Ayato
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HydroSword

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Ayato Best Build

Hydro
Sword

Best Ayato Builds

Hydro DPS Build

Ayato is a reliable hydro DPS that happens to be very Free-2-Play friendly. He fits well in teams filled with easily accessible characters and some of the crafted weapons are great options for him.

Suggested Energy Recharge:150%

Best Ayato Weapons

Best
Haran Geppaku Futsu
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Haran Geppaku Futsu

CRIT Rate

Obtain 12% All Elemental DMG Bonus. When other nearby party members use Elemental Skills, the character equipping this weapon will gain 1 Wavespike stack. Max 2 stacks. This effect can be triggered once every 0.3s. When the character equipping this weapon uses an Elemental Skill, all stacks of Wavespike will be consumed to gain Rippling Upheaval: each stack of Wavespike consumed will increase Normal Attack DMG by 20% for 8s.

Optional
The Black Sword
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The Black Sword

CRIT Rate

Increases DMG dealt by Normal and Charged Attacks by 20/25/30/35/40%.
Additionally, regenerates 60/70/80/90/100% of ATK as HP when Normal and Charged Attacks score a CRIT Hit. This effect can occur once every 5s.

Best Ayato Artifacts

Best

Echoes of an Offering
Echoes of an Offering
ATK% / Hydro DMG / CRIT DMG
(2)

ATK +18%

(4)

When Normal Attacks hit opponents, there is a 36% chance that it will trigger Valley Rite, which will increase Normal Attack DMG by 70% of ATK. This effect will be dispelled 0.05s after a Normal Attack deals DMG. If a Normal Attack fails to trigger Valley Rite, the odds of it triggering the next time will increase by 20%. This trigger can occur once every 0.2s.

Optional

Heart of Depth
Heart of Depth
ATK% / Hydro DMG / CRIT DMG
(2)

Hydro DMG Bonus +15%

(4)

After using Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 30% for 15s.

Ayato Skills Talents

Kamisato Art: Marobashi

Kamisato Art: Marobashi

Normal Attack

Normal Attack

Performs up to 5 rapid strikes.

Charged Attack

Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to dash forward and perform an iai.

Plunging Attack

lunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Kamisato Art: Kyouka

Kamisato Art: Kyouka

Elemental Skill

Kamisato Ayato shifts positions and enters the Takimeguri Kanka state. After this shift, he will leave a watery illusion at his original location. After it is formed, the watery illusion will explode if opponents are nearby or after its duration ends, dealing AoE Hydro DMG.

Takimeguri Kanka

In this state, Kamisato Ayato uses his Shunsuiken to engage in blindingly fast attacks, causing DMG from his Normal Attacks to be converted into AoE Hydro DMG. This cannot be overridden.

It also has the following properties:

  • After a Shunsuiken attack hits an opponent, it will grant Ayato the Namisen effect, increasing the DMG dealt by Shunsuiken based on Ayato's current Max HP. The initial maximum number of Namisen stacks is 4, and 1 stack can be gained through Shunsuiken every 0.1s. This effect will be dispelled when Takimeguri Kanka ends.
  • Kamisato Ayato's resistance to interruption is increased.
  • Unable to use Charged or Plunging Attacks.

Takimeguri Kanka will be cleared when Ayato leaves the field. Using Kamisato Art: Kyouka again while in the Takimeguri Kanka state will reset and replace the pre-existing state.

Kamisato Art: Suiyuu

Kamisato Art: Suiyuu

Elemental Burst
Unveils a garden of purity that silences the cacophony within. While this space exists, Bloomwater Blades will constantly rain down and attack opponents within its AoE, dealing Hydro DMG and increasing the Normal Attack DMG of characters within.

Ayato Passive Talents

Kamisato Art: Michiyuku Hagetsu

Kamisato Art: Michiyuku Hagetsu

Unlocked at Ascension 1

If Ayato is not on the field and his Energy is low, he will regenerate a set amount of Energy at regular intervals.

Kamisato Art: Mine Wo Matoishi Kiyotaki

Kamisato Art: Mine Wo Matoishi Kiyotaki

Unlocked at Ascension 4

When Ayato uses his Elemental Skill and when the watery illusion explodes, he will gain a set amount of Namisen stacks.

Kamisato Art: Daily Cooking

Kamisato Art: Daily Cooking

Unlocked Automatically

When Kamisato Ayato cooks a dish perfectly, he has a set chance to receive an additional Suspicious dish of the same type.

Ayato Constellations

Kyouka Fuushi

Kyouka Fuushi

Constellation Lv. 1

Shunsuiken DMG is increased by 40% against opponents with 50% HP or less.

World Source

World Source

Constellation Lv. 2

Namisen's maximum stack count is increased to 5. When Kamisato Ayato has at least 3 Namisen stacks, his Max HP is increased by 50%.

To Admire the Flowers

To Admire the Flowers

Constellation Lv. 3

Increases the Level of Kamisato Art: Kyouka by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Endless Flow

Endless Flow

Constellation Lv. 4

After using Kamisato Art: Suiyuu, all nearby party members will have 15% increased Normal Attack SPD for 15s.

Bansui Ichiro

Bansui Ichiro

Constellation Lv. 5

Increase the Level of Kamisato Art: Suiyuu by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Boundless Origin

Boundless Origin

Constellation Lv. 6

After using Kamisato Art: Kyouka, Ayato's next Shunsuiken attack will create 2 extra Shunsuiken strikes when they hit opponents, each one dealing 450% of Ayato's ATK as DMG.
Both these Shunsuiken attacks will not be affected by Namisen.

Ayato Ascension Costs

Ayato gets a boost to CRIT DMG as they ascend.

Rank
Lvl
Cost
Mat #1
Mat #2
Mat #3
Mat #4
1
20
20000
Varunada Lazurite Sliver1
Varunada Lazurite Sliver
Sakura Bloom3
Sakura Bloom
Old Handguard3
Old Handguard
2
40
40000
Varunada Lazurite Fragment3
Varunada Lazurite Fragment
Dew of Repudiation2
Dew of Repudiation
Sakura Bloom10
Sakura Bloom
Old Handguard15
Old Handguard
3
50
60000
Varunada Lazurite Fragment6
Varunada Lazurite Fragment
Dew of Repudiation4
Dew of Repudiation
Sakura Bloom20
Sakura Bloom
Kageuchi Handguard12
Kageuchi Handguard
4
60
80000
Varunada Lazurite Chunk3
Varunada Lazurite Chunk
Dew of Repudiation8
Dew of Repudiation
Sakura Bloom30
Sakura Bloom
Kageuchi Handguard18
Kageuchi Handguard
5
70
100000
Varunada Lazurite Chunk6
Varunada Lazurite Chunk
Dew of Repudiation12
Dew of Repudiation
Sakura Bloom45
Sakura Bloom
Famed Handguard12
Famed Handguard
6
80
120000
Varunada Lazurite Gemstone6
Varunada Lazurite Gemstone
Dew of Repudiation20
Dew of Repudiation
Sakura Bloom60
Sakura Bloom
Famed Handguard24
Famed Handguard
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Ayato Showcase

In this showcase, Braxophone breaks down all the intricacies of playing Ayato and the optimizations you can do to get the most out of his kit.