Finally, Genshin Impact players will finally see the introduction of a new playable character, with the first of many no doubt arriving at the game over the next few weeks, months and years.
As expected, this character is Klee, who was in the beta and who you can “test”
Late last night, miHoYo announced that Klee will arrive at a new “banner” event to replace Venti. In gacha terms, it’s just code to introduce a new character that players can use earned or paid currency to try to “draw”. And Klee is a 5-star sign, which means her drop rates are very, very low.
There is a bit of confusion about when it will just start. The Genshin tweet says it will be October 20 at. 18:00 server time. If “server time” is for China, it would be 6 AM ET on Tuesday. And yet the Venti banner expires later tonight at. 19:00 ET. So either there will be a stretch of a day and a half or so without a highlighted banner, or we will not interpret the time / date correctly.
If the Klee banner works in the same way as the Venti banner, the odds will be:
A 0.6% chance of drawing a 5-star sign. And then a 50% chance that the 5-star will be Klee unlike any of the others. But after 90 attempts, a 5-star rating is guaranteed. You do not want to know how much 90 trials cost.
Past Klee, however, some players are enthusiastic about the other 4-star “rate up” characters, as there are three existing heroes who make up 50% of all 4-star moves. They are:
- Noelle (Geo, Claymore)
- Sucrose (anemo, catalyst)
- Xinqiu (hydro, sword)
Some players are especially looking forward to getting the underrated sucrose, and the point of these is not only to land these heroes, but also to land duplicates to rank their constellations and free up even more powers for them. These three replace Barbara, Fischl and Xiangling, which I would argue are more useful in general, but I have gotten a good amount of each at this point. And I managed to get Venti.
Again, we do not know exactly when this will start. Come back at 19:00 ET to see if it might be live when the Venti banner expires, but if not, it might look like Monday or Tuesday. This banner will probably last until the 1.1 patch in November and then we will get a new one after that. Come to grinding. Or use, I guess.
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