Genshin Impact 2.6 Ayaka Banner COUNTDOWN: The Heron's Court Release Time, Characters, & Weapons

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The second phase of Genshin Impact 2.6 is just around the corner, and with a new phase, we have a new batch of banners and events. Ayaka is the 5-star character that will run a banner solo during the second half of the update.

Kamisato Ayaka is a 5-star Cryo character that uses the sword as a weapon, a very strong fighter that specializes in freezing all opponents.

Join us as we count down to the Genshin Impact 2.6 Ayaka banner release time and break down its characters, weapons, and latest news.

Genshin Impact 2.6 Banners Release Time & Date

The Heron's Court, the third character banner in Genshin Impact 2.6, will arrive on April 19, 2022, at 6pm server time. (Chinese Standard Time)

For different regions, the update will arrive at the following times:

  • April 19, 5pm GMT
  • April 19, 6pm EST
  • April 19, 3pm PST

The return of Ayaka will be here on


The Heron Court banner will feature the rerun of Kamisato Ayaka - a 5-star Cryo Sword Character, and the following 4-stars characters:

  • Rosaria- 4-star Cryo, Polearm User
  • Sayu - 4-star Anemo, Claymore User
  • Razor - 4-star Electro, Claymore User.

Latest - Ayaka Ultra Fast Guide

Considering Kamisato Ayaka will be the big star for the second phase of Genshin impact 2.6, here is a brief guide with everything you need to know about the Ice Queen.

Ayaka Ascencion Materials

  • 46 Perpetual Hearts from the Perpetual Mechanical Array in Inazuma.
  • 168 Sakura Blooms, a specialty from Inazuma.
  • 70+ Handguards from the common enemies Nobushi and Kairagi.

Ayaka Talent Materials

  • Handguards from Nobushi and Kairagi in Inazuma.
  • Talent Books from the Elegance Series from the Violet Court
  • Bloodjade Branches from Azhdaha the weekly boss from Liyue

Check the full farming guide: here

Ayaka Best Weapons and Artifacts

  • Mistsplitter Reforged 5-star Sword
  • Best F2P Weapon: Amenoma Kageuchi 4-star Sword, craftable weapon.
  • 4 Pieces from the Blizzard Strayer Artifact Set
    • Sands: ATK
    • Goblet: Cryo DMG
    • Circlet: Crit. DMG

Best Team for Ayaka in Genshin IMpact 2.6:

  • Main DPS: Ayaka
  • Sub-DPS: Kazuha
  • Elemental Enabler: Shenhe
  • Support: Kokomi

Check the full build guide: here

Second Weapon Banner

At the same time, Genshin Impact 2.6 is releasing the second weapon banner that features the following weapons:

  • Mistsplitter Reforged - 5-star Sword
    • The sword is the signature weapon for Ayaka.
    • An excellent weapon for most sword users in particular if you build them as DPS.
  • The Unforged - 5-tar Claymore
    • A very overwhelming weapon, some 4-stars claymores with refinements are better.

The following 4-stars complete the second weapon banner:

  • Favonius Lance - Polearm
  • Favonius Codex - Catalyst
  • The Bell - Claymore
  • Favonius Sword - Sword
  • Favonius Warbow - Bow

READ MORE: Genshin Impact 2.7: Everything you need to know about the upcoming update

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