GENSHIN IMPACT: A Preview of the Latest Nation in Teyvat "Sumeru" Version 3.0.
For those who don’t know about ‘Genshin Impact’, It is famous for its open world in the style of an anime rpg with an elemental magic-type & action-based combat system. As it being a live-service game Genshin Impact has crossed the revenue of more than $3 billion in its first year of release, meaning the game has averaged revenue of $1 billion every six months, making it one of the most successful online games created in the industry of all time.
Genshin Impact releases one of its biggest updates or ver 3.0 on August 24, 2022. It is one of the most anticipated updates as it features the new Region “Sumeru” but unlike the usual six-week patch cycle for previous Genshin Impact updates, it was announced that versions 3.0 through 3.2 will be shortened to a five-weeks patch cycle. This means that we are set to see Genshin Impact ver 3.1 on September 28, the day of their 2nd Anniversary. Making the player base excited for the plenty of areas and story quests to explore & look out for.
Version 3.0 Update Summary
Sumeru – Latest Added Region
Sumeru is one of the seven regions in Teyvat. It is the 4th Nation that the Travelers are going to visit and it is the nation that worships the God of Wisdom, or their current deity, named Lesser Lord Kusanali.
The region features both deserts and forests. The areas, Avidya Forest, Lokapala Jungle, Ardravi Valley, Ashavan Realm, Vissudha Field, and Vanarana in the Sumeru region are going to be available. While the desert area of Sumeru is expected to be available on version 3.1 of the game.
The Latest cast of Characters in the Nation of Sumeru
New Playable Characters as of ver 3.0
As every new Region is released. this time (Sumeru), Players are able to change the element of their Traveler corresponding to the latest Nation’s element (Dendro).
Tighnari is a Dendro Bow wielder with the ability to snipe enemies from a distance with powerful charged shots. With an amazing Dendro Application, Tighnari has great AoE options, and deals high single-target damage. His elemental burst is also very strong, with low burst cost meaning you can use it frequently.
Tighnari is a young researcher well-versed in botany who currently serves as a Forest Watcher in Avidya Forest. He is a straight shooter with a warm heart – and a dab hand at guiding even the dullest of pupils.
“The value of knowledge cannot simply be quantified in monetary terms.” – Tighnari
Collei is a trainee ranger active in Avidya Forest, Behind her enthusiastic words and actions hides a slightly introverted personality.
Collei is a four-star dendro character, is a sub-DPS class that primarily works as an elemental burst attacker and elemental reaction setter.
“Trainee Forest Ranger Collei, reporting!” – Collei
Dori is an elusive merchant who has a fondness for glittering Mora.
Dori is a Support unit who wields an electro claymore, which restores HP and Energy for nearby allies.
“♪ I love Mora, and Mora loves me! I make Mora and it makes me happy! Lalala… ♪” – Dori
So far they are the current playable cast of Sumeru in the Genshin’s version 3.0. Though there are other characters named Al haitham, Dehya, Nilou, Cyno, and Nahida. you can only meet them in-game for now.
News from Mihoyo on when they are going to be playable will be revealed in future announcements.
Graven Innocence Event – would end when version 3.0 is finished
During the event, complete the quest The Unappreciated Carving to invite Collei.
Help the staff in Acara Crafts find assistants and collect inspiration regarding toy-making to obtain Primogems and other rewards.
Archon Quest Chapter III: Act I “Through Mists of Smoke and Forests Dark”
Unlock by reaching Adventure Rank 35 or above and completing Archon Quest Chapter II: Act IV “Requiem of the Echoing Depths”
Archon Quest Chapter III: Act II “The Morn a Thousand Roses Brings”
Unlock by reaching Adventure Rank 35 or above and completing Archon Quest Chapter III: Act I “Through Mists of Smoke and Forests Dark”
Tighnari’s Story Quest – Vulpes Zerda Chapter: Act I “The Unanswerable Problems”
Permanently available after the Version 3.0 update
Unlock by reaching Adventure Rank 40 or above and completing Archon Quest Chapter III: Act II “The Morn a Thousand Roses Brings: Denouement”
It is shown in the latest story animation featuring a part of the 3.0 that the Story will be more fleshed out due to the high quality animated parts. giving a more in-depth & world building story which might interest a lot of people to try out immerse themselves in the latest content and have fresh new experience on what Genshin Impact has to offer.
The supreme leader of fungi, residing in the heart of the forest with its relatives. Attacking it with the Electro element will make it more agitated and unleash additional terrifying attacks.
The Jadeplume Terrorshroom is located in the Vanarana region of Sumeru. It can be found in Vissudha Field, which is located in the northwestern part of Sumeru.
A massive vine that evolved into a monster as a result of high-voltage currents flowing across the ley lines. When fighting it it produces one out of two stamen types. When both types of stamens are present at once, they will attract one another and then, when they come into contact, release a strong electrical explosion dealing a lot of damage, these stamens can be destroyed using elemental reactions.
The Electro Regisvine is located at the southern end of Mawtiyima Forest. Through a cave.
Ruin Drake: Skywatch & Ruin Drake: Earthguard
War machine that is said to be left behind by a now-destroyed nation. It mimics the appearance of the beings known as Vishaps.
Can periodically release a dangerous torrent of energy during combat and increase its own Elemental RES against the previous type of Elemental DMG it has taken. use this opportunity to attack their cores, and you may be able to immobilize this creature.
A group of loosely-organized mercenary corps, with members using various kinds of weapons.
Eremite elites will unleash the ominous spirit sealed in their weapons after taking a certain amount of damage taking on a form that greatly boosts their combat capabilities. Will enter a weakened state for a time once this Infused Form ends.
Monsters with basic intelligence that evolved from spores.
When you hit them with Electro or Pyro attacks, it will enter either an Activated or a Scorched state based on the elemental attack type used. Defeat the transformed fungus to obtain different types of rewards.
Dendro Specters are now added in-game with the rest of the specter family.
Hunter’s Path (5-Star Bow) – obtained from gacha
Gain 12% Elemental DMG Bonus. After hitting an opponent with a Charged Attack you get an effect that increases Charged Attack DMG by 160% of Elemental Mastery. This effect will be removed after every 12 Charged Attacks or after 10s. And can be gained every 12s
End of the Line (4-Star Bow) – exchanged from Fishing Association
After using an Elemental Skill effect, this effect deals 80% of your ATK as AoE dmg, this effect will be removed after 15s or after causing 3 instances of AoE DMG. Only 1 instance of AoE DMG can be caused every 2s in this way & can be triggered every 12s.
New Forgeable Weapons
Sapwood Blade (4-Star Sword)
After triggering a Dendro reaction, a Leaf will be created around the character for a maximum of 10s. When picked up, the Leaf will grant the character 60 Elemental Mastery for 12s. Only 1 Leaf can be generated this way every 20s. (The effect can be triggered even if you’re not on the field).
Forest Regalia (4-Star Claymore)
After triggering any dendro reaction, a Leaf will spawn around the character for a maximum of 10s. When picked up, the Leaf will grant the character 60 Elemental Mastery for 12s. Only 1 Leaf can be generated this way every 20s. (The effect can be triggered even if you’re not on the field). The Leaf effect cannot stack.
Moonpiercer (4-Star Polearm)
After triggering any dendro reaction, a Leaf will spawn around the character for a max 10s. When picked up, the Leaf will grant the character 16% ATK for 12s. Only 1 Leaf can be generated this way every 20s. (The effect can be triggered even if you’re not on the field).
Fruit of Fulfillment (4-Star Catalyst)
Obtain the “Wax and Wane” effect after an Elemental Reaction is triggered, gaining 24 Elemental Mastery while losing 5% ATK. For every 0.3s, 1 stack of Wax and Wane can be gained. Max 5 stacks. For every 6s that go by without an Elemental Reaction being triggered, 1 stack will be lost. (The effect can be triggered even if you’re not on the field).
King’s Squire (4-Star Bow)
Obtain the Teachings of the Forest effect when unleashing Elemental Skills and Bursts, increasing Elemental Mastery by 60 for 12s.. When the Teachings of the Forest effect ends or is removed, it will deal 100% of ATK as DMG to 1 nearby opponent. The Teachings of the Forest effect can be triggered once every 20s. (This effect will be removed when switching characters).
We are getting a new system in version 3.0 similar to the Sacred Sakura tree in Inazuma. these new system gives players a good amount of rewards when they increase its levels.
also Additional exploration mechanics were also added in Sumeru, these mechanics can help Travelers explore areas with a easier time while having a refreshing experience.
We won’t dive too deep into the new elemental reactions as it would require a more in-depth description, but for a short view, here are the 2 main Dendro reactions out of the 7 reactions. The rest is for the travelers to experiment on by themselves.
Catalyze – is made with the element Electro and Dendro; it has two sub-reactions which are Aggravate and Spread.
Bloom – is made with the element Hydro and Dendro, if you trigger a bloom reaction it creates Dendro Core. only 5 Dendro Cores can exist at a time. If new ones are made the pre-existing Dendro Cores will explode, dealing AoE Dendro DMG.
Domain of Forgery: Tower of Abject Pride
Three sage-kings are claimed to have lived in the deserts in the past, one of them reportedly remained beautiful and wise all the way to the end. For the sake of the paradise they yearned for in their hearts, they eventually parted ways. While they were constructing that earthly paradise, one of these individuals lived in this location, which is referred to as a “tower.” If one goes even further back in time, it was once a modest shrine constructed to protect itself from the wind and the sand.
Domain of Mastery: Steeple of Ignorance
Towers erected by humans that reached the skies were constructed all across the world in antiquity. Although their hearts were inclined downward, their souls were inclined upward. Always falling or giving way under their own weight, these skyscrapers fell into the depths. When viewed on a larger scale, however, the heavens and the earth are one and there is no real difference between them.
Domain of Blessing: Spire of Solitary Enlightenment
This was a magnificent and lovely location in antiquity that seemed to have been created to benefit humankind’s future generations. The ancient capital was buried beneath the hills as the arrow of heaven descended, turning the flat land into mountains.
Domain: Under the Umbrella’s Shade
According to the poets, all fungi in the world have a common dream and are related to one another like trees. The spores would assume the shapes of everything at the conclusion of that dream, and everything would return to the start, to being one, with no more boundaries. However, the development of fungi into intelligent, sentient entities did not take place in such early eras. Whatever the case, this area has developed into a haven for fungi.
Domain: Fragment of Childhood Dreams
This was once a child of the forest’s utopian dreamland, built based on how other kids would describe the woods. The forest was enormous in their memories, like the planet itself. Like fate itself, the forest was incredibly deep. The idea of them lingers deeply within this nursery, despite the fact that the proportions of the world and the genuine depth of destiny would finally let us down.
Domain: The Dark Valley
According to legend, the moon once had a face. The routes through the forest labyrinth would lead lost souls to jade and amber dreams under the angry moon’s face, like a white bow. Even though this forest maze hasn’t been for hundreds of years, it must have seemed like a day in the garden of dreams.
Domain: The Coordinates of Sun and Rain
The same legends claim that the now-deceased forest king used hedges and streams, and the children of the pomegranate used dreams and illusions to create a labyrinth as deep and intricate as the very roots of trees themselves, to defend the secret of sun and rain. These legends also claim that the goddess who had control over plants would summon forth a spirit of timely rains, whose name was Varuna, or “water and sky.”
Deepwood Memories (4-Star and 5-Star)
◇ 2-Piece Set: Increases Dendro DMG Bonus.
◇ 4-Piece Set: After an Elemental skills or Burst hits opponents, the targets’ Dendro RES will be decreased for 8s. (The effect can be triggered even if you’re not on field).
Gilded Dreams (4-Star and 5-Star)
◇ 2-Piece Set: Increases Elemental Mastery.
◇ 4-Piece Set: After triggering an elemental reaction, the character using this set gets an ATK & EM buff which is based on the party members, If you are using a same element party, you get more ATK buff. and if it’s a party with different elements. You get more EM buff. (The effect can be triggered even if you’re not on field).
New Qol Features in version 3.0
These Qol features stood out as they were what players have been asking for a long time in the game. From wondering about what the New Dendro resonance would be in the game to asking for improvements on the team resonances & Alternate sprint change. Hoyoverse has decided to fix on these issues and even release an update on the artifact strongbox making the players have an easier time getting specific & better gear in the game. .
A majority of the playerbase is pleased with the Latest Nation Sumeru and thanks to the plenty areas for travelers to explore and the welcoming changes. some players are hoping and anticipating for better changes in future releases.
The Story of Genshin Impact has truly only begun, we have yet to see the involvement of the antagonists in the story ‘The fatui’ to see what they are planning on accomplishing and what their end goal is.
the Travelers will be exploring the 4th Nation of Teyvat, Sumeru. continuing to search for their Missing Sibling’s whereabouts, while the Players will go along and indulge themselves in the story that Hoyoverse has made for them to experience.