Gorou in Genshin Impact: Release date, banner, abilities, trailer

Andrew Amos
Gorou an upcoming character in Genshin ImpactmiHoYo

Gorou is a Geo Archer in Genshin Impact, and a major part of the Inazuma storyline. Get to know everything about the Resistance General here, including his release date, abilities, and backstory.

Gorou is one of the final major characters released as part of Genshin Impact’s epic Inazuma storyline covering the Raiden Archon, Ei, the true ruler of the region.

The upcoming Geo Archer is a part of the Resistance fighting back against her rule, partnering with the Sangonomiya clan and its leader Kokomi. Here’s what we know about Gorou in Genshin Impact.

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A screenshot of Gorou in Genshin ImpactmiHoYo
Gorou is coming to Genshin Impact as a playable character soon.

Gorou release date in Genshin Impact

Gorou’s release date has been confirmed —  the generals of the Resistance will be dropping on December 14, 2021.

He will be featuring on a banner alongside Arataki Itto, with the five-star Oni being the front-and-center star. It will run all the way until the start of January 2022 when Version 2.4 drops.

Gorou abilities in Genshin Impact

Gorou’s abilities gives players a glimpse into his overall playstyle. The Geo Archer’s Elemental Skill (Inuzuka All Round-Defense) deals AoE Geo DMG, granting various defensive bonuses to those that stand within the ability’s radius.

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Meanwhile, his Elemental Burst (Juuga: Forward Unto Victory) deals further AoE DMG, buffing fellow Geo units, and has the same effects as the war banner from his Elemental Skill.

MiHoYo has released the following description: “Born with a beast-like fighting intuition and tenacious will, he can find a way to victory even in the most critical moments. Within Gorou exists a soul as vast and reliable as the earth.”

Gorou in Genshin Impact with his bowHoYoverse
Gorou will soon arrive for players during the 2.3 patch.

Gorou weapon in Genshin Impact

Gorou is set to be the game’s first Geo Archer, showcasing his abilities on the battlefield and the Inazuma in-game story. He wields the Dreams of Dragonfell bow in his renders — his signature weapon.

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However, his kit is more of the defensive type, buffing up allies and especially other Geo characters. Expect to use him as more of a utility support than a DPS.

Gorou Genshin Impact character trailer

Gorou doesn’t have a fully-fledged character trailer in Genshin Impact yet, but his character demo has been unveiled ahead of his release.

It dives a little bit into his backstory as part of the Sangonomiya Resistance, as well as showcasing some of his abilities and combos.

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Gorou story in Genshin Impact

Gorou is the General of the Sangonomiya Resistance, fighting back against the Raiden Archon’s Vision Hunt Decree. Leading a rag-tag army based out of Watatsumi Island, he is on the front lines of battle ⁠— with his own vision ⁠— trying to stop the decline of Inazuma.

He partners with the likes of Kokomi and Kazuha in battle, and faces off against Kojou Sara on the shores of Nazuchi Beach.

Gorou, Paimon and the Traveler in the Genshin Impact storymiHoYo
You first meet Gorou in Fort Fujitou in the Genshin Impact story.

Gorou voice actor in Genshin Impact

We’ve had a few voice lines from Gorou thanks to his part in the Inazuma storyline, and more recently, his feature in Genshin’s Special Program.

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  • English VA: Cory Yee
  • Chinese VA: Yang Xinran
  • Japanese VA: Tasuku Hatanaka

That’s all we know about Gorou in Genshin Impact so far, but we’ll keep you updated with the latest information as it drops. Make sure you check out our other guides:

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