Nahida, the Dendro Archon, and Layla to arrive in Genshin Impact 3.2

Nahida and Layla
Nahida, also known as Lesser Lord Kusanali the Dendro Archon, and Layla have been revealed as the two new characters that will be released in Genshin Impact version 3.2. (Photos: HoYoverse)

After much anticipation, Genshin Impact has finally revealed the two new characters arriving in version 3.2 shortly before the release of version 3.1.

I hope you have enough Primogems saved up, as Nahida, the Dendro Archon Lesser Lord Kusanali herself, will soon be playable alongside a new character named Layla.

Here’s what developer HoYoverse has revealed about the new characters coming in version 3.2 so far:


(Photo: HoYoverse)
(Photo: HoYoverse)

Nahida, also known as Lesser Lord Kusanali, presides over Sumeru as the youngest of all the seven Archons. As the Dendro Archon, Nahida will surely be a must-pull character for any player looking to wield the power of the Dendro element and its many reactions.

Nahida was born right after the death of Greater Lord Rukkhadevata, the first Dendro Archon.

But as opposed to her predecessor, much about the Lesser Lord Kusanali is unknown to the people she rules over, as she is kept hidden from the public by the Sages of the Sumeru Akademiya.

As seen in the first couple of chapters in the Sumeru Archon Quest, Nahida spends her time learning how to become a “worthy” Archon for her nation — all the while aiding her people in what little way she could with her power.

We’re excited to see what role she will play when invited to our teams!

Considering that all the Archons released so far had kits that leaned towards being supports, we can expect the same for the Dendro Archon.


(Photo: HoYoverse)
(Photo: HoYoverse)

The second new character coming in version 3.2 is Layla, who wields a Cryo vision.

According to HoYoverse, Layla is an overworked and always tired student of the Sumeru Akadamiya's Rwatahist Darshan, where she specialises in Theoretical Astrology.

She draws star charts for her thesis at the direction of her advisor, but what she really needs is to catch a break. Can't wait for her and Mona to meet!

But despite all the stress she has to endure because of her thesis, Layla is steadfast and doesn’t like to fall behind her peers’ progress, exhibiting a resilient nature through her sleepy persona.

Not much is known about her kit, but we’re excited to find out more about what she can do when further information on her is released.

Genshin Impact version 3.1, along with Cyno, Nilou, and Candace, will be released on 28 September.

Genshin Impact version 3.2, featuring Nahida and Layla, is planned to be released on 2 November.

Genshin Impact versions 3.0, 3.1, and 3.2 will have shortened run times of five weeks instead of the usual six weeks, likely to catch up to the game's original release schedule after the release of version 2.7 was delayed back in April.

Yan Ku is a full-time dog parent, part-time (gacha) gamer, and part-time writer.

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