Genshin Impact 4.4 Leaks Hint at Potential Cloud Retainer Synergy with Xiao
Rejoice! Xiao mains as leaked information regarding the much-anticipated character Cloud Retainer reveals the possibility that her playstyle could complement the existing Plunge attack-focused Adepti Xiao
Cloud Retainer's potential as a 5-star character wielding the Anemo element has been hinted at by leaks from leakers such as Foul and Little_Teyvat. While official information from HoYoverse is still anticipated, reports suggest that she may specialize in Plunge damage, making her the game's second character with this skill. Let's take a look at these Cloud Retainer leaks and her potential synergy with Xiao.
Cloud Retainer's Potential Plunge Attack-Centric Kit
Leakers such as Foul and Little_Teyvat have been crucial in releasing information about Cloud Retainer's alleged kit. According to the sources, her primary job in the game will be to increase Plunge Attack damage. What makes this more noteworthy is that, after Xiao, she may be the second character in Genshin Impact capable of regularly delivering Plunge damage.
Cloud Retainer's kit, according to Foul, will not only enhance Plunge attack damage but also allow her to actively deal Plunge damage herself.
Synergy with Xiao?
The leaks suggest a possible synergy between Cloud Retainer and Xiao, the skilled Plunge attacker already present in Genshin Impact. Cloud Retainer's rumored kit makes her an excellent companion for Xiao, who is the only character specializing in Plunge attacks. This collaboration could boost both characters' combat effectiveness.
Furthermore, if Cloud Retainer does have the Anemo element, as hinted by leaks, she might function as an energy particle generator, perhaps increasing Xiao's capabilities even further. The thought of both characters appearing on the same limited-time character banner in Version 4.4 might give Xiao fans a bright ray of hope.
Lore and Location Tie-Ins: Liyue Expansion?
As players prepare to return to Liyue for the annual Lantern Rite Festival, the appearance of Cloud Retainer may coincide with this key in-game event.
There are suspicions that the addition of Cloud Retainer is related to the long-awaited Liyue expansion, which will explore the undiscovered territory between Liyue and Fontaine. The leaks indicate that this region belongs to the Geo element, and its proximity to the floating island Celestia adds to the mystery surrounding Cloud Retainer.
While these leaks provide an enticing glimpse of what's to come in Genshin Impact version 4.4, it's important to approach the information with caution, as details may change with official announcements from Hoyoverse.