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‘Genshin Impact’ Reveals Baal’s Banner Date, Wild Moveset, Dead Friends

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Genshin Impact is getting ready to release one of its most anticipated new heroes ever, Baal, the Raiden Shogun, the 5 star electro polearm user that will be the first new electro hero the game has introduced since launch. And its third archon after Zhongli and Venti.

Baal’s release date will be when Genshin Impact’s 2.1 patch hits on September 1, 2021. And now we also know her full moveset, which has been laid out in detail by miHoyo as they have previewed her in full now.

Here’s what Baal can do, and why you may want to pick her up in the coming banner.

Elemental Skill: Transcendence – Baleful Omen

The Raiden Shogun unveils a shard of her Euthymia, dealing Electro DMG to nearby opponents and granting nearby party members the Eye of Stormy Judgement.

The Eye of Stormy Judgement – When characters with this buff attack and deal DMG to opponents, the Eye will unleash a coordinated attack, dealing AoE Electro DMG at the opponent’s position.

Characters who gain the Eye of Stormy Judgement will have their Elemental Burst DMG increased based on the Energy Cost of the Elemental Burst during the Eye’s duration. The eye can initiate one coordinated attack every 0.9s per party. Coordinated attacks generated by characters not controlled by you deal 20% of the normal DMG.

Elemental Burst – Secret Art – Musou Shinsetsu

Gathering truths unnumbered and wishes uncounted, the Raiden Shogun unleashes the Muso no Hitotachi and deals Electro AoE DMG, using Muso Isshin in combat for a certain duration afterward. The DMG dealt by Musou no Hitotachi and Musou Isshin’s attacks will be increased based on the number of Chakra Desiderata’s Resolve stacks consumed when this skill is used.

Musou Isshin – While in this state, the Raiden Shogun will wield her tachi in battle, while her Normal, Charged and Plunging attacks will be infused with Electro DMG, which cannot be overridden. When such attacks hit opponents, she will regenerate Energy for all nearby party members. Energy can be restored this way once every 1s and this effect can be triggered 5 times throughout this skill’s duration.

While in this state, the Raiden Shogun’s resistance to interruption is increased, and she is immune to Electro-Charged reaction DMG. While Musou Isshin is active, the Raiden Shogun’s Normal, Charged and Plunging Attack DMG will be considered Elemental Burst DMG. The effects of Musou Isshin will be cleared when the Raiden Shogun leaves the field.

Got all that? Well, if that was a bit too technical for you, Genshin also released a new story trailer for Baal that showcases why she’s so mad and sad, having lost her core collection of good friends over time. Check that out below:

She seems like she’s going to be extremely powerful given all her off-field effects she’s able to produce for your team. I have to believe she may turn out to be the most popular banner of all time, but we’ll have to see next week.

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