Genshin Impact 2.5 Banners: Leaks reveal Yae Miko, Ayato, Raiden & Kazuha

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The introduction of new characters is one of the biggest attractions in Genshin Impact. With an ever-growing roster, miHoYo is speeding up the rotation of the gacha system, adding more banners per update as well.

We are a couple of months from the arrival of Genshin Impact 2.5, however, the community and data miners have begun shaping the roster for upcoming banners.

Here is everything we know about the upcoming Genshin Impact 2.5 Banners, including when they'll release, and which characters they'll feature.

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Release Date

Genshin Impact 2.5 is expected to go live on February 16, 2022, running until March 30, 2022.

Every Genshin Impact update runs a six-week cycle, divided into two phases, with two banners for each phase.


Fist Phase Banners

Genshin Impact 2.5's first half banner will go live on February 16, 2021, and will feature Yae Miko as the new 5-star Electro Catalyst character.

The Head Priestess of Narukami Shrine played a central role in the story, helping the traveler battle Baal despite being a close friend of the Electro Archon.

Along with Yae Miko, leaks point to the release of Kuki Shinobu as well. Kuki is Arataki Itto's sidekick, and a 4-star electro character to keep with Genshin Impact 2.5's shocking electro theme.

Kokomi Rerun

The release of a new Free 4-star Catalyst which design resembles Kokomi, leads players to believe she is coming back as the second banner of the first phase.

Considering, the story takes place in Enkanomiya, the land of her ancestors, it makes sense to see Sangonomiya Kokomi back.

Yae Miko Weapon in Genshin Impact
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Weapon Banners

The first weapon of Genshin Impact will introduce a new 5-star catalyst called Kagura's Verity the signature weapon of Yae Miko. The catalyst resembles a Kagura Suzu.

Kagura's Verity

These are the stats for the upcoming 5-star Catalyst:

  • Base Attack: 608
  • Secondary stat - 66.2% Crit DMG
  • Passive R5: When using an Elemental Skill character receive the Shinra Dance, increasing the Elemental Skill DMG by 24%
    • The effect lasts 12s and stacks 3 times. When 3 stacks are reached wielder gains additional 24% damage.

Second Phase Banners

Raiden will have a second story in Genshin Impact 2.5 called, Imperatrix Umbrosa Chapter 1: Act 2 Transient Dreams. Raiden shogun will be the new weekly boss and the first re-run in the second phase.

Considering she will be absent in the lat banners, we can speculate Kujou Sara will be back as one of the 4-star characters.

Kazuha Rerun

With no more pending re-runs for Liyue and Mondstadt, we will receive re-runs for Inazuma characters in the upcoming banners.

Recent leaks indicate that Kazuha, will join the Raiden Shogun as the second re-run of the second phase of Genshin Impact 2.5.

The second phase of Genshin Impact 2.5 will go live on 9 March 2022.


Kamisato Ayato Banner

Genshin Impact's release of new characters has slowed down, we have received only one 5-star and one 4-star new character per patch.

With this in mind, we consider that the possibilities of Kamisato Ayato being part of Genshin Impact 2.5 are zero to none.

However, fans of Ayaka's brothers can stay calm as it is almost a certainty that Ayato is becoming a Playable Character but, we may have to wait for him until Genshin Impact 2.6.

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