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Genshin Impact 2.5 Banner COUNTDOWN: Reign of Serenity & Drifting Luminescence Release Time

We're counting down to the second phase Genshin Impact 2.5 character banners release time which will feature two big reruns - Baal and Kokomi!

These new Character Banners include the highest grossing character in Genshin Impact history, Baal, as well as the lowest, Kokomi. In the time since their first debuts, however, many things have changed, and these banners will be very popular in Genshin Impact 2.5 for good reason.

With that, here's all the latest news around the next Genshin Impact 2.5 banners, Reign of Serenity and Drifting Luminescence, and their release times for all servers.

Genshin Impact 2.5 Banners Release Time & Date (Baal & Kokomi)

Reign of Serenity and Drifting Luminescence, the second and third character banners in Genshin Impact 2.5, will arrive on March 8, 2022, at 6pm server time. (Chinese Standard Time)

For different regions, the update will arrive at the following times:

  • March 8, 5pm GMT
  • March 8, 6pm EST
  • March 8, 3pm PST

Baal and Kokomi willbe back on

The Reign of Serenity Banner features Raiden Shogun (Baal), a 5-star Polearm character.

Meanwhile the Drifting Luminescence Banner features Sangonomiya Kokomi, a 5-star Hydro Catalyst character.

Both Banners will feature the following 4-star characters:

  • K. Sara, a 4-star Electro Bow user
  • Bennet, a 4-star Pyro Sword User
  • Xinyan, a 4-star Pyro Claymore User

Genshin Impact 2.5 Farming Guides

For those pulling for the 4 and 5 stars characters, here is a brief list of ascension materials, click on the link under the character name for a complete farming guide.

Raiden Shogun

  • Storm Beads from the Thunder Manifestation
  • Amakumo Fruits from Serai Island
  • Handguard from Nobushi and Kairagi

Kujou Sara

  • Storm Beads from the Thunder Manifestation
  • Dendrobium Flower from Inazuma
  • Mask from Hillichurls


  • Dew of Repudiation from the Hydro Hypostasis
  • Sango Pearls from Sangonomiya Island
  • Specters drops from Inazuma.


  • Everflame Seed from the Pyro Regisvine
  • Windwheel Aster from Windrise and Stormterror's Lair
  • Insignias from Treasure Hoarders

READ MORE: Genshin Impact 2.6: Leaks, Release Date, Character

Weapon Banner

At the same time, Genshin Impact 2.5 is releasing the second weapon banner that features the following weapons:

  • Engulfing Lightning - 5-star Polearm.
    • The weapon is the signature weapon for Baal.
    • An excellent weapon for some polearm characters like Baal, Xiangling, and Shenhe.
  • Everlasting Moonglow - 5-tar Catalyst
    • A very niche Catalyst, only suitable for characters that scale with HP.
    • Despite being the signature weapon of Kokomi, most players use Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayer, a 3-star weapon.


The fact that Kokomi cannot inflict critical damages was not very well taken for the community. However, healing plays a more prominent role in the game, making Kokomi a very strong option.

Kokomi is a healer with a great Hydro application that can hit strong making complementary DMG after some investment.

READ MORE: Genshin Impact 2.5 Kokomi Farming Guide


Raiden Shogun is a top-tier character, the best battery in the game that benefits all elements, with a very strong nuke DMG and constant Electro Application.

Raiden Shogun can deliver great results even with low investment, some of the best weapons and teams for Baal are F2P friendly.

READ MORE: Genshin Impact 2.5 Baal Farming Guide

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