Ultimate Kazuha Build Guide: Best Weapons, Artifacts and Team Comps

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Introduction

Kazuha is one of the most popular and powerful Anemo characters in Genshin Impact. As a 5-star character, Kazuha has incredible crowd control and elemental damage boosting capabilities. With the right build, Kazuha can take your Genshin Impact team to new heights.

In this comprehensive guide, we will go over everything you need to know to build the best Kazuha. We will cover weapons, artifacts, teams, and rotations to maximize Kazuha’s potential. Whether you are a new or veteran player, this guide has actionable tips to make your Kazuha a force to be reckoned with in Teyvat.

Kazuha’s Role and Playstyle

Kazuha as Anemo Support and Sub DPS

Kazuha fills the role of Anemo support and sub DPS in most teams. His Elemental Skill and Burst infuse themselves with Hydro/Electro/Pyro/Cryo and buff your main DPS’s elemental damage of that same type.

With the Viridescent Venerer 4-piece set, Kazuha can constantly swirl elements to shred enemy resistance with VV’s 4-piece effect. This amplifies your main DPS’s damage significantly.

Kazuha can also contribute solid personal Anemo damage during his Burst’s infusion window. With proper investment, he can act as a sub DPS while still buffing your main carry.

Kazuha’s Mobile Playstyle

Kazuha has a very mobile playstyle thanks to his Elemental Skill, Midare Ranzan. This ability allows Kazuha to jump mid-air after sprinting and pulling enemies in before plunging down with Anemo damage.

Using this skill fluidly allows Kazuha to dodge enemy attacks while setting up Swirl reactions. Mastering Kazuha’s double jump and Plunge Attack combo is key to maximizing his damage and utility.

Best Weapons for Kazuha

Kazuha has several strong weapon choices that complement his kit. Here are the top options:

Freedom-Sworn (5-star)

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  • Kazuha’s signature weapon. At higher refinements, it buffs Elemental Mastery and Normal/Charged/Plunging Attack DMG.
  • The passive buffs teammates’ ATK and triggers buffs from its high EM substat. Excellent support weapon.

Iron Sting (4-star)

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  • Gives a huge 165 EM at max refinement, buffing Swirl DMG significantly.
  • Low base ATK but passive further boosts Elemental DMG. Overall best 4-star option.

Sacrificial Sword (4-star)

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  • Has Energy Recharge substat to fund Kazuha’s costly Burst.
  • Passive occasionally resets Skill cooldown for more Swirl procs.

Favonius Sword (4-star)

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  • High Energy Recharge makes getting Kazuha’s Burst easy.
  • Passive generates Energy particles to further battery the team.

The Alley Flash (4-star)

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  • Very high ATK and Crit Rate stat stick. Boosts Kazuha’s personal plunge damage.
  • Less optimal for pure EM build but good for hybrid DPS.

Best Artifacts for Kazuha

Kazuha’s best artifact sets maximize his Anemo DMG and Swirl reactions.

4-piece Viridescent Venerer

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  • Reduces enemy resistance to the Swirled element by 40%. Essential set.
  • Increases Swirl DMG by 60%. Boosts VV shred and personal damage.

Main Stats

  • Sands: EM or ATK%
  • Goblet: Anemo DMG Bonus
  • Circlet: EM or Crit

Prioritize EM in all three slots to maximize Swirl reactions. Alternatively, an ATK% Sands and Crit Circlet can boost Kazuha’s personal plunge damage at the cost of buffing.

Substats

EM > ER > ATK% > Crit

Stacking EM is ideal for pure support. 100-150% ER ensures Burst uptime. Some Crit investment improves Kazuha’s sub DPS capabilities without taking away from his buffing role.

Best Teams for Kazuha

Thanks to his flexible utility, Kazuha fits into many top-tier team comps:

Freeze Teams

  • Example: Ganyu/Ayaka, Hydro applicator, Cryo battery, Kazuha
  • Kazuha constantly Swirls Cryo to reduce Cryo RES with 4pc VV.
  • Grouping enemies boosts Ganyu/Ayaka’s AoE damage.

Vaporize Teams

  • Example: Yoimiya, Xingqiu, Zhongli, Kazuha
  • Swirls Hydro and buffs Yoimiya’s Pyro damage with VV.
  • Grouping improves Yoimiya’s ability to Vaporize multiple enemies.

Electrocharged Teams

  • Example: Tartaglia, Fischl, Beidou, Kazuha
  • Enables constant Electrocharged reactions and spreads Electro with Swirl.
  • Reduces Electro RES with VV 4pc to further amplify reactions.

Mono Elemental Teams

  • Example: Ayaka/Ganyu, Shenhe/Rosaria, Hydro, Kazuha
  • Kazuha is the sole source of VV RES shreds in Freeze teams without a second Anemo.
  • Swirling the same element constantly boosts mono Cryo damage.

Soup Teams

  • Example: Raiden, Bennett, Xiangling, Kazuha
  • Kazuha Spreads and buffs Pyro damage for Overloaded and Vaporize reactions.
  • Swirls Electro to reduce Electro RES and buff Raiden’s damage.

Best Rotation and Combos

Here is the standard combo rotation to maximize Kazuha’s damage and buffs:

  1. Apply an element to Swirl with Kazuha’s Skill or Burst (Hydro/Pyro/Electro/Cryo)
  2. Use Elemental Skill to absorb that element and group enemies
  3. Swap to main DPS and use damaging Skills/Bursts
  4. Swap back to Kazuha and use Elemental Burst to Swirl elements and buff team’s damage
  5. Plunge with Kazuha and continue using Skills off cooldown
  6. When Burst ends, repeat rotation

Key tips:

  • Try to double Swirl elements for VV Shreds of both.
  • Swirl elements immediately before swapping to DPS to maximize buffs.
  • Funnel Energy to Kazuha to fill his Burst off cooldown.

With practice, you can seamlessly weave Kazuha’s skills between your main DPS’s combos to maximize Swirl uptime and damage.

In-Depth Talent and Skill Build Guide

Let’s take a deep dive into optimizing each of Kazuha’s combat abilities:

Normal Attack: Maple Leaf Slash

  • Low priority, only level this talent if you use Kazuha as a main DPS.
  • Otherwise, leave at Lv. 1 and focus on Skill and Burst.

Elemental Skill: Chihayaburu

  • Essential ability that enables Swirls and crowd control.
  • Level to at least Lv. 8 to maximize damage and absorption strength.

Elemental Burst: Kazuha Slash

  • Key source of Swirl damage and elemental buffs.
  • Max out to Lv. 10 to increase Swirl DMG and buff duration.

Passives

  • All 3 passives are useful:
    • Soul of Sword boosts team EM after Burst.
    • Poetics of Fuubutsu increases Plunge DMG.
    • Wayfarer’s Chant refunds Energy on Swirl.
  • Level all to Lv. 3 at a minimum.

Prioritize leveling Burst, then Skill, then Normals last. Get all 3 passives to boost team utility.

Constellations and How They Affect Builds

Here’s an overview of Kazuha’s constellations:

C1: Boosts Skill damage and reduces CD. Refunds Energy.

  • Allows for an offensive build over full EM.

C2: Increases Burst DMG and Crit Rate.

  • Further improves a sub DPS Kazuha build.

C3: Upgrades Talent Levels by 3.

  • Saves resources farming talents.

C4: Plunge DMG releases shockwaves if Plunging in Burst field.

  • Improves AoE DMG without changing builds.

C5: Increases Burst level by 3.

  • Saves resources farming talents.

C6: Elemental DMG bonus increased by 200 EM for teammates when using Burst.

  • Allows for some ER or Crit instead of pure EM stacking.

Constellations mostly buff damage rather than fundamentally changing optimal builds. But they allow for more offensive stat distribution while maintaining utility.

Is C6 Kazuha Worth It?

Kazuha’s C6 is very strong but not mandatory. Here’s a rundown:

Pros

  • 200 EM buff is enormous for amplifying reactions.
  • Opens up build flexibility to use an EM or DPS weapon.
  • Generally makes Kazuha’s buffing power even more incredible.

Cons

  • Base C0 Kazuha already provides huge utility.
  • Very expensive to get 6 copies of a 5-star character.
  • Can overbuff EM resulting in diminishing returns.

Verdict: C6 makes Kazuha more versatile and powerful but isn’t required to make him great. He functions exceptionally even at C0. Only go for cons if you love him and want to maximize his potential.

Is Kazuha Worth Pulling?

Kazuha delivers immense value in most Genshin Impact teams. Here’s a summary of why he’s worth pulling:

Reasons to Pull Kazuha

  • Universal support that fits into countless team comps
  • Massive damage amplification from Swirls and VV shred
  • Very strong yet flexible crowd control ability
  • Easy to build as an EM buffer and Swirl enabler
  • High skill ceiling for advanced combos and tech
  • Future-proof kit that scales well over time

Reasons to Skip Kazuha

  • You already have crowd control needs filled by Venti/Sucrose
  • Don’t need another Anemo support if you have Jean built
  • Saving for a specific DPS character you want more

Verdict: Kazuha is one of the most versatile supports in the game. He’s a very safe character to invest in for both new and endgame players. Unless you already have multiple well-built Anemos, Kazuha is absolutely worth pulling.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I triple EM main stats on Kazuha?

Yes, triple EM main stats will maximize Kazuha’s buffing capability in most situations. Some exceptions are:

  • Running an EM weapon like Freedom Sworn, allowing for an ATK% or Crit Circlet.
  • Playing a hypercarry team comp that doesn’t react, so you would build Kazuha as a hybrid sub DPS.

But generally, EM/EM/EM is ideal to max out Swirl damage and buff allies optimally.

What talent level priority for Kazuha?

Prioritize leveling Burst first, followed by Skill. Leave normal attack low priority. Aim for:

  • Normal Attack: Lv. 6 max (only if main DPS)
  • Elemental Skill: Lv. 8 minimum
  • Elemental Burst: Lv. 8-10

Getting Burst to Lv. 8+ should be top priority followed by leveling Skill. Some crowns can go on Burst once other talents are sufficiently leveled.

Should I pull Freedom Sworn or go for Constellations?

It depends on your priorities and current weapon. Some considerations:

  • Already have an EM weapon: Constellations will have more impact.
  • Need a good weapon: Freedom Sworn is Kazuha’s best support option.
  • Want more damage: Constellations buff damage directly.
  • Want more versatility: Freedom Sworn balances stats.

Overall both provide significant boosts so choose based on your needs and long-term goals with Kazuha.

What ER requirements for Burst uptime?

160-200% ER is recommended to comfortably burst off cooldown. Kazuha wants his Burst ready to enable Swirls and buffs. Sources include:

  • ER main stat sands
  • ER weapon like Favonius or Sacrificial Sword
  • ER and flat Energy substats on artifacts
  • Battery supports like Venti, Sucrose, or Raiden

Aim for 180% baseline from subs and weapons. Adjust higher or lower as needed based on team energy.

How important is Kazuha’s C2?

C2 is a nice boost but not critical. It gives:

  • Damage buff to his midair Plunges in Burst.
  • 200 EM ATK buff for team after using Burst.
  • 10% Crit Rate for 8s after using Burst.

The increased Plunge damage helps his personal DPS, but his buffing is already very strong at C0. The Crit Rate buff also isn’t that impactful on a full EM build. So while nice to have, C2 is not a game changer.

Conclusion

Kazuha is one of the most popular characters in Genshin Impact for good reason. With the ability to buff elemental damage, group enemies, and cause big Swirl reactions, Kazuha fits into many team compositions.

This guide covers optimal weapons, artifacts, team roles, talent builds, rotations, and constellations to fully maximize Kazuha’s performance. Whether built full EM or hybrid DPS, Kazuha can provide huge value to take your account to the next level.

With an understanding of Kazuha’s kit and how to build him properly, you are now equipped to make your Kazuha a star player in the Spiral Abyss and overworld. Here’s to gliding through Teyvat gracefully with our favorite poetic samurai!


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