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

Last Modified Dec 21, 2021 06:06 GMT

A wandering samurai who hails from Inazuma, Kaedehara Kazuha joined the crew of the Crux as a fugitive on the run after witnessing his best friend killed in a duel to the death with the Raiden Shogun for challenging her Vision Hunt Decree. Kazuha is an Anemo Sword user who excels in crowd control, quickly rounding up groups of enemies while simultaneously dealing immense damage and buffing his allies. Follow this guide as Kazuha follows the wind, and you’ll find nothing can stand in your way.

How to get Kazuha in Genshin Impact?

At the time of this writing, Kaedehara Kazuha 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. He was last available in Version 1.6.

1. Combat Info

→ Ascensions and Stats

Ascension PhaseLevelBase HPBase ATK1Base DEFSpecial Stat2 (Elemental Mastery)








MoraGemsCharacter Level Up Materials Materials Materials
Ascension Cost (0 → 1)20,0001 Vayuda Turquoise SilverN/A3 Sea Ganoderma3 Treasure Hoarder Insignia
Ascension Cost (1 → 2)40,0003 Vayuda Turquoise Fragment2 Marionette Core10 Sea Ganoderma15 Treasure Hoarder Insignia
Ascension Cost (2 → 3)60,0006 Vayuda Turquoise Fragment4 Marionette Core20 Sea Ganoderma12 Silver Raven Insignia
Ascension Cost (3 → 4)80,0003 Vayuda Turquoise Chunk8 Marionette Core30 Sea Ganoderma18 Silver Raven Insignia
Ascension Cost (4 → 5)100,0006 Vayuda Turquoise Chunk12 Marionette Core45 Sea Ganoderma12 Golden Raven Insignia
Ascension Cost (5 → 6)120,0006 Vayuda Turquoise Gemstone20 Marionette Core60 Sea Ganoderma24 Golden Raven Insignia

→ Talents

Garyuu Bladework-Normal Attack

Normal Attack

Perform up to 5 rapid strikes.

Charged Attack

Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.

Plunging Attack

Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact. If this Plunging Attack is triggered by Chihayaburu, it will be converted to Plunging Attack: Midare Ranzan.

Plunging Attack: Midare Ranzan

When a Plunging Attack is performed using the effects of the Elemental Skill Chihayaburu, Plunging Attack DMG is converted to Anemo DMG and will create a small wind tunnel via a secret blade technique that pulls in nearby objects and opponents.

Chihayaburu-Elemental Skill

Unleashes a secret technique as fierce as the rushing wind that pulls objects and opponents towards Kazuha's current position before launching opponents within the AoE, dealing Anemo DMG and lifts Kazuha into the air on a rushing gust of wind.

Within 10s of remaining airborne after casting Chihayaburu, Kazuha can unleash a powerful Plunging Attack known as Midare Ranzan.


Can be used in mid-air.


Charges up before unleashing greater Anemo DMG over a larger AoE than Press Mode.

Plunging Attack: Midare Ranzan

When a Plunging Attack is performed using the effects of the Elemental Skill Chihayaburu, Plunging Attack DMG is converted to Anemo DMG. On landing, Kazuha creates a small wind tunnel via a secret blade technique that pulls in nearby objects and opponents.

Midare Ranzan's DMG is considered Plunging Attack DMG.

Kazuha Slash-Elemental Burst

The signature technique of Kazuha's self-styled bladework — a single slash that strikes with the force of the first winds of autumn, dealing AoE Anemo DMG.

The blade's passage will leave behind a field named "Autumn Whirlwind" that periodically deals AoE Anemo DMG to opponents within its range.

Elemental Absorption

If Autumn Whirlwind comes into contact with Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro, it will deal additional elemental DMG of that type.

Elemental Absorption may only occur once per use.

Soumon Swordsmanship-1st Ascension Passive

If Chihayaburu comes into contact with Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro when cast, Chihayaburu will absorb that element and if Plunging Attack: Midare Ranzan is used before the effect expires, it will deal an additional 200% ATK of the absorbed elemental type as DMG. This will be considered Plunging Attack DMG.

Elemental Absorption may only occur once per use of Chihayaburu.

Poetics of Fuubutsu-4th Ascension Passive

Upon triggering a Swirl reaction, Kaedehara Kazuha will grant all party members a 0.04% Elemental DMG Bonus to the element absorbed by Swirl for every point of Elemental Mastery he has for 8s. Bonuses for different elements obtained through this method can co-exist.

Cloud Strider-Utility Passive

Decreases sprinting Stamina consumption for your own party members by 20%.

Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the exact same effects.

→ Talent Upgrade

Talent LevelRequired Ascension LevelMoraCommon Materials Talent Level Up Materials

1 → 22*12,5006 Treasure Hoarder Insignia3 Teachings of Diligence

2 → 33*17,5003 Silver Raven Insignia2 Guide to Diligence

3 → 43*25,0004 Silver Raven Insignia4 Guide to Diligence

4 → 54*30,0006 Silver Raven Insignia6 Guide to Diligence

5 → 64*37,5009 Silver Raven Insignia9 Guide to Diligence

6 → 75*120,0004 Golden Raven Insignia4 Philosophies of Diligence1 Gilded Scale
7 → 8
260,0006 Golden Raven Insignia6 Philosophies of Diligence1 Gilded Scale
8 → 95*450,0009 Golden Raven Insignia12 Philosophies of Diligence2 Gilded Scale
9 → 105*700,00012 Golden Raven Insignia16 Philosophies of Diligence2 Gilded Scale1 Crown of Insight

→ Constellation

2. Availability

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→ Event Wishes

Leaves in the Wind 2021-06-29 - 2021-07-20

3. Personality

Kazuha is a polite, easygoing soul and he never did quite fit in as someone born into a noble clan as he preferred to travel and wander about than schmooze with fellow royals. In a way the seizure of his family’s assets was a relief to him as it allowed him to pursue the vagrant lifestyle he always seemed suited to, being one with nature and the wind alongside perfecting his swordsmanship. He is a deep believer in the concept of freedom, which is largely why he finds himself so opposed to the various decrees made by the Raiden Shogun that inhibit it, even leading to the eventual death of his best friend. He holds no personal grudge for it however, displaying the sincerity of his upholding his personal code of honor.

4. Appearance

Kazuha has choppy, medium length hair, platinum blond with a single dark orange streak along the right side with some of it tied in an off centered ponytail. He has red eyes with a yellow hue. His kimono is an eye-catching mix of platinum, orange, and red, similar to his hairstyle, with an asymmetric long flowing sleeve on his left arm with autumn leaf patterns. He has dark orange tights and dark red boots to finish his outfit. His vision can be found on his orange scarf worn around his neck at the back..

→ Character Details

Most people who meet Kaedehara Kazuha for the first time might be inclined to assume that he is just a trainee sailor with the Crux Fleet.

After all, he is a gentle soul who enjoys reciting poetry when idle, and who speaks to everyone in a leisurely manner. Who could tell that he is a wanted man throughout Inazuma?

Even Beidou, ever the good judge of character, could not tell that Kazuha could wield a sword with the skill of a seasoned warrior when she first decided to take him in.

Who knows if it was the storms of life that smoothed out his rough edges, or if his natural restraint has kept his edge sheathed.

→ Character Story 1

The Crux, an armed fleet from Liyue, spends much of the year on the high seas, and its sailors are quite used to the vagaries of life in other nations. So they were more curious than surprised when an outlander began serving as a sailor on their flagship, the Alcor.

The sailor in question was picked up when the Alcor docked at the Inazuman port of Ritou.

Beidou had made friends with this young man, and when he came on board, she told her crew, "This guy's gonna be staying with us for a while. Take care of him, now."

The sailors trusted Beidou's judgment and admired the newcomer for his martial prowess, not to mention his ability to predict the weather, so they were happy to overlook his reticence to discuss his past and welcomed him aboard.

Still, their curiosity did not abate, and they would often find all sorts of excuses to try and ply him for information about his experiences.

"I've heard that they make some sweet blades there in Inazuma and that the bigger the fish you are, the swankier the sword. So, uh... how's yours measure up?"


Kazuha would remain silent in the face of all such queries.

Over time, after countless attempts to garner a response proved futile, the sailors would simply give up asking.

Eventually, it was an off-the-cuff remark from Chief Mate, Juza, just a few days later that finally managed to elicit a reply.

"Hey, Inazuma boy. What are the lads supposed to call you if they don't even know your name?"

The young sailor wiped the sweat from his brow with his callused hands.

"My name is Kaedehara Kazuha, a wandering samurai. I am in your debt for taking me in, so just call me 'Kazuha.'"

→ Character Story 2

Kazuha was not born a commoner. He hails from an Inazuman noble house of old, the last son of the Kaedehara Clan.

Inazuma City is home to many illustrious clans, and the Kaedehara name was once one of the most renowned among them. But fortune is fickle, and the Kaedeharas' fortunes had already collapsed by the time they were Kazuha's to inherit.

As the young master of the house, Kazuha could do nothing but watch as his family's future crumbled around him. But as helpless as this made him feel, when the moment came that the home was officially repossessed and the last attendant was finally dismissed, he breathed a sigh of relief: As far as he was concerned, this was a golden opportunity to begin leading a free and wandering life.

He had always longed to roam the mountains and forests, and had held a deep admiration for the beauty and authenticity of nature since his youth.

To Kazuha, nature had never been silent. It had always spoken to him, conveying its feelings in its own unique language.

When the wind ceases to speak and the world falls silent, that is the calm before the skies begin to weep. When silent springs suddenly leap into activity, it is the omen of a great earthquake.

These are the unique poetics that nature has bestowed upon him, and Kazuha was never one to be preoccupied with luxury anyway — so if the burden of family responsibility should drop from his shoulders, why not go wandering, and travel light?

Thus did Kazuha strike out on his journey, like a falling leaf in the yard carried away by the wind.

→ Character Story 3

All travelers who roam outdoors need some skill to call their own. For Kazuha, this is his ability to read the sounds of nature.

After leaving Inazuma City, Kazuha wandered here and there. Things were different now: all of nature was his treasured home, and the sounds of wind and water beneath the sight of drifting clouds set his heart at ease.

All that he saw on the road filled him with curiosity. It was in this state of mind that Kazuha arrived at a mountain in the south.

It was early summer, and the frequent and heavy rainfall had turned the mountain roads to mud. Seeing that night was soon to fall, Kazuha decided to find somewhere to shelter from the rain. No sooner had he had this thought than he turned around to see a small straw hut at the far end of the road.

The traveling merchant with whom he was traveling at that time whooped for joy at the sight of the hut: "Kazuha, look! We'll have a roof over our heads tonight!"

But Kazuha did not speak. He paused and listened intently for a long while before he finally replied: "If you were to ask my opinion... it may be best to stay away."

But the merchant did not wish to remain in the rain. He left Kazuha and made his way to the house.

Upon knocking at the door, the traveling merchant was met by a lovely woman who offered him shelter, tea, food, and even bedding for the night.

Perhaps it was because of the excellent food but the merchant quickly became drowsy and fell asleep immediately after finishing his meal.

When he awoke the following morning, there was no roof over his head. The bright sunlight pierced his eyes, and all he could see was Kazuha standing nearby, looking down at him and smiling.

Before the merchant could speak, he vomited a great pile of leaves and mud. And as for the bedding upon which he had slept so soundly, ah, it too was mud.

Kazuha smiled and said: "The wind is weaker where there are houses. Yet here stood a hut, and there was no change in the mountain breeze. I think you might have been the victim of a bake-danuki's prank. Never mind. Next time, listen more closely to the wind and tread with care."

→ Character Story 4

Kazuha made many friends during his travels. One of them was particularly close to his heart, and for a time, the two journeyed together.

But they too would part, for their destinations were different.

To have met merely by chance and then form such a strong bond, there must be a fated connection between them... so, although they would part ways for now, surely they would meet again. Or so Kazuha thought.

But something happened soon thereafter that would shatter his calm disposition — the Almighty Shogun promulgated the Vision Hunt Decree and swore to retrieve all Visions.

All who wielded them, including Kazuha, were stricken with panic, concealing their identities and going into hiding.

It was then that Kazuha received shocking news: Someone had dared to call for a "duel before the throne," and that someone was none other than Kazuha's dear friend.

The defeated party in a duel before the throne would face punishment at the hand of the Shogun herself. His friend was prepared to risk all to come before the throne, partly for the chance to fight against a strong foe, but also to demonstrate the meaning of courage to all.

And yet, to call for this challenge now, of all times... Kazuha feared that his punishment, should he fail, would be absolute: The Almighty Shogun would unleash her lightning upon him in its full fury, and it would surely take his life.

Even the normally calm Kazuha could not restrain himself. He drew his sword and stormed into Tenshukaku like a whirlwind... But alas, he arrived too late.

His friend's sword lay shattered in pieces, his Vision now an empty husk. Now a wanted man himself, Kazuha fled with grief in his heart.

From that moment on, the days of peaceful wanderings were over, and Kazuha's life became an unending series of battles.

Kazuha did not fear battle, of course, but the constant fighting left him feeling lost and perplexed.

He did not regret having set out on his doomed rescue mission, nor did he begrudge his friend for leaving him, but he could not help but think...

"Is this endless conflict truly the only way to assert one's ideals?"

→ Character Story 5

The Crux Fleet became Kazuha's new home, and he drifted on the ocean wherever it took him.

Trouble still found him from time to time, but no issue was insurmountable with the support of the Crux crew.

From his vantage point on the Alcor's crow's nest, gazing out at the azure sea and sky, he finally had the space to think over the tumultuous events of his past and what it all meant to him.

"Every samurai wishes to live their life with passion and to claim the greatest reputation possible using the sword in their hands."

"But there will always be those whose base desires lead them astray from the path of justice and virtue, and whose blades leave an endless trail of enmity in their wake."

"Surely the heavens did not give us fleshly forms and the gods did not watch over our lives all so that we might take up arms against one another."

"Then, this sword I wield is not meant to slay, but to save..."

"Yes, this shall be my path as a samurai, and I shall defend it all my days."

As he reached the conclusion of his thoughts, Kazuha was suddenly inspired to pen down a few verses to serve as a maxim for himself thereafter... but before he could get started, he was interrupted by an irate voice from down below:

"Hey, Kazuha, quit gawking at the sky — get down here and lend a hand!"

It seemed the maxim would have to wait for another day. Whatever the helmsman, Sea Drake, needed help with clearly couldn't wait.

→ Vision Shell

Kazuha was just as surprised as everybody else when the Vision briefly lit up during that great battle.

For in all the time that he had spent searching high and low trying to find someone who might rekindle it, never had he imagined that he could be the one to cause its light to shine once more. It was almost as if his late friend were lending him his aid from behind the scenes.

This empty shell of a Vision not only proved this, but had also brought him many fateful encounters along the way:

He had been aided by the resistance, saved and taken in by Captain Beidou, and he had even met the fabled Traveler.

In life there were seasons of hopelessness and desperation, but there were also moments of great serendipity.

His journey was like the rise and fall of a mountain path — at times, the struggle was all but too much to bear, but there would always be moments when he would touch the clouds.

→ Vision

The morning mist covered the mountains like a blanket as Kazuha trod a small trail alone.

The world was silent. Not a single feather flapped, and not a single cicada sang.

Even the roiling waves seemed to have fallen into slumber, leaving just the faint whisper of the wind audible against the silence. Kazuha stuck out his tongue — the air tasted heavy and gloomy.

This told him that it would soon rain.

He peered into the distance and spotted a plume of smoke up ahead. Below it were several straw huts. Tonight, it seemed, he would have a roof over his head.

He informed the owner of the house that a storm was coming. At first, he was met with skepticism, but come noon the rains arrived right on cue.

In awe of this wanderer's skill, the master of the house eagerly offered him lodging.

The storm raged into the night. Kazuha held his quilt close, and as he listened to the onslaught of rain against the autumn leaves, his mind began to wander.

In the time since the Kaedehara Clan's fortune had faded away and he had set off on his journey, Kazuha had traveled across many of Inazuma's islands and had become intimately acquainted with the plight of the wanderer.

Moving between islands usually necessitated traveling by sea. Kazuha would make these trips alone, in a small, slow boat, making things all the more perilous when he had to battle against strong headwinds or violent thunderstorms.

And yet, there was limitless fascination to be found in this same journey of his, where the vast sky and boundless earth was his home, and all living things that inhabited them were his friends.

If one's heart is empty, all under heaven is empty.

But if one's heart is pure, all under heaven is pure.

With his sword in his hand and his chosen path in his heart, he could go on his way with a song on his lips and with nothing to fear, no matter the perils he may face.

Kazuha slept soundly that night, his mind at rest having made peace with his feelings.

The next day, he awoke to the sound of birds... and a shining Vision lying upon his chest.

6. Namecard

HOW TO OBTAIN: Reach Friendship Level 10 with Kaedehara Kazuha

Description: "The pine-song ripples as red leaves billow."

7. Constellation

“Acer Palmatum” meaning "palmate maple" in Latin

8. Quests and Events

→ Archon Quests

  1. Chapter II
  2. Prologue: Autumn Winds, Scarlet Leaves
  3. A Path Through the Storm
  4. The Crux Clash
  5. Follow the Wind
  6. Act I: The Immovable God and the Eternal Euthymia
  7. Setting Sail (cutscene)
  8. Act II: Stillness, the Sublimation of Shadow
  9. In the Name of the Resistance
  10. Act III: Omnipresence Over Mortals
  11. The Omnipresent God

→ Story Quests


→ Events

Tuned to the World's Sounds

9. Character Interactions

Kaedehara Kazuha mentions the following characters in his/her voiceover lines



-Kujou Sara

-Raiden Shogun

-Kamisato Ayaka


-Sangonomiya Kokomi

Kaedehara Kazuha is mentioned by the following characters in their voiceover lines


-Sangonomiya Kokomi


10. Trivia

-Kazuha was the first playable Inazuman character, released before the region proper in version 1.6

-He is one of two characters who can currently perform their elemental skill in midair, the other being Xiao.

-Unusually, Kazuha does not have a story quest as a 5 star character.

11. Explainer Video


12. FAQs

What is Kazuha’s best role?

Kazuha, like most Anemo characters, excels at swirling other elements, which provides a sizable boost in damage in tandem with the Viridescent Venerer set, and general crowd control. You can either build his artifacts towards full on damage with a focus on stats like Crit Rate/Crit DMG/%ATK, or go down a more utility based path with purely a focus on stacking Elemental Mastery to maximize the damage of your teammates.

What artifact sets are best for Kazuha?

As standard for most Anemo characters, being able to apply Viridescent Venerer’s 4PC 4PC Viridescent Venerer (15% Anemo DMG, 60% Swirl DMG and reduces Elemental RES of Swirled element by 40%) alone is a huge asset to just about any team. However, you can potentially go even further in his supportive capabilities if you tilt your artifacts more toward pure EM to maximize his passive boosting his teammates elemental damage.

What weapons are best for Kazuha?

His signature weapon Freedom Sworn is a cut above anything else in the game at the moment in his particular role. However, being a 5 star limited banner weapon it’s unrealistic to have for most people. Thankfully, one of his best alternatives is a craftable weapon in the Iron Sting. Sacrifical Sword is another potential alternative.

13. Final Thoughts

Kazuha’s value to a team is immense, not only bringing the typical strong crowd control of those of the Anemo element, but also bringing unique, powerful buffs to the table that set him apart from the rest of the cast. He is also very low maintenance, requiring very little investment in order to get a high level of return, making him invaluable for F2P and low spending accounts.There’s almost no reason not to pursue this windy samurai if you have the chance!