It feels like Genshin Impact 2.2 has only just begun and now rumours and leaks for 2.3 have already surfaced. Given Genshin Impact‘s brutal grind and gacha system though I’d say we should take all the information we can get to prepare for any upcoming characters.
Genshin Impact 2.3 will be out on November 24th 2021, which gives us about a month to prep for it. Right now the data mines have confirmed that Albedo will be the first to come back during the version 2.3 launch. (With Beidou? maybe). But what we’re most excited about is the second banner in 2.3 that will be featuring two brand new characters – Arataki Itto and Gorou.
Here are all the character leaks, talents and most importantly material guides for Arataki Itto and Gorou. Estimated to be launched on December 13th. It’s time to start prepping early!
Arataki Itto ★★★★★
| WEAPON: Claymore | ROLE: Main DPS| Element: Geo
Arataki Itto is described as “fast as the wind and mighty as thunder” and is an “intrepid man with Oni blood running through his veins.” Despite his demonic looks, Itto is known for his kindness and competitive nature. In fact, the Arataki Gang helps rid Inazuma of any troublemakers.
Arataki Itto is likely a descendant of Arataki of the Front Gate, a famous martial artist in Inazuman history.
Itto was a Vision-bearer who had his Vision confiscated after being defeated by Kujou Sara of the Tenryou Commission. Ever since then, he has sought a rematch, following her throughout various islands on the archipelago and proclaiming his intent to fight the other on every single bulletin board, much to her consternation.
“Hello, I’m the deputy of the Arataki Gang. If you come across any inappropriate behavior on the part of our boss, Arataki Itto, please contact me immediately. ” — Kuki Shinobu— Genshin Impact (@GenshinImpact) October 11, 2021
◆ Arataki Itto
◆ The First and Greatest Head of the Arataki Gang
◆ Taurus Iracundus pic.twitter.com/c7Nb9LKDAL
Arataki Itto dominates the battlefield with powerful Geo attacks. Itto wields a Claymore that has a four-hit basic attack combo, which gains increased power. Overall, Itto with Xiangling is one of the sole characters with a special effect in his auto combo.
|Normal / Charged Attack||Normal Attack: Performs up to 4 consecutive strikes. When his 4th attack hits opponents, Itto will gain 2 stacks of Superlative Superstrength. Max 5 stacks. Triggering this effect will refresh the current duration of any existing stacks.|
Charged Attack: When holding to initiate a Charged Attack, you may continuously Press to use Arataki Kesagiri slashes without using any Stamina.
Each Arataki Kesagiri slash will consume 1 stack of Superlative Superstrength. When the final stack is consumed, Itto will unleash an especially powerful attack.
When no stacks of Superlative Superstrength are available, Itto will perform a single Saichimonji Slash.
|Masatsu Zetsugi: Akaushi Burst||Elemental Skill||Tap: Hurls Ushi, the young Akaushi bull, dealing Geo DMC to opponents. When Ushi hits opponents, it will grant Arataki Itto 1 stack of Superlative Superstrength. |
Ushi will remain on the field and provide support in the following ways:
• Taunts surrounding opponents and attracts their fire.
• Inherits HP based on a percentage of Arataki Itto’s Max HP.
• When attacked, it will provide Arataki Itto himself with 1 Superlative Superstrength stack.1 stack can be gained this way once every 2s.
• It will flee when its HP reaches 0 or its duration ends. It will grant Arataki Itto himself 1 stack of Superlative Superstrength as it leaves.
Hold: Adjust throwing angle. Ushi is considered a Geo construct and Arataki Itto can only hâve 1 Ushi that he himself has deployed on the field at any one time.
|Royal Descent: Behold, Itto the Evil||Elemental Burst||Similar to Raiden Shogun and Kokomi, Itto enters a special stage called Raging Oni King. It unleashes a flurry of devastating Geo hits that deal damage based on his DEF. During this state, Itto also gains increased ATK SPD and resistances.|
The Raging Oni King State has the following special properties:
• Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attacks will be converted to Geo DMG, this cannot be overridden.
• Itto’s ATK will be increased based on his DEF. His Normal Attack SPD will also be increased.
• The first, second, and third combos of his Normal Attack will grant Arataki Itto himself 1 stack of Superlative Superstrength when they hit opponents.
• Itto gains 20% Elemental and Physical RES.
The Raging Oni King State will be cleared when Itto leaves the field.
|Arataki Ichiban||Passive Talent||When Itto uses consecutive Arataki Kesagiri, he obtains the following effect:|
Each slash causes the subsequent slash to have 10 per cent more Attack Speed
Greatly increases his resistance to interruption
|Bloodline of the Crimson Oni||Passive Talent||Arataki Kesagiri damage is increased by 35 per cent of Itto’s Defence|
|Woodchuck Chucked||Passive Talent||When a party member uses attacks to obtain wood from a tree, they have a 25 per cent chance to get an additional log of wood|
|Warrior’s Burden||Passive Talent||For a short time after using his Elemental Skill or performing a sprint, Itto’s Normal Attack combo will not be reset|
Itto Talent and Ascension Materials
Itto’s Ascension materials are:
- Prithiva Topaz – Geo Bosses
- Onikabuto – Inazuma
- Riftborn Regalia – Dropped by new World Boss – The Golden Wolflord
To level up Itto’s Talents, you’ll need:
- Teachings of Elegance – Violet Court (Inazuma)
- Slimes – Dropped by Slimes
- Ashen Heart – Dropped by Level 70+ La Signora
Best Weapons For Arataki Itto
As usual with Genshin Impact the best weapon comes in the weapon banner along with the character banner. This time it’s the Redhoprn Stonethresher. Since Arataki Itto skill’s damage is based on his defence that’s the stat to focus on to deal great damage to enemies.
|Bonus Effect||CRIT DMG 14.4%|
|Skill||DEF is increased by 28%.|
Normal and Charged Attack DMG is increased by 40% of DEF.
|Bonus Effect||CRIT Rate 6.0%|
|Skill||Every 4s a character is on the field, they will deal 6% more DMG and take 3% more DMG. |
This effect has a maximum of 5 stacks and will not be reset if the character leaves the field, but will be reduced by 1 stack when the character takes DMG.
Best Artifact Sets For Arataki Itto
Itto’s abilities will multiply based on his max Defense. According to recent leaks, Genshin Impact 2.3 is introducing the new set: Husk of Opulent Dreams will increase Defense; they seem the perfect fit for Arataki.
Husk of Opulent Dreams
2-Piece Set: DEF +30%
4-Piece Set: A character equipped with this Artifact set will obtain the Curiosity effect in the following conditions: When on the field, the character gains 1 stack after hitting an opponent with a Geo attack, triggering a maximum of once every 0.3s.
When off the field, the character gains 1 stack every 3s. Curiosity can stack up to 4 times, each providing 6% DEF and a 6% Geo DMG Bonus. When 6 seconds pass without gaining a Curiosity stack, 1 stack is lost.