Genshin Influence simply got here out of its first-ever delay, and HoYoverse simply introduced a trove of occasions, quests, and options. Extra importantly, “Hidden Goals within the Depths” provides the extremely anticipated Yelan and Kuki Shinobu to the character gacha. And I’m excited for the brand new gameplay prospects that they may open up on my account.
Right here’s my confession: I don’t get pleasure from Fischl or Venti as archers since their play kinds deal with casting a dangerous spell after which swapping out to a special character. I most well-liked different archers resembling Childe, Ganyu, and Kujou Sara, whose extra finicky talents required exact timing and ability. The most recent Hydro bow person Yelan appears to be a steadiness of each approaches to Genshin fight.
Her elemental burst ability summons a die that offers coordinated Hydro assaults with the energetic character’s regular assaults, identical to the four-star sword character Xingqiu. This makes Yelan a incredible possibility for enabling highly effective vaporize reactions or permafreeze comps. However she’s not only a passive reactions enabler. When she’s spent a while out of fight, her aimed arrows cost sooner and turn into extra highly effective. And Yelan’s elemental ability will increase her velocity and ‘marks’ any enemies that she runs previous, inflicting them to take harm on the capability’s finish. I’m actually having fun with that Yelan’s ability set permits her to play quite a lot of crew roles.
And I’m delighted that the ninja Kuki Shinobu is the electro healer that I’ve been asking for ever for the reason that Inazuma area was launched. Sure, sure I do know “Electro is the weakest factor” nevertheless it sucked that it was the one factor that didn’t have a devoted healer. Right here’s the catch: she heals higher when her personal well being is low, and utilizing that elemental ability takes a piece out of her personal HP. So she joins Hu Tao and Xiao in having a high-risk, high-reward play model. Better of all, she’s a four-star character. Which signifies that you even have an inexpensive probability of acquiring her within the character gacha.
The following replace additionally encompasses a ton of quests and minigames. The brand new characters will debut within the newest essential state of affairs, during which gamers will proceed exploring the Chasm area in Liyue. And should you’re not far sufficient within the story to take part, the replace additionally accommodates a drumming minigame and the flexibility to craft tiny robots.
There’s significant quality of life updates too. Domains will now display gameplay suggestions for completing their specific challenges, ability leveling screens will tell players the order in which to spend their talent books, and the artifact menu will list the most used stats for each piece. This update virtually eliminates the need for trawling through a million Reddit threads and YouTube videos for the most optimal character builds. These improvements reflect how HoYoverse has been steadily releasing official instruments which might be related to those which have historically been maintained by followers and information web sites.
Model 2.7 might be arriving on Might 31.