Summon Genshin Impact Genius is perhaps the most ambitious addition to update 3.3 later this year. It is a PC collectible card game that is part of the ultra-popular free game. Luckily, you can also play against your friends, but Mihoyo has only confirmed that it’s for fun, with no rewards that can be earned by playing against real people.
Once you get your first Genshin Impact Genius Invokation deck, you can challenge a host of other in-game characters who are also card game fans at Puspa Café in Sumeru City. While we’ve seen previews of the cards, the main question that’s probably on everyone’s mind is how exactly do you play the new Genshin Impact (TCG) collectible card game? Unfortunately, we can only speculate as this is an upcoming mode. However, we can at least give you an overview of some maps, our observations based on the featured images, and let you know which characters you can play against in the Puspa Café.
Speculation on Genshin Impact Genius Invokation release date
Genshin Impact Genius Invokation arrives in version 3.3, which will be released on December 10, 2022. It’s still a long way off, so check out all about the upcoming Genshin Impact banners to learn more about Genshin Impact 3.1 and 3.2.
How to play Genshin Impact Genius Summon
The best way to describe Genius Invokation from what we’ve seen so far is that it’s a stripped down version of Genshin Impact’s combat system. It’s also very similar to Pokemon TCG in that you have active party members and bench reserves, but you don’t need energy cards to attack.
Two players have opposing Genius Summon decks that they can use to battle their opponent. Your goal is to reduce your opponent’s overall health to zero. There are three slots filled with hero characters who can swap with another party member to become active during your turn, or attack your opponent’s currently active character.
In addition to seeing cards attacking, it looks like the number in the upper left corner is the health of the health card. Each character card also has three pips on the right side that light up, although it’s unclear exactly when and why this happens. Our theories are that the active character gains a pip each time you use it to attack, or by ending the turn with it as the active card. If this meter is full, the active character unleashes a powerful attack that hits much harder than their normal attacks. In the example shown in the 3.1 update stream, Diluc’s special attack hit Xingqiu for eight damage, while his standard attack only hit Mona for three. It’s unclear if remaining health is the reason this special attack deals eight damage.
Genshin Impact Genius Invocation TCG Cards
While it’s unclear what the cards we’ve seen so far can do, we can at least rank them as shown on the game board in the reveal trailer. Here are all the currently revealed genie summon cards:
- Kamisato Ayaka
- Loch Rhodeia
- Hydro mimic ferret
- Hydro Mimic Raptor
Genshin Impact Genius Summon Opponents
Here are all of the confirmed Genshin Impact Genius Invokation opponents that you can find in the Puspa Café:
- Arataki Itto
- Kamisato Ayato
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That’s all we currently know about the Genshin Impact Genius Invokation TCG, but you can bet there’s a lot more to come. Of course, we’ll keep you posted on this upcoming feature for open-world play, but for now, find out what Genshin Impact events are in store in the near future, or type in these Genshin Impact codes to score some free Primogems .