Genshin Impact’s wishes are a complete gamble, with players spending their Primogems on getting a chance to get popular characters.
Genshin Impact’s wishes are a complete gamble, with players spending their Primogems on getting a chance to get their hands on popular characters. However, the wish system operates on a precise formula called pity.
This system is responsible for everything from the summoned characters to the exact 5-star that players will get. Players who take advantage of pity will be able to get their hands on rare summons if they have enough Primogems at their disposal to wish.
Genshin Impact’s pity system comes into play the moment gamers make their first wish. These summons count towards pity on each individual banner and enable fans to start building up towards their desired character.
Pity exists for 4-star as well as 5-star, though it works in a similar fashion. In essence, pity counts each wish users do until a certain number is hit, and then it guarantees a certain result. For instance, every time someone does 10 or more wishes in a banner, they are guaranteed a 4-star. However, if they do these wishes on a featured banner, it’s likely that it won’t be a character featured on the banner.
The pity system is also applicable for 5-star characters. Several gamers choose this game to get their desired 5-star characters, as these unique, rare choices have incredible animations and abilities. Fortunately, getting these characters is easier than it looks. The max pity for a 5-star on the featured banner is 90 wishes, with a guaranteed character once players do 90 wishes.
However, just like 4-stars, it’s likely that players won’t receive the featured character. This is known as a 50/50, and losing it can bring serious despair to the players. However, losing a 50/50 also means that the gamers will get a featured 5-star next.
Genshin Impact’s banners also have a soft pity system that lowers the number of wishes taken to get a 5-star significantly. The soft pity system takes effect at around 75-80 wishes, saving users up to 1800 Primogems.
Players should take advantage of this system by swapping to doing single wishes at this range since the chances of a 5-star summon are higher.