Genshin Impact: Best weapons for Ayaka

Genshin Impact - Best weapons for Ayaka

Last Updated on: 17th March 2023, 07:15 am

Ayaka is one of the best DPS characters in Genshin Impact. With her alternate sprint and good scaling, she can almost always deal huge Cryo DMG against enemies. Not to mention that she does all this with grace and poise! However, how do you bring out the best in Ayaka?

Of course, one of the things that you need to consider if you wish to play the Shirasagi Himegimi is her weapon. In this article, we have listed the best weapons for Ayaka, including free-to-play ones. You can then choose which one works best for you.


4-star weapons for Ayaka

Below are the best 4-star weapons for Ayaka:


Base ATK (Lvl 1 -90)41 – 454
Base Bonus Stat (Lvl 1 -90)ATK 12% – 55.1%
Base Skill EffectAfter casting an Elemental Skill, gain 1 Succession Seed. This effect can be triggered once every 5s. The Succession Seed lasts for 30s. Up to 3 Succession Seeds may exist simultaneously. After using an Elemental Burst, all Succession Seeds are consumed and after 2s, the character regenerates 6 Energy for each seed consumed.
How to obtainCrafting

While Amenoma Kageuchi only has an ATK stat of 454 at max enhancement, its bonus stat provides a significantly high ATK percentage that makes up for it. Moreover, this sword helps Ayaka regenerate some Energy through its passive skill, which is vital for her DPS potential.

Amenoma Kageuchi is also the most free-to-play (F2P) friendly among all the best weapons for Ayaka, as it can be obtained by Crafting. The diagram for this craftable sword is one of the rewards for completing the world quest “The Farmer’s Treasure” in Inazuma.

Genshin Impact - Best weapons for Ayaka - Amenoma Kageuchi
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Base ATK (Lvl 1 -90)44 – 565
Base Bonus Stat (Lvl 1 -90)CRIT DMG 8% – 36.8%
Base Skill EffectAfter defeating an opponent, ATK is increased by 12% for 30s. This effect has a maximum of 3 stacks, and the duration of each stack is independent of the others.
How to obtainPaimon’s Bargains

When paired with a Cryo support unit and equipped with a 4-piece Blizzard Strayer artifact set, Ayaka can easily obtain CRIT Rate in battle. With this, it only follows that CRIT DMG is one of the things that you need to focus on when building her. Blackcliff Longsword gives her a decent CRIT DMG and an ATK buff, which are significant factors in determining weapons for Ayaka. It is also a free-to-play (F2P) option if you’re willing to use your Masterless Starglitters to buy this sword from Paimon’s Bargains.


Base ATK (Lvl 1 -90)42 – 510
Base Bonus Stat (Lvl 1 -90)CRIT Rate 6% – 27.6%
Base Skill EffectIncreases DMG dealt by Normal and Charged Attacks by 20%.
Additionally, regenerates 60% of ATK as HP when Normal and Charged Attacks score a CRIT Hit. This effect can occur once every 5s.
How to obtainGnostic Hymn Battle Pass

Since Ayaka is best used as a Main DPS, she will take up most of the field time in your team. The passive effect of The Black Sword works perfectly for this role due to the damage bonus that it provides to the equipping character’s Normal and Charged Attacks, making it one of the best weapons for Ayaka. Moreover, it gives Ayaka some self-healing to sustain herself in battle.

Genshin Impact - Best weapons for Ayaka - The Black Sword
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5-star weapons for Ayaka

Below are the best 5-star weapons for Ayaka:


Base ATK (Lvl 1 -90)48 – 674
Base Bonus Stat (Lvl 1 -90)CRIT DMG 9.6% – 44.1%
Base Skill EffectGain a 12% Elemental DMG Bonus for all elements and receive the might of the Mistsplitter’s Emblem. At stack levels 1/2/3, Mistsplitter’s Emblem provides a 8/16/28% Elemental DMG Bonus for the character’s Elemental Type. The character will obtain 1 stack of Mistsplitter’s Emblem in each of the following scenarios: Normal Attack deals Elemental DMG (stack lasts 5s), casting Elemental Burst (stack lasts 10s); Energy is less than 100% (stack disappears when Energy is full). Each stack’s duration is calculated independently.
How to obtainWish

As Ayaka’s signature weapon, Mistsplitter Reforged is designed to fit her play style. Along with the sword Aquila Favonia, Mistsplitter Reforged has the highest Base ATK among all swords in Genshin Impact. It also has a high CRIT DMG bonus stat and a stackable Elemental DMG Bonus that Ayaka can definitely enjoy, considering that she can consistently deal Cryo DMG.

Learn more about Mistsplitter Reforged here.


Base ATK (Lvl 1 -90)46 – 608
Base Bonus Stat (Lvl 1 -90)CRIT Rate 7.2% – 33.1%
Base Skill EffectObtain 12% All Elemental DMG Bonus. When other nearby party members use Elemental Skills, the character equipping this weapon will gain 1 Wavespike stack. Max 2 stacks. This effect can be triggered once every 0.3s. When the character equipping this weapon uses an Elemental Skill, all stacks of Wavespike will be consumed to gain Rippling Upheaval: each stack of Wavespike consumed will increase Normal Attack DMG by 20% for 8s.
How to obtainWish

Although not as high as Mistsplitter Reforged, Haran Geppaku Futsu also has a Base ATK that any DPS character would want and an Elemental DMG bonus that Ayaka can definitely take advantage of. However, since Ayaka is usually equipped with a 4-piece Blizzard Strayer artifact set and typically placed in a Freeze Team, Haran Geppaku Futsu’s CRIT Rate might make Ayaka exceed the 100% mark. It is, therefore, imperative to focus more on CRIT DMG for Ayaka’s artifact pieces when equipping this weapon. Still, the signature weapon of Kamisato Ayato is easily one of the best weapons for Ayaka.

Learn more about Haran Geppaku Futsu here.


Base ATK (Lvl 1 -90)44 – 542
Base Bonus Stat (Lvl 1 -90)CRIT DMG 19.2% – 88.2%
Base Skill EffectCRIT Rate is increased by 4%. After Normal Attacks deal Elemental DMG, the Foliar Incision effect will be obtained, increasing DMG dealt by Normal Attacks and Elemental Skills by 120% of Elemental Mastery. This effect will disappear after 28 DMG instances or 12s. You can obtain Foliar Incision once every 12s.
How to obtainWish

As previously mentioned, Ayaka is typically played as the Main DPS in a Freeze Team. Therefore, it is unconventional to build her with Elemental Mastery. This means that Light of Foliar Incision‘s passive effect that revolves around Elemental Mastery is not ideal for Ayaka. However, Light of Foliar Incision has the highest CRIT DMG bonus stat among all currently available swords in Genshin Impact, making it a great stat stick for most DPS characters. For this reason alone, it is one of the best weapons for Ayaka.

Learn more about Light of Foliar Incision here.

Genshin Impact - Best weapons for Ayaka - Light of Foliar Incision
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Base ATK (Lvl 1 -90)44 – 542
Base Bonus Stat (Lvl 1 -90)CRIT Rate 9.6% – 44.1%
Base Skill EffectHP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 1.2% of the wielder’s Max HP.
How to obtainWish

Primordial Jade Cutter is one of those weapons that DPS sword characters in Genshin Impact can generally use. However, similar to Haran Geppaku Futsu, Primordial Jade Cutter has a high CRIT Rate stat, and you can easily exceed 100% of Ayaka’s CRIT Rate if she is in a Freeze Team with a 4-piece Blizzard Strayer artifact set. Therefore, her artifact pieces should focus more on CRIT DMG if you choose this weapon.

Learn more about Primordial Jade Cutter here.

This concludes our list of the best weapons for Ayaka. Which one are you planning to use?

Genshin Impact is an action role-playing game developed by miHoyo, also known as HoYoverse. The game is available for PC, PS4, PS5, iOS, and Android, while a release on Nintendo Switch is currently in the works