Genshin Impact Ayato banner and abilities

Learn everything you need to know about Kamisato Ayato, head of the Kamisato Clan and the Yashiro Commissioner including abilities and the banner release date

Genshin Impact character Ayato is holding a watery sword.

Want to know more about Ayato, the head of the Kamisato Clan coming to Genshin Impact? Kamisato Ayato is the Yashiro Commissioner and one of the new Genshin Impact characters. Although there are not many details on Ayato, we do know he is a Hydro character that uses swords, is Ayaka’s older brother, and is also pals with Thoma.

When Ayaka and Ayato’s parents passed away, Ayaka became the forefront of the Kamisato Clan, while Ayato worked within the government. He also leads the Shuumatsuban, the ninja organisation that Sayu belongs to. We haven’t seen much of Ayato around Inazuma, as he tends to operate behind the scenes – many Genshin Impact characters comment on Ayato’s skills as a fighter, as well as his busy schedule as head of the Kamisato Clan.

In keeping with his position as head of a secret ninja organisation, Ayato is a pretty secretive character, so while we’ve only been treated to glimpses of his character throughout Genshin Impact so far – here’s everything we’ve managed to glean about Ayato. Although we know of Ayato’s existence in Genshin Impact, he hasn’t yet been announced by Mihoyo, and this guide is based on datamined information.

Genshin Impact Ayato banner release date

Ayato’s banner, Azure Excursion, began on March 30. He’s joined by Sucrose, Xiangling, and Yun Jin.


Thanks to the Genshin Impact 2.6 live stream, we now have official confirmation of Ayato’s abilities.


  • Normal attack: Perform up to five rapid strikes
  • Charged attack: Consume some stamina to dash ahead and perform an iai (counter attack)
  • Plunging attack: Attack while in mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging any enemies in your path and dealing area of effect damage upon impact


Ayato summons a water clone of himself and immediately enters Soukai Kanka state. Ayato’s watery illusion taunts enemies and is set to explode if enough time has elapsed or if it receives damage. The explosion deals area of effect Hydro damage to nearby enemies. While Ayato is in the Soukai Kanka state, damage from his normal attacks switches from physical damage to area of effect Hydro damage.

Ayato uses his Shunsuiken, a special blade made of water, allowing him to attack enemies using lightning fast strikes. Whenever Ayato lands a blow to an enemy using his Shunsuiken, he gains a Wash Flash stack, increasing his damage based on his maximum health points. Wave Flash stacks up to four times, and you can gain a stack by attacking enemies every 0.1 seconds.

Holding Wave Flash stacks also increases Ayato’s resistance to interruption. Ayato is unable to perform charged or plunging attacks while in the Soukai Kanka state. You can decrease the cooldown of Kyouka by attacking enemies with your party members specifically using normal attacks.


Upon activation, a large blue circle appears on the ground, damaging enemies standing inside the area with Bloomwater Blades. These blades deal Hydro damage, and they continuously rain down while the circle is active. Ayato’s party members also benefit from this elemental burst by increasing their attack speed while standing in this area, but the effect doesn’t apply to Ayato himself.

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  • Kamisato Art: Daily Cooking – When Ayato cooks a dish perfectly, there’s an 18% chance that he receives an additional ‘suspicious’ dish of the same variety
  • Kamisato Art: Kiyotaki Jouhou – Kamisato Art: Kyouka has the following properties
    • After it’s used, Ayato gains two Wave Flash stacks
    • When Ayato’s water illusion explodes after receiving damage, he gains a Wash Flash equal to the maximum number of stacks possible
  • Kamisato Art: Katsusui Senkoku – Kamisato Art: Suiyuu’s damage is increased based on 3% of Ayato’s maximum health points


  • Kyouka Fushi – Shunsuiken damage is increased by 30% against enemies with less than 50% health
  • World Source – Wave Flash’s maximum stack count is increased to five. When Ayato has at least three Wave Flash stacks, his maximum health is increased by 40%
  • Gensui Ichiro – Increase the level of Kamisato Art: Suiyuu by three. Maximum upgrade level raises to 15.
  • Endless Flow – After using Kamisato Art: Suiyuu, all nearby party members deal 20% increased normal attack damage for 10 seconds
  • To Admire the Flowers – Increases the level of Kamisato Art: Kyouka by three. Maximum upgrade level raises to 15.
  • Boundless Origin – After using Kamisato Art: Kyouka, Ayato’s next Shunsuiken attack creates two extra Shunsuiken strikes when they hit enemies, each one dealing 300% of Ayato’s overall attack as damage. These attacks are not affected by Wave Flash stacks.

That’s everything we know about Ayato in Genshin Impact. For more, here’s the best Ayato build in Genshin Impact for the five-star character.

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