Ultimate Diona Guide: 4-Star Healer in Genshin Impact

Ultimate Diona Guide: 4-Star Healer in Genshin Impact
Last updated:
February 16, 2024

Diona is a versatile 4-star support character known for her exceptional healing and shielding capabilities.

This guide dives into Diona's talents, artifacts, weapons, and team synergies to help you maximize her potential.

Ultimate Diona Guide: Best Builds and Team Compositions

Diona's Talents: A Closer Look

in game diona talent elemental skill details in genshin impact

Elemental Skill: Icy Paws

Diona's Elemental Skill, Icy Paws, serves dual purposes.

By tapping or holding the skill button, Diona can either quickly deploy icy paws that damage enemies and generate a protective shield or, by holding, increase the shield's strength and coverage.

The distinction between tapping and holding is crucial:

  • Tap: Launches two icy paws, creating a shield with basic protection.
  • Hold: Launches five icy paws, enhancing the shield's durability and area of effect.

This skill's versatility allows for adaptive use in battle, prioritizing quick protection or a strong shield based on the situation.

The shield's strength scales with Diona's HP, emphasizing the importance of HP in her build for maximizing its effectiveness.

Elemental Burst: Signature Mix

Signature Mix, Diona's Elemental Burst, offers AoE Cryo damage to enemies while simultaneously healing allies within its radius.

The burst creates a Drunken Mist that deals continuous Cryo damage to enemies and heals allies standing within its area.

This healing scales with Diona's HP, reinforcing the value of building her with high HP for increased healing output.

The burst's ability to apply Cryo also opens up opportunities for elemental reactions, making Diona a valuable asset in elemental synergy teams.

Passive Talents

Cat's Tail Secret Menu

Reduces stamina consumption and increases movement speed for allies protected by her shield.

This passive is particularly useful for exploration and in combat situations requiring high mobility.

Drunkards' Farce

Decreases the attack of enemies hit by the icy paws from her Elemental Skill.

While not the primary focus of her kit, this passive adds a layer of utility by slightly weakening enemies' offensive capabilities.

Talent Priority

Elemental Skill

Diona’s Elemental Skill, Icy Paws, is often considered the top priority for leveling up.

Given its dual functionality of protection and energy regeneration, enhancing this skill improves Diona's utility as a shielder and support character, making it crucial for her role in mitigating damage for the team.

Elemental Burst

This talent is crucial for maintaining team health, especially in prolonged battles or against tough opponents.

Prioritizing this talent is essential for teams that rely on Diona as their primary or sole source of healing.

Normal Attack

While Diona's normal attack chain is not her primary focus, it's still worth investing in, but only after her Elemental Skill and Burst have been adequately leveled.

Her attacks can chip in some additional damage and help with generating energy when needed.

However, since Diona's primary role is not as a DPS, her normal attacks should be the last priority in terms of talent upgrades.

Artifacts for Diona

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Noblesse Oblige

The 4-piece set bonus amplifies the whole team's attack power after Diona uses her Elemental Burst, enhancing her support role.

The increase in Elemental Burst damage also slightly improves the healing from her Burst since it scales off the damage dealt.

Maiden Beloved

Significantly boosts Diona's healing output, making her an even more effective healer.

The 4-piece bonus ensures that all team members benefit more from any source of healing, not just Diona's abilities.

The Exile

Ideal for teams that heavily rely on using their Elemental Bursts frequently.

Helps mitigate Diona's relatively high Burst energy cost, ensuring she can use her healing and shielding abilities more often.

Main Stats Priority

Sands: Energy Recharge or HP% (Energy Recharge preferred if Diona often finds herself energy-starved; otherwise, HP% to boost her shield and healing).

Goblet: HP% (Directly scales with her shield and healing capabilities).

Circlet: Healing Bonus or HP% (Healing Bonus to maximize her healing; HP% for a more balanced approach between healing and shield strength).

Sub-stats Priority

Energy Recharge: Ensures frequent use of Elemental Burst for healing and support.

HP%: Increases the potency of her shields and heals.

CRIT Rate/DMG (Optional): Only if using Favonius Warbow to trigger its energy regeneration effect more reliably.

Elemental Mastery: Enhances the effectiveness of Cryo-related elemental reactions she participates in.

Weapon Choices

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Sacrificial Bow

Gives Diona a chance to end the cooldown of her Elemental Skill upon dealing damage with it.

Allows Diona to potentially use her Elemental Skill twice in quick succession, enhancing her shield uptime and cryo application.

The Energy Recharge sub-stat ensures more frequent use of her Elemental Burst for healing.

Favonius Warbow

CRIT hits have a chance to generate Elemental Orbs, which provide 6 Energy to the character.

Excellent for teams that rely on using their Elemental Bursts frequently.

The Energy Recharge sub-stat complements Diona's role as an energy battery, ensuring her and her teammates can use their Bursts more often.

The Stringless

Increases Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG.

Boosts the damage of Diona's Elemental Skill and Burst, indirectly enhancing the healing from her Burst since it scales off damage dealt.

Suitable for Diona builds focused more on offensive support through Cryo application and reaction setups.

Elegy for the End

Increases Elemental Mastery and provides buffs to the team upon hitting enemies with Elemental Skills or Bursts.

The Elemental Mastery sub-stat and weapon’s passive skill boost the effectiveness of Cryo-related reactions Diona participates in.

Offers a team-wide buff, enhancing Diona's role as a support character.

Building the Perfect Team

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Diona in Elemental Reaction Teams

Melt and Freeze Compositions

Team Example: Diona, Xiangling or Diluc (Pyro DPS for Melt), Chongyun (Cryo enabler for Freeze or additional Melt setup), and Mona or Xingqiu (Hydro for Freeze).

Diona can serve as the Cryo applicator to set up Melt reactions with Pyro DPS or Freeze reactions with Hydro support.

Her shield provides protection, allowing DPS characters like Diluc or Xiangling to get in close without much risk.

For Freeze compositions, pairing Diona with a Hydro character like Xingqiu or Mona can immobilize enemies, making it easier for the DPS to land hits.

Superconduct Teams

Team Example: Diona, Fischl or Beidou (Electro support for Superconduct), Razor or Eula (Physical DPS), and an Anemo support like Sucrose or Venti for crowd control and Elemental RES reduction via the Viridescent Venerer set.

Superconduct reaction reduces enemies' Physical RES, which is beneficial for Physical DPS characters like Razor or Eula.

Diona's Cryo application for Superconduct and her shielding capabilities ensure the DPS can stay in the fray longer.

Electro support characters like Fischl or Beidou provide consistent Electro application for Superconduct and additional off-field DPS.

Diona in Utility and Support Roles

Energy Recharge Support

Team Example: Diona, Bennett (Pyro support for ATK buff and healing), Xingqiu (Hydro sub-DPS and additional healing), and a main DPS of choice.

This setup focuses on providing the main DPS with buffs and sustained support through healing and damage mitigation.

Diona and Bennett together ensure the team's survivability through shields, healing, and ATK buffs.

Xingqiu adds an additional layer of damage reduction and Hydro application for reaction setups.

Exploration and Stamina Management

Team Example: Diona, any main DPS, an Anemo character with the Viridescent Venerer set for easier exploration, and a flexible slot for Geo characters like Zhongli for additional shielding or Ningguang for navigation.

Ideal for overworld exploration, where stamina management is crucial for climbing and gliding.

Diona reduces stamina consumption for the team and provides Cryo for freezing water or dealing with Electro-based environmental puzzles.

An Anemo character can decrease stamina consumption further with the passive talent Wind Companion and offer crowd control.

Constellations Overview

in game diona constellation overview in genshin impact

Constellation 1: A Lingering Flavor

Regenerates 15 Energy for Diona after the effects of Signature Mix (her Elemental Burst) end.

This constellation improves Diona's energy regeneration, allowing her to use her Elemental Burst more frequently.

It's especially beneficial for teams that rely on her for consistent healing and Cryo application.

Constellation 2: Shaken, Not Purred

Increases Icy Paws (her Elemental Skill) damage by 15%, and the shield's Damage Absorption by 15%.

Additionally, when a character is protected by the shield, their movement speed is increased by 10%, and their Stamina Consumption is decreased by 10%.

Enhances her shielding capability, making the team more agile and durable.

This constellation is particularly useful for exploration, dodging enemy attacks, and in combat scenarios where mobility is crucial.

Constellation 4: Wine Industry Slayer

Within the radius of Signature Mix, Diona's charge time for aimed shots is reduced by 60%.

While not directly enhancing her support role, this constellation can be useful in situations where Diona is used for applying Cryo from a distance to set up Elemental Reactions.

However, it's generally considered the least impactful of her constellations for most.

Constellation 6: 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%, and Elemental Mastery increased by 200 when HP is above 50%.

This constellation dramatically increases Diona's utility, offering significant healing boosts for lower-HP characters and a massive Elemental Mastery boost for those above half health, enhancing the team's Elemental Reaction damage.

Final Thoughts on Diona

Diona's status makes her a potent addition to any Genshin Impact roster.

With the right build and team composition, she can provide invaluable support, keeping your team shielded from harm and well-healed through the toughest battles Genshin Impact has to offer.

Whether you're tackling the Spiral Abyss or exploring Teyvat, Diona's versatility and utility make her a character worth investing in.