Genshin Impact – Update 2.5 is Now Live With Yae Miko, New Story Quests, and Much More

New weapons and a weekly boss challenge against “Magatsu Mitake Narukami no Mikoto” are also live with a new event starting tomorrow.

Posted By | On 16th, Feb. 2022

Genshin Impact - Yae Miko

Genshin Impact’s version 2.5 update is now available, adding Yae Miko as a playable character along with new content. The 5-star character wields the Electro Vision and uses a Catalyst to fight. Check out her “Collected Miscellany” video below which goes over all of her abilities and passives.

New weapons have also been added like Kagura’s Verity, a 5-star Catalyst, and Oathsworn Eye, a 4-star Catalyst. The latter can be obtained during the “Three Realms Gateway Offering” event in Enkanomiya along with Refinement Materials to strengthen it. This will be available from tomorrow until the next update and requires being Adventure Rank 30 or above.

For those seeking more story, the Raiden Shogun and Yae Miko both have new Story Quests. Though permanently available with this update, you’ll need to be AR 40 or above to access them. A new weekly boss, “Magatsu Mitake Narukami no Mikoto”, is also available. Located at Narukami Island, this is a much stronger version of the Raiden Shogun’s “puppet” and can enter Baleful Shadowlord form for more damage and damage resistance.

For more details on update 2.5, check out the full patch notes here.

Update Details

New Character

5-Star Character “Astute Amusement” Yae Miko (Electro)

Lady Guuji of the Grand Narukami Shrine also serves as the editor-in-chief of Yae Publishing House. Unexpected intelligence and cunning are hidden under her beautiful appearance.

  • Vision: Electro
  • Weapon: Catalyst
  • Yae Miko’s Elemental Skill “Yakan Evocation: Sesshou Sakura” allows her to move swiftly and leave behind a Sesshou Sakura. Sesshou Sakura will periodically strike nearby opponents with lightning, dealing Electro DMG. If there are other Sesshou Sakura nearby, their level will increase, boosting DMG dealt. There can be no more than 3 Sesshou Sakura on the field, and the initial highest level each one can reach is 3.
  • Her Elemental Burst “Great Secret Art: Tenko Kenshin” summons a lightning strike, dealing AoE Electro DMG. When she uses this skill, Yae Miko will unseal nearby Sesshou Sakura, destroying their outer forms and transforming them into Tenko Thunderbolts that descend from the skies, dealing AoE Electro DMG. Each Sesshou Sakura destroyed in this way will create one Tenko Thunderbolt.
  • During the event wish, “Everbloom Violet,” the event-exclusive 5-star character “Astute Amusement” Yae Miko (Electro) will receive a huge drop-rate boost!

New Equipment

Kagura’s Verity (5-Star Catalyst)

The bells used when performing the Kagura Dance, blessed by the Guuji herself. The scent of the Sacred Sakura tree lingers on it.

  • Gains the Kagura Dance effect when using an Elemental Skill, causing the Elemental Skill DMG of the character wielding this weapon to increase for 16s. Max 3 stacks. This character will gain All Elemental DMG Bonus when they possess 3 stacks.
  • During the event wish “Epitome Invocation,” the event-exclusive 5-star weapon Kagura’s Verity (Catalyst) will receive a huge drop-rate boost!

Oathsworn Eye (4-Star Catalyst)

A national treasure of Byakuyakoku stored in the Dainichi Mikoshi. With the coming of the Serpent God, this item was used to notarize great oaths and wishes.

  • After using an Elemental Skill, Energy Recharge is increased for 10s.
  • During the “Three Realms Gateway Offering” event, explore the darkness-covered Enkanomiya and upgrade your Bokuso Box to a certain level to obtain rewards such as Oathsworn Eye (Catalyst) and its Refinement Materials.

New Events

“Three Realms Gateway Offering” event: Take part and obtain the event-exclusive weapon “Oathsworn Eye” (Catalyst)

  • During the event, explore the darkness-covered Enkanomiya, using Light Realm Sigils to upgrade your Bokuso Box. Upgrade your Bokuso Box to a certain level to obtain Oathsworn Eye (Catalyst) and its refinement materials, and rewards such as Crown of Insight. Complete the Event exploration quests to obtain Primogems, Weapon Ascension Materials, and more.
  • Event Duration: 2022/02/17 10:00 until the end of Version 2.5
  • Eligibility: Reach Adventure Rank 30 or above. Complete the Archon Quest: “Chapter II: Act II – Stillness, the Sublimation of Shadow” and complete the World Quest “Erebos’ Secret.”

New Main Story

New Story Quests

Raiden Shogun’s Story Quest “Imperatrix Umbrosa Chapter: Act II – Transient Dreams”

  • Quest Start Time: Permanently available after the Version 2.5 update
  • Quest Unlock Criteria: Reach Adventure Rank 40 or above. Complete the Archon Quest “Chapter II: Act III – Omnipresence Over Mortals” and complete Raiden Shogun’s Story Quest “Imperatrix Umbrosa Chapter: Act I – Reflections of Mortality.”

Yae Miko’s Story Quest “Divina Vulpes Chapter: Act I – The Great Narukami Offering”

  • Quest Start Time: Permanently available after the Version 2.5 update
  • Quest Unlock Criteria: Reach Adventure Rank 40 or above. Complete Raiden Shogun’s Story Quest “Imperatrix Umbrosa Chapter: Act II – Transient Dreams”

New Enemies

“Magatsu Mitake Narukami no Mikoto”

  • This is the form that the puppet that inherited the Raiden Shogun’s authority takes when she is opposing those who threaten Eternity.
  • She will continuously absorb Ominous Destiny, and when Ominous Destiny is filled up, she will enter the Baleful Shadowlord form. In this form, she will gain great DMG RES and deal more fatal attacks. Additionally, while she is in the Baleful Shadowlord form, active characters will lose Elemental Energy at intervals.
  • Located at Narukami Island

Shadowy Husk: Standard Bearer, Shadowy Husk: Line Breaker, and Shadowy Husk: Defender

An enigmatic warrior of darkness.

  • When their attacks hit a character defended by shields, they will obtain buffs at the cost of its HP.


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