While there are heaps of new characters coming to version 3.0 of Genshin Impact, Dehya certainly doesn’t intend on getting lost in the fold. We may have only seen a brief glimpse of her in the third Sumeru teaser trailer, but this gorgeous gal wasted no time in stealing all of our hearts with her fierce and fiery design and dominant stance.
Eager to find out more about Genshin Impact’s Dehya? Well, you’re in the right place. Hoyoverse may not have confirmed many details yet, but we’ve compiled all the info we know about her so far, including her vision, potential release date, and some interesting titbits about the elusive Eremite group that she’s a part of. We’ll update this guide as soon as more details drop.
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Who is Genshin Impact’s Dehya?
Dehya made her first official appearance in the third Sumeru teaser trailer, in which IP scriptwriter Yogurt describes her as a character from other walks of life who crosses paths with the Traveler. She’s a Desertfolk from the sands of Sumeru, and works as a mercenary with the Eremites.
Dehya is an Arabic name which appears to be a mutation of Dihya, meaning ‘military commander’ or ‘commander of troops’. This could imply that she’s of high standing among the Eremites, perhaps even acting as a leader of the group.
Standing with confidence and a powerful pose, Dehya seems like a real boss-lady, who reminds us of a cross between Genshin Impact’s Beidou and Genshin Impact’s Xinyan. Her outfit is predominantly red, black, and gold, and her right arm is equipped with a golden gauntlet, tipped with talons reminiscent of those on Genshin Impact Ningguang’s hand. It’s unclear whether this is indeed just a gauntlet, or if it’s some form of a prosthetic arm, but either way, it looks extremely powerful, and we hope to see it incorporated into her combat.
Who are the Genshin Impact Eremites?
The Eremites are a new force, consisting of settlers from an ancient civilization in the desert. They’re not part of any nation’s forces, instead abiding by their own rules and making a living through their own wisdom and strength – essentially, they’re mercenaries. The word ‘eremite’ literally means ‘hermit’, though it can also be interpreted as ‘religious recluse’, which fits in with their isolated lifestyle.
In the ‘In the Valor’s Afterglow’ world quest, Zhiqiong says ‘rather than a “hero,” I’d call myself someone who “isn’t afraid of dying so that they might truly live.” This was something that a senior from Sumeru told me, and she herself heard it from the Eremite.’ This implies that the Eremites are both wise and philosophical, but are unafraid of battle and living life on the edge. The fact that a senior from Sumeru subscribes to their philosophies also suggests that, despite their self-imposed marginalisation, they still hold some level of status in the land.
However, not everyone is a fan of the Eremites – Sumeru scholar Nazafarin is transparent about his negative perception of them, describing them as ‘true soldiers of fortune’ with ‘bizarre yet formidable powers’ who ‘will do anything for money’. Guess you can’t win them all, huh?
What’s Genshin Impact Dehya’s element?
In the teaser trailer, Dehya is shown to be a pyro wielder, as evidenced by the vision on her hip.
Genshin Impact Dehya weapon spculation
We’re unsure what weapon Dehya wields, though we think a big ol’ fiery claymore would look great on her. We also don’t know which role she’s best suited to, nor whether she’s a four-star or a five-star character. We’ll let you know as soon as Hoyoverse releases more information.
Genshin Impact Dehya banner speculation
Hoyoverse is yet to confirm Genshin Impact Dehya’s release date or banner. We know she’s coming sometime in Sumeru, but it’s unlikely that we’ll be able to add her to our team before version 3.1. However, we might just bump into her during our early days exploring the new nation, so keep your eyes peeled. We’ll update this guide as soon as any new information drops.
Genshin Impact Dehya skills speculation
Unfortunately, we don’t know any of Dehya’s skills or talents yet, though she certainly looks capable of packing a punch. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as soon as we find out more.
That’s everything we know about Genshin Impact’s Dehya for now. We simply can’t wait to get out and meet this fiery lady and the rest of the Eremites in the deserts of Sumeru. In the meantime, head over to our list of the best games like Genshin Impact to keep you busy.