Despite the Genshin Impact 3.5 update still being a long way off, players are eager to find out which characters they could get their hands on next. Thanks to some posts from HoYoverse and a round of Genshin Impact leaks, we have some idea of when the Genshin Impact Mika banner release date might be, their leaked 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 speculation
We can speculate that the Genshin Impact Mika banner release date will be sometime on or after March 1, 2023, during the Genshin Impact 3.5 banners. While HoYoverse has yet to officially reveal the content schedule for the Version 3.5 update, Mika has been confirmed as a playable character.
This is the most probable date we have right now, 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 should arrive March 1, 2023, and with them the newly revealed Mika and Dehya playable characters.
Genshin Impact Mika abilities speculation
As with the Mika banner release date, nothing has been officially revealed about Mika’s abilities. However, reputable community leaker ‘Niana’ has leaked potential Mika abilities in Genshin Impact. There have also been multiple Genshin Impact Mika gameplay leaks that showcase Mika’s abilities. Most interestingly, Mika seems to be a Cryo-aligned Physical DMG support, which could give Superconduct teams the boost they need.
Here is everything you need to know about Mika’s abilities in Genshin Impact. Remember that, since this is largely based on leaks and speculation, this information could be inaccurate or details could change before the Genshin Impact Mika banner release date. With that in mind, this guide will be updated to reflect the currently known information on Mika.
Normal Attack – Spear of Favonius: Point 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 party members Soulwind which increases their ATK Speed. This ability has two versions based on the activation method:
- Tap – Fires a Flowfrost Arrow that can pierce through targets and deals Cryo DMG to enemies it hits.
- 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 an Eagleplume.
When a character affected by an Eagleplume 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 speculation
The Soulwind state caused by Starfrost Swirl (Elemental Skill) will grant characters the Detector effect, increasing their Physical DMG by 10%. 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 a character simultaneously affected by Eagleplume (generated by Elemental Burst) and Soulwind (generated by Elemental Skill) scores a Crit hit, Soulwind will grant them one stack of Detector from the Rapid-Fire Suppression passive. During a single instance of Eagleplume, one Detector stack can be gained in this manner. Additionally, the maximum number of stacks gained through Soulwind alone is increased by one.
Displays the location of nearby resources unique to Mondstadt on the mini-map.
Genshin Impact Mika Constellations speculation
The Soulwind state of Starfrost Swirl can decrease the healing interval between instances caused by the Eagleplume state (generated by Elemental Burst). This decrease percentage is equal to the ATK Speed increase provided by Soulwind.
When a Flowfrost Arrow (Elemental Skill: Tap) first hits an opponent, or when a Rimestar Flare (Elemental Skill: Hold) first hits opponents, one Detector stack from the Rapid-Fire Suppression passive will be granted.
Increases the level of Starfrost Swirl (Elemental Skill) by three. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
When Mika’s Eagleplume state (generated by Elemental Burst) heals other party members, this will restore three Energy to Mika. This form of Energy restoration can occur five times during the Eagleplume state.
Increases the level of Skyfeather Song (Elemental Burst) by three. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
The maximum number of Detector stacks that Soulwind (generated by Elemental Skill) can provide is increased by one. Additionally, 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 hear more official news and leaks about the Genshin Impact 3.5 banners. In the meantime, you can read all about how the Genshin Impact 3.5 update could start awarding Wishes for Archon Quests going forward.