Genshin Impact 4.4 Phase 1 Banners: Who Should You Pull For?

Genshin Impact 4.4 is just around the corner, bringing with it exciting new banners and characters. Let’s unravel the details of each banner and help you decide who to pull for!

Genshin Impact 4.4 Phase 1 Banners

Phase 1: The Crane Soars Skyward

This banner introduces Xianyun, the human form of the Adeptus Cloud Retainer, as a brand new 5-star Anemo catalyst user. Prepare to take to the skies with her graceful plunge attacks and unique gameplay mechanics.

Accompanying Xianyun are three 4-star characters:

  • Gaming (Pyro, Claymore): A free character obtainable during the Lantern Rite event!
  • Faruzan (Anemo, Bow): A niche Anemo support designed to boost characters like Xiao and Wanderer.
  • Noelle (Geo, Claymore): A versatile Geo tank/healer/DPS experiencing a resurgence in popularity.
Genshin Impact 4.4 Banners
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Phase 2: The Moongrass’ Enlightenment

Dendro Archon Nahida makes her triumphant return in this banner! This powerful and versatile support character can elevate entire teams to new heights with her Dendro application and unique buffs.

Joining Nahida are the same 4-star companions from Phase 1: Gaming, Faruzan, and Noelle.

Weapon Banners: Epitome Invocation

Two exciting weapon banners accompany the character lineup in Version 4.4.

  • Crane’s Echoing Call: Xianyun’s signature catalyst, ideal for maximizing her plunge attack damage.
  • A Thousand Floating Dreams: Nahida’s best-in-slot weapon, enhancing her Dendro application and damage potential.

These banners also feature several useful 4-star weapons, including:

  • Lithic Spear (Polearm)
  • Sacrificial Sword (Sword)
  • Sacrificial Greatsword (Claymore)
  • Sacrificial Fragments (Catalyst)
  • Sacrificial Bow (Bow)

Which Should You Pull For?

When it comes to 5-star characters, the choice is clear: Nahida reigns supreme. Her versatility and power boost potential make her an investment you won’t regret. As for Xianyun, consider waiting to see how she performs before diving into the gacha.

For 4-stars, Gaming is a freebie you can’t miss, while Faruzan and Noelle cater to specific team needs. And remember, the Sacrificial weapons are always a solid choice for characters with long cooldowns.

Remember, these are just recommendations. Ultimately, the best characters and weapons for you depend on your individual playstyle and team composition. So, experiment, explore, and have fun in Genshin Impact 4.4!