There are 7 archons in Genshin Impact, one for each nation. The next nation after Inazuma is Sumeru of the Dendro element. As this element has not yet been playable in Genshin, the hype for the Dendro Archon Kusanali is probably the biggest.

In a recent 2.6 leak, the first possible design for Lesser Lord Kusanali has finally been leaked. In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase everything you need to know about the Dendro archon design and Sumeru's possible release date.

1. Dendro Archon design revealed

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.

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.

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

2. About Kusanali and Dendro Element


Many players dislike the child model type, as it makes exploration more troublesome. However, this is probably a design choice to show that Kusanali is the youngest archon in Genshin Impact. Currently, she is only 500 years old while the oldest Archon in the game, Zhongli, is more than 6000.

The female child model is the smallest in the game.

Apart from her alleged appearance, there isn't much information available about Kusanali in the game yet. While Dainsleif criticized her during the Teyvat Chapter Storyline Preview, the people of Sumeru actually love their Archon.

Dendro Element

Outside of Burning, there have been two reactions involving Dendro leaked so far: Overdose and Overgrow. However, these are just the names in the game's files - the later leaks have revealed their official translation to be Intensified and Overgrown. Apparently, Overdose is not something miHoYo wants to associate with Genshin Impact.

Baizhu Skills Rumored
Baizhu is rumored to be a catalyst user.

3. When will Sumeru come out?

According to some leaks, this new nation will have both deserts and forests. Dainsleif spoke in Teyvat Chapter Storyline Preview: Travail likens Sumeru as a desert. Besides, the marvelous merchandise Liben describes that "Sumeru is all rainforest and desert".

Sumeru Genshin Impact
Sumeru in Genshin Impact has both desert and rain forests.

A number of leaks have been revealed with details regarding patch 2.7 and 2.8. It is likely that Sumeru's release would be closer to patch 3.0. Before that, the 2.6 patch is going to include a new region called "The Chasm" and the new Hydro character Ayato.

Currently, the only known Dendro users in the game are Baizhu and Yao Yao. As miHoYo has yet to formally reveal them as playable, it is difficult to say whether or not they would be added to the roster.

Baizhu in Genshin Impact

Players expect them to come into the story in the future when the traveler arrives in Sumeru.

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