| WEAPON: Bow | ROLE: Support| Element: Geo |
Gorou is the General of the Watatsumi Army A loyal and brave general of Watatsumi island. Born with a beast-like fighting intuition and tenacious will, he can find a way to victory even in the most critical moments. Also known as the Canine Warrior, Gorou is the first Geo bow-user.
Gorou ‧ Canine Warrior— Genshin Impact (@GenshinImpact) October 12, 2021
General of the Watatsumi Army
A loyal and brave general of Watatsumi island. Born with a beast-like fighting intuition and tenacious will, he can find a way to victory even in the most critical moments.#GenshinImpact pic.twitter.com/JON3DVICEZ
Gorou looks to be one of the best Geo supports to be added to Genshin Impact, with some amazing utility and defensive skills. Players who mainly utilize Geo on their teams can’t overlook Gorou.
|Normal / Charged Attack||Normal Attack: Perform up to 5 consecutive shots with a bow.|
Charged Attack: Perform a more precise Aimed Shot with increased DMG. While aiming, stone crystals will accumulate on the arrowhead. A fully charged crystalline arrow will deal with Geo DMG.
|Inuzaka All-Round Defense||Elemental Skill||Deals AoE Geo DMG and sets up a General’s War-Banner: It provides the following buffs based on the number of party members who are of the Geo Element:|
• Geo party member grants “Standing Firm”: DEF Bonus.
• Geo party members have the “Impregnable” effect: grants resistance to interruption.
• Geo party members have the “Shatter” effect: grants a Geo DMG Bonus.
Only 1 General’s War-Banner that Gorou created himself can exist on the field at any one time. Characters can only benefit from 1 General’s War-Banner at a time.
|Juuga Forward Into Victory||Elemental Burst||Displaying his valour as a general, Gorou deals AoE Geo DMG and creates a field known as General’s Glory to embolden his comrades with the following buffs:|
• Same effects as the General’s War Banner created by Inuzaka Ail-Round Defense, providing buffs based on the number of party members whose Element is Geo. It will also move together with your active character.
• Generates 1 Crystal Collapse every 1.5s that deals AoE Geo DMG to 1 opponent within its AoE.
• It will pull elemental shards created by the Crystallize Reaction within its AoE to your active character’s position every 1.5s.
If a General’s War-Banner created by Gorou himself currently exists on the field when this ability is used, it will be destroyed.
Additionally, using Inuzaka All-Round Defense while General’s Glory is active will not create a General’s War-Banner. If Gorou falls in battle, the General’s Glory effects that he activated himself will be cancelled.
Gorou Talent and Ascension Materials
Gorou’s Ascension materials are:
- Prithiva Topaz – Geo Bosses
- Perpetual Heart – Dropped by Perpetual Mechanical Array
- Spectral Herat – Dropped by Specters
- Sango Pearls – Watasumi Island
To level up Gorou’s Talents, you’ll need:
- Teachings of Light – Violet Court (Inazuma)
- Spectral Heart – Dropped by Specters
- Molten Moment – Dropped by Level 70+ La Signora
Best Weapons For Gorou
Gorou’s kit focuses on providing defence and Geo DMG Bonus to the team. He can also deal damage that scales on his Defense through his Elemental Burst. However, his Elemental Burst is said to have a high cost which requires building Energy Recharge.
|Bonus Effect||Energy Recharge 13.3%|
|Skill||CRIT Hits have a 60% chance to generate a small number of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12s.|
Elegy For The End
|Bonus Effect||Energy Recharge 12.0%|
|Skill||Increase Elemental Mastery of Venti and the whole team for every hit of his Elemental Skill and Burst.|
Best Artifact Sets For Gorou
Gorou scales off of DEF, so the new artefact set Husk of Opulent Dreams works for him as well. It provides a whopping 54% DEF and 24% Geo DMG Bonus at peak performance. When Gorou’s Elemental Burst is not active, he only gets the 2-piece passive, which is still great at 30% DEF.
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.
Genshin Impact V2.3
The official Genshin Impact 2.3 livestream will take place on Friday, November 12th, 2021 to confirm all this information. It’s rumoured that a Gorou and Beidou Hangout event will be included as well.
Update: Genshin Impact’s rerun banner will include Albedo and Eula returning as previous 5-star characters. A new world boss known as the Golden Wolflord. A giant Geo spectral wolf hat teleports into the arena from a far-off plane. Once summoned, the Planelurker will fly around the arena, bombarding the player with Geo-based projectiles and huge tornados. I’d swap to ranged DPS for this one.
The 2.3 updates will also include the Shadow Amidst Snowstorm event that will place in Dragonspine. Players will be able to build snowmen and take part in winter training events to unlock unique rewards. The new sword, Cinnabar Spindle, will also be unlocked by completing the various challenges.
The Misty Dungeon will also make its return, giving players the chance to test their mettle against dungeon-filled enemies. However, unlike the previous event, Travelers will need to use Elemental reactions to stop the various traps that have been littered around each room.
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