Since its arrival back in 2022, Genshin Impact has expanded its playable roster to fifty characters with Kamisato Ayato being the newest addition. He's obtainable for any short time as part of double banner that also includes the Anemo Archon Venti.
While Genshin Impact Version 5.6 just arrived, developer Hoyoverse has confirmed the 2 new characters that will get to the upcoming update. A couple of interesting beta leaks have already revealed enough detailed information online about the mysterious person in the Arataki Gang.
An interesting post on the Genshin Impact leaks subreddit shows a video featuring the gameplay animations for one from the upcoming characters, Kuki Shinobu. The city seem very happy together with her animations as the thread has gathered almost 8k upvotes. What attracted the most attention is her third Normal Attack in which Kuki flips in mid-air, throwing five shuriken in the process. The recording continues to be obtained from the present Genshin Impact update 2.7 beta phase and while Hoyoverse could still make some small adjustment, the majority of her kit will most likely still remain the same.
Kuki Shinobu gameplay via Uba from
This leaks further confirm that Kuki is going to be another Genshin Impact support character, despite being rumored to become a new DPS. Even though there is no official confirmation, the present beta has confirmed that they will have lower rarity. This means that her potential is slightly lower compared to five-star characters, which wasn't well received in the community. Multiple replies within the comment section declare that it's shame for this type of well-designed character to become a four-star.
Kuki's Elemental Burst, Goei Narukami Kariyama Rite stabs her sword in the ground creating a damage barrier for a short period of your time. This ability is advantageous in fights against group of opponents which seems to be her specialty. Her Elemental Skill, Sanctifying Ring, allows her to create a ring round her that expands every second dealing Electro damage in the process. Both her skills will scale with HP which means that players can already start grinding for the right weapon and artifact.
Hoyoverse's official announcements only revealed Yelan and Kuki Shinobu as the new characters which means that there won't be any extra introductions towards the playable roster. Both of these characters may have support or sub-DPS potential which means that players who lack a genuine DPS character in their team composition should probably try their luck on the current double banner featuring a brand new character Kamisato Ayato.
Genshin Impact is now on Mobile, PC, PS4, and PS5. A Switch version is in development.