New character reveals tend to get the most attention when it comes to Genshin Impact. But for the dedicated player? New weapon additions can often be almost as important. As such, the arrival of Genshin Impact version 2.5 may be notable for the addition of Yae Miko to the playable roster, but also for its new weapons.
Developer miHoYo detailed these weapons in a tweet ahead of the patch’s February 16, 2022 launch.
Hello Travelers! Today, Paimon wants to introduce you to the brand-new weapons that will be appearing in Version 2.5 Wishes! Let's take a look~
— Genshin Impact (@GenshinImpact) February 13, 2022
The tweet drops new details about two Genshin Impact 2.5 weapons. Both are catalyst-type weapons, usable on characters like Klee, Sucrose, Lisa, Mona, Ningguang, Yanfei, Kokomi, and Barbara. One will be available for free: the four-star Oathsworn Eye. The Three Realms Gateway Offering event will offer Oathsworn Eye in its event shop. It’s a catalyst with an Attack Percentage bonus, as well as an effect that boosts Energy Recharge for a short time after using a character’s elemental skill. This can make it useful for characters that focus on using high-cost elemental bursts, like Kokomi and Ningguang.
The second Genshin Impact 2.5 weapon is available only through limited Wishes on the banner. It’s essentially a signature weapon designed for Yae Miko. Kagura’s Verity is a five-star catalyst with a stat emphasis on Critical Damage. Its appearance is patterned after the Kagura Suzu, a real-life bell-ringing implement used during the Kagura Dance performed by Japanese Shinto practitioners. Kagura’s Verity boosts the elemental skill damage of a character whenever they cast their elemental skill. The bonus stacks up to three times. Yae Miko’s ability to cast her elemental skill in rapid succession with little cooldown allows her to quickly stack the bonus and maximize the damage of her electro turrets.
Other characters that rely on their elemental skill for damage may also benefit from Kagura’s Verity’s qualities. Klee, who stacks charges of her Jumpy Dumpty skill, and Yanfei, who triggers her skill frequently to refresh her Scarlet Seal bonus, may find a place for Kagura’s Verity on their person.
The Genshin Impact 2.5 weapon and other updates go live on February 16, 2022. The game is available on mobile platforms, PC, PS4, and PS5.