Genshin Impact 2.6: How to get Ayato guaranteed through the Pity System

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Genshin Impact is based on a virtual Gacha Mechanic. The word Gacha comes from Japanese Vending Machines, where people insert coins to obtain plastic capsules with toys.

Gacha in Genshin Impact is similar. Players spend the currency Primogems on wishes. Every wish will give players a random weapon or character.

However, there is a mechanism in the game known as the Pity System that will allow players to obtain the 5-star characters or weapons they want after a specific time.

We will try to explain the system simply so players know how they can get Kamisato Ayato in Genshin Impact 2.6 guaranteed!

Genshin Impact Pity System

The pity system in Genshin Impact activates on two occasions:

For every 10 wishes

  • When players pull 10 wishes, the system grants at least one 4-star character or weapon.
  • The pity system still applies for single pulls, and the pity countdown restarts once you get a 4-star.

For every 90 wishes

If you are in this article to know how to get your favorite 5-star character, this is the pity system you'll need to master.

Chart with probabilities to pull a character in Genshin Impact
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DOING THE MATH: The wish with better chances to get your character in Genshin Impact is 76
  • Even the most unlucky person is guaranteed to get a 5-star character before 90 wishes.
  • 90 wishes sounds like a lot. but remember that is the worst-case scenario.
  • Genshin Impact features a "soft pity" system that starts after 75 wishes.
  • As you can see in the chart above, consecutive wishes between 76 and 80 give you the best chances to get the 5-star character you're pulling for.
  • The recommendation is to start pulling individual wishes once you reach 74.
  • After receiving a 5-star character, the count of the pity system reset to 0.

Thankfully you won't have to count your wishes manually, as Genshin Impact tracks this for you.

To see how many wishes you've made consecutively without a 5-star in Genshin Impact, hit the button History in the banner section for your complete record.

The 50/50 lottery

Let's use the upcoming banner, Azure Excursion, that features Kamisato Ayato, as an example of the Genshin Impact 50/50 lottery.

  • Players will obtain a 5-star character in less than 90 wishes. However, they have only a 50% chance to get Ayato.
  • Let's suppose your pity wish is 77th, and you see the Gold Wish that indicates a 5-star is coming.
  • Then the system will flip a coin to decide if you get Ayato or a 5-star from the Standard Banner (Jean, Kiki, Diluc, Keqing, Mona).

Heartbreaking, isn't it? Not really. There is hope even for those who miss their first try.

Read More: Genshin Impact 2.6: Everything you need to know

How to Guarantee Kamisato Ayato in Genshin Impact 2.6

Many travelers will be looking to guarantee Kamisato Ayato out of his debut banner in Genshin Impact 2.6 Here's what you'll need to make it happen.

Ver 2.6 in Genshin Impact
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The ver. 2.6 Zhepyr of the Violet Garden will mark the debut of Kamisato Ayato
  • Travelers can activate the 50/50 coin flip once every two pity wishes.
  • After flipping a coin, the system will give you a 100% chance that the next 5-star character you obtain is the one feature in the banner, in our example Ayato.

So how can you make sure you get Kamisato Ayato?

You can guarantee yourself Kamisato Ayato if you have enough Prymogens to pull two 5-star characters or weapons at the launch of Genshin Impact 2.6. This equals around 150 wishes.

Essential things to keep in mind

When trying to optimize the Genshin wishing system, these are some tips and tricks you'll need to keep in mind.

Wishes from one Banner carry on to the next

  • For example, if you wish:
    • 30 times in Zhongli's banner in Ver. 2.4
    • 30 times in Raiden Shogun's banner in Ver. 2.5
    • You will get a 5-star character in less than 29 wishes in Kamisato Ayato Banner.

50/50 rules also carry on between banners

  • So, for example, if you pulled for Raiden Shogun, but you get Qiqi instead, the following Pity in Ayato's banner is a 100% chance to get him.
  • Sadly, if you were lucky enough to get Raiden Shogun in the current banner, then the 50/50 rule resets, and you will have to flip a coin to get Kamisato Ayato.
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Understanding Genshin Impact pity system can guaranteed you get Kamisato Ayato this time around.

Every type of banner has its own pity system

  • For example, wishes for weapon banner or permanent banner don't add up to the 89 wishes you need for a character event pity wish. The same goes for the 50/50 rule.
  • In the case of double reruns, they share the same pity.

READ MORE: Genshin Impact 2.6: Kamisato Ayato Farming Guide

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