Genshin Impact: Best Kazuha Builds
Kaedehara Kazuha, the sword wanderer hailing from the Kaedehara clan, made his debut in Geshin Impact after the game’s 1.6 updates. Players took little time to figure out where he fits into the action RPG. Kazuha is a versatile character, able to deal massive physical and Elemental damage with his repertoire of Elemental abilities, which unlock a range of Elemental Reactions. His most remarkable ability is the Ketsuseki Haku constellation, which grants him an Anemo infusion after using Chihayafru. Ultimately, Kazuha is a powerful sub-DPS, but with the right set of builds. As such, there are several effective builds for him, depending on your playstyle and preferences. Here are some of the best Kazuha builds in Genshin Impact:
Freedom Sworn is Kazuha’s signature weapon. It almost feels like the weapon was explicitly made for him. The 5-star weapon increases Elemental Mastery to 198 and increases DMG by 10%. By wielding the blade, Kazuha gains a Sigil of Rebellion each time he triggers an Elemental Reaction.
You can trigger this effect every 0.5 seconds, even when you’re not in the field. Once you get hold of 2 Sigils of Rebellion, it will trigger the “Millenial Movement: Song of Resistance,” which increases ATK by 20% while also increasing Charged, Normal, and Plunging Aattack DMG by 16% for all party members nearby. After this effect is set in motion, you’ll need to wait 20 seconds before you can gain other Sigils of Rebellion.
As a sub-DPS, the primary goal of every character is to provide exceptional buffs to the main character. The Freedom Sworm delivers exactly that, making it one of the best weapons in Genshin Impact. To access the weapon, you’ll need to wish on a banner that features it. Unfortunately, since the blade is an Event-Wish-only weapon, there’s no other way for you to access it.
Furthermore, the Iron Sting has an excellent build. Not only is it a free weapon, but it increases all DMB by 6% after dealing Elemental Damage. Moreover, as a secondary stat, it has Elementary Mastery. Its only drawback is that it requires a Sword billet.
Finally, the Sacrificial Sword is a solid choice to consider for a quick recharge of his elemental burst. Using this blade against an opponent with an Elemental Skill creates a 40% chance for the skill to end its cooldown (CD).
As a supporting character, it’s essential to maximize Kazuha’s ability to support his team through his Anemo abilities. Therefore, it is ideal to equip him with the 4-piece Viridescent Venerer set, which boosts elemental damage and reduces the enemy’s resistance to Anemo damage. The 4-piece increases swirl damage by 60% while decreasing your opponent’s elemental resistances to the element infused in the swirl by 40%.
Alternatively, you can gear up Kazuha with the 2-piece effects, which deliver an Anemo damage bonus of +15%. Pairing it up with the Noblesse Oblige two-set gets you a 20% buff for elemental burst damage. The 4-piece Noblesse Oblige set increases his elemental burst damage and boosts the party’s attack after using it. You can focus on using his Anemo abilities to trigger Elemental Reactions, such as Swirl with Hydro or Electro, to deal massive elemental damage.
Another solid choice is the Wanderer’s Troupe two-set which gets you an additional 80 points in Elemental Mastery.
Moreover, if you prefer to have Kazuha deal physical damage, you can equip him with a 4-piece Gladiator’s Finale set, which increases his normal and charged attack damage. Use him to set up enemies with his Anemo abilities, and then switch to an intense physical damage dealer like Diluc or Razor to deal damage.
|Artifact||Main Stats||Sub Stats|
|Flower||HP||Elemental Mastery, Crit Rate, Crit DMG, Energy Recharge|
|Feather||ATK||Elemental Mastery, Crit Rate, Crit DMG , Energy Recharge|
|Sands||Elemental Mastery||ATK%, Crit Rate, Crit DMG, Energy Recharge|
|Goblet||Elemental Mastery||ATK%, Crit Rate, Crit DMG, Energy Recharge|
|Circlet||Elemental Mastery||ATK%, Crit Rate, Crit DMG, Energy Recharge|
As you know by now, Kazuha’s greatest strength is Elemental Mastery. Like most of the characters in Genshin Impact, you can play Kazuha in multiple ways. But the most ideal is using him to deal damage, triggering a reaction that supports his team.
Therefore, you should be angling at Elementary Mastery Goblet, Circlet, and Sands for stats. This, however, depends on your Energy Recharge. Notably, Kazuha has difficulties with energy recharge, so if you’re using him as the only Anemo character, it’s best to ensure he has a minimum of 180% energy recharge.
Kazuha blends well with all teams; however, he’s a perfect first choice for teams that rely on elemental damage and can leverage Swirl DMG. Swirl DMG triggers Elemental Reactions and consequently increases Elemental DMG. A Swilrl reaction will only occur after the infusion of Anemo with an aura element such as Pyro, Cryo, Hydro, or Electro.
In this case, Kazuha is better off with a character that uses Elemental DMG like Yanfei, Xiangling, or Hu Tao.
For teams, you can aim for those that go for Melt reactions, Electro-charged, Freeze, or Vaporize. Xiangling’s burst can invoke a non-ending Pyro damage in the vaporize team while Childe triggers vaporize. Kazuha takes on a passive role by buffing the team’s elemental damage and decreasing enemy resistance.
Moreover, Kazuha has the added role of spreading hydro from Mona’s burst for the Freeze team. Shenhe provides an elemental damage boost, while Diona provides healing and shields. Not to forget Ayaka’s fast speed, which triggers multiple freeze reactions.
Below is a detailed breakdown of the team positions Kazuha will excel in:
Expensive team comps:
- Hu Tao, Zhongli, Yelan
- Ayaka, Diona, Mona
- Raiden Shogun, Yae Miko, Kokomi
- Ayaka, Kokomi, Shenhe
Budget team comps:
- Xingqiu, Diona, Xiangling
- Bennett, Xiangling, Xingqiu
- Rosaria, Kaeya, Bennett
- Chongyun, Bennett, Xiangling
Lastly, Kazuha is an invaluable five-star character in the game. Although he was initially underestimated, he has proven to be a worthwhile teammate alongside other characters like Xingpiu and Bennet.