Dehya revealed in Genshin Impact: Everything we know

Dehya in Genshin Impact standing by an archHoYoverse

Dehya has been officially confirmed in Genshin Impact, with the first look of the Eremite mercenary revealing the character’s Pyro abilities. Here’s everything that we know about Dehya so far, including her abilities and lore.

The release of the Sumeru region in Genshin Impact has led to HoYoverse releasing a lot of new characters, with Dehya being one of the most highly anticipated. Due to the Eremite faction having a long history within the game’s Sumeru region, it is safe to say that she will play an important role in the region’s story.

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In the latest 3.5 livestream, HoYoverse revealed more information about the Pyro-elemental mercenary. So, if you’re looking for the latest details surrounding the upcoming Pyro character, be sure to check out our hub below. 


Who is Dehya in Genshin Impact? Pyro Eremite lore

Dehya belongs to the faction of Eremites, a band of warriors who do not pledge allegiance to any nation. Instead, these characters operate as mercenaries, carrying out tasks for the highest payer.

Although we do not know much about the exact specifics of her lore at this point, it is safe to say that Dehya will have quite a big role to play in the history of Sumeru.

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screenshot featuring the eremite faction in Genshin ImpactHoYoverse
The Eremite are one of the oldest factions from the Sumeru region in Genshin Impact.

Dehya abilities in Genshin Impact

HoYoverse have confirmed that Dehya is a 5-star Claymore user and they went into detail about her combat abilities in the 3.5 livestream HoYoverse. Here’s everything that’s been confirmed about her abilities so far. 

Dehya Elemental Skill: Molten Inferno

Indomitable Flame

This skill will be unleashed should there be no Fiery Sanctum created by Dehya herself present at the time. Deals AoE Pyro DMG, and creates a field known as Fiery Sanctum.

Ranging Flame

This skill will be unleashed should a Fiery Sanctum field created by Dehya herself already exist.
Dehya will perform a leaping attack, dealing AoE Pyro DMG before recreating a Fiery Sanctum field at her new position. A Fiery Sanctum field created this way will inherit the original duration of the previous field.

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Only 1 Ranging Flame can be used throughout a single Fiery Sanctum field’s duration.

Fiery Sanctum

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When an opponent within a Fiery Sanctum field takes DMG, the field will unleash a coordinated attack, dealing AoE Pyro DMG to them. This effect can be triggered once every 2.5s. Active characters within this field have their resistance to interruption increased, and when such characters take DMG, a portion of that damage will be mitigated and flow into Redmane’s Blood.

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Dehya will then take this DMG over 10s. When the mitigated DMG stored by Redmane’s Blood reaches or goes over a certain percentage of Dehya’s Max HP, she will stop mitigating DMG in this way.

Only 1 Fiery Sanctum created by Dehya herself can exist at the same time.

Dehya Elemental Burst: The Lioness’ Bite

An image of Dehya in Genshin Impact.HoYoverse
Dehya is a 5-star Claymore user.

Unleashing her burning anger and casting her blade aside like an inconvenience, Dehya enters the Blazing Lioness state and gains resistance to interruption. In this state, Dehya will automatically and continuously unleash the Flame-Mane’s Fists, dealing Pyro DMG, and when its duration ends, she will unleash an Incineration Drive kick, dealing AoE Pyro DMG.

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In this state, her Normal Attacks will be replaced by Roaring Barrage. Unleashing Roaring Barrage within 0.4 after each Flame-Mane’s Fist strike will increase the trigger speed of the next Flame-Mane’s Fist strike.

If a Fiery Sanctum field created by Dehya’s own Elemental Skill, Molten Inferno, exists when this ability is unleashed, Dehya will retrieve it, and then create another field once Blazing Lioness’ duration expires. This field will then take on the retrieved field’s duration at the moment of its retrieval.

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Dehya story quest

An image of Dehya's story quest information from the Genshin Impact livestream.HoYoverse
Dehya will have a featured story quest in the 3.5 update.

HoYoverse announced during the 3.5 livestream that Dehya will have a featured story quest in the game. While little is known about the quest, it was confirmed to be called the ‘Mantichora Chapter’ and will involve Dehya providing help to her tribe. 

Is there a release date for Dehya in Genshin Impact?

Dehya will officially be released during Phase 1 of the 3.5 update which will be released on March 1, 2023. She will be available at the same time as the Cyno banner, and both banners will share the same 4-star characters however these have yet to be revealed. 

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There you have it, everything we currently know about Dehya, the Pyro Eremite in Genshin Impact. Head over to our Genshin Impact page for more information on meta characters, leaks, and guides.

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