Varka in Genshin Impact: Everything you need to know

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Varka is a possible playable character in Genshin Impact. Here’s everything we know about him so far, including his abilities and weapon type. 

Genshin Impact features a number of unreleased characters, however, one that continues to be a mystery is Varka. Just like Baizhu and Kaveh, HoYoverse has teased Varka through numerous in-game references and character interactions. 

Varka is the current Grand Master and Knight of Boreas of the Knights of Favonius. This makes him a particularly important character within Mondstadt, but details surrounding the powerful warrior remain scarce. 

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In order to prepare for Varka’s possible release in Genshin Impact, we’ve put together everything we know about his abilities and general role within the game’s story. 


Who is Varka in Genshin Impact?

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Varka is the head of the Knights of Favonious.

Varka is the current Grand Master of Mondstadt’s Knights of Favonius. However, Varka has since left all his duties to Jean – the game’s 5-star Anemo character. Prior to the Traveler’s appearance, Varka led an expedition outside of Mondstadt with a number of units from the Knights of Favonious. 

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Quite who or what he is tracking remains to be seen, but Varka has yet to make an appearance in the game’s story or side quests. Despite this, a number of characters mention that Varka is both tall and incredibly strong, which suggests the Grand Master is an experienced combatant. 

Despite his experience, one leaker notes that Varka “looks young” and “doesn’t doesn’t have a beard”, which goes against many original interpretations of him.

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Is there a Varka release date in Genshin Impact?

No, HoYoverse has yet to give Varka an official release date in Genshin Impact. However, according to a renowned Genshin Impact leaker, Varka will make an appearance in the 3.8 update. The Genshin Impact 3.8 update is currently rumored to release on July 5, 2023.

Characters usually make an appearance in-game before they receive their own banner, so it’s not currently known whether Varka will be playable during this time. As always, we’ll be sure to update this section as soon as we hear more information.

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Do we know Varka’s weapon type and abilities?

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Varka could share the same weapon type as Razor.

While HoYoverse has yet to reveal Varka’s abilities and weapon type, he is noted as having taught Razor how to use a claymore. This certainly doesn’t confirm Varka as a claymore user, but it would make sense, especially given his status as one of the most powerful people in Mondstadt.

Childe famously called Varka the “titan of the Knights of Favonius” and aims to test his skills in combat. The Grand Master’s affiliation with Boreas, the game’s Cryo wolf boss could also indicate that Varka wields a Cryo or Anemo Vision. 

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Is there a Varka banner in Genshin Impact?

It’s currently unknown which 4-stars will appear in the Varka banner, but HoYoverse will reveal these characters when we get closer to his official release date. We’ll update this section as soon as we hear any new information.

So, there you have it, everything we know about Varka in Genshin Impact. Make sure you check out our Genshin Impact page for all the latest news and updates: 

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