Genshin Impact Yelan Leaks: Skillset, Talents and Constellations
Genshin Impact’s new upcoming 5-star character has been leaked.
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As always, when a new Genshin Impact version update looms over the horizon, leaks start flying in from all directions. The newest 5-star character, Yelan, has appeared in plenty of leaked content, which comes straight from reliable leakers dimbreath and UBatcha from the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor Discord Server, and compiled on Honey Impact.
So, what do the leaks tell us about how Yelan plays? And is she worth your precious Primogems?
|Normal Attack||Performs up to 4 consecutive shots with a bow.|
|Charged Attack||Perform a more precise Aimed Shot with increased DMG.While aiming, flowing water will accumulate on the arrowhead. A fully charged torrential arrow will deal Hydro DMG.|
|Breakthrough||Yelan will enter a “Breakthrough” state after spending 5s out of combat, which will cause her next Charged Aimed Shot to have 80% decreased charge time, and once charged, she can fire a “Breakthrough Barb” that will deal AoE Hydro DMG based on Yelan’s Max HP.|
|Plunging Attack||Fires off a shower of arrows in mid-air before falling and striking the ground, dealing AoE DMG upon impact.|
Yelan’s Elemental Skill – Lingering Lifeline
Fires off a Lifeline that tractors her in rapidly, entangling and marking opponents along its path. When her rapid movement ends, the Lifeline will explode, dealing Hydro DMG to the marked opponents based on Yelan’s Max HP.
Moves a certain distance forward swiftly.
Engages in continuous, swift movement. During this time, Yelan can control her sprint direction and can end this quick movement by using this Skill again. Additionally, each opponent marked by the Lifeline when it explodes grants Yelan a 34% chance to reset her Breakthrough state.
Yelan’s Elemental Burst – Depth-Clarion Dice
Deals AoE Hydro DMG and creates an “Exquisite Throw,” which aids her in battle.
Follows the character around and will initiate a coordinated attack under the following circumstances, dealing Hydro DMG based on Yelan’s Max HP:
• Can occur once every second when your active character uses a Normal Attack.
• Will occur each time Yelan’s Lifeline explodes and hits opponents.
Yelan’s Passive Talents
|Lengthy Consideration||Gains 25% more rewards when dispatched on a Liyue Expedition for 20 hours.|
|Turn Control||When the party has 1/2/3/4 Elemental Types, Yelan’s Max HP is increased by 6%/12%/18%/30%.|
|Adept With Ease||So long as an Exquisite Throw is in play, your own active character deals 1% more DMG. This increases by a further 3.5% DMG every second. The maximum increase to DMG dealt is 50%. The pre-existing effect will be dispelled if Depth-Clarion Dice is recast during its duration.|
|Enter the Plotters||Lingering Lifeline gains 1 additional charge.|
|Taking All Comers||When Exquisite Throw conducts a coordinated attack, it will fire an additional water arrow that will deal 14% of Yelan’s Max HP as Hydro DMG. This effect can trigger once every 1.8s.|
|Beware the Trickster’s Dice||Increases the Level of Depth-Clarion Dice by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.|
|Bait-and-Switch||Increases all party members’ Max HP by 10% for 25s for every opponent marked by Lifeline when the Lifeline explodes. A maximum increase of 40% Max HP can be attained in this manner.|
|Dealer’s Sleight||Increases the Level of Lingering Lifeline by 3.Maximum upgrade level is 15.|
|Winner Takes All||After using Depth-Clarion Dice, Yelan will enter the Mastermind state. In this state, all of Yelan’s Normal Attacks will be special Breakthrough Barbs. These Breakthrough Barbs will have similar abilities to normal ones and the DMG dealt will be considered Charged Attack DMG, dealing 130% of a normal Breakthrough Barb’s DMG.|
The Mastermind state lasts 20s and will be cleared after Yelan fires 6 arrows.
Yelan’s Kit Breakdown
So, from these Yelan leaks, how can we expect her to play? Many gamers have drawn up the comparisons between Yelan and Xingqiu, a 4-star character most players already own. Like Xingqiu, Yelan’s Burst triggers coordinated attacks that deal Hydro DMG alongside your active character’s Normal Attacks. Therefore, she’ll likely slot into the role of Burst DPS / Support, with good utility on Freeze and Vaporize teams.
From a meta perspective, Yelan doesn’t seem particularly special. And considering there’s a 4-star character that does the exact same thing as her, you might be hesitant to spend your saved-up Primogems or even real money on her. But if you’re only slightly invested in the meta, or simply play the characters you want to play, then Yelan is just as good a character as any. In fact, if you particularly enjoy Hydro Reactions, having another Xingqiu-type unit for your Spiral Abyss runs could be a very worthwhile addition to your account. Ultimately, whether you choose to pull for her or not comes down to how you enjoy playing Genshin, or how invested in the game you are. And if you skip her and feel you’ve missed out, a rerun will surely come up in the future.