Genshin Impact Update 2.1: Is Aloy Worth Your Time and Investment?

Published 09/07/2021, 2:10 PM EDT


miHoYo promised a fantastic anniversary gift to all the members of the community. Genshin Impact just finished the first year of its life-cycle and the studio has rolled out a fantastic collaboration with a famous PlayStation franchise in Horizon.

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The result has seen the addition of a new 5-star unit in Aloy from the famous PlayStation franchise. She is a Cryo bow user, who can dish out massive damage with her abilities, but how does she fare against other DPS units?

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Aloy is worth your time and investment in Genshin Impact

She is a one-time collaboration unit, which is why the studio has not provided her any constellations. Aloy will forever be a unit with no possibility of upgrades in regard to constellations. Unlike Klee, Aloy’s bombs cannot be lifted from the ground with Venti, but it does work with other anemo characters. She has a kit that is roughly a mixed bag of support and DPS capabilities.

However, if you look into her core potential, then you will realize that Aloy really wants to be a DPS character. Although she can also be a decent support character, because of the high cooldown. She enjoys her time as a good sub-DPS capability, which is quite like a sub-par built of Ganyu. Her elemental skill allows her to infuse cryo into her normal attack and you can fire off mighty bolts of damage.

Comparatively, her elemental burst holds the majority of the damage output and it indeed hits like a truck. You can pair her up with a secondary Cryo character like QIQI, who can work as a battery for her. Xiangling would also be a great pairing for Aloy with the constant melt reactions. The bottom line is quite simple. Aloy is a fantastic free unit that free-to-play players should invest in.

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Artifacts for her depend on how you wish to build her into. For elemental burst spam, you can give her good-old noblesse oblige. In case of right-click damage, you should grant her the 2-piece blizzard strayer set and 2-piece gladiator.

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In terms of weapons, Predator is a strong choice, but it has no refinement rank upgrades. You can also choose from other 5-star bows like Skyward harp, Amos Bow and Rust to improve her DPS. Lastly, if you wish to run her as a support, then look no further than the sacrificial bow.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and has been professionally writing since 2016 and has worked across many fields. He regularly keeps tabs on a wide range of professional esports like Dota 2, Valorant, CS and fighting games. He has been an ardent gamer since his childhood, and became a defender of the ancients in Dota 2 during his college days.

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