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Diona

Diona in Genshin. Skills, talents, constellations, weapons, ascensions.
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Diona
EnglishDiona
Alternative NamesCH:迪奥娜
Rarity4★
Vision (Element)Cryo (Ice) Cryo
WeaponBow
ConstellationFeles
CVJP:ディオナ, CH: 迪奥娜
BirthdayJanuary 18th
AffiliationThe Cat's Tail Bar
RegionMondstadt
AcquisitionSummon
Time LimitedNo

Overview

Diona is a bow user with a Cryo element. While her normal attacks are nothing to write home about, her kit can be quite useful as a support. Her shield strength scales off of her max HP, and the duration is based on tap or hold version of her elemental skill. Her elemental burst deals damage and heals you every 2 seconds for 12 seconds. Since it also applies Cryo element every 2 seconds, it's useful for elemental reaction with your team. Her main downside is that her elemental skill has quite a lengthy cooldown, and elemental burst is costly at 80 energy to use.

Recommended Builds

Weapons

The best weapon to use for her is the Sacrificial Bow. It adds a lot of value to her since doing the hold version has quite a long cooldown, but it gives her about 4 elemental particles, and another 4 if it resets again. The shield duration also stacks if you do the tap twice when it resets, becoming around 8 seconds of shield. However, the shield duration can't go over 12/13 seconds, so holding down the skill twice will only stay at around 12/13 seconds.

WeaponSecondary StatPassive
Sacrificial Bow
Sacrificial Bow
Energy RechargeAfter damaging an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30s.
Rust
Rust
Physical DMG BonusIncreases Normal Attack DMG by 40% but decreases Aimed Shot DMG by 8%
Compound Bow
Compound Bow
Physical DMG BonusNormal Attack and Aimed Shot hits increase ATK by 4% and Normal Attack SPD by 1.2% for 6s. Max 4 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s.

Artifacts

There are several good 2 piece artifact sets that you can use for her: The Exile and/or Scholar, or Maiden Beloved. Use the ones that will fit your play style. Using a 4 piece set of any of them is also not a bad choice. The main recommended thing is to go for HP% main stat for your artifact pieces for increased shield strength, and a Healing Bonus% on the crown piece for her elemental burst. Energy Recharge% on the hourglass piece can be an option as well.

If you want to go for damage dealer instead, since her skills have a lengthy cooldown/cost, normal attack spam might be the better option. Go with any 5* bow for higher attack, or Rust. Compound Bow for free option. For artifacts, go with 2 piece Bloodstained Chivalry with any other 2 piece +18% atk, or go with 4 piece Retracing Bolide. The important one being Physical DMG Bonus % on the cup.

Artifact Set2-Piece Bonus4-Piece Bonus
The Exile
The Exile
Energy Recharge +20%Using an Elemental Burst regenerates 2 Energy for other party members every 2s for 6s. This effect cannot stack.
Scholar
Scholar
Energy Recharge +20%Gaining Energy gives 3 Energy to all party members who have a bow or a catalyst equipped. Can only occurs once every 3s.
Retracing Bolide
Retracing Bolide
Increases Shield Strength by 35%.
While protected by a shield, gain an additional 40% Normal and Charged Attack DMG.
Maiden Beloved
Maiden Beloved
Character Healing Effectiveness +15%
Using an Elemental Skill or Burst increases healing received by all party members by 20% for 10s.

Team Recommendation

She works quite well when paired with most main damage dealers because of her Cryo elemental reactions, and her skills can be fired off pretty fast, while also not requiring her to stay on the field for continuous Cryo from her burst.

Diluc can cause 3x Melt reaction when used together with Diona's elemental burst for a significant damage increase. Razor's electro element is good with Cryo since it reduces enemy's physical resistance. Keqing is similar to Razor, but it will mostly help her if you go with mostly physical attacks.

Chongyun has trouble generating his own energy, so you can put Diona on the team as a sort of Cryo Energy generator in addition to her support kit. Having two Cryo characters will also give the Cryo Elemental Resonance for additional Crit Rate.

CharacterElementWeapon
Diluc
Diluc
Pyro (Fire) PyroClaymore
Bennett
Bennett
Pyro (Fire) PyroSword
Razor
Razor
Electro (Lightning) ElectroClaymore
Chongyun
Chongyun
Cryo Cryo Claymore

Normal Attack (Combat Talent)

Normal Attack
Performs up to 5 consecutive shots with a bow.

Charged Attack
Performs 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 (Combat Talent)

Fires an Icy Paw that deals Cryo DMG to enemies 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.

Press
Rapidly fires off 2 Icy Paws.

Hold
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 (Combat Talent)

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

Passive TalentEffect
Cat's Tail Secret MenuCharacter's shielded by Ice Paws have their movement SPD increased by 10% and their Stamina Consumption decreased by 10%.
Drunkards FarceOpponents who enter the AoE of Signature Mix have 10% decreased ATK for 15s.
Complimentary Bar FoodWhen a Perfect Cooking is achived on a dish with restorative effects, there is a 12% chance to obtain double the product.

The 1st and the 2nd passives activation requires ascension. See Talents (Skills) Guide for more details.

Constellations

LevelConstellationEffect
1A Lingering FlavorRegenerates 15 Energy for Diona after the effects of Signature Mix end.
2Shaken, Not PurredIncreases 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 shields DMG Absorption for 5s.
3A-Another Round?Increases the Level of Signature Mix by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
4Wine Industry SlayerWithin the radius of Signature Mix, Diona's charge time for aimed shots is reduced by 60%.
5Double Shot, On The RocksIncreases the Level of Icy Paws by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
6Cat's Tail Closing TimeCharacters within Signature Mix's radius will gain the following effects based on their HP amounts: 1. Increases Incoming Healing Bonus by 30% when HP falls below or is equal to 50%. 2. Elemental Mastery increased by 200 when HP is above 50%.

A Stella Fortuna is required to unlock each constellation. See Constellations Guide for more details.

Talent Enhance Materials

LevelMaterials
2Teachings of Freedomx3Firm Arrowheadx6-
3Guide to Freedomx2Sharp Arrowheadx3-
4Guide to Freedomx4Sharp Arrowheadx4-
5Guide to Freedomx6Sharp Arrowheadx6-
6Guide to Freedomx9Sharp Arrowheadx9-
7Philosophies of Freedomx4Weathered Arrowheadx4?
8Philosophies of Freedomx6Weathered Arrowheadx6?
9Philosophies of Freedomx9Weathered Arrowheadx15?
10Philosophies of Freedomx12Weathered Arrowheadx20?

Ascension Materials

AscensionMaterials
1Shivada Jade Sliver
x1
--Calla Lily
x3
Firm Arrowhead
x3
2Shivada Jade Fragment
x3
Hoarfrost Core
x2
Calla Lily
x10
Firm Arrowhead
x15
3Shivada Jade Fragment
x6
Hoarfrost Core
x4
Calla Lily
x20
Sharp Arrowhead
x12
4Shivada Jade Chunk
x3
Hoarfrost Core
x8
Calla Lily
x30
Sharp Arrowhead
x18
5Shivada Jade Chunk
x6
Hoarfrost Core
x12
Calla Lily
x45
Weathered Arrowhead
x12
6Shivada Jade Gemstone
x6
Hoarfrost Core
x20
Calla Lily
x60
Weathered Arrowhead
x24

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