The Aloy Genshin Impact character has now made it into the game as part of patch 2.2! Learn how to claim the free character and how to ascend her.

As part of the Genshin Impact 2.2 update, MiHoYo has released the anticipated Aloy Genshin Impact character. Aloy is the protagonist of the 2017 smash hit RPG game Horizon: Zero Dawn, and will make a return for the sequel Horizon: Forbidden West set for release in February 2022.

Aloy Genshin Impact - Aloy firing a cryo bow

Aloy is the first cross-over character to make their way into Genshin Impact but fits right in to the world.

Aloy Genshin Impact
Aloy is a cross-over character from RPG title Horizon Zero Dawn available on PC and Playstation 4 & 5.

How to claim and unlock your Aloy

Aloy Genshin Impact
Check your Mail to claim the Aloy Genshin Impact free character

The Aloy Genshin Impact character is completely free, and you can claim her simply by checking your Mail – yes, you won’t have to burn wishes to unlock her. Once claimed Aloy is playable just like any other character, and can be levelled up and ascended.

What are Aloy’s abilities in Genshin Impact?

The Aloy Genshin Impact abilities are in theme with her skills in the Horizon universe.

Easy does it (Passive): Aloy’s passive ability allows you to approach certain animals without startling them. So you won’t need to waste abilities on a surprise attack on the pigeons on the Mondstadt bridge any more.

Aloy Genshin Impact
Aloy’s passive will make it easier to approach unsuspecting victims for future recipes

Freeze Bomb (Combat Talent): Aloy will throw a Freeze Bomb which explodes on impact dealing CRYO damage. The ability then works in a similar way to Klee’s Jumpy Dumpty, with the Freeze Bomb splitting off into smaller “Chillwater Bomblets” which will only explode if any enemy goes near them.

Being hit by the Freeze Bomb or the Chillwater Bomblets will reduce the enemy’s ATK damage and slight boost Aloy’s damage output of her Normal Attacks. This boost can be increased to 16% through “Combat Override”, a passive talent unlocked at Ascension Level 1.

Prophecies of Dawn (Ultimate): Aloy’s ultimate sees her throw a Power Cell – an iconic explosive material in Horizon: Zero Dawn – and then detonate it with an arrow. The ultimate will deal CRYO damage in an area, similar to Rosaria’s Rites of Termination.

What materials does Aloy need to Ascend?

To Ascend Aloy you will need the typical CRYO Character Ascension materials such as Shivada Jade and Crystalline Bloom. Here’s a list of the materials you need at each ascension level and also where to find them.

Materials needed to Ascend past lvl 20

To Ascend Aloy to Level 20 (Ascension Phase 1):

  • 1 Shivada Jade Silver (Dropped by Cryo Regisvines, Cryo Hypostates or purchasable from Souvenior Shop)
  • 3 Crystal Marrow (Found in the wild on Yashiori Island)
  • 3 Spectral Husk (Dropped by Spectres or obtainable through Stardust Exchange)
Materials needed to ascend past level 40

To Ascend Aloy to Level 40 (Ascension Phase 2):

  • 3 Shivada Jade Fragment (Dropped by Lvl 40+ Cryo Regisvines/Cryo Hypostates or Crafted)
  • 2 Crystalline Bloom (Dropped by lvl 30+ Cryo Hypostates)
  • 10 Crystal Marrow (Found in the wild on Yashiori Island)
  • 15 Spectral Husk (Dropped by Spectres or obtainable through Stardust Exchange)

To Ascend Aloy to Level 50 (Ascension Phase 3):

  • 6 Shivada Jade Fragment (Dropped by Lvl 40+ Cryo Regisvines/Cryo Hypostates or Crafted)
  • 4 Crystalline Bloom (Dropped by lvl 30+ Cryo Hypostates)
  • 20 Crystal Marrow (Found in the wild on Yashiori Island)
  • 12 Spectral Husk (Dropped by Spectres or obtainable through Stardust Exchange)

To Ascend Aloy to Level 60 (Ascension Phase 4):

  • 3 Shivada Jade Chunk – (Dropped by level 60+ Cryo Regisvine, Cryo Hypostatis, Primo Geovishap, Wolf of the North Challenge, Lvl 62+ Maguu Kenki and through Alchemy)
  • 8 Crystalline Bloom (Dropped by lvl 30+ Cryo Hypostates)
  • 30 Crystal Marrow (Found in the wild on Yashiori Island)
  • 18 Spectral Husk (Dropped by Spectres or obtainable through Stardust Exchange)

To Ascend Aloy to Level 70 (Ascension Phase 4):

  • 6 Shivada Jade Chunk – (Dropped by level 60+ Cryo Regisvine, Cryo Hypostatis, Primo Geovishap, Wolf of the North Challenge, Lvl 62+ Maguu Kenki and through Alchemy)
  • 12 Crystalline Bloom (Dropped by lvl 30+ Cryo Hypostates)
  • 45 Crystal Marrow (Found in the wild on Yashiori Island)
  • 12 Spectral Nucleus (Dropped by lvl 60+ Spectres or Crafted)

To Ascend Aloy to Level 70 (Ascension Phase 4):

6 Shivada Jade Gemstone (Dropped by lvl 75+ Cryo Regisvines and Cryo Hypostates or Crafted)
20 Crystalline Bloom (Dropped by lvl 30+ Cryo Hypostates)
60 Crystal Marrow (Found in the wild on Yashiori Island)
24 Spectral Nucleus (Dropped by lvl 60+ Spectres or Crafted)

Aloy may be the first cross-over title for Genshin Impact but almost certainly will not be the last.

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