And with that, a new hero welcomes us to Inazuma. Ayaka has been in the Genshin Impact popular consciousness since the alpha, but now she’s playable in the full game, scoring the new region’s first 5-star character and a great Cryo DPS to boot. I have a feeling a lot of people will shoot for it, especially considering that exploring a new area lets you play with a big stack of Primogens. If you’re lucky enough to catch the new character, here’s how to set it up.
Blizzard Strayer 4 pieces: Cryo DMG Bonus + 15%, When a character attacks an opponent affected by Cryo, their CRIT rate is increased by 20%. If the opponent is frozen, the CRIT rate is increased by an additional 20%.
As a Cryo DPS, you can’t go wrong with Blizzard Strayer. It offers direct bonuses for damage and Cryo interactions. However, it does require that you have a Hydro character in the mix to get the most out of it. If you want to mix things up, make 2 pieces of Strayer and 2 pieces of Gladiator’s final, Earning you a simple + 18% for attacking with this Cryo bonus.
Another good option would be 2 pieces of Snow storm Wandering and 2 pieces of the new Emblem of Broken Fate, also obtaining an additional energy recharge.
For the sub-stats, you’ll need an energy recharge, cryogenic damage, and then some sort of attack or crit bonus.
Reforged mist separator: This is Ayaka’s signature weapon, and it’s in the wish list right now. If you can pull it, definitely use this one. This will give Ayaka a solid elemental damage bonus without having to play differently. The actual definition in the game is very complicated, but it sort of equates to an elemental damage bonus with normal attacks:
“Win a 12% elemental DMG bonus for each element and receive the power of the Mistsplitter emblem. At stack levels 1/2/3, the Mistsplitter emblem provides a 08/16/28% Elemental DMG bonus for the character’s elemental type. The character will get 1 stack of the Mistsplitter emblem in each of the following scenarios: normal attack inflicts elemental DMG (stack lasts 5s), casting elemental burst (stack lasts 10s); The energy is less than 100% (the battery disappears when the energy is full). The duration of each stack is calculated independently.
Other than that, any old 5 star will do, especially Primal Jade Cutter, which is a solid DPS sword. In the kingdom of 4 stars, opt for Black Sword or the forgeable Prototype of resentment.