Best Kokomi Builds in Genshin Impact

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Genshin Impact's ever-expanding roster of characters includes Kokomi, the leader of the Sangonomiya Resistance. She's a five-star, Catalyst-wielding, Hydro character and a skilled tactician. Her kit's main draw is her healing skills, but she also has drawbacks. Here's how we recommend building her.

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Kokomi's Playstyle in Genshin Impact

She was one of the first characters in Genshin Impact designed to be used as an on-field healer, not off-field. She also was the first character introduced to have a starting CRIT rate of -100% rather than 0%, effectively meaning that she can not strike critical hits at all. Due to the potential DPS loss by keeping her on-field, fans widely panned her kit before her release. However, with a new artifact set designed for her, she's become a valuable option on many teams and in co-op play. She can keep everyone healed, apply Hydro, and deal a fair amount of damage simultaneously.

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Best Weapons for Kokomi in Genshin Impact

The five-star catalyst Everlasting Moonglow is a weapon designed specifically for Kokomi. Everlasting Moonglow increases Healing Bonus by 10% and increases Normal Attack Damage by 1% of the Max HP of the character who wields it. Also, for 12 seconds after using an Elemental Burst, the character's Normal Attacks that successfully hit opponents will restore 0.6 Energy.

The Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers Catalyst can also be used as an easy-to-obtain three-star option to boost the on-field character's attack when switching from Kokomi. Or, if you have the billets to craft it, Prototype Amber works very well to boost Kokomi's HP while providing additional healing and energy to the team.

Best Artifacts for Kokomi in Genshin Impact

The Ocean-Hued Clam artifact set was released after her initial banner run. Still, it was clearly designed specifically for Kokomi. The esthetics match and its four-piece bonus allow Kokomi to deal damage in a small AoE around the on-field character every 3.5 seconds, which scales with the amount of healing Kokomi provides, up to 30,000 damage per instance. On a well-built Kokomi, you can almost guarantee that you'll hit this damage cap every 3.5 seconds. Try to get artifact pieces that boost her HP and find a Healing Bonus Circlet.

Kokomi's Skills in Gensin Impact

Normal Attack: The Shape of Water

  • Normal Attack
    • Performs up to three consecutive attacks that take the form of swimming fish, dealing Hydro damage.
  • Charged Attack
    • After a short casting time, consuming a certain amount of Stamina to deal AoE Hydro damage.
  • Plunging Attack
    • Gathering the might of Hydro, Kokomi plunges towards the ground from mid-air, damaging all opponents in her path. Deals AoE Hydro damage upon impact with the ground.

Elemental Skill: Kurage's Oath

  • Summons a Bake-Kurage created from water that can heal her allies.
    • Using this skill will apply the Wet status to Kokomi.
    • Bake-Kurage: Deals Hydro damage to surrounding opponents and heals nearby active characters at fixed intervals. This healing is based on Kokomi’s Max HP.

Elemental Burst: Nereid's Ascension

  • Summons the might of Watatsumi, dealing Hydro damage to surrounding opponents, before robing Kokomi in a Ceremonial Garment made from the flowing waters of Sangonomiya.
    • Ceremonial Garment: Sangonomiya Kokomi's Normal Attack, Charged Attack, and Bake-Kurage damage are increased based on her Max HP. Kokomi will restore HP for all nearby party members when her Normal and Charged Attacks hit opponents. The amount restored is based on her Max HP. Increases Sangonomiya Kokomi's resistance to interruption and allows her to walk on the water's surface.

Kokomi's Passive Skills

  • Flawless Strategy
    • Sangonomiya Kokomi has a 25% Healing Bonus, but a 100% decrease in CRIT Rate.
  • Princess of Watatsumi
    • Decreases swimming Stamina consumption for your own party members by 20%.
    • Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the exact same effects.
  • Tamanooya's Casket
    • If Sangonomiya Kokomi’s own Bake-Kurage is on the field when she uses Nereid’s Ascension, the Bake-Kurage’s duration will be refreshed.
  • Song of Pearls
    • While donning the Ceremonial Garment created by Nereid’s Ascension, the Normal and Charged Attack damage bonus Sangonomiya Kokomi gains based on her Max HP will receive a further increase based on 15% of her Healing Bonus.

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Kokomi's Constellations in Genshin Impact

  • At Water's Edge: Constellation level one.
    • While donning the Ceremonial Garment created by Nereid’s Ascension, the final Normal Attack in Sangonomiya Kokomi’s combo will unleash a swimming fish to deal 30% of her Max HP as Hydro damage. This damage is not considered Normal Attack damage.
  • The Clouds Like Waves Rippling: Constellation level two.
    • Sangonomiya Kokomi gains the following Healing Bonuses with regard to characters with 50% or less HP via the following methods:
      • Kurage’s Oath Bake-Kurage: 4.5% of Kokomi’s Max HP
      • Nereid’s Ascension Normal and Charged Attacks: 0.6% of Kokomi’s Max HP.
  • The Moon, A Ship O'er the Seas: Constellation level three.
    • Increases the Level of Nereid’s Ascension by three. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • The Moon Overlooks the Waters: Constellation level four.
    • While donning the Ceremonial Garment created by Nereid’s Ascension, Sangonomiya Kokomi’s Normal Attack speed is increased by 10%, and Normal Attacks that hit opponents will restore 0.8 Energy for her. This effect can occur once every 0.2 seconds.
  • All Streams Flow to the Sea: Constellation level five.
    • Increases the Level of Kurage’s Oath by three. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • Sango Isshin: Constellation level six.
    • While donning the Ceremonial Garment created by Nereid's Ascension, Sangonomiya Kokomi gains a 40% Hydro damage bonus for four seconds when her Normal and Charged Attacks heal or would heal any party member with 80% or more HP.

What you need to ascend Kokomi in Genshin Impact

Aside from the standard amounts of character EXP books and mora, players will need Varunada Lazurite pieces, Spectral husksSango Pearls, and Dew of Repudiation, a unique drop from the Hydro Hypostasis. You'll need more mora and spectral husks for her talents, as well as Teachings of Transience and Hellfire Butterflies.

Best Teammates for Kokomi in Genshin Impact

Kokomi is a versatile character that can cover both healing and hydro applications at the same time. You can pair her with characters that need healing, such as Xiao. Since the Bloom reaction cannot strike critical hits, she'll work well in Bloom teams with other Dendro and Hydro characters.

Be sure to check out all of our Genshin Impact coverage. You can also take a look at our guides on How to use Elemental Sight in Genshin Impact and Where to Find Liyue Harbor in Genshin Impact here at Pro Game Guides.

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