Genshin Impact: Epitomized Path Explained

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Genshin Impact Epitomized Path5-star signature weapons aren’t a must-have in Genshin Impact, but they’re certainly the next best thing to obtain if you want to bring your favourite unit to the next level. In this article, we’ll examine the weapon banner’s Epitomized Path mechanic to help you decide whether or not you should pull for that signature weapon.

What is the Epitomized Path?

The Epitomized Path is a unique wish mechanic of Genshin Impact’s weapon banner. This mechanic allows Travellers to chart a course toward any of the two 5-star weapons featured in the current banner. When you’ve made your pick, and you receive a different 5-star weapon, you will gain 1 Fate Point. Once you get 2 Fate Points, the next 5-star weapon you get will be the one you chose, and the Epitomized Path counter will be reset.

It’s also important to note that Fate Points do not carry over to the next weapon banner, unlike the pity counter.

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Is the weapon banner worth it?

Given that the hard pity on the weapon banner is 80 and you need at least three 5-star chances, you’ll have to have at least 240 Intertwined Fates ready in your account to get the weapon you want. However, this is only the worst-case scenario, assuming you fail to get your chosen 5-star on your first two pities. This is a lot for most players, mainly because Fate Points reset at the end of the banner, and you only have 20 days to work your way up the pity counter.

With that said, I wouldn’t recommend F2P players and low-spenders to pull on the weapon banner, as you’ll get more value if you save your Primogems for a new character instead. Moreover, even though signature weapons enhance a unit’s appearance and strengths, HoYoverse always makes viable, F2P-friendly 4-star weapon options available every time they release a new character, and you’ll do just fine using those. 

The Epitomized Path turns signature weapons into a luxury, but you can always try your luck if you have some Primogems to spare. May the archons bless your pulls! 

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