Genshin Impact: Diona Updated Build Guide 2022

Himel Mahmud
By Himel Mahmud
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Credit: HoYoverse

Here is a build guide for Diona, one of the best cryo support characters in Genshin Impact.

Diona is a 4-star Cryo bow character in Genshin Impact, one of the best support characters in the game. Diona is an excellent character because she can shield, heal your party, and apply Cryo. Despite being a bartender at the Cat’s Tail, she despises alcohol and wants nothing more than to ruin Mondstadt’s wine industry, a feat easier said than done when her customers love her drinks.

Diona can either be support or pure healer for your party because she can protect with a decent shield with her elemental skill, and her burst can apply Cryo and heal your party. Diona can also act as a battery for your other Cryo characters because she can generate a lot of energy particles. She is an incredible unit for players who want a shielder and healer for their party.

Diona was ranked pretty decently on our best supports list article. So here is a comprehensive build guide for Diona.

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Diona Build Guide

Diona Talents

Normal Attack: Kätzlein Style

Normal Attack: Perform up to 5 consecutive shots with a bow.

Charged Attack: Perform a more precise Aimed Shot with increased DMG. While aiming, biting frost will accumulate on the arrowhead. A fully charged frost arrow will deal Cryo DMG.

Plunging Attack: Fires off a shower of arrows in mid-air before falling and striking the ground, dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Elemental Skill

Icy Paws

Fires an Icy Paw that deals Cryo DMG to opponents and forms a shield on hit.
The shield’s DMG Absorption scales based on Diona’s Max HP, and its duration scales off the number of Icy Paws that hit their target.

Rapidly fires off 2 Icy Paws.

Dashes back quickly before firing five Icy Paws.
The shield created by a Hold attack will gain a 75% DMG Absorption Bonus.

The shield has a 250% Cryo DMG Absorption Bonus and will cause your active character to become affected by Cryo at the point of formation for a short duration.

Elemental Burst

Signature Mix

Tosses out a special cold brew that deals AoE Cryo DMG and creates a Drunken Mist in an AoE.

Drunken Mist

  • Deals continuous Cryo DMG to opponents within the AoE.
  • Continuously regenerates the HP of characters within the AoE.

Passive Talents

Cat’s Tail Secret Menu

Characters shielded by Icy Paws have their Movement SPD increased by 10%, and their Stamina Consumption decreased by 10%.

Drunkards’ Farce

Opponents who enter the AoE of Signature Mix have 10% decreased ATK for 15s.

Complimentary Bar Food

When a Perfect Cooking is achieved on a dish with restorative effects, Diona has a 12% chance to obtain double the product.

Diona Constellations

A Lingering Flavor
(Unlocked at C1)
Regenerates 15 Energy for Diona after the effects of Signature Mix end.
Shaken, Not Purred
(Unlocked at C2)
Increases Icy Paws‘ DMG by 15%, and increases its shield’s DMG Absorption by 15%.
Additionally, when paws hit their targets, creates a shield for other nearby characters on the field with 50% of the Icy Paws shield’s DMG Absorption for 5s.
A-Another Round?
(Unlocked at C3)
Increases the Level of Signature Mix by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Wine Industry Slayer

(Unlocked at C4)
Within the radius of Signature Mix, Diona’s charge time for aimed shots is reduced by 60%
Double Shot, On The Rocks
(Unlocked at C5)
Increases the Level of Icy Paws by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Cat’s Tail Closing Time
(Unlocked at C6)
Characters within Signature Mix’s radius will gain the following effects based on their HP amounts:
Increases Incoming Healing Bonus by 30% when HP falls below or is equal to 50%.
Elemental Mastery increased by 200 when HP is above 50%.

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Diona Artifact Set Guide

Diona can be played as a healer and shielder or a cryo support, depending on how you play her. These are the best artifacts for Diona.

Maiden Beloved

2-piece set: Character Healing Effectiveness +15%

4-piece set: Using an Elemental Skill or Burst increases healing received by all party members by 20% for 10s.

Noblesse Oblige
2-piece set: Elemental Burst DMG +20%

4-piece set: Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members’ ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.

For Diona, we recommend Noblesse Oblige or Maiden Beloved artifact sets.

Best Weapons for Diona

Diona has a limited number of weapon options. These are the best weapons for Diona.

Elegy for the End

Elegy for the End. Credit: HoYoverse
Elegy for the End. Credit: HoYoverse

Base Attack: 46, at Level 90: 608
Energy Recharge: 12.0%, at Level 90: 55.1%

A part of the “Millennial Movement” that wanders amidst the winds. Increases Elemental Mastery by 60. When the Elemental Skills or Elemental Bursts of the character wielding this weapon hit opponents, that character gains a Sigil of Remembrance. This effect can be triggered once every 0.2s and can be triggered even if said character is not on the field. When you possess 4 Sigils of Remembrance, all of them will be consumed, and all nearby party members will obtain the “Millennial Movement: Farewell Song” effect for 12s. “Millennial Movement: Farewell Song” increases Elemental Mastery by 100 and increases ATK by 20%. Once this effect is triggered, you will not gain Sigils of Remembrance for 20s.

Of the many effects of the “Millennial Movement,” buffs of the same type will not stack.

Sacrificial Bow

Sacrificial Bow. Credit: HoYoverse
Sacrificial Bow. Credit: HoYoverse

Base Attack: 44, at Level 90: 565
Energy Recharge: 6.7%, at Level 90: 30.6%

After dealing damage to an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30s.

Favonius Warbow

Favonius Warbow. Credit: HoYoverse
Favonius Warbow. Credit: HoYoverse

Base Attack: 41, at Level 90: 454
Energy Recharge: 13.3%, at Level 90: 61.3%

CRIT hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12s.

Diona doesn’t have a good free-to-play weapon for her, but her weapons are easily obtainable. Elegy for the End is the best in slot weapon for Diona because of its high energy recharge and passive, which is excellent for her. Sacrificial Bow is an excellent option because its passive allows Diona to reset her skill after casting. This is great because you can generate a lot of cryo particles when you’re playing Diona as a cryo support. Finally, Favonius Warbow is an excellent option because of its passive and high-energy recharge. Diona can generate a lot of energy for her and the entire team with Favonius Warbow because it generates a lot of white energy particles.

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Diona Builds

Standard Healer Build
4-piece Maiden Beloved
Flower, Feather, HP% or Energy Recharge, HP%, HP% or Healing Bonus

Cryo Support Build
4-piece Noblesse Oblige
Flower, Feather, HP%, HP%, HP% or Healing Bonus

Recommended Energy Recharge: 180%-200%

Recommended HP: 28-30,000


Diona is considered an excellent support in Genshin Impact for Cryo teams. She can fit into any team that requires a shielder and healer. Because she can provide shield and healing, this makes Diona one of the most versatile characters in the game.

Diona is great support for Cryo teams because she can act as a battery for a Cryo DPS and generate a lot of cryo energy particles. She is also great for freeze teams since she can apply Cryo with her elemental skill and burst. Diona is viable support for characters like Ayaka, Ganyu, and Eula and can act as a battery for them.

Her elemental skill fires Icy Paws, which deals Cryo damage to opponents and forms a shield on hit. Her shield scales off her max HP, so we recommended that you stack a lot of HP on her. The duration of her shield scales off the number of Icy Paws that hit their target. Her elemental burst Signature Mix tosses out a special cold brew that deals with AoE Cryo damage and creates a Drunken Mist in an AoE that will heal your characters.

Diona has some really good constellations for a 4-star character. When you unlock her sixth constellation, characters inside Signature Mix will get 200 Elemental Mastery when HP is above 50%. This makes her sixth constellation one of the strongest constellations in the game.

Best Team Comp

Diona can be slotted into every team comp in Genshin Impact that requires a healer and a shielder, and she can provide both. Pairing her with another cryo character will unlock Cryo resonance, increasing Crit rate against enemies frozen or affected by Cryo by 15%.

Here we listed some of the popular team comps for Diona.

  1. Ganyu, Venti, Mona, Diona
  2. Ayaka, Venti, Mona, Diona
  3. Hu Tao, Xingqiu, Kayea, Diona

Diona Ascension Materials

Lv.20 → Lv.40Calla Lily ×3
Shivada Jade Sliver ×1
Firm Arrowhead ×3
Mora x20,000
Lv.40 → Lv.50Calla Lily ×10
Shivada Jade Fragment ×3
Firm Arrowhead ×15
Hoarfrost Core ×2
Mora x40,000
Lv.50 → Lv.60Calla Lily ×20
Shivada Jade Fragment ×6
Sharp Arrowhead ×12
Hoarfrost Core ×4
Mora x60,000
Lv.60 → Lv.70Calla Lily ×30
Shivada Jade Chunk ×3
Sharp Arrowhead ×18
Hoarfrost Core ×8
Mora x80,000
Lv.70 → Lv.80Calla Lily ×45
Shivada Jade Chunk ×6
Weathered Arrowhead  ×12
Hoarfrost Core ×12
Mora x100,000
Lv.80 → Lv.90Calla Lily ×60
Shivada Jade Gemstone ×6
Weathered Arrowhead ×24
Hoarfrost Core ×20
Mora x120,000
Diona Ascension Materials

That’s it for the updated Diona guide for new and old players. Keep an eye on GameRiv for more build guides and future Genshin Impact content.

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Himel Mahmud is a Staff Writer and Social Media Manager at GameRiv. A former FIFA Professional, Himel has been playing video games forever. He plays video games passionately, loves football and an avid music listener.