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Genshin Impact confirms Baizhu and Kaveh for 3.6

More Dendro characters are on the way
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We’re a few days away from the release of Genshin Impact’s 3.5 update, which is going to add Dehya and Mika to the game via new banners, expanding the roster of playable Genshin Impact characters further.

As is tradition, developer MiHoYo already gave us a glimpse into the future, revealing the two new characters to be added to the action RPG with the 3.6 update, which should be due in the middle of April. It looks like two additional Dendro characters are set to join the fun – and we’ve already met both of them over the course of our adventures.

Genshin Impact Baizhu Artwork.

Baizhu, a healer from the region of Liyue.

Baizhu is the owner of Bubu Pharmacy in Liyue and takes care of the zombie girl Qiqi, who is a playable 5-star character in her own right – in fact you probably have her on your roster, because you lost your 50-50 roll to her in an attempt to get a specific other 5-star character.

His official description hints at a tragic backstory despite his ever-present smile:

"‘There's a pharmacy in Liyue called Bubu, and in it is Dr. Baizhu. His skills make all illnesses better, but his medicines are really bitter!‘ This nursery rhyme has been widely spread throughout Feiyun Slope, and it has been used by countless parents to warn their children not to get sick... ‘or else.’

However, it seems that the main character of this nursery rhyme is hardly feared by children. Instead, it is with utmost affection that he is called ‘Mr. Baizhu‘ by them. This impression is mostly attributable to Baizhu's gentle and friendly demeanor. Interacting with him is a most refreshing experience. And no matter how anxious the patient may be, his confident smile will never fail to reassure.

Regrettably, Baizhu cannot save all his patients — himself, for example. Herbalist Gui has mentioned that Baizhu's physical condition is extremely poor, and he often has to go back to his residence to rest after seeing patients. Even so, his smile never falters while in front of people. When Gui asked him about this, he replied, ‘If the doctor looks sick himself, how can his patients face their illnesses with confidence?‘

Day after day, Baizhu heals his patients. His ever-present smile hides the numerous bitter medicines he takes and the pain he suffers alone.”

Genshin Impact Kaveh artwork.

Kaveh, an architect at Sumeru's Akademiya.

Kaveh is Alhaitham’s roommate and a renowned architect in Sumeru, also being part of the Akademiya. The two have a rather tense relationship and it looks like Alhaitham is basically living in Kaveh’s head rent-free. You should definitely check out the dialogs they’ve had in the game so far, because they’re good for a laugh.

Here is Kaveh’s official description:

“A renowned architect from Sumeru, known as the Light of Kshahrewar. He is one of the most high-profile figures in the industry. As a designer and an outstanding alumnus, Kaveh has quite the reputation among Akademiya students and is idolized as a role model by the students of Kshahrewar. Unfortunately, his career is not as plain-sailing as people imagine. The same can be said for many other facets of his life.

Titles, rumors, fame, and reputation... These are all mere by-products of his work. Equipped with astounding professional design skills, Kaveh puts his heart and soul into his work and is imbued with ideals and pursuits for aesthetics and architectonics. Designers are not in charge of the construction's final execution, yet they hold responsibility for all its aspects. Thus, be it design details, safety and security, or practicality, no effort may be spared in ensuring the quality of each aspect. On top of that, being one of the best in his field, Kaveh pays additional attention to the aesthetic and human elements that he is concerned about throughout the process. For him, designs that are completely divorced from reality should be classified as fantasy, whereas a building that is actually put into construction must have practical value.

That said, it is rather inconceivable that such an extraordinary architect could have been rendered bankrupt by a single project. Fortunately, very few know about this matter, and most of them keep it a secret. As for Kaveh himself, he is deathly afraid that the secret of his bankruptcy might ever leak out. It is thus fair to say that he is not really living his ideal life.”

Aside from them being Dendro characters and Baizhu having an affinity towards healing lore-wise, which hints at him being a Support character, we don’t have any official information about the duo yet.

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