Guide of the pity system in Genshin Impact (summon a 5-star heroes)

Don’t miss our guide of the pity system in Genshin Impact and learn the best tips and strategies to summon 5-star heroes in Genshin Impact.

Like most gacha-type games, Genshin Impact offers what is called a «pity» system for its summons. Today we want to show you how it works and help you get 5-star heroes easily with this guide.


The basics of the pity system in Genshin Impact

Let’s start with the basics: Genshin Impact is a game with a «gacha» system, that is to say that you will use a virtual currency, or real currency, to be able to summon on a banner, and thus have a chance to recover a character. or a weapon among those present on the latter. Of course, the drop percentages differ depending on the rarity of the weapon or the character. Thus, you will have much more chance of recovering a 4 star character (2.550% chance), than a 5 star character (0.600% chance).

Previously, this system was very problematic, as there was no guarantee that you would pick up the star character from a banner at some point. Many scandals have taken place, especially in Japan in 2016, where a player spent live on the internet more than 6,000 dollars to try to recover Andira , a new character on Granblue Fantasy . And he might have never got it back, if luck weren’t on his side. Following which Cygames was somewhat forced to integrate a pity system, the «Spark», which guarantees the player to be able to choose a character after 300 summons.


How the pity system works

So, the pity system allows the player to be able to recover the star character of a banner after X summons. On Genshin Impact, it is quite easy to understand. On the character banners, you will have a guaranteed 5 star character after the 90th summon … but however, you will have a 50% chance that this character will be the «star» character of the banner.

 For example, on the Kazuha banner , once you get to the 90th summon, if you still haven’t had a 5-star character, you will either have Kazuha … or another 5-star character among those present in the banner. So to be sure you have it, you will need 180 summons (unless your luck comes into play). There is also a pity on 4 star characters, once every 10 summons.

On weapon banners, same system except that … the 80 summons pity gives you one of the banner’s two star weapons, and the next pity does not assure you the other.

 Currently, the 2 weapons put forward are the Oath of liberty and the Atlas of the Azure Vault . This means that if you are unlucky you can have the Oath of Freedom on the 90th invocation AND on the 180th, but also on the 270th, etc … which makes the weapon banners d ‘all the more cruel. There is also a pity on 4 star weapons, once every 10 summons.

One of the peculiarities of this system on Genshin Impact is that the counter does not return to zero if the banner changes. For example, if you are at 30 out of 90 summons, you will stay at the same point when the next banner arrives. It is therefore important to calculate how many summons you will need at most to be sure to recover a character. Even more so if you are a Free to play player.


This has been our guide of the pity system in Genshin Impact with the best tips and strategies to summon 5-star heroes in Genshin Impact. If you have any questions do not forget to ask them in the comments, and remember that if you liked the guide and the strategies you can share them with your friends on your social networks on Twitter or Facebook.

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