Genshin Impact: Kamisato Ayato Abilities, Artifacts, and Team Comp Guide

Kamisato Ayato, the Yashiro Commissioner and Ayaka’s brother, is out in Genshin Impact now. Hydro and a Swordtail, Ayato’s damage is nothing to sneeze at. 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 punches.

Elemental Ability (Kamisato Type: Kyouka)

  • the tl;dr version since the official description is quite long:
    • Ayato leaves behind a watery illusion that explodes when enemies are nearby, dealing AoE Hydro dmg.
    • This Kyouka ability also converts his basic attacks into AoE hydro damage. He also gains a buff called Namisen Effect (max four stacks) that increases his damage based on his current max HP.
  • the Entire description from Mihoyo:
    • Kamisato Ayato switches positions and enters the Takimeguri-Kanka state.
      After this shift, he leaves a watery illusion in his original location. Once formed, the watery illusion explodes when enemies are nearby or when its duration ends, dealing AoE Hydro damage.
    • Takimeguri Kanka: In this state, Kamisato Ayato uses his Shunsuiken to perform blindingly fast attacks, converting his basic attack damage into AoE Hydro dmg. This cannot be overwritten. It also has the following properties:
    • After a Shunsuiken attack hits an opponent, it grants 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 gained from Shunsuiken every 0.1 seconds. This effect is dispelled when Takimeguri Kanka ends.
    • Kamisato Ayato’s resistance to interrupts is increased.
    • Charged or dashing attacks cannot be used.
    • Takimeguri Kanka is erased when Ayato leaves the field. Using Kyouka again while in this state will reset and replace the previously existing state.

Elemental Burst (Kamisato Art: Suiyuu)

  • As long as this room exists, Bloomwater Blades will constantly rain down and attack enemies within its AoE, dealing Hydro damage and increasing the basic attack damage of characters within it.

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

  • Once Kyouka triggers, Ayato automatically gains two stacks of Namisen.
  • When the Water Illusion explodes, Ayato gains the maximum number of Namisen stacks possible.

4. Ascension Passive (Kamisato Art: Michiyuku Hagetsu):

  • When Ayato is not on the field and his energy is below 40, he regenerates two energy to himself every second.

Main stats and sub-stats of artifacts

Here we give advice for building Ayato as a DPS.