Diona Guide and Best Builds

Diona Guide and Best Builds for Genshin Impact

Diona is a 4-star Cryo character who can effectively be a shielder, a battery and a healer — all at the same time. Her toolkit offers many teams a valuable addition for not a huge investment and she is quite the versatile character depending on how you build her.

Last updated on Nov 29, 2023 at 13:29 by Tectonix
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Cryo Element
Bow Weapon
Dina Sherman EN Voice Actor
Shiori Izawa JP Voice Actor

Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
  • +Multiple Tools for Support
  • +Great Shields
  • +Easy on-field gameplay
X Weaknesses
  • -Her Cryo takes time to apply
  • -High Energy costs
  • -Very weak Damage

Diona Support Build

Diona provides a decent amount of shields, a solid heal, and adds the element of Cryo to the battlefield. She is a great support, who can augment a wide variety of teams for world bossing and all major story content.

BiS Weapon Sacrificial Bow
Alternate Weapons
  1. Elegy for the End
  2. Favonius Warbow
  3. End of the Line
Best Artifacts
  • 4-piece Options
    1. Noblesse Oblige
    2. Maiden Beloved
  • 2-piece Option
    • Tenacity of the Millelith — HP increased by 20%
    • Vourukasha's Glow — HP increased by 20%
Main Stats
  • Sand Stats: Energy Recharge or HP %
  • Goblet Stats: HP %
  • Circlet Stats: HP % or Healing Bonus
Substat Priority
  1. HP %
  2. Energy Recharge
  3. HP
  4. ATK %
Talent Priority
  1. Elemental Skill
  2. Elemental Burst
  3. Normal Attack

Diona's 5-star weapon choice, Sacrificial Bow, is a solid choice for almost any team composition. The rest of our weapon selection is focused around team benefits rather than focusing on any damage for Diona herself. The two 4-star bows were chosen to specifically boost the team's overall Energy stats. Due to her playstyle and use of shields, we are prioritizing her ability to shield her team faster rather than any kind of damage output.

Her Artifact choices follow the same theme as her weapon choices; they are picked specifically to augment her shield ability. The rest of the stats are focused on team-wide effects: Elemental Mastery increases and Energy Recharge bonuses. However, if you want to focus on a pure shield build for Diona, choosing a double 2-piece bonus that focuses on HP is the best choice. As Diona will be swapped in and out of combat very quickly, it is best to focus on using equipment that helps to boost the team overall.


Combos and How to Play Diona

Diona is mainly brought out onto the field to apply shields using Icy Paws, holding the skill down to activate them. Otherwise, we use her Elemental Burst ability to help trigger Elemental Reactions with other characters. Overall, Diona is a great support with very basic mechanics that can assist a variety of teams through her skills and equipment with some heavy investment in HP gear. She is a great 4-star choice for F2P players who are just starting out, and with some solid investment can perform well in the endgame.


Diona's Best Team Comps

As we have previously mentioned, Diona is best used as a shielder and healer. Her team choices will be based on Elemental Reactions with Cryo, particularly for enhancing damage through other characters and Main DPSers.


Diona's Freeze Team

Main DPS - Cryo Hydro Support Shielder - Cryo

This Perma-Freeze team helps lock down your enemies, and deals some great Cryo AoE damage. This build can use several different Hydro characters but, Mona is one of the strongest additions with her DMG boost from her Elemental Burst. To help apply Hydro to enemies across the entire battlefield, we have included Anemo characters that can Shred RES and help group enemies together for easy Hydro application. A strong pick from the Anemo characters is Kaedehara Kazuha, who adds a similar damage boost to your team like Mona. Next, we have a powerful Cryo damage character, Kamisato Ayaka or Ganyu, for our main damage primarily from their Elemental Bursts. Finally, Diona helps round out the team with shielding and healing, using all of her abilities to add a second dose of Cryo to help keep enemies frozen while you swap between characters and recharge your abilities.


Razor Superconduct Shatter Team

Shielder Sub DPS Sub DPS Main DPS
Diona Xingqiu Fischl Razor

This Razor team is a great mix of Elemental Reactions, shielding and some limited healing. Her Cryo element can combine with Xingqiu's Hydro abilities to Freeze most enemies. Razor and Fischl's Oz provide some excellent synergy on the battlefield with anything Frozen, allow Superconduct and Shatter reactions to trigger. Overall, this is a very simple playstyle; keeping Oz out on the field with Razor and using Xingqiu and Diona's ability combo to Freeze enemies. All the while, Diona can keep the entire team shielded for added protection.


Diona Plunging Attack Team

Support Sub DPS Sub DPS Main DPS
Diona Xianyun Furina Razor

This build focuses around Xianyun as an off-field support who can not only heal, but buff Plunging Attack damage. This buff is used specifically by Razor, granting him the ability to perform plunge attacks repeatedly. He can also activate his Electro abilities to increase his attacks and trigger some solid elemental reactions. The next character we use to boost this combination further is Furina as another off-field support, adding Hydro to the battlefield and buffing her teammates with her 'Fanfare' stacks to increase their damage further. Diona helps to round out this team, by adding Cryo and Freeze to the map, but also healing to offset any damage and build up our 'Fanfare' stacks as we brawl with Razor.


Diona's Ascensions, Talents, and Constellations

Diona Ascensions Diona Talents Diona Constellations

Diona Ascension Passives and Materials

Unlock Ascension Passive Explanation
With Character Complimentary Bar Food When a Perfect Cooking is achieved on a dish with restorative effects, Diona has a 12% chance to obtain double the product.
1st Ascension Cat's Tail Secret Menu Characters shielded by Icy Paws have their Movement SPD increased by 10% and their Stamina Consumption decreased by 10%.
4th Ascension Drunkards' Farce Opponents who enter the AoE of Signature Mix have 10% decreased ATK for 15s.

Diona requires a range of materials to ascend to the 6th ascension. Starting from the second ascension he gains additional Cryo DMG as her bonus stat, giving a total of 24% additional Cryo DMG at the final ascension. The total cost to upgrade all ascensions is:

Source Quantity
Mora 420,000 Mora
Boss Material 46x Hoarfrost Core
Ascension Material
Local Specialty 168x Calla Lily
Enhancement Material
  • 18x Firm Arrowhead
  • 30x Sharp Arrowhead
  • 36x Weathered Arrowhead

Diona's Talents

Listed below is each talent and a brief explanation of how they work.

Type Talent Name Brief Explanation
Normal Normal Attack: Kätzlein Style Performs up to 5 consecutive attacks with a bow. Her Charged attack builds ice up on the arrowhead, striking for Cryo DMG. Plunging attacks will dealing AoE DMG upon impact with the ground.
Elemental Skill Icy Paws Fires an Icy Paw that deals Cryo DMG to opponents while forming a shield on your character based on Diona's Max HP. The duration of the shield scales off the number of Icy Paws that hit their target. A single press fires off two Icy Paws, while holding the skill you will fire off five Icy Paws.
Elemental Burst Signature Mix Deals an initial blast of AoE Cryo DMG and creates a mist that will continue to damage enemies with Cryo while regenerating the HP of your characters standing inside the AoE.

To upgrade a single talent to level 10, it costs:

Source Quantity
Mora 1,625,500 Mora
Special Material 1x Crown of Insight
Boss Material 6x Shard of a Foul Legacy
Domain Material
  • 3x Teachings of Freedom
  • 21x Guide to Freedom
  • 38x Philosophies of Freedom
Enhancement Material
  • 6x Firm Arrowhead
  • 22x Sharp Arrowhead
  • 31x Weathered Arrowhead

Diona's Constellations

Diona functions at C0, however, many players aim for her C2 for the better shields and ability to shield during co-op gameplay. Overall, Diona is a fairly common 4-star and you will eventually gain her C6 as she's frequently on many different banners.

# Name Explanation
C1 A Lingering Flavor Regenerates 15 Energy for Diona after the effects of Signature Mix end.
C2 Shaken, Not Purred Increases Icy Paws' DMG by 15%, and increases its shield's DMG Absorption by 15%. Additionally, when paws hit their targets, creates a shield for other nearby characters on the field with 50% of the Icy Paws shield's DMG Absorption for 5s.
C3 A—Another Round?
  • Increases the Level of Signature Mix by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4 Wine Industry Slayer Within the radius of Signature Mix, Diona's charge time for aimed shots is reduced by 60%
C5 Double Shot, On The Rocks
  • Increases the Level of Icy Paws by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6 Cat's Tail Closing Time

Characters within Signature Mix's radius will gain the following effects based on their HP amounts:

  • Increases Incoming Healing Bonus by 30% when HP falls below or is equal to 50%.
  • Elemental Mastery increased by 200 when HP is above 50%.


  • 29 Nov. 2023: Guide added.
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