Genshin Impact
EA FC24 Guides
Guides & Tutorial > RPG > Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact Lyney: Release Date, Abilities, Weapon, Constellations

Lyney is a 5-star character coming to Fontaine in Genshin Impact 4.0 update, and here is everything we know about him.
Genshin Impact Lyney: Release Date, Abilities, Weapon, Constellations

Lyney will be the 5-star character coming to Genshin Impact 4.0 update, and he is a celebrated magician of the Court of Fontaine. He is a Pyro character, and as per the leaks, he will be a 5-star bow user.

The official announcement tweet reads, "Sometimes it distracts with a feint, others it pretends to slip up and reveal a flaw... When things get serious, sleight of hand dazzles more than the magic itself. Can you guess what it is?"

HoYoverse has revealed all the details about Lyney, and you can find below everything we know about him, including his release date, abilities, and more.

Genshin Impact Lyney Release Date

Lyney is speculated to be a 5-star character in Genshin Impact.
Lyney is speculated to be a 5-star character in Genshin Impact. (Picture: HoYoverse)

Lyney will be available in Genshin Impact 4.0 Phase 1 banner on August 16, as per the official announcement by HoYoverse. You will be able to pull him from his banner by using Intertwined Fates, and each one of them will cost you 160 Primogems.

Lyney Abilities, Passive Talents, and Constellations

Lyney's abilities in Genshin Impact.
Lyney's abilities in Genshin Impact. (Picture: HoYoverse)

While HoYoverse hasn't announced the details about Lyney's Abilities, Passive Talents, and Constellations, leaks by Mero have revealed his complete kit.

Lyney's Attack Talents

  • Normal Attack: Performs up to 4 consecutive shots with a bow.
  • Plunging Attack: Fires off a shower of arrows in mid-air before falling and striking the ground, dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
  • Charged Attack: Performs a more precise Aimed Shot with increased DMG.
    • While aiming, flames will run across the arrowhead before being fired. Different effects will occur based on the time spent charging.
      • Charge Level 1: Fires off a Pyro-infused arrow, dealing Pyro DMG.
      • Charge Level 2: Fires off a Prop Arrow that deals Pyro DMG, and upon hit, it
        will summon a Grin-Malkin Hat.

When firing the Prop Arrow, and when Lyney has more than 60% HP, he will consume a portion of his HP to obtain 1 Prop Surplus stack. Max 5 stacks. The lowest Lyney can drop to through this method is 60% of him Max HP.

Grin-Malkin Hat

  • Can taunt nearby opponents and attract their attacks. Each opponent can only be taunted by the Hat once every 5s.
  • The Hat’s endurance is a percentage of Lyney’s Max HP.
  • If destroyed, or if its duration expires, it will fire off a Pyrotechnic Strike at 1 nearby opponent, dealing Pyro DMG.
  • 1 Hat can exist at any given time.

Fundamental Force: Pneuma

At certain intervals, when the Prop Arrow hits an opponent, a Spiritbreath Thorn will descend on that opponent’s location, dealing Pneuma-aligned Pyro DMG.

Elemental Skill - Bewildering Light

  • Lyney does a flourish with his hat, unleashing a firework surprise! When used, he will clear all current Prop Surplus stacks and deal AoE Pyro DMG to opponents in front of him. DMG will be increased according to the stacks cleared, and this will also regenerate Lyney's HP based on his Max HP. If the fireworks hit opponents, the number of stacks will be the basis for Energy restoration to Lyney.
  • When a Grin-Malkin Hat created by Lyney is on the field, the fireworks will cause it to explod, dealing AoE Pyro DMG equal to that of a Pyrotechnic Strike. The DMG dealt through the Grin-Malkin Hat in this way is considered Charged Attack DMG.
  • This Talent can be unleashed while in Aiming Mode

Elemental Burst - Wonderous Trick: Miracle Parade

  • Unleashing his magic, Lyney turns himself into a Grin-Malkin Cat that can move around quickly. (Not to be mistaken for the Grin-Malkin Hat. They're two different props!)
  • When the Grin-Malkin Cat gets close to opponents, it will send flames falling down on them, dealing at most 1 instance of Pyro DMG to each opponent. When the duration ends or Lyney uses his Elemental Skill, he will dismiss the Grin-Malkin Cat and ignite fireworks that deal AoE Pyro DMG, summon 1 Grin-Malkin Hat, and grant himself 1 Prop Surplus stack.

Lyney's Passive Talents

  • Perilous Performance: If Lyney consumes HP via firing a Prop Arrow, the Grin-Malkin Hat summoned when this Prop Arrow hits will deal 80% more ATK as DMG.
  • Conclusive Ovation: When dealing DMG to opponents affected by Pyro, Lyney will receive the following buffs:
    • DMG increased by 60% at base.
    • Each Pyro party member other than Lyney will cause this effect to receive a further 20% bonus.
    • Lyney can gain a total of 100% increased DMG to opponents affected by Pyro in this way.
  • Trivial Observations: Displays the location of nearby resources unique to Fontaine on the mini-map.

Lyney's Constellations

  • Whimsical Wonders: Lyney can have 2 Grin-Malkin Hats present at once. Additionally, Prop Arrows will summon 2 Grin-Malkin Hats and grant Lyney 1 extra stack of Prop Surplus.
  • Loquacious Lure: When Lyney is on the field, he will gain a stack of Crisp Focus every 2s. This will increase his CRIT DMG by 20%. Max 3 stacks. This effect will be canceled when Lyney leaves the field.
  • Prestidigitation: Increase the Level of Normal Attack: Card Force Translocation by 3. Maximum upgrade is Level 15.
  • Well-Versed, Well-Rehearsed: After an opponent is hit by Lyney’s Pyro Charged Attack, this opponent’s Pyro RES will be decreased by 25% for 6s.
  • To Pierce Enigma: Increase the Level of Wonderous Trick: Miracle Parade by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • A Contrary Smile: When Lyney fires a Prop Arrow, he will fire a Pyrotechnic Strike: Reprised that will deal 100% of Pyrotechnic Strike’s DMG. This DMG is considered Charged Attack’s DMG.

You can get to know more about him in the Genshin Impact Overture Teaser: The Final Feast, where you can see him with Lyney.