- The upcoming 4.4 Lantern Rite event in Genshin Impact will offer players the opportunity to grind for Primogems and participate in fun events.
- The 4.4 update will introduce new banners featuring fan-favorite characters like Nahida, Yae Miko, Xiao, and Xianyun, each with their own unique benefits and reasons to pull.
- Leaks suggest that future updates will include characters like Chiori, Albedo, Arataki Itto, and a new Mummy girl four-star.
Every patch, there are four new banners waiting for Genshin Impact players. This is always exciting, even if players don’t wish for any rate-up five-stars since it means more time to grind Primogems and save up to pull their desired units. Genshin Impact‘s future updates include some spectacular characters for players to wish for.
With the next patch being the 4.4 Lantern Rite event, Genshin Impact players have a lot of fun events to grind for Primogems. There’s also new banners coming in the update for players to wish on if their desired five-star is in the running. The event is one of the biggest in the game, and as a yearly event, it holds a lot of importance to be able to experience it in its whole.
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Genshin Impact Banners On Their Way
Confirmed Banners in 4.4
The 4.4 Special Program revealed a lot about the banners coming in the next version. 4.4’s banners will feature fan favorite units like Genshin Impact‘s Nahida, Yae Miko, Xiao, and the new Anemo catalyst, Xianyun. All of these characters have their benefits and there are solid reasons to pull them all.
- Nahida is a staple in most Dendro teams.
- Xiao is a contender alongside Wanderer for best Anemo DPS.
- Yae Miko is a powerful sub-DPS.
- Xianyun has great potential for exploration and supporting units like Xiao, Diluc, and potentially Gaming.
On the topic of Genshin Impact‘s Gaming character, he will be featured on Xianyun and Nahida’s banners since they’re all in the first half. He’s intended to be a Pyro DPS unit, with most leaks pointing to his best set being Crimson Witch of Flames. Many fans are excited about his arrival since he’d been mentioned in leaks for quite some time. As a new Liyue four-star character, he may be a good pick for the free four-star the event offers.
Nahida is a staple unit featured in the first half of 4.4. She is a wonderful Dendro unit that can drastically change any comp out there. She’s highly flexible and can work with strict and niche units like Genshin Impact‘s Nilou who has a very specific Bloom reaction unique to her. Nahida can also add some minor quality of life to players who have to farm for materials, since her elemental skill can pick up certain items. As an added bonus, she also has the fun ability to read some characters’ minds in-game.
Players looking to refresh their team comps should look at Xiao and Yae Miko. While Nahida is quickly becoming a must-pull like Genshin Impact‘s Kazuha did, Yae MIko and Xiao are still strong in their territories. As one of the only two strong Anemo DPSs, Xiao is a great pick for those who want to explore plunging attack battle styles. Meanwhile, Yae Miko can do great damage in almost any team and is a strong unit. She can trigger Dendro reactions like Hyperbloom, Quicken, or Aggravate, and is a versatile unit overall.
Leaked Banners For The Future
So far, most leakers are saying that Chiori, the fashion designer from Inazuma residing in Fontaine, is the only new five-star coming in 4.5. While these things are subject to change, it’s good that Genshin Impact isn’t introducing too many new five-star units per patch, so players can hold onto their Primogems and see if they want to pull. Some five-stars rumored to have reruns in 4.5 are:
- Arataki Itto
- A new Mummy girl four-star who has been mentioned for a while now.
There’s also been some switch up in expectations for Clorinde and Arlecchino. It’s currently unclear who’s coming first, as Clorinde is already visible in leaks, implying she’s sooner rather than later in version 4.6. However, since most signs had pointed to her release in 4.7, this might mean Arlecchino is pushed back in her stead. Until things are clearer, it can be hard to tell, but both five-stars are slowly on their way.
As far as leaked gameplay goes, there are heavy implications that the fourth Fatui Harbinger, Arlecchino, will fit in an Overloaded comp. With the recent release of four-star Pyro polearm Chevreuse, there is already a potential unique support for her future team comps. The game seems to be turning its attention to the forgotten Overloaded reaction, which hadn’t had much traction before Chevreuse’s release. With a new five-star who is oriented around it, it’s very easy to imagine the reaction taking the center stage soon in future updates of the Spiral Abyss.
There’s a bit of back and forth about Clorinde’s potential. Some sources say she could be an Electro-Charged reaction focused Genshin DPS. As an assumed Electro sword unit, there’s nothing wrong with exploring new reactions like Genshin Impact seems to want to do. However, there have also been rumors that she will be another addition to the Overloaded group of units. For now, players will have to wait and see how things end up before deciding to pull for either of these featured five-stars.
- September 28, 2020
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