Shenhe and Yun Jin are the two new characters that have been revealed by Genshin Impact on their Twitter account.
Along with the characters, they have also revealed the weapon type and elements for them as well. Both of these characters will be part of the patch update 2.4 that is expected to drop on January 5, 2022.
The designs for Yun Jin and Shenhe were leaked a few months back. Since then, Genshin Impact players have been eagerly awaiting further information on both of them. It was only recently that miHoYo confirmed everything regarding these characters.
Genshin Impact to release Yun Jin and Shenhe in January 2022 as polearm users
Yun Jin and Shenhe will be polearm users in Genshin Impact. This means that two more characters are going to join the long list of already existing polearm based characters. Currently, Zhongli, Raiden Shogun, Xiao, Hu Tao, Thoma, Xiangling and Rosaria are the polearm users present in the game.
That means with Shenhe and Yun Jin the total number is going to be 10. While fans might argue that miHoYo has been releasing way too many characters belonging to the same archetype, there is no denying that these characters are also some of the best in the game.
Currently, most polearm users are top-tier units and some of the best at what they do. Therefore, fans can expect Shenhe and Yun Jin to be at similar levels. When it comes to their elements, Genshin Impact has listed those as well. Shenhe is set to be a cryo element user and Yun Jin will be a Geo element user.
There is no doubt that Cryo is one of the strongest elements in the game. As of now, every other Cryo 5-star namely Ganyu, Eula, Aloy and Aayaka are really good units. The only exception in that list is Qiqi. Since Shenhe has been rumored to be a 5-star unit as well, it can be expected that she is going to be equally strong.
As for Yun Jin, currently there are no bad characters in the game that have the Geo element attached to them. Yun Jin has been rumored to be a 4-star unit by leakers. Almost every 4-star character that has been released in Genshin Impact is extremely good in terms of utility and design.
Considering the above aspects, fans have plenty of reasons to be excited about Yun Jin as well. However, the rarities are still a rumor and therefore should be taken with a grain of salt.
Since they are new characters, fans can expect their banners to drop on January 26 2022, after the rumored Xiao banner in the first-half.