Genshin Impact Genie Summon is perhaps the most ambitious addition to the 3.3 update later this year. It’s a PC trading card game that lives inside the popular free-to-play game. Fortunately, you can also play against your friends, but Mihoyo has only confirmed that this is for fun, with no rewards for playing against real people.
Once you get your first Genshin Impact Genius Invokation deck, you can challenge a host of other game characters who are also card game fans at the Puspa Café in Sumeru City. While we’ve seen glimpses of the cards, the main question probably on everyone’s mind is how exactly the new Genshin Impact trading card game (TCG) is played. Unfortunately we can only speculate as this is an upcoming mode. However, we can at least give you a sneak peek at some of the cards, our observations based on the images shown, and let you know which characters you can play against in Puspa Café.
Genshin Impact Genius Invokation Release Date Speculation
Genshin Impact Genius Invokation is coming to version 3.3, which will be released on December 10, 2022. This is still a long way off, so check out All About Genshin Impact Upcoming Banners for more information on Genshin Impact 3.1 and 3.2.
How to play Genshin Impact Genius Invokation
The best way to describe Genius Invokation from what we’ve seen so far is that it’s a stripped down version of the Genshin Impact battle system. It’s also very similar to the Pokémon TCG in that you have active party members and benched reserves, but you don’t need energy cards to attack.
Two players have opposing Genius Invokation 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 that can switch with another party member to activate during your turn, or attack your opponent’s currently active character.
In addition to looking at the attack of the cards, it appears that the number in the top left corner is the health of the health card. Each character card also has three dots on the right side that light up, though exactly when and why this happens is unclear. Our theories are that the active character gains a pip each time you use it to attack, or end the turn with it as your active card. If this meter ever fills up, the active character unleashes a powerful attack that hits much harder than normal ones. In the example shown in update flow 3.1, 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 does eight damage.
Genshin Impact Genius Summon TCG Cards
While it’s not clear what the cards we’ve seen so far can do, we can at least categorize them as shown on the game board in the reveal trailer. Here are all of the currently revealed Genius Invocation cards:
- kamisato ayaka
- Xing Qiu
- lake rhodeia
- hydromimetic ferret
- hydromimetic raptor
Genshin Impact Genius Invokation Opponents
Here are all the confirmed Genshin Impact Genius Invokation opponents that you can find in Puspa Café:
- Arataki Itto
- kamisato ayato
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That is all we currently know about the Genshin Impact Genius Invokation TCG, but you can bet there is much more to come. Of course, we’ll update you on this upcoming feature for the open world game, but for now, see what Genshin Impact events are in store in the near future, or type these Genshin Impact codes to get some free Primogems.