up to five rapid strikes
- Charged attack: Consumes a certain amount of stamina to dash forward and perform an iai
- Plunging attack: Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging any enemies in your path and dealing area of effect damage upon impact
Elemental Skill – Kamisato Art: Kyouka
Ayato summons a Hydro clone of himself, which explodes either at the end of its duration (15 seconds) or when it is near enemies, dealing AoE Hydro damage to nearby enemies.
After activating the skill, Ayato enters the Takimeguri Kanka state, which sees him use his Shunusuiken sword to engage in blindingly fast attacks. His resistance to interruption is increased in this state. Additionally, normal attack damage is converted into AoE Hydro damage. This cannot be overridden by other elemental modifiers.
Ayato also gains the Namisen effect during Takimeguri Kanka, increasing Shunusuiken damage based on Ayato’s maximum HP. Namisen initially stacks up to four times, and stacks can be gained through attacking with Shunusuiken every 0.1 seconds. Namisen’s effect ends when Ayato leaves the Takimeguri Kanka state.
The tradeoff here is that Ayato won’t be able to use charged or plunging attacks while in Takimeguri Kanka. This state will automatically end after 15 seconds, and can be manually cancelled by either activating Kamisato Art: Kyouka again, or switching Ayato out for another character.
A final element of this skill worth bearing in mind is that the normal attacks of nearby party members will reduce Kamisato Art: Kyouka’s cooldown.
- Cooldown: 20 seconds
- Duration: 15 seconds
Elemental Burst – Kamisato Art: Suiyuu
Creates a circular space in which AoE Bloomwater Blades will constantly rain down, attacking opponents and dealing Hydro damage. Ayato and his allies will also gain bonus normal attack damage while within Kamisato Art: Suiyuu’s radius.
- Cooldown: 20 seconds
- Duration: 15 seconds
- Energy cost: 80
Genshin Impact Kamisato Ayato passive talents
Kamisato Art: Kiyotaki Jouhou
After using Kamisato Art: Kyouka, Ayato gains two stacks of Namisen. When Kamisato’s Hydro clone explodes due to being attacked, Ayato gains Namisen equal to the maximum number of stacks possible.
Kamisato Art: Katsusui Senkoku
When Ayato is not on the field and his energy is below 40, he receives two elemental energy per second.
Kamisato Art: Daily Cooking
When Ayato cooks a dish perfectly, he has an 18% chance to receive an additional ‘suspicious’ dish of the same type.
Genshin Impact Kamisato Ayato constellations
If you’re hoping to go hard on Ayato’s banner, here’s what you can expect in return for your hard-earned Primogems.
- (C1) Kyouka Fushi – Shunsuiken damage is increased by 30% against enemies with 50% HP or less
- (C2) World Source – Namisen’s maximum stack count is increased to five. When Ayato has at least three Namisen stacks, his maximum health is increased by 50%
- (C3) Gensui Ichiro – Increases the level of Kamisato Art: Suiyuu by three. Maximum upgrade level increases to 15
- (C4) Endless Flow – After using Kamisato Art: Suiyuu, all nearby party members gain 15% attack speed on normal attacks for 15 seconds
- (C5) To Admire the Flowers – Increases the level of Kamisato Art: Kyouka by three. Maximum upgrade level increases to 15
- (C6) Boundless Origin – After using Kamisato Art: Kyouka, Ayato’s next Shunsuiken attack creates two extra Shunsuiken strikes when they hit enemies, each one dealing 450% of Ayato’s attack as damage. Neither Shunsuiken attacks are affected by Namisen
Genshin Impact Kamisato Ayato beta changes
Genshin’s beta realm appears to update on a weekly basis, with Ayato reportedly receiving a number of changes over the past few weeks. Most recently, Ayato’s ‘Soukai Kanka’ state was renamed to ‘Takimeguri Kanka’, and his water clone no longer taunts enemies.
Meanwhile, March 7’s update saw Ayato’s C6 get buffed. The two extra Shunsuiken Strikes now deal 450% of Ayato’s attack as damage, up from 300%.
Ayato's C6 changed:
"After using Kamisato Art: Kyouka, Ayato's next Shunsuiken attack will create 2 extra Shunsuiken strikes when they hit opponents, each one dealing 450% (300% old) of Ayato's ATK as DMG.
Both these Shunsuiken attacks will not be affected by Namisen."
— Ayato Kamisato (@Ayato_Mains) March 7, 2022
The week before saw much heftier changes, which you can check out in this Reddit thread. As always, we will be keeping the above flavour texts for all of Ayato’s talents and constellations up to date based on the latest tweaks.
Genshin Impact Kamisato Ayato ascension materials
In order to level up Ayato, players will need to dip into their Lazurite reserves. If you’re lacking, then head on over to the Hydro Hypostasis, where you’ll also be able to farm up the Dews of Repudiation required to max him out. Players will also need to hoover up plenty of Sakura Bloom from around Inazuma, while chopping up samurai in order to acquire their handguards.
|Ascension stage||Material #1||Material #2||Material #3||Material #4||Mora|
|1||1x Varunada Lazurite Silver||3x Sakura Bloom||3x Old Handguard||–||20,000|
|2||3x Varunada Lazurite Fragment||10x Sakura Bloom||15x Old Handguard||2x Dew of Repudiation||40,000|
|3||6x Varunada Lazurite Fragment||20x Sakura Bloom||12x Kageuchi Handguard||4x Dew of Repudiation||60,000|
|4||3x Varunada Lazurite Chunk||30x Sakura Bloom||18x Kageuchi Handguard||8x Dew of Repudiation||80,000|
|5||6x Varunada Lazurite Chunk||45x Sakura Bloom||12x Famed Handguard||12x Dew of Repudiation||100,000|
|6||6x Varunada Lazruite Gemstone||60x Sakura Bloom||24x Famed Handguard||20x Dew of Repudiation||120,000|
In order to get Ayato to level 90, you’re going to need the following:
- 1x Varunada Lazurite Sliver
- 9x Varunada Lazurite Fragment
- 9x Varunada Lazurite Chunk
- 6x Varunada Lazurite Gemstone
- 168x Sakura Bloom
- 18x Old Handguard
- 30x Kageuchi Handguard
- 36x Famed Handguard
- 46x Dew of Repudiation
- 420,000 Mora
Genshin Impact Kamisato Ayato talent materials
Similarly to his sister, Ayaka, Ayato makes use of Elegance books to upgrade his talents. Additionally, players will want to keep an eye out for Handguards as they’re taking down the roaming ronin of Inazuma. Finally, it’s time to farm the End of the Oneiric Eurythmia weekly domain for Mudra of the Malefic General.
|Talent level||Material #1||Material #2||Material #3||Material #4||Mora|
|2||3x Teachings of Elegance||6x Old Handguard||–||–||12,500|
|3||2x Guide to Elegance||3x Kageuchi Handguard||–||–||17,500|
|4||4x Guide to Elegance||4x Kageuchi Handguard||–||–||25,000|
|5||6x Guide to Elegance||6x Kageuchi Handguard||–||–||30,000|
|6||9x Guide to Elegance||9x Kageuchi Handguard||–||–||37,500|
|7||4x Philosophies of Elegance||4x Famed Handguard||1x Mudra of the Malefic General||–||120,000|
|8||6x Philosophies of Elegance||6x Famed Handguard||1x Mudra of the Malefic General||–||260,000|
|9||12x Philosophies of Elegance||9x Famed Handguard||2x Mudra of the Malefic General||–||450,000|
|10||16x Philosophies of Elegance||12x Famed Handguard||2x Mudra of the Malefic General||1x Crown of Insight||700,000|
In total, to max out one of Ayato’s talents players will need to shell out:
- 3x Teachings of Elegance
- 21x Guide to Elegance
- 38x Philosophies of Elegance
- 6x Old Handguard
- 22x Kageuchi Handguard
- 31x Famed Handguard
- 6x Mudra of the Malefic General
- 1x Crown of Insight
- 1,652,500 Mora
And that’s everything you need to know about Kamisato Ayato. We reckon he could very well be one of the best Genshin Impact characters yet.