Ayaka | Genshin Impact- Appearence, Personality, Rating, Best Builds and FAQs

Last Modified Dec 21, 2021 07:10 GMT

Beautiful, elegant and graceful is the eldest daughter of the Kamisato clan and the face of the Yashiro commission. Ayaka works tirelessly to meet the needs of the Inazuman people and is seen as a symbol of perfection, earning the title of Shirasagi Himegimi. She is a Cryo Sword user who gracefully maneuvers around the battlefield unleashing swift, powerful strikes, culminating in releasing her incredibly powerful Elemental Burst. If you wish to prove your worthiness to someone of her stature, read this guide!

How to get Ayaka in Genshin Impact?

At the time of this writing, Kamisato Ayaka is a character event exclusive character. This means that she cannot be rolled by any means until she is announced for a banner rate up. She was last available in Version 2.0.

1. Combat Info

→ Ascensions and Stats

Ascension PhaseLevelBase HPBase ATK1Base DEFSpecial Stat2 (CRIT DMG)








MoraGemsCharacter Level Up Materials Materials Materials
Ascension Cost (0 → 1)20,0001 Shivada Jade SilverN/A3 Sakura Bloom3 Old Handguard
Ascension Cost (1 → 2)40,0003 Shivada Jade Fragment2 Perpetual Heart10 Sakura Bloom15 Old Handguard
Ascension Cost (2 → 3)60,0006 Shivada Jade Fragment4 Perpetual Heart20 Sakura Bloom12 Kageguchi Handguard
Ascension Cost (3 → 4)80,0003 Shivada Jade Chunk8 Perpetual Heart30 Sakura Bloom18 Kageguchi Handguard
Ascension Cost (4 → 5)100,0006 Shivada Jade Chunk12 Perpetual Heart45 Sakura Bloom12 Famed Handguard
Ascension Cost (5 → 6)120,0006 Shivada Jade Gemstone20 Perpetual Heart60 Sakura Bloom24 Famed Handguard

→ Talents

Kamisato Art: Kabuki-Normal Attack

Normal Attack

Perform up to 5 rapid strikes.

Charged Attack

Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash a flurry of sword ki.

Plunging Attack

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

Kamisato Art: Hyouka-Elemental Skill

Summons blooming ice to launch nearby opponents, dealing AoE Cryo DMG.

Kamisato Art: Soumetsu-Elemental Burst

Summons forth a snowstorm with flawless poise, unleashing a Frostflake Seki no To that moves forward continuously.

Frostflake Seki no To

  1. A storm of whirling icy winds that slashes repeatedly at every enemy it touches, dealing Cryo DMG.
  2. The snowstorm explodes after its duration ends, dealing AoE Cryo DMG.

Kamisato Art: Senho-Alternate Sprint

Alternate Sprint

Ayaka consumes Stamina and cloaks herself in a frozen fog that moves with her.

In Senho form, she moves swiftly upon water.

When she reappears, the following effects occur:

  1. Ayaka unleashes frigid energy to apply Cryo on nearby opponents.
  2. Coldness condenses around Ayaka's blade, infusing her attacks with Cryo for a brief period.

Amatsumi Kunitsumi Sanctification-1st Ascension Passive

After using Kamisato Art: Hyouka, Kamisato Ayaka's Normal and Charged attacks deal 30% increased DMG for 6s.

Kanten Senmyou Blessing-4th Ascension Passive

When the Cryo application at the end of Kamisato Art: Senho hits an opponent, Kamisato Ayaka gains the following effects:

  1. Restores 10 Stamina
  2. Gains 18% Cryo DMG Bonus for 10s.

Fruits of Shinsa-Utility Passive

When Ayaka crafts Weapon Ascension Materials, she has a 10% chance to receive double the product.

→ Talent Upgrade

Talent LevelRequired Ascension LevelMoraCommon Materials Talent Level Up Materials

1 → 22*12,5006 Old Handguard3 Teachings of Elegance

2 → 33*17,5003 Kageguchi Handguard 2 Guide

3 → 43*25,0004 Kageguchi Handguard 4 Guide

4 → 54*30,0006 Kageguchi Handguard 6 Guide

5 → 64*37,5009 Kageguchi Handguard 9 Guide

6 → 75*120,0004 Famed Handguard 4 Philosophies of Elegance1 Bloodjade Branch
7 → 8
260,0006 Famed Handguard6 Philosophies of Elegance1 Bloodjade Branch
8 → 95*450,0009 Famed Handguard 12 Philosophies of Elegance2 Bloodjade Branch
9 → 105*700,00012 Famed Handguard 16 Philosophies of Elegance2 Bloodjade Branch1 Crown of Insight

→ Constellation

2. Availability

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→ Event Wishes

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3. Personality

Having been raised in such a prestigious clan, Ayaka is well versed in etiquette and social graces. She is unflinchingly kind and pleasant to everyone she meets, regardless of their status. Ironically, in spite of her universally beloved standing, Ayaka struggles to make true friends in her eyes due to her sheltered upbringing, limited free time and the nature of her position as a leader of the Yashiro Commission. She finds herself naturally drawn to those who she believes are capable of great feats, such as the Traveler.

4. Appearance

Ayaka has white-bluish hair tied into a long ponytail with a hime cut and an armored headdress. She wears a specially crafted armored kimio, with power blue sleeves and a long dark blue skirt with patches of armor at her chest and hips with a big blue ribbon at her back. Twin coattails flow out of her dress with golden ornate patterns and a symbol of the Yashiro commission on each tail, and wears silver traveling shoes with pink ribbons. Her vision is located in the middle of her back ribbon.

5. Character Stories

→ Character Details

A pair of siblings have inherited the Kamisato Clan, one of the three most respected and prestigious clans in Inazuma City.

The elder brother, Ayato, is the head of the clan and is in charge of government affairs.

While his younger sister, Ayaka, known by all as the Princess, takes care of the clan's internal and external affairs.

Ayaka often appears at social occasions and has more interactions with the common folk. As such, she is better known by the people and has gained a higher reputation than her elder brother.

This has earned her the elegant title of Shirasagi Himegimi.

As is known to all,

Ayaka, the daughter of the Kamisato family, is a figure greatly admired by the people for her beauty, dignified demeanor, and noble character.

→ Character Story 1

Across Inazuma, all affairs of state that do not go up to the Raiden Shogun are largely handled by the Triarchal Council. The council's executive powers are, in turn, divided amongst three groups known as the Tri-Commissions: the Yashiro Commission, the Tenryou Commission and the Kanjou Commission. The three clans that hold power over these Commissions are as follows: Kamisato, Kujou, and Hiiragi.

These three great clans are known throughout Inazuma. Kamisato Ayaka is the young lady of the Yashiro Commission's Kamisato Clan, known far and wide as the Shirasagi Himegimi. When asked the whys and wherefores of such a nickname, many Inazumans have their own explanations...

"Lady Ayaka is as graceful and pure as an egret. And just look at her elegance, her clever yet proper speech — why should she not be named a Princess?"

"Lady Ayaka may be of noble birth but she is gentle and polite to us. She is kind, loyal, and is willing to help others. She even went against the opinions of others and took in that commoner, Thoma."

There are as many opinions concerning this as there are people, but none can say where the "Shirasagi Himegimi" nickname actually originated. Still, Ayaka's popularity amongst the people is quite plain to see.

→ Character Story 2

As the daughter of the Yashiro Commission's Kamisato Clan, Ayaka always has to remain alert to the jostling for power between noble families. Being young, yet already famed throughout the land, she has been the inevitable target of provocation on the part of other noble scions who have grown jealous of the Kamisato siblings.

The creation and maintenance of a public image may be a formality but for a house of standing like the Kamisato Clan, even meaningless routine has social significance. Failing to take part in the tangled web of Inazuman political relations risks their position as head of the Yashiro Commission. As such, the two siblings came to an accord.

The elder brother, Ayato, preferring not to show his face too often, would busy himself with government affairs, while the act of maintaining the clan's image would be the responsibility of the elegant, socially-adroit younger sister, Ayaka.

Through her dignified, demure, and polite posture, Ayaka has very much secured a place for herself in the social arena. Whether she is negotiating with potential partners or dealing with difficult nobles, her actions are all well-founded and beyond reproach.

The internal clan affairs are also in her care. Indeed, their estates may have descended into chaos, if not for her.

→ Character Story 3

One autumn afternoon, Ayaka was on her way home from completing certain minor affairs when she happened to hear an old voice singing from within an old house.

Within was an old woman, blind in both eyes, whose stick-thin fingers produced music like flowing water as they plucked at her instrument's strings.

Perhaps it was due to her sharp ears but the old lady heard Ayaka's footsteps and inquired as to who was outside. Not wishing to trouble the old lady, Ayaka replied that she was a nearby resident who had gotten lost and entered this place.

As a member of the Yashiro Commission, Ayaka was well-acquainted with the peoples' lives and quickly recognized this solitary old lady as the very same person who busked in the city streets when the weather was good.

The tune was outdated, and so was the song. As one who could not see, this lady had long fallen out of step with the times. Even in the nation that pursues eternity, some still endured such hard lives.

Out of the goodness of her heart, Ayaka, now incognito, spent a long time chatting with the old lady. Taking Ayaka for an ordinary maiden, the old lady spoke of the method of making and playing the koto, and even gave her some tea leaves that she had kept stored up.

Compared to the exquisite leaves that the Kamisato Clan had in stock, these rough leaves may as well have been grass but Ayaka accepted them while profusely thanking her.

That day, she thought of her parents many times. Had they been around, would they not have grown this old someday?

Returning home, she spoke of her encounter with her brother and the two siblings shared the rustic tea gifted to her by the old lady.

Afterward, Ayaka would come to see that old lady again every few days, each time posing as a person living nearby and each time bringing with her some daily necessities that were well-loved by the common folk.

"The sakura trees in the streets have bloomed again," Ayaka said to the old lady with a smile, "and they are as lovely as your music."

→ Character Story 4

In people's imagination, the nobility's living expenses are orders of magnitude above the common folk. So for someone as noble as Kamisato Ayaka, surely she too must lead a life of wanton luxury.

This statement is only half right, however.

Ayaka does ostensibly live in a much more particular manner than the ordinary citizen.

The costs of studying flower arrangement and tea ceremony, sampling fine teas, and enjoying exotic flowers daily are also by no means small. However, these are all skills that she must master as a young lady of a noble house — such commitments can hardly be called "wanton."

The things that can truly make Ayaka smile are, in fact, ordinary things that even the common folk can enjoy.

The making of snacks, fishing for goldfish by the ponds, squirreling herself away to read the latest novels from Yae Publishing House... Each one of these is but a tiny matter.

At such times, she is not the adored Shirasagi Himegimi, or Lady Ayaka, mistress of the great Kamisato estates. She is just "Ayaka," an ordinary girl like any other.

Here, she sets her dignified externalized persona aside and sets her true, casual self free. Only as "Ayaka" can she lay down her heavy burdens and do the things that ordinary girls can do.

When hungry at night, she sneaks past the servants into the kitchen and makes herself some chazuke while humming a little tune. During tea ceremony classes, she might surreptitiously try to use the tea leaves to indulge in some romance-related astrology... The list of her little escapades goes on.

Though she has never told anyone this, Ayaka treasures her time as an ordinary girl above all else, for these moments of freedom are things she rarely ever has.

→ Character Story 5

The tutors who guide Ayaka in her various arts once used to say: whether in tea ceremony, chess, the art of the sword or all other affairs of elegance, Ayaka is already a master.

She is clearly already a noble lady of superb bearing, skilled with both the pen and the sword. To be able to teach such a pupil is a teacher's pride and joy.

Still, Ayaka thinks quietly to herself, does she truly have no regrets?

The essence of tea is peace and quiet.

The heart of the sword is the keenest edge.

The soul of chess is the wisdom to grasp the bigger picture.

These three she has grasped indeed, and the spirit of true friendship also.

And yet, Ayaka is still waiting for a friend to emerge who can walk alongside her on equal footing and stand by her side.

That person cannot see her as a member of the Yashiro Commission, or as the Shirasagi Himegimi, nor will their conduct towards her be bound by decorum or status. And if possible,

they might also be well-versed in a great many fields of study, and have witnessed all manner of interesting things... and perhaps they might even be able to tell her a story in a pinch.

Only such a person might become Ayaka's bosom friend.

"Surely, this is not too much to ask... But where might I find such a person?"

→ Moriwakamaru

"Come, come, come,"

"Let's play Temari!"

"1, 2, 1, 2, 3,"

"The Temari goes up the Sacred Sakura Tree."

"4, 5, 4, 5, 6,"

"Woosh, and over Mt. Yougou it flicks!"

"7, 8, 7, 8, 9,"

"The Temari returns into these hands of mine."

"Yes, into little~ Ayaka's~ hands~!"

This was Ayaka's favorite nursery rhyme back in the day.

Back then, she gave her favorite Temari the name "Moriwakamaru," and she would dribble the multi-colored Moriwakamaru about while humming this very song.

Hearing her song, her parents and brother would be unable to stop themselves from smiling. Indeed, they would often join in the fun, tossing the Temari between them as a family.

But that was a long time ago, and Ayaka no longer plays games of Temari.

She has become an independent, powerful figure in her own right — and Moriwakamaru, the symbol of her childhood and the bearer of her precious memories, has also been stored away within Ayaka's cabinet.

→ Vision

Some years ago, the Clan underwent a huge change and a heavy burden fell upon Ayato's shoulders. At that time, Ayaka was not yet the mature and capable person she is now.

She was originally a playful child, one who knew nothing of the clan's duties and thus lacked the skill and experience needed for dealing with various kinds of people altogether.

But seeing her mother on her sickbed and her brother hard at work, Ayaka sensed that she too had to grow up.

So she decided to take up her long-disused sword arts and poetry, both staples of nobility. If she could master these two, she could at least pass for a decent lady of the Kamisato Clan, and thus help her brother show up at some festivals, alleviating his burden.

Truth be told, Ayaka was not preternaturally gifted and would spend much time being troubled by her inability to memorize poetry, write elegantly or brandish her sword.

Yet she did not waver — a poem she failed to memorize once would be memorized fifty times, a poorly-written word would be written fifty times over, and a sword technique that failed would be swung fifty times more.

"None may deflect a swing that has been practiced a thousand times." — This was something her mother told her.

When her mother left this world, Ayaka was no longer "Little Ayaka." She was now Kamisato Ayaka, the young lady of the Kamisato Clan and one of the Shogun's three great clans.

Sword art training thus became part of her daily life and has remained so to this day without pause.

On one particular day, Ayaka, at last, defeated an opponent in a single strike. In that instant, as she stood in the middle of the dojo, icy flowers condensed all about her. And there, upon the tip of her sword, now hung a Vision, icy and bright.

"None may deflect a swing that has been practiced a thousand times" indeed — and even the gods may thus be moved.

6. Namecard

HOW TO OBTAIN: Reach Friendship Level 10 with Kamisato Ayaka

Description: Ayaka does constantly change out the fans she carries with her, of course. If you're buying her some as gifts, remember not to send summer fans or throwing fans. Dancing fans or tea fans are good choices, though.

7. Constellation

“Grus Nivis” meaning “Snow-white Crane” in Latin

8. Quests and Events

→ Archon Quests

  1. Chapter II
  2. Act I: The Immovable God and the Eternal Euthymia
  3. Three Wishes
  4. A Flower Blooms in a Prison
  5. Act II: Stillness, the Sublimation of Shadow
  6. Amidst Stormy Judgment
  7. Act III: Omnipresence Over Mortals
  8. Proof of Guilt
  9. The Omnipresent God (cinematic)

→ Story Quests

  1. Grus Nivis Chapter (Kamisato Ayaka's personal questline)
  2. Act I: The Whispers of the Crane and the White Rabbit
  3. A Private Commission
  4. Woven Wishes
  5. Food From Afar
  6. Lasting Promise
  7. With You
  8. Sayu's Hangout Event
  9. Act I: Yoohoo Art: Seichou no Jutsu
  10. Shuumatsuban Suspicions

→ Events

9. Character Interactions

Kamisato Ayaka mentions the following characters in his/her voiceover lines


-Kujou Sara

-Shikanoin Heizou


-Raiden Shogun

-Yae Miko

-Kamisato Ayato


Kamisato Ayaka is mentioned by the following characters in their voiceover lines

-Kaedehara Kazuha

-Kujou Sara

-Raiden Shogun




10. Trivia

-Ayaka is the final character to be released from Genshin Impact’s closed beta testing periods

-Ayaka shares the same birthday as Genshin Impact’s proper release, September 28th

-Ayaka’s title of Shirasagi Himegimi is based the real life traditional kabuki theatre dance

11. Explainer Video


12. FAQs

How does Ayaka’s dash work?

It is functionally identical to Mona’s, yet even more integral to her gameplay since it must be used in order to activate her Cryo infusion, where a lot of her damage resides. Make sure you are nearby enemies when you emerge to properly activate the ability

What artifact sets are good for Ayaka?

4PC Blizzard Strayer (15% Cryo damage, 20% Crit rate vs Cryo affected opponents, additional 20% vs frozen opponents) feels far and away her best set if you plan on using her as an on field Main DPS, with the only real drawback being maximizing the effect is very team composition dependant, demanding a solid hydro applicator like Mona or Kokomi.

What is Ayaka’s best weapon?

Mistsplitter Reforged is just about as good as it gets for her. Unfortunately it is a limited 5 star weapon that requires a large amount of luck and funds to come across. For more reasonable and attainable options, The Black Sword from the battle pass is a potential option, as well as The Flute as a standard wish roll.

13. Final Thoughts

Ayaka is a dynamic, fluid damage dealer who has multiple viable paths to success thanks to the well roundedness of her kit. While it may take some adjustment to get used to the unique dash mechanics in combat it doesn’t take long for it to become second nature. Whether it be gracefully cutting enemies down to size with her charged attacks or unleashing a maelstrom of piercing ice with her elemental burst, there are very few other characters who can match her damage output when properly optimized.