It’s a great start to the year for Impacto Genshin fans as today we get a new character demo for the next user of polearm cyro Shenhe! This short video formally introduces us to the icy exorcist, giving us a mix of cinematic and gameplay glimpses that give us a taste of what she is.
The video (which you can see embedded below) begins with exorcist Chongyun chasing after an Abyss mage before being caught off guard. That’s where Shenhe steps in, using her Cryo avatar to block an incoming ambush and take out invading enemies.
Digging a bit deeper into the game, we don’t know much unfortunately, but we can pick and choose a few aspects of his kit. As mentioned before, Shenhe is a cryo-pole weapon user, and we get a lot of shots of her hitting enemies while they remain frozen in place. Additionally, we see a small glimpse of his cryogenic avatars being used to dash through enemies, which can safely be assumed to be an important part of his offensive team, giving him some nice crowd control utility.
The reaction from the community has been an eruption of positivity around the latest look at Shenhe. Just take a quick look at the game’s official Reddit and you’ll see the the top post is of a particular moment between Shenhe and Chongyun, while the comments are full of emotion around the family relationship between the two.
For those excited to get their hands on this new addition to the chilling cryo roster in Genshin Impact, you won’t have long to wait: Shenhe will arrive alongside Genshin Impact version 2.4 on January 5, as part of the new wish banner.
If you want to get a head start on what weapons and team composition will best suit Shenhe, we have a Shenhe build available to read right now. If you’re looking for some free Prime Gems to help secure this exciting new character, be sure to visit our Genshin Impact Free Prime Gems page as well!