The Windblume Festival may be over, but for some Genshin Impact players the real trial begins. Rosaria, the game’s newest playable character appears on the “Farewell to Snezhnaya” character banner and has her own “Collected Miscellany” trailer now.
The video kicks off by emphasizing the unique nature of Rosaria’s role as a priestess in Mondstadt’s Church of Favonius. She doesn’t hold services or pray to the gods, but rather treks through the night, purging threats before they can raise their heads.
Her nocturnal schedule is reflected in a unique talent that increases the party’s movement speed at night. She is also the first Cryo-element polearm-user in Genshin Impact. With her addition, only the Hydro and Electro elements are missing a character with polearm proficiency.
Rosaria’s Elemental Skill teleports her behind an enemy, striking it from behind, and can increase her own critical rate if it hits the enemy from behind. Rosaria’s Elemental Burst drives a spear of ice into the ground, causing it to pulse periodically with Cryo damage. With talent unlocks, the Burst can also increase the crit rates of her fellow party members, allowing for strategic character-switching.
From the looks of things, Rosaria could be a useful character for players seeking a melee specialist with zone control mechanics. Her burst also makes it useful to swap Rosaria out for other characters to trigger elemental reactions.
Genshin Impact is available on Android devices, iOS devices, PCs, and the PS4. A Switch version is in development. The PS5 version will launch in Spring 2021