Genshin Impact v2.1 – New Characters Kokomi, Sara & Baal (Skill Leaks)
Genshin Impact Version 2.0 has just launched, and miHoYo has already shown off the upcoming playable characters for Genshin Impact‘s Version 2.1 update. For all the updates heading into Version 2.0 be sure to check out our other article here.
Genshin Impact v2.1 is still nearly six weeks away, but it’s always good to get a headstart on who you want to save your primogems for. These latest reveals come via the official Genshin Impact Twitter account, which has shown off some new images and information for its three upcoming characters.
Kokomi, Sara and Raiden Shogun, also known as Baal will be heading to the 2.1 version update. According to the update schedule, Genshin Impact v2.1 should launch on September 1, 2021. Either Sangonomiya Kokomi or the Raiden Shogun will launch on September 1st, and the other character will be launching three weeks later on September 25th-26th.
We have here all the leaked information on the three new characters, including their weapon, element, talent and ascension materials. It’s never too early to start grinding!
Sangonomiya Kokomi (5-Star Hydro Catalyst)
#SangonomiyaKokomi ‧ Pearl of Wisdom— Genshin Impact (@GenshinImpact) July 22, 2021
Hibernating Homebody Strategist
The Divine Priestess and supreme leader of Watatsumi Island
Many believe Sangonomiya Kokomi to be an enigmatic, shrewd leader. #GenshinImpact pic.twitter.com/id2LeR6lVT
Despite her delicate appearance, she is the leader of the Sangonomiya resistance. She is a wise and resourceful military advisor. Although she always wears a very serene smile, she actually has everything arranged and in her grasp. She is the brains of the forces.
Having read many military treatises from all over Teyvat since she was a child, Kokomi has a talent for strategy and is capable of outwitting opponents through clever stratagems. Although Watatsumi Island lacks manpower and materiel, its people have managed to turn the tide of battle many times thanks to Kokomi’s tactical prowess. Whether in battle, trade, diplomacy, or internal affairs, Kokomi will do her best. Her achievements have won her the respect of Watatsumi Island’s various factions.
“Never fear, Her Excellency Sangonomiya is here,” has become a common popular saying amongst the people of Watatsumi Island.
|The Shape of Water
|Normal / Charged Attack
|Performs up to 3 consecutive attacks that take the form of swimming fish, dealing Hydro DMG.
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to deal AoE Hydro DMG after a short casting time.
Gathering the might of Hydro, Kokomi plunges towards the ground from mid-air, damaging all opponents in her path. Deals AoE Hydro DMG upon impact with the ground.
|Summons “Bake-Kurage” created from water that can heal her allies.
Heals nearby active characters at intervals and deals Hydro DMG to nearby opponents based on Sangonomiya Kokomi’s Max HP.
|The might of Watatsumi descends, dealing Hydro DMG to surrounding opponents, before robing Kokomi in a Ceremonial Garment made from the flowing waters of Sangonomiya.
– Kokomi’s Normal, Charged Attack and Bake-Kurage DMG is increased based on Sangonomiya Kokomi’s Max HP.
– When her Normal and Charged Attacks hit opponents, Kokomi will restore HP for all nearby party members.
– Increases Kokomi’s resistance to interruption and allows her to move on the water’s surface.
– These effects will be cleared once Sangonomiya Kokomi leaves the field.
|If Kokomi’s own Bake-Kurage is out on the field when she uses Kaijin Ceremony, the Bake-Kurage’s duration will be refreshed.
|Song of Pearls
|While donning the Ceremonial Garment created by Kaijin Ceremony, the Normal and Charged Attack DMG Bonus Kokomi games based on her Max HP will receive a further increase based on 15% of her Healing Bonus.
|Princess of Watatsumi
|Decreases swimming Stamina consumption for your own party members by 20%. Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the exact same effects
|Sangonomiya Kokomi obtains a 25% Healing Bonus. Her CRIT Rate decreases by 100%.
Stat Progression: Varunada Lazurite, Sango Pearl, Spectral Husk/Heart/Nucleus, Dew of Repudiation
Talent Ascension: Teachings/Guide/Philosophies of Transience, Spectral Husk/Heart/Nucleus
Kujou Sara (4-Star Electro Bow)
If the Almighty Shogun is the sound of thunder that fills the heavens, Kujou Sara is the lightning strike against which her enemies are powerless to defend themselves — and wherever lightning first strikes, terrifying thunder is sure to follow.
Kujou Sara is a member and adopted daughter of the Kujou Clan, who serves Baal. She supports her Vision Hunt Decree and leads troops to seize Visions. Kujou Sara is also described as a “tengu warrior” with “wings as dark as a raven”.
Not much is yet known about Kujou Sara, except that she serves under Baal as both an aide and bodyguard, helping the God of Eternity in her vision hunt decree. She was also the one who cut down Kazuha’s friend in a duel before the throne.
Kujou Sara’s Talents
|Normal / Charged Attack
|Perform up to 5 consecutive shots with a bow.
While aiming, crackling lightning will accumulate on the arrowhead. An arrow fully charged with the storm’s might will deal Electro DMG. When in the Crowfeather Cover state, a fully-charged arrow will leave a Crowfeather behind after it hits.
Fires off a shower of arrows in mid-air before falling and striking the ground, dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
|Retreats rapidly with the speed of a tengu, summoning the protection of the Crowfeather.
Gains Crowfeather Cover for 18s and when Kujou Sara fires a fully-charged Aimed Shot. Crowfeather Cover will be consumed and will leave a Crowfeather at the target location.
Crowfeathers will trigger Tengu Juurai: Ambush after a short time, dealing Electro DMG and granting the active character an ATK Bonus based on Kujou Sar’s Base ATK
The ATK Bonuses from different Tengu Juurai will not stack and their effects and duration will be determined by the last Tengu Juurai to take effect.
|Subjugation: Koukou Sentou
|Lays down a Tengu Juurai: Titanbreaker, dealing AoE Electro DMG. Afterwards, this Tengu Juurai: Titanbreaker will spread out into 4 consecutive Tengu Juurai: Stormcluster, dealing AoE Electro DMG.
Tengu Juurai: Titanbreaker and Tengu Juurai: Stormcluster will allow the active character to receive the same ATK Bonus as they would during the Elemental Skill, Tengu Stormcall.
|When dispatched on an expedition in Inazuma, the time consumed is reduced by 25%.
|When Tengu Juurai grants characters ATK Bonuses or hits opponents, the CD of Tengu Stormcall is decreased by 1s. The effect can be triggered once every 3s.
|When Tengu Juurai: Ambush hits opponents, Kujou Sara will restore 0.012 Energy to all party members for every 1% Energy Recharge she has. This effect can be triggered once every 3s.
Stat Progression: VarunadVajrada Amethyst, Dendrobium, Damaged/Stained/Ominous Mask, Storm Beads
Talent Ascension: Teachings/Guide/Philosophies of Elegance, Damaged/Stained/Ominous Mask
Raiden Shogun aka Baal (5-Star Electro Polearm)
#RaidenShogun ‧ Plane of Euthymia— Genshin Impact (@GenshinImpact) July 22, 2021
Her Eternal Excellency
The undisputed supreme ruler of Inazuma.
Her Excellency, the Almighty Narukami Ogosho, promised the people of Inazuma an unchanging eternity to last throughout the ages.#GenshinImpact pic.twitter.com/FyRxdWFxLt
Seven ideals for seven gods, and of these, Eternity is nearest unto Heaven.
Baal, also known as the God of Eternity or the Raiden Shogun, is the current Electro Archon and member of The Seven who presides over Inazuma. She is the Almighty Shogun of the Inazuma Bakufu which rules over the country.
The Shogun is a suppressive ruler that drove away the spirits of Inazuma into the forests.
Based on various descriptions of her, Baal is portrayed as rather self-centred and boastful: she claims that her ideal is “nearest unto Heaven,” calls her body the “noblest and most eminent of all in this world”, and sees her reign as eternal despite being younger than at least two of The Seven, having ascended somewhere between 500 and 2,000 years ago.
As of the current events of the game, it has been a full year since she was granted an Electro Vision. It is currently unclear what caused a change of opinion in Baal regarding Visions, considering some young characters hold Electro Visions. While Kazuha does not agree with her reasoning and actions, he acknowledges that she is a proficient and honourable fighter.
|Normal Attack: Origin
|Normal / Charged Attack
|Performs up to 5 consecutive spear strikes.
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to perform an upward slash.
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
|Transcendence: Baleful Light
|The Raiden Shogun unveils a shard of her Euthymia, dealing Electro DMG to nearby opponents and granting nearby party members the Eye of Stormy Judgment.
Eye of Stormy Judgment: When characters with this buff attack and hit opponents, the Eye will unleash a coordinated attack, dealing AoE Electro DMG at the opponent’s position. The Eye can initiate one coordinated attack every 0.9s per party.
|Secret Art: Musou Shinsetsu
|Gathering truths unnumbered and wishes uncounted, the Raiden Shogun unleashes the Musou no Hitotachi and deals AoE Electro DMG. Using Musou Isshin in combat for a certain duration afterwards.
The DMG dealt by Musou no Hitotachi and Musou Isshin’s attacks is based on the number of Shoan Byakugen no Rin’s Resolve stacks consumed when this skill is used.
Musou Isshin: While in this state, the Raiden Shogun will wield her tachi in battle. Her Normal, Charged and Plunging Attacks will be infused with Electro DMG, which cannot be overridden. When such attacks hit opponents, she will regenerate Energy for all nearby party members. Energy can be restored this way once every 1s, and this effect can be triggered 5 times throughout this skill’s duration.
While in this state, the Raiden Shogun’s resistance to interruption is increased and she is immune to Electro-Charged reaction DMG.
Shogan Byakugen no Rin: When nearby party members use their Elemental Bursts, the Raiden Shogun will build up Resolve based on the amount of Energy they consume. The maximum amount of Resolve stacks is 60.
|When nearby party members gain Elemental Orbs or Particles, Shogan Byakugen no Rin gains 2 Resolve stacks. This effect can occur once every 3s.
|Each 1% above 100% Energy Recharge that the Raiden Shogun possesses grants her:
– 0.6% greater Energy restoration from Musou Isshin
– 0.4% Electro DMG Bonus
|Mora expended when ascending Swords and Polearms is decreased by 50%.
Stat Progression: Storm Beads, Tenkumo Fruit, Old/Kageuchi/Famed Handguard
Talent Ascension: Teachings/Guide/Philosophies of Light, Old/Kageuchi/Famed Handguard
Right now Genshin Impact is riding out the amazing version 2.0 update. If you haven’t checked out everything to do follow our guide here. With three awesome new characters – Ayaka, Yoimiya, and Sayu. Kamisato Ayaka’s character banner will be live for the next couple of weeks so good luck rolling for her! If you do get her be sure to check out our character guide on her here!
Genshin Impact v2.1 will launch on the 1st of September 2021.