Genshin Impact 3.1 Banners: Nilou, Cyno, & Candace Banners, Weapons, & Latest News


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Genshin Impact 3.1 is introducing 3 new characters and a new weapon set to the Epitome Invocation rotation (Weapon banner).

Version 3.1 will also be the Second Anniversary update, which means we can expect some additional Primogems to pull for the Genshin Impact 3.1 banners.

There are surprisingly no Dendro characters in the Genshin Impact 3.1 banners, but these characters are designed to take advantage of Dendro reactions.

With that, here's what we know about the Genshin Impact 3.1 banners, their characters, weapons, and what leaks suggest could be coming next.

Genshin Impact 3.1 Release Date

Genshin Impact 3.1 will go live on September 28, 2022, the same day as Genshin's Second Anniversary and Ayaka's Birthday.

The patch will run for 5 weeks according to the schedule, and we can expect version 3.1 Special Program on September 17, 2022.

Genshin Impact 3.1 Banners: Characters & Weapons

There is no official information in which order the next character banners will be released. However, we can speculate based on recent leaks.

Nilou, the Sabzeruz Dancer is a 5-star Hydro Sword Character, and she is expected to arrive in the first half of Genshin Impact 3.1.

According to these leaks, the First Phase banners will include Nilou, three 4-star reruns, and a 5-star rerun from Mondstadt, most likely Venti or Eula.

READ MORE: Genshin Impact Nilou Materials: Ascension and Talent Items Farming Guide

First Weapon Banner

Along with Nilou, we will have the debut of her Signature Weapon. Key of Hierophany is a 5-star Sword with the following stats:

  • Base ATK: 542
  • Secondary: HP: 66.2%
Key of Hierophany. Signature weapon for Nilou in Genshin Impact 3.1
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Key of Hierophany. Signature weapon for Nilou in Genshin Impact 3.1
  • Passive: HP increased by 20%.
    • When an Elemental Skill hits opponents, you gain the Grand Hymn effect for 20s.
    • This effect increases the equipping character's Elemental Mastery by 0.12% of their Max HP.

Second Phase Banners

For the second phase of Genshin Impact 3.1, Hoyoverse will introduce two new characters.

The banner is expected to go live on October 19, 2022, as long as there are no changes to the update schedule.

Cyno the second male Electro Character in Genshin Impact
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Cyno the second male Electro Character in Genshin Impact

The banner will be focused on desert characters, Cyno a 5-star Electro Polearm character, and Candace a 4-star Hydro Polearm character.

We will have to wait to know the rest of the roster for the third banner, and longer for official confirmations.

Second Weapon Banner

The second Weapon banner will feature the new 5-star weapon, Staff of the Scarlet Sands, the signature weapon for Cyno.

The staff of the Scarlet Sand has the following stats:

  • Base ATK: 542
  • Secondary: CRIT Rate: 44.1%
Staff of the Scarlet Sand: Signature Weapon for Cyno in Genshin Impact
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Staff of the Scarlet Sand: Signature Weapon for Cyno in Genshin Impact
  • Passive: 52% of EM as bonus ATK.
    • When an Elemental Skill hits opponents, the effect will be gained for 10s: the equipping character will gain 28% of their EM as a bonus ATK. 3 stacks.

Additionally, Genshin Impact 3.1 will add three items in the rotation of the weapon banner based on Elemental Mastery.

New 4stars weapons in Genshin Impact
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New 4-stars weapons added in the Epitome Invocation rotation in Genshin Impact 3.1
  • Claymore - Mahara Aquamarine
  • Catalyst - Wandering Evenstar
  • Sword - Xiphos' Moonlight

READ MORE: Genshin Impact Cyno Materials: Ascension and Talent Items Farming Guide

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