Pity, Sweet Pity, 50/50 and Embodied Path are systems put in place to ensure you get a 5 star or 4 star featured item after reaching certain Wish milestones on banners in Genshin Impact.
Some of these systems are explained in-game through banner descriptions, but Soft Pity was discovered by the Genshin Impact community, and regular descriptions can be confusing, if not a bit misleading.
To guide you through Genshin Impact’s gacha system, we’ve explained exactly how Hard Pity, Soft Pity, and the 50/50 systems work for Character Event Banners and Standard Character and Weapon Banners, including how the embodied path works.
Genshin Impact Banners and Wishes Explained
There are four types of banners in Genshin Impact:
- Beginner’s Wish (Aquaint Fate)
- Summon Wanderlust (Aquaint Fate)
- Summon Epitome (Intertwined Fate)
- Rotating Event Characters (Intertwined Fate)
Beginner’s Wishes Banner
You can spend your Familiarize yourself with fate on the Permanent Banner of Beginners’ Wishes. However, if you have wished 20 times on it, the Beginner’s Wish will no longer be available. After spending 10 Acquaint Fate on the Beginners Wish, you will get a guaranteed 4 star Geo character, Noelle. After using 20 Acquaint Fate, you will then get another guaranteed 5-star or 4-star character from a selected pool.
Wanderlust Summon Banner
All 5-star characters and weapons not included in Event Character Banners are available in Wanderlust Summoning, a permanent banner. New 4-star characters are added there in the update after their original Banner debut, but event-exclusive 4-star weapons are not.
For every 10 wishes you make with Familiarize yourself with fate on Wanderlust Invocation, you are guaranteed to have at least one 4-star character or weapon.
Prime Summon Banner
Epitome Summoning is a permanent weapon banner with upgraded 5-star and 4-star weapons that typically change every three weeks, as new event character banners are added. Just like these character banners, you must use Intertwined Fate to wish on Epitome Invocation.
Character Event Banners
For temporary event character banners you should use Intertwined Fate to wish on them, and they usually change every three weeks. Sometimes there will be only one event character banner, and sometimes there will be two. When there are two, they share the same pity system, 50/50 system, and boosted 4-star characters.
It’s worth noting that the 5-star character featured isn’t the only 5-star character you can get from each event banner – they just increased the odds. You can even get 5-star weapons if they’re included in that banner’s wish pool. However, the featured 5-star character and three 4-star characters will benefit from the 50/50 and Mercy systems.
Be sure to check out our next and current banners page for a full list of each banner’s 5-star and 4-star character and weapon pools.
Genshin Impact 50/50 System Explained
The in-game description of this guaranteed attraction states that there is a 50% chance of getting all 5 stars featured on a character event banner. While it is technically true with the 50/50 system, that doesn’t mean there’s a 50% chance of wishing for the featured 5 star each time you spend your intertwined fate on a wish.
Let’s say Arataki Itto is the 5 star character featured on his Oni’s Royale banner. With the 50/50 system in place, if you don’t pull it the first time you successfully wish for a 5 star character or weapon, you are guaranteed to get it the second time you pull a 5 star item.
The “50% chance of getting Itto” in this context means there is a 50% chance to get it every time you manage to draw a 5 star item, not every time you want on its banner. In reality, there is only a 0.6% chance of getting Itto with each wish.
It’s also worth noting that every current and future event character banner shares this 50/50 system.. For example, if you wished Yelan on the other running banner next to Itto, for your 90th wish, you would be guaranteed to draw Yelan, even if your previous 89 wishes were on Itto’s banner – but only if your last 5-star weapon or character was obtained from a Banner event character. This would carry over to character event banners that replace Itto and Yelan, and those that follow, and so on.
4-star character system 50/50
4-star characters share their own 50/50 system. A 4-star featured character boosted on an event banner is guaranteed after 20 wishesas opposed to a 5 star guarantee at 190.
So, for example, if you didn’t pull Chongyun, Bennett, or Kuki Shinobu the first time you get a 4-star weapon or character from an event banner, one will be guaranteed the next time. that you will succeed in wishing for a 4 star. Object. This also carries over between all current and future character event banners.
50/50 summon system
The Epitome Summoning weapon banner has its own 50/50 system in place, but is completely separate from the character event banner’s 50/50 rating. Although called 50/50, there is actually a 75/25 chance of getting a 5 star weapon on each successfully fired 5 star item on Epitome Summonso 75% chance, not 50%.
However, the same 50/50 rules apply, meaning if you don’t get a 5-star weapon on your first 5-star draw, you’re guaranteed to get it the second time around.
Explanation of the Genshin Impact Pity and Soft Pity system
With the Soft Pity system in Genshin Impact, you are higher chance of getting a 5-star character after your 75th wish on a character event banner. Your chance of drawing a 5 star item will increase with each wish after 75, until you are guaranteed 5 star item on your 90th wish with Hard Pity Ordinary System, if you don’t already have one. So, combined with the 50/50 system, in the worst case, you will get the 5 star character featured on your 180th wish.
4-star characters in the event banner have their own pity system. So you are guaranteed a 4-star character or weapon after ten wishes. You have a 50% chance of getting one of three featured 4 stars on a banner with the 50/50 system, and you are guaranteed a 4 star featured character after 20 wishes
Just like with the 50/50 system, Soft Pity and Pity for 5-star and 4-star characters carry over between all current and future character event banners.
The Wanderlust summon banner follows the same Soft Pity and Pity ratings, but is entirely separate from the character event banners. There are also plenty of 5-star and 4-star weapons included in Wanderlust Summon, so it can take a lot longer to get a character from this standard banner.
The release of Genshin Impact 2.8 is here! You will need to be the correct Adventure Rank to participate in events to get a free Fischl, collect Phantasmal Conchs for a Fischl Skin, and solve Astral Puzzles. You can now spend Primogems on 5-star Yoimiya, and as always, you can visit our Genshin Impact tier list to see how your characters measure up, find out how the Pity and 50/50 system works when Wishing with Fate, and see who you can pull from the next and current banners. Don’t forget to check regularly for all the latest Genshin Impact codes and trophy list updates.
Genshin Impact Epitome Summon Mercy, Sweet Mercy and Incarnate Path
Although we cannot confirm this ourselves yet, Sweet Mercy For Epitome Summoning Weapon Banner Seems To Start Around 60 Wishes. The reason this is lower than the Soft Pity on a Character Event Banner is that the Banner weapon’s regular Hard Pity is 80 Wishes instead of 90. So, you are guaranteed a 5 star weapon after 80 wishes.
Another way to reduce the Primogems you will spend to wish for the desired 5 star weapon on Epitome Summon is to use Epitomized Path.
Once you’ve chosen one of the two featured 5-star weapons, you’ll start earning Fate Points for each 5-star weapon you use that isn’t the one you want. When you have built 2 Destiny Points, then your next 5-Star Weapon will be guaranteed to be the one you have chosen for your Incarnate Path. With a 75% chance of getting one of the two featured 5-star weapons on Incarnate Summon, it’s just another way to make sure you’re not spending your hard-earned Primogems on the same weapon every time you roll a 5-Star.
However, you have to choose which weapon you want to track before you can start earning Fate Points, and once you get the weapon you want, whether it’s through the Incarnate path or not, you’ll lose all of them. your fate points. These points also don’t transfer between the two featured 5-star weapons, so if you change your mind about which 5-star you want after racking up a Fate Point, you’ll lose it when plotting a course to the other weapon.
Best of luck, Wishing on Banners in Genshin Impact!