Gesnhin Impact 4.5: Chiori's Gameplay and Kit Leaks
Even though we only just got version 4.4, the Genshin Impact community anticipates the release of version 4.5. Chiori was first introduced in the version 4.3 storyline, and now she will be the next playable five-star character. Recent leaks have shown Chiori's gameplay animations, skill set, release date, and even her signature weapon. Here's everything we know so far about her release and her arsenal of abilities.
Release Date and Official Reveal
Chiori is set to debut in the 4.5 update of Genshin Impact, scheduled for 13 March 2024. HoYoverse has confirmed her as the new 5-star character, wielding a sword and harnessing the power of Geo. While her exact release date within the update is yet to be confirmed, players can expect an official reveal during the Genshin Impact version 4.5 Special Program livestream.
Kit Leaks and Gameplay Mechanics
Leaks from reputable sources such as Uncle PP, FouL, and hxg_diluc have shown details of Chiori's kit. Her gameplay revolves around summoning dolls or mannequins, reflecting her occupation as a fashion designer. These dolls play a crucial role in her combat, dealing damage to enemies and enhancing her abilities.
Elemental Skill: Chiori's skill allows her to summon dolls onto the field, dealing AoE Geo damage. The number of dolls summoned increases if there is a Geo construct present, offering tactical flexibility in battle.
Elemental Burst: Her Burst focuses entirely on dealing damage to enemies. With her Burst focused squarely on decimating foes, Chiori unleashes a devastating wave of damage.
Constellations: Chiori's constellations unlock enhancements to her abilities, such as increasing the damage dealt by her dolls, removing summoning limits, and empowering her normal/charged/plunging attacks.
Chiori's signature weapon boasts a Crit DMG sub-stat and buffs her attacks and elemental skills. With an impressive passive ability, this sword enhances both on-field and off-field combat effectiveness, making it a coveted asset for Chiori and other Geo team compositions.
Comparisons and Expectations
Chiori's kit has drawn comparisons to existing characters like Albedo and Keqing do to the similarity in kit. As a sub-DPS character with split-scaling attributes, she offers versatility in playstyle and strategic synergy with other party members.