Genshin Impact: The best weapon for Ayato – Haran Geppaku Futsu and other options
Let’s discuss the best weapons in Genshin Impact for Kamisato Ayato.
Haran Geppaku Futsu (crit rate) – The Haran Geppaku Futsu can be considered as the best weapon for Ayato in Genshin Impact. Apart from the crit rate sub-stat, it provides these bonuses:
- +12% all elemental damage bonus.
- Party members that use their elemental skills will cause the wielder to gain +1 Wavespike stack (up to a maximum of +2 stacks).
- When the wielder uses their elemental skill, all Wavespike stacks are consumed. Each stack adds +20% normal attack damage for eight seconds.
Needless to say, you’re looking at two quick swaps for elemental skills (for the two stacks), followed by Ayato’s own skill to proc the Wavespike buff. Given that Ayato will speedily hit foes with Shunsiken (i.e., normal attacks with Hydro damage), you’re looking at a 40% damage increase.
Mistsplitter Reforged (crit damage) – Mistsplitter Reforged tends to be the best-in-slot for Ayaka. However, it can also be viable for her brother. This sword provides a 12% elemental damage bonus and up to three Mistsplitter’s Emblem stacks. The Mistsplitter Emblems can be obtained when your normal attack deals elemental damage, when you use your elemental burst, and whenever your energy is less than 100%. These stacks will then provide 8/16/28% elemental damage bonus.
Given that Ayato’s skill will automatically infuse his normal attacks with Hydro damage, you should be able to obtain those stacks quickly. The only downside is that this is yet another 5-star weapon, and you’re bound to use this on Ayaka if you already have her.
Primordial Jade Cutter (crit rate) – Another viable 5-star weapon is the Primordial Jade Cutter (if you already have it). It has the all-important crit rate sub-stat, as well as an ATK% increase based on Ayato’s maximum HP (which coincides with the Namisen effect from his skill).
The Black Sword (crit rate) – The 4-star Black Sword from the Gnostic Hymn Battle Pass is one of the best 4-star weapons for Ayato in Genshin Impact. It has crit rate and gives passive HP regeneration when you land crits. Likewise, it increases the damage of normal and charged attacks by 20%, including those infused by Hydro when your skill is activated.
Iron Sting (elemental mastery) – Iron Sting is decent for a pure free-to-play (F2P) choice since it comes from the blacksmith. Dealing elemental damage will also increase all types of damage, and you can keep those stacks up, too. Only the elemental mastery sub-stat seems to be questionable at first glance.
Prototype Rancour (Physical damage) – The Prototype Rancour’s perk increases ATK and DEF when you land normal and charged attacks (stacking up to four times). The only problem is that it has Physical damage as a sub-stat. When Ayato’s skill is activated, his normal attacks are automatically infused with Hydro, nullifying this sub-stat bonus completely.
Okay, let’s move on to the next part of our Genshin Impact Ayato guide to talk about the best artifact sets for him.