Pity System Guide - Genshin Impact Wiki Guide - IGN (2023)

This page is part of IGN's Genshin Impact Wiki guide and details everything you need to know aboutthe pity system, including how many rolls are needed for the pity to trigger and if the pity count carries over to the next banner!

Genshin Impact is a gacha game, which means that some of the components of this game are up to chance. For Genshin Impact, it's their characters and weapons. This means that you're not always going to get the character or weapon that you want, here comes the pity system.


So just what is the pity system? This guide aims to explain just that. Looking for something specific? Click the links below to jump to...

  • What is the Pity System and How Does it Work
  • What Are Banner Types in Genshin Impact
    • Standard Banners
    • Limited Character Banners
    • Weapon Banners

What is the Pity System and How Does it Work

The Pity system exists to snuff a little of the uncertainty out of the Gacha system. Basically, after a certain number of rolls, players are guaranteed to get a high rarity item. In Genshin Impact, this item is a 4 or 5-star character or weapon. The pity system in Genshin Impact works a bit like this:

  • Limited Character Banner: Roll 10 times for a guaranteed 4-star and 90 times for a guaranteed 5-star.
  • Standard Banner: Roll 10 times for a guaranteed 4-star and 90 times for a guaranteed 5-star.
  • Weapon Banner: Roll 10 times for a guaranteed 4-star and 80 times for a guaranteed 5-star.

The above refers to hard pity or the number of rolls it takes to get a guaranteed 4 or 5-star character/weapon. There is another type of pity called soft pity which starts around the 75th roll. This is where the chances of getting a 5-star character/weapon begin to increase.

Pity carries over from banner to banner. So, if you roll 75 times before a new banner drops, those rolls will carry over. Note that this only works if you’re rolling on the same banner. Character and Standard banners don’t share the same pity. They work separately, and this also applies to the Weapon banner.

Now with all that out of the way, you might be wondering about the different types of banners. Well, that’s the next topic we’re tackling.

What Are Banner Types in Genshin Impact

Banners are the categories you use your currencies to roll on. The content of each banner differs slightly but that difference is the key to making sure you get the characters you want. The first banner we’re going to talk about is the standard banner.

Standard Banners

The standard banner is also known as the permanent banner. This is because the weapons and characters it contains don’t change very often.

The standard banner in Genshin Impact contains these characters and weapons:

  • Diluc
  • Jean
  • Qiqi
  • Mona
  • Keqing
  • All the 4-star characters
  • Skyward Weapon Series

This banner also contains 4-star weapons as well as 5-star weapons. It’s generally not advised to spend all your rolls on this banner as it’s the most random out of all of them.


Limited Character Banners

Now we’re talking about the good stuff. This banner is where most people roll as it contains a limited character as well as a "rate up" for that character and other 4-star characters. Rate up means you have a much higher chance of getting that character than the ones without a rate up.

The Limited Character Banner typically contains:

  • Limited 5-star character with rate up
  • 4-star characters with rate up
  • The 5-star characters from the Standard Banner with no rate up
  • The 4-star characters (except Lisa, Kaeya, and Amber) from the Standard Banner with no rate up
  • Various 5-star weapons
  • 4-star weapons with no rate up

The Limited Character Banner also has a mechanic called 50/50, where if you don’t get the limited character as your first 5-star, the next 5-star you get is guaranteed to be the limited 5-star character. Note that this only works in this banner.

Weapon Banners

If you’re in need of good weapons in Genshin Impact, this banner is one you’ll want to try. It usually has two 5-star weapons and a few 4-star weapons with rate up.

The Weapon Banner contains:

  • Two 5-star weapons with rate up
  • A few 4-star weapons with rate up
  • Various 5-star weapons with no rate up
  • Various 4-star weapons with no rate up

If you want to know the specifics of each banner and what they are currently offering, click the details button underneath it in the game to see which weapons/characters you can get from it and the percentage.

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