With the Genshin Impact 3.5 update now underway, players are ready to get their next characters. Now the official schedule is out, we know when the Genshin Impact Mika banner release date is, their abilities and kit, and even more juicy details.
If you’re looking forward to perhaps getting a Mika banner in the future, it’s best to keep up to date with the current Genshin Impact banners and the next Genshin Impact banners. Moreover, knowing when the Genshin Impact Special Program livestream dates and the latest Genshin Impact codes will give you a leg up in getting the characters you want.
Genshin Impact Mika banner release date
The Genshin Impact Mika banner release date is March 21, 2023, during the second phase of the Genshin Impact 3.5 banners. Mika is set to arrive in the second phase of the update, alongside reruns for Ayaka and Shenhe.
This is based on the six-week update cycle currently in place, with patch maintenance typically finishing up on a Wednesday. Therefore, the Genshin Impact 3.5 banners phase two should arrive March 21, 2023, and with them the newly revealed Mika and Dehya playable characters.
Genshin Impact Mika abilities
Mika is a Cyro polearm user who has some unique and flashy animations mixing in crossbow attacks. Most interestingly, Mika is Cryo-aligned Physical DMG support, which could give Superconduct teams the boost they need.
While the Genshin 3.5 livestream showcased the flavour texts for Mika’s Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst, the names have yet to be confirmed. As such, take the abilities listed below with a small pinch of salt.
Normal Attack – Spear of Favonius: Arrow’s Passage
- Normal Attack – Performs up to five consecutive strikes using his crossbow and spear.
- Charged Attack – Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to lunge forward, dealing damage to opponents in his path.
- Plunging Attack – Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
Elemental Skill – Starfrost Swirl
Mika uses his crossbow to attack, granting all nearby characters in your party Soulwind. When characters in the Soulwind state are on the field, their ATK SPD will be increased. Will take effect in different ways if Tapped or Held.
- Tap – Fires a Flowfrost Arrow that can pierce though opponents, dealing Cryo DMG to enemies it comes into contact with.
- Hold – Enters Aiming Mode, locking on to an opponent and firing a Rimestar Flare, dealing Cryo DMG. When the Rimestar Flare hits the target, it will rise before exploding and launching Rimestar Shards into a maximum of three other targets, dealing Cryo DMG.
Elemental Burst – Skyfeather Song
Mika will use recited prayers from the Knights of Favonius to spur his teammates on in battle, regenerating HP for all party members. This healing is based on Mika’s Max HP. Mika’s Elemental Burst ability will also grant party members the Eagleplume state.
When a character in the Eagleplume state hits an opponent, they will regenerate HP based on Mika’s Max HP. Characters affected by an Eagleplume will only regenerate HP in this way once in a short interval.
Genshin Impact Mika passive talents
The Soulwind state caused by Starfrost Swirl (Elemental Skill) will grant characters the Detector effect, increasing their Physical DMG by 10% while on-field. The following circumstances affect this potential of this buff:
- If the Flowfrost Arrow (Tap) hits more than one opponent, each additional opponent hit will generate one Detector stack.
- Each opponent hit by the Rimestar Shards (Hold) will also generate one Detector stack.
- The Soulwind state can have a maximum of three Detector stacks.
- If the Starfrost Swirl is activated again during the duration of this effect, the pre-existing Soulwind state and all the associated Detector stacks will be cleared.
When an active character affected by both Skyfeather Song’s Eagleplume and Starfrost Swirl’s Soulwind at once scores a CRIT Hit with their attacks, Soulwind will grant them 1 stack of Detector from Suppressive Barrage. During a single instance of Soulwind, 1 Detector stack can be gained in this manner.
Additionally, the maximum number of stacks that can be gained through Soulwind alone is increased by 1. Requires Suppressive Barrage to be unlocked first.
Displays the location of nearby resources unique to Mondstadt on the mini-map.
Genshin Impact Mika Constellations
The Soulwind state of Starfrost Swirl can decrease the healing interval between instances caused by Skyfeather Song’s Eagleplume state. This decrease percentage is equal to the ATK SPD increase provided by Soulwind.
When Starfrost Swirl’s Flowfrost Arrow first hits an opponent, or its Rimestar Flare hits opponents, one Detector stack from Passive Talent “Suppressive Barrage” will be generated. You must have unlocked the Passive Talent “Suppressive Barrage” first.
Increases the level of Skyfeather Song (Elemental Burst) by three. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
When Mika’s own Skyfeather Song’s Eagleplume state heals party members, this will restore three Energy to Mika. This form of Energy restoration can occur five times during the Eagleplume state created by one use of Skyfeather Song.
Increases the level of Starfrost Swirl (Elemental Skill) by three. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
The maximum number of Detector stacks that Starfrost Swirl’s Soulwind can gain is increased by one. You need to have unlocked the Passive Talent “Suppressive Barrage” first. Additionally, active characters affected by Soulwind will deal 60% more Physical CRIT DMG.
That’s everything we currently know about the Genshin Impact Mika banner release date, Mika’s abilities, passives, Constellations, and more. We’ll be sure to update this guide as we get closer to the Genshin Impact 3.5 release date and the Genshin Impact 3.5 banners phase two. In the meantime, you can read all about how the Genshin Impact 3.5 update could start awarding Wishes for Archon Quests going forward.