Shikanoin Heizou is a recently announced Anemo character that will make his appearance in the game after the 2.7 Update. Recent leaks from the credible data mining community have revealed a lot of information about Shikanoin Heizou and his kit in Genshin Impact.
From the first look, Shikanoin Heizou seems like a DPS character with a limited supporting kit, which is contrary to the general trends with Anemo characters, that are always having supporting kits, aside from one exception Xiao. Moreover, it is quite strange, considering he is a four-star character and his base stats will hold him back from dealing higher amounts of damage. As of now, players will need to wait and see how good he is when he finally gets released to make a better judgment.
Even though Shikanoin Heizou uses a catalyst as his weapon, his attack animations are more on the hands-on melee style, instead of ranged attacks like other catalyst users. While using him, players can only see his Catalyst when he is in an idle position. Otherwise, during the battle, the catalyst won’t accompany him. The damage scaling for Heizou may seem on the high end on first look, but that is because he is an Anemo character. Anemo characters usually have a very high scaling, when compared to other elements, due to lack of reaction.
Shikanoin Heizou: Kit description
A lot of skills and abilities have been revealed about the skill-set of Shikanoin Heizou in Genshin Impact.
Fudou Style Martial Arts
|Normal||The skill performs up to five fisticuffs, dealing Anemo damage.|
|Charged||The skill consumes stamina to perform a sweeping kick that deals Anemo damage.|
|Plunging||Heizou plunges towards the ground, dealing AoE Anemo damage on impact.|
Elemental Skill: Heartstopper Strike
It is quite similar to Yanfei’s Scarlet Seals, where she can stack up the Scarlet Seals and consume them all at once, to deal a lot of damage. Similarly, Heizou can stack up Declension to deal higher damage.
|Tap||The skill launches a Heartstopper Strike that deals Anemo damage.|
|Hold||The skill charges and releases to unleash a stronger blow and gain Declension, while charging. This increases the strength of the next Heartstopper Strike and stacks up to four times. When the character possesses four Declension stacks, players will gain a conviction, increasing damage and the attack’s AoE.|
|Windmuster Kick||Heizou jumps into the air and uses Fudou Style Vacuum Slugger to kick his opponent, dealing AoE Anemo damage. When it hits opponents affected by Hydro, Cryo, Pyro or Electro. A Windmuster Iris will appear and explode, dealing AoE damage of that elemental type. Heizou can summon four Windmuster Irises this way, though, they can only absorb one element.|
Heizou’s Elemental Burst seems like a good CC ability. However, the ability is unidirectional. Therefore, gathering enemies in a small range. The ability usage will prove to be somewhat difficult.
|Pre-existing Guilt||Decreases sprinting stamina consumption by 20 % for your party.|
|Paradoxical Practice||When Heizou performs a Swirl reaction on the field, he gains one Declension stack every 0.1 seconds.|
|Penetrative Reasoning||After Heizou’s Heartstopper Strike hits opponents increases all other party members’ elemental mastery by 80 for ten seconds.|
- When Vacuum Slugger hits opponents affected by Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro, these opponents will be afflicted with Windmuster Iris, which will explode after a moment and deal AoE DMG of the corresponding aforementioned elemental type.
- Vacuum Slugger can afflict a maximum of 4 opponents with the Windmuster Iris. A single opponent cannot be under the effect of Windmuster Irises of different elements at the same time.
Heizou’s ICD and Energy Regeneration
Heizou’s auto-attacks and Elemental skills have the standard ICD like other characters. But, his Burst has no ICD. As for energy regeneration, on average, he can generate 2-3 particles quite easily.
Shikanoin Heizou: Voice actors
There is still no information about the Voice actors for Heizou in any language.
Shikanoin Heizou: Voice lines
There have also been leaks about a few voice lines for Shikanoin Heizou, in the upcoming Genshin Impact 2.8 Update.
Ayaka’s reaction to Heizou in-game
Kujou Sara’s reaction to Heizou in-game
Kokomi’s reaction to Heizou in-game
Gorou’s reaction to Heizou in-game
When will Heizou arrive at the game
Shikanoin Heizou has a high chance to arrive in the game with the 2.8 version update since the 2.7 Update is reserved for Kuki Shinobu and Yelan. Moreover, the last update before the 3.0 Sumeru update will be the 2.9 Update. There are still a few characters that have not had their reruns yet, so he will be in either the 2.8 Update or the 2.9 Update. This is just speculation, therefore, one must take the info with a grain of salt.