The best Genshin Impact Ayato build

Everything you need to know about the best Genshin Impact Ayato builds, weapons, artifacts, and team composition for the Ayato banner in the 2.6 update

Genshin Impact Ayato build: Ayato standing in a field in Genshin Impact

Now’s the time to start thinking about the best Ayato build in preparation for his arrival in the Genshin Impact 2.6 update. Now we know Ayato’s abilities and the weapons appearing on the next Genshin Impact banner, we’ve put together a breakdown of Ayato’s best build and the ideal team composition.

Ayato, one of the new Genshin Impact characters, is Ayaka’s older brother and head of the Kamisto Clan, as well as being the Yashiro Commissioner. So far he’s set to shake up the Genshin Impact tier list of powerful characters, being a five-star Hydro and someone you’ll want to position as the main DPS in your party. So, here’s the best Genshin Impact Ayato build.

If you haven’t collected all of Ayato’s ascension materials just yet, you’ll want to focus on ascending this character to get the most from his abilities. Here are the artifact sets and weapon choices to get the most from Ayato, as well as the best party comp and a free-to-play option for players looking for a cheaper alternative.

Genshin Impact Ayato DPS build

Weapon: Haran Geppaku Futsu
Artifact: Echoes of an Offering

Ayato arrives alongside Echoes of an Offering, a new four-piece artifact set perfect for Ayato’s quick attacks and to optimise his Elemental Skill by adding +18 attack and increasing normal attack damage by 70% triggered by Valley Rite. You really want to level up your talents as quickly as possible to get the most from this artifact set.

Alternatively, you could opt for the four-piece Heart of Depth set to increase Ayato’s Hydro damage bonus, while increasing his normal and charged attack by 30% for 15 seconds whenever the Elemental Skill is used.

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Ayato releases alongside his powerful weapon, the Haran Geppaku Futsu, which again, makes the most of his Elemental Skill and complements his role as a main DPS by providing elemental damage bonus and skills stacks.

If, however, you can’t get your hands on this new Genshin Impact weapon, then Mistsplitter Reforged is a fine choice that stacks with Ayato’s Elemental Skill and makes a good pairing with Heart of Depth. The Black Sword is another worthy option, as it increases damage dealt by normal and charged attacks, complementing Ayato’s pace.

Genshin Impact Ayato team comp: Ayato performing an Elemental Skill

Genshin Impact Ayato team comp

If you want to use Ayato as the main DPS, then pair him with characters like Yun-Jin, Yoimiya, or Hu-Tao for burst vaporise attacks. Or for a Pyro party Bennet and Xiangling are strong options. If, however, you’re after a freeze comp; Ganyu, Mona, and Ayaka are the best picks here – although this team lacks a healer, Mona can be swapped for Diona to provide shield and support to the rest of the team.

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That’s everything you need to know about the best Genshin Impact Ayato build. Check out the best Yun Jin build and best Venti build in time for the upcoming banner.