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One Year In, We are Still Playing [Genshin Impact]

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  • PenumbraPenumbra Registered User regular
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    Auralynx wrote: »
    Penumbra wrote: »
    Hit Zhongli! Somewhere between 23 and 32 pulls. I also got my first ever 5 star weapon yesterday on the regular banner: Skyward Blade.

    Now do I go to the Ganyu banner or just save up for the raiden banner. Hmm.

    You just got handed a license to do some silly things with Kaeya or Keqing with the Blade.

    I put mine on Bennett. I know the base attack isn't as high as other options, but I can't complain with 55% ER.

    Right now I have it on Jean. But I could see throwing it on Bennett. My Kaeya has not been touched at all, but I like doing silly things!

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  • MirkelMirkel FinlandRegistered User regular
    Penumbra wrote: »
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    Auralynx wrote: »
    Penumbra wrote: »
    Hit Zhongli! Somewhere between 23 and 32 pulls. I also got my first ever 5 star weapon yesterday on the regular banner: Skyward Blade.

    Now do I go to the Ganyu banner or just save up for the raiden banner. Hmm.

    You just got handed a license to do some silly things with Kaeya or Keqing with the Blade.

    I put mine on Bennett. I know the base attack isn't as high as other options, but I can't complain with 55% ER.

    Right now I have it on Jean. But I could see throwing it on Bennett. My Kaeya has not been touched at all, but I like doing silly things!

    I put mine on Qiqi so I can kill bosses with a healer (not the whole fight, just the last 20-30% health usually). That's my kind of silly things. Clamxplosionnnnn!

  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    Taking about swords, I just pulled an aquila favonia from the standard banner. Who would use it best? Physical keqing? Increasing Bennett's boost (though murdering his usefulness as a battery)?

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  • AuralynxAuralynx Darkness is a perspective Watching the ego workRegistered User regular
    Penumbra wrote: »
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    Auralynx wrote: »
    Penumbra wrote: »
    Hit Zhongli! Somewhere between 23 and 32 pulls. I also got my first ever 5 star weapon yesterday on the regular banner: Skyward Blade.

    Now do I go to the Ganyu banner or just save up for the raiden banner. Hmm.

    You just got handed a license to do some silly things with Kaeya or Keqing with the Blade.

    I put mine on Bennett. I know the base attack isn't as high as other options, but I can't complain with 55% ER.

    Right now I have it on Jean. But I could see throwing it on Bennett. My Kaeya has not been touched at all, but I like doing silly things!

    Jean's also a good home for that, you're fine.

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    Spoit wrote: »
    Taking about swords, I just pulled an aquila favonia from the standard banner. Who would use it best? Physical keqing? Increasing Bennett's boost (though murdering his usefulness as a battery)?

    Bennett for boost. If you have her, it's a great weapon for a physical Jean as well.

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  • PenumbraPenumbra Registered User regular
    Y’all weren’t kidding about Zhongli. It took me a while to remember to press his skill for the shield, but man alive.

    He also pairs hilariously well with Albedo for all the passive extra damage and Albedo keeps his energy topped off for more CCing Ults.

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  • MirkelMirkel FinlandRegistered User regular
    Penumbra wrote: »
    Y’all weren’t kidding about Zhongli. It took me a while to remember to press his skill for the shield, but man alive.

    He also pairs hilariously well with Albedo for all the passive extra damage and Albedo keeps his energy topped off for more CCing Ults.

    Not sure if you've already noticed but his shield skill also breaks all ores nearby and deals a lot of damage to stone shields and enemy stone constructs.

    Shadowfire
  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck lonely, but not unloved dreaming of faulty keys and latchesRegistered User regular
    something i will say is that visually, musically and design-wise the area that just unlocked is so much better than inazuma for me

    partly its that its a bit desolate and windy which is not something genshin touches on, partly that theres some great vistas but partly that it feels like a kind of "full play space" - inazuma felt so small, like a theme park, and was very much a letdown from liyue with its vistas and huge spaces

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  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck lonely, but not unloved dreaming of faulty keys and latchesRegistered User regular
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    a crown for a queen

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  • cardboard delusionscardboard delusions USAgent PSN: USAgent31Registered User regular
    I'm likely not going to get Ganyu if I roll, but should I try for her or wait for Raiden? I'm currently running Klee, Xingqui, Zhong and Bennet for main

  • TheScrupleTheScruple The Oldest of BridgesRegistered User regular
    as a recent Ganyu (and Zhongli! yay 50/50 win) getter, her Charged Shot style is more, uh, unwieldy than regular normal or charged attackers, but she is still great fun and does a ton of damage. She requires more mechanical skill to hit weak points and/or aim with the janky reticle than melee or catalyst characters. I can't speak for Klee as I don't have her, so I can't advise the comparison, but Ganyu + Bennett + Zhongli is a solid foundation for any content. I think Xingqui's burst only triggers on normal attacks, so he's not completely compatible with Ganyu as she's rarely if ever using normals.

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  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited February 7
    Well Ganyu is my MVP, and I still haven't found a build that really makes Raiden shine, so....

    While it's not optimal, you can really clear everything with Ganyu without getting that fancy with team building. Just put a zhongli shield up and charge attack with impunity

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  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    I've found Raiden is pretty straightforward. You put a bunch of strong bursts on the team and go to town with just spamming skills and bursts because what energy costs? Been doing Raiden/Xiangling/Bennett/Fischl for a while now. Though honestly part of that is just that I'm piling all kinds of stupid into one team there.

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  • Doctor DetroitDoctor Detroit Registered User regular
    All this Ganyu talk…I went for it.
    Whomp whomp.
    Qiqi

  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    All this Ganyu talk…I went for it.
    Whomp whomp.
    Qiqi

    Congrats on getting <insert future banner character here>!

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  • TheScrupleTheScruple The Oldest of BridgesRegistered User regular
    Oh no, I've had a horrible idea. A Qiqi banner where if you lose the 50/50 you can randomly get any 5* in the game.

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  • Doctor DetroitDoctor Detroit Registered User regular
    Polaritie wrote: »
    All this Ganyu talk…I went for it.
    Whomp whomp.
    Qiqi

    Congrats on getting <insert future banner character here>!

    Based on my current supply of wishes/primos…I might be out for Yae/Raiden/Kokomi. :bigfrown:

    Better to lose that 50-59 now, I guess.

  • cardboard delusionscardboard delusions USAgent PSN: USAgent31Registered User regular
    I rolled Ganyu! Then, THEN! My buddy convinced me to roll 10 more...

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    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • AuralynxAuralynx Darkness is a perspective Watching the ego workRegistered User regular
    Polaritie wrote: »
    All this Ganyu talk…I went for it.
    Whomp whomp.
    Qiqi

    Congrats on getting <insert future banner character here>!

    Based on my current supply of wishes/primos…I might be out for Yae/Raiden/Kokomi. :bigfrown:

    Better to lose that 50-59 now, I guess.

    FWIW Kokomi is really good, and I haven't even got her in a solid bubble-bomb set. She's still in Tenacity (also pretty good on her btw).

    That said I have no idea why the're planning to run her against Raiden - it's like they're trying to bury her.

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    TheScruple wrote: »
    Oh no, I've had a horrible idea. A Qiqi banner where if you lose the 50/50 you can randomly get any 5* in the game.

    She's the only of the stater 5*s I don't have and I still wouldn't roll on that banner.

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  • McMoogleMcMoogle Registered User regular
    I rolled Ganyu! Then, THEN! My buddy convinced me to roll 10 more...

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    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I see, so you're the thief.

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  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck lonely, but not unloved dreaming of faulty keys and latchesRegistered User regular
    i just want amber noelle is now c10 and amber still c2 and one of those was shop

    I JUST

    WANT

    DOUBLE BUNY

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  • PenumbraPenumbra Registered User regular
    I figure I will be able to squeeze one more ten wish for sure before the Ganyu banner goes away. I am prepared for heartbreak.

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  • GrisloGrislo Registered User regular
    Just a quick heads up, for people unsure what to spend on, and since there are some interesting characters on the horizon - I don't want you to screw yourselves over by not having all the facts:

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  • PenumbraPenumbra Registered User regular
    Thanks to the extra wish from MiHoYo for the New Years bungle, I will end the last day of these banners with exactly enough primos for one final ten pull. Which coincidentally is also the last day of my welkin.

    Ganyu can do it!

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  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck lonely, but not unloved dreaming of faulty keys and latchesRegistered User regular
    another thing i like about recent combat encounters is they have been a lot happier about throwing multiple ruin guards at you which is fun i love giving them wedgies

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  • ThePantsAssociationThePantsAssociation A million could-be years on a thousand may-be worldsRegistered User regular
    It wasn't flashy, but I enjoyed the tanooki escort event. There was some nice dialogue and lore in there.

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  • PenumbraPenumbra Registered User regular
    Penumbra wrote: »
    Thanks to the extra wish from MiHoYo for the New Years bungle, I will end the last day of these banners with exactly enough primos for one final ten pull. Which coincidentally is also the last day of my welkin.

    Ganyu can do it!

    A fate showed up in my mailbox this morning and Ganyu cannot do it.

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    It wasn't flashy, but I enjoyed the tanooki escort event. There was some nice dialogue and lore in there.

    It's a garbage event because we only get a statue. I want my fuzzy boy forever.

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  • TheScrupleTheScruple The Oldest of BridgesRegistered User regular
    I managed to get Amos' Bow from the standard wish banner, only my second ever 5* weapon, now what to do with this level 90 Prototype Crescent I just spent 2 weeks leveling for Ganyu. At least working on this means I can postpone artifact farming for a little bit. I hate artifact farming so much.

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  • Darth_MogsDarth_Mogs Registered User regular
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    It wasn't flashy, but I enjoyed the tanooki escort event. There was some nice dialogue and lore in there.

    It's a garbage event because we only get a statue. I want my fuzzy boy forever.

    It's weird because, like, we got the samurai dog as something we can put in the Serenitea Pot, why not Kichiboushi? The Pot is supposed to be a place where people just come and go, so he could just pop in.

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    Darth_Mogs wrote: »
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    It wasn't flashy, but I enjoyed the tanooki escort event. There was some nice dialogue and lore in there.

    It's a garbage event because we only get a statue. I want my fuzzy boy forever.

    It's weird because, like, we got the samurai dog as something we can put in the Serenitea Pot, why not Kichiboushi? The Pot is supposed to be a place where people just come and go, so he could just pop in.

    Yeah. I mean, I guess we don't understand him anymore because *waves arms*, but he's so cute! Give him back!

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  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck lonely, but not unloved dreaming of faulty keys and latchesRegistered User regular
    edited February 12
    in the time i have pulled *checks notes*

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    7 fischls i have got one amber. this last wish also gave me useless chump diluc instead of mona or a bow

    mald

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    Fischl is a good girl, you take that back.

    (I know you want more Amber, I'm sorry the original three amigos are so hard to get, it's dumb).

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  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck lonely, but not unloved dreaming of faulty keys and latchesRegistered User regular
    edited February 12
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    Fischl is a good girl, you take that back.

    (I know you want more Amber, I'm sorry the original three amigos are so hard to get, it's dumb).

    tbh she would be a great replacement for lisa because shes so much better at generating elemental particles and, well, is good, and she isnt a m*n but its just annoying that i keep getting the wrong 4* archer lol

    the funny thing about the starters is that i have like c9 noelle at this point and c5 lisa so its not even just them, mohiyo trynna keep me down

    what i might do is go fischl amber sucrose mona (because im going to pull mona, ive decided) because it fits with the theme but ill probs get lisa to 90 first just to show respect for book's, reading, literacy etc

    ive got a level 90 stringless but its the only bow i have for amber rn so guess i just need to pull a 5* bow using concentrated power of will. i have c6 xingqiu too but at that point it just feels like ur not even using amber theyre doing all the work. one cool thing about amber is that her charged shot applies a 2gauge burn so u can get 2 reactions off it per application which is def something an elemental mastery fischl setup could have fun with

    EDIT: yep 2 overloads per single aimed shot, dank

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  • BethrynBethryn Unhappiness is Mandatory Registered User regular
    ...and of course, as always, Kill Hitler.
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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    Preload for 2.5 is up.

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  • PenumbraPenumbra Registered User regular
    I managed to snag two more wishes before I hang it up for a few weeks.

    I wasted them on the wrong banner because I was tired. But I got a Diluc out of it.

    How does that work? Banner two was ~60 pity. Banner one is now primed for a guaranteed pull. But there’s only one banner to start things off this week?

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  • BethrynBethryn Unhappiness is Mandatory Registered User regular
    Character event banners share pity. If you pulled a 5* on one, that resets pity on the other.

    ...and of course, as always, Kill Hitler.
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  • AshtonDragonAshtonDragon AKA The Nix Registered User regular
    Thoma/Diona/Fischl confirmed as the 4*s on Yae Miko's banner, in case people didn't see that already. I'm sure there's a lot of people who have been waiting a long time to have a decent chance at rolling Fischl, again. It seems like interest in Thoma fell off pretty hard after people realized how difficult it is to play him with Hu Tao, but still, hard to say a banner with Diona and Fischl is that bad.

    Still, I personally don't need any constellations for either of them. I'm close to a 50/50, so I'm going to pick that up and then hard stop no matter what. Need to make sure I hold on to a decent hoard for whenever Kazuha shows up again.

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