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Genshin Impact Kirara Guide: Abilities, Playstyle, and more

Genshin's new character Kirara and her abilities explained!

“Cat Upon the Eaves” Kirara (dendro/sword) is a new Dendro character released in the first half of Genshin Impact version 3.7. She will be available as a rate-up 4* character on the double rerun banners of “Frolicking Flames” Yoimiya (pyro/bow) and  “Astute Amusement” Yae Miko (electro/catalyst). This guide will provide a detailed explanation of her abilities and the best way to play Kirara in a team in Genshin Impact.

Genshin Impact Kirara Guide: Abilities description 

Talent upgrade priority

Elemental skill > elemental burst. Normal attacks are useless.

Normal attack: Boxcutter

Normal Attack

  • Performs up to 4 rapid strikes.
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Charged Attack

  • Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 3 rapid claw strikes.

Plunging Attack

  • Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Elemental skill: Meow-teor Kick


Leaps into the air with all the agility of a cat passing through the bushes, and thwacks her foes with a flying kick that deals AoE Dendro DMG while creating a Shield of Safe Transport. This will also briefly apply Dendro to Kirara.

The shield will absorb Dendro DMG with 250% effectiveness. The shield’s DMG absorption will be based on Kirara’s Max HP and will not exceed a certain percentage of that Max HP. The remaining DMG absorption on a Shield of Safe Transport will stack on a new one when it is created, and its duration will reset.


Out of her desire to deliver within half a day,” Kirara deploys a Shield of Safe Transport identical to the one that can be created by pressing the skill. She will also curl up into a special express delivery box, entering the Urgent Neko Parcel state to move and fight more swiftly.

Urgent Neko Parcel

  • Deals Dendro DMG to opponents she crashes into. This effect can be triggered once on each opponent every 0.5s.
  • When in this state, Kirara’s movement speed, climbing speed, and jumping power are all increased, and her Stamina Consumption from climbing is increased.
  • When the duration ends or the skill is used again, a Flipclaw Strike more powerful than the attack in the Mode will be unleashed, dealing AoE Dendro DMG.
  • The Urgent Neko Parcel state lasts a maximum of 10s. When the state ends, the skill will enter CD. The longer Kirara spends in this state, the longer the CD will be.
  • Sprinting or actively canceling climbing will end this state early.

Elemental burst: Secret Art: Surprise Dispatch

Smash opponents with a Special Delivery Package used for punishing parcel thieves, dealing AoE Dendro DMG. After the Special Delivery Package explodes, it will split up into many Cat Grass Cardamoms that will explode either upon contact with opponents or after a period, dealing AoE Dendro DMG.

Ascension 1 passive: Bewitching, Betwitching Tails

When Kirara is in the Urgent Neko Parcel state of Meow-teor Kick, each impact against an opponent will grant her a stack of Reinforced Packaging. This effect can be triggered once for each opponent hit every 0.5s. Max 3 stacks. When the Urgent Neko Parcel state ends, each stack of Reinforced Packaging will create 1 Shield of Safe Transport for Kirara.

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The shields that are created this way will have 20% of the DMG absorption that the Shield of Safe Transport produced by Meow-teor Kick would have. If Kirara is already protected by a Shield of Safe Transport created by Meow-teor Kick, its DMG absorption will stack with these shields and its duration will reset.

Ascension 4 passive: Pupillary Variance

Every 1,000 Max HP Kirara possesses will increase the DMG dealt by Meow-teor Kick by 0.4%, and the DMG dealt by Secret Art: Surprise Dispatch by 0.3%.

Utility passive: Cat’s Creeping Carriage

When Kirara is at the party, animals that produce Fowl, Raw Meat, or Chilled Meat will not be startled when party members approach them.

Genshin Impact Kirara Guide: Abilities explained

Normal attack: Boxcutter

  • The most useless part of her kit. It deals with physical DMG which scales with ATK.

Elemental skill: Meow-teor Kick

  • The hold version is preferable since it generates more particles and her shield can potentially gain multiple stacks. The best way to use it is to hold it and click it again. This takes the same amount of time as the tap version but with all the benefits of the old version.

Elemental burst: Secret Art: Surprise Dispatch

  • The burst has a very high multiplier but since it scales with ATK, it will not deal any significant DMG with an HP build.
  • The Dendro mines can be grouped by Sucrose and Kazuha but not Venti. 

Ascension 1 passive: Bewitching, Betwitching Tails

  • This passive increases the strength of her shield, as well as refreshing its duration. The shield can have permanent uptime this way.

Ascension 4 passive: Pupillary Variance

  • While it adds some HP scaling to her skill and burst, doing DMG remains an insignificant aspect of her kit.

Utility passive: Cat’s Creeping Carriage

  • This talent is the same as Aloy’s utility passive. Being able to hunt animals without startling them fits Kirara’s cat-themed design.

Genshin Impact Kirara Guide: Playstyle

The best way to play her is as an off-field support who keeps the team alive with her pretty reliable shield. Since her shield is Dendro, her value increases in Bloom teams since characters can take self-DMG from Bloom core explosion.

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A very niche way to use her is as an on-field Dendro driver with her hold skill. Depending on the primary reaction of the team, she may be required to be built with EM or ATK, either of which will reduce her capabilities as a shielder. 

Final Thoughts

Thankfully Kirara is an amazing 4* who is fully functional at C0. She is meant to be used in Dendro teams that need a shield as a survival utility, and she does her job well. 

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That’s all for today’s Genshin Impact Kirara guide, which discusses her skillset and different abilities. Let us know what you think about this guide in the comments below!

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