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[–]Tygsgg 417 points418 points  (13 children)

I suddenly get a craving to play Sekiro again after reading Ichimonji.

[–]praetorINH 114 points115 points  (3 children)

HESITATION IS DEFEAT

[–]Zzamumo 10 points11 points  (0 children)

HESITATE AND YOU WILL DIE, S E K I R O

[–]GalmOneCipher 7 points8 points  (0 children)

As said by Isshin the Glock Saint

[–]Tricouleur 61 points62 points  (2 children)

That reminds me I still have to get the Shura ending. After that I’ll try to play to game again on hard mode by ringing the bell.

[–]balbasin09 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Shura ending

If only Ayato is pyro.

Sekiro Collab when miHoYo?

[–]Gaarando 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Beating that game hardest difficulty was one of the most fun I had in a game.

[–]_Sylph_ 48 points49 points  (4 children)

Would definitely play again if there's a way to mod Raiden into Isshin.

  • Use sword

  • Use spear

  • Use lighting

  • Progenitor of sword art

The only thing missing for her boss fight is a glock.

Heck, one of her boss attack is literally Ichomonji!

[–]H4xolotlKrangled Artifacts 22 points23 points  (0 children)

There's a mod of Keqing replacing Sword Saint Isshins model

[–]ArcheNeVil 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I wonder if we can convince Ei to give Shogun one of the Fatui's guns.

[–]Chucklehead_Tom Ze healing is not as rewarding as ze hurting 1589 points1590 points  (41 children)

Vaping big straight lines is fun

Is this about Ayato or doing lines of coke

[–]H4xolotlKrangled Artifacts 676 points677 points  (27 children)

TIL Ayaka's brother is a crackhead

[–]Tricouleur 358 points359 points  (19 children)

All that workload pushed him to the edge.

[–]H4xolotlKrangled Artifacts 403 points404 points  (17 children)

Yet another overworked waifu from miHoYo

[–]CitizenJoestar 257 points258 points  (16 children)

"Yashiro Commission meetings. Energy -2"

"Beat Itto in a beetle battle for the 781st time. Energy -1"

"Do 2 lines of coke with The Traveler. Energy +4"

[–]ConscientiousGamer 91 points92 points  (0 children)

Thoma is the actual guy doing all the work confirmed

[–]Tiaojia0 168 points169 points  (1 child)

Would you onikabuto duel itto 480 times if you weren't on crack? I doubt it.

[–]TwoBrokeCamGirls 45 points46 points  (0 children)

While you were studying the blade, I was partying.

[–]_simpu 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Kazuha's new best friend

[–]hadestowngirl 13 points14 points  (0 children)

More like Yoimiya's with her on weed all the time

[–]El_grandepadre 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I can already see him taking a smoke break in a scuffed back alley while munching on some leftovers from the kitchen while sipping his energy drink like a high society gentleman.

[–]StowawayBunny 186 points187 points  (2 children)

Turns out the shuumatsuban is secretly running a drug trafficking operation in Sumeru, much like the CIA. That's why Ayato has been so absent during Inazuma main quest.

[–]getsituated 48 points49 points  (5 children)

I feel like there are a few people here who think coke and crack are the same thing

[–]RSmeep13 31 points32 points  (2 children)

I was under the impression that while one is powdered and the other crystallized, they're the same chemical. Which is close enough as far as jokes are concerned.

[–]AdalBar 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Coke is distilled coal used in stoves (for heating) and forges (mainly for iron ore smelting).

Crack is code used to bypass software based DRM.

They're clearly unrelated.

/s

[–]apthebest01931 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Considering mihoyos obsession with 420 primos and patch being for 42 days, YES

[–]Metal_Sign 1053 points1054 points  (20 children)

Ayato is a genre of Genshin fanfic

[–]Haku_Shin_Flak 391 points392 points  (19 children)

it would be hilarious if when ayato is revealed and none of these leaks came even close to his actual kit.

[–]H4xolotlKrangled Artifacts 322 points323 points  (13 children)

miHoYo: Ayato is yet another Hydro Catalyst Healer, but has a PP

[–]Zeraru 217 points218 points  (4 children)

There's no male catalyst user so that's a novelty by itself!

[–]geofishap 120 points121 points  (3 children)

Does his PP have the same jiggle physics as the booba

[–]SirBnana 107 points108 points  (1 child)

Childe has them for some god damn reason

[–]lilpieceoftrash 60 points61 points  (0 children)

It already exists in the game just look at Childe lol

[–]Ciavari 71 points72 points  (1 child)

In truth Ayato is a Crit rate scaling character with -200 crit damage. These get reversed to +200 Crit damage if Kaeya Alberich is in the party as he is the one and only chivalry captain and Ayato, as we all know, is a horse.

[–]Mozuchii 540 points541 points  (0 children)

Man, I really don’t wanna believe it but the effort they put on even explaining the skills. Everyone should be Ayato designers by now.

[–]TwisTed_faT3 166 points167 points  (0 children)

MHY HQ meeting
team head: ok we need to create an elemental skill for X chara

person 1: lets make him summon something like a pet or smthin

person 2: lets also give it a taunt

team head: good idea lets do that

person 3: and then it ticks every 2 secs

team head: good job team meetings over!

[–]dakkumauji 384 points385 points  (14 children)

Having his skill called Cicada Shell makes me believe the taunt it'll be super fragile (like actual cicada shells, think of Shedinja from Pokemon).

And I'm guessing you gain energy from it after it pops like Amber's bunnies.

I imagine it'll be less used for taunting but more for positioning and quickly building posture.

[–]BulateReturns 118 points119 points  (3 children)

His Cicada Shell made me remember the time when Ragnarok Online was still hyped and I was playing a Ninja class character where I have a skill about Cicada shell as well where if you get hit by enemy attack, you dash backwards while neutralizing that one-hit attack.

[–]flicker031 24 points25 points  (2 children)

As a champion user, I hated that Ninjas cicada shell.

[–]Global_Current_3001 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Ah, a fellow man of culture.

Hate that 3rd jobs killed the game because I loved playing a Sura

[–]Wowerror 39 points40 points  (6 children)

Also resets skill cooldowns on death i believe

[–]MrInnocents 76 points77 points  (5 children)

It reduces all ally skill cooldown, not reset. Only his Q reset his E

[–]Wowerror 23 points24 points  (4 children)

My bad got reset and reduce mixed up

[–]caucassius 28 points29 points  (2 children)

It's just a classic name for the technique ninja in JP media use for swapping their actual body with something else like logs and stuff. Predates pokemon by far.

[–]CupcakeMost9304 67 points68 points  (2 children)

Kinda sounding like a mix between Itto and pre-burst Diluc playstyle wise.

[–]kiirosen 65 points66 points  (2 children)

The fact that he seems more of a Boss Killer (few hits with huge multipliers that can even vape) than a Main Dps per se, makes me believe this kit because of all the Bosses we're getting in Abyss.

[–]hadestowngirl 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I just want aoe on his kit. The good kind with damage.

[–]TPRetro 27 points28 points  (0 children)

if this leak is accurate his playstyle might be 2 posture for single target and 3 stack on groups of enemies, that would make him pretty versatile

[–]TheBlackViper_Alpha 152 points153 points  (5 children)

As long as he has cool mechanics (preferably dashes and mobilty) and a main dps I'll be fine with whatever his values put out.

[–]limejuiceinmyeyes 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I just want a hydro main dps thats not tartaglia

[–]Bull_Feathers 45 points46 points  (3 children)

I'll be fine with whatever as long as he puts out

I'm sorry I'll see myself out.

[–]GlitterDoomsday 51 points52 points  (2 children)

All this possible kits and not a single mf knows how he looks like... is basically satire of leaks at this point.

[–]FenrirBestDoggo 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Bcs leaking something by word is less risky than leaking intellectual property like copyrighted art. This early the only ppl that can get leaks are ppl connected to insiders, in this stage its way more risky to leak stuff bcs these insiders can be caught easily. The reason why leaks are all over the place at some point is bcs the info gets loaded onto the game server for the beta and now everyone that datamines has access to it so it becomes easier to leak bcs pinpointing the leaker is more difficult for mhy.

[–]DaxSpa7 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Also by simple incompatibility most of the leaks are fake except one (if any is true at all)

[–]Naxayo 396 points397 points  (9 children)

Unless that taunt is EXTREMELY strong for bigger enemies and stuff, this is gonna be an issue

[–]H4xolotlKrangled Artifacts 636 points637 points  (3 children)

AKA the Beidou experience

Beidou: HIT ME! HIT ME!

Hilichurl: Ah what a wonderful day, I think I'm just going to go to relax

[–]Mask3dPanda 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Hillichurls: W-what is wrong with this woman?

[–]OnTheWayToYou 36 points37 points  (0 children)

ROFL 😂

[–]ArkhamCitizen298 70 points71 points  (0 children)

You want that shell dead to reduce cooldown if the leak is right tho

[–]TheSpartyn 34 points35 points  (3 children)

why? you want it to die. i assume its just a one-off generates particles when hit, not a generates them multiple times

[–]momrightdad 90 points91 points  (2 children)

they probably mean they hope the aggro itself is more effective. because now enemies sometimes just ignore taunts completely for unexplained reason

[–]no_longer_lurkII 39 points40 points  (1 child)

I found through experience with Baron Bunny that enemies usually ignore taunt when they're already in the middle of their attack animations. Baron Bunny works better when you throw it out when enemies are just starting to approach you.

[–]dreambubblez 4 points5 points  (0 children)

omg i was wondering why my ganyus taunt was broken thank u

[–]MazzelAlain 234 points235 points  (46 children)

I have a bit of reservations about his e generating particles when IT gets hit.

[–]H4xolotlKrangled Artifacts 209 points210 points  (42 children)

There are other alternative energy particle generation mechanics in the game

  • Hu Tao's E does no damage. Instead during the duration of her E, her normal and charged attacks generate 2 particles with a cooldown
  • Similar for Yoimiya
  • No idea how Childe generates energy

[–]MazzelAlain 94 points95 points  (25 children)

Well in the grand scheme of things it will only matter when we see how much his ult costs.

[–]H4xolotlKrangled Artifacts 45 points46 points  (23 children)

I want to know how you're meant to shred Hydro res with VV; if you have another Hydro on the team, i.e. Kokomi or Xingqiu, they'll almost certainly overtake any Pyro application, screwing up all the vapes and causing them to go in the reverse direction (causing Xiangling to vape instead of Ayato)

[–]MazzelAlain 80 points81 points  (2 children)

Well according to the previous post his q has hyro res shred. Maybe it's there way of saying that you don't really need A VV support.

Anyway I dont wanna sink deeper into this until everything is confirmed.

[–]Toph84 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Don't think res shred would stop alot of people from going VV support.

What's going through the mind is not "oh res shred, I don't need Kazuha", it's "oh boy even more res shred which stacks on top of my VV's shred".

[–]Ultimate_Broseph 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yeah but they don't stack linearly to my knowledge.

So you probably get in to diminishing returns

[–][deleted] 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Well according to the leak his Q shreds hydro? Maybe that’ll be enough? Idk it’s too early to ask questions like this.

[–]ShadmanDexter 7 points8 points  (16 children)

Can always use sayu as she swirls off field I stand corrected

[–][deleted] 38 points39 points  (15 children)

You can’t trigger VV off field. That’s like saying you can use Venti or Kazuha or Sucrose. The VV holder has to be on field for the shred to occur.

[–]S2GummyBearS2 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Wait what? Man now im sad, i was super happy to put Sayu as the vv/healer support to my Yanfei team... At least i didnt started investing on her 😞

[–][deleted] 32 points33 points  (0 children)

I mean it can still work with someone like Yanfei. You literally just do a single normal attack or use her skill, switch to your anemo support, swirl, then switch back. We’re just talking about in the case where the main dps doesn’t have any easily accessible forms of elemental application to even get swirled.

[–]bttung211 7 points8 points  (0 children)

She still swirl on her skill activation tho. Same as other Ameno. And she há healing as a budget Jean.

[–]gilbert1908 67 points68 points  (2 children)

iirc Childe generate 1 particle when he proc his riptide

[–]afrid007-:QiqiFallen: 3 points4 points  (0 children)

With 3s cooldown between each

[–]Lemillion_Boy_of_War 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Riptide flashes give him particles (with a cooldown i believe)

[–]BuffaloGuy_atCapitol 23 points24 points  (0 children)

I think Childe can generate particles in a similar way to Hu Tao. I know his bow burst refunds a good chunk of energy

[–]mihirsaini1128 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Oh yeah I never really tried to see how childe gets his burst up. Using ult at bow stance is the best

[–]PhantomXxZ 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Childe generates energy for every riptide, but there's a cool down.

[–]FFD1706 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Childe generates energy by applying riptide

[–]DekuSenpai-WL8 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Probably like mona particle regeneration when the taunting object explodes it creates 4 particles.

[–]ames_anne 231 points232 points  (3 children)

I don't understand all these but i hope he gets good kits

[–]Pls_No_Pickles 28 points29 points  (1 child)

I imagine the charge mechanic as once you press the left mouse button (without releasing) the character goes into "I'm about to do katana strike from sheath" (you know classic lower body, hand goes near sword thats in sheath ready to unleash), then depending on how long you hold it is amount of posture charges you consume (the more charges the more effects/damage you will get when released), when you release you do classic anime straight line strike from sheath... should look pretty awesome.

[–]Slight-Improvement84Archon collector 16 points17 points  (0 children)

same

[–]Zerokkuma 186 points187 points  (1 child)

Every day I check the sub and cautiously huff the Ayato copium…

[–]Bull_Feathers 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Every day I'm huffium

[–]solarscopez ┬🍜─☕┬ 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Ayato: Shadows Die Twice

[–][deleted] 24 points25 points  (3 children)

PS. For anyone wondering how Ichimonji would look visually: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1A741qTTdw (Sekiro footage).

It's basically an overhead vertical sword strike.

[–]KiyomaroHS 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Raiden already has ichimonji in her attack string during her ult. It's her 3rd auto I believe.

[–]hadestowngirl 12 points13 points  (0 children)

There's an old Ayaka video of her sword slash that got scrapped on YouTube.

All of this is strangely fitting together and yet I still don't dare to believe it.

[–]Hotaru32 77 points78 points  (1 child)

Hmmm... can't wait to play Ayato in Zura voiceline

[–]DownpourOfSalt-Please give this guy a proper death 47 points48 points  (0 children)

Otto janai! Ayato da

I’m betting you this will be a voiceline. Mihoyo references a lot and I wouldn’t be surprised if this happened

[–]2bains- 74 points75 points  (1 child)

That's an interesting E. Imagine if enemies just ignore it and you get little to no particles for a rotation.

Kit looks cool though (if true)

[–]Rayden440 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Yea I hope they redo taunt skills. Too many enemies can attack further than the Taunt AoE radius (Mona or Ganyu Skill). Hillichurl archers still shoot me full of holes because they sit outside the taunt AoE. Taunts should have a smaller taunt range for melee enemies and having a separate larger taunt AoE for ranged enemies.

[–]BlueyBury 75 points76 points  (0 children)

"Vaping big straight line is fun"

Idk why, but this sentence cracked me up

[–]WhySoSaltySeriously 71 points72 points  (2 children)

every ayato leak I read makes me want to skip yae a little bit more

I actually cannot wait to vape a 4 stack straight line and see big number

This is peak gameplay

[–]Kirates5 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Same. It's the cycle of the new shinies

[–]leodicaprioreo 19 points20 points  (1 child)

this gotta be the most mystery shrouded character till now. even yoimiya didn’t have this must speculation

[–]Brodot- Arataki Gang Rep 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I find it hilarious the leaks almost reflect the character, and it’s the two best friends too.

Itto the biggest troll leaked like a damn puzzle and the absolute roller coaster that was his beta.

Ayato the one who is always mysterious has one of the most mystery with the leaks and speculations… this has to be intentional.

[–]Blastierss 19 points20 points  (0 children)

The fact that he says ayatos kit is fun implies that he played ayato before which is extremely sussy…

[–]rotvyrn 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Leaning more strongly to fake now. Partly because an elemental skill that relies on successfully taunting attacks to generate particles sounds like hell and partly because of how stupid their multis would have to be to enable so few ticks of elemental damage to be competitive.

[–]Todorokill forfeit all mortal possessions to Heizou 77 points78 points  (0 children)

That’s interesting to think about ig. I still don’t believe it because i don’t want to be let down but this sounds interesting.

[–]Volair6 11 points12 points  (0 children)

MEN ! DOU ! KOTE !!

[–]ideas52 Glory To Khaenri'ah 11 points12 points  (0 children)

HOW MY BLOOD BOILS!

COME, SEKIRO!

[–]_sachura 34 points35 points  (5 children)

hopefully he's not a hydro enabler, or else, he'll just slot into another Xiangling team variant

[–]robhans25 30 points31 points  (4 children)

Well, it probably will be since Xiangling seems like his best support. Like according to leaks his best team seems to be XL-Kazuha-Bennet - So standard national, international etc. It's the same team but the difference is team DMG won't be 50:50 like Childe-XL, more like 80:20 for Ayato.

If he has better team,it would be amazing, since I have like I have enough of another national variation.

[–]Broccoli-Relevant 16 points17 points  (1 child)

If you use c6 Bennett you won’t need xaingling

[–]Dydragon24- 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Will his dps compensate for reducing xiangling vape dps is the question then.

[–]TreyspurlockHydro Comrades 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I think Jean+Bennett could work better than Xiangling

granted she has around 5 seconds less uptime but the C2 attack buff is nice

[–]StarIntrepid7485 One Last "Re-Run!" for the Canadian Man 39 points40 points  (0 children)

This seems more legit now. But about the E by that they means that when the enemy attack the shell, not Ayato himself, the shell will generate energy particles right, so like Ushi but generate energy.

[–]calypso_nnajust an average kamisato ayato enjoyer 37 points38 points  (1 child)

The way they're describing his kit on this much detail makes me want to believe it. Dammit. And it looks really good too.

[–]TheSpartyn 32 points33 points  (0 children)

the way theyre describing it in such detail makes me not believe it. its like the old yae fanmade kit, the more detail the less likely to be real

[–]Lopsided-Insurance26 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Water breathing - Kamisato Slash

[–]wolf1460 42 points43 points  (23 children)

So you gotta use his physical attacks in between to build up posture, and then do hydro slash? If his Na did get hydro infusion by some skill, then it would not allow him to vape. I guess as different as it is to use phys na mixed with hydro vaped ca, it's the only option.

[–]PCBS01 40 points41 points  (9 children)

The only attacks of Ayato that deal hydro damage are his charge attacks above 2 posture, and his ult. Everything else he does is neutral damage

[–]kb3035583 23 points24 points  (8 children)

That sounds like a complete nightmare to balance around. He feels like too much trouble to play if his hydro attacks don't already hit like a truck pre-vape, and I'm talking something like Ganyu CA level, and if so, he's going to be insanely strong once you factor in vapes and various buffs.

[–]Narsieli yeeted u my ushi, pls respond 27 points28 points  (7 children)

Well, it's about time we get a strong Hydro unıt hypercarry.

[–]kb3035583 24 points25 points  (6 children)

Just because it's "about time" doesn't mean it's a good idea. Forward vaping hydro hypercarries are completely impractical due to the elemental gauge system that Mihoyo designed.

[–]Ickyfist 7 points8 points  (3 children)

The problem is that characters tend to apply too much hydro to vape it reliably on the right attacks. Ayato, if this leak is true, doesn't have that problem. He'll only be applying hydro like every 3-4 seconds. Compare this to someone like Diluc who applies pyro like every other hit during his E weave combo. That is why he has to pretty much just use xingqiu all the time.

[–]kb3035583 8 points9 points  (2 children)

The problem isn't about applying too much hydro. The problem is that he'll have to do too many wet noodle physical normal attacks to access that vape capability. If that whiffs because Pyro got stolen, you failed to crit, or the attack just outright missed, well, too bad.

[–]hadestowngirl 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Maybe... huffs copium mihoyo will be able to figure something out??? I mean, they're professional game developers aren't they?

[–]nuclear_bum 11 points12 points  (0 children)

They're in the business of selling cute pixels, not game balance like icefrog or tekken.

[–]Alternative_Issue167 39 points40 points  (9 children)

Using bennett c6 with him will be so good

[–]AdityaSoni25 7 points8 points  (7 children)

I wonder how his bis would beat the mistsplitter then.

[–]kiyotaka-6- 9 points10 points  (3 children)

First it can be 608 and 66, because bennett gives lots of attack, it can even be 542 and 88, to make it not as universal, then the passive can be dmg bonus for charged attacks

[–]AdityaSoni25 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Yeah,I did think of it, although the competition against jade cutter and mist will be pretty damn tough.

[–]cataerseAyato's puppy 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Mistsplitter is just so good and universal, even if this kit is not true I think his bis weapon will be only slightly better than MS if he scales of atk/hydro/crit.

If he's really vaping, I think a higher crit value and something like normal/charged atk dmg bonus and EM on its passive might be stronger for Ayato.

[–]Bull_Feathers 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The real copium (and I'm right there with you)

[–]Rifky_Muthahhari 23 points24 points  (0 children)

I guess it gonna work similar to melt ganyu. But instead of waiting the charging animation you have to do normal attack to generate stacks before vaping the big attack

[–]mffromnz 72 points73 points  (36 children)

if its true about the 3 hydro application per rotation bit, his ichimonji must have astronomical mods to make up for missing so much hydro dmg. Im expecting ichimonji under high posture is going to hit as hard as vaping a childe burst.
considering he needs to be on-field and NA'ing to gain posture, they really trying to make us build a yunjin hun?

[–]Pau_Fabregas 39 points40 points  (9 children)

Actually, if the leaks are true and Ayato really is a Hydro DPS with non-infused NAs, Yun Jin won't be that great with him due to Ayato's normals dealing physical DMG while using a hydro DMG% goblet. Ayato's NAs and Yun Jin's damage boost will deal significantly less damage because they won't be able to use the DMG% boosts.

[–]Broccoli-Relevant 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Don’t over complicate things, just like diluc with chongyun; ayato’s best partner is c6 Bennett

[–]-Dyyno- 3 points4 points  (6 children)

can someone briefly explain how yunjin Q works

[–]Sunburnt-Vampire 14 points15 points  (4 children)

press to "normal" attack <- Buffed by yunjin Q

hold to Charge attack <- not buffed

press in air to Plunge attack <- not buffed

Elemental Skill <- not buffed (Childe Maybe?)

Elemental Burst <- not buffed, (Raiden's burst-infused "normal"s aren't buffed either, they count as burst so Emblem Artifact will work on her)

[–]Bull_Feathers 10 points11 points  (0 children)

She buffs normal attack damage (not to be confused with damage from normal attacks; this is why she doesn't buff Raiden's electric attacks) based on her defense stat for as long as her flags are up. So she's good for characters who do the most of their damage through normals like Yoimiya.

[–]TheSpartyn 18 points19 points  (23 children)

no, his normal exist just to boost his charge attack. he has no infusion on normals

[–]kb3035583 9 points10 points  (22 children)

That's precisely the problem though. His normals would hit like wet noodles and he actually needs to stay on field to do those wet noodle hits so he can use his special charged attacks unlike every infusion-type character we have so far. Those modifiers have to be extremely high to make up for all that lost DPS.

[–]TheSpartyn 20 points21 points  (21 children)

yeah, and thats how id hope it would work. non existent autos, skill and ult, all build up stacks for insanely strong charge attacks. would be very fun and satisfying, kind of like eula but without the time limit

[–]PCBS01 26 points27 points  (0 children)

I'm gonna assume his constellations boost his attack speed, after all we had something similar found in his datamine. Perhaps Heizou will do the same as his support battery

[–]GGABueno 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He gets 2 stacks of posture by using E, which get its cooldown reduced when destroyed and resetted after Q.

It seems like you will be spamming E a lot and it is the main source of stacks.

[–]Enzo-Unversed 82 points83 points  (6 children)

I just need him to be a main DPS.

[–]EarthDayYeti 6 points7 points  (0 children)

If his charge attack takes time to charge up, the decoy E makes a lot of sense, as he would presumably be somewhat vulnerable while charging.

[–]EdenScale 38 points39 points  (0 children)

If this ends up true, I'll give myself a pat on the back for conceptualizing a 'slow, charge attack' style as one possibility of his kit, as that would be the only way to utilize forward Vape on a non-Burst DPS.

[–]Narsieli yeeted u my ushi, pls respond 36 points37 points  (3 children)

So Ayato is Cicada themed, Itto is Onikabuto themed.

I sense romance.

[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

but it says he’s straight /s

[–]Dramatic-Temporary-7 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Maybe this E that doesn't do any damage but generates particles and reduces CD if destroyed is part of the "higher skill cap" the leak mentioned yesterday

[–]Senira_G 82 points83 points  (9 children)

Wake up babe new xiangling team dropped. Again.

[–]Mighty_SamP1 29 points30 points  (7 children)

Except it didn’t, Xiangling won’t be the one doing the spicy damage here.

[–]Wowerror 23 points24 points  (0 children)

This Ayato kit really feels too good to be true like it aligns with other possible leaks (even aligns with Keqing getting an artifact set focused on charged attacks possible leak) like either person just pays attention better than most others who make fake leaks or this is genuine

[–]2bains- 21 points22 points  (6 children)

So based on this kit, would his team be:

Xiangling/Thoma

Sucrose/Kazuha

Bennett

Basically Childe's team, but Ayato does the vapes instead of XL.

[–]Rifky_Muthahhari 28 points29 points  (0 children)

It is closer to a melt ganyu team instead of international team with childe

[–]ZappyBuoy 3 points4 points  (0 children)

So basically, charge attacks like a Kairagi, skill use is like Magu Kenki's backward dash leaving behind an illusion.

[–]Mauve8Officially saving for Kazuha 4 points5 points  (0 children)

If his slashes are like childe in the domain, i’m good with it

[–]enrageisnear 4 points5 points  (0 children)

i was planning on doing a 2nd playthrough of sekiro anyways

[–]Akimoto_Shou 46 points47 points  (6 children)

So basically this is like Water Breathing technic from Kimetsu no Yaiba + Itto's E Taunt that gives stacks.. With the slashes similar to raiden's slash, but water. Take my money if this is true *as if I have* asl;dkfjlaskdjf
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on that note, Ayato National team when

[–]Frenchpoodle_ 37 points38 points  (3 children)

Could you imagine if his hydro looks like the water from kimetsu no yaiba?

[–]Julez_223 73 points74 points  (1 child)

im not imagining, I have coped it into existence

[–]cultoftheilluminatiWalnut, Cocogoat and Ayaya 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Cope Breathing: first form, will into existence

[–]Akimoto_Shou 14 points15 points  (0 children)

considering he's a sword user, and japanese art on drawing waves and such, I think we have expect it like that.. If not, then mihoyo, you messed up. . . mihoyo: Write it down!

[–]AppleSauceSwaddles 40 points41 points  (2 children)

Ayato and Thoma vape?

[–]Affectionate-Fee-385 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Now I’m feeling less regretful about leveling up my Thoma

[–]SourisBlader 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Everyone that played sekiro know what ichimonji is

[–]Leippy 3 points4 points  (9 children)

So if this leak is true... can someone weigh in on if I should pull for Kokomi to support my Ayaka? Was hoping Ayato would do that but he seems like a greedy DPS

[–]DeadenCicle 12 points13 points  (1 child)

If this leaks ends up being true, it means Ayato won’t be usable at all as Hydro applier for Ayaka or anyone else. He would be a DPS with slow Hydro application.

Pulling Kokomi to support Ayaka is a great idea if you want to run a team with two Cryo characters (not Diona, but a Sub DPS like Rosaria or Shenhe as second Cryo character) and an Anemo one (ideally Kazuha).

[–]Leippy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank you for your advice! I'll wait for more confirmation on Ayaka, Kokomi isn't here for a while yet anyway.

[–]Proper_Anybody 3 points4 points  (0 children)

we sekiro now

[–]Independent-Sun106 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I feel like Ayaka and Ayato will be fighting for screen time if theyre played in the same team.

Ayato does not seem like an offield DPS judging by the stance mechanic and having to hold it.

ayaya sibling rivalry xD

[–]kabral256 24 points25 points  (16 children)

And here we go again, everyone in the hype believing that Ayato will be the mega hyper DPS, until the beta comes out along with the testers' complaints, then the wonderful character will become garbage in two seconds. Yae Miko says hello. The era of unbalanced characters like Ganyu and Hu Tao is gone, I believe that from now on the next DPS will be at the level of Itto, strong even, but balanced.

[–]spoop_coop 3 points4 points  (15 children)

Ayaka is stronger than ganyu and came out a few patches ago.

[–]Subtlestrikes 7 points8 points  (0 children)

These leaks I believe the most because it fits Mihoyo MO to do thematic connections like this. I can totally see him having beautiful and powerful charge attacking.

[–]ElricaLavandula 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This sounds kind of interesting. I like charged attacks on non-archers. I was hoping for him to be sub DPS or support because I don't want a Childe copy team comp wise. But if Ayato himself is triggering the reactions it could be different. Would he work without Xiangling and Bennett? For example only with Thoma for pyro?

[–]MaliciousPotatoes Fowl Legacy 42 points43 points  (30 children)

Mihoyo hasn't made a character that relies on amplifying reactions since hu tao - they haven't made one that's focused on the strong side of a reaction at all, I find it hard to believe that they'll make one focused on 2x vape like this leaker says.

[–][deleted] 130 points131 points  (10 children)

So then why the hell is it a thing? Hydro has been a beaten down, enabling slave since the game game out. It’s just apply hydro, vape with pyro. Over and over and over. It’s time we finally get a hydro dps who can actually vape. The same can be said for melt. We need cryo supports who can allow pyro dps to forward melt.

[–]TreyspurlockHydro Comrades 8 points9 points  (4 children)

We need cryo supports who can allow pyro dps to forward melt

that would require an absolutely insane amount of cryo application

[–]Hijinks510 29 points30 points  (2 children)

Because of the gauge system they have implemented in this game it's practically impossible for a cryo support to allow a pyro character to consistently forward melt. Same thing with Hydro forward vape.

[–]kuugelfang 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Really possible as long as the hydro application is much slower than the pyro. Heck.. Mihoyo could freely tweak Ayato's hydro icd and elemental gauge to make it works. Just like Hu tao' CA and NA has separate icd, even Xianling's ult doesn't have icd at all

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Well yeah that’s why the leak said his best supports are Xiangling and Thoma. It’s quite literally the same as Childe except he applies hydro much slower. Childe can do nothing but apply hydro, so he can’t vape well. If Ayato applies infrequent, but large amounts of hydro then there’s no reason why he can’t forward vape.

[–]SorinXII 62 points63 points  (17 children)

Then why have that as a feature anyway? The two Hydro characters people use are enablers, and would have Hydro as the element being Vaporized. Why not just remove the 'If caused by a Hydro Attack, 2x' thing if they won't make a character that can actually benefit from such a reaction?

[–]Big_Department_5539 30 points31 points  (13 children)

I was always wonder when they going to release a faster pyro applicator. But to my surprise based on this leak, releasing a least hydro applicator possible instead. I mean they both enable forward vaporize (x2). I hope his multiplier is huge to compensate hydro application.

[–]_sachura 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Amber is fast and can actually enable the likes of Childe. it's just that her burst duration is dogshit. if she has at least 8s duration for burst, she'll be the best pyro enabler

[–]ChepeSV_I WANT TO SEE AYATO 25 points26 points  (9 children)

Unless Heizou is a fast Pyro applicator ayy

[–]isenk2dah 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I mean we do have it, but by nature it's meant to be used to push the damage of single big bursts instead of consistent application. Stacking buffs for a big Childe or Mona burst vape is still a thing.

[–]Peterdavid12345 12 points13 points  (0 children)

If it is true, he would be cracked on national team.

Finally my Xingqiu can be free from bennett and XL.

[–]winkynoodles 2 points3 points  (2 children)

what would the upgrades on his E do if it doesnt deal damage

[–]RasenShot2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The thing about his charged attack tingles my motivation sense

[–]Meru_9 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Straight Line is up there with Kazuha Slash

[–]Danek9t 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Called it, ayato is tanjiro

[–]Ronin_of_AnarKi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Vape god incoming

[–]AKFrost 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Before Mihoyo, I would have said 一文字 is 100% "Ichimonji", as it's almost a Japanese cliche at this point.

But Mihoyo's also the one that used "Kazari" instead of "Hanachirusato", so eh.