What is Pity in Genshin Impact? How to get a guaranteed 5 star character

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The Genshin Impact pity system can increase your chances of unlocking a 5-star character. So, if you’re wondering how you can build Pity and gain access to units like Yelan, then our handy guide has you covered. 

There’s nothing quite as frustrating as spending all your Primogems on a Wish in Genshin Impact, only to land with a 3-star item at best. It’s an even worse feeling if you’ve used up 10 Wishes and come out of it with a bunch of characters other than the one you wanted.

That’s where the Genshin Impact Pity system comes in. This mechanic increases your chances of getting the rarest pull in the game, helping to make your Wishes hold a little more weight – so don’t give up hope just yet.

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Yelan Genshin Impact official artwork
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Yelan will likely be the next 5-star banner release in Genshin Impact

What is the Genshin Impact Pity system?

Pity in Genshin Impact is a system that, quite literally, feels sorry for you if you haven’t managed to pull a 4 or 5-star character in a long time. It’s a neat way of guaranteeing that you’ll get a rare drop at a certain point, rather than needing to spend Primogems infinitely trying to get one.

It’s divided into two rarity classes:

  • 4-star, with a Pity marker of 10,
  • 5-star with a marker of 90.

This means that you are guaranteed a 5-star drop in Genshin Impact at 90 pulls and a 4-star at 10 if you haven’t managed to get one within that time.

Does Pity reset after a 5-star pull?

The counter will reset whenever you get something of that rarity, meaning if you get a 5-star at pull 59, it’ll reset to zero. This is completely random, and there is no way of controlling it.

Pity resets every time you get a 4 or 5-star pull.

Pity odds in Genshin Impact

While Pity odds for 4-star drops is 10 and 5-star is 90, this does change slightly with character and weapon banners.

Usually, a banner has a rule where if you pull a 4/5-star item that isn’t the featured one, it is guaranteed to be that one on the next rare pull. If you pull the featured item, your next drop of that rarity has a 50% chance of being a featured one.

In short, it’s easier to use the Genshin Impact Pity system on a banner with this bonus, rather than spending Primogems wildly and not getting the character or weapon you want.

How to get a guaranteed 5 star in Genshin Impact

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Good luck, players!

Players have been increasing their odds at getting banner characters by using Genshin Impact’s Pity system, and it’s a pretty genius strategy.

For example, if you’re looking to get Yelan as your next 5-star pull, wrack up as much Pity as you’re able on the previous banner and carry it over to Yelan’s one. This will give you a higher chance of unlocking her.

Combine that with the special banner odds mentioned previously, and you’ve got a pretty high chance of adding whoever you want to your team very soon.

Yelan banner

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Yelan is the latest character to join Genshin Impact.

If you’re looking to get your hands on Yelan when her banner releases, using the above tips can help to ensure a slightly better chance of earning the 5-star bow user.

HoYoverse has yet to reveal the 4-star characters that will be joining Yelan, but we’ll likely hear more information once we get closer to the 2.7 release date.

Can I see what my Pity number is in Genshin Impact?

No, you cannot see what your Pity number is, so it is a good idea to keep a note so you know where you’re at with the count, especially if you’re aiming for a 5-star which has a Pity number of 90.

You can also follow these steps to see exactly where you’re at:

  1. Head to the ‘Wish‘ menu.
  2. Click on ‘History‘.
  3. There, you’ll be able to count the number of pulls after the last 4/5-star drop.

So, there you have it – that’s everything you need to know about the Genshin Impact Pity system. Make sure to check out our other guides:

Best Genshin Impact characters: Ranked tier list | How to get Mora | How to get free characters | Genshin Impact cross-save: How to link accounts | All Cryo characters | All Electro characters | All Geo characters | All Pyro characters | Is Genshin Impact on Steam? | Is there a Genshin Impact anime show? | Genshin Impact daily login rewards

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