In the latest Genshin news, the Ayus bow leaks. Who does this weapon belong to, and is it the weapon for the Dendro Archon like the file name suggests?
Ayus Bow leaks for Genshin Impact
So what’s in this set of Ayus Bow leaks, exactly?
Well @genshinBLANK on Twitter has posted both the still image for the upcoming Ayus Bow as well as a streamable link showcasing the weapon from all angles. We’ve embedded that one below for you to take a look at.
It certainly looks like an interesting 5-star weapon, and is one of the first Dendro-themed weapons we’ll be seeing – though that is a trend that is likely to continue with patch 3.0 and beyond.
There is, of course, the small curiosity mentioned back in that first tweet from genshinBLANK however. The Dendro Archon, Lesser Lord Kusanali is believed to be a catalyst user currently – so unless she has an ability similar to that of the Raiden Shogun, allowing her to equip one weapon and temporarily use something else at the same time, – this bow cannot belong to her.
It raises the question then, who does this bow belong to?
It is possible that this bow actually belongs to a Dendro Archon, just not the Dendro Archon, aka the current one. We do know that there was a previous Dendro Archon somewhat recently as far as Genshin history goes. The God of the Woods, who is stated as killed during the events of the Cataclysm prior to the game.
It is entirely plausible that this bow belongs to them instead. These Ayus Bow Leaks also wouldn’t be the first time an Archon-themed weapon has arisen that the Archon themselves cannot make use of.
Zhongli for example is heavily tied to the Memory of Dust catalyst in its backstory, and it is obviously related to him based on its appearance, but he is a polearm user, incapable of wielding the weapon.
So what do you think based on these Ayus Bow Leaks? Will Lesser Lord Kusanali be a bow user instead of the catalyst user she’s expected be and this bow be hers? Does it belong to the God of the Woods instead?
We don’t know for sure yet, but we’ll find out in the upcoming Genshin Impact 3.0 version release.