Genshin Impact Leaked: Yaoyao's Abilities and Animations
With Yaoyao's official Genshin Impact announcement, leakers have dug up information about her skills and animations.
Genshin Impact has finally announced the two newest characters for Genshin Impact version 3.4, Alhaitham and Yaoyao, along with some new official art. Aside from their arts and constellations, little information was released about each new character's abilities, weapons, and stats. However, as usual, leakers have dug up most of the information on these characters, including a full introduction to Yaoyao's abilities and animations in Genshin Impact.
Despite being mentioned as a character since Genshin Impact's original release, Yaoyao has never made an official in-game appearance outside of art and lore. As an early Dendro character, similar to Genshin Impact's leaked character Baizhu, Yaoyao couldn't be released until Genshin Impact version 3.0 introduced Dendro elements. While many players expected Yaoyao to be the first Dendro character for Genshin Impact, she was released in patch 3.4 later than expected.
Genshin Impact: Yaoyao's Leaked Abilities & Animation
The Genshin Impact leak from Genshin Mains shared that Yaoyao's abilities will mostly revolve around placing a small rabbit-like device called Yuegui, which will fire projectiles called White Jade Radishes, similar to Dendro Cores. When a character walks over one of these turnips, it explodes Dendro Damage and healing are calculated based on Yaoyao's maximum health. Yaoyao's elemental skills will summon Laurel, and Laurel will shoot carrots in a large arc in a short time.
This can also be aimed and placed by holding down the elemental skill button. For her elemental burst, Genshin Impact's newest character, Yaoyao, will activate a special mode that summons a leaping laurel whenever she jumps or sprints across the battlefield. According to the Genshin Impact leak, a Yuegui can be summoned this way every 0.5 seconds.
What Role Will Yaoyao Fill In Genshin Impact 3.4
Based on the abilities revealed in the Genshin Impact leak, it looks like Yaoyao will be a healer/support character who will focus on protecting her team and applying multiple instances of Dendro damage. Genshin Impact characters with summoning abilities (such as Fischl and Xiangling) are generally strong off-field characters, although Yaoyao seems to be available on the field as well. Combined with the fact that her radish stays on the field even if swapped out, Yao Yao will have a good chance of making a strong impact both on and off the field, indicating a strong Genshin Impact support role.
#Yaoyao elemental burst - Moonjade DescentExplosions will heal and the Dendro DMG.While affected by the Adeptal Legacy state caused by Moonjade, Yaoyao will summon 1 Yuegui: Jumping Mode whenever she sprints or jumps. She can summon 1 every 0.5s.#u539fu795e #Genshin pic.twitter.com/SsHK59Fl90— Genshin Mains - Your Guide to Teyvat (@genshinmains) December 10, 2022
Finally, Yaoyao will wield a polearm Her weapons, though the Genshin Impact leak doesn't reveal much about her attacks, likely because she's more of an ability support character. Currently, most players think she will be a 4-star character, while Alhaitham will be a 5-star character in Genshin Impact 3.4. With Yaoyao becoming the second 4-star Dendro character in Genshin Impact, more players will have the opportunity to experience what the Dendro element has to offer.
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