Ultimate Kazuha Guide: Maximizing His Potential

Ultimate Kazuha Guide: Maximizing His Potential
Last updated:
February 5, 2024

Kazuha, a versatile and top-tier Anemo support or sub-DPS character in Genshin Impact, excels in team buffs and enemy control.

This comprehensive guide details everything you need to know about Kazuha's abilities, playstyle, artifacts, weapons, and team synergies.

Let's dive in!

Ultimate Kazuha Guide in Genshin Impact: Maximizing His Potential

Kazuha's Abilities and Playstyle

in game kazuha talent elemental burst details in genshin impact

Elemental Skill: Chihayaburu

Can be either pressed or held.

Pressing creates a smaller AoE and shorter cooldown, while holding results in a larger AoE with a longer cooldown.

Gathers and pulls enemies towards Kazuha, followed by a lifting effect that allows for a subsequent plunging attack.

Converts damage to Anemo and can absorb Hydro, Pyro, Cryo, or Electro elements, dealing additional damage of that type.

Elemental Burst: Kazuha Slash

Kazuha performs a swift strike, creating a wind domain that continuously deals Anemo damage, swirls elements, and can absorb them.

Enables elemental absorption, making it versatile for various elemental reactions.

Increases elemental damage of the swirled element for all party members, scaling with Kazuha's Elemental Mastery.

Elemental Mastery vs. Crit Build

Elemental Mastery (EM) Build

Maximizes swirl reactions and team support.

EM enhances swirl reaction damage and the effectiveness of Kazuha's passive, which grants elemental damage bonuses to the team based on the swirled element.

Crit Build

Enhances Kazuha's personal damage output, particularly his skill and burst.

Focuses on maximizing the damage of Kazuha’s abilities through Crit Rate and Crit Damage, alongside Attack.

Talent Priority

Elemental Burst

Kazuha's Elemental Burst is the cornerstone of his utility.

It deals significant Anemo damage, swirls elements, and buffs the party's elemental damage.

The scaling of this ability, combined with its ability to absorb other elements, makes it exceptionally powerful in triggering elemental reactions and boosting team damage.

Enhances team-wide damage output, especially in elemental reaction-centric teams.

Elemental Skill

While not as impactful as his burst, Kazuha's Elemental Skill is crucial for grouping enemies and setting up swirl reactions.

It's also key for mobility and repositioning in combat.

Useful for crowd control and initiating combat scenarios, especially when combined with other AoE attacks from teammates.

Normal Attack

Kazuha's normal attacks, including his plunging attack, are less significant in his role as a support character.

While they benefit from talent upgrades, these improvements are not as impactful compared to his elemental abilities.

Less noticeable in overall performance, primarily used for filling in gaps in the combat rotation or when other abilities are on cooldown.

Kazuha's Artifacts

in game kazuha artifacts details in genshin impact

Viridescent Venerer (4-piece)

Enhances swirl damage by 60%, reduces opponent's elemental resistance to the swirled element by 40%, and boosts Anemo DMG bonus by 15%.

Maximizing swirl reactions and supporting team elemental DPS.

It’s almost universally the best choice for Kazuha, enhancing both his support capabilities and personal damage.

Wanderer's Troupe (2-piece) / Viridescent Venerer (2-piece) Set

Provides 80 Elemental Mastery from Wanderer's Troupe and 15% Anemo DMG bonus from Viridescent Venerer.

A balance between personal Anemo damage and enhancing swirl reactions.

This mix can be useful if you're focusing slightly more on Kazuha's damage output but still want to benefit from swirl reactions.

Thundering Fury (4-piece)

Situational, especially when using Kazuha in an Electro-centric team.

Boosts Electro-related reaction damage, particularly useful in teams where Electro reactions are frequent.

Ideal Main Stats for Artifacts


Elemental Mastery or Energy Recharge.

Choose based on whether Kazuha needs more energy for his burst or if you want to boost his swirl damage and support capabilities further.


Elemental Mastery is typically the go-to choice.

It directly amplifies swirl reaction damage and the effectiveness of his passive talent.

Anemo DMG bonus is an alternative if focusing more on his personal damage.


Elemental Mastery is recommended for maximizing swirl and team support.

However, Crit Rate or Crit Damage can be considered if focusing on Kazuha's personal DPS, especially in the Crit build.

Substats Priority

  • Elemental Mastery: The primary substat for enhancing swirl reactions and team support.
  • Crit Rate/Damage: Important for the Crit build, balancing these stats optimizes Kazuha's personal DPS.
  • Energy Recharge: Essential to ensure Kazuha can use his burst frequently, especially in energy-hungry team compositions.
  • ATK%: A secondary priority, beneficial for increasing Kazuha’s skill and burst damage.

Best Weapons

in game kazuha signature weapon in genshin impact

5-Star Weapons

Freedom-Sworn (Best-in-Slot)

High Elemental Mastery, Damage Buffs.

Increases Elemental Mastery and boosts team damage when triggering reactions.

Ideal for maximizing Kazuha's support and reaction capabilities.

Primordial Jade Cutter

High Crit Rate, HP% bonus.

Boosts Kazuha's personal DPS significantly, especially in a Crit-focused build.

Mistsplitter Reforged

Crit DMG, Elemental DMG Bonus.

A more offensive playstyle where Kazuha is used as a sub-DPS.

Skyward Blade

Energy Recharge, Crit Rate boost after using Elemental Burst.

Good for ensuring frequent use of Kazuha's burst, also provides a nice balance between DPS and support.

4-Star Weapons

Favonius Sword (Highly Recommended)

Energy Recharge, Particle Generation on CRIT hits.

Excellent for energy regeneration, ensuring Kazuha's burst is available more often.

Particularly useful in teams where Kazuha is primarily a support.

Sacrificial Sword

Energy Recharge, Chance to Reset Skill CD on Hit.

Allows more frequent use of Kazuha's Elemental Skill, enhancing group control and swirl reactions.

Iron Sting

Elemental Mastery, DMG increase after triggering an Elemental Reaction.

Enhancing Kazuha's Elemental Mastery for better swirl damage and support.

The Black Sword

Crit Rate, Increased Normal and Charged Attack DMG.

A more DPS-oriented choice, suitable if Kazuha is used more aggressively in combat.

Free-to-Play Options

Amenoma Kageuchi

ATK%, Ability to generate additional Elemental Orbs.

Good for DPS and ensuring energy for Kazuha's burst.

Prototype Rancour

Physical DMG Bonus, ATK and DEF boost on hit.

More suited for physical DPS characters but can be a placeholder until better options are available.

Skyrider Sword

Energy Recharge.

A basic energy recharge option, beneficial for burst uptime.

Kazuha's Constellations

in game kazuha constellation overview in genshin impact

C1: Scarlet Hills

Reduces Elemental Skill cooldown by 10% and resets it upon using Elemental Burst.

Increases Kazuha's mobility and crowd control, allowing more frequent use of his Elemental Skill for repositioning and gathering enemies.

C2: Yamaarashi Tailwind

Grants Kazuha a 200 Elemental Mastery bonus during his Elemental Burst and imparts the same bonus to other party members within the AoE.

Major boost to Kazuha's supportive role, enhancing elemental reaction damage significantly.

Particularly effective in teams that rely on elemental reactions.

C4: Oozora Genpou

When Kazuha's Energy is lower than 45, he regenerates 3-4 energy for himself each time he triggers a Swirl reaction.

Additional energy regeneration while gliding.

Improves energy management, ensuring more consistent access to his Elemental Burst.

Particularly useful in teams where Kazuha struggles with energy.

C6: Crimson Momiji

Kazuha gains an Anemo infusion for 5 seconds after using Chihayaburu or Kazuha Slash.

Additionally, his Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attacks deal additional damage based on his Elemental Mastery.

Shifts Kazuha towards a more DPS-centric role.

Allows for a unique playstyle where Kazuha can become a main damage dealer, especially effective in AoE situations.

Team Compositions

in game kazuha party setup with raiden shogun bennett and xingqiu in genshin impact

Elemental Reaction-Based Teams

Hydro-Pyro (Vaporize)

Teams focusing on Vaporize reactions, like with Tartaglia (Childe) or Hu Tao as main DPS, benefit greatly from Kazuha's ability to group enemies and enhance Hydro and Pyro damage.

Cryo-Hydro (Freeze/Melt)

In Freeze compositions with Ganyu or Ayaka as DPS, Kazuha enhances Cryo damage and helps in repositioning enemies.

For Melt teams, pairing him with a Pyro DPS like Klee or Diluc can be effective.


Pairing Kazuha with characters like Fischl, Beidou, or Raiden Shogun, along with a Hydro enabler like Xingqiu, can create continuous Electro-Charged reactions with enhanced damage.

Mono-Elemental Teams

Mono Pyro: In teams with Bennett and Xiangling, Kazuha can boost overall Pyro damage, making it effective against groups of enemies.

Mono Cryo: With Ayaka or Ganyu as DPS, Kazuha's swirls can enhance Cryo damage and provide crowd control.

Mono Electro: Particularly effective with Raiden Shogun, Kazuha can augment Electro damage and help with energy regeneration.

Swirl and Anemo Teams

Double Anemo: Pairing Kazuha with another Anemo character like Venti or Sucrose offers excellent crowd control and reduces cooldowns due to the Anemo resonance.

Quick Swap Teams: In a fast-paced combat style, Kazuha can quickly enter, swirl, and leave, making him a great fit in teams that frequently rotate characters.

Specialized Team Builds

Reverse Melt/Vaporize: For teams focusing on reverse reactions, Kazuha can significantly increase the damage of the main DPS by swirling the corresponding element.

Burst Support Teams: In teams where burst damage is the focus, Kazuha can enhance elemental damage and provide crowd control, setting up for powerful burst attacks from characters like Mona or Albedo.

Advanced Tips and Combos

in game kazuha elemental burst animation in genshin impact

Elemental Infusion with Burst

Kazuha's Elemental Burst can absorb an element (Hydro, Pyro, Cryo, Electro) it comes into contact with, turning it into a powerful AOE attack of that element.

This can be strategically used to trigger specific reactions.

Place Bennett's Burst first to infuse Kazuha's Burst with Pyro, enhancing Pyro DPS characters' damage in the team.

Double Swirl Mechanic

Kazuha can swirl multiple elements simultaneously.

In a team with Xingqiu and Xiangling, use Kazuha's skill to swirl both Hydro and Pyro, boosting damage for both elements.

Triggering double swirls in quick succession with characters like Sucrose and then swapping to Kazuha can amplify the reaction damage and extend the range of swirl effects.

Skill and Plunge Attack Synergy

Use Kazuha's Elemental Skill to gather enemies and follow up with a plunge attack for maximized AOE Anemo damage.

This is effective in clearing mobs or repositioning enemies.

When Kazuha's Elemental Skill contacts an element (e.g., Hydro), his following plunge attack deals additional elemental damage, useful for setting up or continuing elemental reactions.

Elemental Mastery (EM) Optimization

Since Kazuha's support capabilities scale significantly with EM, building him with high EM enhances the damage of both his abilities and the elemental reactions he triggers.

Ensure a balance between Energy Recharge (ER) and EM for consistent Burst uptime and maximum elemental reaction damage.

Team Coordination and Rotation

Before using Kazuha’s abilities, ensure the target element (e.g., Pyro for Melt reaction) is applied to enemies.

This maximizes the reaction damage when Kazuha swirls.

Time Kazuha’s Burst to coincide with the DPS window of your main damage dealer, enhancing their elemental output significantly.


Kazuha stands out for his flexibility, efficiency in grouping enemies, and ability to enhance various team compositions.

His enjoyable playstyle and impactful abilities make him an S-tier unit in Genshin Impact's dynamic combat system.