Cyno can be considered one of the most beloved characters in Genshin Impact, thanks to not only his design but also his personality, which was showcased in the game’s official manga. Now, to get you ready for the arrival of Sumeru’s General Mahamatra, who is also rumored to appear in the first chapters of the Sumeru storyline, here’s everything you need to know about Cyno.
Update, August 25, 2022: New leaks featuring not only Cyno’s full set and constellations but also a gameplay showcase of all of his skills were revealed. We’ve added this information below.
Everything We Know About Cyno in Genshin Impact
According to his official character profile, revealed by HoYoverse on HoYoLAB, Cyno is Sumeru’s current General Mahamatra, and the one responsible for dealing with those found guilty of serious academic offenses, such as plagiarism, bribery, academic fraud, false declarations, misappropriation of funds and researches, and malicious competition, among many other crimes. With that said, according to known leaker SaveYourPrimos, Cyno is known for being extremely intimidating, but beneath that he is a jokester and a card game enthusiast.
Apart from that, Cyno will be a 5-star Electro Polearm user and his Constellation will be Lupus Aureus. You can check out more on Cyno in Genshin Impact’s official Sumeru promotional video, where we can see him sparing against both upcoming Pyro claymore wilder Dehya and Dendro Sword user Alhaitham.
Will Cyno be a Support or a DPS?
According to many leaks by known leakers such as SaveYourPrimos, Cyno will be an on-field Elemental DPS, focused on dealing massive Electro damage. Also, according to a leak revealed by Uncle U and translated by the Keqing Mains Leaks Team, Cyno’s Elemental Skill will be an Electro dash, while his Elemental Burst will, in a fashion similar to both the Raiden Shogun and Arataki Itto’s, completely change his moveset.
Elemental Skill and Burst, Explained
According to the leaked descriptions of his set, featured in Project Amber as well as to the leaked gameplay revealed by UBatcha, Cyno’s Normal Attack sequence will consist of a series of 4 consecutive spear strikers, while his Charged attack will feature a spiral thrust, similar to Hu Tao’s. His Elemental Skill, Secret Rite: Chasmic Soulfarer, on the other hand, will, as we mentioned above, allow Cyno to propel himself forward while performing a thrust which will deal Electro Damage (CD: 7.5s), while his Elemental Burst, Sacred Rite: Wolf’s Swiftness will allow Cyno to call upon a Divine Spirit, which will possess him and allow him to enter his Pactsworn Pathclearer state, which will completely change his moveset.
When in his Pactsworn Pathclearer state, all of Cyno’s attacks will deal Electro Damage. While on the state, he will also gain 100 Elemental Mastery and become invulnerable to Electro-Charged damage. The state will last 10 seconds and have a 20 seconds cooldown.
You can check out a full showcase of Cyno’s moveset below, courtesy of known leaker UBatcha:
[3.1 Beta] Cyno Animations Showcase
No Notes for this one, need to read the actual kit, just enjoy wolverine.
— UBatcha (@Ubatcha1) August 24, 2022
All Talents and Constellations
Also according to the leaked descriptions currently present on Project Amber, all of Cyno’s Combat Talents will be focused on increasing his overall damage while on his Pactsworn Pathclearer state, as his Featherfall Judgment Talent will allow him to perform an enhanced version of his Elemental skill while on the state, as well as allow him to deal extra Elemental Skill DMG after performing his Skill three times at the right time. His second combat-oriented talent, Authority Over the Nine Bows, on the other hand, will massively increase the damage of his normal attacks while on his Burst State by 100% of his Elemental Mastery, as well as the damage of his enhanced Elemental skill by 250% of his current EM value.
According to the descriptions present in Project Amber, all of Cyno’s constellations will be focused on further enhancing his already high damage output and ATK speed, while also allowing him to generate more particles for his team. You can check out an overview of the leaked effect of all of Cyno’s six constellations below, based on the descriptions featured in Project Amber:
- C1: After using his Elemental Burst, Cyno’s ATK Speed will be increased by 20% for 10 seconds. The duration of the buff will be refreshed after performing his Elemental Skill at the right time while on his Burst state.
- C2: Every time Cyno hits an enemy with his Normal attacks, his CRIT Rate, and DMG will be increased by 3% and 6% for 4 seconds, respectively. The effect can stack up to 5 times and be triggered every 0.01 seconds.
- C3: Increases his Elemental Burst level by 3.
- C4: Cyno will restore 3 energy particles to all teammates after triggering Electro-related reactions during his Burst state. Can only be triggered 5 times per Burst use.
- C5: Increases his Elemental Skill level by 3.
- C6: After using his Burst or triggering his enhanced Skill, Cyno will receive 4 Day of the Jackal stacks. After hitting an opponent with a normal attack, 1 stack will be spent and the target will be hit by a Duststalker Bolt. Up to 8 stacks can be gained and they will last for 8 seconds or until his Burst state ends.
Genshin Impact: When Will Cyno be Released?
According to many leaks, as well as considering that, according to their usual modus operandi, HoYoverse only releases the profile of the characters set to be featured as playable in the upcoming beta, Cyno will be released as part of the game’s upcoming version 3.1, set to debut on September 28, 2022. The version will then run until November 2nd, 2022.
Genshin Impact is currently available for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and mobile devices – Android, and iOS.
- This article was updated on August 25th, 2022