In the upcoming update 4.0 in Genshin Impact, you'll encounter the enigmatic magician at the forefront – a Pyro specialist who captivates with a dazzling array of explosive area-of-effect maneuvers hidden up his sleeves. Many users are wondering whether they should spend their Primogems on Lyney Genshin Impact.

Is Lyney a good character? Why should you pull him and what will make him worthwhile?

1. Reasons to pull for Lyney

First Fontaine 5-star character

It is known that Lyney will be the first and only 5-star character in version 4.0. He may appear in the first half of version 4.0 along with Yelan.

Furthermore, Fontaine is expected to introduce many new unique movement mechanics, so a character originating from Fontaine could be useful in various aspects of movement, storyline experiences, and more.

Lyney owns new mechanics

Genshin Impact will introduce two new mechanics called Ousia and Pneuma, which hold significant roles in battles and exploration. These effects will exclusively appear within the skill set of Fontaine characters.

According to recent leaks, the Ousia and Pneuma effects might be added to The Chasm and persist across all upcoming patches for Fontaine. Therefore, having a new character from Fontaine will give players an edge compared to the majority of other players.

Lyney Genshin Impact
Should you get Genshin Impact Lyney in version 4.0?

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Lyney is F2P-friendly

Lyney's skill set might be very suitable for F2P players as the primary damage source of the illusionist Fontaine comes from charged attacks, similar to Amber or Ganyu.

Furthermore, 4-star weapons like Prototype Crescent or The Stringless would also be well-suited for Lyney, as both of these weapons greatly enhance the effectiveness of charged attacks.

Moreover, national characters like Xiangling or Bennett are especially compatible with Lyney. These characters can synergize to boost damage through their respective elemental resonance and abilities.

A decent Pyro unit

Recent information reveals that Lyney boasts substantial damage and compatibility with various existing Pyro characters in the game.

Besides, Genshin Impact has introduced only a few Pyro DPS characters in recent updates, namely Yoimiya and Hu Tao. If there is a shortage of strong Pyro DPS characters and an abundance of Pyro support characters, it would be wise for players to consider acquiring Lyney to fill that role.

Genshin Lyney
Lyney might be a good Pyro unit for Spiral Abyss and other functions in the game.

Interesting gameplay

Lyney brings an engaging gameplay experience and a unique fighting style by transforming into a playing card during normal attacks. He also turns into a Grin-Malkin Hat upon activating the Elemental Burst.

What's remarkable is that Lyney also possesses the ability to summon the Grin-Malkin Hat through a powerful charged attack, a move that can draw attention and discomfort the nearby enemies, providing a significant advantage in battles. Furthermore, he can self-heal and accumulate energy through their elemental skill.

2. Genshin Impact Lyney banner release date speculation

Anticipated to align with the 4.0 update, the Lyney banner is projected to launch on Wednesday, August 16, 2023. It is also foreseen that within this banner, alongside Lyney, Lynette, a four-star character proficient in Anemo and Sword techniques, will likely make an appearance.

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