Genshin Impact Sayu: Everything You Need to Know

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Sayu is an upcoming character to be added in Genshin Impact's 2.0 patch. As a cute, cuddly ninja who wields a claymore bigger than herself, Sayu has already captured the interest of many fans. Here's everything you need to know about Sayu: when she releases, what she does, and how to get her.

Sayu recently caused a stir in the Genshin Impact community due to the reveal of her English voice actor: popular Twitch streamer LilyPichu. Those who have seen LilyPichu stream Genshin Impact will be eager to see her in action, giving them another reason to pull for the pint-sized ninja.

Genshin Impact Sayu: Everything You Need to Know

Sayu is a 4-star anemo claymore character from Inazuma. Despite her small size, she's a master of stealth and ninjutsu. She's described as "a pint-sized ninja attached to the Shiyuumatsu-Ban, who always seems sleep-deprived."

MiHoYo has not yet officially announced her abilities, but they have been leaked by data miners.

Sayu's elemental skill allows her to curl into a ball and roll across the ground, dealing anemo damage to enemies she passes through. When the skill ends, she unleashes a kick that deals AoE anemo damage. Tapping the skill makes her roll forward a short distance, while holding the skill allows her to roll for longer, activate elemental absorption, and unleash a stronger kick.

Genshin Impact Sayu
Sayu and her Muji-Muji Daruma / Photo courtesy of miHoYo

Sayu's elemental burst deals damage to enemies around her and heals her entire party. Then, it summons a Muji-Muji Daruma, which heals nearby allies if they are below 70% HP, and attacks nearby enemies dealing anemo damage if all allies are above 70% HP.

According to the 2.0 livestream, Sayu will be released as a rate-up character alongside Yoimiya on the second banner of the 2.0 patch. This means you'll probably be able to pull for her starting Aug. 11. Like other new 4-star characters, she'll likely be added to the standard banner after her banner ends.

For more characters to be released in Genshin Impact 2.0, check out our roundup of all the new characters.