The Fading Twilight is a new bow weapon that’s available in Genshin Impact. Since it’s part of the Perilous Trail event, it’s something that you can obtain through normal, free-to-play (F2P) means. Here’s our Genshin Impact Fading Twilight guide on how you can get this weapon and if it’s actually good enough for your characters.
Genshin Impact Fading Twilight guide – How to get it and is it any good
You can acquire the Fading Twilight in Genshin Impact by completing the Realms of Guile and War activity. One successful run (i.e., three rounds or nine battles in total) on the Default Animosity difficulty nets you this weapon. However, I suggest choosing the Apex Hostility difficulty, as that also yields the rewards from the easier modes.
Here’s what you can expect from the weapon:
- Base ATK – 565 (at level 90).
- Energy recharge sub-stat (30.6 energy recharge at level 90).
- Perk: Radiance of the Deeps – Has three states that provide 6%/10%/14% increased damage respectively. When attacks hit opponents, the weapon changes states (can trigger once every seven seconds). This can still occur even if the character equipping the weapon isn’t on the field.
- It’s from an event, and having a free-to-play option is always good for newcomers.
What the above means is that the Fading Twilight weapon in Genshin Impact is highly useful for sub-DPS characters. Considering the state switching and how the effect can be triggered while not on the field, you won’t necessarily want that character to be active all the time.
Among all the characters in the game, the one who receives the biggest benefits is Yelan. This is due to the following factors:
- Her burst requires 80 energy, which means she needs the energy recharge sub-stat.
- Likewise, the Turn Control passive talent provides up to a maximum of +30% max HP if you have four characters with different element types. You probably won’t have a battery to generate particles unless you bring another Hydro character or you have the Raiden Shogun.
- Her playstyle is akin to Xingqiu, given that her burst spawns a “dice turret” that continuously hits foes while your active character is using a normal attack. This implies that Yelan will be off the field so that the main DPS can do their thing.
- You can pop Yelan’s elemental skill and burst, then switch to your other characters. Since her abilities still damage hostiles, the Radiance will gradually change states.
Note: Sub-DPS characters like Fischl can also make full use of the weapon, though there are better options for her. Assuming you already have ideal weapons, you won’t really want the Fading Twilight equipped by main DPS characters like Ganyu and Yoimiya.
Last but not least, the Fading Twilight in Genshin Impact also has a refinement material called the Glowing Gem. By completing Realms of Guile and War challenges, you’ll earn the Moonlit Cragstone currency. This can be spent in the event shop for the Glowing Gem material. At the moment, you can only buy two, though we might see additional ways to earn more in the coming days.
Note: The Perilous Trail event in Genshin Impact runs from May 31 to June 20. However, the event shop will remain open until June 27. While the event is ongoing, the Fading Twilight has a 1.5x upgrade bonus.