Should You Pull for Lyney in Genshin Impact 4.0?

Should you pull for Lyney or save your Primogems for version 4.1?

by Franklin Bellone Borges
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Continuing the trend which began with Venti in version 1.0, 5-star Pyro Archer Lyney was the 5-star chosen to debut together with the nation of Fontaine. But should you pull for the Magician of the Court of Fontaine or save your Primogems for the upcoming characters set to debut during the future Nation of Justice patches?

Should You Pull for Lyney in Genshin Impact 4.0?

Given his role as an on-field Pyro DPS capable of dealing massive Pyro damage through his unique Grin-Malkin Hat mechanic, as well as taking into account his ability to synergize perfectly with Bennett, Lyney can be considered a great pull for all. Although, given the specifics of his set, he will not be able to reach the damage heights of the game’s best Pyro DPS’ (Hu Tao and Yoimiya).

With that said, unless you really love Lyney or are like me — someone who, as an older brother, cannot seem to skip any older brothers in the game — we recommend that you only pull for Lyney on Genshin Impact 4.0 if you don’t already have a go-to Pyro DPS.

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If you don’t have Yelan and really cannot hold the urge to pull during version 4.0, we advise you to prioritize her over Lyney, as she is considered to be the best offensive Hydro support/sub-DPS in the game (tied with Xingqiu).

On the other hand, if you are a Lyney fan, we cannot think of a better time to pull for him than now, given how no new Fontaine 5-stars will be released during the second wave of banners of version 4.0. The fact that Bennett (who is the overall best support for him) is part of his banner also helps in increasing its appeal.

This guide was made while playing Genshin Impact on PC and PS5.

- This article was updated on August 16th, 2023

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Franklin is a writer and journalist. A video game fanatic with more than 3 years of experience, his work can also be seen on sites such as The Click, Games Atlas, and Try Hard Guides. When not writing, he is most likely making his wallet cry while playing Gacha Games or ending the reign of the Crystals in Final Fantasy XVI.