Genshin Impact Banners Guide – Upcoming Banners, Past Banners List

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’re going to look at all of the past banners and hazard a guess at what’s going to be in upcoming banners.

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Upcoming Banners

There have been some leaked characters, namely Zhongli, Childe, Xinyan, and Ayaka, though we don’t expect to see them until the 1.1 update which is due to arrive on November 11. Keep in mind that Childe and Zhongli are both five-star characters, so they may be limited banner exclusive. Xinyan and Ayaka are just four-stars so shouldn’t be time limited.

According to leaks the next potential banners are:

  • Xiao and Beidou
  • Zhongli and Ningguang

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.

Sparkling Steps – Klee Banner

The next banner has a focus on Klee! This limited time banner puts all of the focus on Klee, but she’s not the only character with increased odds. If you get a five-star item drop, there’s a 50 percent chance of it being Klee. If the first five-star character isn’t Klee, and is instead Mona, Diluc, etc. the next five-star item is guaranteed to be Klee. As a reminder, if you didn’t pull Venti in the last banner, your five star pity timer has carried over to this one!

Klee is exclusive to this banner and is not in standard banners. This banner ends on November 9.

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

Active Limited Item Banners

Limited item banners are similar in that they make it easier to get specific weapons. Thus far, however, they have not contained exclusive items which can’t be obtained at any other time. We’ll let you know if that changes in the future!

Epitome Invocation – Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds, Wolf’s Gravestone Banner

There’s one big different between item banners like Epitome Invocation and the other character banners: they have much better odds for the focused items. That’s not entirely surprising given weapons aren’t as rare as characters, but your first five-star or four-star item has a 75 percent chance of being one of the focused items. If you take the time to read the details, you’ll also discover that five-star characters have been removed from the loot pool, there’s only weapons here. The same can’t be said for the four-star loot pool, however! Characters are still available!

None of the items in this banner are exclusive.

  • Five-star Items:
    • Odds Up: Lost Prayer to the Sacred Wings (Catalyst), Wolf’s Gravestone (Claymore)
    • Regular Odds: Amos’ Bow, Skyward Harp, Skyward Atlas, Primordial Jade Winged-Spear, Skyward Spine, Skyward Pride, Skyward Blade, Aquila Favonia
  • Four-star Items:
    • Odds Up: Sacrificial Sword, Sacrificial Greatsword, Sacrificial Fragments, Sacrificial Bow, Dragon’s Bane (Polearm)
    • Regular Odds: Everything else.

Standard Banners

As far as we know, 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 contains most three-star or higher weapon or character in the game. That means you can get just about everyone except Venti, Klee, and Xiao.

  • Five-star Items:
    • Odds Up: None
    • Regular Odds: Everyone but Venti, Klee, and Xiao.
  • Four-star Items:
    • Odds Up: None.
    • Regular Odds: Most weapons.

Expired Limited Character Banners

Ballad in Goblets – Venti Banner

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

Last seen: October 2020.

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

Expired Limited Item Banners

Epitome Invocation – Amos Bow, Aquila Favonia Banner

None of the items in this banner are exclusive.

Last seen: October 2020.

  • Five-star Items:
    • Odds Up: Amos’ Bow, Aquila Favonia
    • Regular Odds: Skyward Harp, Skyward Atlas, Skyward Spine, Skyward Pride, Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds, Primordial Jade Winged-Spear, Wolf’s Gravestone, Skyward Blade
  • Four-star Items:
    • Odds Up: The Stringless, The Widsith, Favonius Lance, The Bell, The Flute
    • Regular Odds: Everything else.

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

Dillon is the Guides Editor at Fanbyte. He can't seem to quit games as a service or looter shooters — unfortunate news for his backlog, really. Can't get enough game art, soundtracks, or space games.

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