Candace revealed in Genshin Impact: Abilities, Sumeru lore, release date rumors

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Candace has finally been officially revealed in Genshin Impact as a playable character. The Guardian of Aaru Village is a Hydro Polearm character ardently defending her hometown: here’s her leaked abilities, release date rumors, and lore.

With Sumeru finally here with the arrival of Genshin Impact Version 3.0, adventurers are finally becoming acquainted with characters from the Dendro nation.

Candace has two sides to her depending on who you ask: A kind and caring guardian of the Aaru Village, helping all who pass through. And then there’s the rather vicious side that can summon sandstorms with the wrath equaled by the Dendro Archon only.

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Here’s everything you need to know about Candace in Genshin Impact.

Who is Candace in Genshin Impact?

Candace is a descendant of King Deshret with eyewatering powers, with Treasure Hoarders exclaiming at her skill to summon sandstorms out of seemingly nothing while out in the desert. 

However, those that know her as the Guardian of Aaru Village see her as a kind and caring person, trying to keep any who pass through her lands healthy and safe. She sees it as her duty to protect the peace of the village, and all those who abide by the rules will be guaranteed that.

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Stray off the path though, and you’ll see Candace’s other side.

Candace abilities in Genshin Impact

With the Genshin Impact Version 3.1 beta going live, players have gotten a first proper look at Candace’s abilities in-game. The Hydro Polearm is the third character with a parry, joining Yun Jin and Beidou.

That parry is put on her Elemental Skill, Sacred Rite: Heron’s Sanctum. Candace can soak up incoming attacks — getting a boost against Hydro DMG even. She can release the skill to leap into the air and strike the ground, dealing damage to opponents in front of her.

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Her Elemental Burst, Sacred Rite: Wagtail’s Tide, is one of the best buffing skills in the game. She can infuse ally attacks with Hydro (if they have a Sword, Claymore, or Polearm), and swapping characters into battle will unleash a rippling wave of water that deals damage. It is great for solo adventures as you can really maximize that swap bonus.

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Candace (not pictured) will play a part in Sumeru’s launch in Genshin Impact.

Candace release date rumors in Genshin Impact

Candace isn’t coming as part of Genshin Impact Version 3.0 ⁠— that’s for Tighnari, Collei, and Dori ⁠— but the Guardian of Aaru Village has been leaked to arrive in Genshin Impact Version 3.1, which should come sometime in late September or early October 2022.

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Once that’s locked in from HoYoverse, we’ll update you right here. 

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