Shikanoin Heizou or just Heizou is the newest character in Genshin Impact and the final character to be introduced in the Inazuma arc. He is going to be part of both Kazuha and Klee's banners, and the first melee catalyst character in the game. In this article, is going to showcase the 5 reasons to pull for Heizou in Genshin Impact 2.8.

1. Unique design

Heizou is a catalyst user, however, unlike all other catalyst users, he fights with martial arts at close range instead of firing projectiles from afar. This alone makes the character worth trying out. The Catalyst flies behind his back while he's fighting.

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Shikanoin Heizou

Outside of his fighting style, Heizou's design is more or less an average Genshin character. He uses the young adult model and looks like a ninja.

Story-wise, at first glance, Heizou seems like an ordinary young man, but he is actually the undisputed number one detective in the Tenryou Commission. He is free-spirited and unruly, but cheerful and lively.

2. Anemo DPS character

Anemo is considered a fairly weak element in the game when it comes to DPS. Only Xiao can reliably deal some measure of damage, and even then, he is not really a team player. Kazuha can do some damage, but he needs C6 to actually be effective.

Heizou, on the other hand, is designed around being an Anemo DPS. He mainly deals damage using his skill and the swirl reaction. His burst works very similar to Kazuha, with the same ability to absorb elements.

Additionally, due to the fact that Heizou is a Catalyst user, his attacks are always Anemo and can trigger swirl much easier than the other Anemo DPS characters.

3. Elemental Mastery boost

Similar to Kazuha, Heizou can also boost the Elemental Mastery of his teammates by using his Elemental skill, similar to Kazuha. While the boost is only 80, it is still very substantial and benefits the other character in his team a lot. As he is also a Venerer user, Heizou should be able to keep the Res reduction debuff on the target permanently - this also benefits the team.

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Heizou Elemental Burst

4. Works well with popular supports

The best support characters to go with Heizou are off-field DPS such as Xiangling, Xingqiu and Fischl. They are very popular characters in other team comps and chances are that players already have them leveled. This makes building a Heizou team super easy - players only need to get him and farm the materials to level him up.

5. Easy to play

As Heizou is a 4 star character, chances that players will get multiple copies of him pulling for Kazuha or Klee in 2.8 banners. His constellations are fairly useful and C1 alone can give Heizou a substantial damage boost. His fighting style is nothing fancy - player only need to use an off-field support skill from Xingqiu or Fischl then switch to Heizou to punch enemies. Use his skill whenever he reaches 4 stacks of Declension.

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Heizou Elemental Skill (hold mode)

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