miHoYo revealed the featured characters included in the Xiao gacha banner and the Keqing gacha banner of Genshin Impact 1.3, All That Glitters.
On February 1, Genshin Impact (PC, PS4, PS5 Mobile, soon on Switch) revealed its latest time-limited Gacha banner for All That Glitters, with Xiao as its featured character. Xiao is an Anemo user, and the third Polearm playable character ever, following Xiangling and Zhongli.
The Xiao banner will have boosted drop rates for the following four star characters: Diona, Xinyan, and Beidou.
As usual, there’s still a pity counter in place. Players get a guaranteed five star at 90 pulls, with a 50% chance for it to be Xiao. The pity counter carries over from one Limited Banner to another. Moreover, take a look at your last five star character pull on the current Limited Gacha Banner. If it wasn’t Ganyu, the featured character of the banner, then your next five star pull is guaranteed to be the featured character. Which would be Xiao in this case.
Diona and Xinyan are good Support characters if you need a Cryo or Pyro party member respectively. Beidou can be a bit tricky to use with her counter mechanic but is one of the funniest characters to play. At the end of the day though, everything depends on the Artifacts you’ll equip them with and how you decide to build them.
The Xiao gacha banner in Genshin Impact, Invitation to Mundane Life, will begin with Version 1.3 on February 2, which should be live at 5 PM ET. (Click here for a time zone conversion table). The banner will last until February 17.
As already detailed in the past, Xiao can most notably enact Plunging Attacks without suffering from fall DMG. Moreover, the higher he attacks from, the higher the damage. Xiao’s Elemental Skill is a charge which can also be triggered in mid-air. And his Elemental Burst greatly increase his DMG, range, jumping power, and converts all his attacks into Anemo attacks. You can read the full details and check out some Xiao gameplay with our past coverage.
Lastly, regarding Xiao, remember that none of the data that you might have seen in leaks is final. Xiao will be different in the main game compared to how he was in the NDA Closed Beta Test for Version 1.3. (Or in Closed Beta Test 1, where he was playable with Ayaka).
Next up, miHoYo revealed the Epitome Invocation weapon banner that will be ongoing alongside the Xiao banner. Lastly, the four star characters featured in the Keqing gacha banner were revealed as well.
The five star weapons featured for Xiao’s weapon banner are the Primordial Jade Cutter, and the Primordial Jade Winged-Spear.
The Keqing Gacha banner, Dance of Lanterns, will begin February 17, The banner will end on March 2, 2021. It features Barbara, Ningguang, and Bennett.
The weapon banner for Keqing wasn’t revealed yet. We should have another post up in two weeks with it, slightly before the Keqing banner starts.
Note that Keqing is already obtainable in the game through the permanent Standard Banner. This will be a much less expensive way to get her though, as the Standard Banner will give you a random five star character or weapon at 90 pulls.
Personally speaking, as always, I’d recommend refraining from spending money on Genshin Impact‘s gacha, saving Primogems for weeks and not gunning for every single featured character. There are much better alternatives to spend your cash on with the monthly Battle Pass and the Blessing. And as usual, I’d also suggest avoiding the weapon gacha banners. As you’ll never know which of the two featured weapons you’ll pull. Only the whales, master of all seven elements of Teyvat, can pull on those. At the end of the day, remember to enjoy the game, play it the way that makes it fun for you, and don’t put too much trust in the Vtubers or purely SEO-driven guides like these.
Genshin Impact Version 1.3, All That Glitters, will have several events ongoing this month. Be sure to check the specific dates for each one of them. miHoYo also published the final lists of buffs coming for Zhongli and Geo characters. miHoYo has also been gifting new hardware to its employees following Genshin Impact‘s success.