While the conflict in Sumeru came to a resolution in version 3.2, there’s still more to expect with the upcoming Genshin Impact version 3.3, arriving on 7 December!
As usual with the livestreams, there was a lot unveiled in the Version 3.3 Update Preview aired on Friday (25 November), from new artifacts to an entirely new minigame.
But don't worry if you don't have time to go through the whole stream. Here are 5 things to forward to as Scaramouche finally enters the stage as a new playable character!
Also, before we get to the details, here are the livestream codes, which can be redeemed for Primogems, Mora, and more! Also, if you've not caught up with the Archon quests in Sumeru, be warned, there be spoilers.
8ARAU6FNBNPV- 100 Primogems, 50,000 Mora
NS8BD6EPS77Z- 100 Primogems, 5 Hero’s Wit
ET9SUPENB765- 100 Primogems, 10 Mystic Enhancement Ore
Wanderer, Faruzan debuts
Previously drip-marketed along with Faruzan, Scaramouche sheds his previous identities and becomes known as Wanderer to players. Now wielding an Anemo vision!
We’ve been constantly kept on our toes since the Balladeer was introduced in version 1.1’s "Unreconciled Stars" event, and he has played a major role in Archon and Event Quests since then.
His story reached its climax when he attained godhood in version 3.2, only to be defeated by the Traveler and Nahida at the peak of his power.
Much of Scaramouche’s fate after losing the Electro Gnosis is left a mystery to players, with Nahida only confirming that he was in a coma and under her care.
But with version 3.3 revealed, it seems like he was given a shot at redemption by the Dendro Archon, together with a makeover, and seems game to be part of our team!
Faruzan, on the other hand, is a new 4-star Anemo Bow character hailing from the Sumeru Akademiya. She is known as the "Encyclopedia of Mechanics" and boasts extensive knowledge in machines.
Don’t be fooled by her youthful appearance, though, as her wisdom betrays her real age! She is after all, the "scholar from a hundred years ago".
Wanderer will be a 5-star Anemo Catalyst User whose main tactic is overwhelming enemies with instances of Normal and Charged Attacks.
His skill allows him to deal Area-of-Effect Anemo DMG before taking up to the sky (most likely a side-effect of his ascension to godhood). During his airborne state, his attacks will be buffed and he cannot plunge.
It will be interesting to see how his hovering state can also affect exploration in the overworld!
His burst on the other hand calls back to his mischievous, domineering nature during his time as a Fatui Harbinger.
He creates a vacuum of wind beneath him, sucking in opponents before kicking them down with multiple instances of devastating AoE Anemo DMG.
Faruzan’s kit aims to make her an all around Anemo buffer and support.
Although her skill is more focused on dishing out personal DMG, her burst is the key to allowing her to become an instant staple support character for your Anemo DPS characters like Xiao, Heizou, and of course, the Wanderer.
Her burst gives out both Anemo DMG Bonus and Anemo Resistance Shred. Which means your Anemo DPS just got a new best friend. Wait... 💀
Arataki Itto, Raiden Shogun, Kamisato Ayato rerun
For character banners, Wanderer will debut alongside a rerun banner of the One and Only Oni, Arataki Itto.
Faruzan will also join their banners as one of the 4-stars in their roster for the first half of version 3.3.
If you don't already know, Arataki Itto is a 5-star Geo Claymore character who’s great at being your main DPS. He consistently dishes out strong DMG that scales off of his DEF, and is the star of Mono Geo team compositions.
Meanwhile, Raiden Shogun will appear in a dual banner with Kamisato Head and chief boba officer Kamisato Ayato in the second half of 3.3.
The Raiden Shogun is a 5-star Electro Polearm user, and is the puppet of the Electro Archon Raiden Ei.
She can fulfil both roles of Support and DPS, with her terrifyingly powerful burst turning your enemies into ash… just like La Signora (RIP).
Ayato is a 5-star Hydro Sword user and the head of the Yashiro Commission. His kit mainly focuses on NA DMG, and he can be both a DPS and buffer for your team.
His DMG mainly comes from his skill, which allows him to cut down enemies in a series of ultra-fast Hydro-infused slashes.
Shiny new gear... and more farming, yay
Along with Wanderer comes his signature weapon Tulaytullah’s Remembrance. This 5 star Catalyst is modelled after Wanderer’s Normals and Charged focused kit, giving him buffs and additional ATK Speed. The weapon also ascends with Crit DMG.
A new 4-star sword called Toukabo Shigure will also be made available. The sword will be an event-only reward once players complete the “Akitsu Kimodameshi” event in Inazuma.
Besides these new weapons, new artifact sets will be added to the game after version 3.3 releases, called Desert Pavillion Chronicle, and Flower of Paradise Lost.
Desert Pavilion Chronicle seems to be a Wanderer-focused artifact set, as its two piece gives Anemo DMG Bonus, while its full set will increase Attack SPD and Normal, Charged, and Plunging DMG.
Flower of Paradise Lost, on the other hand, will increase a character’s Elemental Mastery at two piece, and at full set will increase Bloom, Hyperbloom, or Burgeon DMG – Perfect for Nilou, Nahida, or even Burgeon Thoma!
Just... have fun re-farming all your artifacts for your Bloom Bloom Bakudan dreams.
Genius Invokation TCG
Teased during the 3.2 livestream, this smash hit game within the game has taken Teyvat by a storm, earning diehard fans like the General Mahamatra Cyno, Kamisato Ayato, Arataki Itto, and even Yae Miko.
Now becoming playable in version 3.3, real-life players can go and du-du-du-duel, too!
Genius Invokation TCG will be a casual card game where players can choose to compete via PVE or PVP.
The cards feature various Genshin Impact characters with their own unique animations, as well as NPCs, Monsters and even artifact sets!
The cards can be collected through gameplay and won’t make you shell out money. 🥲
Quests and Events
Version 3.3 will start off on an Archon Quest Interlude Chapter titled "Inversion of Genesis", which will explore Scaramouche’s past.
In the version trailer, it seems that Scaramouche’s defeat has changed him in a lot of ways, and being in the care of Nahida has allowed him to seek a better purpose for himself.
And although Dottore is still a constant threat, Scaramouche and the gang go to Irminsul to seek information that will for sure be vital to the story.
The main event of version 3.3 will have us sail back to Inazuma to participate in Akitsu Kimodameshi, a test of courage event that will make the hairs on the back of our necks rise in thrill and fright!
But behind that spooky façade will be a series of small events that look like they're going to be loads of fun.
Across the Wilderness is a racing event that will have us flying to Mondstadt, collecting balloons and coins for rich rewards.
While Windtrace, the beloved Hide and Seek game, comes back for the third time for Travelers to enjoy!
The no hold barred fighting event Misty Dungeon will also return, this time situated in the sandy terrain of Sumeru’s vast desert.
And lastly, players will get to enjoy double rewards during the Leyline Overflow event!
Genshin Impact will also add Turkish and Italian as language options upon the release of version 3.3.
Genshin Impact is currently in version 3.2, which will run until 6 December, and features the resolution of Sumeru’s Archon Quest, as well as new characters, and new content.
Yan Ku is a full-time dog parent, part-time (gacha) gamer, and part-time writer.
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