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Genshin Impact Shikanoin Heizou - Release Date, Abilities, Talents

Here's everything you need to know about Shikanoin Heizou, a new character coming to Genshin Impact 2.8 update, Summer of Fantasia. Will you be wishing for him?
Genshin Impact Shikanoin Heizou - Release Date, Abilities, Talents

Genshin Impact 2.8 update will bring a brand new character, Shikanoin Heizou, as a part of the Phase 1 banner. He is a 4-star character who bears the Anemo element and uses catalyst as a weapon to thrash his enemies. 

According to Kamisato Ayato, he has admirable wit and insight and the Tenryou Commission is incredibly fortunate to have such a man in their ranks. If you wish to add him to your party, you should know his abilities and talents closely.

Though HoYoverse has not revealed much info about him, leaks have given us the details about his abilities, passive talents, and more. Here's everything you need to know about Heizou.

Genshin Impact Heizou Release Date

Doushin Shikanoin is a detective at Tenryou Commission.
Doushin Shikanoin is a detective at Tenryou Commission. (Picture: HoYoverse)

HoYoverse is yet to reveal the release date of Heizou in Genshin Impact 2.8 update; however, it should be around June 13, when the next update launches. He is expected to be accompanied by Kazuha and Klee in his banner and all of these characters will have booster drop rates. 


Heizou Attack Talents

  • Normal Attack: Performs up to 5 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: Calling upon the surging wind, Heizou plunges towards the ground from mid-air, damaging all opponents in his path. Deals AoE Anemo DMG upon impact with the ground.

Elemental Skill - Heartstopper Strike

  • Tap: Wields the swift winds to launch a Heartstopper Strike that deals Anemo DMG.
  • Hold: Charges energy to unleash an even stronger blow. He will obtain the Declension effect while charging, which will increase the power of the Heartstopper Strike. When the skill button is released or the skill finishes charging, he will strike forward, dealing Anemo DMG.
  • Declension: Increases the power of the next Heartstopper Strike. Max 4 stacks. When you possess 4 Declension stacks, the Conviction effect will be produced, which will cause the next Hearstopper Strike to be even stronger and have a larger AoE.

Elemental Burst - Windmuster Kick

Doushin Shikanoin Heizou will be available in the first banner of Genshin Impact 2.8 update.
Doushin Shikanoin Heizou will be available in the first banner of Genshin Impact 2.8 update. (Picture: HoYoverse)
  • Leaps into the air and uses the Fudou Style Vacuum Slugger and kicks his opponent. The Vacuum Slugger will explode upon hit and create an Arresting Windtunnel that pulls in nearby objects and opponents, dealing AoE Anemo DMG.
  • When Vacuum Slugger hits opponents affected by Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro, these opponents will be afflicted with Windmuster lris. This Windmuster Iris will explode after a moment and dissipate, dealing AoE DMG of the corresponding aforementioned elemental type.
  • Vacuum Slugger can afflict a maximum of 4 opponents with the Windmuster Iris. A single opponent cannot be under the effect of Windmuster Irises of different elements at the same time.

Heizou Passive Talents

  • Pre-Existing Guit: Decreases sprinting Stamina consumption for your own party members by 20%. Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the exact same effects.
  • Paradoxical Practice: 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 0.1s.
  • Penetrative Reasoning: After Shikanoin Heizou's Heartstopper Strike hits an opponent, increases all party members' (excluding Shikanoin Heizou) Elemental Mastery by 80 for 10s.

If the official details will be any different from the leaks, we will update this guide accordingly.

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Featured image courtesy of HoYoverse.