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How to play Diona in Genshin Impact

Diona is a bartender at the Cat’s Tail tavern in Mondstadt and one of the smallest characters in Genshin Impact. This Cryo kittycat wields a bow, providing shields and massive AOE heals for her team. This is the complete guide to playing Diona in Genshin Impact.

Attacks and Skills

Attack: Katzlein Style – Diona has a 5-chain attack, which has relatively low scaling. If you charge your shots, they do additional damage and at max charge the damage is converted to Cryo.

Elemental Skill: Icy Paws – Upon pressing the Elemental Skill, Diona shoots out 2 Icy Paws which generate a shield. This shield absorbs damage and scales off of Diona’s Max HP. If you hold the Elemental Skill, Diona dashes back and releases 5 Icy Paws, increasing the damage absorption of the shield. This ability has auto tracking, meaning it can hit flying enemies, like the Hawks created by the Oceanid.

Elemental Burst: Signature Mix – Diona tosses out her special brew, dealing Cryo damage on impact and creating a Drunken Mist AOE. This AOE deals Cryo damage every 2 seconds and also heals characters at the same interval. The Drunken Mist lasts for 12 seconds.

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Passive Talents

Cat’s Tail Secret Menu: Ascension 1 – Characters shielded by Icy Paws have their Movement SPD increased by 10% and their Stamina Consumption decreased by 10%.

Drunkard’s Farce: Ascension 4 – 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, there is a 12% chance to obtain double the product.


C1: A Lingering Flavor – Regenerates 15 Energy for Diona after the effects of Signature Mix end.

C2: Shaken, Not Purred – 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.

C3: A-Another Round? – Increases the Level of Signature Mix by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.

C4: Wine Industry Slayer – Within the radius of Signature Mix, Diona’s charge time for aimed shots is reduced by 60%.

C5: Double Shot, On the Rocks – Increases the Level of Icy Paws by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.

C6: Cat’s Tail Closing Time – 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%.


Because Diona scales off of her Max HP, artifacts with flat HP and HP percentage are a must-have for her. Maiden Beloved is by far the strongest artifact on Diona, increasing her potency as a healer. While Retracing Bolide seems like it would be a good fit on paper, the shield effectiveness buff does not apply when you switch characters. Two piece Wanderer’s Troupe is also great for recharging Signature Mix.

There are leaks of a Cryo damage set coming, but Diona does not excel at dealing damage. It is best to build her as a support, and she synergizes well with Electro main DPS like Razor or Keqing. Diona also pairs well with Diluc and Klee, who can both inflict Melt to increase damage output.

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Derrick Tomlinson

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Fan of looter-shooters, the FPS genre, Marvel and Star Wars.
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