This guide explains the basics of Genshin Impact’s pity system, such as how many rolls are required for the pity to activate and whether the pity count is carried over to the next banner!
Because Genshin Impact is a gacha game, some of the game’s elements are subject to chance. It’s their characters and weapons for Genshin Impact. This means that you won’t always get the character or weapon you want, which is where the pity system comes in.
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What is the Pity System and How Does it Work
The Pity system was created to take some of the mystery out of the Gacha system. Players are guaranteed to get a high rarity item after a certain number of rolls. This item is a 4 or 5-star character or weapon in Genshin Impact. In Genshin Impact, the pity system works like this:
- Limited Character Banner: Roll 10 times for a guaranteed 4-star and 90 times for a guaranteed 5-star.
- Standard Banner: Roll 10 times for a guaranteed 4-star and 90 times for a guaranteed 5-star.
- Weapon Banner: Roll 10 times for a guaranteed 4-star and 80 times for a guaranteed 5-star.
The number of rolls required to get a guaranteed 4 or 5-star character/weapon is referred to as hard pity. Soft pity, which begins around the 75th roll, is another type of pity. This is when your chances of getting a 5-star character or weapon start to rise.
It’s a pity that it’s carried over from banner to banner. As a result, if you roll 75 times before a new banner appears, your previous rolls will be carried over. This only works if you’re both rolling under the same banner. Character and Standard banners aren’t on the same page when it comes to pity. They function independently, and the Weapon banner is no exception.
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, you might be curious about the various types of banners. That’ll be the subject of our next discussion.
What Are Banner Types in Genshin Impact
Banners are the categories on which you roll your currencies. Each banner’s content varies slightly, but it’s this variation that ensures you get the characters you want. The standard banner is the first banner we’ll talk about.
The permanent banner is another name for the standard banner. This is due to the fact that the weapons and characters it contains do not change frequently.
The following characters and weapons appear on the standard banner in Genshin Impact:
- All the 4-star characters
- Skyward Weapon Series
This banner also includes both 4-star and 5-star weapons. It’s not a good idea to use all of your rolls on this banner because it’s the most random of them all.
Limited Character Banners
Now we’re getting down to business. Most people choose this banner because it includes a limited character as well as a “rate up” for that character and other 4-star characters. If you have a rate up, you have a much better chance of getting that character than if you don’t.
The Limited Character Banner usually includes the following:
- Limited 5-star character with rate up
- 4-star characters with rate up
- The 5-star characters from the Standard Banner with no rate up
- The 4-star characters (except Lisa, Kaeya, and Amber) from the Standard Banner with no rate up
- Various 5-star weapons
- 4-star weapons with no rate up
The Limited Character Banner also has a 50/50 mechanic, which ensures that if you don’t get the limited character as your first 5-star, you will get the limited character as your next 5-star. This only works in this banner, so keep that in mind.
This banner is one you should try if you’re looking for good weapons in Genshin Impact. It usually has two 5-star weapons and a few 4-star weapons that have been upgraded in rate.
The Weapon Banner includes the following items:
- Two 5-star weapons with rate up
- A few 4-star weapons with rate up
- Various 5-star weapons with no rate up
- Various 4-star weapons with no rate up