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Genshin Impact - Shikanoin Heizou Release Date and Ascension Materials

Shikanoin Heizou is an upcoming 4-star Anemo character and the first male Catalyst user in Genshin Impact. Learn Shikanoin Heizou's official release date, possible ascension materials, voice actors, talents, and all voice lines on him here!

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Shikanoin Heizou's Character Info

Character Information

Heizou Icon
Rating: Unkown

Rarity: ★★★★
Element: Anemo ImageAnemo

Weapon: Catalyst ImageCatalyst

EN Voice Actor: Kieran Regan
JP Voice Actor: Iguchi Yuichi

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Weapon and Element

Heizou's Weapon
Heizou's Element

Heizou has been revealed to be very first male Catalyst user! Paired with his Anemo vision, Heizou's attacks resemble that of a kickboxer or martial artist.

Shikanoin Heizou's Release Date

Heizou's Release Date

Genshin Impact Version 2.8
Genshin - Summertime Fantasia
Release Date July 13, 2022

Shikanoin Heizou will be released on July 13, 2022, when the new Version 2.8 update goes live!

How to Get Heizou

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You can get Heizou by pulling on Klee or Kazuha's rerun banners during the first half of Version 2.8. This was confirmed during the recent Livestream!

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Heizou's Talent and Ascension Materials

Heizou Possible Ascension Materials

Genshin - 1-Star item TBDTBD Local Specialty x3
Genshin - 1-Star item TBDTBD Enemy Drops x3
Genshin - Mora Image Mora x20,000
Genshin - 1-Star item TBDTBD Local Specialty x10
Genshin - 1-Star item TBDTBD Enemy Drops x15
Genshin - Mora Image Mora x40,000
Genshin - 1-Star item TBDTBD Local Specialty x20
Genshin - 2-Star item TBDTBD Enemy Drops x12
Genshin - Mora Image Mora x60,000
Genshin - 1-Star item TBDTBD Local Specialty x30
Genshin - 2-Star item TBDTBD Enemy Drops x18
Genshin - Mora Image Mora x80,000
Genshin - 1-Star item TBDTBD Local Specialty x45
Genshin - 3-Star item TBDTBD Enemy Drops x12
Genshin - Mora Image Mora x100,000
Genshin - 1-Star item TBDTBD Local Specialty x60
Genshin - 3-Star item TBDTBD Enemy Drops x24
Genshin - Mora Image Mora x120,000

Total EXP Books Needed

Total Ascension Materials Needed

Genshin - Vayuda Turquoise Gemstone Image Vayuda Turquoise Gemstone x6 Genshin - 3-Star item TBDTBD Enemy Drops x36 Genshin - Hero Hero's Wit x415
Genshin - Vayuda Turquoise Chunk Image Vayuda Turquoise Chunk x9 Genshin - 2-Star item TBDTBD Enemy Drops x30 Genshin - Adventurer Adventurer's Experience x11
Genshin - Vayuda Turquoise Fragment Image Vayuda Turquoise Fragment x9 Genshin - 1-Star item TBDTBD Enemy Drops x18 Genshin - Wanderer Wanderer's Advice x12
Genshin - Vayuda Turquoise Sliver Image Vayuda Turquoise Sliver x1 Genshin - 1-Star item TBDTBD Local Specialty x168 Genshin - Runic Fang Image Runic Fang x46
Genshin - Mora Image Mora x2,093,000

Possible Ascension Material from Bosses

Possible Character Ascension Materials for Heizou
Genshin - Marionette Core ImageMarionette Core Genshin - Runic Fang ImageRunic Fang

Though not confirmed, it is likely that the boss materials from either The Chasm's Ruin Serpent, or Inazuma's Maguu Kenki will become Heizou's Ascension Material.

The Ruin Serpent drops the newest boss material, and might be used for more upcoming characters like Heizou. On the other hand, Maguu Kenki is the only field boss in Inazuma that drops Anemo Gemstones.

What do YOU think Heizou's Ascension Mats will be? Post it in the comments section!
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Possible Inazuma Local Specialty

Possible Local Specialty Material for Heizou
Genshin - Dendrobium ImageDendrobium Genshin - Onikabuto ImageOnikabuto Genshin - Amakumo Fruit ImageAmakumo Fruit
Genshin - Fluorescent Fungus ImageFluorescent Fungus

As of Version 2.6, the Local Specialties above are the only materials in Inazuma that are only used by one character.

Inazuma Local Specialties

Possible Talent Materials for Heizou

We'll update this section once more information is available. Stay tuned!

How to Use Shikanoin Heizou

Punch and Kick Enemies with Anemo

Genshin - Heizou Talent Normal Attack
Heizou is a bruiser-type Catalyst user who attacks enemies with Anemo-infused fists and kicks in melee range. Utilize this attack style by combining elements to consistently Swirl and deal damage in close range!

Elemental Reactions Guide

Charge a Powerful Punch with Elemental Skill

Genshin - Heizou Talent Elemental Skill
Heizou's Elemental Skill, Heartstopper Strike, will unleash a powerful punch that can knockback opponents. Holding his Elemental Skill will charge it and increase the power of its damage, via a mechanic called the Declension effect.

Blast and Pull in Enemies with Elemental Burst

Genshin - Heizou Talent Elemental Burst
Heizou jumps and kicks a ball of Anemo from his Elemental Burst, Windmuster Kick, which will explode on contact with the enemy, and briefly pulls in enemies to the center of the impact zone.

Shikanoin Heizou's Talents (Skills)

Normal Attack: Fudou Style Martial Arts

Talent Description
Performs fisticuffs empowered by a mighty wind.

Heartstopper Strike

Talent Description
Press or hold the skill to charge energy to unleash a blow.
Heizou will obtain the Declension effect while charging, which will increase the power of the Elemental Skill.

Windmuster Kick

Talent Description
Kicks up a Vacuum Slugger attack that pulls nearby opponents and deals AoE Anemo DMG. When an opponent is affected by Hydro/Cryo/Pyro/Electro, the Vacuum Slugger will deal an additional AoE DMG of the corresponding element.

Pre-Existing Guilt

Talent Description
Decreases sprinting Stamina consumption for your own party members.

Additional Info on Shikanoin Heizou

Heizou's In-Game Information

Shikanoin Heizou
Detective of the Tenryou Commission
Nation: Inazuma
Faction: Tenryou Commission
Birthday: ?
Vision: Anemo
Constellation: Cervus Minor
Race: Human
Gender: Male

A young detective from the Tenryou Commission. Free-spirited and unruly, but cheerful and lively.

At first glance, Heizou seems like an ordinary young man, but he is actually the undisputed number one detective in the Tenryou Commission.

Not only does he possess a wild imagination, but he also has a mind for meticulous logic and reasoning, as well as an extraordinary sense of intuition when it comes to solving cases.

Whenever a crime occurs, his colleagues rely on experience to help them with handling the case, but Heizou brings in an out-of-the-box perspective and gets straight to the crux of the case.

People are impressed by his razor-sharp intuition, thinking that his reasoning ability and efficiency are godlike. Here, Heizou would simply reply with his signature smile: "I don't know, maybe this is something that even the gods can't do!"

Shikanoin Heizou Lore

Summary of Heizou's Background
Genshin - CheckmarkHe's a Character from Inazuma.

Genshin - CheckmarkHe's a "detective" for the Tenryou Commission.

Genshin - CheckmarkHe works with and annoys Kujou Sara.

Genshin - CheckmarkHe's a rule-breaker.

Genshin - CheckmarkAcquaintance for the Bantan Sango Detective Agency.

Heizou's Faction and Line of Work

Shikanoin Heizou is a detective under the Tenryou Commission in Inazuma. He works with Kujou Sara but doesn't seem to uphold the same beliefs as her since he takes no interest in military or government events. He's even been to Watatsumi Island during a war just to sight-see!

Kujou Sara is also quite annoyed at Heizou for his personal beliefs and priorities. She can't do anything about this though, because Heizou provides results.

Proof that Heizou is a Rule-Breaker

Heizou's cousin, Kano Nana, revealed that Heizou is quite the rule-breaker. She openly admits she worries she can't take care of him because Heizou is always missing. You can talk to her yourself in the Grand Narukami Shrine!

Mention of Heizou in Bantan Sango: Case Files

Genshin - Shikanoin Heizou - Bantan Sango Mention
Bantan Sango Detective Agency's Ryuuji mentions Heizou as an acquaintance for the case during the Bantan Sango Case Files: The Warrior Dog event. Heizou is described as "unique," which further paints the image of Heizou being eccentric!
Bantan Sango Case Files Event Guide

Character Thoughts on Shikanoin Heizou

Character In-Game Thoughts
Genshin Impact - Ayaka ImageAyaka Mr. Shikanoin belongs to the Tenryou Commission, just like Miss Kujou. He is very... principled, sometimes even more determinedly so than Miss Kujou. The only thing is, when it comes to the question of which matters should be governed by his principles, I believe only Mr. Shikanoin himself knows the answer.
Genshin Impact - Gorou ImageGorou You mean that sneaky detective that never seems to actually be working on a case? Well, no one from the Shogunate can be fully trusted, so I'll be keeping my eyes and ears on him! On a separate note, he does have some talent for investigation. But how can we know that this isn't all part of some nefarious scheme?? Hmm. Only time will tell, I suppose.
Genshin Impact - Kokomi ImageKokomi Initially, I was astonished to see anyone coming to Watatsumi Island wearing a Tenryou Commission uniform. A Tenryou Commission samurai would never be that brazen, and a Tenryou Commission spy would never be that conspicuous. Shortly after, I discovered that he was a self-proclaimed "detective" by the name of Shikanoin, and that he took no interest in military, government, or commercial affairs. Instead he seemed to have arrived for a bit of sightseeing. As such, I set a few eyes on him, but refrained from taking any action to remove him from the island. be sure to talk to him if the chance presents itself.
Genshin Impact - Sara ImageSara Shikanoin and I may be colleagues, but I have few positive words to say about him. He seems preoccupied with his personal schemes while official duties take second place. The only reason I have not sought to bring him into line so far is that his investigations deliver results... 'sigh' He is such a headache.
Genshin Impact - Thoma ImageThoma Ho, that guy is a detective for the Tenryou Commission. He seems to have his own way of doing things — not the easiest person to get along with. Also... Any situation that involves a detective is probably not one that's going to end well. I think I'll keep on giving him a wide berth.

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