Genshin Impact is preparing to release the 3.0 update after 2.8. Nevertheless, fans are hungry for more news because, for some reason, miHoYo is keeping tight lips about the upcoming update. Even so, the rumor mills keep spinning, and die-hard fans were treated with tons of leaks about Genshin Impact 3.0, including the new Sumeru region and characters for the last week. If you’re curious and don’t mind extremely minor spoilers, here’s everything we currently know about Collei, one of the new 4-star Dendro characters in the Genshin Impact 3.0 update.
Collei Release Date
According to rumors, Collei will be released in Genshin Impact 3.0 update banners, with two 5-star characters and one 4-star character. The 4-Star character is suggested to be Collei, a Dendro user who focuses on nature and greenery. Meanwhile, the 5-star characters haven’t been known yet, but leaks said that at least one of them will be another Dendro character and fans suspect it to be Cyno. Both the 3.0 update and the Sumeru region might be released on August 24th, 2022.
Collei’s Weapon in Genshin Impact 3.0
Based on the leaked character art, it’s evident that Collei will be a Dendro Bow user, just like Tighnari. Since both are Dendro characters and use Bow, they might share recommended weapons down the line, and one or two new Bows will be introduced in Genshin Impact 3.0 that will be a perfect fit for Collei or Tighnari.
To prepare for Collei, you might want to look for Bows that buffs Elemental attacks, like the Prototype Crescent or the Sacrificial Bow. Meanwhile, for the Artifact sets, Memories of the Deep Forest (buffs Dendro damage) and Ornamental Gold Dream (increases Elemental Mastery) might prove useful.
Like other Genshin Impact characters, Collei has two skills and a passive ability:
- Skill 1: Collei throws a giant boomerang, dealing Dendro damage.
- Skill 2: Collei can summon animals just like Amber. These animals, some weird deformed cat-like creatures (in a sense similar to Baron Bunny), will pop up several times and explode, causing area-of-effect damage.
- Passive: Not yet known.
Collei Lore in Genshin Impact 3.0
Collei debuted in the Genshin Impact manga in Chapter 2: Flame Born. She was born sick, and her worried parents brought her to a seer named Barnabas to save her life. However, it turns out Barnabas was working with the Fatui and turned Collei into a test subject for their Archon Residue experiments — giving her extraordinary strength that’s hard to control. At some point, she managed to get away from Barnabas and went to Mondstadt to learn more about her captor in the Library.
Instead, she meets Lisa and Jean, thanks to Amber, and Lisa says that she must look for someone from Sumeru to decipher the document Collei needs to learn. Later, Kaeya suspects Collei attacks a Fatui envoy — because of her hatred toward the Fatui. And they end up fighting each other until Amber stops them and takes Collei away. Nearing the end of Chapter 16: Talks Over a Drink, Collei and Amber meet with Cyno, who successfully seals off Collei’s Archon Residue. Barnabas shows up, but this time Amber defeats him. Collei thanks Amber and goes to Sumeru with Cyno.
While not much is known regarding Collei’s role in Genshin Impact 3.0, it seems she is now working as some sort of Forest Ranger after one or two years from the end of the manga. She also tries hard to “act normal” in front of other people, no thanks to her past trauma. And according to Genshin Impact leaker BLANK, Collei and Amber still keep in touch with each other quite often by exchanging letters.
That’s everything for now. We’ll update this article once new information has been dropped.