Genshin Impact 3.0 Sumeru release date, characters and everything we know

Genshin Impact’s 3.0 update is big. Patch 3.0, titled The Morn a Thousand Roses Brings, opens up Sumeru and introduces Genshin’s seventh and final element, Dendro. It’s not strictly new, as Dendro has been around since the beginning of Genshin (some Hilichurl Mages are able to use Dendro) – but this is the first time the Traveler (and by extension, us) will be able to use the item.

Release date

Genshin Impact 3.0 will be released on August 24th. Pre-installation is usually available and will likely go live the day before release, August 23rd. With pre-installation, players can log in as soon as the maintenance for the new update is finished.

Patch 3.0 will last for five weeks, instead of the usual six weeks.

New item: Dendro

Dendro, according to a Sumeru preview teaser, has three key concepts associated with it: catalysis, wisdom, and life. Mihoyo has so far revealed three of Dendro’s reactions with other elements: Burning, Bloom, and Catalyze.

  • Bloom (Dendro and Hydro) is inspired by the real phenomenon of flowers blooming and is a combination of Hydro’s healing quality and Dendro’s ability to catalyze. Bloom will spawn Dendro cores, which will eventually explode with AoE Dendro damage.
    • Burgeon: If the Dendro cores produced from Bloom reactions enter Pyro or Electro, the reaction Burgeon is triggered. This can increase the explosive AoE Dendro damage or trigger Hyperbloom–a reaction that turns Dendro cores into sprawling shots that track enemies.
  • Catalysts (Dendro and Electro) does not have the same strong, real inspiration that Bloom has. It is a combination of Electro’s qualities and Dendro’s Wisdom keyword. Catalyze also has a strong story background, as it is seemingly integrated into Sumeru’s history. Catalyze uses the Quicken effect, which increases the target’s following damage from the next Dendro or Electro damage (called Spread and Avagrate).

As the trailer explains, there’s a new system where certain overworld features and enemies will change state depending on what item you use on it, leading to different interactions between the player and that feature. In battle, if you defeat an enemy in a certain state, you can even receive special rewards.

In the same teaser, players can see the traveler hitting a mushroom with Dendro and causing it to bloom. The traveler can then use the mushroom as a trampoline – an act that shows Dendro’s potential to be an interesting tool in exploring the world.

In keeping with tradition in Genshin Impact’s community, leaks from the 3.0 beta have spread online – including a full list of rumored Dendro reactions. While most of the information in this leak is basically confirmed in trailers and press releases, as with anything that comes from rumors, take it with a grain of salt. We’ll have to wait until 3.0 is out to confirm Dendro’s features.

The Sumeru setting

Sumeru is the land of wisdom, scholars and the Dendro Archon. Players probably know Sumeru as the place where Lisa, a Mondsadt character we meet at the very beginning of the game, went to school.

The organization known as Akademiya controls Sumeru’s state affairs. Sumerians value knowledge and do not dream either, something they are proud of – as they see it as proof of their rationality.

Sumeru’s environment is divided into two biomes: the desert and the rainforest. Unlike Inazuma’s jagged cliffs and Liyue’s stone pillars, Sumeru’s mountain slopes are more gentle, like those found in the tropical and humid regions, according to the developers speaking in the second Sumeru preview. The forest’s flora and fauna have a unique development of Shroom-kins called Funi. The strongest mushrooms have animal characteristics, including a new chicken-slash-big-bird boss.

When players enter Sumeru, they will encounter a city built on a giant tree and a group of forest spirits, who of course have things they need the traveler to help them with – the catalyst for the traveler to discover many different regions of the Sumeru map . There’s even a mysterious giant robot wedged between the mountains, as well as huge trees that light up.

Travelers will encounter hermits, people descended from an ancient civilization in a desert. They are an independent force in Sumeru and can be considered mercenaries. In this vast desert, Sumeru also contains unique upside-down tornadoes and secret areas – including relics and enemies from the fallen ancient civilization. There is also another giant robot in the desert. How the two robots are related will be revealed in the game.

However, all of the above are threatened by something that “erodes” them.

Sumeru Forest location

The Sumeru story

A Sumeru trailer reveals that Dendro Archon, the greater Lord Rukkhadevata, is directly connected to Irminsul, the great tree whose roots form leylines. However, she disappeared in an accident a couple of hundred years ago. Sages eventually found a reborn version of the Archon – Lesser Lord Kusanali – and brought her back to Sumeru.

The 3.0 trailer also teases a festival called Sabzeruz and the reborn Archon’s birthday, where Nilou – a character chosen to walk the path of art and dance in a land that values ​​wisdom – will perform an important dance. There’s also a shadowy antagonistic force trying to bring back a god – hinted to be the past Dendro Archon – who promises “retribution” for everyone else. The Fatui are also up to something in Sumeru as well, according to Teyvat’s interlude teaser A Winter Night’s Lazzo. At the end of the teaser, a segment of the Doctor stands in front of a giant burning tree – probably Irminsul – and Collei, a Sumerian character, wakes up from a dream.

Another problem that happens in Sumeru is something called Withering. True to its name, withering zones appear devoid of life, and the phenomenon is said to originate from the depths of the earth. The Rangers, as commented by new Sumeru character Tighnari in the trailer, will likely be fighting in the wither zones for a while.

Another lush Sumeru setting
Another lush Sumeru setting

Playable Sumeru characters

Tighnari and Collei’s abilities have not been officially revealed. But reliable leakers, like Honey Hunter, have released what their kits are rumored to be. We won’t get into the nitty-gritty, ins-and-outs of their reputation seen here, but will give a general overview.

Tighnari and Collei are on 3.0’s first banner, as well as a returning Zhongli banner. Dori is on 3.0’s second set of banners – Ganyu and Kokomi replays – which will appear in the event’s second half. Collei can also be obtained for free from the Graven Innocence event.

Tighnari (Bow, Five Star, Dendro)

  • Biography: A warm-hearted young researcher. He is the Forest Watcher and Collei’s teacher.
  • Skills: Dendro AoE damage dealer. Elemental Burst allows Tighnari to launch six Dendro attacks that track enemies.

Collei (Bow, Four Star, Dendro)

  • Biography: Apprentice ranger under Tighnari.
  • Skills: Archer with a kit similar to Amber’s, but Dendro instead of Pyro. She has an attack like a Dendro Boomerang that can affect multiple enemies. She also has Amber’s Baron Bunny-esque toy called the Cuielen-Anbar, which when exploded deals damage to Dendro.

Dori (Claymore, four star, electro)

  • Biography: A traveling merchant, who seems even shorter than Diona
  • Skills: Her kit is more geared towards being a support. Burst will connect to a character and give them HP recovery, energy regeneration and electro application.

New events

Grave of Innocence Event

  • Photo Challenge: Players can take pictures of forest animals in Sumeru and get rewards.
  • Battle Challenge: New Electro Regisvine and chicken-horse-something hybrid Dendro Fungi boss.
  • Time Racing Challenge: Players race through the landscape in a timed challenge to collect gold coins.
  • Match: Section I of this category has quests titled “The Wonderful Fungi of Teyvat”, but also features players battling Ruin Scouts (the jellyfish-like mechanical enemies).
  • Rewards: This event notably grants the new 4-star Dendro character Collei and crowns, among the usual rewards of primogens and other character resources for leveling up.

Tablet analysis

These are the regular timed match challenges with match point multipliers for various selected match conditions. There are character interests as well, for example your currently active character can receive a 110% Hydro damage boost. Rewards include primogens and the usual resources such as EXP books, gold, materials for upgrading character talents and more.

Lost riches

This event is a treasure hunt, and players can uncover chests after defeating enemies.

Fayz samples

This one is a bit new, unlike the Lost Riches we’ve seen in previous Genshin updates, in that it’s a battle challenge where players can grab potions and deal a lot of damage to enemies by picking up on their weaknesses.

Teasers and trailers

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