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 sat in a fancy office chair

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

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When will Genshin Impact’s Arlecchino be playable?

In all likelihood, most of the Fatui Harbingers will end up being playable, including Arlecchino – especially since she’s a normal-statured human, unlike Marionette and Pulcinella. There are currently no clues as to when this might be, though given her appearance in the Fontaine trailer, we could see Arlecchino release in the later 4.0 patches after she appears in the main story.

Who is Genshin Impact Arlecchino?

Arlecchino is one of the Eleven Fatui Harbingers that work for the Tsaritsa. She’s known as The Knave and is likely the tenth Harbinger – though this is currently unconfirmed. 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.

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Since it’s apparently known that she would defy the Tsaritsa for her own gain, this may hint as to how we meet her in the story, or how she becomes a playable member of our roster in the future, as both the playable Harbingers we currently have, have had a sort of redemption before joining us.

Currently, not a lot is known about her story or her background, other than she’s the ‘Father’ of the House of the Hearth orphanage in Fontaine. This is where Lyney, Lynette, and Freminet are from, hence why they’re all brothers and sisters despite no blood relation to Freminet.

In terms of what the character in the Commedia Del’arte signifies, the Harlequin (or Arlecchino), is often trying to foil plans for their own gain – this usually includes their love interest Columbina, and facing off against Pierrot. What this means for the Genshin story is still unclear; perhaps Columbina will work together with Arlecchino to bring down Pierro or stay out of the way completely. Either way, this matches up with Tartaglia’s view of Arlecchino and her eagerness to swap sides to get what she wants.

What do we know about Genshin Impact Arlecchino’s build?

Now, the interesting part is that Arlecchino doesn’t appear to have a visible delusion, however, she does have a pyro vision on her jacket. This confirms her as a pyro user for at least part of her story, but looking at Genshin Impact’s Childe and Genshin Impact’s Wanderer, her elemental alignment could easily change.

Who are Genshin Impact Arlecchino’s voice actors?

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 Xinyan to flesh out your Fontaine roster’s skills.