How to Know How Many Pulls in Genshin Impact
As Genshin Impact is a “Gatcha” game, to unlock new characters and rare items, you have to make pulls. Unfortunately, often games like this require spending a lot of real-world money (Pay to Play) without any guarantee of getting desired items. If you are wondering how pulls is Genshin Impact work, we are here to help.
In this article, we will explain how to determine the number of pulls in Genshin Impact, and what the best Genshin Impact banners are to pull from. Additionally, we will include answers to some of the most common questions related to Gatcha mechanics in Genshin Impact.
How to Determine the Number of Pulls in Genshin Impact
Before we go into an in-depth explanation of the Genshin Impact Gatcha system, let’s take a look at where to find out your current number of pulls and determine how many you have left to get a 4-star or a 5-star item. To check your pulls, follow the steps below:
- From the main game menu, navigate to the Banners menu.
- Click “History” at the bottom of the menu.
- Optionally, select a specific Wish type from the dropdown menu. Wishes from rate-up character banners, rate-up item banners, and standard banners are counted separately.
- Count how many pulls you have left. At least at every 10th pull, you should get a 4-star item. At least at every 90th pull, you have to get a 5-star item.
How to Obtain Fate in Genshin Impact
To make a pull in Genshin Impact, you need Fate. There are two types of Fates, suitable for different types of banners. You can obtain Fate in several ways. To purchase Fate from Paimon’s Bargains, follow the steps below:
- From the main menu, navigate to the Shop.
- From the left sidebar, select “Paimon’s Bargains”.
- Select from “Starglitter exchange”, “Stardust exchange”, and “purchase with Primogems”.
- Select the Fate type – Acquaint Fate for standard banners or Intertwined Fate for event banners.
- Purchase Fate for 160 Primogems, 5 Masterless Starglitter, or 75 Masterless Stardust.
If you have a battle pass, you will be rewarded with one Fate at every 10th level up. To obtain a battle pass, follow the instructions below:
- Reach the Adventure Rank 20 by earning Adventure XP.
- Access to a basic battle pass is granted automatically at Adventure Rank 20.
- To upgrade the battle pass, click on “Unlock Gnostic Hymn” in the bottom-right corner of your screen.
- You will be redirected to the payment page.
- Select a payment option and purchase the upgrade for $9.99.
What Are the Best Genshin Impact Banners to Pull From?
The odds of getting specific characters or items in Genshin Impact often differ depending on the banner. For new players, the game offers a Beginner’s Wish banner for a discounted price.
This banner guarantees getting a 4-star character, Noelle, from your first ten pulls, and another random 4-star character from your second ten pulls. This is a great deal, so if you are new to the game, you should definitely try this banner.
If you have been playing Genshin Impact for a while, we recommend regularly checking for rate-up banners. As opposed to the standard banners, these banners aren’t always available and are limited in time. With rate up-banners, you have higher odds of getting specific characters.
The character’s picture and name are clearly stated on such banners. Additionally, with rate-up banners, you get a guarantee of pulling a 4-star character or item at least once per ten wishes. Some rate-up banners have a higher chance of getting specific items, rather than characters. Often, such banners feature more than one item.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Many Pulls Do I Get for 100 Dollars?
One pull costs 160 Primogems. For $99.99, you can purchase 6480 Primogems, which equals 40 pulls. This may sound a bit costly, considering that you may have to purchase two or three large Primogem packs to get a 5-star character or item.
Fortunately, Primogems can also be earned by completing quests. Another way to earn free wishes is to get a battle pass – for every ten level-ups, you get a free pull.
How Many Pulls Should I Make for Pity in Genshin Impact?
The pity system was developed to guarantee that each player has equal odds of receiving a high-rated character or item. On each 10th pull, you should get a 4-star character or item. To get a 5-star weapon, you will have to make up to 80 pulls, and to get a 5-star character, you may have to make up to 90 pulls.
Rate-up banners guarantee a 50% chance of getting the featured character and 75% of getting the featured weapon. Wishes from each of the three banner types are counted separately. When you get a 4-star or a 5-star item or character, the specific banner counter resets. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to wait for full 90 wishes to get another 5-star character – you may be lucky and get it sooner.
What Are the Odds of Getting High-Rated Characters From Standard Banners?
The odds of getting a 4 or 5-star character from a standard banner are much lower than from event banners. Of course, the pity system works for standard banners, but if you aren’t in a hurry, we recommend waiting for a new rate-up banner rather than use standard banners.
Is the Pity Counter Carried Over to the Next Set of Pulls?
Yes. For example, if you have purchased 80 pulls and haven’t got a 5-star character, you can purchase another wish pack, where you have to get the character from the first ten pulls. You can check the counter from the Banner history menu.
What Can the Masterless Stardust or Masterless Starglitter Be Used For?
Sometimes after you pull an item from a wish, you may get some Masterless Stardust or Masterless Starglitter. These can be traded later for more items or characters, meaning that you get a free item after a certain number of pulls. You don’t get any Masterless Stardust or Starglitter when you pull a new character.
However, for a duplicate 5-star character, you get between 10 to 25 Masterless Starglitter, and two to five Starglitter for a duplicate 4-star character. For any 5-star weapon, you get 10 Masterless Starglitter, for a 4-star weapon – two Starglitter. For a 3-star weapon, you get 15 Masterless Stardust.
How Can I Trade Masterless Stardust or Starglitter for New Characters?
You can purchase new items for Stardust, Starglitter, and Primogems at the Paimon’s Bargains. Visit the Shop and navigate to “Paimon’s Bargains”, then choose among “Starglitter exchange”, “Stardust exchange”, and “purchase with Primogems”.
For 24-34 Starglitter, you can get high-rated weapons, and for just two Starglitter, you can get items such as healing nectars and concentrates. A lot of regular weapons can be purchased for five Stardust. You can only buy Fate with Primogens.
What Is the Difference Between Acquaint Fate and Intertwined Fate?
Acquaint Fate is necessary for standard and Beginner’s wishes. One Fate costs 160 Primogems, and grants you one wish. Intertwined Fate is used for limited-time event wishes. The cost of Intertwined Fate is the same as Acquaint Fate. If you are an experienced player and are wondering what to spend your Stardust on, we recommend purchasing more Intertwined Fates.
The odds of pulling high-rated characters are higher with the event banners. Both Fate types can be obtained from Adventure Rank rewards and Paimon’s Bargains. One Fate is granted at every 10th level up if you have a battle pass.
Wishing You Good Luck
Hopefully, our guide has helped you to understand how the Gatcha system in Genshin Impact works. We recommend regularly checking for new, limited-time banners and trade your Stardust and Starglitter wisely.
Have you used the Beginner’s Wish? What is the second 4-star character you pulled from it, apart from Noelle? Share your experiences in the comments section below.