The Genshin Affect participant that took one of many recreation’s worst characters all the way to max level solo would not advocate it, however he says he realized quite a bit doing it over the four-to-five months it took him to finish the achievement.
The last word Amber primary reached the sport’s degree 90 cap (and Journey Rank 50) earlier this week with out taking part in a single different character until he completely needed to, and with out paying a cent of actual cash. Genshin Affect is normally about mixing characters with completely different elemental attributes to defeat enemies. The sport offers you many free characters to finish your four-person crew (others can be found by way of gacha pulls), however, should you’re like this bold participant, you do not have to make use of them.
Amber is a bow-using pyro character that we have positioned on the backside of our Genshin Impact character tier list. She’s not a very robust selection within the recreation’s large forged of characters, primarily due to her lack of synergy and utility in robust battles—and that is assuming you are taking part in the sport correctly. That wasn’t the case for this Genshin Affect participant, who goes by Sorta, from taking the bunny-themed archer by way of a number of the sport’s content material utterly solo.
“I began the account again in Could,” Sorta instructed PC Gamer. “At that time, I had been taking part in Genshin on my primary account for a couple of months and was properly into the late recreation.
“I puzzled how far it might be doable to go [through the game] with solely a single character. Amber appeared like the proper match to determine that out—enjoyable playstyle/character, underrated skills, plus she’s playable proper initially,” he mentioned.
“I spotted fairly early on that it would not be doable to beat each puzzle/quest with solely Pyro, so I switched to seeing if I may max out her degree,” Sorta mentioned. A few of Genshin Affect’s story quests require you to make use of the sport’s primary character for his or her distinctive Anemo skills. This requirement locked Sorta out of getting into the sport’s newer Inazuma area, the place the latest story quests lie. As an alternative, he was caught grinding the every day Commissions and spending his Unique Resin forex to collect level-up supplies for Amber.
The worst a part of the grind? The Pyro Regisvine boss that drops the gadgets you want to degree up Amber. Her strongest assaults are Pyro, however the Pyro Regisvine is resistant to these. Common gamers would swap in a Cryo character to get the job finished, however Sorta is not an everyday participant. As an alternative, he needed to roll on the usual banner utilizing free forex from taking part in the sport on a Rust bow that will increase Amber’s bodily harm, and have “a lot of patience.”
“It was nearly a recreation within the sport, even when the sport was generally simply dodging Regisvine pellets for 10 minutes to get supplies.”
I requested him if he’d do one thing like this once more. He mentioned he’d “in all probability do a Catalyst-only crew,” which might imply solely utilizing characters who can use that particular weapon kind. “That approach I might nonetheless should get inventive in fight, however would not get locked out of so many Domains/puzzles (Inazuma). Not having to make use of Rust to interrupt Pyro Abyss Mage shields and kill the Pyro Regisvine could be a aid too.”
Sorta mentioned he realized quite a bit from this self-imposed Amber problem. “The most important one by far is that any character will be viable,” he mentioned. “Possibly not as a one-shot-the-entire-Spiral-Abyss factor, however should you discover a character that you simply like, you’ll be able to positively discover loads of methods to have enjoyable,” he mentioned.
“Amber’s additionally higher than some folks give her credit score for,” Sorta added. “Although my bodily harm construct in all probability isn’t probably the most compelling argument.”