Geshin Impact developer miHoYo has revealed the abilities of the upcoming character Arataki Itto, along with a new trailer. Arataki Itto is the latest 5-star playable character scheduled to arrive in the game during the current 2.3 update. The leader of the Arataki gang, Itto of Genshin Impact, received a surprise reveal from a character on social media in October, allegedly in response to the leaks that were coming out at the time.
The current Genshin Impact update 2.3 is being well received by players of the popular free game. The update is the first of the game’s patches to introduce its new banner system. Instead of a banner with the new 5 and 4-star characters for the respective update, as well as another one for the reruns of previously released characters, the new system will add a second replay banner that will be available alongside the first. This means that during update 2.3, a total of three Genshin Impact character banners will be available. The two repeating posters will launch first, while the new banner will launch later.
Developer miHoYo revealed Arataki Itto’s abilities in a new blog post, along with a trailer for the character on Genshin Impact’s YouTube channel. According to the post, Arataki Itto is a Geo Mandoble user whose damage mainly comes from his charged attacks due to his unique mechanics. He gains stacks of Super Super Strength from his normal attacks, elemental ability, and elemental blast. He can then perform a single multi-hit charged attack consuming those stacks instead of stamina. His normal attack also has the unique trait of not immediately resetting his chain after the player runs or uses Itto’s elemental ability, called Evil Extermination: Taurine Onslaught.
Genshin Impact Plot Preview – Arataki Itto: “I Call That A Good Show!”
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Itto’s elemental ability sees him throw Ushi, described as the young akaushi bull and an auxiliary member of the Genshin Impact Arataki Gang, at an opponent. The impact not only deals geographic damage, but also grants him the accumulation of his superlative super strength. Additionally, Ushi also stays on the field and attracts the attention of enemies and gives Itto even more stacks each time Ushi takes damage. Lastly, Itto’s elemental blast is called the Royal Descent: Behold, it is into Evil and not only does it put Itto in an enraged state, but it also summons the Kanabou club of the Oni King. While Itto is in this state, all of his attacks deal geo damage, his attack speed is increased, and he gains stacks of superlative Super Strength for the first and third hits of his combo. On the other hand, Itto also takes more damage while enraged.
As for the character’s advancement, the animated video shows Itto and the other members of the Arataki gang doing a mischievous stunt by taking over the performance of the play, even going so far as to change the narration script. Unfortunately, both his enjoyment and audience are cut short when the Tenryou Commission, the organization led by Kujou Sara of Genshin Impact, arrives to arrest Itto and his team. The trailer gives players an insight into Itto’s personality and the antics that he and the rest of the Arataki gang can do.
Arataki Itto has been a character of interest since the original leaks, and the official trailer reveals and miHoYo details have certainly cemented him as one of the most exciting characters to watch out for when launching his banner. Players will just have to wait until it’s available and wait to be able to unlock it before running out of Cousins or Wishes, but when it comes to dealing damage, the character has the potential to end up being one of the best Geo characters in Genshin Impact.