Genshin Impact has kept its amazing growth so far in 2022, with new characters and regions released on schedule. The next region, Sumeru, is going to come out later this year, alongside new characters. In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the 5 most anticipated Genshin Impact characters in 2022.

1. Kusanali (Dendro Archon)

All archons are powerful, and because of that, the Dendro Archon Kusanali is the most anticipated Genshin Impact character to date. The fact that she uses an unreleased Element also factors in her popularity. She is likely to come out near the middle of Sumeru's storyline.

As revealed by the alt account of confirmed leaker Uncle DD, Dendro Archon Lesser Lord Kusanali will use the female child character model. This means she would have a body type similar to Klee and Qiqi.

Dendro Archon Leak
One of the latest Dendro Archon leaks reveals her appearance as a small, young-looking girl.

While the image above does not depict the Dendro Archon, it colludes with a previous leak about her appearance. Overall, with miHoYo's tendency of re-using designs from Honkai, it is likely that Kusanali is based on the child version of Mobius from Honkai Impact.

2. Baizhu

Baizhu is the first Dendro user Travelers came across during the Archon Quest. He is a mysterious proprietor of Bubu Pharmacy and a herbalist in Genshin Impact. As far as the game’s forthcoming character list goes, he is kind of an outside pick because of his role as an NPC. However, his Dendro vision in collaboration with the upcoming introduction of the new element makes the hype for him higher than ever.

Baizhu Dendro
Baizhu will probably come out after the official introduction of the Dendro element.

Leaks pointed out that Baizhu will be a catalyst-wielder. When data miners discovered Baizhu as a playable character in the files, they also found proof of a signature weapon named the Jade Catalyst.

3. Heizou

Shikanoin Heizou is a detective in Inazuma. He works for the Tenryu Commission and was first mentioned in Ayaka's and elder cousin Kano Nana’s voicelines. Through time, more characters and even Inazuma’s bulletin boards also mentioned him.


Several leakers have made predictions that Heizou will be a 4-star Anemo unit. With him being an Inazuma character, it is likely that players would get to see Heizou before the release of Sumeru.

4. Cyno

Cyno is a student from Sumeru Academia located in the land of Wisdom. Lisa also did her studies here, proving that this place is full of gifted students and teachers. He first appeared in the Teyvat Chapter Storyline Preview that miHoYo showed before Genshin Impact's official release.

Cyno and Collei
Genshin Impact Cyno is a scholar from Sumeru Academia in Sumeru.

In the Webtoon of Genshin Impact, Cyno uses magic and spells to protect his friend from harm. But in the trailer, he can be seen wielding a polearm. No official information about Cyno's element is available at the moment. However, fans theorize that he might be a Pyro user, as there’s a red jewel attached to his belt.

5. Kazuha

Kazuha is one of the most popular characters in the game, especially for tackling harder content like Spiral Abyss. He is the current most wanted support character in the game, with a super versatile skill set that can be used on pretty much all team comps. Kazuha's EM buff is generic and suitable for the majority of builds in the game, unlike other supports who can only buff one thing.

Kazuha Elemental Burst
Kazuha is on the most wanted list of all Genshin players.

While he offers less CC than Venti, it doesn't matter much as not all enemies can be CC-ed. Kazuha's extra damage is much more valuable.

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