In Genshin Impact 2.6, Kamisato Ayato arrived, marking a very joyful moment for many Genshin Impact players. He is a wonderful unit to have and has a lot of potential, but for those who want to spend their Primogems wisely, deciding whether to wish for him or not might matter in the long run. In this article, we have discussed and analyzed his strengths and weaknesses, in order to guide you to decide if Ayato is really worth wishing for.
If you’re looking for a full guide on the character, we made a detailed one here in our Best Weapon and Artifact Build for Ayato guide.
5 Reasons to Pull for Ayato
Ayato is a 5-star sword-wielding Hydro character, who is able to deal good damage as a sub-DPS, soak hits as an HP tank, or consistently apply Wet as an Elemental support. He is a flexible character and can be prized for being a rare AoE Hydro support. Being a Hydro support is already good news for Ayato, as proven by Kokomi’s slow but surprising rise in the game’s meta.
Ayato can also deal significant amounts of damage when built properly, as his abilities scale well with his HP. When built using his signature weapon, the Haran Geppaku Futsu, he can easily defeat groups of foes with his strong AoE Hydro infusion.
Similar to Ganyu, Ayato’s Elemental Burst applies a lot of Hydro (instead of Cryo) over a large area, which can be vital for certain Permafreeze or Electro-charged strategies. However, his burst also provides a great bonus to Normal Attack damage, which Yoimiya and Yun Jin can utilize properly.
To summarize, here is a list of reasons why Ayato is a good pull:
- You like Ayato’s design and/or gameplay.
- Another Hydro support will be ideal for your lineup or composition.
- You want to optimize your Yoimiya and/or Yun Jin teams.
- Experiencing Ayato’s Vergil’s Judgment Cut in Genshin Impact is in your bucket list.
- You are a simp for Ayato
5 Reasons why you should Skip Ayato
Unfortunately for Ayato, he’s against Venti and Ayaka for the Genshin Impact 2.6 banners, and against Raiden Shogun in the latest re-run. Venti is one of the best supports in the game and provides so much value for anyone’s account. Meanwhile, Ayaka is considered to be one of the best burst damage characters in the game and has been a staple for Floor 12 speed runs for a long time. Ayato is by no means a bad character–he’s just released at the worst time.
Furthermore, unlike the other popular Hydro supports, Ayato’s uniqueness is too niche for him to shine really well. Mona has amazing burst potential, Kokomi has great uptime and tons of healing, while Xingqiu is pretty much the other half of Hu Tao. Ayato only pulls ahead when supporting a Yoimiya team, which is quite a shame for people who don’t own (or play) Yoimiya.
If you’re still not convinced, here are a couple or reasons why skipping Ayato might be a good idea:
- You do not like Ayato’s design and/or gameplay.
- You don’t think he can improve the performance of your current (and possibly future) teams.
- You want to save for a more flexible support that can appear in the future.
- You already have too much supports, and more in need of DPS characters to carry you in difficult content.
- You want to roll for the weapon banner instead.
Ayato might be highly anticipated, but his projected performance has somewhat divided the overall player base. However, all of this is speculation, and things will definitely change in the future. After all, he is a 5-star character, and he better have some ace up his noble sleeve.