The release of a brand new character is probably one of the most exciting events in Genshin Impact, especially in the latter stages of the game. However, once a limited character banner is gone, players need to wait for a banner re-run for a chance to pull for the desired character. The same system applies to the game’s limited weapon banners.
Banner re-runs have become very common in the world of Genshin Impact, and it seems as though that every new update consists of two banners, a new character and a banner re-run. The official live stream for update 2.3 has revealed the content players will get in the following update, including two new playable characters — Itto and Gorou.
Weapons are one of the main parts in a character’s build alongside artifacts. Choosing the right weapon can make a huge difference on the damage output a DPS character can provide. A recent post by the official Genshin Impact Twitter account has officially revealed the brand new weapon – Redhorn Stonethresher. The new claymore will have the following stats:
- Weapon type: Claymore
- Rarity: five-star item
- Base attack: 542
- Secondary stat: Critical Damage
- Secondary stat value: 88.2%
- Passive: Defence is increased by 28%. Normal and charged Attack damage is increased by 40% of Defence
It should be noted that all of these stats are taken from the Refinement rank 1 version of the weapon which means that by pulling this weapon multiple times, some of its stats will be addinotaly increased. Redhorn Stonthresher is a claymore designed to fit the upcoming charactersd Arataki Itto. Considering that, unlike most meta DPS characters, his damage output scales with Defence means that the new weapon won’t be as flexible when it comes to choosing the perfect wielder.
Another brand new Geo character will join Arataki Itto on his banner and his name is Gorou. Developer miHoYo has intentionally put Gorou on the same banner as Itto because they have a very great synergy. Gorou’s whole kit is based on having multiple Geo users in his party. He is actually one of the weakest characters in the game if not paired with two one or two Geo characters. A recent post on the Genshin_Impact_Leaks subreddit has revealed that a Geo party with Albedo, Itto, Zhongli and Gorou has a slightly stronger DPS potential compared to when you swap in Bennet for Gorou.
Genshin Impact is available now on Mobile, PC, PS4, PS5, and a Nintendo Switch version in development.