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Genshin Impact (4.7) – Banners, Events, News

Everything that's happening in Genshin Impact right now.

There’s always a lot going on in Genshin Impact, so we’ve put together a comprehensive news hub to help you keep track of all the updates, events, and more that are going on!

Current Banners (June 5 – June 25)

4.7 Character Banners

  • Clorinde (5-Star Electro Sword) [NEW]
  • Alhaitham (5-Star Dendro Sword)
    • Sethos (4-Star Electro Bow) [NEW]
    • Thoma (4-Star Pyro Polearm)
    • Bennett (4-Star Pyro Sword)

Phase 1 of Genshin Impact 4.7 has arrived, bringing with it two new characters – Clorinde, the champion duelist of Fontaine, and Sethos, the leader of the secretive Temple of Silence in Sumeru.

Following in the wake of Arlecchino’s release, Clorinde continues the latest trend of incorporating the Bond of Life Mechanic and being an absolute powerhouse of a unit. Clorinde scales heavily with ATK and CRIT stats and is one of the strongest Electro DPS characters to be released in Genshin Impact.

However, you’ll definitely need to build a team centered around Clorinde and learn her optimal rotation for her to truly demonstrate her potential. Luckily, she has an incredibly satisfying kit and is fairly simple to play (despite her abilities’ verbose explanations).

We’ll give you the simplest explanation of Clorinde’s rotation to maximize her damage:

  • Activate her Skill, fire 3 normal shots, and tap her Skill again to lunge. Repeat the attack combo.
  • If her Burst is up, use it and immediately use her Skill’s lunge before doing the combo above.

Even without any additional constellations or her signature weapon, Clorinde can put out a staggering amount of damage if setup properly. As such, we strongly recommend wishing for her if you need a main Electro DPS character.


As for Sethos, he’s a bit of more mixed bag. Sethos is also intended to be a main DPS character that scales with CRIT and EM and has the unique ability to launch piercing shots to hit multiple enemies at once.

Sounds great on paper, but not incredibly feasible in reality. Besides the fact that enemies rarely line up in a straight line, Sethos’ kit feels like it has two conflicting identities.

Either you want to focus on his unique Charged Attack playstyle that consumes Energy to quickly charge his shots, or you want to spam his Burst as often as possible to fire empowered Normal Attacks. Trying to do both just weakens him overall.

That being said, if you do commit to one playstyle and adequately build him (ideally in an Aggravate team comp to take advantage of his main stats), Sethos can put out an impressive amount of damage. Just be prepared to more or less forego half of his kit.

4.7 Weapon Banner

Genshin Impact 4.7 Weapon Banner
Image: miHoYo via HGG / Jeffrey Hsu

This is one of the best weapon banners in all of Genshin Impact‘s history, as every featured weapon is either amazing or useful in some capacity.

  • Absolution (5-Star Sword) [NEW]
  • Light of Foliar Incision (5-Star Sword)
    • Stringless (4-Star Bow)
    • Lithic Spear (4-Star Polearm)
    • The Widsith (4-Star Catalyst)
    • Sacrificial Sword (4-Star Sword)
    • Sacrificial Greatsword (4-Star Claymore)

Absolution is the signature weapon of Clorinde, and by the Archons, it’s a beast of a sword. Boasting the highest base ATK on a sword and coming with the coveted CRIT DMG as its secondary stat, Absolution will further boost the wielder’s CRIT DMG with its effect.

If the wielder has a Bond of Life active, the CRIT DMG boost is increased even further. As such, only Clorinde can currently get the full value from this weapon. That aside, Absolution is an amazing stat stick for any main DPS characters.

As for the Light of Foliar Incision, it continues to be the best weapon for Alhaitham and an amazing option for any character capable of infusing an element into their basic attacks (like Keqing or Ayaka).


In regards to the 4-Star weapons, we have a pretty good batch all-around this time, as all of the available options thrive in their respective niche.

The two Sacrificial weapons are the most notable, as they’re always good on any characters who have long Skill cooldowns. You’ll probably end up fielding a couple of them across multiple characters.

The Widsith is great for any sub-DPS character who wants to do a surge of damage, while The Stringless is great for characters that can constantly trigger reactions with their Skill/Burst.

The Lithic Spear is the odd one out of the bunch but can work wonders in a Liyue-themed team, especially as more characters from the region are added to the game.

Upcoming Banners & Leaked Characters

4.7 Phase 2 Banners (June 25 – July 16)

Genshin 4.7 Character Banner Phase 2 Sigewinne and Furina
Image: miHoYo via HGG / Jeffrey Hsu
  • Sigewinne (5-Star Hydro Bow) [NEW]
  • Furina (5-Star Hydro Sword)

To most people’s surprise (and dismay), Sigewinne is actually a 5-Star character. Most (including us) were expecting her to be a 4-Star featured alongside Clorinde.

From what we’ve seen of her kit, we know that Sigewinne scales primarily with HP and can provide team-wide healing. Her Bond of Life mechanic is far more straightforward compared to Clorinde and Arlecchino, as you’ll actually want to clear it via healing.

She’s also fairly damage oriented, with her Skill causing bubbles to bounce between nearby enemies and her Burst spewing a torrent of water at nearby enemies for a few seconds.

However, until we see the finalized numbers on her kit at release, we can’t definitively say how good Sigewinne will be. Not helping matters is that she’s featured alongside Furina, who is one of the best damage-boosting supports in Genshin Impact.

Unless you really want Sigewinne because you like her character design or need another Hydro healer, you can probably pass on her, as Kokomi exists.


And naturally as one would expect, both 5-Star characters will be featured alongside their signature weapons.

For Sigewinne, we’ll have the new Silvershower Heartstrings bow, which is geared towards drastically increasing the wielder’s max HP whenever they use a Skill, gain a Bond of Life, or heal someone. If all 3 buffs are active at once, the wielder also gets a large CRIT Rate boost.

And for Furina, we’ll see the return of her sword, Splendor of Tranquil Waters. While said sword is perfect for Furina, we suggest skipping this banner if you don’t plan on rolling for Sigewinne.

Losing the roll to the bow would be devastating if you don’t have Sigewinne to use it, as no other bow user really benefits that much from wielding it.

Emilie

Upcoming Genshin character - Emilie Dendro 5-Star Polearm Sub-DPS
Image: miHoYo via HGG / Jeffrey Hsu

Thanks to drip marketing, we know that Emilie will be an upcoming 5-Star Dendro character in version 4.8 of Genshin Impact. Famed for her sense of smell and perfumes, Emilie works as a forensic cleaner in Fontaine.

If leaks are accurate, Emilie will be a Polearm-wielder who functions primarily as a sub-DPS/support character that creates constructs with her Skill and Burst to deal periodic Dendro damage.

Even more interestingly, it appears that Emilie is geared towards enhancing the Burning elemental reaction. In fact, it looks like that her damage output is penalized if the Quicken reaction is triggered, which is a bit of a twist for the usual Aggravate/Spread meta that’s been established in Genshin Impact.

Events in Genshin Impact 4.7

For this section, we’ll be focusing exclusively on Genshin Impact events that take place in-game.

There are often some small web-browser based events that can be accessed via Hoyolab’s main page, but they’re often mentioned in the game’s launch browser. They’re all incredibly easy and usually only take about 5 minutes to claim all the rewards, so we won’t be covering those.

Mutual Security Enhancing Simulation (June 7 – June 17)

Genshin 4.7 Events - Mutual Security Enhancing Simulation
Setting up in a Defense Scenario. | Image: miHoYo via HGG / Jeffrey Hsu

The flagship event for version 4.7 of Genshin Impact. The various nations of Teyvat are participating in a cooperative wargame to improve their tactics. As such, instead of doing all the fighting yourself, you’ll be commanding various enemy units to take out opposing forces.

  • Assault Scenarios: Simply pick your units and let them get to fighting.
  • Defense Scenarios: Set up favorable defensive conditions and deploy forces to counteract enemy waves.

Notable rewards from the event include the Cloudforged, an EM bow that’s perfect for Sethos!

Record of Reflective Writing (June 18 – June 24)

Genshin 4.7 Events - Record of Reflective Writing
Collecting coins and attacking a “warlock”. | Image: miHoYo via HGG / Jeffrey Hsu

Help a novelist bring her script to life by collecting coins, defeating “warlock” statues, and dodging incoming bullets. This simple platforming event is just a chance to take things easy for some quick rewards.

Endless Forms Most Martial (TBA)

Genshin 4.7 Events - Endless Forms Most Martial
Example of a challenge. | Image: miHoYo via HGG / Jeffrey Hsu

Another combat domain event. This time, you’re aiming to gain enough progress during each challenge to meet a goal.

You can only earn progress by fulfilling the challenge’s rules, such as defeating enemies affected by Electro-Charged. As such, make sure you bring the correct characters to complete the challenge.

Spino Doubleblaster (TBA)

Genshin 4.7 Events - Spino Doubleblaster
Blasting targets and making each shot count. | Image: miHoYo via HGG / Jeffrey Hsu

Help a Fontanian engineer test out a new toy of theirs by firing a cannon at targets in this arcade game event. You only have so many shots, so you’ll need to strategically shift between various firing modes to get as many targets as possible.

Ley Line Overflow (TBA)

Genshin 4.7 Events - Ley Line Overflow
Image: miHoYo via HGG / Jeffrey Hsu

Once again, you have the chance to get double the rewards from Ley Line Blossoms 3 times a day! The perfect time to stock up on Mora or EXP books. Just remember, you have to use Original Resin and not Condensed Resin.

Forge Realm’s Temper: Clever Stratagems (June 5 – July 15)

Genshin 4.7 Events - Forge Realm: Clever Stratagems
Image: miHoYo via HGG / Jeffrey Hsu

The Genius Invocation TCG event this time is more of the usual. You have 4 different unique challenges where you’ll have to earn enough points to earn all the rewards.

You’ll be able to toggle various parameters that make the match harder but grant more points as well, such as limiting the amount of rounds or increasing the enemy’s health.

4.7 Changes, Updates, and New Content

Here’s all the other news and major changes/updates that came with version 4.7 of Genshin Impact. This version brings with it some major new lore, quality of life features, and brand new end-game content!

Imaginarium Theater

Genshin 4.7 News - Imaginarium Theater Difficulty
Choose your difficulty and prepare for the show. | Image: miHoYo via HGG / Jeffrey Hsu

At long last, we’ve finally received new permanent end-game content besides the Spiral Abyss, but you’ll have to be Adventure Rank 35 or higher to access it.

Take to the stage in the newly discovered wing of Mondstadt’s library and battle antagonists while adhering to the theater’s rules to gain glorious rewards.

In the Imaginarium Theater, you’ll have to complete 3-8 battles in a row (depending on difficulty). However, you can only use characters from certain elemental types during each season.

Additionally, every character comes with two Vigor points at the start of a challenge. Upon using up their Vigor, they can’t participate in additional battles for the remainder of the challenge, so you’ll need to have a backup roster of characters. Luckily, you’ll also have access to Trial versions of characters in case you don’t have enough to fill your roster.

Genshin 4.7 News - Imaginarium Theater Setup
Make sure your backup cast is up to snuff. | Image: miHoYo via HGG / Jeffrey Hsu

Even more interestingly, you can set a roster of Supporting characters that can be borrowed by players on your friend’s list. Naturally, you can also borrow 1 character from their Support list, so time to befriend some whales with fully maxed out characters (C6, R5 signature weapon, perfect artifact sets).

Lastly, the initial 6 characters you choose for your lineup will receive incredibly powerful buffs that work inside and outside of the Imaginarium Theater.

Yes, you read that right. These buffs will apply everywhere you go in Genshin Impact, so make sure you decide which characters you want to main for a while.

New Archon Quest – “Bedtime Story”

Genshin 4.7 News - Bedtime Story Archon Quest
Time for your annual Dainsleif meeting. | Image: miHoYo via HGG / Jeffrey Hsu

It’s time for our annual meeting with Dainsleif, complete with the usual major lore revelations. Naturally, we won’t spoil anything here, so go experience it for yourself!

New Story Quest – Clorinde

Genshin 4.7 News - Clorinde Story Quest
Surprisingly, Clorinde has a large social group. | Image: miHoYo via HGG / Jeffrey Hsu

Learn what Fontaine’s Champion Duelist gets up to in her off-time when she’s not acting on official business as a representative of the law.

Notable Quality of Life Features

We have a few new long-awaited quality-of-life improvements to Genshin Impact.

  1. The Original Resin cap has been increased from 160 to 200.
    This has been long overdue. Unfortunately, the regeneration rate for Resin is unchanged.
  2. You can now have up to 100 people on your friend’s list.
  3. You can now easily pause and access the character screen in the Spiral Abyss.
  4. Inventory limit for EXP items (ore, leveling, artifact material) increased to 99,999 and for Cooking Ingredients to 9,999.
    Now you can hoard more than even before!
  5. Custom Fast Equip for artifacts now comes with “Recommended Stats” option.

New TCG Cards

Genshin 4.7 News - New TCG Character Cards
So many new options to play with. | Image: miHoYo via HGG / Jeffrey Hsu

As is the usual case with major version updates, more TCG cards have been added to Genshin Impact. The most notable ones are the Character Cards, and this time we have a bunch:

  • Wriothesley
  • Furina
  • Xinyan
  • Yun Jin
  • Kaveh
  • All-Devouring Narwhal
  • Consecrated Scorpion
  • Consecrated Flying Serpent
  • Guardian of Apep’s Oasis

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