The release of Genshin Impact 2.8 is just around the corner! The summer update will bring plenty of exciting new content with the return of fan favorites like Kazuha, Klee, Yoimiya, as well as the Golden Apple Archipelago.
But not every banner character in this update is a rerun, as we are getting the first male catalyst user, Shikanoin Heizou, as well, a 4-star Anemo character.
For that reason, we've prepared our farming guide with all needed Heizou materials, including Talent and Ascension Materials, as well as the best weapon options available for the Catalyst-user come launch day.
Heizou Banner Release Date
Shikanoin Heizou will be part of the two banners of the first phase of the Genshin Impact 2.8 update that is expected to arrive on July 13, 2022.
Heizou is the latest new character before the arrival of Sumeru, here is the full roster for the banners in which he will be featured.
- Leaves in the Wind banner will feature Kazuha - a 5-star Anemo Sword Character.
- Sparkling Steps banner will feature the rerun of Klee – a 5-star Pyro Catalyst Character.
Both Banners will share the following 4-star characters:
Genshin Impact 2.8: Heizou Farming Guide
Shikanoin Heizou is a young detective working for the Tenryou Commission in Inazuma. According to Ayato and Sara, he is a brilliant and trustworthy investigator.
Hoyoverse designed Heizou as a pretty unique character. He is the first male catalyst user, and the shortest of all the boys in the game.
Heizou's Elemental Burst will cost only 40 particles! We think this will really shake things up across the board on launch.
Heizou Ascension Materials
These are the ascension materials you'll need for Heizou:
This is a character level-up material, dropped by the new boss Ruin Serpent, the boss introduced in the ver. 2.6.
- This boss is located in the west caves in The Chasm: Underground Mines.
- Players need x46 Runic Fangs for Lv. 90 Heizou.
- The Ruin Serpent drops 2-3 pieces of these materials once it is defeated for the cost of 40 resins.
These bugs are a specialty of Inazuma, and you can find them climbing trunks of trees.
- Players need x168 Onikabutos for a Lv. 90 Heizou.
- The best locations to find these insects are Seirai Island and Narukami Island.
These are a Common Ascension Material dropped by the Fatui Agents: Fatui Skirmishers, Fatui Cicin Mages, and Fatui Pyro Agents.
To level up Heizou to Lv. 90 travelers require:
- 18 Recruit's Insignia
- 30 Sergeant's Insignia
- 36 Lieutenant's Insignia
Heizou Talent Materials
Fatui agents are the military force of the Genshin Impact Cryo Archon. They are strong, elite enemies that harness all the elements.
To level up Heizou's Talents to the max, players need:
- 18 Recruit's Insignia
- 66 Sergeant's Insignia
- 93 Lieutenant's Insignia
Talent-level books that players can obtain in the Violet Court domain on Monday, Thursday, and Sunday.
To max Heizou's Talents, players need to collect:
- 9 Teachings of Transience
- 63 Guide to Transience
- 114 Philosophies of Transience
Trounce Domain: End of the Oneiric Euthymia
Magatsu Mitake Narukami no Mikoto is the name of the new weekly boss. Players need to battle the Raiden Shogun, the puppet created by the Electro Archon.
The Raiden Shogun will drop The Meaning of Aeos when defeated.
- Shikanoin Heizou needs 18 of this material for max talents.
Additionally, players require Vayuda Turquoise, a common crafting material for Anemo Characters in Genshin Impact.
Vayuda Turquoise is dropped by the following Normal Bosses:
- Anemo Hypostasis
- Magguu Kenki
Best Weapons for Heizou
Heizou seems to be a character that works best with weapons with high DMG output.
Looking at Heizou's kit, the best weapons 5-star weapons for him will be the Skyward Harp, and the Lost Prayer of Sacred Winds. Both will increase the Crit. DMG of his Elemental Burst.
The Widsith and Sacrificial Fragments are also good 4-stars options for Heizou. Both will boost Elemental Mastery, though each weapon will require a different playstyle.
The best F2P option is the event catalyst Oathsworn Eye, which was rewarded in the Enkanomiya Event, Three Realms Gateway. If you have this weapon already, Heizou is a great fit.