Genshin Impact Cyno banner rerun: Is it worth the Primogems?

James Busby
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Wondering whether Cyno is worth pulling in Genshin Impact? Well, we have the answer to that question to help make your decision a little easier. 

Cyno is an Electro Polearm user in Genshin Impact and is confirmed to be getting a rerun in the second half of the version 4.2 update. He will be featured beside Ayato in the rerun banners, so it is natural to question if players should even consider Cyno.

This is because Ayato is a far more versatile unit when compared to Ayato and in version 4.3, Navia is set to get her first banner. Additionally, Cyno after his original release was a highly underwhelming and underperforming unit in the game.

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However, the meta has changed significantly since his first banner and you might be inclined to consider him. Here is a discussion on whether Cyno is worth pulling in the game.

Is Cyno worth pulling in Genshin Impact?

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Cyno was introduced in the 3.1 update.

Cyno’s situation in Genshin Impact is quite complicated. If you are looking for a hypercarry who will help you clear the hardest content in the game, then Cyno is not worth your Primogems. You are better off sticking with units like Hu Tao, Neuvillette, Alhaitham, Tighnari, Ayaka, and the rest.

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However, there are two very specific situations where Cyno can work exceptionally well. One of them is a Hyperbloom team with Cyno, Nahida, Yelan, and Baizhu. You can replace Yelan and Baizhu with Fischl and Kokomi and that will work equally well.

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The second team that Cyno functions quite well is the Aggravate team. In this, team you will run Fischl, Nahida, and Zhongli alongside Cyno. The overall damage output of this team is quite good and can clear end-game content with ease.

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The reason why these two teams work is because of the Dendro element as the reactions are exceptionally strong. Therefore, it becomes very easy to fit Cyno into the team without losing out on much. In fact, Cyno’s long-duration Ultimate is a positive in this situation as there is very little damage downtime.

The only issue is that, apart from the aforementioned Dendro teams, Cyno is pretty much useless. Therefore, unless you like his design, and lore and looking to run him in a Dendro team, you should not use your Primogems on Cyno.

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So, there you have it, that’s everything you need to know about whether you should roll on the Cyno banner in the 4.2 update. In the meantime, be sure to check out our Genshin Impact page for all the latest news and guides.

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