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

Collei looking at boomerang in Genshin Impact closeupHoYoverse

Collei is finally coming to Genshin Impact ⁠— after months of leaks surrounding the Dendro character, she will be a part of the Sumeru launch as one of the game’s first wielding the seventh element. Here’s what we know about the four-star archer, including her abilities, lore, and release date.

As far as hyped launches go in Genshin Impact, there’s arguably been none bigger than Sumeru. The elusive fourth region, home to the seventh element in Dendro, is finally becoming playable in Version 3.0.

And for those who have been following along with the game’s lore for some time, the long-teased Collei is making her debut. Better yet for some players ⁠— it’s rumored she might even be given out for free.

Here’s what we know about Collei in Genshin Impact, including her abilities, lore, and release date.

Who is Collei in Genshin Impact? Sumeru lore explained

Collei is arguably the character we know the most about from Sumeru in Genshin Impact. Having already appeared in the game’s official manga, we know Collei had a rough upbringing, being used for experiments by the Fatui who imbued her with some Dendro powers.

Now she has escaped and is guided by Tighnari as an Avidya Forest Ranger Trainee. Her in-game bio does show a rather timid and nervous side to her, despite her bubbly introduction in a teaser for Sumeru’s story.

collei sitting at desk in genshin impactHoYoverse
Long have we waited: Collei is finally joining the Genshin Impact roster.

Collei abilities in Genshin Impact

HoYoverse has finally confirmed Collei’s abilities in Genshin Impact ahead of her release in Version 3.0.

Collei will have a regular four-attack string like some other Bow users, as well as a Charged Attack that becomes imbued with Dendro.

Her Elemental Skill, Floral Brush, throws out a boomerang-style ring that deals Dendro damage to targets on its way out as well as returning. The internal cooldown of the reaction means Collei only gets one set of particles though.

Finally Collei’s Elemental Burst, Trump-Card Kitty, throws out her doll, named Cuilein-Anbar, dealing AOE Dendro damage (sounds like a certain Pyro Bow user). The tick rate is relatively quick — around 2 per second — making it great to proc Elemental Reactions.

Collei might not have the same mighty story as other Genshin Impact characters, but the way she wields Dendro with her abilities is up there with the best of them. The four-star Dendro Bow user follows in the footsteps of her master Tighnari, although with vastly different skills.

It’s simple, but as a set-and-forget Sub-DPS with great Dendro application, it could be the perfect option to round out some teams who just want the Elemental Reactions.

Collei release date in Genshin Impact

Collei is confirmed to be releasing in Genshin Impact as part of the game’s Version 3.0 update ⁠— right as players start exploring Sumeru. This update goes live on August 24, 2022.

Collei will be part of Version 3.0’s Phase 1 banner, meaning she will drop immediately following the update. Her master, the five-star Tighnari, will also be joining her, along with Diona and Fischl as rate-ups.

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