HoYoverse has released more information on Shinobu and how she will play when she debuts in Genshin Impact. She will appear as one of the four-star characters on the Itto banner, which will go live on June 21, 2022, and last until July 12, 2022. Aside from information on her kit, the official Genshin Impact YouTube account also uploaded the character demo video “Kuki Shinobu: Jack of All Trades.”
Shinobu will be an Electro Sword user, and she will work as a combination healer and sub DPS in a similar way to Sayu. Her Elemental Skill, Sanctifying Ring, will create a ring around her that constantly deals Electro DMG. Activating it will sacrifice her HP, but the active character within the ring will have their HP restored. The healing will scale based on Shinobu’s max HP.
As for Shinobu’s Elemental Burst, Gyoei Narukami Kariyama Rite, she will deal continuous Electro DMG within an AoE. How much damage it does will also scale off of her max HP. Like Hu Tao, the lower Shinobu’s HP is, the more effective her Burst is. In Shinobu’s case, the field will last longer when her HP is 50% or lower.
In English, Kira Buckland voices Shinobu. Buckland previously played 2B in NieR Automata and Jolyne Cujoh in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean. As for the Japanese voice-over, Kaori Mizuhashi voices her. Mizuhashi’s previous roles include Mami from Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Miss Crane in Fate/Grand Order. Shinobu played a major role in the Perilous Trail event. Additionally, she will have a Hangout Event from the next update.
Genshin Impact is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, and mobile devices. The Itto and Shinobu banner will run from June 21 until July 12, 2022.