Genshin Impact Diona Character Guide
Genshin Impact is one of the best action RPGs we have seen until now. The game is a commercial success for miHoYo since it generated $400m in only two months. Of course, the availability of the game also contributed to this success as it is widely available on most platforms. The game had received generally favorable scores from critics everywhere.
Arguably the most successful platform Genshin Impact has made its mark on would be on mobile. Hence, if you’re interested in the game, be sure to get some Google Play Gift Cards to load up on Primogems within the game.
The world of Teyvat captivated players and since the game’s release, the player count has been continuously rising. The open world of Genshin Impact is terrific and it is full of adventures for players. miHoYo is continuously working on updates for Genshin Impact and they are constantly adding new characters.
Today we are going to take a closer look at Diona, one of the best characters the game has to offer.
Who is Diona?
Diona is a playable cryo character. Her bio states that she is the daughter of Draff who thinks that she is a bit of a rebel. You can find Draff in Springvale, Mondstadt. Her in-game description is, “A young lady who has inherited trace amounts of non-human blood. She is the incredible popular bartender of the Cat’s Tail Tavern”. This pink-haired, cat-like girl has been the favorite of many ever since her release. Now, let us talk about her skills and talents.
Diona is a very good support character, which is evident through her combat information below.
|Katzlein Style||Normal/Charged/Plunging||Normal Attack: 5 consecutive shots with her bow. Full 5 hits brings 53.8% DMG
Charged Attack: Precise aimed shot with increased 43.9% DMG through biting frost accumulated on the arrowhead. Fully charged frost arrow deals 124% Cryo DMG.
Plunging Attack: Shower of arrows in mid-air before falling to the ground, dealing AoE DMG.
|Icy Paws||Elemental Skill||Fires two Icy Paws that deal 41.9% Cryo DMG per hit and forms a shield on hit.
Shield DMG absorption is based on her max HP. The duration is based on the number of paws that hit the target.
Holding the button will cause her to use 5 Icy Paws and a 75% absorption bonus for the shield.
|Signature Mix||Elemental Burst||Throws a cold brew that deals AoE Cryo DMG and creates a drunken mist in AoE.
Drunken mist heals characters by 5.34% max HP and deals continuous 52.6% Cryo DMG to opponents. Duration is 12s.
|Cat’s Tail Secret Menu||Passive Talent||Those shielded by Icy Paws generate a 10% speed bonus and reduces stamina consumption by 10%.|
|Drunkard’s Farce||Passive Talent||Opponents in Drunkard’s Farce AoE will have a %10 reduction in damage for 15s.|
|Complimentary Bar Food||Passive Talent||When she cooks food with restorative effects, there is a 12% chance of her earning double the product.|
As we have mentioned before, she is a very good support character. Diona can create shields and regenerate her party members’ health. Her AoE damage and healing abilities are highly useful during combat. She is highly effective during boss fights as well. However, her only drawback is her low HP and defense. If you can mix her with the right characters she can carry the party’s healing on her own.
We can divide Diona’s builds into two. Your options are Shield Support and a Healer build. If you want to go for a Shield Support build we suggest Sacrificial Bow with the Noblesse Oblige artifact set. If you want to increase her energy absorption you can use the Favonius Warbow as well. The Sacrificial Bow will increase her energy recharge by 6.7%. If you have 2 pieces of Noblesse Oblige you will gain 20% Elemental Burst damage. If you have 4 pieces of Noblesse Oblige your party members will gain a 20% attack increase when you use elemental burst. You should use Icy Paws with this build as it is much more effective.
If you are going for a Healer build we suggest using the Sacrificial Bow with the Maiden Beloved Artifact set. Once again the Sacrificial Bow will increase Diona’s energy recharge by 6.7%. However, the Maiden Beloved set is one of the best healer sets in the game. If you have 2 pieces of Maiden Beloved your character’s healing effectiveness will increase by 15%. If you have 4 pieces, then when you use an elemental skill it will increase healing received by members by 10% for 10 seconds. This set is extremely useful during boss fights where you will need constant healing.
When you are making a build you need to keep in mind that some stats are more important than others. Your priorities with Diona should be energy recharge, cryo damage bonus, and healing damage.
Diona gains Cryo damage bonus as she ascends. Ascension materials for Diona are pretty straightforward as shown below:
|20||20,000||1x Shivada Jade Silver, 3x Calla Lily, 3x Firm Arrowhead.|
|40||40,000||3x Shivada Jade Fragment, 2 Hoarfrost Core, 10 Calla Lily, 15x Firm Arrowhead.|
|50||60,000||6x Shivada Jade Fragment, 4x Hoarfrost Core, 20x Calla Lily, 12x Sharp Arrowhead.|
|60||80,000||3x Shivada Jade Chunk, 8x Hoarfrost Core, 30x Calla Lily, 18x Sharp Arrowhead.|
|70||100,000||6x Shivada Jade Chunk, 12x Hoarfrost Core, 45x Calla Lily, 12x Weathered Arrowhead.|
|80||120,000||6x Shivada Jade Gemstone, 20x Hoarfrost Core, 60x Calla Lily, 12x Weathered Arrowhead.|
She can be paired with Diluc and Klee – they would make the best team. Diluc has high burst damage and can trigger high damage melt reactions. Even if Diluc has a low attack speed, through Diona he can gain an increase of 10% attack speed. She can also work well with Klee since it will complement her low attack and increase it significantly. Even if you do not use these characters she still helps other characters greatly through her healing abilities.
When we take a look at Diona’s constellations, your number one priority should be unlocking her first Constellation: A Lingering Flavor. Her energy absorption rate is low so if you unlock this constellation she will gain 15 energy after using her burst.
|A Lingering Flavor||Generates 15 energy for Diona.|
|Shaken, Not Purred||Increase Icy Paws’ DMG by 15% and increases its shield’s DMG absorption by 15%. Additionally, when paws hit their targets, it will create a shield for nearby party members for 5s.|
|A-Another Round?||Increases Level of Signature Mix by 3, max 15.|
|Wine Industry Slayer||Charge time for aimed shots is reduced by 60%.|
|Double Shot, On The Rocks||Increases Level of Icy Paws by 3, max 15.|
|Cat’s Tail Closing Time||Those within Signature Mix’s radius will gain the following effects based on their HP:
To Sum Up
Genshin Impact will add more characters in the future, but Diona is the perfect support for your party. She is highly useful during boss fights and she fares generally ok against other mobs. The ability to continuously damage your enemies while healing your friends is what makes her special.
Her AoE abilities make her a good choice against multiple enemies. However, her base health is low and she should not confront enemies directly. She is an amazing addition to parties, after all, she is considered an S-tier character by many.
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