While the community is waiting for the arrival of Sumeru, Hoyoverse has announced the Genshin Impact 2.8 second phase banners.
The third banner of the current version will feature the first rerun of the fireworks specialist of Inazuma, Yoimiya.
With that in mind, here is the complete list of characters for the Genshin Impact 2.8 second phase banners.
The second phase of Genshin Impact 2.8 will go live on Tuesday, August 02, 2022, around 6 pm Server Time (Chinese Standard Time).
- August 02, 3 pm PT
- August 02, 6 pm EST
- August 02, 5 pm GMT
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Genshin Impact 2.8 Second Phase Banners
For the second phase of Genshin Impact, Hoyoverse will release only one rerun with Yoimiya.
The following banners will be available during the next three weeks of Genshin Impact 2.8:
- Tapestry of Golden Flames will feature the first rerun of Yoimiya, a 5-star Pyro Bow character.
The following 4-stars characters complete the banner.
- Bennett - 4-star Pyro, Sword User
- Yun Jin - 4-star Geo, Polearm User
- Xinyan - 4-star Pyro, Claymore User.
Even when Yoimiya is not a top-tier DPS, the presence of Bennett and Yun Jin makes an exciting last banner before the arrival of Sumeru and Dendro characters.
The second Weapon Banner in Genshin Impact 2.8 will be the rerun of the weapon called: Thundering Pulse, the signature Bow of Yoimiya.
The niche 5-star sword Summit Shaper will be the second weapon feature in the second weapon banner of version 2.8.
Increases ATK by 40% and grants the might of the Thunder Emblem. At stack levels 1/2/3, the Thunder Emblem increases Normal Attack DMG by 24/48/80%. The character will obtain 1 stack of Thunder Emblem in each of the following scenarios: Normal Attack deals DMG (stack lasts 5s), casting Elemental Skill (stack lasts 10s); Energy is less than 100% (stack disappears when Energy is full). Each stack's duration is calculated independently.
Increases Shield Strength by 40%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 8% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.
The Thundering Pulse is the best weapon for characters whose primary source of DMG is based on Normal Attacks.
While the Summit Shaper is an excellent weapon for teams with Geo Supports like Albedo and Zhongli.
The following 4-stars complete the second weapon banner:
- Sacrificial Greatsword - Claymore
- Wine and Song - Catalyst
- Alley Hunter - Bow
- The Flute - Sword
- Dragon's Bane - Polearm