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Genshin Impact Arlecchino release date and build speculation

Let’s take a look at Genshin Impact’s Arlecchino, The Knave, who is one of the mysterious Harbingers wreaking havoc across Teyvat.

Genshin Impact ARlecchino holding a finger to her lips

Every day we get closer to Snezhnaya, and the reveal of all the Harbingers, including Genshin Impact’s Arlecchino. We meet her in Fontaine as part of the archon quest, and we can’t wait to see what her skills are as a playable character. Check out who she is and what she gets up to as part of the Eleven Fatui Harbingers thanks to Genshin’s trailers.

For more Genshin goodness, check out our Genshin Impact banner schedule for all the upcoming characters, and these Genshin Impact codes for some free gems and mora.

When is Genshin Impact’s Arlecchino’s release date?

Arlecchino releases in version 4.6, during the first half of the banners. She’s joined by Genshin Impact’s Lyney as the second five-star option.

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What do we know about Arlecchino’s build?

It appears that, unlike Genshin Impact’s Childe and Genshin Impact’s Wanderer, Arlecchino’s elemental alignment is the same as what we see in the game – she’s a five-star pyro user.

Arlecchino applies a Blood-Debt Directive to enemies she hits with her elemental skill. If she uses her burst or a charged attack on enemies with this Blood-Debt, she absorbs and clears the state. This gives her a Bond of Life. This Bond absorbs any healing that Arlecchino receives, and gives her attacks a boost, and reduces the cooldown of her elemental skill.

When the Bond of Life applied to her reaches a certain amount, she enters the Masque of Red Death state, which converts her normal, charged, and plunge attacks to pyro damage. Using her elemental skill allows her to glide for a short time, similar to Wanderer, though she can’t ascend or descend during her flight.

Also, a fun extra thing – during her attacks, Arlecchino’s polearm takes on a scythe shape – this may be limited to her signature weapon.

What are the best weapons for Arlecchino?

Arlecchino is a polearm user, and has her own signature weapon – Crimson Moon’s Semblance – coming out with her debut banner. At the moment, we don’t know the details of this weapon or what she scales off, so we can’t recommend any specific polearms for you to prepare.

Genshin Impact Arlecchino during her boss fight, holding two weapons

Who is Genshin Impact’s Arlecchino?

Arlecchino is one of the Eleven Fatui Harbingers that work for the Tsaritsa. She’s known as The Knave and the fourth Harbinger. Arlecchino appears as a female character, with short blonde hair featuring a black streak. Comparisons have been drawn between her and Genshin Impact Eula due to their hairstyle and color palettes.

We currently have a few voice lines about her in the game, coming from our playable Harbingers – Childe and Wanderer – and Fontaine’s Lyney and Lynette. In essence, Childe assumes she ‘has her own agenda’, but he’s not a fan of her. He mentions she isn’t very sane and would betray others if a benefit for her was on the table. Wanderer, on the other hand, quotes that she is a “wolf in sheep’s clothing”, and she wants more power over others. He also insinuates that she is perhaps crazy. The twins on the other hand commend her for providing a home to them and other children.

In English, Arlecchino is played by Erin Yvette, and in Japanese, by Nanako Mori. Her Chinese voice actor is currently unknown.

If you’re still interested in more Genshin lore and builds, check out our guides on Genshin Impact’s Bennett, Genshin Impact’s Yun Jin, and Genshin Impact’s Xianyun to flesh out your Fontaine roster’s skills.