When is the next Genshin Impact Banner coming?

Wish upon a star.

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Banners in Genshin Impact are how you can get the best characters and weapons in the game. As long as you have the Primogems or Fates to roll on them, you can make Wishes which can reward you with certain items from the Banner’s pool. If you get lucky, you might grab yourself a 5 Star character or weapon, and if you get unlucky you might not get anything that really helps you. Welcome to the world of gacha.

If like us, you are tired of rolling on the current banner, you will be curious to know when the next banner is arriving in the game. In this guide, we will give you all the details that we know.

When is the next Banner coming?

The next Banner is set to feature Ganyu and should be arriving in the game around January 12-13. This banner will feature Ganyu, Xingiu, Xingling, and Noelle.

There will also be a story chapter for Ganyu in the game. You will need to be Adventure Rank 40 or above, and have the “A New Star Approaches” quest complete.

What is the current Banner?

The current Banner is called Secretum Secretorum and features the new Geo Alchemist, Albedo. You will meet Albedo during the Chalk Prine and the Dragon event that will be ongoing in early 2021. Other characters on the Banner will be Fischl, Bennet, and Sucrose.

If you are wondering if the Banner is worth Wishing on, Albedo is currently a highly rated Sub DPS character, Fischl is a fantastic Electro Sub DPS, and Bennet is a super all arounder who can build into his own tremendous damage output with the right build and team, or act a solid buff and healer as support.

There is also a weapon Banner called Epitome Invocation that features the following weapons:

  • Summit Shaper (Sword,) 5 Star
  • Skyward Atlas (Catalyst,) 5 Star
  • Favonius Sword (Sword,) 4 Star
  • Favonius Greatsword (Claymore,) 4 Star
  • Favonius Lance (Polearm,) 4 Star
  • Sacrificial Fragments (Catalyst,) 4 Star
  • The Stringless (Bow,) 4 Star

Depending on your characters, all of the above weapons are very highly rated for some builds in the game, so it is not a bad Banner to burn some Wishes on.

Finally, the Wanderlust Invocation Banner is currently active, featuring Qiqi, Mona, and Keqing. Qiqi is a superb healer, currently one of the best rated in the game so is absolutely worth trying for if you have the Wishes.