The Hydro Archon will be released in Version 4.2 of Genshin Impact on November 7th. Just after the release of Genshin Impact 4.1, the first wave of leaks for upcoming characters in 4.2 are out. Furina will be in the first phase of 4.2 along with the new 4-star character, Charlotte. The Hydro Archon Focalors will be the 5th Archon of Genshin Impact and the 8th 5-star hydro character after the release of Neuvillette.
*The following content contains future leaks about Furina. If you don't wish to get spoilers about her kit then don't continue reading.
Genshin Impact Furina Complete Kit and Abilities-
Normal and Charged Attacks-
Her normal attacks have nothing special to them at C0. But her charge attack will change her Arkhe alignment in between Ousia and Pneuma. In Ousia form she will focus on dealing damage and in Pneuma form she will be a healer.
Elemental Skill- Salon Solitaire
Her elemental skill will have 100% uptime similar to other Archons. It will have 30 second uptime with 20-second cooldown. Her elemental skill will have two different forms depending on her Arkhe alignment.
She will summon three hydro pets that will damage independently based on Furina's max HP. They will consume the entire party's HP to 50%. Each pet will have different multipliers and attack frequencies. They will deal bonus damage depending upon the number of party members HP consumed - 110%/120%/130%/140% of their original DMG.
She will summon one pet that will heal the active character.
Her elemental skill can be interchanged whenever you want with her charge attack, duration will not refresh.
Elemental Burst - Let the People Rejoice
Her elemental burst will be a buffing ability. After casting she will deal AOE hydro damage and start gaining Fanfare stacks based on % of HP decrease and healed of the entire party, max 450 stacks. She will then buff the entire party based on these stacks.
Around 95-100% damage bonus and 40% healing bonus on full stacks and lvl 10 talent.
Max Fnafare stacks C0 - 450
Initial damage - around 30% of max HP (lvl 9)
Duration - 18 seconds
Cooldown 18 seconds
Energy Cost - 70
Damage bonus - 0.21% of stacks (lvl 9)
healing bonus - 0.09% of stacks (lvl 9)
Endless Waltz: When the active character in your party is healed, not by Furina, and the healing overflows, then Furina will heal a nearby party member for 2% of their Max HP, every 2s within the next 4s.
Unheard Confession: Every 1,000 points of Furina’s Max HP:
Will increase Salon Member DMG dealt by 0.7%, up to a maximum of 28%.
Will decrease the active character healing interval of the Singers of the Streams by 0.4%, up to a maximum of 16%.
The Sea is My Stage: Xenochromatic Fontemer Aberrant ability CD decreased by 30%. The ability you get during underwater exploration from different sea creatures, their cooldown will decrease.
Furina will be an off-field damage dealer, healer and damage buffer at C0. She will be best as a support- sub DPS character and excel at elemental reaction teams as the other majority of hydro characters.
You would want to get her HP up to 40,000 ideally for her passive talent: Unheard Confession. You will in most cases like to play with her another healer for her elemental Burst Fanfare stacks and buffing capabilities.
Best Weapons for Furina
Her best weapon will be her signature weapon 'Splendor of Still Waters', which will give her 88.2% crit damage, HP and elemental skill damage.
Her best F2P weapon will be Festering Desire as it will give her elemental skill damage and energy recharge, but sadly this was a limited time event banner and is not available for everyone. She has a high energy requirement so depending upon teams an ER weapon can be good on her, other than that new Fontain 4-star sword with HP stat is also good for her.
Furina's Best Artifact and Stat
Furina's damage solely depends on her Elemental skill so her best Artifact set will be Golden Troupe as it will give her a 70% Elemental skill damage bonus.
2-Piece: Elemental Skill DMG +20%
4-Piece: Increases Elemental Skill DMG by 25%. Additionally when not on the field, Elemental Skill DMG will be further increased by 25%. This effect will be cleared 2s after taking the field.
For artifact set these will be the following suitable stats for her.
Sands- For maximum damage, healing and buffing HP% sand will be best for her but she has a high energy requirement so in some team compositions a ER sands can be a good option for her.
HP% > Energy Recharge
Goblet- Furina has a lot of damage bonuses from her passive talents and artifact bonuses so an HP% goblet will be better for her than Hydro damage in most cases.
Hp% > Hydro Damage
Crit > HP%
But using an HP circlet with very good crit sub-stats can be viable but not the best option.
What will Furina offer?
Furina will be the most versatile character in Genshin Impact both gameplay and design-wise. Here are the things you will get with her-
Both Ousia and Pneuma Arkhe alignment
Off-field hydro Damage dealer
Damage buff for the whole team (around 100%)
Healing bonus Buff for the whole team
Off-field hydro applier
100% abilities uptime
Different designs in Ousia and Pneuma forms, both outfit and hairstyle changes.
Is Furina Worth Pulling?
So far Furina is looking good and worth pulling for. Her versatility and damage multipliers will make her best hydro unit in-game