Genshin Impact 4.2 Masquerade of the Guilty: New Weapon and Character Banners
Genshin Impact has long been standing as one of the pioneers in the gacha/ARPG sub-genre. Featuring multiple new expansions and themed events with each major update, Hoyoverse has taken some extreme steps to recently curb down on the imbalanced characters being released. Genshin lovers have been eyeing the new Version 4.2 and it’s featured characters ever since some leaks dropped pertaining to the included content. Well, the wait is over!
New character and weapon banners coming Version 4.2 Masquerade of the Guilty are scheduled to go live on 8th November lasting all the way till 28th November. The 2 new banners will feature a new 5-Star Character and Weapon, along with a 4-Star character. Genshin Impact is available to be downloaded and installed as a free-to-play game on both the Google Play Store and iOS App Store.
Genshin Impact 4.2 Character Banner: Chanson of Many Waters
Furina, the Endless Solo of Solitude, will be the new 5-Star featured character that will be available at a higher drop rate up with the Chanson of Many Waters Phase 1 banner. Accompanying her will be 4-Star characters “Lens of Verity” Charlotte (cryo/catalyst), “Sprout of Rebirth” Collei (dendro/bow), and “Uncrowned Lord of the Ocean” Beidou (electro/claymore). All of them will be available at a higher drop rate through this banner. Furina herself, being a Hydro Archon, is expected to be a great crowd-controller and support type character.
Among the 4-Star characters, Charlotte is a new addition that will be added to the Standard Wish banner post version 4.3 update. Collei and Beidou can already be summoned from the Standard Wish banner either through using your Acquaint Fate, Intertwined Fate, and/or Primogems.
Genshin Impact 4.2 Character Banner: Immaculate Pulse
Baizhu, “Beyond Mortality”, will be the returning 5-Star featured character that will be available at a higher drop rate up with the Immaculate Pulse Phase 1 banner. Accompanying him will be 4-Star characters “Lens of Verity” Charlotte (cryo/catalyst), “Sprout of Rebirth” Collei (dendro/bow), and “Uncrowned Lord of the Ocean” Beidou (electro/claymore). All of them will be available at a higher drop rate through this banner. Furina herself, being a Hydro Archon, is expected to be a great crowd-controller and support type character.
Genshin Impact 4.2 Weapon Banner: Epitome Invocation
The new exclusive weapon for Furina, 5-Star Splendor of Tranquil Waters (sword), is going to be the main highlight for this banner. Accompanying this weapon banner will be Jadefall’s Splendor (catalyst), the signature slot in for Baizhu. Some other drop rate-up weapons featured are 4-Star weapons Sacrificial Sword (sword), The Bell (claymore), Dragon’s Bane (polearm), Sacrificial Fragments (catalyst), and The Stringless (bow). Keep in mind that you can redeem these 4-Star weapons from the Standard Wish – Wanderlust Invocation anytime.
Closing Thoughts on the Phase 1 Banners
Furina will be the center of attention because she is the eagerly anticipated Hydro Archon. She might turn out to be one of the greatest characters ever created. Conversely, Baizhu is a rather specialized character. Yao Yao is accessible to all, so there’s less reason to pull for him. He does work well in tandem with Alhaitham and Nilou. In general, Baizhu has a lower pull value than Furina.
Charlotte is a new character among the 4* characters, so her potential is still untapped. Collei is a respectable Dendro applier, but she faces competition from Nahida and Dendro Traveller for the same position. Beidou performs admirably as a 4* DPS and has excellent coordination with a Taser team.
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