Genshin Impact's 2.1 updates "Floating World Under the Moonlight" will bring tons of new features to the game with the addition of Watatsumi and Seirai islands, as well as a new fishing system, more powerful bosses, and most importantly, four new characters.
Previously, we've covered all about Inazuma's supreme ruler, the Raiden Shogun, as well as the arrival of Aloy, Genshin Impact's first-ever crossover character, thanks to a partnership with PlayStation.
Now it's time to introduce you to the next 4-star character coming in this update, being an essential part of Inazuma's story, as she loyally serves the shogunate in charge of keeping order in the city from Inazuma herself. Introducing the "Crowfeather Kaburaya", Kujou Sara.
Kujou Sara – History and origins
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The Tenryou Commission is led by the Kujou clan and compared to other commissions, it has a higher desertion rate due to the reality and horrors of war that afflict them, following the vision hunting decree of the shogun. But aside from that, there is one person within this clan whose loyalty to the shogunate is so strong that he might lay down his life to uphold his family's honor and protect Inazuma.
Kujou Sara is known for her determination, as she will do everything in her power to keep the Shogun's will alive. But even with her cold and resolute demeanor in pursuing her missions, she hides a kind and peaceful side, something you can see every time she goes to Sacred Sakura to clear her mind, so that she can be quite easygoing even in the most difficult times.
Since being raised from a young age by the Kujou, Sara hasn't gone a single day without practicing her bow drills, being one of the most skilled users of this weapon, combined with her discipline and his mastery of the Electro element. , she will not hesitate to fight either by your side or against you.
Kujou Sara - Talents
Her normal attack, Tengu Bowmanship, allows her to perform up to five consecutive shots with her bow, while with her charged attack, she can perform a more accurate aimed shot with increased DMG. While aiming, it will build up crackling lightning on the tip of the arrow, inflicting Electro DMG if fully charged before impact.
Using her elemental skill, Tengu Stormcall, Sara can retreat quickly and summon the Crowfeather's protection, gaining her cover for 18 seconds. In this state, your next fully charged arrow will drop a Crow's Feather at the target location.
These Crow Feathers will trigger Tengu Juurai: Ambush shortly after, inflicting Electro DMG and granting you bonus ATK to the active character, based on Kujou Sara's base ATK.
With her Elemental Burst, Subjugation: Koukou Sendou, Sara will take down Tengu Juurai: Titanbreaker, inflicting Electro DMG in her impact area and spreading out four consecutive bouts of Tengu Juurai: Stormcluster with additional Electro DMG on each hit.
Kujou Sara - Best Weapons
harp to the sky
We'll start this list with the Skyward Harp, by far the best 5-star option for Kujou Sara. This large bow is part of the Mondstadt series, symbolizing Dvalin's affiliation with the Anemo Archon while containing the power of heaven and wind within.
It comes with a special effect called Echoing Ballad, which increases CRIT DMG by 20/25/30/35/40%. Hits will also have a 60/70/80/90/100% chance to inflict a small AoE attack, dealing 125% Physical ATK DMG. This effect can only occur once every 4/3,5/3/2,5/2 seconds.
Elegy for the End
Then we'll find the Elegy for the End, a 5-star bow as beautiful as any bard's lyre, its arrows piercing the heart like a lamenting sigh, and part of the "Millennial Movement" that wanders amid the winds.
This weapon includes "The Parting Refrain", a unique effect that increases Elemental Mastery by 60, and each time your Elemental Skills or Bursts hit opponents, your character will get a Seal of Remembrance.
Once you collect four of these seals, they will all be consumed and all nearby party members will get the "Millennium Move: Farewell Song" effect for 12 seconds. increasing Elemental Mastery by 100 and ATK by 20%. Once this effect is triggered, you will no longer gain Memory Seals for 20 seconds.
Moving on to 4-star weapons, we have to suggest the Sacrificial Bow, a ceremonial hunting bow that has petrified over time, granting its wielder the power to withstand the winds of time.
Along with all the weapons in the Sacrificial series, this weapon features the compound passive, which allows that after inflicting damage on an opponent with an elemental skill, said skill will have a 40% chance to reset its cooldown. This can only occur once every 30 seconds, being more likely to activate if the skill hits multiple enemies.
Waltz of the Mitternachts
To close this section, let's take a look at the Waltz of the Mitternachts, a 4-star bow painted in the colors of transgression and nights of illusion, available in game since version 1.6.
It comes with the Evernight Duet effect, allowing each time your normal attacks hit opponents to increase your Elemental Skill DMG by 20% for five seconds, while your Elemental Skill hits on opponents increase your Elemental Skill DMG. normal attack by 20% for five seconds.
Kujou Sara - Best Artifacts & Stats
Emblem of Broken Fate
As a primary choice for his artifacts, we'll recommend the Emblem of Severed Fate set, a series of artifacts recently introduced in Update 2.0, which can be obtained from Momiji-Dyed Court in Inazuma.
With two pieces of this set, your energy recharge will be increased by 20%, while if you manage to get four pieces, your elemental burst DMG will be increased by 25% of your current energy recharge, up to a maximum of 75% bonus. DMG.
Next we will find the Thundering Fury set, as it can increase the power of your Electro DMG by 15% when you have two pieces.
With four pieces, all Overcharge, Electrocharged, and Superconductor damage will be increased by 40%. Triggering any of these reactions will also reduce the cooldown of your Elemental Burst by one second, once every 0,8 seconds. You can collect them from the Midsummer Yard.
If you only have two pieces on hand, these can be combined with the Noblesse Oblige set for a 20% bonus elemental burst DMG, or with the Gladiator's Finale set to increase your ATK by 18 %.
We end this section with the Noblesse Oblige set, as it will greatly increase the power of its Elemental Burst by 20% using two Artifacts.
But, if you manage to get four of them, using an elemental burst will increase the ATK of all party members by 20% for 12 seconds. This effect cannot stack. As a reminder, the pieces in this set can be found in the Clear Pool and Mountain Cavern area of Liyue.
As for Artifact stats, they will be focused on increasing his critical strike chance and damage, as well as harnessing his elemental skills to make full use of them in the field:
- Bonus Electro DMG
- CRIT DMG
- CRIT rate
- Energy Refill
- Elemental Mastery
Recommended team composition and release date
Thanks to her potential to buff all allies, as well as her powerful Elemental Burst, Kujou Sara can be used both as a support and as a Sub-DPS unit, so choosing characters with good close combat abilities will be crucial for exploit its full potential.
That said, you can choose between the following characters depending on what suits you best for battle:
- Bennett (Pyro): Bennett will provide both healing and a greater ATK boost combined with Sara's skill passive. In addition, thanks to its affinity with the Pyro, you can create devastating superconducting reactions, which will obliterate all 473ur enemies.
- Next, you'll want to go for an Anemo character, as their whirlwinds can provide good CC while most options can do massive damage, as well as offensive buffs. Our best choices will be to choose Jean ou Twenty, although you can go with the Traveler finally.
- Beidou (electro) or Raiden Shogun (Electro): Both can provide electro attachments, while also benefiting from their elemental power-up, dealing damage to you to deal with your opponents.
- Finally, you can also opt for a Hydro character like Xing Qiu ou tartaglia, as they can unleash a lot of electro charges, dealing tons of DPS.
And that's all we have to share with you about Kujou Sara. Remember that she will only be available from September 1 to September 22 in the "Reign of Serenity" banner, with the debut of the Raiden Shogun, so try to save as many Primogems as possible.
Read more: Genshin Impact Kujou Sara: Character Ascension, Required Talent Level Materials and How to Get Them
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