Genshin Impact 3.5: Ayaka Talents, Constellations, Passives, Should You Pull

Abhimannu Das
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Ayaka - Genshin Impact

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Ayaka will appear in an event banner alongside a Shenhe banner in Genshin Impact update 3.5.
She is still one of the strongest Cryo units in the game and can be a valuable addition to your roster.
Ayaka has an alternate sprint that allows her to infuse her weapon attacks with Cryo.

Kamisato Ayaka is making her return to Genshin Impact as part of update 3.5. She will be joined by Shenhe on 22nd March and her banner will be available until 11th April, which is when the 3.6 update will drop. Here is a breakdown of the Cryo unit’s skills, constellations, and passives as well as a short section on whether you should pull for her.

Genshin Impact 3.5 Kamisato Ayaka: Should you pull for her?

Ayaka is one of the strongest Cryo DPS units in the game and she synergizes very well in Freeze teams. Even with 4-star units like Rosaria, Kaeya, Diona, Sucrose, and Xingqiu, she can perform very well in a budget Freeze team with no other 5-star units, and even outside of Freeze teams, her raw damage output is quite strong. 

She is a solid unit and if you do not have Ganyu, and want to try out Freeze teams in Genshin, she might be worth going for. With premium units like Shenhe, Kokomi, Kazuha, and Venti, her Freeze teams get a lot more powerful and she is well worth your Primogems. 

However, if you do not have the Primogems needed to pull for her, do not force yourself to spend money on Genesis Crystals to pull for her. Characters can cost money and you should spend your hard-earned cash wisely. If you already have her and want more Constellations, C2, and C3 are great to have but are absolutely not necessary.

Genshin Impact 3.5 Kamisato Ayaka Talents

Kamisato Art: Hyouka - Elemental Skill: Summons blooming ice to launch nearby opponents, dealing AoE Cryo DMG. (10-second cooldown)

Kamisato Art: Soumetsu - Elemental Burst: Summons forth a snowstorm with flawless poise, unleashing a Frostflake Seki no To that moves forward continuously.

Frostflake Seki no To

  • A storm of whirling icy winds that slashes repeatedly at every enemy it touches, dealing Cryo DMG.

  • The snowstorm explodes after its duration ends, dealing AoE Cryo DMG.

  • Energy Cost: 80

  • Duration 5 seconds

  • Cooldown: 20s

Kamisato Art: Senho - Alternate Sprint: Ayaka consumes Stamina and cloaks herself in a frozen fog that moves with her. In Senho form, she moves swiftly upon water. When she reappears, Ayaka unleashes frigid energy to apply Cryo on nearby opponents. Coldness condenses around Ayaka's blade, infusing her attacks with Cryo for a brief period.

Genshin Impact 3.5 Kamisato Ayaka: Constellations

C1 - Snowswept Sakura: When Kamisato Ayaka's Normal or Charged Attacks deal Cryo DMG to opponents, it has a 50% chance of decreasing the CD of Kamisato Art: Hyouka by 0.3s. This effect can occur once every 0.1s.

C2 - Blizzard Blade Seki no To: When casting Kamisato Art: Soumetsu, unleashes 2 smaller additional Frostflake Seki no To, each dealing 20% of the original storm's DMG.

C3 - Frostbloom Kamifubuki: Increases the Level of Kamisato Art: Soumetsu by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.

C4 - Ebb and Flow: Opponents damaged by Kamisato Art: Soumetsu's Frostflake Seki no To will have their DEF decreased by 30% for 6s.

C5 - Blossom Cloud Irutsuki: Increases the Level of Kamisato Art: Hyouka by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.

C6 - Dance of Suigetsu: Kamisato Ayaka gains Usurahi Butou every 10s, increasing her Charged Attack DMG by 298%. This buff will be cleared 0.5s after Ayaka's Charged ATK hits an opponent, after which the timer for this ability will restart.

Genshin Impact 3.5 Kamisato Ayaka: Passives

Amatsumi Kunitsumi Sanctification: After using Kamisato Art: Hyouka, Kamisato Ayaka's Normal and Charged Attacks deal 30% increased DMG for 6s.

Kanten Senmyou Blessing: When the Cryo application at the end of Kamisato Art: Senho hits an opponent, Kamisato Ayaka gains the following effects:

  • Restores 10 Stamina

  • Gains 18% Cryo DMG Bonus for 10s.

Fruits of Shinsa: When Ayaka crafts Weapon Ascension Materials, she has a 10% chance to receive double the product.

If you are going for Ayaka this patch, we wish you luck with your pulls. For more Genshin Impact content you can check out our character breakdowns for Baizhu and Kaveh, who are set to appear in the next patch.


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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.