Genshin Impact 2.8 Shikanoin Heizou: Abilities & Constellations Revealed

Genshin Impact 2.8's new character Shikanoin Heizou is a 4-star Anemo Catalyst user. Instead of long-ranged slow attacks, Heizou is a melee fighter that uses his fists and kicks to inflict damage to enemies.

Recent leaks revealed all of Heizou's abilities and constellations - so let's dive right in!

Release Date

Shikanoin Heizou banner will go live during Genshin Impact 2.8 update that is expected to arrive on July 13, 2022.

It is most likely that Heizou will be part of the banner Leaves in the Wind, that will feature Kaedehera Kazuha.

Attacks & Abilities

Heizou has some powerful attacks and abilities that will surely make him a sought-after character, and an option all travelers will want available for their party.

Normal Attacks: Fudou Style Martial Arts

Despite being the first male catalyst user in Genshin Impact, Heizou's basic attacks are melee fists attacks infused with Anemo.

Heizou's charged attack is a backflip kick similar to Xingqiu's.

Normal Attack
Performs up to five fisticuffs empowered by a mighty wind, dealing Anemo DMG.
Charged Attack
Consumes a certain amount of stamina and performs a sweeping kick that deals Anemo DMG.
Plunging Attack
Heizou plunges towards the ground from mid-air, damaging all opponents in his path. Deals AoE Anemo DMG upon impact with the ground.

Elemental Attack: Hearstopper Strike

Heizou's Elemental skill is different based on whether the key is tapped or held. The held version will generate a buff called Declension that will increase the area of effect and amount of damage.

Declension DMG Bonus: 56% at Lv. 1 - 120% at Lv. 15

  • Declension Duration: 60 Seconds
  • Cooldown: 10 Seconds
Wields the swift winds to launch a Heartstopper Strike that deals Anemo DMG.
Charges energy to unleash an even stronger blow. He will obtain the Declension effect while charging, which increases the power of the Heartstopper Strike. When the skill button is released or the skill finishes charging, he will strike forward dealing Anemo DMG.
Increases damage of Heartstopper Strike by a certain amount. Maximum 4 stacks
When you possess 4 Declension stacks, the Conviction effect is produced, which will cause the next Heartstopper Strike to be even stronger and have a larger AoE.

Elemental Burst - Windmuster Kick

Similarly to Kazuha, Heiozu will leap into the air when using his Elemental Burst. This attack will absorb the element that is affecting the enemy and produce an explosion of that same element, dealing AOE damage.

The Burst has a very short cooldown and low energy cost.

  • Cooldown: 12 seconds
  • Energy Cost: 40 Particles
Elemental Burst
Leaps into the air and uses the Fudou Style Vacuum Slugger to explosively kick his opponent, dealing AoE Anemo DMG. When Vacuum Slugger hits opponents affected by Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro, these opponents are afflicted with Windmuster Iris, which will explode after a moment and deal AoE DMG of the corresponding elemental type.
Vacuum Slugger can afflict a maximum of four opponents with Windmuster Iris. A single opponent cannot be under the effect of Windmuster Irises of different elements at the same time.

Heizou's Passives

Heizou's Passive increases his World Exploration abilities, with the third passive making him more viable as a support character.

Passive: Pre-Existing Guilt

  • Decreases sprinting Stamina consumption for your own party members by 20%.
  • Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the exact same effects.

Passive: Paradoxical Practice (Lv. 40)

  • When Shikanoin Heizou activates a Swirl reaction while on the field, he will gain 1 Declension stack for Heartstopper Strike.
  • This effect can be triggered once every 0.1 seconds.

Passive: Penetrative Reasoning (Lv. 60)

  • After Shikanoin Heizou’s Heartstopper Strike hits an opponent, it increases all party members’ (excluding Shikanoin Heizou) Elemental Mastery by 80 for 10 seconds.


Based on Heizou's Constellations, we can infer the character is expected to be a main DPS and spend a long time in the field.

Heizou support may also be viable after obtaining his second constellation that will pull characters as other Anemo characters do.

C1 - Named Juvenile Casebook
For five seconds after Heizou takes the field, his Normal Attack SPD is increased by 15%. He also gains 1 Declension stack for Heartstopper Strike. This effect can only be triggered once every 10 seconds.
C2 - Investigative Collection
When the Fudou Style Vacuum Slugger created by Windmuster Kick explodes, it will pull nearby enemies in.
C3 - Esoteric Puzzle Book
Increase the level of Heartstopper Strike by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4 - Tome of Lies
The first Windmuster Iris explosion in each Windmuster Kick regenerates 9 Elemental Energy for Heizou. Every subsequent explosion in that Windmuster Kick will each regenerate an addition 1.5 Energy for Heizou. One Windmuster Kick can regenerate a maximum of 13.5 Energy for Heizou in this manner.
C5 - Secret Archive
Increases the level of Windmuster Kick by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6 - Curious Casefiles
Each Declension Stack will increase the CRIT Rate of Heartstopper Strike by 4%. When Heizou possesses Conviction, this Heartstopper Strike’s CRIT DMG is increased by 32%.

READ MORE: Genshin Impact 2.8: Farming Guide Shikanoin Heizou All Ascension Materials

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