Genshin Impact 3.5: Shenhe Talents, Constellations, Passives, Should You Pull

Abhimannu Das
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Shenhe - Genshin Impact


Shenhe will appear in an event banner alongside a Kamisato Ayaka banner in Genshin Impact update 3.5.
Shenhe is designed to be a support for Cryo units and also has minor synergy for Physical teams.
Shenhe offers incredibly potent buffs that can help improve the performance of Freeze or mono-Cryo teams.

Shenhe is receiving her very first return as part of Genshin Impact update 3.5. She is a premium Cryo support who is set to return on 22nd March and will be available until 11th April. While she is powerful, she might not be a great pick for newer players who do not have access to Ganyu or Ayaka. Here is a breakdown of the Cryo unit’s skills, constellations, and passives as well as a short section on whether you should pull for her or not.

Genshin Impact 3.5 Shenhe: Should you pull for her?

Shenhe is designed to work with Cryo teams and can offer a noticeable upgrade over the traditional Mona and Diona combo in Freeze teams. Do note that Shenhe teams can be hard to build as they require multiple 5-stars to reach full potential. She offers Cryo resonance and buffs for characters like Ayaka and Ganyu and if you don’t have those two units, you might want to hold off on spending your Primogems.

Constellations for Shenhe are not necessary at all but if you really want to get them, her first two constellations can be quite useful and they help resolve downtime on her buffs. However, if you do not have the Primogems needed to pull for her, do not force yourself to spend money on Genesis Crystals to pull for her. Characters can cost money and you should spend your hard-earned cash wisely. Shenhe is a luxury pick and is not necessary. 

If you want to get her for reasons like her voice actor or visual design, then you shouldn’t let this post dissuade you.

Genshin Impact 3.5 Shenhe: Talents

Spring Spirit Summoning - Elemental Skill: The frosted dew, silvery and dense, shall exorcise all demons.

Grants all nearby party members the Icy Quill effect and deals Cryo DMG in different ways based on whether it is pressed or held.

Press - 10-second cooldown

  • Rushes forward together with a Talisman Spirit, dealing Cryo DMG to opponents along the path.

Hold - 15-second cooldown

  • Commands the Talisman Spirit to deal AoE Cryo DMG.

Icy Quill

  • When Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attacks, Elemental Skills, and Elemental Bursts deal Cryo DMG to opponents, the DMG dealt is increased based on Shenhe's current ATK.

  • The Icy Quill's effects will be cleared once its duration ends or after being triggered a certain number of times. When held rather than tapped, the Icy Quill's effect lasts longer and can be triggered more times.

  • When one Cryo DMG instance strikes multiple opponents, the effect is triggered multiple times based on the number of opponents hit. The number of times the effect is triggered is calculated independently for each party member with the Icy Quill.

Divine Maiden’s Deliverance - Elemental Burst: Unleashes the power of the Talisman Spirit, allowing it to roam free in this plane, dealing AoE Cryo DMG.

The Talisman Spirit then creates a field that decreases the Cryo RES and Physical RES of opponents within it. It also deals periodic Cryo DMG to opponents within the field.

  • 12-second duration (C0) 

  • 20-second cooldown

  • 80 Energy  cost

Genshin Impact 3.5 Shenhe: Constellations 

C1 - Clarity of Heart: Spring Spirit Summoning can be used 1 more time.

C2 - Centered Spirit: Divine Maiden's Deliverance lasts for 6 seconds longer. Active characters within the skill's field deal 15% increased Cryo CRIT DMG.

C3 - Seclusion: Increases the Level of Spring Spirit Summoning by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.

C4 - Insight: When characters under the effect of Icy Quill applied by Shenhe trigger its DMG Bonus effects, Shenhe will gain a Skyfrost Mantra stack:

  • When Shenhe uses Spring Spirit Summoning, she will consume all stacks of Skyfrost Mantra, increasing the DMG of that Spring Spirit Summoning by 5% for each stack consumed.

  • Max 50 stacks. Stacks last for 60 seconds

C5 - Divine Attainment: Increases the Level of Divine Maiden's Deliverance by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.

C6 - Mystical Abandon: When characters trigger Icy Quill's effects using Normal and Charged Attack DMG, it does not count toward the Trigger Quota.

Genshin Impact 3.5 Shenhe: Passives

Deific Embrace: An active character within the field created by Divine Maiden's Deliverance gains 15% Cryo DMG Bonus.

Spirit Communion Seal: After Shenhe uses Spring Spirit Summoning, she will grant all nearby party members the following effects:

  • Press: Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG increased by 15% for 10s.

  • Hold: Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attack DMG increased by 15% for 15s.

If you are going for Shenhe this patch, we wish you luck with your pulls. For more Genshin Impact content you can check out our character breakdowns for Baizhu and Kaveh, who are set to appear in the next patch. If you are wondering if you should pull Shenhe or Ayaka, you can check out our Ayaka guide here.

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.