Kaedehara Kazuha Guide and Best Builds

Kaedehara Kazuha Guide and Best Builds for Genshin Impact

Kaedehara Kazuha is a 5-star Anemo Sword support character in Genshin Impact who excels at buffing your teams damage and provides crowd control. His incredibly powerful buffs and supportive capabilities make Kazuha one of the strongest units in the game.

Last updated on Jan 31, 2024 at 00:00 by Shikhu
S Rating
Anemo Element
Sword Weapon
Rarity
Mark Whitten EN Voice Actor
Nobunaga Shimazaki JP Voice Actor
1.

Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
  • +Powerful buffs increasing damage, resistance shred and crowd control.
  • +Off-field elemental application of Anemo and Absorbed element.
  • +Incredibly flexible and used in a lot of the best team compositions.
X Weaknesses
  • -Weak single-target damage
  • -Uses Elemental Mastery artifacts, which have a much lower drop chance
2.

Anemo Support Kazuha Build

Kazuhas main build focuses on increasing his Elemental Mastery to increase the damage he can deal when Swirling elements as well as increasing the bonus he provides with his 4th Ascension Passive: Poetics of Fuubutsu.

BiS Weapon Freedom-Sworn
Alternative Weapons
  1. Xiphos' Moonlight
  2. Favonius Sword
  3. Fleuve Cendre Ferryman
  4. Toukabou Shigure
Best Artifacts
  1. Viridescent Venerer
Main Stats
  • Sand Stats: Elemental Mastery / Energy Recharge
  • Goblet Stats: Elemental Mastery
  • Circlet Stats: Elemental Mastery
Substat Priority
    1. Energy Recharge until you can consistently burst
    2. Elemental Mastery
    3. ATK %
    4. CRIT Rate / DMG
Talent Priority
  1. Elemental Burst
  2. Elemental Skill
  3. Normal Attack

Kazuha always wants Elemental Mastery where possible and as much as you can give. Therefore weapons which provide Elemental Mastery are great for Kazuha such as Freedom-Sworn and Xiphos' Moonlight. In situations where you are struggling to gain enough Energy Recharge to consistently burst you may consider a weapon such as Favonius Sword or Fleuve Cendre Ferryman. If Ferryman is already being used on another character you could also opt for Sacrificial Sword.

The exact amount of Energy Recharge you want will depend on your team and if you use Chihayaburu once or twice between each burst as well as if you simply tap or hold Chihayaburu. Generally speaking, around the 180 - 200% area will be common.

Like many Anemo characters, Kazuha performs best when using Viridescent Venerer with the resistance shred being incredibly helpful.

With Elemental Mastery artifacts, weapon and the bonus from your 6th Ascension, you will already have over 800 Elemental Mastery giving you at least a 32% damage bonus from Poetics of Fuubutsu before you even need to worry about substats.

3.

Combos and How to Play Kazuha

Chihayaburu is Kazuha's main source of crowd control due to the fact it can pull a range of enemies towards him. This also causes Kazuha to jump in the air allowing you to perform a stronger plunge attack dealing damage based on the absorbed element.

Kazuha Slash is incredibly powerful providing the majority of Kazuha's damage as well as applying an absorbed element which is why it is so important to have enough Energy Recharge. This can help your team with additional elemental reactions. You just need to be careful that the right elements are absorbed.

3.1.

Should You Tap or Hold Chihayaburu?

Kazuhas Elemental Skill, Chihayaburu has different effects and utilities depending on if you tap or hold the skill. They generate different amounts of energy, pull enemies in more and even different amounts of elemental application.

You want to hold Chihayaburu whenever you need more powerful grouping or additional energy. Otherwise tapping the skill will allow you to swap to the rest of the party faster.

4.

Best Team Comps

Kazuha is an incredibly powerful support that can be used in a wide range of teams such as Hypercarry, mono elemental teams and various reaction based teams. The biggest issue with Kazuha is that you only have one of him in Spiral Abyss.

4.1.

Ayaka Freeze

Main DPS Sub DPS Support Support
Kamisato Ayaka Kaedehara Kazuha Sangonomiya Kokomi Shenhe
Kamisato Ayaka Kaedehara Kazuha Furina Charlotte

Ayaka is an incredibly powerful main DPS who utilities the supportive abilities of Shenhe, Furina, and Kazuha to further increase her damage while freezing enemies. Kazuha has great synergy with a most characters you would use in a Freeze comp such as Ganyu, Layla, or Rosaria.

4.2.

Neuvillette Hypercarry

Main DPS Sub DPS Sub DPS Support
Neuvillette Fischl Kaedehara Kazuha Zhongli

Neuvillette is an incredibly powerful Hydro DPS character who benefits greatly from Kazuha due to the resistance shred, elemental damage bonus and even the damage increase from his 1st Ascension Passive Heir to the Ancient Sea's Authority.

4.3.

Mono Pyro

Main DPS Sub DPS Support Support
Lyney Xiangling Kaedehara Kazuha Bennett

Lyney can be an incredibly powerful team composition being able to utilise his 4th Ascension passive Conclusive Ovation to deal more damage with more Pyro characters. Kazuha helps improve this team even without being a Pyro character due to the increased resistance shred, damage buffs and by ensuring characters are consistently affected by Pyro.

5.

Kazuha's Ascensions, Talents, and Constellations

Kazuha Ascensions Kazuha Talents Kazuha Constellations
5.1.

Kazuha Ascension Passives and Materials

Unlock Ascension Passive Explanation
With Character Cloud Strider If Chihayaburu comes into contact with Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro when cast, Chihayaburu will absorb that element and if Plunging Attack: Midare Ranzan is used before the effect expires, it will deal an additional 200% ATK of the absorbed elemental type as DMG. This will be considered Plunging Attack DMG. Elemental Absorption may only occur once per use of Chihayaburu.
1st Ascension Soumon Swordsmanship Upon triggering a Swirl reaction, Kaedehara Kazuha will grant all party members a 0.04% Elemental DMG Bonus to the element absorbed by Swirl for every point of Elemental Mastery he has for 8s. Bonuses for different elements obtained through this method can co-exist.
4th Ascension Poetics of Fuubutsu
  • Decreases sprinting Stamina consumption for your own party members by 20%.
  • Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the exact same effects.

Kazuha requires a range of materials to ascend to the 6th ascension. Starting from the second ascension they gain additional Elemental Mastery as their bonus stat giving a total of 115 increased Elemental Mastery at the final ascension. The total cost to upgrade all ascensions is:

Source Quantity
Mora 420,000 Mora
Boss Material 46x Marionette Core
Ascension Material
Local Specialty 168x Sea Ganoderma
Enhancement Material
  • 18x Treasure Hoarder Insignia
  • 30x Silver Raven Insignia
  • 36x Golden Raven Insignia
5.2.

Kazuha's Talents

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

Type Talent Name Brief Explanation
Normal Normal Attack: Garyuu Bladework Normal attacks deal 5 rapid strikes, charged attack deal 2. When doing a plunging attack as a result of Chihayaburu, deal increased Anemo damage.
Elemental Skill Chihayaburu
  • Pulls enemies towards Kazuha's position dealing AoE damage.
  • Allows you to deal increased damage on your plunging attack.
Elemental Burst Kazuha Slash Large AoE which absorbs Hydro, Pyro, Cryo or Electro to deal elemental damage of that type and apply to enemies.

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 Gilded Scale
Domain Material
  • 3x Teachings of Diligence
  • 21x Guide to Diligence
  • 38x Philosophies of Diligence
Enhancement Material
  • 6x Treasure Hoarder Insignia
  • 22x Silver Raven Insignia
  • 31x Golden Raven Insignia
5.3.

Kazuha's Constellations

Kazuhas best constellation is his C2, Yamaarashi Tailwind due to how incredibly powerful its buff can be to the entire parties damage output. Scarlet Hills is also a good constellation allowing you more freedom with Chihayaburu and lower potential energy requirements.

# Name Explanation
C1 Scarlet Hills
  • Decreases Chihayaburu's CD by 10%.
  • Using Kazuha Slash resets the CD of Chihayaburu.
C2 Yamaarashi Tailwind The Autumn Whirlwind field created by Kazuha Slash has the following effects:
  • Increases Kaedehara Kazuha's own Elemental Mastery by 200 for its duration.
  • Increases the Elemental Mastery of characters within the field by 200.
  • The Elemental Mastery-increasing effects of this Constellation do not stack.
C3 Maple Monogatari
  • Increases the Level of Chihayaburu by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4 Oozora Genpou When Kaedehara Kazuha's Energy is lower than 45, he obtains the following effects:
  • Pressing or Holding Chihayaburu regenerates 3 or 4 Energy for Kaedehara Kazuha, respectively.
  • When gliding, Kaedehara Kazuha regenerates 2 Energy per second.
C5 Wisdom of Bansei
  • Increases the Level of Kazuha Slash by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6 Crimson Momiji After using Chihayaburu or Kazuha Slash, Kaedehara Kazuha gains an Anemo Infusion for 5s. Additionally, each point of Elemental Mastery will increase the DMG dealt by Kaedehara Kazuha's Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attacks by 0.2%.
5.4.

Changelog

  • 31 Jan. 2024: Guide reviewed for Patch 4.4.
  • 29 Nov. 2023: Guide added.
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