Genshin Impact is in the final stages of its annual Lantern Rite Festival, putting an end to its story component. Players who have had terrible luck for in-game champions can now unlock a free four-star character with accumulated points.
To get a top-rated character, one must collect two different types of coins. First are the 1000 Affluence Talismans, which can be earned through the Flameplum Starflowers activity, where you are tasked with creating different types of fireworks. Then you have to move on to the Oceanic Defender event, where you fight a three-headed snake boss to earn Conquest Talismans. You need 1000 of them, for which you have to hit him three times.
The total number of Talismans can then be combined in the champion unlock screen, where you can choose a four-star Liyue character of your choice. Options vary between Xiangling, Beidou, Xingqiu, Ningguang, Chongyun, Xinyan, Yun Jin and Yanfei.
While team composition is a completely subjective affair, there are a few hybrid picks that are compatible with any style of play – attack or defense-based.
Sporting a unique pair of water words, Xingqui is able to unleash a series of Hydro attacks in quick succession. As a support character, he can increase the total damage ceiling of the main DPS, reduce damage from enemies, and heal your team proportionally with 6 percent of your own health bar. The controls are also easy, making it a great choice for newcomers.
Completing the Spiral Abyss Challenge unlocks what many consider to be one of the best pyro (fire-based) characters in-game. Regardless of whether you have already unlocked them or not, you can purchase their dual version and increase their level to C4. This enables them to inflict heavy burst damage and summon Guoba the Panda, your companion in weapons, who continuously breathes fire on your enemies.
This newly-released Geo elementary character relies on primitive movesets like hitting with a pole. However, the damage inflicted is high and with the Cliffbreaker’s Banner ability one can inflict AOE (area of effect) damage to surrounding enemies. It may take a while for the Genshin community to fully understand their potential, but you can use it to your advantage and keep spamming heavy hits until someone finds them weak.