Genshin Impact updates bring two separate banner cycles, each containing a set of limited five-star and four-star characters. With the end of Yelan’s Discerner of Enigmas banner, a new lineup of limited characters has arrived.
The new banner has brought back the popular five-star character Arataki Itto alongside three other four-stars which include his loyal support Gorou. A recent post on the Genshin Impact subreddit shows that Gorou is capable of much more than being an off-field support.
Reddit user Hooter2048 has revealed an interesting video showing the character Gorou firing his arrows at a rapid pace. Gorou is a popular four-star Geo bow user introduced back during Genshin Impact update 2.3. The Redditor claims that the Gorou in his party managed to turn his character into an arrow machine gun by spamming the aim and shoot commands on this controller. This is apparently possible on all bow users in the game, but Gorou has the shortest animation which makes him the perfect choice to exploit this unique mechanic.
Multiple replies in the comment section claim that even by using controllers, it’s impossible to make Gorou shoot his arrows at such fast pace and the players must have been using some sort of software that allows them to map scripts/macros onto one single button. A couple of fans stated that they’ve been banned for using similar software in the game. Even though Gorou is widely considered to be one of the best four-star supports in Genshin Impact, he’s actually a very situational character who benefits from having as many Geo users in his team composition.
The various buffs on his elemental skill, Inuzaka All-round Defense, are based on the number of Geo characters in the party. Luckily for Gorou, Geo works independently of all the other elements as it can trigger only one elemental reaction, Crystalize, meaning that players can have multiple Geo characters in a team without compromising the party’s elemental reaction potential.
Arataki Itto has finally received his first Genshin Impact limited banner re-run after over five months. He is one of the best DPS characters in the game at the moment, especially if surrounded with the right team composition which includes Gorou. Their introduction back in update 2.3 has started an interesting trend of including four Geo characters in the same party, with Arataki Itto being the main DPS. Players usually choose Geo users Zhongli and Albedo two fill the two remaining spots in the party.
Genshin Impact is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, and mobile devices. A Switch version is currently in development with no confirmed release date.