What is Pity in Genshin Impact? How to get a guaranteed 5 star character

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In Genshin Impact, you can improve your chances of getting guaranteed 5-star characters by understanding the game’s Pity system. Using the Pity feature at the right time is a great way to secure the best pulls in the game, so if you’re aiming for a specific character it’s essential to understand the system. Here’s everything you need to know about how Pity works in Genshin Impact. 

It can be frustrating to spend all your hard-earned Primogems in Genshin Impact only to end up with a 3-star item. Using up all of your Wishes to pull every character except the one you really want is even more maddening.

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The Pity system thankfully can increase your chances of getting those rare character pulls and help your Wishes hold some more weight. Knowing how to best utilize this mechanic is extremely useful in the game, so here’s everything you need to know about Pity in Genshin Impact to help you get those guaranteed 5-star pulls.


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Nahida is currently featured in the most recent Genshin Impact banner.

How does the Pity system work in Genshin Impact & what is it?

Pity in Genshin Impact is a system that, quite literally, feels sorry for you if you haven’t managed to pull a 4 or 5-star character in a long time. It’s a neat way of guaranteeing that you’ll get a rare drop at a certain point, rather than needing to spend Primogems infinitely trying to get one.

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It’s divided into two rarity classes:

  • 4-star, with a Pity marker of 10,
  • 5-star with a marker of 90.

This means that you are guaranteed a 5-star drop in Genshin Impact at 90 pulls and a 4-star at 10 if you haven’t managed to get one within that time.

Does Pity reset after a 5-star pull?

The counter will reset whenever you get something of that rarity, meaning if you get a 5-star at pull 59, it’ll reset to zero. This is completely random, and there is no way of controlling it.

Pity resets every time you get a 4 or 5-star pull.

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Pity odds in Genshin Impact

While Pity odds for 4-star drops is 10 and 5-star is 90, this does change slightly with character and weapon banners.

Usually, a banner has a rule where if you pull a 4/5-star item that isn’t the featured one, it is guaranteed to be that one on the next rare pull. If you pull the featured item, your next drop of that rarity has a 50% chance of being a featured one.

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In short, it’s easier to use the Genshin Impact Pity system on a banner with this bonus, rather than spending Primogems wildly and not getting the character or weapon you want.

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How to get a guaranteed 5 star in Genshin Impact

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Good luck, players!

Players have been increasing their odds at getting banner characters by using Genshin Impact’s Pity system, and it’s a pretty genius strategy.

For example, if you’re looking to get Cyno as your next 5-star pull, wrack up as much Pity as you’re able on the previous banner and carry it over to Cyno’s one. This will give you a higher chance of unlocking him.

Combine that with the special banner odds mentioned previously, and you’ve got a pretty high chance of adding whoever you want to your team very soon.

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Can I see what my Pity number is in Genshin Impact?

No, you cannot see what your Pity number is, so it is a good idea to keep a note so you know where you’re at with the count, especially if you’re aiming for a 5-star which has a Pity number of 90.

You can also follow these steps to see exactly where you’re at:

  1. Head to the ‘Wish‘ menu.
  2. Click on ‘History‘.
  3. There, you’ll be able to count the number of pulls after the last 4/5-star drop.

So, there you have it – that’s everything you need to know about how the Pity system works in Genshin Impact. Make sure to check out our other guides below:

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