The 3.0 Update for Genshin Impact lands in a matter of days. When it does, most players will probably want a character who can use Dendro, the new element being introduced alongside Sumeru. Chances are, their first will be Collei, Genshin Impact 3.0’s initial 4-Star Dendro character. That’s because 4-Star characters are much less rare in the game’s Wish gacha system. Additionally, update’s first event will reward players with their own Collei, free of charge. To that end, HoYoVerse gave players a look at Collei’s talents and abilities via a post on the official Twitter account.
HoYoVerse uploaded a new Genshin Impact Collei character demo video, too. Collei is a rookie Forest Ranger, and is voiced in English by Christina Costello, who plays Acai in Cosmic Wonders and WA2000 in Girls’ Frontline‘s anime adaptation. In Japanese she’s voiced by Ryoko Maekawa, who plays Tenka Osaki in Idolm@ster Shiny Colors and Hanabi in Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki.
Unlike her mentor Tighnari, who’s kitted out as a burst damage dealer, Collei is more of an off-field support damage dealer. She specializes in creating zones of Dendro energy to hurt foes even when she’s not physically present. Her Elemental Skill throws out a boomerang-like Floral Ring that travels forward and returns to Collei, damaging enemies in the path with Dendro. Her Elemental Burst, Trump-Card Kitty, throws out the doll Cuilein-Anbar, which creates a zone of constant Dendro damage. Her doll is like Amber’s Baron Bunny, which taunts enemies and then explodes for Pyro damage.
Collei debuts in Genshin Impact 3.0 “The Morn A Thousand Roses Brings”, which launches on August 24, 2022. She’ll be on both Event Wish banners, and also obtainable as a reward for completing the “Graven Innocence” event. The game is available on mobile platforms, PS4, PS5, and PC.