Despite the fact that version 3.0 has just come out, a bunch of new leaks for Genshin Impact 3.1 has been released. They include a brand new map, Cyno gameplay, and upcoming new weapons.

In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase everything available so far about Cyno and the desert regions of Sumeru.

1. Cyno Gameplay

As revealed in a previous leak, Cyno is a 5-star Electro Polearm user. The video opens up with Cyno using some of his attacks, then his elemental skill which is a quick dash.

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Cyno is likely to be similar to Razor in gameplay.

Cyno's burst changes his character models and give him two gigantic Electro claws. This infuses his weapon with Electro and modifies the animation of his skill and attacks.

Energy Cost: 80, CD: 18s, Duration: 10s. E can follow Elemental Burst (Q) to extend the duration of Q to 15s.

  • Infuse his weapon with Electro.
  • Elemental Skill and Normal Attack actions are changed.
  • Range and Damage of Elemental skills are enhanced.

How strong is Cyno?

Based on the above info, it is highly likely that Cyno would be a selfish DPS character who needs to stay on the field constantly to deal damage.

He is going to scale based on Elemental Mastery, which means players would likely have to run him in a reaction team. There is still too little info to go deeper, but with this patch being Sumeru and Dendro, it is highly likely that Cyno is going to combo well with the aforementioned element.

And when it comes to EM scaling, Kazuha would be the most optimal support. If you already have Kazuha C2, your Cyno main team is pretty much 50% done.

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He was part of the chapter preview alongside the Fontaine duo and Dainsleif.

2. Desert map

Not all of Sumeru was released in 3.0 - the desert part of the region will come out in the 3.1 update. Below are a few images featuring the desert portion of the map, alongside some names that are subject to change.

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Genshin Impact Deshret desert has three regions.

Overall, most of the new locations in the desert portion of Sumeru were inspired by... Egypt, with a distinctly unique addition here and there. The Sandplane Colonade seems to be the previous country in the region, but it was destroyed somehow and is now in ruins.

The downwind and windward erosions are mountain ranges surrounding the area.

3. New weapons in Genshin Impact 3.1

There are 5 new weapons to be featured in Genshin Impact 3.1:

The weapons shown here are all 4-stars, which include:

  • Xiphos' Moonlight (Sword)
  • Mahara Aquamarine (Claymore)
  • Wanderer Evenstar (Catalyst)
  • Key of Hierophany (Sword)
  • Staff of the Scarlet Sands (Polearm)

There is also a 4-star Polearm known as Shifting Windblade that's not listed in the above tweet.

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