Alhaitham revealed in Genshin Impact: Abilities, Sumeru lore, release date

An official image of Al Haitham in Genshin Impact.HoYoverse

Alhaitham is an upcoming Genshin Impact character that will be released in one of the Sumeru region updates. Here’s everything you need to know about his release date, abilities, and story. 

Genshin Impact’s Sumeru launch came and went, but one of the more prevalent figures in the story, Alhaitham, wasn’t initially pushed as a playable character.

It was only a matter of time until the Akademiya Scribe took his Dendro skills to the battlefield, joining the Traveler and Paimon. That time is coming with the release of Genshin Impact Version 3.4.

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His debut has been confirmed, and details on his abilities and release date have now been released by HoYoverse. Here’s what you need to know about Alhaitham’s official arrival as a playable character in the game.


Alhaitham in Genshin ImpactHoYoverse
Alhaitham will now be playable in Genshin Impact Version 3.4.

Who is Alhaitham in Genshin Impact?

Alhaitham should be well-known to Genshin Impact players before his release. He has played an essential part in Sumeru’s story and is known for being relatively blunt.

His role as a scribe is to make note of all the important documents that come out of Sumeru’s prestigious Akademiya. He wields a lot of intricate knowledge about all things, but otherwise lurks in the shadows with a low profile.

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His official profile from HoYoverse is maybe a bit more scathing though: “The current scribe of the Sumeru Akademiya. This title may sound very impressive, but it’s really because the Akademiya has a culture of using official titles to inflate one’s ego.”

Alhaitham abilities in Genshin Impact

HoYoverse has finally revealed Alhaitham’s abilities, giving Travelers a look at his Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst. Let’s dive in and take a look at everything that was revealed during the official HoYoverse stream.

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Alhaitham Elemental Skill — Universality: An Elaboration on Form

Alhaitham rushes forward, dealing Dendro damage to nearby opponents when the rush ends, causing a Chisel-Light Mirror to form.

Chisel-Light Mirror

When this skill is unleashed, Alhaitham will generate onee Chisel-Light Mirror. If there are no Mirrors at this time, he will generate one additional Mirror. Chisel-Light Mirrors will have the following properties:

  • When he possesses Chisel-Light Mirrors, Alhaitham’s Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attacks will be converted to Dendro damage. This cannot be overridden.
  • When attacks of the aforementioned kinds hit opponents, the Chisel-Light Mirrors will unleash a Projection Attack that deals AoE Dendro damage based on the number of Mirrors on the field.
  • Alhaitham’s Elemental Skill and Talent can generate Chisel-Light Mirrors, and his Elemental Burst consumes Chisel-Light Mirrors to enhance AoE Dendro damage, generating Chisel-Light Mirrors thereafter.

Alhaitham Elemental Burst — Particular Field: Fetters of Phenomena

Alhaitham creates a Particular Binding Field and deals multiple instances of AoE Dendro damage.If Chisel-Light Mirrors exist when this ability is unleashed, all such Mirrors will be consumed and increase the number of damage instances dealt. Two seconds after this ability is unleashed, if 0/1/2/3 Mirrors were consumed, Alhaitham will generate 3/2/1/0 new Mirrors in turn.

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Alhaitham release date in Genshin Impact

Alhaitham’s release date has been confirmed by HoYoverse in Genshin Impact. The developer has confirmed that the Dendro character will be released during the first phase of the 3.4 update cycle. This means that travelers will be able to try their luck for pulling this five-star rated character from as early as January 17, 2023.

So, there you have it, that’s everything we know about Yaoyao. Be sure to check out our Genshin Impact page for all the latest news and guides.

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