Genshin Impact Banners & Wish Guide – October 2021 for Patch 2.2

New banners are oftentimes one of the most exciting things about gacha games like Genshin Impact. After all, the entire game is about collecting and powering up your characters and the first step to doing so is obviously obtaining them. In this Genshin Impact guide, we look at the known upcoming banners for October 2021 during Patch 2.2. We also maintain a list of all past banners.

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Upcoming Banners

Wondering what’s coming in Patch 2.2? Hu Tao returns later in the patch alongside Thoma, an all-new Pyro Polearm user! Aloy will be a free release for PC players this patch as well.

Meanwhile, in Patch 2.3 we’re getting a few new characters! Say hello to Arataki Itto (in the featured image) and Gorou! Itto is an Oni at the head of the Arataki gang while Gorou is a canine warrior and a general in the Watatsumi army. According to leaks, they’ll both be featured in the second banner of the month meaning the first banner in November will be a rerun. Who could it be?

Active Limited Character Banners

Limited character banners are home to the rarest of rare characters. Venti, for example, is a five-star character which is only available in the Ballad in Goblets banner. You can’t get him from the regular old standard banner like you can the other characters in it. To help make them a little more enticing, Genshin Impact also makes certain four-star characters more likely to drop.

Farewell of Snezhnaya – Tartaglia Banner

Tartaglia is exclusive to this banner and is not in standard banners.

  • Five-star Characters:
    • Odds Up: Tartaglia
    • Regular Odds: Mona, Diluc, Keqing, Qiqi, Jean
  • Four-star Characters:
    • Odds Up: Chongyun, Ningguang, Yanfei
    • Regular Odds: Noelle, Barbara, Fischl, Razor, Bennett, Diona, Xinyan, Sayu, Xiangling, Sucrose, Xingqiu, Beidou, Rosaria, Kujou Sara

Active Limited Item Banners

Limited item banners are similar in that they make it easier to get specific weapons, some of which are exclusive to this gacha mechanic.

Epitome Invocation

It’s one heck of a week for weapons! Both 5-Stars and Akuoumaru are exclusive to this banner!

  • Five-star Items:
    • Odds Up: Polar Star (Bow) and Memory of Dust (Catalyst)
  • Four-star Items:
    • Odds Up: Akuoumaru (Claymore), Favonius Sword (Sword), Favonius Lance (Polearm), Eye of Perception (Catalyst), Rust (Bow)

Standard Banners

There’s only one standard banner, but that could change in the future. In these banners, you have equal odds of getting any character or any weapon. There are no increased odds for specific characters. As it stands, there’s only one and it has no expiration date.

Wanderlust Invocation – Standard Banner

There’s really not a ton to say about Wanderlust Invocation. It’s a never-ending banner which is slowly updated to include all but the event exclusive characters. That means no Venti, Klee, Childe, or Zhongli, or any of the other new 5-Star characters. It’s worth noting that this banner is the only way to obtain more copies of Amber, Kaeya, and Lisa.

  • Five-star Items:
    • Odds Up: None
    • Regular Odds: Jean, Qiqi, Keqing, Mona, Diluc
  • Four-star Items:
    • Odds Up: None.
    • Regular Odds: Rosaria, Xinyan, Sucrose, Diona, Chongyun, Noelle, Bennett, Fischl, Ningguang, Xingqiu, Beidou, Xiangling, Amber, Razor, Kaeya, Barbara, Lisa, Yanfei

Expired Limited Character Banners

Drifting Luminescence – Kokomi Banner

Kokomi is exclusive to this banner and is not in standard banners.

  • Five-star Characters:
    • Odds Up: Sangonomiya Kokomi
    • Regular Odds: Mona, Diluc, Keqing, Qiqi, Jean
  • Four-star Characters:
    • Odds Up: Xingqiu, Beidou, Rosaria
    • Regular Odds: Noelle, Barbara, Fischl, Razor, Bennett, Chongyun, Ningguang, Yanfei, Diona, Xinyan, Sayu, Xiangling, Sucrose

Reign of Serenity – Raiden Shogun Banner

Raiden Shogun is exclusive to this banner and is not in standard banners.

  • Five-star Characters:
    • Odds Up: Raiden Shogun
    • Regular Odds: Mona, Diluc, Keqing, Qiqi, Jean
  • Four-star Characters:
    • Odds Up: Xiangling, Sucrose, Kujou Sara
    • Regular Odds: Noelle, Xingqiu, Beidou, Barbara, Fischl, Rosaria, Razor, Bennett, Chongyun, Ningguang, Yanfei, Diona, Xinyan, Sayu

The Heron’s Court – Yoimiya Banner

Yoimiya is exclusive to this banner and is not in standard banners.

Last seen: August 2021.

  • Five-star Characters:
    • Odds Up: Yoimiya
    • Regular Odds: Mona, Diluc, Keqing, Qiqi, Jean
  • Four-star Characters:
    • Odds Up: Diona, Xinyan, Sayu
    • Regular Odds: Xiangling, Noelle, Xingqiu, Beidou, Barbara, Fischl, Sucrose, Rosaria, Razor, Bennett, Chongyun, Ningguang, Yanfei

The Heron’s Court – Ayaka Banner

Ayaka is exclusive to this banner and is not in standard banners.

Last seen: August 2021.

  • Five-star Characters:
    • Odds Up: Ayaka
    • Regular Odds: Mona, Diluc, Keqing, Qiqi, Jean
  • Four-star Characters:
    • Odds Up: Chongyun, Ningguang, Yanfei
    • Regular Odds: Chongyun, Ningguang, Xiangling, Diona, Noelle, Xinyan, Xingqiu, Beidou, Barbara, Fischl, Sucrose, Rosaria, Razor, Bennett

Leaves in the Wind – Kazuha Banner

Kazuha is exclusive to this banner and is not in standard banners.

Last seen: July 2021.

  • Five-star Characters:
    • Odds Up: Kazuha
    • Regular Odds: Mona, Diluc, Keqing, Qiqi, Jean
  • Four-star Characters:
    • Odds Up: Rosaria, Razor, Bennett
    • Regular Odds: Chongyun, Ningguang, Xiangling, Diona, Noelle, Xinyan, Xingqiu, Beidou, Barbara, Fischl, Sucrose, Yanfei

Sparkling Steps – Klee Banner

Klee is exclusive to this banner and is not in standard banners.

Last seen: June 2021.

  • Five-star Characters:
    • Odds Up: Klee
    • Regular Odds: Mona, Diluc, Keqing, Qiqi, Jean
  • Four-star Characters:
    • Odds Up: Barbara, Fischl, Sucrose
    • Regular Odds: Chongyun, Bennett, Ningguang, Xiangling, Razor, Rosaria, Diona, Noelle, Xinyan, Xingqiu, Beidou

Born of Ocean Swell – Eula Banner

Eula is exclusive to this banner and is not in standard banners. 

Last seen: June 2021.

  • Five-star Characters:
    • Odds Up: Eula
    • Regular Odds: Mona, Diluc, Keqing, Qiqi, Jean
  • Four-star Characters:
    • Odds Up: Xinyan, Xingqiu, Beidou
    • Regular Odds: Chongyun, Bennett, Ningguang, Xiangling, Sucrose, Razor, Rosaria, Fischl, Barbara, Diona, Noelle

Gentry of Hermitage – Zhongli Banner

Zhongli is exclusive to this banner and is not in standard banners. 

Last seen: May 2021.

  • Five-star Characters:
    • Odds Up: Zhongli
    • Regular Odds: Mona, Diluc, Keqing, Qiqi, Jean
  • Four-star Characters:
    • Odds Up: Yanfei, Noelle, Diona
    • Regular Odds: Chongyun, Bennett, Ningguang, Xingqiu, Beidou, Xiangling, Sucrose, Razor, Rosaria, Fischl, Barbara, Xinyan

Farewell of Snezhnaya – Tartaglia Banner

Tartaglia is exclusive to this banner and is not in standard banners.

Last seen: April 2021.

  • Five-star Characters:
    • Odds Up: Tartaglia
    • Regular Odds: Mona, Diluc, Keqing, Qiqi, Jean
  • Four-star Characters:
    • Odds Up: Rosaria, Fischl, Barbara
    • Regular Odds: Chongyun, Bennett, Ningguang, Xingqiu, Beidou, Xiangling, Sucrose, Noelle, Razor, Diona

Ballad in Goblets – Venti Banner

Venti is exclusive to this banner and is not in standard banners.

Last seen: April 2021.

    • Five-star Characters:
      • Odds Up: Venti
      • Regular Odds: Mona, Diluc, Keqing, Qiqi, Jean
    • Four-star Characters:
      • Odds Up: Sucrose, Noelle, Razor
      • Regular Odds: Chongyun, Bennett, Ningguang, Xingqiu, Beidou, Fischl, Xiangling, Barbara

Dance of Lanterns

Hu Tao is exclusive to this banner and is not in standard banners.

  • Five-star Characters:
    • Odds Up: Hu Tao
    • Regular Odds: Mona, Qiqi, Diluc, Jean, Keqing
  • Four-star Characters:
    • Odds Up: Xingqiu, Chongyun, Xiangling
    • Regular Odds: Sucrose, Noelle, Fischl, Razor, Xinyan, Diona, Beidou, Bennett, Barbara, Ningguang

Invitation to Mundane Life – Xiao Banner

Xiao is exclusive to this banner and is not in standard banners.

  • Five-star Characters:
    • Odds Up: Xiao
    • Regular Odds: Keqing, Mona, Qiqi, Diluc, Jean
  • Four-star Characters:
    • Odds Up: Xiniyan, Beidou, Diona
    • Regular Odds: Sucrose, Chongyun, Noelle, Bennett, Fischl, Ningguang, Xingqiu, Xiangling, Razor, Barbara

Adrift in the Harbor – Ganyu Banner

Ganyu is exclusive to this banner and is not in standard banners. 

  • Five-star Characters:
    • Odds Up: Ganyu
    • Regular Odds: Keqing, Mona, Qiqi, Diluc, Jean
  • Four-star Characters:
    • Odds Up: Xiangling, Xingqiu, Noelle
    • Regular Odds: Xinyan, Diona, Chongyun, Ningguang, Beidou, Razor, Barbara, Fischl, Sucrose, Bennett

Secretum Secretorum – Albedo Banner

Albedo is exclusive to this banner and is not in standard banners.

  • Five-star Characters:
    • Odds Up: Albedo
    • Regular Odds: Keqing, Mona, Qiqi, Diluc, Jean
  • Four-star Characters:
    • Odds Up: Fischl, Sucrose, Bennett
    • Regular Odds: Xinyan, Diona, Chongyun, Noelle, Ningguang, Xingqiu, Beidou, Xiangling, Razor, Barbara

And that’s all of the banners we know about right now! Check back in a week or so for information on what banners are coming to Genshin Impact next!

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Dillon Skiffington

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