Genshin Impact Ganyu Abilities & Backstory Revealed Alongside Teaser

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Martin Patino

Genshin Impact Ganyu Abilities & Backstory Revealed Alongside Teaser

Genshin Impact developer miHoYo has finally officially revealed the abilities and backstory of one of the game’s newest characters, Ganyu, alongside a new teaser trailer for the character. Ganyu was initially unveiled before the release of the game’s latest 1.2 update alongside the introduction of Albedo, the main character of the latest patch’s story.


Genshin Impact’s 1.2 update is its biggest so far as it not only introduced new characters into the game, but whole new region called Dragonspine for players to explore, as well. The 1.2 update additionally broughtadded a whole new chapter to Genshin Impact’s story as well as new items, events, mechanics, and features into the game, such as the ability to obtain pets called Mini-Seelie that follow players around as well as a new Freeze mechanic within the icy Dragonspine region that forces players to make sure their characters stay warm.

Related: All Confirmed New Characters For Genshin Impact’s 1.2 Update

In a new post on the game’s official website, miHoYo revealed quite a bit of information on Ganyu’s backstory and abilities. As previously revealed, Ganyu is a bow user that uses the Cryo abilities. She is apparently voiced by Reina Ueda (who also voiced Kanao from Demon Slayer) in the Japanese voiceover and Jennifer Losi in the English dub. Ganyu is one of the many citizens of Liyue, one of the regions in Genshin Impact, and acts as one of the secretaries of the Qixing, the city-state’s merchant leaders, specifically working under Ningguang, one of the game’s more prominent characters. According to MiHoYo, Ganyu is supposedly a meticulously hard worker who also enjoys food quite a bit. The introductory description for Ganyu reads:

“The calculations and data behind the Qixing’s every decision in Liyue, as well as every ordinance and regulation that is announced, are all the meticulous work of Ganyu. But beneath this model of hard work and efficiency lies a side of her that likes to eat…”

Ganyu’s abilities, which were teased in one of the trailers for the 1.2 update, include a two-stage charged attack with her bow with the first dealing single-target damage while the second is able to hit multiple opponents. Ganyu’s activated ability is called Trail of Qilin and, like her bow attack, features two-stages. Once activated, the ability deals damage to surrounding enemies while also leaving a patch of frost and an Ice Lotus on the ground. The Ice Lotus then taunts nearby enemies and explodes to deal even more damage once its hit points or duration have run out. Lastly, Ganyu’s ultimate ability, called Celestial Shower, sees her throw up a Sacred Cryo Pearl that continuously rains down shards of ice on enemies within its range.

Ganyu is a pretty interesting character with abilities that focus a lot on continuous or delayed damage that affect multiple enemies, making her a potentially good support choice. Players of Genshin Impact definitely have a lot of content to look forward to as the 1.2 update continuously rolls out.

Next: When Genshin Impact Is Coming to Nintendo Switch

Genshin Impact is available on PS4, PC, iOS, and Android.

Source: MiHoYo

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