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Which Banner Should You Pull (3.4 Update) - Strategy & Primogem Guide

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Which banner should you pull for in Genshin Impact 3.4 banners. Guide includes best meta characters, which character to pull, recommended character, total Primogems & pulls, Banner strategy, and more!

Table of Contents

3.4 Version Update
AlhaithamAlhaithamYaoyaoYaoyaoXiaoXiao
YelanYelanHu TaoHu Tao
Lantern RiteDesert of Harmaveth
3.4 Update Banners, Characters, & Events

3.4 Banners - Characters & Duration

First Phase - Alhaitham & Xiao

First Phase - Alhaitham & Xiao
Featured 5-Star
AlhaithamAlhaithamXiaoXiao
Featured 4-Star
YaoyaoYaoyaoYun JinYun JinXinyanXinyan-

Second Phase - Hu Tao & Yelan

First Phase - Alhaitham & Xiao
Featured 5-Star
Hu TaoHu TaoYelanYelan
Featured 4-Star
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Which Character To Pull? - Recommended 5-Star

NameProsCons
AlhaithamAlhaitham- On-field Dendro main DPS
- Fairly easy to use with very straightforward skills
- Restricted as just being an on-field DPS
- Teams will require to be build around him
XiaoXiao- Strong Anemo Hypercarry
- High damage ceiling and can hit multiple enemies at a time with Burst
- Doesn't have a good roster of supports right now
- High investment character
Hu TaoHu Tao- Strong Pyro Hypercarry
- High damage ceiling and has good Pyro application with her Elemental Skill
- High risk, high reward gameplay
- Will require either a shielder or good dodging skills
YelanYelan- Strong Hydro character
- Can act as main DPS or Sub-DPS
- Burst is a powerful on-screen ability
- Can fit in most Hydro reaction team comps
- Not really a con, but she can be easily replaced by Xingqiu who is more accessible as a character since he's just a 4-star

Character Meta Ranking Overview

Hu Tao & Yelan Is The Best Meta-Wise

If you're looking simply at Meta, Hu Tao and Yelan should be your priority pulls for this banner. Hu Tao is still the best Pyro Hypercarry right now, while Yelan is a really powerful Hydro Support.

Yelan Is Great But Can Be Substituted By Xingqiu

However, Yelan can be lower priority if you already have a fully built Xingqiu. They play basically the same with a C6 Xingqiu capable of even surpassing Yelan's damage at C0.

Alhaitham & Xiao Are Low Priorities

For the second phase, Xiao and Alhaitham are low on the priority list. Xiao is strong meta-wise, but his lack of viable supports hurts him when it comes to team building, while Alhaitham is lower priorit when compared to other Dendros like Nahida and Tighnari.

Pull Base On Your Preference

At the very bottom of this, who you want to pull should be based on your own preference. Whoever you want to get is entirely up to you regardless of Meta or other factors.

Can Play Character Demo First

If you're not sure if you like the character or their gameplay yet, you can play their Character Demos first whenever their Banners are available. Use this opportunity to get a feel for the character!

Total Primogems/Pulls You Can Earn In 3.4 Update

This is an estimation and could show numbers lower or higher than the actual Primogems that can be earned. For example, Primogems per event are on average, not the exact numbers. This also assumes that banner lengths will be 22 days each.

First Phase

EventPrimogems / Pulls
Welkin Log-In
(Paid)
- 1980 Primogems
Battle Pass
(Paid)
- 4 Intertwined Fate
- 5 Acquaint Fate
640 Primogems
Daily Commissions- 1320 Primogems
Monthly Reset- 5 Intertwined Fate
- 5 Acquaint Fate
Spiral Abyss- Max 1200 Primogems
The Exquisite Night Chimes Event
(Lantern Rite Festival)
- 10 Intertwined Fate (Log-in event)
- 3 Intertwined Fate (Mail)
- 400 Primogems (Paper Theater Challenger)
- 400 Primogems (Radiant Sparks Challenge)
- 400 Primogems (Vigilant At Sea Challenge)
- 400 Primogems (Combat Challenge)
- Around 300 Primogems (Event Quests)
The Almighty Arataki Great and Glorious Drumalong Festival- 400 Primogems
Alhaitham Story Quest60 Primogems
Total Primogems Computation
Estimated Total
(Free)
- 4880 Primogems
- 13 Intertwined Fate
- 5 Acquaint Fate
Estimated Total
(Paid)
- 7500 Primogems
- 17 Intertwined Fate
- 10 Acquaint Fate
Estimated Pulls
(Limited Time Banner)
63 Pulls

Second Phase

EventPrimogems / Pulls
Welkin Log-In
(Paid)
- 1980 Primogems
Battle Pass
(Paid)
- 4 Intertwined Fate
- 5 Acquaint Fate
640 Primogems
Daily Commissions- 1320 Primogems
Monthly Reset- 5 Intertwined Fate
- 5 Acquaint Fate
Spiral Abyss- Max 1200 Primogems
Warrior's Spirit- 400 Primogems
Second Blooming- 400 Primogems
Total Primogems Computation
Estimated Total
(Free)
- 3320 Primogems
- 5 Intertwined Fate
- 5Acquaint Fate
Estimated Total
(Paid)
- 5940 Primogems
- 9 Intertwined Fate
- 10 Acquaint Fate
Estimated Pulls
(Limited Time Banner)
46 Pulls

Banner Strategy & Scenarios - 3.4 Update

Things To Consider When Pulling

1Pulls & Primogems saved / you can earn
2Which banner/s you will pull
3Your 50/50 state

Plan Your Banners Depending On Your Pulls

If you are a purely free-to-play character, it's expected that you won't have enough pulls to get a guaranteed character for every character banner. Figure out which banners you want to pull from from the start so you can play ahead.

Do Not Build Pity On Banners You Don't Want A 5-Star From

It's best to saved your pulls for banners wherein you really want a character. Do not build Pity on banners you don't want, skip them instead. This will remove the chance that you get a 5-star character from them and resetting your Pity.

Skip Yaoyao If You Don't Want Xiao Or Alhaitham

If you simply want to get Yaoyao, it's better to saved your Primogems and get her from the upcoming event Fortuitous Invitation instead. You can get her for free once you meet the event's requirements!

Fortuitous Invitation Guide | Free Liyue 4-Star Event

Banner Scenarios & How To Plan Out Your Pulls

Tap To Jump To Scenario
(✓ = Will pull, ✖ will not pull)
▼ Scenario 1Any Phase 1 BannerAny Phase 2 Banner
▼ Scenario 2Any Phase 1 BannerAny Phase 2 Banner
▼ Scenario 3Any Phase 1 BannerAny Phase 2 Banner

The number of pulls listed below are based on the current banner pity system wherein at 90 pulls, you are guaranteed to get a 5-star character. It is possible to require less pulls if you win your 50/50 or you get an early pity.

Scenario 1 - Will Pull On A Phase 1 Banner

DescriptionGuaranteed Pulls
Guaranteed, 1 5-Star Character90 Pulls
50/50, 1 5-Star Character180 Pulls
Guaranteed, 2 5-Star Character270 Pulls
50/50, 2 5-Star Character360 Pulls

If you plan on pulling for just a banner in the First Phase, it's recommended that you just choose one character between the two. However, if you want two of the banner 5-Stars, keep trying since you don't have to save for another banner in the later part of the update anyways.

Scenario 2 - Will Pull On A Phase 2 Banner

DescriptionGuaranteed Pulls
Guaranteed, 1 5-Star Character90 Pulls
50/50, 1 5-Star Character180 Pulls
Guaranteed, 2 5-Star Character270 Pulls
50/50, 2 5-Star Character360 Pulls

Before spending all of your Primogems during this phase, we recommend just gunning for one banner character first. With the 3.5 Update right after this banner, it's best to know which are the next banners first before spending all of your Primogems before it.

Scenario 3 - Will Pull Both Phase 1 & Phase 2 Banners

DescriptionGuaranteed Pulls
Guaranteed, 1 5-Star Character90 Pulls
50/50, 1 5-Star Character180 Pulls
Guaranteed, 2 5-Star Character270 Pulls
50/50, 2 5-Star Character360 Pulls
Guaranteed, 3 5-Star Character450 Pulls
50/50, 3 5-Star Character540 Pulls
Guaranteed, 4 5-Star Character630 Pulls
50/50, 4 5-Star Character720 Pulls

If you plan on pulling from both banners, it's highly recommended that you just choose one 5-star from each banner phase. It's close to impossible to get all 4 5-star characters without using real money to get more Primogems.

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