It’s been a tough week for anybody who’s wanting ahead to enjoying Kokomi, a brand new healer coming to Genshin Impression tomorrow. Ever since leakers revealed that her passive expertise boosts her therapeutic skills in change for utterly nuking her important hit fee (severely limiting her skill to deal a lot injury altogether), many gamers have been calling her the worst high-rarity character within the sport. To which I say: Simply loosen up, everybody. No person has even performed her launch construct but.
Sangonomiya Kokomi is the most recent character to debut in Genshin Impression’s Inazuma area. Gamers predict to start out pulling for her on September 21, since that’s when Raiden Shogun’s restricted banner (a interval targeted on a uncommon limited-time character and a number of other widespread characters from the overall roster) ends. Because the chief of the Sangonomiya Resistance towards the tyrannical Raiden Shogun, gamers anticipated Kokomi to be much more highly effective than the leaks would counsel.
As a substitute, whereas some Genshin gamers on YouTube have been defending her from detractors, others have been calling her “the worst five-star within the sport.” On Twitter, describing her as “Worse than Barbara” has develop into one thing of a meme. Truthfully, I’m undecided how efficient that is as an insult, since Barbara is at present one of the best devoted healer within the meta. Nevertheless, admittedly she does fill a really comparable gameplay area of interest to Kokomi, and she or he’s simpler to acquire for gamers who don’t spend cash on the sport. And in contrast to Kokomi, she additionally really has a important fee (although it’s very low). To some gamers, it doesn’t matter that Barbara’s vanilla equipment isn’t constructed to deal injury. What issues is that Kokomi doesn’t appear to have her personal area of interest, regardless of her rarity.
First off, everybody must settle down. Because the Raiden controversy confirmed us, EuroJournal that leakers acquire isn’t utterly foolproof. All numbers (I’m you, skill that scales with HP!) ought to be taken with a grain of salt till she’s really launched. And even when Kokomi doesn’t deal huge YouTube injury numbers, the overwhelming majority of gamers aren’t going to be utilizing a healer as their fundamental injury seller anyway.
Moreover, there are causes to suppose that having one other healer within the combine might be fairly precious. Genshin Impression solely has one aggressive mode, which includes finishing ranges in an space referred to as the Spiral Abyss. The eleventh ground has a particular impact referred to as “corrosion,” which periodically reduces the whole get together’s well being. If the builders hold the corrosion impact for future ranges, then it’s very possible that gamers will need multiple devoted healer.
Personally, I’m additionally enthusiastic about what Kokomi can do exterior of fight. If the leaks are reliable, then she will cut back stamina consumption for swimming. I’ve misplaced rely of the variety of instances I’ve tried to get to an island, solely to have to attend 5 minutes for my meals cooldowns to regenerate. Swimming is probably the most annoying mechanic within the sport, and I welcome any character who could make it a much less painful expertise.
Most significantly, Genshin Impression is an anime spouse sport. Kokomi has nice English voiceover, her animations are attractive, and she or he’s a mermaid. As any Destiny/Grand Order participant can inform you, typically you simply have to simply accept that your favourite character isn’t on the high of the meta. Solely cowards let one thing as insignificant as “important hits” get in the way in which of stanning for a personality that actually appeals to them.
So don’t be a coward. In case you actually love Kokomi, then don’t let different individuals smash her for you.