Genshin Impact Kuki Shinobu banner release date and abilities

Everything we know about the Genshin Impact Kuki Shinobu banner release date, as well as known information on abilities now she's live in the game

Kuki Shinobu's full character art - her banner release date could be as soon as the 2.7 update

Looking for the Genshin Impact Kuki Shinobu banner release date? Following the discovery of a reference to Kuki Shinobi in Genshin Impact’s game files, players were eagerly waiting for more information on this new Genshin Impact character.

Kuki Shinobu’s banner release date was finally confirmed thanks to the Genshin Impact 2.7 livestream, following her official reveal via the Genshin Impact Twitter account. She’s an Electro character, and while she won’t get her own banner as she is a four-star character, she will debut in one of the next Genshin Impact banners. Here’s everything we know about Kuki Shinobu in Genshin Impact.

Genshin Impact Kuki Shinobu release date

The Kuki Shinobu banner release date is June 21, 2022. She features as one of the four-star character options in the Arataki Itto rerun banner, called ‘Oni’s Royale’.

Genshin Impact's Kuki Shinobu prepares to use an ability

Genshin Impact Kuki Shinobu Abilities

Normal Attack – Shinobu’s Shadowsword

  • Normal Attack – Perform up to four rapid strikes
  • Charged Attack – Consumes stamina to unleash two rapid strikes
  • Plunging Attack – Plunges from mid-air, damaging any opponents hit on the way down and dealing AoE damage on impact

Elemental Skill – Sanctifying Ring

Kuki Shinobu’s elemental skill creates a Grass Ring of Sanctification around the active player, at the cost of a portion of her health. This ring follows the active player and deals electro damage to nearby opponents every 1.5 seconds, as well as restoring health to active characters based on Kuki’s maximum health.

Kuki Shinobu cannot be brought below 20% health as a result of this ability, and it has a cooldown of 15 seconds.

Elemental Burst – Goei Narukami Kariyama Rite

Kuki stabs her blade into the ground, which creates a barrier that deals electro damage to all enemies within its area of effect. The damage dealt is based on Kuki’s maximum health. If her health is below 50% at the point she uses her elemental burst, it will last longer.

Kuki Shinobu’s Passive Talents

Like Yelan, she gets 25% more rewards when dispatched on a Liyue Expedition for 20 hours. In addition, she has the following passive talents:

Breaking Free – When Kuki Shinobu’s health is below 50%, her healing bonus is increased by 15%

Heart’s Repose – Sanctifying Ring’s abilities are boosted depending on Kuki’s elemental mastery:

  • Healing is increased by 75% of elemental mastery
  • Damage is increased by 25% of elemental mastery

Kuki Shinobu Constellations

  • To Cloister Compassion – Kuki’s elemental burst AoE is increased by 50%
  • To Forsake Fortune – Grass Ring of Santification’s duration is increased by three seconds
  • To Sequester Sorrow – Increases elemental skill level by three to a maximum of 15
  • To Sever Sealing – When the attacks of active characters affected by Grass Ring of Sanctification hit opponents, a Thundergrass Mark will land on the opponent’s position, dealing AoE electro damage based on 9.7% of Shinobu’s max health. This effect can occur once every five seconds.
  • To Cease Courtesies – Increases elemental burst level by three to a maximum of 15
  • To Ward Weakness – When Kuki Shinobu’s health drops to 25% or lower (or when lethal damage is dealt), she will not fall and instead gains 150 elemental mastery for 15 seconds. This effect can be triggered once every 60 seconds, and will automatically activate when her health reaches one

Genshin Impact Itto with the Arataki Gang (Deputy Kuki Shinobu not pictured)

GENSHIN IMPACT KUKI SHINOBU STORY

As Arataki Itto’s second-in-command, Kuki Shinobu is responsible for keeping him under control – or attempting to, at least. Messages posted by Kuki Shinobu can be found on the Hanamizaka bulletin board in Inazuma; in these messages, she asks for anyone who was “bullied” into losing items by a “red oni with long horns” to look for her in Hanamizaka so she can return the items to them. Kuki Shinobu also posts about bailing Itto out of the police station using a psychiatric report.

When asked about Kuki Shinobu, Sayu says “Arataki Itto’s little sidekick? Ugh, well she’s definitely gotta be a sleep disturbance then. Birds of a feather flock together…” Interestingly, this voice line was initially called “about The Kuki Ninja”, and before that, “about Oniori.” This has led to speculation that Oniori is Kuki Shinobu’s real name.

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That’s everything we know about that Kuki Shinobu banner release date. Heizou has recently been announced as another new Genshin Impact character, so check out the latest on Heizou’s banner release date, and as always, keep up-to-date on Genshin Impact codes for those free primogems.

Additional contributions by Joe Robinson