Faruzan has already been announced as an upcoming Anemo character in Version 3.3 of Genshin Impact and she’s already been leaked to be a 4-star Bow user. According to her drip marketing post on Genshin Impact’s official Twitter, she’s been called an “Enigmatic Machinist” which means her character and kit revolve around machines and technology.
Faruzan’s Full Kit in Genshin Impact 3.3
Faruzan has been compared to Sara in terms of her ability to buff Anemo characters by reducing Anemo RES on enemies and buffing characters with Anemo DMG bonus. She could finally enable a more aggressive playstyle from Anemo units and even encourage mono Anemo teams in the Genshin meta.
From the looks of it, her Normal Attacks seem to be of little value in her kit. The main focus of her kit is in her Skill and Burst.
NA: Normal Attacks
Normal Attack: Performs up to 4 consecutive shots with a bow.
Charged Attack: Performs a more precise Aimed Shot with increased ORG. While aiming, mighty winds will accumulate on the arrowhead. A fully charged wind arrow will deal Anemo DMG.
Plunging Attack: Fires off a shower of arrows in mid-air before falling and striking the ground, hitting opponents along the path and dealing AoE OP upon impact.
Faruzan deploys a polyhedron that deals AoE Anemo DMG to nearby opponents. She will also enter the Manifest Gale state. While in the Manifest Gale state, Faruzan’s next fully charged shot will consume this state and will become a Hurricane Arrow that deals Anemo DMG to opponents hit. This DMG will be considered Charged Attack DMG.
The Hurricane Arrow will create a Pressurized Collapse effect at its point of impact, applying the Pressurized Collapse effect to the opponent or character hit. This effect will be removed after a short delay, creating a vortex that deals AoE Anemo DMG and pulls nearby objects and opponents in. The vortex DMG is considered Elemental Skill DMG.
The winds of truth buffet the spirits of those who seek truth, dispersing the miasma of preconception.
Manifest Gale Duration- 18 sec.
CD- 600 sec. (???)
Faruzan deploys a Dazzling Polyhedron that deals AoE Anemo DMG and releases a Whirlwind Pulse. While the Dazzling Polyhedron persists, it will continuously move along a triangular path. Once it reaches each corner of that triangular path, it will unleash 1 more Whirlwind Pulse.
When the Whirlwind Pulse hits opponents, it will apply Perfidious Wind’s Ruin to them, decreasing their Anemo RES. The Whirlwind Pulse will also apply Prayerful Wind’s Gift to all nearby characters when it is unleashed, granting them Anemo DMG Bonus.
One must have respect for the unknown wisdom that one might find hidden in ancient ruins.
Prayerful Wind’s Gift and Perfidious Wind’s Ruin Duration – 4 sec.
CD: 12 sec.
P1: Passive Ascension Talent
When Faruzan is in the Manifest Gale state created by Wind Realm of Nasaminin, the amount of time taken to charge a shot is decreased by 60%, and she can apply The Wind’s Secret Ways’ Perfidious Wind’s Ruin to opponents who are hit by the vortex created by Pressurized Collapse.
P2: Passive Ascension Talent
When characters affected by The Wind’s Secret Ways’ Prayerful Wind’s Gift deal Anemo DMG to opponents, this DMG will be increased based on 57.4% of Faruzan’s own ATK. This DMG Bonus will be cleared 0.1s after dealing Anemo DMG to opponents and can be triggered once every 1s.
P3: Overworld Talent
Gains 25% more rewards when dispatched on a Sumeru Expedition for 20 hours.
As expected, Faruzan’s constellations focus on buffing her E (Skill) and Q (Burst). She capitalises on her Hurricane Arrows for DMG and relies on her burst to shred Anemo RES on enemies and buff the active character with Anemo DMG.
Faruzan can fire off a maximum of 2 Hurricane Arrows using fully charged Aimed Shots while under a single Wind Realm of Nasamjnin effect.
The duration of the Dazzling Polyhedron created by The Wind’s Secret Ways is increased by 6s.
Increases Elemental Skill Level by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.
The vortex created by Wind Realm of Nasamjnin will restore Energy to Faruzan based on the number of opponents hit:
- If it hits 1 opponent, it will restore 2 Energy for Faruzan.
- Each additional opponent hit will restore 0.5 more Energy for Faruzan.
A maximum of 4 Energy can be restored to her per vortex.
Increases Elemental Burst Level by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.
Characters affected by The Wind’s Secret Ways’ Prayerful Wind’s Gift have 48% bonus CRIT DMG when they deal Anemo DMG. When your own active character deals DMG while affected by Prayerful Wind’s Gift, they will fire another Hurricane Arrow at opponents. This effect can be triggered once every 2.5s.
Since we don’t know the scaling of her elemental skill and elemental bursts, we can’t be sure that Faruzan’s role is only that of support. The above kit, once scrutinised, reveals that given proper scaling on the damage of her Hurricane Arrows, she could very well double up as a sub-DPS or Burst DPS for mono Anemo teams while other units are on cooldown. Since she’s getting released in the same patch as the Wanderer, we can expect her to synergise well with his kit in Version 3.3.