Genshin Impact Adds the 5-Star Healer Kokomi and a New Story Quest Today

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The next major Genshin Impact update following version 2.1 won’t arrive for a while yet, but miHoYo is still refreshing the game with a new character, story quest, and more today. The new character is the 5-star Sangonomiya Kokomi, who brings excellent healing capabilities to the fight, at the cost of offensive strength. You can get a quick look at Kokomi in action, below.

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Here’s a deeper dive look at Kokomi abilties and her homeland of Watatsumi Island.

Here’s everything you need to know about Sangonomiya Kokomi

Sangonomiya Kokomi is a support character with excellent healing abilities.

Her Elemental Skill, Bake-Kurage, provides sustained healing to nearby party members, while dealing Hydro DMG to enemies with its AOE. While Kokomi activates her Elemental Burst and enters her Ceremonial Garment state, her Normal Attack, Charged Attack, and Bake-Kurage DMG are increased based on her Max HP. When her Normal and Charged attacks hit opponents, Kokomi will heal all nearby party members.

Normal Attack: The Shape of Water

  • Normal Attack - Performs 3 consecutive attacks that take the form of swimming fish, dealing Hydro DMG.
  • Charged Attack - Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to deal AoE Hydro DMG after a short casting time.

Kurage's Oath

  • Summons a "Bake-Kurage" made of water that can heal her allies. Using this skill will apply the Wet status to Kokomi. Deals Hydro DMG to surrounding opponents and heals nearby active characters at fixed intervals. This healing is based on Kokomi's max HP.

Nereid's Ascension

Summons the might of Watasumi, dealing Hydro DMG to surrounding enemies, before robing Kokomi in a Ceremonial Garment made from the flowing waters of Sangonomiya.

  • Kokomi's normal attack, charged attack, and Bake-Kurage DMG are increased based on her Max HP.
  • When her normal and charged attacks hit opponents, Kokomi will restore HP for all nearby party members, and the amount restored is based on her max HP.
  • Incrases Kokomi's resistance to interruption and allows her to walk on water's surface.

Kokomi will be available later today (September 21) at 3pm PT. You’ll need to buy wishes for the “Drifting Luminescence” banner in order to unlock her (you can get more information on how Genshin Impact’s gacha system works here). Kokomi will be accompanied by the new Dracaena Somnolenta story quest, which requires players to be at an Adventure Rank of 40 or above.

Genshin Impact is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, and mobile devices.

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