Everything we know about Heizou in Genshin Impact: Abilities, weapon, story

Shikanoin Heizou official artowrkHoYoverse

Shikanoin Heizou is an upcoming 4-star character in Genshin Impact. The Detective of the Tenryou Commission has had an abundance of files datamined ahead of his official release date, however, HoYoverse has now revealed what this mysterious character looks like, giving players an idea of his abilities and background.

While Heizou has been kicking around the Genshin Impact files for a while ⁠— dating back to Inazuma’s launch in update 2.0, HoYoverse has now revealed the appearance of this upcoming character.

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As the Detective of the Tenryou Commission, Shikanoin Heizou is known for his incredible wit and insight. It’s this mindset that enables the Analytical Harmony to solve many of the game’s mysteries and unsolved cases.

Here’s what we know about Heizou in Genshin Impact so far, including a rumored release date, abilities, and his story.


Is there a Heizou release date in Genshin Impact?

While no official Heizou release date has been revealed, current leaks point toward the Tenryou Commission Detective making his debut in the 2.8 update.

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This would mean the 4-star Anemo character will be available after Yelan has been added to the game. Of course, like all leaks, this should be taken with a grain of salt.

However, with more files being datamined, it certainly looks like Heizou will arrive before update 3.0. If that’s the case, keep an eye out for any Heizou release news in the coming months.

Heizou abilities & element in Genshin Impact

Heizou’s abilities have yet to be officially revealed, but the latest 2.8 leak has discovered that the Detective will use an Anemo Vision. This would suggest that his abilities will be tailored around sweeping his enemies off their feet.

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Notable Genshin Impact data miner, @dimbreath, has recently leaked all of Heizou’s abilities. Here’s what you need to know:

Heizou Elemental Skill — Heartstopper Strike

Tap: Heizou Wields the swift winds to launch a Heartstopper Strike that deals Anemo DMG.

Hold: Charges energy to unleash an even stronger blow. He will obtain the Declension effect while charging, which will increase the power of the Heartstopper Strike. When the skill button is released or the skill finishes charging, he will strike forward, dealing Anemo DMG.

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Declension: Increases the power of the next Heartstopper Strike. Max 4 stacks. When Heizou possesses four Declension stacks, the Conviction effect will be produced, which will cause the next Hearstopper Strike to be even stronger and have a larger AoE.

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Elemental Burst — Windmuster Attack

Heizou Leaps into the air and uses the Fudou Style Vacuum Slugger to explosively kick his opponent, dealing AoE Anemo DMG. When Vacuum Slugger hits opponents affected by Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro, these opponents will be afflicted with Windmuster Iris, which will explode after a moment and deal AoE DMG of the corresponding aforementioned elemental type.

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Vacuum Slugger can afflict a maximum of 4 opponents with the Windmuster Iris. A single opponent cannot be under the effect of Windmuster Irises of different elements at the same time.

Heizou Constellations

Along with his abilities, Heizou’s constellations have also been revealed by Genshin Impact dataminers. Here’s what each constellation level has to offer for Heizou:

  • Level 1 — Named Jouvenille Casebook: For five seconds after Shikanoin Heizou takes the field, his Normal Attack SPD is increased by 15%. He also gains 1 Declension stack for Heartstopper Strike. This effect can be triggered once every 10s.
  • Level 2 — Investigative Collection: When the Fudou Style Vacuum Slugger created by Windmuster Kick explodes, it will pull nearby opponents in.
  • Level 3 — Esoteric Puzzle Book: Increases the Level of Heartstopper Strike by three. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • Level 4 — Tome of Lies: The first Windmuster Iris explosion in each Windmuster Kick will regenerate 9 Elemental Energy for Shikanoin Heizou. Every subsequent explosion in that Windmuster Kick will each regenerate an additional 1.5 Energy for Heizou. One Windmuster Kick can regenerate a total of 13.5 Energy for Heizou in this manner.
  • Level 5 — Secret Archive: Increases the Level of Windmuster Kick by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • Level 6 — Curious Case Files: Each Declension stack will increase the CRIT Rate of the Heartstopper Strike unleashed by 4%. When Heizou possesses Conviction, this Heartstoppper Strike’s CRIT DMG is increased by 32%.

Heizou weapon in Genshin Impact

Heizou wields a Catalyst and uses it to blast his foes with deadly wind-based attacks. In fact, a new Heizou gameplay leak shows how the Detective powers up his kicks with Anemo, delivering devastating hits that sweep his foes off their feet.

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Heizou also appears to wield a Jitte — a specialized weapon that was used by police in Edo period Japan. This is certainly be befitting of the Detective’s character, but it appears this weapon is just for show and is not utilized as part of his kit.

Heizou story in Genshin Impact

Ayato using his sword in Genshin ImpactHoYoverse
Ayato seems to know a fair amount about Heizou.

A fair bit is known about Heizou’s story in Genshin Impact. Working in the Tenryou Commission alongside Kujou Sara, he is a self-proclaimed detective that spends most of his time on “personal schemes.”

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Kamisato Ayato, the older brother of Kamisato Ayaka, and the Yashiro Commissioner also reveal that: “Doushin Shikanoin has admirable wit and insight. While he is unfettered and unrestrained in demeanor, one should not dismiss his talents. The Tenryou Commission is incredibly fortunate to have such a man in their ranks.”

While not specifically trained, he does deliver results in his investigations for the Tenryou Commission, which has gotten him off the hook. However, those outside it usually look upon him cautiously.

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So, there you have it, everything we currently know about Heizou. Make sure you check out our Genshin Impact page for all the latest news and update.

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