Genshin Impact Shikanoin Heizou Release Date, Abilities, Gameplay, and More

A young detective from the Tenryou Commission makes his way to Genshin Impact. What does imaginative young man have to offer?

Genshin Impact Shikanoin Heizou Featured

Genshin Impact Shikanoin Heizou is the latest character to be joining the colorful cast of playable characters. This young detective is bent on solving the mysteries of Teyvat using his intuition and imagination. But who is Genshin Impact’s Heizou and what is he capable of?

Who is Shikanoin Heizou in Genshin Impact?

Shikanoin Heizou is a four-star character hailing from the nation of Inazuma. Heizou is an Anemo vision user who uses his Catalyst weapon to cast elemental damage enhanced by his martial arts.

Unlike other Catalyst weapon users, Heizou uses his weapon up close instead of dealing elemental damage from a distance. He is also the first male Catalyst user in Genshin Impact. Heizou’s birthday is on July 24.

Shikanoin Heizou

Gender: Male

Weapon: Catalyst

Vision: Anemo

Rank: 4-star

Constellation: Cervus Minor

Birthday: July 24

Nation: Inazuma

Faction: Tenryou Commission

Shikanoin Heizou Background Lore

Shikanoin Heizou is a young man who works a detective for the Tenryou Commission. According to Hayasaka Ayato, he is a man of great insight and admirable wit despite his uncouth personality. His capabilities as a detective has earned him worldwide recognition around the world of Teyvat.

The Tenryou Commission acknowledges Shikanoin Heizou as the undisputed best detective of the organization. His deductive reasoning and ability to solve cases have impressed many. There are those who would compare Heizou’s skills to that of a god.

The leader of the Tenryou Commission, Koujou Sara, has expressed her dislike of him. But is so far willing to tolerate his attitude to the fact that Shikanoin Heizou brings in results for the Organization.

Read our Genshin Impact Shikanoin is the New Character Revealed for more information.

Shikanoin Heizou Release Date in Genshin Impact

Shikanoin Heizou is releasing on Update 2.7 in Genshin Impact. It’s expected that Heizou’s banner will be available around May 31, 2022. However we could see his release date pushed further into early June 2022.

The Genshin Impact Update 2.7 was initially supposed to release earlier this month but was delayed. Due to this delay, it is challenging to pinpoint when Heizou will release for Genshin Impact.

Other characters such as Yelan and Kuki Shinobu are already expected to release on Update 2.7 and Genshin Impact usually only introduces two new playable characters per update. While it’s a stretch that HoYoverse would announce him this early, it is possible that Heizou will be released on Update 2.8 instead depending on how things go for the developers.

Read our Genshin Impact 2.7 Delay Official article to learn more about the delay.

Shikanoin Heizou Skills, Talents, and Abilities

These leaked skills are courtesy of Honey Hunter who have already documented Heizou’s skills in their database. Here are the leaked Shikanoin Heizou skills, talents, and abilities in Genshin Impact:

Shikanoin Heizou Normal Attack Talents – Fudou Style Martial Arts

Heizou uses his Catalyst to enhance his martial arts instead of casting Anemo DMG from a distance.

  • Normal Attack: Performs up to 5 fisticuffs empowered by a mighty wind, dealing Anemo DMG.
  • Charged Attack: Consumes a certain amount of Stamina and performs a sweeping kick that deals Anemo DMG.
  • Plunging Attack: Calling upon the surging wind, Heizou plunges towards the ground from mid-air, damaging all opponents in his path. Deals AoE Anemo DMG upon impact with the ground.
Heartstopper Striker - Shikanoin Heizou

Shikanoin Heizou Elemental Skill – Heartstopper Strike

This seemingly ordinary straight comes from Heizou’s desire for criminals to confess and repent.

  • Tap: Wields the swift winds to launch a Heartstopper Strike that deals Anemo DMG.
  • Hold: Charges energy to unleash an even stronger blow. He will obtain the Declension effect while charging, which will increase the power of the Heartstopper Strike. When the skill button is released
  • Declension: Increases the power of the next Heartstopper Strike. Max 4 stacks
    • When you possess 4 Declension stacks, the Conviction effect will be produced, which will cause the next Heartstopper Strike to be even stronger and have a larger AoE.
Windmuster Kick - Shikanoin Heizou

Shikanoin Heizou Elemental Burst – Windmuster Kick

A unique technique the gathers Anemo in one place before unleashing it all in one kick. Is always there in a pinch to land on a criminal’s fleeing back.

  • Leaps into the air and uses the Fudou Style Vacuum Slugger to explosively kick his opponent, dealing AoE and Anemo DMG.
  • When Vacuum Slugger hits opponents affected by Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro, these opponents will be afflicted with Windmuster Iris, which will explode after a moment and deal AoE DMG of the corresponding aforementioned elemental type.
  • Vacuum Slugger can affect a maximum of 4 opponents with the Windmuster Iris. A single opponent cannot be under the effect of Windmuster Irises of different elements at the same time.

Heizou Passive Talents

Heizou’s passive talents enhance his Elemental Skill: Heartstopper Strike as well as allow him to run around longer.

  • Pre-existing Guilt: Decreases sprinting speed Stamina consumption for your party members by 20%. Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the same effect.
  • Paradoxical Practice: When Shikanoin Heizou activates a Swirl reaction while on the field, he will gain 1 Declension stack for Heartstopper Strike. This effect can be triggered every 0.1 seconds.
  • Penetrative Reasoning: After Shikanoin Heizou’s Heartstopper Strike hits an opponent, increases all party members (not including Heizou) Elemental Mastery by 80 for 10 seconds.

Shikanoin Heizou Constellations

Shikanoin Heizou’s Constellation is called Cervus Minor and here is what it entails per level:

  1. Named Juvenile Casebook: For 5 seconds after Shikanoin Heizou takes the field, his Normal Attack SPD is increased by 15%. He also gains 1 Declension stack for Heartstopper Strike. This effect can be triggered every 10 seconds.
  2. Investigative Collection: When the Fudou Style Vacuum Slugger created by Windmuster Kick explodes, it will pull nearby opponents in.
  3. Esoteric Puzzle Book
    • Increases the level of Heartstopper Strike by 3.
    • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
  4. Tome of Lies
    • The first Windmuster Iris explosion in each Windmuster Kick will regenerate 9 Elemental Energy for Shikanoin Heizou. Every subsequent explosion in that Windmuster Kick will each regenerate an additional 1.5 Energy for Heizou.
    • One Windmuster Kick can regenerate a total of 13.5 Energy for Heizou in this manner.
  5. Secret Archive
    • Increases the Level of Windmuster Strike by 3.
    • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
  6. Curious Casefiles: Each Declension stack will increase the CRIT Rate of the Heartstopper Strike unleashed by 4%. When Heizou possess Conviction, this Heartstopper Strike’s CRIT DMG is increased by 32%.

How to Farm for Shikanoin Heizou in Genshin Impact?

Here are the materials you need to farm to ascend Shikanoin Heizou:

  • Vayuda Turquoise Slivers
  • Vayuda Turquoise Fragments
  • Vayuda Turquoise Gemstones
  • Onikabuto
  • Treasure Hoarder Insignia
  • Mora

Like other Anemo vision users, Shikanoin Heizou can be farmed for by looking for Vayuda Turquoise Slivers, Fragments, and Gemstones. Go ahead and defeat Treasure Hoarders as they’ll drop the Treasure Hoarder Insignia you need to ascend Heizou. The Onikabuto bug can be found all around Inazuma around Narukami Island. Be prepared to farm for a lot of Mora if you want to max him out.

Farm these materials to ascend Heizou’s Talents:

  • Teachings of Transience
  • Guide to Transience
  • Silver Raven Insignia
  • Philosophies of Transience
  • Golden Raven Insignia
  • The Meaning of Aeons
  • Crown of Insight

If you want to ascend Heizou’s Talents you’re going to have to look for certain materials. You’re going to have to beat the Violet Court in Inazuma multiple times to get the Teachings of Transience, Guide to Transience, and Philosophies of Transience. You need to defeat high-level Treasure Hoarders for the Golden Raven Insignia drop. The Magatsu Mitake Narukami no Mikoto boss has a chance to drop the The Meaning of Aeons. There are multiple ways to receive the Crown of Insight from Genshin Impact’s limited time events.

While the Heizou hasn’t released yet, there are already leaks circulating online for his ascension materials. If you’re seeking to main Heizou, it’s a good idea to farm for these materials in advance even if you don’t quite trust the leaked source.

Shikanoin Heizou FAQ

We’ll answer the frequently asked questions you may have about Shikanoin Heizou in Genshin Impact.

What Element Will Shikanoin Heizou Be?

Shikanoin Heizou is confirmed to be an Anemo elemental user. He uses Fudou Style Martial arts in conjunction with casting Elemental DMG.

Is Heizou a 4-Star?

Yes, Heizou is confirmed to be a four-star character. A surprising considering his unique skillset and animations.

Is Heizou a Boy?

Despite his androgynous appearance, Heizou is indeed male. There are jokes about his feminine appearance online, but HoYoverse has confirmed his gender.

That’s everything about regarding Genshin Impact Shikanoin Heizou. We hope you learned a lot about him from our article. If you really liked this guide, consider checking out our other Genshin Impact related content if you want to get ahead of the curve.

Check out this Youtube video from Gameort showing Shikanoin Heizou gameplay leaked: