Hello, Travelers! Genshin Impact is back with the latest news After quelling a series of conspiracies and crises, we’d like to bring something different to the table, such as a round of Genius Invokation in our next update arriving on December 7!
In addition to the new card game, the upcoming Version 3.3 “All Senses Clear, All Existence Void” will introduce two long-lived souls to join the playable cast: Faruzan, and our once enemy Scaramouche, now known as the Wanderer. What’s more, you may also join Arataki Itto and a bunch of familiar faces to take part in a series of adventures and tricky challenges in the Test of Courage Event.
The Wanderer and Scholar
After their difficult and long lives, our new characters will be our allies. After Scaramouche was defeated as the final boss in Sumeru’s main storyline, this misguided soul seems to have found a different path in life as “the Wanderer” while in Nahida’s custody. In the new Archon Quest Interlude Chapter “Inversion of Genesis,” you will travel to Irminsul with the Wanderer to find out more.
The Wanderer was once a formidable foe, but he is now an ally. The Wanderer, a new five-star star character, can hover in midair and use his Anemo Vision to summon a catalyst to perform some of the best battle skills. The Wanderer will use his Elemental skill to cause AoE Anemo Damage. After that, he will then jump into the air, entering an indefinite hovering state. To maintain hovering, the Wanderer consumes KuugoryokuPoints instead of Stamina. During hovering, he will fly upward and sprint midair. Meanwhile, his Normal Attack or Charged Attack will suffer increased damage and AoE. Additionally, when his Elemental Skill comes into contact with Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro, he will receive up to two of the four corresponding buffs, including an increased Kuugoryoku Points cap, higher Attack, higher CRIT Rate, and the ability to restore a set amount of Energy upon hitting opponents with a Normal or Charged Attack. With his Elemental Burst the Wanderer condenses the atmosphere into one and pushes it towards opponents. If the Wanderer was hovering at the time, it will be ended after the skill has been used.
Faruzan, our new four-star character, also has an unusual past. The undisputed genius of the past was trapped in ruins over 100 years ago by an unusual phenomenon. This stopped her from ageing for years. She was unable to solve all the puzzles and mechanics until recently, when she returned to the Akademiya as a mentor and researcher.
Faruzan can also bring her skills and knowledge in mechanics into combat. She can provide great support to the team by using the power of Anemo as well as a bow. Her Elemental Skill allows her to create a polyhedron which deals damage to enemies. Her next Aimed Shot will be a special Charged Attack. This creates a vortex at the point of impact, pulling objects and opponents nearby. Faruzan will use her Elemental Burst to create a larger polyhedron that follows a triangular path. She will release a Whirlwind pulse that can increase Anemo Resistance and provide Anemo Damage Bonus to all members of the team. Another Whirlwind Pulse is generated when the polyhedron reaches every corner of the triangular path. Faruzan also applies her knowledge to exploration and earns more rewards while on a Sumeru Expedition.
The Wanderer, Faruzan, and Arataki Itto’s rerun will feature in the first half of Version 3.3’s Event Wishes, and the latter stage will see the rerun of Raiden Shogun and Kamisato Ayato. A new 5-star Catalyst weapon, “Tulaytullah’s Remembrance” will join the new Weapon Event Wish.
Teyvat’s Favorite Game of Cards
Beginning with Version 3.3, characters, local NPCs, or even friends online can be challenged for a round Genius Invokation. The primary objective in a match of Genius Invokation is simple: take down all your opponent’s Character Cards with your collection of cards. You need two cards: the Character Cards that deal damage based on their character skills, and the Action Cards that include Equipment Cards, Event Cards and Support Cards. These provide various buffs, effects, and diversification to your winning strategy. Like the current combat system and elemental system, character cards also have a Normal attack, Elemental Skill, or Elemental Burst that deal damage and effect their targets with their elemental powers. Switching to a Character Card with an element other than yours can trigger an Elemental Response. You can then use their abilities on the affected targets.
An Action Card can be used to take an action, such as swapping between Character Card or launching an attack, but it often costs Elemental Dice. Character Cards consume more Elemental Dice from their element than other cards. Each round will start with you and your opponents tossing eight eight-sided Elemental Dice. Each face represents one of the Seven Elements, or an Omni Element. The chance to reroll select dice each round can help you gain more Dice of your desired Element.
You can unlock more cards with stunning Dynamic Skins by challenging more NPCs. In order to earn Lucky Coins and level up, you will be able to purchase new items from the Card Shop. You can also play online with random players or friends to test your deck building skills.
Seasonal Events offer more entertainment
Version 3.3 brings many fun challenges and events. In this season’s special, “Akitsu Kimodameshi,” you’ll find yourself going through strange trials with Arataki Itto to complete a series of “brick-breaker” mini-games. Elemental reactions, which are more challenging than the traditional version of the game will make it more enjoyable and challenging.
The Adventurers’ Guild will host another new event “Across the Wilderness,” where you will need to collect Wilderness Balloons within a limited time. Besides, the classic hide-and-seek game “Windtrace” is back again with several new improvements. The popular challenge event “Misty Dungeon: Realm of Sand” also returns with seven new themed trials to test your combat abilities.
And that’s all we want to share for the upcoming Version 3.3. We hope you’re having a good time in Sumeru and we look forward to seeing you in a round of Genius Invokation!